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46 minutes ago, Collymore said:

Hate to burst your bubble but it does feel like quite a few of our players have all hit form at the same time. Take Mendy for example, he's looking like one of the top midfielders in the league at the moment... 

 

There's many mentioned above that if the wind changes could be capable of utter dog muck for a while. 

 

I know having more players means you're more likely to have at least one in form player though. 

No bubble burst. You and I have very different definition on “dog muck”. Every player goes up and down in form - even the best players. Each experienced player listed (I say experienced but we do have a very young squad so that’s arguable) is very capable in the Premier League, each one has proven it. The younger ones (Fofana, Thomas and Benko) probably need a bit of patience to develop. It’s why the club have spent millions on a training facility and millions per year on a very highly regarded coach/manager. 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Aus Fox said:

What other needs do you think we have to fill? I would say now we have at least 2 capable options for every position.

Whilst we can always improve and should always look to, I think CB was the glaring area we needed to spend a bit of cash and we’ve done it.

We now I believe have a squad capable of  competing in Europe and PL. 

 

Striker is a need now, or if not now certainly in the offseason.  Vardy is still locked on as a starter but he’s old, and we need options besides Kelechi and Perez, who are both decent players but not at their best as a lone 9.  I also think we’re one wide attacker short, even after adding Ünder.

 

I like little Wes, don’t get me wrong, but 36.5 million for a guy with his pedigree is an overspend more appropriate for Chelski or Man U..  If he turns out to be another Cags we look like geniuses but he could very easily bust, too.  He has flaws and minimal experience against top level competition.

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6 minutes ago, Mickyblueeyes said:

No bubble burst. You and I have very different definition on “dog muck”. Every player goes up and down in form - even the best players. Each experienced player listed (I say experienced but we do have a very young squad so that’s arguable) is very capable in the Premier League, each one has proven it. The younger ones (Fofana, Thomas and Benko) probably need a bit of patience to develop. It’s why the club have spent millions on a training facility and millions per year on a very highly regarded coach/manager. 

 

 

You've mentioned Benko twice now but he's surpless to requirements it seems.

 

I don't disagree with anything you've said there but in your original post you just listed all our players as if they'd all of a sudden come of age. 

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1 minute ago, Collymore said:

You've mentioned Benko twice now but he's surpless to requirements it seems.

 

I don't disagree with anything you've said there but in your original post you just listed all our players as if they'd all of a sudden come of age. 

No mate, you’ve missed the point entirely. I probably should’ve used the word “potentially” in my final sentence to make it easier to understand. However, the point is we look stronger now then we did a year ago. That’s potential progress. A club our size, attracting the level of player we do, it’s always a risk as to how it turns out. 

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On 28/09/2020 at 15:10, UHDrive said:

This is all insane. Tielemans fee £32mil (22yrs), Praet £24mil (24yrs), Castagna £22.5mil (24yrs), Cags £18mil (22yrs), Madders £22mil (21yrs)...and on and on.

 

Now we are potentially considering a £40mil bid for a 27yr old or a £35+add ons for a 19 year old with 20 odd first team games to his name. Neither of these 2 players are remotely as yet proven or capable for the fees mentioned in relation to the above players and the results they bring.

 

I hope city have an ace in their pack of cards.

Why would a 27 year old be any less effective than a 22 year old?  Man City's oldest player went off and they collapsed after.  Dont underestimate experienced wise heads, and how old is Vardy again?

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17 hours ago, Plastik Man said:

Yes, it appears his price has doubled in the last few weeks.

To be fair its still the same, we massively lowballed, they told us from the start 40m.

 

We wasted weeks to end up paying what they asked :appl:

 

The seller sets the price, its up to the buyer to meet, it same as what we were saying with Maguire, it works both ways.

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3 hours ago, LCFC247 said:

:D

 

 

there is absolutely no way in letting you get rep points for this and not say something. i mentioned the exact same song about 100 pages ago and got nothing!

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Happy with the ambition shown with this signing, but where does this leave Benko and Amartey? I wonder what has been the problem with Benko. I thought Rodgers rated him at Celtic? 

 

£32+ seems not our style and a bit risky for a 19 year old, but we need to trust our recruitment team.

 

Also is this to pave way for Evans to leave as he has yet to sign a new contract ... Evans probably has another two or three years in him and we need to keep someone like him to keep the ship steady at the back.

 

It seems Morgan and Fuchs would likely not play anymore.

 

Our B team can probably end up mid table if they are allowed to compete in the EPL!

 

 

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18 minutes ago, Genesis1 said:

They could have given us a few more days to get the page count up! Long gone are the days where paying 5m+ for Matt Mills seemed like an overspend.

Lol, 5m+ still seems like an overspend on Matt Mills.

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6 minutes ago, Tom12345 said:

Happy with the ambition shown with this signing, but where does this leave Benko and Amartey? I wonder what has been the problem with Benko. I thought Rodgers rated him at Celtic? 

 

Also is this to pave way for Evans to leave as he has yet to sign a new contract ... Evans probably has another two or three years in him and we need to keep someone like him to keep the ship steady at the back.

 

It seems Morgan and Fuchs would likely not play anymore.

 

Our B team can probably end up mid table if they are allowed to compete in the EPL!

 

 

Benkovic just can’t seem to get fit,hopefully with this signing he’ll now go out on load and get a full season under his belt.Amartey will continue to be a good squad player on the showing last week a more than able 4th choice CB.

I don’t think big Wes will start for us again, good option for the last 15, but I think that’s all you’ll see from him.

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23 minutes ago, Tom12345 said:

Happy with the ambition shown with this signing, but where does this leave Benko and Amartey? I wonder what has been the problem with Benko. I thought Rodgers rated him at Celtic? 

 

Also is this to pave way for Evans to leave as he has yet to sign a new contract ... Evans probably has another two or three years in him and we need to keep someone like him to keep the ship steady at the back.

 

It seems Morgan and Fuchs would likely not play anymore.

 

Our B team can probably end up mid table if they are allowed to compete in the EPL!

 

 

Benkovic to be loaned out. 4 cbs is fine. 

Soyuncu evans then fofana and then amartey. Fine by me

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23 minutes ago, Tom12345 said:

Happy with the ambition shown with this signing, but where does this leave Benko and Amartey? I wonder what has been the problem with Benko. I thought Rodgers rated him at Celtic? 

 

£32+ seems not our style and a bit risky for a 19 year old, but we need to trust our recruitment team.

 

Also is this to pave way for Evans to leave as he has yet to sign a new contract ... Evans probably has another two or three years in him and we need to keep someone like him to keep the ship steady at the back.

 

It seems Morgan and Fuchs would likely not play anymore.

 

Our B team can probably end up mid table if they are allowed to compete in the EPL!

 

 

Amartey will be kept for his versatility especially with the injuries to Ricky P & Wilf. That’s without mentioning the lack of depth we have at centre back.

 

As for Benko I think he gets one more chance with a loan for the season. The club will basically say show us you can stay fit for a season, with high performances. If not I think we will try recouping some of our money next summer.

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22 minutes ago, NasPb said:

Benkovic to be loaned out. 4 cbs is fine. 

Soyuncu evans then fofana and then amartey. Fine by me

I mean, Grampa Wes is still here, technically.

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