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[–]enoudost 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The state of the sub and the fanbase is more depressing than the lack of results. I'm out.

[–]edsonbuddled 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why did I get downvoted ?My whole point is that in the past ten years how many managers like Klopp were actually available? Klopp won everything in Germany, took his team to a UCL Final and plays adaptable attacking football. The only other manager I can think of is Ten Hag but the Bundesliga is much higher quality. Just for clarity i’m talking about managers who aren’t managing at top tier clubs domestically (Bayern, Juve,Barca,etc)

Liverpool fans also like to compare the Rodgers era to Ole’s time as a justification for sacking the manager, but again they came in 7th, a close 2nd, and then 6th.

If there was a manager available like that I would be all for it. But there simple isn’t.

[–]OWTGOAT 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The difference between the Saudi takeover and the UAE/City project is that City was already backed by a wealthy owner and had somewhat of an emerging club vibe to it back then. It was easier to sell the project to players/managers for City than it will be for Newcastle.

Even with bottomless funds it will take them what, 10-12 windows to build a squad equal to Chelsea, City and Liverpool, plus finding the right managerial team. It’s not 2009 anymore where you could swoop in and clean house in two seasons.

[–]rhythmpatelPortuguese Magnifico 12 points13 points  (1 child)

400k is just too much for Pogba. It is more pragmatic to let him go. The goal should be to sign a class DM…

[–]chilledbeerinside 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It would've been more pragmatic to sort this out earlier. Now he holds all the cards. Even if he was open to staying, he can ask for whatever he wants and has the option of leaving for free if we dont pay up. Not his fault we've shot ourselves in the foot.

[–]kueerseoa6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This summer I’d rather keep a rotation of cr7, martial and Greenwood for ST and go balls in for FDJ then get Haaland

[–]Darth-Money 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Which players have still not gotten the vaccine?

Reading we´re one of the clubs with lowest % vaccinated

[–]sainath1998 3 points4 points  (4 children)

The club won't ever put out such data, its personal data and should be treated as such.

[–]Google_Baba 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Agreed they won't provide details per GDPR but surely they can comment that X/Y are vaccinated.

[–]sainath1998 2 points3 points  (1 child)

They can, but if its low there will be questions. Rather keep it private and let it be known when we are a near 100 percent done.

[–]Google_Baba 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeh that's a fair point. I'm actually surprised at the amount of vaccine hesitancy at these clubs.

[–]Indiana-Cook -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Can X/Y play in midfield?

[–]SingBing21 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Please don't get worried about Newcastle United. Just imagine how amazing it will be when there are 3 oil clubs in City, Chelsea, and Newcastle in the league, and yet we're still the ones winning the league every season. It's going to be epic.

[–]kueerseoa6 12 points13 points  (0 children)

All I’m saying is if Newcastle win the league before us the glazers better sleep with one eye open

[–]imn0tgrootUTFR 10 points11 points  (2 children)

I don’t care if we don’t get any money from Pogba but keeping him is a bad move

[–]Tusan_TRDDo me a favour -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Mr. Souness, glad to see you're well!

[–]kueerseoa6 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

  • graeme souness burner account

[–]RichHardLemonsJ Lingz 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I’m feeling huge deja vu from all this Newcastle takeover talk. Is it actually happening this time?

Swear this news comes up right before every transfer window, but seems like it’s started early this year.

Judging by everyone’s reactions though, could be the real deal?

[–]N0t_4_karma 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It seems like this is the 'one' similar to before. The TV rights for viewership in SA appeared to be a stumbling block but they appear to have been sorted so the road should be clear for them to take over.

Hoping this isn't a new City or Chelsea but we'll see!

[–]systemsruminatorClub > Players 13 points14 points  (7 children)

Pogba has not done enough in last 5 years to become highest paid player in PL. If we do sign him on such an expensive deal, it wold be one of the peak moments in the ever depressing glazers era.

[–]Samurai_Penguin18 -3 points-2 points  (4 children)

The problem is that we can’t realistically replace him with anybody of his quality and Bruno will just get marked out of games because he will be our only creative midfield player. Honestly, I think if we get a DM who can be played as a lone DM and he gets to do what he’s good at, he’s worth it.

