Transfer Tweets - 2020/21 | Check the OP for blacklisted sources before posting

Damien

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Anyone not following the rules will be warned and perma banned from the thread. Please abide by the following list.

DON'T:

  • Post anything from clear BS accounts.
  • Post anything from clickbait tabloid accounts.
  • Post anything from aggregator sites (Utdreport etc) who don't link to original source and tend to make stuff up for retweets/follows.
  • Post anything that was tweeted more than three days ago. If it wasn't posted before then, nobody cares.
  • Use the thread to argue about the players United are linked with compared to those that a club like City are signing. If you want to moan, make a new thread.
  • Use the thread to moan about people who are moaning.
  • post offtopic comments in the thread. Keep the thread small and simple rather wasting pages on discussion about the quality of the player
  • post more than two tweets per post.
  • post joke/piss take tweets
  • post a non-English tweet without a basic translation
Tweets from actual journalists who work for well known media outlets are always best. (Examples - Di Marzio, Mitten, Ogden, Mathieson, Marcotti, Jackson, Ducker etc)

Last year's blacklist still applies and we will add or subtract new accounts to the below list as appropriate.

Twitter Blacklist (outside of the obvious ones like indykaila etc, updated March 9th 2020)
AccountReason
360Sources (@360Sources)Fake ITK
Alistair Fergusson (@Fergie1975)Fake ITK
Ashraf Laidi (@alaidi)Fake ITK
Ben Fairthorne (@BFairthorne)Fake ITK
Daily Express (@DExpress_Sport)Posts any old rubbish
Daily Star (@DailyStar_Sport)Posts any old rubbish
Diario Gol (@diarioGOLcom)Posts any old rubbish
Diego Martinez (@DiegoMSport)Fake ITK
Don Balon (@DonBalon)Posts any old rubbish
Futbol de Inglaterra (@Mercado_Ingles)Dodgy aggregator site with suspect sourcing
Gregory Ioannidis (@LawTop20)Sports lawyer who decided to expand into being a fake ITK. Only worth listening to for info on rulings.
Henrique Alvero (@HenriqueAlvero)Fake ITK
Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786)
Julien (@Julien_mgrt)
Kevin Palmer (@RealKevinPalmer)Posts any old rubbish
le10sport (@le10sport)Posts any old rubbish
Manchester Utd ITK (@WoodwardsBurner) Fake ITK
Matt Davies (@mattdaviesmcr)Fake ITK
Metro (@Metro_Sport)Posts any old rubbish
Peter Harding (@PHardingSport)Fake ITK
Richard Marrow (@RichardMarrow)Fake ITK
The Sun (@TheSunFootball)Posts any old rubbish
Tim Pearson (@TimPearsonMedia)Fake ITK
Tom McDermott (@TomMcDermott)
Tommy Smyth (@TommySmythESPN)Does work for ESPN but ignore anything transfer related
Transfer Bible (@TransferBibIe)Fake ITK
UnitedReds (@UnitedRedscom)Dodgy aggregator site with suspect sourcing
utdreport (@utdreport)Don't link to original source and have previously exaggerated stuff
Vincent Rodriguez (@VRodriguezlaw)Fake ITK

