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    I know right. I remember Isometrix and a couple of other members posting in this thread that Pirlo was finished and that signing him would be a terrible mistake. Didn't want to interfere with Mikel's playing chances :ahee:
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    Kagawa was United's 2nd choice, they were gunning for Hazard as well.
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    (Original post by mhsc)
    I know right. I remember Isometrix and a couple of other members posting in this thread that Pirlo was finished and that signing him would be a terrible mistake. Didn't want to interfere with Mikel's playing chances :ahee:
    It was more to do with wanting some younger players I think, at a time when our squad was starting to age. Besides we still won the domestic double that year anyway so I can't say I regretted it much. It was just my preference anyway, signing players at a ripe age like Mata, Luiz, and Hazard are generally the type of transfers I like to see.
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    (Original post by jam277)
    Yeah. True. I just wanna see a change man.
    Yes I'm a hater. It's disgusting seeing you jam a top 4 place and take no advantage of it. It's annoying that out of the big 4 in 04-09 the only team not to have won a champions league is you guys.

    Bar that obvious hating. Yes I reckon you'll get 4th again if you make the right signings, lets be honest here you had the fourth best squad in the league this season, newcastle were never going to manage europa and the prem, tottenham have no depth outside the starting 11 and liverpool are in transition. I did doubt you guys when you were 7 points behind spurs but I said from the beginning of the season united will win with chelsea, city and arsenal in the top 4. Heck if city lose a match even 2nd still up for grabs.
    Yeah that's true, I don't like us jamming top four each season when we could being so much better with more ambition. Tbh if it wasn't for madman Jens we would have a CL but you can always say stuff like that in hindsight. What do you think we need to challenge for the title next season? Do you reckon we're far off? I think we have a really good squad just need a few outstanding individual players like we had before with Cesc, RVP etc.
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    (Original post by TheInvincibles14)
    Yeah that's true, I don't like us jamming top four each season when we could being so much better with more ambition. Tbh if it wasn't for madman Jens we would have a CL but you can always say stuff like that in hindsight. What do you think we need to challenge for the title next season? Do you reckon we're far off? I think we have a really good squad just need a few outstanding individual players like we had before with Cesc, RVP etc.
    You have the base. I reckon you need a winger(unless AOC does the business or podolski gets better after his first season), a DM and a strker. Besides that every position you're fine. If you could get a boss CB that'd be good as well but tbh you haven't been conceding much this season(probably down to your monotone sideways defensive passing for 60mins) but hey.

    Bar that you just need dortmund/united style mental strength. However you are pretty far off I think. While you could probably have a team capable of winning the title City will strengthen, united will strengthen and chelsea will definitely strengthen in the summer. City can't get that much better I think, chelsea are obviously in transition but we've transitioned most of our squad and united are united. haven't been below 3rd place since the prem began says it all about them.
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    (Original post by Isometrix)
    It was more to do with wanting some younger players I think, at a time when our squad was starting to age. Besides we still won the domestic double that year anyway so I can't say I regretted it much. It was just my preference anyway, signing players at a ripe age like Mata, Luiz, and Hazard are generally the type of transfers I like to see.
    Tbh I'd rather see us promote players from the academy than buy 21 year olds for 30 million. It just reeks of football manager. If we could get 3/4 players in as a spine from the youth squad and buy the rest then that'd be great for me. Bertrand, terry, chalobah and mceachran being the core of the team e.g. and then playing with the rest of the team like hazard etc would be my ideal type of signings. Looking at bayern munich, dortmunds and barca's squad just makes me wonder.
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    (Original post by jam277)
    You have the base. I reckon you need a winger(unless AOC does the business or podolski gets better after his first season), a DM and a strker. Besides that every position you're fine. If you could get a boss CB that'd be good as well but tbh you haven't been conceding much this season(probably down to your monotone sideways defensive passing for 60mins) but hey.

