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

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Open Letter to David Moyes.

Dear Mr Moyes,

I am sure you are recovering Nicely after a long day of negotiations yesterday. Enjoy your rest because tough times are ahead. Like a lot of Manchester United fans across the globe I am worried about my beloved team. I am worried that you do not fully understand what it is to be a Manchester United manager. Now a lot of people will misinterpret this to mean that I am not backing you the new boss, I am a plastic fan, only a fan when we win and all that but this is not the case. It is because want you to be successful in your role because ultimately it will make us successful as a club.

Alright Lets dive right into the real issues. The First being transfers. My Moyes I commend you on your signing of Marouane Fellaini. He is a good midfield player and will give us the presence we have lacked in midfield since the days of Roy Keane. However, I have to question why you waited so long? Since you got the job I knew, You knew, We all knew that Fellaini was going to be a Manchester United player so I was really surprised to see you wait till the last min of the last day to get it done finally. Sometime in the summer Fellaini had a clause in his contract according to the media and confirmed by Roberto Martinez of 23 million pounds yet he’s being signed for 27.5 million. This does not represent good business Mr Moyes and we could have done with a player like him already in the ranks on Sunday when we played Liverpool. I understand you may not have had time to do all these things as you wanted because you had to prepare the squad you inherited for the new season as well but that’s the enormity of the job you have to be on the ball, there will always be no time in a club like Manchester United. I will not even go into the failed attempts to sign all the players because I know it’s not your fault. You wanted to sign players clearly but someone who we will not mention yet was to blame.

Secondly Mr Moyes, a defeat at Anfield in that manner is by no means acceptable. Even our captain said we were poor and need to improve so for you to some out and say we were brilliant baffles me.  Manchester United attack and never give up from first minute to the last but with your team I do not see that yet. I can Understand that maybe you are trying to encourage the mediocre cleverly and Welbeck by saying these things but I really hope in private you tell them as it is. I like how your team is shaped when defending. That’s something I have seen in your era that I am pleased with and I must commend you because last season we were conceding all the time. The point I am really trying to make is we as fans demand more from the team in matches like that. Yes we could lose the game but we want to see a decent effort not just a flat display. Please Mr Moyes we  are relying on you to continue our proud tradition of winning.

Lastly I would like to discuss Mr Ryan Giggs. I Love Giggs he is a true Legend and what he has done for the club may never be done again by another player. As much as I love him and other Fans love him too, I think you too should realize that he is on the last lap of his career and should not be integral to whatever we do. He should be an option for us.  I know for you he is an extraordinary player that you have never worked with before but I assure if you are looking for a player to consistently produce quality, it’s not him.  He still has a lot of quality one-off days in him so it’s up to you to find those days but please give the youngsters a chance like you said you would.  In conclusion I have faith in you to do the Job because you have all the tools to succeed so make it happen and I wish you all the best.

Yours Sincerely

10Maestro

Back With a BANG! and a whimper for some!

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The Premier League started on Saturday and Like many people across the land, I am very pleased to see it back! The excitement , the goals, the shocks and all, the opening weekend had everything we love about the English Premier League.

Manchester United thumped Swansea City in David Moyes’ first league game as manager, Cardiff City suffered defeat on their first game in the Premier League and Aston Villa stunned Arsenal on the opening day.

Rickie Lambert’s dream week continued as he helped Southampton to win at West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool started the new campaign with three points.

Roberto Martinez picked up a point in his first match as Everton manager, while the summer revolution at Sunderland got off to a rocky start following defeat by Fulham

Yesterday Tottenham also kicked off their campaign with a narrow win over crystal Palace and Chelsea Celebrated the return of the special one with a fine 2-0 win over Hull Tigers(prefer that to city)

Arsenal woes

Arsenal Fans all around the World must feel sad and angry at their club. I know it’s just the first game of the season but I think the manner of the defeat is what would have made Arsenal Fans really mad! I wrote a post last season Highlighting if Arsene is still the one for Arsenal. The problem with Arsenal and Arsene go deep! If your manager says winning fourth is like a trophy then that says it all! The manager and Board don’t match the ambitions of the fans. The fourth place he banks on is not as clear this year with teams like Tottenham and Liverpool strengthening. With the champions League Qualifiers coming up the squad looks very thin.

As a Neutral I think it would do Arsenal a world of good if they didn’t make the champions league proper this season because it will make the club realise that they need to have a better plan going forward as a football club. If they make it, it will only mask everything all over again and they will be in the same position next season. Just like Arsene did reacting to that 8-2 mauling they got by Manchester United few seasons ago, A similar damaging feat will spur the Frenchman to life again. I think Arsene cannot spot talent anymore that’s why Arsenal are in this position. He relied heavily on his astute signings and dealing but now managers like Klopp rom Dortmund have taken it to a whole new level. Players like Gervinho, Chamakh, Andre Santos and Park choo young make my point stronger meanwhile Klopp has recruited players like Lewandowski, Kagawa, Hummels and Gundoguan and made them champions! Something needs to be done fast or it will be a long and hard season for the Gunners

 

Oh Robin Van Persie

Robin van Persie acknowledged that it was important for Manchester United to make a winning start after scoring two goals in their 4-1 victory over Swansea City. Van Persie’s contribution was sublime, hooking in the opener before smashing home a 20-yard effort 17 minutes from time. Danny Welbeck also netted twice for the defending champions in their first league match under new manager David Moyes, while Wilfried Bony struck for Swansea.

I Personally have my doubts about Moysey time even with this thumping win but boy this went a long way to easing my pain! Even if we don’t sign the players we need, we have a very fine one in Robin Van Persie. I will enjoy watching him this season and even though i do not expect a trophy at least i know we will compete.

The special One returns!

SIGH! I never thought this day would come again. He is back and boy I am afraid! The way chelsea played yesterday albeit against HULL was scary.The amount of attacking talent on display in this team is crazy. Hazard, Oscar and De Bruyne were impressive. I am not surprised they are all good technical players with great movement and an eye for a pass. Frank Lampard rolled back the years with a POWERFUL Ronaldo Esque free kick that helped them to victory. Overall it was a fine display and I am not looking forward to the match against them next week. Premiership is well and truly on the way and I cannot wait to see how it all unfolds!

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?