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15 Jul 2017 23:57:51
Theo Walcott, really are the media putting 2+2 together and getting 22, don't get me wrong he has pace and skill and scores goals but really were did this come from.


1.) 16 Jul 2017 06:38:30
surely we only want walcott instead of gylfi. i hope we end this madness with gylfi and go for a more creative (from open play ) att mid we have been linked with plenty of players baines rooney ramirez can play a dead ball as well as anyone. imo we need to look at plan b here cause gylfi's stats just don't warrant our pursuit any more, the likes of walcott in a world cup year makes sense to me like rooney he would have a point to prove and be trying to get a eng squad place all season but this link has wily agent written all over it.

2.) 16 Jul 2017 07:39:45
Maybe we should switch to the likes of a Mahrez, Brahimi or Boudebouz we seemed to have looked at all these Algerians according to the press over the last year plus the other one Ghezzal add some more wing trickery 😉.

3.) 16 Jul 2017 09:54:04
at this point i would agree we seem to be putting too much stock in gylfi's dead ball skills but we don't have a target man for him to aim at and we have dead ball players anyway. swans deserve 30-40mill for the player but this is ridiculous money for an average player. full brazilian internationals with genuine skill are available for this kind of money we are starting to look like a mule here stubbonly chasing a player cause it is dangling in front of us time to take the blinkers off.

4.) 16 Jul 2017 10:27:53
Walcott has been screaming out to b played as a striker and he knows where the back of the net is only negative is that his injury record is poor.

5.) 16 Jul 2017 12:32:37
Walcott is a good player but how many games are we likely out of him in a season he so injury prone just watching skysports news know and they say we intrested in in Remy can't see it myself Remy has an even worse injury record than walcott.

{Ed025's Note - i dont think we need any of them duke..

6.) 16 Jul 2017 13:14:14
With u there ed but we do need another striker or we will be in same position as last year with jut sandro as r striker as I don't see Rooney as a viable option to play as a lone striker role.

{Ed025's Note - we will get another one in duke..

7.) 16 Jul 2017 17:59:29
Think the stats comment on Gylfi and to label him as just a dead ball specialist is unfair. Stats I've seen show he has covered more ground than any other PL player - as well as right at top re assists, chances created etc.
Comments re Baines as well are less than accurate. When did he last score from a dead ball situation? Add that to the fact that our corners only just started to be decent towards end of season and I certainly think Gylfi is an improvement.

Walcott is a totally different player in that he will give us the pace we are lacking - though personally I would prefer Nathan Redmond.

Regards the cost it is what it is. Is Gylfi worth less than John Stones? Cos he was £50m 12 months ago - and fees have jumped again since then.

So for me get Gylfi, someone with pace and a CF to replace Lukaku and from an attacking perspective we are sorted - finally options available to RK.

8.) 16 Jul 2017 21:32:15
Dave your right gylfi is a lot more than a set piece specialist if u put him in a better team with more quality players then those stats would get better as well because we would have a lot more threats like ronney, Sandro, klassens that's if we do get him as far as the fee goes know it seems like going rate for quality players these days.

9.) 17 Jul 2017 05:52:28
while your right his game would improve with better players it would not add aspects to his game that are not there it would be akin to thinking that jags could to be able to play in goal now we have pickford and that is just ridiculous. it cannot be ignored that any player would have slightly better stats with good players around him it is very naive to think it would make him a player he has never been.

10.) 17 Jul 2017 07:13:22
Floats - think you are taking that to a real extreme. His stats already show that you get energy, creativity and goals. The one thing he doesn't bring is blistering pace - which is the one thing I see is really lacking at the moment. Walcott has that - but then spends a month out - so if it's a choice, give me Gylfi any day.

And Nathan Redmond as well please.

