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Which team will win the Champions League this season?


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Pretty much this. I do think you've got way too many forwards though. I think a manager who is not a cunt would have looked at that squad and thought "Martial and Rashford are going to be our next Dwight York and Andy Cole. Martial needs to play every game. Rashford is still learning and we'll rotate him but we've got Ibrahimovic and Lingard so we're sorted".

Instead, he buys Lukaku and now Sanchez. So you've got six forwards. Who the fuck needs six forwards? and because of that the only person who gets to play as a forward is Lukaku, despite being gash for a while now. The others have been turned into midfielders and wingers and shit. Pogba should be playing as an attacking midfielder like he was for Juventus but he can't cos there's no room for him. Either Sanchez, Lingard or Martial occupies that position. Well he can't drop Sanchez as he's the big signing, he can't drop Lingard cos he's in good form and runs around doing the hard work like a donkey, and he can't drop Martial cos he's in form too. So instead Pogba is forced to be another donkey. I mean.....just fuck Lukaku off and put Martial up there, and let Pogba take Martial's spot.

Attacking midfielders are what's needed but Mata won't play every game cos well, he's not a Maureen type player and Maureen has just got rid of Mkhitaryan.

Like you said it won't make a difference anyway as long as Maureen is in charge but this is some top top level clown shit.
Absolutely this. Plus I said in the summer the defence was not good enough and Lindeloff alone was nowhere near going to fix it. Now Maureen doesn’t even play Lindeloff so that’s no additions to the defence and a long standing completely ignored. To make it worse Maureen would rather play an old average winger in Ashley Young over a young solid LB in Luke Shaw. That’s in addition to everything that’s bad about the back four.

Talk about the midfield.. on Sunday we are 1-0 down away from home and what does Maureen do? Brings on the ghost of Micheal Carrick who’s older than the bible and Scott McTominay a kid who will be playing in the championship in a couple more years.
And that was Maureen’s answer.

Absolutely bloody absurd. He’s had 4 transfer windows and spent a few hundred million yet there are gaping problems lacking quality and long term solutions all over the park. Our midfield is so bloody flimsy it’s absolutely shocking.

And why does he persist with this dire 4-2-3-1 formation that blatantly doesn’t work? Is Maureen a cock or what mate?

The Sanchez signing as exciting as it sounds wasn’t exactly necessary and I’d put money on it not working out.
 
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Everyone talks about Kane and Alli but every time I watch spurs Dembele and Eriksen are the real ones who make them tick. Demble was pure class yesterday.

Every time I watch Alli he loses the ball at least 5 times a match.
 
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Everyone talks about Kane and Alli but every time I watch spurs Dembele and Eriksen are the real ones who make them tick. Demble was pure class yesterday.

Every time I watch Alli he loses the ball at least 5 times a match.
Alii had that one good season and started to believe his own hype.

He’s been nothing special since. Barca won’t be calling anytime soon I shouldn’t imagine.
 
Everyone talks about Kane and Alli but every time I watch spurs Dembele and Eriksen are the real ones who make them tick. Demble was pure class yesterday.

Every time I watch Alli he loses the ball at least 5 times a match.
Very true, man.

Dembele is a fuckin beautiful player to watch. One of those guys who seem to always play at a leisurely pace. Seems to fly under the radar though.
 
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Absolutely this. Plus I said in the summer the defence was not good enough and Lindeloff alone was nowhere near going to fix it. Now Maureen doesn’t even play Lindeloff so that’s no additions to the defence and a long standing completely ignored. To make it worse Maureen would rather play an old average winger in Ashley Young over a young solid LB in Luke Shaw. That’s in addition to everything that’s bad about the back four.

Talk about the midfield.. on Sunday we are 1-0 down away from home and what does Maureen do? Brings on the ghost of Micheal Carrick who’s older than the bible and Scott McTominay a kid who will be playing in the championship in a couple more years.
And that was Maureen’s answer.

Absolutely bloody absurd. He’s had 4 transfer windows and spent a few hundred million yet there are gaping problems lacking quality and long term solutions all over the park. Our midfield is so bloody flimsy it’s absolutely shocking.

And why does he persist with this dire 4-2-3-1 formation that blatantly doesn’t work? Is Maureen a cock or what mate?

The Sanchez signing as exciting as it sounds wasn’t exactly necessary and I’d put money on it not working out.
Well thank fuck he doesnt play lindeloff he's shite need proper cbs

Agree on the formation bit he's trying his best to fuck with pogbas season it seems
 
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Well thank fuck he doesnt play lindeloff he's shite need proper cbs

Agree on the formation bit he's trying his best to fuck with pogbas season it seems
He’s clearly not interested in utilising Pogba’s strengths that’s pretty clear. But the pair of them are at fault here. Pogba is so called world class £90m player yet can’t seem to adapt to do anything different other than what he wants to do.

He’s simply not that good or if he is he certainly hasn’t proved it at United.

In Pogbas defence tho he certainly hasn’t been helped one single bit by his manager Maureen has he?

Why the fuck would you buy a £90m attacking midfielder and then play him as a CDM? Only an absolute cunt would do that and expect good results from it. The way to go is to fuck Lukaku off and put Martial up front. Then you can put Pogba in Martials current position and you might see things happen. Of course that will mean actually playing people in their proper positions and that’s something Maureen seems completely fucking unable to do.

I’m not against Sanchez but it wasn’t necessary and i don’t really know where he fits in. How many attackers do we want?? It’s an entire new back four and midfield we really need.

Stop wrecking players and change the fucking formation you stupid Portuguese cunt or fuck off back to Chelsea.
 
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Everyone talks about Kane and Alli but every time I watch spurs Dembele and Eriksen are the real ones who make them tick. Demble was pure class yesterday.

Every time I watch Alli he loses the ball at least 5 times a match.
Dembele was easily one of the best player in the league in his last season or two with FFC. He'd been a left winger/striker before Martin Jol turned him into a centre mid.

He was a force of nature. We'd give him the ball not too far infront of the back four and he'd pick it up, glide past the opposition central midfield and immediately transition from defence to attack. His strength meant that he was pretty much never muscled off the ball and his acceleration meant that if anyone got too close, he'd skip past them.

When he when to Spurs, under AVB he was given no real responsibility and looked a shadow of the player the season before. Even now, he tends to be given a zone to patrol and doesn't do much beyond that. Put him in a side where he has a licence to carry upfield and he will be one of the league top performers.