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15 Jun 2017 20:35:42
Really pleased with Pickford and Klaassen and its good to see us getting our first choice targets.
Not sure about Niang. He will of course get my full support if he signs, but a goal ratio of one every 5.5 games is a concern.

Shropshire Blue

{Ed002's Note - You are right there SB.}


1.) 15 Jun 2017 20:46:00
Would you say Niang is going to be signed as a striker ed if we were to get him?

{Ed002's Note - He would be an odd choice as a striker - perhaps as a wider player it would make sense.}


2.) 15 Jun 2017 20:57:11
Probably a replacement for Del Boy.


3.) 15 Jun 2017 21:01:45
Doesn't make any sense to me Ed he has never scored more than 5 goals in a season
I keep saying it out load and it doesn't get any better 😂.

{Ed002's Note - Interest goes back to Martinez.}


4.) 16 Jun 2017 09:46:59
Del boy is twice the player niang is I'm baffled by this potential signing.


 

 

 

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06 Jul 2017 15:02:17
I was not really bothered where Lukaku went, but having read these couple of snippets below from the Manchester Evening News
I would love it if he went to Chelsea.

Everton denying fee has been agreed

That is contrary to United's version of events.

Probably just posturing from Everton, who have a bit of an inferiority complex during the transfer window and can get quite uppity about clubs wanting their players.


Everton's transfer window behaviour is nothing new to United

There are few clubs who get quite as affronted about other clubs wanting to sign their players than Everton. They released a statement panning United's joint £28m bid for Fellaini and Baines in 2013 and barely concealed their disgust at Chelsea having the temerity to sign John Stones two years ago. Now they claim they have not agreed a Lukaku fee.

IF Lukaku does not end up a United player then it will look pretty humiliating, but the club do not think that will be the case and Everton's briefing does seem superfluous.

Comments from a media outlet that sounds a little nervous?

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1.) 06 Jul 2017 17:10:22
Its column inches in the MEN that is all and in fairness not many United fans read that paper as they don't sell it in Essex!
I still feel this saga is far from complete and believe he will be a Chelsea player by the middle of next week. United have done the leg work for Chelsea, who now know the real price that Lukaku can go for.
Thanks for the goals Rom and good luck with your future, if it is at United then I do feel you will struggle to win them titles you crave as their squad is no better than ours.


 

 

31 May 2017 18:23:37
I see that Mino Raiola, having crawled out from under his stone now that the transfer merry-go-round has begun is stating that the club had agreed to let Lukaku go if certain clubs come in for him.
This is the same Raiola who went public claiming that the deal was "99.99% done" and did not have the decency to clarify the situation once his client had refused to sign his contract.

I've got to the point ( probably like the majority of us ) with Lukaku and Barkley that I'm not really bothered if they stay or go, but I really feel that the game could do without agents in general and the "super agent" parasitic leech that is Mino Raiola in general. They serve no purpose other than to bleed the game dry and really pee me off.

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1.) 31 May 2017 18:32:57
He can't really get too upset when the deal to sell him is 99% done and then we decide well keep him another season can he.


 

 

01 May 2017 14:24:41
It's going to be an interesting summer transfer window.
I think RK saying last summer that we needed 3 keepers and then going through the season with 2 was a mistake that has cost us dearly.
It's fair to say that Gueye and Schneiderlin have been a success and that glimpses from Lookmam and Calvert-Lewin bode well for the future.
I still don't understand why we replaced a 22 year old John Stones with a 32 year old Ashley Williams, whose best years are clearly behind him. It's not his fault we signed him, but he gets caught out too often by the ball over the top, he is far too slow and his distribution is dreadful.
I'm sure that there must have been better younger options available.
Bolasie also has failings, although he has the work-rate that Koeman demands, he is a stereotypical one trick pony of a winger, who will have a half decent game every one in five, but still produce a poor final ball.
It's been a decent season on the whole, but I hope a little more thought goes in to this summers window and that RK is big enough to admit to himself that a couple of his signings aren't quite up to scratch.
As for the summer wish list? well, I think that we all realise that it is getting bigger! A decent keeper is an absolute priority. Cover at Right Back, Holgate has done well, but he clearly has a future at Centre Back. Speaking of Centre Backs, either Keane or Van Dijk and A. N. Other would be great, or preferably both Keane and Van Dijk! An attacking Centre Mid and depending on departures, at least one if not two consistent wide men and if Rom stays at least one Striker, if he leaves then at least two will do for starters.
One final point. I hope that next season that we have the confidence to go at the so-called bigger clubs rather than pay them too much respect.

Shropshire Blue

{Ed025's Note - except for the bolasie bit i appreciate what your saying shropshire..


1.) 01 May 2017 16:44:31
Bit harsh on Bolasie, the lad seemed to be just settling in when he got that bad injury so the jury should still be out until he has regained his fitness and gets a few games under his belt. Not too sure on AW myself but he always looked decent at Swansea and when playing for Wales. Maybe a proper rest over this summer will have him back to the levels which got him his move to us. Last years euro's could have affected him and possibly just needs a rest.


2.) 01 May 2017 18:48:03
Not sure how Shropshire can have that opinion of Bolasie either perhaps he is getting him mixed up with someone else. Go to all the home games and Bolasie for me (apart from his season/ year ending injury) has been a success. Perhaps he meant Valencia.


