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27 Jul 2017 08:40:09
Patrick Roberts rumours seem to be gathering steam - Eds any idea on whether this is likely, and whether it is likely to be a loan or a permanent transfer?

Think he could be a good buy for us, but personally I wouldn't't want him unless there's at least an option to buy.

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1.) 27 Jul 2017 12:17:27
If we want this type of player I don't understand why we didn't get Murphy now of Newcastle. Much better player all round!


 

 

14 Jul 2017 16:17:05
Eds any idea what's going on with Chalobah? Seen reports of us linked and some of him signing a 5-year deal with Watford.

Think he'd be a good signing for us and reasonably priced too hopefully with only 1 year left on his deal.

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{Ed002's Note - He has moved to Watford S123.}


1.) 14 Jul 2017 17:00:33
Shame, know if we were interested or just rumour?


2.) 15 Jul 2017 15:51:01
Why do you need to know whether we were interested or not? Too late, don't matter, move on guys 😇.


3.) 15 Jul 2017 16:22:27
Just curious.

{Ed002's Note - No. Southampton enquired after two other Chelsea players but not Chalobah. All three have moved on now.}


4.) 15 Jul 2017 18:45:30
Ok thanks for the info Ed (as always)


 

 

 

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05 Oct 2017 21:44:22
Watching the England game tonight and one name people don't seem to be talking about in transfer market is Jesse Lingard. He could really add something to our team in my opinion, and surely given he barely plays these days he'll need to move on in January or next summer. I think we'd be a good level for him and he shouldn't cost too much.

Thoughts?

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1.) 06 Oct 2017 08:34:58
Not for me. He is talented granted but we need an out and out goal scorer not another winger.


2.) 07 Oct 2017 13:13:53
I disagree. We have good strikers, but they have no service. We don't necessarily need a winger but the biggest thing we lack in my opinion is an attacking midfielder who can link our talented attackers (Gabbi, Redmond, Boufal etc. are all clearly talented) with what is a very good, strong midfield (Romeu and Lemina) . Someone who plays more centrally and can sit in the space between defence and attack and run the show.

Obviously not saying we could sign these players, but we need to find our own version of De Bruyne, Silva, Eriksen etc.


 

 

12 Sep 2017 21:29:06
I agree with previous posts that we need to give our players more freedom, and play with a lot more pace. This doesn't just mean having fast players though, but being more direct and thinking faster. We take way too many touches on the ball at the moment.

I'd like to see Sims given a real shot. I liked him when he played last year, he seemed very willing to run at people which I think we need. Also I agree with a previous poster Lemina should play in midfield.

I think we should take advantage of how many good cb's we have, and our attacking wing backs, and go to 5 at the back (3 when attacking) . Romeu and Lemina would make a strong midfield. My only concern would be a lack of creativity in midfield, we'd need Lemina to play well from the start and be our own (probably lesser) version of Dembele for Spurs.

My lineup for next game:

Forster (just about)
Hoedt
Stephens (think VVD is still a couple weeks off first team football)
Yoshida
Cedric
Bertrand
Romeu
Lemina
Redmond
Sims
Gabbiadini

Bench: McCarthy, McQueen, Bednarek (maybe VVD is sharp enough for bench? ), JWP, Davis, Boufal/ Tadic, Austin.

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1.) 13 Sep 2017 20:48:37
So many people don't want Davis in the team, why? He is the only one prepared to get stuck in . I would play Long at Palace and play him wide and leave Redmond out, fed up with no end product from him. Shane is still a dangerous player and just maybe we could keep Gabbiadini on the pitch for the full match for change. The two of them could work well together if the manager plays the right tactics which I am afraid is looking less and less likely.


2.) 14 Sep 2017 11:20:38
I just think we need a bit more power in midfield than Davis offers. Also Davis lack of end product is frustrating. He's a good, solid player who should still have a role in the team, but I think his days as the first name on the team sheet should be over.

Playing with 3 cb's means one less central midfielder, and unfortunately I think Davis would be the casualty of that. Romeu isn't going to be left out, and i'd favour Lemina or JWP due to their potential and extra bit of quality.

Re. Long, I can see your point and wouldn't mind seeing him get a run out. I would love the message MP could send to the team by playing him and Sims on either side of gabbi/ Austin. Would be a real kick up the backside of those higher paid and higher rated players who played the most pathetic game of football I've seen a team play against Watford. I'd still keep Redmond in the side long-term though; he's part of the problem at the moment but I think he, along with Gabbi and JWP (who have also been underwhelming), is also going to be part of any solution since we're hardly going to sign a whole new attack in January.


