Football Thread 15/16 - Manchester United FA Cup Winners

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by Preezy » Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:41 pm

To be fair to him, if I had the chance to earn an easy £4m by delaying joining my new employers for a few weeks, I'd definitely do the same!

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PostRe: Football Thread 15/16 - Manchester United FA Cup Winners
by romeo G. Detlev Jr. » Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:47 pm

If I were United I'd say pre-sign or strawberry float off.

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by Preezy » Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:49 pm

He probably already has pre-signed but it's just not being made public.

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by bear » Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:27 pm

SURPRISE NAME CHANGE wrote:If I were United I'd say pre-sign or strawberry float off.

And then his agent would, completely reasonably, ask you to foot the bill for him forfeiting the loyalty bonus.

Or just tell you to go suck a strawberry float and sign for someone else.

There's no need for Man Utd to try to get him to sign early. His deal with PSG isn't costing them anything.

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PostRe: Football Thread 15/16 - Manchester United FA Cup Winners
by Cuttooth » Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:02 pm

Preezy wrote:He probably already has pre-signed but it's just not being made public.

Probably isn't worth the hassle of being sued for fraud if that were to happen.

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PostRe: Football Thread 15/16 - Manchester United FA Cup Winners
by Captain Kinopio » Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:22 pm

Watched a bit of the Euro 96 semi final.

Still makes me sad, even now I look back at that and I'm just willing us to win it. I used to absolutely love the England football team in my yoof, way more than club football, and those defeats in 96 and 98 were gutting.

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PostRe: Football Thread 15/16 - Manchester United FA Cup Winners
by Moggy » Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:41 pm

Captain Kinopio wrote:Still makes me sad, even now I look back at that and I'm just willing us to win it. I used to absolutely love the England football team in my yoof, way more than club football, and those defeats in 96 and 98 were gutting.


I'm the same although I remember 1990 as well. I struggle to care much about England anymore but I was crazy for England playing international football up until 2006-2010 when I fell out of love with it.

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PostRe: Football Thread 15/16 - Manchester United FA Cup Winners
by Captain Kinopio » Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:36 pm

The 'Golden Generation' strawberry floated us.

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PostRe: Football Thread 15/16 - Manchester United FA Cup Winners
by Parksey » Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:16 am

Captain Kinopio wrote:The 'Golden Generation' strawberry floated us.


It's probably no coincidence that the Golden Generation and a general decline in England's performances since the late 90s/early 200s (I would rank 2004 as the last tournament where I enjoyed watching England) is tied together with the explosion in wealth and exposure of the premier league.

The Golden Generation all started playing when the big money began floating about, when the top league became all powerful and when the FA and Football League's influence dwindled.

Obviously, the Euro 96 players played in the Premier League, but most will have been playing before its inception. The Golden Generation are arguably all defined by the Premier League era, and if they weren't playing in it, they'll have been watching it on TV.

So for that generation, the focus was always on the domestic game. Playing for your club took precedent due to the exposure, the recognition and the cash. The need to be at your best week in, week out in four club competitions was more important than the odd time playing for England, not to mention that the rigors of the season means you probably aren't at your best in June or July.

Likewise, if your club is paying you above £100,000 a week, you're probably going to have more of a focus on that, even if there's arguably a stronger chance at footballing immortality in this country if you did win something. I'm surprised that doesn't drive the players on more.

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PostRe: Football Thread 15/16 - Manchester United FA Cup Winners
by Preezy » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:17 am

Mark Wright has apparently been offered a 2-week trial by Man United following his Socceraid "heroics" (scoring a free kick against chocolate-wristed Patrick Keilty) :lol: :lol: :lol:

Might make Giggs stay, to be fair :shifty:

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by TigaSefi » Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:30 pm

Daniel Agger retired apparently. Good lad at the back for us.

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by Mafro » Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:34 pm

Only 31 years old too.

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PostRe: Football Thread 15/16 - Manchester United FA Cup Winners
by Mafro » Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:09 pm

Carrick renews for another year :toot:


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PostRe: Football Thread 15/16 - Manchester United FA Cup Winners
by BOR » Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:57 am

Mafro wrote:Carrick renews for another year :toot:


Good, I am glad he signed for another year.

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PostRe: Football Thread 15/16 - Manchester United FA Cup Winners
by Preezy » Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:13 pm

Can't hurt to have an experienced head in the squad, but I would like to see Schneiderlin play far more than he did last season, particularly in the big games.

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PostRe: Football Thread 15/16 - Manchester United FA Cup Winners
by Nathanbrains » Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:28 pm

Personally I'd quite like us to sign a CM who actually, you know, does something...

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PostRe: Football Thread 15/16 - Manchester United FA Cup Winners
by Denster » Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:03 pm

I concur.

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PostRe: Football Thread 15/16 - Manchester United FA Cup Winners
by Preezy » Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:20 pm

So looks like De Gea is in trouble. What is with footballers and prostitutes? You'd think being rich and successful would negate the need to ever have to pay for, or organise, sexual exploits with hookers.

Footballers :fp: Sub human scum.

Also, England fans in France :fp: Sub human scum.

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PostRe: Football Thread 15/16 - Manchester United FA Cup Winners
by SandyCoin » Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:31 pm

Preezy wrote:So looks like De Gea is in trouble. What is with footballers and prostitutes? You'd think being rich and successful would negate the need to ever have to pay for, or organise, sexual exploits with hookers.

Footballers :fp: Sub human scum.

Also, England fans in France :fp: Sub human scum.


Usually a case of them thinking they can do whatever they want.

Weren't the England fans in France provoked by local "ultras"? Didn't the police confirm that too?

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PostRe: Football Thread 15/16 - Manchester United FA Cup Winners
by Saint of Killers » Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:50 am

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