Open Letter to Edward Woodward

Dear Ed Woodward,

                              Hello there Mr Woodward. I shall not be indulging in any pleasantries with you because lets face it there has been nothing pleasant about your appointment as executive vice chairman of Manchester United.  Before We get to the core of the issues, I want to quickly thank David Gill for his beautiful work for Manchester united. He is someone who I overlooked in the past but I thank you Mr Woodward for making me  appreciate how much of an asset Mr Gill was to us and we will forever remember him.

First point of discussion Mr Woodward is, Do you even know what you are doing? You are supposed to back the new manager by helping him sign the players he needs to make the team his. You have been in the peripherals of the club for a while now and with your Business background I must say I expected more from you. It’s not all doom and gloom I must say as you have acquired a lot of sponsorship deals for the club and all but those precious deals of yours will mean nothing if you don’t back the manager on the pitch. Ultimately on pitch success brings off field success. If Mr Gill and Sir Alex didn’t leave the club in such a strong position would you be able to complete your numerous deals with tyre companies and tomato juice companies in Japan? I don’t think so. The way you have handled transfers in the transfer window has appalled me. Silly bids for Fabregas, Baines, De Rossi and even Fellaini have left us fans feeling dirty because our name has been dipped, dragged and stained by the mud you have decided to put us in. Let me help you out  Mr Woodward. If Mr Moyes comes with a name of a player for you, you don’t simply pick numbers in your head and make a silly bid. You talk to people at the club, find out if he is available, find out if the player is willing to move then you make a bid. You don’t just Fire your bids in there like a blind Rambo in battle seeking revenge. You should be more like Bond taking out your targets with finesse because this is not just some any random club, this is Manchester United!

Another point that’s really disturbing my soul is the Ander Herrera situation. Mr Woodward, What the hell was that? You actually knew he had a release clause and you bid 6 million below that? That reeks of  incompetence. Lets not even get into the whole false representatives thing because I will lose whatever cool I have left in my system. Even With Fellaini and Baines you actually sanctioned that bid to be faxed to Everton? 16 million for fellaini and 12 million for Baines. Mr Woodward are you really ready for this Job? These are key questions you should ask yourself because I’m sure you can do better than this.  Look at other directors like Daniel Levy. Mirror whatever he does because he is a COMPETENT MAN! He does what is best for the club! Its hard enough losing a gem like Sir Alex and a competent man like David Gill.  Please don’t make it worse with this incompetent behaviour. A lot of Man Utd fans are calling for you to get the chop. I will admit I will not be sad to see you go but I want to believe you can do better if you follow the advice I am about to give you.

Finally the advice I would give you Mr Woodward to solve all your problems with how the transfer market works is to play FOOTBALL MANAGER by SEGA and SI games. Their real life simulation of things can help you understand how things work in football. So that you don’t make a fool of yourself and the great club and Fans of Manchester United, I suggest you heed my advice. Many thanks and Good Luck

Yours Sincerely

10Maestro

Season Review 2012/2013

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The Curtain has once again Come down on the season. Its been an eventful season! Great Goals, Great passes, Great fast paced football, comeback and all sorts. We are  used to this in England. Although the season didn’t finish as crazy as it finished last year, Arsenal and Tottenham did give us some decent drama on the last day. 

We lost some good players to retirement like Jaime Carragher, Steve Harper and some Great ones too Paul Scholes and David Beckham even though he doesn’t play in the premier league anymore, he is one of the top players to play in the league. Most of all though we lost a LEGEND, A MYTH, A PHENOM! SIR ALEX FERGUSON! Words are not enough to express how great this man was for manchester United, England and British football. The premiership will be a lighter league with all these people gone but this is the chance for the younger lads to write themselves into football history.

