The Football thread - the version that actually uses a ball and feet

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  1. uk_dolfan

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    You do seem to get players for decent prices, but I don't know much about most of them. Arsenal wont sell Sanchez to City so if you pay his huge wages you might get him...


    We signed Lindelof in the end, had been linked to him since Christmas.



    He is supposed to be pretty good, I know very little about him. Looks like we will sell Smalling now who has disappointed recently.

    Griezmann signed a new deal which gives him a payrise but didn't change his release clause so I assume he signs for us next year, but I remain furious about that deal falling apart. Athletico get caught cheating and we lose out on a star player? hardly fair.
     
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    Donnarumma made Milan sad today but life goes on
     
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    made me bloody happy. We might get to keep the best keeper in the world for another 10 years now but I do have deep sympathy for the way that seems to have been handled. His agent is a complete tosser.

    I hear he was only on like 2k per week , shocked he did not get a huge contract from Milan a long time ago
     
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    I still think he stays in madrid and this blows over. HOWEVER:



    Ronaldo has literally been linked with a United return every season since he left and I for one I would die of joy if i saw this again:

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    Still think this blows over tho, but a guy can dream
     
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    Milan had tried multiple times to extend him and Riola wouldn't. They offered to make him the highest paid goalie in the world and offer him the arm band and they still said no.

    Ah well. We can find good goalies and supposey Plizzari is a great prospect himself.

    Still a good summer for Milan
     
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    Jesus ****ing christ. Is this not just a tantrum afterall? Id love it, but id be bloody shocked
     
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    Meh at this point more concered this Ronaldo stuff will have a negative impact on the Morata deal. Robaldo was never likely to leave, but it could still torpedo our new striker... which would be more than a little frustrating
     
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    Looks like we are set to sign Matic from Chelsea. Bit meh but got to trust Jose to know what his system needs I suppose
     
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    Weird one!
     
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    Looks like Rooney is off to Everton on a free.

    Decent captain, great player, all time top goal scorer.... but I can find no warmth in my heart for Wayne Rooney - he means much less to me than Ander Herrera does. Rooneys actions alienated him from many United fans long ago. Its sad really
     
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    The Borini move was a cheap move for a squad player. One thing Milan has lacked in any sort of offensive weapons off the bench. He's being brought in to play mostly Cup games and try to be a spark off the bench. But in past years he would be touted as our top signing but this year we've signed...

    Matteo Mussachio, Ricardo Rodriguez, Andre Silva, Franck Kessie, and Hakan Calhonglu all players in their 20's. Also working to finish Andrea Conti and a few others as well as scouting more youth prospects.

    Milan long needed a change and Mirabelli and Fassone are bringing that.

    Also, there is some feel good in Rooney going back to Everton to end his career, but again with Everton having new owners and a highly ambitious and smart manager he's more of a symbol while they have invested wisely in young prospects.
     
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    Latest news :(



    Ew I am far from pleased about this, I wanted Morata and Morata was happy to come.

    It had long been reported that Lukaku was the number one choice and looks like United pounced when the Chelsea deal slowed. Problem is I have always viewed Lukaku as an overrated player and this fee is absurd. Morata would have been better and had a lot more upside. Meh got to trust Jose I suppose :/

    Not happy about this at all and wouldnt be angry if it fell through
     
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    Meh he will no doubt score goals and be a good signing. Just think Morata will end up being a great signing for Chelsea




    Tho I did enjoy stealing Chselsea's top target from right under their nose..


    Just think when all is said and done, if they sign Morata they end up with the better player *shrug*
     
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    can't deny that he can finish... shame that he has the first touch of a 40 foot lorry
     
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    Meh still think Chelsea send up accidentally getting a better player in Morata. Hope that im wrong
     
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    The Perisic deal is supposedly finally close to being done and the club is heavily briefing the press about a bid for the Spurs CM Dier. Again more MEH.

    But maybe that is ok and its all about building a team that works together well? None of our transfers this year excite me (such a shame that the transfer ban killed the Griezmann deal :( ) but we tried the big sexy deals before and that didnt do a lot of good... maybe this will work out better in the longrun
     
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    Great move that, I suppose the whole "he is old" thing probably matters less in Italy. Tho if Juve are willing to sell him cheap and to a rival I assume they have a replacement that they are extremely excited about?
     
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    30 years old for a cb isnt old, and Bonucci is arguably a top 3 cb in Europe.

