United Hour Podcast - The World's Greatest Football Team (Villa)

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@Damien do you have access to any of the other clips that you made on various tools?
 

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@Damien do you have access to any of the other clips that you made on various tools?
I've got three clips from the United Hour days:
  • Colm and Mark on Martial & Rashford's potential
  • Colm, Mark and Rob on Andreas Pereira
  • Colm and Nik on Chris Smalling
 

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Really enjoyed last weeks episode . It was my first time to listen to it. Will definitely be listening in the future . Perfect Podcast for out walking the dog. Well done lads
UH and walking the dog :drool:

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If we feel old you can only imagine what it's like being Nik.
 

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I stand by it and think that what has happened since Mourinho left re Rashford, and the performance of some of his attacking players at Spurs validates it

Rashford was being wasted, and we have seen many talent not reach potential because of misuse from a manager. In the long run, that Mourinho period may not have harmed him as I'm sure he learnt a lot - but had it carried on for much longer, I'm confident it could have had an impact on his long-term development
 

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I stand by it and think that what has happened since Mourinho left re Rashford, and the performance of some of his attacking players at Spurs validates it

Rashford was being wasted, and we have seen many talent not reach potential because of misuse from a manager. In the long run, that Mourinho period may not have harmed him as I'm sure he learnt a lot - but had it carried on for much longer, I'm confident it could have had an impact on his long-term development
Rashford was being mismanaged by Jose but sending him away was never the solution

Anyway just listened to the pod, can tell that you are still keeping your Ole Out tshirt warm!

also thought @Duafc was overly harsh on AWB who is clearly improving attacking wise, his style looks ungainly but hes had several assists now - but generally he hasnt had a constant partner to link with which is an issue. Shaw has much less excuse but then I think generally he is the solid defensive option and you throw in Williams against the bus parkers
 
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In this week's episode, we have the joyous task of reliving 2 thumping wins against Brighton and Bournemouth as we hit top form at the perfect time of the season - big focus on our unstoppable attacking trio but still some questions about the defence and why we are conceding weak goals.

 

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In this week's episode, we have the joyous task of reliving 2 thumping wins against Brighton and Bournemouth as we hit top form at the perfect time of the season - big focus on our unstoppable attacking trio but still some questions about the defence and why we are conceding weak goals.

Good stuff as always. Very much agree with the question marks you raise about our defence for the Bournemouth goals. That first goal...How many times could we, and should we, have cleared the ball?! :rolleyes: Speaks to what you said about the Lindelof and Bailly situation. Neither, right now, looks the part. I'd be tempted to give Bailly a go, even though his decision making can be erratic. I thought he earned a run in the side at Stamford Bridge and I hope he gets a run between now and the end of the season. Lindelof is just too passive for me. At least Bailly has pace.

Glad that you noted the development in Martial's game as a central striker.

Agree on the penalty, it looked like it hit Bailly's shoulder to me, and I think VAR was a bit dodgy. Although with Bruno's goal I think VAR ruled that Matic was not in the line of sight of the goalie, and therefore not interfering with play, so his heel being offside was irrelevant. Rashford definitely wasn't offside when he slide tackled the ball in.
 

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Great listen as always guys.

The Bournemouth game was the most exciting United game I have watched in a long time.
In this week's episode, we have the joyous task of reliving 2 thumping wins against Brighton and Bournemouth as we hit top form at the perfect time of the season - big focus on our unstoppable attacking trio but still some questions about the defence and why we are conceding weak goals.

Great pod again guys, as usual!

Agreed with a lot of what you were both saying this week, I think the goalkeeping situation is going to become one that we may need to take action on sooner rather than later, and I also think the centre half position needs looking into as well. The first goal Bournemouth scored was an absolute calamity, from DDG being beaten at the near post / AWB not really doing anything, he seemed to have totally forgotten Stanislas was behind him and I thought Maguire wasn't great through the game either (I'll forgive him the nutmeg, that can happen). Rio summed it up well for me, we need a CB who has great pace to go alongside Maguire and that will help compliment him.

All that being said, it was a fantastic attacking performance. I'm pleased Rashford got his goal but his overall play since the restart has been very good, Martial looks a different player and full of confidence, Pogba has been excellent since his return and Matic has been superb too. He gives a lot of balance to the midfield. Bruno is just... :drool: what a man. You do have to wonder where we would be had we been able to strike a deal for him in the summer. But also, how were we the only team realistically in for him?!

Greenwood, the boy is going to be a superstar. So accurate and strong off either foot, takes the defender on but doesn't over do it, loves to hit the ball really fecking hard (I love that :drool:) and his game is about goals. What a special talent, it's going to be mint which his game develop.

I think we need to do everything we can and keep this run going. I think we can win every game, and I also think Chelsea and Leicester will drop more points so we need to be totally clinical with any opportunities we get. Plus a FA Cup semi and the EL to look forward to, so it's going to be a very exciting end to the season.

The only thought I would like to pick you brains on more is transfers. Which positions do you view as being essential that we recruit for, and who would you like to see us go for?
 

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@Vault Dweller ye it is strange that no one else seemed interested in Bruno, although I think many were put off by his price tag. His failed move to Italy probably had teams wondering if he could make it in a big league but he was probably too young when he made that move - now he has slotted in quicker than anyone couldve possibly imagined.

We will chat about transfers at some point, so much to discuss with the matches being played every few days at the moment - totally forgot to discuss Gomes leaving on this one.
 

