12 responses

  1. Steve Vallins
    18/12/2018

    I don’t think Maureen has ever brought a youth player through to the first team he usually sells them , there’s a long list .

  2. Josif
    18/12/2018

    Just two notions:

    1) Mourinho won two trophies with Man United (Europa League and League Cup) plus Community Shield and

    2) United have conceded 29 goals in the league this season in just 17 games – last season they conceded 28 in 38.

    The second one is particularly interesting. Mourinho has been known as a defence master but the truth is, the stats show he had ridden his luck for too long. David De Gea had abnormal xG stats last season, he should have conceded around 40 goals or so in the league but conceded just 28. This season, De Gea is a human being again and United are where they should have been last season – way off Top 5.

  3. Stan The Man
    18/12/2018

    Wow. So he is actually gone? What took them so long? The only regret for us is that they did not throw him out before we played them. It would possibly have been an absolute tonking for United.

    Well, good riddance. He is history now. We all are spared the misery of seeing and hearing him moan everytime. Oh, I absolutely detest that man!

  4. Stan The Man
    18/12/2018

    My real regret is that Liverpool did to them what we should have done. How nice it would have been!What a parting gift to the Odious One, that Arsenal whooped his arse on home ground!But it never happened. Sigh…

  5. Stan The man
    18/12/2018

    Great news, Tony. Thanks for your efforts. Really appreciate them. Can’t think of a technical issue denying us the pleasure. Thanks a lot.

  6. Nitram
    18/12/2018

    High Nett spending over extended periods of time has always been an absolute guarantee of trophies, and I suspect it still is.

    The problem is, when you do spend the eye watering amounts we are talking about there are only 2 trophies that count, the PL and CL. No amount of FA, League or Europa Cups will cut it.

    Now up until Fergie left United the 3 mega spenders had shared the PL around, and occasdionaly thrown in a CL. This, by and large, satisfys the respective clubs to the extent they feel they are getting an acceptable return on their investment.

    The problem with United, and more specifically Mourinho, is he has not only failed to win one of the big 2 but actually looks further away from doing so than ever.

    So what went wrong for United?

    First and formost Fergie left them in the shit with an aging, declining squad.

    Secondly Fergie recruitend Moyes. Say no more.

    But these are the real problems:

    Man City have taken spending into a different stratasphere and to consolidate that expenditure have recruited one of the best managers in the World.

    Chelseas, whilst riegning back on the spending for a while, are still massive spenders and seem to chose there managers pretty well.

    Liverpool are spending big, and now with top manager Klopp on board, more wisely. Stll won nothing though but that is sure to change sooner or later.

    And then of course Spurs have risen under Pochacheno, who despite very little money is doing very well. Over achieving I’d say. BUT they/HE has still won nothing. Now in contrast to Liverpool I cant see that changing anytime soon. But there is no doubt they are now a force to be reckoned with.

    And of course despite everything thats been said about us we are still a force. Ok we are struggling to make an impact on the title and CL but we are NOT mega spenders, so it would be a surprise to me if we did.

    In other words the World into which Mourinho walked at OT was a completely different World to the one in which he walked in to when he joined Chelsea all those years aga.

    Back then only Man United had anything like the resources that were put into Mourinhos hands. Those 2 clubs had first choice on just about any superstar up for grabs.

    With contracts beyond players wildest dreams they could tempt any player they liked.

    Things have changed and the truth of the matter is:

    Man Utd are no longer the first place players look when they are thinking of coming to the PL.

    Man Utd can be out bid for any player that comes on the market.

    It’s a creditable arguement that with Klopp in charge United have falling behind even Liverpool in the pecking order.

    Woe betide I would ever defend Mourinho but Perhaps through no fault of his own he was spending top dollar on substandard goods?

    The question is then, whilst the money keeps rolling in at City, Chelsea, and Liverpool, allied to their quality managers, will United continue to spend all there cash on substandard players simply because that’s all they have to cgose from.

    Has the gloss gone forever of the United brand?