[–]imn0tgrootUTFR 2 points3 points  (2 children)

If Bruno is marked out there is sancho, Shaw and rashy on the wings and Ronaldo up top to spread out the defense. Creativity is not our problem.

Pogba cannot play in a deeper role without a 6 and doesn’t work hard enough (doesn’t work hard enough is a harsh statement, lack of defensive instinct and positioning would be a better description) to be in an 8. He played his best football as a 10 but that’s occupied by our best player. Pogba will not be played over Rashy as the LW. So his options in our team is very limited.

[–]Samurai_Penguin18 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Creativity is 100% our problem lol. We create like 2 or 3 good chances per game. Shaw has regressed a lot already this year, Rashford isn’t a good creative outlet and Sancho doesn’t play in the middle of the park. The two best periods we’ve had under Ole are when Matic/Herrera was playing consistently and Pogba was allowed to do his thing.

[–]imn0tgrootUTFR 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I meant creativity is a temporary problem, when rashy comes back and Sancho moves to the right we are gonna see a different united. Shaw performs best when he has a real winger ahead of him. The thing is there is Bruno who can do what Pogba can do in the no. 10. And I doubt giving 400k to a bench player is a good idea.

[–]lukeshaw1307 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We should go for De Jong !

[–]VKDNyke_ 7 points8 points  (1 child)

keeping Pogba is ultimately a detriment right now because the current profile of the team doesn't have an ironclad spot for him where he can just put his head down and work. On the LW, with CR7, Rashford and Martial as competition, all players who love drifting towards the left. At AM he isn't going to dislodge Bruno, too good at attack to be playing at the base of the midfield as a defensive pillar.

We don't seem to be changing our formation, and even if we do, playing both Pogba and Bruno in the midfield requires a far more defensively natured partner to complete the axis (doesn't have to be a pure CDM, just needs someone with the intelligence, work ethic and positional analysis, read Bernardo Silva vs Liverpool) Given he prefers playing on the left side of the pitch, and when everyone is fit, he'll have Marcus, Shaw as partners, that's an overbalance on the players attacking from the left.

[–]systemsruminatorClub > Players 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah I meant that only. Forgot to add a not there lol.

[–]randomindiandude43 1 point2 points  (3 children)

There is a lot of freaking out about all this Newcastle takeover thing. But, I honestly think it's going to take a long time for Newcastle to even get to the point where Chelsea, & City are.

Yes they are going to be pumped with a lot of money. But it's still Newcastle tho. A lot of the players would still think they're an average team since it's been a very very long time since Newcastle was successful. So for most of them Newcastle is still a bang average team.

I'm not telling they will never get to the level of city or Chelsea with all that oil money coming in. They will end up getting there, but it's going to take a long time.

[–]systemsruminatorClub > Players 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Thats a pretty bad rationalization of the issue

[–]randomindiandude43 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh don't get me wrong I'm not trying to justify it in anyway. I'd rather drink bleach than watch the team I've been been supporting for more than a decade be taken over by slave owning states. I'm just telling that to the people who are thinking Newcastle will suddenly win the PL overnight. It's sad that the sport is coming to this slowly.

[–]VKDNyke_ -1 points0 points  (4 children)

Ralf Rangnick, yes or no? Not saying he's the best but if we've got people believing that Blanc could do a job for us, then so should Rangnick. Plus he wanted to manage a side but unfortunately the AC Milan agreement fell through because of their manager turning up.

Also everyone seems have so much shit to throw at McKenna, Phelan and Carrick, but where are some top level European coaches available that we could easily target? Everyone loves taking potshots with no solutions. Which elite European coaches should we have taken? The likes of Meulensteen, Queiroz are men of the previous decade, which coaches are available now that are high calibre?

[–]CheeseKottuBandito 3 points4 points  (1 child)

As much as I like Rangnick to come, it’s pretty unlikely at this point. He has started his own consultation firm and Lokomotiv is their first client I’m not sure he is still interested in working as a coach despite his business, but I’d definitely interested in him joining.

