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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:39 pm
  • Smurf wrote:Roma, Napoli, Inter Milan and Anderlhect are reportedly the top 4 in the Yedlin Sweepstakes.


    I'd be Ok with Yedlin watching Maicon for a year and then stepping into the first team at Milan.



    Not to be selfish for the lad... but if he wants to learn how to play that wingback in the mold Klinsmann is implementing it cannot be in Italy (unless its part of Juve's 3-5-2)

    Anyways, he will develop rather quickly regardless. I have a feeling wherever he ends up in the near future he will move on to something a bit bigger down the road. A first step move to a Dutch club like Anderlhect, in which the whole damned league runs Cruyff's (and Ajax) version of the 433 wouldnt be a bad start
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:43 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    youre right, he's not one of the 3-4 best players in the world..



    He really isnt.
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:46 pm
  • UK_Seahawk wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:
    youre right, he's not one of the 3-4 best players in the world..



    He really isnt.



    he really is...


    see, I can do it too.
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:13 am
  • Suarez to Barca..

    Didn't see that coming!
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:48 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:Not to be selfish for the lad... but if he wants to learn how to play that wingback in the mold Klinsmann is implementing it cannot be in Italy (unless its part of Juve's 3-5-2)

    Anyways, he will develop rather quickly regardless. I have a feeling wherever he ends up in the near future he will move on to something a bit bigger down the road. A first step move to a Dutch club like Anderlhect, in which the whole damned league runs Cruyff's (and Ajax) version of the 433 wouldnt be a bad start

    Dutch???? Anderlecht is not a Dutch club!!! It is a Belgian club ;)

    Plus, not all of the Eredivisie runs the Cruyff's scheme. PSV Eindhoven -inspired by Hiddink- has a different style!
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:15 am
  • Nog wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:Not to be selfish for the lad... but if he wants to learn how to play that wingback in the mold Klinsmann is implementing it cannot be in Italy (unless its part of Juve's 3-5-2)

    Anyways, he will develop rather quickly regardless. I have a feeling wherever he ends up in the near future he will move on to something a bit bigger down the road. A first step move to a Dutch club like Anderlhect, in which the whole damned league runs Cruyff's (and Ajax) version of the 433 wouldnt be a bad start

    Dutch???? Anderlecht is not a Dutch club!!! It is a Belgian club ;)

    Plus, not all of the Eredivisie runs the Cruyff's scheme. PSV Eindhoven -inspired by Hiddink- has a different style!


    Come on Nog... Its still a 433. You get the point. Anderlecht also run it, despite apparently leaving the Dutch league without telling me :).
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:10 am
  • peachesenregalia wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:Suarez to Barca..

    Didn't see that coming!


    But wait...didn't UK_Seahawk say he was damaged goods and that we wouldn't get close to 70 million pounds for him? I don't understand?


    Either way life without him will be a hard transition. I loved watching Torres. Then came Suarez and it was so easy to support him even with his antics.

    I don't know what's in store. Without a single move made from right now (counting Markovic in) I think we will be right around 4th. Bring in Bony, Lovren, Moreno, and a Shaqiri type player and we can back to challenging for a title.

    Lots of ifs...really wanted Sanchez for that
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:38 am
  • peachesenregalia wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:
    peachesenregalia wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:Suarez to Barca..

    Didn't see that coming!


    But wait...didn't UK_Seahawk say he was damaged goods and that we wouldn't get close to 70 million pounds for him? I don't understand?


    Either way life without him will be a hard transition. I loved watching Torres. Then came Suarez and it was so easy to support him even with his antics.

    I don't know what's in store. Without a single move made from right now (counting Markovic in) I think we will be right around 4th. Bring in Bony, Lovren, Moreno, and a Shaqiri type player and we can back to challenging for a title.

    Lots of ifs...really wanted Sanchez for that


    Yeah, pretty much agree. Suarez was always going to be a huge loss, but he can be replaced with system adjustments and aggregate. We scored 101 league goals last season, and Suarez scored or had a hand in 43 of those. Se we basically need to replace 43 goals. Lallana, Markovic, Bony, Sterling, Coutinho, should all be able to come up with at least 40 goals between them, provided the system works for all of them. I have supreme faith in our player development and in Rodgers' tactics.


    I'd be fine with scoring 85 and conceding 35...
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:51 am
  • Just felt like asking this. But what does everyone think about the kits that their teams will be wearing this year?
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:00 am
  • Gatehawk wrote:Just felt like asking this. But what does everyone think about the kits that their teams will be wearing this year?


