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  1. POF replied to the thread Video technology for offsides.

    The worry with discouraging linesmen flagging for offside is if it was offside and they let the play go which leads to a corner, free kick, penalty, etc that results in a goal, that is unlikely to be reviewable. So, where you save on certain...

    Mar 29, 2017 at 13:31
  2. POF replied to the thread Eric Dier.

    And he had a great view from the bench. Lost his place in midfield to Wanyama. He isn't good enough to play in midfield or at centre back for United. The only reason I can see for Jose wanting to sign him is the lumps he kicked out of Chelsea...

    Mar 29, 2017 at 13:18
  3. POF replied to the thread Video technology for offsides.

    My biggest concern with this is that it is likely to prevent more goals than it allows. In all cases where a goal is awarded incorrectly it can be reviewed. In most cases where offside is awarded incorrectly the player doesn't get around to...

    Mar 29, 2017 at 12:52
  4. POF replied to the thread Ivan Perisic.

    He has played the system in 2 of the last 4 games, both in Europe in unusual circumstances when the team was lacking numbers in midfield, he had all 4 of his centre backs fit and the players were looking fatigued. You may be right that it's part...

    Mar 26, 2017 at 10:08
  5. POF replied to the thread Ivan Perisic.

    Jose has played 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 in all but 2 games this season. I expect 4-2-3-1 to be the formation of choice next season and Perisic is perfectly suited to a role on either side of the 3 in that system. He wouldn't be in competition with...

    Mar 26, 2017 at 03:57
  6. POF replied to the thread Who Was Better Yorke or Cole?.

    Agree completely with this. Yorke was absolutely incredible in the Treble winning season. He was one of the most influential players in the side. He played away against some of the best teams in Europe that season and ripped them apart. But he...

    Mar 26, 2017 at 03:47
  7. POF replied to the thread Ivan Perisic.

    United have played a back 3 twice all season. What makes you think they would regularly play either of those systems next season. I think £35m is too much for Perisic, let alone £60m but a left footed winger would be a great option in the squad.

    Mar 25, 2017 at 22:06
  8. POF replied to the thread Michael Keane.

    It's an odd rule that makes it harder for someone with dual nationality who played for both countries at underage level to switch than it is for someone who only played for one. Keane probably wouldn't get in the team ahead of Duffy and Clark...

    Mar 25, 2017 at 12:28
  9. POF replied to the thread Ivan Perisic.

    I've been very impressed with Perisic whenever I have seen him play but I won't say I have seen enough of him to disagree with you on his consistent quality. But he is the type of player United need. A left footed attacking winger adds something...

    Mar 25, 2017 at 12:02
  10. POF replied to the thread John O'shea |Appreciation thread.

    Agree with this. He may not have been a top class player but he comes across as a top class guy. Always handles himself with great dignity. He's been a great servant for both club and country. He's had some amazing moments in his career but my...

    Mar 25, 2017 at 11:54
  11. POF replied to the thread Ivan Perisic.

    Unlikely that Miki can play all of those positions at the same time. United recently started a cup final with Jesse Lingard playing the number 10 role because they had one injury (Mkhitaryan). More attacking options are vital and there isn't a...

    Mar 25, 2017 at 11:39
  12. POF replied to the thread Seamus Coleman - Suffers broken leg vs Wales.

    In instances like this when there is a bad injury, the offending player often gets vilified unfairly. Often it is pure bad luck that the injury occurred. But, this was a shocking tackle. He would have been over the ball whether he got there...

    Mar 25, 2017 at 08:09
  13. POF replied to the thread Michael Keane.

    He always looked a good defender at United. When he and Wootton were given a run in the league cup under Fergie, he looked very promising and by far the best of the two. He looked good defensively in his opportunities under LVG too but being good...

    Mar 25, 2017 at 06:54
  14. POF replied to the thread Ivan Perisic.

    I would be very happy with Perisic. A left footed winger is sorely lacking in the current squad. When I have seen him for Croatia he looks very talented. Pace, good dribbler, high defensive workrate and an eye for goal. £35m seems a bit steep...

    Mar 25, 2017 at 06:10
  15. POF replied to the thread How good was Rio Ferdinand?.

    Agree. Rio really struggled against physical strikers like Drogba, Duncan Ferguson, Kevin Davies, Crouch, etc. Drogba in particular caused United a lot of problems when Vidic wasn't there. Vidic handled Drogba as well as any centre back I've...

    Mar 25, 2017 at 05:33