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  • Jack Morris posted 6 days ago

    Jack Morris

    Hi Allan, I think Jack Clisby has been a decent signing for Melbourne City. He is a solid A-league standard fullback that provides much needed depth in that position with City often playing Iain Ramsey, a natural winger out of position at left back.

    In your most recent article about the transfer needs of each Premier League club you suggested Udinese's Allan Marques for Manchester City. I haven't seen him play so I'm interested to know if you believe he has the quality for a club looking to improve their performance in the Champions league. What amount of transfer fee would Udinese be looking to receive for him as well.

  • Allan Jiang posted 6 days ago

    Allan Jiang

    @ Fauzan Eka: There should be question marks over Paulo Dybala's consistency because for two seasons, he was a failure and on course to be a bust at Palermo.

    Then again, you can spin that as a positive to show how mentally strong he is.

    Potentially, Dybala could be on a Gareth Bale-like trajectory (initially a disappointment at Tottenham Hotspur before becoming one of the most expensive footballers of all time).

    — Whereas, Luciano Vietto has immediately made an impact for Villarreal as a starter and a super-sub.

    I prefer Vietto, who can adapt quickly and is a more prolific scorer per minute than Dybala.


    @ max dobney: Ilkay Gundogan's injury history is a concern.

    Davy Klaassen has a higher upside, is a better tackler, looks a superior player and is Dutch.

    Then again, there are a variety of alternative options Manchester United could pursue: Allan Marques, Johannes Geis, Giannelli Imbula, Granit Xhaka, Pedro Obiang, et al.

    Quality central midfielders are a dime a dozen.

  • Fauzan Eka posted 7 days ago

    Fauzan Eka

    Hey Allan. I'd like your opinion on Luciano Vietto and Paulo Dybala, perhaps the 2 most sought after young forwards right now. And if both were to move to the Premier League, which one of them would be more successful?

  • max dobney posted 7 days ago

    max dobney

    Hi Allan, now that his dribbling ability and agility seems to have deteriorated, should Ilkay Gundogan become a deep lying playmaker rather than a n10 and could he replace Carrick at Man Utd? If not, who should replace Carrick seeing as Blind doesnt possess the passing ability or vision of Carrick?

  • Allan Jiang posted 10 days ago

    Allan Jiang

    @ Adel Janevic: Granit Xhaka has overcome a tough Borussia Monchengladbach start (had argument with Marc-Andre ter Stegen, inconsistent form, and contemplation about leaving) to become an elite footballer.

    Xhaka should stay at Borussia Monchengladbach.

    — Antonio Candreva, Felipe Anderson and Stefan de Vrij. I'm hoping Chris Ikonomidis gets a chance to sink or swim at Serie A level.

    — I rate Christophe Jallet, but I generally talk about prospects 16-23 years old, because they are generally the footballers who are most likely to transfer.

    — Haven't really thought much of Hilton since he is outside of my footballers I follow.

    — I watched Younes Belhanda in the UEFA Europa League and he was mediocre. Great point, Adel. It is crazy to think of the extent he has regressed by.


    @ Jack Morris: Harry Novillo is fun to watch and is an example of quality scouting from Melbourne City.

    I agree about A-League clubs signing more 20-something internationals.

    Hopefully the A-League can become a viable destination for 20-27 year old footballers from top foreign countries who don't want to graft in the second or third division.

    — What do you think of Jack Clisby?

  • Adel Janevic posted 12 days ago

     Adel  Janevic

    Greetings Allan, here I go again.

    - Has Granit Xhaka impressed enough this season to earn a move to a bigger team like Atletico, or is it best for him to stay put?
    - What Lazio players have tickled your fancy in this extraordinary season for them?
    - From your articles, I get the feeling that you don't really rate Christoph Jallet, but WhoScored gives him the best rating of any right back this season. What gives?
    - What do you know of Hilton at Montpellier?
    - Is Younes Belhanda still any good, wherever he is now? I remember when he was seen as an alternative transfer target to Eden Hazard in 2012.

  • Jack Morris posted 13 days ago

    Jack Morris

    Thanks for the reply Allan, In regards to Melbourne City I believe that making the finals can be seen as a passing grade for this season. Harry Novillo and Safuwan Baharudin have been solid additions to the team, both with plenty of potential. I think it's a positive to have younger international recruits joining the league. It will be interesting to see what changes are made to the squad post-season.

  • Allan Jiang posted 15 days ago

    Allan Jiang

    @ max dobney: Timo Werner has regressed this season only shooting 31 per cent on target and completing 42.4 per cent of dribbles this season.

    Werner's Bundesliga player rankings tells you how much he has struggled.

    Bild: 228/242.
    Kicker: 203/204.

    Werner has the traits to be an elite footballer.

    He needs to stick with Stuttgart, rather than running away from his problems (unless his form slump is caused by irreconcilable differences with management).


    @ Jack Morris: According to Football Federation Australia, Perth Glory rorted the salary cap for three successive seasons.

    2012/13: $26,000, sixth, elimination finals.
    2013/14: $43,000, eighth.
    2014/15: $200,000, third, * will finish seventh if FFA's ruling stands.

    Six figures (allegedly) over the salary cap. That is crazy!

    The expression: "If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin," comes to mind.

    Should Perth Glory's legal attempts to overturn the FFA's punishment fail, then it is an indictment on Glory management, which is still living in the shadow of how successful the club was during the National Soccer League era.

    Andy Keogh has family in Western Australia, so unless he receives a big-money offer from the Chinese Super League, you presume he stays at Perth Glory.

    He should be moved to the International Marquee slot, which raises question marks over Nebojsa Marinkovic's future.

    The salary cap scandal is another example of Perth Glory's recurring unforced errors.

    Perth Glory may have to trim their squad list, which can be spun into a positive if young talents like Joe Knowles, Glory's best scoring prospect, is given a chance.

    — What are your thoughts on Melbourne City's season thus far, Jack?

  • max dobney posted 16 days ago

    max dobney

    What should Timo Werner do now that it seems Stuttgart will get relegated considering he probably isnt ready for a top club? Should he move to the Eredivisie to PSV/Ajax to follow the path of Depay/Eriksen etc or should he stay with Stuttgart in Bundesliga 2?

  • Jack Morris posted 18 days ago

    Jack Morris

    Hi Allan, What is your opinion on the Perth Glory salary cap situation? How do you think this will impact the club?

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