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  1. POF replied to the thread Wayne Rooney transfer speculation.

    Is there really a debate over whether United should sell Rooney for £30m? I think the club would let him go on a free to get him off the wage bill. Not sure if there is any truth to this story but a £30m offer would be like Christmas Day.

    Feb 22, 2017 at 10:38
  2. POF replied to the thread Can I just say, how lucky are we....

    Your point is so hypothetical it is ridiculous. Why would it have taken £300m+ to get a team who were European champions a year earlier with a world class defence "back to the top"? If Fergie retired at a more opportune time they may have got a...

    Feb 19, 2017 at 13:21
  3. POF replied to the thread Can I just say, how lucky are we....

    The original point I responded to was that the Glazers were "lucky" to have Fergie. They bought the club knowing he was the manager. Then they kept him on until he eventually retired. How is that lucky? The Glazers felt they could purchase the...

    Feb 19, 2017 at 12:42
  4. POF replied to the thread Can I just say, how lucky are we....

    The Moyes point had to do with the club finishing 7th and a new management team coming in. There is no way that would have been seen as a stable investment. As for "the club was in debt, not them". It is their club. They own it. The club going...

    Feb 19, 2017 at 12:12
  5. POF replied to the thread Can I just say, how lucky are we....

    They were purchasing a club that had dominated English football for years under the existing stable management team, the one consistently elite team of the Premier League era. Purchasing with that level of debt would require guaranteed revenue...

    Feb 19, 2017 at 11:51
  6. POF replied to the thread Can I just say, how lucky are we....

    They weren't lucky at all. The stability and guarantee of being competitive that Fergie brought would have been one of the reasons for buying the club. Conversely, if Fergie left it would have been incredibly unlucky. They bought the club,...

    Feb 19, 2017 at 11:27
  7. POF replied to the thread MEN: Herrera has been brilliant this season, and his contract situation needs addressing.

    Fair enough, you put a lot of effort into that and I certainly don't want to dismiss it. Positioning for me is more about the defensive side as this United team are positionally very fluid offensively. On the ball, Herrera does drop right quite...

    Feb 19, 2017 at 11:08
  8. POF replied to the thread MEN: Herrera has been brilliant this season, and his contract situation needs addressing.

    If you do have examples of this poor positioning, please point them out because the only example I've seen you give to illustrate Herrera's poor positioning is David Luiz vs Arsenal. Kante is decent on the ball but isn't particularly creative or...

    Feb 19, 2017 at 08:43
  9. POF replied to the thread MEN: Herrera has been brilliant this season, and his contract situation needs addressing.

    If not, what does the above refer to? Either way, if you watch a lot of Herrera and think his positioning and decision making is poor I think you should give stats a try too. His reading of the game is exceptional and his defensive decision...

    Feb 19, 2017 at 07:04
  10. POF replied to the thread Can I just say, how lucky are we....

    Agree completely with the OP. They have been fantastic owners. The only period where I had major doubts was during the Woodward/Moyes era where the lack of football leadership made the club a laughing stock. As it is, they have invested...

    Feb 19, 2017 at 06:43
  11. POF replied to the thread Who is the better player? Mata or Mkhi [Poll].

    Mkhitaryan is a better player. He has more to his game than Mata. Even though they play similar roles and have similar stature they are very different players. They are starting to look very dangerous as a combination so hopefully it's not a...

    Feb 19, 2017 at 02:58
  12. POF replied to the thread Substituting midfielder for striker when you are are losing.

    It's a move Wenger uses a lot when chasing games as he can move players like Ramsey, Iwobi or Oxlade Chamberlain into a central midfield role without being too imbalanced. I remember Mancini's move of replacing a striker with Nigel de Jong when...

    Feb 19, 2017 at 01:12
  13. POF replied to the thread MEN: Herrera has been brilliant this season, and his contract situation needs addressing.

    I'm not a fan of stats to analyse performance and agree that opinions on a player's quality should be formed by watching games. However, if you watch games and come to the conclusion that Herrera is not an intelligent player maybe you should...

    Feb 19, 2017 at 00:52
  14. POF replied to the thread ArsenalFanTV (also featuring Arsenal).

    I was really surprised by the tone of the Neville interview. They brought along all of the "Wenger out" brigade and then didn't even talk about him. They seemed intent on legitimising themselves as serious media and attempted to do so by showing...

    Feb 18, 2017 at 22:07
  15. POF replied to the thread 21st Century Team Built Around Rooney.

    It's just a player playing to his strengths. Ronaldo defending in his own half isn't being selfless. It's being inefficient. The team needs him to create and score. Him being a team player is doing just that. I hear this all the time that he...

    Feb 18, 2017 at 21:38