Recent content by Ladron de redcafe

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo : The Juventus Chapter

    They regressed in every sense. They had been Seria A champions for the previous 7 seasons and had won the domestic double the previous 4 while reaching 2 Champions League finals. They paid Ronaldo 4 times as much as anyone else to take them to the next level, and then instead immediately...
  2. Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In

    This was a fantastic watch, and I'm glad that a documentary on Ferguson was made. The last one I remember was a 1998 TV special by ITV called "The Sir Alex Ferguson story", but he's obviously entrenched himself as the greatest manager ever since then and we really needed some documentary about...
  3. Europa League 20/21

    The last time we played Villareal was in 2008-2009, wasn't it? 2 awful matches, if I remember correctly.
  4. Man City 2020/21 - General discussion

    A checkbook manager would be Mourinho. And he apparently isn't a good one since he broke the world transfer record, was handed the team with the highest wagebill in football history and still failed miserably. Now, to your question. The answer could probably be yes to all, but we'll never find...
  5. Man City 2020/21 - General discussion

    Don't you get it ffs? He had unlimited funds! The reason Delph was playing is because Delph and Zinchinko are the two best left backs in world football. Stacked in every position ffs.
  6. Television The Pro Graps Thread

    I feel the same way. In a way, it feels less real because it's almost too polished. The camera cuts right before a reversal. The LED sets. It's night and day in comparison with the early 00's. I prefer the way it was back then.
  7. Man City 2020/21 - General discussion

    Guardiola gets to pick the jobs because he's the best manager in the planet. Mourinho doesn't get to pick them because the Bayerns don't rate him.
  8. Man City 2020/21 - General discussion

    The best squad in the league definitely wasn't the aging squad that finished level with United. I could easily say Pep inherited Koralov and Clichy while Mourinho was given Pogba and Ibrahimovic. And yet Pep proceeded to beat him to a bloody pulp. If the man beating Mourinho like a drum is a...
  9. AS Roma vs Manchester United

    Cavani seems to be enjoying himself. I hope he'll stick around for next season. That's the tie dusted. To be fair, it probably was before the match.
  10. AS Roma vs Manchester United

    I too think Savage can be awkward at times.
  11. Man City 2020/21 - General discussion

    That would be Mourinho, Who spent triple what his next nearest competitor did in 2005 and 2006, and still couldn't dominate football the way Guardiola did. On the other hand, Pep mopped the floor with Mourinho after Mourinho got to break the world transfer record and had the squad with the...
  12. Man City 2020/21 - General discussion

    Conjecture. I would say that any top 20 manager would have done a better job that Mourinho did in 2016 with Chelsea. Or 2013 with Madrid. Or 2019 with United. He doesn't have to compromise as much as Mourinho because he left him in dust as far their legacies are concerned and gets to pick the...
  13. AS Roma vs Manchester United

    You don't rate Drury?
  14. Man City 2020/21 - General discussion

    Floundered? They were 18 points behind the league winners, double digit points behind Villarreal, and trophy less. He immediately sold their best player and Deco, and created arguably the most dominant team in football history.
  15. Man City 2020/21 - General discussion

    They were level with us in points and their squad was significantly older. In the threads before the season, plenty were saying that he was going to be "found out" in the English game, and that he had his work cut out for him given that he was finally taking over a pedestrian team. He then...