- Jan 17, 2012
Newcastle are the real deal. They've been in good form since the turn of the year under Howe
That would be the perfect time to sell him? The club are about money more than anything else.United aren't going to sell Maguire weeks after he lifts the World Cup with England, that would be a PR disaster.....
Howe's done a great job there and I know they have good form going back to last season too but just feel like there's surely going to be a come down at some point. They still have quite a lot of dross in the squad from before he and the Saudis came in.Where are they particularly lacking quality in comparison to us?
Yes they won't keep up this form but we don't have the quality to put a big run together ourselves either because we're severely lacking in attack.Howe's done a great job there and I know they have good form going back to last season too but just feel like there's surely going to be a come down at some point. They still have quite a lot of dross in the squad from before he and the Saudis came in.
With that said we are too much of a wildcard to predict and coming anywhere between 3rd and 8th wouldn't surprise me. I expect Newcastle will finish 5th or 6th in the end.
Barring injury, I'd say he's probably nailed on to start against Villa (to get fit to play against Mitrovic) and then Fulham given Lindesoft's performance today. That'll be his two game 'return' to fitness where he will then guide England to the World Cup with him blasting the last penalty (shoot out) into the top corner. He'll cup his ears, do a knee slide and then we'll receive a £70m offer from Newcastle the next dayThat would be the perfect time to sell him? The club are about money more than anything else.
He's also increasingly unlikely to start for England given his recent demotion to 4th choice for United.
Of course we will.
And I know it's still early days, but here is the current table:Good grief.
The message from the top to the players, is probably, "we want to win and if you aren't good enough to win, you'll be replaced."For those who follow it all more detailed what has happened that turned them from mid table mediocrity to possible top 4 team? They bought that really good forward Isak but he doesn’t play so I assume he is injured. So he can’t be one of the reason for their transformation. What the hell happened?
Really, nothing will make you happier than United finishing 3rd?Their consistency is just so good and they seem to be doing the right things. If post World Cup they continue this form, then it's likely us 3rd and Newcastle 4th . Nothing more will make me happier in a football sense.
He's being realistic.Really, nothing will make you happier than United finishing 3rd?
He is? Hardly prolific in La Liga.If Isak ever gets fit again they have 3rd place in the bag, he is a more prolific Jesus in terms if dribbling and finishing
This is wishful thinking, I'm afraid. Our schedule post WC is worse, if anything and our manager has shown an inability to rotate his best team, probably largely due to the fact out squad players suck.He is? Hardly prolific in La Liga.
Win that game in hand and we’re one point behind them after all these injuries and that freakish start.
I know everyone wants to be negative after a loss, but put together more runs like we did previously and we’ll get top four the way things are going.
Might as well call the season off now eh.This is wishful thinking, I'm afraid. Our schedule post WC is worse, if anything and our manager has shown an inability to rotate his best team, probably largely due to the fact out squad players suck.
And it's not like the board bill buy him 2/3 players he badly needs, it'll back to 'doing business in the summer' and 'no value in January '.
It is extremely early days. We're 4 points behind them with a game in hand, having been forced to play a geriatric upfront for the bulk of those. Newcastle are doing extremely well, but it says more on us than it does them if they manage to finish above us this season.These were some of the early replies in this thread.
And I know it's still early days, but here is the current table:
It makes a difference when you have owners who prioritise winning vs making money.
Bear in mind that in the past 2 years, MUFC has spent far more money than Newcastle, so the issue of "Newcastle have more money to spend", hasn't kicked in yet.