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  1. Shevchenko

    Football Thread 2017/18

    Coutinho was their best player in January. Yes, Salah scored a lot of goals after before and after January. But if you asked most Liverpool fans who was their best player at that time then they would have said Coutinho. So losing a player like him in mid season and still reaching the champions league final surely has to be considered great management. It could have easily gone the other way and disrupted Liverpools season especially as they didn’t even replace him. I’m sure Klopp would have preferred he stayed rather than win the net spend dick wars. Now imagine if Spurs lost Eriksen in January. You probably would have lost out to Chelsea for the top four. Losing to Real Madrid who have won the competition 3 times in a row isn’t any shame. The best teams in France, Germany or Italy couldn’t beat them this season. Yeah we can go on about luck, but at the end of the day over two legs this Madrid team were ruthless when it mattered. They not as stylish as Peps Barca. But you gotta give them credit. They can play beautiful or dirty.
  2. Shevchenko

    Football Thread 2017/18

    Mignolet played for Sunderland and was their best player. So your point is? Maybe you need to learn the expectations placed on goalkeepers when they play for big clubs compared to lesser clubs. When Lossl made a mistake nobody said anything. When Mignolet makes a mistake it will be all over the media because he plays for a bigger club.
  3. Shevchenko

    Football Thread 2017/18

    And what exactly was Mignolet before they signed him? Of course they need a world class goalkeeper if they want to challenge for the title. Majority of teams who have won the league have had a world class goalkeeper.
  4. Shevchenko

    Football Thread 2017/18

    Hes made blunders this season. So I am having that. Hes 4th on the list of errors leading to goals this season behind Lloris, Cech, Hart and Begovic. So it’s very strange you are calling him a “great” keeper. I’ve seen him make worse mistakes than Mignolet has done this season.
  5. Shevchenko

    Football Thread 2017/18

    Adrian, Claudio Bravo, Hennesey, Forster, Elliot, Ryan and Lossl. Mignolet is on par with Gomes, Begovic, Ospina, Foster and Fabianski. He was a good prem goalkeeper for Sunderland.
  6. Shevchenko

    Football Thread 2017/18

    Yeah he’s at fault for not signing a world class goalkeeper but they don’t grow on trees. Liverpool don’t have a budget like Man City who can bin someone like Bravo after spending £20m on him. Karius came with a good reputation from Germany. If Karius has flapped at a cross or pushed the ball towards a Madrid player after making a save then those are mistakes that most keepers besides the world class ones make. But the two he made tonight you don’t expect a goalkeeper to make that at school boy level let alone professional. It’s harsh blaming Klopp for that. They not the two of the worst goalkeepers in the prem. Mignolet was highly rated when he was at Sunderland. But it’s a different ball game going from being a goalkeeper who is tested non stop in a team at Sunderland to being rarely tested. Ben Foster and Tim Howard both good prem goalkeepers. But couldn’t cut it at a big club. Same for Fabianski.
  7. Shevchenko

    Football Thread 2017/18

    Why does Klopp need to take any blame? Liverpool weren’t outplayed or anything. They were done by a wonder goal and two individual stupid mistakes that you will not see for a long time. Surely he deserves credit for taking a team consisting of Karius, Milner, Henderson and Lovren to the final. Nobody was expecting that from Karius today. We all seen keepers make mistakes. But the first goal was just unbelievable, I’m not sure how anybody could put the blame on Klopp for that. You don’t expect your keeper to throw the ball like that to the opposition. But yeah Liverpool need a keeper for next season. They’d be stupid going for someone like Jack Butland. If they can’t get Oblak or Alisson then Buffon would be the perfect stopgap signing.
  8. Shevchenko

    TotalBiscuit died.

