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      Re: Scouting talk
      Reply #425: Jan 12, 2022 09:38:50 pm
      Jarrod Bowen seems to divide opinion but ticks a lot of boxes for me

      Agree.

      Reminds me a bit of what I thought of Jota when I thought he'd be a great signing. Could see him potentially growing to a similar level
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      Reply #426: Jan 12, 2022 10:17:01 pm
      He does indeed and Id not be upset if we signed him. Just a part of me feels we now need to sign world class players to go straight in and improve us, to me, he would be a pricey cover act

      That's basically where I'm at as well. He's a very good player, and a balanced squad need those 'non-star' workhouse players (think Kuyt or Milly). But he would cost a lot for someone that would be bought as cover. He's the kind of player we should buy for 20m at most.
      Ollie Watkins is another one that's in a similar position...
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      Reply #427: Jan 12, 2022 10:55:01 pm
      Jarrod Bowen seems to divide opinion but ticks a lot of boxes for me

      Was a bit unsure about him myself like, looked really good this season though. My biggest concern with him and fitting in with us would be his lack of pace, seems to be running through mud where as our wider players in attack have some pace about them. Habbit of being in the right place at the right time and a good set piece delivery on him. Think I'd still prefer Raphinha.
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      Reply #428: Jan 12, 2022 11:22:01 pm
      That's basically where I'm at as well. He's a very good player, and a balanced squad need those 'non-star' workhouse players (think Kuyt or Milly). But he would cost a lot for someone that would be bought as cover. He's the kind of player we should buy for 20m at most.
      Ollie Watkins is another one that's in a similar position...

      If they said £25m Id think fair enough that would be a decent signing, but we know it would be closer to £40-£50m and I'm not sure he'd be as clinical as you'd want you justify that kind of outlay. You can only have so many of a certain type of player in the squad, the rest have to be absolute mustard.
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      Reply #429: Jan 13, 2022 12:58:11 pm
      Was a bit unsure about him myself like, looked really good this season though. My biggest concern with him and fitting in with us would be his lack of pace, seems to be running through mud where as our wider players in attack have some pace about them. Habbit of being in the right place at the right time and a good set piece delivery on him. Think I'd still prefer Raphinha.

      Not sure about lack of pace to be honest think it's OK.  Not sure on Raphina whether he has the workrate seems a bit of a highlights player albeit playing in a poorer team at present
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      Reply #430: Jan 13, 2022 04:44:03 pm
      Dybala leaving Juve for free in the summer.  We should be all over that.  Replace Div and Taki with Paolo and we are set up front.  Oh, and sign Mo to an extension 😎
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      Reply #431: Jan 13, 2022 05:09:53 pm
      Dybala leaving Juve for free in the summer.  We should be all over that.  Replace Div and Taki with Paolo and we are set up front.  Oh, and sign Mo to an extension 😎

      His wages will stop us for sure
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      Reply #432: Jan 13, 2022 05:11:39 pm
      Dybala leaving Juve for free in the summer.  We should be all over that.  Replace Div and Taki with Paolo and we are set up front.  Oh, and sign Mo to an extension 😎

      I've always heard chatter that Dybala is a bit of a problem attitude wise. Don't know if it's true or not. Have an Italian fried that supports Juve and he's not too high on Paolo.
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      Reply #433: Jan 13, 2022 05:30:16 pm
      Jarrod Bowen is on the up isn't he?

      Jürgen is a big fan of his too. And Harvey Barnes from Leicester.
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      Reply #434: Jan 13, 2022 09:50:01 pm
      Dybala leaving Juve for free in the summer.  We should be all over that.  Replace Div and Taki with Paolo and we are set up front.  Oh, and sign Mo to an extension 😎
      Thanks but no thanks. Always injured, looks to be absolutely not cut out for the PL as in not much of a runner, not very physical, can't play 90 minutes without bursting a lung out and that's in a team that doesn't come close to our relentless style on the press and the back and forth it involves.

      I'll gladly pass. He'll either sign an extension with Juve, go to Barcelona to give the physios more job than they already have with Dembele, go to PSG or Newcastle will manage to convince him for an insane amount of money but then again, if I'm him I'd stay away from the Prem.
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      Reply #435: Jan 13, 2022 09:51:23 pm
      Thanks but no thanks. Always injured, looks to be absolutely not cut out for the PL as in not much of a runner, not very physical, can't play 90 minutes without bursting a lung out and that's in a team that doesn't come close to our relentless style on the press and the back and forth it involves.

      I'll gladly pass. He'll either sign an extension with Juve, go to Barcelona to give the physios more job than they already have with Dembele, go to PSG or Newcastle will manage to convince him for an insane amount of money but then again, if I'm him I'd stay away from the Prem.

      Switch to Newcastle would make sense...the uniform adjustment would be minimal.
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      Reply #436: Jan 14, 2022 06:38:53 am
      Would be nice to report a signing this window
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      Reply #437: Jan 14, 2022 09:05:45 am
      Would be nice to report a signing this window

      Once again Villa showing more ambition than us in a transfer window.
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      Reply #438: Jan 14, 2022 09:08:39 am
      Once again Villa showing more ambition than us in a transfer window.

