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  1. 18 points
    lucretius

    Paul Pogba 2017/18

    I know, it's hard to believe.
  2. 14 points
    The 60th Anniversary of Munich Air Disaster is tomorrow, and I just want to get this thread started by leaving this tribute piece I made in MS Paint. R.I.P to all those who died, we will never forget them, WE ARE UNITED.
  3. 12 points
    peterswellman

    The Jose Mourinho Thread

    The easiest change in the world last night was Herrera for Lingard and push Pogba further forward. Everyone in the world could see it but Jose didn’t do it. His changes last night were shambolic in the fact not only did they not improve us, they actually hampered us even further. That was the change that needed to be made, preferably at half-time. Simply not good enough.
  4. 11 points
  5. 11 points
    Where to begin, so much about the modern game is shite. Lets introduce 5 substitutes and penalty shoot out in the prem if a draw after 90 minutes. No physical contact, no tackling, no pushing, no barging and no punching. Instant 2 minute sin-bin for contact or hand-ball. VMR at every game and small interactive screens in all seats for fans to vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ over ref’s decisions. Not for opponents fans. Designated shooting areas. Special teams for corners and free kicks. Green cards for shooting opportunity. 10 minute goal celebration time with big screen replays and betting confirmations. More squads, up to 75 players, and at least 5 kits - changed every six months. Time outs and sponsors breaks during games. Adopt a player scheme. More advertising at half time with sponsers exhibitions and promotions by cheerleaders. More player biographies, Twitter pages and club apps. Bigger bungs in transfers. TV merchandising with pay-pal/club credit card reductions. Casino, one-armed bandits and videogames outlets - on site gambling and gaming open only during match time. Starbucks to replace the bovril and pies cafe. Summer 5 star holidays with players and coaches - Tenerife tours/footy schools. Raise ticket prices to remove the last vestiges of the riff-raff. Mandatory to wear dual club scarves and piped chanting of ‘clean’ songs for all games. After Brexit - only British players and fans - blue passport holders only. No subsidies for the handicapped or over 60s. More stewards and spot checks during game time. Ladies football match before the main event - mandatory attendance - sexist behaviour not allowed. More and More TV money and remove all taxes and corruption/fraud investigations. More games - twice a week, all year round, with more cups. Play 75% league games in China, Middle East and USA - only local fans allowed. Reduce all European games to a winter knockout - 4 weeks - with the final on Xmas day. Only for rich clubs.
  6. 9 points
    What even was that replay? What the fuck were those lines? VAR - Brought to you by Microsoft Paint.
  7. 9 points
    This is because the next side playing Newcastle will get them serious as all of the sides played Newcastle (except Mous's bunch of clowns) in the last 4 months so far. One of the most wrong myths on here is that lower sides are raising their games playing United. The truth is completely different.United are not focused &good enough so the opposition sides smell the opportunities to grab points and glory.
  8. 9 points
  9. 9 points
    Sownak27

    FA Premier League 2017/18

    Sanchez signed Liverpool lose to Swansea This is the best birthday I've had in years
  10. 9 points
    peterswellman

    Alexis Sanchez 2017/18

    What! A! SIGNING! Age, money, the reasons as to how this came about......I honestly don’t give a fuck. We’ve just signed Alexis fucking Sanchez.
  11. 8 points
    It's laughable. The Guardian hacks have their nose so far up Pep's arse, they've got brown shoulders.
  12. 8 points
    It's incredible nonsense, let's look at their line-up. Bravo- 17m Delph- 8m Laporte- 50m Stones- 50m Danilo-30m Silva- 25m Guendogan- 20m Fernandinho- 30m Sane- 37m Aguero- 38m Silva- 43m The combined total of the defence alone is 138 million ffs. Not a youth player in sight the renowned youth academy in sight and Pep the great one fires on another 50m from Kyle Walker from the bench along with Kevin De Bruyne (55m)....who may I add were both on the field before Wigan scored. This is also the man who's solution to injuries was to list 6 subs and demand another 50 million for Mahrez because Sane was out for a couple of weeks.
  13. 8 points
    Pep is more of a prick than jose when he loses or things go against him. It's nice to say good things when you are winning but your true character comes out in difficult times. There would have been outcry in media if jose would have had a bust up like pep and would also have lead to repercussions . His post match comments congratulating wigan adding they had one shot on target was also cringeworthy. Overall loved the nice guy mask coming off and it made my day.
  14. 8 points
    Just when you think we have shit owners, a ruined culture and an egotistical manager along comes the Berties. Thank you.
  15. 8 points
    JJtheRed

