Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by Ross K, Aug 10, 2008.
More shots on target this half than we had during the first 10 games of last season.
Looks like Lingard really loves scoring awesome goals at Wembley.
Bailly looks the real deal. Even if it is only one half of a pre season match.
I want to see Mkhitaryan.
He was very good. Waiting for Smalling to join him, I don't really like Blind as a central defender.
Me too. Though I would like Ibra to get off the mark as soon as possible too.
I predict a return to 'normal'. Top 4 finish for Man U Man City, Arsenal and Chelsea.
Fellaini just signed his reserve team death warrant. Joining Bastian.
Axing Schweini but keeping Fellaini?
With that hair, he would be more useful for cleaning the chimney than playing in our midfield.
We will get to see him for a minute, maybe. lol
Goal for Ibra.
haha That just brought back flashbacks to Peter Schmeichel scoring against Volgograd. Still went out on away goals, but it was an epic moment.
Jesse magic and Ibracadabra debut goal win the Community Shield #21 for Man United.
Let's go for another #21.
Mou's Community Shield tradition suggests Man United will be the Premier League champions.
Ibra post match interview. hahah Such a troll, making sure to remind us that Sweden beat England 4-2.
Can hear them talking about the lack of restriction up front, not so rigid. Wow, we're actually allowed to move about. Not getting carried away after one game, but it is good to hear.
Yeah, Leicester will be lucky to finish in the top half.
Well, I guess I'm ITK then
Carra's tweet reacting to the news. "FFS"
When is your domestic supercup?
Next Sunday we are playing the 1st leg away. 2nd leg at Camp Nou will be played three days after.
Mourinho blaming Fellaini's mistake on the slow pitch.
Homogenization has invaded football as well LOL.
lol It certainly has. Jose defending his players. Well, some players.
Looks like Mourinho scared Mata with that substitution, but he just wanted to bring off the shortest player and defend a one goal lead.
I honestly thought Mata got injured.
Good to know Mourinho has a place for him this time.
He has the old Tony Soprano ''I take a **** on your feelings'' philosophy. Still, not amusing to be a sub sub.
haha Vintage, Jamie. I see there are now matches coming on Friday night. Premier league continuing to evolve.
Here is a wrestling theme. Since you all love wrestling so much.
Yes, ridiculous if you ask me, especially for the away fans travelling to the ground. I think our Friday night game is Chelsea at Stamford Bridge...
Yeah, that is a good point. I was just thinking about me having nothing to do on Friday and there being a match on. Monday Night makes sense or maybe that is just what I'm used to, but football is all about Saturday/Sunday, with your European, league cup games and whatever in midweek. Not so sure about Friday.
Paris Saint Germain have signed Jese from Real Madrid on a five year deal.
A very quiet transfer window for the Los Blancos, that's odd. I don't know how do they plan to defend the Champions League title, they were unconvincing when they won it last season...
Meanwhile, Pogba has arrived in Manchester and is having a medical. Deal to be announced probably tomorrow.
Two good pals will be united once again. Hopefully Old Trafford will be seeing a lot of Dab this season.
Lingards celebration yesterday, just terrible...
How football has changed... Here are the world record transfers.
Willie Groves (West Brom => Aston Villa, 1893) - first to spend over £100
Alf Common (Sunderland => Middlesbrough, 1905) - first to spend over £1000
David Jack (Bolton => Arsenal, 1928) - £10,890
Hans Jeppson (Atalanta => Napoli, 1952) - £52,000
Luis Suarez (Barcelona => Inter, 1961) - £152,000
Johan Cruyff (Ajax => Barcelona, 1973) - £922,000
Guiseppe Savoldi (Bologna => Napoli, 1975) - £1,2m
Diego Maradona (Boca Juniors => Barcelona, 1982) - £3m
Diego Maradona (Barcelona => Napoli, 1984) - £5m
Jean Pierre-Papin (Olympique Marseille => AC Milan, 1992) - £10m
Ronaldo (PSV Eindhoven => Barcelona, 1996) - £13,2m
Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers => Newcastle United, 1997) - £15m
Ronaldo (Barcelona => Inter Milan, 1997) - £19,5m
Hernan Crespo (Parma => Lazio, 2000) - £35,5m
Luis Figo (Barcelona => Real Madrid, 2000) - £37m
Zinedine Zidane (Juventus => Real Madrid, 2001) - 46,6m
Kaka (AC Milan => Real Madrid, 2009) - £56m
Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United => Real Madrid, 2009) - £80m
Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur => Real Madrid, 2013) - £86m
Paul Pogba (Juventus => Manchester United, 2016) - £93,2m
One of the longest sagas ever is finally over.
It's official. Paul Pogba has returned to Manchester United for a record breaking 93.2 million pounds or 110 million euros.
He has signed a five year contract with an option to extend for a further year.
Welcome back mate. All the best in the new chapter of your career.
Juventus have posted a thank you video to Paul Pogba. As a Bianconero, the 23 year old Frenchman played 178 games and scored 34 goals.
The Prodigal Son returns video was also posted yesterday by one of Man United's fans. For all of the club's fans, this channel is creating really good videos.
Finally over with. Looking forward to see him play. Sweet. In time for the first game.
