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Who has been the best Man Utd manager of these?

Mourinho
9 (13.6%)
Van Gaal
4 (6.1%)
Moyes
14 (21.2%)
Atkinson
30 (45.5%)
Sexton
2 (3%)
Docherty
4 (6.1%)
O'Farrell
3 (4.5%)

Total Members Voted: 66

Voting closed: December 08, 2018, 09:57:12 AM

Author Topic: Where does Mourinho Rate  (Read 575 times)

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Where does Mourinho Rate
« on: December 05, 2018, 09:57:12 AM »
Right, so excluding Giggs, too short a period, and Fergie, who has been the better manager. we will see how it goes.

actually a pretty sad bunch IMHO.
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Re: Where does Mourinho Rate
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 12:36:35 PM »
Big Ron.

Won 2 FA cups, and brought in some good players. Liverpool and Everton were the top 2 then so did well all things considering.

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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 02:55:39 PM »
Obviously a few lads taking the piss on here with votes for the last 3 managers. Between big Ron and the Doc for me. Went for Atkinson. He was a little unlucky in 1985/86 with Robbo's dislocated shoulder and Hughes being unsetlled by the transfer to Barcelona. That was a really good team.

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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 03:10:30 PM »
Obviously a few lads taking the piss on here with votes for the last 3 managers. Between big Ron and the Doc for me. Went for Atkinson. He was a little unlucky in 1985/86 with Robbo's dislocated shoulder and Hughes being unsetlled by the transfer to Barcelona. That was a really good team.

They used to beat Liverpool regularly. Talented midfield and attack. And Paul McGrath.

I remember them coming close in the UEFA Cup, then a very serious competition, one year.

And didn't they start one season with ten wins or something, until Liverpool drew at Old Trafford - might have been the year Liverpool did the double, 85-86? I think the wheels came off, big time, that season and Atkinson never recovered.

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Re: Where does Mourinho Rate
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2018, 03:37:32 PM »
Wouldn't insult myself by voting but as a child of the 70s Docs teams are/were my favourites... If the internet was around then the story of the Docs sacking would have got some milage  ;D

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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2018, 04:23:45 PM »
It's interesting that Busby and Fergie who delivered serious trophies were both followed by mediocrity that took several managers to get through
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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2018, 06:11:23 PM »
Obviously a few lads taking the piss on here with votes for the last 3 managers. Between big Ron and the Doc for me. Went for Atkinson. He was a little unlucky in 1985/86 with Robbo's dislocated shoulder and Hughes being unsetlled by the transfer to Barcelona. That was a really good team.

They used to beat Liverpool regularly. Talented midfield and attack. And Paul McGrath.

I remember them coming close in the UEFA Cup, then a very serious competition, one year.

And didn't they start one season with ten wins or something, until Liverpool drew at Old Trafford - might have been the year Liverpool did the double, 85-86? I think the wheels came off, big time, that season and Atkinson never recovered.


I think it was the 1983/84 Cup Winners Cup you're thinking of. Knocked out Maradona's Barcelona in the quarter final on a glorious night in Old Trafford with a 3-0 win to overturn a 0-2 first leg deficit. Narrowly lost out to Juventus who I think had Platini, Boniek and Rossi in the subsequent semi final.

It was 1985/86 that they had 10 wins from 10 to start the season, a draw with Luton breaking the run. Just chekced there and it was 13 wins out of 15 to start the season. Lost 6 gamers out of 10 from December 21st to March 15th and were down to 3rd. Robson's injury and Hughes going totally out of form after being sold to Barcelona (was announced near the end of the season but had been agreed over Christmas from memory) major reasons for the drop off. Big Ron was gone in November.

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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2018, 06:59:30 AM »
Jose is the Teresa may of football management.
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2018, 01:15:37 PM »
Obviously a few lads taking the piss on here with votes for the last 3 managers. Between big Ron and the Doc for me. Went for Atkinson. He was a little unlucky in 1985/86 with Robbo's dislocated shoulder and Hughes being unsetlled by the transfer to Barcelona. That was a really good team.

They used to beat Liverpool regularly. Talented midfield and attack. And Paul McGrath.

I remember them coming close in the UEFA Cup, then a very serious competition, one year.

And didn't they start one season with ten wins or something, until Liverpool drew at Old Trafford - might have been the year Liverpool did the double, 85-86? I think the wheels came off, big time, that season and Atkinson never recovered.


I think it was the 1983/84 Cup Winners Cup you're thinking of. Knocked out Maradona's Barcelona in the quarter final on a glorious night in Old Trafford with a 3-0 win to overturn a 0-2 first leg deficit. Narrowly lost out to Juventus who I think had Platini, Boniek and Rossi in the subsequent semi final.

It was 1985/86 that they had 10 wins from 10 to start the season, a draw with Luton breaking the run. Just chekced there and it was 13 wins out of 15 to start the season. Lost 6 gamers out of 10 from December 21st to March 15th and were down to 3rd. Robson's injury and Hughes going totally out of form after being sold to Barcelona (was announced near the end of the season but had been agreed over Christmas from memory) major reasons for the drop off. Big Ron was gone in November.

I was at that game, was at the Arsenal match that weekend, think won 3-0 or so.
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Re: Where does Mourinho Rate
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2018, 01:50:54 PM »
Obviously a few lads taking the piss on here with votes for the last 3 managers. Between big Ron and the Doc for me. Went for Atkinson. He was a little unlucky in 1985/86 with Robbo's dislocated shoulder and Hughes being unsetlled by the transfer to Barcelona. That was a really good team.

They used to beat Liverpool regularly. Talented midfield and attack. And Paul McGrath.

I remember them coming close in the UEFA Cup, then a very serious competition, one year.

And didn't they start one season with ten wins or something, until Liverpool drew at Old Trafford - might have been the year Liverpool did the double, 85-86? I think the wheels came off, big time, that season and Atkinson never recovered.


I think it was the 1983/84 Cup Winners Cup you're thinking of. Knocked out Maradona's Barcelona in the quarter final on a glorious night in Old Trafford with a 3-0 win to overturn a 0-2 first leg deficit. Narrowly lost out to Juventus who I think had Platini, Boniek and Rossi in the subsequent semi final.

It was 1985/86 that they had 10 wins from 10 to start the season, a draw with Luton breaking the run. Just chekced there and it was 13 wins out of 15 to start the season. Lost 6 gamers out of 10 from December 21st to March 15th and were down to 3rd. Robson's injury and Hughes going totally out of form after being sold to Barcelona (was announced near the end of the season but had been agreed over Christmas from memory) major reasons for the drop off. Big Ron was gone in November.

I was at that game, was at the Arsenal match that weekend, think won 3-0 or so.


Clearly remember it as a kid....along with the two FA Cup wins in the 80's it was a highlight.