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RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 14 11:46 PM
Geroge Graham built an Arsenal team which was solid defensively but lacked attacking flair and was criticised for it. Wenger came in and unlocked the attacking flair while having the benefit of resting on the efforts of Graham's defensive coaching. Arsenal were successful until Graham's defensive...
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 14 11:33 PM
It has started today. 14 August 2018 Blackpool v Barnsley 3-1 14 August 2018 Carlisle United v Blackburn Rovers 1-5 14 August 2018 Crewe Alexandra v Fleetwood Town 3-4 after penalties 14 August 2018 Grimsby Town v Rochdale 0-2 14 August 2018 Leeds United v Bolton Wanderers 2-1 14 August 2018 Macc...
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 14 9:23 PM
Anyone watching this? Are Leeds and Bolton playing a reduced capacity game? The stadium is half empty.
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 14 7:37 PM
Saw them in Stockholm last autumn 2017. So that's off my bucket list. Couldn't believe how good they were. The song they kicked off with happens to be my personal favourite. Just the lyrics! My choice in order: 1. Sympathy for the Devil 2. Wild Horses 3. Tumbling Dice C'mon guys! Maybe someone co...
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 14 6:46 PM
Absolute embarrassment of a presenter. Curly headed shit! Great from Neville though
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 14 4:52 PM
Physiocrat vs. OneNil Tactics Physiocrat Overview A modern take on the 235 with attacking centre-half. 433/451 without the ball but in possession Overath and Gullit become inside forwards and Stielike has liberty to move P&G Draft - QF: Physiocrat vs Onenil
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 14 2:54 PM
There's been some discussion about Van Dijk over the last day or so with Neville comparing him to Jaap Staam (too many a's). So who would you currently pick as your top five defenders in the league? Full-backs who play as the third CB in a back three are fine. I'll go for (in no particular order)...
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 14 2:49 PM
After my fantastically successful winter thread where England kept true to form overseas and did sod all in the tests whilst playing some fantastic shorter format stuff I thought I might as well give the summer a crack too. So we have: 2 Tests vs Pakistan at the end of May and start of June 9 ODI...
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 14 2:08 PM
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RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 14 12:50 PM
Dozens of cars have been set alight in Sweden overnight, in what police say may be a co-ordinated criminal action. Click to expand Up to 80 vehicles were badly damaged by gangs of black-clad youths, beginning at about 21:00 local time (19:00 GMT). Most of the damage took place in the western city...
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 14 12:41 PM
hi guys, just wondering what people's thought on Assists are ? Personally don't think its a way to judge player yet my mates always seems to bring them up as a way to try say certain players are better. my point is that it could be a great pass but if a goal is not scored it not recognised so...
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 14 11:30 AM
Peter Schmeichel; Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand, Jaap Stam, Denis Irwin; David Beckham, Roy Keane, Ryan Giggs; Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Ruud van Nistelrooy Can't really complain with that, can we?
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 14 10:03 AM
The only reason I ask is because it is going to make our already horrible on the eyes kit even more odd looking
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 14 9:56 AM
Former Chelsea player who never really got a chance to shine: Since leaving Chelsea he played 26 games for Fiorentina and managed 9 goals and 4 assists in 14/15 (half season loan); in the 15/16 season for Roma he got 15 goals and 6 assists in 42 games; this season for Roma he has 10 goals and 7 a...
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 14 9:08 AM
harms Tactics The team is built around Pelé — the greatest player of all-time. He was slightly unlucky on the international stage, if you can say that about a man who won 3 World Cups, as he missed 2 tournaments at his physical peak — we can only imagine how devastating he might have been had he...
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 14 3:58 AM
“When I was here before, Rio (Ferdinand) was captain. Patrice Evra was captain. Michael Carrick was also captain, “ Paul said. ”I went to Juventus and (Giorgio) Chiellini was the captain, and (Gianluigi) Buffon was the captain. “I have learnt from all of them. I don’t think there is a book called...
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 14 3:54 AM
An obvious one like Liverpool or City? A decent away trip? One that falls on a good date during the run in? Which one game have you picked out? http://www.skysports.com/manchester-united-fixtures Personally, it's the home game vs Liverpool for me. I know it'll be a popular answer anyway but the t...
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 14 12:31 AM
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/ amaged-by-their-political-pantomime-lzfvmndvc Am I allowed to post the full article?
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 13 11:27 PM
Tweet — Twitter API (@user) date Manchester United to offer David de Gea a new contract to ward off Real Madrid's continued interest The 26-year-old’s current deal runs out in 2019, feasibly making it easier for the European champions to sign him next summer when he only has one year left on his...
