Obviously there is no evidence that Erik ten Hag “disagrees” with anything with Manchester United but we go. Additionally, Brendan Rodgers is innocent in Leicester.
Can we all agree to “disagree”?
Pretending something to happen is part of the fun of an international hangout. But this shouldn’t just include making up quotes for a live blog sale that you should actually retire for a week.
“Arnold” disagrees “with Ten Hag about transportation policy” is quite the opening on Manchester Evening News.
Those little commas in the air around the word “disagree” (here it is again) are what are generally known as quotation marks. This means that someone must have said or written the word “disagree”.
Here is their full update:
United are already planning their next transfer window, but they are said to be divided over their policy on it.
“Athletic have said Eric ten Hag wants more signings in January, but CEO Richard Arnold wants to wait until the summer.”
Obviously we then press the athlete. Hence it is clear that no one says or writes the word “disagree”.
And the band played at MEN, who got our flicks and quite a few happily counted on them and never quoted anyone.
Can we all agree to “difference” again?
In fact, further investigation shows us exactly who he is men They were quoted with their claim that Tin Hag and his superiors “disagree”. Here is the address on Monday from mirror site:
Erik ten Hag and the three Manchester United chiefs disagree over transfer plans
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is the circle of the modern press. A website rewrites a sports story, uses a certain sentimental word in the headline, and then the sister website sticks that sentimental word in quotes. At some level it is genius. Elsewhere, it’s vile, but you say Tom-a-to, I’ve seen tomatoes and all that.
The Mirror You didn’t finish this story on Tuesday:
Eric Ten Hag faces Ed Woodward’s own scenario at Manchester United
Because this is a completely normal response to the news that Erik Ten Hag may not be granted his wish to add to his squad in January after Manchester United overspend in the summer.
No news like the old news
While we’re on the topic of pretending there’s been a flood of Manchester United transfer news, this is the biggest news in express site Tuesday morning:
‘Man United received a transitional response from Cody Jacko but had to prioritize another star’
Then they relentlessly revealed that “Manchester United made a verbal agreement with PSV winger Cody Jacobo clients in the summer before withdrawing from the deal to complete Anthony’s transfer, according to reports.”
we know. Because The athlete literally told us Six days ago.
this One Way to get the international rest period.
Why Leicester’s sacking of Brendan Rodgers could deal a major blow to Premier League ‘Big Six’ Wannabes Sun A title that definitely caught Mediawatch’s attention. On the surface, it appears that Lester’s sacking of Brendan Rodgers would be a huge blow to Brendan Rodgers.
Dave Kidd wrote that ‘if, as seems likely, Saturday’s 6-2 defeat at Spurs turns out to be Rodgers’ last game in management for the Foxes, this would sadden anyone wishing to see the ‘Big Six’ in the Premier League. Premier is facing a serious challenge.
Well, we would love to see the Big Six in the Premier League take on a serious challenge and yet we would not be sad to have their manager sacked currently at the bottom of the Premier League. The two things seem completely unrelated.
“Because it would say a lot about the glass ceiling of the league, about the limited nature of realistic ambition, and it would also reveal the limitations of the English language pride in having the most competitive league on earth.”
Or it could say a lot about Rodgers’ complete failure to organize this Leicester side throughout 2022, when they conceded 48 goals in 27 games. In terms of context, Crystal Palace ceded 28. Sometimes firing a failed manager is just firing a failed manager.
With a consecutive fifth-place finish and an FA Cup victory in 2021, Rodgers was the most consistently successful manager of a non-elite club in a generation. ‘
though? Most definitions put a “generation” between 20 and 30, so we’ll be kind and just look at this century. It will be a century in which David Moyes has led Everton to five places in the top six. We can say that he was “the most consistently successful manager of a non-elite club in a generation”. But this does not fit into the narrative.
Of course, there was Leicester’s ridiculous title win under Claudio Ranieri in 2016 – a feat that sounds even crazier so far.
No other team outside of the ‘Big Six’ has even finished in the top four since Everton in 2005 – and that was before Manchester City got rich and there was even a ‘Big Six’.
And when do you suppose this Big Six appeared? There was certainly no talk of the Big Six when Tottenham finished fourth in the top four in 2009-10 for the first time in 20 years. There were the Big Four and then the City gate smashed with money and Tottenham made their way with money, training and recruitment.
In fact, you could argue that Harry Redknapp was “the most consistently successful manager of a non-elite club for a generation”. How does the Big Four become one of the Big Six without anyone challenging the elite?
Dave Kidd then goes on to dismiss the notion that Leicester are poor this season in part because they have sold key players, writing that “the broader problem is that when the club hits their head on this glass ceiling for any length of time, without achieving the main objective. Football breakthrough in the Champions League, everyone begins to be frustrated, bored and anxious.”
We’re not sure how frustrated it is. Bored and anxious ‘This is why winning a corner kick against Leicester is like winning a penalty.
Or why they comfortably use a goalkeeper who was the worst in class.
And we can definitely say that getting a net transfer spend of essentially zero in two seasons is suboptimal.
Kid wrote that ‘oOnce you stop moving up, you inevitably start to crash down and you cite West Ham and Wolves as examples, but you don’t have to “stop moving up”; Tottenham have proven it.
Brendan Rodgers has been in charge of a Leicester side that has won just one of their last five matches of 2019/20 to move out of the Champions League places.
Brendan Rodgers was then in charge of a Leicester side that had won just one of their last five games for the 2020/21 season to move out of the Champions League.
Sometimes the problem is with the manager. Often the problem is a combination of manager and lack of investment. Blaming the “glass ceiling” is a rotten excuse when the roof was barely broken more than a decade ago.