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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #2385 on: January 27, 2022, 10:47:46 PM »
Hard to believe Luiz is only 23, not my favourite player but would not dream of selling.

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #2386 on: January 28, 2022, 12:02:36 AM »
Iím of the view Bentancur is a smokescreen for something else. But I know nothing just a feeling in me waters.

Hope it's not gout

Iím currently medically signed off from flying for a few weeks with Gallstones. I would sincerely hope that itís not those too. I wouldnít recommend them to my worst enemy
Having done the gallstones / pancreatitis thing I would very much concur Chris - get well soon

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #2387 on: January 28, 2022, 03:02:29 AM »
I am ambivalent about keeping/selling Luiz. I still think we have not seen th best of him because our midfield has not been balanced. But if you said we were adding B Kamara and R Betancur and selling Luiz - I would not be too dissapointed.

What does D Luiz offer that our other midfielders currently don't? He isn't a DM, box to box or playmaker. I woudl argue McGinn is much more consistent and still getting better....

You obviously missed McGinn's effort at Everton. Shocking. I'm struggling to remember his last 8 or 9/10 performance for us. Maybe that Wolves defeat?

He needs to move out of midfield and fight with likes of Coutinho, Buendia and Bailey for a spot further up the pitch. Not working at all for him or us in a 3. If we got that top holding midfielder in maybe we could switch to a 4231.

Sanson and Traore need to impress soon I think or else will be moved on.

bb is always harsh with his assessments (execept for his romance with Tuanzebe) but McGinn really was very poor against Everton. I also don't think McGinn is playing at his best often enough to be a guaranteed starter. Then again, both Gerrard and Smith, sees it differently so he has something I don't fully appreciate.

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #2388 on: January 28, 2022, 04:21:20 AM »
JM may not be playing well but his aggression helped us win at Everton.

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #2389 on: January 28, 2022, 04:28:13 AM »
Iím not convinced about JM either.

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #2390 on: January 28, 2022, 06:53:36 AM »
Iím not convinced by our midfield as a whole so I expect there to be changes over the next couple of windows and it wonít be Ramsey.

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #2391 on: January 28, 2022, 06:55:59 AM »
McGinn often has a few dips in form over a course of the season. When heís on it heís superb when heís not heís not useless just a little frustrating with the ball. Heís still young and Gerrard may improve this as will players keeping him on his toes.

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #2392 on: January 28, 2022, 07:11:50 AM »
Iím of the view Bentancur is a smokescreen for something else. But I know nothing just a feeling in me waters.
yes, that thought had crossed my mind (particularly after the way the Chambers deal was done).

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #2393 on: January 28, 2022, 07:24:53 AM »
I don't think he (Bentancur) wants to sign for us - as we cannot offer him Champions league football

With regards to Luiz, his girlfriend WOW!!

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #2394 on: January 28, 2022, 08:49:16 AM »
Just Bissouma now and we're done.  Hopefully.  And cleared of legal issues obviously.

Thanks.

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #2395 on: January 28, 2022, 09:33:19 AM »
So if Arsenal didn't bid for Luis who did?  :-\ Newcastle?

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #2396 on: January 28, 2022, 10:37:40 AM »
Just a DCM now hope we get one that would be a fantastic window for us.

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #2397 on: January 28, 2022, 11:50:27 AM »
So if Arsenal didn't bid for Luis who did?  :-\ Newcastle?
I suspect so

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #2398 on: January 28, 2022, 11:57:44 AM »
So if Arsenal didn't bid for Luis who did?  :-\ Newcastle?
I suspect so

Well the price of 30m rules out about 2 thirds of the Premiership. Could be Tottingham Hotspurts maybe.


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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #2399 on: January 28, 2022, 12:10:18 PM »
Shows how far we've come that Luiz and Cash are seen as £30-40m players. Our squad has come a long long way since the bomb squad days and players ticking down their contracts.

That holding midfield role is going to be such an important player for us that I doubt we'll rush it.

 


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