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  1. Kasper had definitely lost some considerable weight. Looks a good stone lighter.
  2. Do you think they'll be offering tours once it's finished? I know they do something like that up at the Etihad 'campus'. I'd love to have a look around.
  3. Being able to understand tactics is one thing, but being able to communicate them in an engaging way is another and something you excel at. Keep up the good posts!
  4. Interesting comment from Brodge in today's presser: "We have a lot of defensive midfielders, but actually as an offensive midfielder we only had one of those - in Youri Tielemans” He was speaking about Praet when he said this which could suggest two things: - Praet has been signed to play an offensive role so I doubt we'll see him in the DM position despite some speculation to the contrary. - We might see more of Maddison played further forward if he's thought of as an attacker rather than a midfielder. So this could mean him playing off the left where some say he's been less effective, or through the middle if we employ the much discussed diamond shape. I think we'll see Praet starting a lot more games than I'd originally anticipated and we'll almost certainly be giving the diamond shape a few more run outs. I think we have the personnel for it but it really doesn't fill me with confidence due to the garbage performances it's churned out every time we've used it in the last decade.
  5. Dennis the menace ‘Is it Prat or Prate?’, I was asked by a mate ‘It’s pronounced Praart, you know - like it rhymes with fart’ 'Where will he play, at the side of a diamond?' 'We’re massive now buddy, he won’t even start.'
  6. Aching for Ake I’m aching for Ake Cos we’re light at the backy And Dunk and Tark are cacky I miss Okazaki I’m needing a Nathan To come and save our bacon Cos slabhead has been taken Play the big Jamaican?
  7. Transfer deadline day has sent me fully mental so I’ve written a poem for you tarts: Deadline Day A storm, a squall, a gale, a gust Bashing F5 as if I must, A Belgian treat wets the whistle Will he make the top six bristle? I want more - I can’t be sated Even if they up hated, Clear out the deadwood, shift the bloat Take Slimani, clearly the GOAT, Will we replace the slab of head? Will whiners keep wetting the bed? Never mind what Lord Percy says Ashley broke the news of Perez, Apples’ postings thicken the plot Where’s Big Daddy with the head shot? Journalists hanging at the gates Dildo in ear; the worst of fates, 5pm, the deadline beckons - Missed the boat by 14 seconds.
  8. But apart from that, spot on mate
  9. Sell if we can. He won't ever make our starting lineup. I like the bloke and he's nowhere near as bad as some make out, but he's not even the backup choice any more in any of the positions he's played for us.
  10. If they've not tabled a bid more than 70m then I can't understand why he's being left out. We've handled everything about this transfer so well so far - we shouldn't buckle under the pressure at the last minute. It's fine if we sell - but it must be on our terms at the price we stipulate. Otherwise he's still our player and he's not put in a transfer request so he should play.
  11. https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1160192/Man-Utd-transfer-news-Leicester-Harry-Maguire-replacement-EXCLUSIVE-Djene-Dakonam-news Leicester eyeing possible Harry Maguire replacement… but they face competition - EXCLUSIVE LEICESTER, West Ham and Watford are locked in a three-way battle for Getafe centre-back Djene Dakonam. Djene, 27, was being monitored by Arsenal earlier in the transfer window but Express Sport understands they have now officially ended their interest. That leaves the Premier League rivals in a tussle to sign the highly-rated Togo International. Djene is desperate to move and has told his Getafe team-mates he expects a deal to be struck before the transfer window in England shuts on August 8. He has a release clause in his contract of £31million but Getafe are willing to listen to offers of around £18m plus add-ons and the fee is unlikely to put off any of his Premier League suitors. Leicester, in particular, could be in need of a new centre-back if Harry Maguire gets his move to Manchester United. Like Maguire, Djene is known for his ability to bring the ball out from the back, although at just 5ft 10in tall, he does not possess the commanding presence of his English counterpart. West Ham have been tracking him all summer and might hold the upper hand as they are said to be considering a shock move for fellow countryman Emmanuel Adebayor who Djene recently described as 'an older brother'. They are well-stocked with Issa Diop and Fabian Balbuena as Manuel Pellegrini's first-choice centre-back pairing but lack a bit of strength in depth. Meanwhile, Watford have already moved to shore up their own defence with the signing of Craig Dawson from West Brom. Djene has just come off the back off an excellent season as he helped unfancied Getafe to a fifth-place finish in La Liga and qualification for next season's Europa League. He made 34 league appearances last term as Getafe conceded just 35 goals in 38 La Liga games - fewer than Barcelona and Real Madrid. The defender has had his problems with discipline in the past, though, and picked up 13 yellow cards in all competitions in 2018-19. But that does not appear to have put anybody off as teams in Italy are also monitoring his situation. While he would prefer to move to England, the transfer window in Serie A does not close until August 23. That gives them more time to negotiate a deal but Djene's representatives will only pursue it if they can not secure a Premier League club before next Thursday.
  12. A good player, but hardly where Arsenal are lacking at the moment. Ceballos a good signing, but only on loan with no option to buy and the one centre half they sign - a position where they are woefully short - they hoof back out on loan! I honestly think they're plucking their transfer policy out of thin air.
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