    I liked the kit Sanchez was photod in (except for the badge of course)

    Not a big fan of Liverpools...nor Warrior in general
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:33 am
  • My clubs for a logo for a car manufacture that doesnt sell or manufacture cars in the country they play in....and its hideous.

    Fml....
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:15 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    Gatehawk wrote:Just felt like asking this. But what does everyone think about the kits that their teams will be wearing this year?


    I liked the kit Sanchez was photod in (except for the badge of course)

    Not a big fan of Liverpools...nor Warrior in general


    Which one? The first one he was shown in was the training kit
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:46 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    Nog wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:Not to be selfish for the lad... but if he wants to learn how to play that wingback in the mold Klinsmann is implementing it cannot be in Italy (unless its part of Juve's 3-5-2)

    Anyways, he will develop rather quickly regardless. I have a feeling wherever he ends up in the near future he will move on to something a bit bigger down the road. A first step move to a Dutch club like Anderlhect, in which the whole damned league runs Cruyff's (and Ajax) version of the 433 wouldnt be a bad start

    Dutch???? Anderlecht is not a Dutch club!!! It is a Belgian club ;)

    Plus, not all of the Eredivisie runs the Cruyff's scheme. PSV Eindhoven -inspired by Hiddink- has a different style!


    Come on Nog... Its still a 433. You get the point. Anderlecht also run it, despite apparently leaving the Dutch league without telling me :).

    Yes, but Cuyff tactical approach is really specific. There is a defensive approach of the 433 built for counter attack ;) And I feel like Anderlecht plays with this mold.
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:51 pm
  • peachesenregalia wrote:Yeah, pretty much agree. Suarez was always going to be a huge loss, but he can be replaced with system adjustments and aggregate. We scored 101 league goals last season, and Suarez scored or had a hand in 43 of those. Se we basically need to replace 43 goals. Lallana, Markovic, Bony, Sterling, Coutinho, should all be able to come up with at least 40 goals between them, provided the system works for all of them. I have supreme faith in our player development and in Rodgers' tactics.

    What about the impact on the team game? Pilling players don't solve this problem because you got to have a top player to make differences.
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:57 pm
  • Nog wrote:
    peachesenregalia wrote:Yeah, pretty much agree. Suarez was always going to be a huge loss, but he can be replaced with system adjustments and aggregate. We scored 101 league goals last season, and Suarez scored or had a hand in 43 of those. Se we basically need to replace 43 goals. Lallana, Markovic, Bony, Sterling, Coutinho, should all be able to come up with at least 40 goals between them, provided the system works for all of them. I have supreme faith in our player development and in Rodgers' tactics.

    What about the impact on the team game? Pilling players don't solve this problem because you got to have a top player to make differences.


    Liverpools biggest issue last year was their depth in key positions, most notably striker and out wide (whether the wing or wing back) so they certainly needed to add players, good ones for the dual campaigns.

    But replacing Suarez is impossible. The team will need to be redefined. We did it to rather good effect to start the year. I'm hoping Rodgers can add depth and impact who will fit his post-Suarez style of play.

    Teams have done it. Arsenal are masters of it. United won titles after Ronaldo. Its not impossible. But tricky. That was all Wenger and Ferguson. Rodgers will be the best signing we made all summer if he pulls it off.
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:02 pm
  • Nog wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:
    Nog wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:Not to be selfish for the lad... but if he wants to learn how to play that wingback in the mold Klinsmann is implementing it cannot be in Italy (unless its part of Juve's 3-5-2)

    Anyways, he will develop rather quickly regardless. I have a feeling wherever he ends up in the near future he will move on to something a bit bigger down the road. A first step move to a Dutch club like Anderlhect, in which the whole damned league runs Cruyff's (and Ajax) version of the 433 wouldnt be a bad start

    Dutch???? Anderlecht is not a Dutch club!!! It is a Belgian club ;)

    Plus, not all of the Eredivisie runs the Cruyff's scheme. PSV Eindhoven -inspired by Hiddink- has a different style!


    Come on Nog... Its still a 433. You get the point. Anderlecht also run it, despite apparently leaving the Dutch league without telling me :).

    Yes, but Cuyff tactical approach is really specific. There is a defensive approach of the 433 built for counter attack ;) And I feel like Anderlecht plays with this mold.