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 13 8:24 PM
After Cech's almost own goal yesterday, Bayer decided to poke some fun Tweet — Twitter API (@user) date Cech responded Tweet — Twitter API (@user) date Bayer apologised Tweet — Twitter API (@user) date Cech being precious or right to call out a club account for being disrespectful? I'd agree with...
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 13 8:06 PM
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RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 13 7:47 PM
This is great; a really high quality look at some behind the scenes stuff from Friday. Can see the spirit between the players and staff alongside a lot we are not normally party to. Also get the feeling Mourinho doesn’t have a lot of love for Stewart Gardner.
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 13 6:59 PM
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RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 13 5:37 PM
The F2 appear to be hosting a reflection of some of United's best moments to celebrate 1 Million subscribers. EDIT: It doesn't appear to be a full run with the F2, just a differing few clips throughout the club. Watch here:
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 13 5:18 PM
Motivated from: Kush said: ↑ Sometimes I ask the same question, just one club snapping up all the talent to roll over the league only to get whopped in CL QF and SF by big boys from La Liga. And it's not like the other clubs are fairing any better in Europe, none of us can recall the last German...
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 13 5:04 PM
“When I was here before, Rio (Ferdinand) was captain. Patrice Evra was captain. Michael Carrick was also captain, “ Paul said. ”I went to Juventus and (Giorgio) Chiellini was the captain, and (Gianluigi) Buffon was the captain. “I have learnt from all of them. I don’t think there is a book called...
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 13 1:23 PM
I know there are a lot of threads talking about the state of the ABU press so I apologise for starting a new one. However, I wanted to focus specifically on asking why the media hates Mourinho so much? Mou's always been a bit marmite but the English press loved him when he was at Chelsea, especia...
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 13 12:51 PM
Completely forgot about this guy. Still plays for Man. United (although seems everyone on this forum has forgotten) and joined Aberdeen for the season. Mad to think he once started a home game v Liverpool but he was pretty highly rated by LVG in those times but bad injuries and disappointing loan...
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 13 12:41 PM
Bumping this old thread as it hardly got going to begin with but he looks good at West Ham, just think in a Liverpool or United team he'd explode
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 13 5:32 AM
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RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 13 4:00 AM
1. Suarez, with his famous Uruguayan endorsement on Patrice Evra. 2. Rooney, with his English endorsement on camera. 3. Terry, with his double negative statement about racism. Any more cases? Discuss. Note: But then, those were happened on the field, though. I can't think any outside the field, l...
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 13 2:38 AM
Followers of German football will know that yesterday was the German Super Cup, the German equivalent of the Community Shield played between the league winners and the cup winners at the home ground of the cup winners. Bayern, who lost to Frankfurt in the cup final in May (3-1), defeated a severe...
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 13 1:48 AM
Made another quiz in my series of quizzes, this one about British players who played for have played for non-British teams. Quiz: https://www.sporcle.com/games/chaosBEE/british-soccer-players-abroad Series: https://www.sporcle.com/playlists/chaosBEE/soccer-quizzes Hope you enjoy
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 12 10:15 PM
Is it just me or do players retain their fitness for much longer than previous generations? I grew up with football players declining when they got past 30 and if someone played until 34, he was pretty old and usually a CB. Now we have many 32+ footballers who not only play but are still among th...
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 12 6:48 PM
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RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 12 5:28 PM
Forget all the negativity we’re reading and hearing in the media. Leave out the speculation and look at the football instead. It amazes me to hear so many posters on the Caf prepared to accept the type of football we are being presented with. The impression I get is the majority of posters who co...
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 12 5:03 PM
Was just wondering who will be next United Manager. How long Mourinho will last that is another debate but just curious if we decide to change the manager, who is the best candidate to take over. Someone with Charisma and attacking style of play. Looks like all the good ones are already taken by...
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 12 4:58 PM
Let the fun begin
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 12 4:51 PM
http://www.espn.com/soccer/brazil/s o-in-hospital-in-ibiza-with-pneumonia-sources Get well soon legend!
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 12 3:52 PM
The 2018 Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores is the 59th edition of the CONMEBOL Libertadores (also referred to as the Copa Libertadores), South America's premier club football tournament organized by CONMEBOL. The winners of the 2018 Copa Libertadores will qualify as the CONMEBOL representative at the 20...
