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Old 02-14-2016, 04:51 PM   #31251
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Less end product that Martino's hair bit is awesome

Rest not sure

"Ponch" tilted the **** out of me too
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Old 02-14-2016, 04:54 PM   #31252
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accidental pocket tweet of a picture of a car...seems highly plausible.
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Old 02-14-2016, 04:57 PM   #31253
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Old 02-14-2016, 05:08 PM   #31254
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kompany is so so bad

fwiw pep is super underrated at developing talent. like messi was just ronaldinho-ish before pep and now he is messi. xaviniesta wasn't xavinesta etc

but yeah kompany and aguero are far away from his ideal players.
So why did he sell Ronaldinho? He could've developed two messis.

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Old 02-14-2016, 05:11 PM   #31255
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gotta be quite cautious with development narratives imo

for example,

bale was some ****ty failed left back who couldn't get a game, and then along came the great harry redknapp and with one wave of a brown paper bag stuffed full of bung money he turned him into the worlds most expensive footballer
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Old 02-14-2016, 05:29 PM   #31256
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kompany is so so bad

fwiw pep is super underrated at developing talent. like messi was just ronaldinho-ish before pep and now he is messi. xaviniesta wasn't xavinesta etc

but yeah kompany and aguero are far away from his ideal players.
Manchester City goals conceded (PL) with and without Vincent Kompany.

W/o Kompany: 25 (1.4 GA/90)
With Kompany: 1 (0.1 GA/90)
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Old 02-14-2016, 05:33 PM   #31257
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gotta be quite cautious with development narratives imo

for example,

bale was some ****ty failed left back who couldn't get a game, and then along came the great harry redknapp and with one wave of a brown paper bag stuffed full of bung money he turned him into the worlds most expensive footballer
Actually it was Sherwood that did that. Common misconception.
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Manchester City goals conceded (PL) with and without Vincent Kompany.

W/o Kompany: 25 (1.4 GA/90)
With Kompany: 1 (0.1 GA/90)
Well, they seem to have conceded 2 today with Kompany so you might want to check/update your facts.

And one could also argue quite easily that the main factor isn't the lack of Kompany, it's the surplus of Demilolis manglola and lolamendi combining to make them terrible when he's out
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Old 02-14-2016, 05:36 PM   #31258
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BAIDS what do you think about Poch's hair in this pic?

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Old 02-14-2016, 05:36 PM   #31259
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Wenger being too cheap to buy Suarez has to be the biggest lol Arsenal moment in the EPL era.
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Old 02-14-2016, 05:36 PM   #31260
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ok. I mean there's obviously tons of noise in that statistic. I don't even want to argue that Kompany is good... I don't know. But no one has made an argument that Kompany is bad either
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Old 02-14-2016, 05:43 PM   #31261
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I wouldn't get into a Football conversation with someone who says Kompany is a bad Football player. What a waste of energy, just a massive football hipster statement. People love it these days, the type who thinks that will probably talk to you for hours about how the Defensive midfielder in his team is the unsung hero.
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Old 02-14-2016, 05:47 PM   #31262
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good or bad pretty redundant if he can't keep fit
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Old 02-14-2016, 05:55 PM   #31263
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Not sure fsg sells Suarez for even 100m to arsenal
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Old 02-14-2016, 05:56 PM   #31264
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I'm still waiting for his breakthrough season in England. Like I do every season.
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Old 02-14-2016, 05:56 PM   #31265
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I think 1 of the main problems people have with Kompany is that he's overrated, not that he's actually terrible.
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Old 02-14-2016, 05:58 PM   #31266
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I wouldn't get into a Football conversation with someone who says Kompany is a bad Football player. What a waste of energy, just a massive football hipster statement. People love it these days, the type who thinks that will probably talk to you for hours about how the Defensive midfielder in his team is the unsung hero.
+1

Kompany and Koscielny are the two best CB in the league by quite a distance IMO. Kompany seems premabroken though which is a loss to the league.

Kompany needs matches to get his match fitness back and then he'll probably be back to the beast he once was.
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:00 PM   #31267
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I thought I'd take time out from following sport to find out what's happening in the real world, and it's apparently a world where fat people have trouble judging distances. (one of the top stories on the Telegraph front page)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/scie...tists-say.html
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:03 PM   #31268
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The Suarez to Arse story was weird as ****. Like Arse matched the out clause and Suarez wanted to go but Liverpool refused anyway? How is that even possible?
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:04 PM   #31269
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Kompany and Koscielny are the two best CB in the league by quite a distance IMO.
But see that's an overstatement. There was a time when Kompany played like five poor games in a row, it doesn't happen to world-class CBs. I agree that he was world-class in 2012.

Koscielny I agree about.

Edit: I guess I agree that Kompany's struggled with injuries so maybe that's why he's not been in great form the last couple of years IMO.
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:06 PM   #31270
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Obv Suarez didn't want to leave plop.

Slippy G said he told Suarez that he should forget about joining Arsenal, because if his progression continues, Barca and RM will want to buy him.

And the rest is history.

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At Raheem, Kompany had a few well highlighted poor performances last season, people get on the band wagon and suddenly he's not good anymore.
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:09 PM   #31271
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I think 1 of the main problems people have with Kompany is that he's overrated, not that he's actually terrible.
Yes. Not terrible but makes rash/poor decisions a few times a game that will get punished a bit too frequently against decent teams. It usually involves him charging out like a headless chicken for no apparent reason.
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Kompany and Koscielny are the two best CB in the league by quite a distance IMO. Kompany seems premabroken though which is a loss to the league.

Kompany needs matches to get his match fitness back and then he'll probably be back to the beast he once was.
No.

Our Toby is better than Kompany. He is probably still in the top 5 though.
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:12 PM   #31272
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I disagree that Toby > Kompany but Toby and Vertonghen are the best pairing in the league.
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:22 PM   #31273
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Man Utd market favourites to beat Arsenal in 2 weeks time - how'd you like them apples?
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:38 PM   #31274
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:39 PM   #31275
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Man Utd market favourites to beat Arsenal in 2 weeks time - how'd you like them apples?
I think I'll have a few of them arsenal apples
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