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Hi, do you have any idea what happened to that user from IM Scouting seeing as the website has shut down and he never comes on here any more. Just interested.
Are you still on Bleacher Report?
Sounds good mate. Good luck with the Bernand situation. Cheers
Fair enough, and I'm pretty sure we will see Jack in some form of attacking capacity next season. Hoping he's fit for the start of the season. Cheers.
Well aware of your position on playing Jack as the CAM next season Shane, and it seems likely to happen (although I feel Pod is another option if we have 3 functional strikers). Let me ask you this - Jack also played wide left on occasion in his younger days - I could see this being a viable option next season (providing he's fit) and allow Pod/ Ramsey etc to occupy the center role. What are your thoughts on Jack on the inside left?
Yah, I agree with you on Dragovic. Very good young center back. I do remember Jorgensen getting a bunch of hype a few years ago but have not heard much from him again.
Theophile has started 36 games this year mate. Maybe you got him mixed up.
Traore was playing on a poor team to be fair to him.
Zouma is on as a big talent which I saw him for the france u21s and 1 game for St Etienne. I have not seen a lot of St Etienne this year which is why Aubameyang was not on my list. The games I did see from him, he was average so I could not really rate him yet. He is definitely a guy I am looking forward to watching next year.
Belhanda for me is still to be determined. Remember this was just a list of players I like. It did not really have the value or which ones I rated higher.
Pastore - I disagree. He had an ok year where they went through a couple different coaches. He will get better.
Mbia did not have his best year but I rate his attributes and upside higher than N'Kolou
Bodmer - thats why I think he would fit the italian style of play perfectly. It is less about base there and more about technique
Sakho - as I said, not a great year but is just a young guy. He has the talent.
Remember, right back is probably the weakest position in football right now which is why Debuchy is good for a right back.
I completely disagree on M'Vila but we can't agree on everything lol.
That is a pretty nice list. Definitely for me the best talent in the league right now is M'Villa.
I do like Ahamada and Abdennour from Toulouse. Bedimo was fantastic this year it is just a shame his progression as far as transfers have been slow. He probably needs to move to a big club now. I do like Belhanda. Reminds me of Arteta a little. Not a big fan of N'koulou who just seems to small and for me to have nothing special about him. Also not huge on Mavuba but is solid for the french league and his story about being born at sea is amazing. Andre Ayew is another that is over rated IMO.
Some of the players that I rate including some that you had.
- Benoit Costil (Rennes)
- Kevin Theophile (Rennes)
- Yann M'Vila (Rennes)
- Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Montpellier)
- Younes Belhanda (Montpellier)
- Henri Bedimo (Montpellier)
- Willy Boly (Auxerre)
- Alain Traore (Auxerre)
- Jaroslav Plasil (Bordeaux)
- Ettiene Capoue (Toulouse)
- Ali Ahamada (Toulouse)
- Aymen Abdennour (Toulouse) - The whole defensive unit was very good
- Romain Harmouna (SM Caen)
- Kurt Zouma (St Ettienne)
- Javier Pastore (PSG)
- Joel Campbell (Lorient) - headed back to Arsenal now
- David Ospina (Nice)
- Stephane Mbia (Marseille)
- Mathieu Bodmer (PSG) - Such an elegant player. Think he would be perfect in Seire A.
- Mamadou Sakho (PSG) - did not have a great year but still top talent
- Marvin Martin (Souchaux)
- Nene (PSG)
Also how do you feel about M'Baye Niang from SM Caen and Yann M'Vila? I personally think Yann M'Vila is up their with Michael Essien when he left Lyon.
Once again thanks for your response.
It is impossible to say what he would need for Europes elite. I understand what your saying and he is at his best in either a box to box role like Michael Essein or if given the role to simply sit back and defend, he would be incredible because how good his positioning and tackling is. Basically I am saying he is a complete midfielder. What ever the manager wants to define his role as, he will excel in it.
My point is, he is a special talent. As I have said, it is just by chance that he is even in the MLS.