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30 Jul 2019 18:48:15
Ed. any news on any potential signings? Or any talks or even rumours? Not much happening at the moment. or are we done with the transfers?


{Ed002's Note - Nothing new dave but I am travelling and busy right now.}

1.) 31 Jul 2019 09:03:19
Ed a defensive midfielder with a physical presence is definitely needed a injury to Rice would put us in massive trouble.

{Ed002's Note - back up will not be the first priority.}

2.) 31 Jul 2019 19:26:01
Ed I mean a defensive midfielder to start with Rice or we are going to get over run Rice needs help big time I really hope we have some money left to get some one.

3.) 31 Jul 2019 21:32:40
Times running out. I hope we sign someone soon. but looks unlikely.

4.) 01 Aug 2019 11:41:48
Based on preseason, I get the impression Pellegrini is looking at playing 4-1-4-1 this season

Yesterday Rice put in a monumental shift for 60 odd minutes, didn’t play bad, but he was over run.

I think playing Wilshere, Lanzini, Fornals and Anderson in front of Rice is going to give us plenty of attacking threat, but seriously lacking defensively.

Just my opinion though.

5.) 01 Aug 2019 13:39:34
I agree DIE 4, I love the technical play those 4 can do when we have the ball, but when they lose it Rice is our only shield, and can get overrun. I like JW a lot, but I still don't think he is a deep lying playmaker, or a traditional CM. Like Fornals, he plays best in the transition area behind the opposition midfield line and behind a striker, occasionally coming BACK to collect the ball, rather than starting off deep.
Of the players in our squad, i'd play Snodgrass alongside Dec, or Noble. Snods is far more aggressive in the centre than Jack, and will be better at supporting Dec in breaking up opposition attacks. I know it's not Snods' natural position, but he has all the attributes to play there, and we have plenty of wingers with pace where he usually plays. Nobes is also good, but just lacks the legs for me, and Dec also isn't the quickest.
I have to put in a word for Sanchez, as I have previously said that he was not good enough or risky backup at DM. But yesterday I thought he looked very capable in the DM role. I just hope he can stay fit this season.



25 May 2019 09:57:08
Ed. please tell me the rumours about llorente aren't true? Surely got to be looking at younger players?


{Ed002's Note - If you mean Fernando Llorenti I am not aware of any approach to Spurs.}

1.) 25 May 2019 10:47:58
General feeling was I thought that no business would be likely between the clubs due to past remarks made . unless a kiss and make up session is held with members of the two boards.

2.) 25 May 2019 13:24:27
Thanks ed. let's hope it stays that way.

3.) 25 May 2019 14:32:14
He's out of contract this summer so the no business between the clubs thing is moot. 35 in February, 1 goal in 20 PL games last season really should say it all, besides it's a Sun story so surely it's all made up.

4.) 25 May 2019 17:54:47
Hope so bill.



22 Mar 2019 06:14:23
It's clear we need a left back. What about that teirny from celtic?


1.) 22 Mar 2019 21:48:19
I'm always a bit suss about players from the SPL who shine in a league about equivalent to League One. Besides, a figure of £25M is being banded about. That's Ben Chillwell money and I know who I'd rather we spend that kind of cash on.

2.) 22 Mar 2019 22:55:39
True. But established players like chillwell go to man city. I think Tierney would be decent. Would be someone I'd get in. Got to be better than what we have surely.

3.) 23 Mar 2019 19:54:13
Your point is valid but I'm still struggling in all honesty.

Didn't we sign a "destined for great things" Scottish left back in the shape of Stephen Hendrie? That worked out really well for us. Not! He's part of my reluctance to sign Scottish players - especially ones being talked up by their club.

For every Andrew Robertson (who we sniffed around but didn't go for) There's a Stephen Kingsley. £25M is a lot to splash to find out we've bought the latter rather than the former.

I'd rather we looked at someone like Jamal Lewis who I think can easily make the step up and at around £4m looks a bargain.

4.) 24 Mar 2019 06:36:50
Yea get that mate. Spl is a dodgey league. There are some absolute gems in the lower leagues at a fraction of the price. We just need to find them lol.

5.) 24 Mar 2019 18:11:55
He plays for Celtic, not Hamilton like Hendrie who was a prospect. He's wanted by Arsenal and Man Utd, so won't be coming to us.

6.) 26 Mar 2019 20:52:25
hes a Celtic fan through and through aswell must be loving life playing for a club you support decent money and european footy every year.



02 Aug 2018 09:30:38
So. I see we have had a 20 mil offer for Maia accepted? Is this the case Mike? Also, are we really after the 4portugeuse players?


1.) 02 Aug 2018 09:49:40

2.) 02 Aug 2018 10:52:51
Is obiang still going Mike?

3.) 02 Aug 2018 11:02:38
Didn't think I'd ever say this but. well done dgs. If we get these 5 more players must be looking at close to 200 mil right?

