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Old 20-06-22, 05:42 PM   #2361
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Don't think he has been a flop, I would say it's more like just a terrible transfer.
Can you define a flop and then define a terrible transfer?
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Old 20-06-22, 05:56 PM   #2362
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The Athletic has reported that Raheem Sterling has been enquiring about what it's like to live in West London, amid speculation Chelsea are interest in him. Not sure if it's a bit of a wind up considering he come from West London
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Old 20-06-22, 07:11 PM   #2363
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He was a professional footballer before he could drive - not sure if he ever had the chance to check out the club scene when he lived there
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Old 20-06-22, 07:22 PM   #2364
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Can you define a flop and then define a terrible transfer?
I'll give it a bash, imo a flop is a signing that gets ample mins, in a system and under a manager he is suited to but things just don't work out. A terrible signing, is a signing that absolutely does not suit the system (Rom up top on his own ) and one in which the manager has no faith in the player in that system. Lukaku played similar mins to Naby which is about 50% ish, after those comments which I thought were tame, he was done at Chelsea.
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Old 20-06-22, 09:30 PM   #2365
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He was a professional footballer before he could drive - not sure if he ever had the chance to check out the club scene when he lived there
You'd have thought he mightve gone back to see his Mum once in a while though
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Old 20-06-22, 10:10 PM   #2366
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You'd have thought he mightve gone back to see his Mum once in a while though
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Mail Exclusive: Lazy Raheem takes more time away from training to go back to London

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Old 24-06-22, 05:55 PM   #2367
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Kalvin Phillips to Leeds? Not really the calibre of player I thought I'd see City go for?
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Old 27-06-22, 02:19 PM   #2368
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Kalvin Phillips to Leeds? Not really the calibre of player I thought I'd see City go for?
Part of their 'mopping-up mediocre teams' best English players' strategy... like Grealish last season. Carabao starting 11 is going to be mightily impressive
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Old 27-06-22, 07:13 PM   #2369
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Kalvin Phillips to Leeds? Not really the calibre of player I thought I'd see City go for?
Another career down the toilet! Anybody remember Nathan Ake for £50 million
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Old 28-06-22, 08:18 AM   #2370
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Another career down the toilet! Anybody remember Nathan Ake for £50 million
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Soon to be Nathan Ake of Chelsea with another massive price tag if rumours are correct.
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Old 28-06-22, 08:31 AM   #2371
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Surely there are better CBs out there than Ake - surprised Chelsea didn't have a run at Botman, for example, unless they want an old head to replace their experience.

Still, don't think Ake is the way to go unless they've got someone else lined up (De Ligt maybe?)

I wonder, in all of this, if they'd be open to a cheeky bid for Pulisic? Klopp was super keen on him a few years ago
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Old 28-06-22, 08:56 AM   #2372
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Soon to be Nathan Ake of Chelsea with another massive price tag if rumours are correct.
Didn't they sell him originally?? What is it with that club and buying back players they've discarded
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Old 28-06-22, 09:08 AM   #2373
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I think they're a little desperate at the moment, lost both Rudiger and Christiensen out of contract which leaves them with Sarr, Chalobah and a really aging Thiago Silva.

I can see the Chelsea fans getting restless fairly quickly if they're not spending like that did under Abramovich
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Old 28-06-22, 09:58 AM   #2374
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Surely there are better CBs out there than Ake - surprised Chelsea didn't have a run at Botman, for example, unless they want an old head to replace their experience.

Still, don't think Ake is the way to go unless they've got someone else lined up (De Ligt maybe?)

I wonder, in all of this, if they'd be open to a cheeky bid for Pulisic? Klopp was super keen on him a few years ago
Would Ake be that though?

I know he is 27, but the only club he was a full time regular at was Bournemouth and his last season as a regular started was the 2019/20 season.

He only had 24 appearances in the league for City (including when he was a sub) over the past two seasons.

