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Watch the cricket for fuck's sake you losers
I'd like to request a Saturday Man Utd Thread
A study, A drama, then turd.
if none of the players who appeared against Brugges were available for selection?
McNair - Evans (Jones) - Rojo - Blackett
Herrera - Schweini
Tony V - Pereira - Young
McNair - Evans (Jones) - Rojo - Blackett
Tony V - Herrera - Fellaini - Pereira - Young
Mods, sort me out
Sub in Wilson for him in this shambles
I was multi-tasking with my actual job. I apologise profusely to all affected, and will make sure DiS gets my full attention in future posts.
Valdes can play as a sweeper in this team
Tried to do a line up post with England fielding positions but realised fuck that
it still seems infinitely more interesting than any chat concerning Arsenal
Also detracts the attention away from Leeds throwing away a 2 goal lead :(
Who was it in yesterday's thread moaning about the incompetence of the man u board...?
Leeds.. Never a dull moment..
They hired Brian McDermott as a scout last season on a short contract ending this summer, presumably for his knowledge of the English (lower) leagues. Since then the only England based player they've bought is Petr Cech, who probably didn't really need that much scouting. What's going on? What was he there for? WHO ARE ARSENAL GOING TO BUY FROM THE CHAMPIONSHIP?
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It's funny cos it's true!
3. Tactics Tim
Liverpool juniors do an 'Arsenal/Leeds' and throw away a comfortable lead!
Man Utd fan walks into a restaraunt;
"hello sir can i take your order"
"i'll have the duck please"
"sorry we are out of duck"
"Didn't want the duck anyway"
"is there anything else i can get you"
"never rated duck, duck is shit"
Hopefully beds in seamlessly; on paper that's the best CB pair in the league. Can see him and Kompany getting 10-15 goals between them this season, too.
Man Utd talk: they would be 400% better if they'd not faffed about and just signed him and Pedro.
But will have to accept United 1-0ing their way to 3rd as karmic retribution for doing so.
He's not the kind of CB Van Gaal wants, so spending £32m on him as a temporary fix would be silly (fairly ludicrous sum regardless).
Despite all the talk about United haggling with the fee, Pedro likely just fancied Chelsea more. Not a lot you can do.
20 million. I think it's 32 millions euros.
I think it's more that they were faffing about for a month or so on it
Definitely wasn't always the case though.
Weeks of fucking around trying to penny pinch whilst the manager alienates all the Spaniards in the squad doesn't exactly make the bloke feel that wanted I wouldn't have thought.
Slapped his cock down on the negotiating table and strode off confidently without upping the offer in the slightest.
they know when to add a bit of sensual ball play.
i was talking about Pedro. I thought you were as well!
It seems pretty clear that Man Utd could've just got Pedro a month or two ago if they'd taken a direct, chelseaish approach to the transfer.
I have absolutely no idea why Otamendi wouldn't be fancied for Man Utd. They're kind of the opposite of City and Chelsea in that their problem is they've only got young, not entirely convincing CBs, and a solid, proven, at-their-peak 27-year-old seems exactly the kind of defender Man Utd should be signing. In this market I don't think the fee is probably fair for getting a player good for (at least) 3 seasons - look how Cahill has done at Chelsea.
and to be honest, he looks like he'll come good, and he's English. The others are bobbins, but his system basically requires that one of the CB partners is a ball playing defender, and all his good sides have had one. Which explains why we apparently never showed any interest in signing Otamendi, despite him being the best CB available (on paper at least)
when he puts in performances that aren't against Brugge, Spurs and Villa
Harry Kane is exactly the type of striker you'd expect him to struggle against to be honest.
Have Otamendi on a 5 year contract at city. I think utd were fee faffing again
feel free to remind me of this post when he makes team of the season.
I don't know if I can stand a whole season of looking at badly animated shop dummy versions of De Bruyne, Reus and Müller. bookending ad breaks, too!
Thomas Tuchel, indie heart throb, looks to have reinvigorated Dortmund. smashed up a Kramer-less Gladbach, didn't they? and in #UtdChat, sweet prince Shinji has done a Tony V and reverted to his old number - will we see a return to his form of yore?
#UtdChat reliable non-bullshitters The Express claim, no, state as FACT that Thomas Müller's going to force through the United megadeal, because it's his hearfelt desire to be #reUnited with Schweini and LVG if he's being paid £1 million a month to do so.
But let's try to stay on message. Instead let's talk about... *pulls subject out of Man United topic tombola*...Marcus Rojo! What about him eh?
it'll probably be December before he even plays a reserve game.
i'm surprised given how many big clubs could do with a proven striker, and his certainty to leave PSG, that rumours to anywhere aren't getting a bit more traction
there's the odd story but they all seem born out of the logic and convenience of it, rather than any reliable sources suggesting it'll actually happen
He is 33 mind.
