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RedCafe.net - Sat Aug 25 11:23 PM
https://www.reddit.com/r/soccer/comments/9aakvj/chelsea_are_up_for_sale_for_2_billion_according/
RedCafe.net - Sat Aug 25 7:43 PM
Our campaign starts away at Aston Villa 9th September. Tweet — Twitter API (@user) date First match for Conti Cup is Liverpool Away! 18/19th August. Tweet — Twitter API (@user) date
RedCafe.net - Sat Aug 25 6:45 PM
In another thread it was mentioned that ADS is suited best in a 4231. I'm not sure that's ideal but am open to argument. Ideally I think you want four players in front of him (Real played a sort of 3-2-1-4) but I'm not sure how to replicate that in a modernish formation. So over to you lot.
RedCafe.net - Sat Aug 25 3:51 PM
Tweet — Twitter API (@user) date Thought the crest was bad enough but this is taking it to the next level. This club is being run by utter morons. Been an embarrassment for years.
RedCafe.net - Sat Aug 25 3:09 PM
http://www.skysports.com/football/n kes-his-chance-to-fire-man-utd-past-liverpool Saw this article and it was decent. But the last line just pissed me off. Even on TV - it was so clear that Rashford got a standing ovation when he was substituted. Skysports - I thought you were better than this
RedCafe.net - Sat Aug 25 1:33 PM
Following on from the Cruyff thread and his under appreciation, i feel as though Platini is even more under rated in drafts. So how would you get the best out of him? Do you prefer him in a zona mista system like he did for Juve? or in France's magic square? Same rules as the other thread: 1. You...
RedCafe.net - Sat Aug 25 4:05 AM
Thought this show deserved more than a couple of mentions in the TV thread. Funny, surprisingly dark and brutal at times. In short it's about a hitman doing a job in LA where he discovers that he wants to act and stop killing. Bill Hader kills it in this role that he wrote for himself along with...
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 24 8:52 PM
So the band released a new song on their site during the week, opinions ? I like it and can't wait for their new album, their return has been long overdue, one of the best bands around in my opinion ​
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 24 8:12 PM
Under-23s: #MUFC v Southampton (A) - Kovar; Tanner, Poole, R. Williams, O'Connor; Garner, Hamilton, Buffonge; Gomes, Bohui, Chong. Substitutes: Carney, Warren, Barlow, Sang, Whelan. The game kicks off at 19:00 BST and is live on #MUTV Can't actually find a stream to watch though.
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 24 5:40 PM
Kick off 7pm Tweet — Twitter API (@user) date
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 24 5:26 PM
If there ever has been a GOAT who doesn't get his fair share of credit and draft wins, its him. Have even seen Di Stefano who is again not always rated at his GOAT levels shine in ideal setups but building one around Cruyff is very tough to pull off and to have the voter pull. Now that we have...
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 24 3:27 PM
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RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 24 1:25 PM
Starts in 5
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 24 9:46 AM
Just found this on Netflix , It is an Indian horror series, with subtitles but looks very good. Think I will give it a go. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5909930/
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 24 9:33 AM
The club has generously backed two managers, and allowed them complete freedom to govern football related matters. I think the problem we have here is that there are too many United fans who jumped on the fairytale bandwagon in the 90s and 2000s, and now simply cannot handle what is happening at...
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 24 8:48 AM
Out of the players still at the club the following have been signed by Jose: Pogba (105m) Lukaku (85m) Fred (59m) Matic (45m) Bailly (38m) Lindelöf (35m) Dalot (22m) Sanchez(swap deal) Interesting to see how you would rate these players going on there performances so far. Also interesting if you...
