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  1. Ethan Ampadu

    Lol 😂 wasn’t expecting that. But yeah any top or even mid-level Championship side
  2. Ethan Ampadu

    I would be happy with him going and consolidating his game in the Championship. It’s the same type of loan I’ve been suggesting for him for the last 18 months lol (I think he should have got a loan like this as early as Jan 2018). Mount, Tomori, Abraham, James, and now Gallagher have all had a lot of success for their development, going to the Championship and playing regularly, I don’t see why Ampadu can’t follow suit. He is 20 this season, barely made 10 league appearances. He is of course still young but another season where he barely plays will be detrimental. Just give him a low risk loan (that, as said, clearly works) in Championship, a 3000-4000 minute season where he will actually play regularly. I get this type of regular gametime *could*happen with a Premier League loan. And if it did it is pretty much ideal for us and for Ampadu. But even for promoted teams it is just low probability he gets regular PL gametime I feel. It is rare for such an inexperienced player, especially on loan, to just get into a top team like that. I know it does happen (eg. AC at Mochengladbach) but given Ampadu has already had that type of aggressive loan at Leipzig which didn’t work (seriously baffles me anyone expected it to but that’s a different story) let’s just chill with him, and let him settle his game in the Championship.
  3. Ethan Ampadu

    A far more appropriate loan then sending him to the Bundesliga title challengers..who would’ve guessed it 🙄
  4. Romelu Lukaku

    Well said from Rory
  5. 33. Emerson Palmieri

    I was just using it to back up that objectively Emerson was good at the start of the season, by all accounts, subjective opinion and objective stats, as it seems to be getting rewritten. I’m aware 4 good games isn’t significant in the grand scheme of things but then equally no reason to start playing it down! Hes 25 but still made less than 200 appearances, very unusual. Which is part of the reason why I go on about him having potential as he matures as a player, he does have vast room to improve.
  6. 33. Emerson Palmieri

    Sorry my bad on that, misreading the stats. I’d still argue very much against a fallacy of ‘he played in this win, that’s why he’s better’ but it’s cool..there’s not much between them and no use debating the minutiae vs each
  7. 33. Emerson Palmieri

    I’ve lost faith in Emerson but he was literally statistically one of the best LBs in the league the first four games and many people had him as our best player at the start of the season.
  8. 33. Emerson Palmieri

    Bit random logic. With Alonso in the team we also lost to City 6-0 and he was culpable for at least two of the goals. He has been subbed off early this season three times for poor performances (Liverpool, Burnley and Ajax). Not sure why he’s turning into something he’s not.
  9. Nathaniel Chalobah

    Scored tonight, nice to see him finally enjoying an injury free period. He had been in good form recently.
  10. 33. Emerson Palmieri

    I’ve backed him and I still think there is a good LB in him. He’ll get back to his best/reach his potential at some point in his career. However I don’t want it to be upto us to get that out of him, to either wait for him to build his confidence up and also have an injury free period. When he isn’t good he’s anonymous. i will also say though I think he has been scapegoated heavily for the goal today (on Twitter). I think that goal was coming as soon as the first header was won for any team in the world / any defender in Emerson’s position.
  11. 9. Tammy Abraham

    This is quite interesting, you’re right. Werner has played his whole top flight career in a two up top with Poulsen, essentially. Poulsen in some respects shares Tammy’s unique qualities, in that he’s tall and strong but also very mobile, pacy and hard working. From what I’ve seem/know it seems Poulsen can link up more naturally than Tammy but is less of a goalscorer. Tammy is naturally more of a goalscorer but the link up is something he has worked on/still working on. In either case I think both work hard on improving the deficiencies in their game. Anyway, just saying this as if Werner came in, it could well be worth considering him and Tammy up front together.
  12. Jeremie Boga

  13. Romelu Lukaku

    Enjoying life at Inter. I am rooting for him and Conte this season.
  14. 24. Reece James

    I disagree he is/was more naturally talented than Tammy. Similar records at youth level, but I was usually underwhelmed by Solanke at youth level. Tended to not be involved in play but pop up with a penalty or a short range goal. Tammy since the moment he made is U21s debut showed his characteristic work rate and tenacity, and played out wide plus through the middle - testament to his all round game.
  15. Jeremie Boga