Pause for review

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  1. Chelsea Pensioner

    Chelsea Pensioner Well-Known Member

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    Have to be extremely impressed with Audi since his arrival.
    Firstly, he has stiffened up the entire team and put us back among the front runners.
    More impressive for me is he has turned around the form of so many players and we are starting to see the underperforming new trio look like proper players. All this despite injuries, Covid, no fans and plenty of disruption.
    Werner still hasn't found his scoring boots, but is miles better in attack and assists. Havertz is starting to show classy touches and Ziyech gets into the game more each run. Alonso has overtaken Chilwell, Emerson recently looks a different class, and Pulisic is at last looking fit and motivated. CHO is impressive, Kante and Kovacic are firing, Jorginho has found a place, Rudi is impressive and Christensen looks a proper player.
    Gilmour started at last and did really well. Only Anjorin is still without game time and Tammy has not yet cemented his place. Of the other "reliables" Dave is looking solid, Mount our best, and Reece James still a bit scratchy bouncing between positions. Even Kepa has improved.
    Pretty good effort from Manager and his team , and all done with a significant lift in Team spirit and enjoyment from players. Sure Iv'e forgotten someone.
     
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  2. Bullet tooth Tony

    Bullet tooth Tony Well-Known Member

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    Zouma! and when Silva is fit we will have two good players for every position at the back. Including wing backs.
     
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    Thanks, fancy forgetting Zouma and Silva !!
    If and when the goals start coming we will be a very good team and give everything a shake.
     
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  4. Bullet tooth Tony

    Bullet tooth Tony Well-Known Member

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    Not going to hold my breath on the goals mate, unless we swap Werner and Havert's positions.
     
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    I,m a bit more optimistic that Audi will find a way to sort out some goals as he has sorted defenders and midfielders. You're right though ,it looks a tough job, but it's time Mount CHO and Pulisic started to put a few away , like Ziyech has started doing, that would be a big step.
     
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    What do we think of Haarland for maybe £100 mill ??? Is he the answer or a potential mistake ??
    Seems a little risky, as often these Vunderkids don't sustain their development and turn out little more than average. Or turn out to be brilliant like De Bruyne.
    Case in point Jordan Sancho, a year ago everyones' favourite, but not in that form for some considerable time. Might again hit great form, might not.
    Haarland certainly looks the business, but the Bundesliege , apart from Bayern, is not as tough as the PL.
     
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    I wouldn't mind Aguero on a free......
     
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    Bullet tooth Tony Well-Known Member

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    Given what i have seen with a prolific goal scorer rom The Bundesliga, I would hold fire with paying 100 mill for Haaland, Recent internationals are a good barometer and he aint got one in this window.
     
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  9. Chelsea Pensioner

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    I'd be equally wary at paying so much as well. Not knocking the lad, he looks a brilliant prospect, but so did Werner and Havertz. Then again, who knows what Werner and Havertz might become next season. They wouldn't be the first to struggle first year in PL.
     
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  10. Bullet tooth Tony

    Bullet tooth Tony Well-Known Member

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    Its not the "Struggling" CP its the complete lack of ability with regards to Werner. I can see promise in young Havertz and think he may become a real talent, on the other hand I see no basic ability in Werner and like a lot of players he relies on speed alone. Its not just bad luck or first season struggles or even not coping with the move away from home, I dont think he is a good footballer, striker or anything near Premiership standard.
     
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    On the evidence so far you are right on. I do think his general play has improved, but he's been just awful on goal.
     
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