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Title: James Maddison
Post by: mikey_blue on June 01, 2018, 10:26:12 PM
https://twitter.com/alanmyersmedia/status/1002557384135446528?s=21

Would love him here.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Cozzie on June 01, 2018, 10:33:42 PM
https://twitter.com/alanmyersmedia/status/1002557384135446528?s=21

Would love him here.

Made me laugh this.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DenTOY5X4AElE_k.jpg:large)
Title: James Maddison
Post by: Outworlder47 on June 01, 2018, 10:49:27 PM
https://twitter.com/alanmyersmedia/status/1002557384135446528?s=21

Would love him here.

For those (like me) who can't see the tweet, this is Norwich's James Maddison. Led the Championship in chances created by a healthy margin, in the team of the season. £20-25M anticipated cost. Another attack-minded central midfielder.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: TheRam on June 01, 2018, 10:49:48 PM
Boss player.

A bargain for that price.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: American Evertonian on June 01, 2018, 11:41:57 PM
For those (like me) who can't see the tweet, this is Norwich's James Maddison. Led the Championship in chances created by a healthy margin, in the team of the season. £20-25M anticipated cost. Another attack-minded central midfielder.

God I hope we don't start of the transfer window by signing a CAM
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: mikey_blue on June 01, 2018, 11:48:18 PM
God I hope we don't start of the transfer window by signing a CAM

I think if a player of his quality/ potential is available at that price then you should probably pull the trigger. Rooney is off, doesn't look like Klaassen is going to do the business. That leaves us with Sig. if he's injured or out of form, then we haven't got a player who can pass the ball forwards.

Get the lad in, give him minutes and we'll have a top player, and if it all goes tits up, we've got sell on value.

He can play on the left too. You know how much Everton love a CAM on the left.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 01, 2018, 11:50:07 PM
I fucking hate all these fifa and fm "positions" . Some lad genuinely came down to play for the vets and when asked what position do you play he said cam

He lasted 2 sub appearances the gimp
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Bluedylan on June 02, 2018, 12:05:12 AM
Yeah, I'd defo have some of that. Gonna be a superb player from what I've seen.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: howard1334 on June 02, 2018, 12:52:49 AM
How would he fit into the team with Sig? Both No. 10s, and they seem to share a lot of the same characteristics -- good finishers, solid playmakers, and free kick specialists. I don't want to see Sig shunted out to the left wing again.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: TheRam on June 02, 2018, 01:01:38 AM
How would he fit into the team with Sig? Both No. 10s, and they seem to share a lot of the same characteristics -- good finishers, solid playmakers, and free kick specialists. I don't want to see Sig shunted out to the left wing again.

Heís best on the left.

Thatís where he played his best stuff for Swansea. Anytime he was number 10 for us his passing let him down.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Silas on June 02, 2018, 01:05:36 AM
This is the sort of high potential signing we should be in for
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Ross on June 02, 2018, 01:32:49 AM
Does this lad offer more than Dowell?
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: blue slug on June 02, 2018, 01:41:57 AM
I fucking hate all these fifa and fm "positions" . Some lad genuinely came down to play for the vets and when asked what position do you play he said cam

He lasted 2 sub appearances the gimp


He didnít say Carrillo or segundo volante at least lol
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: mikey_blue on June 02, 2018, 01:44:41 AM
Does this lad offer more than Dowell?

Big time.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Ross on June 02, 2018, 01:56:26 AM
Big time.

Really, like what? Iíve only seen about twenty mins of him so Iíve no real idea about the lad.

Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Macca77 on June 02, 2018, 02:11:23 AM
Don't know anything about this lad at all
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: blue slug on June 02, 2018, 02:12:11 AM
Don't know anything about this lad at all

Nor me never seen him play at all
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: mikey_blue on June 02, 2018, 02:13:34 AM
Really, like what? I've only seen about twenty mins of him so I've no real idea about the lad.

Got better pace, running with the ball and just keeping the ball in general.

15 goals 8 assists to Dowellís 10 and 4.

Just a much more polished and Prem ready version of Dowell, in my opinion.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: mikey_blue on June 02, 2018, 02:16:35 AM
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: blue slug on June 02, 2018, 02:16:38 AM
Got better pace, running with the ball and just keeping the ball in general.

15 goals 8 assists to Dowellís 10 and 4.

Just a much more polished and Prem ready version of Dowell, in my opinion.

If youíve watched him dude Iíll take your word for it 👍
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: mikey_blue on June 02, 2018, 02:17:46 AM
If you've watched him dude I'll take your word for it

Watched a fair bit for England and usually keep an eye on the championship to make me feel better about being an Everton fan.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: howard1334 on June 02, 2018, 02:22:14 AM
Heís best on the left.

Thatís where he played his best stuff for Swansea. Anytime he was number 10 for us his passing let him down.

I guess we will have to disagree on this one -- i much prefer him as a No. 10. Also, I would prefer to have pace on both wings -- e.g., Lookman on the left and Walcott on the right -- and that is not happening if Sig is playing wide left.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Duncs_a_legend on June 02, 2018, 02:52:46 AM
Reminds me of Tom Cleverley.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: blue slug on June 02, 2018, 02:53:58 AM
Reminds me of Tom Cleverley.

Oh dear 🤦‍♂️
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: toffee_scot on June 02, 2018, 04:10:02 AM
Be nice to have a former Aberdeen star (albeit was on loan) at Everton  :)
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Cozzie on June 02, 2018, 04:15:40 AM
Reminds me of Tom Cleverley.

Tom Cleverley except with goals and assists?
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: pjk on June 02, 2018, 04:43:19 AM
Reminds me a bit of Ross Barkley, but with a quick footballing brain. I'm in. :)
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 02, 2018, 04:49:44 AM
Reminds me a bit of Ross Barkley, but with a quick footballing brain. I'm in. :)
Ross ripped the championship up at sheff weds at the same age to be fair

Anyways
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: pjk on June 02, 2018, 05:00:07 AM
Ross ripped the championship up at sheff weds at the same age to be fair

Anyways



Maybe I should have said "a quicker, footballing brain". :)
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: gizzblue on June 02, 2018, 05:25:56 AM
Reminds me a bit of Ross Barkley, but with a quick footballing brain. I'm in. :)

Massivly different tbh...this guy has a future at Everton  nod
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: brap2 on June 02, 2018, 05:27:40 AM
God I hope we don't start of the transfer window by signing a CAM

People keep talking about how LOL it is that everton signed all them 10s

And yet we are one of the fewest chances created in Europe.

Donít mind if we sign a 10 personally, as long as if heís good enough...
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: pjk on June 02, 2018, 05:30:03 AM
Massivly different tbh...this guy has a future at Everton  nod



I'm thinking about the lay-offs and little touches. He's top quality on the ball. The question is, will he be able to do it in the prem?  :)
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: gizzblue on June 02, 2018, 05:36:58 AM


I'm thinking about the lay-offs and little touches. He's top quality on the ball. The question is, will he be able to do it in the prem?  :)

At his price in this day and age he is pretty risk free at 20mil. ...we would get that back off west ham or Burnley easily after a shit season .
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: howard1334 on June 02, 2018, 09:23:08 AM


I'm thinking about the lay-offs and little touches. He's top quality on the ball. The question is, will he be able to do it in the prem?  :)

Looks a little scrawny, without the low center of gravity that other diminutive players -- like Silva -- have.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 02, 2018, 12:25:03 PM
Ross ripped the championship up at sheff weds at the same age to be fair

Anyways

Did he?
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: howard1334 on June 02, 2018, 01:31:31 PM
Did he?

He got some solid reviews and scored 4 goals in 13 games, which is a comparable strike rate. Ross was also two years younger and playing for a club on loan.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 02, 2018, 01:54:35 PM
He got some solid reviews and scored 4 goals in 13 games, which is a comparable strike rate. Ross was also two years younger and playing for a club on loan.

He did quite well at Wednesday. He didnít look like a future star though. Not sure about Maddison havenít seen enough of him but there was question marks against Barkley everywhere heís been and under every manager
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: brap2 on June 02, 2018, 03:16:26 PM
I really like this kid
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: MmmblueBernard on June 02, 2018, 03:50:20 PM
Sold
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: howard1334 on June 02, 2018, 04:12:00 PM
He did quite well at Wednesday. He didnít look like a future star though. Not sure about Maddison havenít seen enough of him but there was question marks against Barkley everywhere heís been and under every manager

I distinctly remember the Wednesday manager saying Barkley would be a future star. But i don't really mean to argue with you here -- I agree that Maddison seems to have a lot of upside, assuming his wiry frame is not an issue in the prem.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Rodenplav64 on June 02, 2018, 07:22:05 PM
I remember how boss Klassen was going to be . Half the quoted price would be too much as he has proved very little .
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: brap2 on June 02, 2018, 08:51:36 PM
Iíve decided if we donít get him I will be devastated
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: TheRam on June 02, 2018, 08:59:46 PM
I remember how boss Klassen was going to be . Half the quoted price would be too much as he has proved very little .

