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August 10, 2018, 01:09:59 AM
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Poor stats, courtesy of Kramer, but itís low risk with it being a loan.

Looks tidy on the ball and with a good engine. Could well suit our 433. Silva obviously sees something in him that he can use.


August 14, 2018, 02:01:26 AM
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The midfielder with lots of talent that doesnít contribute to anything constructive (according to stats supplied by Kramer). Iím definitely intrigued.

October 22, 2018, 07:49:10 PM
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Hard to tell off just one game. He didnít play badly at all though, retained possession well and looked for the forward pass. The next few games for him will all be about getting match fit, so try not to be too critical of him.


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October 25, 2018, 05:35:39 AM
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Give me a big number 9 making Rio Ferdinand look like a frightened little kid > a 30 yard screamer any day of the week

I read this this morning then YouTubed that game, then googled stuff about Bug Dunc and read an article about Roy Keane saying he used to stay away from him, then YouTubed more Ferguson goals.

I lost track of time and was almost late for work. Try explaining that to ya boss as a 31 year old.


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October 26, 2018, 07:15:43 AM
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Bleu de Chanel, obviously.


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November 02, 2018, 01:00:22 AM
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Individual stats of a player are secondary when building a team. After just two games, he seems exactly what we were needing in CM. Fingers crossed


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November 04, 2018, 03:12:50 AM
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Impressed me today to be frank.

Clearly a classy operator, can move with the ball and capable of passing into the box - ball for Walcott was great.

Would love someone to dissect the role he's playing, because it's not immediately apparent to me the differences between him and gana's roles besides the obvious.

ďBoss the gameĒ seems to be the instructions to Gomes and Gueye (GG)


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December 09, 2018, 02:04:22 AM
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I thought the side in general is not progressive enough yeah. Bad at breaking down a low block and relying on smashing crosses in.

He's our main cm tasked with driving forward and setting up attacks.

I think he'll work well in a counter attacking side but when we're dominating the ball at home, it's a war of attrition. Could just as easily be in the silva tactics thread.

I honestly feel last nights game is interesting viewed through the prism of the convo you started actually - he's tasty but is he progressive enough with the ball?

Going to be honest, the thing that's followed him around his career so far is that he flatters to deceive. I think it's a BIT unfair, but if we're talking about spending big money on a peak age CM...what do you need him to do in this side?

There were 4 players playing more advanced than Gomes, thatís not really his role. Iím guessing youíve never played CM.


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December 25, 2018, 04:53:41 AM
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The only ineffective game heís had was the Spurs game, no need to exaggerate.


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March 21, 2019, 12:18:51 AM
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At that price heís worth signing. Heís shown he can dominate games, albeit few and far between for one reason or another, but he has the ability. You canít play like that at Anfield and not be a real talent.

Davies is a promising talent as well, we donít have to choose one over the other, we can have both. But we also need another addition to the midfield because the balance in the team isnít great. Itís been better lately with Schneiderlin coming back but we know how unreliable he can be.

In my opinion, the key is replacing Sigurdsonís goal threat and phasing him out so we can have a more rounded, solid and dynamic midfield unit, rather than specialists in certain areas, e.g. Sigurdson and Gueye


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March 24, 2019, 01:27:59 AM
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Canít we all just get along


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April 08, 2019, 04:43:06 AM
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Re your second paragraph I do agree, finding someone who buys into the manager and seems to fit the culture and dressing room, hard to put a financial or statistical figure on it but it's so important.

We just need to make sure that open play creativity comes from somewhere, because it is still an issue.

We certainly created enough from open play today. 26 shots was it?

The balance has looked bad all season, especially with Sigurdsonís influence, but itís looking a lot better lately. Hard to say exactly what it is thatís changed, the whole team just looks far better.

Strange game isnít it.. could be that DCLs form is the catalyst we needed. Could be a change in the training camp. Fuck knows, but long may it continue.


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May 14, 2019, 11:18:29 AM
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Hopeful of signing Gomes and Zouma, but doubtful.

Having Brands at the wheel makes me feel at ease with whatever we do in the summer.


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June 02, 2019, 12:50:52 AM
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I don't know. I think generally people dismiss the stats when they want to pretend a subpar player is doing enough. In almost all cases if a striker isn't getting goals he's a bit rubbish. If a midfielder isn't creating or tackling he's a bit rubbish too. You don't have to tick all the boxes stats wise but you have to be ticking some of them. I like Gomes. On his day he's very good on the eye. I'd sooner someone with great stats for making goals and tackles though.

I disagree. Stats are probably used as a guide, but I doubt theyíd sign a player based on stats alone without actually watching them. Iíve watched Gomes and I can confirm he is a class act.

How do you measure the confidence that Gomes in possession gives the players around him to move into space and expect the ball?


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