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  • Max Mayer posted 1 day ago

    Max Mayer

    hey allan, i remember reading some time ago an article highlighting francis coquelin's world class potential. Do you think he could be a solution to arsenal's hole in defensive midfield? What does AW have to do to get the best out of Ozil, and what do you think arsenal's best formation would be? thanks

  • Adel Janevic posted 2 days ago

     Adel  Janevic

    @ Allan Jiang: Well I would appreciate if you could name some of thee commentators as I really need some expert analysis for this one project.

  • Jay Jay posted 2 days ago

    Jay Jay

    I think United have a more balanced team compared to Real Madrid. Blind has been assigned a Busquets type role and Herrera gets stuck in. Toni Kroos was unfairly singled out by Madrid fans even though he is currently outperforming Luka Modric. Could Khedira start when fully fit? He's not a defensive midfielder at heart either. Which team should Khedira go to? I'm sure most top clubs will be bidding for him as he will be cheap. Would you say Illaramendi regrets moving to Madrid? What should Arsenal do with Ozil? I remember you comparing him with Juan Sebastian Veron, so true.

  • Allan Jiang posted 5 days ago

    Allan Jiang

    @ Jay Jay: The FIFA technical study group described Sadio Mane as a "versatile and pacy attacker with good technique" during the 2012 London Olympics. [1]

    Mind you, I thought Moussa Konate and Pape Souare were the more dominant Senegalese players.

    Two years later...

    — Souare still chugging along at Lille (has the quality to play at a major club, but lacks consistency).
    — Konate's career has nose-dived.
    — Mane's transfer stock has sky-rocketed.

    Aside from Mane tearing Ajax apart, I haven't really paid attention to him. The Austrian Football Bundesliga is not a league I follow.


    — Time to give Kurt Zouma a chance?

    — I agree with your view bhavik as Real Madrid have a very unbalanced team.


    @ Adel Janevic: There are Bleacher Report commenters who watch football from those regions regularly, but I'm not familiar with writers who specialise in that region.

    I once did an email interview with Romanian football expert Radu Baicu regarding Vlad Chiriches, but Radu doesn't write for Bleacher Report.


    @ Jay Jay: Depends on Manchester United's transfer policy. Are they going to continue throwing money? If so, they will buy a world-class centre-back by making a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to the player.

    United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has positioned himself expertly by saying: Look, I bought all these world-class players.

    Don't blame me. Blame the manager.

    Like Real Madrid, this United team looks so unbalanced, but Louis van Gaal has the CV to figure it out.

  • bhavik merchant posted 6 days ago

    bhavik merchant

    great article on rolan allan! lets see if he becomes suarez some day...was wondering what you think of mane from senegal? Do you think Chelsea need a quick defender since terry cahill are more exposed in an attacking team...also whats wrong with madrid? selling alonso, khedira injured and not having di maria really seems to have hit them hard

  • Adel Janevic posted 6 days ago

     Adel  Janevic

    Do you happen to know people on Bleacher Report who are experts on Basque football, Serbian football, or Romanian football?

  • Jay Jay posted 9 days ago

    Jay Jay

    Do you think United should target Angelo Ogbonna if the defence don't improve? Do you think that this Juventus team could be considered underachievers if they don't win the Champions League? Do you think they would be in the same situation as Milan if not for Beppe Marotta?

  • Allan Jiang posted 10 days ago

    Allan Jiang

    @ Mike Lubisco: The demise of the Chinese national team is why so many Chinese people support powerhouse footballing nations, German being one of them.

    While I am proud of my Chinese ethnicity, I am Australian.


    @ Adel Janevic: I'm not sure, but the goalkeepers you mentioned are quality. The same can be said about Australia, Switzerland, the United States, et al.


    @ bhavik merchant: Hi bhavik.

    — Paco Alcacer is a great poacher, but will his development get hindered by Alvaro Negredo?
    — Fede Cartabia scored when he pounced on a loose ball against Celta Vigo. His fellow loanee Fausto Rossi either played the greatest game of his career, or is set to have a strong season.
    — Raheem Sterling. Yes, presuming the money doesn't get to his head (has had off the field issues in the past).


    @ Jay Jay: Radamel Falcao and Wayne Rooney. What about Robin van Persie? No idea, is Manchester United going to play "2" at the back? It is a very top-heavy squad.

    — Yaya Sanogo's physical tangibles are impressive, but he is so raw. He makes odd runs, his finishing is suspect and what about his football IQ?

    — Danny Welbeck's fee is overpriced, but there is an end-game. Arsenal believe he can be their answer to Daniel Sturridge.

  • Mike Lubisco posted 10 days ago

    Mike  Lubisco

    Allen you are just like any other typical Chinese person I see. They are in love with Germany for some reason.

  • Adel Janevic posted 11 days ago

     Adel  Janevic

    Sup Allan. I just wanted to know if you could offer an explanation as to why Poland produce so many decent goalkeepers. Sure there may be no world-class Polish keepers at the moment but there are so many capable ones like Boruc, Tyton, Fabianski, and Szczeszny. Explain.

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