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 12 2:32 PM
Feast your eyes, ladies and gentlemen, on the magic of the transfer window https://www.theguardian.com/footbal la-unveiled-at-villarreal-by-a-magician-video
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 12 2:32 PM
I can't embed Twitter/media yet and maybe this need a new thread. But this is interesting Tweet — Twitter API (@user) date And saw a tweet too says it's on Thursday 5th July. It's happening!
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 12 12:16 PM
Think it is about time Sky, BT, BBC dropped them as they genuinely have very little knowledge about football. The likes of the below should have been erased from the history of punditry a long time ago Nicholas Merson Thompson Le Tisser Kamara Souness Redknapp McManaman Wright Savage Saunders Any...
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 12 11:16 AM
Giggs? Until the end of season. I've honestly no idea who could fill this role. Would be interesting to read some expert views on it though.
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 12 10:34 AM
Scored two brilliant goals yesterday. Could he be a surprise package this season? Can't remember how well he did at Juventus but think he started off well at Watford and then got a very bad injury that kept him out for 9 months. Had a free role yesterday behind the front two.
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 12 10:27 AM
I feel pretty strongly about this and there's a few reasons for this 1) As soon as other clubs know you have extra transfer spend, prices go up for you and everything else becomes a lot more expensive. You'll never get value replacements 2) There's no sure thing in the transfermarket, so there's...
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 12 10:06 AM
WSL Cup Sunday 19th August at 2pm It starts off with a group stage. We play each team once, top two qualify. Group Two North Liverpool Everton Manchester United Reading Durham Liverpool, Everton and Reading are WSL1 clubs. Durham, like us, are in the Championship. It's at the Tranmere Rovers grou...
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 12 9:50 AM
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RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 12 8:18 AM
My greatest fears are being realised. After a good start to the season, we were top of the table and things were starting to look rosy again. Now we are languishing in 5th place and it looks like it will only get worse after today’s games. Spending so little in the summer means we are now behind...
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 12 6:13 AM
If Jones was not made of glass he would be the best CB in the league, do you agree?
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 12 5:49 AM
I'm just curious & running a fantasy scenario where The Board have said to Jose, ''no more huge stacks of cash until we some fantastic entertainment, show us you can do it'' But mainly (so we don't just rehash the anti / pro JM stuff) what your answer to the header question?
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 12 5:04 AM
https://in.reuters.com/article/chin N1KV1TB?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social New evidence from UN confirm the previous suspicions of detention camps in China with approximately million people are held. The saddest part is no one can pressure China into doing anything about it.
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 12 12:39 AM
Disclaimer: This is NOT a “the club is in crisis” thread, nor is it one for discussion about your praises/criticisms for our manager/players. This is meant to be a discussion of football on the whole. Obviously inspired by Pogba’s comments about not being happy, which made me think about the prev...
RedCafe.net - Sat Aug 11 11:49 PM
Made another quiz in my series of quizzes, this one about players who played for both teams in rivalries. Quiz: https://www.sporcle.com/games/chaosBEE/soccer-traitors Series: https://www.sporcle.com/playlists/chaosBEE/soccer-quizzes Hope you enjoy
RedCafe.net - Sat Aug 11 11:48 PM
feck me it is awful.
RedCafe.net - Sat Aug 11 11:07 PM
'You have to know one thing. A player that gets chosen and is happy, you always feel more comfortable than when he's not happy. That's all I'll say.' Pogba's mentality has been questioned by Mourinho and the midfielder was dropped last season for the Champions League tie against Sevilla. 'I am th...
RedCafe.net - Sat Aug 11 10:51 PM
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RedCafe.net - Sat Aug 11 10:40 PM
RedCafe.net - Sat Aug 11 10:18 PM
The new season will be starting shortly - anyone else gonna be tunning in? ❤
RedCafe.net - Sat Aug 11 10:02 PM
Few transfer windows have ended with both the fans and manager so disappointed with the business or lack thereof that was done. Mourinho supposedly wanted 6 players and only got 4, now one of those was supposedly a second CM but we re-signed the lump and now Andreas Pereira has a season to see if...
RedCafe.net - Sat Aug 11 7:42 PM
If Jones was not made of glass he would be the best CB in the league, do you agree?
RedCafe.net - Sat Aug 11 7:28 PM
Know he just has missed a couple of absolute sitters but what a player. Surely won't be long before he is picked up by a bigger club.
RedCafe.net - Sat Aug 11 6:58 PM
If Jones was not made of glass he would be the best CB in the league, do you agree?