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 24 8:40 AM
Certainly many of these through the years where the manager has had a big influence on the player's own success and consequently brought success to the club. Here are some that come to mind: Bill Shankly/Kevin Keegan Mourinho/Frank Lampard SAF/Ryan Giggs SAF/Eric Cantona SAF/Robin van Persie (sho...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 23 10:47 PM
So this season continues in a bad way. Mourinho leaves. Sanchez, Martial, Pogba etc and all of our defenders have continued to under perform. You are put in charge, given £150m and 80% of any money raised from transfers out what would you do, formation, staff, dof etc for a squad of 28 players. T...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 23 10:17 PM
TEAM THEON/GIO TEAM ONENIL TEAM THEON/GIO TACTICS A balanced and complimentary 3-5-2 designed to get the best out of Diego Maradona. In offence the front three P&G Draft - SF: Theon/Gio vs onenil
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 23 6:31 PM
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/ official-records-diverse-binary-a8494766.html Germany is to introduce a third gender option for official records, allowing people to be registered as neither male nor female. The country's cabinet has approved draft legislation that would mean people can be rec...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 23 5:11 PM
What a thing of beauty, maybe something we should try to copy for next year? "Lucky omen carpet kit" http://www.skysports.com/football/n cky-omen-carpet-kit-selling-well-after-launch
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 23 3:52 PM
In light of the stupid idea of the plane protest, would it not make more sense for people to boycott United's social media pages? From the top of my head I think of MUTV Twitter Insta YouTube Facebook Email subscription Snapchat (?) From my very limited knowledge if how big a role social media pl...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 23 3:48 PM
Spoiler Legend
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 23 1:15 PM
With all the talk of La Liga's deal to play games in the US and fears a similar deal will be struck by the Premier League, and the discussion surrounding the merits (or lack thereof) of a European Super League, how would people feel about a proper Club World Cup? Something that runs in the summer...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 23 12:28 PM
Saw this on Twitter, and thought it's quite fun. If you were to choose one goal, the first one that springs to your mind, one that your remember best and the one you could talk about even woken up in the middle of the night, one that left a biggest mark on your and possibly one that you consider...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 23 6:58 AM
Would this be a gig worth seeing? They are playing close to me and tickets are about$30. I wonder if they do a decent stage show. I don't know any of their songs really but might be interested if it'd be like an Alice Cooper stage show.
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 22 11:47 PM
In the final year of hia contract and Arsenal seem to be having trouble renewing. Press bollocks suggest Utd & Chelsea are sniffing around considering either a cut price bid in January or a free next summer. What are the cafs thoughts?
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 22 10:33 PM
Disclaimer: Obviously they can illustrate something (maybe) to a degree, but of course, any stats don't paint a full picture. Nonetheless, I find these interesting so others might too. Ours vs Brighton For some comparison, I'll share who most consider our main rivals Liverpool You can see how the...
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 22 6:55 PM
Tweet — Twitter API (@user) date Not sure what it says. Obvs City outstanding last year as can be seen.
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 22 6:07 PM
Was having a discussion with @Cal? about the possibility of a European Super league, he was for it and well I cant think of anything worse. So the suggestion would be the top clubs from each league, no idea how it would be sorted out, I suspect the top 3 from England, Spain, Italy, Germany and Fr...
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 22 6:07 PM
During his reign as owner of Chelsea he's had a habit of changing managers regularly. Despite this they've consistently competed for and won major honours. I had a closer look at this and their record with him in charge of the club is impressive as far as trophies are concerned. Claudio Ranieri -...
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 22 5:46 PM
Was having a discussion with @Cal? about the possibility of a European Super league, he was for it and well I cant think of anything worse. So the suggestion would be the top clubs from each league, no idea how it would be sorted out, I suspect the top 3 from England, Spain, Italy, Germany and Fr...
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 22 3:44 PM
Go on. I saw Dune before reading the novel and felt tricked into watching whatever the feck that was.
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 22 10:33 AM
Was laughing on Monday at how after getting bamboozled by Keita's move, the crystal palace player just kept running in a "I meant to make this run" sort of way. Tweet — Twitter API (@user) date And had thinking - what's the most bamboozled you've seen defenders? I tend to think of this one from w...
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 22 8:12 AM
We've got quite a lot of contracts expiring next summer and we don't look like selling anyone bar Darmian in this window. Next summer could be quite a transitional period. Then again, if ambitions are more top 4ish and less title challenge-ish we might give out loads of contracts this winter. Con...
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 22 8:06 AM
It would be dirty but has any opposition striker in the professional game ever shouted ''Keeper" just to get the defender to back off and then score a goal? Would the goal stand?
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 22 12:27 AM
This week, I host with a few good men joining me, plus Craig ( @Schmiznurf ). Those good men include Nik ( @Rood ) and Ed ( @That'sHernandez ) to dissect Manchester United's awful performance versus Brighton. We also find a little time to talk about the fantastic opening win for United's ladies,...
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 21 10:59 PM
With all the media coverage of a failed United transfer window, it got me thinking about when was the last time United made a good sale. Chelsea are probably the best big club at selling players, but Tottenham, Arsenal and Liverpool (especially lately) have also been very good at selling their pl...
