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September 03, 2017, 05:49:23 PM
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Ross


our squad is better, but our team isnt.

I don't get how that works?

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September 03, 2017, 05:55:48 PM
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SANA_DR0


I don't get how that works?



over all our squad is vastly improved from last year, but our team isnt. As we dont have strikers. that dont drop off, besides DCL.

its the old adage of not replacing Lukaku, besides that our squad is fine...

tactics tho.. thats for another thread, We (Koeman) doesnt seem to know how to utilize this squad properly.
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September 03, 2017, 06:18:57 PM
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We've improved in 3 out of 4 areas, or 3 if you throw in GK and defence together. I think we've massively improved the midfield once it's settled and GK areas, whileKeane has slotted in well.

To counter that we're massively weakened up front, but we were always gonna be. Last season a vital signing was made in January, in a position we vitally needed filling. Hopefully we get that done this time round too


September 03, 2017, 06:53:07 PM
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I've never seen us have so many different creative attacking options. And once our long term injured are back, it'll be even better.

Hope DCL continues his rise over the next four months and then we can get a good striker in to ease the burden.

Benteke might be a more viable option in January too. He would be ideal.
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September 03, 2017, 07:50:41 PM
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We're much stronger than last season. Hardest part is having the patience to wait for the right players becoming available for positions we need. Glad we weren't tempted to waste millions on 'space fillers'.
Last season was steadying the ship and starting to lay foundations, foundations now in place and serious building in evidence. Next couple of seasons should see the new project come to fruition
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September 03, 2017, 08:05:59 PM
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Yes it is, but I'd say City, United, the shite have improved more than us. We're miles away from Chelsea and Spurs anyway and Leicester have improved well. We could have a 3 way battle with Arsenal and Leicester for 6th.
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September 03, 2017, 08:18:15 PM
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indiantoffee1975


Most areas have now been strengthened, with the exception of a striker. Atleast next season we'll only need to bring in 2 or 3 players to add to this side.

This season, I can see us struggling to break down some of the lesser sides at home and settle for more draws. That said I can see us sneaking ahead of a Leicester or WBA for 7th. Not bringing another striker is a massive disappointment in the development of this 'project'.

Will be interesting to here what Koeman has to say in his press conference next week about not bringing in another striker.
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September 03, 2017, 10:08:50 PM
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How do you know that is your crystal ball better than most ??....Rooney is nailed on to get a few, as for Gylfi (scores plenty ) Klassen scored a few last year , Sandro 14 last year and DCL keeps scoring ....not to mention mirra ,lookman,Baines all capable ....you would have to be a kopite to think nobody is gonna score 😅😅.

I'm very optimistic now we will only improve the more time the team has together .....we havnt created many chances but have taken a good percentage of those ....but Gylfi will add to that, I mean he's only really played two games ,one he scored a worldy and looked for all purposes a great outlet ....the other against the champions were the team was poor after a long week .

Ask again at Krimbo.😅

You don't need a crystal ball to see that we sold a 25 goal striker & didn't replace him

September 04, 2017, 12:21:16 AM
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We're much stronger than last season. Hardest part is having the patience to wait for the right players becoming available for positions we need. Glad we weren't tempted to waste millions on 'space fillers'.
Last season was steadying the ship and starting to lay foundations, foundations now in place and serious building in evidence. Next couple of seasons should see the new project come to fruition

Yeah but, number 10s and strikers lack of and... and...
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September 04, 2017, 12:27:27 AM
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You don't need a crystal ball to see that we sold a 25 goal striker & didn't replace him
Chelsea, Arsenal, Man City, Liverpool and Spurs are all suffering like us, not a single one of them got their required striker who scored 25 goals in the PL. They could struggle next year
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September 04, 2017, 12:31:25 AM
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Chelsea, Arsenal, Man City, Liverpool and Spurs are all suffering like us, not a single one of them got their required striker who scored 25 goals in the PL. They could struggle next year

I think Chelsea did. Perhaps Arsenal too. Spurs already have one. City have a couple of good 'uns. The shite. Well, who cares about them?

But yeah, it's been tough getting the prime targets in through the door. I'd say we were the most successful in getting our targets in.
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September 04, 2017, 12:51:40 AM
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I'd deffo say we are up there with regards to the clubs that strengthened where they needed it most.

