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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: Today at 09:50:19 AM »
Looking likes it’s Ole Gunnar till summer.

Knight of the Order of St. Olav, First Class[
Kniksen of the year in 1996

but what does he bring to the table as a caretaker manager for MUFC ?

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: Today at 08:02:10 AM »
United will make Pochettino the no 1 target this summer, well thats what everyone seems to think. He's obviously very loyal to Spurs but he's left 2 jobs previously for bigger jobs and with financial difficulties Spurs have he might be tempted. There's no way he can win the league with the lack of financial backing he receives at Spurs.

If United can get Pochettino surely it would make sense to appoint a manager in the interim who would play a similar brand of football so that when the new manager comes in its not completely alien to them.

Pochettino will not go to United. He has more sense.

I know this is difficult for supporters to understand, but Manchester United 2019 is no guarantee of silverware, not even a guarantee of Chanpiosn League football.

Waving the cheque book around isn’t going to work in the way it once did, because City and Chelsea will do likewise. He would have to spend half a billion pound experimenting with players just to get the solid foundations he put in place at Spurs 3 years ago.

He won’t be paid better then where he is.

The weather is worse.

Travelling to Spain for business and Argentina for pleasure is less convenient.

His son is on Spurs books.

He has a chairman who trusts him at Spurs.

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If you really think “brand Man United” is going to topple all that, then you’re deluded.

The main reason why no “worldies” joined Man Utd this summer is because none were interested. Get used to it folks.
Man Utd are in a similar category to AC Milan- faded glory, managerial turmoil, no league win recently, got passed out by more organised clubs.

Would Liverpool fit into that category? Faded glory no league in nearly 30 years, no silverware?
I would be thinking about ould lads in Italy watching soccer on Wednesday nights in winter.
Liverpool would also be a blast from the past unless they won the Premiership twice and knocked Man Utd off their f**king perch ( copyright A. Ferguson)

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: Today at 07:58:17 AM »
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/dec/18/jose-mourinho-latest-to-fall-ed-woodward-reign-manchester-united

Ultimately, though, Mourinho still has barely the shadow of a leg to stand on. How can he when his team are 19 points behind Liverpool at the top of the table, with a worse defensive record than Crystal Palace and Huddersfield, the same goal difference as Leicester and no more wins than Watford, Bournemouth or West Ham? United, in their present guise, have lost their aura, the great allure of Old Trafford, and replaced it with something entirely different: a churn of joyless games, with no clear plan and a group of demotivated players, some of whom fail to see what it should mean to pull on that famous shirt.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: December 18, 2018, 06:13:05 PM »
No matter what the United job is still one of the plum jobs in world football. Any new manager will have resources well beyond what 99% of other teams could only dream off and they are inheriting some seriously talented players. Yes money needs spent in certain areas but in De Gea, Dalot, Pogba, martial, Rashford, Lingard etc there is the makings of a decent squad. If the new guy can’t make that work then maybe he’s not worth £10m per year or whatever he’ll be offered. The fact José was allowed to put his arrogance and self interest ahead of the club is a question the Board needs to address.h

I still think if you let those players off the leash like they have done in certain matches, (usually when behind at half time) United will be much more at the races in 2019. I expect at least 1 big signing as well in January

It’s more like being Meath manager at this stage

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: December 18, 2018, 03:27:40 PM »
United will make Pochettino the no 1 target this summer, well thats what everyone seems to think. He's obviously very loyal to Spurs but he's left 2 jobs previously for bigger jobs and with financial difficulties Spurs have he might be tempted. There's no way he can win the league with the lack of financial backing he receives at Spurs.

If United can get Pochettino surely it would make sense to appoint a manager in the interim who would play a similar brand of football so that when the new manager comes in its not completely alien to them.

Pochettino will not go to United. He has more sense.

I know this is difficult for supporters to understand, but Manchester United 2019 is no guarantee of silverware, not even a guarantee of Chanpiosn League football.

Waving the cheque book around isn’t going to work in the way it once did, because City and Chelsea will do likewise. He would have to spend half a billion pound experimenting with players just to get the solid foundations he put in place at Spurs 3 years ago.

