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View PatrickA's Profile PatrickA Flag London 12 Nov 23 6.25am Send a Private Message to PatrickA Add PatrickA as a friend

There are reports this morning that Jim Ratcliffe has identified Freedman as the person he wants at Manchester United to shake up their recruitment policy.
I have no idea how true this is, and doubt Freedman would have the level of control and influence at United as he has at Palace.
However, if the story is true he may be tempted by the financial package on offer and I aIso think he still has a family house in the area.
I believe Parish leans heavily on Freedman on the football side of the administration of the club so it would clearly leave a void if he was to join United.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 12 Nov 23 7.53am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by PatrickA

There are reports this morning that Jim Ratcliffe has identified Freedman as the person he wants at Manchester United to shake up their recruitment policy.
I have no idea how true this is, and doubt Freedman would have the level of control and influence at United as he has at Palace.
However, if the story is true he may be tempted by the financial package on offer and I aIso think he still has a family house in the area.
I believe Parish leans heavily on Freedman on the football side of the administration of the club so it would clearly leave a void if he was to join United.

If he goes perhaps Roy would take the job?

 


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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Online Flag Horsham 12 Nov 23 8.01am Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by PatrickA

There are reports this morning that Jim Ratcliffe has identified Freedman as the person he wants at Manchester United to shake up their recruitment policy.
I have no idea how true this is, and doubt Freedman would have the level of control and influence at United as he has at Palace.
However, if the story is true he may be tempted by the financial package on offer and I aIso think he still has a family house in the area.
I believe Parish leans heavily on Freedman on the football side of the administration of the club so it would clearly leave a void if he was to join United.

This would be a no brainer for Dougie surely? If true, it could set our recruitment back big time. Hope Stevie boy has a contingency

 

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View the silurian's Profile the silurian Flag The garden of England.(not really) 12 Nov 23 8.28am Send a Private Message to the silurian Add the silurian as a friend

Originally posted by Spiderman

This would be a no brainer for Dougie surely? If true, it could set our recruitment back big time. Hope Stevie boy has a contingency

He wont have!!

 

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View southnorwoodhill's Profile southnorwoodhill Flag 12 Nov 23 8.32am Send a Private Message to southnorwoodhill Add southnorwoodhill as a friend

Originally posted by the silurian

He wont have!!

Of course he has, out on road trips with Roy to watch conference league games just like the good old days of Noades and Sir Steve.

 

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View beak's Profile beak Flag croydon 12 Nov 23 9.07am Send a Private Message to beak Add beak as a friend

Originally posted by PatrickA

There are reports this morning that Jim Ratcliffe has identified Freedman as the person he wants at Manchester United to shake up their recruitment policy.
I have no idea how true this is, and doubt Freedman would have the level of control and influence at United as he has at Palace.
However, if the story is true he may be tempted by the financial package on offer and I aIso think he still has a family house in the area.
I believe Parish leans heavily on Freedman on the football side of the administration of the club so it would clearly leave a void if he was to join United.

If there is any truth in this then it proves Ratclffe know sweet F.A. about football and if he does employ Freedman I will chuck in a tube of Smarties (trade mark) to sweeten the deal.

Edited by beak (12 Nov 2023 9.09am)

 

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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag London 12 Nov 23 9.59am Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

Originally posted by Spiderman

This would be a no brainer for Dougie surely? If true, it could set our recruitment back big time. Hope Stevie boy has a contingency

Go and pinch a couple of the techno boys from Brighton or Brentford. Or start developing our own.

 

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View eaglesdare's Profile eaglesdare Flag 12 Nov 23 10.25am Send a Private Message to eaglesdare Add eaglesdare as a friend

If I was offered more money to go to a big company near my home. I would absolutely do a "runner".

 

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View PatrickA's Profile PatrickA Flag London 12 Nov 23 10.46am Send a Private Message to PatrickA Add PatrickA as a friend

The way the club is structured all football matters report through to Freedman.
He's not responsible for the first team or control of the purse strings, but he does have reponsibilty for scouting, recruitment and the youth and reserve set ups.
He's worked hand in hand with the likes of Issott, Powell and McCarthy for a while.
He was instrumental in building the promotion team (think Bolassie, Murray, Jedinak, Delaney,KG,Ward) and has been key to bringing in Guehi, Anderson, Eze and Olise in the current setup.
I wouldn't underestimate his role and the void he would leave should he depart.
Ashworth performed a similar role at Brighton and they have managed to continue seamlessly despite his departure for Newcastle.
However, I'm less confident that we would be able to emulate this as we don't have a great record on succession planning.

 

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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Too far from Selhurst Park 12 Nov 23 11.25am Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by dreamwaverider

Go and pinch a couple of the techno boys from Brighton or Brentford. Or start developing our own.


I think you'll find that we already have such a team working for Freedman, and yes - they have the technology - it's not all done on the back of a fag packet.

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 12 Nov 23 11.29am Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

I'm not really seeing the problem. Good luck.

 


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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 12 Nov 23 11.50am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by beak

If there is any truth in this then it proves Ratclffe know sweet F.A. about football and if he does employ Freedman I will chuck in a tube of Smarties (trade mark) to sweeten the deal.

Edited by beak (12 Nov 2023 9.09am)

Until Parish and or Freedman retire and speak out I think it is very difficult to judge Freedman's job performance.

People will point to the weaknesses in our team but we don't know whose fault that is. Dougie maybe be blind to it on the other hand he may have recommended players to the board who decided not to buy due to the budget.

If he goes to Manure it is a different level entirely and it remains to be seen if he can perform at that level. It's a bit like telling a 2nd hand car salesman tomorrow you will be selling Ferrari's and Porches and Rolls Royce's.

 


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