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  1. Consigliere

    Football: winter break over

    James is much more effective when playing as a wide forward on the left. He's more comfortable cutting in from the left and taking shots/crosses so it isn't a surprise that his goals and assists have dried up ever since he's been moved out to the right. We really need someone who prefers (and is effective) playing on the right.
  2. Consigliere

    Football: winter break over

    He'd still have two years on his contract after this season so we shouldn't be extending at the end of this season anyway but it's anyone's guess what the clowns will actually do. We got lucky there. Maguire should have been sent off and I think that Zouma's goal should have stood. Bailly was a bit shaky but I'd have him over Jones any day - a properly match fit Bailey is better than Jones by a distance. It's his first competitive game since April last year after two serious knee injuries so rustiness is to be expected. Bruno was good too - it's a relief to have someone with actual creative ability rather than the liabilities that are Pereira, Lingard and Mata.
  3. Consigliere

    Football: winter break over

    Melissa Reddy says that Cantwell is not currently a target as Liverpool don't want to hamper the progress of Jones and Elliott. Says Timo Werner is being considered but no contact has been made with Leipzig.
  4. Consigliere

    Football: winter break over

    That's one reason but I think the biggest reason for the change is that Klopp realised 'heavy metal football' is not sustainable in the Premier League. It's easier to sustain that brand of football in the Bundesliga simply because there is much more recovery time - 34 league games, one cup competition and a proper mid season break. I don't think Liverpool have been dull this season either. Facing low blocks with 8, 9 or 10 players behind the ball in nearly every game is not easy to break down and Liverpool do lack a top class creative midfielder or two - their fullbacks are the primary creators. Put KdB in this Liverpool side and the entertainment level will shoot up.
  5. Unknown why he married her and the only mentions of her is Uhtred complaining about her piety and apparent stupidity. He isn't writing his memoirs. He's simply narrating the story. In Sword Song: “I have always hated writing, and it has been years since I last used a quill. My wife’s priests now scratch letters for me, but they know I can read what they write so they take care to write what I tell them.” It's also mentioned in several books that he now employs poets and harpists to sing his praises. ETA. Perhaps once Uhtred has finished recounting his tale we may find out that he's been narrating the story to a priest (or someone else) who is committing the story to parchment but as of Sword of Kings, there isn't any suggestion I could find of Uhtred having his memoirs written.
  6. Consigliere

    Football: Better Call Raul

    The Athletic has a good article about this whole thing written by Sam Lee and Matt Slater. I'll do my best to summarise: What have City done wrong?
  7. Consigliere

    Football: Better Call Raul

    Good. However, the Sheikh is going to activate his army of lawyers against Uefa. Hopefully the ban sticks though because City Football Group have taken the piss. Man City's books are thoroughly cooked. If the ban sticks, Guardiola will be gone. No way he sticks around without CL football.
  8. Consigliere

    Football: Better Call Raul

    Romano reporting that Chelsea have agreed personal terms with Ziyech on a 5 year contract.
  9. Consigliere

    Football: Better Call Raul

    Mike Verweij reported that Chelsea wanted to do a deal in January but Ajax were not willing to sell in the middle of the season.
  10. Consigliere

    Football: Better Call Raul

    His basic wage alone is close to £1m/week.
  11. Consigliere

    Football: Better Call Raul

    It wasn't Messi or his management team. Bartomeu actually revealed the existence of the exit clause in Messi's contract about 4 or 5 months ago. He also mentioned that other players in the past have been extended this same courtesy as well - Xavi, Iniesta and Puyol. I seriously doubt Messi leaves Barca anyway. The little spat between Messi and Abidal has just resulted in the press blowing things out of proportion.
  12. Consigliere

    Football: Better Call Raul

    He's without a doubt treated as being bigger than the club and he knows it. Plus Bartomeu is not a very popular club president especially among ex Barca players so Messi is safe taking pot shots at an unpopular board knowing no action can be taken against him and he will get unanimous support from Barca legends. Abidal is not blameless either. He should have behaved like a professional and aired his concerns privately instead of running his mouth off to the press.
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