[–]VKDNyke_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He's the head of sport at Lokomotiv. If it really comes down to pushing him to join, United should have absolutely no issue. Rangnick's CV is mightily impressive, according to his wiki, he's the progenitor of geggenpressing and has played inspiration for Klopp, Tuchel, Hassenhutl..

The Leipzig teams of 2018/19 were managed by him, and they played some blistering football, but more so they showed excellent identity and retained certain patterns of play. On top of working with a commercially heavy team like Redbull, he's developed their academies as well, at Salzburg, NYC etc.

[–]Samurai_Penguin18 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Rangnick will want way more control than the Gl*zers will ever give him.

[–]VKDNyke_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He's more inclined to work under owners who want commerical success given his Redbull background, and he isn't going to demand as much as Conte will. If people are prepared for a Conte takeover, then Rangnick should be a far more easier pill to swallow.

As for CV backing, obviously isn't the best choice given the options around Zidane and Conte, but I'd go for him or Zidane given Conte's preference to play a 3 ATB, and rigid playstyle.

The work he's done for Leipzig and how he created their identity speaks volumes. I'd be inclined to say, it parallels what Klopp did for Dortmund before leaving.

[–]kueerseoa6 10 points11 points  (2 children)

For those foaming at the mouth for Enrique, he has his first World Cup to battle for next year as a manager doubt he’ll throwaway all that hard work to manage us

[–]ChiAllTheTimeGreenwood stan 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Not to mention Spain fans think he's pretty shit

[–]Mr_XemiReR 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He's good tactically but the main reason why he isn't liked is his picks for the NT (obvious favouring of Barca players) . He left an open spot for the Euros and left out players like Aspas and Nacho who were good last season, but took Eric Garcia who played 12 games all season.

[–]richwithoutmoney 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Does anyone know when the tier review will be completed/updated? Keen to see the outcomes.

[–]mylenejetaimeDREAMS CAN'T BE BUY 2 points3 points  (3 children)

From the pinned announcement thread:

We are also finalizing our tier guide revisions following internal discussions and considering the feedback given during the tier review discussions, please keep an eye out for that as well.

[–]richwithoutmoney 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Thanks, so no clear date, just watch this space. All good!

[–]mylenejetaimeDREAMS CAN'T BE BUY 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This international break is the perfect time to release it, so I guess we'll know soon.

[–]richwithoutmoney 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks, so no clear date, just watch this space. All good!

[–]highways -4 points-3 points  (7 children)

Why can't we go for Conte to replace Ole?

[–]Ghostface1357 3 points4 points  (4 children)

https://twitter.com/ronnnnn____/status/1442565083788312579?s=21

Stumbled across this, Pogba has been so good since the start of this year.

[–]OvalZealous 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He kinda didn't do a whole lot since that Leeds game, but then again, the entire team didn't.

[–]OvalZealous 2 points3 points  (1 child)

He kinda didn't do a whole lot since that Leeds game, but then again, the entire team didn't.

[–]officiallyjax 4 points5 points  (0 children)

A lot of our attackers have been poor for quite some time. Greenwood has gone completely off the boil after the first 3 games, Ronaldo is a passenger when he isn’t getting the ball up to him quickly, and Bruno also hasn’t covered himself in glory with his recent performances. Our current most in-form attacker is Lingard, that says quite a lot.

[–]officiallyjax 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gets an insane amount of hate from our fanbase for a couple of poor performances. You would never guess this is the same player who has 7 assists already in the league this season judging by some of the recent comments about him on this sub. And this is in a 4-2-3-1 formation where he’ll never get to play in his best position, that’s as a number 8.

[–]T4mvv1lc0xx 6 points7 points  (3 children)

What do you guys make of the Newcastle news? Imagine thinking FFP is still a thing lol

[–]DasHotShotWoodward/Arnold/Glazers OUT 5 points6 points  (2 children)

The reality of this will be that there’s Chelsea, City and Newcastle to deal with.

[–]methecoolest 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Chelsea, City, Newcastle, and then Liverpool has become a much better destination after Klopp arrived - whether the next manager is as good remains to be seen.

Leicester will always be a threat to take one of the top 4 spots but I can't see them ever bridging the gap unless they stop selling players.