Youíre paying for the player he could become.

20mil for somebody with a very high ceiling of potential is a bargain today.

Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 02, 2018, 11:24:11 PM
Youíre paying for the player he could become.

20mil for somebody with a very high ceiling of potential is a bargain today.



I have no idea why the guy you quoted even follows footy. Misery arse with about as much imagination as he has balls to take a leap of faith. 
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 02, 2018, 11:43:02 PM
Think the only time Iíve seen him is when he played a wonderful ball for 1 of Englandís youth teams last season. On that basis Iím in

20m really is fuck all. We could sell him back to the championship for more than half that if he completely failed. 1 half decent season in the premier league and heíd daftly be valued at double or even treble that.

Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Rodenplav64 on June 03, 2018, 12:22:40 AM
I have no idea why the guy you quoted even follows footy. Misery arse with about as much imagination as he has balls to take a leap of faith. 

Don't talk shite . £20 million is a massive amount of money especially if you waste it as often as we did last season .
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 03, 2018, 12:27:22 AM
Don't talk shite . £20 million is a massive amount of money especially if you waste it as often as we did last season .

Nah mate. Youíve made it clear that you just donít have the metal for it, so Iíd expect that youíd bottle it when you saw a thread like this and then wade in with your astounding negativity.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Lxxx on June 03, 2018, 12:31:56 AM
Think the only time Iíve seen him is when he played a wonderful ball for 1 of Englandís youth teams last season. On that basis Iím in

20m really is fuck all. We could sell him back to the championship for more than half that if he completely failed. 1 half decent season in the premier league and heíd daftly be valued at double or even treble that.



Think weíre getting a bit flippant just because weíve got a few quid. Weíve got one of the biggest and costliest squads in the league but itís pretty average in the main. Iíd like to see us get back to the days where we actually did a proper job on all our signings to see if theyíre decent and good value, not just because theyíre flavour of the month and we can afford it.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 03, 2018, 12:34:58 AM
Don't talk shite . £20 million is a massive amount of money especially if you waste it as often as we did last season .

Well obviously given the assumption it would be wasted. 20m isnít a lot of a player though. Well without the assumption that they are shite
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 03, 2018, 12:49:59 AM
Think weíre getting a bit flippant just because weíve got a few quid. Weíve got one of the biggest and costliest squads in the league but itís pretty average in the main. Iíd like to see us get back to the days where we actually did a proper job on all our signings to see if theyíre decent and good value, not just because theyíre flavour of the month and we can afford it.

Iím not suggesting we bid 20m for everyone. Just that if we think heís a top prospect 20 million isnít an outlandish amount in this market
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Rodenplav64 on June 03, 2018, 12:54:48 AM
I’m not suggesting we bid 20m for everyone. Just that if we think he’s a top prospect 20 million isn’t an outlandish amount in this market

To me its about looking at our squad and then weighing up whether £20m is a lot for an unproven Championship player . People saying on another thread we need to send half the squad including players we spent £10m plus on loan for more experience . We have now had 2 seasons of buying youngsters to fill out the under 21s . We need a Premiership ready first 11 right now so I don't think we need to further bloat the squad is all . Don't remember saying he was shite but hey ho .
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: brap2 on June 03, 2018, 12:56:31 AM
If you believe an attacking talent is available at that age and price then in my opinion you make it work.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Juanito on June 03, 2018, 01:09:48 AM
Considering top quality full backs are going for 50 million then promising attacking midfielders for 20 sounds ok.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 03, 2018, 01:11:15 AM
To me its about looking at our squad and then weighing up whether £20m is a lot for an unproven Championship player . People saying on another thread we need to send half the squad including players we spent £10m plus on loan for more experience . We have now had 2 seasons of buying youngsters to fill out the under 21s . We need a Premiership ready first 11 right now so I don't think we need to further bloat the squad is all . Don't remember saying he was shite but hey ho .

So regardless of how good we think he might become we should pass? We canít sign proven quality. Iíd hate for us to pass up the next generation of talent as well.
The problem with the young players we already have is that in the main they arenít very good
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: TheRam on June 03, 2018, 01:13:46 AM
To me its about looking at our squad and then weighing up whether £20m is a lot for an unproven Championship player . People saying on another thread we need to send half the squad including players we spent £10m plus on loan for more experience . We have now had 2 seasons of buying youngsters to fill out the under 21s . We need a Premiership ready first 11 right now so I don't think we need to further bloat the squad is all . Don't remember saying he was shite but hey ho .

Mate, weíve spent the last two years spending millions on proven premier league players and look where thatís got us.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: blue slug on June 03, 2018, 01:16:07 AM
Yeah I donít see a problem spending 20m on someone who creates and scores and is young and English when we spend 24m on Schneiderlin and klaasen who offer nothing whatsoever
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Rodenplav64 on June 03, 2018, 01:22:59 AM
Yeah I donít see a problem spending 20m on someone who creates and scores and is young and English when we spend 24m on Schneiderlin and klaasen who offer nothing whatsoever

Your right hes boss sign him . Just out of interest how much money do people think we have ?
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: blue slug on June 03, 2018, 01:26:36 AM
Itís not your money so donít worry about it, if heís been scouted and Marcel and silva want him Iíll take there judgement over yours dude
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Lxxx on June 03, 2018, 01:45:32 AM
Weíve got more than enough potential in this squad. What we need are 2-3 players of the ability to walk straight into the 1st team and improve us from the off.

Weíve got about 35 players in our bloated squad. We lack proper quality at the minute, much rather we spend all our cash this summer on players whoíll make a difference not another punt on a player who might be ready in a few years.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 03, 2018, 01:49:29 AM
Weíve got more than enough potential in this squad. What we need are 2-3 players of the ability to walk straight into the 1st team and improve us from the off.

Weíve got about 35 players in our bloated squad. We lack proper quality at the minute, much rather we spend all our cash this summer on players whoíll make a difference not another punt on a player who might be ready in a few years.

I just donít see all this potential. Weíve got 1 young player who looks a decent bet to have the quality to play for 1 of the top sides. Weíve got a load of other young players. Not sure any of them have done much to suggest they could go on to be great though
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Juanito on June 03, 2018, 01:53:58 AM
It would not be surprise to see Schneiderlin, Besic, McCarthy and Klasssen all leave within the next two windows. Young talent like him and Lookman in the same side in a few years time could be very promising.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: TheRam on June 03, 2018, 01:57:02 AM
Itís like the last two years of signing proven premier league players hasnít happened.

Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 03, 2018, 02:03:59 AM
Itís like the last two years of signing proven premier league players hasnít happened.



Only way we are gonna sign great players is to sign unproven. Nothing to say this lad couldnít come in and make an impact straight away and have good scope to improve too.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: blue slug on June 03, 2018, 02:04:19 AM
Itís like the last two years of signing proven premier league players hasnít happened.



Exactly all those midfielders besic Schneiderlin McCarthy and klaasen have done fuck all and all but besic around 20m each
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Lxxx on June 03, 2018, 02:05:28 AM
I just donít see all this potential. Weíve got 1 young player who looks a decent bet to have the quality to play for 1 of the top sides. Weíve got a load of other young players. Not sure any of them have done much to suggest they could go on to be great though

In attacking midfield we have Klaassan, DCL, Davies, Vlasic, Dowell. In my opinion we donít need another youngster who may not be able to contribute this season.
Any signing doesnít have to be Ďproven premier league qualityí but having done it at a decent level would be nice.

Clearly he may hit the ground running and make me eat my words.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: plumber on June 03, 2018, 02:16:50 AM
I wonder how many people who have opinion on him have actually watched him play.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: blue slug on June 03, 2018, 02:20:44 AM
Iím just going off the opinion of those that have seen him play as I havenít but how many of those saying we shouldnít sign him have seen him play?
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 03, 2018, 02:21:17 AM
I wonder how many people who have opinion on him have actually watched him play.

