Mme Erzulie

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  1. Giovinco still tearing it up for Toronto?
  2. I think you're all overlooking Trent Alexander-Arnold.
  3. Yes I've been raving about him for little over a year to my fellow 'pool fans. Obviously he could fizzle out, but he's got technique, vision, composure and a knack for scoring goals. Obviously I'm counting my chickens a little, but it's nice to have youth players that are genuinely promising, rather than Spearing, Pacheco, Flanagan, Nemeth and a bunch of other less-than-stellar academy players over the past 15 years I've forgotten about. I think Everton have got some very exciting kids as well (Davies, Lookman and Calvert-Lewin in particular). Woodburn became our youngest ever goalscorer last season, TAA scored a worldie of a free kick on his European debut, and Gomez had a weak foot assist against Arsenal. It's too early to say for sure, but I'm gonna enjoy these prospects for their undoubted potential. Isco is on his last year - does anyone with an intimate knowledge of La Liga or Real know whether there's any chance of him actually turning down Real and going somewhere else? Surely playing time won't be an issue if he keeps playing like this?
  4. Ben Woodburn - the most aroused I've been by a 17 year old for quite some time. Love that he and TAA apparently have a got a training ground rivalry (of the friendly sort) with free kicks etc. Excepting Gerrard and Fowler, I can't remember being this excited about Liverpool's youngsters. It's what I imagine Arsenal fans felt about their youth 5-10 years ago, when they would routinely embarrass other sides in domestic cups. In addition to Woodburn and TAA, there's Grujic, Ejaria, Solanke, Gomez - all players you can envision having an impact this season.
  5. Maybe not, but 50 miles adds one hour via car (without accounting for London traffic) each way, so that's potentially two hours less family time each day. Might not be a deal breaker, but not necessarily insignificant.
  6. The other thing to note with Benitez is that he's very reluctant to leave (or stray too far from) the northwest. His kids have grown up there and he doesn't want to uproot them, and he also doesn't want to be away from his family, from what I've been given to understand. So whereas West Ham could be a possibility, I think it unlikely. His geographical immobility has contributed to the fall of his managerial stock, and might also give an impression that it is lower than what is actually the case. I don't for a second think the Newcastle job was the most prestigious he was offered, just the best one within his range. Good family man, Rafa. YNWA
  7. Football fans having pops at each other's clubs is pretty inevitable. But do stick around, I think you'll find that this place is saner, more considered and less bellicose than most. It's the only reason I come to these forums anymore, having lost interest in the books long ago and never having been impressed by the tv show. Dead horse flogging to follow: Fuck international breaks.
  8. Klopp knows what he's doing.
  9. Seems to me Stoke have had a very good window as well. Zouma is an upgrade, and Jese looked very hungry against Arsenal. Choupo-Moting also gives them something, and Fletcher on a free is nothing to sneer at. Not sure they're gonna miss shit-for-brains Arnautovic.
  10. We'll see. I judge transfer windows by how good and well-balanced the team looks at the end of them rather than how many players they brought in. Man U weakened two other clubs, one of them a direct rival, and addressed the biggest weaknesses in their own team. They also didn't lose any players they didn't want to lose. True. I wasn't following football that closely last season, and while Monaco's meteoric rise registered with me, I don't really know many of the players that well (apart from Mbappe). Don't really know Danilo or Ederson either, and £50 million for Kyle Walker seems like questionable business, at best. But they've obviously got an impressive squad. I think it's a case of quantity over quality with Everton, although I might be wrong. It reminds me a little of Liverpool's summer 2014 window, when we brought in Balotelli, Lovren, Markovic, Lambert, Origi, Lallana, Moreno and Can. Out of those, only Can and Lallana can be said to be successes, but it took a couple of seasons for them (and Moreno?) to come good. Rooney has started well, and I was impressed with Pickford last season (but you could argue that it's easier to look good as a GK for a shit team), and Gylfi will obviously give them an added threat on set pieces, but I still remember him "flopping" at Spurs. Also, they did lose one of the deadliest strikers