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Thread: Virgil Van Dijk Episode II - the rumour mill strikes back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevinn View Post
    People talking about making a player captain who has not signed for us as yet makes me want to puke
    Its just a hypothetical idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shriekback'1984 View Post
    Its just a hypothetical idea.
    i wonder why we keep being linked with 21 yr old cbs like mammana and now the young psg lad....

    no van dyk , lovren starts at cb..... no real improvement...
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    Time to move on from this transfer and look at some alternatives, what about the boy from Ajax Davinson Sanchez.
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    So ... people now realising that when the club said they had "ended their interest" ... They had ACTUALLY ended their interest?!!

    The moment we apologised this so-called move was OVER ... which I'm sure pleased FSG greatly.

    This is the summer that will open eyes, (hopefully) ... and break some hearts when it comes to who we buy ... or don't buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spyderbird View Post
    Ince came in and became instant captain didn't he? Or am I remembering wrong???
    that was then does it work as well in modern footy
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredthecamel View Post
    i wonder why we keep being linked with 21 yr old cbs like mammana and now the young psg lad....

    no van dyk , lovren starts at cb..... no real improvement...
    perhaps showing we're prepared to walk away from suspects we wanted, and I agree
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLiddellGreates View Post
    perhaps showing we're prepared to walk away from suspects we wanted, and I agree
    No problem with walking away but we do need another centre back without a doubt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shriekback'1984 View Post
    Its just a hypothetical idea.
    one that lacks enough credible reasoning behind it - making it a bad hypothetical idea?
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    Quote Originally Posted by robertretford View Post
    No problem with walking away but we do need another centre back without a doubt.
    loaning instead of buying an experienced centre back to plug the gap could be an option then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLiddellGreates View Post
    loaning instead of buying an experienced centre back to plug the gap could be an option then?
    Any ideas in who would be prepared to loan a quality, experienced centre back?

    ....other than us obviously.
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    now spent 70m reserved for keita for vvd.
    or close to story and move on
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    Quote Originally Posted by mihamiha23 View Post
    now spent 70m reserved for keita for vvd.
    or close to story and move on
    If we have no alternative to vvd, Southampton should ask for 100m. Stupidy must be punished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robertretford View Post
    Any ideas in who would be prepared to loan a quality, experienced centre back?

    ....other than us obviously.
    don't know you ask as if I'm a scout, I guess malaga some french or swiss side schar there can't be no cb on loan ideal for us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndiM. View Post
    If we have no alternative to vvd, Southampton should ask for 100m. Stupidy must be punished.
    no, like final offer(take it or leave it).
    then we move on to de vrij
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    maybe we are waiting to see if he's recovered enough from his injury before spending 60m on him
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    Quote Originally Posted by mihamiha23 View Post
    no, like final offer(take it or leave it).
    then we move on to de vrij
    I wouldn't even want de Vrij as 4th choice CB. We need a CB with a bit pace.
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    With a second bid for Keita now failing and VVD apparently training with his team and no news about him handing in a transfer request I would think we need to move on to other targets.

    Whilst we should take flak for the VVD deal - Keita's club are not budging so I am interested to see who we are going to be linked with next
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    Anyone watch the manager chat last night on sky with Klopp. It was a preview of the Asia Trophy.

    Klopp said very happy with the squad and basically - watch this space...

    Make of that what you will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredthecamel View Post
    i wonder why we keep being linked with 21 yr old cbs like mammana and now the young psg lad....

    no van dyk , lovren starts at cb..... no real improvement...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFkYhBs5eNc

    Ready made tune for him!

    And just on an aside

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rCoseZkII0

    Think it very apt for these forums (think about it, theme.........)
    People will believe what they want to believe
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLiddellGreates View Post
    perhaps showing we're prepared to walk away from suspects we wanted, and I agree
    yeah why arent we linked with other stellar mifielders and centrebacks... why u21 cbs? thats the point....
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredthecamel View Post
    yeah why arent we linked with other stellar mifielders and centrebacks... why u21 cbs? thats the point....
    Its the media who link us to players and they just guess ignore them
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredthecamel View Post
    i wonder why we keep being linked with 21 yr old cbs like mammana and now the young psg lad....

    no van dyk , lovren starts at cb..... no real improvement...
    The 'young psg lad"

    Presnel Kimpembe is a massive talent.

    There are those who feel he's a more talented defender than Varane and will be France's main man in a couple years.

    We don't have a chance in hell of pulling him away from PSG. If we did however, I'd be over the moon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by livrule View Post
    So ... people now realising that when the club said they had "ended their interest" ... They had ACTUALLY ended their interest?!!

    The moment we apologised this so-called move was OVER ... which I'm sure pleased FSG greatly.

    This is the summer that will open eyes, (hopefully) ... and break some hearts when it comes to who we buy ... or don't buy.
    You seem like a happy go lucky guy
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacFoley'1975 View Post
    Anyone watch the manager chat last night on sky with Klopp. It was a preview of the Asia Trophy.

    Klopp said very happy with the squad and basically - watch this space...

    Make of that what you will.
    Sorry to say BS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredthecamel View Post
    i wonder why we keep being linked with 21 yr old cbs like mammana and now the young psg lad....

    no van dyk , lovren starts at cb..... no real improvement...
    You love that tabloid gossip don't you Freed
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    Quote Originally Posted by livrule View Post
    So ... people now realising that when the club said they had "ended their interest" ... They had ACTUALLY ended their interest?!!

    The moment we apologised this so-called move was OVER ... which I'm sure pleased FSG greatly.

    This is the summer that will open eyes, (hopefully) ... and break some hearts when it comes to who we buy ... or don't buy.
    Hopefully it will open more than peoples eyes. Never mind if it pleased FSG, their time is coming if it proves to be true.
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    We need VVD
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    Quote Originally Posted by raybarnes View Post
    We need VVD
    Desperately. If we go into this season with the same defense as last season we're **********, especially with CL football!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thebeastyboy View Post
    Desperately. If we go into this season with the same defense as last season we're **********, especially with CL football!
    Matip and Lovren played 17 league games as a CB pairing last season - we kept 8 clean sheets, conceded 1 six times and 2 three times, for a total of 12 conceded. That's league leading numbers.

    The only thing wrong with those numbers is that they only played 17 games - as a result we had to change our CB pairing 17 times from one game to the next, with players picking up niggles and knocks and coming in and out of the team, often with a different partner. We still finished with the 5th best defence in the league despite that almost constant upheaval and integrating 2 new signings.

    This idea that our best defence is still a basket case is old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ***Stuzzza*** View Post
    Matip and Lovren played 17 league games as a CB pairing last season - we kept 8 clean sheets, conceded 1 six times and 2 three times, for a total of 12 conceded. That's league leading numbers.

    The only thing wrong with those numbers is that they only played 17 games - as a result we had to change our CB pairing 17 times from one game to the next, with players picking up niggles and knocks and coming in and out of the team, often with a different partner. We still finished with the 5th best defence in the league.

    This idea that our best defence is still a basket case is old.
    That may be the case but we didn't even have European football last season & still couldn't keep them both fit. I think it's vital we get VVD in as I believe he's a far better footballer than Lovren & on top of that we need the depth
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