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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #2970 on: July 06, 2022, 07:20:35 PM »
I'd do the same if I had 4 months of holidays in the summer.

In his holidays, BE turns into Anthony Bourdain. Its a shock he has time to post.

As BE often says on here - "Eat at a local restaurant tonight. Get the cream sauce. Have a cold pint at 4 oclock in a mostly empty bar. Go somewhere youve never been. Listen to someone you think may have nothing in common with you. Order the steak rare. Eat an oyster. Have a Negroni. Have two!"

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #2971 on: July 06, 2022, 07:42:09 PM »
Robert Duverne, our former fitness coach, has landed the job at freshly-promoted to Ligue 1, AJ Auxerre.

So bored with the summer hols already that you're reduced to tracking the employment status of former Villa fitness coaches ? :)

I'd do the same if I had 4 months of holidays in the summer.

In his holidays, BE turns into Anthony Bourdain. Its a shock he has time to post.
Does he have an Ouija  board?

Anything for more spirits.

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #2972 on: July 06, 2022, 08:48:38 PM »
So it appears SGs priority is another 6/8 whatever that means to us old schoolers.  By definition that seems to mean hes happy with the defence and forward line, unless a striker of the calibre we want becomes available.  Given this Im not sure we can expect much of major signings in the next couple of months bar the 6/8

Central midfield wise Id see a 6 as a defensive player, someone to sit in front of the back 4 and protect, stop the opposition running through that area of the pitch. Great ones in PL terms would be Keane, Kante, Makelele etc. Villa ones over the years, Richardson, Boeteng, Nakamba
A 7 would be either a player that goes box to box or moves the ball around quickly or spreads it around, Petit, Alonso, Wynaldum and Villa ones such as Taylor, Townsend, Petrov, McGinn.
A number 8 would be more attacking, either running at players creating space and/or joining attacks, breaking forward and scoring goals. Gascoigne, Scholes, our own Platt and other Villa ones such as  Parker, Draper, Ramsey.
Then you get some players that are great at 2 roles, Henderson, Viera and our Gareth Barry as 6 or 7, Gerrard, Lampard and Toure as 7 or 8. The best midfielder Ive ever seen, Lother Mattheus could play all 3.

I think with 3 centre backs behind you can get away without a 6, say 2 7s and 1 8 like our 95-96 midfield but I think with a normal defence you definitely need a number 6, and for me the only out and out one we have is Nakamba.
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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #2973 on: July 06, 2022, 09:01:26 PM »
When Petrov was consistently playing his best football for us, he was playing as a 6.

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #2974 on: July 07, 2022, 12:43:35 AM »
We just need a better version of McGinn now.

Said a few times I'd try Buendia in deeper position and see if it works but not sure Gerrard will go for that.

Someone who can circulate the ball consistantly well, help out Kamara quickly when we lose possession and also chip in with a goal or three.

Bissouma would've been ideal but there are others out there.

We surely must still be looking given Kamara was always a long term summer target and we were in for Bentancur in January.

Would be a bit of a fad just to think Kamara is enough.

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #2975 on: July 07, 2022, 08:08:04 AM »
To have another first team challenger signing in before the preseason tour would be brilliant.

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #2976 on: July 07, 2022, 11:19:22 AM »
Gerrard actually said they still want another midfielder in his club interview yesterday, Soccer.

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #2977 on: July 07, 2022, 11:37:14 AM »
Gerrard actually said they still want another midfielder in his club interview yesterday, Soccer.

This might also be  because he knows we have departures on the horizon as well

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #2978 on: July 07, 2022, 11:45:47 AM »
Presumably Luiz and Sanson going out.

The midfield did need some work.

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #2979 on: July 07, 2022, 12:26:00 PM »
Gerrard actually said they still want another midfielder in his club interview yesterday, Soccer.
Gibbs-White from the Dogheads, anyone? Or is he too similar to what we already have?
Had a good loan period last season.

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #2980 on: July 07, 2022, 12:30:06 PM »
Looked great when he first broke through. Does he want a DM or an AM though? I suspect he will want a DM.

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #2981 on: July 07, 2022, 12:40:25 PM »
Presumably Luiz and Sanson going out.

The midfield did need some work.

Meatball should be sweating.

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #2982 on: July 07, 2022, 01:11:29 PM »
My gut feeling is that there is a midfielder lined up already. The Club haven't been loose with explaining what they're looking for before?

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #2983 on: July 07, 2022, 01:32:07 PM »
My gut feeling is that there is a midfielder lined up already. The Club haven't been loose with explaining what they're looking for before?

Good point...

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #2984 on: July 07, 2022, 01:34:42 PM »
My gut feeling is that there is a midfielder lined up already. The Club haven't been loose with explaining what they're looking for before?

Good point...

Agreed and I hope he's right.

 


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