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Author Topic: Summer Transfer Thread and Gustavo Cisneros Type Rumours.  (Read 651775 times)

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Re: Summer Transfer Thread and Gustavo Cisneros Type Rumours.
« Reply #5460 on: July 27, 2021, 11:37:28 AM »
Did any Villa manager actually press Doug to sign him?
the deal fell through when Doug refused to pay for a translator.

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Re: Summer Transfer Thread and Gustavo Cisneros Type Rumours.
« Reply #5461 on: July 27, 2021, 11:39:09 AM »
Thoughts on Axel Tuanzebe as a Defensive midfielder?

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Re: Summer Transfer Thread and Gustavo Cisneros Type Rumours.
« Reply #5462 on: July 27, 2021, 11:46:16 AM »
Thoughts on Axel Tuanzebe as a Defensive midfielder?


Not a chance. He's an injury prone central defender who isn't as good as the defenders we already have, and probably wouldn't be as good as either McGinn or Luiz. If we buy a defensive midfielder I want a proper top notch one.

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Re: Summer Transfer Thread and Gustavo Cisneros Type Rumours.
« Reply #5463 on: July 27, 2021, 11:46:34 AM »
Thoughts on Axel Tuanzebe as a Defensive midfielder?

That it would make more sense to buy a defensive midfielder to play there.

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Re: Summer Transfer Thread and Gustavo Cisneros Type Rumours.
« Reply #5464 on: July 27, 2021, 11:46:36 AM »
Thoughts on Axel Tuanzebe as a Defensive midfielder?

Not for me.  Don't see him being any better than Marv.  If we get another DM it would need to be someone from the top drawer for me. 

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Re: Summer Transfer Thread and Gustavo Cisneros Type Rumours.
« Reply #5465 on: July 27, 2021, 11:51:23 AM »
Poor guy was being linked with Newcastle today.  Not sure we should go after a player who's had his confidence shattered to that extent.

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Re: Summer Transfer Thread and Gustavo Cisneros Type Rumours.
« Reply #5466 on: July 27, 2021, 11:56:06 AM »
I would hope McKenzie and Lange have their eyes on the next Kante or Ndidi, not converting a centre half to play there.

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Re: Summer Transfer Thread and Gustavo Cisneros Type Rumours.
« Reply #5467 on: July 27, 2021, 12:52:10 PM »
Thoughts on Axel Tuanzebe as a Defensive midfielder?


Not a chance. He's an injury prone central defender who isn't as good as the defenders we already have, and probably wouldn't be as good as either McGinn or Luiz. If we buy a defensive midfielder I want a proper top notch one.
I got the impression that we're not likely to be in the market of buying players and randomly converting them to a different position.  I'm not convinced we'll get a defensive midfielder at all, but if we do I'd expect it to be someone like James Ward-Prowse ... someone who's going to contribute to our attacking capabilities as well. 

I mean, from the Holy Trinity video posted a bit back (thanks to whoever dug that up, it was great) and also seeing us buying players like Buendia and Young, it feels more like we're going for attacking players who are going to be pretty good at defending, and defensive players who add a bit of a goal threat.  I'm not sure Tuanzebe as DM would do either of those things.

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Re: Summer Transfer Thread and Gustavo Cisneros Type Rumours.
« Reply #5468 on: July 27, 2021, 12:52:24 PM »
Thoughts on Axel Tuanzebe as a Defensive midfielder?

Having seen Bogarde recently, no. he may be very young and lacking experience, but looks like he is an unusually capable and confident teenager. Hope he gets a cup game this season.

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Re: Summer Transfer Thread and Gustavo Cisneros Type Rumours.
« Reply #5469 on: July 27, 2021, 01:06:16 PM »
I would take Tuanzebe.

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Re: Summer Transfer Thread and Gustavo Cisneros Type Rumours.
« Reply #5470 on: July 27, 2021, 01:37:14 PM »
Thoughts on Axel Tuanzebe as a Defensive midfielder?
Not a chance. He's an injury prone central defender who isn't as good as the defenders we already have, and probably wouldn't be as good as either McGinn or Luiz. If we buy a defensive midfielder I want a proper top notch one.
I got the impression that we're not likely to be in the market of buying players and randomly converting them to a different position.  I'm not convinced we'll get a defensive midfielder at all, but if we do I'd expect it to be someone like James Ward-Prowse ... someone who's going to contribute to our attacking capabilities as well ... it feels more like we're going for attacking players who are going to be pretty good at defending, and defensive players who add a bit of a goal threat.  I'm not sure Tuanzebe as DM would do either of those things.
I think you've nailed the logic, algy.
Tuanzebe's chance went when he returned to the N-W (ironically, this prompted us to bring in Konsa; a fine acquisition). Now we have several young CB's who are slowly pushing their way into the first team squad as well.


Here's a different question: has Dougie ever played / filled in as a CB in his short career? - is he a short-term solution if we needed it?
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Re: Summer Transfer Thread and Gustavo Cisneros Type Rumours.
« Reply #5471 on: July 27, 2021, 02:03:32 PM »
Dougie? well his defending and tackling is pretty shit.

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Re: Summer Transfer Thread and Gustavo Cisneros Type Rumours.
« Reply #5472 on: July 27, 2021, 02:12:28 PM »
Dougie? well his defending and tackling is pretty shit.

Never did Micah any harm.

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Re: Summer Transfer Thread and Gustavo Cisneros Type Rumours.
« Reply #5473 on: July 27, 2021, 02:17:23 PM »
Dougie? well his defending and tackling is pretty shit.

Never did Micah any harm.
But can he laugh at his own childish jokes?

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Re: Summer Transfer Thread and Gustavo Cisneros Type Rumours.
« Reply #5474 on: July 27, 2021, 02:18:33 PM »
Dougie? well his defending and tackling is pretty shit.

Never did Micah any harm.

Douggie doesnít have a big booming laugh to help with morale around the club either. So itís a no from me too!

 


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