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OhForAGreavsie

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About OhForAGreavsie

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  • Birthday 11/18/1959

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  • Gender Male
  • Location London
  • Fan Since 1966
  • First Match Arsenal Vs Chelsea (Away) Cup Qtr-Final Replay 1973
  • Memory I cried when Frank took the ball around Jaaskelainen and slotted his second on that day in Bolton. A million times better than Munich. Better even than Old Trafford 1970.

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  1. General Transfer Talk

    I was wrong about Baka too.
  2. General Transfer Talk

    The strategy sounds good to me. It depends of course on the accuracy of the player assessments and the success of the recruitment phase. Let's assume that the assessments are good, I've no reason to think differently. The recruitment will continue to be easier said than done however, continue to be a problem, I think. If we managed to put your plan into action, I think that list of new recruits will intensify the Kante dilemma so the manager will need to handle that situation. On Matt, the lack of goal threat in his game is definitely a problem, both in general, and in our team specifically.
  3. Gonzalo Higuain

    If Merson is right then this argument should have prevented clubs signing Van Nistelrooy, Van Persie, Aguero, Suarez, Drogba, Bergkamp and so many more. As with so much else that Merson says, this is simplistic, and stupid, nonsense.
  4. General Transfer Talk

    You put so much thought into this. Did I miss an earlier post which explains to reason for the Parades manoeuvre? From the figures you speculate profit does not seem to be the motive. Are you perhaps suggesting that he is signed as an insurance policy in case we fail to get Tonali?
  5. Christian Eriksen

    OK, that's the first time I've been aware of him speaking publicly about this and I believe him. After he emerged at Ajax however he was linked with us (isn't everybody) and the tale doing the rounds then was that we had turned him down after that earlier trial.
  6. Christian Eriksen

    The story as I remember it, is that we turned him down following a trial. I'm not confident on that though.
  7. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    That lad wasn't a starter in any of the City sides that faced Chelsea in three of the last four FA Youth Cup Finals. Granted he'd only have been old enough for two of them but you'd have thought that, if he has the quality needed at Bayern, he should have been starting in those games. If this story is true, could Bayern be operating an accumulate to speculate policy?
  8. Callum Wilson

    As I've said a few times in this thread and elsewhere, I wouldn't spend a penny on Wilson. Some will be unhappy with the club if they spend above a certain figure, I'll be unhappy if he is signed at all.
  9. Mauro Icardi

    Well I see it differently but I probably have even less to base my view on than you do, so your guess has a fair chance to be at least as good as mine. To be fair what you've described is exactly how Peter Kenyon answered the 'who makes the transfer decisions' question years ago. I always took his answer as code for Roman does but who knows for sure.
  10. Mauro Icardi

    Somebody has to make the footballing choice, the 'is this player good enough' decision, but other than that I think this is spot on.
  11. Callum Wilson

    Since Franco pretty much confirmed our interest in Wilson, let's hope that Marina's aim is to do business at a figure somewhere between what you two have in mind. If they do then presumably you'll take back back your 'joke of a club' accusation @Fernando? I think it's best not to criticise the club based on rumours.
  12. Callum Wilson

    How much would you be prepared for him?
  13. Callum Wilson

    As in genetically horrified?
  14. Krzysztof Piatek

    I suspect that's because no one dreamed we'd actually sign any of those players.
  15. Mauro Icardi

    I fundamentally disagree with this. I'll not be able to provide much evidence to support my opinion that the owner and his son Arkadiy play a big part in identifying targets, but then nor can anyone provide good evidence for an alternate opinion. The view stated here so often that Marina picks transfer targets is, in my opinion, one of the stupidest ideas ever presented on any football forum. Of course she doesn't.