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  1. 2018/2019 EPL Thread

    We were far from our best but I'm happy with the 3 points. Spurs were unlucky missing key players, but that squad depth is going to be exposed as the season goes by. They also made way too many mistakes that Liverpool should've capitalized on. Salah, Keita and Mane were wasteful. Gini, Robertson and VVD played extremely well. 15/15 points without playing our best is encouraging however.
  2. 2018/2019 EPL Thread

    To be fair to Mourinho, I don't think Woodward is doing him any favors either. Don't get me wrong Mou is definitely to blame for some of their recent purchases, but Woodward seems to have the Real Madrid mentality of the early 2000s. Essentially collect as many talented players as possible and have the manager figure it out. Their biggest problem it seems is no clear direction for their club. Mou wants his type of player and Woodward wants to collect talented players. Their transfer debacles remind me of Rodgers and the transfer committee with Liverpool. Rodgers had his type of players he wanted, committee another. In the end we had players who didn't fit or work together. Leading the entire team to under perform. Same thing is happening at United imo. That team doesn't really have an identity despite being a Mou coached team.
  3. 2018/19 Europe Thread - It begins again

    How so? Barca > PSG PSV > Crvena Zvezda Napoli > Inter That's how I see it. Spurs got the group of death imo. They can come out of it, but it's clearly the toughest group.
  4. Jets trade QB Bridgewater to Saints

    I wonder if Brees has told the org. this is his last year. I doubt we give up a 3rd for a QB who has 1 year left on his deal. I know it's insurance if something happens to Brees this year, but it's a bloody steep price if he's only here for a year. IF Brees did say this is his last year, Teddy B gets to sit and learn behind Brees for this year, and takes over the reigns next season and we seamlessly move from franchise QB to franchise QB and continue to contend.
  5. 2018/2019 EPL Thread

    Spurs just adjusted. The problem with this back 3 it seemed that once the Spurs spread the ball out wide and then behind the midfield, 3 ATB didn't look at all prepared or comfortable to deal with it. First half United pressed really well leading to them doing better, Spurs adjusted at the half and United had no response. Midfield too didn't track back enough.
  6. 2018/2019 EPL Thread

    Third season Mourinho in full effect. Sanchez on 500k/week is stealing a living. Fred looked woeful but also acts like a prick.
  7. Transfers & Rumors: Deadline Drama!

    Karius is going on a 2-year loan to Bestikas with an Obligation to buy if certain criteria are met. Money is low (which is fair) at 2.25M loan and 7.75M obligation to buy. Unfortunate his LFC career had to end like this, but it's best for him. He needs to go somewhere without a media presence and get his confidence back. More hilariously, Mignolet will enter his 6th year as a LFC goalie.
  8. 2018/2019 EPL Thread

    $100 says he moans about how other teams are spending money and United haven't been able to.
  9. Twins Talk - Where Snow Outs Happen

    So while the major league team is en fuego (I probably butchered that), I have to say I haven't been this excited about our minor league system as a whole in a while. I love the sheer amount of talent we have throughout the system. With Terry Ryan teams the talent level would really crater after the first 10 or so, but under Falvine we have guys in the early 20s who have interesting potential. Pitching especially has depth that I haven't seen in a while.
  10. Other Leagues Thread- Ligue 1, Championship, Portugal, etc

    Uh so Leeds playing some gorgeous football and beating Derby 4-1. If they have the depth they could go up.
  11. Devils Top 100 Prospects(Midseason-AL Central)

    Nice write up. I'm interested to hear your thoughts on RHP Graterol. In my time in following the Twins, I don't think I've seen us have a prospect quite like him, definitely one of my favorites. Overall I'm pretty happy with the system, I think it has good potential throughout and decent depth. I do think Falvine has made their mark on the minor league team. We'll see if any of their guys work out but I like the talent we've acquired.
  12. Transfers & Rumors: Deadline Drama!

    Well he's a top-3 CB in the PL when healthy, so when he's playing he'll be a clear upgrade on what you got. I just don't understand how many cB's Jose can buy without investing in fullbacks. Ridiculous. I understand wanting to see him gone, but wanting to sell him to a direct rival without re-investing the money into the rest of the squad seems like poor management. I'd rather take the 15M hit in value, sell him next summer while keeping top-4 this season.
  13. Transfers & Rumors: Deadline Drama!

    Kante-Jorginho-Kovacic will be an incredible midfield. Great business by Chelsea.
  14. Twins Talk - Where Snow Outs Happen

    Oh ****, I forgot we had our own sub. So this season blows, however it seemed inevitable when we went from 'playoffs!' to 'rebuild' then back to 'playoffs!' and now missing. It doesn't help when two of our young cornerstones regress horribly. I'm fairly confident Sano figures it out, but Buxton. Yikes. Between unable to stay healthy, and having an approach at the plate that is basically guessing, I'm not even sure he knows what he's doing. Upon being sent down he didn't exactly blow anyone away before going on DL. This offseason is going to be the most crucial for Falvine in deciding where this team goes. We have a lot of contracts that are done and we should have some major room in the budget. At the same time, we have so many holes minus signing 2-3 major free agents (will never happen), we're not close to competing. Apart from the personnel problem, I do think we have a problem with our coaching, specifically our manager. I love Molly, but I really wish he didn't sign an extension last year. I get it, we had to sign him after last season, but between him making the same mistakes (bullpen usage), I really hated the earlier attitude about 'playing the right way' he illustrated. I also don't think he's the guy for us moving forward. I honestly can't tell you what the best move is for Falvine, because this is leading right to baseball purgatory. Not good enough to challenge for the playoffs, not bad enough for a top pick. Good thing for Falvine is that we have both a good farm system and lots of budget space, so they should have flexibility to do what they decide is best.
  15. Transfers & Rumors: Deadline Drama!

    I know Spurs can't do business with the whole stadium business, but losing Alderweireld to a rival without bringing in a replacement seems mental.