Recent content by DRJosh

  1. Would you sack or keep Ole? (Poll reopened)

    True. I think its more of a case of transfers not being the main problem with Ole's tenure rather than the fact that he bought well. None of Ole's transfers so far have a Sanchez or Di Maria whiff about them so that is a small consolation I suppose. I wouldn't regard Ole's transfer dealings...
  2. Post match vs West Bromwich Albion

    I see your point but we've not produced any noteworthy performances in the last few games. There is zero consistency and our manager (despite his all round positivity) doesn't seem to imbue confidence that he knows what he is doing. As brutal as this sounds, I feel there is a higher tendency...
  3. We are an awfully coached team

    This is true. Good performances are now rewarded through add-on incentivised packages (e.g. clean sheet bonus, goals clauses). Advertising revenue and commercial sponsorships remain the central driving force for football's wage structure. So it doesn't matter if a player doesn't perform, it just...
  4. Solskjaer's Press Conference - West Brom

    true although most of us (I’m assuming) would like an explicit acknowledgement from Ole about just how inconsistent performances have been and the need to get back to claiming authoritative home wins. By referring to the absence of fans he seems to have somewhat absolved those playing poorly.
  5. Why has only 1 German ever played for United?

    Sounds like a poorly thought out Football Manager Regen
  6. There’s a feeling of inevitability about Ole losing his job

    I get where you’re coming from. I really want to see Ole succeed but every time I feel we’ve turned a corner, results seem to go pear shaped. The comeback last season whilst impressive was also due to Leicester City’s total collapse, there was a good slice of fortune about it.
  7. There’s a feeling of inevitability about Ole losing his job

    Going by the United boards history in sackings, Ole's fate will only be determined when it is mathematically improbable (or 'impossible' if they are feeling generous) to attain CL qualification, which I personally think is a ridiculous requisite. I believe advancing in the CL is less of a...
  8. Bruno Fernandes | 2020/21 Performances

    It is easy to understate the importance of a reliable penalty taker. Could even be the difference between finishing in the Top 4 or outside of it. Either way, Bruno has been a revelation and by far the most consistent player we've had even with the occasional off days. Would he have shined as...
  9. That Pickford challenge on Maguire

    How could anyone (even the most die-hard of Maguire and United fans) suggest that Pickford deserves a red for that is beyond me. As others have said, it wasn't a pen because Maguire was guilty of fouling him initially. At most Pickford should have got a yellow. Shocking how our respective...
  10. Some of the posters are a disgrace.

    Interesting thread thus far. People's opinions and preconceived assumptions about football (and its various actors) inevitably change throughout the season based on how things pan out with their team. That diversity and fluidity of opinion is why football forums like this one exists. If...
  11. Manchester United vs West Bromwich Albion

    Telles has to start. That cameo at PSG was very promising. A pinpoint crosser would serve us well.
  12. Some of the posters are a disgrace.

    I don’t have an issue with praising Ole. I’m happy to see him do well. I have an issue with overtly knee-jerk proclamations that he is the right man to lead us back to the glory days based on a single victory. United’s inconsistency is worrisome. Ole’s tactical acumen is still suspect but I hope...
  13. Would you sack or keep Ole? (Poll reopened)

    Glad for the scrappy victory. Love Ole but his time is up.
  14. Post match vs Everton

    Decent result but does nothing to paper over the fundamental problems we have as a team. Martial’s anonymity in this game is concerning but not surprising given his inconsistency. Shaw and Bruno are proper United players. Never thought I’d say that for the former.
  15. We are an awfully coached team

    Not long ago after that win at PSG, there were people on here claiming we might be outside title challengers. I think as a fan base it’s important to acknowledge just how inconsistent we are week to week. Part of that inconsistency is down to Ole’s tactical ineptitude/poor coaching and the...