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  1. Liamness

    The Man Utd Thread

    I'm not a supporter anymore but I knew who it was anyway... that really tells you something doesn't it?
  2. Liamness

    The Man Utd Thread

    Why wouldn't they, he's made the difference. Paying the price for another slow start, it looks like.
  3. Liamness

    The Man Utd Thread

    Matic into the defence then, I guess.
  4. Liamness

    The Man Utd Thread

    So VAR clearly not going to end debates about decisions. Should've been another penalty, for me. We're putting a lot of pressure on Chelsea but they are dealing with it pretty well tbh. Game could easily peter out if we let it.
  5. Liamness

    The Man Utd Thread

    Ah, almost brilliant from Pogba.
  6. Liamness

    The Man Utd Thread

    @feltmonkey Wasn't there a rule change recently, where fouls in the box leading to a penalty only get a yellow, instead of a red? Don't think Jones should've taken the risk there. He's trying to do something superhuman to make up for getting the wrong side of Hazard, but really it would've been better to give De Gea a chance at saving it.
  7. Liamness

    Football Thread 2017/18

    I don't get why most of these things put the keeper at the top, it makes it feel like you're selecting the opposing team. Small thing but I always wonder why it's done like that. Maybe so the players are "facing" the correct way?
  8. Liamness

    The Man Utd Thread

    We do need new fullbacks, and we will likely pay through the ear for them. Mourinho's "striker money for fullbacks" criticism of City will appear even more hypocritical than it did at the time. It might be the case though that we sign someone who can slot in immediately at left back, but sign someone at right back who is younger who could gradually take the load off Valencia. Chelsea's surrender to Newcastle was miserable, their morale is clearly low, and we're going into the game with much more momentum. So we should take the game to them, surely.
  9. Liamness

    Football Thread 2017/18

    It's a real shame Lallana and Oxlade Chamberlain weren't fit enough to be in the running. Also a shame Milner couldn't be convinced to come out of retirement. I think if Lallana does something good in the Champions league final I'd have him in there. The 5 - 2 - 3 / 3 - 4 - 3 / 3 - 5 - 2 / whatever relies on the forwards drifting about and providing some creativity - he's performed that role excellently for England in the past. Without him the players will be somewhat more functional - which doesn't mean it isn't still the best system for the players we have, but it might make some of the group stage games somewhat stodgy viewing. I don't think the system needs Jack Wilshere, at least not this Jack Wilshere. The two midfielders will need to cover a lot of ground, and most of the attacking creativity should come from the fullbacks and the wide forwards. Maybe he'd be a useful option on the bench but I think to get the best out of him, the shape would also need to change, and even then there's the chance he'll get injured early on or something. My suggested XI of the players who are going: Kane Alli Sterling Rose Henderson Dier Tripper Jones Stones Walker Pickford and a second string, why not Vardy Rashford Lingard Young Delph Loftus-Cheek Alexander-Arnold N/A Cahill Maguire Pope Lingard could easily be in there instead of either Alli or Sterling. Also ummed and ahhed over whether to pick Maguire or Stones... could go either way tbh. Stones quite prone to mistakes, but Maguire has very little experience as an international. Also I'd like to see Loftus-Cheek given a chance in the upcoming friendlies as he's and exciting player who makes things happen, whereas the other options in midfield are bit more predictable. Chelsea could've used him this season, no doubt about that.
  10. I would sign up to Amazon video no question if they got first run streaming rights to this worldwide. And I'm one of the tykes who's been torrenting this season and the last.
  11. Liamness

    The Man Utd Thread

    Yeah while I'm very happy for ex-players to be involved in the coaching set up and in the running of the club (would love one or two more in the boardroom, or in executive roles, just so it isn't purely people thinking about how to get the maximum sponsorship income from the global potato snack industry) they shouldn't be fast tracked over people who are, you know, actually qualified. If they want a big job like assistant manager, they should have to interview for it like anyone else.
  12. Liamness

    The Spurs Thread

    Seems like European / International football is increasingly just set up to have the same "big" sides play each other again and again. If the 4th placed Premier League team can't win a qualifying game against some Israeli team or whatever, they probably don't deserve to be there, even if they would get bigger viewing figures.
  13. Liamness

    The Man Utd Thread

    Well, guess that's going on MOTD first then. Don't think there's going to be any cause for them to do that thing where they switch from match to match. As I haven't seen it discussed in here, yesterday the club announced that Rui Faria (Mourinho's extremely long-serving assistant manager) will be leaving at the end of the season. Club are saying it's to spend more time with his family, but seems as likely to me that he wants to make the step up. Certainly has the experience. Might be good for Mourinho to bring in some fresh ideas; you could definitely say that Fergie benefitted from having new asisstants come in, particularly Steve McClaren and Carlos Quieroz. You get the sense that Mourinho has had a cloud following him ever since his time at Real Madrid, and maybe keeping the same people around him has not helped with that.
  14. Liamness

    The Man Utd Thread

    Would've been nice to see some youngsters given a run out today, given nothing is really at stake. Blind and Darmien may not be at the club much longer. Bench is quite experienced too. Playing Young is also wierd unless Mourinho has suddenly decided he trusts Shaw enough to play in a cup final. Looking at who's out, here's my guess for the team on Saturday: Sanchez Lukaku Pogba Matic Herrera Young Valencia Jones Smalling Lindelof De Gea Playing a back three over the last few games could all be a ruse, I suppose. Personally think a 4-3-3 with Smalling out and Lingard in would be better.
  15. Liamness

    The Man Utd Thread

    Would've been better if Noble hadn't got a yellow, they can't go back and review that now. Amazing that he's still on the pitch. Ref's just scared of the reaction from West Ham fans. Game was the definition of a dead rubber, I was barely watching.
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