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

  1. Feña14

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    Herrera and Schneiderlin is definitely the pairing for the future, they're both around 25 and great players. I've been saying for years that the deeper midfield is the most important in todays game. They make the defence better, they set everything up for the creative players further forward, give you control of the game etc..

    Man Utd may still buy a top striker, a world class CB, they've got Depay already. Schneiderlin will be their best signing though imo.
     
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    Not if we somehow get Thomas Muller ;)
     
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    Schweinsteiger being past his prime. Coming to the end? Making it sound like he is 33/34 lol.

    I'm just happy there wont be crap like playing Rooney at right back or Carrick as striker next season. :)

    Victor Valdes is leaving.
     
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    The Philosophy knows no pity. We'll see how it does this season.
     
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    LVG was coming off like a WWE commentator. It was like Vince just heard a cool new word and had to jam it down our throat a hundred times.

    The Philosophy on display tonight, folks. I've never seen Philosophy quite like it.

    Oh my goodness, look at that Philosophy off the top rope.

    It is music to my ears, though. I didn't want him to become Man Utd first choice goalkeeper.
     
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    I am suspicious of anyone who leaves Barcelona for any reason other than cash.
     
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    Age is not the only factor related to a player decline and not the main one. Injuries are IMO. They disrupt a player's form and if they are long and frequent they can simply make the player never recover his best level of play.

    Who are "we" ?
     
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    True.

    When I think of on their way out, I think the player is heading to Major League Soccer in USA. He might not be at his best level any more, but his current level is still better than what there has been at Man United. He says his injuries are behind him. I think he will be very valuable to Man Utd. All the signings look good. Just have to wait and see how they do in the premier league.
     
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    Cool story, bro.
     
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    Mitrovic in for a medical, Newcastle stocking up on Quality with Wijnaldum of course another Centreback or ideally two is our present priority and an LB.

    Our midfield could conceivably function well in a build like

    Tiote-Sissoko
    Cabella-Wijnaldum-Aarons with Cab and Aarons as wingers or all three playing Centrally with De Jong replacing Aarons.
     
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    What do you guys make of Arsenal's midfield? WAs re-signing the aged Arteta a bad move? Arsenal's personnel is amongst the top in the premier league, but always seems to fall into the second tier behind teams like Man U, Chealsea, and Man City
     
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    Arteta is unlucky because it has been a really strong era for Spanish midfield. In another era, Arteta might have a few grandslam titles. Not a bad move to keep him around.

    Arsenal midfield is great. I keep thinking they will make a real title challenge, but they always fall short somewhere. Have to wait and see who else they sign. Petr Cech was a good move. Missing a world class centre forward.

    Liverpool have done well in this transfer window. Benteke on his way.
     
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    I don't know if Liverpool will not just repeat the Carroll debacle with the signing of Benteke.
     
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    Schweinsteiger is a brililant player and United are lucky to have him. He's not that old, and his injuries haven't been that serious. He was fundamental to germany's World Cup win just a year ago. People saying he's old are just trying to find excuses for Pep imo.
     
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    There used to be a TTW fantasy premier league group on premierleague.com anybody interested in forming one or just renewing the old one.
     
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    I'd like to play.
     
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    Arsenal beat Chelsea to win the Community Shield. Who would have thought? Anyone watch this? How was Arsenal set up?
     
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    Didn't watch the game, 2-0 to Arsenal was my prediction before the game. So half right!

    You have to improve your squad considerably these days just to stay where you were last year. Anything less and you're in big trouble. 4th is my prediction this time round, depends how Liverpool do with their new buys though really.
     
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    Really? I expect Chelsea to walk it. City will implode and Arsenal will be Arsenal. Liverpool won't challenge for the title soon.
     
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    With Arsenal it probably comes down to what they do the first 2-3 months. They have been 10+ points behind early on and produce title winning numbers from October onwards. Man City will probably be hungry after last year and be there or there abouts, Man Utd have got alot better, they probably won't have the consistency to take the title but i'd back them to be top 3. Liverpool are totally unknown yeah, they made some interesting signings and could push for the top 4.

    I watched the game after the earlier post, the forwards were abysmal. Remy is such a liability who can't hold the ball, not like it mattered, he was offside every time anyway lol. Falcao is as bad as he was last year (hardly surprising, he makes Torres look decent), Costa has a chronic hamstring injury, no depth outside Fabregas and Matic who will have to play every game. Cuadrado is the only replacement wide player so Oscar, Hazard and Willian will also have to play every game. There is no backup right or left back, Zouma the only alternative in defence.

    Win the title again with those issues and the other big teams need shooting.
     
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    Arsenal's problem lie with the period after Boxing Day. They always falter. City need stellar a stellar season from Kompany, Silva and Aguero. I can see at least one of these 3 letting them down. Manchester United, the club I support, is not really moving in the direction I thought it would be. The signings are expensive but not really encouraging either. For my money, the mission for LVG should have been sign players 25 and under at any cost. Build a team to rule a decade.