I havenít seen him play. Donít have any opinion on him other than if we believe heís got good potential then we shouldnít pass on him because weíve got DCL and Vlasic.
Iíd rather roll the dice on 3 lookmans/Maddisonís than spend 45m on another sigurdsson. Weíll finish 7th forever signing what we can attract thatís proven
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: TheRam on June 03, 2018, 02:24:00 AM
In attacking midfield we have Klaassan, DCL, Davies, Vlasic, Dowell. In my opinion we donít need another youngster who may not be able to contribute this season.
Any signing doesnít have to be Ďproven premier league qualityí but having done it at a decent level would be nice.

Clearly he may hit the ground running and make me eat my words.

Heíd be a big player for us next season.

He isnít somebody who weíre going to sign and put him in the under 23ís/send out on loan.

Iím surprised at some of the stuff Iím reading here. I thought we were all in agreement that the whole transfer structure needs a shake up and players like Maddison are the types of player we should be looking at.

Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Shogun on June 03, 2018, 02:26:33 AM
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 03, 2018, 02:32:40 AM

He plays some ridiculously good balls and the way he shifts it to get that first half a yard of space looks very impressive

Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: plumber on June 03, 2018, 02:32:59 AM
I havenít seen him play. Donít have any opinion on him other than if we believe heís got good potential then we shouldnít pass on him because weíve got DCL and Vlasic.
Iíd rather roll the dice on 3 lookmans/Maddisonís than spend 45m on another sigurdsson. Weíll finish 7th forever signing what we can attract thatís proven

Yeah, I'm all for the good potential, but why do we believe in that? And why is he twice cheaper than Grealish? Or isn't he?
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Silas on June 03, 2018, 02:34:15 AM
We've got some fat to trim from the midfield. Rooney and Besic for a start are likely to move on. There's room in the squad for a player of his ilk who can make an immediate impact but also is capable of improving
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: School of Science on June 03, 2018, 02:35:03 AM
So is this just unfounded rumours then ?   :)
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: blue slug on June 03, 2018, 02:35:46 AM
We've got some fat to trim from the midfield. Rooney and Besic for a start are likely to move on. There's room in the squad for a player of his ilk who can make an immediate impact but also is capable of improving

Add Schneiderlin, klaasen and McCarthy to that list to
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 03, 2018, 02:36:06 AM

Is it just me or is he displaying in the vid what we all wanted Barkley to show a bit more of. Technique, composure and quick feet to beat a man, explosive pace to get away from them, direct running into the danger areas causing panic and mistakes from opposition, and a very varied range of passing and finishing throughout.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: TheRam on June 03, 2018, 02:36:09 AM
Yeah, I'm all for the good potential, but why do we believe in that? And why is he twice cheaper than Grealish? Or isn't he?

From what Iíve seen this lad is a more rounded player than Grealish. Plus 40mil is a ridiculous price tag for him.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: blue slug on June 03, 2018, 02:38:16 AM
You can say why was rodwell more when moving to city than coutinho going from inter to the shite, I think we all no got the best deal
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Bluedylan on June 03, 2018, 03:10:05 AM
You can say why was rodwell more when moving to city than coutinho going from inter to the shite, I think we all no got the best deal

Not sure what you're point is there. Correct me if I'm wrong but is it 'some deals are better than other deals?'
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Cozzie on June 03, 2018, 03:12:07 AM
Not sure what you're point is there. Correct me if I'm wrong but is it 'some deals are better than other deals?'

I believe he meant to say "I think we all know who got the best deal" when referring to Coutinho moving for 8M and Rodwell 17M
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: blue slug on June 03, 2018, 03:13:36 AM
Not sure what you're point is there. Correct me if I'm wrong but is it 'some deals are better than other deals?'


Yes basically someone mentioned is he better than grealish cos heís quoted at 40m, price doesnít mean everything as weíve found out on about 8 players in our current squad
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Juanito on June 03, 2018, 03:25:17 AM
In attacking midfield we have Klaassan, DCL, Davies, Vlasic, Dowell. In my opinion we donít need another youngster who may not be able to contribute this season.
Any signing doesnít have to be Ďproven premier league qualityí but having done it at a decent level would be nice.

Clearly he may hit the ground running and make me eat my words.

I think championship is a decent level and he is not getting by on power and pace, itís skill, vision and pace, so I would like to have him here. Has a bit of Coutinho/Erikson about him. DCL and Davies arenít attacking midfielders and I think he seems like an upgrade on Dowell and Vlasic but I guess we wonít know. Looks promising though.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Goaljira on June 03, 2018, 03:38:16 AM

Looks like a quicker version of Pienaar from that video, and on that basis at £20m would be an absokute steal.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Lxxx on June 03, 2018, 03:39:55 AM
Heíd be a big player for us next season.

He isnít somebody who weíre going to sign and put him in the under 23ís/send out on loan.

Iím surprised at some of the stuff Iím reading here. I thought we were all in agreement that the whole transfer structure needs a shake up and players like Maddison are the types of player we should be looking at.



Like I said, I might be wrong and he might prove to be an immediate hit. I just think we have an overload of players in the attacking midfield position and there are probably 3-4 positions in more pressing need of immediate quality this summer.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Gash on June 03, 2018, 03:56:58 AM
Like I said, I might be wrong and he might prove to be an immediate hit. I just think we have an overload of players in the attacking midfield position and there are probably 3-4 positions in more pressing need of immediate quality this summer.

Chances are we're going to clear out a fair few players over the summer and trim the squad so we'll probably end up getting rid of a couple of similar players.

It's a bit of money for someone in the Championship but that's the climate we're in, especially a Premier League team coming in for a young prospect. I've not seen him so don't know what he's like but he's very highly rated, some people just seem to put a negative on everything at the moment.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Lxxx on June 03, 2018, 04:22:45 AM
Chances are we're going to clear out a fair few players over the summer and trim the squad so we'll probably end up getting rid of a couple of similar players.

It's a bit of money for someone in the Championship but that's the climate we're in, especially a Premier League team coming in for a young prospect. I've not seen him so don't know what he's like but he's very highly rated, some people just seem to put a negative on everything at the moment.

Like Iíve said, numerous times, I hope if he comes in heís a hit.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Gash on June 03, 2018, 04:29:59 AM
Like Iíve said, numerous times, I hope if he comes in heís a hit.

Stop moaning about it then! ;)
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: youngysenior on June 03, 2018, 04:34:55 AM
Your right hes boss sign him . Just out of interest how much money do people think we have ?
Why are you worrying? it's not your fucking money.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Macca77 on June 03, 2018, 04:38:07 AM
In what world is Grealish valued at 40 million? Ridiculous that
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: blue slug on June 03, 2018, 04:40:00 AM
In what world is Grealish valued at 40 million? Ridiculous that

Unfortunately this one 😆
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Lxxx on June 03, 2018, 04:45:43 AM
Stop moaning about it then! ;)

Fair point. Iím just in an arsey mood mood as Iím working on a Saturday night. Nothing a beer wonít solve shortly.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: howard1334 on June 03, 2018, 04:52:46 AM
Is it just me or is he displaying in the vid what we all wanted Barkley to show a bit more of. Technique, composure and quick feet to beat a man, explosive pace to get away from them, direct running into the danger areas causing panic and mistakes from opposition, and a very varied range of passing and finishing throughout.

This is also just a really fun video to watch. Really entertaining player. Norwich supporters must love him.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: brap2 on June 03, 2018, 05:08:45 AM
Weíve got more than enough potential in this squad. What we need are 2-3 players of the ability to walk straight into the 1st team and improve us from the off.

Weíve got about 35 players in our bloated squad. We lack proper quality at the minute, much rather we spend all our cash this summer on players whoíll make a difference not another punt on a player who might be ready in a few years.

Donít really get this logic. Squads bloated and we lack quality - so only sign players who can immediately contribute and donít plan for the future?

Thatís the exact opposite of what we need. Weíve got enough experience, what we need to do now is plan for the future and build for the next phase of the side.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: TheRam on June 03, 2018, 05:19:19 AM
Maddison, lookman, Davies, DCL.

Four top quality players we can start to build our attack around there.

Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Shogun on June 03, 2018, 05:21:41 AM
Maddison, lookman, Davies, DCL.

Four top quality players we can start to build our attack around there.



What about when we're 19th in November and bring Pulis in?
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: GLewis on June 03, 2018, 05:48:39 AM
Barring injury we know that Sigurdsson and Walcott will be good players.

