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Stuck In The Past

All these ex-united pundits, a lot of fans, non-united pundits even, are still stuck in the past from when Sir Alex was the manager. I always hear not playing 'the United way' or 'Sir Alex would never accept that'. Nothing will be like that again, it's time to move on. Sir Alex was and is one of a kind. I genuinely think this is one of the biggest detriments to this club currently.

There's too many ex-pros are still hanging around United in a coaching capacity, getting favourable treatment. It just doesn't work like that anymore. The club needs a new and different direction. Furthermore, the club needs a total restructure. I think many of would agree with the restructuring bit. Director of Football, Technical Director, whatever needs to be done. Times have changed and we are not moving with it.

Whatever is happening behind the scenes, it seems like SAF still has a say on certain things.

Our recruitment from managers to players have not been good. A new proficient manager/coach may paper over the cracks for a couple of seasons, but until we sort out everything from the top to bottom properly, it will just be an endless cycle.

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

Dazza is right. "The United way" is basically a rhetorical device - and of course the business is trading off its heritage more and more when the current product is awful. You could say that Solskjaer's appointment was one substantive failure based on this ethos, but I'd argue the core problem is that the people making the decisions aren't qualified to make them. Woodward may have channelled 'the United way' when picking and then backing Solskjaer, but the same man also appointed three other managers with no prior connection with the club or its style of play. The latest iteration of failure has had a 'United DNA' theme to it but it's part of a wider picture of failure driven by a more fundamental issue of arrogant leadership that hasn't bothered to lean on specialist knowledge.

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

comment by Robbb Pochettino (U22716)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by Ronald-Royce (U4302)
posted 11 seconds ago
comment by Robbb Pochettino (U22716)
posted 3 minutes ago
comment by Ronald-Royce (U4302)
posted 11 minutes ago
You can comparer Utd to Nokia, once supreme, completely dominated, but gradually with time, become stuck in the past with their own success and too stubborn to make changes, whilst others innovated and pulled well ahead. They still believe what worked before will still work, clinging onto the past glories. Now only big by name.

Football is evolving rapidly, what worked even 5 years ago isn't going to work today, yet here we are still trying emulate the 90s structure.
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The Nokia way
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Still using keypads and txtng lk dis, capacitive touch screen and QWERTY keyboard is for egos.
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The snake formation is the blueprint for the ages
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And the never say die battery.

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

comment by Jadon The King Sancho (U10026)
posted 12 minutes ago
I don’t get why people are so opposed to the United Way, it’s only some guiding principles based around youth and attacking football. The club haven’t even been obsessed with it, otherwise we would play more youth players and actually play attacking football.
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No but the Media and ex-United players are obsessed with it. We need to move past that now, and it's not just the football and youth they are talking about when they mention it. It's about how things are behind the scenes too.

Either way, everything needs a revamp, top to bottom. I just don't see us being successful on a long term sustainable level otherwise.

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

comment by Robbb Pochettino (U22716)
posted 5 minutes ago

The snake formation is the blueprint for the ages
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I lost days of my life to Snakes on my first Nokia phone circa 2001.

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

comment by Ronald-Royce (U4302)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by Robbb Pochettino (U22716)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by Ronald-Royce (U4302)
posted 11 seconds ago
comment by Robbb Pochettino (U22716)
posted 3 minutes ago
comment by Ronald-Royce (U4302)
posted 11 minutes ago
You can comparer Utd to Nokia, once supreme, completely dominated, but gradually with time, become stuck in the past with their own success and too stubborn to make changes, whilst others innovated and pulled well ahead. They still believe what worked before will still work, clinging onto the past glories. Now only big by name.

Football is evolving rapidly, what worked even 5 years ago isn't going to work today, yet here we are still trying emulate the 90s structure.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

The Nokia way
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Still using keypads and txtng lk dis, capacitive touch screen and QWERTY keyboard is for egos.
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The snake formation is the blueprint for the ages
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And the never say die battery.
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We need Park Ji Sung back for that

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

comment by Red Russian (U4715)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by Robbb Pochettino (U22716)
posted 5 minutes ago

The snake formation is the blueprint for the ages
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I lost days of my life to Snakes on my first Nokia phone circa 2001.
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Me too. Then I cheated on him with brick breaker on my then state of the art blackberry on many a tube journey

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

comment by Robbb Pochettino (U22716)
posted 2 seconds ago
comment by Ronald-Royce (U4302)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by Robbb Pochettino (U22716)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by Ronald-Royce (U4302)
posted 11 seconds ago
comment by Robbb Pochettino (U22716)
posted 3 minutes ago
comment by Ronald-Royce (U4302)
posted 11 minutes ago
You can comparer Utd to Nokia, once supreme, completely dominated, but gradually with time, become stuck in the past with their own success and too stubborn to make changes, whilst others innovated and pulled well ahead. They still believe what worked before will still work, clinging onto the past glories. Now only big by name.

Football is evolving rapidly, what worked even 5 years ago isn't going to work today, yet here we are still trying emulate the 90s structure.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

The Nokia way
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Still using keypads and txtng lk dis, capacitive touch screen and QWERTY keyboard is for egos.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

The snake formation is the blueprint for the ages
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And the never say die battery.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

We need Park Ji Sung back for that
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We have the BTEC version in McFred. they're more of that knock off battery for the Nokia 3310 you buy from China that lasts a while initially, but when you charge it again, doesn't work and destroys your phone.

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

I don’t think they are obsessed with it, though. And even if they were, it’s kind of irrelevant because it’s not impacted decision making process at the club.

What they may or may be talking about with it is also just a bit of pie in the sky anyway. What happens behind the scenes at United isn’t a consequence of the ill defined tenets of the United Way; it’s a consequence of incompetence from an ownership that don’t have the values of the club, and its success on the pitch, at the centre of their thinking.

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

comment by Robbb Pochettino (U22716)
posted 1 hour, 21 minutes ago
comment by Red Russian (U4715)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by Robbb Pochettino (U22716)
posted 5 minutes ago

The snake formation is the blueprint for the ages
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I lost days of my life to Snakes on my first Nokia phone circa 2001.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Me too. Then I cheated on him with brick breaker on my then state of the art blackberry on many a tube journey
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My Nokia had a shoot-em-up, kind of like R-Type. I don't think I ever actually played Snake.

posted 1 week ago

Unfortunately the major football clubs are Plcs now. They are money making cash-cows for the benefit of the owners. It is hard to be a devoted fan if your support is just lining the pockets of a business consortium. The shambles that Man Utd are now is reminiscent of when they were relegated. Sad to see and painful to watch. There are historically two iconic football clubs in the world in Real Madrid and Manchester United. Then the second tier of Liverpool and Bayern Munich before a bunch of wannabes from London, United's noisy neighbours and PSG (which sounds like a Ladies' complaint anyway). Hopefully the new guy can be given the time to make a difference. It was always United's style of play rather than the results which attracted the fans and I would rather see them lose 4-3 than become like the old Arsenal and grind out a season of boring1-0 wins. At least I can always revert to my other favourites of Bolton, Crewe Alex and Stenhousemuir.

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