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Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by Ross K, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. Tiki-Taka

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    You would definitely benefit from getting a good center back. Last season I think was more because of that possession philosophy from Van Gaal and De Gea's form that Man United conceded a relatively low number of goals in the league. Bailly, Blind, Smalling, Jones and Rojo aren't very impressive if you ask me.
     
  2. Doctor/Lawyer Red Devil

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    Nobody will be impressive when they have to succeed Vida and Rio.
     
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    Yeah Sky are reporting it now so it looks done. 95-100m bid accepted + 20m Euros for his agent, wow.

    Fingers crossed he fails massively :oops:
    There's no doubt fans will expect him to hit the ground running, and if he doesn't, well things will certainly get interesting! :p

    I cant see them going after another centre half, they've already spent 30m for that bloke from Villarreal. Maybe a cheapish, experienced one but certainly not a big name. Then again, it's United + Mourinho, you never know with them. :p
     
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    Yeah, I agree with this. I was thinking about starting 11 and I'm sure it will be Smalling and Bailly as the pair. Not expecting another big name signing after Bailly. We could do with some cover. I'm not a fan of Blind at cb. I'm not sure if he will stay.

    I often mocked the philosophy, but it definitely played its part in making us a dominant force at the back last season.
     
  5. Doctor/Lawyer Red Devil

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    I will make sure I bump this in case he scores against Liverpool and performs his Dab. :D
     
  6. Poisoned Slice

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    I've dealt with such agents on footy manager.

    You and your finger crossing. Boo you. :p
     
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    Just to post this before the imminent Pogba deal skyrockets us into 1st... :D

    Expected to see the first four there, while Bournemouth make a surprise appearance as the 5th club in EPL with most money spend in this summer transfer window.

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    Returners to the Premier League Middlesbrough and Europa League contestants West Ham have brought in the most players so far.

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  8. Tiki-Taka

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    With Van Gaal and without any kind of European football, Manchester United smashed the British transfer record for Di Maria, one of Real Madrid's (then European champion) best players. They are one extremely powerful club, got to say that. :p
     
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    haha well it's not my prediction, I said I hope he fails massively. And I know he's a quality player but better players then him have failed to adapt in the Premier league. First couple of months are very important.

    Liverpool may be top (will be second after the pogba signing) but you've got to look at the outgoings, most important factor is the net spend. Compare Liverpools and United's net spend for example, massive difference. And that's not including Benteke's 30+2m move to Palace.

    Doesn't matter. Obviously they've got money and a decent enough pull, yeah. What matters is how these players perform on the pitch, Di Maria didn't work out that well did he. And trust me, if United continue to finish outside the top4 and play that uninspiring stuff, they won't be able to attract these big name players. Maybe that's what they need tbh.
     
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    I know that is important as well.

    Jose hasn't axed anyone yet, he is waiting for the preseason to end and is expected to show the exit door to several players. Won't earn much from those transfers alone but it won't take the club too long to get the money spent on the signings back.

    Classic Ibra said that people shouldn't be concerned with how Pogba cost so much because Zlatan shirts will get those 100 million back in a blink of an eye. :D
     
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    Well I was responding to you saying you can't see them spending much money in the remainder of this transfer window. Don't be surprised if they actually do. Of course the performances of those players matter. Di Maria wasn't really a flop from some games I have seen (2nd most assists in the EPL that season) but it was more about Van Gaal eventually benching him for that guy Ashley Young (LOL!).

    I think the club will remain attractive for a long time. The history, the valuable football brand, the money are all there. Pogba said a few years back that he would rather retire than return to a club that didn't give him a chance. Look where we are now...
     
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    Friday articles. Anybody want to guess?

    Jose Mourinho has told nine players, including Bastian Schweinsteiger, that they can leave Manchester United this summer.
     
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    Always felt sad for those players who are extremely good but injury prone.

    I assume that list of nine players is mostly made of youngsters, no?
     
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    I also think they would mostly be youngsters. Keane has been mentioned, Schweinsteiger, Blind?, Januzaj?, Valencia? I could just list names, but I'm not sure. More than likely paper talk, I'm not expecting United to get rid of nine players.
     
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    Anyone under the age of 27 has been told they can leave.

    He's lining up half of the MLS All Stars to replace them.. Drogba and Pirlo top the list. That's my theory ;)
     
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    Fellaini definitely should be part of the United clear out, Januzaj has flattered to deceive since breaking into the squad.
     
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    Apparently Chelsea had a bid of 57 MILLION rejected for Lukaku!!!!!! Everton want closer to 70 million. Lol.

    Dont know what's worse, Chelsea making that offer or Everton actually rejecting it.
     
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    Can somebody send me the fantasy league code please.

    New email address and I can't remember my old account.
     
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    The TTW private league group haven't been created yet it seems, the original creator of the group has to sign up for it to re-generate?
     
  21. Slice'n'dice

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    Well if they can get more then rejecting it is a shrewd move. Crazy money though I agree, prices are really going mad this summer. Do rate Lukaku though thing he is a very good player. Not worth that of course but that's the way things are going. Imagine if Everton do get 70 million for Lukaku and 45 for Stones. If they spent that money well they could do something next season.

    Really is shaping up to be potentially one of the most competitive Premier League seasons in years.
     
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    Agreed, Lukaku is a very good player, one of the leagues finest strikers no doubt but still 70 million? I mean that sounds ridiculous even by nowadays standards, surely Chelsea are not that stupid. Fair play to the bluenoses I guess if they manage to pull it off (actually no, **** them :p).

    Heard about Karius? Absolutely gutted, we just can't catch a break with these injuries can we. :rolleyes:
     
  23. Slice'n'dice

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    Yeah, sounds ridiculous I know but you never know. With the likes of Higuain as good as he might be, going for 75 million at the age of 29 anything is possible.

    Yeah Karius it's **** news a lot of injuries. Wonder how much might be to do with these famously intense preseason being partially responsible. Although that one was just during a match of course. At least Mignolet as back up keeper is better than Bogdan or Ward. Still annoying though.
     
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    Great second half from Man United. It wouldn't be a proper match without an Ibra special. :cool:

    I know it's just a friendly, but someone please send off this referee.
     
  25. Doctor/Lawyer Red Devil

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    I'll be praying that they give us some of this when EPL arrives.
     

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