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Ten Hag press conference - Pre Brighton

Some short and sweet answers from ETH today, doesn't help when the journalists ask the same questions every day/week.

Will Ronaldo start on Sunday?

"See on Sunday."

Concerned by a lack of options up front?

"We said before: we are still searching to strengthen the squad."

Happy with current midfield options?

"I think so. As we saw in pre-season, we did pretty well there. We have a good team. But we can still strengthen the squad."

Could Martinez and Eriksen start on Sunday?

"We need competition in the squad, but also we are going into a long season with a lot of games. We need a lot of good players. They are fit enough to start."

On the new season and Brighton

"It is exciting, as is every season. But when you arrive with a new team, it is tough. But we are really looking forward to Sunday. They are a good team, a decent team and play attractive football. I like them."

Ronaldo leaving early vs Vallecano

"There were many players who left early and the spotlight is on Cristiano - that is not right. Do your research."

More on Ronaldo

"I am really happy. We have a top striker. He is here and is in the squad."

The desire to win

"I think we have to look forward to the first game. We want to win every game and we will be trying to do that from Sunday."

Will Anthony Martial miss out on Sunday?

"Yes. It is always difficult to say with injuries [how long he will be out for]. I hope it is not for too long."

Have you watched the 4-0 defeat to Brighton from last season back?

"Last season is last season - I am looking forward. I am preparing the team for the future and for Sunday - that's it."

Preferred choice for the full-back roles?

"It is all open and we have to cover many, many games. We need quality players to cover all of the games. Nobody can play all of the games."

On the state of the squad

"That would be a good situation [to have transfer business done], but I am happy with the squad. I am happy with the signings up until now. We are working altogether. I am happy with the current squad and we need the right players."

On the ongoing De Jong links

"We want Frenkie de Jong? [smiles] I didn't know! It's about the right players. I cannot comment on a player contracted to another club. When we have news, we will bring it."



Roll on Sunday!

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

comment by scholayScholes (U13961)
posted 21 minutes ago
comment by Clockwork Red: Jadon and the Argonauts (U4892)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by scholayScholes (U13961)
posted 8 minutes ago
comment by Clockwork Red: Jadon and the Argonauts (U4892)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by scholayScholes (U13961)
posted 5 minutes ago
comment by Vidicschin (U3584)
posted 2 minutes ago
comment by United we win (U19958)
posted 31 minutes ago
I told you idiots you can’t rely on martial! He’s injury prone and garbage
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None of us idiots said we could rely on Martial. Not one.

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The conviction at which you write this rubbish is staggering. One or two people have definitely insinuated they would rather start the season with Martial the focal point, thus "rely on him."

You go around calling people stupid but to have the audacity to write this shows your level of IQ. The only way you know no one has said this is to tell me you have read each and everyone's thoughts on this matter here, which tells me you need a life
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I might be wrong, but I thought people had said that *between Martial and Ronaldo* they'd be happy to start with Martial as he links better with others etc. But that statement implies (as is currently the case, really) that we can *only* choose between Martial and Ronaldo. We may yet sign someone up front, of course. Saying you'd go with Martial over Ronaldo isn't necessarily the same as saying we can rely on Martial over any extended period.

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This club have chased one player all summer and in my opinion we are not getting him. The reason why this club can't afford to lose Ronaldo is because if we are to go with this whole thinking that Ten Hag only wants a specific type of player, I am telling you this club and the board can't deliver that player this window, so we will be relying on Martial.
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Even if that were all categorically true, you’re still having a go at people for saying ‘we can rely on Martial’ when it seems they were more likely saying ‘I’d go with Martial over Ronaldo with things as they stand’.

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I am not having a go at anyone.

UWW made the comment.

VC denied that anyone has said this.

I said to him this is waffle some people have.

Please show me where I have had a go at anyone bar VC relating to what I have stated above?

It is good to read sometimes before jumping in
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You are having a go at VC (as you’ve admitted) for his stance on Ronaldo/Martial.

VC’s stance on this is similar to a few other people’s (you’ve said that you think opting for Martial over Ronaldo is ‘relying on Martial’ - this is clearly spelled out in the above exchange).

Therefore, you are having a go at people other than VC.

The beautiful simplicity of syllogistic reasoning

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

comment by scholayScholes (U13961)
posted 6 minutes ago
VC,

I am not accusing you of saying we should rely on him. What i wrote is quite clear. In many of our debates, people have insinuated this. I am not sad I won't be going back to look at articles to proof my point. But there is zero reason for me to lie about this
----------------------------------------------------------------------

No one has insinuated it what so ever. You just don’t understand basic English.