He won’t be paid better then where he is.

The weather is worse.

Travelling to Spain for business and Argentina for pleasure is less convenient.

His son is on Spurs books.

He has a chairman who trusts him at Spurs.

—-

If you really think “brand Man United” is going to topple all that, then you’re deluded.

The main reason why no “worldies” joined Man Utd this summer is because none were interested. Get used to it folks.
Man Utd are in a similar category to AC Milan- faded glory, managerial turmoil, no league win recently, got passed out by more organised clubs.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: December 18, 2018, 02:38:45 PM »
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/soccer/english-soccer/timeline-of-jos%C3%A9-mourinho-s-doomed-man-united-tenure-1.3735223

Timeline of José Mourinho’s doomed Man United tenure

Three trophies came along the way but the rot had set in over the last few months


Manchester United have announced that manager Jose Mourinho has ended his two-and-a-half year spell at the club.

Here, we look at a timeline of the ups and downs of 55-year-old’s tenure at Old Trafford.

May 27, 2016 — Appointed as Manchester United manager, replacing Louis van Gaal.

August 7, 2016 — Wins first silverware at United with a 2-1 victory over Premier League champions Leicester in the Community Shield at Wembley, new signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores the winner.

September 11, 2016 — Defeat to old foe Pep Guardiola in the pair’s first derby clash in England as Manchester City win 2-1 at Old Trafford.

October 23, 2016 — A 4-0 thrashing at the hands of former club Chelsea on his return to Stamford Bridge.

October 29, 2016 — Sent to the stands at half-time for protesting a decision against his side in a 0-0 home draw against Burnley.

February 26, 2017 — Ibrahimovic scores twice as the Red Devils beat Southampton 3-2 to lift the EFL Cup — Mourinho becomes the first United manager to win silverware in his debut season at the club.

Related Manchester United to appoint caretaker after sacking José Mourinho 
Ken Early: Mourinho is the manager Manchester United deserve 

May 21, 2017 — Ends Premier League season with home win against Crystal Palace as United finish sixth, 24 points behind champions Chelsea.

May 24, 2017 — Guides United to the Europa League with a 2-0 victory over Ajax in Stockholm.

August 8, 2017 — 2-1 defeat to former club Real Madrid in the Super Cup, new signing Romelu Lukaku scores the consolation.

October 21, 2017 — A 13-match unbeaten run across all competitions to start the season ends with a 2-1 loss at newly-promoted Huddersfield.

December 20, 2017 — A 2-1 quarter-final defeat at Sky Bet Championship side Bristol City ends United’s hopes of retaining the Carabao Cup.

January 26, 2018 — Signs a new contract to remain as United boss until 2020, with the option of a further year.

March 13, 2018 — Sevilla knock United out of the Champions League at the round of 16 stage, winning 2-1 at Old Trafford after a goalless first leg in Spain.

April 7, 2018 — Paul Pogba scores twice and Chris Smalling gets the winner as United come from two goals behind to win 3-2 at Manchester City and prevent Guardiola’s side securing the Premier League title in the derby.

May 12, 2018 — Rui Faria announces he will quit as Mourinho’s assistant at the end of the season, the pair having worked together at various clubs since 2002.

May 19, 2018 — FA Cup final defeat against Chelsea as Eden Hazard’s penalty secures a 1-0 win for the Blues.

August 27, 2018 — Defeat at Brighton in the second game of the season is followed up by a 3-0 loss at home to Tottenham — the worst home defeat of Mourinho’s career.

September 29, 2018 — A five-match unbeaten run in all competitions was abruptly ended with a 3-1 defeat to West Ham at the London Stadium.

November 11, 2018 — Three straight wins, including an incredible 2-1 comeback victory at Juventus, looked to put Mourinho’s side back in form but they fell to a 3-1 derby defeat at Manchester City to pile the pressure back on the Portugese manager.

December 16, 2018 — A last-gasp 1-0 win at home to Young Boys saw United qualify for the Champions League knockout stages gave Mourinho a stay of execution, but a final matchday loss at Valencia was followed by a heavy 3-1 reverse to Liverpool at Anfield cranked up the pressure.