We donít know how young players will turn out but most donít make it, so having an extra one makes sense in terms of hedging our bets.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: brap2 on June 03, 2018, 06:07:52 AM
Barring injury we know that Sigurdsson and Walcott will be good players.

We donít know how young players will turn out but most donít make it, so having an extra one makes sense in terms of hedging our bets.

Also I canít imagine we have many more summers of spending with reckless abandon in the pot - we need to buy assets that will increase in value.

Your Walcott, Sigurdsson, Bolasieís will not.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Confucius on June 03, 2018, 06:53:16 AM
DCL is not someone to build your team around. Average squad player at best. Never going to get us to finish 4th
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: blargins on June 03, 2018, 08:14:53 AM
Still donít see what DCL offers. Heís another striker who doesnít score goals.

Maybe heíll improve but Iím sure we need better to get higher.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Shogun on June 03, 2018, 08:38:35 AM
Last season was DCL's first full season for us as a first team player so I don't think we should assume that's the best he's going to be.

Especially when you consider how dreadful we were last season, on and off the pitch.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: kramer0 on June 03, 2018, 09:21:29 AM
Heís 21.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Ramjam on June 03, 2018, 09:21:51 AM
I think DCL needs to be cut a wee bit of slack, heís young and still learning the ropes, I donít think Ronaldo would have scored more than a dozen for us last year with the shit service being provided to the Lone Ranger we played with up front every game. DCL does need to sharpen up his finishing though as he did miss a few sitters
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 03, 2018, 10:59:41 AM
I think DCL needs to be cut a wee bit of slack, heís young and still learning the ropes, I donít think Ronaldo would have scored more than a dozen for us last year with the shit service being provided to the Lone Ranger we played with up front every game. DCL does need to sharpen up his finishing though as he did miss a few sitters

You donít think Ronaldo would have scored more than 12 goals for us? Rooney got 10 in half a season
Title: James Maddison
Post by: Ramjam on June 03, 2018, 11:11:17 AM
You don't think Ronaldo would have scored more than 12 goals for us? Rooney got 10 in half a season
Figure of speech mate, but you must admit not many strikers would have scored many more for us last season, what was our average shots per game and chances created? not many at all as our backs were against the wall regardless of who we played but I'm sure one of the stat gurus on her would be able to give you a more accurate summary than I could.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 03, 2018, 11:33:07 AM
Figure of speech mate, but you must admit not many strikers would have scored many more for us last season, what was our average shots per game and chances created? not many at all as our backs were against the wall regardless of who we played but I'm sure one of the stat gurus on her would be able to give you a more accurate summary than I could.

No we were pretty shit to be fair. I really donít think much of DCL though I do seem to be in a minority
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Jamokachi on June 03, 2018, 11:42:51 AM
No we were pretty shit to be fair. I really donít think much of DCL though I do seem to be in a minority

In fairness, you think everyone is shit.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 03, 2018, 11:48:36 AM
In fairness, you think everyone is shit.

Most but I think heís 1 of our shittest
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Rodenplav64 on June 03, 2018, 01:19:07 PM
It’s not your money so don’t worry about it, if he’s been scouted and Marcel and silva want him I’ll take there judgement over yours dude

You were taking Walsh and Ronalds last season mate . I am just a bit more cautious than the FM generation . Spending what you haven't got can have consequences . Spending it badly more so . Ask Villa , WBA , Stoke , Sunderland or fans of a few teams who have spent badly and fell flat on there arse . Don't really feel Brands will fail us given his background but I also don't think we have the money people seem to think we have . I wasn't against signing Siggurdsson just the amount we paid . I am not against signing Maddison either but for the money quoted I would actually like to have known who he was and I watched a fair bit of the Championship . I would sooner take Cairney from Fulham but that won't happen next season I suppose .
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Silas on June 03, 2018, 01:27:21 PM
There's scope to strike the right balance. If players like Rooney, Williams and Schneiderlin leave then there is room for another experienced player but we do need to be looking beyond players who have reached their ceiling. A Carvalho is fine if we bring a Madison in for example.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: TheRam on June 03, 2018, 04:19:43 PM
Most but I think heís 1 of our shittest

Stop it mate.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Duncs_a_legend on June 03, 2018, 04:23:55 PM
I think DCL will go on go be an England regular. Far too soon to be writing him off.

He could do with a loan move to a newly promoted side, or a decent championship side, maybe even a top league abroad.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Dr. Sponge on June 03, 2018, 04:32:12 PM
DCL deserves a clean slate as he was thrown in at the deep end last season with a world of shit around him, on and off the pitch.

I like the look of Maddison. Can anyone shed some light on what formation heís been playing in for Norwich?
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 03, 2018, 04:39:17 PM
Stop it mate.

I really hope Iím wrong and of course everyone gets a clean slate under a new more attacking manager. I just donít see it though. Time will tell
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Brownie on June 03, 2018, 04:42:43 PM
https://www.footballwhispers.com/blog/maddison-following-allis-path-to-the-top
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: blue slug on June 03, 2018, 04:59:57 PM
https://www.footballwhispers.com/blog/maddison-following-allis-path-to-the-top

Good write up 👍
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Ross on June 03, 2018, 05:36:50 PM
I really hope Iím wrong and of course everyone gets a clean slate under a new more attacking manager. I just donít see it though. Time will tell

I donít get how you can be so judgmental about players when for most of last season you kept saying you didnít watch us.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 03, 2018, 06:09:47 PM
I donít get how you can be so judgmental about players when for most of last season you kept saying you didnít watch us.

Second half of the season I didnít watch much. Iím not sure Iím really that judgemental. We talk about wanting to be a top 6 side and compete for champions league and my only point is that to varying degrees almost all of them wouldnít be good enough for that level

I genuinely donít know a non Everton supporter who rates DCL. I actually think heís our worst young player of them that have played with any frequency for the first team. Worse than Davies, JJK, Lookman and Holgate. I just donít see what others see in him.

Iíll watch him have a completely inaffective game and come on here to see people claiming heís played well. For me people are clinging to the odd flick or piece of hold up play every third week to claim heís going to be great when itís the exception with him rather than the rule

Iím not out to get him. I just donít think heís good enough. Most arenít for our ambitions. I donít think heís good enough for even a mid table team though. Again I really hope Iím wrong
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: dunkster on June 03, 2018, 06:17:17 PM
I'm on the fence with dcl. Hard to judge any striker with the horrible build up play and scraps of chances last season.
Personally I feel that Tom Davies needs to step up to the mark. Cynical fowls, lack of control when running with the ball. I wasn't impressed last term and he DID at least get game time.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: SANA_DR0 on June 03, 2018, 06:23:29 PM
Hope Maddison is out first signing, followed by Carvalho.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: brap2 on June 03, 2018, 06:28:36 PM
Canít even begin to get my head around the attitude some have to DCL.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: TheRam on June 03, 2018, 06:38:39 PM
Feel like a broken record saying this but heís had 18 months in the first team and has shown rapid improvement, both physically and technically.

He had the best numbers last season regarding goal involvement and hardly played second half of the season.

Iím looking forward to seeing what he can offer next season when he doesnít have managers using him like Emile Heskey.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: blargins on June 03, 2018, 06:52:12 PM
Don't know much about him, but this is the type of signing I like us to make. Young with bags of potential. For the price quoted if he's that good, is a no brainer. Even if he doesn't get much game time this season, it's still an investment. If he's that good.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Shogun on June 03, 2018, 07:02:26 PM
Don't know much about him, but this is the type of signing I like us to make. Young with bags of potential. For the price quoted if he's that good, is a no brainer. Even if he doesn't get much game time this season, it's still an investment. If he's that good.

Even if it doesn't work out, at his age then you'll probably get half your money back in a few years at worst.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Rodenplav64 on June 03, 2018, 07:11:37 PM
Can’t even begin to get my head around the attitude some have to DCL.

Has been used appallingly so I agree with someones clean slate comment.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 05, 2018, 11:08:47 PM
https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/everton-news-transfer-rumours-live-14742100

Off to Leicester apparently
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: themilkycoffees on June 05, 2018, 11:38:39 PM
Canít even begin to get my head around the attitude some have to DCL.

I'm not against the lad at all but people on here do talk about him like he's had the impact Rashford had at United. People won't hear a thing said against him. He's not good enough for where we want to go, at this moment in time.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Macca77 on June 05, 2018, 11:41:07 PM
DCL will be great when he's worked with a proper manager / coach, he'd be an England regular now if he played for one of the bigger boys
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: brap2 on June 05, 2018, 11:55:35 PM
I'm not against the lad at all but people on here do talk about him like he's had the impact Rashford had at United. People won't hear a thing said against him. He's not good enough for where we want to go, at this moment in time.


