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RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 28 8:07 PM
I woke up this morning reading rumors and speculation on the Caf, Reddit, Twitter, etc. I can't help but notice the speculation of whether Jose will stay or go, and if we'll get a new start, is the most excitement I've felt about United since LVG left. This whole tenure has been abysmal to watch...
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 28 6:15 PM
The Soccer Manager Red Cafe League ​ If you want to join send me (Damien) a PM with your team and username ​ To join just pick a team in this topic and then search in Free online football manager game - Soccer Manager for world id 101474 and apply to that team. The rules are very simple: 1) there...
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 28 5:56 PM
Really looking forward to this. One of my favourite RE's (though in truth I think 1-4 are all great), anybody else a fan of the series? Due for release in January 2019, so not too long to wait.
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 28 4:59 PM
With Lukaku being a flat track bully and our only striker , it's equally a problematic area where we will have to invest in near future. I don't watch lot of soccer outside of epl and so, just creating a thread to understand or track any upcoming or under the radar strikers. Nb - Assumed Martial...
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 28 2:57 PM
Can anyone fill me in on what is going on? I've not been paying a lot of attention, but there were floods in Kerela, hundreds of people have died and following the floods there has been talk of the flood relief efforts not being good enough. From what i've seen on twitter, foreign aid has been tu...
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 28 2:09 PM
Always wanted to do this. GOAT player at his position, but rarely gets appreciated ond often considered a defensive weakness. Almost always mid to late round pick and falls despite Falcao and Redondo getting more appreciation. Milan: and All time best team built around Andrea Pirlo
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 28 1:48 PM
I could ask about this in another thread but I see so many conflicting posts and they might all just be opinions: about Mourinho not really signing player x or y, but that player x or y had been arranged by the club* and Mourinho may or may not have had a say. That some signings are definitely hi...
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 28 1:29 PM
I could ask about this in another thread but I see so many conflicting posts and they might all just be opinions: about Mourinho not really signing player x or y, but that player x or y had been arranged by the club* and Mourinho may or may not have had a say. That some signings are definitely hi...
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 28 12:34 PM
It's been clear to me, since the PL started getting more and more competitive that having pace in your attack is probably the most important thing when thinking offensively. This is especially true on the flanks when you deploy two wide attackers, as seems to be the norm with most top teams. For...
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 28 12:00 PM
Any ideas? I have a few thoughts, some of them more sensible than others. Defence For a start I don't think our defenders are as bad as their recent performances suggest, I think the current low level is down to a lack of confidence. They'll never be anywhere near Rio/Vidic/Stam standards, these...
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 28 11:48 AM
.. What would it take this season for him to win back your support? Just curious because it appears he's turned quote a few fans on the caf against him. We are 3 games in and made a terrible start but is there anything he can do to make you think "no, actually he's the right man"? Is it just...
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 28 10:38 AM
We've let in 7 goals in 3 matches. Quite unusual for a Mourinho team. Bailly / Lindelöf have looked very shaky, with a personal error bound to happen. Smalling seems the most stable option, so is it possible we should look to other options and maybe try Matic or Valencia in central defence to par...
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 28 10:16 AM
Do you guys remember this game? They've announced the revival 24 years after the last game was released❤ Tweet — Twitter API (@user) date https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikka ing-cult-classic-after-24-years/#71ed98395cf5
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 28 8:47 AM
Okay guys, let's move on from the Spurs game to something more exciting: The CL group stage draw. As mentionned in the title, it's gonna be this Thursday at 5PM. We are in POT 2, like last year. Remember that following last year's rule change, POT 1 contains only the champions of their league. He...
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 28 8:28 AM
Hello everyone, there's a caf gamers server running on Discord, it's mostly used by the Clash of Clans group, but here where things get interesting: I found out today there's a general chat tab and a gaming chat tab after thinking for so long that it was exclusive to Clash of Clans players, it's...
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 28 7:44 AM
We've let in 7 goals in 3 matches. Quite unusual for a Mourinho team. Bailly / Lindelöf have looked very shaky, with a personal error bound to happen. Smalling seems the most stable option, so is it possible we should look to other options and maybe try Matic or Valencia in central defence to par...
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 28 2:36 AM
Not neccesary to write an essay here, the title is quite self explanatory. When the team plays poorly the result is logically poor (Brigton), but when the team plays good (first half especially against Spurs) the result is still poor. Is it quality alone? Fans have been criticizing the board refe...
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 28 2:27 AM
I feel like we unlocked something today in that first 30 minutes, it was the first time in years I have seen a United side press like that and Tottehnam could not deal with us. As soon as their full backs/centre backs got the ball we wouldn't let them out and won the ball high up the pitch multip...
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 28 2:10 AM
It's difficult not to look at the past and compare players like for like but I've always felt that we as a club have had strong leaders in most positions through out the years. The style of football isn't what we're used to but if we cannot play our way back into games for whatever reason, who ar...
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 28 2:10 AM
I see a Mourinho out thread on here and I want to create a little home for the minority on the Caf with an opposite thread. I don't think our situation will be rectified by sacking Jose and bringing in whoever else. I think that's seeing what's wrong with the club as being just about Jose first a...
RedCafe.net - Tue Aug 28 12:51 AM
Anyone else caught the first two episodes of this? Just started last night, from the creators of Line of duty. Thought the first two episodes were really good, definitely worth a watch.
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 27 11:51 PM
It's evident throughout the team hence the misplaced passes and people running out of sync. Defence; we have a massive issue in pairing two CBs. We can't keep them fit or they make howlers individually and lose their confidence. Attack; we have Lukaku, Rashford, Martial, Sanchez primarily as our...
