Recent content by sherrinford

  1. Potential Matic Replacements

    I thought the consensus was that he was on the unsellable list along with Messi at Barcelona? He is a special player. I'll be surprised if he's not widely considered to be the best midfielder in the world at some point and I won't be surprised if I consider him to be the best holding midfielder...
  2. Jack Grealish

    I hear this argument quite frequently and I don't get it. He has freedom in the sense that he often moves deep or infield looking for the ball. Think about how Rashford or Greenwood have moved this season, or Mata, Lingard or Pereira the last two seasons - we allow similar leeway. Grealish...
  3. Left full back 2020

    As others have said, Shaw is simply a better fullback than Wan Bissaka and shouldn't be the first one to make way for an effective attacking player. Our next fullback signing needs to be someone who's game is based around aggressive off the ball running.
  4. Jack Grealish

    How does that go then? United; 'We want Grealish.' Villa; '£80m.' United; 'What! Nah, we can't pay more than £50.' Villa; 'You paid £80m for Maguire and £50m for Wan Bissaka last year. Both are defenders, Jack is a creative attacking midfielder and was one of the best in the league last...
  5. Jack Grealish

    That is irrelevant for Villa though.
  6. Jack Grealish

    So you've not watched them then...
  7. Jack Grealish

    I have described how Grealish operated in the equivalent role for Villa. He did so for an extended period of time and thrived doing so. His versatility is well established at this point as is the fact that this is one of the roles he excels in. As much has basically been said by both Grealish...
  8. Jack Grealish

    Grealish has played predominantly off the left this season, deployed there in a 4-3-3, 3-4-3 and 4-2-3-1. He has played as a no.10 rather infrequently. When I talk about the midfield position he has occupied most consistently, I'm referring to his role under Smith all of last (Championship...
  9. Centre Back... Who do we go for?

    Why would he come? If this was possible I'd like to think it would get done.
  10. Jack Grealish

    No. That's not based on our last game against Villa though.
  11. Jack Grealish

    Yes because a player's performances never fluctuate...
  12. Jack Grealish

    That's not really accurate. In terms of where he's been deployed centrally, in midfield, over the last two seasons (or since Smith became manager anyway), Grealish has most often been used on the left of a 4-3-3 in roughly the equivalent to Pogba's role, with McGinn being deployed as what you...
  13. You have £150 million to spend. Who do you buy?

    Liverpool Thiago Havertz Upgrade midfield (Thiago and Havertz ahead of Fabinho, or Havertz and Henderson ahead of Thiago) and offer alternatives for the forward line when necessary (Havertz as a similar and potentially better replacement for Firmino, and in his place offering a change of...
  14. Jack Grealish

    Have you actually seen him play? Could you give a few words on his qualities without sounding like you are reading from a spreadsheet? Where have I said we should spend £80m on Grealish? Villa may well value him that highly - that is my only point. We paid £50m for an unskilled right back...
  15. Jack Grealish

    Your opinion seems to be based around your claim that Benrahma statistically outperformed Grealish in 18-19. What's his best position? How versatile is he? Where was he playing then? Where is he playing now? Stylistically, is he actually even similar to Grealish? Describe his dribbling and his...