RedCafe.net - Sat Aug 11 12:19 PM
RB CB CB LB Matic Fred Pogba Lingard Sanchez Lukaku ????
RedCafe.net - Sat Aug 11 12:18 PM
There is clearly benefit to having some continuity from a team point of view so the benefit of mass changes has a limited benefit. Thus, would it make it more exciting and with better matches if subs could roll on and off. It could be managed by the 4th referee so that the referee didn't have to...
RedCafe.net - Sat Aug 11 12:17 PM
So lets believe for a moment that we don't self distruct in the next few weeks/months and Jose is still here come January/next summer do we think this past transfer window was a one off that the board will learn from (i.e. ignoring the managers targets and focusing on their unrealistic own) or wi...
RedCafe.net - Sat Aug 11 11:30 AM
How is this man employed by one of the biggest newspapers in the country to cover one of the biggest teams in the world? His writing style reads like a sixth former, barely coherent sentences with the odd obscure word he found in the thesaurus. What’s most perplexing is his recent obsession with...
RedCafe.net - Sat Aug 11 11:18 AM
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RedCafe.net - Sat Aug 11 10:20 AM
"It will be a difficult season. I had a plan for months, but I found myself in a position I didn't expect. I'm not talking about it anymore, it's over." Click to expand Was he just talking about transfers here or a change in formation as well? He has eluded to wanting to play with 3 at the back b...
RedCafe.net - Sat Aug 11 9:08 AM
The guys played 2 full seasons in the premierleague(1 with Hull and last season with Leicester).I think he’s clearly better than Jones and Rojo, that’s for sure.I don’t want to compare him with Lindelof because we need to wait for atleast another season before we can properly judge him But is he...
RedCafe.net - Sat Aug 11 8:50 AM
Now this may be a a bit pre mature to say this but something doesn't look right between Woodward and Jose. It won't be wrong to say our transfer window up till now has been bad. And with Jose coming out yesterday and suggesting that he may not get the deals that he wants makes me feel Woody and c...
RedCafe.net - Sat Aug 11 8:18 AM
I”m not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I should get 10 points for the first game of the season.I got 9 out of the starting 11 correct, and I had Lee Grant down as a substitute But I have been given 9 points for the starting 11, but I haven’t got a point for...
RedCafe.net - Sat Aug 11 8:17 AM
Normal service resumes So many poor decisions and so much inconsistency in what was being given for fouls and yellows. After the breath of fresh air that was VAR and refereeing in the World Cup it felt like stepping back in time watching Marriner yesterday.
RedCafe.net - Sat Aug 11 8:06 AM
It could equally be; #PutKeanoOnTheBoard; #PutEricOnTheBoard; #PutNevilleOnTheBoard, or whatever footballing person in who you as a supporter can place trust. Someone who cares a feck about the club. At least then they could report back what is going on behind the scenes. They might help the boar...
RedCafe.net - Sat Aug 11 1:16 AM
Pogba posted this on Facebook after the Leicester win - "I’ll always give my best to the fans and my teammates no matter what’s going on. " #pogfeelings I am not sure how to interpret this. What is he saying here? Is he saying he is unhappy? Why no mention of the club, the manager, or the fact he...
RedCafe.net - Sat Aug 11 12:41 AM
After an electric start we struggled to put our mark on the game, but in the second half we were largely dominant. Jose clearly spoke to the lads at half time and we came out playing much higher up the pitch, which i think was the game plan from the off. As a result, we restricted Leicesters chan...
RedCafe.net - Sat Aug 11 12:31 AM
Watched the Friday Night Football post match show and here are the quotes from Pogba, Shaw and Mourinho to the best of my ability (so not great). Apologies if there are any obvious grammatical/spelling mistakes. Paul Pogba on starting with a win "We should start the Premier League with a win and...
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 10 11:06 PM
Their first start as a pair in a competitive game. Think this has potential. Compliment each other well in my opinion. Also, like that they did not hoof it at every opportunity when they were under pressure.
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 10 10:22 PM
When asked about the board not going after his targets he said that's football management. That football is changing and managers are now more like head coaches. I don't think he could have dealt with that any better.
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 10 10:00 PM
Man Utd 1:0 Leicester - Pogba (3' pen) Man Utd 2:0 Leicester - Shaw (83')
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 10 9:59 PM
Suck on it. We've scored more goals than everyone else combined, and we have a 100% win record.