Don’t think it’s a case of can’t slag him off just more - why would ya?

First season in the prem, played all over the shop by 3 different dinosaurs, is what 20? 21? And ended up our top assist maker with a few goals an all.

He’s a better all round player than Tosun imo, and the fact he’s so young just makes me absolutely scratch head at the attitudes some have for him.

Should he be starting? Probably not.

Will he be? Probably not.

Is he a talented youngster? Absolutely!
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Toddacelli on June 06, 2018, 02:23:43 PM
Donít think itís a case of canít slag him off just more - why would ya?

First season in the prem, played all over the shop by 3 different dinosaurs, is what 20? 21? And ended up our top assist maker with a few goals an all.

Heís a better all round player than Tosun imo, and the fact heís so young just makes me absolutely scratch head at the attitudes some have for him.

Should he be starting? Probably not.

Will he be? Probably not.

Is he a talented youngster? Absolutely!


Agree (would maybe argue about Tosun) - you don't lead the line week-in, week-out in the PL at that age unless you are a phenomenon like Rooney, Fowler, Kane etc.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: dunkster on June 06, 2018, 02:52:25 PM
DCL will be great when he's worked with a proper manager / coach, he'd be an England regular now if he played for one of the bigger boys

Sorry but that's going too far. He wouldn't have had a sniff of game time yet at the likes of city
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: di_guyo on June 06, 2018, 02:57:59 PM
DCL will be great when he's worked with a proper manager / coach, he'd be an England regular now if he played for one of the bigger boys

Love the positivity and optimism, but not a chance in hell.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Macca77 on June 06, 2018, 02:58:28 PM
Sorry but that's going too far. He wouldn't have had a sniff of game time yet at the like a if city

Your missing my point, Solanke is a prime example of what happens when you play for so called bigger club, he's done nothing all season, and yet got called up to the England squad, DCL is a far better player and has done a lot more this season, but that doesn't seem to matter, what matters is who you play for
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: The Blue 3/4 of Liverpool on June 06, 2018, 03:16:13 PM
He will probably end up and Leicester with Mahrez heading towards Manchester. Good fit for him if so.

We can then get* Lozano, to play wide, with Sig in as more of a quarterback attacking central mid. With Walcott on the other side and Baines (for 1 more year) and Coleman overlapping, if we can add a mobile Defensive Mid who is good on the ball as well as off it, then our team is starting to take shape. I like Tosun, and with decent support I think he will get us a fair few goals, so I would sooner shore up our defence next. Be nice to get some business done early mind, but I think positivity is still in the air. I think THIS time, we are going to do it right. Brands is the key to a few things around the club I think, not just player chasing. Spoke to a big Hull fan yesterday, who really liked Silva and said he will unite our team and get them to play football, but he does air on the attacking side and is a bit of a risk taker against the big boys. BUT we all know how well we have done against the big boyz by being defensive and negative, so I say BRING IT ON!

*buy at the right price. But if held to ransom Lookman has to be given a shot this season.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Ramjam on June 06, 2018, 03:18:10 PM
He will probably end up and Leicester with Mahrez heading towards Manchester. Good fit for him if so.

We can then get Lozano to play wide, with Sig in as more of a quarterback attacking central mid. With Walcott on the other side and Baines (for 1 more year) and Coleman overlapping, if we can add a mobile Defensive Mid who is good on the ball as well as off it, then our team is starting to take shape. I like Tosun, and with decent support I think he will get us a fair few goals, so I would sooner shore up our defence next. Be nice to get some business done early mind.
When did we sign Lozano?
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: The Blue 3/4 of Liverpool on June 06, 2018, 03:23:37 PM
Sigh. Of course we havent, Im saying we can then get him, as more of a wider player - like others, I prefer two wide men, and creativity in the middle, so we can buy him to play wide, rather than a Madisson to play more central, so Sig isnt playing wide left. Id prefer Sig in the middle, with better legs around him.

I will add a , for you.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Ramjam on June 06, 2018, 03:26:15 PM
Sigh. Of course we havent, Im saying we can then get him, as more of a wider player - like others, I prefer two wide men, and creativity in the middle, so we can buy him to play wide, rather than a Madisson to play more central, so Sig isnt playing wide left. Id prefer Sig in the middle, with better legs around him.

I will add a , for you.
Got it, cheers
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: themilkycoffees on June 06, 2018, 03:35:24 PM
Donít think itís a case of canít slag him off just more - why would ya?

First season in the prem, played all over the shop by 3 different dinosaurs, is what 20? 21? And ended up our top assist maker with a few goals an all.

Heís a better all round player than Tosun imo, and the fact heís so young just makes me absolutely scratch head at the attitudes some have for him.

Should he be starting? Probably not.

Will he be? Probably not.

Is he a talented youngster? Absolutely!

Better all round player based on what? His hold up play isn't better, he isn't as good a finisher, they both work hard and Tosun is more physical. That said, they shouldn't really be compared because DCL is 5-6 years younger but it's fair to say he's not a better all round player.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: brap2 on June 06, 2018, 04:04:19 PM
Better all round player based on what? His hold up play isn't better, he isn't as good a finisher, they both work hard and Tosun is more physical. That said, they shouldn't really be compared because DCL is 5-6 years younger but it's fair to say he's not a better all round player.


Like I say, it’s my opinion based on what I’ve seen from the two. More flexible tactically and seems able to stretch the game, while Tosun looks to me like a penalty box striker who admittedly seems to have an absolutely galactic finish.

I’ve also said elsewhere I don’t think there’s a great deal in it either way.

However I’ve just had a look at squawka (not the best I know) per 90 stats for some key stuff and Tosun looks ahead for most things to be fair.

That said, I also know that footballfactman on twitter has a model that says DCL > Tosun other than goals.

So, yeah - not sure. Personally I would start Tosun because £ and because he’s a bagger and because like I say - wouldn’t wanna judge anyone off half an allardyce season, let alone a striker.

Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Rodenplav64 on June 07, 2018, 06:11:05 PM
Sorry but that's going too far. He wouldn't have had a sniff of game time yet at the likes of city

None of our team would have had a sniff of a game at City . Not one .
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: MmmblueBernard on June 07, 2018, 06:28:46 PM
None of our team would have had a sniff of a game at City . Not one .


Err Pickford?
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Bluedylan on June 07, 2018, 09:46:54 PM
Err Pickford?

Ederson's better, which is no slight on Pickford.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: mikey_blue on June 11, 2018, 06:35:53 PM
Everton are expected to start the bidding for Norwich Cityís POTY James Maddison Ė with an offer likely in the next week.
Wayne Rooney Ďs move to the MLS is expected to be confirmed in the coming days and Everton are keen to do a deal, with Leicester and Fulham interested (SSN)
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Macca77 on June 11, 2018, 09:02:52 PM
https://twitter.com/LCFCHQ/status/1006165686459265024
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: blue slug on June 11, 2018, 09:05:15 PM
Looking like weíre going to lose out to Leicester then
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Bally on June 11, 2018, 09:07:23 PM
https://twitter.com/LCFCHQ/status/1006165686459265024
Didnt mean to like that, as if you would choose Leicester over Everton all bias aside... Fucking hell, if that's what he wants then let it be so... The tit
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: TheRam on June 11, 2018, 09:18:03 PM
Heís a homebird.

Wants to stay near home. His loss more than ours.

Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 11, 2018, 09:19:59 PM
Heís a homebird.

Wants to stay near home. His loss more than ours.



Not the way to make decisions if you are serious about your career is it
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Cozzie on June 11, 2018, 09:23:36 PM
Like others have said. His loss.

You have zero ambition if you just want to be a few miles from your own home.

Stupid fucking wanker.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Macca77 on June 11, 2018, 09:36:42 PM
Never understand why people get angry and pissed off when a player signs for someone else (he hasn't yet like), its no loss to us whatsoever
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: blue slug on June 11, 2018, 09:39:29 PM
Could understand if he was an actual Leicester fan but just to be closer to home town is ridiculous
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Robioto on June 11, 2018, 09:51:42 PM
Not the way to make decisions if you are serious about your career is it

It's a bloody good job Baines thinks that way though...
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Macca77 on June 11, 2018, 09:56:20 PM
Could understand if he was an actual Leicester fan but just to be closer to home town is ridiculous

Why is ridiculous? Leicester won the league a few years ago
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: TheRam on June 11, 2018, 09:57:10 PM
Leicester have a good team and can probably offer him a better chance of first team football.