    Cruyff's was geared for far better talent as well...but we're talking the same game. The Dutch league is a breeding ground of familiarity in this style so it suits players to develop their. Yedlins best attributes are what he adds to the attack as a defender so a 433 (even in Belgium) is a good landing spot

    Then a move to a bigger club
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:33 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:Cruyff's was geared for far better talent as well...but we're talking the same game. The Dutch league is a breeding ground of familiarity in this style so it suits players to develop their. Yedlins best attributes are what he adds to the attack as a defender so a 433 (even in Belgium) is a good landing spot

    Then a move to a bigger club

    Ok I see what you mean. Belgian league is a really ground to learn for sure! But I wish he could go to France or Germany. France formed really well younger players (Germany too).
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:55 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:Liverpools biggest issue last year was their depth in key positions, most notably striker and out wide (whether the wing or wing back) so they certainly needed to add players, good ones for the dual campaigns.

    But replacing Suarez is impossible. The team will need to be redefined. We did it to rather good effect to start the year. I'm hoping Rodgers can add depth and impact who will fit his post-Suarez style of play.

    Teams have done it. Arsenal are masters of it. United won titles after Ronaldo. Its not impossible. But tricky. That was all Wenger and Ferguson. Rodgers will be the best signing we made all summer if he pulls it off.

    Ok I see. However, that would be great for you if you guys are able to enter into a top player sweepstake. When I see Di Maria may go to Man U, I think that would be hard for u to become champion :cry:
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:55 am
  • “I am delighted to have agreed a new deal with Liverpool and have my future secured for the long term,I believe I can achieve the ambitions of winning trophies and playing at the very highest level with Liverpool.”

    Luis Suarez - After signing a five year deal with Liverpool six months ago
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:06 am
  • Seabhac wrote:“I am delighted to have agreed a new deal with Liverpool and have my future secured for the long term,I believe I can achieve the ambitions of winning trophies and playing at the very highest level with Liverpool.”

    Luis Suarez - After signing a five year deal with Liverpool six months ago


    "Ummm...thank you"

    -Liverpool after receiving 75 million for a 28 year old player suspended 4 months for biting another human being during a soccer match

    You can't be serious thinking contract extensions mean anything. (Maybe you can, you've not shown a propensity to intelligence on here) except a pay raise. In this case it also established his buyout clause.

    Nice headline in the Mirror this morning. So bitter
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:28 am
  • Nog wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:Liverpools biggest issue last year was their depth in key positions, most notably striker and out wide (whether the wing or wing back) so they certainly needed to add players, good ones for the dual campaigns.

    But replacing Suarez is impossible. The team will need to be redefined. We did it to rather good effect to start the year. I'm hoping Rodgers can add depth and impact who will fit his post-Suarez style of play.

    Teams have done it. Arsenal are masters of it. United won titles after Ronaldo. Its not impossible. But tricky. That was all Wenger and Ferguson. Rodgers will be the best signing we made all summer if he pulls it off.

    Ok I see. However, that would be great for you if you guys are able to enter into a top player sweepstake. When I see Di Maria may go to Man U, I think that would be hard for u to become champion :cry:


    As much as I'd love di maria or a player of that quality I don't see the club spending that much on one player. I think it will 2-3 more players in the 15-20 million range...or maybe a Shaqiri type in the 25 mill range

    Not sure a title push is wholly realistic this season without Suarez. I think we are quite capable if top 4 as it stands now. But he's a big player to replace and expect a title the next season.

    Never know I suppose.
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:02 am
  • Smurf wrote:Liverpool said to consider bid of $75 Million for Dortmund Star Marco Reus.

    http://prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com/2014 ... arco-reus/


    Wonderful idea.. but not getting my hopes up for that one.


    I could see:

    Bony/Remy
    Davies/Moreno
    Shaqiri
    Lovren

    team needs another striker and winger, needs a left back (and a right one for that matter) and a centerback.

    Reus is fantastic. Would love him here. I just cant see the club putting that much into one player when they really need 3-4.
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:20 pm
  • Lazar Markovic..welcome to Liverpool.

    Will be a talent
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:30 am
  • Arsenal bid for Sammi Khedira. $30 mil.

    Real Madrid have bid for Tony Kroos.
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:03 am
  • peachesenregalia wrote:
    Smurf wrote:Arsenal bid for Sammi Khedira. $30 mil.

    Real Madrid have bid for Tony Kroos.


    Khedira helps Arsenal. If they land him, it would be a massive window for them with Sanchez already on board. Certainly makes next season a LOT more interesting.

    Waiting for City to make some moves. I like what Liverpool have done so far. Markovic could be a world beater.