    Paul Pogba 2017/18

    I’m getting the impression that people would much rather be “right” than see him do well for us.... Truely sad state of affairs.
  16. 8 points
    United deserve better than Pochettino: Roy Keane. Could we at least try reading posts out loud before posting them, for the sake of my blood pressure if nothing else?
  17. 7 points
    hdcantona

    The FA Cup thread

    https://streamable.com/wffft
  18. 7 points
    lucretius

    Romelu Lukaku 2017/18

    He was very good yesterday, and took both goals really well. The ultimate flat track bully, though. His stats are padded by FA Cup goals against Huddersfield (17th), Yeovil (League Two), and Derby (Championship), and in the CL against Basel and CSKA Moscow. His league record is actually pretty underwhelming: 12 goals (7th, behind Kane, Salah, Aguero, Sterling, Vardy, and Firmino), having played more minutes than anyone above him except Vardy, who has played 14 minutes more and scored one more goal. His minutes per goal is pretty poor (188): about half as good as Kane (97), Salah (93), or Aguero (85). Quite a bit worse than Sterling (128) too. In fact, it's worse than any other centre forward who has scored 7 or more goals, except Lacazette (202). Rooney (164) and Glenn Murray (185) have been more efficient. Even Martial (164) and Lingard (183) have a better rate in our squad, despite not playing up top. Hazard has played 644 fewer minutes, and scored 1 less goal. Morata has played 700 fewer minutes (nearly 8 full games), and scored only 2 less goals. 0 goals against the top 6 sides. In fact, the highest placed team he's scored against is Everton, in 9th. He also has 1 against Bournemouth, in 10th. That means that 83% of his goals have come against sides in the bottom half of the table. He has 2 against Stoke, 1 against Southampton, and 1 against West Brom, so a third of his goals have come against sides currently in the relegation zone. Three teams (Palace, Swansea, and Huddersfield), are only one point ahead of 18th placed Southampton, and he has a goal against each of them, accounting for more than half of his total.
  19. 7 points
    St!mpy

    Paul Pogba 2017/18

    If this was prison, TFIA just dropped the soap and Luc has had his way.
  20. 7 points
    lucretius

    Paul Pogba 2017/18

    Actual footage of @gav81 rummaging through his archive of quotes by, about, or tangentially related to, Keano.
  21. 7 points
    lucretius

    Paul Pogba 2017/18

    League and club record signing on eye watering salary, who's never off social media, has a different haircut every week, his own emoji, #POGBACK, and there's some mystery about why people get pissed off when he goes missing in a game? Mourinho is an idiot for playing him in a double pivot, but if he was as good as some people on here would have you believe, never mind how much the club paid for him and is paying him in wages, he should still be dominating games, and not just against Stoke. He's not going to get into the team of the year, he's not even in the top 5 midfielders in the league, and he's Rooneying about the place. The worst bit is that this was patently obvious to anyone who had actually watched him regularly in Italy or for France. Symptomatic of everything that's wrong with football in general, and this club in particular.
  22. 7 points
    dualtamac

    Paul Pogba 2017/18

    Rebuy Rafael, bring ParkJi-Sung out of retirement and play a proper midfield. #fergiewasright
  23. 7 points
    O

    4-2-3-1 needs to die?

    I think Mourinho needs to accept that in order to get the best out of Pogba, who is a luxury player lacking discipline, he needs to adopt a different approach to the structure of the midfield. A switch to 4-3-3 or a 3-5-2 is a must, in my opinion. We badly need Bailly to return and stay fit. McTominay is probably deserving of more starts if Herrera can't find some form. Martial-----------Lukaku-----------Alexis Pogba---Matić---Herrera Shaw-------Rojo----Jones---Valencia De Gea OR Alexis-----Lukaku Shaw---Pogba---Matić---Herrera---Valencia Rojo-----Jones---Lindelöf De Gea
  24. 7 points
    lucretius

