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  1. That's the pre-Barca Griezmann. the current one has been useless for ages and has not done anything of not for years. He also is already relatively old, not a genetic freak and showing signs of physical decline. Absolute has-been, probably one of Atletico's best ever sales.
    6 points
  2. Sorry, not having this “we don’t have the best pulling power” stuff even a little bit. Perhaps for the absolute best of the best like Haaland who will have every top club after him it will be a struggle. But we absolutely have the pulling power to lure world class players. It’s just unfortunate that the ones we want are already at financially stable clubs and will cost mile high fees. We’re as attractive as any club in Europe. We’re in an era where even the West Ham’s and Leicester’s of the world can put their foot down and demand £80m or £100m for their players, ffs. That’s the issue h
    6 points
  3. A privilege? Or a deserved spot for his contribution to the squads that made these finals?
    6 points
  4. So why didn’t Sevilla concede five goals every game in past years? Or did Koundè got eaten alive weakly base? How we won CL with Azpi playing CB under 1.8 M? This is not weightlifting, this is football.. Height and weight can be compensated with other skills.
    5 points
  5. Think if we end up with Lukaku most will end up in ruins and rightfully so, last night was another typical performance from him missing from all positions. What I found even more damning was him shushing Donnarumma after scoring a penalty which made it show what a small time player he is, last week he was crying in the press he doesn't get the same respect as Lewa, Ronaldo, etc, while getting triggered on twitter by trolls, hope we stay well clear off him, he really isn't worth the money, time and nerves invested into watching him play for us, Torres was enough for most of us but even Fer
    5 points
  6. Been nothing short of outstanding throughout the Euros so far.
    5 points
  7. £110m is substantially more than the release clause but it doesn't mean they will sell. These fuckers think it's cool not to make nearly double off a player out of some misguided sense of boastful resilience.
    4 points
  8. Oh cmon, that's some bullshit gossip (and I even don't like Ziyech)
    4 points
  9. Kounde has the Reece James type build. He isn't getting bullied out of anything. How many times has James surprised a hulking CF with his strength and had them back off? I counted plenty last season, and Kounde plays very much the same way. Looks incredible on the ball. The best I've seen from all these "ball playing" CB's we've ever been linked to. Exciting transfer.
    4 points
  10. The comparisions with the Conte window I find the most amusing, that summer we literally did what people want us to do now (spend for spending sake).
    4 points
  11. Personally I think there's a lot more to come from our attacking players, in particular those we brought last season. Werner and Havertz have already put up very impressive numbers in Germany, and the hope is this can be reflected given time. If anybody wants to question the quality of the Bundesliga then what is the point of going after Haaland. Ziyech too I think there is more to come from him. People will question his stats have come in the Dutch league but he's also done pretty well in Europe before joining. I actually think he could be someone who has the potential to unlock the
    4 points
  12. What about the others who also played the FA cup final this season, last season or the UEFA Super Cup etc? Or the rest of the Derby team who lost the playoff final also when he was there? Or the rest of the England team who lost the Euros final? You calling them all not capable of being part of trophy winning teams too? Or are you just going after our player of the year for the sakes of being controversial or edgy over a forum which I think the Mount critics are more than anything now because even when he was playing well last season, it was still reoccurring. Same with Jorginho. Its kind
    4 points
  13. That reminds me of when Klopp was a bad manager because he lost a few finals. Good times!
    4 points
  14. The issue with Haaland or Mbappe transfer is no matter how good they are, the fees along with the Agent fees and salary is going to be crazy. This will lay down template for all future "so called talent" and hard to acquire because the influx of revenue wouldnt go up like the fees are. Clubs needs to seriously start looking at this things and start capping. Yes we are looking at so call superstar of the game but the money is insane and it can bleed out finances thus creating instability.