    I dont rate him that high. Khedira at 30 million is ridiculous. not much better than Arteta in that defensive role. Ive always thought him overrated. He may go to Arsenal (i dont think Real are looking to sell, just get the contract renewed) but it wouldnt/shouldnt be for 30 mill. This isnt FIFA. he's a role player. sure he helps because Arsenal lack defensive credibility (and Gate, save the stats and indignation, you shipped goals by the gripful against good teams).

    If Khedira does go you have to start to wonder about the futures of Wilshire, Carzola and Arteta. How many center mid players is that squad going to employ?
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:15 pm
  • So...I've been trying to ignore this rumor for a while now...but it won't go away.

    Apparently Xavi Hernandez is mulling over 3 offers from MLS teams. New York City FC, New York Red Bulls and my own Sounders FC.

    Doesn't make much sense for the Sounders...but then again...Dempsey seems more unlikely than this...so..have to report it.


    ....Not sure how it works out...
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:10 am
  • Mathieu Debuchy has officially signed with Arsenal. I think it's a great signing and replacement for Sagna.
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:13 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    peachesenregalia wrote:
    Smurf wrote:Arsenal bid for Sammi Khedira. $30 mil.

    Real Madrid have bid for Tony Kroos.


    Khedira helps Arsenal. If they land him, it would be a massive window for them with Sanchez already on board. Certainly makes next season a LOT more interesting.

    Waiting for City to make some moves. I like what Liverpool have done so far. Markovic could be a world beater.


    I dont rate him that high. Khedira at 30 million is ridiculous. not much better than Arteta in that defensive role. Ive always thought him overrated. He may go to Arsenal (i dont think Real are looking to sell, just get the contract renewed) but it wouldnt/shouldnt be for 30 mill. This isnt FIFA. he's a role player. sure he helps because Arsenal lack defensive credibility (and Gate, save the stats and indignation, you shipped goals by the gripful against good teams).

    If Khedira does go you have to start to wonder about the futures of Wilshire, Carzola and Arteta. How many center mid players is that squad going to employ?


    Khedira for 30 million is interesting. I feel like he is a decent defensive mid. The problem is convincing him that he's not deserving of being Arsenal's highest paid player if he joins.

    The midfield is gonna be as jammed as an LA freeway if he does sign. But in a way, it would solve and shortcomings should injuries pile up in that area again like last year.
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:29 am
  • He's definately decent, but he's not 30million decent. He barely got games at Real. If I'm running Arsenal (and I'm not, I get that) I'd think keeping Arteta in that role than finding a younger, cheaper player to groom into a holding/defensive mid role would be a better use of funds... then solving the bigger issues which is right back (still havent replaced Sagna yet, correct?) and 2nd striker (Loic Remy is still out there and it appears Griezmann is available). I guess its not that he's worth this much or that, but if he's really what Arsenal need for their money.

    It does sound liek Khedira wants high wages, which may turn Arsenal off as well, as it should. He should be breaking arms to go to a top European club that will play him.

    Sanchez was a great signing, but honestly he just makes Arsenal better in a position they are already good at.

    Work to be done
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:51 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:He's definately decent, but he's not 30million decent. He barely got games at Real. If I'm running Arsenal (and I'm not, I get that) I'd think keeping Arteta in that role than finding a younger, cheaper player to groom into a holding/defensive mid role would be a better use of funds... then solving the bigger issues which is right back (still havent replaced Sagna yet, correct?) and 2nd striker (Loic Remy is still out there and it appears Griezmann is available). I guess its not that he's worth this much or that, but if he's really what Arsenal need for their money.


    You were saying?
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:19 am
  • peachesenregalia wrote:
    Gatehawk wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:He's definately decent, but he's not 30million decent. He barely got games at Real. If I'm running Arsenal (and I'm not, I get that) I'd think keeping Arteta in that role than finding a younger, cheaper player to groom into a holding/defensive mid role would be a better use of funds... then solving the bigger issues which is right back (still havent replaced Sagna yet, correct?) and 2nd striker (Loic Remy is still out there and it appears Griezmann is available). I guess its not that he's worth this much or that, but if he's really what Arsenal need for their money.


    You were saying?


