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8 hours ago, TCO said:

Erm no? That's a very flimsy memory!😂

Grealish is good but I don't think he has Dele Alli potential. I think Spurs would be a bad move and Chelsea even worse. One of my friends is a Villa fan so I've watched a lot of him. He needs freedom and plenty of the ball to be effective and I don't think he'll get that with Eriksen and Alli. He wasn't super impressive in the Championship but he's got talent, attitude needs to be sorted too.

Wasn't he playing full back at the point when everyone was trying to convince him to declare for England? I think I'm losing the plot... 

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TCO    4,201
32 minutes ago, Colly said:

Wasn't he playing full back at the point when everyone was trying to convince him to declare for England? I think I'm losing the plot... 

I could be wrong, but I don't think the lad played a game at full back in is life! Certainly not at left back anyway, he's very right-footed.

He plays as a 10 or in centre midfield. Out wide at a push but he's not blessed with crazy pace. He'd be pretty ineffective at full back anyway!

The whole Ireland/England thing just makes me sad now. Obviously he made the correct decision for him but if he had stayed he'd be starting every game for us. An England career is still possible but he'll never be more than a bit part player if he does make it. He could have been our superstar and face of the team which would have been great for his development. If there was any doubt in his mind then England had to be the choice. If I were eligible and good enough for both, there's 0% chance I'd even consider England and that's the way for 99.9% of Irish lads.

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MexicoJack    4,049
4 minutes ago, TCO said:

If I were eligible and good enough for both, there's 0% chance I'd even consider England and that's the way for 99.9% of Irish lads.

Even if you were born in Birmingham and had never lived in Ireland a day in your life?

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Nerf    5,146
8 hours ago, MexicoJack said:

Fuck Mourinho.

I can't even mock you, I just feel bad. I said years ago that I wouldn't have Mourinho at Liverpool even with the guaranteed league title he likely comes with and got roundly mocked - but this is exactly the type of reason why. United fans, dare I say it, deserve better, bar the ones that already have Setubal Syndrome for him.

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TCO    4,201
1 minute ago, MexicoJack said:

Even if you were born in Birmingham and had never lived in Ireland a day in your life?

Yeah that's the difference and that was my point, if his decision was veering towards England at all after playing for us then the decision was already made really. Apparently he played Gaelic Football in Birmingham though, which is hilarious. A lad with his football ability and physique would get killed in a senior game!

Declan Rice seems to be the opposite, mad to play and has learned the anthem too, which is impressive for somebody who's never learned Irish.

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Noah    4,907
9 hours ago, MexicoJack said:

Fuck Mourinho.

I can only see it being a hate fuck. Not healthy for either of you emotionally to be honest.

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Cymbols    2,296
10 hours ago, TCO said:

Erm no? That's a very flimsy memory!😂

Grealish is good but I don't think he has Dele Alli potential. I think Spurs would be a bad move and Chelsea even worse. One of my friends is a Villa fan so I've watched a lot of him. He needs freedom and plenty of the ball to be effective and I don't think he'll get that with Eriksen and Alli. He wasn't super impressive in the Championship but he's got talent, attitude needs to be sorted too.

Not disagreeing with most of this, I’m just curious about the attitude thing. Is it the stuff from a couple of seasons ago that you are referring to, or more on the pitch stuff?

With the exception of that nasty stamp on the Wolvo player early-ish in the season (no excuses on that), he’s been a pro, I think.

Has the ability to change a game for sure, and once he got back to full fitness after his internal bleeding injury, he’s been great, especially in the back end of the season.

Not sure if he’s ready for a top six club yet, but he certainly deserves better. 

Wouldn’t be a bad investment for them though, because the potential is there.

Shame he didn’t declare for Ireland, but he did grow up in Birmingham I suppose, so can’t really have a go on that. 

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Jimmy    4,190
13 hours ago, MexicoJack said:

Probably the end for Lamela if he joins, I'd think.

