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milllz

Ross Barkley

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4 hours ago, Pizy said:

As with Renato Sanches, I think the club would gladly take him but I'm not sure either player would agree to join us because they'd be in rotational roles. Barkley in particular can just stay at Everton and play the majority of their games. He'd probably be competing directly with Cesc for his spot here.

Not if they sign Sigurdsson

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2 minutes ago, Strike said:

Not if they sign Sigurdsson

I hope that happens, then. I think Barkley would be a good signing assuming he settles in and actually plays. 

Same with The Ox.

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18 minutes ago, jernej93 said:

Where would you play Barkley?

If we play 3-5-2 we could put him just front of Bakayoko and Kante in a three men midfield 

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1 minute ago, the wes said:

If we play 3-5-2 we could put him just front of Bakayoko and Kante in a three men midfield 

And it would be effing perfect !!!

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STILL NO BARKLEY OFFERS

As it stands, there have been no offers for Everton midfielder Ross Barkley this summer.

We are told there is interest from Tottenham and Chelsea but this could go all the way to Deadline Day. Barkley has a year left on his contract and boss Ronald Koeman says he WILL be sold this summer.

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2 hours ago, the wes said:

If we play 3-5-2 we could put him just front of Bakayoko and Kante in a three men midfield 

We need 2 or 3 more midfielders if we want to pull 352 formation :) Willian, Pedro, Musonda and even Hazard (could play second striker but not his prefered position) are not suited for that formation and we would need at least 5 or 6 midfielders for rotation ... 

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2 hours ago, the wes said:

If we play 3-5-2 we could put him just front of Bakayoko and Kante in a three men midfield 

In that formation Fabregas would be a definite starter though. Bakayoko and Kante would be bossing the middle, allowing Cesc to work his magic without any defensive responsibilities so his lack of pace and other flaws wouldn't get exposed as much as they do in the current 3-4-3.

That being said, the 3-5-2 is a formation I've been campaigning for all summer. The idea of Morata-Hazard up front and Bakayoko-Cesc-Kante in midfield sounds really exciting to me. Maybe not a formation to play every game with because players like Willian&Pedro would be rendered obsolete and there's not enough depth in midfield to use it all the time but for some games, maybe against the top teams, it could work. 

But yeah, Barkley could play the Fabregas role in that formation too if he were signed.

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43 minutes ago, Jype said:

In that formation Fabregas would be a definite starter though. Bakayoko and Kante would be bossing the middle, allowing Cesc to work his magic without any defensive responsibilities so his lack of pace and other flaws wouldn't get exposed as much as they do in the current 3-4-3.

That being said, the 3-5-2 is a formation I've been campaigning for all summer. The idea of Morata-Hazard up front and Bakayoko-Cesc-Kante in midfield sounds really exciting to me. Maybe not a formation to play every game with because players like Willian&Pedro would be rendered obsolete and there's not enough depth in midfield to use it all the time but for some games, maybe against the top teams, it could work. 

But yeah, Barkley could play the Fabregas role in that formation too if he were signed.

It's having the personnel to be flexible to switch between the two. You need specialists to make each work but you also need those versatile enough to play differing roles in each setup and still be effective.

One formation may suit an opponent better or changing mid game. I'm sure this is on conte's mind to have a proper plan b this season.

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1 hour ago, Special Juan said:

I'd have him here, he's a blank canvas, got good and bad points but Conte could mould him, for 25-30M could be a very good bit of business.

He reminds me a little bit like Joe Cole. 

Obvious talent, massively hyped but struggling to fulfil his potential at his boyhood club. 

Like Joe was, I think Barkley tries to hard at times to do things on the ball and his decision making and tactical awareness need work but as you said he can be moulded. Joe Cole when we brought him wanted to be a number 10 but was moulded into an all round attacking midfielder who could operate in a number of different positions. I feel Barkley could do the same.

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#THFC face mounting competition from Chelsea for Ross Barkley but do not want to pay more than £25m for the #EFC midfielder (Telegraph) #CFC

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58 minutes ago, Mufassir08 said:

Think he can be molded into a top class central midfielder if given enough time. Worth a punt.

Would be good in three man midfield 

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3 hours ago, Mufassir08 said:

Think he can be molded into a top class central midfielder if given enough time. Worth a punt.

If he could learn how to defend properly (he's not a cone like Cesc, he's a good athlete) he could possibly play in a two. 

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If Ruben Loftus can't get a squad shirt 25-30mill for him seems like bad business but and this stage i'd take him 4sure!

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