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      Keith Singleton
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      May 31, 2018 04:49:39 pm


      So what makes a man who wins 3 back to back Champions League Finals quit at Real Madrid? Something obviously doesn't add up. With all the speculation about Bale & Ronaldo I can't help but think this has something to do with it. It's been documented Bale wants more playing time if he's to stay.

      Thoughts?
      « Last Edit: May 31, 2018 08:05:13 pm by Keith Singleton »
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      Reply #1: May 31, 2018 05:01:00 pm
      Can't find a section for this but but mods feel free to put in relevant section.

      So what makes a man who wins 3 back to back Champions League Finals quit at Real Madrid? Something obviously doesn't add up. With all the speculation about Bale & Ronaldo I can't help but think this has something to do with it. It's been documented Bale wants more playing time if he's to stay.

      Thoughts?

      Just strikes me that real.madrid and Barcelona are clubs where the shelf life for a manager is 3 to 4 years due to the circus that follows them around or he has quit because var will be in the cl next year
      « Last Edit: May 31, 2018 05:09:01 pm by FATKOPITE10 »
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      Reply #2: May 31, 2018 05:18:10 pm
      Just strikes me that real.madrid and Barcelona are clubs where the shelf life for a manager is 3 to 4 years due to the circus that follows them around

      Not sure it makes sense though. Successful managers have long history at clubs. Look at Shanks, Paisley & Fergie. Between them they have over 40 years at their respective clubs. What do owners want these days. I'd happily take 3 Champions leagues as a owner in 3 seasons.
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      Reply #3: May 31, 2018 05:24:28 pm
      Not sure it makes sense though. Successful managers have long history at clubs. Look at Shanks, Paisley & Fergie. Between them they have over 40 years at their respective clubs. What do owners want these days. I'd happily take 3 Champions leagues as a owner in 3 seasons.

      Remember both pep and luis enrique saying they stayed at barca for a one season too many
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      Reply #4: May 31, 2018 05:25:51 pm
      Remember both pep and luis enrique saying they stayed at barca for a one season too many

      Certainly seems to be a trend over there..
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      Reply #5: May 31, 2018 05:27:17 pm
      Courtois set to leave Chelsea.. No brainer surely for Liverpool to try and sign him?
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      Reply #6: May 31, 2018 05:35:30 pm
      Courtois set to leave Chelsea.. No brainer surely for Liverpool to try and sign him?

      I don't know that I believe that's the case. I think that's Courtois' people making noise to get him a world record deal at Chelsea. I could be wrong.
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      Reply #7: May 31, 2018 05:41:59 pm
      I don't know that I believe that's the case. I think that's Courtois' people making noise to get him a world record deal at Chelsea. I could be wrong.

      Not often Sky Sports wrong though. You'd take him wouldn't you?? Top keeper, keeps low profile as well which i like in football. Far to many post on social media for my liking.  ;D
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      Reply #8: May 31, 2018 05:44:40 pm
      Not often Sky Sports wrong though. You'd take him wouldn't you?? Top keeper, keeps low profile as well which i like in football. Far to many post on social media for my liking.  ;D

      To be fair, the only time I watch him play is when we play Chelsea as I can't stand to watch them play :)

      So I don't know if he fits what Klopp wants...its he a sweeper keeper? I'm not sure that he is as good with his feet as Klopp wants his keeper to be. I mean he's typically thought of as a top keeper so from that perspective he would seem to be better than Karius.
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      Reply #9: May 31, 2018 05:51:30 pm
      To be fair, the only time I watch him play is when we play Chelsea as I can't stand to watch them play :)

      So I don't know if he fits what Klopp wants...its he a sweeper keeper? I'm not sure that he is as good with his feet as Klopp wants his keeper to be. I mean he's typically thought of as a top keeper so from that perspective he would seem to be better than Karius.

      Well i have seen him come off his line and out of the box  many times so yes he is a sweeper.. He improves your side so would take him in a flash...

      Lloris is the same from Spurs but he isn't available as of yet.
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      Reply #10: May 31, 2018 05:52:47 pm
      Courtois set to leave Chelsea.. No brainer surely for Liverpool to try and sign him?

