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Re: Ferguson considering retirement.
« Reply #40 on: May 7, 2013, 10:27:59 PM »
I have to laugh at how apoplectic United fans are getting on Twitter at the mere thought of Moyes taking over :lmao

A few of them are touting Paul Lambert around.
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Re: Ferguson considering retirement.
« Reply #41 on: May 7, 2013, 10:28:15 PM »
Does this mean his last game at Old Trafford would have been a defeat to Rafa? Please tell me so!

No. If he's retiring then it will be at the end of the season. Swansea is our last home game.

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Re: Ferguson considering retirement.
« Reply #42 on: May 7, 2013, 10:28:21 PM »
If he leaves with only 2 European Cups then thats pretty poor record. What was it, 23/24 years?

Not sure having 2 European Cups on your CV can be considered poor.

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Re: Ferguson considering retirement.
« Reply #43 on: May 7, 2013, 10:28:30 PM »
Mourinho 8/1 to be next manager, all over that!

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Re: Ferguson considering retirement.
« Reply #44 on: May 7, 2013, 10:28:57 PM »
Just made my first trip to Red Cafe, felt wrong.

Basically Moyes is not worthy and Mourinho is nailed on, but only if Klopp doesn't want it.

I might be wrong, but that has to be the definition of a poisoned chalice...
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Re: Ferguson considering retirement.
« Reply #45 on: May 7, 2013, 10:29:04 PM »
I think its worth taking into consideration the English game was playing catch up with the rest of Europe for about ten years and the cup is harder to win in the Champions League era.

Its not harder to win in the Champions League era at all
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Re: Ferguson considering retirement.
« Reply #46 on: May 7, 2013, 10:29:11 PM »
13 league titles isn't too shabby either.

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Re: Ferguson considering retirement.
« Reply #47 on: May 7, 2013, 10:30:29 PM »
Mourinho 8/1 to be next manager, all over that!
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Re: Ferguson considering retirement.
« Reply #48 on: May 7, 2013, 10:31:29 PM »
I have to laugh at how apoplectic United fans are getting on Twitter at the mere thought of Moyes taking over :lmao

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Re: Ferguson considering retirement.
« Reply #49 on: May 7, 2013, 10:31:50 PM »
Be careful what you wish for.  Moyes to the Theatre of Shite is very appealing but that leaves the door open for Martinez to Woodison.  I, for one, wouldn't like that.
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Re: Ferguson considering retirement.
« Reply #50 on: May 7, 2013, 10:31:53 PM »
After giving a years notice to his retirement last time, didn't he always say that next time it would be very sudden?

Although after giving himself a statue and a stand, he'll probably milk it.
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Re: Ferguson considering retirement.
« Reply #51 on: May 7, 2013, 10:32:32 PM »
Its not harder to win in the Champions League era at all
In short Forest won it back to back, the last team to do it was Milan in 90. The Barca team of 06-12 couldnt do it,  It has never been done in the Champions League era, the reason? Its harder.

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Re: Ferguson considering retirement.
« Reply #52 on: May 7, 2013, 10:32:45 PM »
Going to be story in The Times about Mouriniho turning Chelsea down too. Apparently.
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Re: Ferguson considering retirement.
« Reply #53 on: May 7, 2013, 10:32:53 PM »
Harry Redknapp should take charge, the club has t'riffic English players that show heart, desire, grit and passion!

Then he will buy the likes of Kranjcar, Muntari, Crouch and who could forget Frankie Lamps?
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Re: Ferguson considering retirement.
« Reply #54 on: May 7, 2013, 10:33:06 PM »
I don't believe it for one fucking second.

The only thing that could give it any credence in my eyes is the fact that Eye-gouger could be looking for a club in the summer. But even then I'm not sure Utd would want him as their manager anyway (and don't give me fucking moyes - not a fucking chance). Unless utd are after a short-ish term manager, knowing no one will fill fergie's shoes but someone with a big personality could take the helm for few years before a long term manager that suits them is available (pep may be on the cards by then?)

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Re: Ferguson considering retirement.
« Reply #55 on: May 7, 2013, 10:33:32 PM »
In short Forest won it back to back, the last team to do it was Milan in 90. The Barca team of 06-12 couldnt do it,  It has never been done in the Champions League era, the reason? Its harder.

Its not harder - It was knockout from the start and was all champions - and we won it back to back and all
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Re: Ferguson considering retirement.
« Reply #56 on: May 7, 2013, 10:33:43 PM »
He'll probably call a press conference to announce he's unveiling another statue of himself.

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Re: Ferguson considering retirement.
« Reply #57 on: May 7, 2013, 10:33:55 PM »
I wonder if the hip surgery talk has given him an outlet to want to leave on a high? Or is he still going to be around, but wants the likes of Moyes acting as his assistant.

Be careful what you wish for.  Moyes to the Theatre of Shite is very appealing but that leaves the door open for Martinez to Woodison.  I, for one, wouldn't like that.

I would assume unless he has a tactically strong assistant, a Martinez-run Everton side would be shipping in goals left and right.

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Re: Ferguson considering retirement.
« Reply #58 on: May 7, 2013, 10:34:25 PM »
After giving a years notice to his retirement last time, didn't he always say that next time it would be very sudden?

Although after giving himself a statue and a stand, he'll probably milk it.
Sudden, yes.

But that doesn't mean it wil happen now.

All the story says is that the squad will receive news about the manager..... Possibly about his hip op maybe?

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Re: Ferguson considering retirement.
« Reply #59 on: May 7, 2013, 10:35:00 PM »
I don't believe it for one fucking second.

