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04 Jan 2020 14:57:55
Ed002, good afternoon.
Lots of reports today linking madrid and juve with player plus cash offers for pogba.
The players mentioned in part exchange groom juve are emre can or Raibot.
From madrid kroos.
Do you think any of those 3 players would want to join and of the 3 which player would suit best for United long term if a deal could be done?
Thanks.

ken

{Ed002's Note - They have plenty of players they could include as part of the deal. It is perhaps no more than the batch picked today.}


1.) 04 Jan 2020 16:51:26
Adrien Rabiot could be a good signing. Good defensive instincts and work ethic with an expansive passing range, mobile and young enough to grow into the team.

Can I'm not a fan of, too inconsistent. While Kroos is getting on a bit and I wonder if he would have the appetite for the EPL now. Fast physical league when he's in this thirties and was never the quickest or most mobile.

Although not mentioned the other player from Juventus I personally would consider would be Bernardeschi. Excellent on the RW, creative, hard working and flexible enough to play RW, CAM, LW, RWB or LWB.

I would happily take Rabiot and Bernardeschi in a straight swap for Pogba.

{Ed002's Note - Zero chance.}


2.) 04 Jan 2020 17:52:40
Good. I don't tate Rabiot. Not wanted by PSG or Juve should tell you he should not be wanted by Utd.


3.) 04 Jan 2020 22:42:27
Salford, he was wanted by PSG. He ran his contact down and left on a free last summer.


4.) 04 Jan 2020 23:57:42
they fell out with his mother that says enough.


5.) 05 Jan 2020 09:17:45
And PSG and Juve are much better than we are.


6.) 05 Jan 2020 10:08:25
We do have form for taking difficult to handle highly talented Frenchmen and getting them to perform.


7.) 05 Jan 2020 10:22:31
Like William prunier?


8.) 05 Jan 2020 12:35:58
Wernt we linked with rabiot when he signed for juve in the summer? Wasn't he a free aswell? I can't see either wanting to join us in our current state, the club seems to have no direction do they.

{Ed002's Note - No, there was no interest shown by Manchester United in the summer - pleanty of clubs, but not MU.}


 

 

28 Nov 2019 19:36:33
Hi ed002. If the offer does come in from madrid or juve for pogba do you know which players they will try to involve in part exchange? I know you have said that the club tend to about this type of deal.
Why do you think a move for haaland would not be good at this time?
I know little of him to be honest. He appears to be doing very well in a weak league but also in the cl.
Finally if both matic and pobga leave in jan do you know uf the c lub plan to replace them in jan or wait until the summer?
Thanks for your time.

ken

{Ed002's Note - Juventus will look to offer Emre Can, Mario Mandzukic and cash for Pogba and Chong. Real Madrid will offer a pick from any of their outbound players including Isco (AM), James (AM/RW), Toni Kroos (CM), Gareth Bale (RW/F), Mariano Diaz (S) or Isco (AM).}


1.) 28 Nov 2019 21:39:27
With all due respect. United should just take the money because the players on offer ain't worth it in my humble opinion. Secondly the only way to entice them to come to United is to offer them silly wages. Because right now we can't offer them the prestigious champions league football which they crave.


2.) 28 Nov 2019 20:53:15
See what ya did there Ed 002. Isco is coming to united in January boys and girls 😂😂😂.


3.) 28 Nov 2019 23:39:52
Depends what the money on offer is.


4.) 29 Nov 2019 00:41:29
I'll have 2 Isco's, please!


5.) 29 Nov 2019 09:33:48
3 years ago, I was a huge fan of Kroos. Makes passing look easy.
Set piece specialist on which our tall players like Maguire, Lindelof would thrive.

If he is still close to that level, McTominay and Kroos will be decent duo. McT's industriousness can complement Kroos's technical ability.


6.) 29 Nov 2019 10:18:05
Whilst I get there has been massive inflationary pressures on transfer prices over the last few years, has PP done anything to warrant the huge windfall your expecting .

Poor workrate and attitude sprinkled with a bit of flair (on the pitch and hair salon) and a load of flashy penalties.