      By loaning in a busted flush and buying an average LB you mean?
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      Reply #439: Jan 14, 2022 09:11:45 am
      By loaning in a busted flush and buying an average LB you mean?

      By strengthening the areas they've identified need strengthening.

      Anyway, you're on of the posters that said you're "looking forward to Salah and Mane going Afcon" so the other players can show their talents.

      Well you got what you wished for pal.
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      Reply #440: Jan 14, 2022 09:14:04 am
      By loaning in a busted flush and buying an average LB you mean?

      To be fair Si, they have gone and got whst they feel they need. We either wont spend or the boss is going to remain to loyal to some of his players.

      Its clear for a while, highlighted perhaps last night, that we need freshening. 1 win in 6 are we now and that being Shrewsbury
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      Reply #441: Jan 14, 2022 09:16:08 am
      To be fair Si, they have gone and got whst they feel they need. We either wont spend or the boss is going to remain to loyal to some of his players.

      And we have done the same every year.

      A bigger issue for me is not that we aren't strengthening areas but that the players we have bought to strengthen are constantly injured.
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      Reply #442: Jan 14, 2022 09:26:16 am
      And we have done the same every year.

      A bigger issue for me is not that we aren't strengthening areas but that the players we have bought to strengthen are constantly injured.

      Who's constantly injured then?

      Thiago and Keita? That's midfield.

      What about a backup RB? A backup DM? A LW and ST? That's what we need.
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      Reply #443: Jan 14, 2022 11:38:52 pm
      Once again Villa showing more ambition than us in a transfer window.

      Wouldn’t call signing Digne ambition. As for Coutinho, they’re welcome to him.


      To be fair Si, they have gone and got whst they feel they need. We either wont spend or the boss is going to remain to loyal to some of his players.

      Difference is, the level of player they need is significantly lower than the level we should be aiming for.
      If we sign a player at the level of Digne then they’d be uproar, people would be moaning we’ve signed said player because he’s not good enough. It’s essentially like us needing another forward but signing Joelinton. The pool of players Villa target is significantly bigger than the pool we should be targeting.
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      Reply #444: Jan 15, 2022 09:59:20 am
      Thanks but no thanks. Always injured, looks to be absolutely not cut out for the PL as in not much of a runner, not very physical, can't play 90 minutes without bursting a lung out and that's in a team that doesn't come close to our relentless style on the press and the back and forth it involves.

      I'll gladly pass. He'll either sign an extension with Juve, go to Barcelona to give the physios more job than they already have with Dembele, go to PSG or Newcastle will manage to convince him for an insane amount of money but then again, if I'm him I'd stay away from the Prem.

      I was a huge fan of him before, when he was at Palermo. Remember me posting about us wishing us signing him because he was a brilliant player back then. Now it seems like he isnt hungry anymore, he used to run like Bobby chasing balls at Palermo. Now he just doesnt bother anymore and its hard to argue against the points you make.

      Although if wages arent too much, and he is willing to give everything then, its still a very good player in him. Huge risk.
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      Reply #445: Jan 15, 2022 10:24:40 am
      Wouldn’t call signing Digne ambition. As for Coutinho, they’re welcome to him.


      Difference is, the level of player they need is significantly lower than the level we should be aiming for.
      If we sign a player at the level of Digne then they’d be uproar, people would be moaning we’ve signed said player because he’s not good enough. It’s essentially like us needing another forward but signing Joelinton. The pool of players Villa target is significantly bigger than the pool we should be targeting.

      This is something many of have talked about before.

      The need for some to see a signing doesn't take into account the quality of player we actually need and should be buying.

      As you say the pool of players we are looking at to come in and make us better is a lot smaller than most clubs.
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      Reply #446: Jan 15, 2022 12:48:41 pm
      David Ornstein, The Athletic:

      “I’m not sure Roberto Firmino's contract is going to be renewed and I’m not sure Sadio Mané's contract is going to be renewed either. I do think Liverpool will make offers to them and then it will be down to the players to decide if they want to accept them.”
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      Reply #447: Jan 15, 2022 02:23:59 pm
      Rumour has it Barcelona are trying to offload De Jong. I wouldn't mind us trying our luck, he's a talent.
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      Reply #448: Jan 15, 2022 02:25:53 pm
      David Ornstein, The Athletic:

      “I’m not sure Roberto Firmino's contract is going to be renewed and I’m not sure Sadio Mané's contract is going to be renewed either. I do think Liverpool will make offers to them and then it will be down to the players to decide if they want to accept them.”

      Bit of a confusing article.

      Starts saying that the contract's won't be renewed then says that both players will be offered contracts
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      Reply #449: Jan 15, 2022 02:42:42 pm
      Rumour has it Barcelona are trying to offload De Jong. I wouldn't mind us trying our luck, he's a talent.

      Which one ?

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