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  • bhavik merchant posted 1 day ago

    bhavik merchant

    Also any cb you think United should chase? Btw check out Kingsley Coman, he is a supreme talent, incredible pace, trickery and maturity for an 18 year old and physically already he is there. He isn't Pogba but can be a great winger or trequartista

  • bhavik merchant posted 1 day ago

    bhavik merchant

    hey allan, what do you think of the lukaku transfer. 28m for hi good deal or bad deal? Should we replace him with Bamford or a player like Jay Rodriguez who is british to meet certain criteria and adds pace and composure to the finishing line. How do you think the injury would affect him. Btw do you fully understand all the new rules for domestic player quota in europe and england?

  • Ben Dewison posted 2 days ago

    Ben Dewison

    I still think it's possible to overwork yourself, particularly if you do that with five extensive courses.It depends ho much you did that, but working more than ten hours per day can have adverse effects on your health. Saying that, if you don't think of it as work, presumably like Cristiano Ronaldo, then that may not happen.

    In the recent transfer window rankings, no matter how much I think about it, I can't understand why Southampton are in them let alone 2nd, as they haven't even replaced most of their sold players yet. You can't judge other clubs on the basis of confirmed transfer and another off rumours. I also think that there's no point in consistently producing world-class players from your academy if you let them go below their potential value, They are not a big enough club to attract anyone as good as Bale, Walcott, Chamberlain, and Shaw, after their departures.

    Southampton should at least hold out for massively inflated fees for their players, which they did for Lallana but no one else. It's been poor business from them.

  • Jack Morris posted 2 days ago

    Jack Morris

    Hi Allan, Do you think Dusan Tadic can continue with his Eredivisie form in the Premier League?

  • Jose Echaniz posted 2 days ago

    Jose Echaniz

    Do you believe that isco has the potential to play as a false nine for Real Madrid because there are many reports from Spain saying that Isco's new role for the team is a false nine to backup Benzema. Second what striker do believe Arsenal should look at because there are not many options on the market currently and if so should joel campbell be given a chance with the first team?

  • Jay Jay posted 3 days ago

    Jay Jay

    True, that could be Real Madrid's plan. What do you think is going to happen with Casillas?Robin Knoche would've been a great option, it's astonishing how quickly he has developed, Timm Klose will have to hope Naldo has a massive injury to get in the team. What do you think of the Callum Chambers deal? He is a top prospect, but, it's unfathomable that Arsenal didn't sign Aurier seeing PSG couldn't buy him outright. Who should Liverpool sign at LB, bar Rodriguez?

  • Allan Jiang posted 4 days ago

    Allan Jiang

    @ Jay Jay: I have seen both players, but not recently. Ignasi Miquel strikes me as a quality player, so I am surprised his career has stalled. Then again, so did Gerard Pique's development at Manchester United.

    Hiroshi Kiyotake is a highlight reel player. He will give you one world-class moment and then not do anything for the rest of the game. I still believe in him because he is one of the best passers in the Bundesliga.

    If Barcelona can't sign Mats Hummels, then Jonathan Tah, Niklas Sule and Robin Knoche are viable alternatives.

    I agree. As Jose pointed out, not much defensive cover. But, that is why Real are planning to sign Keylor Navas, who has made a career out of saving games.


    @ Jose Echaniz: It seems Real Madrid are betting on Keylor Navas to have a sensational game week in, week out. This is under the assumption the Navas to Real transfer does not collapse.

    Great points, Jose.

    Real president Florentino Perez may feel patriotic but most of his big-money players been foreigners.

    Portugal: Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Figo.
    Wales: Gareth Bale
    Colombia: James Rodriguez
    France: Zinedine Zidane
    Brazil: Kaka and Ronaldo Luis.

    Jose, any idea how Enzo Fernandez is going?


    @ bhavik merchant: Don't know too much about Gedion Zelalem.

    I've seen him in games, but he has not struck me as a Wunderkind.

    But he must be a gun in training because he has elevated himself swiftly through the ranks. He is only 17 years old, so he has plenty of time.

    I thought Luka Modric played an undervalued role for Real Madrid last season.

  • Jay Jay posted 6 days ago

    Jay Jay

    Andy Carroll has his yearly injury. Have you seen much of Ignasi Miquel and Hector Bellerin? Would you consider Kiyotake to Hannover a coup, I'm sure half the bundesliga would've wanted him? Which bundesliga defender would you have bought at Barcelona? Jan Kirchoff would be great, but his career has stalled at the moment. What do you think of a Kroos and Modric pivot? Ironically, someone like Angel Di Maria would tear that to shreds IMO.

  • Jose Echaniz posted 6 days ago

    Jose Echaniz

    With regards to formation many fans are calling for a switch to the 4-2-3-1 for Real Madrid. If that is the case i would have Navas in goal with a back four of Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, and Marcelo. The pivot would consist of Kroos and Modric with the Ronaldo and Bale on the wings and James in the middle as a number 10 and of course Benzema up front. However i am not convinced kroos and modric are capable enough to do enough defensive work to shield the back four. This saddens me because the 4-3-3 used last season was so balanced and effective in part because of Di Maria's tracking and creativity now I feel Madrid are going to be left exposed. Another point i would like to make is that the Spanish feel to Madrid is now over because of the galatico policy which saddens me because I am Spanish. Now instead of Isco and Alonso there is Kroos and James. However i do trust Ancelotti to find the perfect balance for Madrid like he did last season.

  • bhavik merchant posted 6 days ago

    bhavik merchant

    Hi Allan, I was wondering where you think Isco fits best? Also what do you think of gedion zelalem? How do think Madrid will line up? You prefer Kroos to Modric? I def don't

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