The neighbours basically strengthened positions that they were already strong in. Still have a shot defence and shit goalie.

Arsenal bought a good goal scorer but judging by his social posts he's realised he's in for a tough one with that senile old prick in charge. This one will end in tears. Plus like half a dozen of their first team want to fuck off asap.

City, Chelsea and Utd aren't within our reach so don't matter so much. I think they all did good summer business, however, they all needed a key position filled. City are short a CB and we're frantically trying to buy, Utd same but with a winger, Chelsea needed a back up CF because I don't think anyone apart from @Evertonian in NC fancies Bats.

I actually think Spurs are the side needing the least out of everyone, they replaced their RB with a RB and bought cover at the back and up top.

Below us, Leicester made me twitch with a couple of very astute signings, but then @MrWhite reminded me that they literally have a big gaping whole in the centre of the park.

Not sure who else is in the chasing pack tbh.

We replaced two shit goalies with a fantastic looking one. Added a class act of a CB to replace a reality show winner Argentinian CB. Continue to blood a couple of (let's not mince words here) extremely good young English attackers. Replaced a wantaway AM with (statistically speaking) extremely effective Icelandic AM and a very decent looking Dutch lad. Then swapped Kone with a Barca graduate who bagged 14 la liga goals last season at the age of 21. Plus we've added Rooney, who has looked a level above what we've had in terms of experience and know how. Plus he's actually scored a couple.

Admittedly, Rom is a massive loss and would be to and side in the world. But I would honestly lay it all on the line and say that there will 100% be a striker coming in Jan. And I'd also bet it's a very, very good one. Someone will find themselves on the bench in a World Cup year and either move on or at the very least head in on loan to bang a few in for 6 months.

And then the fun begins all over again!
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September 04, 2017, 01:03:21 AM
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pjk


I'd deffo say we are up there with regards to the clubs that strengthened where they needed it most.

The neighbours basically strengthened positions that they were already strong in. Still have a shot defence and shit goalie.

Arsenal bought a good goal scorer but judging by his social posts he's realised he's in for a tough one with that senile old prick in charge. This one will end in tears. Plus like half a dozen of their first team want to fuck off asap.

City, Chelsea and Utd aren't within our reach so don't matter so much. I think they all did good summer business, however, they all needed a key position filled. City are short a CB and we're frantically trying to buy, Utd same but with a winger, Chelsea needed a back up CF because I don't think anyone apart from @Evertonian in NC fancies Bats.

I actually think Spurs are the side needing the least out of everyone, they replaced their RB with a RB and bought cover at the back and up top.

Below us, Leicester made me twitch with a couple of very astute signings, but then @MrWhite reminded me that they literally have a big gaping whole in the centre of the park.

Not sure who else is in the chasing pack tbh.

We replaced two shit goalies with a fantastic looking one. Added a class act of a CB to replace a reality show winner Argentinian CB. Continue to blood a couple of (let's not mince words here) extremely good young English attackers. Replaced a wantaway AM with (statistically speaking) extremely effective Icelandic AM and a very decent looking Dutch lad. Then swapped Kone with a Barca graduate who bagged 14 la liga goals last season at the age of 21. Plus we've added Rooney, who has looked a level above what we've had in terms of experience and know how. Plus he's actually scored a couple.

Admittedly, Rom is a massive loss and would be to and side in the world. But I would honestly lay it all on the line and say that there will 100% be a striker coming in Jan. And I'd also bet it's a very, very good one. Someone will find themselves on the bench in a World Cup year and either move on or at the very least head in on loan to bang a few in for 6 months.

And then the fun begins all over again!



That's actually, a very good point. It will definitely improve our chances of someone decent. :)
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September 04, 2017, 03:24:36 AM
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You don't need a crystal ball to see that we sold a 25 goal striker & didn't replace him
Yes we replaced him with three players ...all who have a first touch that isn't a tackle ....we had no option to sell the cunt he wanted out ....

I've decided you can have this every time you insist on the same story .

September 04, 2017, 06:37:38 AM
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MrWhite


I've decided you can have this every time you insist on the same story .

Any chance you could find a smaller one? That will get old, really really fast.. I know you are sardonically mocking, but for everyone else you're just doubling the level of 'booooooooored' experienced.  ;D