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Good stuff as always. Very much agree with the question marks you raise about our defence for the Bournemouth goals. That first goal...How many times could we, and should we, have cleared the ball?! :rolleyes: Speaks to what you said about the Lindelof and Bailly situation. Neither, right now, looks the part. I'd be tempted to give Bailly a go, even though his decision making can be erratic. I thought he earned a run in the side at Stamford Bridge and I hope he gets a run between now and the end of the season. Lindelof is just too passive for me. At least Bailly has pace.

Glad that you noted the development in Martial's game as a central striker.

Agree on the penalty, it looked like it hit Bailly's shoulder to me, and I think VAR was a bit dodgy. Although with Bruno's goal I think VAR ruled that Matic was not in the line of sight of the goalie, and therefore not interfering with play, so his heel being offside was irrelevant. Rashford definitely wasn't offside when he slide tackled the ball in.
Ye I would give Bailly a run in the team, Lindelof has had enough time to prove himself and ultimately falls short.

As Ive said many times, VAR is a total waste of time IMO - where there are still so many contentious decisions it simply isnt worth the time it takes. Although TBF we have done well out of bad VAR decisions!
 

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@Vault Dweller ye it is strange that no one else seemed interested in Bruno, although I think many were put off by his price tag. His failed move to Italy probably had teams wondering if he could make it in a big league but he was probably too young when he made that move - now he has slotted in quicker than anyone couldve possibly imagined.

We will chat about transfers at some point, so much to discuss with the matches being played every few days at the moment - totally forgot to discuss Gomes leaving on this one.
Aye you might be right about his move to Italy and that may have put people off. The only other thing I can think of is that Sporting seemed desperate to get rid of him too which might have had an effect. Still mental though, and his impact has been incredible.
 

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Aye you might be right about his move to Italy and that may have put people off. The only other thing I can think of is that Sporting seemed desperate to get rid of him too which might have had an effect. Still mental though, and his impact has been incredible.
Well they knew he was leaving so wanted to cash in before contract became an issue
 

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Well they knew he was leaving so wanted to cash in before contract became an issue
Yeah I was more meaning that I wonder if it was one of those situations where clubs saw Sporting were desperate to get him a move which might have made some think 'is he really that good then? Is that a fair price for him?' sort of thing. All a moot point anyway, he's phenomenal :drool:
 

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@Vault Dweller ye it is strange that no one else seemed interested in Bruno, although I think many were put off by his price tag. His failed move to Italy probably had teams wondering if he could make it in a big league but he was probably too young when he made that move - now he has slotted in quicker than anyone couldve possibly imagined.

We will chat about transfers at some point, so much to discuss with the matches being played every few days at the moment - totally forgot to discuss Gomes leaving on this one.
Great podcast as always but must have been so tempting to talk about Sancho who looks to be joining later this summer.

Only wish you didn't have MUTV audio on those Greenwood & Martial goals because Gardner proper lacks emotion in his voice.
 

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Great podcast as always but must have been so tempting to talk about Sancho who looks to be joining later this summer.

Only wish you didn't have MUTV audio on those Greenwood & Martial goals because Gardner proper lacks emotion in his voice.
I usually have a list of topics to cover but things always go off on tangents so Gomes and Sancho didnt make the cut for this episode. Planning to record the next one tonight though

Will try and find some of those crazy Mexican or Arabic commentaries - they are always great! @12OunceEpilogue @mckenic
 

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I usually have a list of topics to cover but things always go off on tangents so Gomes and Sancho didnt make the cut for this episode. Planning to record the next one tonight though

Will try and find some of those crazy Mexican or Arabic commentaries - they are always great! @12OunceEpilogue @mckenic
Noted, maybe a Latin Spanish 'GOLGOLGOLGOLGOLGOLGOLGOLGOLGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!' for next time. For this one I couldn't nab Sky/BT highlights for some reason so had to go with MUTV, I agree it's always a poor relation.
 

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Well I do see some of the matches on computer with non English commentary and its always really interesting to realize you can pick out what is being said about 25% of the time! I thought music was the universal language - turns out football is!

The American commentary is worst IMHO - he fouled the ball? Nah he kicked 7 shades of shite out of the opponent!
(Sorry Ash!)

(for context we have a sub to Sky Sports & MUTV so I dont feel like Im ripping anyone off watching online when not being broadcast by my provider!)
 

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New episode within a week of the last one!
Colm and David go deep on the Villa win, Pogba, Greenwood and Grealish

 

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You could have made an executive decision with that title...
I'm not on this one so I don't give a shit !

And @Duafc I don't like talking about pure transfer speculation but I think it's pretty clear we are looking at Grealish and Sancho so they are worth a discussion.
Although I think Grealish might be more of a Pogba replacement, don't think we pay £50m for a bench warmer - he is a better player than his recent form suggests, he's got very little to work with upfront for Villa
 

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New episode within a week of the last one!
Colm and David go deep on the Villa win, Pogba, Greenwood and Grealish

Good episode again guys.

I thought we were lethargic until the penalty v Villa, the passing was not very good and we were slow in movement at times as well. After the penalty though we utterly dominated and I agree that the energy just seemed to drain from the Villa players. Easily could have ended up winning the game 4/5.

I must be honest and admit I'm a transfer muppet and have been convinced Sancho is coming for ages now :lol: Grealish is the one that I do think we are looking at him, but I can only see that one being a go-er if we manage to offload Mata, Pereira and Lingard. I don't think he starts, but would offer quality and depth which is what is required for us to move forward.

Excited about the game tonight but the pressure on the game has went up a fair bit after the city news. Fingers crossed there are no issues and we get the job done and move into 3rd place for a bit.