Someone who is writing himself into premier league beastory( BEAST HISTORY) is Gareth Bale! This guy is showing shades of Cristiano Ronaldo. He is a constant Match winner for the spurs and it was a real shame that they didn’t make it to the Champions League. I reckon one more season like that with them will suffice and then I believe he should move.  As a Manchester United fan I would Love to see him wear the 11 shirt when Uncle Giggs finally retires. Lets take a moment to enjoy  him in action

Season Review 2012/2014

Highest Attendance: 75,605 Manchester United v Reading

Lowest Attendance: 15,436 Wigan Athletic v Reading

Highest Average Rating-  Gareth Bale & Luis Suarez. 7.89, 33 Games

Most Assists:  12 Juan Mata- Chelsea

Top Scorer:  26 Robin VanPersie Manchester United.

High scoring Game: 10: West Bromwich Albion 5-5 Manchester United, Arsenal 7-3 Newcastle United

Biggest Win: 8 Chelsea 8-0 Aston Villa

Most Games Won in a row: 7 games: Manchester United

Most Games Without Losing: 18 games: Manchester United

Most Games Without Winning: 16 games: Queens Park Rangers

Most Game Lost in a Row: 7 games: Reading

Most Team Points: 89 points Manchester United

Most goals Scored: 86 Manchester United

Fewest goals Conceded: 34 Manchester City, 0.89 per game

Most Clean Sheets: 18 Manchester City

My signings of the season: Michu – £2million-22goals, Christian Benteke- £7million-23 goals

My Flop of the season: Qpr and all Qpr staff and players

Overachievers: West Brom 8th- 49 points, Swansea (League Cup Winners), Wigan (FA cup Winners)

Underachievers: Newcastle United 16th- 41 points, Qpr 20th- 25 points

I look forward to next season with great optimism! The Premier League is going through a lot of changes next season. Financial Fair Play, Goal Line technology and Managerial Changes at  three of the clubs that finished in the top four. It will be interesting to see if this changes the dynamic of the so-called “top four”. Teams like Liverpool and Tottenham will see this as a chance to creep up on any of the teams that find the change hard to adjust to. I also look forward to World Class talent Coming Through! The likes of Falcao, Cavani and even Cristiano Ronaldo have been Rumoured to be coming to the Premier League! I for one would love to see the premiership restored as the BEST league in the world and I have a feeling next season is the season!

Signing of the Season Poll! Who gets your Vote?

Flops of the season! Premierships Worst Eleven

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It’s that time of the year again! The awards are dished out, the best players are showered with accolades and the best team wins their respective trophies! aaah football the beautiful game. However we have to also recognise the people who have made us shudder and gasp at a poor pass, shot and just overall contribution to the team. well here is The 10maestros FLOP eleven of the season. Enjoy!

GK. Joe Hart(Man Shitty oh sorry City -__-)

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Here in England we  always over hype players a lot and its very annoying. However with Joe hart I think England have a very good Keeper! This season he has been very below par. Maybe he let the hype around him get to his head? He needs to buckle down and cut down the mistakes but it is with great pleasure that I put him on this list!

RB. Maicon (Man…..one more time Shitty!!! alright alright city)

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Ok ok I know what you are thinking this guy shouldn’t even be on here lol but I couldn’t help it. Mancini probably thought he was bringing in some experience to his then championship wining side. oh how wrong was he! He hardly played and when he did he was just dire. I am not sure how to check the stat but i am sure they lost most games he played in.

LB. Thomas Vermaelen TV5 (Arsenal)

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TV5 it is with great disappointment that I am putting him in here. He was someone I looked at and thought Arsenal have a really good defender now all they need is a partner and backup to help in case of injuries but I was wrong. This season has seen some low-key un-skipper like performances and he’s even lost his place to Big per and Boss-cielney. Maybe the skipper band is weighing him down? Arsene has a big Job this summer to get him to the best form we once saw from him

CB. Titus Bramble (Sunderland)

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To be Honest I didn’t see much of Bramble this season but whenever I did he just looked like he wasn’t a football player. He always looks clueless on the pitch lol a bit like this guy (click on this guy) he just seems surprised to be on the pitch. High profile mistakes and a clueless look is what has gotten you to this list and will always get you on till you retire  Titus!

 

CB. Christopher Samba

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I have never been one to think he was the best Defender in the world but the money QPR paid for this guy was crazy! even the anzhi makalachalahchalchalchalchal lol chairman thought it was crazy money and they accepted! 12 million and wages over a 100 grand apparently. He made no difference and they eventually got relegated. if he cam earlier maybe but ah well you take the cards you are dealt!

