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RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 31 10:31 PM
Since 2000, like the other top teams, we have been active on the foreign transfer market bringing in players to our club from other foreign leagues, to the PL. Thought it would be interesting to value those players in terms of performance and even from a financial point of view, taking into consi...
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 31 8:38 PM
I've always thought about this as horrible as it sounds. I find there are rarely instances of truly great artists that didn't have some f*cked up shit happen to them at some point. Looking at it objectively that kind of stuff will always give people material to write about and people can empathis...
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 31 8:01 PM
The last round of qualifiers kick off tonight with England, Wales and Scotland all within reach of the finals next summer in France. Scotland need to win by 2 clear goals to overtake Switzerland at the top of their group. Wales lead England by a point at the top of their group and a win tomorrow...
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 31 6:18 PM
Please spare this thread from the Jose in/out bollocks. With that said, and having seen us consistently post improving and expansive growth during a really poor five year period, relative to the giants we're supposed to be, how is it we continue to outdo, well, everyone else? You would have thoug...
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 31 5:34 PM
https://www.manutd.com/en/events/liveevents?eventtag=31082018MourinhoLiveThelatestfromJose The latest update on injuries "Jones is injured, as you can imagine. "Dalot and Romero will play tonight at Old Trafford in an Under-23s match, which is a first match for them after knee surgeries and they...
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 31 2:51 PM
So it looks increasingly likely that Ronaldo is leaving Madrid and coupled with any already disappointing league season last year you would imagine they'll be going big in what remains of this transfer window but given they've issued public rebukes that they're after either Neymar or Mbappe how w...
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 31 1:57 PM
Tweet — Twitter API (@user) date Coming to PC as well according to some reliable sources. Clan link: https://www.bungie.net/en/ClanV2/Chat?groupId=117147 Caf ID - PSN (for those who've specifically said they're getting D2 and are in clan) Adam-Utd - Adam_Glanza Archie Leach - tesmith89 ArmandTamz...
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 31 1:52 PM
At Old Trafford Kick off at 7pm Live on MUTV Dalot and Romero to play
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 31 11:49 AM
We can all agree that it was a crazy decision to close our transfer window before the rest of the world. But, who would we have signed or sold if it only closed on the 31st of August? Especially given our poor start to the season. I would guess at the defender that Jose wanted and possibly pogba...
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 31 11:23 AM
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RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 31 9:03 AM
So I was curious about this which footballers have tried to make it as politicians? reading about George Weah becoming Liberia's president has piked my interest. I know Shevchenko tried in the ukranian elections a few years ago but failed. What else is there? EDIT: oh, and wasn't Ronaldinho in so...
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 31 9:02 AM
What’s he upto these days? Thought he wanted to stay in football and had (or at least would have) multiple opportunities to do so. Anyone think he’d be ok at a senior footballing role at United or am I out of my mind?
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 30 11:02 PM
Made another quiz in my series of quizzes, this one about players who played for countries they weren't born in. Quiz: https://www.sporcle.com/games/chaosBEE/foreign-born-soccer-players Series: https://www.sporcle.com/playlists/chaosBEE/soccer-quizzes Hope you enjoy
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 30 10:40 PM
Seems a real shortage at the moment, and not many options that don’t also come with certain reservations. Many, particularly myself, have been critical of Lukaku, and I’d love a better striker here, but don’t see many better on the market anyway. I have maintained that I think we got the best ava...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 30 9:29 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 win the match, with an all-star German midfield filled with leadership/workrate and a world-class defence capable of keeping a clean she...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 30 7:21 PM
The curtain-raiser is out of the way, now it's time for the main event. When is the Carabao Cup third round draw? The draw takes place on Thursday, 30 August at 7pm. How to watch the EFL Cup draw? The draw will be shown live on Sky Sports Football and will be hosted by Joleon Lescott, David Seama...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 30 6:30 PM
The curtain-raiser is out of the way, now it's time for the main event. When is the Carabao Cup third round draw? The draw takes place on Thursday, 30 August at 7pm. How to watch the EFL Cup draw? The draw will be shown live on Sky Sports Football and will be hosted by Joleon Lescott, David Seama...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 30 6:21 PM
Okay guys, let's move on from the Spurs game to something more exciting: The CL group stage draw. Spoiler: Previous OP 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 champion...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 30 3:54 PM
Not a comparison against each other, but who do you all think will have the best impact for their respective teams over the course of this season? Fred for United? Jorginho for Chelsea? Fabinho for Liverpool? Keita for Liverpool? Anyone else?
