The League Cup Page 238

  • Dougs 8 Jan 2020 17:29:47 93,664 posts
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    JYM60 wrote:
    You have a wealth of holding/defensive midfielders. Sure they're not amazing. But Xhaka is better than what we have :/
    Xhaka isn't a holding MF though. Emery tried to make him a deep lying play maker type but he was just exposed as he had no cover, isn't mobile and can't tackle for shit. When given cover and time on the ball, he's a decent player. Torriera is totally a DM (Emery tried to make him into a box to box), but we are short of cover for him. I think Guendouzi would be similarly exposed as Xhaka there.
  • creepiest-lizard 8 Jan 2020 17:34:50 1,170 posts
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    Weirdly enough, Ozil is probably exactly the type of player that Man U need in that creatively bereft midfield right now. Maybe Man U and Arsenal could have a mutually beneficial swaparound
  • JYM60 8 Jan 2020 17:36:41 18,406 posts
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    Yeah Xhaka and Guendouzi are more the same sort of player as Fred, but better further up the pitch. Decent on the ball, good passers. Shit at defending. Other than that all we have is McInjured and Matic who was never good defensively.

    A new defensive midfielder and creative midfielder/10 is a must. I'd rather Pogba left too. If he isn't going to commit then there is no point. Will be shit when we sell him and spend double that on Maddison though.

    Edited by JYM60 at 17:37:36 08-01-2020
  • Frogofdoom 8 Jan 2020 19:03:41 16,269 posts
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    @its-H1ggyLTD Juve weren't doing too badly with him in their side.

    France arent bad when he plays either.

    Edited by Frogofdoom at 19:05:35 08-01-2020
  • creepiest-lizard 8 Jan 2020 19:12:12 1,170 posts
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    @Frogofdoom
    Yeah, but they were successful sides that he enjoyed playing in. When he first came back I think he genuinely believed that United would be challenging for the league and stuff within a couple of seasons. The realisation that that isn't going to happen, coupled with the poison no doubt being continuously poured into his ear by that cunt of an agent means that he wants out and sharpish.
    He's a good player. He just has a terrible attitude
  • JYM60 8 Jan 2020 19:28:53 18,406 posts
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    On that topic. Has anyone mentioned how Lingard is now with Pogba's agent? Hopefully means he'll not play much anymore.
  • fontgeeksogood 8 Jan 2020 19:48:21 9,523 posts
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    Is he doing office admin
  • Frogofdoom 8 Jan 2020 19:59:55 16,269 posts
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    @creepiest-lizard it was a counter to Higgs point that you cant have a successful side with him in it. Every other team he has played for has been successful and it hasnt been in spite of him.
  • Jono62 8 Jan 2020 20:32:52 24,841 posts
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    Woo! Who needs strikers?
  • Blackmarsh63 8 Jan 2020 20:43:23 3,156 posts
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    @Jono62 No. Just a team that actually looks vaguely interested in winning the game.
  • Jono62 8 Jan 2020 21:15:56 24,841 posts
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    This is looking ominous.
  • Blackmarsh63 8 Jan 2020 21:28:22 3,156 posts
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    @Jono62 Thought they'd get battered but no ....
  • Vortex808 8 Jan 2020 21:31:51 13,758 posts
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    Balls.
  • Jono62 8 Jan 2020 21:33:27 24,841 posts
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    That had been coming.
  • Blackmarsh63 8 Jan 2020 21:40:23 3,156 posts
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    My plan would've been keep the score down and see what happens in the return leg so ....
  • Jono62 28 Jan 2020 19:57:48 24,841 posts
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    Looking ominous for Villa
  • Jono62 28 Jan 2020 19:58:52 24,841 posts
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    Woo!
  • Frogofdoom 29 Jan 2020 20:55:59 16,269 posts
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    Nice goal by Matic earlier but it's not going to be enough. Have a feeling city will score soon and kill the game.
  • JYM60 29 Jan 2020 20:57:39 18,406 posts
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    Yeah City's defence has been wide open, but the quality going forward is nil.
  • reddevil93 29 Jan 2020 21:17:44 15,381 posts
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    City should be absolutely embarrassed they haven't scored yet.
  • JYM60 29 Jan 2020 21:22:23 18,406 posts
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    Matic scored, but he is absolutely shite. Gives it away so much, but then so does everyone else.

    City should be winning easily.
  • Frogofdoom 29 Jan 2020 21:28:03 16,269 posts
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    Matic gets too much shit, he is definitely declining but he is our most composed midfielder on the ball when Pogba is absent. We would be royally fucked without him at the moment.
  • Frogofdoom 29 Jan 2020 21:31:27 16,269 posts
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    Mata should be taking this :(
  • JYM60 29 Jan 2020 21:33:42 18,406 posts
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    Fred took that off Mata?! lol
  • Frogofdoom 29 Jan 2020 21:35:21 16,269 posts
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    It was the perfect range for mata as well, he should have been nailed on to take it.
  • Trowel 29 Jan 2020 21:40:40 23,320 posts
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    Look forward to another thrilling 4-0 final then...
  • Jono62 29 Jan 2020 21:42:21 24,841 posts
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    Yeah, Villa are due to thump City.
  • JYM60 29 Jan 2020 21:43:23 18,406 posts
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    Has Fred ever even got a free kick on target?

    Looks ok winning the match, but nobody really played well at all, especially the front line. Would have put Dalot on for AWB. He is terrible as a wing back. Got tackled by Sterling all game...
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