    Chelsea will be fine as long as Hazard is healthy. Without him, they could be in trouble, creativity wise, I agree. Remy and Falcao are buys I don't get. The same way I don't get Bony. But hey, we're not paying the money, are we? This season might even be decided by the keepers and Chelsea could be onto something with this guy, Courtois. He is like a Van der Saar but quicker.

    Liverpool is a bit of a joke, really. Rodgers flattered to deceive and he's blundering his way through. Wasted the Suarez money, will waste the Sterling money as well.
     
  24. Poisoned Slice

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    Do you guys believe what you're saying?

    Chelsea to finish 4th? Alright then.

    I'm very encouraged with the United signings. Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah.

    Angel Di Maria on his way out. I never expected this disaster when he signed.
     
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    Which guys? I said Chelsea will walk it. 2nd would be a very positive finish for Man U.
     
  26. Poisoned Slice

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    I didn't read the whole thing, sorry. You gave an explanation why you don't think Man Utd are moving in the direction you thought. I can see your point.

    Darmian is 25, Depay is a youngling, Schneiderlin is 25. Rojo 25, Shaw, Jones, Herrera, Januzaj, etc. All young. Mixed in with the more experienced players. I am encouraged. I still think we are short, but I'm not certain. I will find out soon.

    I do not see Chelsea finishing outside the top 4.



     
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    I think Latin American players are wrong for Manchester United. I can't put my finger on it, but it just doesn't click for me. We really missed the boat with buying Germans after the World Cup in South Africa. Imagine the team we would have put together with the type of money we are spending now.
     
  28. Feña14

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    Kompany is a strange one, he had one incredible season about 5 years ago and has been average at best since. Aguero is guarenteed to miss large portions of the season with injury, who knows what Sterling will do. Think they will still contend till the end though. Some of the Man Utd signings have been pretty good imo, Darmian is an upgrade and Schneiderlin completes the two man midfield puzzle. Him and Herrera is a great engine room, the rest are hit and miss.

    At the start of the season 4 years ago, in this thread (or the older version) i'd said Chelsea would finish 4th. People laughed and said I was being pessimistic, journalists had them as joint title favourites etc.. What happened? They actually finished 5th.

    Mourinho and Hazard will probably stop us sliding out of the Champions League places, but 3rd or 4th looks fairly likely with the squad as it is at the moment.
     
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    I'm not exactly the prince of optimism.

    You're right, but I don't see Chelsea having a season like that. I think you will be challenging for the title. Man Utd will be as well.

    I'm pretty certain Schwensteiger is an upgrade. I'm hoping Depay is not a flop.

    Do you think you will get John Stones?
     
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    This Pedro speculation keeps going. I wonder. Sky Sports say representatives have went to Camp Nou to complete the deal. Sky Sports say a lot of things.

    Pepe is supposedly a target. Can't say he would ever be top of my list, but he is an old head. I wouldn't say no.
     
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    At 22 odd million it's madness.
     
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    At least this year there isn't CAF to take Toure out of City.

    United seems to be managed by a bunch of drunks. Outside Rooney, which other options there are for the attack position?
     
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    Got it renewed

    for anyone not already in it who'd like to join, let me know and I'll send you the code, last year had what seemed like bots entering as I posted the code directly to here, looking to avoid that and keep it to people here!

    also 50 quid for whoever correctly guesses how many points City wins the league by this year.
     
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    Hopefully not! Realistically though there's a decent chance we fall quite a bit. Ultimately the aim is to win the league title and the Champions League, we weren't good enough in Europe last year, and certainly aren't with a weaker squad this time round. So yeah, not really sure what the thinking behind the moves are. All the talk at the end of last season was of Varane, Pogba or Vidal, Griezmann, one of the good strikers available. A backup keeper and an even worse version of Torres on loan isn't going to get it done. One, maybe two of those quality players is all it would of taken.

    As for John Stones, not a great buy imo. He's a decent young player, but £30 Million+? Yet another example of having to pay 3 times his real value just because he's English.
     
  35. Russeljones

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    It's another year of hoping some "superstar striker" is bought in the last minute. I don't see it.
     
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    What's the reasoning behind loaning out Hernandez and now looking to sell him? Always hated facing him, he doesn't do a whole lot but give him half a chance and he kills you. With the creativity they have, he could easily get 15 + this season. He got around 10 in Madrid and only really played the last 10 minutes of games!

    Would love an assassin in the 6 yard box like that at Chelsea.
     
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    Playing Hernandez is like playing Balotelli, you're literally a man down. Except for, Hernandez has zero ball control. He can score but you have to carry him. Manchester United should not be carrying anyone. We have to break the bank and get young Harry. That's the only meaningful move left as far as attackers are concerned.
     
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    Yeah fair point. He's still a useful option to have at certain times though i'd of thought, against smaller teams defending for their lives to get a point, going all out in the final stages he would be useful off the bench etc..

    Klose has had a wonderful career offering nothing but scoring scrappy goals inside the 6 yard box, it's an underrated skill lol.
     
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    Klosse was incredibly underrated all his career. He barely ever gave the ball away. Something you have to value in a striker. This is one of the best qualities of Lewandowski as well, and of Berbatov in his prime too.
     

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