    I honestly don't rate Debuchy. *shrug*


    You don't rate anyone Arsenal signs
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:37 am
  • Gatehawk wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:He's definately decent, but he's not 30million decent. He barely got games at Real. If I'm running Arsenal (and I'm not, I get that) I'd think keeping Arteta in that role than finding a younger, cheaper player to groom into a holding/defensive mid role would be a better use of funds... then solving the bigger issues which is right back (still havent replaced Sagna yet, correct?) and 2nd striker (Loic Remy is still out there and it appears Griezmann is available). I guess its not that he's worth this much or that, but if he's really what Arsenal need for their money.


    You were saying?


    I said alot of things...

    what are you linking to?

    wait, is this Debuchy?

    Aurier wouldve been the very good signing there. Debuchy's steady. not all that good. Better than Glen Johnson I will say that. But not alot, and Glen Johnson is my own personal enemy this past year. Was terrible for Liverpool.

    Whats the fee?
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:44 am
  • peachesenregalia wrote:
    Gatehawk wrote:
    peachesenregalia wrote:
    Gatehawk wrote:[
    You were saying?


    I honestly don't rate Debuchy. *shrug*


    You don't rate anyone Arsenal signs


    Wow, what? I was the one praising the Sanchez signing, and said it was massive for you. I also praised the signings of Giroud and Ozil, AND I said that Kedhira would be a big help if you guys land him. Stop being an arsehole. Debuchy just isn't a great right-back. Newcastle shipped goals galore last season, and he was a big reason why, IMO. He is too hesitant to commit to a tackle, and is lost against pacey wingers who can turn inside on a dime. Definitely a massive downgrade over Sagna.


    Signing the guy who started over Sagna in the World Cup is a downgrade? And I felt he was the shining light in that $h!t of a defense Newcastle had last year.
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:49 am
  • I think alot of people were very confused by Debuchy over Sagna for France. And I dont think Sagna's all that either to be honest.

    Look, hes a decent enough player. But he's 28, not particularly strong on the ball, a bit slow, gets beat alot, and is coming from Newcastle. Bit of a gamble I guess. But as I said in my earlier thread on Arsenal, that type of signing makes sense as it frees up resources for filling a need. In this case they went a bit unspectacular at RB (a big need). Let's see if they go spectacular at striker (the biggest need)

    If you're happy with it, cool. Atleast your RB situation is sorted.

    Liverpool still need one.
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:00 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    Gatehawk wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:He's definately decent, but he's not 30million decent. He barely got games at Real. If I'm running Arsenal (and I'm not, I get that) I'd think keeping Arteta in that role than finding a younger, cheaper player to groom into a holding/defensive mid role would be a better use of funds... then solving the bigger issues which is right back (still havent replaced Sagna yet, correct?) and 2nd striker (Loic Remy is still out there and it appears Griezmann is available). I guess its not that he's worth this much or that, but if he's really what Arsenal need for their money.


    You were saying?


    I said alot of things...

    what are you linking to?

    wait, is this Debuchy?

    Aurier wouldve been the very good signing there. Debuchy's steady. not all that good. Better than Glen Johnson I will say that. But not alot, and Glen Johnson is my own personal enemy this past year. Was terrible for Liverpool.

    Whats the fee?


    The fee is undisclosed.

    I feel like Debuchy is a decent and smart signing. He's experienced, he's already settled into the EPL, and it works for Jenkinson as well as it gives him just a little more time to improve. Jenkinson, in my mind is who Arsenal had somewhat in mind when deciding this, as signing someone like Aurier, who is good but raw, throws Jenkinson's future in the squad into question and then they'd essentially go right back to square one in the process.
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:51 pm
  • apparently its been disclosed... 12 million

    Which means Newcastle may have signed a better defender (in Janmaat) and made a 7 million profit.

    Newcastle is doing business this window.
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:03 pm
  • peachesenregalia wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:apparently its been disclosed... 12 million

    Which means Newcastle may have signed a better defender (in Janmaat) and made a 7 million profit.

    Newcastle is doing business this window.


    Yeah they are.

    Also, this:

    http://www.thisisanfield.com/2014/07/re ... -defender/


    hate it.



    he could do a Toure... i dont mind him in the mix, but we need (NEED) a strong left and right back than can push the wings in attack while defending as well

    Aurier and Moreno will do just fine (and Lovren and Griezmann and then done)
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:44 pm
  • QPR finally signed someone!

    Sure, it's 35 year old Rio Ferdinand, but they signed someone!
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:40 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:I think alot of people were very confused by Debuchy over Sagna for France. And I dont think Sagna's all that either to be honest.

