Defenders, Where Are They?

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Re: Defenders, Where Are They?

Postby Niall Quinns Discopants » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:53 am

Guys reported back for training. We got three defenders with experience and some dude called Kolarov.
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Re: Defenders, Where Are They?

Postby johnny crossan » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:03 am

Niall Quinns Discopants wrote:Guys reported back for training. We got three defenders with experience and some dude called Kolarov.
'Didn't spot Aleks on the OS back in the saddle pics, or Mangala and Otamendi for that matter.
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Re: Defenders, Where Are They?

Postby sheblue » Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:13 pm

At this stage we will be keeping Mangala and putting Stones at right back.
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Re: Defenders, Where Are They?

Postby iwasthere2012 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:20 pm

sheblue wrote:At this stage we will be keeping Mangala and putting Stones at right back.


Ederson in goal.
Bravo as sweeper.
Any nine from the top please Carol! (Rachel is a rag).
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Re: Defenders, Where Are They?

Postby JamieMCFC » Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:27 pm

johnny crossan wrote:
Niall Quinns Discopants wrote:Guys reported back for training. We got three defenders with experience and some dude called Kolarov.
'Didn't spot Aleks on the OS back in the saddle pics, or Mangala and Otamendi for that matter.


Kolarov is in the training video. https://youtu.be/7OvUtq-tdBs
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Re: Defenders, Where Are They?

Postby PrezIke » Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:46 pm

Niall Quinns Discopants wrote:Guys reported back for training. We got three defenders with experience and some dude called Kolarov.


Right now your concerns are starting to sound more real if Alves goes to PSG (as it appears now).
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Re: Defenders, Where Are They?

Postby Mikhail Chigorin » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:05 pm

sheblue wrote:At this stage we will be keeping Mangala and putting Stones at right back.


Stones at right back, Mangala at left back, Otamendi and Kolarov in the middle and Vinnie injured....job done.

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Re: Defenders, Where Are They?

Postby Dubciteh » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:45 pm

No hart in that video?

Also youth team players hace different training gear to rest, bad form!

Is that muric as the second choice keeper?

Weird seeing likes of bony, nasri etc there.

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Re: Defenders, Where Are They?

Postby Wooders » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:57 pm

Mangala had a reasonable season at Valencia - maybe finally showing some signs of promise? Maybe keep him if a loan or derisory fee is the only thing on offer? Be brilliant if he somehow clucks and becomes a top centreback
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Re: Defenders, Where Are They?

Postby johnny crossan » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:00 pm

Wooders wrote:Mangala had a reasonable season at Valencia - maybe finally showing some signs of promise? Maybe keep him if a loan or derisory fee is the only thing on offer? Be brilliant if he somehow clucks and becomes a top centreback

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Re: Defenders, Where Are They?

Postby Dubciteh » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:01 pm

Wooders wrote:Mangala had a reasonable season at Valencia - maybe finally showing some signs of promise? Maybe keep him if a loan or derisory fee is the only thing on offer? Be brilliant if he somehow clucks and becomes a top centreback


Would love that to happen
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Re: Defenders, Where Are They?

Postby Wooders » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:36 pm

johnny crossan wrote:
Wooders wrote:Mangala had a reasonable season at Valencia - maybe finally showing some signs of promise? Maybe keep him if a loan or derisory fee is the only thing on offer? Be brilliant if he somehow clucks and becomes a top centreback

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Or clicks ! Lol
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Re: Defenders, Where Are They?

Postby Mikhail Chigorin » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:26 pm

johnny crossan wrote:
Wooders wrote:Mangala had a reasonable season at Valencia - maybe finally showing some signs of promise? Maybe keep him if a loan or derisory fee is the only thing on offer? Be brilliant if he somehow clucks and becomes a top centreback

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You ought to egg-sit stage left at top speed, after posting that JC :roll: :roll:
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Re: Defenders, Where Are They?

Postby nottsblue » Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:29 am

Is it possible that if we dont land our targets we will go three at the back? With Kolarov and Fernandinho as wing backs. Or maybe they will be the full backs? Still very early days so i'm not overly concerned yet.

