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Offline Pat Mustard

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #2325 on: January 26, 2022, 04:19:59 PM »
You basically want Kante.

You could put Kante into almost any team in the Premier League and they would finish top half.  Put him in any half-decent team and he would have them challenging for the Champions League.

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #2326 on: January 26, 2022, 04:21:44 PM »
You basically want Kante.

You could put Kante into almost any team in the Premier League and they would finish top half.  Put him in any half-decent team and he would have them challenging for the Champions League.

The highest compliment you can give Kante is that he is so good he made Danny Drinkwater look like a £35m England international.

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #2327 on: January 26, 2022, 04:54:44 PM »
Danny did well on his own terms to give him some credit.

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #2328 on: January 26, 2022, 05:29:07 PM »
The fear is Bentancur would end up being another Jean II Makoun / Carlos Sanchez. Good on the continent but not up to the pace of English football.


The two you mentioned played for smaller teams and didn't win anything. This lad plays regularly for Juventus and has won the league title three times and the Italian cup twice.

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #2329 on: January 26, 2022, 05:36:17 PM »
You basically want Kante.

You could put Kante into almost any team in the Premier League and they would finish top half.  Put him in any half-decent team and he would have them challenging for the Champions League.

I’ll repeat Jamie Redknapp’s ne plus ultra co-commentator contribution. When describing the performance it went something like this: “Chelsea’s midfield defence stifles attack when they have Kante on the right, Matic in the middle and Kante on the left”.

Kante’s a one off for me, though in our relegation season Kante led the defensive stats, with Gueye second. Accepting that Kante’s passing stats were better, the overall feeling. Here was good riddance. A balance is necessary.

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #2330 on: January 26, 2022, 07:53:04 PM »
The fear is Bentancur would end up being another Jean II Makoun / Carlos Sanchez. Good on the continent but not up to the pace of English football.


The two you mentioned played for smaller teams and didn't win anything. This lad plays regularly for Juventus and has won the league title three times and the Italian cup twice.

If you’ve watched the YouTube clips to any extent you can see that he’s neither the slow cumbersome Sanchez nor the lightweight Makoun. I know YouTube doesn’t come close to showing you everything but you can certainly see that he’s a unit with a turn of pace, has strong and well timed tackles and he’s calm and intelligent in finding a team mate when he wins the ball.

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #2331 on: January 26, 2022, 07:57:39 PM »
I know it's all about opinions, but signing some Uruguayan who has played 25 games for Juventus this season, well, I know it is no guarantee of success, but it's better than watching Leandro Bacuna and that other ******, what was his name, the waster we sent to Reading?  Or even Salifou and he was there at the start of the bad times.

Anyway, watching them. Not good.

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #2332 on: January 26, 2022, 08:00:02 PM »
other ******, what was his name, the waster we sent to Reading? .

Aaron Tshbola?

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #2333 on: January 26, 2022, 08:04:21 PM »
other ******, what was his name, the waster we sent to Reading? .

Aaron Tshbola?

God yeah, that arse

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #2334 on: January 26, 2022, 08:04:37 PM »
other ******, what was his name, the waster we sent to Reading? .

Aaron Tshbola?

Think he came from Reading and ending up in Scotland at some no mark club.

Mind you I am in Amsterdam on the day lockdown eased, and a few bevvies in so could be wrong.

Bentacour looks like a good signing to me, especially at a reported £20m less than for Bissouma.

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #2335 on: January 26, 2022, 08:04:45 PM »
other ******, what was his name, the waster we sent to Reading? .

Aaron Tshbola?
We signed him from Reading. Bacuna went from us to Reading I think.

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #2336 on: January 26, 2022, 08:40:51 PM »
other ******, what was his name, the waster we sent to Reading? .

Aaron Tshbola?

God yeah, that arse

Aaron was/is a Christian, he'd regularly bless himself before games not believing his luck that God via Steve Clarke and Robbie Di Matteo had given him the contract of his dreams.

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #2337 on: January 26, 2022, 08:58:05 PM »
other ******, what was his name, the waster we sent to Reading? .

Aaron Tshbola?

Think he came from Reading and ending up in Scotland at some no mark club.

Mind you I am in Amsterdam on the day lockdown eased, and a few bevvies in so could be wrong.

Bentacour looks like a good signing to me, especially at a reported £20m less than for Bissouma.

One article I read earlier said we would get Bentacour now and then go back for Bissouma in the summer.

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #2338 on: January 26, 2022, 09:05:40 PM »
other ******, what was his name, the waster we sent to Reading? .

Aaron Tshbola?

Think he came from Reading and ending up in Scotland at some no mark club.

Mind you I am in Amsterdam on the day lockdown eased, and a few bevvies in so could be wrong.

Bentacour looks like a good signing to me, especially at a reported £20m less than for Bissouma.

One article I read earlier said we would get Bentacour now and then go back for Bissouma in the summer.

was that in the Express though ?

Offline Fred Crump

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #2339 on: January 26, 2022, 09:24:14 PM »
I don’t see too many downsides to getting Betancur. If we need to balance the squad in the summer , let one of the less defensive minded midfielders go ( but not SJM or Ramsey obviously.)

 


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