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  • NZT-One replied to the thread Declan Rice.
    Absolutely. But I don't think, it is just the fact, that we have money but rather the fact, that we are stupid enough to spend big even when we shouldn't. (Thanks Woody btw) I mean, City is way more loaded than we are and while definitely not...
  • NZT-One replied to the thread Declan Rice.
    I understand this train of thought. And I would agree that the lesson, that the Maguire case has told, is a valuable one. But I highly doubt, that we, in the situation we are in, should now think, because we made a mistake (with Maguire) and we...
  • NZT-One replied to the thread Declan Rice.
    Yeah you are right. At least that is what the fbref reports suggest. Keeping in mind, that those have the last 365 days as foundation. In terms of ability, Rice might be even superior to Fabinho. I don't know. One plays in a tightly knit...
  • NZT-One replied to the thread Declan Rice.
    Good question. Two things: Liverpools works together as a team in defensive situations as well. So Fabinho isn't usually asked to "take care of defense while others do attack". So I think Fabinho isn't a defensive anchor nor is he the one...
  • NZT-One replied to the thread Declan Rice.
    I think, some of the bigger teams start/started to move away from such a model. They work together as a unit all in once, not having two separate sub-teams. Doesn't mean we have to do the same but if that is wide spread trend it would be a...
  • Yeah I fully agree on that. Stating that "dropping deep was the plan all along and look how great it turned out" is a legitimate reasoning but for me too not the most convincing one. If dropping deep was the plan, why didn't we play AWB for...
  • A start?? Are McTom and Bruno injured? I hope, we don't have to deploy him against Atletico to be honest. Atletico will play just the same way as they did in the last match. If anything, they will be even more combatitive. I would be worried...
  • Because a player who is half as competent defensively as Matic and as mobile as McTom would benefit us very much. Not only that, it would also support us to maybe push a little bit higher up the field so we can stay compact without having to play...
  • Again, I understand your point in a way but I think, that it is built on a non-reality premise. Look at Matic, he is not available often and if he is, he is a) slow and b) suprisingly useful in his position. Bringing in Kamara in January would...
  • Yeah good points about the limited number of opportunities and a DOF (even without an actual DOF as Ralf is with us for that as well). We can't wait for a new manager to decide how we are going to play. FFS even if we are thinking that how are we...
  • Except thats not really what the criticism is about. If you are under the impression that it is the first time today, Bruno has been criticized, then you are clearly wrong. And nobody said, that the loss today or even our performances are solely...
  • I am sure there are actually way more -logical- reasons to not bring somebody in in January. I mean, I understand where you are coming from, we should certainly avoid exchanging dross for other dross. But if we look at the midfield, thats the...
  • I am sure you are right. Don't know about the selling part but Bruno needs a certain environment to flourish and I am not sure we can provide him with that while hitting other objectives as well. Today I thought he wasn't moaning as much but he...
  • NZT-One replied to the thread xG under Ralf.
    Thats pretty rough... To be fair though, City is terrific in avoiding chances and they were extremely switched on today. I think, even if we wouldn't have been as bad as we have been, they would have comfortably beaten us today. It just confirms...
  • NZT-One replied to the thread Fred | 2021/22 Performances.
    Don't think you are wrong with most of the things you say but I wouldn't be too sure, that no club would be interested in him. Certainly - not for 50 million but I am pretty sure in the right team he could be a really good asset. I thought he...