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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: January 21, 2021, 11:01:35 AM »
Good response to going a goal down.

AWB is still so nave,  how many times did he get caught on the wrong side or got played around with a simple inside pass.
Better teams will exploit that and yes the CB's were at fault for the goal, but he was looking across the play and should have been able to either step up or snuff out the pass. I was in disbelief when the co-commentator said he was having an excellent season.

Outside of that some good positives and on to the next one.

AWB hasn't been great for a while and desperately needs more time on the training pitch, great to get the win but it was far from convincing. Pogba reinforcing the view he's a joke, all the ability in the world as last night showed but continued to go through the motions for his 4 seasons at OT.

Martial/Greenwood again were poor, Greenwood in particular is so low on confidence; He desperately needs a goal. I think we'll get punished sooner rather then later in these games we're only winning by a goal unless we start winning games more comfortably. 10 wins and 3 draws from the last 13 league games is some record and something nobody seen coming, lets hope it continues.

Yeah the form of the front players outside of Cavani is definitely a concern, that is why I can't understand why DVB isnt getting more game time.

But to be fair to OGS and the squad they are finding a way to win. These are the types of games where points were being dropped previously.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: January 21, 2021, 08:43:54 AM »
Good response to going a goal down.

AWB is still so nave,  how many times did he get caught on the wrong side or got played around with a simple inside pass.
Better teams will exploit that and yes the CB's were at fault for the goal, but he was looking across the play and should have been able to either step up or snuff out the pass. I was in disbelief when the co-commentator said he was having an excellent season.

Outside of that some good positives and on to the next one.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: January 20, 2021, 01:16:11 PM »
Dodged one on Sancho I reckon. No where near the quality for the valuation and looking like a full season without gates receipts etc... due to covid so Id say luck rather than good business

Yeah Ive watched a number of games with him, average, Haaland though is top drawer

Yep and I think Ole knew it too long before the rest. We all know the problem there and I'd say no point having him if it comes with that other parasite.

I'd be seeing what Diallo is like in the background before even contemplating a move for Sancho again; and at least 30 million below what Dortmund wanted.

Dortmund seem to be trying to flog Sancho now judging by their latest comments

Haaland is something else, United were linked with him before he made the move to Salzburg and then again in summer 2019 after 6 months there. United have really slipped up not buying him long before he went to Dortmund. As for Sancho I think its going to depend in Diallo and I don't trust the owners; Ole wasn't backed anywhere near he should have been last summer and if United can finish top 4 with a bit to spare I'd have reservations whether they'll spend big this summer.

Would agree but if the rumours about Haaland only signing if a release clause was included are true, then Utd were completely right to avoid him. His agent is a complete parasite of the highest order

Can understand that point but getting him a player as good as him for 17m is the best bit of business any team has done in a long time. Form their point of view I can see why they want to Dortmund, it was the right path for him before going to one of the real big boys. Dortmund will need to sell one of Sancho or Haaland this summer and its apparent its Sancho given his contract situation. The issue is whether anyone will pay what their looking for, I'm not so sure; You've got the like of Neymar & Mbappe who've both less then 18 months left on their deals so could be a lot of big players moving in the next few years.

Agreed the move for Haaland should been the big one instead of messing around on the Sancho deal a year later.

If Diallo comes in and shows potential which the Italians seems to be rating him with, then the Sancho deal becomes less crucial.

Haaland is going to end up in Real Madrid I would say at this stage.


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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: January 19, 2021, 11:35:45 AM »
What way are we reading the next two games then?

Any chance of some rotation against Fulham or will he leave that to the cup game?

Id like to see him start to use DVB more, the form that Rashford & Martial have been in for past few weeks him coming in fresh is bound to add something to the team.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: January 18, 2021, 10:49:32 AM »
Defensively Shaw was outstanding, don't think Salah will be looking back at that game any time soon.

Offensively he lacks that real quality, but he was still bombing forward and trying to create something, his burst for the Bruno freekick a good example.

Just seemed to lack the real cutting edge to go for the jugular.

I'd be happy to play the kids in the Europa League any way, tough draw first time out any way.

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General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: January 18, 2021, 09:42:30 AM »
I was pricing up Centre Parcs for three nights in May / June time and the cheapest was nearly 700E (two adults two children), and then on top of that you would have to pay for your food, drink, any activities booked (you only get the pool included and even then you only get limited visits now with COVID).

By the time it all added up it would be cheaper for us to get away for a week in the sun all inclusive. And sure it could piss down all weekend in Longford if you are unlucky enough.

Centre Parcs are a complete rip off.

I guess they can get away with it because they are always booked and busy.

Easily get away for a week in the sun and be home with change for what they are chargning.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: January 18, 2021, 09:25:09 AM »
Happy with the point in the end, Liverpool look like a team playing off memory at the moment.
I think at the end of the season OGS will look back at this one as a missed opportunity.