It is the problem with posters like yourself, Nohlman and RDD. You always pretend people say something that they have not said.

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

comment by Clockwork Red: Jadon and the Argonauts (U4892)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by scholayScholes (U13961)
posted 21 minutes ago
comment by Clockwork Red: Jadon and the Argonauts (U4892)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by scholayScholes (U13961)
posted 8 minutes ago
comment by Clockwork Red: Jadon and the Argonauts (U4892)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by scholayScholes (U13961)
posted 5 minutes ago
comment by Vidicschin (U3584)
posted 2 minutes ago
comment by United we win (U19958)
posted 31 minutes ago
I told you idiots you can’t rely on martial! He’s injury prone and garbage
----------------------------------------------------------------------

None of us idiots said we could rely on Martial. Not one.

----------------------------------------------------------------------
The conviction at which you write this rubbish is staggering. One or two people have definitely insinuated they would rather start the season with Martial the focal point, thus "rely on him."

You go around calling people stupid but to have the audacity to write this shows your level of IQ. The only way you know no one has said this is to tell me you have read each and everyone's thoughts on this matter here, which tells me you need a life
----------------------------------------------------------------------

I might be wrong, but I thought people had said that *between Martial and Ronaldo* they'd be happy to start with Martial as he links better with others etc. But that statement implies (as is currently the case, really) that we can *only* choose between Martial and Ronaldo. We may yet sign someone up front, of course. Saying you'd go with Martial over Ronaldo isn't necessarily the same as saying we can rely on Martial over any extended period.

----------------------------------------------------------------------
This club have chased one player all summer and in my opinion we are not getting him. The reason why this club can't afford to lose Ronaldo is because if we are to go with this whole thinking that Ten Hag only wants a specific type of player, I am telling you this club and the board can't deliver that player this window, so we will be relying on Martial.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Even if that were all categorically true, you’re still having a go at people for saying ‘we can rely on Martial’ when it seems they were more likely saying ‘I’d go with Martial over Ronaldo with things as they stand’.

----------------------------------------------------------------------
I am not having a go at anyone.

UWW made the comment.

VC denied that anyone has said this.

I said to him this is waffle some people have.

Please show me where I have had a go at anyone bar VC relating to what I have stated above?

It is good to read sometimes before jumping in
----------------------------------------------------------------------

You are having a go at VC (as you’ve admitted) for his stance on Ronaldo/Martial.

VC’s stance on this is similar to a few other people’s (you’ve said that you think opting for Martial over Ronaldo is ‘relying on Martial’ - this is clearly spelled out in the above exchange).

Therefore, you are having a go at people other than VC.

The beautiful simplicity of syllogistic reasoning

----------------------------------------------------------------------
You are having a go at VC (as you’ve admitted) for his stance on Ronaldo/Martial.

No I am not. Again, I suggest you read my follow up comment. You are having a mare here

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

comment by Vidicschin (U3584)
posted 3 minutes ago
comment by scholayScholes (U13961)
posted 6 minutes ago
VC,

I am not accusing you of saying we should rely on him. What i wrote is quite clear. In many of our debates, people have insinuated this. I am not sad I won't be going back to look at articles to proof my point. But there is zero reason for me to lie about this
----------------------------------------------------------------------

No one has insinuated it what so ever. You just don’t understand basic English.

It is the problem with posters like yourself, Nohlman and RDD. You always pretend people say something that they have not said.
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My word I am trying because here you are conversing with me. But I apologise for not understanding "basic English"

Idiot

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

comment by scholayScholes (U13961)
posted 26 seconds ago
comment by Vidicschin (U3584)
posted 3 minutes ago
comment by scholayScholes (U13961)
posted 6 minutes ago
VC,

I am not accusing you of saying we should rely on him. What i wrote is quite clear. In many of our debates, people have insinuated this. I am not sad I won't be going back to look at articles to proof my point. But there is zero reason for me to lie about this
----------------------------------------------------------------------

No one has insinuated it what so ever. You just don’t understand basic English.

It is the problem with posters like yourself, Nohlman and RDD. You always pretend people say something that they have not said.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
My word I am trying because here you are conversing with me. But I apologise for not understanding "basic English"

Idiot
----------------------------------------------------------------------

You really are a highly strung little individual aren’t you?