    If you had the power

    I’d change the rule that if a yellow card is given, no further action can be taken. If refs aren’t going to protect players during the game, it will take a few 3 game bans and then we might see the amount of stupid challenges drop when people realise they can’t get away with a yellow. And only captains should be able to speak to the ref, but that’s another matter.
  25. 7 points
    aardvarked

    The Jose Mourinho Thread

    You usually post your RAWK quotes in the Liverpool thread mate
  26. 7 points
    https://thebrokenelbow.com/2017/12/19/the-other-side-of-the-manchester-city-story/ Lest we ever forget these fuckers tried to take the moral high ground and media were lapping it up. United are apparently the evil empire with Mourinho, the ultimate enemy of football, being the most unsavory character to grace the game. It's fucking laughable. Words like scum are thrown around far too often in the game but it's truly applicable to these maniacs.
  27. 7 points
    pailo

    Alexis Sanchez 2017/18

  28. 7 points
    ALF

    Alexis Sanchez 2017/18

  29. 6 points
    The Guardian is saying City paid for fielding a weakened team. They must be fucking kidding. That City team was good enough to turn out for a league match. More excuses.
  30. 6 points
    peterswellman

    The FA Cup thread

    Mask on, fuck it mask off. Classy, classy Pep. Big bad Jose.
  31. 6 points
    SimplyGiggs

    VAR - yes or no?

    Amazing the opposition to it despite the unequivocal success in just about every other sport. If your enjoyment of games rests on calling the referee a cunt or not being able to sit through a delay of 1-2 minutes then there are some serious issues.
  32. 6 points
    O

    Paul Pogba 2017/18

  33. 6 points
    How can anyone think this is a positive?
  34. 6 points
  35. 6 points
    rezzy

    Do you trust Mourinho?

    I feel like its harder and harder to trust a man that persists with the Smalling-Jones combination over and over.
  36. 6 points
    Jesus Christ.
  37. 6 points
    O

    Timothy Fosu-Mensah Thread

    His loan spell is working out really well. Getting regular games and growing in stature.
  38. 6 points
    aardvarked

    4-2-3-1 needs to die?

    I still do not understand why we can't make a 3 man midfield of Matic, Pogba & Herrera work.
  39. 6 points
    O

    Premier League Transfers 2017/18

    City literally already have a Mahrez in Bernardo Silva. Shower of cunts. A massive fuck you to Foden and Brahim Díaz
  40. 6 points
    ALF

    Alexis Sanchez 2017/18

    Also huge credit to United not only was the announcement video really bloody decent this really adds a whole new layer to the transfer, weirdly. The choice of music, the pace and the editing really add a whole new level of epicness and allow you to dream that he'll make history. Bravo United. And to think Fergie didn't want us to have a social media output, apparently.
  41. 5 points
    Will you please STFU. Sick and tired of old cunts like you and haggler talking about Ferguson taking over in '86 and not winning the league until 1993. The Manchester United of 1986 and 2016 were two very different football clubs. There was a rampant drinking culture, a poor scouring network in place, Liverpool were the dominant force, and Everton were also a top side back then. Also, George Graham would soon be turning Arsenal into a force again. Robson, Whiteside, McGrath, etc. Pissheads. Drank in Crerand's pub. The scouting network, which was the foundation of The Busby Babes, had to be restructured and brought up to scratch. That's how we started to sign up young players from all over the country again. No David Beckham without it. Imagine Ferguson being given the money to go and pluck the best players from Spain (di María), France (Ibrahimović), Germany (Mkhitaryan) and Italy (Pogba) at that time. Not happening. He had to buy from within Britain. The club's last First Division title was in 1967. Almost 20 years earlier. No former winners in the squad. Moyes inherited a title winning team. Mourinho took over the same core group of players 3 years after their last title win. De Gea, Smalling, Jones, Young, Valencia, Carrick, Rooney. 7 title winners. 6 of them remain. 5 of them are regulars. It's not comparable at all.
  42. 5 points
  43. 5 points
    pailo

    VAR - yes or no?

