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Everything posted by murphy

  1. So what is the consensus among the fans for you lot regarding aims and expectations? I think Wolves are a good team but Europa League may prove a hinderance to improving on seventh.
  2. They're not out and out wingers, that would leave far too much space. They're tucked inside to support Vardy. We;ve seen Maddison on the left, but he's not playing as a winger. You're welcome.
  3. If we're going to be playing 4-3-3 or diamond, we don't need wingers. I think our width will come from the two of the best fullbacks in the league.
  4. Yes, I understand the point being made, but I see little evidence of it. I just disagree. Obviously, I have seen much more of him here than at Man City and at Man City he might just have been carried along by their galacticos.
  5. Youri Youri Youri Youri! Aahh ah ah ah ah aaaaaaaaaaaaah or not?
  6. Sickener for Shawcross. That replay looked horrible.
  7. Soooooo..... Schmeichel...... You were saying?
  8. OK. I am a big critic of his and after two years I have given up on him but I was wondering if I had missed something. I think that we have seen little evidence of his clinical finishing. He hasn't scored for 10 months before Cambridge and that was against Huddersfield. Perhaps he needs that extra fraction of time he might be afforded against weak opposition ie Cambridge, Huddersfiled, Fleetwood, Peterborough. He has played the odd cute or intelligent assist but not often enough so I can't put either of these aspects of his game into the 'very good' bracket. If I were asked to sum up his strengths, I really wouldn't know what to say.
  9. Genuine question, what are the elements of his game that you think are very good?
  10. murphy

    Dennis Praet

    I think you have misunderstood me if you think I was putting a negative spin on the signing of Kante. I was saying that it would be wise to avoid players that don't want to come here and that we should not use the successful Kante signing as an argument in favour of it.
  11. I'm not sure we can criticise other CBs mobility in a Harry Maguire thread. I love Harry but he is about as quick as a milk float and as mobile as an oil tanker.
  12. murphy

    Dennis Praet

    You can't always use a single example to prove a rule, just as we can't always use Vardy as an example to prove that players will always come good. The vast majority of flops don't. Kante was extraordinary but even then he couldn't get away quick enough and I don't think it is good practice to sign a player who has little interest in coming here.
  13. Soyuncu or Benkovic. His replacement is already here.
  14. murphy


    Interesting fact about Ruskin; he never consummated his marriage because he was afraid of pubic hair. You're welcome. As you were.
  15. That's true but when you see the thread go hot with pages of new posts you tend to check in to see if anything has happened. Then you wade through pages of dismal crap until you've wasted 10 minutes of your life that you'll never get back. Repeat ad nauseum. I reckon you feckers owe me an hour and a half! What can there possibly be left to say? Lock the damn thread, put it in a box and bury it in the garden.
  16. I remember that run. There was no goal at the end of it though, just a run. He did score a couple of 30 yard pile drivers for Copenhagen though.
  17. I dunno. She obviously has talent but I think she might be a little lacking in pace.
  18. I agree, we look much more dynamic under Rogers, but the Puel never had the benefit of playing Youri and we were stuck with Mendy and Wilf. The fact that Puel bought Tielemans in showed me that he recognised that our sitting two were far too unadventurous. It is worth noting that in Puel's system one of the two CMs is supposed to support the attack when we are in possession. Rogers has played a few systems since he's been here and will probably mix it up throughout the season rather than settling on the dogged 4-2-3-1 that Puel never really deviated from. I think it is no surprise that we look better and more fluent with a midfield three of Wilf, Maddison and Tielemans.
  19. tbf, that ggraphic looks very much like Puel's set up.
  20. murphy

    Papy Mendy

    Not necessarily. Afcon is over and he'll prob be back next week? Also, he is made out of titanium like a terminator. He'll be fine.
  21. I remember Martin O'Neill and then Neil Lennon going on the reverse journey when Celtic took them. I was gutted at the time, especially as we were falling apart and subsequently relegated under Taylor. Anyway, I had a lot of affection for those two so instead of feeling resentment I used to look out for Celtic's results. I wanted O'Neill to succeed there.
  22. murphy

    Papy Mendy

    He did and that pairing of Wilf and Mendy made it glaringly obvious that we needed change.
  23. You learn something every day...
  24. murphy

    Papy Mendy

    It's all relative though isn't it? Next to Slim & Musa car crash signings of 2016, anybody would look a half decent signing. For me, he just doesn't bring enough to the team. He is a moderate, steady, average, workhorse. Funny how so many people's opinions change on the strength of a pre season performance at Cheltenham.
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