Recent content by hanovercigars

  1. 2nd string against Chelsea? Or do we risk more tiredness

    SAF was never in a position where he had to risk either the FA cup or Champions League qualification. He finished top 3 every season. You also have to take into account that if Ole fails to get Champions League football for next year there is a reasonable chance he gets the sack (as his...
  2. Is this one of the worst PL seasons in recent times?

    Liverpool weren't able to win the league with a midfield of Xabi Alonso, Javier Mascherano and Steven Gerrard. That was a much better midfield.
  3. Jose Mourinho | Spurs manager

    Is this the first time that Jose has joined a club mid-season? If it is then it is a completely new experience and challenge for him. He will need to motivate and convince a tired group of players that he is still a great manager and that his tactics (no matter how dour) will be a success. A...
  4. Is it time to burst “Rashy’s” bubble?

    Sell him and sign Timo Werner in January.
  5. Does anyone still see potential for Lukaku?

    Lukaku sitting on the bench has more potential than starting every match which needs the team to be setup for him. His wages however does not allow for him to be used this way.
  6. Summer 2019 Midfield Rebuild

    Tielemans and Ndidi. If we sign one, we should sign the other as well. A midfield duo that is Premier League proven, work well together and has already shown they are capable of going toe to toe with Liverpool and Man City.
  7. Joao Felix

    Given that most people think Pogba is going to move on in the next couple of years, would it be wise to move to a 4-2-3-1 system and play Felix as the number 10. We seem to play 4-3-3 to get the best out of Pogba but if he is not here for the long term, should we not build around other players.
  8. When was the last time we made 1 undeniably GOOD signing...?

    Sergio Romero. Signed by LVG, in case David Dr Gea decided to leave a sinking ship. He has delivered on all expectations. When he has been called up in place of De Gea he has been reliable. Doesn't moan about being a back up keeper either, even though he has been a number 1 keeper for both club...
  9. The Mourinho Thread: Should he stay or go? | Sacked

    Six years after SAF stepped down, we are still playing midfielders as defenders; wingers as full backs, strikers as wingers etc. Whatever happened using specialists and playing players in the correct positions. Mourinho is now a walking contradiction. Sack him.
  10. Kevin De Bruyne

    I hope De Bruyne becomes a billionaire, has a long happy life and develops a cure for cancer but never plays football again this season. Hopefully the positive aspects of this post outweighs the negative.
  11. Future Manager Speculation

    Leonardo Jardim ticks most of the boxes if we were to move on from Jose. He has won League titles in Greece and France. His AS Monaco team overcame PSG and their phenomenal wealth. Despite losing a whole load of first team players he has kept Monaco competitive, finishing second the in the...
  12. What’s Real Madrid’s secret?

    "We don't need to sign a right back because Valencia does a decent job" "Feillani should stay because he is a good plan B option" "We shouldn't sign SMS because we already have Pogba" I doubt Real Madrid's management or board has these types of conversations at any level. That's the difference.
  13. Sergej Milinkovic Savic

    Having Pogba MK2 is not a bad thing at all. Pogba needs a kick up the backside. This would be a reminder to him that if does not perform to standard he can and will be replaced.
  14. "Wembley Stadium set to be SOLD by FA in astonishing £800m deal"

    It's becoming more and more popular. It started with just one game in London in 2007. There are now 3 games in London every year, which is sold out. I have been to NFL games in London and the USA. Going to an NFL game, particularly in the USA, is an amazing event, the franchises put on a lot of...
  15. Ruben Neves - Player watch

    He is the type of player that Spurs will get relatively cheaply. He will play well and then other fans will be kicking themselves when levy slaps on a £150 million transfer fee. If United see talent in him they should buy this summer.