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A Pet Peeve

Discussion in 'Manchester United Forum' started by jem, Apr 15, 2019 at 12:59.

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  1. Apr 15, 2019 at 12:59
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    jem Full Member

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    I'm sure that this will be met with the predictable "what this really deserving of its own thread?" replies, but I put together a huge IKEA bookshelf last night and still managed to watch Game of Thrones, so I'll post what I damn well please....

    Anyway, there is standard response that pops up all the time when certain potential transfers are discussed. It goes something like this: "Just the fact that [insert name here] is being discussed, shows how far standards have fallen at the club."

    It's such an annoying reply because I seriously doubt anyone here has dropped their standards to such a level that they are content with being a perennial sixth-place team. Instead, people are likely considering alternate ways in which the team might improve (not that anyone of us have any influence on the actual outcome.) I have no doubt that the same replies popped up when Sadio Mane was discussed years back and would have for the likes of Firmino, Winaldjum, Stones, Dembele (Tottenham version), Moura (post-PSG) and Son. Personally, I'd have any of those players now.

    I have no idea if the likes of Maddison, Grealish, McGuire or others are good enough, but smug, all-knowing replies like the one above are incredibly irritating.
  2. Apr 15, 2019 at 13:01
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    stepic Full Member

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    what this really deserving of its own thread?
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    Kostur Full Member

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    Just the fact that [this topic] is being discussed, shows how far standards have fallen at the Caf.
  4. Apr 15, 2019 at 13:02
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    Red00012 New Member

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    What kind of bookshelf was it?
  5. Apr 15, 2019 at 13:08
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    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    It was the Billy, wasn't it?
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    Im getting a lot of milage out of the kallax oak veneer units, good stuff
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    DirtyOldTown Full Member

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    I saw that reply in the Grealish thread too and then closed my browser.
  8. Apr 15, 2019 at 14:02
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    Trizy Banned

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    Go away @jem
  9. Apr 15, 2019 at 14:28
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    Carolina Red Moderator Staff

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    I mean, his logic here is air tight...
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    Kallax - a fecking nightmare. I had to humiliatingly ask my ex-wife to come help. She basically put it together herself.
  11. Apr 15, 2019 at 14:53
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    jem Full Member

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    You go away @Trizy
  12. Apr 15, 2019 at 14:56
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    CG1010 Full Member

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    :lol:

    Did you just fall short of the criteria you set on your own to justify this thread!
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