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

  1. Poisoned Slice

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    Yep, there is hope, optimism, pessimism, but it is all countered by realism.

    I still don't think I'm deluding myself by saying United can win the league and looks like many agree now. Since you have them in the top 2, as well as the other posters.
     
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    Oh absolutely. Even with last years team, Mourinho in his first season and the initial impact he always has would of got them close. Throw in Pogba, Zlatan seems to of hit the ground running and a few other nice signings? Top 2 looks like a minimum target, winning it all is very realistic.
     
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    Sadio Mane, best signing in ages. Already looks like the most important player of the squad.
     
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    Looks like Schweini will leave, for only 2 million.

    The good thing is his high salaries will no longer be there, but it's a real shame that it never worked out. He is a high quality midfielder.
     
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    Yeah, we just got the post prime article. Still think he could have given us more. Just didn't work out.
     
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    If Mou makes others midfielders click, we might forget the Schweini disappointment easily. He has supported the club in these few matches and seems happy, I am glad he isn't showing any signs of anger or sadness.
    Did he score a wondergoal in your League Cup match as well?
     
  7. Poisoned Slice

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    Not much reason to have anger or sadness if you're going home to get your leg over Ana.

    My mind is just polluted with thoughts of Ana Inanovic images with the caption - ''there is no need to be upset.''
     
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    Rodgers when asked about the Bastian rumours "I don't need a marquee singing that can't run" :D

    No he didn't score any of the five goals, was the best player out there without a doubt though. Basically created three of them, could have scored a couple himself, never stopped running, terrorising Burtons defence. His pace and power are so vital in this team, £32m looks like a complete bargain now. I know it's just Burton and all that but we're clearly miles better with Can and Mane in the team. Hopefully Emre and Origi are fine, Spuds on Saturday should be a good one.

    Absolutely amazing away support tonight btw, sounded loud and clear on TV. Hopefully more of that at Anfield! :p
     
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    Did Mane play against Burnley? No teasing, I didn't watch the match so I was just wondering what went wrong.

    Don't remember you having problems with Spurs in recent years. Better fix that defense though, 5 goals conceded in 2 games, damn. :D;)
     
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    Surprised Arsenal have not picked up Javier Hernandez, they need a top striker; He is probably the best striker available at the moment. I don't think AG will leave Athletico Madrid for a team like Arsenal.


    Anyone here thinks Darmian should be the #1 right back at Utd? Why not play Darmian and Valencia on the right?
     
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    I am not surprised because Wenger's priority is that club's 600 employees get payed, not that the club buys a top striker.

    Don't know, Valencia has done well so far. As Mourinho said we have to wait for September when the club will also play the League Cup and Europa League, then everyone will get a chance to play.
     
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    I'm not sure if he has a future at United. Have to wait and see. I'm not confident about having wingers playing as full back against a top team. I hate these converted wingers. Valencia has made a good start, but not against premier opposition. If everybody else is playing well then that could inspire him and he might be a success. I thought he would have been sold.
     
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    I think Arsenal are a very wealthy team. Hernandez wouldn't break their bank, and would score goals. Why can't Wenger notice this? I can't think of many top strikers who are available ATM, and Hernandez has played in the league. He's clearly better than the strikers they have at the moment; He was brought in by Ferguson from Mexico, scored some very important goals for Utd, had a good season at Madrid (Ancelotti/Kroos said tey are interested in signing him at Munich). LVG and Moyes just disregarded him (they did seem pretty clueless). He bossed the Bundesliga, I can't see him staying at Leverkusen for too long.
     
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    I'd love Hernandez at Chelsea, all he does is score. He's like a quicker, younger version of Klose imo. We seem to have a real issue with finishing teams off and losing games we could of drawn, drawing games we should win etc.. A real poacher like that who only needs a quarter of a chance to score would be invaluable.