Can't help but think the big clubs will look at his time with MUFC and price him accordingly, if you got offered what you paid for him you should bite their hands off just to be shut of him.


7.) 29 Nov 2019 11:22:27
Idontlooklikeklopp, I think your right. We are expecting a fee close to 150m, but what has he done to deserve that fee?

He isn't a young kid with potential, he is peaking as a player and he is peaking well below where most people thought he would.

I think we will be lucky to get 100m for him. There just isn't the interest in him to drive that up.

Its arugable that his stock was higher when we signed him than now.


8.) 29 Nov 2019 11:45:48
Agreed shappy, if Madison (many posters on here's wet dream) is worth the 80 mill you all seem to think, how is PP worth more.

Madison's English, younger, works harder, talented and seems a really good guy (see the articles regarding the poor young lass that died, and his brutal putdown of the sun comic) .

Bet Leicester wouldn't do a swap.


9.) 29 Nov 2019 11:51:41
Per Ed002, some significant investments could be made in January.
Excited that the squad will strenghten, just hope we get the right players in.


10.) 29 Nov 2019 11:54:58
Would take Isco and Bale and 700m tbh. Bales still a good player. Isco in Pogbas position. Then use the 700m to buy another few cms.


11.) 29 Nov 2019 15:36:17
Honestly I don't think I would take any of the mentioned players.


12.) 29 Nov 2019 23:45:43
I'd agree mort, wouldn't really want any of them. But that said, Isco and Kroos in front of mctominay would be an absolutely huge improvement on what we have, and given we have a pretty strong front 3, we'd probably be pretty good like that.


13.) 30 Nov 2019 11:24:40
Most of the players on that list are a big jump In class over what we have here.


14.) 30 Nov 2019 12:54:39
And most of them like isco or kroos wouldn't want to come here. Kroos would struggle in this league, he makes Fred look like billy whizz. The rest either aren't good enough or injury prone.


15.) 30 Nov 2019 23:27:56
Let's be realistic. No top top player from one of the premier European teams who might be challenging for champions league places or titles in their current county are going to want to come to us unless they are on not playing regularly or are on the decline.


16.) 01 Dec 2019 20:09:35
People saying they wouldn’t take any of the players on offer even though they are all better than what we have. Who exactly do you want?


17.) 02 Dec 2019 17:35:27
GDS

I would prefer we sign younger up and coming players with an age profile below say 25. I think they will fit better into this squad and can gel into becoming the next great team.

Not sure adding isco or kroos really fits well.


 

 

22 Nov 2019 22:25:00
Hi ed002 when you say he will have an option to leave in January do you mean a club will make a bid?

ken

{Ed002's Note - Obviously Ken. I thought it was pretty clear.}


1.) 23 Nov 2019 04:13:54
Hope we have a replacement lined up Ed.
There were strong rumors about SMS towards the end of previous window.


2.) 23 Nov 2019 07:51:13
Guessing you’re talking about Pogba? Sorry, some thread/ ed2 comments maybe missing.


 

 

12 Nov 2019 19:51:57
Reports today that chong had turned down a contract and told the club he will be leaving in June.
If true its disappointing. Although he has not shown a great deal So far he has always been touted as a top talent.

ken

1.) 12 Nov 2019 21:38:05
Dont blame him to be honest, if he can't get a kick with the paucity of options we have at right wing at the moment, then he will never get his chance when/ if the area is addressed in the transfer market.


2.) 13 Nov 2019 06:11:30
Yes DSG.
I haven't seen anything extra-ordinary from him.
No electric pace like DJ to play on the wing.
But he has some skills in his locker although that's not enough to make it at top level.


3.) 13 Nov 2019 16:57:47
Ive they to see him do anything to make me take notice. Gomes had some nice touches, Garner can find a pass, Greenwood is scoring, obviously Williams has been a revelation, but Chong has been forgettable every time I’ve seen him. They can’t all make it.


4.) 13 Nov 2019 18:25:43
To be honest I thought he looked better on the left than he has on the right. Which is a problem as we have Rashford, James and even Martial all comfortable from the left. He won't be getting minutes ahead of them.

