Are we really a "Great" Club?

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    PepsiCola Full Member

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    Are we a great club, or were we elevated by two great men in Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson.

    We've only won league titles under 3 managers. Mangall, Busby and Ferguson.

    We went many decades without a league title before Ferguson. The way the club is run at the moment we could easily go decades without another after Ferguson.
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    TsuWave Full Member

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    such a dumb thread
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    Carolina Red Moderator Staff

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    Yes.

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    SteveJ all-round nice guy, aka Uncle Joe Kardashian Scout

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    There's more to the great clubs than just titles and trophies.
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    ravi2 Full Member

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    This is not a 'great' thread
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    AshRK Full Member

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    We are a great club run by clowns and managed by a fool.
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    Needham Full Member

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    Yes but in the same way Britain is still 'Great'.
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    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots Scout

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    Yes. Why would winning the same amount of stuff under more managers change that? We're one of the most successful clubs in the world, with real history. We're a great club. We're just not very good at football at the moment.
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    Fridge chutney Full Member

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    Yes.

    Terrible thread.
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    Maciek Known for "good moanings" not only in the morning

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    Eddy_JukeZ Full Member

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    You could apply the premise to other great clubs out there.

    We're a great club. We're just in a bad cycle right now.
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    Florida Man Cartoon expert and crap superhero

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    In before the lock.

    Also, what a shit thread. And feck pepsi.
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    Bojan11 Full Member

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    Would love to know who is a great club in England then?

    Liverpool have went two decades without winning a title. Are they not a great club?
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    spwd likes: servals, breasts, rylan clark and zooey

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    Is it better to win stuff under more managers?, because you say that like it’s a bad thing .
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    ErranMorad Full Member

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    Jesus Christ! We have the most English first division titles, but somehow winning them under multiple managers instead of three would have made us greater?
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    AlecHDR Angry, incoherent heterosexual slob

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    Yes. We just need some structural changes to make sure we remain great. We've had a club built around SAF and it is easier to change the structure than continue to change managers and hope a new Fergie comes along.
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    ship50 New Member

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    Yes indeed. A great club that has somehow lost its direction but we'll be back.
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    K2K Full Member

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    Raees Legal Guardian of the Football forums

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    Op you’re letting Mourinho get to you. This is one of a handful of clubs which can be called great - don’t be blinded by the lowering of expectations around you. Will be stuck in the doldrums for the foreseeable future - yes but that doesn’t diminish what went before it - unless of course we’re fighting relegation for a number of years but even then it’ll take much longer sustained period than this for us to lose our great club tag.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    M Utd Full Member

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    For me this is an easy question to answer.

    Great club - Yes

    Current great team - No.

    Some people have a hard time separating the two aspects of a club but to be considered a great club you need to look beyond any current situation.
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    SadlerMUFC Full Member

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    Agreed...close thread
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    Fosu-Mens Full Member

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    Historically, financially and based on number of fans yes.
    If the only criteria is how we are performing on the pitch, then no.
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    stepic Full Member

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    this thread is a great advertisement for Coke
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    .Rossi ever get that feeling of déjà vu?

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    RedCafe in 2018.

    Definitely going down the route of Manchester United in 2018
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    I know, a very bizarre claim
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    Coops73 Full Member

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    For fecks sake, really?
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    rpitroda Full Member

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    Seeing as you’re staff, please do actually close this moronic thread :lol:
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    lex talionis Full Member

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    We could also ask whether Manchester is truly “united”. :)
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    Skills Snitch

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    I kind of get the OP.

    Ferguson and Busby were going to be successful no matter which club they managed, in many ways it was our luck that they decided to take us on the ride with them rather than some other club.

    Are we just an ordinary club who were managed by the two most unique managers/figures in football history?
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    JohnnyKills Full Member

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    Yes. Even City and Liverpool fans would accept this.
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    ::sonny:: Full Member

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    We are (in Europa League)
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    Minimalist New Member

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    Yes. Manchester United are the biggest football club from England.
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    Mainoldo Full Member

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    Great club crap fans.
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    Treble Full Member

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    Imagine that people supported only the greatest clubs. Football would be dead. It is alive because there are thousands of clubs out there with their own fan bases.

    Basically, United are worth of supporting even we are not great(est).
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    Of course we're a great club. Big, historic, succesful, popular. We're in a rough period at the moment, but the good times will come again.

    I do think the whole narrative about us being the "biggest club" on earth can safely die down now. Just because we're popular with casual fans in countries with big populations, doesn't mean we're a more important club than others. A lot of fairweather fans will probably migrate to the likes of City and PSG now.
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    Stop creating such threads ffs. Everything is falling apart now.
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    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    Already been said but this is a stupid and unnecessary thread.

    What's wrong with some of you?
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    :lol: True.
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    jojojo Moderator Staff

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    Too bizarre.
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