    We seem to be looking at defenders though, which I can understand. Unfortunately we've made the same mistake with Romagnoli as we've done with countless other players the last few years (had a good chance of getting him the year before, but waited another year when he was more established and much harder to get). Same thing happened with Griezmann, Aguero a few years before that, Payet when he was at St Etienne, had a chance at the 17 year old AC Milan keeper when Cech left.. Only for him to go on and have a great season and be labelled the new Buffon.. So no chance at that now.
     
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    Well, Hernandez could join any team, all be it if he went back to Madrid, or went to Bayern/Barca etc he would play the roll he played at Utd; Start on bench, come off and score (lol). I suppose him and Antoine are the onlt top class strikers about, but Griezmann is at a top club anyway. Utd should have never let him go IMO. Hernandez has shown at Leverkusen that he can be one of the main strikers.


    I would rather Hernandez come back to Utd than see him at Chelsea/Arsenal. Don't think that's going to happen though.
     
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    He could have been a present day Ole for us, I guess he was. In the squad, not guaranteed to start and always capable of scoring. The most important job in football! I know Alex Ferguson compared them. We definitely could have used him, but have to wonder if he would have even had a chance to score with the way we played the previous seasons.

    I'm not longing for him now or anything.
     
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    If Utd played like they have in the past 3 seasons you would want him back.
     
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    They probably are wealthy, but in that case their manager is one big miser. A line-up of all the players that Arsenal almost signed would probably be feared by the most of Europe.

    Arsenal have been chasing Lacazette the striker from Lyon for some time now and it looks like they won't sign him either. They have also been linked with our former defender Evans. Clearly their transfer business has been poor. Don't know how much Xhaka cost them, that was their only signing this summer that I remember.
     
  19. Tardigrade

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    Wenger once bid £4000001 for Suarez, lol.


    I wonder why he backed out of signing Ronaldo though.
     
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    I'm just thinking that LVG would have used him as a deep lying playmaker.
     
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    LVG told Hernandez he had a %1 chance to play because of Rooney. He had no patients in him.


    Hernandez then goes to Leverkusen, and pretty much outscores the whole of the Utd team. This is classic LVG.
     
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    Hernandez is mediocre. Accept the truth.
     
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    Can't say I agree, but everyone has their own opinions when it comes to a good footballer. I think Hernandez is a good striker with good movement. A mediocre striker IMO is Giroud, and Balotelli.
     
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    I think Solksjaer is an excellent comparison. They score goals from nowhere and both look like they're about 12 :p
     
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    Pretty much guarantees goals though, even doing nothing else that's quite important. Weren't you raving about Klose the other week? Pretty similar in that sense, traditional poachers.

    Shouldn't lump those together. Giroud is a very good player, highly underrated and one of the reasons why I don't think Arsenal really need a striker. It couldn't hurt but they have lots of goals in that team from all over the place. Giroud's link up play is excellent as well which is exactly what Arsenal need, while Hernandez does basically nothing but score, and they've got goals all over the place, Sanchez, Walcott, Ramsey, Giroud can all get their fair share of goals, scoring goals isn't actually a problem for Arsenal. They want to try and pinpoint something as the reason for their failures of late but the problem is mental. They have a squad technically good enough to win the league in my view and have had for some time, if they could only convince themselves they are chasing top 4 when they are in a position to challenge for the title come March then they'd win the league. Because they always find enough to do that, some great winning runs put together when chasing that.

    People make a lot of assumptions, they assume it's Wenger being a miser, maybe the board don't let Wenger spend because they want to make a profit, believe he's gonna get top 4 so don't spend so much. As I said though I don't think a striker would solve their problems, I don't think it's that important.
     
  26. Tardigrade

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    I don't think Arsenal are that great technically; Cazorla, Sanchez and Ozil are world class, but aside from them I find them to be a bit overrated. I would take the current Rooney over Giroud. The fact he doesn't score enough goals isn't even the reason, he simply does not make up for this with pace or vision etc. The only top class strikers I would say exist in the league are Aguero, Costa and Ibra.



    Arsenal's team isn't good enough. They need a top striker, a hard-man in the midfield, and two defenders. Then they will become a team.
     

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