Recent content by Revaulx

  1. United’s next manager

    That’s very interesting. I’ve rather been thinking the same, but you’ve expressed it much better than I could have. I think there’s potentially another big thing in Allegri’s favour. He seems to have the tact to be able to tell Woodward some home truths without upsetting him. If we are going to...
  2. Why I don't think we should sack

    Slightly edited: I really hope I’m wrong but can see it happening. Ed won’t want to lose face so he will take credit for the positive stuff. What positive stuff? Well plenty of Ole inners seem to like the idea of a long-term plan...
  3. Why I don't think we should sack

    If I was after pretty football I’d want neither of them! The reason I wouldn’t write off Allegri is because he seems to possess the right amounts of gravitas and tact to be able to boss Ed around without pissing him off.
  4. Phelan doubts about signing up

    Not just Phelan. The interaction between the coaching staff that was such a joy to see in Ole’s honeymoon period has been absent for months.
  5. Romelu Lukaku | Inter watch

    Has any other top club had as many players with weight issues in recent years? Anderson; Rooney; Schweinsteiger; Shaw; Lukaku. I’d say there’s almost certainly something wrong somewhere.
  6. Romelu Lukaku | Inter watch

    It’s because of things like this that I believe Jose is past it. Trying desperately to replicate stuff that worked for him in the past while clearly not having the materials to do so. At the start of the season, presumably because Jose didn’t mind. Either he thought it was a good idea or he...
  7. Marco Silva | No longer Everton manager

    :lol: Silva has been ridiculously overrated and has now been well and truly found out. Everton's recruitment has been awful though; there's been no attempt to build a balanced squad and they've been suckered into paying over the odds for past-it "names". I'm sure a decent manager wouldn't have...
  8. Harry Maguire | 2019/20 Performances

    He used to galumph forward quite a bit at his previous clubs. Of course all our current and recently departed centre backs would look ok on the ball if our midfielders actually made themselves available to receive it.
  9. Harry Maguire | 2019/20 Performances

    Amen to that
  10. How good was Brian McClair?

    Fair enough :) It was a hopeless partnership. Fergie admitted that his first mistake as United manager was getting rid of Davenport as he would have been able to work alongside both McClair and Hughes, despite their being totally different types of player. Choccy did take a while to adjust...
  11. How good was Brian McClair?

    I think you’re being very harsh on him. He was brilliant in “that goal scoring season”, but was unable to replicate it as a result of being shoved to the side to accommodate the returning Mark Hughes. Hughes scored some important (and spectacular!) goals in his second spell at OT but I was...
  12. Ashley Young | 2019/20 Performances

    There have been spells when Young has been picked ahead of a fit Shaw entirely on merit. Just like he was with Di Maria.
  13. Man Utd set to appoint Director of Football (when hell freezes over)

    He will be sacked as soon as Ed has a face-saving plan in place. I'm sure he's working on it now, but i can't see it being in place, let alone activated, until after the transfer window closes.
  14. Chris Smalling | 2019/20 Performances

    Absolutely spot on. Other players have been the subject of irrational scapegoating over the years, but that’s usually been by way of overstating their weaknesses and ignoring their strengths. Nani’s an obvious one. Lukaku also, but that’s complicated by irrational support from Jose fanboys...
  15. Romelu Lukaku | Inter watch

    Lukaku’s general play turned to shit as a result of “bulking up” and doesn’t seem to have improved since he’s slimmed down a bit. In his first season at United it wasn’t terrible though. Even during his dry spells he was having decent games, particularly when he was playing on the right of a...