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July 06, 2018, 01:45:42 PM
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Where the hell did I read 40?!

I think I read the same, weirdly it was about the time their devastating financial news was released.
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July 06, 2018, 11:48:16 PM
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Haven't really kept abreast of much of our gossip over this summer as yet, apart from the tedious Tierney link. Is that because that is about the sum of it or are there any other bits of gossip floating about?

Much of it is getting denied not long after circling e.g carvalho / bansebaini (pure guess on that spelling there) so nah nothing clear really mate.
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July 09, 2018, 05:55:29 PM
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You canít tell me youíre not starting to sweat yet
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July 09, 2018, 07:20:09 PM
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Flappy McFlapperson

Come off it now.

Lots of work to do, a month to do it, squad still grotesquely bloated with players the wrong age and devoid of quality all over the pitch.

If youíre not worried imo you donít know how bad a position weíre in. Yes brands has got good will in the bank, but itís ansolitely correct to be concerned considering the amount of ins and outs we need.
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July 09, 2018, 08:22:37 PM
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I don't think the players we have are half as bad as you're making out. So no, I'm not worried.

Theyíre worse and a year older
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July 10, 2018, 02:43:56 AM
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But since RM left weíve finished 7th and 8th - suggesting that they are alright, unless you think that the last two managers wrung every last drop out of them.

No, but I think residual quality + a garbage league has helped. Leicester dropped off, Southampton dropped off, West Ham dropped off, Newcastle havenít come back up to level they were, Burnley were above us.

Our demonstrably good prem-level players are a year older (for some this is a genuine worry, for others it just means a near-drastic drop in value) and we havenít solved any of the last few years glaring gaps other than arguably RW with Theo, but he is a notoriously patchy player with injury problems (whoís the wrong side of 25 to boot.)

The long term squad building failures - back up for Baines, replacement for jags, replacement for Baines also actually, back up for Coleman, replacement for Barry (Morgan but..), replacement for lukaku (no not Tosun), replacement for Barkley, replacement for pienaar - are still largely present, but all those players still with us are now older so even less likely to perform or play as many minutes.

Teams around us, and by this I mean Leicester, Burnley, Southampton (3 teams well placed with quality) and West Ham and wolves to an extent (some quality, some loon factor) ARE improving.

Dunno, tell me itís fine if you like, it PROBABLY will be, but I canít watch another year like the one just gone, and pace, youth, quality and goals are all looking a little thin on the ground at the moment to me...
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July 10, 2018, 02:54:52 AM
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The day I start worrying about what West Ham, Burnley, Leicester and Wolves are doing is the I pack footy in for good! Let them throw money away by overpaying for average players, they will still finish below us next season

Not what I am saying but yes okay the year is 1987 and we are on top of the world.
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July 10, 2018, 03:13:37 AM
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He means we shouldnít just ignore that type of club potentially being better than us.

Weíre not in a position of the top teams where say if City have a terrible year there not finishing below Southampton, itíll be 6th at worst.

Mentioned it before but we do need to take confidence from the fact that we were rubbish for so much of last season but still finished 8th.

But we do need to learn from those mistakes.



Yeah exactly, still canít quite get my head around managing 8th after that absolute stinker - but itís not a level of performance I want to rely on, let alone look forward to.

Weíve every right to expect more.
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July 10, 2018, 04:08:10 AM
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Yes this is all true but itís only 1 year on so maybe Jags and Baines might fall off the cliff.

None of the of the older players are at that point I wouldnít say.


Well maybe no but none of them are getting any better.

Plus Walcott and Bolasie you would say are two of our most athletically capable players and they are post peak. If anything, players who rely on athletic ability (especially explosive) drop off sharper than any others.
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July 11, 2018, 12:13:43 AM
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Sigurdsson replaced Barkley and is more effective than he ever was.

They donít do the same job really.

In terms of pure effectiveness he got 4 goals and 3 assists.

The last time Ross got less than that was 2014.
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July 11, 2018, 03:54:46 PM
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Only because Sigurdsson was misused, he'll be the out and out number 10 this year I imagine.

Yes hopefully, guarantees goals and assists.

Doesnít create much from open play and doesnít get on the ball enough for me, but has his moments and is a world class striker of the ball from the edge of the box.

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July 11, 2018, 10:33:46 PM
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Would like to see us get a move on now.

Arsenal and West Ham have signed loads of players and they both had new managers.

No Brapesque flapping, but would like to start seeing something more concrete.

Join me up here on this ledge, the view is tremendous
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July 11, 2018, 11:39:23 PM
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We should sell more than we buy I think, but if we donít sign :

A cm who can pass
A cb who is prem ready
A lb who is prem ready

At very least, we will struggle.

Some of you seem to have a lot of faith in our squad and new management, i will say that.
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July 12, 2018, 05:25:27 AM
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Struggle to do what though?

Agree we need lb and cb.

A cm who is good at transition from defence to attack (whatever way) would be nice too.

I think all three are vital firstly, I donít think I can watch a midfield MORE turgid than last year.

Let me just say that when im moaning and I know it is dramatic, Iím not saying like - oh god weíve blown it, weíre going down.

What I mean is as a fan I know it will be very hard to follow everton next year and take any measure of joy from watching us scrape inside the top 10 struggling to play style of football that I like to watch.
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July 12, 2018, 02:18:05 PM
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Maybe. Hopefully.
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