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17 Jan 2021 20:28:35
So Laca is thinking he's our Ozil replacement ( new number 10) ?

Mesut Ozil's jersey "will be in good care".

I seriously hope not - especially in a 4 2 3 1 formation. Is it just Doom and Gloom SY4 as I really don't think his touch, vision and passing is good enough to play that role in EPL for a club of our supposed standing. I don't think ESR should have the jersey either. I'm really hoping that unlike replacing Emi that we actually replace properly first time round. 🤞

Let ESR compete as I rate him but he's not ready to carry that cross next year to get us top 5

Reading Mal's post earlier - I'm concerned. we need RB, LB, CD ( unless Saliba returns - MOM award after 1 game ha ha, what does that tell you about our selection abilities at the club) , CDM / warrior, LW, CAM and CF


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17 Jan 2021 20:43:14
SY, it really doesn’t matter any more what number is on a players shirt since squad numbers were introduced replacing 1-11 nobody really cares too much
Do you understand that you can only name a certain amount of players in a squad? We still have a massive overload in the CB positions and need to move players on before additions can be made
And it’s great Saliba got man of the match, firstly it adds to his value the better he plays and also the more he plays the more experienced he becomes that's WHY WE SEND YOUNG PLAYERS OUT ON LOAN
I don’t know how you can possibly turn that in to a negative?

17 Jan 2021 21:20:16
Shirt numbers mean nothing. Ronaldinho wore #80, make of that what you will. I'd worry about other things Sy.

17 Jan 2021 21:46:25
I am conflicted about ESR, in that he is just breaking into the team and looks very promising. On the other hand he is young, and it’s a very important role in the team.

Maybe our lack of funds means he gets a good run as we can’t afford to buy anyone else anyway, but maybe we should just trust our youngsters anyway? If we think he will be good enough, what we don’t want to do is go out and buy someone else for his position who is in their early or mid twenties and already established.

That will just be a massive hit to ESRs confidence and development, basically saying the person occupying that role in the team will still be there in 4 years. Therefore someone older, who won’t be at the club for long, would be better, which ironically we had with Ozil.

At the end of the day we haven’t got back into the top 5 despite spending money on plenty of so called established internationals over the last 5 years, so maybe we give these youngsters a proper go?

What’s the worst that can happen, we finish outside the top 5, again?

18 Jan 2021 00:06:16
337 - you’re probably right. I’m hoping he doesn’t think he can play as our number 10. On Saliba, think you missed my point, he should have been playing for us rather than Tierney as CD, Mustafi or Kola or Luiz. If not then he should have gone on loan at start of season. The fact he got mom, surely shows he should have played in cups / el.

18 Jan 2021 08:02:24
Sy mate, remember a while back who had the number 10? Our CB captain Gallas. But I would prefer this number will be taken by a proper creative player. But over all if auba wants to wear it and start freaking score goals and create more I would be happy with that too.
As for saliba I think he should have gone on loan from the beginning of the season. But I think he will be part of the team along with holding, Mari and Gabriel.
So we disparately in need for LB cover and and RB replacement and most definitely selling pepe and wiilian.

18 Jan 2021 09:37:40
Saliba was supposed to go on loan in the last window after we signed Gabriel! Was always the intention but something apparently happened at the last minute which meant the agreement wasn’t completed in time.

18 Jan 2021 09:49:14
Or maybe he knows his mate from Lyon might be coming that be nice.

18 Jan 2021 09:53:31
Sy I thought he’s played two games and had a stinker the first game.

18 Jan 2021 09:53:36
ESR not ready yet 20 been on loan at Huddersfield yet we should drop Lacazette or PEA to accommodate Balogun aand be held to ransom . Hope Balogun keeps his head down works hard and his time will come . If not Auf Wiedersehen COYG 3 points tonight.

18 Jan 2021 10:20:46
Well said Sussex, he’s done himself no favours being impatient. As talented as these kids may be “ commitment and attitude” are a big part of the modern game. We are STILL A BIG CLUB if he goes he goes.



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