Who else is excited about next season's defence?

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    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    You have great dentists:)
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    GamerKurisu New Member

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    Excited, Jury still out on Lindelof and Shaw though.
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    jesperjaap Full Member

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    Kind of my feelings too. I actually wanted us to sign a right back and two centre backs as I think our defence has been so awful for a long time. I hve seen youtube pundits etc saying its now one of the best defences in Europe etc etc, get a grip.

    Bissaka I have wanted ever since he broke through, genuine world class potential for me, absolutely superb signing and I thought people questioning the fee, though high are mad.

    Maguire I think is a good defender, not a great one though, can see reasons the fee was so high but its not due to his footballig ability. Certainly thinks he improves us as lets face it, he is our best centre back..

    Rather than an average defence to one of the best around, I think we have moved from an awful defence to a good one now. I disagree on replacing Shaw, improved last season and hopefully can kick on further fro that this season. I am not a big fan of Lindelof, think he being way over rated for being average amongst awfulness even though of coruse he improved and y concern is he will be the starting centre back with Maguire and not sure it will work. OUr best defences have all been about centre back partnerships and here is hoping I am wrong and they do gel.

    WIth our improvement I am more confident of us finishing in the top four this season though . We should be better at defending corners/crosses and more fluid and quicker bringing the ball out from the back, two things we have been awful with for quite some time. I think we needed a minimum of 6 top signings and 2 more promising ones and many outs to actually challenge. A couple more signings and Lukaku out and we have at least done enough to be confident of top four and progress....if we make no more signings, I still only feel 55/45 towards that top four spot though
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    youmeletsfly Full Member

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    I don't know in what possible scenario I could be excited by a fecking defense, but hey, whatever floats your boat.
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    SteveW Full Member

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    McTomminay has to basically replace 2 players.
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    Skills Snitch

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    Excited about defence, christ :lol:
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    Sir Scott McToMinay Full Member

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    7 CB’s is a massive overkill. What are we going to do with Rojo and Baily?
    Smalling and Jones are certain to stay, do we loan out Axel again?
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    Mr.Ridiculous__ The name says it all

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    Weird
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    Mr.Ridiculous__ The name says it all

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    Why not?
    feck me, I loved watching Rio and Vidic as much as Ronaldo.
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    ManchesterYoda Full Member

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    True but Bailly is injured, Jones might get injured and Tuanzebe will play for under 23s.
    So we end up with the 4 CBs of Maguire, Smalling, Lindelof and Rojo.
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    RedFish Full Member

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    I am excited to see the defence tbh. Being more solid will enable us to set up our attacking play. Wan Bissaka just looks :drool:
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    Sir Scott McToMinay Full Member

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    There’s no reason to play Tuanzebe in the U23’s after he’s had a whole season of playing regularly in the Championship.
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    ManchesterYoda Full Member

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    There is if he isn't good enough to play in the Premier League. I don't automatically assume every single academy player is amazing, just because they're from the academy.
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    Jezpeza Full Member

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    Yeah, but im hoping he can be the starter in holding midfield. Him pogba and either fernandes or dybala might be a good starting 3.

    Then we have mata, fred, lingard, matic garner, gomes.

    Its worrying how many players we have accumulated, at cb too, who just aren't good enough to be starters. If mctominay doesnt step up would need to invest there too. I think the issue is with longstaff is that I dont see what he offers other than potential atm. McTominay is worth a shot if we are going down that route.
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    DatIrishFella Band of Brothers, Thief

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    Absolutely.

    The signing of AwB and Maguire will help us immensely.
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    FootyGirl88

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    Then he’ll go on loan again, he won’t go back to the under 23.
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    I understand people's rating of lindelof as least crap option of the centre backs pre maguire (although i prefer smalling) but i can't understand anyone getting too excited about him
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    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    He'd walk into Villa's starting line up, and was a standout CB for them last season.

    So no way he's going into U23s this season
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    Jezpeza Full Member

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    I think he's probably ahead of jones bailly and rojo in the pecking order now
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    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    A 3 legged horse is ahead of Bailly right now
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    Bastian Full Member

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    We're seeing it now, against a not amazing AC Milan, that we still lack dynamism (intensity, energy and mobility) and technical capability in midfield. Until that's addressed, we still won't enjoy the full benefit of having more competency in the backline.
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    Fer Full Member

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    As I mentioned before, Lindelof-Maguire sounds a bit slow. We could have bought a young talented CB and a DM instead for those 80m.

    A top DM would help our defense a lot.

    I'm excited for Wan Bissaka, he will strengthen our defense and he is a great addition to the team.
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    steve.crowford New Member

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    We'll definitely be in Top 4, Bissaka and Maguire as if always playing for us) Chelsea only really had a few chances.

    Our new velvet four http://bit.ly/33yFNHN 2019
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