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Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by Ross K, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. Feña14

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    So Chelsea have this brilliant idea.. Concentrate everything on trying to sign Norwich's back-up keeper, whilst letting PSG and Madrid steal a march on De Rossi. Genius.
     
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    i can't see de rossi leaving roma imo, he's too loyal, under zeman he didnt play but then got injured. As madrid got ancelotti i can see madrid getting verrati as alonso getting old (31yrs old) learning from him also.

    reports saying barca want marquinhos for 20m euro's, roma holding out for 26-28m e3uro's for him.

    Suprised only to see fiorentina holding talks with mario gomez - wouldn't mind him at juve while we sell vucinic/matri&quag. Do want juve to land kolorov - think he be perfect in our system rotating with asamoah.
    Think juve bid on ogbonna been stalled - read that napoli are interested in him.

    Hernanes being linked with PSG rumour has it 30meuro.

    Whats happend with Mamadou Sakho - 2yrs yrs ago he was considered the next big thing
    Also don't know where jovetic will end up next yr
     
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    Disappointed about David Villa/Spurs not coming off with him electing to remain in Spain. Thought he could have fulfilled a similar role to Rafael VdV for us, i.e. top class player bought for comparatively little and providing a few seasons worth of real quality. Okay, we've got Paulinho, but, thus far it's the usual tortuous transfer window for us with zillions of players being linked, some being very actively chased (Villa a case in point) and us in dire need of around 5 or 6 players.

    How's everybody else feeling re their teams transfer dealings (or lack thereof)?
     
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    Not surprised he didn't move abroad. He's had chances all his career but he's never wanted to step out of his comfort zone.

    Still not really happy about what we're doing (Schurrle fills a position we already have huge depth in, whilst the rest of the time has been sent going for Ruddy). Missed out on Cavani, Falcao, Lewandowski etc.. Really don't want Rooney.

    Hopefully just get De Rossi and end it there.
     
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    You've tapped up Benteke (probably) so should be alright at striker.

    Not sure about City's tbh. Fernandinho was good for Shakhtar every time I saw him so happy about that one. Navas looks great as well, an actual winger almost forgot what those looked like in a City shirt. not so sure about the striker choices that are being targeted though, Negredo/Osvaldo are a bit underwhelming when you look at the forwards other top teams have and are targeting.
     
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    Funny you say that re Schurrle as I can't quite work out what AVB has in mind with Paulinho as we;ve similar players there already. Furthermore, is the Brazilian's arrival bad news for Holtby, about whom the jury is definitely out, and yet in Germany he was the dog's BLX. :confused: :)

    Yes, but aren't Fena's money bags Chelski also showing an interest?:cry:
     
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    Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang to Dortmund. Exciting.

    Also, has anyone seen Stoke's signings? Marc Muniesa on a free from Barcelona and Erik Pieters!
     
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    Agreed. Never a bad thing having great strength in depth, but both Chelsea and Spurs have other areas that should be strengthened before signing players like Paulinho and Schurrle.

    Benteke wants to go to Spurs, so that should happen. Chelsea already have Lukaku and they're pretty much identical.

    Loving what Dortmund are doing, they're not finished yet either.

    Stoke have made some interesting signings for sure, same goes for Southampton. Wanyama is a great buy for them. Sunderland seem to be going down the same route as always, it wouldn't be a surprise to see them in another relegation battle.
     
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    Good on Dortmund. Was really disappointed to see Gotze leave for the Arrogant Germans.
     
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    Yeah, shame it's only a matter of time before Lewandowski is next.

    On the Chelsea front, signing Schwarzer has restored a bit of faith. Maybe the club do know what they're doing afterall! Him backing up Cech for a year or two before Courtois comes to challenge for the starting spot is some great business.
     
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    Roma sign Strootman, clearing the path for De Rossi to get his move to Chelsea. Beaut'ful.
     
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    Hey Ross,

    http://www.cartilagefreecaptain.com...ur-transfer-rumors-emmanuel-adebyaor-besiktas

    Do you think we'll lose him?
     
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    Let's cross our fingers on that. Hard to imagine anyone wanting to buy him, mind you, casting your mind back, we actually managed to sell Jenas, which is a miracle in my book. :) So with Ade, I'd expect Huddlestone to go (Sunderland possibly), Parker, Assou-Ekkoto, and who knows who else (maybe heading to Villa as part of a Benteke deal).

    It's who we bring in that's the intriguing - and frustrating - part.
     
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    Seems everything has gone quiet on the Arsenal transfer front. Perhaps understandable in light of the team and Wenger disappearing off on the Asian tour, but a bit disappointing all the same.

    Real seem keen to radiate the impression that they intend to keep Higuain unless they receive an outrageous bid for him. I think the whole Suarez thing is misguided, although I doubt our interest is genuine. Even Julio Cesar seems bound for elsewhere (as I've said before, I'm quite happy to persevere with Szczesny, though we still need one more keeper).

    I just hope we don't end up making desperate bids on deadline day having had another rocky opening to the season, with everyone knowing we have money to spend and needs to fill. Anyway, it's supposed to be a huge buyers' market this summer, with so many clubs / leagues in financial turmoil.
     
