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  1. Yes, Bayern another good example. It particularly shows in CL games over the last few seasons. The likes of Kimmich, Marcelo, dani Alves, Robertson and many more have been instrumental in teams getting to semi final/final in recent seasons.
  2. Cancelo hurts as well because we were linked with him the summer we got Zappacosta. For a similar price (that he ended up moving to Inter for). Any amateur fan could’ve told you he’d be a better investment than Zappacosta. Alas, Juve now have two of the best full backs in the world that we couldn’t got for combined, fee of 80-90m. I’m a strong believer that in current football, the best teams have the best full backs, there’s a strong correlation. The Madrid’s, the City’s, Juve, Barcelona, Liverpool, they all have quality and athletic footballers at full back, the last 2-3 seasons (well
  3. Sandro showed how a top full back should defend, Cancelo showed how a top full back attacks when given ‘freedom’. To above post, even if Alonso sorted out his defending, he wouldn’t be complete. His attacking game will always be limited by his pace, crossing ability, dribbling ability, he’s not especially creative or ingenious on the ball (with all this ‘freedom’ he gets I can’t even remember the last chance he created, never mind assist). If our club was smart they they would sell him now while his stock is high and replace him with actual quality, but unfortunately he’s here to
  4. The goals don’t change anything for me, if anything it’s frustrating that to most other supporters a goal here and there papers over the flaws to his game.
  5. I’m yet to see much of Neves but isn’t he more of a Jorginho player, if in our XI? Seen him compared to Xabi Alonso, and City are linked with him a lot in their quest for Fernandinho replacement.
  6. Just posting this to appreciate what a talent he is lol. Easy on the eye. Similar in ways to KOvacic - perhaps less secure on the ball (also taken from what I've read some Lyon fans say from him) but more aggressive and risky in vertical play. I also believe he has better shooting technique..it just hasn't been released yet. Number of strong shots but no goals yet for Lyon
  7. Mount called upto full England squad! Well done to him.
  8. Really? I thought he was average they had a number of attacks go down our left and he was badly exposed by Salah for one of their best chances of the game.
  9. I wonder how far he could’ve gone without injuries. It still baffles me to this day fans turned their back on such a clearly talented, young player.
  10. Great performance from Mount tonight, look at home as Derby’s no.10 in a 4-2-3-1. All their attacking play went through him. He receives the ball excellently on the half turn. Said it before but really does have shades of Eriksen/KDB. Derby as a whole are sooo much improved from their first league matche. Probably deserved to win, certainly matches United. And take a look at Harry Wilson’s goal for them tonight, one of the best free kicks I’ve seen in a while
  11. He, Tomori and Lampard live tonight vs Mourinho
  12. What do you think on Theo Hernandez? When he went to Madrid I was very jealous, for just £30m too or thereabouts. Was convinced they’d got one of the future best LBs in the world. First season doesn’t appear to have gone well.
  13. Alonso was awful yesterday. My issue with him and some of the claims made about him is he literally plays like yesterday every game. Average quality crosses, slows play down as he can’t take on full back one on one, poor defensively, and his passing is nothing better than average. Then every so often (playing as described) he pops in the box and happens to get fouled in the box or has a deflected header get turned in or makes a 10 yard pass assist and I keep hearing about how great he is going forward and how technically brilliant he is. The Newcastle game was a great example. Played exactly t
  14. A great player but now we’ve switched formation no real need to sign him..he could do Kovacic’s job well if we don’t get him on a permanent.
  15. "Tammy would have been my main man in the Premier League – surely that would have been better for him? I don’t understand it. Surely they would want him playing in the Premier League?” Disappointing
  16. The reason I’d still prefer a LB who can provide width, pace going forward, ability to beat players and cross. Alonso being ‘good going forward’ is akin to him not really doing anything but popping up in the box at crucial moments.
  17. I used to question his role in midfield but this is much improved from him, impressive.
  18. Mariano Madrid Dembele Lyon A loan to Celtic would be quite ideal. But probably won’t happen
  19. Nice to see him back from injury after a year out. One to watch.
  20. I think it’s questionable calling up Phil Foden when Mount has done so well last 12 months
  21. I’m exactly the same. He’s a bizarre player.
  22. I don’t know how he does it. Was awful today and still manages to win a pen that probably wasn’t a pen, and have a weak off target shot redirected into the goal. If this makes him ‘clutch’, ‘best LB in the PL’ or ‘great going forward’ then...I dunno. I can never take to this guy. But he managed to paper over the cracks well.
  23. Give it time. Dasilva is on the lower range of normal (as opposed to being some sort of anomaly) for a full back at 5”7, the LB he is replacing at Bristol, Joe Bryan, is also 5”7. Could make a massive list of top full backs around present and past who are between 5”7 and 5”9 in height. Jay was ridiculously short in his youth maybe about 5”3 (maybe where people still think he’s *too* short from) but luckily he’s had a growth spurt since. Its a shame he hasn’t been starting from the off at Bristol, no doubt in part because we sent him there when they’d already started their season.
  24. Source, or are you inferring this from the fact he’s starting for U23s tonight?
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