Match Day Thread United vs Milan

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  1. glazerfodder

    glazerfodder Well-Known Member

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    Great news that Ole has a new contract offer - that should put to bed any discussion about him leaving until five minutes after this evening's game with West Ham.
     
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    It is a sad reflection on todays game, and not just in the PL, but the only way to win trophies is to spend big and continually invest in the squad of players. It's a nice thing to have the academy but the relentlessness and the demands of the modern business that is football dictates that time isn't on the side of those who wait to develop academy players - on or two might make it but real success can only come through buying players. On the whole that is now the way in most European leagues and in most other sports around the globe - you won't see top NBA or NFL clubs pausing while some promising youngster comes through the ranks - no, they spend massive amounts of money in the annual rookie draft to buy the best talent - that on top of buying in the best established stars.

    In modern sport there is one indisputable truth - the best teams are the ones that spend the most on their talent.
     
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    Bingo!

    You're helping to me prove a critical point here.

    In the last five years, only City has spent more must than Manchester United. Further, when you overlay the datasets with the fact that Liverpool has been largely successful in the past three years, you quickly see that they are merely an average spender in the transfer market.

    But when you look at the overall picture, we spend by far more on wages than any other side in the league. In the NBA, salary cap management is the true benchmark of a talent loaded team tied to salary cap violations which teams pay special tax on. If that were the case in the Premier League, we would be taking a hit every season.

    But here is our reality - our achievement in the past five years does not reflect what you would expect of a team which has an extremely high unbalanced sheets from transfers and wages. Effectively, we have been tossing money at the problem for far too long with very little to show for it. Yet we keep asking for more money to be tossed in.

    Clearly, fixing our problems go beyond throwing money around. It's a form of madness that we have experimented with since 2013.
     
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    The point should be made that Ole's signings have, in the majority of cases, been successful. Had we a team of Ole's preferred signings i would suggest the team would be more successful, however, he is hamstrung by having to make do with a squad, the majority of whom, are second rate but are on ludicrous contracts given their limited talents. He is slowly accumulating a group of players that fit the bill - and that costs money. I would rather he spend cash on more players rather than be stuck with some of the dross we currently have in the squad - they're not good enough and never will be, no matter how many times they play, so get rid and get buying..
     
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    You’re effectively suggesting that a manager needs 11 new players to make it work? That’s a ridiculous idea! Because no team in the world of football has such leverage to simply go out there and keep churning through brand new players because they brought in a new manager. That idea is borderline ridiculous! You wouldn’t make such suggestion if we were talking about another manager.
     
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    What I am saying is that apart from his own signings and those from inside the club that are making the grade, the rest are failures bought by the previous manager(s). Those signings didn't work then, and they don't work now so they should go and, yes, Ole should fill the vacant spots with signings of his choice. Nobody is saying he should bin all eleven and start over, he needs three/four more signings to complete the squad.
     
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