Sleeping Dave

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  1. Agreed. That's the obvious angle to go for this summer. Unless of course we get started real quick with a good signing or two made official in June;) Other stories likely to run, and run and run is Hazard/Courtois to Real Madrid, Costa to China/A Madrid/Inter/Milan, Willian/Matic to Man U, Azpi to Barca/Real Madrid, Fabregas to Inter/Milan etc.
  2. Well if this Belotti character is such a good player, perhaps we could try to get him while keeping Costa? If we bring home Abraham and Traore, we'd have; AM/S: Hazard, Pedro, Willian, Traore, Loftus-Cheek, Costa, Belotti, Batshuayi, Abraham That would give us a good base for 3-4-3, 3-4-2-1, 3-5-2, 4-2-4 variations for the "3"'s and "4"'s... Maybe add another player to give us 10 options for 3-4 starting positions. Good mix of established stars and young talents. We'd have enough games to let RLC and Abraham start around 7-10 games next season. Add some sub appearances and its perhaps better to keep them here where we can control their development better?
  3. This makes him the only viable starter imo. Michy may get a chance from the bench should the wrong Costa show up. But it's in games like this Costa has the potential to make all the difference. It's a no-brainer for me.
  4. Absolute rubbish I'm afraid. What I am doing, is questioning why you ridicule him for winning a European trophy, the one they were missing, that qualifies his team for next years Champions League. I'm just baffled you fail to see the obvious. And by the way, I'm hardly trying to big up the achievement. They've won two trophies and sure, the last one at best ranks third in importance. But I still don't see this as an opportunity to ridicule. It comes across as a bit tasteless if you ask me. Lets not pretend you know what his one-fingered message meant. It could have meant a lot of different things. How surprising you immediately jumped to conclude the worst possible interpretation. Also note how I refrain from concluding anything. Now that we've set the positioning properly, let's try to have a grown up discussion on this or not do it at all.
  5. Well if it is so clear to you, then why do you bring his change of stance up at any given moment as it somehow makes you look clever and JM look stupid? It's clear why he wanted the win. It's equally clear why you and a few others are trying to look cute and ridicule him for it.
  6. What? I don't understand why you bring up issues that have nothing to do with what is being discussed to try and prove you're right about JM? What does Mata have to do with the minutes he's given to teenagers?
  7. Let's not pretend you don't know why his stance has changed. It has nothing to do with him being a hypocrite. The EL used to be just a trophy. Now the winner is automatically qualified to the CL. It doesn't take a brain surgeon to understand why he now values a EL win... You can laugh at him all you want, but he's got two trophies and CL qualification in his first season.
  8. The gambling rumours have been there for years. Even when he was a young lad coming through. Whether they're true or not, your guess is as good as mine.
  9. Just goes to show how utterly clear the campaign against us is. They will get to Conte soon enough. Mark my words.
  10. So Bats scores a winner against West Brom and two in a dead-rubber and he's earned the right to start the cup final? I'd be shocked if Conte did that.
  11. That bolded bit is a tad hyperbolic. But I suppose you said it for effect and not because you actually think that? Of course Bats hasn't done more than Costa since January. He's scored a few over the last two games. But let's not forget he did it under minimal pressure and has a long way to perform the way Costa has done for us this season. He may have promise but at this point in time it's just that - promise. I'd be utterly disappointed should he start the Cup final.
  12. I don't know about "anything" but they sure as hell wouldn't have achieved what they did no. Managers are mainly undervalued I reckon. Sometimes it doesn't take much from the manager other than reading the situation right and playing the right team and system. Other times they have to change the DNA of a club. I think both JM in 2004-05 and Conte 2016-17 did amazingly well and did something that no, or very, very few, other managers could have achieved.
  13. Yeah? Who's claiming that then? I haven't claimed JM discovered him. I'm mainly refuting that he's responsible for "ruining him" (which someone tried to claim - he knows who he is). A paper posted an article built on facts. A few posters saw red and couldn't take it and made some rubbish up. That's pretty much it.
  14. Clearly rubbish. He was one of the most used attacking players (wingers/strikers/am) after half the season. That was one of zaffo's claims I had to refute with facts actually back when we had that discussion. As for him selling every player? They've had a large squad. The injuries has mostly been defenders. It just doesn't stack up. So far I've heard lots of bad excuses fuelled by either a personal agenda or misconceptions.
  15. Bridgenunky is all well (well at least he was roughly 12 months ago),I've been in contact with his niece (I believe) and she confirmed he was alright.