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 10 9:58 PM
Let the discussion begin
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 10 8:07 PM
Pogba: 1
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 10 7:28 PM
Genuinely want to put them on mute. The worst part is how they act like they are showing insight. One of the guys spent 2 mins explaining how the defender needs to "think on his feet" because that is what top defenders do. How is that insight? Then talks about how fullbacks must be in their posit...
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 10 6:00 PM
feck the negativity, we are going to batter Leicester tonight. I’ve just gone abroad today, so will be watching it in the closest bar abroad. Gutted I booked the tickets like this tbf. Where are you watching and how are you preparing?
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 10 4:19 PM
From the first team in addition to Romero changing to 22 with Dalot taking the number 20 shirt, Rojo switches from 5 to 16. Before anyone makes any suggestions it is a dig from Mourinho about the club not signing a centre back, Rojo wears 16 for Argentina and this is the first season that the 16...
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 10 11:53 AM
A lot of our fans are obviously from outside of Manchester or the North West. These people have no natural affinity with the club so I assume that they support United for a combination of three main reasons: 1. Because we win trophies 2. Because we play entertaining football 3. Because we’re a bi...
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 10 11:52 AM
Kick off at 1 pm BST Live on MUTV
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 10 11:51 AM
Kick off at 7 pm BST
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 10 11:40 AM
I'm in the Ed camp over this transfer window.
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 10 10:24 AM
So last nights clearly co-ordinated brief from the club that we had £100m to spend on a centre back if their name was Raphael Varane raised an obvious question to me. The entire principal of the way our club is run tasks the manager with identifying targets, choosing players, and telling the mone...
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 10 9:50 AM
All-time drafts are great but they can become GOATfests and therefore somewhat dull. So in this draft you will have a budget so you will probably end up with many peaches of a player but only one GOAT. Peaches and a GOAT Draft - Reinforcements Begin at 1200 BST Today
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 10 9:24 AM
Remember, when the Times said this? This sounded right at the time, and probably tied in with what us the fans were thinking we needed Tweet — Twitter API (@user) date So, why have we only managed to sign one senior player? Glazers don’t want to invest (happy with top four)? Club don’t want Jose...
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 10 8:59 AM
Full quotes https://www.manutd.com/en/events/liveevents?eventtag=09082018MourinhoLiveFollowthepressconference An update on the squad's fitness “There are no miracles. The players with a proper pre-season, they are fit and they are strong. For example, Alexis has played lots of matches and lots of...
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 10 8:14 AM
Obviously if a manager is successful, we would want him to stay longer but managers and coaches don't get time these days as fans are demanding instant success. It hasn't harmed either real Madrid or Chelsea by switching up managers if they have even one bad season. I'd be all for changing manage...
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 10 8:14 AM
Right, so according to transfermarket we have following players going into their last 12 months at a club: * Mata * Herrera * Martial (option on our part to trigger 1y extension, but realistically will need to be sold without the renewal) * Smalling * Jones * Shaw * Darmian * Valencia * Perreira...
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 10 7:15 AM
Think most people will look at Liverpool and choose the keeper they got from Roma. However I'll stick my neck out and go for Fred and hope it's not just wishful thinking.
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 10 5:42 AM
It's been widely reported that there was 100 million available for a CB, but Ed didn't want to pay over the odds for our targets, hence no transfer. But if you were in Ed's shoes, and Jose gave you a list of targets including Maguire, Alderweirald and Mina (speculation of course), and you had 100...
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 10 3:09 AM
Tweet — Twitter API (@user) date With Terry's leaving the club he should get more games. They also played first game with 3 CBs. He also got squad number 4, so maybe this time he will start lot of games. Tweet — Twitter API (@user) date
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 10 3:07 AM
Tweet — Twitter API (@user) date Hopefully he will get lot of games. Will be interesting to see whether he will play as RB or CB.
