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Some thoughts

Not really a response to past night but including last night I'm not sure where we are heading.

I'm not Ole out, although I've always said he was and has done well just to get us back in track.

My biggest concern is we don't seem to be consistent in our planning. We signed some young players, for decent money, and the status was we are rebuilding for the future. So most of us were happy to be patient and see likes of say Amad develop.

We've gone from that notion to suddenly having cavani, matic and Ronaldo. Which even a new manager will have to replace as the youngsters haven't really been involved.

We have been winning games but performance wise we seem to be doing the same old same old.

Not sure what the plan is anymore.

posted 1 week ago

I think both Cavani and Ronaldo were instant decisions rather than pre-planned. Cavini fit into a plan of boosting the striker options, but I am sure we were looking for a longer term solution (our pursuit of Hallaand showed that). Ronaldo is probably the only one that was surplus to our needs and was just a cherry on top after getting a promising young player (Sancho) and a top level player in his prime (Varane).

posted 6 days, 23 hours ago

comment by Vidicschin (U3584)
posted 25 minutes ago
There is nothing sudden about Matic. We have had him for four years.
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You don't really need the second sentence there VC!

posted 6 days, 23 hours ago

comment by Diafol Coch 77 (U2462)
posted 19 minutes ago
comment by Vidicschin (U3584)
posted 25 minutes ago
There is nothing sudden about Matic. We have had him for four years.
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You don't really need the second sentence there VC!
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I did think that as I typed it.

posted 6 days, 23 hours ago

comment by Irishred (U2539)
posted 36 minutes ago
comment by plain old dunc (U11713)
posted 13 minutes ago
the plan is you dont throw a shed load of youngsters together and forego any experience
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You'll win nothing with kids mate
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to be fair you probably wouldnt.

Hanson seemed to forget though that those kids were surrounded by players like schmeichel,Bruce, Cantona, Irwin, McClair and Pallister

posted 6 days, 23 hours ago

comment by Vidicschin (U3584)
posted 2 minutes ago
comment by Diafol Coch 77 (U2462)
posted 19 minutes ago
comment by Vidicschin (U3584)
posted 25 minutes ago
There is nothing sudden about Matic. We have had him for four years.
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You don't really need the second sentence there VC!
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I did think that as I typed it.
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On Matic though if we could somehow combine him, Fred and McT that would be great. In the time we have neglected the midfield we probably could have commissioned a cloning device to get the next Scholes, Keane and Robson.

posted 6 days, 23 hours ago

comment by plain old dunc (U11713)
posted 31 seconds ago
comment by Irishred (U2539)
posted 36 minutes ago
comment by plain old dunc (U11713)
posted 13 minutes ago
the plan is you dont throw a shed load of youngsters together and forego any experience
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You'll win nothing with kids mate
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to be fair you probably wouldnt.

Hanson seemed to forget though that those kids were surrounded by players like schmeichel,Bruce, Cantona, Irwin, McClair and Pallister
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Yes the 1996 team would have been (pretty much)

Schmeichel

Neville
Bruce/May
Pallister
Irwin
Beckham
Keane
Butt/Scholes
Giggs

Cantona
Cole

Hardly full of kids that.

posted 6 days, 23 hours ago

comment by plain old dunc (U11713)
posted 3 minutes ago
comment by Irishred (U2539)
posted 36 minutes ago
comment by plain old dunc (U11713)
posted 13 minutes ago
the plan is you dont throw a shed load of youngsters together and forego any experience
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You'll win nothing with kids mate
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to be fair you probably wouldnt.

Hanson seemed to forget though that those kids were surrounded by players like schmeichel,Bruce, Cantona, Irwin, McClair and Pallister
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I remember SAF defending Hansen a bit in his first book by saying something similar.

posted 6 days, 21 hours ago

Sorry got busy.

Yeah had forgotten about Mata.

With the younger players it's an odd one as they were definitely for the future so I'd resigned myself to seeing them after a season or so and thought fair enough. The DVB situation I didn't forsee as I thought he was "ready" to get more game time fairly straight away.

I get the Ronaldo signing and was all for the cavani one at the time. Just seems like we have spent a lot of money but will need to spend a lot more regardless of Ole staying

posted 6 days, 20 hours ago

Jinja

Matic and Mata are nothing to do with our current planning. They were not bought with the future of the club in mind.

comment by Ron (U1646)

posted 6 days, 17 hours ago

Get us back on what track?

He took over a team who finsihed second the previous year, under a manager who had won 2 trophies.

He has won zero trophies, and best finish is second.

And we are favourites to finish 4th this year... what track are we on, apart from biggest wage bill and spenders in the league.

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