    Any decision made, whether its in football, business or in your home, will be a more informed one, if you have more tools and information at your disposal. But the addition of tools and information also comes with it a price. You cannot gain something for nothing. With the introduction of VAR, referees will have access to video footage which in many cases, makes the decision easier to make. But the price you pay is that this will incur a delay to the game i.e. it takes time to process the information. Consider an example where a goal is scored and VAR is used by the referees to confirm the goal. This incurs a one second delay between the time the ball crosses the line and the time the referee announces the decision. I believe it would be difficult to find many fans who would complain about that delay. Consider now the example yesterday, where the delay was a few minutes. Although the correct decision was made, the delay has caused controversy. At some point, the FA need to establish a maximum allowable delay time which the majority of fans would be happy with. Unfortunately there can be no maximum (finite) delay which could be imposed where you could state, with certainty, that all decisions using VAR, will have been made. This is because there will always be underlying errors in technology - you cannot make anything perfect, and thus there will always be some statistical uncertainty in its usage, no matter how small. This is without even considering the fact that a human still has a final say in the matter, and the error brought about by human involvement in the decision making process. However it may be possible to provide a confidence level, that 95% of all decisions will be made, within the maximum "allowable" delay time. What needs to happen now is first, an understanding of what the tool is and what it is not. The latter is important, perhaps moreso than the former. We then need a decision to be made as to what is an acceptable time to wait. It then needs to be demonstrated that all referees can use the technology and make a decision within that acceptable time, for most circumstances, say 95% of the time. Once this has been achieved, the technology chould then be rolled out into more domestic games.
  44. 5 points
    O

    West Brom - Pardiola era

    So... you're bottom of the league and go to Spain for a bit of warm weather training. Randomly, four of your most senior players decide to rob a taxi and take the piss. FFS. Gareth Barry is the leading PL appearance maker and Jonny Evans was being linked with City and Arsenal a few weeks ago! They're in their 30s. 😂 Jake Livermore might have had a family bereavement in recent months, but he is constantly involved in off the field antics. Tested positive for cocaine, and now this. They are doomed if they don't go on a massive run of wins.
  45. 5 points
    Millsh

    60th Anniversary Of Munich Air Disaster

    Photos from the Belgrade event. United U19 players who are playing a local team tomorrow paid their tributes together with the British embassy staff. Slava im! * *glory to them!
  46. 5 points
  47. 5 points
    parksey

    If you had the power

    No cards for goal celebrations, unless they are super provocative ala Adebayor v Arsenal (or racist, violent etc).
  48. 5 points
    Direct quotes. Embarrassing stuff, some cheek.
  49. 5 points
    TFIA

    The Jose Mourinho Thread

    The average is 85 however far you want to go back. As in no matter how far you want to go back to skew the stats in your favor the PL average is 85 points. It's quite obvious that's what I was saying - You're either misinterpreting what I'm saying or being intentionally twisted. You think I'm that stupid that I'd believe the average would remain the same over selected periods of time? Give me a break. You check but you should probably double check the wording of the posts you respond to. I never said they were relevant or more relevant - Just that it's a statistical fact that it's the average. If the average across the whole PL was 87 or 88 I would have made the exact same point. I'm sure you know how progress works. 6th to 2nd is progress. Being "nearer to 2nd" rather than nearer to 5th is progress. We haven't been in a title race for 5 years so just getting close to the average progress. So long as we continue to progress we will get back to where we need to be but it's vital it continues. I'm not celebrating this as an immortal achievement - It's simply a positive step and a remarkable turnaround from 18 months ago when we were struggling to get a shot on target at home to Norwich. Well we're ahead of every side who've spent less than we have so it's hardly a relevant criticism. Where is your source that we have "by far" the highest wage bill? Is it the same ones saying Alexis is on £650,000 a week? There's very few accurate sources for wages and I'd be amazed if we're paying more than City. You think we're playing shit football. I'd say the majority of United fans are actually quite content with the football - Pogba alone is worth the price of admission. Funny how we've pragmatically scraped more goals than Arsenal, Chelsea or Spurs, without Alexis Sanchez. Some United fans also enjoy Mourinho while you despise him. That's fair enough but then don't try and act like your personal feelings don't dictate your opinion of the job he's doing. Even Jamie Carragher can acknowledge he's doing a good job but you're acting like it's my bias that's influencing my opinion. I've criticised Mourinho for a lot of the negative things. You have never praised him for the positive. Can't really judge when we're still in two cup competitions and yet to see our best attacking player in action. The club seem to think he's doing the job though - Hence the offer of a new deal. His job isn't finished yet but I could hand on heart say I'm happy about the current job he is doing.
  50. 5 points
    adhityaprianda

    Alexis Sanchez 2017/18

    😂😂😂😂