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  1. joey_big_nose

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Its balls. There's no way we could afford his wages. He'll be on 50k a week.
  2. joey_big_nose

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    I don't think this really stacks up. Weve bought Rothwell and Dack who both look like great young prospects. They didn't cost £7m each. What you seem to be arguing is that to get good young talent you need to spend £7m but we know that isn't the case from players who are in the squad today. Want him to do well, but he's got major work to do.
  3. joey_big_nose

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Part of the reason Hughes left was that he couldn't get the financial backing to secure players like DIarra, Kompany and Zabaleta. With investment (£20m ish) we could have made the Champion League I think under Mark Hughes. But without the cash Hughes, quite understandably, thought he had done everything he could and moved on. I can't really blame John Williams as he didn't have the cash to fund those sorts of signings, and he was trying to keep the club sustainable. For Hughes I think he genuinely thought it was only a matter of time before he managed the likes of United or Chelsea. Didn't really work out like that though, the top clubs were only going for very well established talent who won trophies. Hughes walking out on Fulham was real hubris.
  4. joey_big_nose

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    He signed decent players at City (Kompany, Zabaleta), and he got Shakiri to sign for stoke which was something close to incredible. He signed Arnautovich there as well. To be honest he had a great time at rovers, a decent but unspectacular one at City, did well at Fulham and Stoke (until his last season). He had 2 disasters - QPR and Southampton. He'll come good for someone I'm sure, should his heart still be in it. One thing he does have is a massive ego so whether he wants to step down a division to get a job is the question. After Southampton I can't see a prem side going for him.
  5. joey_big_nose

    England

    Harsh I think Dier is very good. Agree Delph offers little. Lacks technical quality and physicality. I've been a bit confused why Delph has played so much. Midfield three of Dier, Henderson, Barkley is our best setup. Alli, Lingard roam around too much to play that deep, Delph lacks the right quality. Im open to winks getting a shot.
  6. joey_big_nose

    England

    Surely they have to put a time limit on the check. It's stupid how long it takes. 30 seconds should be enough. Sometimes their taking 2 or 3 minutes.
  7. joey_big_nose

    England

    I thought Lingard was pretty good to be honest. Seems to get a lot of unfair stick. Speculative, but I would say if Henderson and Dier had started ahead of Rice and Delph I think we would have won that game. Weve got a really good squad generally but we could do with one real deep playing playmaker coming through to tie things together. A Tugay, Xavi, Carrick type. Winks is probably closest to that but I'm not sure he has the quality.
  8. joey_big_nose

    England

    I agree that walker limits us, Trent Alexander Arnold or Trippier are better players. On the technically gifted side I think we have very good technical players indeed at nearly every position. I don't really see that as a major problem for us. More of an issue is the soft defence I think. We just need to keep chipping away.
  9. joey_big_nose

    Englands summer tournaments

    This hits the nail on the head really. When we beat Spain using the same formation we had winks and dier in midfield alongside Barkley. Winks particularly is good on the turn with the ball. Dier is decent. Tonight Rice particularly struggled, and Delph was mediocre.
  10. joey_big_nose

    England

    Our poor passing was due to an excellent Netherlands press, and our total avoidance of playing ball long as we were terrified of van dyke and de ligt in the air. Switzerland will be much more our cup of tea to play against. Overall we've played very well over the last 18 months, we're not as good as the best teams but we're decent and should be marginal favourites against Switzerland. Edit - one thing I would do is drop Rice. We need players who can play on the turn and he cant at the moment. Henderson or Dier would be much more effective in his role.
  11. joey_big_nose

    England

    Nah, I think England should do well against them. Much mode porous side. Netherlands did us through being very defensively solid and marking well in midfield. We couldn't find any passes out of the back.
  12. joey_big_nose

    England

    Wow, that was amazingly bad. Two goals like in the same match is pretty incredible.
  13. joey_big_nose

    England

    Decent game. Pleased Southgate changed the formation. He's really good at figuring out how to change to the system. Could go either way. Id think about bringing Alli on for Rice who has struggled in my opinion. Have to say I really like Barkley. Think he could become a really top player.
  14. joey_big_nose

    Brexit

    I'm strongly Remain and centre left but I think this is a great post. There's never really any point in name calling and demeaning your fellow voters or whoever you debate with It doesn't change anyone'smind, actually has quite the reverse effect It usually means you haven't got a thorough argument It doesn't make you look good
  15. joey_big_nose

    Brexit

    Damage is done I'm afraid!
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