sup man, we haven't talked in a while. What did you think about the Brugge game? Memphis was a freaking menace and I loved it. Haven't had someone who can run at someone like that since Ronaldo. (We're going to pretend that other guy doesn't exist). Hope that snake was watching. Memphis was hungry for goals and was never satisfied. He scored that first goal and barely celebrated because he didn't want to waste time.
Have you been watching some of our national team games? Stielike looks good so far! We play Laos in a few weeks for WCQs.
Naaa it was a guy called Prateek Dasgupta, actually he goes by P D on here now. David Teo though, lol. That guy was funny, trying to chase people out of B/R.
I dunno man, Rooney hasn't looked that good so far. The way he took a year to control Young's pass against Tottenham scared me. If he can score a lot of goals this season then good, because he's the captain and is practically guaranteed to play, but I'm just not sure if he's really the caliber of player anymore that a top side needs.
You don't want Pedro? How come? I kind of felt the same until I though about it more. In terms of our senior players who play on the wing, we have Young, Memphis and Mata, and Memphis and Mata are also candidates to play in the middle. That leaves us only with youth players as backup, including Januzaj because he doesn't strike me as a real senior player yet, to these positions (and Valencia I guess...). Considering how many games we'll play this season and how often players get injured I think we could really do with another senior winger, and Pedro is a good fit because he's a goalscorer, he's patient about chances to play, and he puts his all in it for the team.
Yup, the third LOL. What can I say, I'm an expert at getting my account suspended. Plus, there was a guy actively looking to suspend me so even though I censored my inappropriate words I was still suspended.
Mata could still play off the right wing though, even with those 3 in the midfield. Last season, after moving to RW, he was one of our best players, and he's been one of the most likable members of the squad since he arrived. I really hope he's in our best 11.
Naaa I don't think Rooney has it in him to be a 20+ goal striker anymore. His touch was so poor in preseason, and once his match fitness starts picking up his touch usually upgrades to the wildly inconsistent level. The way we play now, with passing in tight areas and intricate movement, a good first touch is necessary. Can't see Rooney scoring more than 15ish TBH.
I would love it if we keep Chicharito and have him as second choice striker behind Rooney. He was always a great professional for us and a very likable person, and a 4-2-3-1 style formation is really good for him. The guy is a natural predator in the box and with the right service I can see him scoring more than Rooney this season, as long as he plays a decent amount.
And well, the Di Maria issue was resolved. I'm glad the snake is gone. What kind of a professional player just doesn't show up for preseason like that? Doesn't matter what job you're doing, if you pull a stunt like that you're fired. Glad he's gone because he doesn't fit the Barca/Bayern style we are moving towards anyway.
Yeah it's been worrying about Herrera and how he's been exclusively used with our "B-team". I think he and Schneiderlin would form one of the best midfield duos in the world, especially with Schweinsteiger sitting behind them to distribute from deep.
At this point I'm still a little undecided on what I think our ideal lineup would be, which is definitely a good problem to have. 100 midfielders lol It does feel that way though, which so much better than the 1 midfielder problem we'd had in past seasons.
I would say we only need a striker under one condition: Rooney isn't guaranteed to start. As captain though his place is more or less assured so he needs to be played up front to mitigate the damage to the team. His touch is way too inconsistent for the way we play, and he likes to play a different kind of passing game compared to the rest of the team. He also can't play midfield well enough. If we had someone like Lewa or Benz it would make us way, way more dangerous, but there's no point in signing someone like that if Rooney will start anyway and upset the balance of the team.
What do you think?
Hey, been a while. At first I was pretty heartbroken that Schweinsteiger left Bayern, but with the direction the club is heading in it makes it easier to accept. I've been losing faith in the club because it's steadily been losing it's identity, and moving Schweinsteiger on has been another step in that direction. I find it very hard to look at the club these days and feel like I'm really watching FC Bayern Munich. Traditionally it's always been a club with a German core together with international supplements, but the core of the team has become more and more Spanish.
Now I'm really excited about Bastian being here. I'm hoping he can win a CL title with us, preferably beating Bayern along the way to show them what they've lost by not giving him the faith he deserved for all his accomplishments with his club and country.
All the new signings have me excited though, particularly Schneiderlin. By the end of the season I feel like he will be widely accepted as world class.
Its Unbelievable isnt it!
When was the last time we signed a proven world class centre mid!!?
Great Transfer window so far, so much depth in the midfield now, Caarick i believe is still a vital player in our team whether he plays centre back or centre mid i believe he should start.
What would your preffered lineup be for the season ahead?
Who else should we look to buy/sell?
Why? Because you have a life? XD
Matt Murdock is Daredevil, dude!!!!
If you watch the new Daredevil TV series, then you will know why I changed my name of 2 years for him.
GOOOOOOOONER!!!! Yeah I've been on B/R since August 2012 I clawed my way to the top.