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May 24, 2018, 10:56:40 PM
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Llorente? (Sorry, just playing Devil's Advocate)

Nah, it's alright. It's a fair point and one I thought of when I was suggesting it. The difference being that he was just brought in as a backup, after they'd built a full squad of exciting young players. We need to create the core squad still, and I don't think Rondon or players of that ilk should be part of it.
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May 24, 2018, 11:56:48 PM
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Llorente? (Sorry, just playing Devil's Advocate)

I think the fact he's hardly played and even when Kane was injured they've opted for Son means he's probably struggled with the demands expected of a Spurs player. Which is a credit to Spurs.

May 25, 2018, 06:45:17 AM
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I remember saying last year when Lukaku left that we had two options for replacing his goals - find a like-for-like replacement, an out-and-out striker. The problem here is that it'd be very hard to attract someone at Lukaku's level and if they don't score, then our main source of goals has dried up.

Alternatively, we pack our front line with pace, a sum-of-the-parts kind of job. Dare I say like the RS or many of the other top teams. 3 players who will chase down everything and not give the defence a moment's rest all game. Spread the work between them, share the goals, so if one is in bad form/injured, the blow is lessened.

That's the kind of approach we need. Even finishing 7th last season, we were still very one dimensional. It doesn't even really have to equate to overly attacking football - we can still organise the defence, we would just have a lot more mobility and fluidity up front.


May 25, 2018, 08:55:07 PM
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Walcott is potentially that but we need a left sided threat as well. Bolasie just won't cut it.
A bold signature move for someone like lozano or rashford would be good.
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May 25, 2018, 11:02:47 PM
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Pacey with an eye for goal, that's what we need. Walcott's a good start and could play through the middle as the 'main' goal-getter. Lookman could be an option on the flank - whether or not he'd score the volume of goals we'd need I'm not sure, but he'd definitely be worth a go. So we need another one or two for options.

Salah, Mane and Firmino weren't particularly heralded as top drawer transfers but they're playing in a system that allows them to express themselves. Unfortunately for the next season or two, we're going to be playing catch-up. But it'd be nice to develop a playing identity and know that going into the next transfer window, we're buying players to improve/reinforce our system, instead of the ludicrous scattergun approach we saw last summer.

May 26, 2018, 12:27:33 AM
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Expressing yourself is exactly what it's about in the final third.
Allardyce and koeman tactics seemed not to give a platform with that. The speed at which we played the game, the need for players to require 2 to 3 touches before passing, lack of movement from players, sideways, backwards..everything your opposition hopes for when they have to defend.
I hope to god the next guy targets that. I want to see snappy, one-twos around the box. If you only have one target man up front you have to have the guile to unlock defences
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May 26, 2018, 12:55:54 AM
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Walcott is potentially that but we need a left sided threat as well. Bolasie just won't cut it.
A bold signature move for someone like lozano or rashford would be good.

Lozano on one side and Lookman on the other.

May 26, 2018, 02:51:05 AM
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Lozano on one side and Lookman on the other.

And a nippy little playmaking forward in the middle whos comfortable dropping deep, pressing high or running channels.
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May 26, 2018, 04:24:33 AM
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Lxxx


And a nippy little playmaking forward in the middle whos comfortable dropping deep, pressing high or running channels.

Walcott? Minus the playmaking.

May 26, 2018, 06:19:34 AM
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Walcott? Minus the playmaking.

Yep no chance, hes an out ball not a ball player.
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May 27, 2018, 03:15:19 PM
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Who needs a new manager..us guys could sort this out.
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May 27, 2018, 03:16:18 PM
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I wish we could get Mata. Even aging he would be perfect

May 27, 2018, 03:39:17 PM
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Ramjam


I wish we could get Mata. Even aging he would be perfect
He would certainly stabilise the midfield and add a level of steel and composure to the squad.
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May 27, 2018, 04:18:19 PM
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Playmaker? Whats wrong with Sigurdsson?

Pace? Walcott on the right, Lookman on the left? With a fast, goal scoring PROPER class striker through the middle is what we need. Add a midfield general and invest in our ageing centre back situation too. Sorting a decent pacey attack keeps opposition teams from venturing forward and risking supported attacks, so it would help with our defence. I really think we need to push the boat out and sign a Lukaku type again and have a manager with the balls to play with 2 hard working wingers.

May 27, 2018, 04:34:08 PM
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Playmaker? Whats wrong with Sigurdsson?

Pace? Walcott on the right, Lookman on the left? With a fast, goal scoring PROPER class striker through the middle is what we need. Add a midfield general and invest in our ageing centre back situation too. Sorting a decent pacey attack keeps opposition teams from venturing forward and risking supported attacks, so it would help with our defence. I really think we need to push the boat out and sign a Lukaku type again and have a manager with the balls to play with 2 hard working wingers.

Sigurdsson really isnt a playmaker. We need someone who goes past players and with better creativity. Hes a good player. Should be in the team but hes not a playmaker