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citymancs => citymancs => Topic started by: The Blue Blooded Maniac on July 30, 2020, 11:46:31

Title: Ake
Post by: The Blue Blooded Maniac on July 30, 2020, 11:46:31
£45 million fee agreed between the clubs.
Title: Re: Ake
Post by: gavin on July 30, 2020, 13:00:27
BBC says £40 mill but whats £5 mill these days?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53594421

Great to see fast and decisive action, that is the main thing.
Title: Re: Ake
Post by: KunDB on July 30, 2020, 14:57:04
Thus swift action was what was missing last summer, identify targets and get them dont dilly dally and if the price is not right or the other club messes about walk away, onto next target.

Great to see Ake (almost) signed.
Title: Re: Ake
Post by: Paddy on July 30, 2020, 15:23:12
Thought he wanted to go back to Chelsea
Title: Re: Ake
Post by: The Blue Blooded Maniac on July 30, 2020, 18:18:57
He had a clause in his contract that Chelsea get first refusal.
Title: Re: Ake
Post by: stephenmcfc on July 31, 2020, 14:39:29
decent buy at that price . Pep sees potential in the Dutchman
Title: Re: Ake
Post by: Hesperus on July 31, 2020, 16:39:46
Better than Stones and Otamendi in my opinion so an upgrade there but not quite the world class CB I was hoping for. Young enough though to develop into a very good player under Pep, he’s got some pace, technique and can head a ball. Quite looking forward to watching him play.
Title: Re: Ake
Post by: Swiss on July 31, 2020, 17:37:46
Ignoring the leftie racists, the most noticible thing about Ake is his height.

5 foot 11 is short for a cb.

But... peps played with small cb's before.

Mascherano is 5ft9.
Fernandinho is also 5ft9.

Ive done a comparison between him and Laporte using the prems stats.
To note, only prem league

Description.     Laporte.       Ake
Age                        26                25
Appearances      59                146
Wins                      50               51
Losses                   6                 67
Draws                     3                28
Goals                      4                 12
Headed goals        4                  6
Goal R/ foot           0                  1
Goals L/ foot          0                 5
Hit post                   0                 4
Clean sheets         25                30
Conceeded           31                220
Tackles                 63                 254
Tackle success    52%              63%
Last man tackle     0                  3
Blocks                      7                 20
Interceptions          70                206
Clearances             147              757
Headed clearances  88              413
Off the line                  0                5
Recoveries                 342            633
Duels won                  226            657
Duels lost                   144            442
Successful 50/50s    8                29
Aerials won                  127           311
Aerials lost                  79              272
Own goals                    0                  0
Errors leading to goals 0               0
Passes                         4,957          5,580
Pass completion        92.5%          87.6%
Passes per match      84                38
Big chance created    1                   9
Crosses                        8                  61
Cross accuracy           13%            20%
Throughballs                1                  3
Accurate long balls     274              259
Yellows                          5                  15
Reds                               0                  1
Fouls                              40                 97
Offsides                         2                   7
Title: Re: Ake
Post by: gavin on July 31, 2020, 21:40:02
Difficult to compare the stats considering how different the teams they have been playing in are.
Title: Re: Ake
Post by: Swiss on August 01, 2020, 01:28:07
sure, b'mouth were under considerably more pressure at the back than us
Title: Re: Ake
Post by: KunDB on August 01, 2020, 12:52:42
It’s more pace at the back we need and he has that. I would not be surprised if Pep grooms him as a replacement in time for Fernandinho.
Title: Re: Ake
Post by: Swiss on August 01, 2020, 16:26:34
I was thinking the same, whether he'd be good at dm.

I do like Rodri in that pivot hole though.
Title: Re: Ake
Post by: goat on August 01, 2020, 23:33:42
his wiki page for whatever thats worth says he prefers midfield
Title: Re: Ake
Post by: gavin on August 02, 2020, 21:13:36
Can we just buy a defender and play him as a defender? That is what we need really.
Title: Re: Ake
Post by: KunDB on August 03, 2020, 05:45:58
Can we just buy a defender and play him as a defender? That is what we need really.


Well yes that is what will happen when we shortly but another CB. We need three good CBa to provide injury cover, competition to improve performance levels, for rotation and to shut up shop and see out important tight games. Example, Koulibaly or Alaba.
Title: Re: Ake
Post by: Paddy on August 03, 2020, 10:19:03
Don't think we will get Alaba