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posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

comment by Sat Nav (U18243)
posted 10 minutes ago
If I were to take a stab at it though, I’d say.

1. We must compare ourselves to the top as it’s where we have been and where we want to return to.
2. 17 games unbeaten, team finally looks proper, PL record for 3+ GD in 4 consecutive games

We can compare against the best. We’re not saying we’re at the same level. The journey is looking similar to what Klopp did with you guys. The most important thing he did was getting you guys to play like a proper team week in week out. Hopefully Ole can do that with us for the entire season next season.

Plus you’ve got to remember that we were performing at a level worse than Moyes! So we’ve gone from trash to very good.

This is PL only

We got 35 points from the first 25 games
9W 8D 8L

We got 23 points from the last 9 games
7W 2D 0L

So we’ve gone from trash like I say to where over the last 10 league games we’ve accrued more points than the deserved champions. As I’ve referred to above where we got 35 points, you guys amassed 73!

It’s a big swing within one season and we’re happy that we’re playing properly and getting results again. We were always so up and down week to week and didn’t get points against the weaker sides.

So I think us saying “we’ll win the league next year” is ridiculous but comparing us to the top team? Nah that’s completely fair.
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Yes I have no problem about comparing with the top, I mean it's the best gauge on where you're currently at. My problem was has positively he compared United against Liverpool both in terms of squad and how it could be tight next season, despite the massive gap and the fact Liverpool are current English, European and world champions. It's too early to make that statement. Next season United will look to close the gap but competing for the title is too early, considering the massive gap and trophies.

I do think you will close the gap as Fernandes feels like a massive piece in the jigsaw in terms of the team actually working and finding a balance. A balance you missed in the first half of the season. However you are still short at you still look at positions and think, we need to replace him. You don't think that about anybody in Liverpool's first team.

A couple of seasons of good work in the transfer market and you could compete for the title but for me we are about to enter a very competitive top four period of City, Liverpool, Chelsea and United, in the next few years.

posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
posted 3 hours, 37 minutes ago
comment by Sat Nav (U18243)
posted 10 minutes ago
If I were to take a stab at it though, I’d say.

1. We must compare ourselves to the top as it’s where we have been and where we want to return to.
2. 17 games unbeaten, team finally looks proper, PL record for 3+ GD in 4 consecutive games

We can compare against the best. We’re not saying we’re at the same level. The journey is looking similar to what Klopp did with you guys. The most important thing he did was getting you guys to play like a proper team week in week out. Hopefully Ole can do that with us for the entire season next season.

Plus you’ve got to remember that we were performing at a level worse than Moyes! So we’ve gone from trash to very good.

This is PL only

We got 35 points from the first 25 games
9W 8D 8L

We got 23 points from the last 9 games
7W 2D 0L

So we’ve gone from trash like I say to where over the last 10 league games we’ve accrued more points than the deserved champions. As I’ve referred to above where we got 35 points, you guys amassed 73!

It’s a big swing within one season and we’re happy that we’re playing properly and getting results again. We were always so up and down week to week and didn’t get points against the weaker sides.

So I think us saying “we’ll win the league next year” is ridiculous but comparing us to the top team? Nah that’s completely fair.
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Yes I have no problem about comparing with the top, I mean it's the best gauge on where you're currently at. My problem was has positively he compared United against Liverpool both in terms of squad and how it could be tight next season, despite the massive gap and the fact Liverpool are current English, European and world champions. It's too early to make that statement. Next season United will look to close the gap but competing for the title is too early, considering the massive gap and trophies.

I do think you will close the gap as Fernandes feels like a massive piece in the jigsaw in terms of the team actually working and finding a balance. A balance you missed in the first half of the season. However you are still short at you still look at positions and think, we need to replace him. You don't think that about anybody in Liverpool's first team.

A couple of seasons of good work in the transfer market and you could compete for the title but for me we are about to enter a very competitive top four period of City, Liverpool, Chelsea and United, in the next few years.
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Yeah could be tight.

Tbh I’m looking forward to a consistent battle between our two teams at the top. We’ve not had that in my lifetime it’s either been you or us with only a handful of exceptions.

posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

Next season United will look to close the gap but competing for the title is too early, considering the massive gap and trophies.
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Don't you have to hand the trophies back at the end of each season, and the competitions start again from scratch the following season? There truly is a massive points gap to try and reduce but whats the relevance of trophies?

posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

comment by Josunited (U8584)
posted 12 minutes ago
Next season United will look to close the gap but competing for the title is too early, considering the massive gap and trophies.
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Don't you have to hand the trophies back at the end of each season, and the competitions start again from scratch the following season? There truly is a massive points gap to try and reduce but whats the relevance of trophies?
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He’s referencing the performance and quality of Liverpool whereby they have amassed a huge point difference over everyone especially United and also trophies won.

I think it’s a fair point tbh. If we had won the CL and an FA cup for example we could make a better argument than we can currently.

posted 3 weeks, 4 days ago

comment by Josunited (U8584)
posted 1 hour, 27 minutes ago
Next season United will look to close the gap but competing for the title is too early, considering the massive gap and trophies.
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Don't you have to hand the trophies back at the end of each season, and the competitions start again from scratch the following season? There truly is a massive points gap to try and reduce but whats the relevance of trophies?
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Yes although I'm not sure what relevance that has. You have to hand the points back also. The point is the trophies versus no trophies as well as the points gap, shows how far the teams are apart this season, it's going to be difficult to bridge that in one season and for me extremely unlikely considering you have worse players, a worse manager and are so far behind, it's going to take something crazy to change that in one season.

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