Also as a general idea, here's the Tier list from Reddit about the reliability of the journalists. Avoid posting stuff from low tiered sources
TierSource (Individuals)Source (Organisations)
Tier 0 (Undisputed, Official Sources)
@ManUtd / ManUtd.Com
Tier 1 (Highest Quality Sources)
Simon Stone (BBC) / Simon Peach (Press Association) / Henry Winter (The Times Chief of Football) / Mohamed Bouhafsi (France) / Fabrizio Romano (Tier We Go) / Paul Joyce (The Times/Liverpool/Everton) / Craig Norwood (Photographer) / Kristof Terreur (The Guardian) / Mike Verweij (Ajax) / Sam Lee (The Athletic) / John Percy (The Telegraph/Midlands Clubs) / James Ducker (The Telegraph/Numbers may be suspect)​
BBC (United Kingdom)​
Tier 2 (Proven to have current sources)
David Ornstein (The Athletic) / Raphael Honigstein (Germany Freelancer/Guardian German News) / Matt Law (Telegraph/Chelsea) / Andy Burton (Sky Sports) / James Cooper (Sky Sports) / Gerard Romero (Esports RAC1) / Lee Ryder (The Chronicle/Newcastle) / Paul Hirst (The Times) / Mike McGrath (The Telegraph)​
The Telegraph (United Kingdom) / Sport1 (Germany) / Bild (Germany/Bavaria) / Der Westen (Germany/Schalke/Gladbach/Dortmund) / Kicker (Germany) / De Telegraaf (Netherlands) / Voetbal International (Netherlands) / COPE (Spain) / Caderna SER (Spain) / CMVM.pt (Portuguese Market Regulator) / RTP (Portugal) / RMC Sport (France) / Telefoot (France)​
Tier 3 (Average reliability, or former Tier 2)
Jamie Jackson (Guardian) / Ian Ladyman (Daily Mail) / Mark Ogden (ESPN) / Daniel Taylor (The Athletic) / Ian Herbert (Independent) / Jason Burt (Telegraph) / Jim White (Everton only) / Rob Dawson (ESPN) / Stephen Howson (/u/mrstephenhowson, Tier 2 for youth news) / Gianluca Di Marzio (Italians only, Tier 4 if not) / Laurie Whitwell (The Athletic) / Adrian Kajumba (Daily Mail) / Dan Harris (The Guardian) / Alfredo Pedullà (Italy) / Mike Keegan (Daily Mail) / Kaveh Solhekol (Sky Sports)​
The Guardian (United Kingdom) / The Times (United Kingdom) / Canal+/Pierre Menes (France) / Ruhr Nachrichten (Germany) / Le Parisien (France) / O Jogo (Portugal)​
Tier 4 (Indirect sources, low reliability)
Guillem Balague (Sky Sports/Freelance) / Stuart Mathieson (MEN) / Duncan Castles (Record/Times/Tier 2 for Jorge Mendes clients ONLY) / Sam Pilger / Pietro Balzano Prota (Radio Rossonera/Non-AC Milan, Tier 1 for AC Milan) / Richard Keys (beIN Sports) / James Robson (Evening Standard) / David Amoyal (Gianluca Di Marzio)​
London Evening Standard (United Kingdom) / Daily Mail (United Kingdom) / The Independent (United Kingdom) / Talksport (United Kingdom & Ireland) / Sky Sports / Goal.com / The Athletic / BildSport (Germany) / Mundo Deportivo (Spain) / Marca (Spain/Real Madrid) / AS (Spain/Real Madrid) / Sport (Spain) / El Chiringuito (Spain unless JL Sanchez, then T1) / Correio de Manha (Portugal) / A Bola (Portugal) / Record (Portugal) / Tuttosport (Italy) / Tuttomercatoweb (Italy) / CalcioMercato (Italy) / Paris/Euro United (France/PSG) / L'Equipe (France)​
Tier 5 (Aggregators, Known Shitposters and Banned sources)
Peter O'Rouke (Freelance) / Tancredi Palmieri (Freelance/Bullshit merchant) / Don Balon (Spain) / Samuel Luckhurst (M.E.N - Shit-stirring bellend.) / Miguel Delaney (The Independent) / @CheGiaevara (aggregator) / @SimonSmithBBC (Simon Stone Impersonator) / Nicola Schira (Gazzetta dello Sport/Known Bullshitter) / Nouman/@nomifooty (Youtube, Banned for Self Promotion) / Mark Goldbridge (The United Stand)​
Metro (banned - utter shit) / Express (banned - redditwide ban due to vote manipulation) / The Sun (Banned - for being the Sun) / Diario Gol (Spain) / Daily Star (Go there for tits, not news) / CaughtOffside (Aggregates, but poses the news as its own) / Squawka (Vote Manipulation) / Sport/LAD Bible (Clickbait merchants/Content thieves) / Joe.co.uk (Shit memes and even worse transfer content) / 90min.com / ESPN (except for articles by Mitten, Dawson and Ogden) / Manchester Evening News / Sport Witness (aggregator) / Newsnow (aggregator) / GFFN (France/aggregator) / Here is the City (Aggregator) / Bleacher Report (Aggregator) / 90 min.com (Aggregator)/ All Other Aggregators/ Football365 (Transfer News) / SportsMole (Shit source) / Josimar Football / The Mirror (United Kingdom)​
Tier IndyKaila
This guy is worse than an unknown entity. In fact, his Twitter account is so bad, that Russia considered making a Space Station out of it. This tier is also known as Tier Kohler and includes fans of Toilets and Sink-makers...​
Tier of Shame
Jack Otway (Express) for this. / Samuel Luckhurst (MEN) for Sander Berg-gate / Simon Mullock (Mirror) for falling for a parody site article
Sky DE for falling for a fake Fabrizio Romano tweet.​

Again this is just to give a general idea.

