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LDN Blue

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  1. Kalidou Koulibaly

    I think you're mistaking what I'm saying haha. I'm not suggesting he's going to have an attitude problem here or wherever he moves on to. But the rumours surrounding James and Zidane is that of the right attitude. Wasn't Rodriguez reprimanded for coming to training speeding in his new sports car for example? I guess Zidane is old school in the sense primadonnas have to leave their lavish lifestyle at the gates of training. But also I agree with your analysis regarding a tactical mismatch with himself and Zidane. Like we're having with Cesc. I expect Hazard and James to compliment each other wonderfully with maybe even Cesc in certain games. I'm 100% for this to happen (we should move this to James' thread lmao!)
  2. Kalidou Koulibaly

    Yeah seemingly doesn't think James has the right attitude, I mean you're not gonna disagree with the manager that won them the Champions League last season are ya Worst source ever by the way.. LOL
  3. Kalidou Koulibaly

    But bare in mind Zidane doesn't play James anyway so it not all too much to read into. Napoli don't have the cover they require for Koulibaly and if he's happy to play then there should be no issue. It's generally an issue in England where players feel "unsettled" and subsequently don't play lol
  4. Dominic Solanke

    Not surprised one bit he's out of favour. He should have really paid attention to what happened with Fabio Borini and Daniel Sturridge. If you become a contract rebel, you'll be cast into the shadows lol
  5. Nikola Maksimovic

    Yeah, I meant something more than 140 characters lmao! Maybe someone on the forum.
  6. Nikola Maksimovic

    So anyone actually seen this guy play or..?
  7. James Rodríguez

    Nah I completely agree with you. I do appreciate what Willian did last season in terms of some important goals from free kicks and whatnot. But he's also one that will need replacing out of this team, he's still not good at making decisions in the final third of the box. Much like prior to last season, he's good at running with the ball and taking on opposing full-backs on generally anyone but once he crosses into that final third he's a headless chicken. I'd love it if we could convince Cuadrado to stay with us and really unleash that potential he's shown for Columbia and Juventus, but all the rumours seem to suggest he's very unsettled and doesn't want to stay in England. I guess that's a consequence of loaning someone out within 6 months of signing them - Thanks Jose lol. If Conte can convince him to stay I see no reason why he can't displace Willian as our primary right-winger. I do agree here, it will just depend on Conte. He says he's flexible in that if he sees something tactical isn't working he's not afraid to make the change, so perhaps we would see less Matic and more creative attacking players. You just worry with the unstable defence we have coupled with just Kante marshalling ahead of them, we're quite easily exposed on the counter attack. But as you say, if we signed a LB & CB then that works for us. 10 days left of the window, I'll be amazed if we can make 3 world class signings. Waking up on Monday to the news of James & Koulibaly would put me over the moon! Lol
  8. James Rodríguez

    Certainly. If anything I would have preferred Mkhitaryan to James Rodriguez if we were seeking an attacking midfielder, because he played on the right for a lot of Dortmund games last year (so I've been told anyway..) and that would make sense. It would push Willian to improve all round, but we'd also have a secondary creative outlet. If James does come, he'll probably keep Cesc and Oscar out the team. I don't see Conte dropping Matic, he'll provide the protection in midfield and stick to Conte's seeming evident 7-defensive players on the pitch tactic.
  9. James Rodríguez

    Lmao, welcome to the damned club . That place is horrible for the amount of clickbait titles, but it's so easy to get yourself excited browsing through! LOL
  10. 19. Diego Costa

    Exactly this lol, he's getting goals so it's hard to argue past it. But it's like justifying Lukaku because he's got around 100 league goals at the age of 23, sometimes it's looking past stats. Having said that, it's ridiculous how much Costa can be counteractive when we're playing well or trying too. He's got attributes to make powerful, intelligent runs and find that half a yard on a defender to reach Fabregas' ball.. Othertime he may not even bother or as you said take a shoddy first touch that kills the move. Just trying to bet with myself of how many games he'll get himself banned for this season
  11. Mario Mandzukic

    Lmao, ridiculous. We're not going to pay £25m for a 30-year old, regardless of what the market is behaving like right now. Surely?! .
  12. Andreas Christensen

    Fair. But money thrown will at the club will always change things It's a moot point because we're not going to do it either way.
  13. Andreas Christensen

    We own the contract. You're telling me there's a clause that says we can't recall our own player? What if we had a CB emergency (which we do tbh lol). I don't think we're going to be doing that.
  14. 23. Michy Batshuayi

    Well done kid, keep doing that and you'll be in contention to start in no time. Costa's bans will help you anyway
  15. Watford 1-2 Chelsea

    These refs have shown consistency with this sort of thing so yeah being him he's more prone to it. Retrospective and actual bans are going to be another headache.. Lucky Michy is scoring lol