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May 09, 2018, 04:25:02 PM
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Yeah he's not good for us, and certainly not good enough for where we want to be. Someone like Newcastle or West Ham'll have him, and he'll score one outrageous goal, and then play garbage for 6 months, and pundits will say what a good buy he's been.
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Kathie: Is there a way to win?
Jeff: There's a way to lose more slowly.


May 09, 2018, 10:28:46 PM
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Bluedylan


We should try to sign Richarlison, or someone of that ilk, age group and promise. Frig 1 in 6 players like Shaqiri who go missing for months at a time.
Jeff: That's not the way to win.
Kathie: Is there a way to win?
Jeff: There's a way to lose more slowly.

May 10, 2018, 03:25:17 AM
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Should 'is he an improvement on what we've got' be the defining characteristic of our transfer policy? I'm not sure it should.

I think it should be more 'is he enough of an improvement?'.
Jeff: That's not the way to win.
Kathie: Is there a way to win?
Jeff: There's a way to lose more slowly.


May 10, 2018, 08:32:11 PM
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Everton fans would turn on zaha inside a couple of matches.

One of the worst passers in the league.

Shaqiri genuinely a better player.

Zaha's miles better than Shaqiri.
Jeff: That's not the way to win.
Kathie: Is there a way to win?
Jeff: There's a way to lose more slowly.

May 11, 2018, 12:30:20 AM
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Whatís that based on?

I donít think itís that clear cut tbh. Even with shaqiri in apparently poor form and zaha in blistering POTM winning level form, while stoke are going down and palace have had a resurgence under hodge - shaqiri matches him for goals this season and doubles his assists.

I like zaha and would LOVE him at Everton, but heíd cost about £40m and would probably produce about the same stats end of year - only thing you could comfortably say is zaha is much much the better dribbler and could get you up the pitch much better than shaqiri, but shaqiriís better passing can do the same job.

I know heís getting hype this year and heís fulfilling his promise a little bit, but sigurdssons better than zaha, lanzini is better than zaha, mahrez is better than zaha, Vardy is better than zaha, and Iím not convinced shaqiri isnít.

Will admit Iím potentially being a bit of a contrarian, but I just donít think itís cut and dry.

Point taken. I've had a look at the stats and they are closer than I'd expected. Different players I suppose. I feel that Zaha has an upward curve still, whereas I think Shaqiri's at least levelled off. But fair enough, it was a closer comparison than I'd anticipated.
Jeff: That's not the way to win.
Kathie: Is there a way to win?
Jeff: There's a way to lose more slowly.

May 13, 2018, 02:08:25 AM
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Zaha's miles better than Shaqiri.
Jeff: That's not the way to win.
Kathie: Is there a way to win?
Jeff: There's a way to lose more slowly.


May 13, 2018, 02:23:47 AM
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I'd sooner play Lookman in the role for an entire season than Shaqiri.
Jeff: That's not the way to win.
Kathie: Is there a way to win?
Jeff: There's a way to lose more slowly.

June 07, 2018, 09:52:19 PM
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I just don't like him. I'm probably wrong, and he's probably a good option and has excellent stats and all that. But yeah, not into him at all.
Jeff: That's not the way to win.
Kathie: Is there a way to win?
Jeff: There's a way to lose more slowly.

June 28, 2018, 10:41:00 PM
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Couldn't give a fuck about them tbh.
Jeff: That's not the way to win.
Kathie: Is there a way to win?
Jeff: There's a way to lose more slowly.