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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. Sandeep1878 says:

    if you are here for common support, then just skip past the posts that are on fake IDs..

    and may be one fine day when your ID is stolen, you will stop skipping past them..

    we have genuine problem, may be you are not..

  2. Zibbie says:

    1878 GOAT the biggest CUNT attacked me every day for weeks on end, he has many names and personas here. 911, who the fuck knows. He is a crazy fuck, no personal attacks fuck off GOAT!!!!!!

  3. Sandeep1878 says:


    just read your post again,

    you dig is clear on frequent posters here and i m one of them, i m offended, not that i give a damn or beg mercy,

    still letting you know that your post on calling the people unemployable and void of social skills was pure shit..

    and just like you tell others to take it as an opinion, its time you started taking that as an opinion of mine..


    off this place for sometime..


  4. Zibbie says:

    1878 I skip goats posts that is why he brings that shit up, like a kid mirroring what you say, I always read your posts saw the 11:50 reference, OF COURSE IT IS FUCK HEAD GOAT, he I’m sure has many names here.

  5. Zibbie says:


  6. Zibbie says:

    Goat clams he has never met anyone half as smart as him, in 2 of the 8 types of intelligence, emotional and spiritual I’m off the charts, fuck him the horse he road in on, dyslexic and came to tech, late in life. On a key board most are my Superior, in person. With me in a war of words he would be armed with a knife and I a nuclear war head!!!! BOOM FUCK OFF GOAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. goatinaunitedshirt says:


    My intention is not to offend but I cannot appologise as you read another posters text written by me expressly to him.
    If I was to say to my wife “fancy a bit of arseplay” I would not feel the need to appologise to an american republican right winger for abusing his belief system that arse play is wrong when he has a glass against the wall wanking to the sounds of my wife on the other side of the hotel wall. It was a private chat hence the function @

    There are 650 million United fans, this is a football blog. I love United, Im staying, you dont like it and others then so be it. You take me for someone who gives a rats arse about your opinions, you have been misled by the thoughts in your head (Greg Lake). If you or your merry band of regular posters (regular posting does not equal quality) (too many tweets make a twat etc) dont like me being here then dont post, dont write rude remarks back and wishes for me to fuck off as its an afront to the good posters on here that want to be in an all inclusive environment of United supporters. Your not hurting me as I dont read posts from people I dont care much about. Simple that – just ignore. If you want me to ignore you just say, you can do it without being rude and that will be that.

  8. Zibbie says:


  9. Zibbie says:

    Goat take your 5 user names and fuck off, have you slapped a women lately. I see no late night drunk posts where your true colors come shining through!!!!!!!!!!
    Take your side show somewhere else!!!!!!!!

  10. Costas says:

    Goat at 10:15 summed up the RVP situation perfectly I thought.

    Not saying he wouldn’t help out, but ultimately, he might mess up our striker options. Besides, instead of giving him a shitload on wages, why not give Danny what he’s asking? Who’s going to be this team’s future? Van Persie or Welbeck?

    Save the wages for Welbeck and the transfer fee for a full back.

  11. Zibbie says:

    Any IPO update guys?

  12. Zappa says:

    I just want to say good afternoon Zibbie, thats all. I can’t type very fast I just read what others have said!!! Good Afternoon all, old Zappa is in the house.

  13. goatinaunitedshirt says:


    For me Costas its a win win situation for Fergie to rock the boat at Arsenal and tell Wellbeck life goes on without him and we have options should he not sign. Its a ploy to keep a youngster in what we see fit as a wage structure and not allow up and coming stars to dictate the structure at the club. What does it cost Sir Alex all this RvP talk. It shows we can attract names, It speeds up the Wellbeck contract issue, It unsettles a rival by fekkin with their captain. The worst part is the fans will say the Glazers wouldnt give him money to spend when the deal ultimately doesnt go through.

    Berbatov at 5million > RvPersie at 20million

  14. fergie is the boss says:

    Costas – I agree, the boss really should have been concentrating on help rebuilding our backbone and spine of our squad. like a CB a fullback and a CM, plus the thought of carrick being played at CB really does not only worry me, but fergie is annoying me, that he is not looking to sign cover for ferdinand or vidic, as evans jones and smallen are injured. So for me, that is more important than signing someone where we already got cover for, plus kagwa will be playing upfront, so its a headscratcher why we need RVP, when we are in deep trouble at the back

  15. Zibbie says:

    Costas I would not know what GOAT says, and do not care, now he is after Sandeep, and many others in the past. I’m sure Jack the Ripper had friends as well. The man has a dark, dark side. I leave him alone for the most part since my attacks on him 8 weeks back when he showed again. I see him piss off 1878 so I have a go at him. You imho are dancing with the devil, never to you, a word on this subject again. I have massive respect for you, and 2 years ago when people were asking people not to chat with me you did not listen to them and we chat a lot, Thanks for that. I have a touch of the site, like my old Italian Grandmother, people came from over 100 miles to see here. After my brothers death, in Madison WI I went to party with friends, that night I had no fewer then 6 people approached me about my aura and what they saw! Just saying, Goat not a good man.

