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  1. Transfer Talk Topic

    Which is why I think that if he truly wants to leave, the offer from RB Leipzig is a better option for him than Bayern Münich would be. RB Leipzig has a good young squad, who since promotion have competed for a CL spot and have (new) money behind them. They play nice open Football, trust in their youngsters and they've signed Julian Nagelsmann as Head Coach for next year, who is well respected here tactically. Of all three supposed options (CFC, FCB or RBL) Leipzig is where he's most likely to get the most minutes and get time to iron the kinks out of his game. They've taken a couple of UK youngsters recently, with limited success (Oliver Burke was a flop but Lookman did well enough in his 1/2 season), but they still seem interested in what's being produced by English academies. Although Ribery and Robben are moving on/retiring, he still has to get past James (if his purchase option is taken up), Müller, Coman, Gnabry and whoever Bayern buy in the summer. Even if they sign Hudson-Odoi, I can't see them being happy with that AM selection. It might be enough for the Bundesliga, but not Europe.
  2. Transfer Talk Topic

    I’d be looking at him pretty seriously too. We’re going to need at least 1 forward in the summer, it would be nice to get some shopping done early! Paredes has signed for PSG - ca. €40m plus add-ons. Now that Barcelona has bought de Jong, we should put a bid in for Rabiot. 6 months left on his contract with no buyers in sight.
  3. Transfer Talk Topic

    If Luiz and Cahill leave at the end of the season (which is looking more than likely), provided he doesn't do/say anything stupid, Christensen will probably be first cab on the rank in terms of replacements. He's proven himself to be a good defender, is homegrown and IMO there'll be higher priorities than a new starting CB.
  4. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    Hard to disagree with any of that Mark!
  5. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    Disagree - he needs to drop a midfielder and add a forward. A flat two of Jorginho and Kanté allows us to play both to their strengths. Kovacic is a tidy player but we have so little threat in midfield it’s a wasted position. Barkley could give us something more, but it’s getting coached out of him. A forward, meanwhile, gives us a focal point to our attack and the three AMs that we have can feed off that. IMO, we need to get shot of Willian though, not because he’s a poor player but because he’s a ball hog and we have a better one in Hazard already.
  6. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    Glad someone else thinks this - we‘re nigh on toothless at the best of times. Playing Hazard as a false nine is the footballing equivalent of trying to gum down an overcooked steak.
  7. Transfer Talk Topic

    Soon as I realised that I gave up - that's just a cheap way of making the stick to beat us with bigger.
  8. Media / Press

    Forest facing allegations of homophobic chanting. First of many counter complaints, I hope... https://mol.I'm/a/6561131
  9. New Stadium Plans

    Extrapolated from the Time Limits section of the permission:- Commencment of site preparation to be no later than 31 March 2020. Start of Demolition no later than 31 March 2022. Start of Main Construction no later than 31 March 2023. Miss any of those dates (without an Extension) and planning permission is rescinded.
  10. Alvaro Morata Gone on loan

    I just wish he'd put as much effort into fighting for the ball as throwing himself to the ground and mouthing off to the Referee - he might then become the striker we need. Instead he's more interested in playing the toddler having a temper tantrum. His card's marked now and it will take an on-field assault to get any sort of decision go for him.
  11. Liverpool 1 Chelsea 2

    Can’t understate how screwed we’d be without Hazard
  12. Liverpool 1 Chelsea 2

    We’re a capable centre forward away from being a good team.
  13. Transfer Talk Topic

    Which makes the selling price all the better! I also want him gone but, like Ham, there's also a spiteful part of me that would like to see him not play for anyone until his contract ends.
  14. Transfer Talk Topic

    Here's a link to the Costa story - splitting hairs but it's GBP57m including add-ons. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-4894952/Atletico-Madrid-make-final-57m-offer-Diego-Costa.html I'd take it but I'd let them swing a little while longer.
  15. Transfer Talk Topic

    You can do that at any age but players under 24, who have been offered a contract by their current club and rejected it, will have compensation determined by the PFCC.