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    I like Ade. His style and his skill are incredible. I loved watching him even when he was with Arsenal. Shame he only shows his greatness a portion of the time. Despite my fondness of him, if Benteke helps us back into Champions League, I'm all for him.
     
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    Let's just beg to differ on Ade... In other Spurs players exiting news, looks like Dempsey could well be getting sold.

    On to other stuff, I note that Pellegrini has been asserting he'll win trophies and finish above Man Utd and such like. Hmm... Must say I'll be following him/City with great curiosity next season.
     
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    So Man Utd lose their first game under Moyes, to the Bangkok Ladyboys XI.

    Relegation seems almost a formality.
     
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    Aspas looked great today. 1 goal & 1 assist. Alberto play well too. Kolo was solid. Minoglet had a quiet game. BR said he now going for bigger names to sign (Eriksen, Yilmaz, Bernard & Alderwideld to name a few). Now all we need is CONSISTENCY. Top 4 is a must. YNWA.
     
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    Now City are buying Jovetic for nearly £30 Million? Doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me, i've always thought of him as a poor mans Aguero.

    Would be like Chelsea buying Gerrard, when you've already got the better version already in Lampard, what's the point?
     
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    New City mantra seems to be:

    1) Buy new team, win trophies
    2) If new team doesn't win, replace team
    3) Rinse + repeat

    Doesn't matter if they already have better versions of the players they're signing.
     
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    Looks like it.

    They will probably be there or there abouts again, but for some reason i'm more worried about Spurs and Arsenal. They seem to be going in the right direction.
     
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    Well, we have some outstanding players - Lloris, Vertonghen, Bale obviously. Paulinho's come in, which is superb. But I don't think we have a ton of money with which to buy the 3 players minimum I believe we badly need to bolster us. And it's bloody difficult... Benteke had a massive season for Villa scoring a lot of goals - but that's one season, and there have been so many "one season wonders" that to many (inc. Levy no doubt) £25 million is simply over the odds for what would still be a slight risk. And I would say something similar re another player we're heavily linked with - Soldado... £20-25 million for a player in his late 20's?... Then there's the fact we're not in the CL, nor pay the mega-bucks a la Citeh or Chelski, and, yep... Anyhow, I'm looking for Baldini (who's of course on a paid wage) to actually show his mettle and help bring in players - and exciting young talent as well, but whether or not this will happen is another qsn.

    RE Arsenal, they have a different issue in as much as they appear to have loads of the readies, but there's so much brinksmanship and double-dealings going on... Suarez (surely he wants to go to Madrid?... and isn't this just a ploy to persuade the dithering Higuain to finally sign?)... Rooney (would he in fact prefer Chelsea?)... I don't know but I sense this is possibly a make or break season for Wenger, so they definitely do need to make some acquisitions.
     
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    ^^^

    You mention Rooney. Who knows how that one's going to turn out. Moyes seems like he will refuse to sell him to anyone. Why would he want to keep him? He's not been that great the last two years, he keeps asking to leave, his heart isn't in it etc..

    Not sure why Moyes would want a player like that around when he's trying to stamp his mark on what's already pretty much the toughest job in replacing Ferguson.

    Fingers crossed he manages to keep him at Man Utd though, as it does seem he fancies a move to Chelsea, with Mourinho being keen on it too. For me, i'm hoping he doesn't arrive.
     
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    He should go back to Everton.
     
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    Whom? Rooney or Moyes? :twisted:
     
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    I reckon we'll know by Thursday or so if Benteke is going to Spurs. I want this to go through now, so fingers crossed he doesn't get away from us like David Villa did...

    Rooney to Arsenal?... Higuain?... the one I actually most fear is Fellaini. Reckon he could do a great job at the Emirates, so fingers crossed again - that he WON'T end up at Arsenal!

    Fabregas to Utd?... hmm, doubtful maybe. As is (surely?) Drogba to Chelsea? Isn't he 35?!...
     
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    Rooney has been unsettled at United since his injury in that Champions League tie with Bayern Munich. It is difficult not to see a move as best for player and club. And United aren't short of forwards who can score goals so there may be no need to spend on a replacement.
     
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    Agreed. For me it started before that, back in 2010 was it? When he questioned United's ambition and demanded a crazy wage rise, which he got. The fans seem to be against him, they boo him etc.. He wants out as quickly as possible. Doesn't seem like it makes sense to keep him.

    It did bring a smile when Moyes gave that interview where he said he needs Rooney if van Persie gets injured. Ferguson was such a master of things when it came to the media, to see Moyes messing up so early on is a bad sign. Contrast that with how brilliant and charming Mourinho has been so far.
     
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    I guess I should be following the Bears, but there are a lot of Packers fans around here, too. Maybe Minnesota: I like the old Central Division.
     
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    What is going on Fena?! Chelsea reported to be offering 10M plus Luiz or Mata for Rooney?! If this is even half bonafide, I'm staggered. Such exceptional players - I'd love them at WHL.

    IMO Moyes has got off to a poor start with all this Rooney business and his press pronouncements.
     
