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  • Allan Jiang posted 1 day ago

    Allan Jiang

    @ Jose Echaniz: Thanks! Louis van Gaal being at times overpowering is to be expected. The issue is not his managerial style (his success proves that), but for all parties to get the message and move on. Hence why they should hug it out.

    — No. Sure, one win from the last four La Liga games is bad by Real Madrid's standards, but expect Cristiano Ronaldo to prove why he is the back-to-back FIFA Ballon d'Or recipient.


    @ max dobney: Yes. Granit Xhaka has been instrumental in Borussia Monchengladbach's rise, but he should stay given how successful Gladbach are.

    — Excellent suggestion, Max. I like Radja Nainggolan. Pedro Obiang should be another viable alternative.

    — When William Carvalho has played in Europe, he has been shooting, except he is 0-12 in goals-shots taken.

    It is a catch-22: He won't turn into an all-round midfielder if he is not given the license to continue shooting, yet he is still unrefined into the attacking half.

    — How about Pedro Obiang? He is Spanish and is well-versed in Italian football, so assuming Real Madrid don't sack Carlo Ancelotti, Obiang should be an obvious summer transfer window target.


    @ Damarques Brown: How about a loan for Ruben Loftus-Cheek?

    That said, Paul Pogba never won the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year, or the Denzil Haroun Reserve Team Player of the Year.

    Look at him now.

    Pogba's rise reinforces Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho saying: "Young players are a bit like melons. Sometimes beautiful melons don't taste good and ugly ones can taste fantastic."

    Damarques, there is credence behind you suggesting Loftus-Cheek should get a chance.

    After all, we don't know how good he really is if he isn't given a run in the Premier League.

    Oscar is too inconsistent, but Chelsea should persist with him, presuming they are not going to look for a replacement in the summer transfer window.

  • Jose Echaniz posted 2 days ago

    Jose Echaniz

    Hey allan love the entourage reference in your last article. On another note what is your reaction the el clasico for Real Madrid. I personally thought they played well until Suarez scored and then they fell flat and scared to commit challenges due to most players carrying a card. Do you think la liga is out of reach and how do you like their chances against atletico in the champions league?

  • max dobney posted 6 days ago

    max dobney

    Does Granit Xhaka have what it takes to make it at the top after a difficult first couple of seasons at Gladbach or is the Matic-esque brilliance of Kramer making him look better than he is? And if rumours are to be believed, are Liverpool targeting the wrong Roma midfielder to replace Gerrard in Pjanic when they should be targeting Nainggolan?

  • max dobney posted 6 days ago

    max dobney

    Does Granit Xhaka have what it takes to make it at the top after a difficult first couple of seasons at Gladbach? And if rumours are to be believed, are Liverpool targeting the wrong Roma Gerrard replacement in Pjanic when they should be targeting Nainggolan?

  • Damarques Brown posted 8 days ago

    Damarques Brown

    Should Chelsea promote Ruben Loftus-Cheek to fight for a 1st team place instead of going all out for Pogba and is it time to let go of Oscar and replace him with someone like Koke? Oscar always seems world class the first half of the season and becomes like Lee Catermole the second half.

  • max dobney posted 9 days ago

    max dobney

    Is William Carvalho's technical ability and drive good enough to be a box to box player or should he concentrate on developing into a Makelele-esque holding midfield player? Should Real Madrid buy Schneiderlin to replace Khedira and balance a top heavy squad or is he a medium sized fish in a small pond at Southampton?

  • Jay Jay posted 9 days ago

    Jay Jay

    Thanks for the quick reply, Jones has shown more promise as a 6 and at right back than centre back. The big question is, is he the no. 6 for United or an expensive utility player? Do you think Guangzhou Evergrande should sign Nani? Should United sell Mata to Valencia? Great player, but in reality a luxury player. You're right in what you said, Athletic won't stand in his way, it's up to him.

  • Allan Jiang posted 9 days ago

    Allan Jiang

    @ Jay Jay: It is up to Aymeric Laporte because a €42/£30.31 million transfer bid (the value of his buyout clause) could be submitted.

    Laporte is the one that needs to decide if receiving a career pay-day and being thrown into the limelight is beneficial to his career from a footballing perspective.

    — No club in their right mind should even contemplate rescuing Gareth Bale from Real Madrid anytime soon.

    There are 29 footballers from the Bundesliga, Eredivisie, La Liga, Ligue 1, Premier League and Serie A that have scored more league goals (13) than Bale (12) this season.

    — Cristiano Ronaldo wants to be the first, second and third option, so Bale needs to conform, otherwise expect more temper tantrums.

    — Phil Jones charges forward to regularly intercept passes. You love his proactive approach, but he is prone to being out of position and seemingly forgetting the most mundane aspects of defending, like following your man.

    Jones defends as if he is a No. 6, rather than a centre-back.

    — Thanks Jay Jay. The article, which might be released next week, has a Middlesbrough slant, but it is geared towards Chelsea fans.

    Looking at the draft, it is more to do with Patrick Bamford and his progress, rather than how Middlesbrough are doing.


    @ Hassnain Farus: Arsenal. Manchester United have holes in their team and their philosophy is muddled.

  • Jay Jay posted 9 days ago

    Jay Jay

    Do you think Aymeric Laporte will leave Athletic this year? Do you think Real Madrid will sell Illara to Athletic? Can you see Real giving up on Gareth Bale any time soon? I can sense an "I'm sad" situation from Ronaldo soon. Where do you think Phil Jones should play on the pitch? Are you writing a Middlesbrough article? I look forward to reading it, don't know too much about them.

  • Hassnain Farus posted 9 days ago

    Hassnain  Farus

    What team have had the better season in your opinion, Man Utd or Arsenal?

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