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Everything posted by OneMoSalah

  1. Luke Shaw

    And again it's all hearsay and even if it's true, Just like Yaya Toure demanding 200k a week to go to West Ham then not going, Ronaldo/Messi demanding whatever every time they go for new deals, De Gea wanting 350k per week for new deal at United etc. No point saying it's madness, the arse has been ripped out of football and it's wages for almost 15 years now. It will only get worse. Television deals and agents are to blame.
  2. 10. Eden Hazard

    I doubt it. The club has been very shrewd in the last 7/8 years with net sale, kit deals and sponsorships. It's hardly gonna bankrupt us and players like Willian asking for huge wages? Don't be silly Hazard is the only real world class player we've had in years (throw Kante, Azpi and Courtois in there too). It's completely understandable and other players will hardly be able to demand the same as him. Kante will get a bumper deal too, it's deserved. The others have a lot to prove to demand anything close to what they'll get.
  3. 8. Ross Barkley

    Isco plays as a 10 or as the most advanced central midfielder in a 3. Hazard as a left winger. Hazard going there or staying here doesn't affect Isco's place in the team and making that assumption is desperation hoping that we'd get him or Eden won't go for that reason more than anything. Only Asensios place would be under threat really but again Asensio played as a sub/rotation player for Ronaldo a lot and still got a lot of minutes under Zidane.
  4. 8. Ross Barkley

    I'm sorry but no way Real give us Isco and Kovacic. Get real. There is no chance we would get Isco alone never mind with Kovacic. Kovacic is much more realistic because it seems hes very much disillusioned with life at Real, rarely playing regularly in his time there, so he is the more ideal player to pursue. Although we can sign him without losing Hazard if he really likes his time here I think. Think 45-50M would do it really if hes keen to stay.
  5. Krzysztof Piatek

    Good player but still very much unproven so don’t think it will happen as of yet. Has had a good run with goals so far but will hit a difficult spell because he’s in a smaller team and they will struggle but then I suppose we’ll see how good he really is, if he still manages to score with regularity or not. Or even get into goalscoring situations.
  6. 10. Eden Hazard

    Really like the fact he’s playing unbelievably but this whole Madrid and dream shit is doing my box in. If it wasn’t Hazard it would be a big deal too. He should stop talking/entertaining these questions, it’s not the first time and all this doesn’t want to leave the club on bad terms means fuck all to me if he is going to continuously say shit like “its my dream” and “Real Madrid are the best club in the world” in a weekly or monthly basis when we’ve got more important goals like getting back in the CL at least. Regarding Spain/Real, Courtois said something similar years ago which wasn’t construed as nothing but a general comment and then look how that eventually panned out. Sure Eden isn’t Thibaut but he should respect he has a contract and more important things to concentrate on this season than a move to Real Madrid (improving, helping club get best finish and having better individual consistency than we’ve seen at times during last season and also 2/3 years ago). I guess people will say we should let him off with it because he’s a world class player but I don’t think so, it’s disrespectful to the club and his team mates. How many world class players do this?
  7. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

    Another hugely talented midfield player in Seria A, playing for Lazio, who have been progressing nicely under Inzaghi the last few seasons. A 22 y/o, Serbian central midfield player with good physical and technical attributes, he can also play as a 10. According to WhoScored he’s played 11 matches for Lazio as a CM this season, has 5 goals and 2 assists. Seen Lazio-Sampdoria (mainly to watch Torreira) and he looked impressive, scored a goal, didn’t lose the ball much, won a lot of aerial duels, drove his team forward as much as he could and mucked in defensively too. Fair enough only Sampdoria but he has been getting rave reviews after last season and was linked with Juventus, PSG, Man City, Man United and Liverpool (who tried to sign him) in the summer. One to keep an eye on for sure.
  8. 3. Marcos Alonso

    Think he played well for Spain. I think if he keeps playing well, Luis Enrique might use him as his first choice over Alba (didn’t even call him up) personally, I think defensively he can be more useful than Alba who for me has always been quite naive in that aspect of his game although he has real pace. Also Spain dropped off at times v England and even Enrique’s Barca they would sit off and soak up a bit of pressure. Also he adds more physicality, height and a good final delivery to the Spain team. Even if he weren’t to be first choice for Spain, they will be a lot more balanced under Enrique, interesting appointment.
  9. Luke Shaw

    Been a huge improvement so far for United. In the England squad too. If Real were to come for Alonso in January would take him as a replacement.
  10. 11. Pedro Rodríguez

    Good to se this guy guy getting credit because about 4 months ago people were desperate to see us he get rid of him but he’s shown his worth so far under Sarri. 3 goals in 4 games, I think he will easily get 10 goals in the PL this season, he just looks so at home in this new system and style of playing, not a creator as such but a mover and somebody who can combine with others. I think giving him that new contract was pushed more by Sarri as opposed to the club, we all know there stance on older players.
  11. 22. Willian

    Bit of a problem when this happens. Eden and Willi holding it for too long, I believe Di Canio touches on it vs Newcastle on analysis and I think it will be something that gets better still because we are only 4 matches in. Hazard is now in a position where we are an attack minded team, the sole burden of having to carry the ball or retain it to escape pressure is nowhere near what it was. Willian the same he should be looking to get into goalscoring situations. They can still do all that other stuff but they should be thinking bigger picture, to get more goals and more assists because the likes of Luiz, Jorginho and Kovacic are able to find these guys in dangerous positions. I think it will come, I see Pedro, Willian and Hazard all contributing to a lot of goals this season.
  12. 11. Pedro Rodríguez

    3 goals in 4 matches. Good form. Luis Enrique will be keeping an eye out for him for tha nationa team I’d imagine.
  13. 30. David Luiz

