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Danny last won the day on October 4 2018

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  1. Only two of those players will likely play at right back though, Walker will be a centre back and Trippier most likely left back if we go to a back four which provides more centre back cover as he did in the Euros. The thing with Maddison though is that he has a lot of competition ahead of him. Southgate is a lot of things but he’s fair and also pragmatic. If you look at creators in the midfield that are less work horsey then you’ve got Foden, Grealish and Mount. Away from them we’ve also got Bellingham and Ward-Prowse who will play a slightly different role but still offer much of the same. I feel for Maddison but I think there’s always a logic to what Southgate does and if a player who seems to deserve a call up doesn’t get it it’s not cos Southgate doesn’t rate them, it’s probably because he balances out the type of players he will call up and he’s already called up a few players similar to Maddison.
  2. I bought a shirt recently and I have to wear a vest underneath for it not to try and hug my body. And I’m not even particularly big, just a bit of a belly and some small tits lol
  3. I don’t know what he’s like but to me it’s clear Arsenal need someone else who can play on the wing. Smith-Rowe is good, as is Saka, but you need at least one winger grabbing 20+ goals a season on top of a 20+ goal striker if Arsenal are to catch the top 4 up.
  4. Looking at the LWB’s there I dont see why Rico Henry doesn’t make the squad. But Southgate does like flexibility in players and Justin can play both wings
  5. Norgaard DM. Rice hasn’t really played that position this season anyway.
  6. That squad screams 2 man midfield which is why I can see Maddison not getting in.
  7. Mate he’s been the manager of Ajax this season, he will not have done enough research to fully know the capabilities of the players and who will be of use to him. Plus he’s not going to alienate the entire squad by saying yeah I know who’s getting the boot.
  8. Anyway, my list: Watford: Emmanuel Dennis, Ismailia Sarr, Ben Foster (free agent technically, but would have him as back up) Norwich: Max Aarons, Teemu Pukki Burnley: Mee, McNeil, Cornet. Players that stand out the most for me there are Dennis, Pukki and Aarons. I think all three plug gaps in our squad. Cornet will most likely go to a decent top ten side willing to splash the cash. For me Pukki has been brilliant in a very poor side at Norwich and I don't see why he couldn't grab 15 goals in a team that can feed him properly. Dennis is someone who I think can play two different roles for us and offers flexibility, but physically he's such a presence and one of Watford's only real threats. Aarons was once a potential star and I'm not sure where that potential has gone, but I'd happily take him as a right back to compete with someone who is on par with Rico Henry.
  9. I find it interesting people think that about Tarkowski because he played for us before Burnley and we were a much more expansive side than them and the slotted in fine. I think people might be surprised at how decent he is with his feet.
  10. Easy thread. Based on the holes in your team that you think need filling, who would you pinch from the sides that have been relegated? Remembering in recent years that players like Wijnaldum and Shaqiri have gone on to win major silverware...
  11. Attachment is one thing you can't struggle with as a Brentford fan, we've seen too many quality players get sold and replaced. I do agree with you regarding the squad depth, and specifically up front is something I spoke a lot about pre-season. Ivan Toney has stepped up to this level in both goals, build up play and defensive attitude. Bryan Mbeumo despite his poor showing in front of goal is very good at stretching defences, running in behind and pressing the opposition. Yoane Wissa has taken a while to settle in, partly because he has suffered an injury but also partly because we didn't revert from the 352 formation for a long while. But he scored 10 goals in what must be the shortest goals to minutes ratio in the league. As a front three they work well together, Toney gets most of the goals, Bryan gets most of the assists and Wissa is sort of a go between. But we are missing out on depth there. We can use our midfield options to change the shape and push Josh Dasilva onto the left wing if needed, so with that in mind I think we need at least 2 strikers to come in with one who can try and push either Mbeumo or Wissa out of the starting eleven. Away from that I do think we have good midfield options but having seen how good Eriksen has been, we should be open to trying to bring in someone who can make the sort of difference he has even if they're not as good. But Dasilva will be playing fresh next season rather than recovering from a long term injury so hopefully he will make the step up as the others have. Completely agree with you defensively. Zanka will be leaving in the Summer who was brought in as cover, but our biggest issue this season hasn't been lack of cover for Ethan Pinnock, it has been lack of a first team right back. That is why Ajer has had to cover so often, leaving our centre back options a bit more exposed if we suffer an injury. We need a first choice right back and imo a cover who play both lwb and rwb. Then that leaves Jansson, Ajer, Pinnock and Mads Bech to it.
  12. I was going more for team cohesion but I suppose you could put Mane in centre forward and stick Son in on the left.
  13. Yeah you've defo had some bad luck, was just having a laugh there mate, as I was writing it out SSN showed the highlights and as I was writing out what had happened I then saw Jack Harrison's winner was actually a deflection which made it all seem even madder. That game is the one example of "it all evens itself out" as it seemed to all even out for you over the space of 45 minutes. Being honest I think most of our fanbase are just happy we've stayed up, it would have been icing on the cake to send you down of course with the history behind us both. But I think we're at a point now where we're wondering if Christian Eriksen will renew with us which is a massive jump to where we were a few years ago alongside yourselves.
  14. Mane - Kane - Salah Thiago - Rodri - KdB Cancelo - VVD - Dias - TAA Allison
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