  7. potter
    18/12/2018

    Mourinho signed Alaxis to take him away from Wenger but had no idea of how to use him. . He had Lukaku who wants the ball played early to bully his way but Alexis holds the ball and twists and turns often inside reducing the space between the two . He had good players that didn’t gel all trying to get into the same space`. His mix was wrong , the new man will have to pare out the squad again .More money going out of the game to the agents pockets , they must love him.

  8. Brickfields Gunners
    19/12/2018

    I’ve already suggested the pair of Gary Nevile and Paul Scholes for the post of manager/s in the previous post, but may I suggest more ?

    Ryan Giggs could potentially attract his fellow countrymen to join him this January . I talking about Ramsey and Bale. This after he ditches Sanchez,Fred, Bailly and a few more.

  9. Brickfields Gunners
    19/12/2018

    Sometimes jokes imitates life !

    There was a shepherd looking after his sheep on the side of a deserted road.

    Suddenly a brand new Porsche screeches to a halt.

    The driver, a man dressed in an Armani suit, Cerutti shoes, Ray-Ban sunglasses, TAG-Heuer wrist watch,
    & a Pierre Cardin tie
    gets out and asks the shepherd,

    ‘If I can tell you how many sheep you have, will you give me one of them?’

    The shepherd looks at
    the young man, then looks at the large flock of grazing sheep and replies, ‘Okay.’

    The young man parks the car, connects his laptop to the mobile-fax, enters a NASA Website, scans the ground using his GPS, opens a database and 60 Excel tables filled with algorithms and pivot tables.

    He then prints out a 150-page report on his high-tech mini-printer,
    turns to the shepherd and says, ‘’You have exactly 1,586 sheep.’.

    The shepherd cheers,
    “That’s correct, you can have your choicest sheep from the herd”.

    ‘The young man takes one of the animals which he likes most and cute from the flock and puts it in the back of his Porsche.

    The shepherd looks at him and asks, ‘If I guess your profession, will you return my animal to me?’

    The young man laughed and answers, ‘Yes, why not?’

    The shepherd says, ‘You are a MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT.’

    ‘How did you know?’
    asks the young man.

    ‘Very simple,’ answers the shepherd.

    1. First, you came here without being wanted.

    2. Second, you charged me a fee to tell me something I already knew.

    3. Third, you don’t understand anything about my business.

    Now, *May I please have my DOG back? “*

  10. Brickfields Gunners
    19/12/2018

    There was a shepherd looking after his sheep on the side of a deserted road.

    Suddenly a brand new Porsche screeches to a halt.

    The driver, a man dressed in an Armani suit, Cerutti shoes, Ray-Ban sunglasses, TAG-Heuer wrist watch,
    & a Pierre Cardin tie
    gets out and asks the shepherd,

    ‘If I can tell you how many sheep you have, will you give me one of them?’

    The shepherd looks at
    the young man, then looks at the large flock of grazing sheep and replies, ‘Okay.’

    The young man parks the car, connects his laptop to the mobile-fax, enters a NASA Website, scans the ground using his GPS, opens a database and 60 Excel tables filled with algorithms and pivot tables.

    He then prints out a 150-page report on his high-tech mini-printer,
    turns to the shepherd and says, ‘’You have exactly 1,586 sheep.’.

    The shepherd cheers,
    “That’s correct, you can have your choicest sheep from the herd”.

    ‘The young man takes one of the animals which he likes most and cute from the flock and puts it in the back of his Porsche.

    The shepherd looks at him and asks, ‘If I guess your profession, will you return my animal to me?’

    The young man laughed and answers, ‘Yes, why not?’

    The shepherd says, ‘You are a MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT.’

    ‘How did you know?’
    asks the young man.

    ‘Very simple,’ answers the shepherd.

    1. First, you came here without being wanted.

    2. Second, you charged me a fee to tell me something I already knew.

    3. Third, you don’t understand anything about my business.

    Now, *May I please have my DOG back? “*

  11. Menace
    19/12/2018

    Hi Tony – which technical issue has been solved? The PC/mobile rendering is still active & intermittent. So I assume it is some other technical issue.

  12. Tony Attwood
    18/12/2018

    Hi Nitram – you’re all clear on this channel. Post away. Sorry everyone else – but the good news is the tech issue is resolved.

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