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Hercule Poirot

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  1. Benteke and Otamendi would cap off a brilliant transfer window for me. We should really activate the Benteke clause asap. I don't see a better striker available and it would be nice to have him on tour. I'm presuming Darmian is no worse than Valencia or someone like Clyne. Never seen him play mind.
  2. Cracking goal by Pereira for U20's. Need to find him a good loan for next season to keep his progression going.
  3. The entire season season was riddled with ridiculous plot lines and really really lazy writing. The Dorne storyline was a complete and utter waste of time full of terrible acting and hilariously (bad) dialogues. Can't believe you thought Jon dying was a shock. Showing Olly every few minutes with a scowl on his face and moaning about his parents being killed by wildlings should have been an early clue. Twenty minutes of Hardhome, the Arya and Cersie scenes aside it was a really poor season. Seems to me they are taking things for granted and no longer bothered about telling a good story because they people will watch it anyway.
  4. Good lord! The second half of the episode was stunning. Everything about it was perfect. If not for the terribly dialogue and scene with between Tyrion and Dany it would have been right up there with one of the best GoT episodes.
  5. Valencia is plain awful. I've gone from salivating at the prospect of him playing on the right to now positively despising it. He ain't good enough. He's a passable 1v1 defender due to his freaking strength and pace but his positional sense is all over the place. The number of goals we've conceded in the last couple of season due to his sheer incompetence in maintaining any sort of positional discipline is staggering. Don't rate Clyne either and fortunately we don't seem to be interested in him anymore. This is one area of the team that needs serious improvement and I've not even touched on his impotence going forward! The other area that needs massive improvement is our creative department. Of all the big teams, we're by far and away the worst at it. Even games we completely control we rarely look like scoring. Young is the only player in that team who actively looks to create. Di Maria looked like he might fit the role but off late he seems to have passed it to the opposition more than his own team. Mata might as well not play for all his pointless sideways passing. Depay is more of a goalscoring winger than a creative one. Not even sure where he'll even fit into the team if I'm honest. Herrera has been excellent but he's more of a CM and the entire burden should not fall on him. Nani.....I heard he's done well in Portugal and he's certainly a very creative player and just the kind of player we could do on the right but I dunno....Relying on two extremely creative but inconsistent players in Nani and Di Maria is not ideal by any stretch but can't be any worse than that season we've had.
  6. Re: Official Manchester United Thread Van Gaal only made 2 mistakes with Falcao: 1. Sign him. 2. Play him. We might have finished 3rd if we hadn't wasted the season trying to fit him in when it was obvious he wasn't good enough. All of Welbeck, Hernandez and Henrqiuez would have been more useful if they had stayed at the club. Quite possibly one of the worst strikers I've seen at United in my time. A half dead Michael Owen was more useful.
  7. Re: Official Manchester United Thread Season Summary? Overall it was a 6/10 season for me. Objective achieved but the quality of football for the most part was very poor. The constant tinkering to the system and repeatedly playing players out of position was very annoying. Injuries need to be looked at for the next season. I look at someone like Chelsea and it's baffling how few injuries they have despite playing many more games. Maybe the answer is to sign a hot physio? I don't know but we can't keep on going like this season after season. The signings in the summer were a mixed bag. Di Maria started very well but has progressively become worse and worse. I'm no longer sure where he fits in if at all. Rojo and Blind have been decent as back ups. I don't see them ever becoming regulars in the team. Herrera has been the pick up of the bunch. I said 30m was overpriced for him at the start of the season despite him being a good player but I think I might have to change my mind on that. Looks a fantastic little player. Shaw looks phenomenally talented but has had frustrating season. Falcao has been crap and a waste of everyone's time. Player of the season: De Gea Best Defender: Chris Smalling Best Midfielder: Ander Herrera Best Striker: Wayne Rooney Goal of the Season: Mata vs Liverpool Young Player of the Season: NA Going into the new season, we absolutely need a new RB and a young back up CM. Valencia has proven to be incompetent time and again and relying on Blind to fill in for Carrick has proven to be a ridiculous idea. Another area we need to strengthen in up front. None of our strikers look good enough and we are in dire need of a quick pacy striker who's comfortable playing up top on his own. Depay is a good talent but it remains to be seen whether he can add some much needed creativity to the team.
  8. Re: Official Manchester United Thread In all seriousness that was another pathetic performance. Another season of this and LG might struggle to keep his job.
  9. Re: Official Manchester United Thread 10 minutes on and I'm still laughing.... Ever since we sacked Moyes Liverpool have become a laughing stock. Love it!
  10. Re: Official Manchester United Thread Damn Valdes... Can't stop laughing at the Stoke game
  11. Re: Official Manchester United Thread That Hull team is tragic. Oh Brucey....
  12. Re: Official Manchester United Thread We are NOT finishing 3rd for christs sake!
  13. Re: Official Manchester United Thread I dare say Evans might do a good job for you lot if he can regain his confidence. Used to be a pretty good player, dunno what happened to him this season. He's also a good passer when he's playing well. Blackett is championship standard right now though.
  14. Re: Official Manchester United Thread Speaking of Hummels, had another very shaky game yesterday and yet people cream themselves when we're linked to him:confused: I'm definitely supporting Hull today or whatever their name is these days. A back 2 of Blackett and Evans combined with a front two of Falcao and Di Maria should ensure we concede at least once and keep giving away the ball at the other end. Although given how goal shy Hull are we might have to pull a Gerrard if they are to win.
  15. Re: Official Manchester United Thread Newcastle going down is a nice bonus admittedly!
  16. Re: Official Manchester United Thread #LoseitforBrucey
  17. Re: Official Liverpool Thread Typical. If you make it a point to criticize someone then be prepared to back it up, not chicken out when you are called out on it. Sigh...
  18. Re: Official Liverpool Thread So, what exactly are you trying to say? You're having a go at Ward for doing what? Doing his job? Or are you having a go at Ward for defending himself and his client from relentless criticism from the media for having the audacity to want to leave the club? And by the way, yes, what I wrote is pretty much the gist what you heavily implied by saying "Ward was prioritizing himself and not Sterling" so stop playing the victim card.
  19. Re: Official Liverpool Thread So Sterling actually wants to stay at Liverpool but Aidy Ward wants to make money so he's forcing Sterling out of the club. Even forced him to do a BBC interview. Poor Sterling! Unless you have evidence that Ward is doing this entirely for himself then you are probably right to say nothing. You'll only embarrass yourself further. You might also want to remember that it's Sterling who employs Ward not the other way around.
  20. Re: Official Manchester United Thread Wonder if it's worth keeping De Gea even if he leaves on a free next season? We don't really need the money and it's not going to make much of a difference in terms of what we spend this summer. But letting him go and signing an inferior replacement could affect us in the short term.
  21. Re: Official Manchester United Thread All the more reason not to do it again given our track record.
  22. Re: Official Manchester United Thread Good for them and I mean that genuinely. We can't afford to blow up 30m+ on an injury prone, out of form player who may or not get back to his best.
  23. Re: Official Manchester United Thread I can't. In the same way I cannot prove that anyone who thinks Ronaldo is the best player in the world is very wrong. I can only encourage them to watch games from an unbiased point of view. And laugh at them for their ridiculous opinions.
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