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  1. 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 haggling over 1 or 2 millions, I don't think they pay...
  2. 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 understand its causes and effects, are now equipped...
  3. 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 defensive unit under Moyes, the other plays in a very...
  4. 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 orchestrator for Liverpool. According to his fbref...
  5. 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 reason, why there isn't a whole of players like Rice...
  6. Nemanja Matić | 2021/22 Performances

    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 example. He is great in defending most of the time, why...
  7. Nemanja Matić | 2021/22 Performances

    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 knowing that Matic is in there. At least as long as we...
  8. Mctominay shouldn't start games in midfield for a top10 team

    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 mostly in our own half. The current set of...
  9. Mctominay shouldn't start games in midfield for a top10 team

    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 have given us the chance to use him instead of...
  10. Mctominay shouldn't start games in midfield for a top10 team

    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 seeming not knowing who is going to come in? We...
  11. Bruno Fernandes’ “Bad Season”

    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 down to him. But a) he is one of our best players...
  12. Mctominay shouldn't start games in midfield for a top10 team

    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 current situation: - Fred - McTominay - Pogba - Matic...
  13. Bruno Fernandes’ “Bad Season”

    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 seems to think that every touch he makes needs to...
  14. 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 that our positive trends are fragile as feck...
  15. 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 wasn't particularly bad today. I mean, everybody...