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  • Birthday 13/02/1989

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  1. Think we need a little perspective. First game of the season against Utd is tough fixture especially since they have a lot to prove this season. We were never going to come out flying, this team needs a few months to find it's rhythm and build confidence. Though I did think the initial line up was a little odd, Pulisic should of started as he's one of the fittest out there in terms of match fitness and a pivot of Jorginho and Kovavic against that team was suicide. Kante surely could of had 60 minutes in him. We needed that bit of strength and security in the middle of the park. It will be interesting to see how Frank sets up against Liverpool and how he changes his approach. I fear for us if we don't learn from our mistakes. Leicester won't be a walk in the park either.
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    Willian

    Pretty much this. We have no choice but to keep him around.
  3. If there's one person I'd like to replace Hazard this season it's Dybala. Not in terms of positional replacement but someone who has the ability to play as a deep forward and link up with play. Having a front 3 or CHO Dybala Pulisic would be quite exciting and I think he would adapt well to Sarris system. I've always found our strikers just getting lost in play this season. They have to come deep looking for it as we just go side to side and only on a few occasions we are pretty direct. With Alergri going this season I guess he's more likely to stay but I imagine he would be a perfect Griezman replacement also.
  4. Utd after Zouma according to L'Equipe.
  5. Michy to Valencia is picking up some pace. Real shame if that happens, I think he can be our main man this season. Do we get someone in to replace him or are we looking at Morata, Giroud and Tammy this season?
  6. What a difference a day makes. So after the news I guess it will be something more like this. Kepa Azpi/Moses Rudiger/Cahill Christensen/Luiz Emerson/Alonso Jorginho/Drinkwater Kante/Kovacic Fab/RLC/Barkley Willian/Pedro/Moses Batshuayi/Morata/Giroud Hazard/Odoi I am sure there will be outgoings and I guess Bakayoko will be the first on his way. I don't expect us to sign anymore players unless Willian leaves but I think that ship has sailed. We look stronger in midfield with Kovacic and hopefully he will have a point to prove. Hopefully patience is shown with Kepa, De Gea wasen't seen the same way as he is now when he first arrived in England. My only worry is goals and i'm sure the same thought is shared amongst others. I'd like to show faith in Morata but I fear he's going to show much of the same as last season, Giroud is a useful player but he's not going to be that out and out goal scorer we need. Then there's Michy, I think he has to be given a chance. He got given it at Dortmund and he produced the goods. If he gets sent on loan then we must bring in someone because I don't think Morata or Tammy will be up to the task. Then again, is there anyone who can we can bring in? That guy may of just signed for Milan.
  7. Can only really see this happening if Willian leaves. If Willian stays and Michy leaves then maybe we will be after a striker instead. I want Morata to succeed here but I'd be more confident with Michy leading the line but I found it worrying that he didn't get pre-season minutes last night.
  8. Rumours Bakayoko has been approached by AC Milan for a loan with an option to buy.
  9. What if Sari got hired earlier and what If he signed Tibos replacement was signed before the world cup. We would be in no rush to get a replacement in and we would have time to negotiate a price for him. Now we are left in limbo and we are likely forced to sell. Stoke will no doubt overprice Butland to take advantage of the lack of time left in the window.
  10. It's extremely unprofessional for his part and he hasn't helped this situation at all but the writing has been on the wall for a while now. We have failed to prepare for this outcome and the club should of known that there's a high possibility that this could happen and now we are forced into a panic buy. There's plenty of blame to go around and a lot of it falls on Tibos shoulders but as a club we've had a summer window to act and we haven't.
  11. He's gone AWOL because we probably told him that we are going to get a replacement in and we haven't. It's a lack of professionalism on his part but the board should of been prepared for this situation. The signs were all there that he's wanted out for a while due to family reasons and we have had plenty of time to get a replacement sorted and have this run smoothly. Now we have a couple of days to get a replacement in and it's a good chance that the replacement will be a championship keeper who has not been picked up by anyone else. Real Madrid have taken advantage of our incompetence, they have a quality keeper who he's going to replace. There seems no sign of movement for him and we failed to pay what Liverpool paid for Alisson. After that Mourinho season, Conte worked wonders. Then we sold Matic, Costa and replaced them with a one season wonder in Bakayoko and a super sub in Morata. Now we are on the verge of selling Tibo and Hazards contract situation remains unsure and even more unsure now with Tibo forcing a moving. We have lost a title winning spine and there's a very strong chance that our best player will be gone next season also. The situation we are in now is down to poor management from the board. We've replaced top quality players with average and we are doing the same with this deal. If history tells us anything Sari won't get the time either. Lets hope he does and he can work wonders like Conte did. I usually don't like to moan but the signs have been here for a couple of years.
  12. We've got ourselves into this mess by not selling him sooner. All the signs were there and It's the same with Conte. We should of sacked him earlier if our intentions were always Sari. Now we have Butland as the favourite to step in, there is no time to pursue other targets. Butland is the easy option. We've have got into a habit of leaving things to the last minute lately and we are interested in replacing the best keeper at the World Cup with a keeper playing in the Championship. That's the reality of the situation. We should of sold him a lot sooner and been more vigorous in pursuing someone like Alisson. I am not ruling out Butland or whoever as a success for us but we've left it too late and that is becoming a common theme. Whoever is handling transfers for us over the past couple of seasons needs to buck up or step down. It seems we are trying our hardest to save money in certain situations and then we go blow it on signings that take us backwards and not forwards.
  13. Apparently the official premier league website have him listed as on loan to palace again this season. Here's the link https://www.premierleague.com/players/5179/Ruben-Loftus-Cheek/overview
  14. I am generally happy with the squad we have now. Of course wanting more signings is understandable and I really don't think the board have helped Sarri that much apart from Jorginho. We should of employed him earlier and not messed around with that whole situation with Conte. My worry is that he won't be given time and the board will expect instant success with him. Top 4 will be the toughest it's ever been this season and the EL is not an easy feat, If the board are not patient with him after failing to back him in the transfer window then the board need to look at themselves a little. As much as Willian frustrates me sometimes, I don't think we can let him leave. There's not a lot of replacements out there that are attainable for us with so little time left in the window. This is my predicted line up if Courtois leaves which I think is looking likely. Kasper Azpi/Moses Rudiger Christensen/Luiz Emerson/Alonso Jorginho/Drinkwater Kante/Bakayoko Fab/RLC/Barkley Willian/Pedro/Moses Batshuayi/Morata/Giroud Hazard/Odoi That's a pretty decent squad on paper and our first 11 could rival anyone but as soon as injuries creep in then we are looking quite vulnerable. Kante worries me, yesterday we didn't have any energy in that midfield. He's such a big difference to have in any team and he's a bigger miss for us than Hazard. Once again though, if one of the best GKs in the world leaves us. Are we weaker or strong than last season? In terms of signings over the next couple of days I am not expecting much apart from a Goalkeeper. Kasper seems the obvious choice as Leicester have a replacement already brought in. Anyone else would be a bonus, but they would have to be of certain quality. There's not point stockpiling players like Zappacosta and Drinkwater. That's nearly 60m on 2 players that won't feature that much this season. Martial would be a big signing but we would need him to play through the middle and that would mean one of Michy/Giroud would leave. So who knows what will happen over the next couple of days. -
  15. Whoever we sign. I imagine his distribution will be a big factor. Whatever we do, we can not go into next season with Caballero as our number 1. That would be a disaster. My vote goes for Kasper as a short term fix if Courtoiis leaves.

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