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June 23, 2020, 08:37:15 PM
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I donít think Iíve ever been as disappointed at a transfer not working out as this one. Thought he was a player when he first signed

Did well for the first few months under Koeman. Totally different player thereafter.


June 23, 2020, 09:04:58 PM
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I donít think Iíve ever been as disappointed at a transfer not working out as this one. Thought he was a player when he first signed

Oh yeah, he was so good that I deemed him "our quarterback on the pitch" and nobody even moaned about it.

Turned south fast, mind.
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June 23, 2020, 09:21:43 PM
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Technically a good player but with a weak personality. No stomach for the battle when things got tough.

This needs to be much more born in mind when we buy players. We need fighters with skill, like Richarlison.


June 23, 2020, 09:26:40 PM
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KoemansNumberTens


It was another deal where we got bullied in the negotiations. Despite him being on big wages, failing at Utd and him being completely surplus to requirements


June 23, 2020, 10:50:36 PM
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Overall disappointing, did well in the half season he joined. Don't know what happened after that, did he just lose interest or lack determination for us? So surprised he wasn't sold 2 years ago, perhaps it was because Marco Silva had initial belief in him as a "number 6"?

He just seems to be the kind of player that only plays well when the rest of the team is playing well, otherwise he's the last person to step up and inspire.




June 24, 2020, 01:10:01 AM
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Overall disappointing, did well in the half season he joined. Don't know what happened after that, did he just lose interest or lack determination for us? So surprised he wasn't sold 2 years ago, perhaps it was because Marco Silva had initial belief in him as a "number 6"?

He just seems to be the kind of player that only plays well when the rest of the team is playing well, otherwise he's the last person to step up and inspire.





I honestly remember him being this sort of character at Southampton, then he threw a wobbler over a move to spurs being blocked, form went to shit, then somehow got a move to Utd, they shit themselves and couldnít believe it when our crew rolled up with fresh Italian suntans and a fat chequebook.


June 24, 2020, 01:26:08 AM
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June 24, 2020, 02:22:36 AM
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So what'd we get, like £2m or so? Sound ROI that. I guess the silver lining is that the £5.2m salary is gone.
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June 24, 2020, 02:39:27 AM
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One to bear in mind for the future - at the time we bought him, he was better than what we had.
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June 24, 2020, 03:06:25 AM
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KoemansNumberTens


One to bear in mind for the future - at the time we bought him, he was better than what we had.

Itís only a test of a player if what you have is remotely useful. Heís another everyone was moaning we should just pay whatever it takes as it wasnít our money

June 24, 2020, 03:53:12 AM
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brap2

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Itís only a test of a player if what you have is remotely useful. Heís another everyone was moaning we should just pay whatever it takes as it wasnít our money

That's my point my G, that 'hes better than what we have' is a horrible business strategy.
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June 24, 2020, 03:06:21 PM
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That's my point my G, that 'hes better than what we have' is a horrible business strategy.

Agreed. Please, please, let's see some building-a-team-made-of-parts-that-we-need-and-also-fit-together. Is there a single word that means all of that garbage I just wrote? Because if there is - then that's what we should do!
    

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June 24, 2020, 04:11:37 PM
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dazfrancis


That's my point my G, that 'hes better than what we have' is a horrible business strategy.

Couple that with the ridiculous wages we're dishing out to ultimately very average players, meaning no fucker can afford to take them off our hands


June 24, 2020, 04:35:36 PM
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brap2

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Couple that with the ridiculous wages we're dishing out to ultimately very average players, meaning no fucker can afford to take them off our hands



Exactly. all part of the same short sighted 'i don't care what it takes it makes us better next season' mentality that we need to shift badly
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June 24, 2020, 05:11:09 PM
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Ah well, only just over another year to go before we stop paying Sandro £3.5 million a year, good thing is we havenít had to pay him any win bonus.