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About paulw66

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  1. Transfer Talk Topic

    I meant because it will be harder to attract top players
  2. Transfer Talk Topic

    Might be difficult to splurge if we finish outside top 4 this coming season, which let's face it, is fairly inevitable with the transfer ban
  3. Transfer Talk Topic

    Yes, but Croatia are now part of the EU so.............
  4. Or they will find a way to give Liverpool 10 more penalties when the oppo breathe a bit too heavily in their direction
  5. Transfer Talk Topic

    Decent player by all accounts, but didn't ever expect to see him pull on a Chelsea shirt
  6. A change in approach? That is exactly what Sarri was bought in to do. as for the patience you are appealing for, that is exactly what Sarri wasn't given by most of the fans who turned on him.
  7. I don't agree with that. Perhaps watch the second half of EL final again. Clear signs he was starting to get it right. In answer to your first comment, yes I hope there is some common sense involved, but the point I was making is that in this time of difficulty, with no new signings and losing our best player, surely, more than ever before, we need to be turning to a coach / manager with some experience? To ask a rookie to take over in nigh on impossible circumstances is suicidal IMO
  8. Yes, when OGS was going on his initial winning streak, there were a few bright observations like, "it's working for United, so let's ditch Sarri for SFL" (Tory Jennings, anyone?). These comments petered away as the wheels came off. If Sarri does go, we will need a manager with all the experience and tactical nouse to keep us competitive for 12 months, with an aging squad that has just lost its best player. The time to give the keys to an upcoming manager, tasked with brining through the youth, is when you have a very strong first team, and you can integrate the youth slowly, slowly, safe in the knowledge you have world class players sitting on the bench to come on in case it goes belly up
  9. These sort of comments are the ones that irritate. 1. Just because it worked for Pep, doesn't mean it WILL work here, or anywhere else. 2. Pep inherited Messi, Xavi, Iniesta, Busquests*, Pedro*, Eto'o, Henry, Puyol, and Yaya Toure and also signed Alves and Pique.........tough gig. * he promoted these two to the first team, but the rest of the first team were stellar players.
  10. Tiemoue Bakayako

    I have got mates in Italy, some of whom support Milan, and they like him a lot. He has impressed enough over there to get a move, I agree.
  11. Tiemoue Bakayako

    I agree, sell now whilst his stock is high(er). Definitely a player in there somewhere, just not sure it will be playing PL
  12. Eden Hazard

    Sums it up for me. Real shame we didn't do him justice by building a good enough team to compete with Europe's elite. If I was him, I would have been tempted to go 12 months earlier after watching us win a league and taking a massive step back (for the second time) with awful recruitment. Would have been very interestng to see Hazard's numbers had he played in the Chelsea team of 2005-2010. Had he not spent the last 2 or 3 years double marked through being our only real threat, who knows what he might have achieved. I actually think he will bang in 30 odd goals a season for Real for the following reasons: 1. Game refereed differently, and his hacks will lead to more yellows, reds, free kicks and penalties 2. Real have more of a goal threat across the team, so more space 3. Poor standard of oppo in the bottom half 4. He is very good.
  13. Transfer Talk Topic

    Difference being that all of those players left when very much past their best and were no longer required.