Doubt he could stand the pressure of the Prem tbh, would struggle to create form against quality Premiership CBs like Chris Smalling.
Chris Smalling's actually-seems-to-be-genuinely-good doppelgänger
Tactics loves ageing target men
"I think a lot of fights would happen, but that's something I like."
Burak Yilmaz (Galatasaray) to West Ham
Victor Wanyama (Southampton) to Spurs
Sadio Mane (Southampton) to Man Utd
Willian (Chelsea) to PSG or Bayern Munich
Aleksander Kokorin (Dynamo Moscow) to Spurs or Man Utd
Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) to Besiktas
Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) to Bayern Munich
Nicolas Gaitan (Benfica) to Liverpool
Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) to Man Utd
Loic Remy (Chelsea) to Galatasaray
Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) to Chelsea
Paul Pogba (Juventus) to Chelsea
Henrik Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund) to Liverpool or Juventus
Sebastian Pocognoli (West Brom) to Celtic
Dwight Gayle (Crystal Palace) to Hull
Marco Veratti (PSG) to Liverpool
Nikica Jelavic (Hull) to Norwich
where's the Ozil rumour from?
He claims Erdan Torunogullari, the club's transfer chief, has held talks with Ozil's agents.
Arsenal are at the bottom of the top tier of big moneybags teams these days, can't see any of those clubs wanting him. Not going to make wild predictions about transfer dealings two years in advance, but not that worried, no.
I am actually moving to it y'know
a footballer is going to leave a club in the next two years?!
Then we would have a Tony G and a Tony V
must be the first day in weeks there hasn't been a rumoured 5+ backs and creative midfeilders transferring to Everton
Could be a decent signing in fairness.
and the first one that actually sounds relatively feasible too
glad he's dead
can we have denayer back please? you're never going to actually play him
but they seem to have said "Nah you're alright". He'll go to a Championship club or one of the newly promoted sides.
don't understand him not being at least given a shot at the first xi
if he ends up at some shitehouse championship club i'll be gutted
1 point from 12. Being kicked off the pitch week in, week out. Fuck 'em.
til United won a derby.
I know a few people who genuinely support them actually. They get REALLY offended if anyone says anything remotely negative about the club. It's kind of sweet, like mini united fucks.
Not a fan myself, but however grudgingly, there is something quite impressive in how they've built up a club from scratch (without some billionaire oilball owner) in quite a short space of time, isn't there?
they'll probably be knocking Wrexham out in the play-offs in a few year's time, so sod 'em.
born out of a sense of tremendous entitlement and the worst sort of unctuous superiority
their fans are having their cake and parading around manchester with it smeared all over their genitalia too
it says something for the unbalanced egos of (maybe not all) united fans that they could cobble together such time and effort to fellate their own god complex like this, and in such a completely pointless way too
Thanks for that.
I know what you mean though, going to the FCUM games have been pretty weird from a visitors perspective in that you don't quite know what club you're there for. There's no old people.
My point: FCUM have really developed the fan owned club proposition. AFC Wimbledon started it, Halifax brought it on, FCUM took it to a new level. Yeah, they've got more supporters, money and fan expertise obvs but they've helped other clubs like Chester FC to work on business plans, governance models, funding plans, boring 'running a fan owned business shit'.
The future for most lower league clubs should be fan owned and FCUM have done a lot of groundwork to help that happen.
I'm a Charlton fan so 'none of my business' #getbackinyourbox
I love that we upset people so much.
CASHPOINT SCR Altach lost 1-0 whilst Dortmund defeated the mighty Odd 4-3 and Poznan beat Videoton.
is a brilliant name tbh. Sounds like an evil cyborg or something.
"A sign went up outside the main entrance a few years ago explaining that the players will not sign autographs because of internet profiteering and, true to word, most of them zoom by behind their darkened windows. Yet there is still a corner, by the second set of barriers, where the supporters wait in hope and, to give Louis van Gaal his due, rarely a day goes by without him stopping to unwind his window and scribble his name on whatever is passed to him.
What he maybe did not expect, on his drive into work on Thursday, was that the piece of paper one man pushed into his hand was for him to read, rather than sign, and an indication perhaps that not everyone is satisfied with the club’s summer business. It was entitled “Transfer tips for the next ten days”, featuring a list of possible replacements for David de Gea, three different names of centre-backs who might be available and a line-up of the “marquee forwards” now Wayne Rooney is huffing and puffing a lot more than in the old days. Van Gaal smiled politely, thanked the author and then passed through the barriers, into a world where it is not quite so simple as “sign Thomas Müller”."