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 30 2:35 PM
along with Lingard and Rashford. No room for Jones, Smalling and Young. Deserved. Tweet — Twitter API (@user) date
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 30 12:17 PM
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RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 30 11:57 AM
The last round of qualifiers kick off tonight with England, Wales and Scotland all within reach of the finals next summer in France. Scotland need to win by 2 clear goals to overtake Switzerland at the top of their group. Wales lead England by a point at the top of their group and a win tomorrow...
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 30 2:36 AM
What a genius.
RedCafe.net - Thu Aug 30 12:18 AM
This week, Alex & Nik are the only two members of the podcast brave enough & committed enough to get together and discuss United's 2nd defeat in succession, a whopping 3-0 loss to Spurs. We discuss Nik's status as a 'top red', what the result means for Mourinho, how his approach differed to usual...
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 29 11:21 PM
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 - Wed Aug 29 3:23 PM
Tweet — Twitter API (@user) date Thought this was very good. Bit on Henry Winter is spot on, there are few more journalists like Rory Smith who fall in same category. P.s: putting this in ManUtd forum as it's related to Jose.
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 29 3:01 PM
Sevilla - aftermath.. Sevilla was the original breaking point for a select few. Not necessarily the result or the performance but the manner in which the manager handled the aftermath. Since that result the faith in the manager being able to put the clubs needs first over his own need for self-gl...
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 29 2:35 PM
My assessment as follows: DDG: Arsenal, Spurs, City, Chelsea, Liverpool Shaw: Arsenal, Spurs Smalling: Arsenal Matic: Arsenal Pogba: Arsenal, Spurs, Chelsea Lingard: Arsenal Lukaku: Chelsea Rashford: Arsenal Alexis: Arsenal, Spurs, Chelsea, Liverpool Looking at the set-ups, style of play, manager...
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 29 2:13 PM
Sevilla - aftermath.. Sevilla was the original breaking point for a select few. Not necessarily the result or the performance but the manner in which the manager handled the aftermath. Since that result the faith in the manager being able to put the clubs needs first over his own need for self-gl...
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 29 12:04 PM
Pound already at it's lowest in 30 years, markets taking a thrashing, calls for independence referendums in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Whispers that Brussels will look to make an example of us. Just how bad will the shit show get? Or is there light at the end of the tunnel?
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 29 11:55 AM
And only one. Which would you pick to be a fly on the wall? I’d personally like to see the halftime “talk” of the match at Spurs back in 2002/03 where we were down 3-0 in the first half and then scored 5 in the second half. Fergie must have lit some fire up under their asses. Also, is this...
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 29 11:02 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 - Wed Aug 29 9:12 AM
I suppose if he does turn it around, that's what it's all about, really.
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 29 8:50 AM
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 - Wed Aug 29 7:23 AM
Take one player per Prem team and build a side to win the league this year, so durability and versatility matter. Health too, no picking De Bruyne unless you'r fine with him being out 3 months: F: Aubameyang Salah Arnautovic W: Sane Zaha CM: Eriksen Kante Seri Doucoure Neves FB: Kongolo Coleman B...
RedCafe.net - Wed Aug 29 2:27 AM
Last night was a difficult loss 0-3 against Tottenham. Alhtough we did play great the first half we did not get the result. But I saw something different after that match. For once under Mourinho there was optimism from the manager and the players. Mourinho looked calm, a nice gesture to clap for...
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
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...