Page 16 of 27 FirstFirst ... 68910111213141516171819202122232426 ... LastLast
Results 376 to 400 of 656

Thread: Manchester Utd

  1. #376
    Thailand Expat Dillinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    33,034
    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    I predict
    Is our bet still on?

  2. #377
    Hangin' Around cyrille's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    20,859
    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Ed woodworm finally splashed the cash, scaring women and children worked for the Rags.
    Err...what?

  3. #378
    R.I.P. Luigi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Abuja
    Posts
    26,216
    Shirley you can work that out Sybs.

  4. #379
    Thailand Expat Dillinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    33,034
    TEAMtalk.com
    NEWSLETTER
    SHARE THIS PAGE

    Man Utd pull off shock coup as striker Ighalo signs on loan
    Date published: Friday 31st January 2020 10:26


    Manchester United have signed striker Odion Ighalo from Shanghai Shenhua on a six-month loan deal – but the transfer does not contain any option to make the move permanent in the summer.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s desperate search to land a new centre forward on deadline day finally paid dividends with minutes to spare when it was announced a deal for Ighalo had been reached.

    ESPN’s Manchester United reporter Rob Dawson claims the player will fly to the UK over the weekend where he will be formally presented as a United player.
    Hmmm

  5. #380
    Isle of Discombobulation
    Chittychangchang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    16,565
    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Hmmm
    Manchester Utd-screenshot_2020-02-01-01-29-37-a

  6. #381
    Hangin' Around cyrille's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    20,859
    I see Haaland has 7 goals in 3 games for Dortmund.

  7. #382
    Isle of Discombobulation
    Chittychangchang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    16,565
    Manchester Utd-screenshot_2020-02-02-00-43-01-a

  8. #383
    Hangin' Around cyrille's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    20,859
    Lukaku got two to make it 11 goals in 11 away games.

  9. #384
    Thailand Expat Dillinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    33,034
    Fuck off Cyrille

    You gonna mention Smalling next?

  10. #385
    Hangin' Around cyrille's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    20,859
    That fkin Martial is pissing me off.

    Again.

    I should have stuck to my vow to stay away after rage transferring Rashford out.

    Oh sorry, wrong thread.

  11. #386
    Isle of Discombobulation
    Chittychangchang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    16,565
    Utd making good players bad. .
    .

  12. #387
    Hangin' Around cyrille's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    20,859
    And still no glimmer of a focused approach to signings and Director of Football.

    It's amazing that a problem can be so obvious for so long and not be addressed.

  13. #388
    Isle of Discombobulation
    Chittychangchang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    16,565
    Manchester Utd-screenshot_2020-02-06-10-22-45-a

  14. #389
    Isle of Discombobulation
    Chittychangchang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    16,565
    Braved Hurricane Ciara the other day to show our resident exchange student some of the footballing sights of Manchester and Trafford.

    Sure a few of the old school Utd supporters will appreciate these couple of pictures...

    Blaney memorial(read his book-Grafters)

    Busby Babes memorial


    Yep, Fergies a wanker.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Manchester Utd-20200209_153734-jpg   Manchester Utd-20200209_153434-jpg   Manchester Utd-20200209_152521-1-jpg  

  15. #390
    Thailand Expat Dillinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    33,034
    ^ Have you trod in a dog shit there?

  16. #391
    Isle of Discombobulation
    Chittychangchang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    16,565
    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    ^ Have you trod in a dog shit there?
    Nah, just returned from a 5 hour paint balling war .

    Got a bit brutal and messy.

  17. #392
    Isle of Discombobulation
    Chittychangchang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    16,565
    Manchester United's potential suitors are being PUT OFF by the state of Old Trafford with club's creaking stadium in desperate need of an upgrade... but it would cost investors 200m


    • Manchester United owners, the Glazers, would require 2.4billion to sell the club
    • Financiers believe only 20 people in the world have a enough net worth to bid
    • It would take the sovereign wealth of a Middle East state to buy the Glazers out
    • An estimated 200million would be needed to overhaul the Old Trafford stadium

    The dreadful state of Old Trafford is an impediment to anyone buying Manchester United from the Glazer family.
    That is the view of corporate financiers who have detailed knowledge of the club.
    The Glazers, who prize United as one of the few parts of their business empire that makes them money, would require a staggering offer of more than 2.4billion to sell.

    +8




    Heavy rain pours off the roof of Old Trafford during a football match at the London Olympics


    Financers believe an estimated 200million would be required to overhaul the stadium

    Manchester United's potential suitors are being PUT OFF by the state of Old Trafford with club's creaking stadium in desperate need of an upgrade... but it would cost investors 200m


    • Manchester United owners, the Glazers, would require 2.4billion to sell the club
    • Financiers believe only 20 people in the world have a enough net worth to bid
    • It would take the sovereign wealth of a Middle East state to buy the Glazers out
    • An estimated 200million would be needed to overhaul the Old Trafford stadium

    The dreadful state of Old Trafford is an impediment to anyone buying Manchester United from the Glazer family.
    That is the view of corporate financiers who have detailed knowledge of the club.
    The Glazers, who prize United as one of the few parts of their business empire that makes them money, would require a staggering offer of more than 2.4billion .