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 21 9:03 PM
Looks like something pretty serious has happened in the game between Ajax and Weder Bremen. 2 ambulances and a helicopter just landed on the pitch, everyone has been asked to leave the stadium.
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 21 7:19 PM
I just saw a video there of Steven Reid (formerly of Blackburn and Rep. of Ireland) and he reminded me of a budget Steven Gerrard. They "sort of" had the same style, just nowhere near his level. The way he struck the ball, ran etc. Then it reminded me of a couple of others. Freddie Kanoute (West...
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 21 6:12 PM
The man at the top sets the tone for the whole club. Football is weird in that there are often two, the Chief Exec/chairman and the manager. The entire atmosphere around our club is contentious and toxic and there are only two people who can take the blame for that. Mourinho is a leader by except...
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 21 3:23 PM
Its been 26 years, 26 long years since the likes of David, Gary, Ryan, Paul, Nicky and Phil came through United's ranks and made United the most successful team in the 90s and 00s. Why has it been so difficult for United since then to produce players of a similar quality in the youth system. Sure...
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 21 1:22 PM
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/10/05/us/harvey-weinstein-harassment-allegations.html Has anybody been following this story which the New York Times broke on Thursday? Why are sexual assault, sexual harassment and other heinous acts so commonplace in Hollywood, and why are they covered up time af...
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 21 9:45 AM
TEAM HARMS TEAM TUPPET TEAM HARMS TACTICS The team is built around Pelé — the greatest player of all-time. He was slightly unlucky on the international P&G Draft - SF: Harms vs Tuppet
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 21 8:09 AM
Think he is going to be immense for us. Gives loads more composure to our backline than the previous flappers. Still can't get over how good he is on the ball. Never seen a goalkeeper I wished saw more of the ball than he does. Should be used as a libero with his passing ability.
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 20 8:59 PM
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/footbal rial-cryptocurrency-experts-predict-bitcoins/ Premier League football bosses will soon be paying for the best players in bitcoins, it was claimed on Monday night, after seven top-flight clubs launched cryptocurrency trials. Tottenham Hotspur , Leicester City, C...
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 20 8:43 PM
Let's discuss some players who seemed to impressive initially, but never quite kicked on after the early promise. There's the obvious ones like Macheda and Juanazi. Anyone remember Michael Clegg? He got a game in the Quarters of the Champions League and really impressed. He played about 20 games,...
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 20 6:38 PM
Didn't see a thread on this. Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report: https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/16/us/pennsylvania-catholic-church-vatican-response/index.html The report said internal documents from six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania -- some held in a secret archive to which only the bishop had a...
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 20 4:26 PM
If there is a similar thread I apologise but I would be interested to know if people think SAF would win the league with this United side. My assertion is no he wouldn't. His last few years he managed to win titles almost off muscle memory despite the obvious flaws in the squad, we relied on titl...
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 20 3:48 PM
Roulette Draft Game Play Overview: Draft criteria fluctuates between 'Chain' and 'No Mate'. Every turn mod randomly rolls a dice and chooses which criteria applies for that round. Chain - Should have played at Club or NT with previous player picked by yourself No Mate - Should not have played at...
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 20 3:43 PM
Both US and Europe are starting to see record number of cases. There has been an ever increasing vocal minority challenging the use of vaccines and it looks like chickens are coming g home to roost. Tweet — Twitter API (@user) date Tweet — Twitter API (@user) date To show the scale of the problem...
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 20 3:33 PM
Not a thread for flopped wonderkids or mediocre academy players that rode the coattails of great sides. I'll go with Matt Derbyshire Had a few seasons being one of those Premier League strikers that doesn't really score many goals before dropping down levels on a few loans. Managed to find himsel...
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 20 11:32 AM
Just seen he is available on a free, as far as I am aware free agents can still be signed after the window is closed. Would he be useful in the PL?
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 20 11:27 AM
Tweet — Twitter API (@user) date Something nice for a Monday morning to brighten the mood. This is awesome.
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 20 9:34 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 - Mon Aug 20 8:46 AM
Saturday 25 August at 12:00 Leigh Sports Village The second game of our group matches in the WSL Continental Cup. Reading came 4th (behind Chelsea, City, Arsenal) in WSL1 last year, largely on the basis of playing good football, good recruitment and a good youth academy. No major upheavals with m...
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 20 8:46 AM
It’s about time that we had a thread that declares we want Woodward replaced. He’s overseen 3 regimes now, where the structure and recruitment has become an absolute joke. I’ve seen multiple threads calling for a new manager. Let’s put Ed’s head on the block for a change.