I think he is a talent, but he needs a loan and to play regularly at a higher level than he has to kick on. He could be a great player, but he is one who needs a loan.

However, I can't see the club sending him out on loan without a new contract signed. They wouldn't agree Dean Henderson's loan until he renewed.


5.) 13 Nov 2019 22:56:31
him and gomes both look like if they played at stokes ground on a windy night they would blow over. they need a loan out in the championship for a season to toughen them up.


6.) 14 Nov 2019 09:49:50
Loll Dazzzz.


 

 

30 Oct 2019 22:29:13
Ed002. January is usually a difficult window to try and buy players especially those who are regular starters for their clubs.
Do you think that united will try to buy in Jan? and do you know what positions are seen as priority right now by the club?
Thanks.

ken

{Ed002's Note - January is indeed not the best time to be buying but I expect MU will look to a DM player and then it will depend if anyone leaves. If they can also find a suitable S then that will also be a priority in January.}


1.) 31 Oct 2019 13:28:02
Based on what we've seen I'm expecting Mandzukic and either Eric Dier or Kalvin Phillips.


2.) 31 Oct 2019 15:11:48
I'd still love to see us go for Werner as a forward option. Ed002, do you happen to know whether this defensive midfield player is to replace Matic?

Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Manchester United would be happy if Nemanja Matic were to leave in January and then they could look to a replacement - would be a significant kick in the gonads for those who have been playing, but MU is not a club that cares for their players any longer. If they over price NM they need not worry about it.
}


3.) 31 Oct 2019 16:30:49
Ed002 Thanks.
I would agree that a dm is a priority.


4.) 31 Oct 2019 19:17:51
Players don't care about the club and are transient by nature.

But I'd say the club cares about certain players.


5.) 31 Oct 2019 19:47:47
Ed002. If Matic leaves, a new DM would become a necessity. McT and Fred are doing very well but there s no backup for them except for Garner who is still a bit raw.
I don't think it s a case of caring or not for their players.

{Ed002's Note - How many DM players does the club need then?}


6.) 01 Nov 2019 15:22:21
Ed002 considering Ole s preferred formation is 4-2-3-1 which involves a double pivot, we need a backup for those 2 (Mc T and Fred) - Matic being the only current senior backup player. Hence I think we need at least 1 other player who plays in. that position considering we re playing twice a week and also the intensity.


7.) 02 Nov 2019 10:14:08
People have different ideas about what a DM actually is because there are different interpretations of the role to suit different tactics.

We have McTominay and Fred who are more box to box players who work hard defensively rather than holding midfielders who will sit, shield the defence and recycle the ball and try and launch attacks from deep.

Garner may develop into that sort of player, yet he has really flourish this season in the under 23's in a more box to box role which has seen him grab some important goals.

Matic was the kind of player we are lacking in the first team but his legs appear to have gone. He is still good at recycling the ball, but he lacks the ability to cover the defence due to his poor mobility and lack of pace.

So quite simply we are looking to replace Matic who appears to be finished at the top level in the EPL with someone younger and more mobile. Someone who can shield the defence better while also having the ability to hit quick accurate passes to break the lines quickly and launch counter attacks.

Ole keeps saying during interviews that he wants our players to play forward passes quicker.

So someone in that area of the pitch who can hit those passes is what we need.


8.) 05 Nov 2019 12:38:48
More of a deep lying playmaker or to go hipster a regista rather than a ball winning destroyer.


 

 

 

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22 Mar 2020 15:56:20
Hello all.
Just a quick note to say i hope all our regulars and extended families are keeping well.
How's all this staying indoors and lack of social and physical contact working out for everyone?
Lots of people deal with it in different ways but if you are not coping well and find it difficult, please, confide in someone by phone and don't bottle it up.
Ive a new challenge again this evening to hold onto our household monopoly title 😴😴
Another tip for a Netflix binge series, try, Queen of the South. good watch imo
Best wishes to all.

ken

1.) 22 Mar 2020 17:35:25
Hi ken, hope you and your family are well 👍.


2.) 22 Mar 2020 18:07:02
The wife just said, “Do you even listen to a word I say? ”. What a strange way to open a conversation! Stay safe folks.


