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u/GuinnessFueledGenius · 1 pointr/reddevils

The rapid change in transfer spending over the years is definitely true, and you can thank Chelsea for that.

The reality is United have been insulated due to our fantastic academy and Fergie's habit of betting on young talent instead dropping cash on established players. We HAVE been spending millions on players, just in a very different way. Our wage bill has been among the highest in the world, even before Chelsea and City started their crazy spending fees.

I agree 100% that transfer spending does not equal success, player wages are a far better indicator. If you own the best players in the world (ex. Ronaldo) you don't have to buy them, you just have to pay them. The problem is that we have struggled lately in turning our young buys into truely world class players (ex. Anderson and Young). We also gave away Pogba for nothing, which I am sure you would agree was a terrible mistake.

Check out Soccernomics it is a great read about how football finances are changing, and addresses a lot of the points you raised.

TLDR; Don't be a dick, we are all United fans here bud. :)

u/Stonedefone · 2 pointsr/reddevils

These guys do a great range of United shirts. The book was pretty good too, from memory. It described various philosophers careers like they were football careers. Like Sun Tzu as a great tactically minded central defender, etc.

Edit: book in question:

u/dshoig · 2 pointsr/reddevils

My old teacher wrote a great United book called Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

It's good. It's like a mixture of a biography from a fan and an academic piece. He also relates the club to the old greek forms of sports and such. It's quite interesting

u/North26 · 0 pointsr/reddevils

Congrats on the gifts and Merry Christmas, /u/elreydelasur I saw a similar puzzle a while back on Amazon. Is this the puzzle you received?

I thought about buying it, seemed fun to do, but the 7+ age recommendation seemed a little too young for me and I didnt want to spend $32 on a puzzle that I would finish in an hour. Is it an easier puzzle or will it be more of a challenge? Thanks!

u/ThenNowForAMinute · 7 pointsr/reddevils

Simon Kuper is one of the best writers in football. Anybody who likes this should read The Football Men: Up Close with the Giants of the Modern Game, Soccernomics or Football Against The Enemy.

Also I hate when footballers are labelled idiots. It requires extreme intelligence to be a top class player. Not "book learning" intelligence or even basic common sense, but extreme intelligence nonetheless. It's no different to how a top tier Physics academic might not be able to book a hotel room online. They are brilliant in their field, bit sometimes dim in other areas.

u/AC5L4T3R · 10 pointsr/reddevils

All the following books belong to some of the most influential figures at Manchester United over the last 30 years. I've read them all except Giggs' book and they're all really great to read.

Alex Ferguson's first autobiography

His second autobiography

Roy Keane's first autobiography

His second autobiography

Wayne Rooney

Gary Neville

Paul Scholes

Rio Ferdinand

Ryan Giggs

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/reddevils

To be fair, Fergie's latest book wasn't the greatest read. So once the juicy bits were in the serialised, it didn't hold up. Managing My Life: My Autobiography was better and was written by a much better author, the great Hugh McIlvanney.

u/a_lumberjack · 43 pointsr/reddevils

Sorry, this is bullshit tabloid stuff. Good to Great is a business strategy book, it tends to make "best business books of all time" lists. If he'd been reading "Inverting the Pyramid" or some shit like that, fine. But I'd expect the guy to continue to read stuff like this, like most executives do to keep themselves challenged and learning.

Amazon link to the book FWIW

If reading that book is embarrassing, you're probably lacking some perspective.

u/Phantomknight8324 · 3 pointsr/reddevils

It's really good if you want to know what happened lots of stuff behind the scenes [this is the book I read] ( and you will know a lot about how he handled players. I think it should be sport's lover's must read.[IMO atleast]

If I were you I would definitely give it a shot.

Hope this helps you to decide

u/BBQ_HaX0r · 1 pointr/reddevils

Good book: Standing on the Shoulder of Giants by Soren Frank is a good book if you're interested in some history.

u/rockshandy · 2 pointsr/reddevils

The Alex Ferguson one is brilliant, but maybe wait a couple of months as i believe there is either a new one or one with some extra chapters coming in October i believe.

