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  1. Who wants to voice chat about football, euros, or anything?

    Let me know and let's exchange infos on Skype or any other voice chat really


    No names, faces, personal details or anything, just interesting conversation 



  2. everyone says he is old etc and sure you dont want to build a team around him (thats what martial and rashford are for) But the guy is just a brutally effective football and a bit of a wizard. Worth every penny if you get him.


    My yardstick is always "how jealous am i that Arsenal arent signing them"


    Bailly - 5

    Auba or Ibra - 10!


    We don't agree often but we good on this 100% 




    PS. active posts 6666 lmao it's a sign the devils are back 

  3. I came here just to comment on I don't want anyone who goes to African Cup of Nations 


    From my very non-scientific memory, that has derailed multiple Premier League contender seasons


    I think back to the times Toure, Bony, Gervinho, Song et al. left and it always seemed to cause a problem and break the team's harmony 


    I don't want it. Prefer they pay double for an equivalent player from any country that doesn't participate in that competition. I don't want players taken from our first XI for non injury or performance related reasons 

  4. Arsenal needs either a new manager or several star players in the mold of Sanchez who can do it all alone (which Ozil cannot) who can mitigate the negative effect that Wenger has 


    Some managers gain points, others lose points. Once upon a time Wenger gained points but he has become a subtracting manager. Arsenal's team should finish much higher given the talent in the squad.

  5. Zlatan scored 50 goals last season. Any club that can fit in a striker is interested


    Wages are negotiable, and Zlatan has made enough money to have the freedom to choose the club he goes to. He isn't some Adebayor, he's Swedish at heart (and nationality). He cares about being important and being a part of something he believes in more than the money. 

  6. Makelele, Essien and Cambiasso were DM's for Jose. 


    Where did I mention Blind being as good as any of them?


    You mentioned Blind not being able to be a DM due to his height, there is a list of players that all did well in the DM position that are as tall as Blind. Height is not a factor.


    I actually agree that Blind is average, good at best. He is far from the superstar some think he is.


    Blind slows the game down, doesn't do the simplest thing.


    If he was an attacking wing mid being creative and not doing the safest thing would be accepted and encouraged by Jose (if you are good enough).


    At DM? Try a Guardiola team

  7. Other than sticking up for Blind because he rates him, Ben has basically struck the point I was making a few days ago about he isn't a Mourinho CB, and to be honest I don't think he would make starting CB for many teams unless height isn't a problem and the team are obsessed with building from the back (Barcelona) Jose might not even sell him yet but I'm sure he won't be a starting CB that's for sure.


    Jose likes having a third CB who plays at RB or LB if possible, a big reason for this is set piece defending which Jose believes when executed right leads to 0 conceded goals.

    Blind could occupy a fullback or DM position though if he is so tactically supreme that him slowing down play doesn't bother Jose enough


    As for ball-playing CBs, Jose doesn't really find that particularly important given the way he has wanted his teams playing. I think on the whole he prefers the midfielder come down rather than a CB take risks and pass through the middle. The CB must make non-risky passes to the wings or let Matic/Fabregas type player come down and pass the ball forward


    Blind is far more suited to a manager like Guardiola or as a player for a team like Barcelona if he is to play CB

  8. What SM management needs to understand is that this game's strength is NOT in its visuals. This is not FIFA and never will compete with EA Sports on its visuals. 


    You occupy the complete opposite side of the niche and trying to muddy it over to what you think is somewhere in between, not only will all of your old customers go away (because you no longer fulfill the demand for that anti-visual product) but none of your theoretical new customers are interested either because your visuals don't even come close to competing with EA Sports.


    You are destroying your business and that is a damn shame. 

  9. Are they doing these ratings to get a reaction for feedback? Because this is getting absolutely ridiculous.


    nah its a philosophical thing 

    just suck massively and the whole thing is easier to run since they people running it are either idiots, pretending to be ones, or trying to cater to them while failing at it 


    if they actually wanted to increase their business theyd have to do it in the complete opposite way but theyre too stupid to realize that


    this is why everyone just needs to quit the game to send a message so they get an incentive to possibly fix the game. or theyll just shut everything down thats possible too

  10. Blind slows the game down.


    If you're into that kind of stuff, he's probably decent.


    I personally think slowing the game down is a big crime in attacking play though if the gameplan doesn't revolve around that.


    Now that could mean Blind is a tactically sound defensive player. Does his tacticallly supreme play make him a better defensive player than say Chris Smalling? That's a tough ask given how much of an advantage Smalling has on him physically, that he make up all that back and more in intellect. 


    The eye test basically says no way, but it is in theory possible that Blind is a more effective defender than an actual defender. I'd have to see some advanced stats with good data backing up that point though so as to be able to evaluate that argument. I personally have quite great doubts as to the plausibility of that.

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