3.) 22 Mar 2020 20:09:37
Queen of south is wicked Ken!


4.) 22 Mar 2020 20:10:15
I also hope everyone and their families stays safe. i'd each one of us look after our family then we will be in a better place in a years time.


5.) 22 Mar 2020 22:05:24
Hope you and the family are well Ken.


6.) 23 Mar 2020 08:12:23
Have a look at the "all or nothing " series . Behind the scenes at the Dallas cowboys etc .
Also do city, the all blacks brazil . Good watch.


7.) 23 Mar 2020 13:07:27
Wife got me spring cleaning 😩😩.


8.) 23 Mar 2020 16:43:04
Banshee or the league are amazing shows imo if anyones looking for something to watch.


9.) 23 Mar 2020 17:16:38
I do a bit of shopping for the elderly around my area, now I take measures, I wear gloves and mask, but the amount of teenagers I see going around in groups of 10 and 12 is unbelievable, people in shops having a good old chat, one shop I was in had to close for an hour because of people in groups talking, beaches and parks having to be closed down, are people really that slow, any parents with children under 18 should be fined if they are outside in groups, and wouldn't you know an odd back door opened in a few pubs, anyway I like a good David Attenborough myself.


10.) 23 Mar 2020 17:46:23
Leahy, they were probably the same parents screaming for the schools to close earlier than recommended, because Sandra on Facebook said so. Then got them home, realised they were doing their heads in, and bucked them straight out the door.


11.) 23 Mar 2020 17:56:44
Good man leahy nice touch.


12.) 23 Mar 2020 22:00:32
Nice one corky🇮🇪☘.


 

 

17 Feb 2020 19:14:27
Tonight provides us with a good opportunity to move up to 7th in the table.
With 5th place possibly getting cl football its a big game.
I have to say i'm shocked at the selection but let's hope ole had it right.

ken

1.) 17 Feb 2020 20:07:35
It's an interesting selection. I can see why a back three might be useful, generally we have picked up good results with it. I'd imagine the midfield shape will have Fernandes playing ahead of Matic and Fred. With Hopefully James and Martial running through the inside channels.

Hopefully it works.


2.) 17 Feb 2020 21:56:11
Well it did work. Great result. At last we got a few good bounces of the ball.


3.) 17 Feb 2020 22:09:39
Ken

Yes, VAR in our favour, but the Maguire decision was very fortunate.


4.) 17 Feb 2020 22:19:47
I agree but we were due a little bit of luck.


5.) 17 Feb 2020 22:27:30
Lampard got a hattrick. Well, sort of. Three times VAR kicked him in the knackers.

Maguire should have been sent off, not quite sure how he wasn't.

Personally I don't think there was quite enough in it to rule out Chelsea's first "goal". I certainly would have kicked off had we had a goal ruled out in similar circumstances.

Chelsea's second "goal" while technically offside I disagree with the current interpretation of the law. And certainly the use of VAR in such marginal offside.

We were lucky, but luck evens itself out over a season.

Now let's hope we can kick on.


6.) 17 Feb 2020 22:39:47
I think momentum and not wanting Batsuayi to fall on him was the case in Maguire.

It was different to son who's was a clear kick out.

The slow Mo made Maguire's look far worse. I think it was 50/ 50 couldve gone either way.

He even explained it himself he was protecting himself.


7.) 17 Feb 2020 22:44:40
Shappy I'm with you on the offside rule.

I think that if a player scores with a body part not offside the goal should count. So Girouds for me in future should count.

He doesn't have advantage by his big toe being offside and his head of which he scored with being onside.

I also think it was poor between Bailly and Maguire organisation and communication wise TBF but we deserve some luck.


8.) 17 Feb 2020 23:14:40
Great win, not a fan of back 3 but worked out for us today. Wilbur seriously? He was protecting himself by kicking another player in the nuts?


9.) 17 Feb 2020 23:40:35
It doesn’t matter what the offside rule is, surely it’s only whether it is offside or not? The call was bang right for me.