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 27 11:51 PM
I know there are Woodward threads out there, but this is one key thing that should not happen, IMO. We judge managers by how they play, who they sign, and what they win. Why shouldn't we do the same for Woodward? If Mourinho is deemed incapable of taking the club forward as manager, then so shoul...
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 27 11:45 PM
I completely agree with every poster who says Jose hasn’t got the best out of the players at his disposal but Ed is more of a problem in my eyes, if he continues to think hes the best man to decide football matters then nothing is going to change whoever he brings in as manager. Jose hasnt got th...
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 27 11:45 PM
I'm a big fan of his and don't really like singling players out but for me tonight's game had two huge moments and he didn't deliver; the chance in the first half before half time and the chance saved by Lloris immediately after Kane's header. I think if he had scored either one of those we would...
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 27 11:45 PM
Who's going to be available later on in the season? I mean it will be too late to recover anything valuable from the season anyways with the way we do things, but if it really gets desperate (see Chelsea 15/16) who can do a solid job? Hiddink to clear up another Mourinho mess? Big Sam (if we're i...
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 27 10:49 PM
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RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 27 10:41 PM
Let us no be blind. This is a side that lacks creativity. We have lacked creativity for years. And we resolved this by bringing in big sturdy players first rather than clever, intelligent footballers who can pick out a pass. Ozil, and he is seen as poo, created more than double the chances Pogba...
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 27 10:38 PM
Let the discussion begin
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 27 10:24 PM
Don't need a long explanation. We are going backwards. He has lost the dressing room. Time for change.
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 27 10:23 PM
How long can Phil Jones be thrust upon us. He’s been good but not for a while and he’s injured yet again. Perhaps he should gracefully retire.
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 27 10:08 PM
Why can't he motivate them? I don't get it I am not a fan of Jose, but I accept he was the very best option at the time. I just can't understand why he can't motivate a really good group of players.
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 27 10:03 PM
People harping on about lack of new signings and jumping Ed's throat make me laugh, especially after today's game. Tottenham who didn't sign anyone and finished below us last season are showing improvement and looking a far better team than they were last season yet here we are trying to excuse o...
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 27 9:55 PM
Don't need a long explanation. We are going backwards. He has lost the dressing room. Time for change.
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 27 9:52 PM
Why, in any seemingly "difficult" situation we always back pass it to DDG ? It makes us predictable and very easy to pressurize, moreover the other team retrieves the ball after our keeper boots it upfield. It's a risky tactic that invites unnecessary pressure
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 27 9:01 PM
Followed United since the mid '90s, here's my ranking for only the main strikers: 1. Ruud Van Nistelrooy 2. Andy Cole 3. R. van Persie 4. Rooney 5. Ibrahimovich 6. Chicarito 7. Berbatov 8. Lukaku I think Lukaku is the worst United have had (in my following time) as the main striker. It just feels...
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 27 8:18 PM
can anyone help explain this place to me? I realise it’s a place where folk can bet coins and in doing so can win enough to by skins for their counter strike guns. However can it be used for non CS:GO players to go in and make some cash? They seem to be quite heavily reliant on bitcoin. Just wond...
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 27 7:06 PM
Like movies, thought we should have a rating for TV shows too Wynonna Earp - 5/10 A really lame version of Supernatural with neither the action sequences nor the plot really engaging. Gave it up after 3 episodes in. Frasier - 10/10 Got back into this after a long time and found it equally as bril...
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 27 3:42 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 27 2:29 PM
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RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 27 10:22 AM
I've been rewatching the early Simpsons seasons recently and they just never fail to deliver, outstanding television indeed. When Flanders Failed, Homer Goes to College, Deep Space Homer, Homer's Enemy so many classic episodes. I decided to watch the first episode of season 24 yesterday to sort o...
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 27 4:56 AM
Has he become the manager of PSV senior team? Or is it the U19s?
RedCafe.net - Mon Aug 27 1:37 AM
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-ne om&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=mirror_main His comments are despicable, but what aroused my curiosity was the ban on travel. He wants to travel to France and Spain where the age of consent is lower and UK refuses it. Is that strictly against normal civil rig...
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 26 7:56 PM
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RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 26 7:03 PM
What the feck is this? Two YouTubers organising a boxing fight and having a proper press conference, is this thing even licensed? And people thought Mayweather v McGregor was a low point for boxing and yes I may have inadvertently promoted this, but it deserves ridicule.
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 26 6:46 PM
What do we think of this? Seems to be quite prevalent at the moment with Benitez getting murdered by Redknapp and Souness post game for how he set up. Souness suggests he'd rather play football and lose 0-3 than defend and lose 1-2. Redknapp saying fans need value and entertainment. For me, as a...
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 26 3:39 PM
Looking at these two. Both 24 yrs of age which one would you have in your team? On July 1st 2017 we sign Lindelof from Benfica for 35m. In Aug 2016 Rafa Benitez nominates Lascelles as his captain for the 2016-17 campaign. Playing a key role for the team, they get promotion back to the PL. A strin...
RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 26 12:54 PM
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RedCafe.net - Sun Aug 26 10:43 AM
Couldn't find a thread on this already but there is a new "spiritual successor" to Theme Hospital coming out on Thursday 30th August. It has been created by the same former Bullfrog Devs behind Theme Hospital. Not a single microtransaction in sight either! Official Website: https://www.twopointho...
RedCafe.net - Sat Aug 25 11:23 PM
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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
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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
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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,...