Louis Van Gaal appointed Man Utd manager.

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  1. THFCSPURS19

    THFCSPURS19 Well-Known Member

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  2. Nine while nine

    Nine while nine Taking a room at the Imbecile Hotel

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    I'm hoping the conversation might follow these lines...

    LVG: I'd very much like to manage Jan and Christian
    DL: I gave you that chance and you turned it down, you plonker
    LVG: Yes, but let bygones be bygones, will you sell them to me?
    DL: Have you talked to Sir Alex about me?
    LVG: He said that you were 'different'.
    DL: Too bloody right, mate, now f**k off.
     
  3. thinktank

    thinktank Hmmm...

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    Shinehead would actually ask for his balls. Probably got a jar ready on his bureau.
     
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  4. SpurSince57

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    There was no way van Gaal was going to drop the Holland job and join us in mid-December, and we needed a manager then, because reading between the lines of all the articles and ITK it's pretty obvious the Dear Leader and the Bearded Wonder's relationship had hit Irretrievable Breakdown stage.

    Did anyone actually say van Gaal was shit, as opposed to having reservations?
     
  5. Gbspurs

    Gbspurs Gatekeeper for debates, King of the plonkers

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    Utd couldn't afford Jan and Eriksen. We would want insane money. Think I said a few months ago that Jan would sign for Utd though so still believe it.
     
  6. SpurSince57

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    I agree. He's got one fuck of a job on his hands. They need a whole new back line for a start, and most of a midfield. Ferguson's ability to get the utmost out of his squad and then some more has covered up the fact that the Glazers haven't invested anything like as much as they should. Take Valencia, for example—thoroughly decent player, but if we'd signed him a lot of people would be complaining he wasn't the required standard.
     
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    You think so? Look at their turnover. They will be throwing the money that should have been spent over the last six years at the squad, because they can stand one season out of the CL, but two's going to be problematical. I'm not sure they'll need Eriksen with Mata and Kagawa, but Vertonghen's an obvious target.
     
  8. Gbspurs

    Gbspurs Gatekeeper for debates, King of the plonkers

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    Maybe couldn't afford is the wrong word but we would want silly money and they won't want to pay it. Verts is obvious unfortunately, although we will get excellent money for him.
     
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    I would be unbelievably pissed if LVG (who this week admitted to turning us down) succeeds to buy/unsettle Eriksen and Vertonghen. And if Levy sold, I think that would be the end of him (unless he got an amazing price for them).
     
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    He won't. The story is from sportsdirectnews. It's bullshit- we would never sell to United.
     
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    RButch Well-Known Member

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    Ahh good good, moment of rage and anger over.
     
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    Of course they won't want to, but they'll have to. They really are over a barrel.
     
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    Carrick? Berbatov?
     
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  14. THFCSPURS19

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    After the Berbatov shit happened, I don't think we'll ever sell to them again- that's what I meant.

    Levy won't sell to a rival- people have their doubts about him but I know he wouldn't do it anymore. The whole Modric stuff made be believe this.
     
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    I think it will depend on the player. If he makes a total tool of himself and throws his toys out of the pram—and I have a nasty feeling Vertonghen might do this, even if de Boer gets the job—then I suspect Levy will name a silly price and wait for the Glazers to meet it.
     
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    I'm not talking about when Sherwood was put in charge, it was pretty obvious we wouldn't get any of our main targets at that stage of the season - be it Van Gaal, de Boer, Pochettino. But once the discussions became who we should be looking to appoint at the end of the season and Van Gaal was the favourite there were several people dismissing his achievements on the basis of the number of trophies he'd won in the last ten years, or on the relative strength of the Dutch league. Usually they were the same people bigging up Sherwood.
     
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    Right, must have missed that when I gave up posting because of the Sherwood-hate hysteria.
     
  18. SteveH

    SteveH BSoDL candidate for SW London

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    LVG to Man U "combustible" is the word for me.

    It will be the story of the first 6 months of the season. Giggs in charge by January.
     
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    He will certainly upset a few and it will either end up as him being claimed as the next Messiah or in tears. However he is/was exactly what we needed to sort this club out. Not sure how we go from him to Poch though.
     
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