Galol

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About Galol

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  1. 2017/18 predictions

    PL: 1st place CL: Semi FA: Final LC: don't give a hoot
  2. Transfer Talk Topic

    Is Rahman still our player?
  3. Transfer Talk Topic

    Was the glass at least half-full? Please say yes!
  4. Transfer Talk Topic

    I know we're way behind the curve when it comes to squad size but I was questioning the assumption that the club wanted to this or that player that some here are making. The club never shares its plans. And much of what you read in the media is complete and utter balderdash.
  5. Transfer Talk Topic

    You're begging the question: why do you assume the club wants to sign Drinksomethig to begin with? Maybe the club has opted for austerity strategy.
  6. Transfer Talk Topic

    This transfer window would've been more palatable even when you consider the number of senior players who left. Over the past 12 months we've lost: Mikel, Bran, Oscar, Matic, Terry, to name just a few and lost a number of viable bench options in Ake,Chalobah and RLC. We've signed a number of get players in Rudiger, Morata, Baka, and now signed a decent (on stats alone) addition in Zappacosta. We also brought back a more experienced Christensen. The problem is we lucked out last year relying on one of the smallest squads among top four sides (aside from Liverpool). We got lucky with very few injuries and suspension. There was a serious need of major reinforcement before letting go any player at the end of last season. And now we're looking at, what, at most 2 additions on deadline day. We needed at least 4-5 viable additions to remain competitive. I know there's theoretically still time to complete signings but the club missed mark in this transfer window.
  7. Transfer Talk Topic

    The problem with the above line of reasoning is it assumes that last year's accomplishment (winning the PL title) was reflective of our overall squad depth and quality. Anyone with a half-a-brain knows we punched above our weight last year. We don't even have the right players to play our favoured formation of 3-4-3. For instance, we have a RM/RWF in Moses playing as RWB and traditional LB in Alonso playing LWB. The fact Alonso and Moses performed reasonably well in these unfamiliar positions is down to pure happenstance. Moses is not RWB fit for a club of our stature and ambition. The fact we don't have specialized LWB/RWBs who have track record of doing reasonably well in these positions speaks volumes about the failure of our recruitment drive. Both Morata and Batshuayi are unproven. Then in the advanced 3 forward midfield positions we only 3 proven players in Hazard, Willian and Pedro. If one or more of these three are out of form or out injured, we have no proven, decent backups. We will mightily struggle this season unless we sign a proven AM/LW/RW, a CM and LWB/RWB. I don't expect us to win the PL title every season but we can't afford another 10th placed finish.
  8. Transfer Talk Topic

    Nope. We were the exception that proved the rule. Last will not be replicated. We need major reinforcement if we plan on winning anything this season.
  9. Transfer Talk Topic

    Urgent needs: -1 LWB -1 CM/DM - At least 1 high caliber AM as we only have 3 proven AM in Hazard, Pedro and Willian Another striker as Bat and Morata is simply not strikers for a club of our stature. Simply put, we need more squad depth. Even if our starting 11 is good enough to win or qualify for the CL, the squad depth and quality is simply not there to tide us over a major absences of our starting 11 players. Remember quantity has quality of its own. A team of many average, interchangeable players is better than a team of stars complemented by a mediocre bench. But there's a lot we don't know here on CFCnet. We don't know what the objectives of the club for the coming season. Are we aiming to win as many trophies as we can or simply finish in a respectable CL position? Is the coming season one earmarked for youth and we plan on relying more of our young players like Musonda, Boga and Baker? At the end of the day it's the objectives of the upcoming season that will dictate our signings.
  10. Transfer Talk Topic

    Clearly Morata signing is huge step for the CFC. I think he has a lot of potential and may become world class player. But as others have said, we're far from having a competitive squad. We need viable backups for: 1. Alonso or Moses 2. At least two viable replacements for Pedro and Hazard. We only have Willian is ready replacement for either Hazard and Pedro. That's simply not enough. 3. Third striker/AM 4. Replacement for Matic That adds up to about 3-4 viable additions before transfer window closes or we'll struggle next season. We were extremely lucky last season with lack of serious injuries and absence from CL.
  11. Transfer Talk Topic

    And Pedro at the start of last season based on his disappointing first seasons stats.
  12. Transfer Talk Topic

    You do know that Rudiger hasn't played a single competitive match for Chelsea, right? And yet you speak with such certitude about his future performance for Chelsea. Based on what? No one knows whether Rudiger will be a hit or miss. But we all can all agree that the nature of player acquisition is that some will come good and some will be total right-offs. Only time will tell.
  13. As the harlot Mandy Rice-Davies famously said, "he would say, wouldn't he?" Mourinho is master at erecting his own strawman and then proceeding to knock them down. His remit when hired was to compete for the league title and at the very least finish in top four position. Instead, Man U is languishing in 6th and all hpes of them qualifying for CL hinges on Europa league final win: a total punt. Finals are always a gamble. This is an overwhelming failure. You don't believe me? Then go back to the past. You know, when the past wasn't the past but the past was the present as in July 2016 and August 2016. Everyone was predicting a two-horse PL season between the two greatest living managers in world football: Pep and Jose. Both have been colossal disappointments.
  14. Mourinho was ostensibly hired to restore Man U to the pinnacle of English football. Instead he has taken them from 5th (in 15-16 season) to 6th. That's an abysmal failure by any objective standard. What's there to discuss? Stop rationalizing abject failure. Mourinho might once have been great but he's "has been" now. And no, the Phoenix will not rise again. He's finished.
  15. Antonio Conte

    Completely agree but you must also agree that Mourinho is a sour loser. May the fleas of a thousand camels invade his crotch!