    4 points
  15. My twitter feed is full of the feels today. I see Azpi liked it.
    4 points
  16. Well a month ago he made one that won us the second biggest prize in football, to kick on from scoring the clincer in the semi, for one. Assists are subjective, Mount has been robbed of many assists this past season and in this tournament by poor finishing, the other end of the scale would be Matic in 16/17 who stat padded assists by happening to the one passing to Hazard just before a wonder goal. Unless they do it a ridicolous rate like KDB or Fabregas then the quality of assists need looking deeper into. And where was Grealish at Mount's age? Playing in the Championship no
    4 points
  17. Disgraceful indeed. And not just yesterday, they have been doing it for some time. God forbid if it was some central or eastern European country booing the England anthem, the fans would be slammed, labeled racists or whatever is modern currently and fines and bans would be flying left and right. The whole twitter community of celebrities and pundits would stand together to tackle this behavior But doing it Wembley at other expenses is fine as it seems. Today's world
    4 points
  18. No need to offer Lukaku, offer Haaland instead and get it done asap else we will regret for ages.
    4 points
  19. People do realise we blew everyone out of the water last summer with our spending and it has to be deemed a success because of what we ended up winning. United could have had Sancho last summer but chose to bide their time. It's been a deal that has likely been in the works for over a year so it's hardly like this would have dragged on for another summer. Also they are in talks to sign Camavinga but it's no foregone conclusion. If he is as good as some people on here think and given the price I would expect PSG at the least will be looking at him. People need to give everything time.
    4 points
  20. Depending on how Mbappe’s contract situation goes, it’s entirely possible that one club could end up signing both he AND Haaland for peanuts next summer. Probably what both Spanish giants are hoping for.
    4 points
  21. 120 million euros are really not that much for a player like mbappe.
    4 points
  22. We did not really learn anything new from this, did we. Most of the dregs are still shit, Tammy Zouma probably gonna be sold, RLC hustling for his new dawn.... interesting tho my prediction of TT trying him in the pivot looks on the money so far. Teamwise, we still defend well as a unit but lack individual quality without Thiago, AC and Azpi. Timo's pace is still dangerous but his finsihing is as shit as ever. Similarly the full team is wasteful as fuck (Ziyech, tammy wtf was that lol) We look further ahead in fitness than i though tho. maybe we do stand a chance vs Villare
    3 points
  23. They can feck off for £20m. White went for £50m. Zouma is worth at least £30m. Isn't he also categorised as HG? Can't remember if he just missed out or not.
    3 points
  24. 20M for Zouma but want 100M for Rice, fucking jokers
    3 points
  25. Pogba is as overrated as they come, the media eat from his hand, if not for the likes of Souness and Keane they would likely kiss his ass non stop. How this dude is seen as world class is beyond my understanding.
    3 points
  26. So our most likely team this season will be: Think that’s a team that will be extremely dominant with the ball as well as extremely athletic and pacey. But we’ll still have to worry about goals. Getting so few from all 3 CM’s will continue to be an issue.
    3 points
  27. Or are we taking advantage of the current climate? Whatever your thoughts are of Kounde, there is no doubting how highly rated he is by Sevilla and in a normal situation without Covid, I would expect them to be holding out for as close to, if not in full, his release clause. If we are able to buy him for a good amount underneath this clause and he has ranked highly among long term defensive targets then it probably does make sense to do this now. If Zouma, a player who has been nothing more than a backup under Tuchel, helps drive the price down even further then it probably makes the deal
    3 points
  28. Aside from his size isn't Koundé supposed to be really good? He's the same height as Azpilicueta (1.78m) so obviously a back-3 can successfully have one CB who's not all that great in the air. He's also taller than Reece James who many were campaigning to play at RCB in case the club signed Hakimi as wing-back, so why's Kounde's size all of a sudden some huge problem? I could see some problems with having two fun-sized defenders in the back line (Koundé together with Azpi/James) but having just one smaller player is a non-issue, as long as the other two are good and strong enough to compe
    3 points
  29. With Rom, multiple reasons. 1. The traditional fox in the box striker is dying out at successful clubs, it's no coincidence teams with more fluent interchangeable systems are becoming more and more successful, City won the league playing false 9, Liverpool won the league and UCL doing the same, likewise us UCL. Bayern and United improving ten fold after selling/dropping Gomes and RVN respectively examples further back (not to mention United's own improvement since selling Lukaku). 2. He has a very very big history of disappearing in big games, Havertz and Werner's contributions en ro
    3 points
  30. Thank You Olivier Giroud | Top 10 Chelsea Goals - YouTube
    3 points
  31. With the (long running) rumours of Broja being in the squad this season and now the smoke about Sterling's inclusion this season it seems like Tuchel unlike Conte is prepared to improvise a bit if he can't have number 1/ideal targets. 100% the right way to go, especially now as we have a first team line-up that are already top notch and on the up.
