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  1. Brightonian replied to the thread Mourinho targets 15-year stay at Manchester United.

    Agree. As Mou has suggested several times. But I still think he resents that one aspect of Wenger's reputation that he doesn't have.

    Jul 20, 2017 at 09:20
  2. Brightonian replied to the thread Marco Verratti.

    If it isn't the reason he hired him, it soon will be. Raiola doesn't make money by letting his clients stay put.

    Jul 19, 2017 at 20:43
  3. Brightonian replied to the thread Mourinho targets 15-year stay at Manchester United.

    He's not making a prediction ffs, he's just making a point. See Ru55's post above. This is how Mou talks to journalists. Also I think it's always slightly rankled with him that whatever success he's had in his career, he won't be seen as a...

    Jul 19, 2017 at 20:41
  4. Brightonian replied to the thread Andreas Pereira | 2017/18 Performances.

    I'd not seen that Atletico match video, or watched that game. As impressive or more so than his strong games against Madrid and Barca. For those who didn't watch any of his games for Granada, you particularly have to take into account just how...

    Jul 19, 2017 at 17:58
  5. Brightonian replied to the thread Andreas Pereira | 2017/18 Performances.

    He's very good under tight pressure and in tight spaces. That said, like a lot of players who can boast that, he does sometimes overuse it when there are simple out-balls that would be more efficient, and occasionally he'll lose the ball as a...

    Jul 19, 2017 at 17:50
  6. Brightonian replied to the thread Does splashing the cash lead to instant success?.

    Superb post, and I agree in particular with this point. Transfer muppetry is fuelled by the idea that buying player A means adding whatever player A did last season to our existing team. But most transfers hinder almost as much as they help, in...

    Jul 19, 2017 at 17:41
  7. Brightonian replied to the thread Romelu Lukaku | 2017/18 Performances.

    Never forget the famous Mexican face-goal, as demonstrated by Javier Hernandez, once of this parish.

    Jul 18, 2017 at 14:39
  8. Brightonian replied to the thread Lukaku's first touch...

    Most diehard Rooney fans seem to be the kind of fans that prefer loyalty to United players to rational analysis of their strengths and weaknesses, or indeed to hipster 'I'm a United fan but I'm clever so I tell everyone all our players are shite'...

    Jul 18, 2017 at 14:32
  9. Brightonian replied to the thread Romelu Lukaku | 2017/18 Performances.

    :lol: It's like the accidental version of Herrera's trademark 'drop a shoulder then pop it a yard or two to the other side' first touch.

    Jul 18, 2017 at 14:29
  10. Brightonian replied to the thread Eric Dier.

    Carrick was excellent when he played last season, TFM will definitely end up playing as a DM (Tuanzebe, I'll grant you, seems like a CB to me even though Mourinho has been experimenting with him), Blind has generally been very good there for us.

    Jul 18, 2017 at 14:25
  11. Brightonian replied to the thread Andreas Pereira | 2017/18 Performances.

    His size won't be a problem, even for Jose. Firstly, he'll be playing alongside Pogba, who bring masses of physicality. Secondly we've got plenty of muscle and height throughout the team, as is usual for Mourinho sides. Thirdly, he's not actually...

    Jul 18, 2017 at 14:24
  12. Brightonian replied to the thread 2017 Pre Season | Real Salt Lake vs Manchester United.

    People like to say that we can't cross but how about the two Beckham-esque deliveries last night from Rashford and Pereira that Fellaini and Smalling respectively somehow managed not to put in.

    Jul 18, 2017 at 11:01
  13. Brightonian replied to the thread Eric Dier.

    I don't think we need to be held to ransom for a DM. We need one, no question, but it's not desperate just yet. Carrick is still here, after all - he won't be able to play every game but he'll be there for the big ones if necessary. Herrera, as...

    Jul 17, 2017 at 16:08
  14. Brightonian replied to the thread Mourinho out to maintain second-season run of title victories.

    'On paper' is only dictated by what happened the season before anyway. If we win the league next season, a lot of players who are currently rated pretty poorly 'on paper' amongst our fans will suddenly seem like much better individuals. It's...

    Jul 17, 2017 at 15:56
  15. Brightonian replied to the thread Jesse Lingard | 2017/18 Performances.

    And the reason is: Lingard isn't a winger. He's an AM who can play wide-ish when necessary, but even then he'll spend most of his time in central areas. In the England U21s Southgate almost always played him as a #10.

    Jul 17, 2017 at 15:53