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« Reply #3465 on: February 06, 2020, 07:41:36 AM »

We love them
We mourn for them
Unlucky boys of red

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« Reply #3466 on: March 04, 2020, 11:04:05 AM »

I must say you seem to hace acquired a gem in Bruno - he's got the whole team balanced and energized.
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« Reply #3467 on: March 04, 2020, 06:14:07 PM »

I must say you seem to hace acquired a gem in Bruno - he's got the whole team balanced and energized.

He’s been a breath of fresh air Ralph. Fred appears to have started to fire up a bit too. There are encouraging signs in a lot of areas. Not least the fact that the last few games have been reminiscent of the teams of yore.

Our defence has had more than it’s share of criticism this season, yet we have conceded less than everyone bar Liverpool, City and Sheffield United.

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« Reply #3468 on: March 08, 2020, 06:36:43 PM »

That went well.

No doubt hhfyhhhlllll will be along soon to point out that City are still a long way ahead of us in the league...
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« Reply #3469 on: March 08, 2020, 06:38:16 PM »

That went well.

No doubt hhfyhhhlllll will be along soon to point out that City are still a long way ahead of us in the league...

Mind the gap.







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« Reply #3470 on: March 08, 2020, 06:48:28 PM »

In all seriousness both teams looked poor, we gifted you 2 goals but don't think either team pulled up many trees. One of the worst derbies of recent memory.

It's such an insignificant fixture for us (just like it used to be for you 10+ years ago, but now it's your cup final whereas it used to be ours), much bigger fish to fry on the horizon, and I think that showed in how lacklustre we were. It's genuinely like playing Everton or Burnley these days when there is nothing riding on it (apart from bragging rights) like today.

Always disappointing to lose a derby but it's a very meh feeling.
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« Reply #3471 on: October 05, 2020, 08:15:53 PM »

I must confess to refraining from posting this yesterday as I understand how real fans must feel after a game like that.

The question is whether it's mere coincidence that the performances were so much better when Pogba was injured for ~6-months.

He is clearly a Rolls-Royce of a player/athelete - but is he possibly a disruptive/negative influence on the team?
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« Reply #3472 on: October 05, 2020, 11:59:42 PM »

I must confess to refraining from posting this yesterday as I understand how real fans must feel after a game like that.

The question is whether it's mere coincidence that the performances were so much better when Pogba was injured for ~6-months.

He is clearly a Rolls-Royce of a player/athelete - but is he possibly a disruptive/negative influence on the team?

We're consistently a much better team without him albeit with a slightly lower top level.

The team would benefit from his departure, but I can't see it happening any time soon. He's one of very few 'superstars' United have and we're unlikely to pull more in unless there are drastic changes.

Pogba aside we really really needed a big transfer window. We didn't get it. LB position been strengthened thankfully but still lacking at CB and RW. Gutted we didn't get Sancho but glad we didn't get Dembele in. Bad attitude, didn't want to come. Would have been Di Maria v2.
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« Reply #3473 on: October 06, 2020, 12:27:56 PM »

We’re short of at least one sad in the title.

Losing 6-1 to Spurs fades into insignificance compared to the ineptitude of Woodward and whoever else is supposed to be handling transfers.
Still, freak results happen, and at least both our and City’s recent big losses were against Top 6 teams.
Must be really galling for LFC fans to not be able to rub it in.
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« Reply #3474 on: January 13, 2021, 03:50:31 PM »

We’re short of at least one sad in the title.

Losing 6-1 to Spurs fades into insignificance compared to the ineptitude of Woodward and whoever else is supposed to be handling transfers.
Still, freak results happen, and at least both our and City’s recent big losses were against Top 6 teams.
Must be really galling for LFC fans to not be able to rub it in.


It’s a funny old game ...
Unbeaten in the league since that horror show and currently top of the league.

Still not a fan of Woodward, but over the last few months there have been some periods of play that made me want to call my Dad and share the joy ☹️ He would have loved Bruno. Not that we’re quite the one-man team that is being suggested.
Roll on Sunday and whatever the result we will still be in contention.
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« Reply #3475 on: January 14, 2021, 10:57:53 AM »

Cant help but be pleased for Solskjaer, seems like one of lifes good guys.
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« Reply #3476 on: January 14, 2021, 11:38:44 AM »

Cant help but be pleased for Solskjaer, seems like one of lifes good guys.

True this, think he has had the rub of the green this season, but am genuinely pleased for him.

I just looked up the xG table to see how lucky he had been, and the answer is quite a bit, but not massively so.  xG still has Manchester United in 3rd. 

https://understat.com/league/EPL

As an aside Sheffield United, Brighton, Chelsea and Fulham are the teams that have run bad, and none have lost faith in their manager yet.  West Brom really looked doomed, and Newcastle shoild be in the relegation scrap, though we knew that already.

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« Reply #3477 on: January 15, 2021, 09:01:56 AM »

Cant help but be pleased for Solskjaer, seems like one of lifes good guys.

Sam Wallace in the Telegraph described him as having a mood barometer naturally set to somewhere between last day of school term and chips for tea.
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« Reply #3478 on: January 15, 2021, 09:39:10 AM »

Cant help but be pleased for Solskjaer, seems like one of lifes good guys.

Sam Wallace in the Telegraph described him as having a mood barometer naturally set to somewhere between last day of school term and chips for tea.

Haha, thats spot on
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« Reply #3479 on: January 15, 2021, 11:34:49 AM »

Cant help but be pleased for Solskjaer, seems like one of lifes good guys.

Absolutely. He still commands the full support of the Manchester City fanbase.

Don't think this was a good look for him:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2020/02/14/ole-gunnar-solskjaer-not-fit-lead-manchester-united-says-woman/
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