FootyEra 18/19 Season |OT 3| VAR VAR Oblak keep, have you any pens?

ty_hot

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Dec 14, 2017
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If Barça had Griezmann no way the 0x4 would happen. The few matches I watched from him were enough to show me he is experienced and accelerate and decelerate the match as needed. He was great in France vs Argentina, the boys were so excited to keep scoring and he was the one holding the ball and running the clock out. In the final he was also controlling the speed.

Between Dembele and Coutinho the best Neymar substitute for Barça was Malcolm, but unfortunately the coach never cared about him. He deserved a lot more time in the pitch, but I am afraid he will leave the club in this transfer window. No way Barça is selling both Dembele and Coutinho (this one is definitely out, at a loss).

On top of that, I hope Arthur doesn’t lose space with that Dutch de something coming. If he had started against Liv (Coutinho in the bench), Barça would have qualified, btw.
 

McMoneyman

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Oct 25, 2017
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Don’t expect anything big from Liverpool this window as of right now
Hard to believe the £20m to spend. Also as of right now I wouldn't believe a lot of the journalists talk yet. Remember last summer? Fabinho getting signed almost out of nowhere. Sure Shaqiri was linked, but for the longest time the word was that Karius was our #1 and we wouldn't go back for Alisson... then bang!
 
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Syder

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Oct 25, 2017
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Griezmann and Messi in the same team feels like cheating. Kinda like when Barça had MSN.


Sane's fantastic, not sure why City can't keep him? Although other than transfer fees it's next to impossible to stop German players from moving to Bayern
Pep’s Wheel of Rotation™ was really unkind to Sané. In a less tight title race this probably wouldn’t have been an issue.
 

valeo

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Oct 27, 2017
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Griezmann and Messi in the same team feels like cheating. Kinda like when Barça had MSN.


Pep’s Wheel of Rotation™ was really unkind to Sané. In a less tight title race this probably wouldn’t have been an issue.

I mean, MSN >> whatever Barca will do next season, so they've been 'cheating' for a long time :)

I hope Atletico go in for Lacazette as a replacement for silly money. I think he'd actually suit them really well. I love Laca, but we need to sell ala Liverpool with Coutinho. It makes no sense when our two best players play in the same position, when we have such huge holes everywhere else.
 

₩olf

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Oct 26, 2017
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I hope Atletico go in for Lacazette as a replacement for silly money. I think he'd actually suit them really well. I love Laca, but we need to sell ala Liverpool with Coutinho. It makes no sense when our two best players play in the same position, when we have such huge holes everywhere else.
If we are selling it should be Auba not Laca. Auba will be 30 by the start of the season, Laca is 27.
 

Mikebison

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Oct 25, 2017
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Don’t expect anything big from Liverpool this window as of right now
That makes zero sense. We turned record profit last year. We’re making about 100m off the champions league run alone.

Don’t get me wrong, we’re not going crazy in The summer, because I doubt klopp wants much. It’s mainly strength in depth we’re adding. But saying we can only buy really cheap players is nonsense.
 

Vault

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Oct 25, 2017
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Barcelona can just run up debts forever it seems. Already 600 million in the red and got another 150 million loan in January

84% of revenue spent on wages and the highest wage bill in world football
 

elseanio

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Oct 30, 2017
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I see Man City are displaying their arse class again.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/48276093
It's alright though, cause its not about Sean Cox. It's about some other fans going to enjoy a football game and getting attacked. They didn't end up in comas, so all good.

To come out and justify their players/staff chanting about injuring a player and assaults on fans by saying "but it's not about Hillsborough!" is so fucking wrong. I hope the media press them further on this and get an actual apology.

City fans have had a year to distance themselves from this chant, knowing the backlash and connotations it brings, yet they've embraced it. I get the one upping over winning the double whilst Liverpool won nothing, but the rest of the chant needs to be called out. Sadly, I think now the fact the players/staff have been seen singing it, it will become more popular next season.
 

SteadFast

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Oct 25, 2017
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That makes zero sense. We turned record profit last year. We’re making about 100m off the champions league run alone.

Don’t get me wrong, we’re not going crazy in The summer, because I doubt klopp wants much. It’s mainly strength in depth we’re adding. But saying we can only buy really cheap players is nonsense.
We were relying on Ward being our top keeper right up until Alisson flew to England. We aren't leaky about transfers as we used to be. I don't believe anything positive or negative from us now, until it's legitimately looking like a player will sign.
 

Hazzuh

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Oct 28, 2017
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Sane's fantastic, not sure why City can't keep him? Although other than transfer fees it's next to impossible to stop German players from moving to Bayern
Apparently Sane also has attitude problems too. Wouldn't be the first time Pep forced out quality players because he thought they were arrogant etc.
 

Mikebison

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Oct 25, 2017
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We were relying on Ward being our top keeper right up until Alisson flew to England. We aren't leaky about transfers as we used to be. I don't believe anything positive or negative from us now, until it's legitimately looking like a player will sign.
Absolutely. Edwards just gets shit done. But as for us not being able to afford 20m for Brandt, we’re getting 20m alone for Danny Ings lmao.
 

SteadFast

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Oct 25, 2017
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Absolutely. Edwards just gets shit done. But as for us not being able to afford 20m for Brandt, we’re getting 20m alone for Danny Ings lmao.
Well I think that the £20m being too much alone is kinda an excuse, kinda the truth - in that Klopp/Edwards legitimately don't value him for that, and that £20m could be part of a bigger deal. Let's not forget that we weren't limitless last summer, if Fekir was signed, I honestly don't believe we'd have had the cash for Alisson. So, yeah we defo have that money to spend on him right now, but rather keep it for someone else.
 

Kromeo

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Oct 27, 2017
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Griezmann already dives and rolls around like a Barcelona player, they won't even need to teach him anything
 

RocknRola

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Oct 25, 2017
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Atletico will apparently buy Felipe (CB from Porto) for ~20M€ according to the local news. Still, with Griezmman gone, Atletico is in a bad spot. Either they spend some serious money to rebuild that team or they're gonna drag themselves around next season.
 

Timmm

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Oct 28, 2017
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Hard to believe the £20m to spend. Also as of right now I wouldn't believe a lot of the journalists talk yet. Remember last summer? Fabinho getting signed almost out of nowhere. Sure Shaqiri was linked, but for the longest time the word was that Karius was our #1 and we wouldn't go back for Alisson... then bang!
We were relying on Ward being our top keeper right up until Alisson flew to England. We aren't leaky about transfers as we used to be. I don't believe anything positive or negative from us now, until it's legitimately looking like a player will sign.
The Alisson transfer was being talked about from the Italian press for a while beforehand - but yeah you two are right. I wouldn't pay much attention to the British press about Liverpool transfers for the moment, the club seem to have locked stuff down since nearly blowing the VvD transfer

The problem is that while the press from outside the UK will be better to look at for a transfer story - they'll also be making up bollocks about Liverpool transfer stories because Liverpool seem to be one of those clubs that get linked with any up-and-coming player with an agent who wants to drum up interest
 

Grandia

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Dec 13, 2017
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I coulda swore lacazette was supposed to go to Atletico before going to Arsenal. Wonder if he still wants to join sometime
 

Steve Winwood

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On a simplistic level, Aubameyang averaged .77 xG per 90 this season and Lacazette .43 xG per 90, and this tracks with their career numbers: Lacazette is career .41 xG/90 from open play and Aubameyang .67.

Lacazette is a good player, but imo doesn't have the shot volume to be a consistent primary lone striker and isn't really a wide player either.