The form of Rashford and Martial is really concerning. Rashford has contributed in terms of assists, but he is more wasteful than any other player I can think of at the moment, not to mention his ability to stay on side.

Martial just looks completely lost, doesnt work hard enough on or off the ball and gives it away constantly.


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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: January 15, 2021, 11:42:22 AM »
Yeah the money mentioned might be. How true that is is another matter altogether.

Well to be fair the track record of the Cargin boss would lead you to believe that it would be significantly more than 'just over expenses'  ;)

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: January 13, 2021, 10:01:52 AM »
Any principal worth his/her salt would ask parents to apply for placement identifying why or how they are key workers...not just open the gates for everyone and anyone to walk in...

Our local primary school requires details of the key worker role the parent is doing before allocating spaces. And another primary school in the area requires both parents to be key workers.

And others just seem to be letting any pupil attend without any sort of rationale.

Again should have been taken out of the schools hands and clear directives laid down above them from DE. The lack of leadership from the department is staggering on most issues they have faced since the beginning of this pandemic.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: January 13, 2021, 08:11:31 AM »
Not sure if this run of form from PP makes him more likeable or even more unlikeable.

When he wants to play like that and has probably even more in the tank he is a joy to watch.

Solid performance if not thrilling, Martial and Rashford really struggling for form, but getting away with the wins. Martial injury opens the door for someone for the weekend.

Will he go for Greenwood or go back for Fred and McTominay and push Pogba forward? Or finally give Donny a shot at it?

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: January 12, 2021, 03:18:36 PM »
Fosu Mensah gone to Germany, he threatened a couple of times to break through but never quite happened. He's gone to a top level team I hope it works for him.

Games continue to come thick and fast, tonight is a rare opportunity in recent times anyways to go top for a few days anyway. Despite all the hype and desperation in media to proclaim a title race with United, Liverpool and City it's miles too early for that just keep plodding away and see where ya are with 10/12 games to go then it's a title race.

No comments here on the Cup draw we weren't as excited as the lads on the Liverpool thread..

Yeah I think it is a good move all round, don't think he was going to make it through at the club so best he move on for all parties.

I was impressed with Tuanzebe the other night although he wasnt up against much, loked assured in possession and calm.

Agreed on the title race, we still don't know which team is going to turn up on any given day so I think to even mention Utd with Liverpool and City at the moment is foolish.

Wish he would give Donny more game time, looks like a genuine baller and with a run of games I think would only improve. The cup is the cup, it is a luxury really in the year that is in it, I dont think either club would be heart broken to exit at this point and get a free weekend at some point. However the league game completely different story.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: January 12, 2021, 02:21:05 PM »
Thats an interesting assertion Whatwillb.

Looks like the pandemic has caused chaos with GAA finances. The knock on effect does not look promising. Will there even be a NFL this year? That prospect is diminishing by the day due to counties simply not being able to absorb the expense of inter county competition without the standard 80k annual funding grant from Croke Park.

In the medium term this might not be the worst thing, a total reset for the game in terms of this professional type of preparation county teams are now going through.

This was never a sustainable process IMO and this crisis while wholly unwanted might be just what is required. Hopefully it will filter down to club teams as well and the will a revisiting of the crazy money that some clubs are paying out.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: January 08, 2021, 01:48:05 PM »
Heard John Giles on Off The Ball last night calling for Ole to be replaced and they're always at it. With the likes of them and ESPN/Talksport typ arseholes and many other media outlets constantly attacking him, how long can that go on without having some sort of effect on the team etc. It feels like no matter how well he does he is always 2 games away from a disaster? He gets absolutely no credit for anything going well either.
I would love to see him succeed, loved him as a player and I think the team he has built, although with some obvious issues, is much more likeable and better to watch than under previous managers. He has made mistakes, such as not making changes when it seemed he should, but players have made so many individual errors this years it's really hard to judge him. I would say we're still in need of a centre half, left back, CDM and right sided attacker/winger. Cavani has maybe highlighted why he was so keen to get Haaland on board too, a proper striker. I still can't understand why Utd weren't talking to Partey in the summer, Arsenal got him at a good price.

I think Fletch is a good appointment to his team, he has been away from it long enough to know the reality of the situation and what is required.

Hopefully he will prove his worth and be a good appointment.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: January 08, 2021, 10:29:35 AM »
Hospital cases are a much more relevant stat than case numbers. Case numbers are really more of a barometer of things to come for the hospitals.

Yet we can classify a hospital admission for someone who fell off a ladder and broke their hip as a Covid admission if they test positive, even if they show no signs of symptoms.

The level of misinformation being put out there is scary.

You really aren't getting this whole virus and transmission thing are you? Doesn't matter what they came into the hospital with if they are positive, they pose a risk to the staff, the patients, their family and the wider community when released so they need to be tested and need to be classified.

It's not really that hard to get, please try to keep up.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: January 07, 2021, 10:32:21 AM »
Wonder was it all a big cover for his land sale to the huge Oil companies which were previously Nature Reservations.


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