Think he is a good player but also think he excels with a dominant CB beside him so that he can be the ball player at the back.
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Old 28-06-22, 10:40 AM   #2375
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Ake is good but he isn't excellent and not a patch on someone like Rudiger (who is top level)
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Old 28-06-22, 11:41 AM   #2376
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Losing Rudiger was huge for them, they are not going to get a replacement with that quality. Ake is decent but makes mistakes and hasn't played regular footie since Bournemouth days. Personally I think they'll go for De Ligt. Not hugely convinced about him to be honest.
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Old 28-06-22, 12:08 PM   #2377
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Gabriel Jesus looks like he is going to Arsenal.

I reckon Jurgen could have made him into a worldie. He works hard, can play across the front line etc......

Doubt city would sell to us but in my opinion he is better than Arsenal ffs.
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Old 30-06-22, 05:28 AM   #2378
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Would Ake be that though?

I know he is 27, but the only club he was a full time regular at was Bournemouth and his last season as a regular started was the 2019/20 season.

He only had 24 appearances in the league for City (including when he was a sub) over the past two seasons.

Think he is a good player but also think he excels with a dominant CB beside him so that he can be the ball player at the back.
Didn't realise he was only 27!
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Old 30-06-22, 09:21 AM   #2379
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Losing Rudiger was huge for them, they are not going to get a replacement with that quality. Ake is decent but makes mistakes and hasn't played regular footie since Bournemouth days. Personally I think they'll go for De Ligt. Not hugely convinced about him to be honest.

De Ligt has been very good for Juve the past three seasons.

He made a few mistakes in games, mostly just after the move, that seem to have become a highlight reel of him failing, but he has been rock steady for the most part and their best CB for most of the past three seasons. Think it gets overlooked that he was only 19 when he joined Juve.

Does not turn 23 until next month either. (he shares his birthday with Djibril Cisse, Cara Delavinge, Huntelaar, Tyson Fury and Me. He is very excited by the last name ) So he will continue to improve for a long time yet as he gains more experience.

Kind of have to remember that he still a young player and very very young for a CB.


I actually think that in a couple years time that he and Konate will be seen as the dream pairing when people make wishlists of what players they would love to see in the same team.

Kounde would be another that might make the list with someone like Konate beside him.
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Old 30-06-22, 10:09 AM   #2380
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Spurs are making some...interesting signings. Am I underrating Richarlison? I haven't been particularly impressed by him in recent seasons. He doesn't seem to have a standout attribute really, he's not scoring or assisting that much, his passing doesn't seem to be the best and his mentality also seems to have been a problem.
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Old 30-06-22, 10:55 AM   #2381
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I think Richarlison will be a utility player for them - cover for Kane, Son and even at wing back
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Old 30-06-22, 10:57 AM   #2382
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Spurs are making some...interesting signings. Am I underrating Richarlison? I haven't been particularly impressed by him in recent seasons. He doesn't seem to have a standout attribute really, he's not scoring or assisting that much, his passing doesn't seem to be the best and his mentality also seems to have been a problem.


Nope.

He is a shining example of hype over substance.
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Old 30-06-22, 11:51 AM   #2383
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Yep I agree. I can’t imagine him & Harry getting along real well either.
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Old 06-07-22, 05:55 PM   #2385
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Old 06-07-22, 06:12 PM   #2386
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Yep I agree. I canít imagine him & Harry getting along real well either.
It's certainly harder to think of a more stupid duo since Lloyd and Harry
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Old 06-07-22, 10:36 PM   #2387
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It's certainly harder to think of a more stupid duo since Lloyd and Harry
Yep Dumb & Dumber it is.
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Old 13-07-22, 06:43 PM   #2388
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Yep Dumb & Dumber it is.
So we calling Richarlison "Lloyd" from now on?
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I wouldn't deal with Barca, unless you get the cash upfront or are able to sell on to a 3rd party and get the cash in.

I just don't believe Leeds will see most of this cash.
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Old 18-07-22, 11:47 AM   #2391
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i read that they still owe £19m from the COutinho deal, Anither great move from the club to sell that debt to a 3rd party.
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Old 04-08-22, 03:09 PM   #2394
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Jose getting some decent and experienced players
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Crushed... just like his dreams.
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