  16. Zibbie says:

    See Zappa shows, how is the other side mate. Good day mate. :cool:

  17. Zibbie says:

    Life on line 2, must go. As always I will read RoM when I get home.
    GO IPO!!!!!!!!!
    GO CDM!!!!!!!!!

  18. Costas says:


    Yeah as long as it’s just transfer gossip, I can see Welbeck feeling less needed by the club so to speak. As long as it’s just transfer gossip though. If Van Persie actually joins us, it could have negative ramifications on Welbeck’s contract negotiations. He might not want to commit if he feels that he will have a harder time breaking into the first team. Because unlike Berbatov, I doubt RVP will be shoved to the side in order for Danny to establish himself. Speaking of which, don’t know if I would agree with your Berba/RVP comparison (on equal fees no doubt who’s better ;) ), but I really wonder why Arsenal haven’t asked for him as part of a swap deal. I am sure he’s better than Gervinho, lol.


    That’s the other thing I don’t get about the RVP thing. If Kagawa plays on the wing and we keep playing 4-4-2, then we will need 4 top class strikers. But if we plan to revert to 4-5-1, having Rooney, Danny, Javier and RVP (or Berba for that matter) is a luxury. Think of Yorke in 01-02 after Ruud and Veron arrived.

    As for the defence, imo buying a central defender is a quick fix at the moment. Not sure if it’s needed because by early September Evans and Jones should be back. We just have to pray for one thing. That Rio and Vida don’t repeat what happened last year at the Shield and the Hawthorns and don’t get injured at the same game. They have to hold on until September.

  19. Costas says:


    I appreciate that and I understand you and others here have a problem with him, but I am trying not to make it my own, you know? I don’t want to force anyone to be best pals with anyone else in here either. My motto is if you can act like someone doesn’t exist, it works a lot better for you. That’s what I suggest. And if someone here has an opinion on football matters that I happen to value, then I have no problem discussing it with him. As for the rest, personal speaking, I try to avoid judging anyone as a human being going by my experience at this blog. I prefer sticking to football debates.

  20. fergie is the boss says:

    Costas – kagwa signing has sorted the striker situation out, we got cover for rooney, and a potential great system on our hands, with kagwa aboard. We have great central strikers in welbeck and hernandez, so there is great balance in no10′s, and no9′s, so if rooney got injured, kagwa can easily replace rooney. Putting kagwa on the wings is grave grave mistake, play him off rooney or welbeck. Fergie still for me, is forgetting the actual prioretys and needs of the squad, and he is repeating the same mistakes, by signing players we do not need. RVP is also terribly injury prone, did fergie not forget hargreaves, and RVP has peaked for me, so wasting money on a player we may only get at most 3 years is a mistake, we saw the mistake signing berbatov turned out to be formation wise

  21. goatinaunitedshirt says:


    On equal fees then whos better? I prefer to think of it as what do we need more. Berbatov is a play maker, has no weekness on either foot. Can shoot long range and poach. Is incredibly hard to rid of the ball and can hold up play long enough for wingers and the like to catch up. Berbatovs only fault is his casual manner makes him look lethargic and occassionally in front of goal he will miss a sitter due to concentration. Spending too much time being cool and the champion of the world rather than realising that champions of the world are only there due to the work they put in. Berbatov is also defensive responsible. He’s also one of the few strikers nowadays it seems who are willing to be in the box for a corner at either end.
    RvP is faster and has a better work rate than Berbatov, hes not as two footed and is essentially only a left footer. He has a great set piece shot but with Rooney and Nani calling the shots he probably wont be allowed to use it. He isnt as good at holding up play as Berbatov is nor does he have as big a tricks repetoire. Hes a corner taker (a very good one) but whats the use if that means Nani has to be in the middle waiting for the ball especially as Scholes wont be nor will Rooney. What would be the point of a corner taker?
    Personally for me at the same value of money and relevant to Manchester United
    Berbatov >RvPersie

    You say that Wellbeck will feel less needed because of the transfer gossip. Im not so sure that players actually give two hoots about the club and are only in it for themselves. They have agents breathing down their necks spending all the time in the world convincing them to do the “right thing” for them. The PFA was set up just for that purpose as in days yonder players were given a bit of a rough ride in regards contracts and the like. Just because Wellbecks a local lad dont think for one minute hes a Paul Scholes. The only real truely genuine footballing gentleman out there besides Booby Charlton. Footballers are thicker skinned than ordinary folk Im sure Wellbecks only thinking of self self self and has so much belief in his abilities he probably believes hes better than Messi and Ronaldo combined anyways.