    Look, hes a decent enough player. But he's 28, not particularly strong on the ball, a bit slow, gets beat alot, and is coming from Newcastle. Bit of a gamble I guess. But as I said in my earlier thread on Arsenal, that type of signing makes sense as it frees up resources for filling a need. In this case they went a bit unspectacular at RB (a big need). Let's see if they go spectacular at striker (the biggest need)

    If you're happy with it, cool. Atleast your RB situation is sorted.

    Liverpool still need one.

    No no no and no. Nobody was confused about Sagna coz he is straight up garbage. And Debuchy is slightly better...

    Debuchy for 10M!!!! What a joke!!!! :lol:
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:48 pm
  • Gatehawk wrote:The fee is undisclosed.

    I feel like Debuchy is a decent and smart signing. He's experienced, he's already settled into the EPL, and it works for Jenkinson as well as it gives him just a little more time to improve. Jenkinson, in my mind is who Arsenal had somewhat in mind when deciding this, as signing someone like Aurier, who is good but raw, throws Jenkinson's future in the squad into question and then they'd essentially go right back to square one in the process.

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Decent? Smart? Experienced? Oh lord... Please! Debuchy is a team player nothing more. He is good enough for teams like Newcastle or Lille. Good luck with him.

    At least, there are some interesting perspectives :

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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:00 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:Aurier and Moreno will do just fine (and Lovren and Griezmann and then done)

    Doha Saint Germain offers a barrel of cash for Aurier, so I don't think they can compete :(
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:03 pm
  • Nog....I'm glad you're here my friend.

    Yeah Aurier is a pipe dream but you never know
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:49 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:Nog....I'm glad you're here my friend.

    Yeah Aurier is a pipe dream but you never know

    Thanks. I'm glad to converse with you. You probably have the best soccer knowledge in this forum ;)

    If you guys look for a french RB Corchia is a good player. Unfortunately, he just transferred to Lille (for just 1.5M€).
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:49 am
  • Nog wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:Nog....I'm glad you're here my friend.

    Yeah Aurier is a pipe dream but you never know

    Thanks. I'm glad to converse with you. You probably have the best soccer knowledge in this forum ;)

    If you guys look for a french RB Corchia is a good player. Unfortunately, he just transferred to Lille (for just 1.5M€).


    I talk a big game..

    Hearing Manquilo now is the right back option. Atletico Madrid player...I guess he was loaned out to a third tier team.

    What do you think of Lacazette?
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:16 am
  • Sounding like USMNT and Sporting KC player Matt Besler will turn down a move to Europe (Sunderland and Fulham have bids in) and instead re-sign with his hometown KC based mls club.
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:26 am
  • Smurf wrote:Sounding like USMNT and Sporting KC player Matt Besler will turn down a move to Europe (Sunderland and Fulham have bids in) and instead re-sign with his hometown KC based mls club.



    Dont mind that. The cbacks will do just fine developing in the MLS. its the more technical players that need the promotion. Plus, Besler sticks around to mentor Palmer until he leaves in 1-2 years.
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:29 am
  • AS Roma have droppes out of the DeAndre Yedlin sweepstakes. They came to a price agreement with the team, but negotiations broke down with the player. Most likely due to wages and the loan back to sounders fc
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:19 am
  • Smurf wrote:AS Roma have droppes out of the DeAndre Yedlin sweepstakes. They came to a price agreement with the team, but negotiations broke down with the player. Most likely due to wages and the loan back to sounders fc



    This popped up yesterday on the Liverpool board..

    LFC NEWS (@AbsoluteLFC)
    18/07/2014 14:31
    USA star Yedlin set for Liverpool move? #LFC fb.me/6EioqN2KU

    You know my feelings on tweets. BUT... I was wrong about Sanchez (who did sign for Arsenal AND because he wanted to live in London... so I apparently know f--- all)

    This just came up on my news feed... not good

    BREAKING: Arsenal have agreed a fee of £37 million for Borrusia Dortmund star, Mats Hummels. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/25994878


    Probably just the player they need....
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Re: 2014 Summer Transfer Window
Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:07 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:I talk a big game..

    Hearing Manquilo now is the right back option. Atletico Madrid player...I guess he was loaned out to a third tier team.

    What do you think of Lacazette?

    Manquillo wasn't loaned to anyone. He just played 15 games last year, but he is promising. Marseille has some interests on him because our former GM supervised him. Atletico wanna loan him w a purchase option.

    Concerning Lacazette, he bloomed last year. He is a good player, but he is not a pure striker. I can foresee him as a really good winger. Seriously a good bet for any team that he is willing to.
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