Totally understandable move for him.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Macca77 on June 11, 2018, 09:58:22 PM
Leicester have a good team and can probably offer him a better chance of first team football.

Totally understandable move for him.

Exactly
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Gash on June 11, 2018, 10:00:14 PM
Yeah, I don't think choosing Leicester over us is the big issue it might have been a few years ago. They won the title a couple of years ago, have a fairly good stadium and a wealthy, ambitious owner. You can see how they'd be a more attractive proposition than us, we have a wealthy owner, a new stadium that's a good few years away and haven't won fuck all for nearly a quarter of a century.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: themilkycoffees on June 11, 2018, 10:07:07 PM
Fair play if Maddison chooses to sign for Leicester but let's not be trying to make a case for Leicester being a better move than Everton. They had an absolutely ridiculous season a few years ago and deservedly won the league. In every other aspect, other than Leicester have won something recently, Everton are the bigger club by far.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Free Agent on June 11, 2018, 10:14:30 PM
Did he actually say he wanted Leicester, or is the internet fuming because some LCFC fans says he wants to move to Leicester?  ???
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: MmmblueBernard on June 11, 2018, 10:21:18 PM
Did he actually say he wanted Leicester, or is the internet fuming because some LCFC fans says he wants to move to Leicester?  ???

This.

And Leicester is foOking Miles from Norwich.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: themilkycoffees on June 11, 2018, 10:23:43 PM
He's not from Norwich though. He's from Coventry.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 11, 2018, 10:26:01 PM
Never understand why people get angry and pissed off when a player signs for someone else (he hasn't yet like), its no loss to us whatsoever

Understand it even less when people get pissed off at some random twitter post. There's no difference to an Everton fan posting Maddison would prefer Everton over Leicester as we're a bigger club
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: TheRam on June 11, 2018, 10:32:38 PM
Did he actually say he wanted Leicester, or is the internet fuming because some LCFC fans says he wants to move to Leicester?  ???

Been widely rumoured for a while now that heíll choose Leicester because he wants to be near home, which is Coventry.

Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: TheRam on June 11, 2018, 10:40:08 PM
Still think we could tempt him mind.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: kramer0 on June 11, 2018, 10:42:10 PM
Whatever happens, I'm pretty confident there are other midfielders.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: blue slug on June 11, 2018, 11:02:34 PM
yeah just hope we do better than schneiderlin, besic, maccarthy etc
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: MmmblueBernard on June 11, 2018, 11:20:48 PM
He's not from Norwich though. He's from Coventry.


Poor bastard.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Ross on June 11, 2018, 11:30:18 PM
I donít believe it most normal people are desperate to get as far away from Coventry as possible.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 11, 2018, 11:38:59 PM
Why is ridiculous? Leicester won the league a few years ago

I think thatís our problem. We arenít actually currently much better than Leicester. I doubt the same issue would arise if it was a top 6 north west side
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Goaljira on June 11, 2018, 11:45:24 PM
I don’t believe it most normal people are desperate to get as far away from Coventry as possible.

Coventry's that insignificant that you don't actually need to be that far from it to pretend it doesn't exist.  Apart from when you need to go to Ikea which is inside the shitty kamikaze ringroad.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Ross on June 11, 2018, 11:51:13 PM
Coventry's that insignificant that you don't actually need to be that far from it to pretend it doesn't exist.  Apart from when you need to go to Ikea which is inside the shitty kamikaze ringroad.

I donít know I always found Coventry had burnt into my memory for a while when Iíd the displeasure of being there.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: gizzblue on June 11, 2018, 11:57:03 PM
Coventry's that insignificant that you don't actually need to be that far from it to pretend it doesn't exist.  Apart from when you need to go to Ikea which is inside the shitty kamikaze ringroad.

That fucking ring road is the stuff of nightmares ....makes Runcorn look simple that fucker ....

Slamini, Gray and now Maddison (maybe) just the last few years we have been fishing in the same puddle ...they have better bait too.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Goaljira on June 11, 2018, 11:59:43 PM
I don’t know I always found Coventry had burnt into my memory for a while when I’d the displeasure of being there.

It is a horrible place, but it is just green all around it so you can soon forget it exists when you're leaving.  Its just whilst you're there is the problem.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Goaljira on June 12, 2018, 12:00:03 AM
That fucking ring road is the stuff of nightmares ....makes Runcorn look simple that fucker ....

Slamini, Gray and now Maddison (maybe) just the last few years we have been fishing in the same puddle ...they have better bait too.

Have they finished the new roads in Runcorn yet?
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Cassius on June 12, 2018, 12:06:17 AM
Liverpool is closer to Coventry than Norwich is to Coventry. So he has made moves away from home to further his career.

The talk was that it was a done deal to Leicester before his hols and if so, I'm sure he's weighed up all the pros and cons to judge what's best for his career. And if that happens to be closer to home, then it's another box ticked for him.

I'm sure we'll have other targets, it's not the end of the world.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Bluedylan on June 12, 2018, 12:15:53 AM
Not even convinced itís true personally. Itís a Leicester source.

Get him in a room with Brandsí massive cock, and Silvaís deep, dark pools and itíll be a different story.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: tisonlyjk on June 12, 2018, 12:35:50 AM
Not particularly arsed if this doesnít happen. Weíve other areas that need sorting first and iíd Like to see Dowell given a run in pre-season.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: sam of the south on June 12, 2018, 12:39:11 AM
Not even convinced itís true personally. Itís a Leicester source.

Get him in a room with Brandsí massive cock, and Silvaís deep, dark pools and itíll be a different story.

Yeah, seductive rape
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: School of Science on June 12, 2018, 02:24:07 AM
Not even convinced itís true personally. Itís a Leicester source.

Get him in a room with Brandsí massive cock, and Silvaís deep, dark pools and itíll be a different story.

Getting the feeling / vibes that we are concentrating on getting rid of players first, before we even look at transfer targets.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: gizzblue on June 12, 2018, 02:25:19 AM
Have they finished the new roads in Runcorn yet?

tbh
Havnt been up for about two months it was turmoil last time I went though .
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Paddockoldie on June 12, 2018, 02:35:36 AM
Just remember Coventry in the 80's for having my laces taken out by their police, who were mainly specials with no shoulder number just a crown... Nasty bastards too. Loved a kick off
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Waltzer on June 12, 2018, 02:49:53 AM
Not the way to make decisions if you are serious about your career is it
Unsie did it and things worked out okay for him
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: brap2 on June 12, 2018, 03:12:11 AM
Just remember Coventry in the 80's for having my laces taken out by their police, who were mainly specials with no shoulder number just a crown... Nasty bastards too. Loved a kick off

Fuck me that was dark lad.

Anyway Maddison - good mates with our Dom isnít he, canít wait to see Bainesí arty pictures of him in a cafe in town, dressed in balenciagas and a retro footy top looking soulfully on as Davies catches Domís queen in a pincer movement.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Macca77 on June 12, 2018, 03:34:29 AM
Just remember Coventry in the 80's for having my laces taken out by their police, who were mainly specials with no shoulder number just a crown... Nasty bastards too. Loved a kick off

Had many a dust up at Highfield Road, we got into a home fan's only pub once, that didn't go well, I was a fearless nobhead back then
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: sam of the south on June 12, 2018, 03:38:44 AM
Fuck me that was dark lad.

Anyway Maddison - good mates with our Dom isnít he, canít wait to see Bainesí arty pictures of him in a cafe in town, dressed in balenciagas and a retro footy top looking soulfully on as Davies catches Domís queen in a pincer movement.

Iím unhealthily addicted to that Insta page
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: brap2 on June 12, 2018, 03:59:05 AM
Iím unhealthily addicted to that Insta page

I got a reply from Bainesy once 😎
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: sam of the south on June 12, 2018, 04:22:28 AM
I got a reply from Bainesy once 😎

Nice one 👍🏼

Spill, bro
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: TheRam on June 12, 2018, 04:23:51 AM
Big fan of Baines wife on that account.

Sheís lovely.

Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Paddockoldie on June 12, 2018, 04:48:25 AM
Fuck me that was dark lad.

Anyway Maddison - good mates with our Dom isnít he, canít wait to see Bainesí arty pictures of him in a cafe in town, dressed in balenciagas and a retro footy top looking soulfully on as Davies catches Domís queen in a pincer movement.