11.) 17 Jul 2017 07:58:46
while i'm not lookingh to argue you have your stats wrong you need to read them more carefully gylfi does a lot of good work in final third no one could argue with that he does not defend and from open play and chances created his stats are very poor for instance gana and kante were the best mids in prem last year and gylfi does not come in top ten in att mid players who create chances from open play regardless of how much ground he covered in the prem last year or how much energy he has a big price tag does not mean he will be better than any other season he has played in. i like him and wanted him til you realise this kind of money can buy better and their is better out there.



11 Apr 2017 01:27:06
If we are serious about keeping Lukaku and Rom wanting to stay how about Zaha to play in the 3 pronged attack with Bolasie on the other side. The pace this forward linebacker would have would give us some serious attacking threat, and that is what we need to be looking at moving forward, also I know he's a red player but since going to Palace Sakho has been solid and is a no nonsense type of defender, could we do worse than bringing him in as well as Keane? All speculation of course, but if I'm looking at proven Prem players at lower clubs that can improve us then the 3 I've mentioned certainly would do that.


1.) 11 Apr 2017 17:16:31
I'm not sure about Zaha is he better than mirrallas? probably not and as for Sakho no thanks had massive problems at that lot and klopp wants him gone so can't see him acting any differently at us we should try and buy maguire and Keane and look at Leno the GK in Germany who has been superb.

2.) 12 Apr 2017 12:15:15
I think Leno would be an amazing signing. Would love us to take a look at Forsberg but I think the ship has sailed there. Another for me would be Ante Coric see if we can tempt him 😉.



28 Jan 2017 13:52:36
Unable to watch the other side today due to work commitments, so if any posters are having a look, keep an eye on Costa for Wolves as we have been linked with him.

Don't know if there still is any interest or if it is just paper talk but I always like to have an opinion of a player to see why we are linked and if they could offer us something that we lack. Cheers in advance.


1.) 28 Jan 2017 14:44:50
Costa played a blinsee. 2 assists and a run the nearly ended in a goal of the season contender. I'd love him at efc

{Ed025's Note - he did very well fanatic..

2.) 28 Jan 2017 16:25:31
Don't get carried away he played okay, there were other Wolves players on show that were much better. Liverpool as we suspected were static at the back but as usual good going forward. Next time we play them, Koeman will have worked this out.

3.) 29 Jan 2017 11:37:19
He was ok, but no better than what we already have.

4.) 29 Jan 2017 12:06:45
Hope so BDM because it's about time we beat them. I would actually like to see us set up to win against them for a change rather than the negative set up not to lose and play for a draw.



25 Jan 2017 11:14:06
Papers linking Sunderland with both Gibson and Oviedo.
If true then hopefully it comes off as we could do with clearing out players that seem surplus to requirements.


1.) 25 Jan 2017 12:55:04
We do need cover for Baines for the rest of the season so Oviedo should be kept until the next window then sold.

2.) 25 Jan 2017 13:37:04
Sorry but Oviedo is just not good enough anymore to cover for Baines.

3.) 25 Jan 2017 14:09:37
Hi Woburn agree with you there mate, while he seems to be a very decent guy he is definitely not to good enough cover for Leighton far too inconsistent, GuernseyBlue

4.) 25 Jan 2017 14:17:57
If we are playing 3 at the back then Bryan is capable enough to cover for Baines if its a back 4 then not so much.

5.) 25 Jan 2017 14:58:05
If Oviedo did go there are other options, Barry could do a stint if Baines got a knock or bring in Robinson perhaps

6.) 25 Jan 2017 15:42:48
Barry covering for Baines would be suicide

7.) 25 Jan 2017 16:29:35
Even Bolasie would outpace Barry in his current state lol.

8.) 25 Jan 2017 16:31:59
Think that might be the first time in a while I have seen someone bring up Robinson. Personally I think he's a quality player. definitely need a replacement for baines within the next 12-18 months at the most and he fits the bill for me

9.) 25 Jan 2017 17:28:00
Saw Galloway play there against Stoke when they beat us. Up until that day, I thought perhaps he had the makings, but he was given a right roasting. He disappeared off the scene pretty quickly.

