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Feña14

Legend
It looks like Donnarumma is on his way to PSG. Getting one of the best keepers in the world for nothing, well, his contract isn't cheap. Happy days for PSG if this is done. I hear they are getting Wijnaldum as well.

I really enjoyed the United way documentary. Quite sad because it was a nostalgia trip. Just felt like a more powerful nostalgias trip when you consider our position today.



Thank you, mate.

I don't want to say that Pep's tactical changes was the decisive factor because I knew Chelsea were more than capable of beating City no matter what tactics were used. 1-0 was a bit generous in the end. Like you say, get Haaland in there and it could have been a bigger score. And yeah, when you are looking to move, you see the Chelsea squad, with United, it is more about living off their past glory while you are getting it done in the present.

Leicester are making some nice moves, providing they all come off. Their recruitment is usually spot on in recent years.

You're more optimistic than me about our transfers. I'd be expecting us to drag it out forever and maybe get the panic buy right at the end. That seems to be the United way in this day and age. Hope to be wrong about this. I'm still an optimist deep down.
There were a lot of things about the final, and the build up. By the time kick off came around all the nerves had gone, I just knew City wouldn't be winning. Things like how they celebrated when they made the final, it felt like they were so relieved to finally do it and that was their Everest. Contrast that with Chelsea saying "we've won nothing yet, one game to go". Then we had Pep doing his customary tinkering before a European exit, the manager interviews half an hour before the game where Tuchel was smiling and joking and Pep was being spiky and defensive. I think Joe Cole and Lescott in the studio were a microcosm of the whole thing. Joe seemed to get more confident in the build up whilst it felt like Lescott got less confident.

Even so, the first half was just crazy. Chelsea went toe to toe with a City team going all out attack, and beat them at their own game. Second half was a bit of a dull affair though.

Yeah I heard about Trippier. What's the point in that? :laughing: AWB had a decent season and hasn't reached his full potential yet. Signing an almost 31 year old seems a bit strange. Hakimi sounds like he's available, surely that's the kind of player you'd be looking at if you're in the market. Well yes, I think my confidence in United having a good summer has more to do with the depth of quality options that could be available in midfield :laughing: a 4th choice panic buy would probably be someone like Ruben Neves, which is a nice position to be in. United are one of the few teams who can spend this summer so they should be fine.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Donny Van de Beek is having no luck at all. Hardly any game time last season, for reasons I'll never be able to understand, now he has been ruled out of the Euro Championship with an injury.

Four Premier League starts. :confused:
 

Sudacafan

Talk Tennis Guru
Argentina football team is pure sh1t. I don’t remember who asked me about it the other day.
I regret he made me remember about it, as I just watched how Colombia made a goal in the last minute to draw 2-2 in a Qatar WC Eliminatorias, in a match Argentina started dominating, going ahead 2-0.
Messi useless, as always.
It was the nth time I promise not to watch Argentina again.
 
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TheNachoMan

Guest
Everytime it’s the same with him, I am starting to believe it’s him, and he’s not good for the team.
not a messi fanboy but I disagree. Remember Argentina were on the verge of not qualifying for the WC in 2018. But Messi’s heroics against Ecuador changed that
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Players playing for other countries is rotten, Jack. But, it is acceptable for me if they have not been capped by their real country after a certain amount of time. Laporte playing for Spain is alright because France never capped him for some reason.

The only Irish men going to the Euros are playing for England. lol
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
And people called the Big 4 in tennis ludicrous. Sir Andy >>>>>> Spurs. But yeah, ''the big 6'' have been fined 20 million between them. All adds up to about one week of Messi's wages per club.

''Sky News has learnt that the figure - which equates to an average of around £3.5m per club - will be announced by English football's top flight on Wednesday afternoon.

Sources close to the agreement said that it also included the prospect of swingeing penalties for any similar transgression by Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United or Tottenham in future.''
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Looking like a delayed manager swap deal with Roma and Spurs. Former Roma manager Paulo Fonseca is in advanced talks with Spurs now.

The sports pages are saying Daniel Levy has run out of options and this is a last resort. I think that is a bit extreme when you consider some other managers out there. But yeah, I would hardly put him in the same league as Antonio Conte.
 

Feña14

Legend
Looking like a delayed manager swap deal with Roma and Spurs. Former Roma manager Paulo Fonseca is in advanced talks with Spurs now.

The sports pages are saying Daniel Levy has run out of options and this is a last resort. I think that is a bit extreme when you consider some other managers out there. But yeah, I would hardly put him in the same league as Antonio Conte.
Does seem a bit strange, there are a few strange ones actually. Wolves getting Lage. Nuno being linked to Spurs and Arsenal for years then finding out Crystal Palace are the only ones interested in him.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
The Man United and Sancho merry-go-round continues. The news now says we are 11 million apart. At least this time, there is still plenty of time left in the transfer window. I'm hearing everybody wants to get it done. Yes, I'm happy about that. Still, we got Diallo in January. I'm all for having a stronger squad, that is important. I'm just more keen for them to get a defender and midfielder.
 

Feña14

Legend
The Man United and Sancho merry-go-round continues. The news now says we are 11 million apart. At least this time, there is still plenty of time left in the transfer window. I'm hearing everybody wants to get it done. Yes, I'm happy about that. Still, we got Diallo in January. I'm all for having a stronger squad, that is important. I'm just more keen for them to get a defender and midfielder.
I've no doubt it will get done. All these stories about him growing up a Chelsea fan, idolising Lampard etc.. We've known this for years, not sure why the media are portraying it like it's something new and will scupper the deal.

I hear he'll be on £350k a week, that's the only thing i'm not a fan of. High fees are one thing, the club receiving that money then spends it at another club so it trickles down to an extent. The insane salaries never sit comfortably with me though. They say that's how Barcelona have got into trouble, paying Messi insane amounts had to be done, but raising the bar means you then have to pay everyone else accordingly. The wage structure is the big problem imo.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
I like Goldbridge. Watched a few of his videos and suddenly everything was getting called a bloody prat. My favourite was him arguing mid-stream with a knife-wielding Spanish fruit salesman. Handled beautifully by Mr Goldbridge.
LOL

The Ukraine keeper is a prat. :p

He was talking about Ryan Gravenberch today. He's been hot on football manager for the last few years. Was hoping we would have seen him play tonight. Read a lot of headlines about him recently. Of course, I'd be hoping if there was a chance of us getting him, that Ole actually wants him. Not having him stuck on the bench all season like poor DVB. I'm not even getting a little hyped about this one. Just random speculation to me. Sancho does feel real.
 

Hamnavoe

Hall of Fame
LOL

The Ukraine keeper is a prat. :p

He was talking about Ryan Gravenberch today. He's been hot on football manager for the last few years. Was hoping we would have seen him play tonight. Read a lot of headlines about him recently. Of course, I'd be hoping if there was a chance of us getting him, that Ole actually wants him. Not having him stuck on the bench all season like poor DVB. I'm not even getting a little hyped about this one. Just random speculation to me. Sancho does feel real.
The main boys getting the prat treatment are my Football Manager players. I had Karim Adeyemi for 2 years as Crystal Palace manager but I really came to dislike him, despite scoring a lot of goals in his second year. He sits atop the prat throne, next to my ex assistant manager who got the boot after he said a positive thing about Brighton (big rivals and managed by my friend) in the media.
 
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TheNachoMan

Guest
Yes, because he is the best player of the world. As Maradona was in his time, when he won the WC with a team of mugs.
Lol that’s a myth that’s been busted many times. Also, the sport has evolved. You can’t just rely on one player to do everything
 
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