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 10 2:16 AM
This club was briefing against its manager and aired divisions between board and manager all over the back pages. To be honest, I don't know what to think anymore. I have been reading the articles about how the club won't be paying for quick fixes. I would guess they mean players with short shelf...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 11:58 PM
There was plenty of flux in terms of first team selections last season. Do you think you think you can guess what Mourinho is thinking in light of our transfers (both failed and successful)? Lingard as a first XI fixture? Martial getting a reprieve? Rashford on the right? A diamond to counteract...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 11:48 PM
United_We_Stand said: ↑ Tweet — Twitter API (@user) date "Jose Mourinho was told by Manchester United that the club would only sign a world-class defender of the calibre of Real Madrid’s World Cup winner Raphael Varane rather than compromise with a lesser light, despite the manager’s demands othe...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 11:08 PM
Well the media have been briefed, we didn't sign a CB because those above Mourinho didn't like his preferred list of targets, this'll surely be the beginning of the end because we know Jose won't take that lying down and when he gets in a fight with those above him we know it'll only end one way...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 11:07 PM
Don’t know what thread this is worth putting in, so move if necessary. Tweet — Twitter API (@user) date Taylor is quite reliable, so what do people think of this? Manchester United did not follow through with some of José Mourinho’s transfer targets because of misgivings about the players he had...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 10:21 PM
With the 2018 window now shut, we know the squad for the coming season. I think there’s a lot more to come from certain players if only they would play at the level that they are capable of. Last season, we all saw a team that seemed incapable of making simple passes at times, falling asleep on t...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 9:36 PM
Who's gonna win the league? Let's compare the teams/squads between United, City and Liverpool. Give every player in the best XI (including some rotating players) from the three teams a rating from 1-10 (.5 decimals are allowed). Spoiler: Read this before posting I'll add up the scores from the fi...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 9:36 PM
Tweet — Twitter API (@user) date About time proper movies get their due rewards. Also, please sign my petition for inclusion of Hottest Couple in a comedy/musical category.
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 9:09 PM
lol. I was kidding. On an serious note, I feel strangely optimistic going into the new season. We missed out on a couple of names here and there, but I think that will galvanise the team and the manager to go out there and prove themselves. It's been a long time since we went into consecutive sea...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 8:57 PM
Now the Premier League window is closed, there'll only be a few minor outgoings so squads are unlikely to change that much. Last season's top six: Manchester City - 100 Manchester United - 81 Tottenham Hotspur - 77 Liverpool - 75 Chelsea - 70 Arsenal - 63 Managerial changes: Arsenal - Wenger out,...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 8:46 PM
Barca bought Mina for 11 mil, he did not worked out and they sold him after a good worldcup for 30m. This is something we as a club can learn from, we never really sell players we think aren't going to work out after a good tournament(think darmian after euro cup) or young, etc previously but rat...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 7:08 PM
Short term ambitions Everybody knows we lack quality on two positions. If the club are serious with their title ambitions I can’t understand why they didn’t bought at least one new quality LB or RW. Is Fred enough? We’re short of RB and LB back ups until we know what kind of quality we have in Da...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 6:42 PM
Signings: - James Maddison (AM) - Ricardo Pereira (RB) - Filip Benkovic (CB) - Rachid Ghezzal (RW) - Danny Ward (GK) - Jonny Evans (CB) Interestingly, they've signed 2 CB's.
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 6:40 PM
Boring isn't it? I know the World Cup's on but hardly any transfer activity is, apparently, going on. I guess the bullshitters in the press can get their clicks from actual stories about football for a change, instead of having to make stuff up all the time. This is going to be a frantic transfer...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 6:39 PM
We're being linked to him - I've never heard of him before, is he any good? Would he be a better purchase than Alderweireld or Maguire?
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 5:42 PM
Signings: - Yerry Mina - Lucas Digne - Richarlison - Bernard (free agent) - Andre Gomes (loan) - Kurt Zouma (loan) I think Mina & Richarlison will do well for them.
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 5:31 PM
It seemed like an obvious position to improve to most folk. I can understand not bringing in a big name, if the value wasn't there etc. But surely we could have signed someone in the £20M or under bracket to at least add some depth, take a flyer on someone etc. Is it money reasons? It doesn't see...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 5:30 PM
Boring isn't it? I know the World Cup's on but hardly any transfer activity is, apparently, going on. I guess the bullshitters in the press can get their clicks from actual stories about football for a change, instead of having to make stuff up all the time. This is going to be a frantic transfer...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 5:30 PM
With us barely doing anything in the market this summer and Liverpool having their best summer in a while, has the gap in quality of the squads (not just 1st xi's) been closed? Generally, post-Fergie, I've felt if Liverpool ever finished above us it's because we've underperformed due to us having...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 5:28 PM
Simple question, which Premier League team had the best transfer window this summer? Of course it's very difficult to tell anything before we see the new players on the pitch, but that's the whole point - on paper, who rocked it and who flopped? For me, best: Either Liverpool or Everton (I think...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 5:12 PM
Going to give it a 5. Think we needed two fullbacks, once CM, one CB and another attacker. Did two of those things but Dalot and Fred could turn out to be very good players for us. Think the earlier Dalot puts Tony to pasture the better. One less fullback to kill our attack.