      Remember reading him saying he misses his kids and they are back in spain so would be surprised
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      Reply #11: May 31, 2018 05:53:41 pm
      Remember reading him saying he misses his kids and they are back in spain so would be surprised

      Why are Courtois kids in Spain? Isn't he Belgian?
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      Reply #12: May 31, 2018 05:58:39 pm
      Remember reading him saying he misses his kids and they are back in spain so would be surprised

      Amazing the amount of players seeking a move to one of the big two in La Liga always pull the heart string pulling covers like 'I miss my family' or 'My wife is missing her grandads's turtle' etc etc.

      Stop f**king about and just come straight. You ain't fooling nobody.
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      Reply #13: May 31, 2018 06:10:37 pm
      Why are Courtois kids in Spain? Isn't he Belgian?

      Girlfriend is spanish and they split up, her and his 2 kids live in madrid
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      Reply #14: May 31, 2018 07:57:52 pm
      Can't find a section for this but but mods feel free to put in relevant section.

      So what makes a man who wins 3 back to back Champions League Finals quit at Real Madrid? Something obviously doesn't add up. With all the speculation about Bale & Ronaldo I can't help but think this has something to do with it. It's been documented Bale wants more playing time if he's to stay.

      Thoughts?

      Jumped before being pushed. Managers don't last that long at Madrid, so obviously decided to f**k off on his own terms.
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      Reply #15: May 31, 2018 08:01:06 pm
      I don't know that I believe that's the case. I think that's Courtois' people making noise to get him a world record deal at Chelsea. I could be wrong.

      Negotiations have broken down over a new contract, Chelsea have started looking at Alisson as his replacement. I'd be all over Courtois like a rash if I was anyone at our club.
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      Reply #16: Jun 01, 2018 03:09:25 pm
      Just read that Pochettino said he's happy at Spurs, he has a beautiful project, 100% committed to his project, he likes his job now, Spurs's management like his work so far, he has just renewed his contract and he doesn't think too much about the future. 

      When questioned about whether he sees himself on the bench of Real Madrid, he said "one day", just as he may go to any other club in the future, or Argentinian national team, or Newell's, or back to Espanyol. If one day he's given an opportunity, why not?

      This is hardly going to stop the speculation, isn't it?
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      Reply #17: Jun 01, 2018 05:09:44 pm
      Courtois set to leave Chelsea.. No brainer surely for Liverpool to try and sign him?

      I think he's overrated personally....
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      Reply #18: Jun 01, 2018 05:32:58 pm
      I think he's overrated personally....
      Maybe. Still a fantastic keeper.
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      Reply #19: Jun 01, 2018 05:58:48 pm
      I think he's overrated personally....

      Very surprised at your comments mate. Always had him down as very a good keeper. Surely you agree better than the current crop you have?
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      Reply #20: Jun 01, 2018 06:35:55 pm
      Very surprised at your comments mate. Always had him down as very a good keeper. Surely you agree better than the current crop you have?

      Oh yea, defiantly better than what we have. But just not 'world class' as many think.
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      Reply #21: Jun 01, 2018 06:53:32 pm
      Maybe. Still a fantastic keeper.

      How can you be overrated and fantastic? ;D
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      Reply #22: Jun 01, 2018 11:48:01 pm
      How can you be overrated and fantastic? ;D
      Not difficult mate. Being overrated is all subjective. It’s like saying many may view him as best in the world when in reality he is just fantastic.
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      Reply #23: Jun 02, 2018 01:42:57 pm
      I think he's overrated personally....

      I agree.

      Long way behind Oblak and De Gea for me as top, established goalies. Chuck a fully fit Neuer in there too......
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      Reply #24: Jun 02, 2018 01:44:04 pm
      How can you be overrated and fantastic? ;D

      Have you seen your like count?!

      I think you’re fantastic btw  :f_tongueincheek:
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      Reply #25: Jun 02, 2018 01:58:12 pm
      How can you be overrated and fantastic? ;D

      Stick a moustache on courtois and he is officer crabtree from allo allo
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      Reply #26: Jun 02, 2018 03:20:43 pm
      Stick a moustache on courtois and he is officer crabtree from allo allo

       :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
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      Reply #27: Jun 04, 2018 02:11:07 pm
      https://mobile.twitter.com/BBCSport/status/1003608895389126656

      Getting some pre-seaon training in for when he moves to London!!
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      Reply #29: Jun 06, 2018 09:42:10 am

      he has already fallen out with the board over signings apparently so possibly favourite for the push even before the season starts

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