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Old 26-12-2018, 14:08   #4461
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More encouraging line up today, so we'll probably draw!

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Old 26-12-2018, 15:37   #4462
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It's noticeably better. We're not world beaters - and that might be exposed by better teams in coming weeks - but we're quicker, more positive and more aggressive: everything that was missing in the Liverpool match.
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Old 27-12-2018, 13:05   #4463
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Next few games are winnable, first really big test will be against Spurs on 13th. Still unable to keep a clean sheet...at least that'll point Ole towards where we need to strengthen in the Jan window!
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Old 27-12-2018, 16:18   #4464
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Next few games are winnable, first really big test will be against Spurs on 13th. Still unable to keep a clean sheet...at least that'll point Ole towards where we need to strengthen in the Jan window!
Spurs should be the only difficult one until February.
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Old 27-12-2018, 19:32   #4465
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Next few games are winnable, first really big test will be against Spurs on 13th. Still unable to keep a clean sheet...at least that'll point Ole towards where we need to strengthen in the Jan window!
What makes you think an interim manager ( who most agree won't be there come May ) is going to get any transfer funds for next month?
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Old 27-12-2018, 19:50   #4466
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What makes you think an interim manager ( who most agree won't be there come May ) is going to get any transfer funds for next month?
Because = A: They are loaded. B= They still have a great chance of Top 4. C= There's a good chance they already know who the permanent manager is going to be and will run any potential signings by him first.
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Old 27-12-2018, 20:35   #4467
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Spurs should be the only difficult one until February.
Please don’t do this. We’ve won 2 games - we don’t have a right to therefore expect to win every game between now and then, nor see any game as “easy”.


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What makes you think an interim manager ( who most agree won't be there come May ) is going to get any transfer funds for next month?
They wouldn’t have sacked Jose if they were withholding any funding.
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Old 27-12-2018, 20:40   #4468
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Please don’t do this. We’ve won 2 games - we don’t have a right to therefore expect to win every game between now and then, nor see any game as “easy”.
It's MICON, he does believe you have a right to win every game by five goals.
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Old 27-12-2018, 20:46   #4469
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It's MICON, he does believe you have a right to win every game by five goals.
Are you sick or something.
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Old 27-12-2018, 21:00   #4470
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It's MICON, he does believe you have a right to win every game by five goals.

We won 4-0 last season and he was as unhappy as if we had lost.

Thing is, if we build them up so soon, it’ll be too easy to tear them back down.
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Old 27-12-2018, 21:58   #4471
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It's all going swimmingly after two games, but he could easily turn out to be the next Tim Sherwood. Good against the bottom teams but struggle badly against the top teams.
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Old 28-12-2018, 11:14   #4472
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...and that is why I said they were winnable for us, not that we expect to win them. On paper at least, Ole has an 'easy' run of game, including Reading in the FA Cup, until we play Spurs. Winning these 'easy' games would be great but would prove very little if we then get hammered by the first tough opposition. I think we all appreciate that something has changed in that squad for the better and they are now playing as they should, more in the 'United' way...but, we are still looking weak at the back so obviously need a new central defence pairing, I think he and Phelan will be given some funds if these players can be identified in January.

Hypothetically, IF we remained unbeaten in the league, had decent cup progress...maybe even winning the FA Cup...and finished in a CL position...would they offer Ole the position permanently? And would that be even more likely if Poch didn't want the job??
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I think Poch is a pipe dream tbh, I think at best he might use the interest to get a better contract at Spurs, the job would be even worse if Ole does alright. I suppose Ole has some chance at the job full time, so really there isn't even a job available to tap him up for.

In all honesty, the job Ole has seems fairly easy, "you know the hundreds of millions we spent on those attacking players, well we thought it might be an idea, if maybe, they attacked."

Wonder if Fergie himself still has sway with the appointments?
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Old 28-12-2018, 12:15   #4474
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I'm pretty sure Poch will leave Spurs in the next 18 months, the only questions are whether it's for Madrid or Manchester, and if he leaves Spurs with a Premier League title.

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Old 28-12-2018, 14:48   #4475
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The last time we took a manager whose only experience was in a tinpot league it didn’t go too badly.
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Old 28-12-2018, 15:51   #4476
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Wonder if Fergie himself still has sway with the appointments?
I've little doubt that he's behind the Ole appointment and I'd be surprised if he's not the first and last number that Ole dials every day in and out of the office. He'll be all over the next appointment.
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Old 28-12-2018, 16:25   #4477
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The last time we took a manager whose only experience was in a tinpot league it didn’t go too badly.
That wasn’t a tinpot league at the time. And his achievements there were outstanding.
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That wasn’t a tinpot league at the time. And his achievements there were outstanding.

A league of two is a tinpot league. Breaking it up was a great achievement indeed.

My point of course is that it is very similar to what Solskjaer has done thus far.
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A league of two is a tinpot league. Breaking it up was a great achievement indeed.

My point of course is that it is very similar to what Solskjaer has done thus far.

It really isn’t similar. Norwegian football is tinpot. Scottish football then, wasn’t. Teams like Dundee Utd were getting tomeurpean finals, and beating teams like Barcelona home and away.

But whatever.
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It really isn’t similar. Norwegian football is tinpot. Scottish football then, wasn’t. Teams like Dundee Utd were getting tomeurpean finals, and beating teams like Barcelona home and away.



But whatever.

I’m not trying to offend you if you are a Scottish football fan, but before Aberdeen won the league no other team had won it other than Rangers or Celtic since the 60’s. Regardless of the standard of football that is no competition.

Molde had never won the top division until Ole managed them.
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