It's not the fannying around that annoys me - which it does - but the constant hair flicks and putting his hands behind his back. He plays like a coward.He's filled in quite well the last ten games or so but he's such a Fanny of a 'defender' isnt he?
Shirks so many challenges. (see fa cup final 1st goal)
We're fecked if he starts a lot of games next season.
Ridiculous. Who are these stats people and why do they think we care about the truth?
Exactly. He was excellent this year, and for me, is the definition of a squad player (in the best possible sense.) If funds are limited, I think GK should be a higher priority than a CB (striker and CM are the top priorities, IMO.)Which games were we fecked when he started this season?
He's been ok not excellent for me.Exactly. He was excellent this year, and for me, is the definition of a squad player (in the best possible sense.) If funds are limited, I think GK should be a higher priority than a CB (striker and CM are the top priorities, IMO.)
I think he was excellent over the last month - fecked up to an extent on the Gundogan goal but I wouldn't say that was due to a lack of courage - just hesitated.He's been ok not excellent for me.
If I was Varane or Martinez I wouldn't be worried about losing my place.
Exactly this, I sent this to my mate his response was "Day one. Under 8s footie. First thing you learn"The mistake for me is letting the ball bounce first. It’s one of the basics you’re told as a kid, don’t let the ball bounce. But on that particular goal I also blame the midfielders for not tracking Gundogan
I'd say we should all care about it as it was part of the reason we lost a cup final.Who cares about the Gundogan goal. Shit happens. Haaland will miss open goals, Ruben Dias will feck up in his own area, de Bruyne will hit the stands with crosses and so forth. It's all part of the game. What matters is the overall tendency and performance. And Lindelof has had his arguably best season so far. Looks much sharper than before. Would just be silly to ditch him now.
Maguire, on the other hand...
We're obviously not signing Kim anymore. Get used to Martinez-LindelofHe's not absolutely top drawer, but he's a decent player and seems to usually be fit so he's perfect for a squad.
If Victor is happy to be a squad / bit part player then I'd much rather keep him over Maguire.
I'd love next year to be:
AWB / Dalot
Varane / Martinez / Kim / Lindelof / Shaw
Shaw / Malacia
That's a strong and reliable group.
I mean, we've clearly been interested, and West Ham offered Rice a new contract....... Means nothing unless he signs.We were never interested and he's about to sign a new contract. Then ETH comes out with this. Lindelof was never leaving or dropping down to 4th.
Not about confidence. Nobody credible from the UK had been reporting it, I'm actually surprised you and anyone else are already putting him in the lineups.I mean, we've clearly been interested, and West Ham offered Rice a new contract....... Means nothing unless he signs.
You may end up being right but it's odd to be so confident.
To be fair, I only said I'd love it to happen.Not about confidence. Nobody credible from the UK had been reporting it, I'm actually surprised you and anyone else are already putting him in the lineups.
We started the brave Licha and Varane against Liverpool… Just sayin’.He's been ok when he's come in against the smaller teams. As has Maguire tbh. Ok.
But in the big games like City on Saturday against better players he can be found wanting.
Soft as feck (see first City goal).
I don’t believe it for a second. I doubt that there are many untouchable players. The very fact that we are heavily linked to a cb like Kim would suggest that word is misplaced