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    nine nine nine
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    Mav, I think you’re right although I think City’s spending will now be more restricted with UEFA’s eyes on them and that United can spend big without making too much impact on FFP.

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    nine nine nine
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    Mak, nobody is praising City on reducing their spending all of my posts confirm that the massive reduction in City’s spending is almost certainly a function of FFP and the scrutiny City are under.

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    Makaveli
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    “We’ll never know but it would be interesting to have seen where Liverpool might have been with the purchases they made with Coutinho still in the team.”

    This is what I was getting at initially. You can’t have one without the other because Coutinho leaving facilitated, in part, the arrival of the players who’ve moved us forward. Some Liverpool fans (not pointing at anyone on here) want to have their cake and eat it too.

    I’m really happy with how things have worked out. Obviously I’d prefer that the front 3 started putting the fear into teams again and not just Mane. Also, it’s hard to see a blossoming CB partnership getting ruined by injuries.

    All in all though, I’ve managed to put the silly points losses behind me, for now. I can’t wait for the game tomorrow. I can’t say it loud enough, the team have got to respond.

    Klopp used to talk about anger and hunger etc etc well, we need this again. The lads have got to put their foot down and take the 3 points. give Bournemouth no chance and tell City that it’s not going to be a ****ing easy. I’m not offended by what Walker said, inf act I’m delighted that he said it but we need to grit our teeth and say “who does this guy think he is? getting a little cocky isn’t it!? Well what are we going to do about it!?”.

    Shake ourselves off and beat the shit out of Bournemouth. That’s what I want. A devastating performance with all the front 3 showing why they were so lauded last season.

    #33182 Score: 1

    nine nine nine
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    All about opinions mate I think this Liverpool team would be a much better team with Coutinho in it.

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    Makaveli
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    FFP has probably had the largest say alright Nine. City amassing a phenomenal squad has been a big factor too though … but what does it matter anyway. I don’t think either of us have a major interest to defend here.

    #33184 Score: 0
    newbalance
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    It’s a matter of opinions, fair dos but anybody saying we don’t completely miss him????? I’d struggle to buy that.

    Our all round team game has improved and we’ve been more measured than an all out gung-ho, but when we need somebody to dribble, cut inside and UNLEASH ONE we now miss in Coutinho.

    I love little Shaqiri and he’s tries his best, but we can’t leave it all to him to pull the rabbit out of the hat.

    This is where the OX comes into the equation. I do hope a Coutinho type of player is on Klopp’s radar when the Summer Transfer Window kicks in.

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    nine nine nine
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    Not defending anything Mak I’ve just said it as I see it it as I always do and at the same time trying to keep it all factual.😊

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    maverick1973
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    27-I honestly dont want to see United spend big-much rather spend well & buy for the future,with the aim of building a team capable of challenging in a couple of years and playing together for a while,without the need to be requiring replaced every year.Also,really want to see United give youth a chance instead of buying expensive foreign players in the ilk of Rojo,Darmian,Fellaini,& over the hill players .i.e.Mata,Matic,& Sanchez!

    Surely you too,as a Chelsea fan,would much rather see the likes of CHO,RLC,& TA,given chances instead of the likes of Pedro and Giroud?

    Shocked that United scouts are failing miserably spotting the likes of Chilwell,Maddison,A.Wan-Bissaka,Demaray Gray,Maguire, Brooks,etc,instead of the overrated foreign import like Rojo,Darmian,Lindelof,Bailly,and the past their best players in Mata,Herrera,Matic,Sanchez,etc!

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 2 weeks ago by maverick1973 maverick1973.
    #33188 Score: 0
    Makaveli
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    That’s what I just said Nine! 😀

    #33189 Score: 0

    nine nine nine
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    Mav, the trick is to do both spend but spend well.

    You’re right Chelsea have some exciting youngsters how you integrate them in the first team is the challenge. Remember “you win nowt with kids”.😊

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    Makaveli
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    Well, Utd don’t need to spend anywhere near what they thought they did. You lads are on PL winning form right now, it’s just a shame that ye didn’t fire Jose sooner. I said it here ages ago and on the other site, i had a few rants regards Utd almost begging them to get it together and sack Mourinho before it was too late. That didn’t happen until it was almost too late to get 4th but ye might just do it.

    I also said Chelsea would challenge for the title, so what do I know!

    #33194 Score: 0
    newbalance
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    They’ve sort of been a little like Liverpool though in the 90s after Dalglish’s departure trying to find the right formula ala Players and Manager;

    First, Moyes, then Van Gaal, then Jose. As an ‘interim’ Solskjaer has already proved himself in a short space of time how much goodness he can bring with the players he’s been given to work with.

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    Ive read the posts with interest. Agree with some points not others. Last year/previous we had to replace much of our aging squad. I think we did that pretty well and did not get blackmailed into silly wages.
    Liverpool squad is good but needs some reserves. Utd spent a lot too. But the ones to admire are Spurs. Right there and v little spend.
    Madrid and Barca are the proof that its all about money(spent well). Sadly its about owner wealth or increasing your debt. We have owner wealth, Utd its debt. Real its the Spanish Royal family and local authority. PSG its wealthy owners. Liverpool? One good sale, semi wealthy owners and some good buys. Spurs wealthy owner but expensive ground and tight chairman!! Plus decent manager.

    All sorts of reasons. It terms of each week its down to the manager.

    #33201 Score: 0
    maverick1973
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    Adlab-United is not debt,we are the richest club in the world,we make all our money! We are the most followed sports brand in the history with over 600m fans worldwide!

    #33202 Score: 0

    nine nine nine
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    Mav, unfortunately the Glazers have loaded over £500m worth of the debt on the Club that’s a fact mate .

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