LOL.. In terms of 80's darkness, Coventry was a bright light. My other memory was Latchford and Thomas ripping them a new arse at Goodison. They had a really bad kit too that night. The unstoppable duo.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Brownie on June 12, 2018, 05:03:03 AM
Had many a dust up at Highfield Road, we got into a home fan's only pub once, that didn't go well, I was a fearless nobhead back then

Know those situations. It's why my nose is like it is
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: brap2 on June 12, 2018, 05:06:47 AM
Nice one 👍🏼

Spill, bro

Made a gag and he laughed!
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: sam of the south on June 12, 2018, 05:54:43 AM
Made a gag and he laughed!

You screenshotted it, didnít you.. ☺️
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: gizzblue on June 12, 2018, 06:27:02 AM
Know those situations. It's why my nose is like it is

Your not supposed to guard or lead with your face  :whistle:
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Brownie on June 12, 2018, 06:31:48 AM
Your not supposed to guard or lead with your face  :whistle:

Fighting any other way is for wimps!!!!!

Funny story though. The first person to break my nose was my little brother. I say little, he is in age but not in size. I'm 6 ft but he is 6ft 5 and has been since about the age of 14. One day he got annoyed at my piss taking and just before school he spread my nose across my face.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: blargins on June 12, 2018, 09:54:37 AM
Apparently Silva wants him as replacement for Rooney.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Bluedylan on June 12, 2018, 01:48:44 PM
Guardian says we are the 'frontrunners' to sign him.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Lxxx on June 12, 2018, 02:16:28 PM
Didnt mean to like that, as if you would choose Leicester over Everton all bias aside... Fucking hell, if that's what he wants then let it be so... The tit

Taking off our blue blinkers but why wouldn't you? They pay the same, they've won more trophies in recent years and they are at the same level as us in the current league pecking order. There's no clear distinction between the two clubs so it'll come down to other factors and location might be one.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Ramjam on June 12, 2018, 02:23:35 PM
Taking off our blue blinkers but why wouldn't you? They pay the same, they've won more trophies in recent years and they are at the same level as us in the current league pecking order. There's no clear distinction between the two clubs so it'll come down to other factors and location might be one.
You canít seriously compare the size of Leicester to Everton because they won the league 2 years ago when Tottenhamís bottle went
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Toddacelli on June 12, 2018, 02:28:02 PM
Taking off our blue blinkers but why wouldn't you? They pay the same, they've won more trophies in recent years and they are at the same level as us in the current league pecking order. There's no clear distinction between the two clubs so it'll come down to other factors and location might be one.

I hate agreeing with this. But I do. New stadium with a good atmosphere and rich owner with a good relationship with the fans too. Positive vibes all round at Leicester now - even if the League memories are starting to fade...
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Toddacelli on June 12, 2018, 02:28:59 PM
You canít seriously compare the size of Leicester to Everton because they won the league 2 years ago when Tottenhamís bottle went

It's not about historical size and trophies in the cabinet - it's about a current snapshot and current opportunities.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Toddacelli on June 12, 2018, 02:32:04 PM
Iím unhealthily addicted to that Insta page

@brap2 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=666) what Insta Page is this?
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Ramjam on June 12, 2018, 02:39:38 PM
It's not about historical size and trophies in the cabinet - it's about a current snapshot and current opportunities.
I just donít get it, sorry
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Lxxx on June 12, 2018, 02:41:05 PM
You canít seriously compare the size of Leicester to Everton because they won the league 2 years ago when Tottenhamís bottle went

I'm not comparing sizes I'm saying that for young lads who weren't even born the last time we won a trophy there's not a huge amount of difference between the clubs, at the moment. It's a fickle world we live in, there's a large swathe of football fans who don't even remember football before the Premier League, or at least don't give it as much credence.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Mick 1995 on June 12, 2018, 03:02:01 PM
To anybody on the outside there is as much chance as Leicester winning the FA cup next year as us.
ditto the league cup
ditto the league
ditto qualifying for the Europa league via league position

Now, they sell Mahrez and/or Vardy and we get off to a good start in the window, then people may favour us.
But, we're both just 2 teams not in the top 6 that nobody expects to be relegated. It's a small club and we're both in it.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: dangermouse on June 12, 2018, 03:03:48 PM
Depending on the player, the biggest factors will always be money and playtime. Some players, depending on their level will also want to be playing in europe. I doubt many players are really interested in how many trophies a club has won, even less if most of them are a distant memory.

Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: brap2 on June 12, 2018, 03:58:42 PM
@brap2 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=666) what Insta Page is this?

Bainesí photography page, called the_plagiarist or something I think?
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: TheRam on June 12, 2018, 04:00:37 PM
Norwich fans on twitter saying heís the best player theyíve ever seen for them and theyíve been graced with the likes of Darren Huckerby and Wes Hoolahan.


Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Makis on June 12, 2018, 04:35:17 PM
You canít seriously compare the size of Leicester to Everton because they won the league 2 years ago when Tottenhamís bottle went
Maddison wasn't even born when we last won a trophy.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 12, 2018, 04:42:28 PM
Liverpool are preparing a bid
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Bally on June 12, 2018, 04:45:32 PM
Had many a dust up at Highfield Road, we got into a home fan's only pub once, that didn't go well, I was a fearless nobhead back then
Ahh the halcyon days of fearless knobheadry, nowadays, I'm more a fearless lazy cunt.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: brap2 on June 12, 2018, 04:47:32 PM
Liverpool are preparing a bid

Ah well
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Macca77 on June 12, 2018, 05:03:27 PM
Norwich fans on twitter saying heís the best player theyíve ever seen for them and theyíve been graced with the likes of Darren Huckerby and Wes Hoolahan.




Efan Ekoku is fucking furious
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Macca77 on June 12, 2018, 05:14:03 PM
Ahh the halcyon days of fearless knobheadry, nowadays, I'm more a fearless lazy cunt.

I was a proper tit back then, went to every away game, got ratarsed before the majority of them and ended up in bother. Newcastle was the worst for it, got kicked out twice there, both times just for swearing, the other time they wouldn't let me in cos I was bladdered, copper was great then though, told me to grab a coffee and come back, so I did, eventually let me in but I missed our first goal, Super Kev scored after 40 seconds, we ended up winning 3-1, Gemmell scored a screamer.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Toddacelli on June 12, 2018, 05:27:38 PM
Bainesí photography page, called the_plagiarist or something I think?

On it! Ta la!
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Juanito on June 12, 2018, 05:30:10 PM
Efan Ekoku is fucking furious

Never forget him getting 4 against us at Goodison.
Title: James Maddison
Post by: BigJoe on June 12, 2018, 06:14:38 PM
Liverpool are preparing a bid
Don't know why he would choose the RS over Leicester ... he wasn't even born the last time they won the league title
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Brownie on June 12, 2018, 06:51:35 PM
No way is he better than Jeremy Goss
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Ramjam on June 12, 2018, 06:51:49 PM
Don't know why he would choose the RS over Leicester ... he was even born the last time they won the league title
So is Liverpool closer to Coventry than Everton?
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Shogun on June 12, 2018, 06:52:12 PM
Norwich fans on twitter saying heís the best player theyíve ever seen for them and theyíve been graced with the likes of Darren Huckerby and Wes Hoolahan.




Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Bluedylan on June 12, 2018, 07:45:14 PM
Yeah, I think most football people know Everton and Leicester aren't comparable clubs. Maybe the younger crowd wouldn't see it that way, but that's the job of the Dof and manager to explain and sell to the player. 10 minutes of information and the difference would be overwhelmingly clear to Maddison.

And that's without even getting into current/future ambitions/Bramley Moore etc.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 12, 2018, 07:54:08 PM
Yeah, I think most football people know Everton and Leicester aren't comparable clubs. Maybe the younger crowd wouldn't see it that way, but that's the job of the Dof and manager to explain and sell to the player. 10 minutes of information and the difference would be overwhelmingly clear to Maddison.

And that's without even getting into current/future ambitions/Bramley Moore etc.

Well yes, Leicester have the richer owners, they've got a (fairly) new stadium as opposed to a dock and some ideas, they've won trophies in the last 20 years, they've recently played in Champions League QFs and they haven't sunk to appointing Sam Allardyce ever

But sure, we've been consistently mid table for a while
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Bluedylan on June 12, 2018, 08:17:37 PM
Well yes, Leicester have the richer owners, they've got a (fairly) new stadium as opposed to a dock and some ideas, they've won trophies in the last 20 years, they've recently played in Champions League QFs and they haven't sunk to appointing Sam Allardyce ever

You make a persuasive case. But let's look at Leicester's finishing positions in the last 10 years, for example.

