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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:58 am    Post subject:

Better from United. Watford flying out of the gates this season; rest of the field (Arsenal, United, Tottenham) will catch up eventually.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:41 pm    Post subject:

No big surprises today. Spurs being Spurs in the CL and all.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:41 am    Post subject:

I watched 10-15 minutes of the latest Man U meltdown. What a shambles. I may be a neutral, but I used to enjoy watching Man U because, well, they were enjoyable to watch. That has not been true for a few years, but at least they had big name players who could do interesting things. West Ham was the better team today, and the Man U players didn’t seem concerned about it. Wow.

Here is a sentence that could not have been spoken without irony just a few years ago: it’s a shame that Man U is not a well run team like Liverpool or Man City. Let that sink in. No one can fault the financial commitment of the Glazier family, despite all the griping from a few years back. But they need to clean house.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:31 am    Post subject:

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I watched 10-15 minutes of the latest Man U meltdown. What a shambles. I may be a neutral, but I used to enjoy watching Man U because, well, they were enjoyable to watch. That has not been true for a few years, but at least they had big name players who could do interesting things. West Ham was the better team today, and the Man U players didn’t seem concerned about it. Wow.

Here is a sentence that could not have been spoken without irony just a few years ago: it’s a shame that Man U is not a well run team like Liverpool or Man City. Let that sink in. No one can fault the financial commitment of the Glazier family, despite all the griping from a few years back. But they need to clean house.


I think the problem is United not being well managed more than it is well run. They're a team who were lucky to have Fergie for as long as they did, and enjoyed an era of dominance that was never gonna remain the same when he left.

From a club running / organization perspective, they have a big decision to make with Jose now, who appears to be in the middle of his 3rd season meltdown that he seems to experience everywhere he goes.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:13 am    Post subject:

Mourinho is the flash point, for sure, but the problems run deeper. I question the quality of their scouting, and Woodward is already under scrutiny. Mourinho just got a contract extension in January.

Man U has a lot of horses. I have no doubt that a different manager could achieve better results in the short run. But man, this is a hot mess. And it’s a really big money hot mess.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:11 pm    Post subject:

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Mourinho is the flash point, for sure, but the problems run deeper. I question the quality of their scouting, and Woodward is already under scrutiny. Mourinho just got a contract extension in January.

Man U has a lot of horses. I have no doubt that a different manager could achieve better results in the short run. But man, this is a hot mess. And it’s a really big money hot mess.


Yeah definitely a big money mess, they’ve got some work to do for sure.

Scouting is an issue for most big English clubs these days, it is harder and harder to find a bargain, and big clubs like United have the financial resources to bring in established players. They’ve done well in that regard to a degree, they’re just a bit like Arsenal in that their team is lopsided with good attack and sub-par defence, which is really not what you’d expect from a Mourinho team.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:15 pm    Post subject:

Defensive problems have been obvious this early stage, but the team has no discernible plan of attack either. Sanchez has been gash and Lukaku hasn't found any sort of consistency either. It's been set plays, crosses or penalties that have led to a majority of our goals. Not convinced with signing Zidane, but at this point Mourinho has lost the trust of a majority of the squad.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:46 pm    Post subject:

Arsenal is on a roll and I love it.

Man United is in a tailspin. I haven't watched, but from what I've read it sounds like Mourinho has lost the team. I don't know. I don't know WTF happened to Alexis Sanchez either, he's been a disaster and I don't know why.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:39 am    Post subject:

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Arsenal is on a roll and I love it.

Man United is in a tailspin. I haven't watched, but from what I've read it sounds like Mourinho has lost the team. I don't know. I don't know WTF happened to Alexis Sanchez either, he's been a disaster and I don't know why.


Arsenal have done a good job of winning games they’re supposed to win. We will need that if we are to make a serious run at getting back in the top 4. Have been to every home game this season, and what worries me is the defence, their positioning is awful, there’s a real anxiety in the crowd about it.

With Sanchez, I think Arsenal put him in the best position to succeed in that they let him be the main man, play where he wanted and put up with his behaviour. United won’t do that, they’ll make him play their way, and so far the results are funny for Arsenal fans. I think his wages have probably annoyed some of his team mates too at United.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:47 pm    Post subject:

Alexis with the winner. Still want Mourinho and Woodward out.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:48 pm    Post subject:

I was listening to Rodney Marsh and Tom Rennie on Sirius last Friday. Marsh predicted that Liverpool-Man City would end 0-0. I bet you could have made some money on that one.
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