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Author Topic: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread  (Read 30055 times)

Offline eamonn

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #495 on: December 15, 2019, 05:18:24 PM »
Morelos sent off again 😂

You still would though?

Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #496 on: December 15, 2019, 05:44:15 PM »
Douglas Luiz is talented, but hes clearly a playmaker type as opposed to a ball winner.
His attitude is like he is expecting the call from Pep..

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #497 on: December 15, 2019, 05:46:59 PM »
Douglas Luiz is talented, but hes clearly a playmaker type as opposed to a ball winner.
His attitude is like he is expecting the call from Pep..

Or to get sent out on loan somewhere warmer.

Offline Dave

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #498 on: December 15, 2019, 06:49:56 PM »
How's Veretout doing, can we take him back?

Playing every game for Roma having joined them in the summer for 20m euros.

Offline Three Spires Villa

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #499 on: December 15, 2019, 07:21:53 PM »
Morelos sent off again 😂

You still would though?

No, but I would Edouard, much better player & scores in big games

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #500 on: December 15, 2019, 08:24:42 PM »
Wasn't he Larry Grayson's mate?

Offline brontebilly

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #501 on: December 15, 2019, 11:30:08 PM »
Douglas Luiz is talented, but hes clearly a playmaker type as opposed to a ball winner.

That might be the case but to be a competitive midfielder in this division you need to be able to do both. I was watching Souness giving analysis on the Spurs player Lo Celso v Bayern during the week and he made the point that modern midfielders need to run as fast getting back as they do going forward. Called Lo Celso out for making a risible effort getting back for one of the Bayern goals and how he wouldn't get a look in under Mourinho if he didn't buck up his ideas. He would have a field day analysing our midfielders without the ball, all of them to be honest.

As far as I can make out, Luiz was bought to ultimately replace Hourihane in the team and be a deep lying playmaker getting the ball off the back. But he also seemed to have a good engine and would be able to press the opposition. He is young and had a limited pre season with us but his efforts without the ball are getting worse. Absymal sub appearance at the weekend where he was no better than the painfully limited Lansbury. Maybe that's where we are lacking those experienced pros in the dressing room to call that out.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #502 on: December 15, 2019, 11:56:14 PM »
Our players appear lazy without the ball, there is little movement to make space, if they have the ball they pass it off and then play statues. The one exception to this is Grealish and that's why he stands out in this side.

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Our players appear lazy without the ball, there is little movement to make space, if they have the ball they pass it off and then play statues. The one exception to this is Grealish and that's why he stands out in this side.

Not that I disagree, but we've been saying this about our players for as long as I've been reading about us online.