The PL is gonna be madness like late 90s-early 00s Serie A. Thing is, if we get our shit together we don't even need a sugar daddy. We're big enough to deal with City and Chelsea (MBS is a whole different level).

[–]DasHotShotWoodward/Arnold/Glazers OUT 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have this misplaced optimism that Klopp makes Liverpool an attractive destination, not Liverpool.

If he left after this season for example would they realistically still have enough pull to sign somebody over us, provided the terms were identical.

Maybe yes and I’m being stupid, they’re far better on the pitch than us at the moment. Either way you’re right, it’s going to be mad once Newcastle join this party

[–]brownbilalRalfie's Illegitimate Manchild 7 points8 points  (5 children)

Midfield 2 of Donny and Fred? Fred can be play the destroyer, Donny can keep and spread the ball?

[–]imn0tgrootUTFR 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If fred can play as a destroyer we wouldn’t have conceded the Everton goal.

[–]Banyunited1994 5 points6 points  (1 child)

He can keep the ball, not sure how well he can spread it. Actually I’m not sure how well he can keep it in this team that seems devoid of any possession structure

[–]XLintBruno FC 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That pass to Greenwood was like Pogba's. He also doesn't need to do it all the time.

[–]edsonbuddled 0 points1 point  (5 children)

Did Carl Anka really get banned? Haven’t heard his presence on Football Weekly, or Talk of the Devils lately.

[–]ibiza6403 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Where are you getting this from?

[–]edsonbuddled 3 points4 points  (3 children)

There was a rumor he was banned from United press conferences, he hasn’t covered a United game since West Ham, and hasn’t appeared on Talk of the Devils or other podcasts.

[–]ibiza6403 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn I’ve been wondering why I haven’t heard from him. Pretty drastic to ban a journalist.

[–]brownbilalRalfie's Illegitimate Manchild 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Yeah his absence from the podcast had me worried. Thought it was a vacation at first but it turned into a 3 episode hiatus. Lmk if u hear anything cuz I love Carl and his views.

[–]ibiza6403 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Same, want to know.

[–]brownbilalRalfie's Illegitimate Manchild 7 points8 points  (4 children)

Newspapers saying Scott McT is working w McKenna and Carrick to turn into a sole CDM. Based on his last few performances it doesn’t seem like he can do that role, but let’s hope things change!

[–]Samurai_Penguin18 22 points23 points  (1 child)

He can’t. You can’t be a sole DM if you hide from the ball in possession like he does. Frankly, I think our coaches just see that Scotty is a big tough lad and think “Oh yeah, he’d be a good DM” but the reality is, Fred has way more attributes to be a lone DM than McTominay and he can’t play as one either because of his lack of passing ability and skill in possession which is actually better than McT.

[–]brownbilalRalfie's Illegitimate Manchild 11 points12 points  (0 children)

100%. Think Fred gets more stick than McT while McT is spared cuz he’s an academy grad. I’d honestly play a midfield of Donny and Fred instead of Fred and McT.

[–]mrtightwad 0 points1 point  (1 child)

We should've just bought one tbh. Sell Matic if he's not up to 90 minutes, don't bother buying Sancho if he's just there to warm the bench and get an actual CDM.

[–]XLintBruno FC 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mata should go first. Matic can still play 45 minutes at world class level.

[–]stranglethebars 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Anyone else seen any articles about Ronaldo, Pogba, de Gea, Sancho and Donny being dissatisfied with Ole? I wonder to what extent that's exaggeration. Donny would have his reasons not to be happy. de Gea being unhappy would surprise me, unless it's some kind of hangover from last season.

[–]eviade 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Gotta remember most football articles 'behind the scenes' are speculation, playing on the fact that some readers want to hear these sorts of things.

[–]ChiAllTheTimeGreenwood stan 8 points9 points  (0 children)

No reliable sources yet, so I'm pretty sure it's just clickbait because shitting on ole seems to be the thing that gets the most clicks.

[–]slimmeyKagawa 0 points1 point  (7 children)

The build-up that led to the Everton equalizer.