As for the push, it’s one of those where it would be a foul in the middle of the pitch but not one we want to see being given as a penalty to avoid the infamously inevitable ‘non-contact sport’ scenario. Happy for the decision to go our way but a soft one.

And if you think Maguire’s was anything short of a red card, you are either blinded by faith or have never fallen on your arse before.


10.) 18 Feb 2020 00:42:22
CMS think slow motion makes it look worse. I don't think he intentionally meant to hit him in the nuts I think he thought he was going to fall or tread on him so he stuck his leg up to protect himself.


11.) 18 Feb 2020 00:44:29
Alty jim. I've played football and been in a quite similar situation to maguire.

Depends on what angle you look at it or which side.

Completely different scenario to Son for me.


12.) 18 Feb 2020 00:45:29
Whatever happens, winning 2-0 at Chelsea makes me feel good. Was a great match to be at tonight. Enjoyed it massively.


13.) 18 Feb 2020 04:25:22
Yeah Eric.
Can we play Chelsea every week :)

Ighalo almost scored from his first involvement. Would have been the icing on the cake.


14.) 18 Feb 2020 05:25:07
A back 3 looks good if the outside fullbacks spend most of the game pushing up high to make it a 3412. If they are pushed back into a 5212 it starts to look quite defensive. Especially if your two strikers can't hold the ball up.

Much of the first half AM and James were bullied off the ball and could not retain posession.

These big games are decided with big moments. The cross, movement and header for the first goal were excellent. As ever, a striker can be awful 9 times out of 10, but get it right once and the game is changed. This is how AM works. He frustrates out of me, but if he keeps scoring important goals then that is his main role.


 

 

14 Feb 2020 18:36:46
Its a good news day😂😂😂.

ken

 

 

10 Feb 2020 12:51:38
I have to say if we don't come 4th which is highly unlikely at this point i'd love sheff utd or wolves to get the spot ahead of Chelsea or spurs.
Although i suspect that spurs will nick it.

If we don't make top 4 i'd rather we finished 7rh and play no European football. Some of our players will get a very short summer break with the euros on so a season with olnly domestic fixtures to worry about might help our players energy levels and allow full concentration on achieving domestic success.

ken

1.) 10 Feb 2020 13:01:04
Also might give a potential new manager more time on the training pitch to work with the players and actually coach them.


2.) 10 Feb 2020 13:30:39
I think Spurs will struggle, with Kane being out injured for most of the rest of the season and only young 18 year old Troy Parrott as a recognised CF being fit. They will need to use make shift options of playing one of Alli, Son or Bergwijn as a striker. None of which are naturals in that position, one of which is just settling into the league.

The saving grace is that Mourinho tends to set teams up not to concede so they might only need 1 maybe 2 goals per game to win matches.

That said he doesn't look settled on his back four, Rose has left and they don't have a recognised LB. With either the youngster Tanganga or Vertoghen (who is out of contract in the summer and probably looking to move away from Spurs) playing at LB. Aurier looking suspect defensively, and no settled CB partnership.

They look like they need a major rebuild in defence, while they have quality in midfield but don't seem settled on how that midfield should be structured. While the never ending story of finding a back up striker for Harry Kane. All issues that the club had last summer and failed to address.

I think top four is well up for grabs. Spurs look light of a couple of players, Chelsea have seen their form tumble, Arsenal are trying their best to have a worst season than us. Everton are improving, but still seem short on goals, Sheffield United look very good, but lack experience and squad depth, while Wolves look potentially the best all round threat, solid in defence, quality in midfield and with Raul Jimenez and Traore look like they have enough goals to win games.

That said our hopes of top four might depend very much on what is happening during this winter break. If we can get McTominay and a few other back from injury and Bruno can use the time to settle in to the squad then we might have a enough to make a push between now and the summer. If Rashford can come back fully fit and firing in the last month or so of the season then we stand a good chance of pipping top four.


3.) 10 Feb 2020 14:05:24
Like your enthusiasm but it ain't going to happen. The lack of consistency in performances don't look like it's going to end unfortunately.


4.) 10 Feb 2020 14:53:09
If we lose at Chelsea we can forget top 4.


