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    Mahrez to Man City shock

    https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/leicester-city-want-sign-patrick-1595229 What positions/roles can he play and where do you think he is best? He plays exclusively on the right wing - I’ve never seen him, or heard of him, playing anywhere else. He is especially effective carving inside, as he can score goals with his left foot, even though his right is favoured - he scored a fine goal in this manner for Celtic against Man City in the Champions League at the Etihad last season. What is it about him that has led to Man City valuing him at £15m? I guess the success he has had at Celtic has inflated his value in Man City’s eyes - that and the fact that the whole market has taken a lurch upwards in the last 12 months. His deal on joining City was worth around £11-12m, and he has been a success at Celtic, more so in his injury-free first 18 months. Why do they seem willing to let him go now? Despite his success at Celtic, he is not close enough to the level Man City require - they have Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva fighting it out for that role and hope to add another (preferably Mahrez!) to give even more competition. The fact that 18-year-old Brahim Diaz is also emerging as a contender means that there is no opening for Roberts anytime soon. What are his main attributes? Quick feet, a turn of pace and the ability to go either way - he takes players on and has great dribbling ability, as well as a penchant for attractive goals. What are his weaknesses/areas in need of development? There have been question marks over his desire and his ability to stand up to the physical side of the game - that was one reason why Celtic was picked as a destination. He may have matured, bu there was a suspicion that he simply did not want it enough when he was at Man City. What is his temperament like? Is he ready to step up at Premier League level? Of course, he has not really been near Man City for the last two-and-a-half years, so today’s Patrick Roberts is probably very different to the one who first joined the club.
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    Evans

    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Doug It can mean just about anything you want it to
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    Eduardo Macia to West Ham?

    I'd keep Macia and let West Ham have Walsh. I was upset when Walsh left, but now worry that after the Everton disaster he'll feel he has a point to prove and go after more big money signings which he seems poorer at identifying. And we've done pretty darned well with recruitment under Macia, who only joined after that disastrous summer 2016 window. Don't change what ain't broken.
  4. Got engaged to his girlfriend this evening.. it's on Kelechi's Instagram story
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    The second transfer IN. Who and When?

    Just make a thread titled "The NEXT transfer in". Much simpler and you only need one thread.
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    Dilly ding Dilly Gone

    Would have been an absolute meltdown on here if that had happened. Just imagine... We had just won the PL. All excited to prepare for the upcoming CL campaign. Dreaming of the players we could attract. Suddenly Ranieri quits and says he's achieved the ultimate thing and now wants to go spend the rest of his life on a beach. Everyone would have been like "WTF we gave him the opportunity to resurrect his career after Greece and he just dumps us afterwards?" "It was all Pearson's work anyway. Get Pearson back in right now" "What world class player is going to want to join a managerless club?" Then as we crumble the following season post-Kante exit, all the fingers of blame would be towards Claudio abandoning us. The ideal point of retirement would have been around December the season after when it clearly wasn't working anymore. We wouldn't have to be forced to sack him and be called snakes by the entire world in order to avoid relegation.
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    Vardy to Atletico

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    Vardy to Atletico

    Vardy is off to the England camp tomorrow. He has said before in his book and in interviews that he refuses to think about transfers while with England.
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    FA Cup 2017-18

    https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/willian-hides-antonio-conte-behind-trophy-emojis-to-celebrate-fa-cup-win-a3843916.html
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    Ricardo Pereira Signs For Leicester

    He's asked to leave 4 times, even if unlikely I don't think it's totally outside the realms of possibility that becomes 6. Regardless, a demotivated Mahrez won't hit anywhere near those output numbers anyway. Best we can hope for is that Pereira can contribute a quarter of Riyad's output and New RW can contribute a further half. 75% won't be too bad, especially if we upgrade our defence so we need to score less.
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    Ricardo Pereira Signs For Leicester

    That's 2 goals and 4 assists more than Simpson had in his entire 4 year LCFC career. ....Riyad hasn't left yet...
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    Riyad’s Destiny Bingo

    Nothing's gonna happen until after the WC most likely. (Even though he's not going there.)
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    Vardy to Atletico

    "The Foxes do not want to lose their England hitman, and talks have started on a new deal with two years to run on his current one." I think that explains it.. nothing to see here
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    Ricardo Pereira Signs For Leicester

    Simo hasn't taken this well
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