 

 

CM. Charlie Adam( Stoke)

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Oh charlie Boy! where are you?! This guy has not been the same since he left Blackpool. I really liked him, I even wanted him at United! Even last season I was dissapointed with him. He seems to have lost that amazing range of passing and drive he once had. Again at stoke he has been a passenger. He did score a key goal for stoke last weekend but it wont save him from my list. Step yo game up Charlie!!

CM. Cheik Tiote(Newcastle)

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Cheik Tiote was labelled the new Makalele by many but he too may have suffered form all they hype because he has been poor all season when he has played. Fair enough he had injuries and the African cup of Nations which he was also poor in, all the times i have watched him he just doesnt have that influence he had on the midfield last season. Hes not clattering into people making interceptions and just that burst of energy is not there. Very dissapointing cheik! This is why you have made my flops list.

MR. Adam Johnson (Sunderland)

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Adam Johnson! lol I told a friend of mine that hes not all that  but he convinced me that he is a decent player. He made his dream move to Shitty and I even thought ok good on you son. His move obviously didnt work out with the money grabbers they have he had no chance. So he moved to Sunderland and had a very good second season. So this season i expected him to step it up! but he has failed. All i see fomr thi guy is a lot of aimless running, shooting and just generel rubbish lol he has a decent left foot and can be better obviously, lets hope he improves.

ML. NANI ( Manchester United)

As many of you that read my blog already know I have a strong Dislike for the lad and i have a post all about the lad heres the link for those of you that havent  https://10maestro.wordpress.com/2013/04/29/nani-must-go-2/ he deserves no more words.

ST. Emmanuel Adebayor

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Sigh! AdeyB I am sad to put you on here because i believed in you san! i expected more from you as well MAN! The Arsenal fans will love this especially my friend Mr Arsenal Jimi Ojo, he has always maintined that AdeyB is a Fake guy! well finally I have to agree. Its the end of the road for you if you dont improve. I am sure spurs will add to the squad during the summer and that could be the end of Adebayor. CAHMON SAN I STILL BELIEVE IN YA!

 

ST. Nikica Jelavic

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I think this guy is just suffering from second season syndrome. I hope this is just a blip in form and I fancy him to win it back next season. Really poor season though! cahmon san!

 

MANAGER: MR MARK HUGHES! haha signed poor players and not quite sure what he was trying to achieve. QPR’s relegation rests firmly on him.

Substitutes:

Shay Given | Aston Villa

Andre Santos | Arsenal

Joe Allen | Liverpool

Peter Odemwingie | West Brom lol

Maroaune Chamakh | West Ham (on loan from Arsenal) -__-

Antonio Valencia | Manchester United

Papiss Cisse | Newcastle

 

The Tikki Takka Style Football Manager 2013 Part 1

Hello guys! This is going to be my first post about one of my favourite games of all time FM13!  I have been a football manager player since the days of Championship manager 01/02 when flashing texts if GOAL!!! made you scream for joy 🙂

I am a very HUGE fan of the Barcelona style of play and I believe football should be played this way. Yes Barcelona have the best players so it makes the style easy to play for them and even harder to beat but i Disagree. I believe that if players are cultured from a young age to play this way, then there will be many more iniesta’s, Xavis’s and busquets of this world to come out of Barcelona and other clubs if they chose to adopt that style.

I would like to Recreate this style of play on FM13! I shall be posting regular updates about the tactics and results, formation tweaks and all.

Here is a peak into what i have created so far!

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I have gone with this formation because i am trying to recreate the triangles that Barcelona make when they are passing as seen in the video above.

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Although it was against leicester and i have a mega squad already(this is a season i am playing with my friend Mr Jurgen Baine! a fine manager that pushes me to the limit all the time) here you can see the possesion bit of the game seems to be ok but i feel it still needs a bit of tweaking.  I will try to make vids also so you can see how it works. If you have any comments to make on this or opinions and advice please feel free to comment! Many thanks and keep playing!