Manchester United 18/19: finishing second best

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

  1. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill Enforced Holiday

    Ole is going need to toughen up. A lot.
     
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  2. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill Enforced Holiday

    And the last thing we should do is get rid of him. (Although why anyone else would want to manage us god knows)
     
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  3. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

  4. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill Enforced Holiday

    Feel like I’m being put through some childhood character building bullshit here
     
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  5. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Chelsea may have done you a favour there :D
     
  6. happie chappie

    happie chappie Well-Known Member

    To be fair to him when we went to Valencia for the 2nd leg of the UEFA Cup tie in 1982 (my first Euro away trip) he came up to us in the ground before the game, thanked us for coming, and said “watch these fuckers, they’re a right bunch of cunts” or words to that effect.

    When their fans started pissing on us from the top tier of the stand and the civil guard later steamed into us we realised, dodgy comb-over or not, he was right.



    (from about 6.10 in)
     
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  7. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    FIFA rather than Chelsea
     
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  8. happie chappie

    happie chappie Well-Known Member

    Liverpool
    Liverpool reserves
    Liverpool youth team
    Liverpool women's team
    Liverpool all-time greats XI (ideally with Loris Karius in goal)
    Liverpool grounds staff 5-a-side team
    Liverpool canteen staff after-work kick about in the local park with jumpers for goalposts

    (I think you get the picture)
     
  9. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    Don't you think the time has come to start hating a wider range of clubs?
     
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  10. happie chappie

    happie chappie Well-Known Member

    There's only so much hate a man can have and I've none to spare for any less loathsome side.
     
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  11. donkyboy

    donkyboy Crazy cat man

    Poochy has taken Spurs to the CL final. And we hire OGS as manager :facepalm:
     
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  12. Joe Reilly

    Joe Reilly Well-Known Member

    To follow your logic 'Poochy' would have had to take the Spurs side he inherited to the CL final within 6 months of taking the job. Which is to say a Spurs side which included arch bluffers like Adebayor and Kaboul. Now that really would have been something!

    Instead, and in a painstaking fashion, lasting a full five years he gradually rid himself of the negatives, the gripers, and the bluffers. Ole has exactly the same job to do, and for precisely the same reasons.

    Fergie reckoned it took 3 years to rid of the players you didn't want and replace them with the players you did want. Which is precisely the task Ole has set himself. Holding him to account for the signings of previous regimes is the same as holding 'Poochy' to account for all the dodgy dealings of Redknapp and Jol. Money was a problem at Spurs. And money is also a problem at Utd but in a different way.

    The Woodward philosophy is to invest in 'marketable' (as he describes it), players which will improve the 'brand' and thus shirt sales. Falcao, Di Maria, Pogba and Sanchez are in this category. So the battle is between football first or merchandising first. If Woodward wins then it will be more of the same. But worse. If Ole triumphs, then Utd will be back on track. How the Pogba situation is resolved (naturally Woodward wants him to stay)in the summer, will be a strong indication of how things are likely to go.
     
  13. donkyboy

    donkyboy Crazy cat man

    If you think giving a man who managed Molde and was a flop at Cardiff the reigns at United; over a man who has now taken tottin ham to the final of the CL and was linked with United before OGS was stupidly given a full time contract; you need your head examined. This is not a time to be giving such a big job to a young newbie. Poochy has the experience. I would rather give him the "painstaking" as you call it task of cleansing united than trusting this Norwegian. He "gradually rid himself of the negatives" at tottin ham successfully so can "gradually rid himself of the negatives" at United. Why give the task of "gradually rid himself of the negatives" to someone who has never done this before?
     
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  14. Joe Reilly

    Joe Reilly Well-Known Member

    Because unlike Moyes, Van Gal and Jose, (at least two of whom were from the outset negatives themselves), Ole seems to understand, specifically in terms of United, precisely what the 'negatives' are.
     
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  15. donkyboy

    donkyboy Crazy cat man

    Poppydick. He is himself stuck in the past. Fergie this. fergie that. the fergie way. taking the players to train in the old training ground so they can connect with the success of the past. Wont park my car in a particular space because I still see the spot as Fergies parking space. What rubbish.
     
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  16. Harry Smiles

    Harry Smiles Well-Known Member

    This. But the double bind is they gave him the job because of all that guff and then decided that the easy run of early fixtures they created with the timing of the Jose sacking was proof of his suitability
     
  17. CosmikRoger

    CosmikRoger Well-Known Member

    Poochy? tottin ham?
    So good it had to be said twice.
    I thought Man U fans had more class than that.
     
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  18. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Any thoughts on Eddie Howe?
     
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  19. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    Not at the moment, no.

    Ole deserves a fair go. Let's see how he does.
     
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  20. donkyboy

    donkyboy Crazy cat man

    wow. typing poochy and tootin ham makes you "unclassy" :facepalm:

    you come across as the type who would find offence in a bouquet of flowers :rolleyes:
     
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  21. donkyboy

    donkyboy Crazy cat man

    put him with the aidy bothroyd group. many were touting him as the next young english manager as he played "attractive attacking" football at watford. disappeared to the england set up. cant see him or howe making it the next level up
     
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  22. donkyboy

    donkyboy Crazy cat man

    defeat to Cardiff. GET THIS CLUESS Norwegian OUT :facepalm::facepalm:
     
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  23. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    #oleout

    A fitting end to the season
     
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  24. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

  25. Threshers_Flail

    Threshers_Flail Well-Known Member

  26. steveo87

    steveo87 Procrastinating for....a while

  27. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    Waiting for the headline....Ole Gonner Solksjaer!
     
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  28. steveo87

    steveo87 Procrastinating for....a while

  29. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

     
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  30. donkyboy

    donkyboy Crazy cat man

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