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Everything posted by Tomo

  1. I love Chalobah and think he could become a good squad player but he has too many sketchy moments in games to be starter level.
  2. Which brings me to another issue, Kai so far is not looking anything near as good behind the striker as he did as false 9. Hopefully Tuchel at one point tries the Martinez tactic of false 9 with Rom coming in from RF.
  3. I'm not sure. He does seem to have got over his destructive form (thankfully) but his core weaknesses won't go away. Take the second half at Anfield for example, history suggests no way would Kepa have held out against all those long shots Edou faced (Liverpool were silly for using that as a stragedy, most teams don't even bother trying those with him in nets) and that point could ultimately win us the title.
  4. Yep that's what I was saying all summer, the idea of a poacher to finish what we create is well too simplistic in reality. Second half today aside we are creating a lot less with Rom in the team than last season (my biggest fear when we signed him), all Is well and good while he is actually is taking those said little chances but he has to keep doing so to justify what we've taken off the system as you imply.
  5. Three guarantees in life. Death, taxes and Harry Kane getting schooled by Thiago Silva!
  6. I'm actually pissed Nuno is at Spurs, thought we saw the back of him when he left Wolves. Every time we've faced him bar the 2-5 he's murderered the match with his shit house tactics.
  7. On form Pulisic maybe, the version of late would have made it worse. Ironically the player we're missing in a tactical sense is Werner.
  8. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt it's first game jitters but Saul looks totally out of his depth.
  9. Thiago Silva's first game infront of a full Stamford Bridge crowd.
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    Their transfer business is just so odd. If we look at awful transfer windows in hindsight (us in 2017, United under LVG to name two) there was atleast some logic towards the deals at the time and some hope it may work out, with Arsenal this window is such an obvious bust (unless they are actually embracing mid table). It's got even funnier with their new signing.
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    Last year he wouldn't budge on his three year demand and now he's ripping up two years of it. This combined with the Maitland Niles comment and Ozil's tweet makes me wonder just how toxic Arteta is as a boss.
  12. The obsession of physicality and height over technique is what caused us to have a few years of 'transition' in the first place.
  13. Wow what a late twist this Is, City have signed Kane. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/58393587 Biggest late deal of all time for me, especially when the swiftness of it is considered.
  14. As fantastic as a coach as Tuchel is his record in the market is historically sketchy, that plus the experience with Conte means I can understand why they're a little sceptical going all in on all his wishes.
  15. Because Tuchel doesn't rate him and gave his spot to an academy player.
  16. It's all well and good in theory but in reality players don't think like that, we benefitted from it when it came to Werner. He will be competing against those three in not just quality level but he will be swimming against the tide in terms of the chemistry they have.
  17. For the club, not for him. This is the one downside of having such top class established option/options in one area, no one of any note will come to play squadie, look at all the strife Spurs go through trying to secure a Kane backup/alternative for example.
  18. Like with Lamps last season Solskjaer is going to tie himself in knots trying to shoehorn all his attackers into the side.
  19. In a way these results they get is good. They won't win the league or UCL because Ole is not good enough in crucial moments but they will get enough results to keep him in a job. One less team to worry about if we're trying to win the league.
  20. This is why I laughed at all the wanking of at United. They will get a decent set of base results due to their individual quality in attack (will probably get them off the hook today too) but cohesion wise they are so poorly coached it's untrue. Lol at anyone who thought OGS could have outsmarted all of Pep, Tuchel and Klopp over 38 games.
  21. Mendy was low-key the most crucial aspect of the second half, sample size suggests atleast one of them go in with Kepa in goal.
  22. Yet every single manager he's played under including the current best in the world disagrees with you. Not to mention managers like Sarri and Mourinho have both as good as confirmed he would be a starter if he was their player. If it was 1 or 2 managers you could maybe play the blind spot card, but you're going to look very silly if you try to claim that 6 managers are being blackmailed.
  23. I disagree, situations like the second half are tailor-made for him. Liverpool were pushing forward in numbers and Timo would have had oceans of space, well either that or they dropped their line back 10 yards due to his presence, either-or would have worked for us.
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