Erik ten Hag will already be having doubts about Man Utd, while there are mails on Jesse Marsch, Liverpool fans and more…
Erik ten Hag will already be having doubts about Man Utd, while there are mails on Jesse Marsch, Liverpool fans and more...
Buy cheap, buy twice. The reason why Villa and Everton spend so much money net is because they can’t buy the best players for however much and if it doesn’t work out then just use them as a squad player and spend even more on a replacement. They buy a player because they think they are going to be right for them, find out they aren’t, and then have to sell them for less than they paid.
Alex, South LondonAndy D. If Pep Guardiola isn’t the best manger in the world, then he is in the top two. His hit rate in the transfer market is exceptional. But of course, city have been owned by Sheik Mansoor since 2008. Since then:Won a title under Pelegrini and maintained top 4 despite signing Jovetic, Negrado, Navas, Mangala, Bony and Otamendi before Guadiola joined.
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Andy D, MCFC is very quick to claim that City’s transfer hit rate is high and he is right.Man Utd respond to reports that Ronaldo could leave Old Trafford for rivals Chelsea Man Utd respond to reports that Ronaldo could leave Old Trafford for rivals Chelsea Date published: Sunday 26th June 2022 10:01 - Joe Williams A Man United source has dismissed speculation that Cristiano Ronaldo could leave Old Trafford to join Premier League rivals Chelsea The Portugal international re-joined the Red Devils last summer from Juventus in a deal that captured the imagination of Man Utd supporters ahead of the new season.I was on Love Island and here’s why the girls NEVER change the bed sheets Utd initially said it did “not condone violence of any kind,” but later suspended Greenwood after cops launched a probe.Manchester United Man Utd executive ‘stunned’ club ‘have not everything to persuade’ ex-Liverpool director to ‘join rebuild’ Man Utd executive ‘stunned’ club ‘have not everything to persuade’ ex-Liverpool director to ‘join rebuild’ Date published: Saturday 25th June 2022 9:00 - Lewis Oldham According to reports, an executive at Man Utd is ‘stunned’ that the Red Devils have not done everything possible to persuade Michael Edwards to join the club.
City are an incredibly well run football club. Its not just about the money. Ten Hag already thinking ‘what am I doing’ at Man Utd; Marsch, Liverpool fans and more mails… Ronaldo, along with the signings of Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane, were meant to take Man Utd closer to challenging for the Premier League title. They are not a club that has all the gear but no idea. “We removed his profile from the club app soon after he was removed from the squad in January. However, they have loads and loads of money. And now there’s speculation that Ronaldo could leave the club this summer over the lack of Champions League football with Roma. He cites Mahrez as example of a successful transfer. Earlier this week it was reported that The Mirror are now reporting that an unnamed executive at Man Utd is ‘stunned that those at the top of the club haven’t tried everything to persuade’ Edwards to ‘join their rebuild’.
Using Andy’s own source of Transfermarkt, Mahrez was a £61m transfer and last season played 28 times.” RAPE ARREST Greenwood has been removed from FIFA 22 and dropped by sponsors Nike in the wake of the allegations. He is a squad player. Every club outside of the state oil money clubs of City, Chelsea and PSG would think that £61m on a squad player is a failure. Sancho, Keita (54m), Pepe, Ndombele. Greenwood’s promising domestic and international career is now in jeopardy after his arrest. Same for another of his identified successful transfers in John Stones. Meanwhile, Chelsea could hijack Manchester United’s move for Antony having held talks with the Ajax winger’s representatives.
There aren’t many clubs claiming a £50m CB with 14 appearances last year as a successful transfer. Buy cheap, buy twice. In 2019, he became the youngest footballer to play for Utd in the Champions League when he took to the pitch aged 17. The reason why Villa and Everton spend so much money net is because they can’t buy the best players for however much and if it doesn’t work out then just use them as a squad player and spend even more on a replacement. They buy a player because they think they are going to be right for them, find out they aren’t, and then have to sell them for less than they paid. This is why Liverpool’s net spend calculation is changing. The report adds: ‘The pair are in agreement over this summer’s targets, with Frenkie de Jong seen as pivotal to the new manager’s system and Christian Eriksen a no-brainer, given his status as a free agent.
Five years of milking the champions league and premier league for all it worth combined with good purchases means that Liverpool no longer has to sell to buy. But it was continued success in the champions league and premier league as well as getting good money for Coutinho and Sterling (ta City) that has built that. If Haaland doesn’t work out for City, you’ll just buy another striker and Haaland, Mahrez, Jones and Grealish can be a quarter billion bench buddies. If Darwin Nunez doesn’t work for Liverpool then there is a real chance that City win the league for each of the next three years in March. Alex, South London   I actually thought the ‘bottomless money insulates a club from mistakes’ was so obvious that there was little point in sending the email..
But football fans and their need to defend their clubs. Andy D. If Pep Guardiola isn’t the best manger in the world, then he is in the top two. His hit rate in the transfer market is exceptional. But of course, city have been owned by Sheik Mansoor since 2008.
