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« Reply #1920 on: January 30, 2020, 08:43:17 pm »
@manufc10 it is definitely a step in the right direction, I feared we wouldn't be able to attract any "big names" so I am pleased in that respect. It just shows how far our stock has fallen when the manchester derby last night (albeit in the league cup) didnt make the home page of BBC Sport  :-[

That's very true and I agree.  I feared we were going to end up letting him slip away but I was very pleased to see we snagged him. Not only because he is a great player that will add value but to also prove we can still snag some "big names" like you said. 

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« Reply #1921 on: January 30, 2020, 08:45:14 pm »
I'm still not sure what we should do about Pogba though....I can't decide if we will be better off with him or without him. 

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« Reply #1922 on: January 31, 2020, 02:19:37 am »
@AdamJ lingard's still young.. give him a chance..  :D :D

@AdamC well i'm more happy that they've managed to signed him instead of dicking about with money, contracts and all that crap that shitward is doing. i'll take what he did at sporting with a pinch of salt because not many great players overseas do well in the premier league.. but definitely looks promising..
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« Reply #1923 on: January 31, 2020, 03:45:04 am »
@AdamJ lingard's still young.. give him a chance..  :D :D

@AdamC well i'm more happy that they've managed to signed him instead of dicking about with money, contracts and all that crap that shitward is doing. i'll take what he did at sporting with a pinch of salt because not many great players overseas do well in the premier league.. but definitely looks promising..

Well there was that Ronaldo guy.....

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« Reply #1924 on: January 31, 2020, 02:41:17 pm »


Well there was that Ronaldo guy.....


and then there was also that stormzy lukaku guy.. so i hope this nobody will be chasing any first touches down the m25..
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« Reply #1925 on: January 31, 2020, 02:54:22 pm »
And that Nistelrooy
And that Cantona
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« Reply #1926 on: January 31, 2020, 04:14:33 pm »
cantona's got a good shot on him. and no i didn't mean the goals.. ;)
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« Reply #1927 on: January 31, 2020, 04:17:12 pm »
hahahaha
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Re: Football (Soccer)
« Reply #1928 on: January 31, 2020, 06:49:01 pm »


Well there was that Ronaldo guy.....


and then there was also that stormzy lukaku guy.. so i hope this nobody will be chasing any first touches down the m25..

Well I'm not sure if I'm understanding what you said correctly, but it sounds like you're saying that not many foreign players do well in the premier league?  I don't think that could be further from the truth.  This would imply that most of the best players in the league are UK based which is just not true.  The premier league is full of quality foreign players and is probably the most non-domesticated league of the big 5.  If you look at the player of the season awards over the course of the Premier League the vast majority of those players were foreign players.

Ruud, Cantona (as Giles mentioned), Ronaldo, Henry, Van Dijk, Salah, Aguero, Schmeichel, Ljungberg, Suarez....the list goes on. 

Maybe I misunderstood what you were saying, but to say foreign players don't do well in the premier league is just not an accurate statement. 
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« Reply #1929 on: February 01, 2020, 11:55:23 am »

Well I'm not sure if I'm understanding what you said correctly, but it sounds like you're saying that not many foreign players do well in the premier league?  I don't think that could be further from the truth.  This would imply that most of the best players in the league are UK based which is just not true.  The premier league is full of quality foreign players and is probably the most non-domesticated league of the big 5.  If you look at the player of the season awards over the course of the Premier League the vast majority of those players were foreign players.

Ruud, Cantona (as Giles mentioned), Ronaldo, Henry, Van Dijk, Salah, Aguero, Schmeichel, Ljungberg, Suarez....the list goes on. 

Maybe I misunderstood what you were saying, but to say foreign players don't do well in the premier league is just not an accurate statement. 

i think what i'm trying to imply was that there's a lot of brilliant foreign players in the premier league. However, while that is the truth, there's also a bunch of foreign players that struggled to adapt to the pace and physicality of the premier league. What i'm just trying to say is, let's give them a few games under their belt before we try and predict how we'll they'l do in the EPL..
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Re: Football (Soccer)
« Reply #1930 on: March 08, 2020, 06:29:37 pm »
MANCHESTER IS RED!
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Re: Football (Soccer)
« Reply #1931 on: March 08, 2020, 07:24:05 pm »
MANCHESTER IS RED!

Thanks for the assist

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« Reply #1932 on: March 09, 2020, 02:14:37 am »

Thanks for the assist

You guys are 25 points ahead. Don’t think any “assist” was necessary
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« Reply #1933 on: March 09, 2020, 08:34:23 am »
True story, but it raises the possibility of winning at Goodison or the Ethidad. Not that any of that is important in the long run, but either would be fun!

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« Reply #1934 on: March 09, 2020, 08:46:03 am »
@neph93 one of my mates is an Evertonian and my step-dad is a City fan.  Both of whom are absolutely dreading those possibilities.  A guard of honour from the reigning champs is looking increasingly likely also  ::)