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He's a young coach with a lot of potential. A former mourinho assistant, coaches a possession/passing style of play, is flexible in his formations and gets the most of his players. Also studied van gaal's style of coaching/team development so if we bring him in as a director, they will have a shared vision of how to do things. Most Liverpool fans I've talked to and boards I've visited are very supportive of the hire, way more than woy. I think he can make the leap. Will be an interesting offseason for sure.
And I think he's much more likely to adapt to a bigger club than Martinez would be.
The problem becomes, does how will he scrap his midfield to be able achieve this sort of fluidity? Other than Lucas, every other MF position should be up for grabs on that team. And for various reasons, none of Adam, Downing, Henderson or Gerrard are leaving. That's where I really struggle to see how this will work.
The problem is who is going to score the goals?
It should be Gerrard and Lucas in the middle, unless he wants to play Gerrard off of Suarez.
They would be idiots to not make a bid for Dempsey.
most important question that needs to be answered this offseason.
not sure how much pull he has in this but hasnt Dempsey said he wants to play in the Champions League. does he have much say in where he goes? (pardon the noob question)
Yeah Clint can refuse a transfer if he wants to
Chelsea close to a deal for Hulk. 38 mil pounds.
Marin, Hazard, Hulk and are rumored to be offerering Bayer Leverkusen like 20 mil pounds for Schuerlle.
LOL at the EPL next season...
This was mentioned on the EPL thread. Perhaps it should have been here instead.
They need some defensive cover
They signed the rb from ajax I think.
Remember when they signed ballack and sheva after the wc in 06 and everyone expected them to dominate? This is different, but still can't get too excited. Don't know what to expect from hulk and I'm pretty sure lakaku is a complete waste. That's like 60 million pounds right there.
Meanwhile manu will get kagawa for 12 million. Ridiculous
MFer.... I almost added to my post "If they get Van der Wiel I quit"
I guess its fine. [Wenger]Diaby and Wilshere will be like new signings![/Wenger]
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I know this is about as shocking as Kagawa going to Man United ...
Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen is close to joining Tottenham in the coming days, in a deal that could reach around �10 million.
thought he'd be perfect for arsenal, rotate with his countryman and koscielny at CB and can fill in at LB...
my opinion has been if arsenal could get vertonghen and m'vila to go along with podolski that they'd be in very good shape. of course there's other concerns, like keeping van persie and wilshere staying heathy, but as far as new signings go, i thought that those 3 would have them in contention in all competitions.
Junior Hoilett is apparently going to play for Borussia Monchengladbach. He goes from relegated chicken to the Champions League.
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Shocking news here:
Queens Park Rangers captain Joey Barton has been punched in the head outside a nightclub in his hometown in northern England.
Marvin Martin going to Lille.
Sochaux midfielder Marvin Martin is set to join Ligue 1 champions Lille, according to reports in France.
Gunners tell me about Lewis Holtby. I know he's part English part German, and that he was a promising talent hidden in the huge wave that is German attacking football. Can anyone tell me about his game? Is he legit?
Rumor mill has it that he is linked with Arsenal. They say he has signed a pre-contract ... whatever that means.
We also seem to be going after Matias Suarez of Anderlecht, but might run across work permit issues.
Lewis Holtby is the captain of Germany's U21 Team. Great player who would be on the National Team if they weren't so loaded right now. I'd compare him to Cesc, less skill, but same vision and better leadership.
Suarez is already out due to work permit reasons.
Holtby said yesterday that it would be his dream to play for either Everton or Arsenal. He's realy good, but Arsenal should be aiming higher. I don't know where all of this precontract stuff came from though. If I recall correctly, a pre contract can only be signed if a player has 6 months or less remaining on their current contract. Its basically an agreement that you will join the team once your contract is over.
Gazidis did say today that Arsenal is going to up their wage structure in order to attract "big stars"
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Nobody's saying he has to be Roman Abramovich, but giving Arsenal an extra 10 million or so to play with each transfer window would not be a bad thing.
The board just wants to protect their best interests..... and that is to line their pockets with money
Crazy rumor going around Twitter that Arsenal are looking to finalize a 13 mil Euro move for Olivier Giroud. Chamakh may be loaned or sold back as part of compensation. Holy left footed striker Batman! I'm not so sure on this one...
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