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Author Topic: Summer 2024 Transfer Window - hopes, speculation, rumours etc.  (Read 250946 times)

Offline Olneythelonely

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Re: Summer 2024 Transfer Window - hopes, speculation, rumours etc.
« Reply #2760 on: June 11, 2024, 01:33:16 PM »
Thereís that stat that we ran less than any team last season, pressed less and were basically bone idle most of the time.

Maybe we will play three 8s and they kinda rotate, so one sits (rests) whilst the others press. Tactically it might make us more flexible and give us a Plan B.

?

Thatís absolute nonsense

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Re: Summer 2024 Transfer Window - hopes, speculation, rumours etc.
« Reply #2761 on: June 11, 2024, 01:35:59 PM »
The stat is right though, not the bit about being bone idle.

We were smarter with our energy than anyone else, that's why we stayed the course.

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Re: Summer 2024 Transfer Window - hopes, speculation, rumours etc.
« Reply #2762 on: June 11, 2024, 01:39:14 PM »
Bone idle, lulz. Ginny sweated 5 stone in total last season.

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Re: Summer 2024 Transfer Window - hopes, speculation, rumours etc.
« Reply #2763 on: June 11, 2024, 01:43:25 PM »
I do remember saying to someone that we didnt seem to run a lot but that was just the way we played. There was nothing lazy or idle about it.

Offline paul_e

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Re: Summer 2024 Transfer Window - hopes, speculation, rumours etc.
« Reply #2764 on: June 11, 2024, 01:50:58 PM »
We do less running because a big part of our game plan was to slow the game down and only add pace when it suited us. If we'd tried to play an all-action game we'd have been fucked long before it finally hit home in late March.
« Last Edit: June 11, 2024, 02:00:48 PM by paul_e »

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Re: Summer 2024 Transfer Window - hopes, speculation, rumours etc.
« Reply #2765 on: June 11, 2024, 01:59:49 PM »
I'll be so gutted if we lose Dougie. He's been with us through good times and bad, probably played when not fully fit (last season), or at least when knackered.

Infuriating maybe 10% of the time with the cheap fouls and languid style that occasionally sees him caught-out on the ball but the rest of the time an absolute joy to watch. And he seemed happy here too.

Luiz is a fantastic player, if he wants it enough then he will go to the very top of club and international football. Having to sell him after reaching the CL is quite depressing. Strange time for any player to join Juve without a confirmed coach for next season in place.
Great club signing by Suso/Smith, took a while to get going, ability never in question but application at times was. Superb under Emery.

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Re: Summer 2024 Transfer Window - hopes, speculation, rumours etc.
« Reply #2766 on: June 11, 2024, 02:07:13 PM »
I reckon McKennie will play holding mid until Kamara is back.

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Re: Summer 2024 Transfer Window - hopes, speculation, rumours etc.
« Reply #2767 on: June 11, 2024, 02:19:47 PM »
We do less running because a big part of our game plan was to slow the game down and only add pace when it suited us. If we'd tried to play an all-action game we'd have been fucked long before it finally hit home in late March.

Yeah, like Spurs.

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Re: Summer 2024 Transfer Window - hopes, speculation, rumours etc.
« Reply #2768 on: June 11, 2024, 02:24:21 PM »
Samuel lling-junior looks a young talent

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Re: Summer 2024 Transfer Window - hopes, speculation, rumours etc.
« Reply #2769 on: June 11, 2024, 02:24:22 PM »
The stat is right though, not the bit about being bone idle.

We were smarter with our energy than anyone else, that's why we stayed the course.

Yeah, I saw the stat. It was their reading of it that was nonsense

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Re: Summer 2024 Transfer Window - hopes, speculation, rumours etc.
« Reply #2770 on: June 11, 2024, 02:26:57 PM »
I reckon McKennie will play holding mid until Kamara is back.

Barkley would too, like he did at Luton last season. It reminds me a bit like Petrov who had the technical ability to adjust from playing as an 8 to playing as a 6.

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Re: Summer 2024 Transfer Window - hopes, speculation, rumours etc.
« Reply #2771 on: June 11, 2024, 02:30:15 PM »
Samuel lling-junior looks a young talent

He's the type of high profile young player that I hoped we would be looking towards as we get higher up the league.

Certainly one for the future.

I would rather he just join though, & none of this Douglas Luiz bullshit.

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Re: Summer 2024 Transfer Window - hopes, speculation, rumours etc.
« Reply #2772 on: June 11, 2024, 02:36:32 PM »
One of the qualities the great managers have is selling players at the right time, when they have peaked. I wouldn't knock Unai if that's whats happening here, he may think we've seen the best of him?

Shame as he's been one of my favourites but players come and go.

What about great Directors of Football? If we are to believe the rumours, we valued Dougie at £85m but are willing to do a deal for a total value of £50m. Either it's bullshit or Monchi is having his trousers pulled down.

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Re: Summer 2024 Transfer Window - hopes, speculation, rumours etc.
« Reply #2773 on: June 11, 2024, 02:37:15 PM »
Samuel lling-junior looks a young talent

He's the type of high profile young player that I hoped we would be looking towards as we get higher up the league.

Certainly one for the future.

I would rather he just join though, & none of this Douglas Luiz bullshit.

I definitely remember hearing pundits rave about him in some European fixture, he is a very attacking wing-back.

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Re: Summer 2024 Transfer Window - hopes, speculation, rumours etc.
« Reply #2774 on: June 11, 2024, 02:43:42 PM »
One of the qualities the great managers have is selling players at the right time, when they have peaked. I wouldn't knock Unai if that's whats happening here, he may think we've seen the best of him?

Shame as he's been one of my favourites but players come and go.

What about great Directors of Football? If we are to believe the rumours, we valued Dougie at £85m but are willing to do a deal for a total value of £50m. Either it's bullshit or Monchi is having his trousers pulled down.

Or he's definitely off (either he wants out, or we are desperate for cash), we don't want to sell to Arsenal or any other English team and this is the best option currently.

 


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