A reaction my mate and I shared when we saw the celebration.
''what the **** was that?''
He didn't want the goal to be too awesome so he ruined it with that circus.
And in the end, the celebration is a minor detail for rival fans to criticize. Like me calling Djokovic Captain Cringe.
The goal was lovely.
That shirt on the right looks nice. I need to see it in daylight, though.
Stones to City, nearly 48m. Everton definitely need to buy a centre back now.
Grujic the next Steven Gerrard?
I'm joking, of course. Hope he achieves with us half of what Stevie has, will be more then enough for me.
Also, check this out, decent trailer by BT Sport ahead of the new season.
Cant see him starting the first game, against Bournemouth away isnt it? Will probably make his debut at OT.
Good business for Everton there and no mistake. Also though I think pretty good for Man City, though the money is crazy of course, money isn't really important and it's a position that has been a problem for them for quite some time. Never found the suitable partner for Kompany in that defence and now I think they finally have, not to mention him being perfect for Pep's style.
Apparently Everton got Williams lined up 12 million. Certainly fills that position well but not a long term solution.
Yeah keep hearing good things about Grujic but only seen him in the Barca game, that header was gorgeous of course. Hopefully he can push on and do well.
Not bad, probably the best thing BT will produce all season. Has to be the worst football coverage ever. Terrible pundits terrible commentators. They spent so much to get so many matches, you'd think they'd put a bit of money into getting some bearable pundits.
The video isn't working @TheMuzziah
Anywhere, here is the promo for Man United. Ending part is awesome.
It isn't? Try copying the URL of the video maybe it's not working through TTW (although it's fine for me).
@Slice'n'dice, rats!! I rate Williams, think he's one of the best on his position, will definitely improve Everton. 12m seems pretty low, although considering his age I guess it's fair.
Everton going to pay 25-30 million pounds for Yannick Bolasie.
Bolasie for that amount is like Liverpool panic buying Carroll.
Real Madrid win the UEFA Super Cup after a dramatic 3-2 extra time win over Sevilla.
After Asensio's opener, Vazquez and Konoplyanka turned it around for Sevilla, but Sergio Ramos added another injury time equalizer in his resume, while Carvajal scored the winner in the 119th minute.
United, United... You weren't supposed to be similar to them.
Anyway, let the EPL show begin I guess...
Yep, United are just as bad as City. Like Houllier said, they're just a factory nowadays, not a football club.
To put it into perspective, Liverpool signed Mane, Klavan, Matip, Grujic, Karius for 48m.
City signed Stones for 48m.
City signed Stones and Sterling for a combined 98m.
Just saying like.
Bolasie for 30m is madness, although he will improve the bitters. Expect Palace to come back for tekkers now, will probably meet our valuation this time, props to the club for not caving in were pretty much getting our money back, sound business. Expect one more fullback signing, hopefully sooner rather then later.
All I see is someone pasting stuff from media outlets. Zero critical thought.
How much is Pogba's transfer per season? 20m? Let's add 14m salary for good measure. 34 m on 500m revenue. Ouch!!!
Crazy amount of revenue from United in recent years despite inconsistency on the pitch. I am not too surprised with the way they are using that power, I just hope they will mix their own youngsters there as well instead of the team being full of "Galacticos". City are just being City with their transfer business this summer.
I guess United's fans can at least say their history wasn't built on huge spending, while City started writing their own that way.
I rate Manchester clubs' signings higher, but considering we are talking about 5 players that Liverpool brought, that definitely wasn't a lot of money spent.
How much did Mane cost? From the bits I saw him when he played at Southampton, he was impressive.
Would you call Pogba our youngster or a Galactico?
Shaw, Martial, Rashford, Lingard, Bailly and Pogba are notable young players. That's not bad.
I definitely don't like some of the transfer fees though because the club are now a potential laughing stock if the team doesn't perform on the pitch.
A bit of both.
It's good for now, but who knows what will the next transfer windows look like. I think Mou is done for this summer.
Oh well, you laughed for decades at others, it's only fair you suffer for a few years too.
Oh no I agree he's a great centre back. Demonstrated it once more this past Euros. But he is getting on so I don't know how long he'll go on for at that level.
Yeah it is a lot. Bit different to Carroll though as at least he should suit Everton better than Carroll did Liverpool. He is a good player (not that Carroll is terrible) but yeah that's crazy money. Everton's transfers are going to be a bit more expensive though now, people know about the windfall. Especially if they sell Lukaku as well for the sort of money that's talked about.
Shaw, Bailly, Martial are not Man United's youngsters though. They bought all of them for an insane amount of money. It's like saying Sterling or Stones are Man City youngsters. I'll give you Rashford and Lingard.
As for Mane agreed he was arguably Southamptons best player, fantastic at times albeit inconsistent. Hopefully Klopp sorts him out. We bought him for 32m according to the Echo.
Like people keep saying to me, ''it aint my fight and it aint my money.''
Just hope we turn into a successful factory again and not some dodgy jumper factory.
I was talking about youngsters we have in our squad in general, not just the academy boys. Rashford and Lingard are academy boys; Shaw, Baily and Martial are transfers while Pogba is both.
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