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One or two signings
« on: May 21, 2018, 20:57:42 »
So say both the manager and the chairman. But expect them to be quality. It seems that we've learnt from titles past and are determined to build carefully on our success. We really did fail to push on after our last two titles. I don't agree that this isn't a great side already - for all the titles the rags have won they have never got near 100 points. I think the magintude of that achievement will only become clear in the years to come. But, of course, it will be greater if we can go on to win it again, and again. It is going to be an interesting summer. Certain clubs are going to be desperate  :D.

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2018, 22:56:13 »
Leading candidates so far are

1. Jorginho
2. Hazard
3. Mahrez

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2018, 13:53:34 »
What happend to Fred?

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2018, 18:03:48 »
Fred is inconsistent, apparently. If Pep wants Mahrez, he must know what he is doing??? Not seen much of Jorginho, guessing a class act.

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2018, 20:34:46 »
After a young Ajax centre back apparently

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2018, 23:36:23 »
de ligt

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2018, 06:26:47 »
Ye that.

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2018, 08:27:36 »
Leading candidates so far are

1. Jorginho
2. Hazard
3. Mahrez
4. De Ligt
5. Fred
6. Douglas Costa

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2018, 08:45:35 »
And that lad from Bayern, Alcanthingy.

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2018, 15:00:03 »
not sure about mahrez.. .hazard please

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2018, 18:35:53 »
Just can't see Hazard coming. Too much.

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2018, 05:29:39 »
not sure about mahrez.. .hazard please

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2018, 10:17:57 »
1. Jorginho
2. Hazard
3. Mahrez
4. De Ligt
5. Fred
6. Douglas Costa
7. Alcantara
8. Bale (won't be long til we're linked after his comments last night)
9. Leon Bailey

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2018, 12:14:11 »
Jorginho and Hazard will do for now.

And a Sterling who can finish, please.

Re Fred: Apparently he's dicking about behind the scenes ala Sanchez and City told him to do one. I like the 'you either want to come or you don't, if you don't: fuck off' approach we seem now to be taking.

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2018, 13:41:24 »
1. Jorginho
2. Hazard
3. Mahrez
4. De Ligt
5. Fred
6. Douglas Costa
7. Alcantara
8. Bale (won't be long til we're linked after his comments last night)
9. Leon Bailey

so at least 5 of those can play out  wide and all will cost a shedload..cant drop sane or bernie silva, could this be the start of winding down dave silva ( move bernie into the middle) or just fucking off sterling?

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2018, 16:44:01 »
Thiago must be the fallback if we dont get Jorginho? Fred is off to the shit. Guess Foden out on loan, hope he goes to a decent league if its outside England.

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2018, 22:42:02 »
so at least 5 of those can play out  wide and all will cost a shedload..cant drop sane or bernie silva, could this be the start of winding down dave silva ( move bernie into the middle) or just fucking off sterling?

Pep's already said this season that Dave will start winding down.
I too think Bernie will be moved in centre to play with KDB.
Meaning 1 wide player/ striker

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2018, 23:47:36 »
didnt know he said  that, cheers tone

safe to say we had our moneys worth out of him

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2018, 23:55:29 »
At 32 he's got a couple of good seasons in him. Especially as he's a player that never relied on pace. Age hits those the hardest

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2018, 14:41:08 »
Silva is contacted till 2020. I remember reading somewhere he wants to play for Las Palmas before he hangs up his boots.

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2018, 10:57:56 »
posters of vinny samways on his wall as a lad?

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2018, 21:26:23 »
Like to see us going for Mbappe
Young, Pep style of player, ready made replacement for Sergio when he goes and would seem to for with Jesus
Fuck Mahrez we dont need more wide players and he's not worth 75 mill,give Roberts or that Stockport lad a few games in the cups while resting Sane, Sterling

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2018, 00:16:38 »
Mbappe is a wide forward is he not?

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2018, 00:32:31 »
Both
He's played centrally, He's still developing and could be the new Pele.

19 years old, 21 goals and 16 assists in about 45 games

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2018, 09:25:02 »
Looking like Mahrez and Jorginho. Will come in for big money. Good players, but have to say I'm a little underwhelmed. I'm surprised given our stock is so high with Pep, the football we play and our record breaking title win that we're not going all out for a superstar to kick us to the next level both on and off the field.