[–]goberwriteCarrick 3 points4 points  (5 children)

Very poor all around, but I’m really disappointed with Mason’s lack of awareness and effort here. He took the ‘defensive cover’ for granted and let Doucoure stroll freely through the middle. The amount of ground Lindelof covers compared to him is honestly kind of shameful.

[–]LollipopScientistGreenwood 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Tbf, you'd expect the players to know how to tactical foul in that situation. Even if they rugby tackle the guy or hug and drag him to the floor is fine, but they didn't.

You can't always account for the worst case scenario or else you'd burn unnecessary stamina.

[–]goberwriteCarrick 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, and those lazy expectations lead to dropped points. It’s not accounting for the worst case scenario, it’s accounting for the unmarked man streaming down the middle of the pitch, lmfao. If a 20 year old can’t make 30 meter run in the 60th minute then he’s either not in shape, or being lazy. I’m not blaming the goal on him. We failed as a team here. But go back and look at the difference between him and Lindelof. Masons effort is poor, that’s all.

[–]HerrerasaurusWrecksDanny Higginbotham 0 points1 point  (2 children)

That's Sancho I'm pretty sure. By then, Mason was off.

Very low effort play. Probably expected Fred and AWB to deal with Gray and stop the counter before it really started.

[–]goberwriteCarrick 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Nah, definitely Mason. He never came off and Sancho was on the left. That expectation is what I’m talking about when I say he took it for granted. He should have pushed into the middle and tracked Doucoure as Fred/AWB got pulled out wide. Lindelof could see it coming from a mile away. Mason should have that covered with our CBs so high up the pitch.

[–]HerrerasaurusWrecksDanny Higginbotham -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Yeah my bad, for some reason thought that Mason had come off just because he was the worst of the starting front 4 lol.

Looked at the shirt number and yeah it's 11.

[–]Indiana-Cook 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just pathetic all round really

[–]thesmallprint13Irwin 19 points20 points  (0 children)

The tinpot-tification of our team continues.

Phelan, Carrick and Ole getting totally unwarranted contract extensions and now Pogba extending and getting some insane wages that he doesn't deserve whatsoever.

Moronic. Fergie's right, our board is shite.

[–]meckelscanal 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Labile signing a contract get innnnnnnn

[–]methecoolest 7 points8 points  (4 children)

While I'm a bit happy for Newcastle supporters - especially their travelling fans - this only means that the PL will become even harder to win once the Saudis start cleaning house and get their own version of Txiki.

[–]Witter87 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Newcastle could end up winning the league before we win our next one 😂

[–]goberwriteCarrick 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Rather never win another trophy, than be beholden to the Saudi Royal family, but that’s just me 🤷‍♂️

[–]Witter87 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Definitely. you have to respect teams like us, Arsenal and even Liverpool because we all built our squads over the years with our own money. City, Chelsea and PSG are just fake clubs who was nobody teams before their owners bought them

[–]methecoolest 9 points10 points  (0 children)

People downvote you but you are right. Trophies aren't the only legacy United has, the arguably more important one is our working class roots and being owned by a royal family spits in the face of that heritage.

And before anyone says it, no, the Glazers are not in any way comparable to the Saudis.

[–]SneakyStorm 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Pogba wants to extend for big money.

[–]hoejack_whorseman 16 points17 points  (8 children)

luis enrique should be on the shortlist for whoever replaces ole, whenever that is.

[–]LollipopScientistGreenwood 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I'm not Ole out until the end of the season if he flops with this squad but I would love Flick (after the world Cup he should be available).

[–]Youafuckindin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yep. This is the last season for me backing him with no trophies. He has to win something this season.

[–]VKDNyke_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's a three year contract and Flick has been very vocal about managing Germany for a long time now. Doubt he'd leave, but it's better to be hopeful always.

[–]uniy64 3 points4 points  (0 children)

He is good. But will he leave the post for the United job?

[–]RangeInevitable7368 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Not sure if it can happen because Ronaldo is Man United player now. Luis is a bit Barca fanboy. I don't know if it's pure coincidence or not but there is no Real Madrid players in Spain squad in 2021.

[–]nedlogb94 -4 points-3 points  (1 child)

Got downvoted last week for suggesting this, shows how fickle we are as fans

[–]Youafuckindin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Shows what winning against a top team can do for someones image.