The only thing that could give it any credence in my eyes is the fact that Eye-gouger could be looking for a club in the summer. But even then I'm not sure Utd would want him as their manager anyway (and don't give me fucking moyes - not a fucking chance). Unless utd are after a short-ish term manager, knowing no one will fill fergie's shoes but someone with a big personality could take the helm for few years before a long term manager that suits them is available (pep may be on the cards by then?)

But no, don't believe it.

Not a hope in hell.

Mourinho is their man for the long run, and they have realized that they must act quickly to get him in with Chelsea snooping around.

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Re: Ferguson considering retirement.
« Reply #60 on: May 7, 2013, 10:35:15 PM »
United will have to come out with a statement fairly sharpish - United's stock will tumble on the Asian Markets.
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Re: Ferguson considering retirement.
« Reply #61 on: May 7, 2013, 10:35:15 PM »
Be careful what you wish for.  Moyes to the Theatre of Shite is very appealing but that leaves the door open for Martinez to Woodison.  I, for one, wouldn't like that.
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« Reply #62 on: May 7, 2013, 10:35:41 PM »
Times saying that Mourinho has delayed talks with Chelsea
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Re: Ferguson considering retirement.
« Reply #63 on: May 7, 2013, 10:36:13 PM »
Be careful what you wish for.  Moyes to the Theatre of Shite is very appealing but that leaves the door open for Martinez to Woodison.  I, for one, wouldn't like that.
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Re: Ferguson considering retirement.
« Reply #64 on: May 7, 2013, 10:36:20 PM »
Be careful what you wish for.  Moyes to the Theatre of Shite is very appealing but that leaves the door open for Martinez to Woodison.  I, for one, wouldn't like that.

I know we aren't as powerful as in the past but its not that bad that we need to be scared of Roberto Martinez.

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Re: Ferguson considering retirement.
« Reply #65 on: May 7, 2013, 10:36:54 PM »
After giving a years notice to his retirement last time, didn't he always say that next time it would be very sudden?

Although after giving himself a statue and a stand, he'll probably milk it.

Yeah. If he is to retire I'd expect it to be announced at the end of the season or it coming out suddenly like this. Whether it is true or not I'll expect we will find out soon as the uncertainty will affect the club's shares.

With the stories about Moyes becoming number 2 at United, it isn't a great time for us right now. Hardly anyone I know wants him - and for good reason.

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Re: Ferguson considering retirement.
« Reply #66 on: May 7, 2013, 10:36:58 PM »
He probably considers it every few months considering his age and what he has achieved. It's one of those things that isn't really news for me until it comes from his mouth, otherwise you could say he is retiring every year.
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« Reply #67 on: May 7, 2013, 10:37:07 PM »
Times saying that Mourinho has delayed talks with Chelsea
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« Reply #68 on: May 7, 2013, 10:37:34 PM »
Times saying that Mourinho has delayed talks with Chelsea

Isn't it more that Chelsea are balking at paying Madrid €20m for someone they sacked a few years ago, hence why it has stalled?

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Re: Ferguson considering retirement.
« Reply #69 on: May 7, 2013, 10:37:41 PM »
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Re: Ferguson considering retirement.
« Reply #70 on: May 7, 2013, 10:37:54 PM »
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« Reply #71 on: May 7, 2013, 10:37:55 PM »
Times saying that Mourinho has delayed talks with Chelsea

Well there's a surprise. He gives this impression to people about loving former clubs but when the chance comes up which benefits him, all that act goes out the window.

Why anyone would want him as a manager is beyond me.

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Re: Ferguson considering retirement.
« Reply #72 on: May 7, 2013, 10:38:07 PM »
Its not harder - It was knockout from the start and was all champions - and we won it back to back and all
So many teams won it back to back, Madrid won it six times, Ajax and Bayern won it three times in a row. I get the feeling when Liverpool supporters protest this if the shoe was on the other foot they would think vice versa.

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« Reply #73 on: May 7, 2013, 10:38:18 PM »
Yeah. If he is to retire I'd expect it to be announced at the end of the season or it coming out suddenly like this. Whether it is true or not I'll expect we will find out soon as the uncertainty will affect the club's shares.

With the stories about Moyes becoming number 2 at United, it isn't a great time for us right now. Hardly anyone I know wants him - and for good reason.
They'd surely want to let there be a last home game to let the fans pay tribute, say goodbye etc?

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Re: Ferguson considering retirement.
« Reply #74 on: May 7, 2013, 10:38:27 PM »
Rumours of an announcement at 11pm.

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Re: Ferguson considering retirement.
« Reply #75 on: May 7, 2013, 10:38:46 PM »
Ah bollocks he'll be there next season.

news like this if true has sprouted arms and a head by now

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« Reply #76 on: May 7, 2013, 10:38:59 PM »
So many teams won it back to back, Madrid won it six times, Ajax and Bayern won it three times in a row. I get the feeling when Liverpool supporters protest this if the shoe was on the other foot they would think vice versa.

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« Reply #77 on: May 7, 2013, 10:39:39 PM »
Hope Jose signs for Chelsea soon then. Him settling down at United for his long term future is a scary thought.

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« Reply #78 on: May 7, 2013, 10:39:49 PM »
Isn't it more that Chelsea are balking at paying Madrid €20m for someone they sacked a few years ago, hence why it has stalled?
That's the case, Perez won't let Mourinho leave unless he has got that €20m release clause in his bank account. Mourinho's recent quotes at his press conferences hinted that he wanted the sack.
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« Reply #79 on: May 7, 2013, 10:40:21 PM »
Well there's a surprise. He gives this impression to people about loving former clubs but when the chance comes up which benefits him, all that act goes out the window.

Why anyone would want him as a manager is beyond me.

He's a vile human being isn't he. Major arse-licking after Real knocked United out of the CL because he knows they want him there, but after nothing materialised he went back to idolozing Chelsea. Now that the United job is back on, he's quicker on that than a fly on shite.