    Bar that you just need dortmund/united style mental strength. However you are pretty far off I think. While you could probably have a team capable of winning the title City will strengthen, united will strengthen and chelsea will definitely strengthen in the summer. City can't get that much better I think, chelsea are obviously in transition but we've transitioned most of our squad and united are united. haven't been below 3rd place since the prem began says it all about them.
    Yeah AOC needs to be a started next season, we got scammed with Walcott, definitely not worth £100k a week, must be the most overrated player I've ever seen but the annoying thing with him is that he would be so deadly if he had an ounce of technique. I think Podolski will come good, have to remember it's his first season and he still has a decent return. The thing with a team like United is that there isn't many areas they need to strengthen, all they really need is a destroyer in midfield to complement Carrick. Quite funny actually because that player could easily have been Pogba.

    Regarding Chelsea, I think you are a top striker and a playmaking CDM away from a title challenging team. And if Mourinho comes in that is certainly achievable. Even Pellegrini would do a great job tbf.
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    Mourinho 'I love to be where the people love me' Hmm... Can see a special season for you guys next year.
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    Omg @ Mourinho's interview at the end...
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    'I want to be where people want me, where people love me.' - Jose Mourinho just now in reaction to Madrid's loss. he also said 'Maybe not' in reply to if he will be at Madrid next year. Does he mean he wants to be in England, where he is revered as an incredible character and tactician? Or does he mean at Chelsea, where he quite literally is worshipped as a legend?

    I hope it's the latter! COME ON JOSE
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    And the the interviewer mentioned 'We'll take that as England then - gotta go!' lolz.
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    Come on thats gotta be a message for Chelsea.
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    If he goes to PSG next season I think we can assume that he's waiting out for the United job. In that case, I think we'd get Ancelotti.

    I don't think I could forgive Mourinho if he went to United.
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    lol, interviewer trolling chelsea.

    But you can bet your house that Jose will be back at Chelsea next season.

    (Original post by StephenNaulls)
    If he goes to PSG next season I think we can assume that he's waiting out for the United job. In that case, I think we'd get Ancelotti.

    I don't think I could forgive Mourinho if he went to United.
    Why? United and Chelsea are really hated rivals or anything...
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    (Original post by jam277)
    Tbh I'd rather see us promote players from the academy than buy 21 year olds for 30 million. It just reeks of football manager. If we could get 3/4 players in as a spine from the youth squad and buy the rest then that'd be great for me. Bertrand, terry, chalobah and mceachran being the core of the team e.g. and then playing with the rest of the team like hazard etc would be my ideal type of signings. Looking at bayern munich, dortmunds and barca's squad just makes me wonder.
    True say. I was initially hesitant when we were after Oscar because it meant Piazon would then be loaned out. No idea how he's doing in Malaga. With 3 FA Youth Cup finals in the last 4 years, there is definitely talent that is being neglected by the club. But I think signings like Hazard were necessary because it's going to be quite a while until we can model ourselves like Bayern/Barca.
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    José: "I want to be somewhere where people love me and..." ITV: "Laters José...we got Kit Kats to advertise...''

    lool
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    http://sportwitness.ning.com/forum/t...horten_twitter
    More rumours, apparently Mourinho text Lewandowski saying he wants him to join him at Chelsea next season.

    (Original post by StephenNaulls)
    If he goes to PSG next season I think we can assume that he's waiting out for the United job. In that case, I think we'd get Ancelotti.

    I don't think I could forgive Mourinho if he went to United.
    Can't really see Mourinho wanting to manage in Ligue 1 tbh, at least not at the moment.
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    (Original post by Nickini)
    http://sportwitness.ning.com/forum/t...horten_twitter
    More rumours, apparently Mourinho text Lewandowski saying he wants him to join him at Chelsea next season.

    Can't really see Mourinho wanting to manage in Ligue 1 tbh, at least not at the moment.
    With Lewandowski + Mourinho the League would be over before it even started
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    (Original post by StephenNaulls)
    If he goes to PSG next season I think we can assume that he's waiting out for the United job. In that case, I think we'd get Ancelotti.

    I don't think I could forgive Mourinho if he went to United.
    Considering our owners a trigger happy man I could easily forgive mourinho.
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    "I know I am loved in England, especially by one club."
    Pretty much certain then?
 
 
 
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