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  1. NoPace replied to the thread Ashley Young backs Martial to be in the France squad.

    Seems like he should be Mbappe's protection, like if he's injured he's in the squad and if not I'd probably go with Ben Yedder as the 6th attacker after a target man (Giroud right now, I guess Haller or Dembele soon enough?), Mbappe, Griezmann,...

    Nov 15, 2019 at 06:55
  2. NoPace replied to the thread Ben Chilwell.

    Better athlete but I think less focus defensively and the same lovely crossing ability. Baines a bit better at link play (always though he could have played DM alright like Lahm and Kimmich do, at least on the ball), both great crossers. Not a...

    Nov 15, 2019 at 06:49
  3. NoPace replied to the thread Is this the best (most promising) England squad (inc manager) we've had?.

    If that had been the team England put out everyone would have been mad about Hargreaves playing on the right and no Gerrard but they probably would have gone pretty far. Good dour international team with club partnerships, Rooney a handful as...

    Nov 15, 2019 at 06:44
  4. NoPace replied to the thread Importance of the January 2020 Transfer Window.

    Yeah, whether it's a 4-2-3-1 or a 4-3-3 isn't really as big of a deal as getting a quality midfielder in to join Pogba and McTominay. Balance would be nice but it's secondary to quality considering Pogba and McTominay aren't the kind of...

    Nov 15, 2019 at 02:07
  5. NoPace replied to the thread Dwight McNeil.

    Most wingers play on their off wing at big clubs and he only has 4 Prem goals in 34 games (though obviously he's so young). If we signed him it would presumably be to play RW and be a goal threat there rather than a wide, defensively sound...

    Nov 14, 2019 at 01:39
  6. NoPace replied to the thread Importance of the January 2020 Transfer Window.

    It seems obvious enough, right? Pull the trigger on a young LB the club rates and bring in a midfielder with some quality, whether that's paying a couple extra million on a 6 month loan for Rakitic or actually going out and buying Olmo or someone...

    Nov 14, 2019 at 01:30
  7. NoPace replied to the thread Potential Matic Replacements.

    It's probably too early to call after a lot of 20 minutes cameos but it seems like we should have bought Praet for 18M instead of letting Leicester do it. He seems to be 2-footed, decent vision for a creative pass, is aggressive and we'd be able...

    Nov 14, 2019 at 01:19
  8. NoPace replied to the thread Is Pogba as good as gone?.

    I'm not even sure Leicester is playing their best XI, I've been impressed with Praet, think they might well be even better with Maddison nominally wide left but basically free and Praet in midfield, as Barnes and Perez are pretty clearly the...

    Nov 12, 2019 at 02:17
  9. NoPace replied to the thread 3 realistic signings to improve us?.

    You're right about McGinn's strengths and weaknesses but I'm not sure I agree about his being a bad fit with us, if we assume the first XI should look something like this after January: ----Rashford-----Martial-------------James...

    Nov 9, 2019 at 04:24