    Juve still has a pretty deep defense. But no they dont yet have a replacement. From the sounds of it Bonucci haf a big falling out with Allegri this season (never got along with him) and wanted out but they didnt want to leavr Italy.

    In other news I cant velieve Engkand srill thinks Kylw Walker is good
     
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    Dont believe a word you say anymore :( meanie
     
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    The cheapest ticket to see United V LA tonight costs more than the most expensive ticket to see United v Liverpool at Old Trafford. Little wonder why so many teams tour US in the summer
     
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    The opposition was dogshit, but nice to get preseason started. Not long til the first game now! I hate that the neverending gap between NFL seasons.


    Still prefer Morata but can't deny that Lukaku is ****ing massive


    Huge battering ram upfront. Jose has signed lots of huge, strong players over the last 12 months, obvious he wants an extremely physically powerful team

    Playing Salt Lake tomorrow! Which seems very soon!
     
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    Juventus have Chiellini, Barzagli, Rugani and Benatia in house and Caldara coming back from loan in 2018. they'll be fine defensively, but obviously, none of these players is as good as Bonucci is individually.
     
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    Shame Bayern didn't get Sanchez @greasyObnoxious will be a bummer if he ends up at City
     
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    like the player, but honestly, at that transfer fee and rumored salary, City can have him. more than happy with James at a fraction of the cost.
     
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    United were supposedly offered James but I wasn't fussed on that one. Strikes me as a lazy player - not that I prefer Perisic but I can see where Jose is coming from wanting a more defensive player. I suppose Mata, Mkhiaryan etc can do a similar role anyway. You got a good deal with the two year loan tho.

    Surprised to see you giving up on Renato Sanches and Douglas Costa so quickly tho
     
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    The first touch of a 75 million pound player?



    Erm lets hope he gets away with it in the Premier League rather than MLS

    I will say that Salt Lake are a hell of a lot better than LA

    Looked the part in this goal tho



    Mkhitaryan has looked great and has made multiple key plays in both games so far. He was wildy inconsistent last year tho, lets hope he can build on a strong preseason this year now that he has had time to settle in.
     
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    Sanches is lost in a numbers game, i suppose, and Ancelotti isn't known for trusting younger players anyway. it's a shame. the guy has talent but no confidence whatsoever at this time. maybe a loan would work out for all parties.

    Costa just flamed out very quickly. he had a sensational first half of the season two years ago, a solid second half and nothing since. time to move on.
     
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    Never, ever let fans design a kit



    Horrible, simply horrible.

    Tho this goal wasnt horrible



    i fell asleep and missed it lol


    Think this was Rashfords 4th goal in 3 games?



    Hopefully he can build on this and have a really strong third season, he is still only 19!
     
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    It is only preseason, but I think the shine is finally starting to wear off of Pep as a coach.
     
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    Cheque book manager (everyone acts like he isnt) he has spent hugeeeee money this year

    Jose love spending money aswell! But he doesnt deny it
     
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    I think the thing that is coming to bite Pep is how he treated a guy loke Zabaleta, and it is perceived he is teying to push Aguero out as well.

    Anyways love how Milan's signings are looking. Hopefully can get one more striker and get rid of some dead weight. Sounds like we are close to getting Renato Sanches
     
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    Jebus. Need to see more of this from Martial!



    Stellar in his first season, struggled last year and had a very messy breakup. Hope he gets back on track this year


    And that was one of the worst shootouts that I have ever seen lol 10 pens 3 went in
     
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    DO US fans take the gold cup seriously? Northern Ireland would win it.





    United play Barca tonight to wrap up the US tour. Beat LA (utter garbage) Salt Lake (quite decent) City and Madrid so far but don't think any of that actually means anything, tho Rashford and a few others look great so far. Annoyingly we have picked up a few minor injuries
     
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    No most do not take the gold cup seriously. Thr onky time they take it seriously is if wr may qualify gor thr Confrd Cup. This Gold Cup was used mostly to evaluate younger players
     
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    Lost *shrug* Barca are better. That front 3 is still crazy, tho it could soon become a front 2!
     
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    Ross has done a great job hyping up a meaningless friendly that is missing 2 of the games 3 best players.
     
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    Our signings continue to underwhelm me. Matic is a good player and is proven in the premier league under Jose, but turns 29 soon.

    Meh that Athletico transfer ban that killed the griezmann deal has really ****ed up out summer
     

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