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The Skipper

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  1. General Transfer Talk

    Marcos is pretty competent in almost every area of the game, proper all rounder, maybe quite weak defensively but he's improved as the season has progressed. He's better in almost every area of the game than him though. I think the only real thing Marcos has over him is his height. Emerson is having a breakout season at Roma, proper complete full back. Doesn't have a real weakness. A lot of Roma's attacks go through him on the left, but he's also quite strong defensively. If we compare him and Alonso statistically he blows him out of the water: Some maps comparing him to some PL LBs/LWB. He'd be a very smart, Azpilicueta-like signing I think. Still hasn't his prime yet either so is also going to get better.
  2. 19. Diego Costa

    Benzema might be off imo. I would take him as a Diego replacement because it would help out someone like Hazard loads.
  3. 13. Thibaut Courtois

    Would be one of the best signings this summer. Could also indicate that CFC will spend big and bring in more players to up the level of the team.
  4. 28. César Azpilicueta

    I'm sure Conte works on this sort of stuff with the defenders in training all the time. Even Cahill doesn't always look too bad in tight spaces.
  5. 19. Diego Costa

    Still looks like he's off. Won't shut up about Atletico or China. He clearly doesn't mind going, I don't understand why he'd be doing interviews like these if he wasn't. Honestly, don't really care if he goes if I'm truthful. Thanks for all the goals and match winners but it doesn't seem like his heart is here and honestly, there are a lot of exciting talents that could probably fill in his presence here and perhaps even do better. I do hope we sell him for stupid money to China though. Looks like he's slowly losing his desire this season. We'll hopefully have someone leading the line next season who fills in his boots and more.
  6. General Transfer Talk

    I like his profile. Technical Brazilian LB (can also play LM) who is doing very well in a defensive Roma system. Apparently he has concentration issues though but not extreme ones. He's looked impressive each time I've caught him though. One of my mates who watches Roma regularly says he's been a top 5 LB this season in Europe.
  7. General Transfer Talk

    He's better than Alonso so yeah. Improvement.
  8. Tiemoué Bakayoko

    L'Equipe are reporting it.
  9. Tiemoué Bakayoko

    Was just typing up a reply but after reading the thread and finding this there's no need. Spot on this.
  10. Tiemoué Bakayoko

    Basically have a raw Yaya Toure next to Kante. His potential is huge. As long as we have a more creative wing back in the team this would be an amazing signing.
  11. Tiemoué Bakayoko

    He's actually a better dribbler than Fabinho.
  12. Romelu Lukaku

    He's going to cost loads with the new rich owners at EFC. When does his contract expire?
  13. Tammy Abraham

    I wonder what Conte's plan for him is next season. Seeing as it seems like he's rated.
  14. Bertrand Traoré

    Stop over exaggerating lol, doe effe normaal man. He was pretty good at the start of the season, even had a few MOTM performances. I do agree that his time here at Ajax has been a let down though, big time.
  15. 10. Eden Hazard

    Glad he's pulled out. Now, don't eat too many pizzas Eden, stay in top shape, come back refreshed and finish this damn league title off for us.
  16. 30. David Luiz

    Spot on. Luiz was awesome under Rafa as well.
  17. 30. David Luiz

    Tite leaves Fabinho out of the squad as well, really odd. I don't mind though. He's probably been the best Brazilian CB in the world this season, but his knee is still quite banged up so I'll take the rest over some internationals they don't really need him in.
  18. Kylian Mbappe

    The LFs and RFs interchange quite a lot in Conte's system. Even Costa. What would be nice is seeing Costa, who likes to move into the channels of the left side of the pitch, interchanging with Mbappe who attacks the vacant space Diego left behind. Then you have guys like Hazard who would link it all up together. It'll work well imo. Also, we'd have a very capable Costa back up.
  19. Kylian Mbappe

    Monster. Would be a statement if we signed him. Think I prefer him over Bernardo if we had to choose.
  20. Chelsea v Crystal Palace

    Another thuggish game it looks like. Going to be another tough match. Eden will hopefully be back, we need him.
  21. 23. Michy Batshuayi

    Also ok with this idea.
  22. The English Football Thread

    If we win the title and FA Cup, we're only 6 major trophies behind Arsenal. Should overtake them and become the 3rd most successful team in England in the next decade.
  23. Stoke - Chelsea

    We need to stop calling them "Luiz-esque" moments to be honest. Even the best CBs in the world can make mistakes like that. It was just a mistake, one he's rarely made this season. Unfair to give them a name. You can probably count these sort of moments on one hand throughout the whole season so far which is fine.
  24. 19. Diego Costa

    People forget how bad Fernando was, honestly.
  25. The Conte Thread

    People would rather hate on the board than listen to facts tbh.