4.) 02 Aug 2018 11:54:51
Maia is ON the Forward most wanted is Gomez however talks still ensue with Marega Brahimi Joao Mario Laxalt we have made bid for Joao Felix you must all appreciate it changes all the time so we shall see, OBIANG can still leave AFTER the window closes if he His to Sampadoria we are desperate to get rid of Oxford. IRONMIKE.

5.) 02 Aug 2018 12:21:56
Maia must be the priority. Another goal-scorer would be great, but we must toughen up our defensive mid to release Wilshere and Noble’s creativity.

6.) 02 Aug 2018 14:41:00
Yes that’s the idea. IRONMIKE.



08 Jun 2018 22:08:21
The problem with zelling for so much. other teams will see us to have money and them up their own prices. Keep Arnie and invest what we have whiskey. We could try to replace him but are we sure we could?


1.) 08 Jun 2018 22:14:02
Selling him is a big mistake in my opinion. Sets a precedent that one good season and then we will just sell our best players.

2.) 08 Jun 2018 22:41:49
they coming back with £65mill?
look at it this way-we started with £75mill
we fixed rb
we buy a pacy winger which we need-anderson
buy a great cm which we need-rafinha
sign another great cm as a free-wilshire
we addressed 3 key postions and still have the original £75mill
and we have hernandez waiting in the wings to start up top
so £75mill left for 2 cbs and a keeper.

3.) 08 Jun 2018 22:42:37
or another way
sign lacazette for around £40mill and sell arnie for £65mill
are we any weaker?
yet have an extra £20mill in the transfer kitty.

4.) 08 Jun 2018 23:01:34
that would be our two best players gone with lanzini's injury. arnie was unplayable up top for me and when was the last time we had a top all round striker pace power skillful, can create link play and can make his own chances too.

now if they want him that much we know they have silly money 65m sterling minimum.

I would take Rashford In a deal though he's been well underplayed by mou and it wouldn't be the first time he's got rid of young talent for them to become great players ie De bruyne.

maybe we could nab one of there cbs too as need major strengthening there too.

5.) 09 Jun 2018 06:30:05
Would arsenal sell us lacazette for 40 when they know we got 65 for Arnie? Doubt it. And also. who says no would get the extra 65? We know what dgs are like.

6.) 09 Jun 2018 07:58:36
I would ask has Lacazette impressed you? Would he or hernandez do what arnie does? We would 100% be weaker without him. This justs sets a bad precedent we don't need to sell our best player he is not at this point 'forcing' his way out he isn't near end of his contract. We should be putting a much higher valuation or just saying 'no thanks man utd'

7.) 09 Jun 2018 09:24:30
If rather go for dembele at Celtic if we are going for a striker.

8.) 09 Jun 2018 10:00:05
We were lucky NOT to get relegated and a lot of the reason was our Arnie, With Lanzini out, we will certainly struggle like STOKE did when they thought they could do without him This is 2 steps back to relegation. It takes time for new players to settle in, again remember Arnie in his first 6 games. let's change our our thinking and keep our best and get rid of the worse,

9.) 09 Jun 2018 12:15:29
Two things for me.

£65m for a 29 years old is a handsome sum to be fair. I want Arnie to stay but if we keep him and he loses his legs at 31 years of age like Rooney did, what we we get then? Money aside, I think even getting two years out of him would be worth keeping him.
Lacazette I believe turned his nose up at West Ham last time didn’t he? Why would we want him now and would he be committed?

10.) 09 Jun 2018 12:40:23
Lacazete is top class he hasn't been given enough game time he scored two goals in a game and was benched for the nezt his movement is superb and I would swap him for arnautovic that's my opinion. COYI.

11.) 09 Jun 2018 12:51:07
The board have to be really careful with selling Arni. If we sell him and then struggle next season like we did last season then their will be a riot. Putting themselves and profit before the the club's needs.

12.) 10 Jun 2018 07:03:45
Man U. will need to trim their squad, Mata could do a gt job for us. let's not forget JM sold him.

13.) 11 Jun 2018 12:16:43
Hiya RED ROBBO LACAZETTE is on a different planet to DEMBELE mate they are one a decent player and LACAZETTE is a world class striker. COYI.




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10 Aug 2019 12:56:43
Highlights how we need a decent lb!


{Ed001's Note - and a decent midfielder to replace Wilshere. He is abysmal and your attacks constantly break down at his feet and he is caught out on every attack. When you are getting David Silva doing you for pace then you know you have a problem!}

1.) 10 Aug 2019 13:18:35
I can run faster than wheelchair.

2.) 10 Aug 2019 13:26:12
Wilshere constantly drew fouls and looked comfortable but yeah leaves a lot of the defending for rice.

