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In special measures: Manchester United 16/17

Discussion in 'football' started by chilango, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. The39thStep

    The39thStep Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

    Two penalties denied against City and now an offside goal allowed against PSV. Mourinhos not having much luck , is he?
  2. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    Oops :(

    Well that the early season optimism down the pan.

    What next?
  3. Ponyutd

    Ponyutd Greebo likes this....r.i.p.

    You sack Mourinho, usually what happens.
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  4. Jurrihahay

    Jurrihahay Banned Banned

    The sister-in-law shagger still has time on his hands...
  5. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Transition period.
  6. Jurrihahay

    Jurrihahay Banned Banned

    Difficult for a manager when he goes to a club with a sacking culture.
  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Shit period.
  8. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    Clearly a big chunk of players don't have the mental strength anymore - it just be the manager, after three different ones, can it?

    But then some decent, if overrated, players seem to have turned to shit, and stayed there...depay, Schneiderlin, Herrera,

    ...and now Martial and even Pogba seem to be catching the disease.

    None of our players seem to be improving for their time me at United (Rashford perhaps excepted). Do we have a shit team of coaches or something?

    Or is there some sort of Giggs/Rooney/Fergie rottenness going on?

    It's baffling, chucking 100s of millions and a series of rated (if flawed) managers at a squad for no obvious reward.

    What the fuck is going on?
  9. Jurrihahay

    Jurrihahay Banned Banned

    Complacency and a misplaced sense of infallibility play a big part. The powers at the club started believing their own hype and stopped looking over their shoulders. In fact I remember an ex-player, I think it was Alan Gowling on GMR radio, must have been 15 years ago, warning the fans to enjoy things while they last as nothing lasts forever...
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2016
  10. grubby local

    grubby local tapir wanker

  11. Jurrihahay

    Jurrihahay Banned Banned

    The burning question: is Pogba set to be the new Steve Daley?
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  12. tommers

    tommers Yourdisco needs you

    Watford are decent. No shame in losing to them. :hmm:
  13. agricola

    agricola a genuine importer of owls

    Woodward has to bear the lions share of the blame, I mean you can accept managerial changes having some effect along these lines but he is the one who should have an eye on the longer term (in terms of player recruitment). I mean, take Pogba for example - everyone who has ever seen him play knows what his best (arguably only) position is, and yet they buy him to play in another position. There are now whispers from those who might be expected to be in the know (alright, Scholes) that they want to spend even more on someone who can play where they thought they were going to play him.

    Or take Martial, one of the most promising young players in Europe, someone who did look very decent last season and who they spent nearly £50 million on; he is played on the wing and they sign Ibrahimovic to play up front instead. I don't think you can blame the coaches for this blizzard of lunatic purchasing, or even the players for why it is that they keep buying attacking central midfielders for what seems to be one position.
  14. The39thStep

    The39thStep Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

    Criminal waste not using Schweinsteiger in midfield
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  15. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    Depends if Schweinie can be arsed. I think he's mentally on an open plane ticket to the US myself. Shame though.
  16. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

    Via facebook

    watford junction.jpg
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  17. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    ...if only!
  18. The39thStep

    The39thStep Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

    Rooneys clearly got a lot on his mind, perhaps his conversation with the linesman and referee was unsettling?
  19. Wilf

    Wilf Well-Known Member

    Even as a united fan I can find a bit of black humour if United PLC have fucked up again and got another manager who fails to deliver (having spent a further few hundred million). Having said that I think it will still be top 3/4. Mourinho is a graceless cunt but I don't think he wants 2 successive failures on his cv. Trouble is, he will have to do something about Rooney and maybe even drop Ibra to do it. A lot resting on Rashford's young shoulders.
  20. Dandred

    Dandred Mmmmm Beer!

  21. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Why would you drop Ibra to do something about Rooney :confused: Ibra seems to have started ok enough, and a combo of his ability and experience coupled with Rashford's speed and daring would seem to be a potent combo.

    The thing to do with Rooney would be to drop him or move him on, on current form at least.
  22. Wilf

    Wilf Well-Known Member

    Probably not very well written, I meant the 2 things separately. Yes, Rooney just needs to go, but that Ibra needs to at least be regarded as droppable. I'm not sure he is at the moment.
  23. The39thStep

    The39thStep Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

    Should be back on the winning trail tomorrow
  24. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

  25. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    Rooney needs sacking for bringing United into disrepute - surely there some standard clause in his contract that will allow us to bin him?
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  26. The39thStep

    The39thStep Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

    I bet Ibrahimovic never thought he'd be stripping off to rescue Man Utd against League One side on a Wednesday night
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  27. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Questions as to whether Rooney will be in the team today?

    He's not even in the damned (Utd) squad!
  28. Wilf

    Wilf Well-Known Member

    He's mugging up his Mandarin phrase book.
  29. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    So cynical :(

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  30. Wilf

    Wilf Well-Known Member

    Could get to 3 points off the pile up at the top if they win today. Sign of how things have slipped, even within this season, for that to feel like progress.

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