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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #2475 on: June 07, 2023, 03:22:09 PM »
Konsa relies heavily on Mings when it comes to passing out from the back so I can see Emery seeking a player thatís more comfortable on the ball.

Konsa is not a first choice Top6 CB. Squad player yes.

I know what you mean but, to be fair, we already have empirical proof that he is a top 7 centre-back, and that's having played under a charlatan for part of the season.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #2476 on: June 07, 2023, 03:52:08 PM »
But Bouba must have been excited by someone he would have admired as a kid trying to seduce him (foootballingly, not sexually).

"Look me in the eye" takes on a new meaning

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #2477 on: June 07, 2023, 04:24:42 PM »
The Saudi government have just bought the top 4 teams in the country, I think they will be buying a lot of older players who's name is bigger than their likely current impact. I can certainly see an interest in Coutinho from there.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #2478 on: June 07, 2023, 04:32:34 PM »
These clubs in Saudi Arabia need Coutinho, Chambers, Nakamba, Traore, Bailey and Dendoncker.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #2479 on: June 07, 2023, 04:52:59 PM »
The Saudi money is going to change football forever over the next few years isnít it

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #2480 on: June 07, 2023, 04:55:15 PM »
These clubs in Saudi Arabia need Coutinho, Chambers, Nakamba, Traore, Bailey and Dendoncker.

Add Olsen and thatís a squad that wins the Atari Soccer Sixes. You canít put a price on that kind of success.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #2481 on: June 07, 2023, 05:06:03 PM »
The Saudi money is going to change football forever over the next few years isnít it

Itís sad, but yeah. Football is on the slippery slope and it wonít be long until itís ruined forever.

But at least some rich wankers got richer and some oil states had a nice pissing contest.

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #2482 on: June 07, 2023, 05:08:46 PM »
With the recent golf stuff Saudi money is going to change a lot of sports as they aren't stopping any time soon.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #2483 on: June 07, 2023, 05:16:59 PM »
These clubs in Saudi Arabia need Coutinho, Chambers, Nakamba, Traore, Bailey and Dendoncker.

Add Olsen and thatís a squad that wins the Atari Soccer Sixes. You canít put a price on that kind of success.

I remember going to that one year with some school friends.

Mo Johnson was there, playing for Watford I think (memory fades).

One of our group (and I have a feeling there is a chance this might have been Neil Moxley as he used to hang around with us a bit) got into a heated argument with him (whilst he was sat on the bench).

I think friend had asked for an autograph or something innocuous and he got shitty.

Anyway, I always thought Johnson was a ****** after that.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #2484 on: June 07, 2023, 05:28:08 PM »
I canít remember exactly, but were the Gerrard signings Coutinho, Carlos and Digne? If so - Jesus. Aside from his ego, lack of man management and lack of tactics, heís left us with 3 expensive, relatively old, not fit for purpose players.

High wages little sell on value too.

Carlos was fit for purpose, he just got a really bad injury, which nobody could have foreseen. Digne very much is fit for purpose. He's on high wages, but he's easily good enough for where we are now, and proved his value when Moreno was injured. Coutinho hasn't really lived up to the hype due to a succession of injuries but if he can get fit and stay fit, he could still be an important player.

TBF Coutinho was relatively shite before his injuries. Although from memory didnít he have a good game prior to breaking down? What a frustrating player he is. He could easily be the best player in our squad one game and then our worst for several matches.

Relatively shite? He had one decent game for us pre injury last season, Arsenal at home. He was rubbish in nearly every other one, including Stevenage. His career has been on the slide for years pre Villa, unfortunately his loan form was only a temporary improvement, he regressed as soon as he had the permanent deal in the bag.

Digne, for the contract we gave him, is really average too in every facet on his play. Moreno adds so much more and proved that within a few weeks. They were just two lazy signings when we already had Targett and Buendia. We tore up whatever strategy we were meant to be following when we got these two and Ings in. I'd be stunned if both didn't follow Ings out the door this summer.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #2485 on: June 07, 2023, 05:33:52 PM »
These clubs in Saudi Arabia need Coutinho, Chambers, Nakamba, Traore, Bailey and Dendoncker.

Add Olsen and thatís a squad that wins the Atari Soccer Sixes. You canít put a price on that kind of success.

I remember going to that one year with some school friends.

Mo Johnson was there, playing for Watford I think (memory fades).

One of our group (and I have a feeling there is a chance this might have been Neil Moxley as he used to hang around with us a bit) got into a heated argument with him (whilst he was sat on the bench).

I think friend had asked for an autograph or something innocuous and he got shitty.

Anyway, I always thought Johnson was a ****** after that.

Didn't they only play the Atari 6-a-side twice?

From memory SHA won it on the night we were playing Barcelona in the Super Cup, then the year after (or after that) both Villa and SHA played in it, with predictable results, a copper or security guard was CS gassed and it was never played again.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #2486 on: June 07, 2023, 05:39:30 PM »
I must be out on my own here but I actually enjoyed watching Coutinho play
just thought the way he received and moved the ball around was classy

Not suggesting he has been a success, far from it
But I still wouldnít write him off just yet


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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #2487 on: June 07, 2023, 05:39:33 PM »
Small heath won it twice. It started as a thing for Midlands teams and then went to all top flight sides. It lasted about a decade iirc.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #2488 on: June 07, 2023, 05:58:28 PM »
The Saudi money is going to change football forever over the next few years isnít it

They don't seem to understand that nobody cares about their league, and still won't.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #2489 on: June 07, 2023, 06:04:37 PM »
These clubs in Saudi Arabia need Coutinho, Chambers, Nakamba, Traore, Bailey and Dendoncker.

Add Olsen and thatís a squad that wins the Atari Soccer Sixes. You canít put a price on that kind of success.

I remember going to that one year with some school friends.

Mo Johnson was there, playing for Watford I think (memory fades).

One of our group (and I have a feeling there is a chance this might have been Neil Moxley as he used to hang around with us a bit) got into a heated argument with him (whilst he was sat on the bench).

I think friend had asked for an autograph or something innocuous and he got shitty.

Anyway, I always thought Johnson was a ****** after that.

Didn't they only play the Atari 6-a-side twice?

From memory SHA won it on the night we were playing Barcelona in the Super Cup, then the year after (or after that) both Villa and SHA played in it, with predictable results, a copper or security guard was CS gassed and it was never played again.

I went to it one year. Kenny Swain was playing for Forest.

 


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