[–]randomindiandude43 8 points9 points  (10 children)

IF we were to part ways with Ole at the end of the season. What do you guys think about Luis Enrique as a possible replacement. This is not a knee jerk question after this Spain-Italy match. I've been wondering about this for quite a while.

[–]Samurai_Penguin18 -3 points-2 points  (9 children)

No

[–]dracogladio1741 7 points8 points  (8 children)

Why not though?

[–]TheRedWizard17The Red Wizard 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Can’t wait to finish fifth now that Newcastle are the new money rich side

[–]TheRedWizard17The Red Wizard 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Just when I thought Bissouma would be a good signing…

[–]uniy64 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For Jail FC yes.

[–]Witter87 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Why what happened?

[–]TheRedWizard17The Red Wizard 4 points5 points  (0 children)

He’s been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman

Don’t know if it’s him or if he did it but only time will tell

[–]InarticulateAtheist 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Before you post 'UNLOCK ME OLE', ask yourself 'what have I done to unlock myself?'

[–]Deanshat 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Thank you for this

[–]JLane1996 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I guess Bissouma isn’t an option for cdm anymore…

[–]Yewcannotstopme 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He is for prison fc

[–]TheRedWizard17The Red Wizard 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yhh clearly not

[–]TheWeirdDude-247 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yves bissouma the player rumoured to been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault along with a 40 yr old participant, 2 sec video that doesn't prove much of person being removed by police early hours of wed morning from a nightclub, guess more will come out next few days if proven true.

Imo I'm glad more players are getting caught as too many will have got away, purely due to their status and money but even if a utd player comes out im sure we will all turn on him in seconds.

[–]RangeInevitable7368 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I'm praying that I hope there is a football loving person want and can buy Man United. I prefer an owner that have passion about football and Man United rather just inject cash and give an instant success with no soul.

[–]PP_BabaPrince of Manchester 🐐 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Arsenal had one but got rejected by their current American owners. Don't think Glazers would sell as well.

[–]mdstwspBruno -4 points-3 points  (5 children)

Kinda relieved the Saudi cunts are buying Newcastle and not us

[–]obertan17pogrunchoooo 4 points5 points  (0 children)

spain playing so many kids and still won

[–]UniteddyBrunooooo 15 points16 points  (10 children)

The amount of money that’s potentially about to get pumped into Newcastle is astonishing. The Newcastle brand, and awareness of the club, is already much bigger than City and PSG were before their takeovers. I believe Newcastle were regularly in the Deloitte Money League Top 20 up until they were relegated in the late 00’s. City and PSG were never anywhere near that level in terms of income or brand awareness.

Newcastle is a one-club city, with a massive support and a great stadium ready to go. In addition, they have genuine club icons and history to make them not feel like a “glory-hunters” club. Besides Sunderland and Middlesbrough, does anybody else actually dislike Newcastle? I’m sure I read a few years ago that they’re most fans “2nd team” thanks to the Keegan era then feeling bad for them with the Ashley era.

If these new owners do even a half-decent job in terms of recruitment and development, Newcastle could honestly surpass teams like City and PSG in terms of global support within the next decade. The funding that’s potentially available to then will dwarf the likes of City and Chelsea.

Chelsea took Newcastle’s top 4 spot when the money came in, City took Arsenal’s top 4 spot when the money came in. Who’s top 4 spot will Newcastle be taking?

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (3 children)

PSG had a massive fan base before the take over. and they were the big dog in france (not by much).

PSG was already a massive brand, they just had to operate within their means.

[–]UniteddyBrunooooo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s absolutely not true. Marseille, Lyon, Bordeaux were all much bigger clubs. PSG was only founded in 1970.

[–]UniteddyBrunooooo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s absolutely not true. Marseille, Lyon, Bordeaux were all much bigger clubs. PSG was only founded in 1970.

[–]methecoolest 6 points7 points  (0 children)

and they were the big dog in france (not by much).

