Koeman is the truth.
He has no motivation anymore, the club sapped all his drive and passion. He clearly doesn’t wanna be there.I don't understand why Messi can't get involved more. He was in the shadows until the match was almost over.
Imagine sending the best players in the World to the four corners of the globeYikes, CR7 caught Covid as well who's next.
Good result/performance for both teams, I think.Utd are gonna get sucked into a relegation battle soon enough.
Same with BarcelonaAnother pleasant surprise, 5-0 win over Bundesliga leaders and last season's semifinalists Leipzig. Doing well against Basaksehir in the next two games will pretty much seal early progress from a tough group.
If I only followed CL, I would have thought it's a joke if you told me Man United are 15th in the league now.
I was surprised to see Real Madrid so high! Every time I hear about them, they seem to be losing.If you were impressed by the great start with several unexpected results in the Premier League, check out our table going into the international break as well.
Atlético haven't had a better chance for the title than this in a long time, while it's also nice to see Sociedad and Villarreal showing glimpses of their glory days too. Only thing missing is Deportivo La Coruña competing at the top as well, but sadly they now play not one but couple of tiers below La Liga.
Not expecting us to come out victorious this season at all but from a neutral's perspective it's shaping up quite nicely. If the officiating can be decent like today when three penalties were given against Real Madrid (although it's sad that VAR was still needed for all of them) then there is a chance of someone else winning this season.
We both know how it goes, all hell breaks loose whenever they enter bad form even for a moment.I was surprised to see Real Madrid so high! Every time I hear about them, they seem to be losing.
It feels to me like this season hasn't really got going yet, I think this is the 3rd International break of the season? Most sides have only played around 7 league games! Hard to get in the rhythm of things when you're having a two week International break every couple of games.
I imagine things will start to fall into place for the bigger sides either side of Christmas.
That's true! You'd like it here in the UK, we only hear about Madrid when bad things are happening another loss, Hazard has turned up 10kg overweight, Zidane facing the sack, sold Reguilon because Zidane's son had an argument with him etc..We both know how it goes, all hell breaks loose whenever they enter bad form even for a moment.
International breaks, while teams that participated in the Champions League and Europa League back in August started this season a week later than others. Occasional positive coronavirus tests haven't helped either...
Welcome back!Looks like I really was carrying this thread. Just wanted to say hello. Much going on out in the big bad world. Man Utd is the same as always. Some great highs but always rubbish round the corner. One day you're thinking the no winger diamond is the second coming and then the next game it is like they never played with each other before. It's just the United way. Very exciting. And at the end of everything, Sancho doesn't come. So comical.
A wee Carragher and Nevile convo
''Tottenham are contenders.''
''If Tottenham are then Chelsea are.''
Yes, I'd agree with both. lol
I was a Northern Ireland fan again on Thursday night. Felt sad for the guys I was with that support Northern Ireland through everything. I was really just there because I am from Northern Ireland. Awk well. Fair play to Scotland.
I did enjoy it!Enjoy seeing Germans lose, like many people? Then I suggest you check out highlights or even a replay of our Nations League game against them from this evening.
Thank you, Sir. Yeah, we kept hearing the crticism about all the goals Chelsea conceded, now they are not conceding any. Like Daniel says on Cobra Kai, all about finding that balance.Welcome back!
I'm starting to think Man Utd might of got lucky with Sancho. Great talent, but I get the impression he believes in his own hype, more interested in the celebrity side of the game etc..
As for Chelsea being title contenders, they've had the best defensive record in the league over the last 6 weeks. If they can keep that going? It's hard to imagine them not pushing City or Liverpool all the way. If the silly mental errors creep back in? No chance.
Lampard got a load of stick when they were conceding goals for fun, now he's getting praise for fixing it.. It's not rocket science, it's just a case of signing better players who don't make multiple dumb errors every gameThank you, Sir. Yeah, we kept hearing the crticism about all the goals Chelsea conceded, now they are not conceding any. Like Daniel says on Cobra Kai, all about finding that balance.
I'm not really sure about Sancho. Maybe he did have his heart set on United for some reason. He will have to get over that. Then we saw the diamond at United. It looked like the second coming for one match and then next match we are rotten against Arsenal.
Frank has realised that defending comes first.Lampard got a load of stick when they were conceding goals for fun, now he's getting praise for fixing it.. It's not rocket science, it's just a case of signing better players who don't make multiple dumb errors every game
I think the role of the modern manager is just that.. managing players. Creating the right atmosphere, broad game plan etc.. the biggest impact they have is team selection and having a hunch on who to bring on, and when.. in order to turn a game. Most of the game is down to the players, being switched on mentally, getting an understanding and chemistry together etc.. If they take the responsibility and have a bit of pride about themselves, any manager is going to look good.
Solskjaer gets grief, but i'm not really sure what he can do at this point. That Europa League game was shocking how bad it was, but i'm pretty sure the shocking defending wasn't his game plan. The problem he has is that the players hold the power and if they keep switching off and not holding themselves accountable, it's going to be the manager who gets the chop.