in the league. I somehow doubt Sandro is gonna fill his boots. Huddersfield I think might have done some very shrewd business. To be fair to him, he turned Chelsea down. And looking at transfers by club, Jesus Christ, Chelsea have a bloated squad. Outgoing transfers: Juan Cuadrado - Juventus, £17.3m Christian Atsu - Newcastle, £6.2m Asmir Begovic - Bournemouth, undisclosed Dominic Solanke - Liverpool, fee by tribunal John Terry - Aston Villa, free Alex Davey - released Fankaty Dabo - Vitesse, loan Bertrand Traore - Lyon, £8.8m Nathan Ake - Bournemouth, £20m Tammy Abraham - Swansea, loan Kasey Plamer - Huddersfield, loan Bradley Collins - Forest Green, loan Charlie Colkett - Vitesse Arnhem, loan Ola Aina - Hull City, loan Mukhtar Ali - Vitesse, undisclosed Ruben Loftus-Cheek - Crystal Palace, loan Nathan Baxter - Woking, loan Alex Kiwomya - Doncaster, free Josimar Quintero - Rostov, loan Todd Kane - Groningen, loan Nathan Chalobah - Watford, undisclosed Lucas Piazon - Fulham, loan Marco Van Ginkel - PSV Eindhoven, loan Ike Ugbo - Barnsley, loan Jay Dasilva - Charlton, loan Kurt Zouma - Stoke, loan Mason Mount - Vitesse, loan Nemanja Matic - Man Utd, £40m Izzy Brown - Brighton, loan Jamal Blackman - Sheffield United, loan Michael Hector - Hull, loan Tomas Kalas - Fulham, loan Matt Miagza - Vitesse, loan Bekanty Victorien Angban - Waasland-Beveren, loan Mario Pasalic - Spartak Moscow, loan Lewis Baker - Middlesbrough, loan Why any young player would ever go to Chelsea in hopes of getting playing time is beyond my comprehension.
  11. Didn't he play for Juve before Barca? I guess it's not unheard of for players to return to a club, but it's not like it's his childhood club or anything. As Baxus pointed out, Grujic is not a new signing. And what's becoming increasingly apparent with Klopp is that he'd rather wait a year for the right player than panic buy a stop-gap solution. I do think we need a better keeper to win the PL (and potentially other trophies), and getting VVD would be a massive boost to our defence. But I don't necessarily buying anyone who's going is a better solution than sticking with what we've got for the next season. But if we get Lemar and VVD, I think you'd have a hard time arguing anyone (in the PL) other than Man U have had a better transfer window.
  12. And for the first time in a long time, I'm excited to see what a team of our "kids" would look like. ----------------------------Ward-------------------------- Flanno---------Gomez-----------Klavan-----------TAA -----Woodburn-----------Grujic-----------Ejaria-------- Ings---------------------Solanke------------------Kent The team would probably include a couple of other oldies, but it's a pretty exciting line-up.
  13. Pardon double post, but wanted to reply to this. So fucking annoying, and I feel a dreaded sense of deja-vu of going into an international break on great form and then having one or more pivotal players injured, messing up the team's rhythm and momentum. I look forward to when the World Cup Finals will inevitably include every nation in the world, eliminating the need for qualifiers.
  14. While Arsenal were poor, and Wenger's tactical decisions were odd, to say the least, that was a really good game by Liverpool. If you're gonna come out and play against this side, you better have something. Can was outstanding today, as was Gini. Salah could have had two or three more goals, but a goal and assist is pretty damn good. Mané was class, which we're almost starting to take for granted. Bobby superb, work rate, hold up play and incisiveness all impeccable. The weight on the pass for Mané's goal was tantalising. Hendo was great defensively, but should have scored at least one, and probably two. Back four didn't have much to do, but that's also a result of playing disciplined and with good positioning and pressing. Karius somehow managed to almost gift Arsenal not one, but two goals in a match where they had zero shots on goal. Generally more assured with field work and punching the ball than Mignolet, about whom all kinds of rumours are suddenly swirling. But maybe the backline looking assured against a normally very impressive attack has something to do with who's playing behind them? The best bit about these first few games is that we honestly don't seem to be missing Coutinho that badly. You can tell that (most of) the players have had a season and a half now of learning Klopp's playing style and tactics, and the interplay, give-and-gos and 1-2s always seem purposeful and instrumental in unlocking organised defences.
  15. Yeah, he's showing his enormous potential here. Almost looks like he's playing for the armband. Hope rumours of promises made to Juve are untrue.