UPDATE FOR CLARITY:

what tweets can we post?
ALL English league tweets. No non-league tweets.
Major European top leagues only for Spanish, Italian, French, German, Dutch
Do not post tweets from outside of these boundaries.
 
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That reddit tier guide is outdated. Luckhurst for example has dropped down a tier.
 

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Where's all the tweets??

Just logged in after 12 hours hoping to go through a big stack of 'em!!
 

Damien

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That reddit tier guide is outdated. Luckhurst for example has dropped down a tier.
Link me to the most recent one please and I'll update.

Where's all the tweets??

Just logged in after 12 hours hoping to go through a big stack of 'em!!
In the previous thread. I changed it so the Transfer Tweets link gets from this thread instead. People can feel free to repost the most recent few from the last one into here.
 

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I'd prefer Pau Torres to Ake anyway tbh. Still think we should go for Upamecano but seems like we're only considering left-footed cbs which I understand to an extent but I think we should be focusing on the overall quality of the cb instead at this point. Upamecano and Maguire are both good enough on the ball where it shouldn't really be that big of a deal anyway. Still, I really like Torres' passing range. He is tall so I expect he will get better at heading even if he's not as good in the air as he should be currently. Solid positioning. Cost seems a bit high tbh. Think he's more of a £35-40m player at this stage but the potential is definitely there. I definitely prefer him to Gabriel from Lille who seems to be the other major cb we are being linked with. Never really understood the Gabriel links since he's never seemed to be particularly good on the ball which I'd assume is the main reason we're concentrating on a left footer, to make it more difficult for attackers to limit their passing options.
 

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City pulling UTD on us now? They we're in talks with Fredo and Sanches, we got them. Ole did some transfer tempering of his own with Ake, now City got him.
 

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I'd prefer Pau Torres to Ake anyway tbh. Still think we should go for Upamecano but seems like we're only considering left-footed cbs which I understand to an extent but I think we should be focusing on the overall quality of the cb instead at this point. Upamecano and Maguire are both good enough on the ball where it shouldn't really be that big of a deal anyway. Still, I really like Torres' passing range. He is tall so I expect he will get better at heading even if he's not as good in the air as he should be currently. Solid positioning. Cost seems a bit high tbh. Think he's more of a £35-40m player at this stage but the potential is definitely there. I definitely prefer him to Gabriel from Lille who seems to be the other major cb we are being linked with. Never really understood the Gabriel links since he's never seemed to be particularly good on the ball which I'd assume is the main reason we're concentrating on a left footer, to make it more difficult for attackers to limit their passing options.
I could be completely wrong but maybe it's a case of either VDB & Torres or Grealish & Gabriel this summer.
 

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City and Chelsea both being proactive and decisive early.

Suspect we will sign Sancho ... About a week before the window closes. United love a saga more than a good presesson
 

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City pulling UTD on us now? They we're in talks with Fredo and Sanches, we got them. Ole did some transfer tempering of his own with Ake, now City got him.
Hopefully turns out as well for them as it did for us then
 

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City and Chelsea both being proactive and decisive early.

Suspect we will sign Sancho ... About a week before the window closes. United love a saga more than a good presesson
Nah, Dortmund’s set a deadline remember.
 

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I could be completely wrong but maybe it's a case of either VDB & Torres or Grealish & Gabriel this summer.
If that is the case I'd much prefer VDB and Torres. Nothing against Grealish, he's excellent but £80m in our current season is way too much to be spending on him. We need to strengthen other positions before being able to justify that sort of transfer. Grealish probably wouldn't even be in our best XI considering the quality of our 1st choice players in those positions. Our 1st choice cbs on the contrary could definitely be improved.
 

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Nice backup to Laporte
They definitely needed one. His injury absolutely destroyed their season. People talk about how important VVD is to Liverpool's defence, I feel like Laporte is honestly just as important to City's defence and he doesn't seem to be mentioned that way very often.
 

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For this price we should be looking at Koulibaly who I think is valued at 65m Diego Carlos who I think has a 63m release clause. Funny thing is that these are the two CBs City are also targeting
Koulibaly is 29 though. By the time this squad is about to peak in 3-4 years we would probably need to replace him
 

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Koulibaly is 29 though. By the time this squad is about to peak in 3-4 years we would probably need to replace him
Possibly justifiable if plan is tuanzebe development over 2 years
 

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City not messing around a single bit, wish we could operate like that :(
They've gone for very easy targets that were never going to blow into a saga. They probably started informal talks weeks or maybe even monthsago, and it never caused much fuss in the media because they're not signings that'll get clicks.