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56 minutes ago, RickG16 said:

What crisis?! ....😜

 

I'm in the Ole out camp now, provided the right replacement can be found. We could wait for Southgate after the Euros. Or I wonder if Pochettino could jump ship in Jan if he doesn't get what he wants.

Was it you who I was discussing the Joshua fight in Riyadh with?

 

Tickets have just gone on sale. Bladdy rip off, cheap seats (doubt there'll be many of those) 100 quid. Next cheapest 200 quid, then 400 quid, then 600 quid and up to 10 grand !!

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23 minutes ago, mrbojangles said:

Was it you who I was discussing the Joshua fight in Riyadh with?

 

Tickets have just gone on sale. Bladdy rip off, cheap seats (doubt there'll be many of those) 100 quid. Next cheapest 200 quid, then 400 quid, then 600 quid and up to 10 grand !!

Yeah I think it's a no go. Still if I lived there I'd be tempted to go.

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9 hours ago, RickG16 said:

Yeah I think it's a no go. Still if I lived there I'd be tempted to go.

Oh a group of us are definitely tempted. My mate was in a 2 hour online queue last night and eventually gave up. He'll try again today. If we can get the 100 quid seats we'll go but not paying more than that

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On 10/13/2019 at 6:22 PM, RickG16 said:

I'm in the Ole out camp now, provided the right replacement can be found.

Do you really think Poch would have done any better with the players Ole had available against Newcastle? 
Give him one season, sack him in March /April if the results are still poor. 

  

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40 minutes ago, balo said:

Do you really think Poch would have done any better with the players Ole had available against Newcastle?

  

Yes. 

 

Plenty of players in that 11 performed way way below what they are capable of. 

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Solskjaer has come under a lot of fire but I think his signings so far have been good.

 

He just needs another two or three windows and a sack of cash and Utd will be on the way up.

 

The two strikers he let go jeez how bad were they and on ridiculous salaries....got to say after 5 years of appalling signings he has the correct approach.

 

From a Spurs perspective of course I hope Pogba sees out his career there.

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2 minutes ago, RonniePickering22 said:

Solskjaer has come under a lot of fire but I think his signings so far have been good.

 

He just needs another two or three windows and a sack of cash and Utd will be on the way up.

 

The two strikers he let go jeez how bad were they and on ridiculous salaries....got to say after 5 years of appalling signings he has the correct approach.

 

From a Spurs perspective of course I hope Pogba sees out his career there.

Good post. His signings have been good but the problem is now many other players have regressed under his watch.

 

We were playing really well at the start of the season but didn't get the results we deserved. Now we are playing badly with a complete lack of confidence imo. We are still waiting to see if Ole can pick these players up off the floor. It's hard to think that we won't be up for it on Sunday. Maybe it could be a turning point.

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1 hour ago, RickG16 said:

Good post. His signings have been good but the problem is now many other players have regressed under his watch.

 

We were playing really well at the start of the season but didn't get the results we deserved. Now we are playing badly with a complete lack of confidence imo. We are still waiting to see if Ole can pick these players up off the floor. It's hard to think that we won't be up for it on Sunday. Maybe it could be a turning point.

 

The main problem for the players getting worse is they were never that good in the first place.

 

Fred to me is your equivalent of Aurier.

 

Your strikers Martial and Rashford flatter to deceive as well....I'm very surprised that wasn't addressed....could be upstairs not wanting to spend or just the right player not available....who knows?

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On 10/13/2019 at 11:22 PM, RickG16 said:

What crisis?! ....😜

 

I'm in the Ole out camp now, provided the right replacement can be found. We could wait for Southgate after the Euros. Or I wonder if Pochettino could jump ship in Jan if he doesn't get what he wants.

Sacking OGS now would solve nothing.What manager of quality would take on a team that doesn't at this time even have a single reliable, fit striker let alone a functioning midfield ? Even quality managers don't come with guarantees of silverware, ask Poch who is going no where mid season.

 

I thought most United followers had sensibly agreed it will take at least 3 summer windows to make up lost ground.The 3 players bought in the first window Maguire,James and Wan Bissaka have all met expectations especially the latter 2,in fact they have exceeded expectations, no reason why that trend can't be continued next summer window with astute buys.

 

Patience and good scouting is the key. Plus a Director of Football is a must.

A club of United's stature cant expect a manager to cover all the distractions. Media and sponsors access alone eats up a huge amount of time that should be spent with players

 

January windows will only provide a short term fix,clubs never let their best leave just the ones they don't see any future in.

 

I see Sanchez is injured and out for months again...unsaleable 

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4 minutes ago, Sparkles said:

 

I thought most United followers had sensibly agreed it will take at least 3 summer windows to make up lost ground.The 3 players bought in the first window Maguire,James and Wan Bissaka have all met expectations especially the latter 2,in fact they have exceeded expectations, no reason why that trend can't be continued next summer window with astute buys.

 

Yes but there becomes a point, when a manager in incapable of getting a team out of a rut, that his motivational ability needs to be questioned. 

 

Don't forget Sparkles, Ole has hung his hat on being able to get the boys playing for the badge and playing with confidence. He isn't exactly known as Pep or Jose in the tactical stakes. So when he even fails to be able to do that, he needs to go. There are plenty of managers around the world who could take the job until the end of the season. 

 

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Well lets agree to disagree .Someone taking over for the balance of the season I see as a knee jerk reaction. There was no negative reaction when they went on their winning run of what was it 12 games, in fact motivation seemed to be the driving force with OGS claimed by the players, to be the catalyst, now its his fault

 

Anyone new coming in would have to deal with now total of 11 injured players .Club confirming De Gea and Pogba will likely not play this weekend. If in the next 2 summer windows they can bring in 6 new players you will see a totally different team as I said patience and planning are the key

 

The club is in a rut due to ongoing injuries, a makeshift team each week and not being pro active in the transfer windows because at board level they have seem to have been more concerned with commercial activity than building and retaining a competitive team.

 

You will remember SAF always even when winning a premiership would move some players on and top up the squad with astute buys, did it year in year out.

 

In the glory years we had 4 strikers Cole, Yorke, Sheringham and OGS together all vying for a start later Van Nistlerooy , Van Persie and even Zlatan popping in goals now zero .No manager in the world can make a silk purse out of a pigs ear

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1 hour ago, Sparkles said:

There was no negative reaction when they went on their winning run of what was it 12 games, in fact motivation seemed to be the driving force with OGS claimed by the players, to be the catalyst, 

Absolutely, he seemed to be the antidote to the bad atmosphere and disconnect in the squad under Jose. But it appears we are now seeing that there is only so far "Remember, you're playing for Man United lads" can take us.

 

Forget the injuries and letting too many strikers go, the players at Newcastle were playing way below their capabilities, looked afraid of receiving the ball because they didn't want to make a mistake, and didn't look like they were fighting for each other.

 

I am interested to know if you have a cut off point Sparkles? If we lose to Liverpool, most people would give Ole a pass I think. But then a draw or loss to Norwich away? A battering against Chelsea? Dropped more points against Bournemouth?......what is your cut off point? You don't just give an inexperienced manager three seasons in the hope it will turn out OK.

 

Rest assured, despite the 'Ole is safe' mantra, the club will be making contingency plans. This is the real world. There is a very good chance another manager could do a better job, because there are better and more experienced managers. 

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Not all that likely, but possible, that United could be holding down 17th place in the table come Tuesday morning.:hit-the-fan:

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