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    I'm pretty sure it's not real. Barcelona, Madrid and Bayern were willing to pay £35-40 million for both players. Chelsea said that wasn't enough and they weren't for sale. Now they value them at £15 million? Haha. If Chelsea had offered that Man Utd would of snapped their hand off. Its only the Daily Mail who have reported it anyway, the others have been quoting that one source.

    Chelsea also said they wouldn't bid until Rooney submitted a transfer request, which he hasn't.
     
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    SOMEBODY TELL BRENDAN RODGERS TO HURRY UP AND SIGN CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN INSTEAD OF GOING AFTER 15 YEAR OLDS ALL THE TIME.

    Sorry for the Caps, but this has been a frustrating transfer window so far for a Liverpool fan.
     
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    So, 60 mill for Bale to Utd, he'd be a fool to move there.

    I'd rather hold out for Real or Jose led Chelsea- they have proven coaches there. No thanks to Man Utd lite with Moyes in charge who's nationality is probably the main reason he got the job ;)
     
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    Poor Tito, nobody deserves what he's been going through. Now his cancer is in remission. :(
     
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    So while Utd, Arsenal, Spurs (nobody mention Benteke :evil: ) seem to be floundering a bit re transfers, notice how City have gobbled 4 or so attacking players...
     
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    Negredo and a poor mans Aguero? Not scared.

    Oh and stupid money for Fernandinho. Chelsea might not of spent big, but look at the players we will have coming in over the next year or two. De Bruyne, Kalas, van Ginkel, Lukaku, Courtois, Wallace etc..

    Sounds alot better than spending crazy money on average players approaching their late 20's.
     
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    So for those La Liga regular watchers, how does Soldado rank among the Negredo's, Aguero's, Higuain's etc of Spanish football? What kind of player is he exactly aside from one who scores goals of course (which we badly need at WHL)?
     
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    Loving the Schurrle interview in todays papers.

    He did not worry about the competition, which could yet limit his first team appearances in a year when he must fight for his place in a very talented Germany squad ahead of the World Cup.

    'That's not in my thoughts, it's not what I think about,' Schurrle added.


    'I know my qualities. I know what I can do. I want to play, of course, everyone wants to play, but there are so many matches that everyone will play.


    So many players refuse moves because they worry about their international places. Play for a big club, step out your comfort zone and improve as a player. His attitude sounds spot on, surely an international manager will be loving a player speaking like that over sticking with a mid table side because they're scared to fail.
     
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    De Rossi is having talks with Roma later today to try and get a move, so they're saying.

    Today is both my birthday, and De Rossi's. Surely it's a sign! Should be signed before midnight :)
     
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    Congrats to Rossi for being a great player and to you because.... well, I don't know, but I am polite and gonna congratulate you anyway :)
     
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    Haha thanks, maybe the congratulations should be for being nice to Ross, even though he's a Spurs fan ;)
     
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    Happy belated! Unfortunately it doesn't look like Roman will deliver you a birthday present in the form of Di Rossi. Actually, I'd prefer someone over him anyway. Why not move Luiz to defensive midfield? Rafa tried that and it worked!
     
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    Thanks! You could be right, i'm thinking Chalobah will probably be the better option there in a year though. Lukaku is looking good, so hopefully that means there's no need to sign Rooney.
     
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    I don't want Rooney. He comes with plenty of baggage and is starting to get up there in years. Plus he mopes when he's forced to play on the wing or as a supporting striker. Ironically, he's at his best while playing as a supporting striker or as an attacking midfielder.
     
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    Yeah i'm hoping we don't get him either, Lukaku, Ba and Torres should be better than what we had last season. For me it's just about holding on to Mata and Luiz and it will of been a good window.

    Will be interesting to see if we can keep hold of Traore, he's been flat out incredible. The best player during pre season by a mile. He's only 17, but being from Burkina Faso it's tough for him to work here. Looks like he could end up having to go to France, which would be a shame. He looks to be as good, if not better, technically than Mata, Hazard and Oscar. Crazy for such a young kid. Mourinho is in love with him, he decided to take him on tour after watching him on video for 5 minutes.
     
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    Spurs turn down 100 million euro bid for Bale. Who is stupider in this case, Madrid for offering it, or Spurs for turning it down?
     
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    Can't be doing with either of them. Madrid just go for the player being hyped at the time (Bale, Isco etc..). Whilst Spurs have no idea what that kind of money can do for them.

    People are talking about Napoli being title challengers after they sold their best player for almost half of what Spurs can get for Bale. They've got Rafael, Albiol, Callejon, Radosevic, Mertens, Higuain with the Cavani money. They're twice the team they were last season. Look at Fiorentina, they sell Jovetic and get Gomez, Ilicic, Joaquin and Ambrosini.

    Spurs are either too stubborn, or have so little faith in AVB and their scouting to build a team with £80 Million.
     
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    Spurs will finish top 2 if they take the money and spend it wisely. It could be the right push to cement themselves as a Champions League club.

    Levy doesn't realize that Bale isn't worth 50 million, much less 100. If offered the biggest deal in history, you take it. You could get 3-4 top, top players and make a serious push at the Premier League and probably take the Europa League in the process.
     

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