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Everything posted by Spiller86

  1. Spot on. He's a volume shooter. You can't play slow build up football and expect him to convert the one chance he has. We knew this when we bought him. This is the thing I find so frustrating. Every mug punter and forum poster who watched a few games can see that he wasn't clinical. We spent millions on recruitment. How are the experts not seeing this? My new line with players in Germany is if Bayern don't fight you for them, then maybe ask why that's the case.
  2. Milinkovic Savic is immensely inconsistent and not overly mobile. No thanks.
  3. He didn't fall into their diving traps. Neither of the incidents you mention was a foul but worse referees would have been duped. A light breeze knocked them over and then they got up waving around for cards. Actually some of the worst diving I've seen since they bought in the yellow card for simulation.
  4. Another pretty dour performance under Tickle but it got the job done. I think we scrapped it out which is sometimes what you need to do away in Europe. Mount's turn and goal changed the game. Up to 8 goals across all competitions now. Some work from a bloke only in the team because he is Frank's favourite... Can't be complacent coming into the second leg. Porto won't be giving up.
  5. Good professional away result. Got to keep it up and we'll be on our way to our first CL semi in 7 seasons.
  6. I think they've done well given their team. Mbemba was pants at Newcastle yet here he is featuring in a huge CL quarter final tie. That is credit to Conceicao.
  7. Would love to see Werner have that sort of composure in front of goal!
  8. Conceicao's touch is better than pretty much all of their team. I like him as a coach. Doing a lot with pretty poor cattle.
  9. Porto's pressure is pretty insane even after 70 mins. Very hard to build up the play
  10. Diving central now. We need a to take a chance. I can feel a dodgy dive and red card or penalty coming on for them.
  11. Yup. I'm sure he's getting paid a bomb too.
  12. Eto'o was very good. Class above any striker we've signed in the Roman era bar Drogba and maybe Crespo. He was just old by the time he signed for us. On Werner I think this is where it comes down to how much you really want it. The best players use this as a platform to improve. 11 goals is by no means terrible with plenty of matches still to come. The weak Morata's of the world slunk off to another easier league.
  13. Yeah my first reaction was eeeew. For mine bar the FA Cup anniversary kit and White polo style one Nike have been awful. The former adidas kits were infinitely better.
  14. Dogsh*t for a good few years? Between them they've won 6 out of the last ten European Cups and 17 out of the last 20 Spanish titles. We keep talking about debt. Debt is only ever an issue if it can't be repaid. Madrid and Barca seem to have endless influence with government and banks to get by with huge debt. They also have huge revenue streams. Haaland will not be moving to a second tier club. We've got to prove ourselves a first tier team again to sign him. Simple as. If not he'll be off to Barca, Madrid, Bayern, PSG or Juve.
  15. I think a lot of it was from Lukaku's own comments about modelling his game on Drogba. You're right though. Didier was much more technically gifted than Lukaku is, capable of creating his own goals from nothing, scoring from free kicks etc. Truth is perhaps only Zlatan and Ronaldo have all of Didier's clubs in their bag. He could hurt you in so many ways. I often found him maddening as a player because he could be brilliant and then other times not bother, but I think at his best he was the best striker to play for us for a very long time. He'll likely remain that way.
  16. All fair points. I'm not sure whether he has improved or whether the game is just that bit slower in Italy allowing him more time. I couldn't say either way tbh. As you say, there would be a huge weight on his shoulders if he were to come back here. He has unfinished business in the sense that he has never truly been the Drogba successor that everyone assumed. He scores yes, but has never won a major trophy in his career and continues to carry that tag of going missing in the big moments. I actually think the closest he has come thus far to winning a trophy was when he missed his penalty
  17. I think this is right. Dybala would be another player who is a bit more cultured for want of a better term that might struggled with the lack of space, more lenient refereeing and more robust approach. It's tough to adapt I think particularly given teams sit in against us now. In Zola's day (another very cultured player) it was a bit easier because teams felt they could beat us so were a bit more open. Plus Dybala is no Zola.
  18. You know what you're getting with him always, which at least removes some of the risk. First touch and play outside the box remains the challenge. I do wonder though what might have happened if we had signed him for Conte instead of that sook Morata.
  19. Many would know I'm not a massive fan of Christensen but think he has done well in a 3. I think his decision-making and lack of physical presence particularly in a 2 makes him too vulnerable to be the rock of our defence for the next decade. I wouldn't be too concerned if he moved on. Beyond the homegrown factor there are dozens of defenders at a higher level than him who we could get with the money from he and Tomori. For me Andreas' happiness isn't really a factor. We play the team that helps us go as deep as we can into the tournaments we are in and finish in the top four. End of
  20. Young bloke still learning his trade. I think everyone expected him to emerge fully formed as Mbappe or Messi. Truth is very few players are that. I think he is probably also a bit limited because he was able to do the same things and dominate players much older than him in juniors. Its not the same in the first team, particularly when you lose a yard of pace from injury. For mine I think he is a good player who could go to another level again. His shooting and off ball movement are areas of improvement but as an out and out winger i think his crossing is great and he offers somethi
  21. I think thats right. Silva's leadership alone is worth it.
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