    +8



    Former United executive vice-chairman David Gill (L) talking to Avram (C) and Joel (R) Glazer

    THE GLAZER BROTHERS



    United would also require an alternative stadium while the work was done.
    One of the reasons Manchester City were so attractive to Abu Dhabi in 2009 was the purpose-built stadium they could move into, with capacity to expand. But there is already evidence that investors consider United a less attractive proposition than City now.
    Financiers believe it was significant that private equity giant Silver Lake invested 380m in City, rather than United, when they moved into the Premier League in November.
    That investment values the City group at nearly 3.8billion.



    +8



    Tottenham's new stadium has made United's Old Trafford ground look outdated in comparison

    The Saudis have expressed interest in United. One well-placed source suggested that there has been contact on two occasions. But the sticking point is the Glazers’ refusal to contemplate selling more than a 20 per cent stake, while the Saudis would want to take the club over — lock, stock and barrel.
    With the Premier League TV rights market showing no sign of cooling off, the club’s on-field struggles are an insignificance to the Glazers. But financiers point out that prospective buyers would not want to feel they are paying over the odds.
    Aside from sovereign wealth funds of Saudi magnitude, there are simply not the buyers out there. The sums currently under discussion for clubs are well below 500m — as the 340m Saudi interest in Newcastle United shows.
    Approaching the 15th anniversary of the purchase of United, the Glazers show no sign of attempting to improve the governance of the club, who are currently 38 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool after 25 games.

    +8



    In the last year of Sir Alex Ferguson’s management, Gill also stepped down as chief executive


    +8



    Arsenal moved to the Emirates in 2006 after knocking down their old Highbury stadium

    In the last year of Sir Alex Ferguson’s management, when executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward’s predecessor David Gill also stepped down, they won the Premier League by 11 points — overturning the popular belief that reigning champions City would eclipse them.
    Woodward said in November that he did not think the Glazer family were looking to sell.
    He told the magazine United We Stand: ‘Based on what I see, they’re in it for the long-term. My understanding is that there have been no discussions for a price for the club or anything like that.
    ‘Every conversation we have is based on the long term.’

    +8




    Ed Woodward said in November that he did not think the Glazer family were looking to sell







    Last edited by Chittychangchang; 16-02-2020 at 04:10 AM.

  18. #393
    Thailand Expat Dillinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    33,034
    R.I.P Harry Gregg.

    A true hero

    Harry Gregg obituary | Football | The Guardian

  19. #394
    Thailand Expat
    hallelujah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Last Online
    Today @ 04:13 PM
    Posts
    4,812
    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    R.I.P Harry Gregg.

    A true hero

    Harry Gregg obituary | Football | The Guardian
    The word "hero" is bandied about far too frequently these days, but this fella really was.

    The comments below the article repeatedly make that point too.

  20. #395
    I'm in Jail

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Last Online
    20-08-2020 @ 01:49 AM
    Posts
    11,610
    Kept missing out on medals but the mark of the man is that he'll be remembered for way more than just what he did on the pitch, yep RIP.

  21. #396
    Thailand Expat Dillinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    33,034
    ^ Get that 8 ringgit ready son

  22. #397
    Your local I.Q. Monitor
    Hugh Cow's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:43 AM
    Location
    Qld/Bangkok
    Posts
    2,723
    Arguably the most famous football competition in the world has moved so far away from its' grass roots the supporters may as well be barracking for Glaxo smith Klyne, united technologies or Siemens. They are now just corporate entities and the by product is football. Most players would need a GPS to find the football ground and that's the English players let alone the plethora of foreigners. That combined with insane transfer fees and salaries hinders the development of other clubs in lower devisions. they should have a sane salary cap which applies to all players and coaching staff that allows a reasonable salary without the current insanity. I am far from any sort of expert on Soccer so just my take on it.
    As a comparison my Oz football team has at least 12 players that I know of that were born and bred in the area my football team is named after and it is not a franchise that can be bought and sold. The salary cap allows for players to be paid between about $275K to $1 mil from the bottom to the top players. Low by EPL standards but enough that they can retire from the game comfortably rather than retire ridiculously wealthy.
    I think that generates a much greater sense of "belonging and ownership" and a greter afinity with the players by the fans/supporters. Again, my opinion only.

  23. #398
    R.I.P. Luigi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Abuja
    Posts
    26,216
    Martial's header was Ronaldo-esque.

  24. #399
    Thailand Expat Dillinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    33,034
    ^^ Makes a lot of sense but how much revenue is there in Aussie footy? English football is an entertainment industry and it's the agents, who are the biggest coonts nowadays.ie Raiola.

    As for most of your players being local, English footy wasn't as good without the foreigners.
    We do have one team in the EPL who mainly use English players and that's Burnley whose style is to largely hoof it long and up in the air and bully the fuck out of the opposition. None of their players are in England's national team

  25. #400
    Thailand Expat Dillinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    33,034
    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Martial's header was Ronaldo-esque.
    Great ball in by Wan Bissaka too and Bruno for Maguire's.

    There's a lot of teams in the running for Chelsea's and Man City's Champions League places now

Page 16 of 27 FirstFirst ... 68910111213141516171819202122232426 ... LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •