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      Relegated clubs - who would you pinch??

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      Relegated clubs - who would you pinch??
      May 09, 2018 06:46:32 am
      Assuming Swansea join WBA and Stoke in next seasons Championship, are there any players you would nab?

      I’m thinking Shaqiri from Stoke and Mawson from Swansea would be good squad additions.

      Then of course there’s Jack Butland...

      And dare I mention Jonny Evans who is supposedly available for £3m...
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      Re: Relegated clubs - who would you pinch??
      Reply #1: May 09, 2018 09:46:09 am
      Assuming Swansea join WBA and Stoke in next seasons Championship, are there any players you would nab?

      I’m thinking Shaqiri from Stoke and Mawson from Swansea would be good squad additions.

      Then of course there’s Jack Butland...

      And dare I mention Jonny Evans who is supposedly available for £3m...

      None.

      All are average at best.

      We should only be in the market for elite players now.
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      Re: Relegated clubs - who would you pinch??
      Reply #2: May 09, 2018 09:47:24 am
      None.

      All are average at best.

      We should only be in the market for elite players now.

      I agree we should only buy players who are at least equal to what we have at the moment, not sign people just to sit on the bench
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      Re: Relegated clubs - who would you pinch??
      Reply #3: May 09, 2018 11:32:58 am
      Like Mawson. Not sure if he’d make the step up but he’s stood out every time I’ve watched them.

      No one else really though. Shaqiri would need to develop a higher IQ that he hasn’t shown yet to be able to play in our front line and Butland is trash.
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      Re: Relegated clubs - who would you pinch??
      Reply #4: May 09, 2018 11:46:50 am
      None.

      All are average at best.

      We should only be in the market for elite players now.

      People thought the same of Robertson. Why sign a guy from Hull who have been dog all season and been relegated... well, he’s turned out to be a boss signing and there’s no one else that I’d want at LB for us now.
      Also let’s not forget, we signed Van Dijk from one of the teams that has battled the drop all season.
      I’m not saying there is another steal among the relegated teams like Robertson, but it would be wrong to so easily dismiss it like you have done there mate.
      If Klopp thinks he’s good enough, and has the right attitude, I have no doubts Klopp would turn him into an elite player. Like he has done with Salah, Mane and Robbo is well on his way.

      But yeah swerve Butland, I’m still apologising for ever liking the idea of us signing him...
      « Last Edit: May 09, 2018 11:52:19 am by 7-King Kenny-7 »
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      Re: Relegated clubs - who would you pinch??
      Reply #5: May 09, 2018 01:18:57 pm
      Kieran Gibbs LB (WBA) Back up for Robertson
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      Re: Relegated clubs - who would you pinch??
      Reply #6: May 09, 2018 03:12:59 pm
      Kieran Gibbs LB (WBA) Back up for Robertson

      Oh god no! Milner again as LB would be more reassuring
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      Re: Relegated clubs - who would you pinch??
      Reply #7: May 09, 2018 03:23:50 pm
      hegazi to keep Mo sweet
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      Reply #8: May 09, 2018 03:29:43 pm
      Kieran Gibbs LB (WBA) Back up for Robertson

      I'd rather keep Moreno.
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      Re: Relegated clubs - who would you pinch??
      Reply #9: May 09, 2018 03:36:43 pm

      Don't worry, he has Lovren.
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      Reply #10: May 09, 2018 03:37:14 pm
      People thought the same of Robertson. Why sign a guy from Hull who have been dog all season and been relegated... well, he’s turned out to be a boss signing and there’s no one else that I’d want at LB for us now.
      Also let’s not forget, we signed Van Dijk from one of the teams that has battled the drop all season.
      I’m not saying there is another steal among the relegated teams like Robertson, but it would be wrong to so easily dismiss it like you have done there mate.
      If Klopp thinks he’s good enough, and has the right attitude, I have no doubts Klopp would turn him into an elite player. Like he has done with Salah, Mane and Robbo is well on his way.

      But yeah swerve Butland, I’m still apologising for ever liking the idea of us signing him...

      Robertson was highly rated at Hull last season and was outstanding in the Championship the season before. I wasn't surprised when we moved for him. Not that I expected him to turn out as brilliant as he has.

      None of the players at either Swans or Baggies appeal to me. Mawson and Shaqiri maybe at a push.
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      Re: Relegated clubs - who would you pinch??
      Reply #11: May 09, 2018 03:48:00 pm
      Kieran Gibbs LB (WBA) Back up for Robertson

      Take his keyboard off him
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      Re: Relegated clubs - who would you pinch??
      Reply #12: May 09, 2018 05:38:19 pm
      None.

      All are average at best.

      We should only be in the market for elite players now.

      I think you should have learned from Robbo. If they fit the system it doesn’t matter where they come from.

      Stoke, maybe Pieters or Shaqiri but the latter would need to change his attitude. Pieters would be a solid squad player I think.

      West Brom, Evans for sure would be good. James McLean too, think he’s a fiery character who you hate when he’s at other club but if he plays for you it’s the opposite.

      If Saints go down they’ve a few good players but Swansea... not sure I’d have anyone
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      Reply #13: May 09, 2018 05:53:22 pm
      I think you should have learned from Robbo. If they fit the system it doesn’t matter where they come from.

      Stoke, maybe Pieters or Shaqiri but the latter would need to change his attitude. Pieters would be a solid squad player I think.

      West Brom, Evans for sure would be good. James McLean too, think he’s a fiery character who you hate when he’s at other club but if he plays for you it’s the opposite.

      If Saints go down they’ve a few good players but Swansea... not sure I’d have anyone

      You can just imagine John W thinking the same thing - we don't need to spend big, Jürgen go and pluck another few rabbits out the hat. Who needs Fekir at £60M when you could have Tadic at £15M. Who needs Pulisic at £70M when you should have Shaqiri at £20M. Allison? Nah Jack Butland. Koulibaly? Nah Johnny Evans.......
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      Re: Relegated clubs - who would you pinch??
      Reply #14: May 09, 2018 06:09:20 pm

      Ings will be pleased.
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      Re: Relegated clubs - who would you pinch??
      Reply #15: May 09, 2018 06:13:18 pm
      F**k the lot of them
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      Re: Relegated clubs - who would you pinch??
      Reply #16: May 09, 2018 07:15:49 pm
      I'm in the 'look at the player, not the club he's at' camp, but I don't see any obvious candidates at the relegated (or likely to be) clubs.
      Alfie Mawson I like, but he may be one of those dogged players who suits dogged, defensive teams!
      Boufal at Southampton has impressed in bursts.  Fabianski I think is underrated.
      Jay Rodriguez, Evans and Jake Livermore are probably the pick of WBA's squad.

      Would I have any of them at Anfield?  Probably not, and Mawson and Boufal are the only ones in an age range where we might be able to develop them.

      Another possible thread would be:
      Our top 4 rivals - which out of favour players would you pinch?

      There's John Stones at City (who I always feel could be superb converted to a defensive midfield role)
      Anthony Martial at United (not suited to Maureen's style, may be suited to ours)
      Lamela, Winks, Moura, at Spuds
      Welbeck and Kolasinac at Arsenal
      Willian (not out of favour but apparently being considered in a swap for Martial?!), Drinkwater, Barkley at Chelski.

      Sorry it's off-thread a bit but I'd be interested in your thoughts!
      « Last Edit: May 09, 2018 07:31:55 pm by TheleftpegofRayKennedy »
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      Re: Relegated clubs - who would you pinch??
      Reply #17: May 09, 2018 07:27:39 pm
      West Brom striker, Rodriguez???  Could he bring something positive off the bench ??
      « Last Edit: May 09, 2018 08:30:17 pm by glennusmc »
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      Re: Relegated clubs - who would you pinch??
      Reply #18: May 09, 2018 08:06:13 pm
      You can just imagine John W thinking the same thing - we don't need to spend big, Jürgen go and pluck another few rabbits out the hat. Who needs Fekir at £60M when you could have Tadic at £15M. Who needs Pulisic at £70M when you should have Shaqiri at £20M. Allison? Nah Jack Butland. Koulibaly? Nah Johnny Evans.......

      Are we still doing this song and dance about the owners?

      Can't wait to see those who said 'The Keita money won't count until next summer' try and wrangle that 'The Keita money was spent last season'. I know it's coming.
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      Reply #19: May 09, 2018 08:10:37 pm
      Are we still doing this song and dance about the owners?

      Can't wait to see those who said 'The Keita money won't count until next summer' try and wrangle that 'The Keita money was spent last season'. I know it's coming.

      With Keita already coming, once Fekir becomes official that will be almost 120M paid for the 2 of them with more transfer to come. Wonder what excuse people will use then
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      Reply #20: May 09, 2018 08:28:04 pm
      West Brom striker, Rodriguez???  Good he bring something positive off the bench ??

      Haven't seen a lot of him but he reminds me of Lallana and had thought he might be a better option off the bench than Ings or Solanke, and might not cost a lot - then again you never know the way fees are going these days.
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      Reply #21: May 09, 2018 08:37:16 pm

       :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: worth the plus 1 just for that alone  :lmao: :lmao:
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      Reply #22: May 09, 2018 09:13:20 pm
      With Keita already coming, once Fekir becomes official that will be almost 120M paid for the 2 of them with more transfer to come. Wonder what excuse people will use then

      Something something Phil Coutinho I imagine
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      Reply #23: May 09, 2018 10:14:21 pm
      I'd have Shaqiri.  I remember we were linked with him when he came over.

      Someone genuinely different to what we have IMO.

      Obviously it's price sensitive and I'd imagine Stoke have enough Premier League TV money banked to not be forced into a firesale?
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      Reply #24: May 09, 2018 10:39:03 pm
      I'd have Shaqiri.  I remember we were linked with him when he came over.

      Someone genuinely different to what we have IMO.

      Obviously it's price sensitive and I'd imagine Stoke have enough Premier League TV money banked to not be forced into a firesale?

      Hard to see him keeping up with a Klopp side...fat and slow; shows flair but disappears.

      Would hope we could do a whole lot better level of player.

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