Still no complaints for me close game can argue mausuaku would have got closer but cresswell was poor there but not many as fast as Walker.

{Ed001's Note - he also messed up every attack he got involved in and he draws fouls because he is mentally deficient and too slow to move the ball on.}

3.) 10 Aug 2019 13:28:50
He really is. Is it just me or does it seem like he can't control the ball? I know city pressure well but he just loses it all the time. Why is fornals not playing? Hope to see him come up. might show a bit more quality.

4.) 10 Aug 2019 14:15:30
I’ve heard him described as the most talented Englishman - it must be just me but I think he is too slow, not a lot of ability with his first touch, needs the game to be played in slow motion.

Still going to have another season of losing games we could win due to of our inability to defend.

{Ed001's Note - was it his mother who described him that way?!?}

5.) 10 Aug 2019 14:49:28
Harsh on wilshere he will help us dominate teams in possession very hard to play against city.

6.) 10 Aug 2019 18:33:22
I don't know about you guys but thought we actually missed Noble today Wiltshire poor passing and whilst Anderson was good on the ball still losing it and going down blind alleys

7.) 10 Aug 2019 23:41:00
No mercerl the outcome would have been worse with NOBLE his lack of pace will get found out now he's a year older he's okay on the ball but tracking back and closing down opponents space he can't get there quick enough and that's when qulaity sides punish you. COYI.



08 Aug 2019 17:27:59
Carroll gone to Newcastle. I hope they've invested in a good medical team .


1.) 08 Aug 2019 18:26:23
And drinking team dave. coyi.



27 Apr 2019 15:04:41
Where's the raver now with his witty comments?


1.) 27 Apr 2019 15:13:06
Fair play dave you fully deserved the win, I knew you would raise your game for spurs as we never have easy games against you lot, I've said for years West ham are only a few players off from challenging the top 4 on a regular basis, the raver gives It large but is always a fair fan in defeats and says how it is mate.

2.) 27 Apr 2019 15:31:32
Fair play to you too Raver.

3.) 28 Apr 2019 06:44:43
Haha thanks bud. Looks like you've done enough to get top 4 (pains me to say it lol)



22 Jan 2019 21:18:36
Puts things into perspective the events of today. People moaning about stupid things when a young footballer has lost his life. Sometimes. in the grand scheme of things these disagreement s aren't worth it. these petty arguments just seem. well petty.


1.) 23 Jan 2019 08:08:38
Pilot, too.

2.) 23 Jan 2019 08:47:05
an another passenger.

3.) 23 Jan 2019 15:50:30
Such sad news. Thoughts to all families.



11 Jan 2019 20:34:56
I wonder what the point of contracts are. No player ever respects them.


1.) 12 Jan 2019 09:02:45
To make your player more expensive for other clubs.

2.) 12 Jan 2019 13:23:01
Just seems pointless in having a contract that they don't have to adhere to.

{Ed002's Note - That is why the transfer process exists.}




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07 Aug 2019 17:02:47
Mistley. whose the Stuttgart player? Been away on holiday for a while so missed quite a bit.




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07 Aug 2019 12:25:58
What's he like? Never watched or even heard of him. anyone shed any light on him?


{Ed002's Note - He has done OK and scored goals in Switzerland but I doubt he is moving as a regular started.}



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31 Jul 2019 21:32:40
Times running out. I hope we sign someone soon. but looks unlikely.




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08 Jul 2019 06:16:23
I kind of agree. Feel like we need pace. Although. Ashton wasn't fast but was great. Hope to be proved wrong. Pellegrino knwos what he's doing.




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03 Jun 2019 20:46:03
Good sale. how much was he on? 80?





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24 Nov 2019 09:20:24
As much as I don't like dgs. it's harsh to say they won't spend. They e spent a lot of money. but whoever decides who to buy has decided to spend it on the wrong players.

I'd really like to see Gerrard. Lampard has done fantastic at Chelsea. young with fresh ideas. I'd feel Gerrard would be the same and also put a bit of heart back into our team. It would be good for him to. to get PL experience before being lined up for the Liverpool job when klopp eventually goes.




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13 Aug 2019 07:22:10
Just feel we are prioritising attackers when we needed to invest a bit in defense. All the best teams start being successful with a solid defense. Agree with Johnson . much better than cresswell.




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11 Aug 2019 07:44:10
Lol I was only kidding mate. I do agree. Good attacker who can put in a good cross. not a defender. Not too sure whether 3 at the back would be better with attacking full backs like masuaka. Think we will become too exposed down our left. We needed to invest there and also another strong cm would could dominate in the middle.




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10 Aug 2019 20:57:55
You don't think masusku is a defender?




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10 Aug 2019 13:28:50
He really is. Is it just me or does it seem like he can't control the ball? I know city pressure well but he just loses it all the time. Why is fornals not playing? Hope to see him come up. might show a bit more quality.