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30 Jan 2018 22:43:46
Antonio left out of the squad on disciplinary grounds tonight.

Trouble 't Mill?!


1.) 30 Jan 2018 23:16:19
Bust up with Noble?

2.) 30 Jan 2018 23:19:54
Over inflated ego after all the new contracts Sullivan has given him.



30 Jan 2018 14:21:36

Hey Mike,

What's the latest on:


Are we still negotiating or in the running for these two?

. and are we really in for Schneiderlin, or talking at any level about Brozovic?

Seems like as usual indecisiveness as much as commitment will be our undoing (which seemingly Moyes may be exacerbating) .

In other news Badou NDiaye that we were linked with in the Summer looks like heading to Stoke.


1.) 30 Jan 2018 15:18:26
Iron mike any chance we could try and push for fernando Torres on loan til end of season and pay all his wages? I know he's old but we need a striker. either that or Carlton cole.

2.) 30 Jan 2018 15:39:39
With a little over 24hours to go everything is looking desperate me owlde comrades another window virtually over with and more pondering mulling considering and under bidding. Even when we find players we are incapable of meeting asking price without trying to get a deal it's shocking.



28 Jan 2018 20:21:03
Sakho gone.

8m to Rennes (source ExWHU who in the past has had direct contact with the player as source) .

Apparently Sakho will be interviewing and going to town on the Club/ Board

And he's been fit and made himself available to play the last month apparently.


1.) 28 Jan 2018 21:14:31
ok, we need to hear the "other side" of what's going on in the club, so I am looking forward to hearing what he's got to say.

2.) 28 Jan 2018 21:31:50
Take into account he’s a moody sod who amongst other things going on the missing list feigning injuries and he wanted to return to France
He got his wish good riddance IRONMIKE.



28 Dec 2017 07:40:08
Being linked with Brazillian attacking mid Gabriel from Leganes.

Anyone know if any substance in this?


1.) 28 Dec 2017 11:13:15
Stubbo it's true mate but Leganes only bought him last year and are reluctant to let him go although player wants the move.



16 Nov 2017 13:28:02
Thoughts on Moyes so far?

- All the stuff absout training intensity is good

- His backroom team of old school pros leaves me a bit cold. Would prefer to see someone more progressive in there, plus a proper modern fitness coach

- The things he's said have been fine, especially comments about young players needing opportunities and it being hard to know our best side

- I'm concerned Lanzini will end up a nice to have luxury. Moyes likes true wingers to sling crosses in, and physical number 10s like Fellaini and Cahill.

What are your initial thoughts, positives, and concerns?


1.) 16 Nov 2017 13:56:50
So far so good.

It’s hard to judge as we have played a game under him yet, but regarding the back room staff, he doesn’t have the luxury of time to bed in a young go getter so he has gone with people he knows to get the job done.

I think we will finish me table and then he will be given a 2 year contract and told the get us in to Europe

Just my opinion so please don’t shot me down.




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21 Nov 2017 06:04:33
Who do we think the "players with big reputations" are Moyes was referring to?

I'm thinking Carroll, Lanzini, Kouyate.

Really hoping for a shake up on Friday with some lesser lights like Rice, Ayew, Haksabanovic and Sakho being given the chance to stake their claims.

It's a shame it's a short week from a training perspective.


1.) 21 Nov 2017 11:05:07
I honestly can’t see Moyes changing the team
I feel rice should play centre half, I’d play
sakho up top wif ayew one side and Antonio
the other.

2.) 21 Nov 2017 17:38:52
If I'd play AYEW his all round play is awful but one thing he's suprised me with his he's a great finisher in the box so that's where I'd play him on the last man and get in the box at all costs a wide man he ain't if you look back at his Swansea days and against us he scored a great touch in the six yard box.

3.) 21 Nov 2017 21:56:41
Ayew is in my opinion a poor man's Chicharito.

His only issue is we expect him to be a talented ball playing winger as that was the perception.

Sniffing out goals from 6 yards he's very good at.

4.) 24 Nov 2017 11:46:35
I'm by no means an ayew fan but one thing I can't take away from him is that at least he tries and works hard, even if he ain't got the quality, and like u said stubbo he does seem to get in the right place to nick a goal from 6 yards.




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16 Feb 2018 22:35:40
Exactly that.

Players and managers then recruited to fit that broader vision.

The manager essentially is head coach.




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13 Feb 2018 17:34:03
Can't say that I think Moyes or any other manager should be given full control.

Manager's chop and change too much, and want full squad overhauls each time.

We need the club to have a strategic football vision, to hire a DoF charged with delivering that vision, and then to sign players and hire managers to support that vision.

That way when a manager or player leaves it doesn't turn the whole club upside down, but the vision for football at the club continues.

All controlling managers is an old school approach which is unsustainable at any club which doesn't have an unlimited source of massive funding, on account of the impact on a club a manager leaving then has.




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11 Feb 2018 15:56:30
Hes said he'll delegate the player scouting and identification.

Who do we all think is still going to be doing the price negotiation with other clubs? No way will he delegate the actual deal making.

Which means we'll be slower and more methodical identifying our targets, and equally hopeless at then getting them over the line.

Also begs the question how we'll sign anyone in the Summer when the manager won't have any games to go and see players at.




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07 Feb 2018 21:30:42
Sounds like Mike's taking up comedy!




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05 Feb 2018 18:07:17
If he keeps us up his stock rises and he's seen how the idiots in charge operate.

No surprise if he walked.





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07 Feb 2018 10:42:41
Totally agree.

Typically it's the teams that struggle to score goals since they can't win games and draws aren't enough.

Of those around us, that sounds most like Brighton (except when playing us) and Newcastle (although Slimani might change that) .

Am not convinced Lambert has enough about him to turn Stoke around either, plus Sako and Zaha being out for Palace is a big loss.

We're not the only side struggling so can take some heart.

Would love us to go get Song. When fit he was the best central mid I've seen us have in recent times, he's only 30 and was brilliant presence and ball retention. Would be a suitable short term fix for the loss of Obiang. Understand he fell into the category of causing "African Mayhem" though so guess it won't happen.




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03 Feb 2018 21:22:49
If you look at the last few yearcs submitted accounts pre-transfers/ "exceptional spend" we turned around 30 to 40m profit when in the Prem, and a 10m loss in the championship.

That was all pre stadium of course.




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31 Jan 2018 11:15:13
He's off to Newcastle.

Krasnodor to London is 6h flight time.

Clearly we're going to end up with no one.




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30 Jan 2018 22:45:22
Clearly Sullivan's modus operandi. We really need a proper director of football.

Our transfer window efforts are just appalling and embarrassing.




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28 Jan 2018 12:11:31
We weren't far from being at full strength. 13 first team players injured will do that to a team.