Since then: You turned yourselves from a mid table side to champions league qualifier despite signing Robinho, Jo, Adebayor, lescott and Santa Cruz. You maintained top four and won a league under Manchini despite signing Nasri, Hargreaves, Balotelli, Rodwell, Garcia, Sinclair and Maicon. Won a title under Pelegrini and maintained top 4 despite signing Jovetic, Negrado, Navas, Mangala, Bony and Otamendi before Guadiola joined. Actually, even with this list, Man City have, generally, spent their money fairly well. The main difference between them and PSG is that City are, annoyingly, pretty well run.
But they still make mistakes. Everyone does. Because transfers are hard, footballers are people, and sometimes shit just doesn’t work out. I say ‘ Such wealth makes those mistakes irrelevant’ and you respond with ‘yeah, well, we don’t make mistakes!’ Even if that was true, and it clearly isn’t, you confident you’ll never make one ever? Really? Of course not. And when you do spend way too much for way to little it won’t matter.
This is an obvious point. Not an attack on you or you club. Just the way football has gone. To contrast, I’m an Arsenal fan. And the reason we found ourselves with two eighth places finishes and not making top four last season is the legacy of our poor choices in the transfer market.
From spending £170 million on Lacazette, Aubamayang and Pepe when they couldn’t play together, to giving Ozil that contract, to Mustafi being Mustafi, we made mistakes and we paid. We deserved to. We have no one to blame but ourselves. If Spurs or Liverpool fucked it like we did they’d be where we are now. If any other team in the league fucked it like we did, they’d be relegated or close to, like Everton.
But not the clubs who have no financial consequences when they fuck up. That’s not really even an opinion. It’s just counting. Andy D, we also have different definitions of paying for your mistakes. You site finishing 3rd because of Bravo.
That doesn’t seem much of a cost. As for the champions league, you’ve made finals and semi finals, despite the lack of left back (does Zinchenko not count?). Making those stages of the competition is hardly failure. And are we sure losing was the left back and not Pep’s tactics and/or bad luck? Robert G   A question about fans… I am a full-scale football (Liverpool) fan, but a small-scale football game goer (money, family etc). And so, this is a very small sample set, but I have an observation from the two games I went to last season.
Liverpool vs West Ham in London and Liverpool vs Aston Villa at Anfield. I was sat in the West Ham end for that game, and the Liverpool end for the Anfield game. The contrast between the two sets of fans was really quite stark. The West Ham fans were very angry towards the Liverpool players, calling them all sorts of names, and often slagging off the west ham players. There were one or two positive songs for west ham players, mainly after they had scored, but I would say 80% of the chants were of a negative nature.
The Liverpool fans sang close to 100% about Liverpool players, and nearly all of the comments I’d heard were positive. So….. my question to others, who have been to more games is this: are Liverpool fans more upbeat by nature (maybe explaining all of the “this means more”, best team ever etc), or are West Ham fans particularly negative? Or is it because West Ham were playing a so-called big club, and therefore that made them aggressive and fired-up? If West Ham play, say Peterborough, would they be cheery and supportive? If Liverpool weren’t playing well and winning things, would their fans be more negative and aggressive? Are other clubs more like Liverpool or West Ham? Or maybe both are at the extremes? Russell, LFC   Transfer window… Interesting read regarding does it matter if clubs get their transfers done early in the summer or not .  I’m sure managers and fans would like all the new signings in place by the start of pre season training.
It has always made me wonder why there is a mad scramble for clubs to sign players when we hit August and the window is closing.  Many factors dictate why this is.  Players on holiday, summer tournaments etc probably slow the process.  The main factor’s though are usually posturing from clubs, and the market is ever changing.  A player not available in June may become available in August for example.
The biggest factor is usually posturing, the clubs haggling over the fee for a long time.  The selling club want the best price, and to get their own transfer targets lined up, and don’t want other clubs knowing they have just had a big cash injection.  The longer it takes for the two clubs to come to an agreement, the longer it takes to sign the player.  Liverpool for example, wanted Darwin Nunez.  Knew he was the only major signing we need, and Benfica were willing sellers at the right price.
Liverpool paid the required fee after a little haggling and the deal was done quickly.  Man Utd are reportedly trying to sign Frenkie De Jong.  They and Barcelona are struggling to agree a fee.  This is probably a two fold issue.  Barca want more than Utd are willing to pay, and also with their financial issues, don’t want other clubs knowing they have more money following a big sale, so want their own signings completed first.
Will the deal happen?  Most likely, eventually.  It’s just more complicated than the mentioned Nunez deal. With transfers it is all of course more about how the players signed work out more than when they are signed.  Last summer Chelsea signed Lukaku, Man Utd signed Ronaldo, Varane, Sancho.  All were on paper excellent signings and would take those clubs on to another level.
The fact they all turned out to be varying degrees of disasters is more important than when in the window they were signed. Kevin .