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  • I don't disagree with the majority of what you wrote but what about Liverpool signing Keita, Ox, Shaqiri?
  • georgipep replied to the thread Next Manager.
    Yet he won the PL with Chelsea. What does that tell you? Maybe that it takes more than a name and money to win? Maybe there is context? Maybe the combination of manager, team, club, board, opposition and luck matter too?
  • georgipep replied to the thread Aurelien Tchouameni.
    Great point about Rice's playing style and I think he is far closer to the Carrick interpretation of the DM role than Tchouameni (who is more of dynamic defensive MC, not DM, in the Kante-mould)
  • You should check out the definition of the word "exponential"
  • You are stepping into logic and reason territory. Not many are allowed there, you might feel lonely.
  • Because there are another 11 players who have proven they can deliver. Lingard is a good example of a player who is now knocking on the door to start games. And the starting 11 may be doing even better in training.
  • It was because Ole was under a lot of pressure at the time and the rest of the club did not push hard enough for him, to feel like he will be wanted even if Ole lost his job. So, naturally, he decided to go to Dortmund because they will play him...
  • Yeah, but you assume what is going on in training. All of the players that started yesterday could be performing very well in training, pushing for a place in the first team rotation.
  • Exactly because soon he will start playing his strongest team, Ole needed to give the rest a chance. And as you say, the Carabao is a throwaway competition we can afford ignoring, so the entire thing was a squad morale exercise. If they won...
  • Ole rarely plays an entire B team. Yesterday was a rare occasion. I was surprised that Bruno didn't play, tbh, but was also quite happy as he plays almost every game. And the only reason we are debating this today is because we lost. If Moss...
  • I agree that Martial's natural game is run with the ball at defenders, not find corridors to run behind. And that's something that makes him super limited. No doubt about it. My previous comment was more about that particular run from Greenwood...
  • Games like yesterday's are used to: 1) give fringe players minutes 2) allow players to impress and stake a claim to get minutes in serious matches. From yesterday, I'd say Donny, Matic and Lingard (maybe Dalot) made serious claims to deserve a...
  • I don't know him or his preference but there is an ocean between Monaco, Lille and Lyon as cities.... I agree with your comment about his game intelligence but not so much about the example with Greenwood's run. Watch the replay, Greenwood is...
  • I wouldn't trust Donny in any serious game (yet). Yesterday was a step in the right direction and Young Boys at home will, hopefully, be another. What would be the point in putting Bailly on for 20 minutes? You don't change defenders unless...
  • I never caught that neither yesterday nor against Newcastle. And if there is a good loan opportunity I'm all for it but I doubt it.