December 18, 2018 — Just two days after their first defeat in nine league matches against their north-west rivals, Manchester United announced the Portuguese was sacked by the club on  Tuesday morning.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: December 18, 2018, 02:21:39 PM »
6 people commented on this news story

5 read it the way I do (me and 4 lefties) one going so far as to accuse the Border Patrol of being sadists

You read it differently. You’re entitled to your opinion

Five read what, exactly, the way you do?

We are talking about the supposedly “outrageous” headline you objected to.

NOT the overall story which has been reported on by many different entities.

The headline you made such a stink about is NOT slanted or controversial in any way.

I don't think Whitey is credible because he presents the GOP as normal when in fact it is venal.
Regarding the child who died it is more relevant to see how Trumpers mention it on twitter for example.



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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: December 18, 2018, 01:49:58 PM »
So the Glazer clusterfuck goes on and it's not Mourinho's fault any more.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: December 18, 2018, 01:37:51 PM »
Verhofstadt says no deal is not acceptable and that the EU will not cooperate

https://www.teletrader.com/eus-verhofstadt-dismisses-managed-no-deal-brexit/

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General discussion / Re: No more evictions!
« on: December 18, 2018, 12:43:00 PM »
He's a bollocks who didn't pay his bills. He now squatting on someone else's land. Not only should he be removed from the land but he should be locked up for fraud. A gangster no better or worse than those in Dublin. If this is what being Irish is I want no part of it.
Just move to England, Trailer.
Why a mess in Roscommon would have anything to do with your passport is beyond me .

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: December 18, 2018, 12:41:55 PM »
So United are appointing an interim caretaker manager before they appoint the proper caretaker manager before the appoint the new manager at the end of the year......

Brilliant.
So in effect they will have 4 'managers' in 12 months  :o

Minimum 4 managers

I don't think Carrick taking charge of training for few days can be classed as managing and if the caretaker manager does well i can imagine he will be given the job full time.

Possibly but I get the impression from reading things about the interim manager that he will be an interim manager till the end of the season 'someone steeped in the United way'.  Giggsy it is!
Which "United way"?

"Strong and stable" or "all over the place" ?

 

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General discussion / Re: No more evictions!
« on: December 18, 2018, 10:57:40 AM »
I suspect we won't see any more evictions in Co Roscommon.
"Security personnel" - bucks with Northern accents saying they're  "British" >:(

Amazing how quick some are to defend the use of violence here but will be straight up on the high horse the minute violence is mentioned in the north.

People in the north had this kind of thing happen to themselves and their neighbours on a regular basis.  The difference being

1. The perpetrators were the state security forces, not some private crowd of ex services mercenary goons
2. They didn't owe any money to anyone

FWIW, I reckon the tactics were a bit heavy handed, but if the figures are correct, the lads had to go.

Violence in the north is different, Franko. Jesus Christ.
The IRA in the South never killed civilians either.
Plus why can't ye all get on with each other

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General discussion / Re: No more evictions!
« on: December 18, 2018, 10:45:21 AM »
Sid and Trailer need to go back in their urban boxes and stop commenting on something they so obviously know nithing about.
An awful lot of farmers in Ros and I'm sure other adjoining Counties have scattered bits of land which would be registered as separate properties.
Bottom line is Mc still owes a load of money secured on his property.....
Banks and Vultures might just go about theur business a bit  more diplomatically after this propaganda defeat.
I hope Gilroy and his gang hadn't talked Mc into ignoring the whole situation.
Prices didn't recover in Strokestown like they did in other parts of the country either

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General discussion / Re: No more evictions!
« on: December 18, 2018, 08:42:02 AM »
These kinds of things are always interesting to see who is on which side of the argument
People from the 4th green field are more likely to go with order while Connachtaigh are not .

The family seem to have asked for time to sort out the money. Maybe the bank tore the arse out of it

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/siblings-regain-possession-of-roscommon-home-following-eviction-1.3734658
Confirming that one of the McGann brothers and their sister, Geraldine had returned, a family friend, Donal Hanley, said they wanted to take their home back. The financial issues that led to the eviction are “a private matter”, he said.

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