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Old 05-28-2018, 05:18 PM   #126
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Re: 2018 Football summer transfer window thread - AKA Levy GOAT

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England's best DMs wear 4, which leaves 6 to elite CBs like Johnny Evans

Evans isn't English.
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Old 05-28-2018, 05:22 PM   #127
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I know. That was supposed to be a JD reference (or was he fanboying some other mediocre Utd CB? I always confuse them)
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Old 05-28-2018, 05:23 PM   #128
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I know. That was supposed to be a JD reference (or was he fanboying some other mediocre Utd CB? I always confuse them)
My bad

Think you may be right though.
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Old 05-28-2018, 05:27 PM   #129
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Evans isn't English.
Bobby Moore was though...

Dunga wore 4 too

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Old 05-28-2018, 05:53 PM   #130
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Damn. Naby + Fabinho already. Plop killin it in der markt. These are the kinds of moves you need to be making if you want to stay competitive or get an edge. If they managed to beat Arse to Lichtsteiner it would really be a dream summer.
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Old 05-28-2018, 06:01 PM   #131
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So how good is Fabinho?
Probably an improvement on Karius.
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Old 05-28-2018, 06:01 PM   #132
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Damn. Naby + Fabinho already. Plop killin it in der markt. These are the kinds of moves you need to be making if you want to stay competitive or get an edge. If they managed to beat Arse to Lichtsteiner it would really be a dream summer.
you still havent explained why addressing the lackluster bench and getting good backups is a negative. Obviously if that was our only activity in the market it is damn bad, but apparently Emeri wants 6 new players. Fixing the defense and lol bench is top top priority. We got Auba and Miki for Sanchez last season. Not sure why you think it is bad...
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Old 05-28-2018, 07:38 PM   #133
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Fabinho, Keita and Fekir but it'll still be the Karius/Mignolet show in goal next season
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Old 05-28-2018, 10:13 PM   #134
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you still havent explained why addressing the lackluster bench and getting good backups is a negative. Obviously if that was our only activity in the market it is damn bad, but apparently Emeri wants 6 new players. Fixing the defense and lol bench is top top priority. We got Auba and Miki for Sanchez last season. Not sure why you think it is bad...
Don't strawman so hard next time. I never said it was a negative. I took exception with the statement that these signings would be "encouraging". Getting some squad players to make up the numbers is the easy part. Get encouraged when you sign someone that actually moves the needle.
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Old 05-29-2018, 04:02 AM   #135
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I'm neutral on lich/sok. Better than nothing but **** arsenal going to have to do a city level reloading without the oil bux in 2-3 years. Talking like 300-400mill overhaul.

This is just papering over the cracks with shoddy spackle. I don't hate short term moves, but there needs to be some long term consideration as well which it doesn't seem like there is.
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Old 05-29-2018, 05:11 AM   #136
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Don't strawman so hard next time. I never said it was a negative. I took exception with the statement that these signings would be "encouraging". Getting some squad players to make up the numbers is the easy part. Get encouraged when you sign someone that actually moves the needle.
Except we have never did that, literally. We had obvious flaws and failed to act upon them. Didn't get a longer bench this is why we didn't even really use subs in the 2nd leg vs Atletico. No real options available.

I didn't say exceptional transfers, but certainly encouraging in terms of seeing us addressing the issues. Buying a goalkeeper is next on the list, ramblings about a midfielder joining as well.

Özil-Laca-Auba-Miki is more than fine going forward (also we have Welbeck).

As Ducky said, it will be a long process and I'm happy we are starting it the way we did.
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:40 AM   #137
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Liverpool is crushing it if all these rumours are true. How do the pool fans feel about adding strength to their back line? Who would you want that is realistic?

For Arsenal, im more confused than ever but i have trust in our current team of Sven and Sanllehi.
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Old 05-29-2018, 07:52 AM   #138
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Caglar Soyuncu confirms Arsenal interest and prepares for transfer negotiations

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I know they’re interested in me, but there’s nothing finalised yet about my transfer.

After the national team camp we’ll have talks.
I know nothing about the lad, but apparently the pricetag is 35million and Atletico are interested as well.

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another one

Arsenal have held talks with the agent of Red Bull Leipzig star Emil Forsberg with a view to signing the Swede this summer.

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Old 05-29-2018, 07:59 AM   #139
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Forsberg is definitely an upgrade over Iwobi, but he had a pretty ****ty season. As fun as it would be for me being Swedish, might be money better spent elsewhere.
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Old 05-29-2018, 08:15 AM   #140
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Söyüncü had a fantastic season and seems like a really bright talent, but 35 million? Woah, even with inflation. Definetly a better investment than Sokratis though.
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Old 05-29-2018, 09:37 AM   #141
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Liverpool is crushing it if all these rumours are true. How do the pool fans feel about adding strength to their back line? Who would you want that is realistic.
Honestly if we’re investing further I think it should be another wide forward as cover for Mane and Salah. I think VVD can get Lovren through the season and I’m happy enough to roll with karius who obv was horrific in the final but I think has been fine otherwise. Understand I’d probably be in the minority.
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Old 05-29-2018, 12:22 PM   #142
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Yea I can't see a lot happening to the defense and keeper. You can debate whether Lovren/Matip are good enough but I think Lovren looked good alongside VvD and Gomez is a long term CB I believe. Robertson and Trent have locked up the FB spots. I suspect Klopp wants the elite GK but we might find it difficult to get them in.

Need someone like Son to complement the front 3 plus be able to play as a 9. Fekir played on the left of a attacking 3 last night for France so he could potentially work but Solanke as the back up striker is probably not going to cut it. Maybe Salah could work as a 9 on the odd occasion.
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Old 05-29-2018, 02:28 PM   #143
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:30 PM   #144
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:40 PM   #145
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The pool defense talk has me realizing how sick vvd is and what a great signing it was in Jan.
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:52 PM   #146
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Lewandowski getting the **** out of the league would be great. Dude has terrorised me long enough. Buy him RM
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Old 05-30-2018, 12:07 PM   #147
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I'm not sure I'm liking what I hear on the twattas about our transfer window (which hasn't even started and the WC hasn't even kicked off). Unless it's all a calculated deception scheme, if it's true that we're "done" with our business this summer (buying, that is. Not selling) then I'm feeling like it's 2007 - 2012 again.
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Old 05-30-2018, 07:21 PM   #148
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:10 PM   #149
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Nice

Both jorginho and Mahrez sound pretty close.

Haven’t been following too closely but see rumblings if pulisic leaving Dortmund and coming to the prem.

Not getting attached to every rumor this year has been sweet
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:42 PM   #150
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Nice

Both jorginho and Mahrez sound pretty close.

Haven’t been following too closely but see rumblings if pulisic leaving Dortmund and coming to the prem.

Not getting attached to every rumor this year has been sweet
I believe his father was quoted saying that nothing is close at this point, and they need to meet with Dortmund still to discuss future plans.

I think there were some fake Pulisic quotes out there the other day. Then again, I'm not entirely sure if the ones I just mentioned are accurate so who knows.
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