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Old May 7th 2022, 9:54 pm
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Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
Sure, normally, but it's the claim that Pep would use him where individually he's useless as well as not suited to Pep's tactics.

If the club and all concerned know it's utter bollocks it's not going to work. Anyone interested in Pogba just won't believe that. In Ronaldo's case it probably made no difference to wages, they'd have paid it anyway.

Lukaku's agent could claim Pep said he was the sort of player City needed but nobody would believe that. There has to be some level of realism involved. Sergio Ramos considering move to ManU, for example. He stayed and got the desired pay rise at Real Madrid, but at least it was believable at the time it was put out there.

There's 'possible' and there's nonsense.
you are possibly correct in that it made no difference to his wages but that was not what the agent was interested in - it inflated the transfer fee, signing on fees and agents fees

You state the obvious in your possible and nonsense line but it doesn't change the fact that it is pogba's agents who arelinking him to citeh - it's not rocket science
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Old May 8th 2022, 11:55 am
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Originally Posted by Mr Weeze View Post
I was looking at the fixtures, and we play Liverpool and Man City back to back. It’s so exciting to know we’re going to affect the race to win. Goal difference is going to be what matters, right?
Job done correctly today - thanks for the extra 2 goals late on,,, could be crucial
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Job done correctly today - thanks for the extra 2 goals late on,,, could be crucial
Congratulations.
I could see your lot drawing one of the last games. I dont see them losing one.
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Old May 8th 2022, 6:40 pm
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Congratulations.
I could see your lot drawing one of the last games. I dont see them losing one.
we are running out of centrebacks though so still a long way to go and it will go all the way methinks
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we are running out of centrebacks though so still a long way to go and it will go all the way methinks
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Old May 9th 2022, 6:24 pm
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Lots of noise in the media about Haaland coming to Manchester ...... wonder whether there is any truth in the speculation... would be nice if true
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Lots of noise in the media about Haaland coming to Manchester ...... wonder whether there is any truth in the speculation... would be nice if true
Guardian's convinced. Medical done. Real supposedly pulled out to focus on Mbappe.

It will be interesting to see how it compares to Lukaku for Chelsea. Or Werner to Chelsea, come to that. At least Werner's game suits Chelsea, unlike Lukaku.

I've not seen enough of Haaland to tell if he'll be a good fit. I suspect he might improve the chance taking rate but possibly at the expense of fewer chances being made.

Who is going to play significantly less and will they rock the boat?
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Lots of noise in the media about Haaland coming to Manchester ...... wonder whether there is any truth in the speculation... would be nice if true
63 million is reasonable, he's had one good season in a farmers league, so you must be thrilled it's not 200mill
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63 million is reasonable, he's had one good season in a farmers league, so you must be thrilled it's not 200mill
200 mil was the yernited price - 63 for citeh
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I've not seen enough of Haaland to tell if he'll be a good fit. I suspect he might improve the chance taking rate but possibly at the expense of fewer chances being made.

Who is going to play significantly less and will they rock the boat?
Fantastic attempt to find some downsides - most impressive

To answer your question on who will play significantly less of course the answer is.......... no one! If you watched more citeh games you would notice that Pep rotates the front 5 constantly from

Sterling 28 games
Jesus 26 games
Foden 27 games
Mahrez 25 games
Grealish 24 games
Gundogan 25 games
KdB 26 games
Bernardo 32 games

5 of 8 play with Rodri most games - games played so far 55!

It is very good of you to be so concerned for Citeh but please don't worry about it!

Julian Alvarez also inbound to compete to play in front 3 and Cole Palmer now fit too.

There is an outside chance that the guardian article may be true but one prefers to wait and see before getting too excited







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Originally Posted by Garbatellamike View Post
Fantastic attempt to find some downsides - most impressive
I suspect he might improve the chance taking rate but possibly at the expense of fewer chances being made.


No downsides there just possiblities.

But I appreciate you might get worried.
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Originally Posted by Garbatellamike View Post
To answer your question on who will play significantly less of course the answer is.......... no one!
I'm sure the new signing will actually play. That either means someone leaves or the other players play less.

Unless you're suggesting Pep's new tactic is to have 12 on the pitch at the same time.
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