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 4:08 PM
How long more as fans are we going to sleepwalk into becoming arsenal 2.0 The argument regarding how much we have spent post Ferguson carries very little weight for the reasons below. This isn’t a reaction to deadline day where we may still sign somebody, any claiming it is can check posts made b...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 3:55 PM
£53m-ish that's our Net Spend this window and no I'm not bringing this up the way some Liverpool supporters and Glaston do as that it's some kind of achievement. Fifty Three Fecking Million spent for the supposed richest club in the world!! What the actual feck? Woodward and the board need to ans...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 2:27 PM
Im not sure the best place to source this from but according to wiki we have 27 players and a possible 25 man epl squad. I assume Fosu-Mensah will go on loan, does that mean we will have to leave one player out of the squad or do u23s not have to be registered? How’s the HG situation looking? If...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 1:46 PM
I am actually quite looking forward to this season simply because it looks like we have shaken up the backroom staff and it could have a positive impact on the style United play? I don't want to get stuck in the quagmire that we didn't sign enough players this summer.
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 1:46 PM
Our Chile superstar has had his say about the situation at Old Trafford as the transfer window ends. He has said that he would have liked Manchester United to have signed "many more world-class players" in the summer transfer window and that he did not expect United to add any more players before...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 12:23 PM
Linked with him today by SSN(Don't make the SkyBet joke, they sold SkyBet this year). Seems to have a release clause of 20m euros.
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 12:23 PM
The new season is about to kick of so which 3 are going to struggle to stay up. My predictions are : Huddlersfield Brighton Cardiff
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 11:46 AM
Linked with him today by SSN(Don't make the SkyBet joke, they sold SkyBet this year). Seems to have a release clause of 20m euros.
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 11:15 AM
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RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 11:00 AM
Ok, there's still a matter of hours to go but I thought the summer we sold Ronaldo and bought Owen and Oberton was the worst but this seems like it will surpass it. At least I was still confident going into that season but now
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 10:48 AM
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RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 10:23 AM
Boring isn't it? I know the World Cup's on but hardly any transfer activity is, apparently, going on. I guess the bullshitters in the press can get their clicks from actual stories about football for a change, instead of having to make stuff up all the time. This is going to be a frantic transfer...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 9:45 AM
Full quotes https://www.manutd.com/en/events/liveevents?eventtag=09082018MourinhoLiveFollowthepressconference An update on the squad's fitness “There are no miracles. The players with a proper pre-season, they are fit and they are strong. For example, Alexis has played lots of matches and lots of...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 9:24 AM
It's back! Friday 10th 20h00 Manchester United - Leicester Saturday 11th 12h30 Newcastle - Tottenham 15h00 Huddersfield v Chelsea 15h00 Bournemouth v Cardiff 15h00 Watford v Brighton 15h00 Fulham v Crystal Palace 18h30 Wolves v Everton Sunday 12th 13h30 Southampton v Burnley 13h30 Liverpool v Wes...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 7:25 AM
First press conference of the new season. Vs Leicester But we all know what he'll be asked about more Spoiler How's your daughter getting on since her graduation?
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 2:17 AM
Throw stones, get shot and killed by snipers. Gaza clashes: Dozens killed as US opens Jerusalem embassy http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-44104599
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 9 1:32 AM
T his coming season sees the beginning of a new chapter in football history, a clash of titans, a battle of the ages, and even more hyperbole. Yes, this summer heralds the start of Rodgers versus Gerrard, and never mind all that 'Old Firm' shite. I present to you the Tale Of The Tape: GERRARD Ger...
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 8 11:38 PM
So I've resigned myself to the fact that tomorrow will be a whole load of nothing apart from the normal click bait tweets so I've already started to look beyond and providing Jose can hit the snooze button on his meltdown alarm this is still surely a really good side is it not? De Gea Valencia--B...
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 8 10:13 PM
Theon TACTICS A balanced and complimentary 3-5-2 designed to get the best out of Diego Maradona. In offence the front three are provided the perfect platform to impact the match, with a midfield filled with leadership/workrate and a world-class defence capable of keeping a clean sheet against any...
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 8 10:09 PM
Not sure who the manager will be. Not sure if the owner will be allowed into the country. Only 1 pre-season game is confirmed. We'll win the league for sure.
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 8 8:28 PM
Since Real signed Courtois, De Gea will be here as I don't see him going to Barca. When he joined, he said he'd like a testimonial here. I'm glad he is staying with us. Also feck Pogba and Raiola, make DDG the club captain.