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 20 5:36 AM
I don't remember the mood among United fans being so toxic since the days of the late 80s when all hope seemed lost - we were constantly finishing mid-table and looking like we were nowhere near challenging. The fans were up in arms about the quality of football and people were calling for Fergie...
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 19 11:27 PM
What has made Mourinho so successful in the past? Generally it was having a solid back four, three in midfield, two pacey wide men and a big man upfront. This was his receipe was success at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real. Another factor was a settled 11. You could name his starting 11 at Ch...
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 19 8:01 PM
Jose Mourinho appears to be learning from past mistakes where he has thrown individuals under the bus. After the shocking defeat to Brighton he said: "I don't want to go in that direction. I have to learn from my reality. Last season when I was critical of my team and was debating openly the perf...
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 19 7:47 PM
Jose Mourinho appears to be learning from past mistakes where he has thrown individuals under the bus. After the shocking defeat to Brighton he said: "I don't want to go in that direction. I have to learn from my reality. Last season when I was critical of my team and was debating openly the perf...
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 19 7:28 PM
Solid between the sticks today! Nice interview done before the match : https://facebook.com/notes/simon-pe arget-on-return-to-womens-g/2210945492474590/ "Although it is a step down in the league you're playing in, it's a step up in a million other ways, " she told Press Association Sport. Click t...
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 19 6:57 PM
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RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 19 6:56 PM
I don’t mean the likes of Brighton, Huddersfield or Newcastle whenever they play us. Although, you can be sure that those teams will lie down and let City and Liverpool batter them. I mean Manchester United. We always had that fighting spirit til the final whistle and NEVER underestimated anyone....
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 19 6:18 PM
Let the discussion begin
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 19 6:17 PM
I don’t mean the likes of Brighton, Huddersfield or Newcastle whenever they play us. Although, you can be sure that those teams will lie down and let City and Liverpool batter them. I mean Manchester United. We always had that fighting spirit til the final whistle and NEVER underestimated anyone....
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 19 6:14 PM
Since God Retired we have hired Moyes, Im still laughing, Louis kind of like the guy a mad Dutchman but football from years gone by and now Jose safety first why has United felt the need to hire Dinosaurs.
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 19 6:00 PM
To talk in Woodward's language, we've made the basic error of investing: prior performance is not indicative of future returns. We've signed one never-was and two has-been managers. I've been firmly in the Jose camp, but this is abysmal. His tactical approach is outdated. The next manager has to...
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 19 5:59 PM
Clearly still not good enough for our club. But when is the moment when it should be all over (realistically)? If we get spanked by Spurs? Christmas and we're no where near? End of the season only?
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 19 5:57 PM
Why back this fella, its time to move on and that's not because we just got beat by Barcelona opp"s Brighton. Jose was good but so was the Jag e type.
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 19 5:57 PM
Jones and Smalling by a country mile.
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 19 4:57 PM
NOT. For the last time, the problem is our shit coaching and shit tactics. We don’t need a Galactico team to beat bloody Brighton. This should be painfully obvious by now. Basic simple shit like moving off the ball we can’t do.
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 19 4:57 PM
We will be lucky to finish top half. We are pathetic.
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 19 12:59 PM
Much have been said about Jose Mourinho's relationships with Shaw, Martial and Pogba with most conclusions hammering Jose's man management style. But I found the following recent comment by Luke Shaw very interesting and revealing. “I spoke with the manager about a week after the holidays. I was...
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 19 12:29 PM
and to facilitate the annual argument about the validity of the concept also - slag this suggestion all you like, I only stumbled on it by accident now seems a good time to do it because of how Arsenal's opening games have panned out As most folks will know, it sometimes seems like the PL fixture...
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 19 10:55 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 19 9:57 AM
We thought we'd fleeced Arsenal when we got Sanchez, but he has been poor since getting to United, and, he's on considerably higher wages than Mhkitaryan was, to boot. Still, all is not done and maybe Sanchez starts performing like his wage suggests he should. On the other hand, Mkhitaryan has ha...
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 19 3:42 AM
Community Shield, UEFA Super Cup, Spanish Supercopa, etc. The curtain-raising match between the league winner and the cup winner (or primary cup winner and secondary cup winner, or league winner and league runner-up), you get the point. It used to be the case that these were universally perceived...
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 19 2:39 AM
Like so Can we do something about it?