    3 points
  32. Without a world class striker coming in, seeing Tammy in that disgusting red shirt would be hard to watch. I’m sure our club understand that well. Sending him to Arse and bringing in some random dude like the striker from Stuttgart would cause huge uproar.
    3 points
  33. Have a bloated squad already. I'm fine with no signings if the top talent are unavailable.
    3 points
  34. From Kane , Lukaku and Haaland I have a feeling that Chelsea will end up this transfer window with someone like Danny Ings and new battle about top 4
    3 points
  35. Coman rumours are BS. Also I don't think Bayern are too keen on doing business with us. One thing we read early on might very well be true: We are not buying anyone until TT has evaluated all the dregs and decided who should be offloaded and who he will keep in the team. I refuse to believe all our deadwood actually is completely useless. Sure most simply will not cut it at the top level but TT has specific tactical requirements and coaching methods. Some players who did not really fit with those of his predecessors mighte excel under his. Just like Moses was a dreg until tried
    3 points
  36. I still think he comes good
    3 points
  37. Watch him tear it up in pre season starting another false dawn and with talks how he finally finds his role under TT and having recovered in great shape just to be picked up by the police at 3pm drunk, shirtless with a bag of crisps. Then immediately loaned out to Midtable FC. Rinse and repeat.
    3 points
  38. As @Tomo said before, it's almost comical that people are rather closed minded when it comes to expecting/seeing our players improving. This is a young team with room for improvement, not an ageing team. Why do people always seem more positive when it comes to other teams rather than ours? And it's always Arsenal with you, isn't it?
    3 points
  39. And don't miss out Belgium, with the talent they've got and they always choke
    3 points
  40. Sick of hearing about it all now, we got beat because the manager made shit decisions, the players froze and they want pity....fuck that Bring on the PL International football is shite and England aren't much better.
    3 points
  41. I'm hoping he see's James as the RCB and CHO as a wingback. I think he has got plans for CHO, although he didn't play him in the clutch games his tactical lecture after the City game alone shows he sees something in him. That said I'm hoping with a little more time on the training ground we will see different formations to suit particular opponents more next term, maybe 3atb for the big games and 4 for the games against teams we're expected to beat, bit like how England did it at the Euro's.
    3 points
  42. Hilarious how its called 'social media' -most I've seen is anti-social media
    3 points
  43. Pedri is special. Iniestas true heir.
    3 points
  44. Good one. Unlike in 2011 when we did sign Torres and blocked the route to sign Aguero in the summer
    3 points
  45. 29 year old RB playing LB who has only become a good player in the last year or so? Yeah, can't see any problems with that.
    3 points
  46. we all laugh at Ballon d'Or talk by the Italian players, but holy shit he has been the best, or damn close to the best player at the Euros IMHO, and his stats this Belgium game are insane ◉ 71 passes attempted ◉ 70 passes completed ◎ Most #ITA interceptions (3) ◎ Most #ITA possession won (9)
    3 points
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