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    Krzysztof Piatek (Genoa)

    5 league goals in last 4 for Milan
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    Two Year Transfer Ban?

    Do you want him to stay? 2 goals in 5 games with that 2 coming against the worst side in the league is average IMO. He did go 2 goals in 14 games with Milan I think. Loaning/Signing him next year with Sarri in charge is a dangerous game. Like Jorginho he will be another blind spot that will be undroppable no matter how awful he is.
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    Two Year Transfer Ban?

    No way they would just hand out contracts to the ones they should be shifting out. Not ideal when you have a manager who thinks players are at their peak between 27-33yrs.
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    Two Year Transfer Ban?

    Yikes! Incoming contracts for Willian, Pedro, Luiz, Higuain
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    Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2018/2019

    Fernandinho & Fabinho playing in CB shows how flexible a top manager should be with the players he has. Sarri on the other bar moving Hazard to 9 seems to prefer Specialists.
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    How to fix the team

    Agree with most of the things you have listed. A technical director is imperative. I would add; Left Back: Wouldn’t mind moving on one/both in the long term, in the interim sell one in the summer and buy one of Firpo, Ferland Mendy or Telles. Centreback: I feel Christensen has enormous potential, he just needs games. Wouldn’t be against buying back Ake or allowing Zouma to compete as the 3rd CB. However if we are going to buy, buy at the top of the market instead of buying dross. So on of Koulibaly, Skrinar, Tah or Upamecano. Midfield: This is where we might disagree; we lack creativity in the middle of the park. Always felt Sarri wrongly went about fixing the forward position and insisting on a backup for Jorginho, ignoring the glaring lack of creativity in the side. Barkley will never be good enough, Everton was perfect for his limited talents. We need to spend big on this area; a Bruno Fernandes, Fekir, Aouar, Kai Harvetz instantly upgrades our midfield. Wingers: Agree with your assessment of Pulisic; not a fan, loaning him back to sit on their bench was brainless & we overpaid. We have bought him so onus is on us to get the best out of him. Lack of clarity on the futures of Hazard & CHO will screw up our plans IMO, and a lack of a technical director is not helping. I have a sneaky feeling both will leave in the summer without ample time to get replacements. Pepe is the obvious one in the market but Bayern & Barça are rumoured to be in for him with the former already placing a bid; maybe as an alternative to CHO. Other player I can think of is Anderson who has be brilliant for West Ham. They will be demanding over £60m for him though. Forward: I would clear the deck with all our forward options; sell Morata & Batshuayi taking hits where necessary, release Giroud & let Higuain go back to Juve or Milan. We missed the boat on Piatek & Jovic night now be out of reach for us. Big fan of Joao Felix but the £100m clause might be too much. The other forward who has impressed me is Joelinton. Tammy would be my 2nd Forward.
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    Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2018/2019

    Amazing watching Lyon going toe to toe with Madrid, done the same with City. Our lot would have conceded 4, only hope is to sit back & hoof it long
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    Sarri - In or Out?

    Would Lampard & Jody Morris be a bad idea though? They would have the respect of the players, owners & fans, play attacking football & integrate our youth. It has & is currently working with Madrid, and seems to be working with Man Utd. Personally I feel the era of your Superstar Manager (ala a Mourinho) is coming to an end.
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    Maurizio Sarri Officially Appointed

    Key for me and what he is failing to do is; “.. possible to adapt without compromising the principles that shape the goal to which he is aiming.”
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    Krzysztof Piatek (Genoa)

    Our short term approach is ridiculous. We loaned Higuain to give us a fighting chance for top 4, as things stand and if things continue this way can’t see it happening. Seems like another money down the drain. Frankfurt have a £6m option to sign Jovic permanently, which appears they will do in the summer and demand £60m for him. I reckon they would have snapped our fingers for £30m in Jan. Makes you wonder why we couldn’t clear the deck in Jan and sign both Piatek & Jovic for £60m, and sorted our issues permanently. Tell you what Sarri wanted Higuain.
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    Maurizio Sarri Officially Appointed

    God No to Higuain. I agree on shipping every one out, but even if that is the plan we need to have started scouting replacements. Two of those players are also homegrown, and we all know come summer homegrown players will be going at a premium. With the way things work with us, wouldn’t be surprised if we announce new contracts for a couple of those players before the season ends.
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    Maurizio Sarri Officially Appointed

    Whole club is a mess from top down. You also have Cahill, Caballero, Green & Giroud’s contract running out in the summer. Isn’t Luiz’s contract also up this summer? Big Issue here is who now decides who stay or goes considering Sarri’s future is unclear. Add on to that the 40+ On loan players returning for preseason. Tell you what just employ a goddamn Technical Director to sort out the mess.
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    Jorginho is a Blue

    Been saying that for ages but Sarri is too stubborn. He needs to take him out of PL games.
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    Maurizio Sarri Officially Appointed

    Bet his post match press conference goes; “today I didn’t see my football..”
  15. All theses managers are proactive and will change formation/tactics at the 1st sign of danger. Even in Pep’s first season when he was losing games, he threw the kitchen sink at the opposition; playing with 5/6 attacking players. You can’t be chasing games and not change the shape of your team. The Zappacosta sub was just ridiculous.