    I had a look at the thread on there. The resetera place is worse than neogaf. If you ain’t got anything nice to say then don’t say it. I didn’t watch any of his videos. But heard a lot about him on forums I visited, so I guess he was a prominent figure on YouTube. So it’s sad to see someone die so young.
  9. Shevchenko

    Arsenal

    Who is leaving though? Bellerin keeps getting linked to Juve. If you sell him then you’d need to buy another right back anyway. But I wouldn’t sell him because he’s one of those young players who probably needed to get away from Wenger just like Chamberlain. So now Wenger has gone maybe his performances will improve. Still think there’s a good player in there.
  10. Shevchenko

    Arsenal

    Sky Sports news reporting Arteta pulled out rather than Arsenal getting cold feet. BBC are mentioning this £50m budget before sales. That’s a ridiculous budget.
  11. Shevchenko

    Arsenal

    You were better off going for Jardim. Compare him and Emery over the last two seasons. Monaco won the league, played some of the best football in Europe and reached the semi finals of the champion league. Then they had to sell their best players including to PSG. I know he won the Europa league three times with Sevilla. But two of them came when no champions league were up for grabs and really nobody took it seriously then. Juande Ramos won two also and he wasn’t exactly great. But I suppose your board wanna do stuff on a budget. It’s ashame Tuchel had a falling out with your scout as he would have been the perfect appointment.
  12. Shevchenko

    Arsenal

    Surprising appointment. He failed to win the league in one of his two seasons at PSG. Tactically in the big games he can be a hit or big miss. They beat Barca 4-0 last season. I don’t care if Barca got a few dodgy decisions. No way should any manager let that slip. The reason PSG hired Tuchel is to get a philosophy and proper team style. Under Emery it was more based on individual brilliance. His handling of the Neymar and Cavani situation was rather embarrassing. You can see why none of the players took him seriously after that. Hes just another manager with a relaxed style.
  13. Shevchenko

    Arsenal

    Maybe so. But surely Arsenal could attract someone who has actually managed a team. Just seems a big risk for me. Obviously we seen Zidane and Pep coach Madrid and Barca respectively. But atleast they coached the B teams. The other issue is that Madrid and Barca can take risks. Their squads are filled with world class talent and the worst can happen is they finish 3rd. They are in a two team league so can make risky appointments. Arsenal don’t have a luxury of having only one competitor or a squad filled with world class talent. I heard Kronke hired a rookie for his NFL team and did well. If Arteta wants a job he should go the route that most managers take rather than getting cherry picked based on being Peps assistant. What would Arsenal fans think about someone like Benitez? He’d shore up that defence and you won’t get embarrassed in big games. Most of the Arsenal fans on here are realistic. But I fear for those who think the next manager is going to come in and you suddenly going to challenge for the league. Unless you start spending crazy money then that won’t happen. You’d have to build first. I think you need a manager who will stabilise and make you competitive in the top four. I know Chelsea went from 10th to 1st last year, but they already had a title winning squad. They also spent around £150m. Realistically your goal has to be to get back in the top four and be competitive in the big games. I know Allegri said he’s staying at Juve. But he’s hardly going to come out and say I’m leaving after winning the double. It’s basically up to the Arsenal board in terms of expectation. If they hire someone like Arteta and he fails then the fans will come after the board rather than Arteta.
  14. Shevchenko

    Arsenal

    I think Tuchel to PSG is pretty much done. No idea why Arsenal fans seem to think he’d want to come. He fell out with Mislintat, even went as far as banning him from the training ground and they stopped speaking to each other. Unless Mislintat is leaving then he isn’t coming.
  15. Shevchenko

    Football Thread 2017/18

    You would think after getting battered 7-0 at Barca with Valencia he’d know why teams aren’t going gung ho. But I’m surprised teams aren’t targeting the city left backs. They are weaknesses. This is why I badly want Bayern vs City in the next round. You got two flying wingers in Coman and Robben. Lewandowski or Muller will probably look to isolate themselves against their left back whenever a cross comes in. They should make up ground if they win next week as Liverpool and Man Utd are due to play each other. They have Spurs and Liverpool at home. So it’s not totally out the picture.
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