  22. DreadedRed says:

    Is that Ando’s lady-friend in the first picture?

    I’ll bet that by the time he’d finished rolling her she was as flat as a pancake.

  23. Ash says:


    Honestly In today,s world no one can be like scholes and giggs. I find very frustrating when people start saying he is not good enough coz he is not like scholes or giggs. We should tie up danny welbeck to a long contract. No excuse of losing him,

  24. Harish says:

    Why so much hatred guys? Like I said earlier if there is an identity theft case we could all report to scott rather than abusing people here. I am not siding with anyone but when I see people posting Fuck you to a man united fan then something is wrong.

  25. fergie is the boss says:

    goatinaunitedshirt – unless united are planning on selling rooney next summer, so signing RVP and Kagwa makes up for that, the RVP signing does not really make much sense, unless the boss really cannot find any good options for defence and midfield to buy, so overload the squad with forwards. Those are my only 2 reasons why RVP is signing, but his injury record does worry me

  26. goatinaunitedshirt says:

    Couldnt agree more in terms of Wellbeck but in my opinion NOT if it goes against club policy. If Wellbeck is asking too much for what Sir Alex feels is what will benefit United for him being there then hes free to leave. All this is speculation. I have no idea what Wellbecks asked for, contract negotiations often take a long time, your probably just as wise or wiser to the whole situation than I am. By no means do I want to lose a promising player such as Wellbeck BUT no player is bigger than the club.

  27. DreadedRed says:

    Ando’s bigger than most.

  28. goatinaunitedshirt says:

    I had no idea we had identity theft. Scott can see if the person posting using a particular username is the same as they give up their email address to make a comment. No one knows my email account on here as Im not silly enough to give it away. As far as I can see its a blog, identity theft here isnt the same as logging into a bank, seems daft and someone has way too much time on their hands.

  29. goatinaunitedshirt says:

    fergie is the boss

    I honestly think its all a bit of a piss take and to wind up Wenger. If your getting me started about Rooney to ignite the coals under this discussion then you’ve come to someone with a new Zippo. I would have sold Rooney last year. He is a fantastic player dont get me wrong, he ignites the crowd and that in itself wakes up some tired heads out there but I do feel his ball control and passing on the edge of the opposing teams penalty area is not befitting a Manchester United player. Of course you would expect passing stats to fall in such a tight area but I dont think his are even close to the worlds best players. I sometimes feel hes at OT because he sells shirts, the whole media furor around him is more beneficial to keep than get rid of. If he wasnt in the limelight as much (a bit like Berbatov) a quite lad and kept himself to himself and showed such massive flaws to his game then Im sure Fergie would have taken the 50 million and run with it. Just my opinion of course, my willing to part with Rooney is as much to do with his valuation as his faults. 50 million pound players are supposed to be just that.
    I say sod RvP, you cant replace Rooney with a pensioner especially one I dont rate. His health concerns are another matter but your dead right regarding them.

  30. Ash says:


    I don’t think danny would be asking more than 100k per week. Danny is a top youngster in a world football currently and any young player would demand the same kind of money like danny is demanding. I say sign him.

  31. goatinaunitedshirt says:


    I must admit I couldnt tell you if 100k a week is reasonable to be honest. I realise the tax players payed went drastically up at one point and hence so did wages but it wasnt that long ago Beckham was asking for that type of money and I thought he was a cunt for doing so. How much is Hernandez getting. He should be ok for that for 4 years and then when hes the undoubted number 1 then he can get top bloke wages untill then hes still a prospect. Too many players wanting Rooney wages as soon as theyve registered 5 clean passes and 10 goals. Its a fekkin joke.

  32. United Till I Die says:

    ha – for what its worth nobody was hurt or upset, its a blog ffs and this boring back and forth business is the reason I couldn’t care less for non-United related stuff on here. I know said I wouldn’t return to this topic but “upset” is too strong a word to use in relation to some of the banal crap (imo) on here. If anything im “thoroughly bemused” at the contributions RoM attracts, but you lot can post what you want with Scott’s blessings im just saying silly season or not all the drama every 5 minutes is sad.

    Especially when im sure half of you lot are old enough to be grandparents.

    As you were.

  33. RedRobot says:

    Macheda, Bebè & Anderson… Worst three United players i’ve seen since for a long while. Still, great work if you can get it. More of Fergie’s messers. Who is the gaffer & gill trying to kid.? Us or themselves?


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