5.) 10 Feb 2020 15:01:25
Wow all those problems and they are getting more points than us since change of manager.


6.) 10 Feb 2020 16:13:47
Come on ken, we all know its dead cat bounce. Wait until Jose gets to his third season and it will all fall apart.

Unfortunately we have had more problems than Spurs since Mourinho has taken over. Our best two players this season have been Rashford and McTominay, both have been injured since Jose took over at Spurs.

I don't think Ole is the messiah or even a good manager. That said if we can get our best players back and out on the pitch then we stand a chance of getting top four.


7.) 10 Feb 2020 16:29:26
They were on the pitch for most of the first half of the season, and we didn’t really trouble the top 4. Without them we’re closer, points wise, to 14 than 4.


8.) 10 Feb 2020 19:51:45
Kane lloris losing erickson your being silly all teams have injury issues.
I just don't think chelsea will hang on they seem to be hitting a wall and we aren't good enough to take advantage. i'd love to see su or wolves get it but spurs have the know how and that will play into their hands.
They were 5 points behind us and they are now ahead of us. I don't see us catching them never mind Chelsea.


9.) 11 Feb 2020 04:49:08
If Bruno and Ighalo clicks, we will be dangerous on the attack.
Return of McTominay will give us some edge as we missed his tenacity and energy in midfield.
If Pogba knuckles down and plays to his potential, it will be a huge bonus.
These are all ifs and buts, let's see if the team can get it together.

Next 2 months will determine if Ole keeps his job.


10.) 11 Feb 2020 18:21:52
Is Ben Davies not a lb.


11.) 12 Feb 2020 17:37:24
The same Ben Davies who has just started rehab work to get back to fitness. He's been injured since Jose's first game.


 

 

06 Feb 2020 16:20:35
Is it true that jesse lingard kissed half the female population of Wuhan and still can't pass anything to his teammates.

ken

{Ed047's Note - 😂👍🏼


1.) 06 Feb 2020 17:04:01
😂😂😂.


 

 

 

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05 Mar 2020 18:50:30
Probably about 120m max.

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31 Jan 2020 22:37:35
6 month loan with an option to buy Angel
It looks like a case of just get an experienced man in for cover if he comes in and scores a few goals or leads the line well then great as someone said above its a free hit.
I don't think martial is a cf so he could well get some game time it will be interesting to see how hee does.
His record in the epl is a goal every 3 games about the same as martial.

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29 Jan 2020 09:47:53
Not guilty and appalled by it all.
Disgusting.

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21 Jan 2020 10:21:16
I expect bruno to come in but maybe we will sit tight and wait for a new coach.
I think if you have ole the Liverpool squad or city squad he would struggle to make top 4 either way.

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21 Jan 2020 10:17:53
😂😂 united road.

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30 Mar 2020 23:25:32
Great that you are all on the mend singh.
Leahy i hope your pal keeps improving.
Great stories guys and good tips i echo your sentiment leahy.

ken

{Ed002's Note - We hope you all stay safe and well. I remember as a very young child having a towel over my head with hot water and some sort of menthol treatment in a bowl to over come colds. I really disliked it.}


 

 

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29 Mar 2020 19:26:20
Redman had it right. Its not the site for political religious or those type of debates.
I understand feelings are running high.
Shappy is a really top lad and never resorts to name calling himself.
Anyone can lose their cool and even misinterpret a post. I know shappy didn't mean to offend anybody.
Hope everyone is keeping well.

ken

 

 

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25 Mar 2020 19:20:47
Deeps . Don't get ed 001 started on hipsters bousquets😂😂.

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23 Mar 2020 17:54:01
Great summary ed001.
He may or may not reach his level but Phillips remind me of a young gerard.
Rice for me can make a really top class cb ideally in a 3 stepping out with great effect. His next move is crucial to his development as a midfielder. Pep or klopp would be the right coach for him to turn him into a top cdm.

ken

{Ed001's Note - Phillips is not as mobile as Gerrard but I can see what you mean. And thanks.}


 

 

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23 Mar 2020 17:56:44
Good man leahy nice touch.

ken