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  1. Yellow and Green

    Josip Drmic signs

    Pukki, Drmic, Roberts and Buendia make an exciting front 4! Could they line up like this: Pukki Drmic Buendia Roberts Leitner New CDM
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    OT - EU straw poll...

    They also sent two police cars and a van 'within minutes'. Special treatment, methinks.
  3. Yellow and Green

    A couple of transfer rumours...

    He puts a lot of emphasis on not regretting going to Utd/City etc because he wants to play first team football. Could he be here to challenge for a first team place?
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    Crying out for Madders!!!!

    Maddison will get called up as soon as he goes to one of the top 6 teams. Southgate's 'he doesn't fit into our system' reasoning will soon be forgotten.
  5. Full time. Two for Idah and a first cap for Power.
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    What price Webber?

    If he did leave, you'd imagine that Farke would be fairly aggrieved, having just signed a new contract.
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    What price Webber?

    If they do indeed approach him, I'm sure he'd jump at the chance to work at such a big club. It would be interesting to see how it would work. At Norwich, he has a completely free reign to run the club as he sees fit; he has complete control. I have an inkling that it won't be the same at United, where they already seem to have a strategy all planned out. If he does go, it would be a huge shame. I'd love to see how far he and Farke could take us in the PL.
  8. Yellow and Green

    Released Players

    Has anyone seen Hutchison, Parsons or Mehmeti play at all?
  9. Yellow and Green

    Ed Woodward vs Stuart Webber

    A good question and one that is, in some ways, difficult to answer when you aren't behind the scenes witnessing it firsthand. Essentially he has led the restructuring of the club, ensured that the NCFC has a clear playing philosophy and generally changed the culture of the club. Whilst promotion has certainly been a team effort, he has led it - hiring the right people, trusting them to do their jobs and providing the best foundations for them to excel. "Are transfers solely down to him?" Not at all. The club use a combination of a scouting team, video and data analysts to identify potential targets. SW and DF then look at players recommended by Kerian Scott and begin to negotiate with their preferred targets and their respective clubs. "We now have a distinct style. Is this a result of Farke relaying detailed instructions from above or does he deserve maximum credit for turning a vague idea into a concrete plan?" SW knew that he wanted NCFC to have an attractive style of football, whereby our teams played possession based, attacking football. He identified Farke to be a talented coach who shared those beliefs. Farke deserves all of the credit for getting the team to play the way that they have this season, however Webber deserves huge credit for a) finding him, and b) sticking with him when the going got tough. You mentioned the emphasis on youth - SW may have been quite fortunate in the sense that he had x2 Murphys, Maddison, Lewis, Godfrey, Aarons and Cantwell (possibly Idah?) sitting in the academy. However many managers wouldn't have had the nads to play them. Webber again cited the academy as a realistic source of players and encouraged Farke to use it. Full credit to Farke, who has done an incredible job with those guys.
  10. Yellow and Green

    TimmStays!

    I find it fascinating how players get better/worse when they don't play. Hanley is our club captain and it was regarded as a disaster when he got injured at the beginning of the season. He was runner up in the player of the season awards last year and he's one of Webber's most expensive signings. Yes, his passing isn't quite as good as the other three but we are going to need players like him - with character, fight and spirit - next season. Delighted that Klose's staying, by the way. Cracking video too!
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    The cost of poor signings

    It's a bit frustrating considering they contributed **** all to the club but at least we can now start afresh - we now have a talented squad with most of the dead wood gone!
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    Ed Woodward vs Stuart Webber

    Agree with most of that, Bethnal. Whilst he may have done well commercially, it's amazing that someone with next to no footballing qualifications can get to the top of the tree at a club like United. Comparing their situation to ours, it's the equivalent of having Doomcaster as our CEO. Hiring OGS can also be compared to hiring Adams and Gunn.
  13. There has been a lot of talk about Man Utd's demise since Fergie left and what OGS needs to do over the summer to challenge for the top four again next season. They had a woeful end to the season and I couldn't help but think of the end of Alex Neil's reign with us - a talented squad of players whose performances clearly show that there are underlying problems within the club. I have to say that I'm surprised that Ed Woodward has escaped most of the criticism that I've read/heard - with the blame mostly falling directed towards the players and the four managers that have been appointed. The club has had a pretty dire time of it since Ferguson and David Gill left, and Woodward has been the man responsible throughout. Whilst United are a much bigger club than we are and we don't know exactly what happens behind the scenes etc, we have seen firsthand how the leadership at the top makes a huge difference and really sets the standard for the whole club. So my question is, with what we have seen from Stuart Webber since he has arrived, can you see how United should go about making the changes necessary to help them challenge for the top four/title again? Are the pundits right in saying that the cub needs a massive overhaul of the squad? Did they make a mistake in hiring OGS? Should they restructure their management structure like we did?
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    Puntastic suggestions for signings

    I don't think anyone would stoop down to that level
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    Super Mario

    Wasn't that Stiepermann?
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