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Old 06-11-21, 10:03 PM   #1961
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This conversation has been had before on here, but Glen Hysen won the League with us and played 70 odd times.
I know, I may have been involved in some of the threads (Ive certainly been here long enough). Another angle: Djimi Traore played more games than GH and won the European Cup. Both were ropey as you like though and neither ought to be mentioned alongside Hansen or VVD.
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Old 20-11-21, 08:49 PM   #1962
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Old 28-11-21, 01:36 AM   #1963
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Old 28-12-21, 11:52 AM   #1964
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Old 28-12-21, 12:42 PM   #1965
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Can understand thinking he was overpriced and even not realising just how good he'd be. But to reckon Lewis Dunk could 'probably do a similar job'?
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Old 28-12-21, 12:50 PM   #1966
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I always thought Virg was perfect for us on paper, but when linked with Mane, I made a similar argument about getting Andre Ayew for a fraction of the price.
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Old 28-12-21, 01:00 PM   #1967
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Can understand thinking he was overpriced and even not realising just how good he'd be. But to reckon Lewis Dunk could 'probably do a similar job'?
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Old 28-12-21, 03:01 PM   #1968
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As previously mentioned, i wanted us to sign him from celtic, southampton bought him for 13m in sept 2015

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Old 28-12-21, 03:16 PM   #1969
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As previously mentioned, i wanted us to sign him from celtic, southampton bought him for 13m in sept 2005
13m is a fair whack on a child though
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Old 28-12-21, 03:22 PM   #1970
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13m is a fair whack on a child though
Eh

When we bought him from Southampton for 75m, celtic got 7.5m due to a 10% sell on clause.
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Old 28-12-21, 03:27 PM   #1971
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When we bought him from Southampton for 75m, celtic got 7.5m due to a 10% sell on clause.
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Old 11-02-22, 09:00 AM   #1972
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Old 11-02-22, 09:05 AM   #1973
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Michael Owen asks the sort of questions that a 10 year would be expected to come up with.
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Old 11-02-22, 09:12 AM   #1974
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"Is that area of the goal on a corner your favourite area..."

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Old 11-02-22, 09:14 AM   #1975
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Michael Owen asks the sort of questions that a 10 year would be expected to come up with.


"Virgil - you wear red. Is that your favourite colour?"
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Old 11-02-22, 09:24 AM   #1976
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I don't usually watch post match chat but I did last night. I'd rather listen to Michael Owen than those tw*ts Ferdinand and Savage. I thought the way they treated Peter Walton - laughing at him, mocking him, talking over him and just being incredibly obtuse was really shit and I wanted him to tell them to fuck off. It really irritated me. They're bullies
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Old 11-02-22, 09:28 AM   #1977
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Owen is better than those two, yeah. Ferdinand gets worse and worse, after a relatively (ish) promising start to his punditry career.
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Old 11-02-22, 09:46 AM   #1978
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It's as if they get relaxed and allow the real personality out. It was the same with Carragher and Neville they both started off well in punditry and its as if once there's a bit of praise given about their "insights" the ego comes through and well you get what you see from them.
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Old 11-02-22, 10:01 AM   #1979
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It's as if they get relaxed and allow the real personality out. It was the same with Carragher and Neville they both started off well in punditry and its as if once there's a bit of praise given about their "insights" the ego comes through and well you get what you see from them.
Definitely agree Carra has made his punditry more of a 'lads down the pub on a Saturday night' type banter now - when he first started his insights were sharp and on the money. He's more lad culture now than pundit.

Neville is a whinger, especially when Utd lose so long may that continue. I don't mind him as a pundit on other games though... he's quite balanced apart from MUFC/LFC commentary.
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Old 16-02-22, 11:03 PM   #1980
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Hes back to his best undoubtedly.
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Old 16-02-22, 11:09 PM   #1981
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Old 16-02-22, 11:11 PM   #1982
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Yep. Last month or so he has been back to his absolute best.
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Old 16-02-22, 11:17 PM   #1983
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Solid. Need a song for him.
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Old 16-02-22, 11:36 PM   #1984
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Loved that 1 on 1..he basically just stood there
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Old 17-02-22, 09:18 AM   #1985
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Loved that 1 on 1..he basically just stood there
He looked sooooo relaxed in that 1-0-1, almost yawning as he dealt with it.

