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Transfer Window - January 2021

Pompey Yid

Vital Squad Member
Just my two penneth on the Ings rumour, him wanting out of Scum, other than maybe Leicester as it is now, Vardy out for a number of weeks, I believe he will have to have the attitude, "I am prepared to fight for my place" at any of the Prem Top 6, where as he is guaranteed his spot at Scum, I suppose we will have to wait and see.
 
Hmm, I believe we have already tried the N'dom/LoCelso experiment in one EL match, Jose ended the union at half time, we were, overrun. Our defence under constant pressure working overtime to fill holes. If memory serves me, one of Hoj/Siss had to come on to shore things up. The idea might have greater sustainability with a more dynamic player, better on both sides of the ball than Lo Celso.
Yes, "one EL match" which you then correctly explain as half an EL match. That game from memory was a dead rubber as we were already through to the next stage. Those 2 were not the only culprits on that day and once again Jose didn't give them 10 mins after half-time to correct it. I never agree with that from managers.

Personally, I still think we've yet to find out at the top of their game whether the Ndombele, Gio partnership with Hojbjerg is too lightweight. We already know that for a six footer, Sonny is too lightweight whereas someone like Bergwijn gives a physical presence with football intelligence defensively. There are 6 players ahead of the back four and that entire group needs to function physically and technically.

First of all, we need to find out whether Gio can get himself fit. His injury record is a concern.
 

SheringhamNo10

Vital Reserves Team
Hmm, I believe we have already tried the N'dom/LoCelso experiment in one EL match, Jose ended the union at half time, we were, overrun. Our defence under constant pressure working overtime to fill holes. If memory serves me, one of Hoj/Siss had to come on to shore things up. The idea might have greater sustainability with a more dynamic player, better on both sides of the ball than Lo Celso.
Muttley’s desire to see Kane, Son, Bergwijn, Lo Celso and Ndombele in the same team works in a 4-2-3-1.

Son
Bergwijn Kane Lo Celso
Hojbjerg Ndombele

Son playing as the main striker, Kane as the No 10, Lo Celso cutting in from the right with an overlapping right back. Bergwijn in his favored left wing position cutting in on his right with Reguilon overlapping. Ndombele pulling the strings and Hojbjerg sitting.
 

meee93

Vital Champions League
Hmm, I believe we have already tried the N'dom/LoCelso experiment in one EL match, Jose ended the union at half time, we were, overrun. Our defence under constant pressure working overtime to fill holes. If memory serves me, one of Hoj/Siss had to come on to shore things up. The idea might have greater sustainability with a more dynamic player, better on both sides of the ball than Lo Celso.
Whilst this was a concerning game for those of us who hope to see a future midfield of Hojbjerg, NDombele and Lo Celso, this issue for me was that they were played the wrong way round. NDombele was played further up the pitch where the game just passed him by too much. I want to see a fit and motivated NDombele along side Hojbjerg with Lo celso given the freedom to be further forward and link the play to the forwards.
 

steveperryman

Vital Football Legend
Whilst this was a concerning game for those of us who hope to see a future midfield of Hojbjerg, NDombele and Lo Celso, this issue for me was that they were played the wrong way round. NDombele was played further up the pitch where the game just passed him by too much. I want to see a fit and motivated NDombele along side Hojbjerg with Lo celso given the freedom to be further forward and link the play to the forwards.
I just don't see that happening until such time we get that CB we've all been craving after. If we had him i could see Jose implementing a higher line & playing a more offensive starting eleven than he currently has of late.
 

RichmondSpur

Vital Football Hero
Whilst this was a concerning game for those of us who hope to see a future midfield of Hojbjerg, NDombele and Lo Celso, this issue for me was that they were played the wrong way round. NDombele was played further up the pitch where the game just passed him by too much. I want to see a fit and motivated NDombele along side Hojbjerg with Lo celso given the freedom to be further forward and link the play to the forwards.
I want to see a better player than LoCelso not only linking play but also scoring regularly he doesn't assure me that he can do that consistently.
 

spurs1954

Vital Youth Team
I want to see a better player than LoCelso not only linking play but also scoring regularly he doesn't assure me that he can do that consistently.
Observations. Have we seen enough of him? Has he been played in his best position? Is it him or JM’s tactics? How is best player for Argentina in recent internationals not good enough for us? Suggest too early for us to judge fairly.
 

RichmondSpur

Vital Football Hero
Observations. Have we seen enough of him? Has he been played in his best position? Is it him or JM’s tactics? How is best player for Argentina in recent internationals not good enough for us? Suggest too early for us to judge fairly.
You speak for yourself, I've seen enough of him, and he often doesn't impress me. I'm not bothered by what he does for Argentina when he plays for us; he often fails to live up to expectations.
 

Nick Real Deal

Vital Football Legend
Jose said the other day that if transfers were difficult due to restrictions then clubs will have to use their academies.....or words to that effect.
He also said our problem is that our best players are under 18 !!
That's a bit of a kick in the bollox for Cirkin, Marsh, Roles, Parrot, Clarke etc.
Devine and Scarlett I know are promising from the under 18s.
 
Observations. Have we seen enough of him? Has he been played in his best position? Is it him or JM’s tactics? How is best player for Argentina in recent internationals not good enough for us? Suggest too early for us to judge fairly.
We saw what he could do in the second half of last season. He was arguably our best player. This season he has been hamstrung by injuries and has hardly got going. Second half sub appearances are no basis to assess. It's not as though we are spoilt for choice in the area he plays either.
 

Nick Real Deal

Vital Football Legend
Loco has a media/ web rating of 6.61 so far this season. Forum posters is more realistic at 6.19 I think. 9 th in the table. He has not played as much as others though.
He is an adventurous player like Lamela and will make mistakes as a result when trying to thread balls through. He is pretty tenacious when he loses the ball , quite often resulting in free kick given away or a yellow.
My biggest concern is injuries for him.
He is more of a leftie than Lamela and that's saying something !!
If he can stay free of injury I would expect him to be an asset.
 

Critical_Spur

Vital 1st Team Regular
Jose said the other day that if transfers were difficult due to restrictions then clubs will have to use their academies.....or words to that effect.
He also said our problem is that our best players are under 18 !!
That's a bit of a kick in the bollox for Cirkin, Marsh, Roles, Parrot, Clarke etc.
Devine and Scarlett I know are promising from the under 18s.
So we have a flawed production line.

They are talented when they arrive and coached by one set of nurturing supervisors, they then enter the phase II development conveyor belt under different supervisors (18-23 yr group) and talent is knocked out of them, then they are thrown on the PL conveyor belt where they get limited or no opps!. They either turn out of to be a collection of Winks or sold/loaned!

Does Jose even sit down with all the coaching staff to review our set up?!