Manchester United 18/19: finishing second best

Discussion in 'football' started by chilango, May 26, 2018.

  1. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    It's still tight for 4th so there's a(n entirely fanciful) scenario where they win 3 of the last 4 say, but lose out on their shit goal difference, a legacy of Mourhino. He'd like that.
     
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  2. Favelado

    Favelado Half to the Tower, please.

    Proud of this.
     
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  3. Argonia

    Argonia Happy go licky

    I predict you will come ninth next season.
     
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  4. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Official Twitter Liaison Officer

    That was painful.
     
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  5. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    It's going to be quite painful watching Solskjaer doing the accelerated ageing thing. I think it's going to look a bit like when Bilbo gets that weird ring-lust face.
     
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  6. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    He'll slowly become Ole van Moyes-hino. :(
     
  7. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Who are they?
     
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  8. steveo87

    steveo87 Procrastinating for....a while

    Pogba.

    Lingard.


    And it's fucking hilarious.
     
  9. Joe Reilly

    Joe Reilly Well-Known Member

    It all flows from Woodward. Who else would have paid £50 million for Fred? Paid Sanchez (already showing signs at Arsenal of being over the hill) the ludicrous amounts that has upset the entire wage structure? Gifted Jones a 4 and half year extension to his contract, when he plays a dozen games a season? Has not unloaded Darmain/Rojo years ago? And then haggles with Herrera who- for very good reasons - is a fan favourite, until he leaves on a free?

    More than anything else Woodward undermined the last manager by backing the players against him.

    And now with Pogba again in the vanguard they are pulling precisely the same stunt under an entirely different regime. Entirely different except for Woodward. The fish rots from the head down. More than anything else it is Woodward that needs to be removed. And if United really want to win anything over the longer term, rather than play in spurts, his favorites Pogba and Martial and for slightly different reasons, Lukaku must all be ushered to the door marked exit after him. Even if it didn't quite mean £250 mill in the kicker as a result it would still be good business in terms of the character of the club.
     
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  10. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    I like your optimism :)
     
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  11. LiamO

    LiamO Well-Known Member

    So all Utd have to do to leapfrog Arsenal and go level on points with Spurs & Chelsea is give City a good doing? Piece of piss.
     
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  12. donkyboy

    donkyboy Crazy cat man

    The Ole bus as skidded into the ditch. Flipped over onto its back with the wheels still spinning. What a crass appointment. Anyone remember Jose saying coming 2nd in the league with this very same team was he proudest achievement? How we all rolled our eyes and laughed. Well under comrade Ole this very same team has got worse and worse.
     
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  13. donkyboy

    donkyboy Crazy cat man

    arsenal are home to wolves, who have a terrible away record.
     
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  14. Zapp Brannigan

    Zapp Brannigan Built like a steakhouse, handles like a bistro

    Wolves are at home against Arsenal, who have a terrible away record.
     
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  15. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    There is that little problem though, with the exception of citeh and Liverpool, nobody seems keen on staying in the top 4 at the moment. But yeah, even if united do take the radical route and start winning matches again, their poor goal difference means they will almost certainly still lose out.
     
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  16. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    ... also, if I've got this right, Spurs, Arsenal and Chelsea could all drop out of the top 4 but get a place in next year's Champions League by winning one of the Euro competitions this year (England is limited to 4 entrants). United are fucked.
     
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  17. Zapp Brannigan

    Zapp Brannigan Built like a steakhouse, handles like a bistro

    Liverpool or Spurs win the CL and finish top 4 - 4 CL places, 1-4 in the league.

    Spurs win the CL and finish 5th/6th - 5 CL places, 1-4 and Spurs.

    Arsenal or Chelsea win the EL and finish top 4 - 4 CL places, 1-4.

    Arsenal or Chelsea win the EL and finish 5th/6th - 5 places, 1-4 and Arsenal/Chelsea.

    Spurs win the CL and finish 5th/6th, and Arsenal/Chelsea win the EL and finish 5th/6th - 5 places, 1-3 + Spurs + Arsenal/Chelsea.

    Hope that clears things up :thumbs:
     
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  18. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

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  19. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Astonishing . Man Utd priced at 13/2 to win at home tonight. How the mighty have fallen.
     
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  20. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    You'd be throwing your money away.
    There's no way we're beating City tonight. No way.
     
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  21. Favelado

    Favelado Half to the Tower, please.

    COME ON UNITED
     
  22. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    Are you suggesting we forge an alliance? If so, you'll need to bend the knee to King Ole in the North. And there'll be no Red Weddings. :mad:
     
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  23. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    Yes. :oops: I'd somehow misread the bit in this link that says 'A maximum of five English clubs can qualify for the Champions League' as limited to 4. :facepalm:
    Title race, top four, promotion and relegation – what's still at stake?

    Though my point still stands that united could (theoretically) get a top 4 spot but miss out on CL (your last scenario). Would be the perfect end to a perfect season.
     
  24. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    Anyway, forget all the club loyalties, all the stuff about which team united fans dislike most, I just want to see the look on Guardiola's serious but unhinged face if Pogba (with blue hair) does it again. I also want to see a journalist ask him if they are still chasing the quadruple treble double? :thumbs:
     
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  25. happie chappie

    happie chappie Well-Known Member

    There's no dilemma - I would rather there be a thermo-nuclear war that wiped out the whole of humanity than Liverpool win the league.
     
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  26. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    #oleout
     
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  27. happie chappie

    happie chappie Well-Known Member

    Ole’s at the wheel but Sanchez, Paul Pogba and Fred have trashed the engine, slashed the brake pipes, smashed the windscreen and ripped out all the seats.
     
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  28. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    Looks like we've come to the beautiful day where Manure fans are actually tripping over themselves to admit that they are shit :D
     
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  29. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    Aren't you forgetting something? Better start being nice to us if you want Phil Jones to score a 94th minute towering header to hand you the title. :mad:
     
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  30. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    I, for one, have always thought that Manchester United are a fine upstanding team who play with fire and flare, and are always an absolute joy to watch.
     
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