Recent content by simonhch

  1. The RedCafe Boxing Thread

    Absolutely. I forgot to mention Lewis in my post, but my point was that I always wanted Joshua to be his heir. To continue the legacy. But he’s just not in the same class.
  2. The RedCafe Boxing Thread

    Joshua is a better boxer than given credit for, but Usyk is just different class. It could be interesting because this is potentially last chance saloon for Joshua, and as we saw against Klitschko, he does have grit and heart. Along with a ferocious uppercut. I’ve always wanted Joshua to be...
  3. Will SAF use this moment to speak up?

    I Don’t know his personal situation, but he dedicated a huge part of his life to the club, he’s even said he wished he’d been there more for his kids. What I imagine he’s doing now is securing (a) their financial legacy, which is fine in my book, and (b) perhaps he sees that he can have more...
  4. Malo Gusto

    Identified by The Athletic at the start of the summer as one we should sign, a “sensible transfer”. Their data shows he would improve us. Last year their top sensible signing for us was Camavinga.
  5. Casemiro | Will undergo a medical with Manchester United tomorrow (Marca)

    Well the alternative to is play Eriksen and Fred in front of him. As ETH wants to play an attacking,, possession based system, I went with the former. But I’m good either way. Maybe the two Brazilians will have some familiarity and chemistry.
  6. Frenkie de Jong | 4th lever pulled | Barca still short.. | next lever selling fan base off?

    I’m not an authority on it, so I don’t have an answer for you, I’m sorry. I am merely reference an article that was in the Athletic last month saying there are serious tax implications for De Jong to do that, meaning we’d have to pay him a lot more than 17m for him to see what he is supposed to...
  7. Casemiro | Will undergo a medical with Manchester United tomorrow (Marca)

    Fair enough. I hated myself doing it too. But I’m on my phone, at work, in a meeting, and I’m trying to pretend to listen to this presentation they are giving me, but it’s so goddamn awful I’ve resorted to checking the Caf and pretending like I’m dealing with important business.
  8. Frenkie de Jong | 4th lever pulled | Barca still short.. | next lever selling fan base off?

    This deal has already been double tapped between the eyes about a month ago, now we’re just pumping more rounds into a cold corpse. For the love of god, close this fecking thread.
  9. Frenkie de Jong | 4th lever pulled | Barca still short.. | next lever selling fan base off?

    My understanding is that there were legal and tax issues associated with any club doing that, which is why it couldn’t happen.
  10. Casemiro | Will undergo a medical with Manchester United tomorrow (Marca)

    Surely that’s Eriksen. A wonderful playmaker. I would imagine the midfield will be Cas at 6, Eriksen at 8, and Bruno at 10.
  11. Sir Jim Ratcliffe: I want to buy Manchester United [The Times] | Wants talks with Glazers over minority stake with long-term view of full control

    Thats why it’s called irony. There was nothing about my post that was even remotely serious. I mean, come on the feck on, seriously.
  12. Sir Jim Ratcliffe: I want to buy Manchester United [The Times] | Wants talks with Glazers over minority stake with long-term view of full control

    Yeah, I think a lot of people fail to understand basic business principles in here. The CEO at Manchester United should always be a business person with experience running a large company with global marketing operations. Preferably someone in a synergistic field. The football operations should...
  13. How Many Signings Before Sept 1

    So despite me saying “ideally” and that it would never be possible at this stage of the window, making it perfectly clear that it was infeasible - just desirable - you still found the need to shoot it down like it was a realistic suggestion? Got it. Thanks for bringing me back to reality.
  14. Sir Jim Ratcliffe: I want to buy Manchester United [The Times] | Wants talks with Glazers over minority stake with long-term view of full control

    Nice thought but needs some work: CEO: Van der Sar (no jokes here) Chief Marketing Officer: David Beckham (obviously) Head of Recruitment: Rio Ferdinand (muppet) Chief Strategy Officer: Gary Neville (know-it-all) Head of HR: Ryan Giggs (irony) Chief Medical Officer: Phil Jones (experience)...
  15. Casemiro | Will undergo a medical with Manchester United tomorrow (Marca)

    Think he’d do great too. From a Real perspective I think this makes sense. They are ready to regenerate their midfield, and getting a hefty fee for Casameiro helps that, and they usher in Tchouameni and Camavinga. Both top drawer talents. They’ll pick up another potentially world class...