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Manchester United Football Club 2018/19 season
« on: July 31, 2018, 21:51:08 PM »

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Re: Manchester United Football Club 2018/19 season
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2018, 22:40:05 PM »
A few of you will know that I've been seriously thinking about moving up North for a while now; somewhere away from the overcrowding and nightmarish Public Transport system and general travel issues that affect London and its satelite towns and suburbs


Away from the dirt, grafitti and overflowing garbage bins, away from the isolationism and lack of communal identity. Hopefully, away from the fear and uncertainty over what post BREXIT life will mean.


The idea is to settle somewhere in or around the Lancashire/Yorkshire environs to be within striking distance of the Peak District, The Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District and to experience life in the North of England and visit as many of Englands Northern Cities and Towns as possible.


One of the major advantages for me in doing this would be the ability to attend United home games regularly again for the first time in 40 years. I'd even allowed myself to become excited at the prospect of becoming a season ticket holder and imagined gradually reimmersing myself back into tribal footballing culture again and no longer being merely an arm chair supporter. So many little rituals I realise that I've missed over so many years, pre and post match Pints and a pie, learning the songs and chants, reading the United Review and maybe the odd fanzine again...being inside Old Trafford again, reliving those magical memories....aaah...nostalgia! as well as some new things like learning the best route to the ground instead of being dropped outside by coach, getting to know the fans next to my seat, hopefully seeing some of the Academy players make their debuts and perhaps earn a regular spot in the first team. Welcoming a new manager to the the club.


However, it's recently become increasingly evident to me that United and Mourinho are in danger of imploding and there's a very real prospect that two of our best players will leave the club, possibly before the start of the new season.  I've become reconciled to the reality that the Glazers have adopted the Arsenal model of success where 4th place and the odd domestic cup is good enough, I can stomach that as long as the football is good to watch but I fear that won't be the case. Right now I'm thinking De Gea will probably be voted United's POTY again.


There's no hurry, I won't get a sniff of a season ticket until the renewal letters go out around Chritmas time, so I can hedge my bets and see how the season unfolds but tbh it's the lure of experiencing the craic again that's pulling me as much as the quality of the football that might be on show.
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Re: Manchester United Football Club 2018/19 season
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2018, 14:07:43 PM »
There's three grades of Man Utd season ticket - here they are:

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Re: Manchester United Football Club 2018/19 season
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2018, 12:35:29 PM »
There's always FC United of Manchester Andrew if you want to immerse yourself in REAL football not the over-hyped Prem  ;)

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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2018, 13:59:50 PM »
There's always FC United of Manchester Andrew if you want to immerse yourself in REAL football not the over-hyped Prem  ;)


Excellent shout, Keith.  Good set-up there and a great set of fans.  :)
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Re: Manchester United Football Club 2018/19 season
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2019, 21:42:05 PM »
I'd say there's a chance of 4th place, now.

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Re: Manchester United Football Club 2018/19 season
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2019, 21:42:44 PM »
And I'd say there's an even stronger chance now




.. although Chelsea have two games in hand

Seems to me though that Ole has made an irresistible case for being appointed permanently, or what passes for permanently in the PL.

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Re: Manchester United Football Club 2018/19 season
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2019, 21:45:03 PM »
I'm going to say the top four, come the end of the season will be:

1. City
2. Liverpool
3. United
4. Spurs

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Re: Manchester United Football Club 2018/19 season
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2019, 02:40:16 AM »
I remember when we used to talk about who was going to win the league, not the top 4. Bloody champions leagues influence 😕.

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Re: Manchester United Football Club 2018/19 season
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2019, 07:05:38 AM »
Don't you like European club football Rob? It's not run by Brussels you know?! ;)
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Re: Manchester United Football Club 2018/19 season
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2019, 08:44:59 AM »
I remember when we used to talk about who was going to win the league, not the top 4. Bloody champions leagues influence 😕.

I'm with Zooners here....

How can it be called the Champion's League if you don't have to win your national league to get in...?

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Re: Manchester United Football Club 2018/19 season
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2019, 09:08:20 AM »
Every other division below the Premier League has a title winner and 2 other places to fight for promotion to the league above it.


If the Champions League didn't exist then the intrigue and jeopardy wouldn't be anywhere near as lengthy or as high and the Premier league would become stale with only (typically) a two horse race or a procession for the title and the relegation battle to retain the interest, which again, typically, tends to be a battle between three, perhaps four, clubs to avoid finishing 18th and 19th with last place often being a fait accompli months before the end of the season.

If the Champions League went back to the domestic titleholders only it wouldn't be long before there would be calls for a reduction in the Premier League participants and the creation of the Premier League 2 again

I do agree with there being too much football on TV, but the Europa League is the competition that needs to go, it should go back to the domestic cup winners/losing finalists only.


I'd also suggest that the League cup should only be open to non Premier League sides and Under 23 Academy teams
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Re: Manchester United Football Club 2018/19 season
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2019, 14:03:07 PM »
Don't you like European club football Rob? It's not run by Brussels you know?! ;)


Used to like the format before mate, European cup, cup winners cup and UEFA cup. HATE the champions league though, and take no interest in it. It has been a big influence in spoiling domestic football in England, I hate the way they do the draws, IE you can't play teams from your own country, then you can't play teams you've already played. In other words, the draw is fixed. And as for rewarding failure by putting teams who don't qualify for the knockout stages into the Europa league, what the feck is that all about?! Despise it with a passion.

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Re: Manchester United Football Club 2018/19 season
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2019, 13:27:26 PM »
I remember when we used to talk about who was going to win the league, not the top 4. Bloody champions leagues influence 😕.
Thing is - United aren't going to win the league. So at this point in time, in this thread, whether a top four place is on the cards is a more interesting talking point.

But speaking of the CL, here's a nice pic from last night




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Re: Manchester United Football Club 2018/19 season
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2019, 18:15:12 PM »
Good pic, Slim. 2 people with memorable CL achievements, and the other who did feck all in it.