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Old 03-07-2013, 06:44 PM   #7841 (permalink)
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What a fooking game. One man team? I watched the first half. Team just dominated a good European side in inter.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:21 PM   #7842 (permalink)
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oh for sure, he's extremely talented. I wish spurs had gotten him in the summer and paid the extra 4 million.

well for one, neymar.... although it's arguable he's less proven but still, the kid is a wonder so far.

I think if oscar had come to spurs and not been buried on the bench at chelsea could show he's better right now, but well, he has splinters in his arse cause of chelsea.

but you're right, not many come to mind. muniain is also arguable
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Oscar isn't cemented as a starter. Muniain is solid. Neymar - hasn't been tested in Europe.

Gotze, Kroos, Hazard, Courtois, Balotelli and El Shaarawy are all very good.

Wilshire is pretty good. After what they've done for their teams this season - Varane and Walker. I think if (actually it's probably going to be when) Carvajal returns to Real Madrid in the summer - he could replace Arbeloa as Real's RB.

I think if they were at another club - Thiago and Tello.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:37 PM   #7843 (permalink)
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Had class so I missed the Spurs/Inter game. Spurs had a great match it seems. Saw the highlights, nice goals. Pzabby must be very very happy.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:03 PM   #7844 (permalink)
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Oscar isn't cemented as a starter. Muniain is solid. Neymar - hasn't been tested in Europe.

Gotze, Kroos, Hazard, Courtois, Balotelli and El Shaarawy are all very good.

Wilshire is pretty good. After what they've done for their teams this season - Varane and Walker. I think if (actually it's probably going to be when) Carvajal returns to Real Madrid in the summer - he could replace Arbeloa as Real's RB.

I think if they were at another club - Thiago and Tello.
I doubt we sell bale or walker to madrid. although if he really wanted to go and they paid well we'd fair alright with naughton and smith in the picture. still though don't want him gone.
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I doubt we sell bale or walker to madrid. although if he really wanted to go and they paid well we'd fair alright with naughton and smith in the picture. still though don't want him gone.
Bale I've heard but I don't think it's happening nor is it needed for Real and Tottenham look set to get a UCL spot so Bale will stay.

Walker to Real

I said Walker after this season, much like Varane, should be considered among very very good players born in the 1990s after what they've done for their teams this season.

I said Carvajal is most likely to go to Real Madrid next season and could replace Arbeloa as the starting RB. Carvajal is born in 1992 and last year helped to lead the Castilla team out of the 3rd division to 2nd division and Real Madrid Castilla were 3rd division champs. Carvajal was sold to Leverkusen with a buy back after his 1st, 2nd and 3rd season. Carvajal is Leverkusen's starting RB after just playing in 3rd division in Spain, last year. Leverkusen is 1 point behind Dortmund for 2nd place. In 22 games this season he has 11 shots, 1 goal and 4 assists - not bad from the RB spot. He has gone through all the junior sides for Espana - won the 2011 European U19 Championship with Espana.
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Oscar isn't cemented as a starter. Muniain is solid. Neymar - hasn't been tested in Europe.

Gotze, Kroos, Hazard, Courtois, Balotelli and El Shaarawy are all very good.

Wilshire is pretty good. After what they've done for their teams this season - Varane and Walker. I think if (actually it's probably going to be when) Carvajal returns to Real Madrid in the summer - he could replace Arbeloa as Real's RB.

I think if they were at another club - Thiago and Tello.
Gotze is 20 and is one of the leaders of a team that has won 2 league titles, 2 german cups and in the quarters of the champs league.
Plus 20 caps for the national team.
none of the other guys you mentioned have done that in the past 3 seasons.

Julian Draxler is better than half those guys at 19

Hoping Chelsea keep Courtois and Hazard + Oscar + Lukaku should be decent in the future. After the Torres fiasco Abromovic started buying younger players. Just wish he could stick with a manager and not bring in a waiter to look after the team.
and Chelsea's loaned out team could beat the current squad

I thought Griezmann and Baptistão were supposed to be decent

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Gotze is 20 and is one of the leaders of a team that has won 2 league titles, 2 german cups and in the quarters of the champs league.
Plus 20 caps for the national team.
none of the other guys you mentioned have done that in the past 3 seasons.

Hoping Chelsea keep Courtois and Hazard + Oscar should be decent in the future. After the Torres fiasco Abromovic started buying younger players. Just wish he could stick with a manager and not bring in a waiter to look after the team.
On Gotze - all those things are true. However, you have to remember though who Gotze plays with compared to someone like Isco, just saying is all. Courtois is truly a beast. Hazard > Oscar, especially considering what Hazard has done in France.
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I thought Griezmann was supposed to be decent
Damnit. Can't believe I forgot about him. Him and Sociedad are looking really good this season and might qualify for Europa League.
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On Gotze - all those things are true. However, you have to remember though who Gotze plays with compared to someone like Isco, just saying is all. Courtois is truly a beast. Hazard > Oscar, especially considering what Hazard has done in France.
even harder to stand out as a 20 year old on a team on a team full of quality players. a lot easier to be the star of the team when you play for a lesser team.
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even harder to stand out as a 20 year old on a team on a team full of quality players. a lot easier to be the star of the team when you play for a lesser team.
While that is also true when you are playing with players of higher quality it can be easier. For example, Gotze passes it to the target man in Lewa. With all due respect to Julio Baptista and Javier Saviola, Lewa is lightyears ahead of two strikers over the age of 30.
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word on the street is the PSG owners are interested in buying AEG (LA Galaxy included)
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my bad. thought you were referring to the walker to madrid rumours
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I thought Baptistão were supposed to be decent
Forgot about Draxler - good call.

Leo Baptistao is playing really well in his first season as a starter with the senior team of Rayo Vallecano. He has I believe it's either 6 goals and 6 assists or 7 goals and 5 assists this season. So, great start but it's still a start. Griezmann, Muniain, etc have been doing what they're doing for multiple seasons already.
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my bad. thought you were referring to the walker to madrid rumours
Nope. Carvajal to Madrid is far more likely. Carvajal is going to be Espana's RB of the future.
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Nope. Carvajal to Madrid is far more likely. Carvajal is going to be Espana's RB of the future.
making me all the more happy
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Nice. Also, the buyback for carvajal at the end of this season is 6.5 million euros - which, in the current market and all that he's done - is a bargain.
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Also, we all forgot about Gundogan -he's pretty good.
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Going to the TFC homeopener tomorrow. They got Ephraim on loan. They also got Bostock on loan. I signed Bostock on FIFA one season (as Real Madrid) for free. Good utility player. Unfortunately hasn't worked out for him in real so far. However he just turned 21 so there's still time for him.
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