Why would we sell our best player 😕 

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Switzerlineker    33,238

What do you do when you’re a Spanish journalist wanting to ask Antoine Griezmann about his future at Atlético Madrid but the France team’s press officer will only allow questions in French (specifically to prevent anyone asking questions about Griezmann about his future at Atletico Madrid)? This:

 

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Switzerlineker    33,238

Update - Antoine Griezmann will reveal his future plans on national television this evening:

 

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6 hours ago, Cymbols said:

Not disagreeing with most of this, I’m just curious about the attitude thing. Is it the stuff from a couple of seasons ago that you are referring to, or more on the pitch stuff?

With the exception of that nasty stamp on the Wolvo player early-ish in the season (no excuses on that), he’s been a pro, I think.

It's the stupid socks. I may not know what position he plays, but I know about his stupid socks. Also he looks like Father Damo. 

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TCO    4,201
7 hours ago, Cymbols said:

Not disagreeing with most of this, I’m just curious about the attitude thing. Is it the stuff from a couple of seasons ago that you are referring to, or more on the pitch stuff?

With the exception of that nasty stamp on the Wolvo player early-ish in the season (no excuses on that), he’s been a pro, I think.

Has the ability to change a game for sure, and once he got back to full fitness after his internal bleeding injury, he’s been great, especially in the back end of the season.

Not sure if he’s ready for a top six club yet, but he certainly deserves better. 

Wouldn’t be a bad investment for them though, because the potential is there.

Shame he didn’t declare for Ireland, but he did grow up in Birmingham I suppose, so can’t really have a go on that. 

Attitude is a bit of both the above. He's got his head screwed on a bit more now but I'd still be worried about his dedication. He's prone to lashing out, should have been sent off in the playoff final too. 

Hope he succeeds wherever he goes, just not internationally! We were so close to having Harry Kane too :( 

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Cymbols    2,296
21 minutes ago, TCO said:

Attitude is a bit of both the above. He's got his head screwed on a bit more now but I'd still be worried about his dedication. He's prone to lashing out, should have been sent off in the playoff final too. 

Hope he succeeds wherever he goes, just not internationally! We were so close to having Harry Kane too :( 

Tackle was pretty bad in the playoff true, but I reckon anyone would react the same to being fouled 12 times in a single game. Or at least I would 😂

I think he’s good enough to succeed anywhere really, providing he gets enough game time. Don’t want to see him go, but I wish him every success when he does. 

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Nerf    5,146
6 hours ago, Switzerlineker said:

Update - Antoine Griezmann will reveal his future plans on national television this evening:

 

Se queda!

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Arjen Robben    7,940

How pointless :lol:

Atletico already with significant improvements for next season though, Lemar and Sidibe coming in and Griezmann staying.

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Arjen Robben    7,940

Rui Patrico, Gelson Martins, William Carvalho, Bruno Fernandes, Ruben Ribeiro, Bas Dost, Ruben Battaglia, Rafael Leao and Daniel Podence have had their Sporting contracts rescinded.

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Sto Kerea    9,753

Today the rumours are that Chelsea are on the cusp of ironing out a deal with Napoli where they will get Sarri for 'free', on the basis that Chelsea also put in writing an agreement not to activate the release clauses of certain Napoli players.

I mean, if true, sure. But just GET ON WITH IT.

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Switzerlineker    33,238

Real Madrid have signed Rodrygo Goes from Santos for 45m euros, all whole Ronaldo has settled his tax case.

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Switzerlineker    33,238

 

Celtic have confirmed the signing of Odsonne Edouard from Paris Saint-Germain for a fee of around £9m. The 20-year-old has signed a four-year deal.

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Arjen Robben    7,940

I have Rodrygo in my Santos game on FM, has never been a regular in like 7 years. 

Little anecdote for you there.

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Switzerlineker    33,238

No official sources yet, but news from the Argentine press today is saying that Tottenham Hotspur have an agreement to sign the Boca Juniors midfielder Wilmar Barrios.

 

There's also supposedly a plan afoot for us to sell Dembele to Jiangsu Suning for a metric fucktonne of money, and they'll loan him to Inter Milan for a season. Think they might have the same owners or something.

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Switzerlineker    33,238

Sky sources understand Brentford have rejected a £10m offer from Bournemouth for Chris Mepham. The offer was not close to the Bees’ valuation of the player.

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PolaMDK    22,202

I hope someone in England signs Bas Dost just for the chants.

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