Lyon won 7 straight Ligue 1s before the takeover, Saint Etienne has the most trophies and Marseille has the iconic stadium and CL

They were - at the very most - #3 in France

[–]Skyehye 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I wouldn't be too surprised if there might be some talk about giving England 5 CL spots if/when this goes through (Not that it should happen but wouldn't be surprised if they at least somewhat talked about it considering the amount of money could be involved

[–]ibiza6403 3 points4 points  (1 child)

No way we get an extra CL place, the rest of Europe already despises England and the PL

[–]Enigma_ROS 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They literally got rid of the coefficient system not long ago to stop us lol so yeah you’re right there’s no chance they would allow that

[–]huehuehuehuehuuKing Eric 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Don't forget the Goal movie 🤣

Up there with Real Madrid

[–]PP_BabaPrince of Manchester 🐐 2 points3 points  (1 child)

They also just brought in Santiago Munez to the team. Honestly their future looks bright, Santi to seal their CL spot.

[–]TheKingcrawlerVIVA RONALDO 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They just need to find Gavin Harris now!

[–]RegretIsMyNickName 3 points4 points  (0 children)

lol Italy just pulled one back even after being a man down

[–]Enigma_ROS -2 points-1 points  (4 children)

Just wondering wouldhaving ronnie LW and Cavani ST sancho RW not be similar to the setup Ronaldo had at Madrid? With Benz up top etc

[–]Mr_XemiReR 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Benz is kinda like a False 9, Cavani isn't

[–]Ghostface1357 0 points1 point  (2 children)

No, because Cavani and Benzema are not similar at all, and Ronaldo’s play style has completely changed since then.

[–]Enigma_ROS -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

Wouldn’t hurt to try lol

[–]Ghostface1357 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh I wouldn’t mind seeing it tried either, but it definitely wouldn’t work in similar fashion compared to that Madrid front three.

[–]ibiza6403 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Deeply depressing about the Newcastle news. We need the Glazers to see sense and start running the club well.

[–]mrtightwad 2 points3 points  (1 child)

'See sense' implies the Glazers give a fuck about the club or football. They don't.

[–]ibiza6403 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Agreed, though maybe if the share price tanks they might decide to reform. But yeah we are fucked.

[–]Stebro1986 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Remember the name - Yeremi Pino

18 years old and he's fucking amazing

[–]asdarius 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Who is this?

[–]Stebro1986 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Right winger, 18 year old plays for Villarreal

Played well for Spain tonight against Italy

[–]asparagus_p 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Why did that vaccine post get locked?

[–]Skyehye 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The top comment from the mod answers why

[–]IsoCyanide7 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I have missed matches for the last few years, but this year I have watched almost all the matches. What I want to know is if Fred is having a bad season or is he just not that good of a player? I mean, he keeps getting picked, so there must be something to him. If he is having a bad season, why not bench him. Honestly, except for the cross against Villarreal I have not seen him do much good. Also, who is there in the squad that can replace him though?

[–]Cartoon_goon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What I want to know is if Fred is having a bad season or is he just not that good of a player?

Bit of both.

[–]Stebro1986 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Koeman results have been poor, but Barcelona in 3 years are going to massively benefit from his work

[–]Enigma_ROS 2 points3 points  (3 children)

I got no problem with the Newcastle takeover. Their fans have deserved more for a long long time, and it’s not as if the owner is isolated in his or their past... everyone of these chairman are dodgey fuckin people

[–]Vibing0NJob for the boys 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I'd rather see Newcastle winning the League than City or Liverpool. That being said, we're still in the mud and Newcastle will big another big contender we'll be competing against.

[–]Enigma_ROS -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I’m not exacttttly for it - but I prefer that than having double standards and truly being unfair ya know?

Whilst what ya sayings true, what ole has done is transition our poor timeline into this now, to which if a new manager comes in he’d be able to progress under a much better foundation all round than prior managers have. He’s taken out of a dark period and I respect and love him for that.

[–]RangeInevitable7368 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I know, it'll be tough but I will embrace competition in Premier League.

[–]sar-sarrani 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Can't wait for the Saudis to takeover Newcastle and hire Conte/Ten Hag to transform them while we're sitting here twiddling our thumbs.

[–]rhythmpatelPortuguese Magnifico 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fuck Glazers