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2018, 12:16:11 »
Think Pep will have done his homework on these two and how he plans to fit them into the squad

Superstars with big egos is not always the answer ( Pogba)   

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2018, 12:21:49 »
could be the new Pele.

19 years old, 21 goals and 16 assists in about 45 games

so expect him to count goals in dreams and kicking a coke can into a drain towards his 1000

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2018, 14:57:53 »
Looking like Mahrez and Jorginho. Will come in for big money. Good players, but have to say I'm a little underwhelmed. I'm surprised given our stock is so high with Pep, the football we play and our record breaking title win that we're not going all out for a superstar to kick us to the next level both on and off the field.

Like who?

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2018, 15:21:15 »
Looking like Mahrez and Jorginho. Will come in for big money. Good players, but have to say I'm a little underwhelmed. I'm surprised given our stock is so high with Pep, the football we play and our record breaking title win that we're not going all out for a superstar to kick us to the next level both on and off the field.

There are good players out there but many would not fit the Pep mould of team first and hard work every game.

Mbappe would be a lovely signing. That said I think the key now we have Jorginho and Mahrez almost in the bag is building on the immense success of this relatively young team. The prospects are mouth-watering after a season of football bliss.

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2018, 08:51:23 »
so expect him to count goals in dreams and kicking a coke can into a drain towards his 1000

I was gonna say advertise viagra, but yeah, we'll go with that!

I've heard him described as the new Henry.


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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2018, 11:48:53 »
Like who?

Hazard, Bale, Mbappe maybe?

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2018, 21:19:57 »
We don't appear to be likely to go down the route of signing one big player. We've been signing players at around the same level and have produced an excellent team as a result. Yes, we have stars but not to the level that Mbappe etc would cost. In many ways that is a good thing. I don't think any of our players feel head and shoulders above the rest of the team. It is great that our assists and goals are so widely spread. The focus has to be on having a great team not great players.

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2018, 21:35:19 »
We don't appear to be likely to go down the route of signing one big player. We've been signing players at around the same level and have produced an excellent team as a result. Yes, we have stars but not to the level that Mbappe etc would cost. In many ways that is a good thing. I don't think any of our players feel head and shoulders above the rest of the team. It is great that our assists and goals are so widely spread. The focus has to be on having a great team not great players.

Could be argued though that Barca wouldnt have been so dominant without  their star player Messi

Same goes for Real

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #33 on: June 01, 2018, 21:56:20 »
We don't have to be the same as them Nimmers. I feel that our policy of signing young, established and still up and comers or players at their peak at around £50 million is going great at the mo. I'd rather not rely on one man.

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #34 on: June 01, 2018, 23:22:57 »
We don't appear to be likely to go down the route of signing one big player. We've been signing players at around the same level and have produced an excellent team as a result. Yes, we have stars but not to the level that Mbappe etc would cost. In many ways that is a good thing. I don't think any of our players feel head and shoulders above the rest of the team. It is great that our assists and goals are so widely spread. The focus has to be on having a great team not great players.

What Gav said

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #35 on: June 02, 2018, 07:06:05 »
All good points Gav. I’m just not sure the two players linked are quite at the level we should be looking but time will tell I guess.

Mbappe though is one I’d break the bank for. At his age he’s be with us for years and his physical attributes are just what we are lacking up front. Especially with Sergio more than likely to leave in the next 1-2 years.

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #36 on: June 02, 2018, 11:34:30 »
I reckon Dzeko would do well in our team now.

Not that he didn't before mind you.

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #37 on: June 02, 2018, 12:03:09 »
I reckon Dzeko would do well in our team now.

Not that he didn't before mind you.

he looks like he has learned how to play football in italy

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #38 on: June 02, 2018, 14:23:56 »
Barce got messi as a young kid, so didn't really buy him as a star player

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #39 on: June 15, 2018, 21:42:13 »
Linked with Kroos today and Gundog linked to barce. Fair swap I'd say :-D

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Re: One or two signings
« Reply #41 on: June 16, 2018, 15:34:25 »
Thiago looked a real class act when he came on for Spain, if he is the fallback if we dont get Jorginho, Jorginho must be some player.

Will we need some to replace Sterling? Wants big money. Hazard to us, Sterling the other way would do.