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Job-wise, I'm a Biography Researcher for Infostrada Sports and shall be working at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. I was a reporter at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London and loved every minute. I joined B/R in September 2013 as part of the Advanced Program in Sports Media.
I graduated from the University of Southampton in the summer of 2013 with a first-class degree in Sport Studies (Science and Management), and so have a real interest in the multidisciplinary nature of sport.
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Hey, thanks for the response.
Completely agreed with that prediction. I think City will win the league this season, unfortunately.
Yeah, Gundogan would be my first choice too. Better news is that he's fresh because he's only just returned to training. And, he's cup tied (most likely won't play for BVB before Jan). So he could help us in Europe too.
I feel that buying a player like Gundogan would be extremely beneficial for Shinji Kagawa, he hasn't performed in the last 2 games and it's simply because there's no creativity behind him. Giggs played well against Leverkusen and he performed but when Giggs doesn't (like against Everton), we're stuck.
I really rate Baines, one of my favourite players as an England fan too, but you're right it's too late now. With Evra playing well, Baines getting older and more injury prone, and the crazy price tag, it's not a good option.
I'm not sure if we need another attacking player? Kagawa can fill the boots. Unless you mean winger/attacker like Koke? Then yeah I agree, but I doubt we'll buy anyone like that, there's not many available. Reus in the summer would be a dream come true! But BVB selling two players to us? Haha that's theft.
I'd like to see a LB too potentially Coentrao on loan, or maybe Luke Shaw?
Chris, how do you think we'll fare this season?
At the start of the season I thought we would barely make the UCL, and I hoped I'd be proven wrong. now... I think I'll be proven wrong.. But not in the way I want myself to be proven wrong lol.
Well, our midfield is terrible. Apart from Carrick and Nani no one has really shown up. Fellaini imo was too much of a panic buy. He can't give us what we need him to. Someone like Gundogan would be good but I think he's an unrealistic target.
Who or what do you think is our solution to midfield?
Do you see us buying in January, if so, who?
It's tough to buy in Jan but surely we must after seeing the last few months? Giggs (with Carrick injured) is our best CM, and he's 40!
Also, if you had to guess, where'd you think we'll finish this season?
Thanks for becoming a fan, Chris! How are you enjoying writing for Bleacher Report so far? I really enjoyed your first piece and wanted to share some advice about your use of media (images, video, tweets etc...). Your initial use of media is terrific because it helps break up the text and provides a visual element to the story. However, after the Valencia Goal video, the article is straight text and void of any media. I would recommend a piece of media every 3-4 paragraphs. Don't hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or ideas, Chris. Thanks again!