I am however really excited about our forward line, with or without Sanchez, and I think we will score even more next year. Perhaps this is Peps vision, to simply not let the opposition have much of the ball and many chances and to take our own. If Bravo had saved just half the shots he faced and if we had put away a few more chances we'd have challenged Chelsea. I dont recall many games where the opposition had many chances so all in all we did a lot of things right last season. And that's without taking into consideration our fucking over by the officials.

Football can be a simple game. Perhaos we just need a tweak or two rather than wholesale changes
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Re: Defenders, Where Are They?

Postby Foreverinbluedreams » Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:44 am

nottsblue wrote:Is it possible that if we dont land our targets we will go three at the back? With Kolarov and Fernandinho as wing backs. Or maybe they will be the full backs? Still very early days so i'm not overly concerned yet.

I am however really excited about our forward line, with or without Sanchez, and I think we will score even more next year. Perhaps this is Peps vision, to simply not let the opposition have much of the ball and many chances and to take our own. If Bravo had saved just half the shots he faced and if we had put away a few more chances we'd have challenged Chelsea. I dont recall many games where the opposition had many chances so all in all we did a lot of things right last season. And that's without taking into consideration our fucking over by the officials.

Football can be a simple game. Perhaos we just need a tweak or two rather than wholesale changes


He did, but that's not enough, he or Ederson needs to be saving at least two thirds of shots faced, arguably more if we want to challenge.
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Re: Defenders, Where Are They?

Postby sheblue » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:24 am

nottsblue wrote:Is it possible that if we dont land our targets we will go three at the back? With Kolarov and Fernandinho as wing backs. Or maybe they will be the full backs? Still very early days so i'm not overly concerned yet.

I am however really excited about our forward line, with or without Sanchez, and I think we will score even more next year. Perhaps this is Peps vision, to simply not let the opposition have much of the ball and many chances and to take our own. If Bravo had saved just half the shots he faced and if we had put away a few more chances we'd have challenged Chelsea. I dont recall many games where the opposition had many chances so all in all we did a lot of things right last season. And that's without taking into consideration our fucking over by the officials.

Football can be a simple game. Perhaos we just need a tweak or two rather than wholesale changes


If we don't land our targets we need a new DOF.
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Re: Defenders, Where Are They?

Postby Nigels Tackle » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:13 am

sheblue wrote:
nottsblue wrote:Is it possible that if we dont land our targets we will go three at the back? With Kolarov and Fernandinho as wing backs. Or maybe they will be the full backs? Still very early days so i'm not overly concerned yet.

I am however really excited about our forward line, with or without Sanchez, and I think we will score even more next year. Perhaps this is Peps vision, to simply not let the opposition have much of the ball and many chances and to take our own. If Bravo had saved just half the shots he faced and if we had put away a few more chances we'd have challenged Chelsea. I dont recall many games where the opposition had many chances so all in all we did a lot of things right last season. And that's without taking into consideration our fucking over by the officials.

Football can be a simple game. Perhaos we just need a tweak or two rather than wholesale changes


If we don't land our targets we need a new DOF.


we need one anyway
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Re: Defenders, Where Are They?

Postby littlebig » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:41 pm

I never got the disrespecting our own organisation's people thing. Critical analysis fair enough and I understand people's frustrations but the disrespect thing is a bit baffling.
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Re: Defenders, Where Are They?

Postby Saul Goodman » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:13 pm

At this rate we're gonna end up resigning Navas as a RB and/or playing Fern1 there
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Re: Defenders, Where Are They?

Postby Niall Quinns Discopants » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:46 am

littlebig wrote:I never got the disrespecting our own organisation's people thing. Critical analysis fair enough and I understand people's frustrations but the disrespect thing is a bit baffling.


What?
These people you are talking about are NOT the club. The supporters are. Chairmen, managers, players, executive people and even stadiums come and go. Only never changing thing, the core, are the supporters. Txiki gets paid millions to play Football Manager 2017 Platinum Edition for living. And under his watch the team has turned from exciting and balanced group of young players into very unbalanced group of players and lot of money has been thrown at players who were supposed to be on their prime yet turned out to be shit.

In just about any walk of life, not only in one where you get paid millions for the risk, you'd be close to getting sacked with his track record. How someone can't see thatis bit baffling.
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