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  • Blakester 13 Mar 2014 10:24:13 3,567 posts
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    morriss wrote:

    I'm still convinced he threw the match against Liverpool. It was obvious to everyone that our defensive line was far too high and he didn't change it. He just sat and watched us get punished over and over again.

    That's proper tin-foil hat stuff!

    Maybe, just maybe Liverpool played better?

    When you can't see the angles on the wall you're in trouble.

  • morriss 13 Mar 2014 10:27:21 70,911 posts
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    They did, but after our offside trap was broken for the 15th time in the first 20mins, why not instruct the players to sit deeper?
  • nickthegun 13 Mar 2014 10:28:40 58,782 posts
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    spindle9988 wrote:
    I dont hate shrewood but it was still such a strange decision.
    Not really. Its got 'caretaker' written all over it and he was a safe-ish pair of hands until the end of the season where they will appoint someone after the traditional post-world cup shuffle.

    Tbh, if you consider that they probably wrote off the season, its reasonably sensible.

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  • Commander-Keen 13 Mar 2014 10:40:04 806 posts
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    @morriss I've heard this in various places.

    What I can't fathom is *why*? What was in it for him to fail again? To a young manager in his position success is surely more important than a payout?
  • Deckard1 13 Mar 2014 10:45:38 27,049 posts
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    Maybe a Liverpool fan had his son hostage and was going to steal his trainers if spurs won.
  • TheSaint 13 Mar 2014 11:05:47 14,198 posts
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    Apparently Bendtner is in trouble for dry humping a taxi in Copenhagen the other day.

    He's a very strange guy.
  • FutileResistor 13 Mar 2014 12:13:40 1,220 posts
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    Blakester wrote:
    morriss wrote:

    I'm still convinced he threw the match against Liverpool. It was obvious to everyone that our defensive line was far too high and he didn't change it. He just sat and watched us get punished over and over again.

    That's proper tin-foil hat stuff!

    Maybe, just maybe Liverpool played better?
    Martinez and Wenger were obviously bought off by Liverpool too.
  • Tom_Servo 13 Mar 2014 12:24:17 17,242 posts
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    Dairyfree wrote:
    morriss wrote:
    Rumours are AVB wanted out and had alienated everyone. Apparently he net with Levy and indirectly asked to be fired. Wouldn't budge, wouldn't compromise.

    I'm still convinced he threw the match against Liverpool. It was obvious to everyone that our defensive line was far too high and he didn't change it. He just sat and watched us get punished over and over again.

    That was strange. He had his won agenda and the interest of the team was secondary.
    Why did he want out though? He got given cash i the summer, unless the DoF was buying players he wasn't happy with.
    At the time the Telegraph said AVB wanted out because Levy had let PSG talk to him. Wasn't the kind of backing he was after.
  • Commander-Keen 13 Mar 2014 12:39:25 806 posts
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    @Tom_Servo If that's true that is ridiculous.
  • kalel 13 Mar 2014 13:10:54 86,242 posts
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    I really don't give these conspiracy theories any credence. They inevitably start on message boards, either through pure speculation or some supposed ITK with a personal agenda.

    There's one or two genuine ITKs around, and they give this sort of stuff very short shrift.
  • oceanmotion 13 Mar 2014 13:34:52 15,641 posts
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    Summer transfers should be a hoot. Man City and Man Utd. Spurs revamp. Liverpool Champions League money. Chelsea striker hunt and why not transfers. Arsenal buy a striker ffs. World Cup crazy time. Someone will get a Diouf.
  • Blaketown 13 Mar 2014 13:49:33 4,635 posts
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    There's going to be a serious scrap over half decent centre backs. Seems everyone is in the market for one of those.

    Brap, brap, old chap.

  • RedSparrows 13 Mar 2014 13:50:35 21,961 posts
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    Think Liverpool did very well to get Sakho when they did. Although can't remember how much it cost them.
  • Dougs 13 Mar 2014 13:50:41 66,589 posts
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    We need 2 of the fuckers. :-/
  • Dairyfree 13 Mar 2014 13:51:01 988 posts
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    How many quality centre backs are there? Don't seem to be many around any more.
  • kalel 13 Mar 2014 13:52:14 86,242 posts
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    In theory we're in a good place with CBs. If Verts, Kaboul and Cheriches were all fit we'd be spoilt for choice.

    Shame none are ever fit.
  • TheSaint 13 Mar 2014 13:52:46 14,198 posts
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    I'm worried about someone coming in for Lovren. He's been quality this season.
  • Tom_Servo 13 Mar 2014 13:54:05 17,242 posts
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    Yeah it'll be interesting to see who United and City go for. Vertonghen? Hummels?
  • Syrette 13 Mar 2014 14:05:24 43,058 posts
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    @Tom_Servo

    Almost guaranteed to be Mangala if you ask me...

  • Tom_Servo 13 Mar 2014 14:06:41 17,242 posts
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    Ah yeah, very true. Gotta be City since they nearly signed him in January.
  • nickthegun 13 Mar 2014 14:08:30 58,782 posts
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    With united in to replace vidic and, possibly, rio, theres never been a better time to be the least glamourous player on the pitch.

    (goalies dont count).

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  • morriss 13 Mar 2014 14:10:03 70,911 posts
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    The theory AVB wanted out was from ITK. Proper ITK. The Liverpool thing is conjecture that I made up.
  • mikew1985 13 Mar 2014 14:27:41 12,584 posts
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    TheSaint wrote:
    I'm worried about someone coming in for Lovren. He's been quality this season.
    I was thinking it quite likely that we might come in for him during the summer. Looks a class act to me.
  • reddevil93 13 Mar 2014 14:28:49 11,373 posts
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    Don't even know of United will go all out to sign a new CB. So much potential with Jones, Evans, Smalling and Micheal Keane. What we need is a settled back four playing in front of De Gea. He has never had that at all since coming in and it surely would help any teams defence.

  • mikew1985 13 Mar 2014 14:29:35 12,584 posts
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    I reckon we're more likely to go for the likes of Lovren and possibly some other slightly less well known but still highly rated (and maybe represented by Jorge Mendes) centre backs than Hummels or Vertonghen.
  • kalel 13 Mar 2014 14:30:00 86,242 posts
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    So much potential lols.
  • reddevil93 13 Mar 2014 14:32:38 11,373 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    So much potential lols.
    Maybe, they're 3 of the best young CBs in the country though, and if be shocked if Smalling and Jones don't end up as England's CB partnership within the next 3/4 years.

    The Dante rumours in January were interesting though. Could never complain about a CB of that quality coming in.

  • Dougs 13 Mar 2014 14:34:06 66,589 posts
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    We will almost certainly go for an unknown or two from the French leagues. AW HATES spending big money on defenders, so it'll be 10-15m on someone with some vague credentials, and 3-8m on a 21-22 year old with "potential"
  • spindle9988 13 Mar 2014 14:35:22 3,486 posts
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    reddevil93 wrote:
    Don't even know of United will go all out to sign a new CB. So much potential with Jones, Evans, Smalling and Micheal Keane. What we need is a settled back four playing in front of De Gea. He has never had that at all since coming in and it surely would help any teams defence.
    What games have you seen this potential in? Evans, Jones and Smalling are all poor, Vidic is going, Ferdinand is finished and you think you dont need a centre back. Crazy
  • kalel 13 Mar 2014 14:38:11 86,242 posts
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    reddevil93 wrote:
    kalel wrote:
    So much potential lols.
    Maybe, they're 3 of the best young British CBs in the country though
    Fixed, and that really isn't saying much.
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