3.) 14 Sep 2017 20:52:57
I can only think we would play 3 CB's because we want to play on the counter attack. Why is that especially at home whatever happened to our high pressing game we had from when Pochettino and RK were here? We look scared these days. We probably have the two best overlapping full backs in the league apart from Walker, the tactics are all wrong we have the players but the tactics from CP and MP are all wrong. We played United off the park at Wembley with this squad because we played with high pace and gave them no time on the ball. Need a target man with height in the box still can't get my head around if we were not going to sign another striker why we sold Jay Rod after nursing him back to health for two seasons. Don't know but something is just not right at St. Mary's at the moment just get that gut feeling, hope I'm wrong.


4.) 15 Sep 2017 15:55:12
3 cb's doesn't mean you can't press high. That would be the job of the strikers; Spurs for example like to press and play 3 cb's.

As a side note. don't know what you've been smoking but Walker is not the best wing back in the league!


5.) 15 Sep 2017 20:59:49
We'll see 123 he would walk into our side in a heartbeat.


6.) 17 Sep 2017 01:34:48
of course he would.


 

 

 

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03 Nov 2017 14:56:21
Agree with a lot of this, although disagree with any suggestion MP's job should be under threat. The problem stems back to Koeman in my view, who started the trend of changing the way we play football, and I think that MP should be judged on next season once he's had more of a chance to stamp his mark on the team.

I understand your frustration, but we all know that if we had been giving it a go, losing, and were sat in/ around the relegation zone right now you would be calling for MP's head, so he's in a difficult position. Your point about City for example, yes it'd be nice to give it a go, but that's the kind of thinking that can get you beat 6, 7, 8-0 against them right now. They're that good, and I can see an argument for trying to frustrate them by sitting deep.

It's going to be a long season of mid-table mediocrity but I think as fans we need to avoid treating MP the same as we treated Puel. Puel had to go, but it was the fans (and maybe players, I don't know what was going on in the dressing room) that made that the case unfortunately by turning on him. Let's not do the same with this manager. If things don't change next season, then we should start talking about whether he's the right guy. Until then, let's be patient and accept that we need to get rid of a few players who can't cut it (cough, Tadic, cough) and bring in a few hungry attackers ready to work hard and prove themselves. After this has happened, we can judge MP on the results.

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19 Oct 2017 11:13:33
Not sure we need another striker - wingers and attacking midfielders are a bigger need for us right now.

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09 Oct 2017 18:47:14
Agree with Saintysaint, and also there's the fact that if we're going to spend that kind of money and change our wage structure, I just don't think Walcott is worth doing it for. He could offer something of course, but I don't think he's a game changer. He's not much better than he was 10 years ago, which is almost unforgivable imo.

Let walcott rot at West Ham or Everton like every other over the hill top 6 player. We'll keep finding players on the rise, rather than on the way down.

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05 Oct 2017 21:42:05
At the very least he could teach Tadic a thing or two about taking penalties!

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03 Sep 2017 23:49:11
Not if you're not good enough to be in the team you shouldn't. The ones that are get a shot, as we have shown over the last 5 years. Otherwise, why not go on loan and get some experience.

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03 Nov 2017 15:01:56
-Forster
-Cedric
-VVD
-Hoedt
-Yoshida
-McQueen (I think Bertrand needs a kick up the ****, not been impressed with him this year. Looks lazy and I think he's the one to watch out for in terms of pulling a VVD. If we're playing 5/ 3 at the back instead of 4, I think we won't miss him as much since Sam is better going forward than defending)
-Lemina
-Romeu
-Boufal (CAM - let's give him a chance to be the centrepiece. Wing backs will provide the width. )
-Austin
-Gabbi.

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07 Oct 2017 13:13:53
I disagree. We have good strikers, but they have no service. We don't necessarily need a winger but the biggest thing we lack in my opinion is an attacking midfielder who can link our talented attackers (Gabbi, Redmond, Boufal etc. are all clearly talented) with what is a very good, strong midfield (Romeu and Lemina) . Someone who plays more centrally and can sit in the space between defence and attack and run the show.

Obviously not saying we could sign these players, but we need to find our own version of De Bruyne, Silva, Eriksen etc.

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28 Sep 2017 16:15:40
Redmond needs to play still, like a previous poster said we desperately need his pace. I think Long has done a good job the last couple of games. Been saying it a while now, but I want to see Sims get a run out and see what he can do. Think his directness and pace is exactly what we lack.

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17 Sep 2017 01:34:48
of course he would.

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15 Sep 2017 15:55:12
3 cb's doesn't mean you can't press high. That would be the job of the strikers; Spurs for example like to press and play 3 cb's.

As a side note. don't know what you've been smoking but Walker is not the best wing back in the league!

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