10.) 25 Jan 2017 21:52:08
He obviously lacks the dedication to make it so we need to invest in a left back, If he had something he would have become a regular at West Brom



15 Jan 2017 18:39:51
What a performance what a result.
City will never win the league again IMO with Pep 'one dimensional' Guardiola in charge.
I would much rather have RK at the helm rebuilding our club than this fella.
Had it easy at his last 2 jobs with no real competition and he now knows what we knew after 3 years with our Spanish fraud, possession doesn't win matches goals do.
Never been a fan of Pep and always thought he would falter in the EPL and its looking like I may be right.
Anyways onwards and upwards blues and the shape RK wants, looks like it is taking shape nicely.


1.) 15 Jan 2017 19:14:52
The Premier League sorts them out.

2.) 15 Jan 2017 19:29:34
Don't write him off just yet boys he is a world class manager I'm sure he will turn it around

3.) 15 Jan 2017 19:47:35
I agree he is a class manager however it does also show that in the Premiership there isn't such a huge void between the top two clubs and the rest of the league, here there are 6 teams currently all vying for the title and there are the other 14 teams who can take points of you!

It's a tough job in the Prem!

4.) 15 Jan 2017 19:52:29
He is still one of the best managers in the world regardless of this loss, to compare him to Martinez is not realistic, if you don't see that then you need watch more of his teams and what he has done before he came to the premier league.

5.) 15 Jan 2017 21:56:59
I see man who cannot adapt his philosophy in real time during games.
When they went 2 down he did nothing to address the way his defence was set up.

I'm not Mourinhos biggest fan but today his United side were creating chances yet were getting closed down by lpools pressing, so what does he do? He changes it so they play more direct to counter the pressing style. That to me is how to manage a game.

City continued to try and walk the ball in against us and didn't change at all.
Some say he is great, I say the Barcelona side was set for him by Rijkaard and by an influx of talented players coming through at once and then at Bayern, well he didn't really have much competition in that league.

Is he faring better than his predecessor? So far I think not and with a defence set up like the way he likes it then City won't keep many clean sheets.
I just don't buy the great manager hype around him.

6.) 15 Jan 2017 22:23:22
Pep has a touch of Martinez . Catalan, possession based football and stubborn

7.) 15 Jan 2017 22:24:44
Should we be bothered about other managers, no let's be excited about the young talent we have and keeping them grounded . Who cares about pep? Not me

8.) 15 Jan 2017 22:51:51
Everton should remember though one great game doesn't mean we are back to being great

9.) 16 Jan 2017 09:33:45
I agree King, what is the point in having a go at other Managers or Teams. Concentrate on our own. Great result yesterday but one game does not make us a great side suddenly.

What it does look like is that Koeman is getting us and to me he looks ahead of schedule, but two years he said and two years it will take. Best game I have seen us put together this season, unlike others I think that system suits Koemans style of play as well.




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18 Aug 2017 00:01:05
What is with the Diego Costa question to Koeman? If there is even the slightest chance to grab him until January I would grab it with both hands. Its a win win, we get a class player without the hassle of keeping him happy long term as he has a bit of an attitude, what you can't dispute is the talent he has. Costa, Rooney, Sandro and Sig, now that is some serious talent at the front.


1.) 18 Aug 2017 06:23:26
What do you do in January? We need to think about getting in someone longer term. The baggage this guy brings and poor attitude could break up the harmony in the squad. Not for me.

2.) 18 Aug 2017 06:48:55
he is 14 lbs too heavy too have you seen the pics, wouldn't be fit until October, forget it the ship has long sailed.



15 Aug 2017 12:34:06
In our pursuit of another striker, now I know this fella didn't and hasn't really lived up to expectations but. Vincent Jannsen from Spurs?
Scored plenty in the dutch league which granted is an easier league, surely a loan deal could be a goer.


1.) 15 Aug 2017 15:19:38
Could be a shrewd move only sticking point is I am sure I read a report that Jannsen said that Koeman didn't rate him as a youngster. Hope Koeman doesn't hold a grudge.



