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March 04, 2018, 07:52:48 PM
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Pickford
-New-

Coleman  Holgate -New-  -New-
Kenny     Keane     Mori  Baines

Gana
-New-
Klaassen        Sigurdsson
Davies                -New-
Walcott                                    -New-
Vlasic                                 Lookman
Tosun
-New-
DCL

Loan out Baningime, Dowell and Robinson again next year.

Sell/Release the rest.
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March 04, 2018, 07:54:31 PM
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And i've only got Davies as sub because of the amount of games he's already played at such a young age.
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March 04, 2018, 08:59:43 PM
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I just don't see what he offers over and above your average forward. Not particularly pacy and not physical enough to impose himself on most centre halves. His finishing may be his strength but without any other attributes he will rely on the team creating for him. Best I think we can hope for is a reliable forward who will get 15 goals in a good season.


Sounds about right for what we paid then.
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May 20, 2018, 04:54:42 PM
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There's Not a chance in the world that we are gonna get rid of 10 plus players and replace them like people seem to think, it's gonna take time and a plan, hopefully brands can provide that platform

I'd be quite happy seeing 12 go and 4 come in.  We've got something ridiculous like 38 first team players which without Europe is far far too many.

Robles
Martina
Connolly
Williams
Funes Mori
Browning
Galloway
Garbutt
Mirallas
Rooney
McCarthy
Besic

Could lose all those and not even notice.
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June 12, 2018, 12:27:37 PM
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Quite clear there's going to be a lot of exits this summer, this is our squad as things stand...

Pickford
Stekelenburg

Baines
Robinson

Keane
Jagielka
Williams
Holgate
Funes Mori
Pennington

Coleman
Martina
Kenny

Bolasie
Lookman

Schneiderlin
Gana
Rooney
McCarthy
Davies
Beningime
Dowell
Klaassen
Sigurdsson
Besic

Vlasic
Mirallas
Walcott

Tosun
Calvert-Lewin
Niasse
Sandro

Sell the reds and that leaves us a squad of 21 players and room for additions. Seems mad to bin 11 players but the way Brands has been talking, it could happen.

Benny, Robinson and Kenny all to go out on loan would give us 18 players.

So we'd need:

1x GK (Don't mind Stek but he's not that arsed about football and is probably on a fair wedge)
1x LB (Tierney?)
1x RB (Some random South American)
1x CB (Daley Blind)
2x CM (Chalobah? Carvalho?)
1x Winger (Lozano)

A Squad of 25.

You've got Connolly, Galloway and Browning on top of that list too.  And Tarashaj.
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June 15, 2018, 04:29:01 AM
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4-2-3-1 isn't a version of 4-3-3, its a completely different way of setting up.

I'm sick of having to play 2 defensive midfielders because we don't have 1 who can do everything required.  We had to play McCarthy and then Gana because Barry couldn't run.  We had to play Barry because the other 2 can't pass forwards.  Then we replaced Barry with Schneiderlin, but he never really fit in because with someone who could run along side him there seemed to be some crazy idea that Gana could be utilised further forward, even though he can't pass and offers nothing offensively, and it meant he wasn't there defensively.  Schneiderlin was left exposed by Gana's forays, and just didn't seem to fancy anything but strolling around fouling people.

It seems mental to think given how well he started, but Gana in the starting XI means we're weakening somewhere else to cover his limitations.  At this point I want to apologise to whoever it was who 18 months ago called it that we'd need to replace him if we wanted to crack the top 4.  If he has a good World Cup then i'd genuinely be okay with him moving on and us looking to invest in a more rounded midfielder(Not in the Tom Huddlestone way).
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July 02, 2018, 04:55:11 AM
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I know its hot like, but put some shorts on Morgan lad.
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July 27, 2018, 07:26:39 PM
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Why are people having a pop at Sigurdsson?

The least of our problems him.

Its almost like they've forgotten how our attacking threat dropped off a big fuck off cliff when he got injured.
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July 27, 2018, 07:28:44 PM
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Still 34 Players with Klaassen gone But Richarlison added


Jordan Pickford    GK
Maarten Stekelenburg    GK               Get Rid
Mateusz Hewelt    GK
   
Leighton Baines    DF
Michael Keane    DF
Ashley Williams    DF                    Get Rid
Phil Jagielka    DF
Cuco Martina    DF                       Get Rid
Seamus Coleman    DF
Mason Holgate    DF
Brendan Galloway    DF               Loan
Matthew Pennington    DF            Get Rid
Jonjoe Kenny    DF
Tyias Browning    DF                   Get Rid
Antonee Robinson    DF               Loan
Callum Connolly   DF                   Loan
   
Morgan Schneiderlin    MF            Get Rid
James McCarthy    MF
Idrissa Gueye    MF
Gylfi Sigurdsson    MF
Muhamed Besic    MF
Tom Davies    MF
Kieran Dowell    MF
Beni Baningime    MF                 Loan
   
Yannick Bolasie    FW           Get Rid
Sandro Ramirez    FW
Theo Walcott    FW
Kevin Mirallas    FW             Get Rid
Cenk Tosun    FW
Oumar Niasse    FW
Nikola Vlašić    FW
Dominic Calvert-Lewin    FW
Ademola Lookman    FW
Richarlison      FW
   
On Loan   
Luke Garbutt*    DF
Henry Onyekuru*    FW
Shani Tarashaj*    FW

Sold
Davy Klaassen    MF


I'd be looking to loan out Vlasic too.
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August 01, 2018, 06:26:06 PM
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Stoke want a loan apparently.

Still trying to keep that Stoke-a-loaner name going.
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August 03, 2018, 09:25:11 PM
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New three year deal for Robinson as well. Looks like we've handled this one perfectly, and kept the young lad onside with the idea of developing and coming back here to compete for a place in the future:

Kudos to Brands, Silva and Unsworth etc.

Aye.  Sign him to a new deal, send him away to play for another year, then he can come back as second choice LB when Baines leaves next summer.
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August 10, 2018, 10:41:50 PM
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Squad evolution updated.
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