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Vaarwel Gini

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by rurikbird, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. Whaddapie

    Whaddapie Very Active Honorary Member

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    Nice to see you, Pat... You taking a breather from worshiping at your Judas Keane shrine this evening?
     
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    Barca will be bankrupt by April. They're completely fucked financially. Messi leaving them in the summer won't save them
     
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    Er that was a joke. Jeees.
     
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    That was a joke which I would think is obvious.
    Judas :D
     
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    Sad to see him go but there are a lot of very good much younger midfielders out there. I'm sure we'll snag one of them to start the rejuvenation process.

    Irreplaceables at present are : Ali, VvD, Fabs, Robbo, TAA, Hendo, Thiago (proven top class), Mane and Mo.
     
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    I think what you mean is that we overpaid him less.
     
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    Modo A contentious scando Member

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    Stop hating
     
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    mark1975 Moderator Moderator

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    Not that we'd get him, or he fits the profile financially, but I'd love us to sign Maddison.
     
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    Woland Part of the Furniture Member

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    I'll miss his sideways passes, and this ability to play full matches and never see him
     
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    Wow. I'd take Tielemans over Maddison in a second.
     
  12. mark1975

    mark1975 Moderator Moderator

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    They're both great players who won't stay at Leicester long.
     
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    Leicester would want mega fees to sell.
     
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    Whoever we sign needs to have bones made out of titanium. I'd gladly take a less talent, exciting signing that can actually get on the bloody pitch.

    Bissouma seems an ideal choice, as he plays a similar style and Brighton would sell for a reasonable fee.

    Ruben Neves has won possession more than any midfielder in 2020 has a decent passing range and strike. I imagine will be expensive, though, and Wolves appear a fading force this year. Still a possibility and has played with Jota before.

    Tielemans is absolute quality, but will be £60-70m, maybe more. Not happening.

    Tonali at Brecia looks like the second coming of Pirlo in videos, but I haven't watched him properly, and Italians tend to stay put.

    Renato Sanchez has supposedly come on leaps and bounds at Lille this year and delivering on his premature hype. Played with both Jota and Thiago before. Lille are also financially fucked due to COVID-19 and board-room issues. One to keep an eye on.
     
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    Tielemans is a mini Thiago. Maddison wouldnt replace Gini for us.
    Not sure who we should target in all honesty.
     
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    Bissouma is a good shout. Tonali has moved to Milan.
     
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    I wasn't talking about replacing Gini with Maddison, I was just saying he's a good player who under reasonable circumstances would be nice to sign. I know there are better players out there and more realistic ones in terms of price. As per, the usual contingent wade in with the predictable sneering at UK grown players.

    It's hardly a fucking "wow" is it? FFS.
     
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    Its a wow to me. I'm unimpressed with him everytime I see him play and is that annoying preening unwarrantedly big ego type. He has high usage and relatively low production for it from what I see. In addition, his best position is one we don't use.

    Tielemans makes that team tick and plays box to box.

    If you think its an English thing, then I'd also take Todd Cantwell over him. Even though again, for similar reasons I'd take Buendia over Cantwell. Buendia... I'd have him.
     
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    The Ox.... Very little to no impact.Plays ok for 15-20 when he plays and is not spend his time at the club on the injury list

    Origi... Not even a half the player he once was, Makes token runs at best, No longer takes on and goes past players. As someone said here; He has lost intrest

    Shaqiri... Semi decent player for us. shows some decent quailty when picking out a pass or cross. excellent free kick taker (for me better than TAA) problem being that he is hardly being used...

    I would say that it is better to sell these three players that contribute next to nothing at the club and are bleeding us of money in wages; and find one or two quality players that add something to our team and make a difference when called upon to do so.

    Keeping these three players does not strength the team (Unless you mean by their mere numbers) it takes away form that strength by having three bodies that do not contribute to it, and takes away the chance of players having that chance of first team football

    We need to replace Gini, who did contribute with quality and goals, and we need the money to do so. I believe if Klopp has the money and is allowed to find and choose the player he wants, it will not be a problem for us.

    I remember when Alonso went to Real, and at that time you had players at Real who could not get a game for the club and where almost forgotten about...
    Player like Arjen Robben and Rafael Van Der Vaart. Players that when on to be massive for the clubs they when to...

    I am sure that if we looked at Real, Barca and even Bayern we could find a Robben or Van Der Vaart type play there, a player that could prove massive for us
     
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    Don't really think so. Came in somewhat under the radar, became very important and was probably underpaid in comparison. Fucking Lallana got a pay rise a couple of years in
     

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