09 Jul 2017 08:59:06
I like Giroud and for me he would be an excellent addition and will certainly get goals, as an alternative if he chooses against the bright lights of Merseyside, how about Benteke? The fella has a half decent scoring record in the Prem, and is a handful for defenders, not my first choice mind, but surely could be considered an option.


{Ed025's Note - not for me gray, one lazy man and some moaned about roms work rate but benteke is in a different league mate..

1.) 09 Jul 2017 10:08:49
Giroud is looking a bit unlikely isn't it?

Who else could we go for, apart from Dembele?

2.) 09 Jul 2017 13:02:27
Mario Mandzukic? Ideal koeman type player. If we could have anyone, I mean.

{Ed002's Note - It would be like an old folks home.}

3.) 09 Jul 2017 13:16:57
Sorry Ed, thought he was same age as Giroud.



08 Jul 2017 11:16:43
Right hopefully that saga is complete and we can sort out a deal for Olivier Giroud.




07 Jul 2017 21:38:24
And so it begins, I said yesterday I felt Rom would be a Chelsea player by the middle of next week, and it has now being reported that Chelsea have matched United's £75m bid.





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11 Aug 2017 22:23:06
PC Blue76, acting inspector of the grammar Police haha love it mate.




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28 Jul 2017 23:36:14
Police investigation dropped as he wasn't willing to progress with charges after he took a smack 'unprovoked'
The type of people he has upset in Liverpool are probably one of if not the main reason he needs to move, some youngsters can't take to the fame and abuse the status they have with the 'do you know who I am' attitude with little to no respect for other peoples girlfriends.
I don't know if this is the exact reason for the 'new challenge' excuse, but to me it makes sense.




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19 Jul 2017 13:48:32
Word of advice for Ross, look at how easy record signing Sissoko has found it at Spurs.




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16 Jul 2017 09:13:04
Well said Ed, little boys should stick to playing with their little toy soldiers and leave the big boy football talk to the men.




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13 Jul 2017 19:35:58
Doesn't need defensive qualities as that is why we play with both Gana and Schneiderlein, take away his dead ball assists? Erm why? Is that like Martinez comments on goals from corners not being real goals? How many times did we waste corners last season because the taker couldn't clear the first man?

This fella brings us a new attacking dimension and sell on value is irrelevant as we ain't buying to sell, we are buying to improve, is Kyle Walker worth £50mill? Yes he is because that's the price Spurs want to sell, its now a sellers market as the money in the Prem now with the T.V deal is astronomical.





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18 Aug 2017 20:33:09
Its because we are an English club, maybe if we had stone age fans who still do monkey noises like the Italians do we would be better respected. UEFA is and always has been a joke, the whole UEFA, FIFA set up needs a major overhaul.




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15 Aug 2017 12:09:48
Its more a case of having Besic and McCarthy both still on the books and ahead of Gaz in the pecking order, add to that both Schneids and Gana, its squad numbers being reduced I would say.
I wish him well and he has been a good solid performer whilst he was with us and a model professional.
Our fairplay points will improve now haha.




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14 Aug 2017 20:43:51
I thought we were getting a Spanish telly me, bit gutted now haha.


{Ed025's Note - love it gray..



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14 Aug 2017 20:42:28
Might be on my own with this one but what about Ulloa? He is a target man who causes defenders grief and Rooney and Sandro could play off him.
Out of the list, I would go Slimani. I feel Leicester play to Vardys strength of balls over the top and Slimani was often played out of position to accommodate this style of play.




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12 Aug 2017 23:29:02
The signing of the summer for me Pickford, his distribution, confidence and commanding of his 6 yard box is what we haven't seen since Nigel Martyn.
The shape in the 1st half was poor and square pegs in round holes with Calvert Lewin on the right was not good and the backwards sideways passing was Martinezesque.
Schneiderlein to me looked a little off the pace today also, 1st game done, 3 points, clean sheet so not all bad.