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 8 7:33 PM
It's a very bad sign for the future of this club that as soon Mourinho get's us even remotely competitive the Glazers go back to austerity rather than looking to push on. Fergie is no longer around to keep the fans onside, they can either invest what's necessary to challenge for the biggest title...
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 8 7:04 PM
Like most United fans this summer, I have been largely disappointed and demoralised by the attitude and comments of Jose. Playing down our chances, criticising players, and calling the board out for not getting his players etc this could be taken at face value and the guys just a big miserable wh...
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 8 5:42 PM
Anyone else listened to/listening to this ? I took a while to get round to it despite all the hype but think it might actually surpass expectations. If you liked Serial, you will love this.
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 8 5:06 PM
I've got this in the address bar at the moment. I can't remember if it's always been there, but should it be? Or do I have a problem with my connection? Edit: running this on Chrome on macbook.
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 8 5:05 PM
So, with Manchester City selling Joe Hart to Burnley for a whopping £3.5m recently, the City owners have decided to look into naming a training pitch after him. I think this is fecking ridiculous. Yes, Man City probably have upwards of 15 training pitches in their grounds, but for real? Joe Hart,...
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 8 4:30 PM
Mbappe - £120m Cristiano - £105m Kepa - £71m Lemar - £63m Mahrez - £61 Allison - £56m Keita - £54m Fred - £53m Jorginho - £51m Fabinho - £40m Vinicius - £45 Blue - EPL Transfers And we are talking £75m plus for a CB! Will Toby or Harry improve this team? Definitely. Will the team improvements if...
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 8 3:10 PM
Okay, so I've just come up with this chant for Alexis Sanchez. To the tune of Peter Sarstedt's 'Where Do You Go To My Lovely?' One for the older caftards - the one's who remember us getting relegated and all that. "Oh he shoots like Ruud Van Nistelrooy, And he crosses like David Beckham. He's our...
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 8 3:10 PM
Tweet — Twitter API (@user) date Make it happen please. Oh and tie up DDG long term already.
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 8 3:00 PM
Boring isn't it? I know the World Cup's on but hardly any transfer activity is, apparently, going on. I guess the bullshitters in the press can get their clicks from actual stories about football for a change, instead of having to make stuff up all the time. This is going to be a frantic transfer...
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 8 2:35 PM
Pat Mustard Tactical Synopsis: Possession-orientated, offensive 4-3-1-2/4-3-3 with attacking full backs and a high defensive line. This is a highly attacking, dynamic lineup that aims to establish effective control in midfield and play a majority of the match in the opposition half. To that end,...
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 8 2:34 PM
English version of the article hasn't been posted yet, so I'll just post the translation from Google Translate: Ander Herrera and Oyarzabal, the two latent desires of Athletic Reinforcing the Berizzo team is the most feasible way to tackle the 80 million admitted to Athletic by Kepa. Two names un...
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 8 2:19 PM
No sure if this deserves a thread of its own or should be tacked on to something else. Will leave it to the mods. But 20 (I think) out of 24 pundits reckon we will finish in the top four. I'd take that now https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45088530
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 8 2:03 PM
Quiet morning at work (what's new!) so I've been doing some digging to see how United have performed in the transfer market since Fergie retired, compared to our rivals. First of all, I looked at all the players that cost £10m+ (to try and filter out youth signings, "punts" etc. and focus on play...
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 8 12:08 PM
Is there any reason why United don't make use of these?
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 8 10:21 AM
Boring isn't it? I know the World Cup's on but hardly any transfer activity is, apparently, going on. I guess the bullshitters in the press can get their clicks from actual stories about football for a change, instead of having to make stuff up all the time. This is going to be a frantic transfer...
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RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 8 8:24 AM
Well after the lumping yesterday my head is clearer after some 'drowning of the sorrows' last night and I can say I'm actually relieved Nobody likes losing and getting a pasting from one of your fiercest rivals but now we know the road ahead - two major competitions to focus on, with little hindr...
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 8 8:06 AM
1) Spent £10 billion on players to buy all the titles? 2) Brought all the homes and businesses in Liverpool and the Liverpool stadium so that we can smash it all down and build the biggest youth training facility in the world? 3) Why don't we have scouts for every team in the world including Dodg...
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 8 1:40 AM
This might be sacrilegious to some but since the rumours are in full flow, it might be interesting to know if there are offers some would find acceptable? Would people take Dybala+Sandro? Dembele+50m? 150m? My own opinion is a bit contradictory. On the one hand I don't think he's proved that he's...