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Old Apr 9th 2014, 05:44 PM
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... They will almost certainly fail to qualify for next season's Champions League too, which is a real crisis for Man U.
Wow - that is serious.

Btw, is the ranking system for qualification entirely technical or involve judgement calls?
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Old Apr 9th 2014, 10:24 PM
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Wow - that is serious.

Btw, is the ranking system for qualification entirely technical or involve judgement calls?
It's purely technical. The top 4 teams in the English league qualify for the Champions League, and Man U have only a very small chance of finishing in the top 4 this season. Had they somehow won the Champions League, then they could have qualified by being the holders, but of course that is no longer possible after their losing to Bayern Munich.
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It's purely technical. The top 4 teams in the English league qualify for the Champions League, and Man U have only a very small chance of finishing in the top 4 this season. Had they somehow won the Champions League, then they could have qualified by being the holders, but of course that is no longer possible after their losing to Bayern Munich.
Well then, that looks like big trouble for Man U.
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Old Apr 12th 2014, 08:27 AM
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Well then, that looks like big trouble for Man U.
Indeed.
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Old Apr 23rd 2014, 03:11 PM
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Manchester United have sacked their manager David Moyes. Whoever comes in, it's going to be difficult attracting players. They won't be in the Champions League next season.
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Manchester United won't be in the upcoming Champions League of course, after their woeful previous season. This will make it difficult to attract new players, since top players want to play in the Champions League. This is the problem Man U face when trying to get back into the Champions League.

That said, they have got a new manager with an excellent CV - Louis van Gaal, who was manager of the Netherlands in the World Cup in Brazil, steering the Netherlands to third place.

So, will van Gaal manage to lead Manchester United out of its crisis?
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Old Jul 27th 2014, 09:16 AM
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So, will van Gaal manage to lead Manchester United out of its crisis?
Probably depends on luck of the draw.

Or if he brings along most of his Dutch team with him!

P.S. I suspect that professional sports coaching is similar to Wall Street's annual top trader list - results appear pretty much at random.
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Old Jul 27th 2014, 12:49 PM
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Probably depends on luck of the draw.

Or if he brings along most of his Dutch team with him!

P.S. I suspect that professional sports coaching is similar to Wall Street's annual top trader list - results appear pretty much at random.
Thank you. You're not alone in thinking that, although I myself don't.
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Old Aug 16th 2014, 01:06 PM
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The new season started today and Manchester United, already under the cloud of not being in the Champions League, were involved in the big surprise of the day, losing 2-1 at home to Swansea. It had been hoped that the appointment of Dutch great Louis van Gaal as manager would shake things up, but his first match as Manchester United manager failed to go as he wanted it to. The crisis rolls on.
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