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Dogbo Daggins

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  1. 3 hours ago, splendidrush said:

    There's a heap of lazy journalism our there, saying that Man City were complacent, underperformed, or tired from International duties. 

    Even when it's pointed out that Norwich played their part, it's dismissed out of hand. The hours, and column inches, dedicated to how Man City will survive without Laporte, when they already have a million € squad to choose from beggars belief. 

    It is good for people to keep underestimating Norwich 🙂


  2. 7 minutes ago, ROBFLECK said:

    That's it ... they don't have a team (yet)... It's this fascination with money... You might need to sign good players , but money is not the key to success , a lot of supporters still see it that way. You need to spend to be able to keep competing in the long run , but just splashing out 150 million £ doesn't guarantee you anything. Their team hasn't "gelled" ,  that's gonna take time

    They might not gel at all in enough time.

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  3. One of the greatest teams in the history of the Premier League was Man United 1992-2003ish.

    The backbone of this team were  "Fergie's Fledglings", which were mostly players developed through the youth system. This generation included David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, and Phil Neville 

    They found them, developed them, matured them and helped them to become great.

    Of course they didn't have to worry about $$ like Norwich does, but it goes to show that if you can hold onto them and develop them correctly, you can do great things.

    I think DF is a great manager, and we have some real gems in the squad and u23s. If we can stay up this year, we might be able to hold on to them, and then next season we might be in for a cracking season. At that point many of our players will be worth more than 30 million.


  4. How far off is Zimbo?

    I think this is a good game for Amadou to get a start and get used to the team before some tougher games come up.

    I think Cantwell appears to be doing very well, so it is unlikely to see him dropped.

    Leitner appeared to change the game somewhat against Liverpool, and he came on at 10.

    I'd also like to see Roberts on the wing.

    So the biggest issue is where you play Leitner - at 10 or further back...

     

    So I think this might be what happens:

     

                            Krul

    Aarons Godfrey Klose(Zimbo if fit) Lewis

               Amadou McLean

         Buendia  Leitner Cantwell 

                       Pukki

     


  5. 2 minutes ago, Branston Pickle said:

    I guess if we’re done that’s fine - I do feel we may be a teeny bit light in number up front if injuries hit, but otherwise the bodies are all there and we’re good to go🤞👍.

    It’s been a pretty decent summer - too many pundits (and supporters) seem to only look at the ££ signs, but take out the loan aspect (which is never free) and you boil it down to 5 new out and out first-team signings which probably isn’t too far off (one in each area - GK, Def, DM, AM, Striker).  We were never going to go and do a Villa, and you do wonder if we’d spent £30m+ on those 5 guys the same pundits might be seeing things differently, but hey ho.

     

    I think it's been a pretty good transfer window. We strengthened where we needed to - quality backups all round, and three key roles upgraded (I think Farhmann, Roberts and Amadou are all upgrades).

     

    It would have been nice to land ACM, but I'm happy with what we are going with 🙂


  6. 2 hours ago, Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man said:

    I can't. That would leave us with just three centre backs plus our first choice (presumably) defensive midfielder who can cover there on the off chance. Far too risky.

    I reckon he will only be sold/loaned if another CB comes in.


  7. 4 hours ago, Essjayess said:

    Its enough for me to read Michael Bailey's comments this afternoon to know we should just all cool down on this ACM  saga. Undoubtedly an exciting looking footballer, at least on YouTube, my opinion is im  happy enough right now with what guys can drive us forward in the attacking department. We already got today what was far more important, a good looking guy to help us in the DM role, Trybull and Tettey  did need another force in there. Come 5pm tomorrow we can look back and think yep, City have done as good as they could with the new guys  coming in.

    I think that the signing made today was essential and gives hope for survival. ACM would give hope beyond merely surviving.

     

    So while agree that Amadou was vital, this would make us truly competitive...


  8. 21 minutes ago, Alex Moss said:

     Although, if there was one glimmer of hope, well, you’ll pick up on it when you read what he says, so I suppose there’s a tiny chance Webber and Farke could manage to talk him around.

    https://www.90min.com/posts/6394937-exclusive-arsenal-s-stance-revealed-on-move-for-alexis-claude-maurice

    Quote

    "I want to join Gladbach [Borussia Monchengladbach]. They are a club that focus on young players," he told L’Equipe.

    I think it is pretty widely known that we have this same focus, so maybe (hopefully) they can use that.

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  9. 4 minutes ago, Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man said:

    If we're spending that kind of money, it's likely he'd be more than just cover. And I guess it would mean Srbeny leaves and the likes of Cantwell, Drmic and Roberts get shunted down a place in the pecking order.

    Maybe Emi would be moved into CAM and Alexis would be on the wing. 

     

    I really like the idea of a Roberts, Buendia, Claude-Maurice trio behind Pukki.


  10. 4 minutes ago, Yellow Fever said:

    I've always thought that part of our current quandary is allowing Vrancic, Leitner or McClean to play forward but actually needing them to be more defensive instead. No discredit to Trybull or Tettey (or even Thompson).

    I wonder who the right Midfield partner would be with him?


  11. Just now, BobLoz3 said:

    Was going to post a similar vid! He doesn't score many, not that we'd want him for that purpose, but the shot that hit the crossbar... Woah! He can certainly ping a ball!

    I saw a different video that was mainly him attacking, but this one seemed to have more of a selection of clips, which I think gives a better idea.

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  12. 12 minutes ago, king canary said:

    And that is why we end up with websites full of clickbait, listcles and stuff about Man United.

    I'm sorry my decisions make you want to read stuff about Man United. I understand that you can get therapy for that 😝

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