I think he's the best defender I've ever seen in 1-on-1 situations.

I also think Alisson is the best goalkeeper I've ever seen at 1-on-1s when the attacker tries to round the keeper.
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Old 17-02-22, 10:31 AM   #1986
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His ability to switch the afterburners on it also crucial. Was it Mane or Salah that said that Virgil is the fastest player at the club?
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Old 17-02-22, 10:36 AM   #1987
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It's an absolute joke how good he is. I must admit I was a tad worried about whether he'd be the same after his injury - it's taken a bit of time but it was always going to. Last night he was perfection, a genuine 10/10.
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Old 17-02-22, 11:59 AM   #1988
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It was outstanding - it's hard to see when his decline will begin, probably at 35!
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Old 17-02-22, 12:30 PM   #1989
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The 'calm as you like' line in his song is so appropriate. He seems so utterly unflustered no matter the stadium atmosphere and pressure he is under. The potential of a future Virg-Konate CB pairing is tantalising.

Gomez is going to need some love soon. FA Cup maybe?
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Old 17-02-22, 12:33 PM   #1990
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Gomez has to get a run out v Norwich in the Cup yes. He's probably going to want to leave in the summer imo, he's too good to be sitting on the bench for practically a full season. But we've 3 world class CBs rightly ahead of him so what can you do.
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Old 17-02-22, 12:36 PM   #1991
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Big Virg reduced Dzeko to a whimpering wreck when they both went up for a header in the centre circle at around the 90 minute mark.

Virg seemed to jump about 10 foot in the air to get the ball (Slight exaggeration, possibly?)
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Old 17-02-22, 05:48 PM   #1992
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Virg seemed to jump about 10 foot in the air to get the ball (Slight exaggeration, possibly?)
Ya it was 9.5 feet, come on!
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Old 18-02-22, 10:54 AM   #1993
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Gomez has to get a run out v Norwich in the Cup yes. He's probably going to want to leave in the summer imo, he's too good to be sitting on the bench for practically a full season. But we've 3 world class CBs rightly ahead of him so what can you do.
I'd rest Virgil and play Matip and Gomez over the weekend. We can't allow Gomez to go in the summer, as we'll end up with 1 of the kids (maybe Williams is ready now I don't know, I read about Quansah who's highly rated). It all depends how fit the first choice CBs can be over a consistent period of time, seems to have been the case this season. It only needs 1 of the 3 above to get injured for the door to open for Joe.
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Old 28-02-22, 11:13 PM   #1994
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He’s definitely back to being the best centre half in the world. Possibly our best ever.
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Old 28-02-22, 11:36 PM   #1995
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Possibly the best ever!!!

In reality, the likes of Baresi and Maldini would contest that too because of their longevity.......but if VVD is still here in 5 years and cooking on gas, then he could be up there with genuine world greats.

I love the way he chose LFC - he could have made a lot more cash and won more trophies somewhere else. He'd have been guaranteed 5 or 6 league titles had he chose City.
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Hes definitely back to being the best centre half in the world. Possibly our best ever.
Yep

His reading of the game is back to matrix levels. He just cruises around but utterly dominates who ever he is up against. Big and cumbersome or fast looking to run in behind, he handles them all.

His calm sense of positioning enables Joel to go on his mad forests forward also. He and Konate look like a very strong option for us going forward.

We just need to fit Gomez in somehow? What an option for 4th choice!
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Possibly the best ever!!!

In reality, the likes of Baresi and Maldini would contest that too because of their longevity.......but if VVD is still here in 5 years and cooking on gas, then he could be up there with genuine world greats.

I love the way he chose LFC - he could have made a lot more cash and won more trophies somewhere else. He'd have been guaranteed 5 or 6 league titles had he chose City.
I did say that hes possibly our best ever.
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Old 01-03-22, 01:22 PM   #1998
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He's absolutely rapid too. He doesn't need to be, as his positioning is so good; but for his size he can shift
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He's absolutely rapid too. He doesn't need to be, as his positioning is so good; but for his size he can shift
He was 2nd fastest at the club behind Gomez. I Imagine Diaz will be fastest now.
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I think he beats every centre half I've ever seen - his raw attributes are off the scale, there's not been a defender like him.

Not hyperbole, he doesn't have a single weakness to his game.
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