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Zilzal
18-04-2015, 09:47 PM
an angry, embittered, soon-to-be-pensioned off Austrian police camp guard who is on the point of striking an innocent passer-by?

A. Because he inwardly obsesses about Southampton and knows that compatriot Ronald Koeman was a much better footballer than him and has become an infinitely superior football manager.

In the summer, Southampton lost to the circling buzzards, current internationals Lallana, Shaw and Lambert. He also lost to injury Jay Rodriguez for the whole season.

Adding to Ronald's woes was the fact that Schneiderlin and Clyne were agitating all season for a transfer and to cap it all Ronald recently lost his quality goalkeeper for the rest of the season.

How on earth has Koeman not only avoided a relegation battle but has kept his team in the top six all season (often fourth), thinks Van Gaal. I couldn't have done it. I need an open chequebook to spend multimillions on any player I fancy, knowing I had a strong base of De Gea, Rooney, Mata etc etc to begin with.

Koema

jolly_roger
18-04-2015, 09:50 PM
Van Gaal is also a big BBC4 fan, maybe that explains it.

Zilzal
18-04-2015, 09:59 PM
Come on, Jolly. You of all people can do much better than that.

jolly_roger
18-04-2015, 10:02 PM
Not really, I agree with what you say about LVG.

REPLY2IDIOT
18-04-2015, 10:19 PM
Koeman does look like a good manager to me, but he has spent about 60 million on permanent transfers. He has also brought in around half a dozen long term loans. What does that get him? probably 7th in the Premier league at the end of the season. Wouldnt say Van Gaals anything to worry about for now.

Zilzal
18-04-2015, 10:25 PM
Name the players Koeman has spent 60m on and give me their price tags.

Also give me the time limit he had.

tony260674
18-04-2015, 10:29 PM
Van Gaal spent 60m on one player and he had done **** all for them. He is like Sven, he is a lucky manager rather than a good one. The turnaround in form came about when players like Van Persie got injured and he had to rely on Mata and Fellaini. Who signed those two I wonder??

REPLY2IDIOT
18-04-2015, 10:30 PM
I will do a google search later, but what I am basing my figures on is an article I read stating that of the 95 million Southhampton made in transfers in the summer, 65 million was re invested in transfers by Koeman.

REPLY2IDIOT
18-04-2015, 10:31 PM
Tony I agree that the Di Maria transfer looked a waste to me.

tony260674
18-04-2015, 10:33 PM
Tadic 10.9 Pelle 8.2 Foster 10 Long 12 Auderwireld 6 Mane 4.5 Gardos 6

tony260674
18-04-2015, 10:35 PM
Man Utd on the other hand
Herrera 29 Shaw 25 Rojo 16 Maria 59.7 Blind 14 Falcao 8m (loan)

REPLY2IDIOT
18-04-2015, 10:48 PM
Cheers Tony, although BBC sport do have the Mane transfer at 10 million.
Either way the 60 million I quoted is about right.

tony260674
18-04-2015, 10:51 PM
Cheers Tony, although BBC sport do have the Mane transfer at 10 million.
Either way the 60 million I quoted is about right.

Mane and Atdewireld was a joint deal 10.5m.

walter10
19-04-2015, 05:00 AM
Lucky Louis. He got lucky at a lot of good clubs over a long period. He got luckier this season when he stopped playing 3 at the back.

kempo
19-04-2015, 09:03 AM
In fairness to LVG, with his, he should have been one of the great Masters rather than a football manager.

ozzymiller
19-04-2015, 07:33 PM
In fairness to LVG, with his, he should have been one of the great Masters rather than a football manager.

Or a lorry driver? :-D

redhouse
19-04-2015, 09:10 PM
In fairness to LVG, with his, he should have been one of the great Masters rather than a football manager.

Or a lorry driver? :-D[/quote]

A dyslexic lorry driver :D

Zilzal
21-04-2015, 10:16 PM
If Arsenal beat Villa in the FA Cup Final it means the team finishing 7th, i.e. Southampton, will qualify for Europe.

On hearing the news about Ronald Koeman's impending success, old sour face broke several items of furniture, called his wife a kontje and sent himself to bed with no supper.

This is only allegedly of course. But a Dutch Uncle of mine said it was all true.