    Big chances/breaks Bournemouth got came from a lot of his errors today I think.
  14. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    Ahead of who? Pedro? Hazard? He isn't using him because everyone else has done good so far. Its obvious.
  15. Aaron Ramsey

    Ozil is on 350K a week and he hasn't done anything spectacular in a few years for Arsenal (despite his undisputed ability and reputation from previous seasons), so I can see why he'd want a big pay rise. Also Emery has said hes very important to them so it makes sense. I think if we were to eventually work towards getting him it would mean no Kovacic on a perm deal, which for me is not worth it, Ramsey is a good player but Kovacic can be an amazing player (Sarri really likes him too).
  16. Elseid Hysaj

    Maybe if he doesn't play often enough this season but its up to him to break into the team. Even then Hysaj isn't going to come from being nailed on first choice at Napoli to not play every week here, lets be frankly honest about that, it would be a stupid move for him because again Azpi I think is one of the first names on the team sheet and Sarri is hardly known for rotation.
  17. Elseid Hysaj

    Just be using Chelsea's interest as a springboard to get a new contract. Thats all. Hes good but I doubt we'd ever sign him as long as Azpi is here (anyone who thought otherwise must have been dreaming) and also Zappacosta who is more than good enough for a back up who I think will play maybe 10-15 times a season.
  18. The Mourinho Thread

    Fucking hell Jose Mourinho to PSG? Can you really imagine Neymar and Mbappe being happy to play as left and right wing backs. They've only just appointed Tuchel too. Ridiculous rumours. If he is forced out of Old Trafford he should take time off and go to anger management classes or something haha.
  19. 21. Davide Zappacosta

    I think he'll get a chance this season. Azpi is maybe the first second or third guy on the team sheet for me but Europa League games and cup matches Davide can definitely play and I think we seen that in pre-season he looked a lot better than he had in the previous season. I wouldn't say hes exactly brilliant but hes more than good enough for a back up and when the Europa League and cups kick off along with the busy festive periods having him playing every now and then will come in handy. Especially considering Azpi has almost played every game for the last 3 seasons as well.
  20. 3. Marcos Alonso

    Perhaps but again, he scored big goals and that dug us out a lot of times, some of the winners he got you'd want to see other offensive players stepping up to get so in that regard its quite an interesting attribute for a full back to have. Hes been excellent offensively and other than 20 minutes against Arsenal, hes looked more than solid enough despite concerns (I wasn't sure either how he'd do in a back 4) this season. I know he isn't the fastest but hes not the slowest and I like that he will get quite physical in duels despite people maybe thinking hes your traditional Spanish LB who is a bit light in challenges. I really think that Sarri wanting him to get outside and hit low and hard crosses along the box for runners will be a big plus for us because we all know his delivery can be very good at times and hes also able to change it up by coming inside and making third man runs to get into goal scoring positions. What annoyed me a bit last year was when we were really narrow he'd be in the box more often than not and not mix it up, we need him to be varied because as we seen v Newcastle we were very congested centrally and a bit of width really helps create spaces and drag opposition backlines about but also last season we didn't get as many men in the box but now you see under Sarri, Morata, Pedro, Barkley, Kante all taking turns at getting in the box to give us more options.... so hopefully his delivery out wide is very consistent and theres no reason why he can't get 10 plus assists this season.
  21. 2. Antonio Rudiger

    100% agree. He was caught out at Arsenal along with Luiz for a 20 minute period but other than that and the Roma games last season I don't hes really put a foot wrong since moving here. He is an excellent player, quite underrated, obviously there are perhaps better players in some teams but for us he has that good blend of physicality and technical ability (a lot of German CBs do). There was maybe doubts about him in a back 4 but I think he's looked good so far. Rondon is a big player, somebody who on his day can give anybody a hard time and he didn't give him an inch.
  22. 30. David Luiz

    Well when hes caught out ball watching for a goal its no surprise he gets blamed. It was his fault, he was stationary. It was perhaps a near impossible header to score true but any defender worth their money there isn't caught out ball watching. I wouldn't say his performance was a howler, the Arsenal game he was poorer but again, it just shows that teams could need one chance to score the one goal against us. Luiz's concentration is a massive issue and it has been for years, at Benfica, here, PSG and here again as well as with Brazil. Hardly making him a scapegoat, we conceded a goal because he was ball watching and didn't get close to Joselu.... its fair to make the assumption that if another CB had been playing perhaps they don't score there because Luiz is notorious for lapses in concentration.
  23. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    So far so good. In limited time he’s changed the whole way we are playing while also evolving some things from Conte being here (playing out from the back when we played with a back 3). We might experience a few hiccups yet as he said he expects us to need time to adapt to his methods but it’s a promising start and I think you can see that everybody is slowly getting more suited to how he wants us to play. Still some wee kinks that could be improved upon, every now and then our play is a bit too central sometimes, particularly today against a compact team, it will not be the first time a team do that against us so hopefully we can find a way through or a way to get round that.
  24. 28. César Azpilicueta

    Good game but as Ruud Guillit has just gone and said on MOTD there were times he could have been high and wide to stretch the pitch. We played alright but perhaps too central at times, little bit of width at times would change it up. It’s obviously a work in progress still but just something I noticed earlier particularly with Azpi and Pedro on the right.
  25. 10. Eden Hazard

    Yeah its something that Willian gets slated for a lot but Eden has done it in the games. Still think hes maybe getting used to how Sarri wants us to play. Pedro knows the score, he just gets it pops it off at the right time and moves, Eden needs to incorporate this into his game at times but think this will come, other than that good to see hes opened his account for the season, heres hoping he can get 20+ this year.