The Gary Neville and Keane ones are also both excellent.

u/AlienwareSLO · 1 pointr/reddevils

Manchester United: The Biography by Jim White

A great book that describes the club's entire history since its inception till the end of 2007/8 season.

u/Calimariae · 2 pointsr/reddevils

Norway being the most football crazy nation in the world(source: Soccernomics), the English football rivalry is probably strongest outside of England. You'll have a hard time finding a single Norwegian without any football allegiance, whether it be red or blue.

Practically every single pub in my town shows Premier League games, and you'll always find people wearing their supporter shirts while singing songs, chanting and throwing insults at the other team's supporters. It's been like this since the early 90's, or for as long as I can remember at least.

I find it funny that I see so many Americans in this thread. I spent some time studying at UC Berkeley a few years back, and I couldn't find a single pub in the bay area showing the Man Utd - City game (Nov 2010), nor any other games for that matter.

u/freakedmind · 1 pointr/reddevils

Dude, you need to research better lol... have a look at these options



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u/riely · 4 pointsr/reddevils

Having 5 up front was very common. It was also a lot more common back then to see scores like 6-3, 5-2 etc often. The modern "defender" is a very new concept when you look at football as a whole.

In fact, the earliest "formation" in football was notoriously known as "the pyramid", because it was a 2-3-5 formation in the shape of a pyramid. The 2-3-2-3 is probably the most common formation through football history.

Also, ever wondered why a CB is referred to as a "centre half"? The central midfielder was once known as the centre half, but many teams started shifting their centre half into the defensive line while attacking, in a ploy to concede less goals on the counter attack, which was a new concept at the time. Think of Michael Carrick or Steven Gerrard in the modern era, when they slide into a back 3.

Jonathan Wilson wrote a very interesting book called Inverting the Pyramid. Well worth picking up if you're interested in tactics or football history in general.

u/h1dden-pr0cessS · 0 pointsr/reddevils

Not a Fergie book but I have read this and think it is a must read for any fan of the club. Literally takes you from the late 1800's up to around 2008!

u/joseremarque · 1 pointr/reddevils

Great idea. In "Soccernomics" they found that transfers that happen following a World Cup or Euro are, statistically speaking, terrible deals.

u/LDN2016 · 1 pointr/reddevils

> No context given. Figo wasn't happy at Barca and wanted a better contract.

Do you know anything about that transfer? Read up on it. It was incredibly clever maneuvering by Perez.

You're too clueless about the basics to debate.

u/macAaronE · 1 pointr/reddevils

I picked up this book at a thrift shop for less than three dollars. It is a novel written before Star Wars was released by George Lucas that tells a completely different story than the movie. I've got a ways in and it offers some really interesting insights if you are a Star Wars fan.

u/sauce_murica · 15 pointsr/reddevils

> You're copy/pasting the bit that isn't paywalled

My apologies for not copy/pasting an entire book:

> you unbelievable fucking prick

Final warning. Stop being insufferable - or find another subreddit.

u/Hampalam · 0 pointsr/reddevils

If you click on the link in my post it explains where the nickname comes from and most of the other questions you're asking here are addressed.

The point is that 'Man U' and 'Manchester U' were shorthand ways of referring to the club in an age where brevity was important both on Pathe news reels and in newspaper print. The post I referred to claimed they were invented as a reference to Munich and have only ever been used in that context, but it isn't true. They both predate those songs and the term was used precisely because it was already a way to refer to the club.

To stop using the term 'Man U' because people sung offensive songs using that nickname is a silly reason. The issue is the songs themselves not that they referred to the club using an established and accepted nickname for the club at the time. Would we stop calling the club Manchester United if rival fans started singing an offensive song using the full name tomorrow? Of course we wouldn't, and whilst we're at it why would the 'Man' which is still commonly used be any less offensive than the 'U' if they both originated from the same songs?

And yes, my main contention is Man 'U' has fallen out of favour because it just sounds odd nowadays with simply 'United' or 'Man United' becoming a preferred way of referring to the club. But the idea that the nickname was invented as a way to refer to the Munich air disaster (which is the claim that I am disputing and the one made in the post above) and that it has only ever been used in that context is just sheer nonsense. It's an internet myth, and – to borrow an unfortunate modern invention into the mix – it is fake news.

I get why people like to spread this rumour, and I appreciate it is done from the point of view of trying to do the right thing, but it is still utterly baseless.

Here's another article (written by Giles Oakley) making this very same point.

You can also check out his book if you want more info on this: