Author Topic: Pep says.... No transfers in Jan and Fernandinho stays in defence  (Read 129 times)

Hesperus

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Hope he is kidding!

Jan signings are notoriously difficult but I’d at least hope we’re looking at some options.

I have to say I don’t agree with Pep on Fernandinho playing in defence, it really hasn’t worked so far. Defence looks dodgy and the midfield looks laboured. I’d rather we had a dodgy defence and a more dynamic midfield with Fernandinho in it.

KunDB

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Re: Pep says.... No transfers in Jan and Fernandinho stays in defence
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2019, 17:09:18 »
We should know by now Pep doesn't do short term panic buying.

In my opionon we can take Pep at his word, there will be no January signings and Fernandinho will remain in defence.

I admire this rational long term approach. We only buy players who fit the long term plan specifications and price and terms are right.

That can be frustrating but it will produce better long term results and returns in terms of performances and trophies.

I would like to see Fernandinho and Laporte together in defence, and I suspect that might be the plan aimed at winning the CL.

Hesperus

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Re: Pep says.... No transfers in Jan and Fernandinho stays in defence
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2019, 17:40:32 »
You could be waiting a long time to see Laporte and Fernandinho play together. Laporte reckons up-to 2 months before he’s back I training!

I just think I’d rather see Stones and Ota or Garcia at CB and move Fernandinho back into midfield. Doesn’t look like Peps going to budge though.

KunDB

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Re: Pep says.... No transfers in Jan and Fernandinho stays in defence
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2019, 05:46:25 »
I was hoping Garcia would be given his chance, but that jus wont be happening despite last nghts sub appearance.

gavin

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Re: Pep says.... No transfers in Jan and Fernandinho stays in defence
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2019, 08:56:05 »
On the whole I reckon Fern is decent in defence and will improve as he gets used to it. My concern has been more with the form of Stones and Ota. Seems Pep can't make his mind up between them either. Rodri had his best game yet last night which was very encouraging and I think it would be a mistake to start playing Fern there again now.

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Re: Pep says.... No transfers in Jan and Fernandinho stays in defence
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2019, 16:12:03 »
pep just does not rate stones..cash in on him in the summer and get a cb in he actually likes

Hesperus

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Re: Pep says.... No transfers in Jan and Fernandinho stays in defence
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2019, 16:57:43 »
Yep, despite early promise Stones isn’t going to make the standard needed at City.

KunDB

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Re: Pep says.... No transfers in Jan and Fernandinho stays in defence
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2019, 19:37:30 »
pep just does not rate stones..cash in on him in the summer and get a cb in he actually likes

Spot on. Same for Otamendi Pep doesn’t fully trust him and I agree
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Re: Pep says.... No transfers in Jan and Fernandinho stays in defence
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2019, 11:29:48 »
january is a nightmare

top player still in the chumps
top players not in the chumps will be likely cup-tied

benjani

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Re: Pep says.... No transfers in Jan and Fernandinho stays in defence
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2019, 12:44:13 »
dont come crying to me when alan kernaghan rocks up on new years day