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

comment by scholayScholes (U13961)
posted 8 seconds ago
comment by Clockwork Red: Jadon and the Argonauts (U4892)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by scholayScholes (U13961)
posted 21 minutes ago
comment by Clockwork Red: Jadon and the Argonauts (U4892)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by scholayScholes (U13961)
posted 8 minutes ago
comment by Clockwork Red: Jadon and the Argonauts (U4892)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by scholayScholes (U13961)
posted 5 minutes ago
comment by Vidicschin (U3584)
posted 2 minutes ago
comment by United we win (U19958)
posted 31 minutes ago
I told you idiots you can’t rely on martial! He’s injury prone and garbage
----------------------------------------------------------------------

None of us idiots said we could rely on Martial. Not one.

----------------------------------------------------------------------
The conviction at which you write this rubbish is staggering. One or two people have definitely insinuated they would rather start the season with Martial the focal point, thus "rely on him."

You go around calling people stupid but to have the audacity to write this shows your level of IQ. The only way you know no one has said this is to tell me you have read each and everyone's thoughts on this matter here, which tells me you need a life
----------------------------------------------------------------------

I might be wrong, but I thought people had said that *between Martial and Ronaldo* they'd be happy to start with Martial as he links better with others etc. But that statement implies (as is currently the case, really) that we can *only* choose between Martial and Ronaldo. We may yet sign someone up front, of course. Saying you'd go with Martial over Ronaldo isn't necessarily the same as saying we can rely on Martial over any extended period.

----------------------------------------------------------------------
This club have chased one player all summer and in my opinion we are not getting him. The reason why this club can't afford to lose Ronaldo is because if we are to go with this whole thinking that Ten Hag only wants a specific type of player, I am telling you this club and the board can't deliver that player this window, so we will be relying on Martial.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Even if that were all categorically true, you’re still having a go at people for saying ‘we can rely on Martial’ when it seems they were more likely saying ‘I’d go with Martial over Ronaldo with things as they stand’.

----------------------------------------------------------------------
I am not having a go at anyone.

UWW made the comment.

VC denied that anyone has said this.

I said to him this is waffle some people have.

Please show me where I have had a go at anyone bar VC relating to what I have stated above?

It is good to read sometimes before jumping in
----------------------------------------------------------------------

You are having a go at VC (as you’ve admitted) for his stance on Ronaldo/Martial.

VC’s stance on this is similar to a few other people’s (you’ve said that you think opting for Martial over Ronaldo is ‘relying on Martial’ - this is clearly spelled out in the above exchange).

Therefore, you are having a go at people other than VC.

The beautiful simplicity of syllogistic reasoning

----------------------------------------------------------------------
You are having a go at VC (as you’ve admitted) for his stance on Ronaldo/Martial.

No I am not. Again, I suggest you read my follow up comment. You are having a mare here
----------------------------------------------------------------------

I read it. You’re saying VC has a low IQ for not thinking that ‘preferring Martial to Ronaldo’ is the same as ‘thinking we can rely on Martial’, aren’t you? You and UWW seem to think these are the same thing; VC doesn’t, I don’t and I’m sure plenty of others don’t.

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

No, I am just not obtuse like you. Your ability to derail most discussions and thereby offering nothing to most conversations is indeed special. I just respond and laugh you.

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

comment by scholayScholes (U13961)
posted 1 minute ago
No, I am just not obtuse like you. Your ability to derail most discussions and thereby offering nothing to most conversations is indeed special. I just respond and laugh you.
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You are not as intelligent when it comes to football as me. That is for sure. And you can not understand what people say to you which is why you always write about something they do not say.

You are known for this.

Also correcting people when they are wrong like Nohlman and yourself is not derailing a thread.

Derailing a thread is where you make up things people have not said and have the audacity to call them idiots.

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

comment by Vidicschin (U3584)
posted 3 minutes ago
comment by scholayScholes (U13961)
posted 1 minute ago
No, I am just not obtuse like you. Your ability to derail most discussions and thereby offering nothing to most conversations is indeed special. I just respond and laugh you.
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You are not as intelligent when it comes to football as me. That is for sure. And you can not understand what people say to you which is why you always write about something they do not say.

You are known for this.

Also correcting people when they are wrong like Nohlman and yourself is not derailing a thread.

Derailing a thread is where you make up things people have not said and have the audacity to call them idiots.
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You are not as intelligent when it comes to football as me. That is for sure

A grown man writing this gibberish. Words fail me.

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

A grown man writing this gibberish. Words fail me.
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Understanding of words fail you. Frequently.

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