9th
12th
1st
14th
1st (Championship)
6th (Championship)
9th (Championship)
10th (Championship)
5th (Championship)
1st (League One)

They had one freak season, mate. They were in the CL as a result of that, so that's irrelevant really.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 12, 2018, 08:27:39 PM
You make a persuasive case. But let's look at Leicester's finishing positions in the last 10 years, for example.

9th
12th
1st
14th
1st (Championship)
6th (Championship)
9th (Championship)
10th (Championship)
5th (Championship)
1st (League One)

They had one freak season, mate. They were in the CL as a result of that, so that's irrelevant really.

Yeah I don't disagree with that, I just don't think there's currently as much of a difference as is being made out. We've got big ambitions sure and we don't want to be associated at the same level as Leicester, but wanting to be somewhere and actually being there are two very different things.

Our DoF/manager can sell the long term project, but maybe Leicester have ambitious plans of their own they can sell. Are players even that interested in long term these days anyway? Agents definitely aren't
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Bluedylan on June 12, 2018, 08:32:22 PM
Yeah I don't disagree with that, I just don't think there's currently as much of a difference as is being made out. We've got big ambitions sure and we don't want to be associated at the same level as Leicester, but wanting to be somewhere and actually being there are two very different things.

Our DoF/manager can sell the long term project, but maybe Leicester have ambitious plans of their own they can sell. Are players even that interested in long term these days anyway? Agents definitely aren't

It's also things like the fans, and the expectations of the club. Leicester are generally very happy with a top 10 finish. We sack managers who finish 8th.

Silva's acknowledged this already. He was asked about our fans being demanding. And he said (paraphrasing) 'yes the fans are demanding, but that's what you have at a big club. If the fans aren't demanding, you know that not much is expected of you'.

I'm not being biased or delusional. I'll call us shit when we are, and I know we're well behind the Top 6. But we're a much bigger club than Leicester, and one bizarre season won't change that.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: GLewis on June 12, 2018, 09:34:00 PM
Their ground isnít worth bothering about either for size or aesthetics and the crowd use those flappy clapping things.

Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Toddacelli on June 12, 2018, 10:28:25 PM
Their ground isnít worth bothering about either for size or aesthetics and the crowd use those flappy clapping things.



I've only been twice but objectively - I really liked the atmosphere they created both times.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: GLewis on June 12, 2018, 10:50:45 PM
I've only been twice but objectively - I really liked the atmosphere they created both times.


Each to their own!
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Paddockoldie on June 12, 2018, 11:56:04 PM
I was a proper tit back then, went to every away game, got ratarsed before the majority of them and ended up in bother. Newcastle was the worst for it, got kicked out twice there, both times just for swearing, the other time they wouldn't let me in cos I was bladdered, copper was great then though, told me to grab a coffee and come back, so I did, eventually let me in but I missed our first goal, Super Kev scored after 40 seconds, we ended up winning 3-1, Gemmell scored a screamer.

I might know you Macca77 as I went everywhere back then too. I went Newcastle one year.. We always seemed to play them around Christmas or New Year for some reason.. About 80 of us didn't have tickets and the police wouldn't let us in until someone suggested we all walk in to town and watch it in a pub.. They let us in after that. Mad days indeed.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Tofifee on June 13, 2018, 01:42:46 AM
It's also things like the fans, and the expectations of the club. Leicester are generally very happy with a top 10 finish. We sack managers who finish 8th.

Silva's acknowledged this already. He was asked about our fans being demanding. And he said (paraphrasing) 'yes the fans are demanding, but that's what you have at a big club. If the fans aren't demanding, you know that not much is expected of you'.

I'm not being biased or delusional. I'll call us shit when we are, and I know we're well behind the Top 6. But we're a much bigger club than Leicester, and one bizarre season won't change that.

Only in our eyes lad
ask anyone between 17-25 today who is the bigger club. (ie the age group of player we want)
You won't like the answer
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: eugene on June 13, 2018, 02:01:20 AM
Only in our eyes lad
ask anyone between 17-25 today who is the bigger club. (ie the age group of player we want)
You won't like the answer
Wonít like the answer? Donít like the question more like
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Hesmenos on June 13, 2018, 03:45:23 AM
No ambitious young player cares about which of Everton or Leicester are the bigger club. They're just looking for the ideal stepping stone to showcase their talent and move on to the big boys, whether that's more playing time, better coach, more suitable style.
It will be Brands job to either convince him that we offer the best prospects for him to advance his career or even better that we are already one of the big boys.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Trowel on June 17, 2018, 05:03:10 PM
https://twitter.com/JPercyTelegraph/status/1008285557225639936
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Toffee1 on June 17, 2018, 05:13:04 PM
https://twitter.com/MirrorFootball/status/1008284968387272704

Not the most reputable but this is their take on it.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: gizzblue on June 17, 2018, 06:09:18 PM
Although we could well do with a ready made box to boxer ,we should be all over this guy to replace the auld legs of Rooney .
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 17, 2018, 07:14:35 PM
I feel heís the type of player that Síton buy for like £20m and we donít feel heís worth the cash and then he makes a £45m move to City the following year.

£20m is a risk worthy fee imo.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Simon Paul on June 17, 2018, 11:53:05 PM
Be signing for Liverpool in 18 months
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: mikey_blue on June 18, 2018, 01:11:29 AM
https://twitter.com/skysportsnews/status/1008391577872551944?s=21

Looks like weíre going to miss out here.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Lxxx on June 18, 2018, 01:35:48 AM
Les Reed is usually pretty good at spotting a player.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: gizzblue on June 18, 2018, 01:36:17 AM
https://twitter.com/skysportsnews/status/1008391577872551944?s=21

Looks like weíre going to miss out here.

Here's hoping M&M have something better up the sleeve
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 18, 2018, 01:45:56 AM
Here's hoping M&M have something better up the sleeve


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Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Brownie on June 18, 2018, 03:40:57 AM
https://twitter.com/skysportsnews/status/1008391577872551944?s=21

Looks like weíre going to miss out here.

If we are actually in for him like
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: blueToffee on June 18, 2018, 03:44:00 AM
If we are actually in for him like

Yeah, I don't really see Southampton having a bid accepted as a bad thing. As if we are in for him we now know the price so we really just have to match it, and dare I say how we were fleeced last summer it'd not be a bad idea for others to set a price first.

If we don't match it, I'd assume we were never really serious.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Silas on June 18, 2018, 03:44:53 AM
Too risky a signing. Glad we are missing out
Title: James Maddison
Post by: mikey_blue on June 18, 2018, 05:06:01 PM
https://twitter.com/skysportsnews/status/1008632714143174656?s=21

Bit gutted we didn't make an attempt. Still optimistic of a good summer, just don't see us doing any major business until after the World Cup.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: brap2 on June 18, 2018, 05:11:55 PM
Too risky a signing. Glad we are missing out

Disagree with this tbh.

Potential uplift is many x more than the risk.

But, is what it is.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Waltzer on June 18, 2018, 05:49:22 PM
Too risky a signing. Glad we are missing out

Possibly right, his record isnt that much better than Dowell in the Championship either, although they do play in slightly different roles. He scored 1 in every 2.89 games last season whereas Dowell was every 3.3 games, despite being played out of position for large parts, his assist record was better with an assist every 5 games compared to Dowell at 7.4, but Dowell is a year younger too. Rather have a punt on one of our own, rather than pay 22 million for someone as equally unproven at the top level.

I know you can make a story out of stats for or against pretty easily, but im not seeing enough to say hes worth that investment.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Silas on June 18, 2018, 06:41:25 PM
Jesus people i need a sarcasm emoji. I was all-over this a few pages back
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Toffee_4_Life on June 20, 2018, 09:44:22 PM
Announced by Leicester- £24 Million

Would have been worth the punt in my opinion but if he really wanted to be closer to Coventry then not much we could have done anyway.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Lxxx on June 20, 2018, 09:57:38 PM
Not progressing this one was probably a casualty of us blowing too much money the past few years on very little value. I'd much rather we spent this amount of money on him than Bolasie for instance but we were following a different strategy at the time. Although not too sure what that strategy was.
Title: Re: James Maddison
Post by: Macca77 on June 20, 2018, 10:29:43 PM
Did we show an actual interest in him anyway, apart from just normal paper talk? He would've still chose Leicester anyway, move on.