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Why shouldn’t we be excited about our own exciting prospects :houllier:
Once again, who said that?
 

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For me, I would always play Pobga and then one of those two which leaves Bellingham as second choice/backup for Pogba. But Ole prefers to play either those two (defensively much better than Bellingham) or one of them and Pogba (much better than Bellingham) so under it's even harder to make a case for him playing given his preferences IMO.


Are they?
 

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I have no idea how you can watch this performance and be like "we've got Garner and Mjebri though."
It's not like the club said that though, they wanted Bellingham.
 

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Contract expires summer 2023.
So another couple of years at Dortmund then leave on a free and come to Utd?
You would love to see it.

Unrealistic I know but its good to dream :)
 

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What sort of gametime have Williams and Tuanzebe really warranted?

No the thread to discuss this excessively, but Williams was starting Champions League games last season, Tuanzebe had a brilliant performance against PSG beginning of the season, after which he didn't get a look in for quite a while. I don't think Ole is utilising the squad as well as he could, I mean, we spent 70 million on VDB and Amad, and they hardly play at all.
 

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To make (almost) everyone reading this thread feel way older: Bellingham was five years old when that Drogba moment happened.
 

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but Williams was starting Champions League games last season
No he wasn't. Because we weren't in the Champions League. He played because it was Europa.


Tuanzebe had a brilliant performance against PSG beginning of the season, after which he didn't get a look in for quite a while.
and his play in games since then is proving why he isn't getting looks

He deserved a big piece of the blame pie for the Sheffield loss Missed heading the ball away on the corner and it found the head of the guy he was supposed to be marking and then stood there in the box for Sheffield's 2nd goal instead of closing down and the ball went right off his knee into the goal

Also came on against Leicester and stood there for their equalizer, while it would be harsh to put the goal completely on him, still think he could have done more on that then just stand there and give Vardy an open shot.




I mean, we spent 70 million on VDB and Amad, and they hardly play at all.
Amad is a teenager that just got here in January. VDB is case of Bruno and Pogba being a head of him. Which if you are arguing he should play a head of those two then you are just looking for things to complain about
 

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Too bad we couldn't bring him in. Looks like a top prospect, plus he's English. Well, we got Bruno instead in that transfer window, if I remember correctly.
 

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Too bad we couldn't bring him in. Looks like a top prospect, plus he's English. Well, we got Bruno instead in that transfer window, if I remember correctly.
It'll be interesting to see which club brings him back to England.
 

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I thought he was exceptional last night for a 17 year old! First full game watching him live, if anyone can confirm this is what he is normally like, then wow, what a talent. Even if not, to play how he did against a very good City side, needs applauding.

Edit. Also should of had a goal, shocking refereeing, at least let him put it in the net before blowing, w4nker.
 

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I thought he was exceptional last night for a 17 year old! First full game watching him live, if anyone can confirm this is what he is normally like, then wow, what a talent. Even if not, to play how he did against a very good City side, needs applauding.

Edit. Also should of had a goal, shocking refereeing, at least let him put it in the net before blowing, w4nker.
I dont get why the ref didn't let it play out and then go to VAR. It's like he had an agenda against Dortmund or something.
 

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I dont get why the ref didn't let it play out and then go to VAR. It's like he had an agenda against Dortmund or something.
I thought the exact same, he had to wait, what, 3 seconds? For him to put the ball in the net and left it down to VAR. Confusing is putting it politely. The pen over turned was also a joke to give in the first place.
 

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I thought the exact same, he had to wait, what, 3 seconds? For him to put the ball in the net and left it down to VAR. Confusing is putting it politely. The pen over turned was also a joke to give in the first place.
Referees need to be questioned after the game. Or at least have to release a statement or something. This idiot might have just cost Dortmund the tie and he can carry on about his business as usual.
 

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Too bad we couldn't bring him in. Looks like a top prospect, plus he's English. Well, we got Bruno instead in that transfer window, if I remember correctly.
He wouldn't have played much if we had signed him. Performances come with game time and we wouldn't have given him enough to prove himself, our fans would probably be slagging him off at this point i reckon.

It's why he was absolutely right to go to Dortmund. Youngsters do themselves a disservice moving to big clubs early, you want that move when you're an established first teamer.
 

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He wouldn't have played much if we had signed him. Performances come with game time and we wouldn't have given him enough to prove himself, our fans would probably be slagging him off at this point i reckon.

It's why he was absolutely right to go to Dortmund. Youngsters do themselves a disservice moving to big clubs early, you want that move when you're an established first teamer.
I agree. Going to a small club like Dortmund was a good way to get experience and he’ll get his move to a big club eventually. Hopefully us of course.
 

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I thought he was exceptional last night for a 17 year old! First full game watching him live, if anyone can confirm this is what he is normally like, then wow, what a talent. Even if not, to play how he did against a very good City side, needs applauding.
Let's just say he is for sure not the reason why Dortmund is struggling so much this season. Not every game of him was as good as this, but he also rarely is the reason for Dortmunds losses. Considering his age he is doing extremely well this season.
 

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He wouldn't have played much if we had signed him. Performances come with game time and we wouldn't have given him enough to prove himself, our fans would probably be slagging him off at this point i reckon.

It's why he was absolutely right to go to Dortmund. Youngsters do themselves a disservice moving to big clubs early, you want that move when you're an established first teamer.
I couldn't agree more ! Playing time in a competitive environment is essential to a young players development. I know some young players are able to step up to Premier League football but most need some Championship or equivalent level football to mature their game. The only thing for me is that the player is matched up with a manager & system compatible to his style.
 

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I just love the english young talent at the moment.

It feels like we have finally believed in giving up the unnecessarily overboard reliance on physicality and have much well rounded or technically capable players.