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1. Kepa Arrizabalaga

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On 25-9-2020 at 6:59 PM, Valdo said:

Just a reminder:

 

 

Spanish players are always overhyped. David Silva was a fantastic transfer for Man City, Azpi was a great buy for 9M. But almost all the other Spanish players were too expensive for their abilities. The only excellent Spanish player transfer playing PL now is Adama Traoré for the Wolves.

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23 minutes ago, MCM4PR3Z said:

 

To be fair, Cuntois is the best air commander in the world. So for the defenders it was very difficult going from watching Courtois catch every set piece, and the season after having to do everything their self.

I also think people are way too hard for Kepa. I think the kid tries his best. He is not a murderer, it is still a game.

I always say he is a nice guy, and its not personal. I do not hate him at all as a person. Hell, he probably would be one of the players I met get on best with out at a club (Bats for sure too).

 I simply think he is pure dogshit as a keeper 

A lot of it is on the fucking shit scouts and the board too. We never should have moved for him, and certainly not for that level of cash.

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16 minutes ago, Vesper said:

I always say he is a nice guy, and its not personal. I do not hate him at all as a person. Hell, he probably would be one of the players I met get on best with out at a club (Bats for sure too).

 I simply think he is pure dogshit as a keeper 

A lot of it is on the fucking shit scouts and the board too. We never should have moved for him, and certainly not for that level of cash.

Not sure Id see him/them at clubs I visit.

But agree both 'nice' lads.

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47 minutes ago, Unionjack said:

Lollichon being our keeper scout must have had a major influence in signing Kepa.

It was widely reported Kepa was Sarri's choice and he wanted to sign him at Napoli (on Reina's recommendation) but for many reasons it was a non starter.

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2 minutes ago, Tomo said:

It was widely reported Kepa was Sarri's choice and he wanted to sign him at Napoli (on Reina's recommendation) but for many reasons it was a non starter.

We have managed to veto managers requests tho

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2 hours ago, MCM4PR3Z said:

Spanish players are always overhyped. David Silva was a fantastic transfer for Man City, Azpi was a great buy for 9M. But almost all the other Spanish players were too expensive for their abilities. The only excellent Spanish player transfer playing PL now is Adama Traoré for the Wolves.

You forgot the top two, both of whom are better than Traore.

Rodri and now Dipperpool's Thiago.

Plus Ferran Torres definitely has the potential to be better as well.

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3 hours ago, MCM4PR3Z said:

Spanish players are always overhyped. David Silva was a fantastic transfer for Man City, Azpi was a great buy for 9M. But almost all the other Spanish players were too expensive for their abilities. The only excellent Spanish player transfer playing PL now is Adama Traoré for the Wolves.

Not sure you can say that. Mata was good for us. DDG was the best gk in the world for 3/4 years. 

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6 hours ago, MCM4PR3Z said:

Spanish players are always overhyped. David Silva was a fantastic transfer for Man City, Azpi was a great buy for 9M. But almost all the other Spanish players were too expensive for their abilities. The only excellent Spanish player transfer playing PL now is Adama Traoré for the Wolves.

Disagree.

In recent times:

Diego Costa, bit of a prick for opposition teams but on song, ice cold and we probably got the best football of his career out of him with Mourinho for 6 or 7 months and then another 6 months with Conte. Although he was also v good at Atletico prior to signing here for a season and a half.

Fabregas - one of the best midfielders in PL history IMO, just look at his stats his career will always be underrated but he has 350 PL games, 50 PL goals and 111 PL assists (2nd highest behind Giggs IIRC). Pretty much tells you everything you need to know, CM player getting that much assists is rare, more than Lampard and Gerrard also.

De Gea - arguably best GK in Europe for a few seasons regardless of how you look at him now 

David Silva - wasn’t a flashly player but top top player, spacial awareness, final pass, close control everything

Azpi - rock solid and that fee makes it even harder to argue how good he is and the buy, not many better defenders over the period hes been here. 

Torres (Liverpool) - no words needed he used to score against us and United for fun every time we played them. 

Xabi Alonso - another hugely underrated MF when he was here IMO, top top player and his successes at Real and Bayern proved that. Just a pity he didnt play under a more offensive minded manager in the PL. 

Pepe Reina - love him or hate him very good for them cunts for a period, not everyone’s cup of tes or world class as such as some in this list could be considered but pretty good. 

Santi Cazorla - another underrated buy, two footed, excellent in close areas, final pass, very good signing maybe if he was a few years younger people would of realised how good he actually was. 

Mata - pre United move one of the best playmakers in league and Europe. Just a pity he lacked pace or the ability to keep the ball better under pressure at time as he could have adjusted to playing as a wide forward or wide 10.

be a few others who did well but not as well as those. 

 

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Lollichon being our keeper scout must have had a major influence in signing Kepa.
He is also the 1st to notice Mendy - before Petr did.
Lets pray to the atoms this one turns out better.
Not sure how sad I keel about Kepa tho. On one hand his head must have got fucked up when his Mrs left him. But hes made a few quid and doesnt need to do bugga all for the rest of his life!
Bit like Drinkale!


No, lollichon said last season that he was against signing Kepa and he wanted Areola instead. But the club decided to go for Kepa

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On 27/09/2020 at 4:09 AM, communicate said:

Not sure you can say that. Mata was good for us. DDG was the best gk in the world for 3/4 years. 

Ddg was never In his life even in the top5. That is just a myth propagated  by Manure biased media

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To keep clean sheet against Ronaldo, Felix and the boys is really nice confidence boost for Kepa.

Really nice from Enrique to give him a chance in this struggling period in his career. Made good one on one save and was good in passing.

In Chelsea his next game is going to be what? FA Cup in January?

Sometimes coaches use one GK in the league and the other in Europe. Maybe Frank do this with Mendy and Kepa?

 

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1 hour ago, Patrick Bamford said:

 

What a guy. Comes up with historically bad performances and then has the nerve to criticize his manager for losing faith in him. He's received more than a fair share of opportunities to turn things around and he's fucked up all of them. Only reason he's even gotten a sniff since January is because of the price tag but on his own merits he should've been second choice behind Caballero for a long time, and now third choice after Mendy/Willy.

It's good if he performs for Spain because it will keep up his reputation in his home country and maybe eventually some Spanish club will take him.

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2 hours ago, Patrick Bamford said:

 

the nerve of this little shit, taking lessons from Courtois? just keep your fucking mouth shut Kepa, one clean sheet against Portugal is not going to erase all your crap performances for Chelsea.

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21 minutes ago, Johnnyeye said:

one clean sheet against Portugal is not going to erase all your crap performances for Chelsea.

He looks really bad in this scene. Very bad positioning, didn't move. Different team, same shit

 

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2 hours ago, Patrick Bamford said:

 

Not sure if this is the full quote but it sounds way less harsh/controversial than how it's phrased there...

https://www.goal.com/en/news/kepa-feeling-confident-with-spain-despite-chelsea-struggles/wmuw04qee10t1l6ehdw85zhoq

Afterwards, Kepa admitted to a sense of ease with the national team due to the faith shown in him by Spain head coach Luis Enrique.

"I've felt confidence, at ease. I think it was a good game and I'm happy with the confidence of the coach," he told Teledeporte. "When I'm needed to help on the pitch, I try to do the best possible.

"It was a game of great intensity. [We had] more control in the first half. In the second, we found it more difficult to control Portugal's transitions. It was a good test.

"We have to be happy. We stood up today. We have to improve because we conceded a few clear chances, which you can pay for in a tournament."

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