3.) 01 May 2017 20:14:56
Football is all about opinions. Bolasie's endeavour can't be faulted, but he tries too may tricks that don't come off, tries to beat a man too many times and when he does his final ball is often poor. I do accept that it is difficult to find a consistent winger, but I do expect better deliveries.
I really hope that he fully recovers from his injury and goes on to prove me wrong. I just hope that he doesn't lose a yard of pace. I will of course be behind him 100% when he plays, as I am every player who pull on the blue jersey.
As I said, its all about opinions and I respect everyones right to have one and would never resort to sarcasm simply because I don't agree.


4.) 02 May 2017 12:26:03
If you look at Bolasie and the effort he puts in to every game he played then compare to Kev, Lennon and Ged he is in a different class.

I believe we have missed him more than any other player. I expect Koeman to address our attack this season but there are many areas that need attention to help us compete with the teams above. It's going to be tough.


 

 

02 Aug 2016 16:26:51
Would anyone else like to put football agents in general and Mino Raiola in particular in to Room 101?

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03 Jun 2016 20:05:51
I must admit to being a little concerned if Koeman is to be our new manager. There's no disputing that he has done well at Southampton, but as it was generally assumed that they would be close to the bottom of the table, he has been in managerial terms under very little pressure, so anything he did achieve could be seen as a bonus. Whereas if he were to join us on the massive salary that is being quoted, along with a substantial war chest, then the pressure to achieve would be immense, as I feel with that expenditure it would be justified to expect a genuine challenge for the top four.
We have some cracking players in the under 21's and I hope that they are not overlooked in an attempt to buy success or a quick fix. I know he did blood some youngsters at Southampton, but was that out of necessity rather than choice?
Another concern is that he tends to jump ship after a couple of years. This is something we really don't need. General consensus of opinion is that he was using Southampton until something better came along ( the managerial equivalent of Lukaku! ) Would he do the same if Arsenal or Barcelona come knocking in 12 months time?
I'm usually a " glass half full " type of person, so my concerns are a little out of character. Perhaps like everyone else I just want the club to get this one right.
If he is appointed I will of course support him 100%, as I have every other manager we have had ( yes, that includes Gordon Lee, Mike walker and Walter Smith ) . I was going to include he who shall never be mentioned on these pages again, but thought better of it.
Let's enjoy the coming season blues, as this could be the start of something average ( only joking! ) .

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1.) 03 Jun 2016 23:35:39
Good post Shropshire but I reckon for Barcelona to come knocking next season it will probably mean we've had the best season of our lives.


2.) 04 Jun 2016 02:19:54
I would have no concerns of Koeman taking us over. Without a shadow of a doubt is the best man for the job. The reason he left Ajax and may leave Southampton is every time he was building really good squads them clubs kept selling his best players. I for one agree Koeman is correct to leave these clubs as they show no ambition. If Everton with Mr Farhad show the ambition to improve year on year then Mr Koeman will show his class and may show loyalty to be with us long term. Best manager we could have since the first coming of the great Howard Kendall. Let's just get behind him and the players and we might get the same success. PS if our supporters want one of our own Ross Barkley to leave then keep getting on his back for every mistake he makes, I for one find this disgusting behavior by some of our fans. The lad never shied away from trying to get on the ball to make things happen and for me I commend the lad playing with the pressure of some of the crowd giving him a hard time no wonder the lads form dipped. Support Ross and you will sees different player class is permanent and Koeman will improve him as he has done for a lot of players. COYB.


 

 

 

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They're not having any money back!

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Very interesting this! It would appear that some bridges may be burning as we speak. Could it be possible that the "special one" has shot himself in the foot?

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{Ed025's Note - lets hope so SB mate..


 

 

 

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13 Jun 2017 11:21:03
Wouldn't have been my first choice, but I do agree that he is only going to get better and if the reported 18M up front ( which is closer to his current worth ) , with the rest in add-ons is correct, then it is a good deal.
Let's be honest, it could've been worse, we could've got Hart!

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01 May 2017 20:14:56
Football is all about opinions. Bolasie's endeavour can't be faulted, but he tries too may tricks that don't come off, tries to beat a man too many times and when he does his final ball is often poor. I do accept that it is difficult to find a consistent winger, but I do expect better deliveries.
I really hope that he fully recovers from his injury and goes on to prove me wrong. I just hope that he doesn't lose a yard of pace. I will of course be behind him 100% when he plays, as I am every player who pull on the blue jersey.
As I said, its all about opinions and I respect everyones right to have one and would never resort to sarcasm simply because I don't agree.

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09 Jan 2017 11:14:21
Koeman is right that we need players, but there is a correct way to conduct yourself. You do not air your dirty washing in public. Our club is better than that and it should be done behind closed doors.
I would suggest that this is a piece of damage limitation by Mr Koeman.

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15 Aug 2015 22:17:32
One positive to come out of it Ed is that it would appear to have united genuine supporters, which can only be good for all of us who have the clubs best interests at heart.

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{Ed025's Note - lets hope so SB..


 

 

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15 Aug 2015 22:03:15
I agree again Ed and I am not pointing the finger directly, but we both know that irrational individuals do like to jump on bandwagons. Indeed, had the result gone the other way there are probably a couple of posters who would've agreed with those actions. Anyway, this is getting a little deep now and I'm just glad that we won!

Shropshire Blue

{Ed025's Note - i am too SB, nights like this are here to be enjoyed mate not to dwell on the negatives..