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  • Berkshire Yid Berkshire Yid Jul 8, 2012 14:48 Flag

    Vertonghen signs

    Finally a decent partner for Daws now lets get adey back and get baines in as a replacement for BAE and Oscar in for miserable modders.

    I am a bit worried tho that we are casting off friedal too soon he was outstanding last season.

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    • Vertonghen is a superb signing, the type of player we have needed for years at CB.

      Vertonghen- Kaboul-Dawson-Caulker is a decent pool of CB's IMO. If we keep Gallas, Bassong and re-sign King then I think the CB situation is covered, without the latter 3, I think we need another CB.

      I'd be delighted with Baines, although I think its unlikely, Everton will want a lot for him. JV and Naughton can play at LB and IMO BAE did ok last season.

      From what I understand Oscar won't be coming this window, although there is a chance Leandro Damiao will, Internacional have just signed Forlan. I think Gylfi will be the replacement for Luka. VDV is being heavily linked with HSV and Two saints is likely to be going to Spain. Pienaar is being pursued by Moyes, who wants him back permanently.

      If we lose all four- Luka-VDV-Gio-Pienaar, which sounds unlikely but is not impossible, it could make way for Moutinho to come in and for Sandro, Livermore, Hudds to all get some more football.

      I've always been a Hudd fan, although I know he splits opinion, Hudds- Yes or No??!

      It will be interesting to see whether AVB will bring through or HG players of whether we will see an influx of players.

      Jenas-Bentley-Gomes also need to move on IMO.

      IMO we must get at least 1 more striker Ade, Huntlaar, Hulk would all be superb signings IMO, maybe Kane will get a chance?

      Whilst I rate Friedel, he is OLD! Hugo Lloris, Akinfeev, Krul, Vorm would all be superb replacements, we could also have a punt on Amos- Manure's young, but highly rated, underused GK.

      These will be an interesting few weeks.

      Has AVB done a press conference yet? I heard that Tim Sherwood involvement with the running has been significantly increased. Media handling may be an area that Tim is assigned to?


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      • Joe, i think the CB problem is sorted . As you say, Vertonghen-Kaboul-Daws-Caulker with Gallas and Bassong as back up is fine. I doubt if King has it in his legs to go another season, he looked alot slower towards the end of last season. Although i'd think AVB would be stupid not to use him as a coach, with his knowledge and talent.
        BAE and Rose are good enough at LB with, as you say, Vert or Caulker covering in a pinch.
        We do not need Ricardo Carvalho as a make weight in the Modders deal with Real.
        If we do lose all four of Modric, VDV, Gio and Pienaar it won't be a disaster as long as we have 1 or 2 talented players who can move the ball around. DM is covered with Parker, Sandro and Livermore. Unlike you i'm at best on the fence with Hudd, Gylfi and someone who hasn't been injured or a bit player for 2 years needs to be aquired and Hudd can be back up and hopefully convince myself and any other doubters wrong.
        IMO we shoul get a RW to put some pressure on Lennon, dare i say it Walcott. Bale and the rest of the world have put enough pressure on him at LW.
        With only Defoe, as a proven striker in the Premiership, on the books i think we need 2 more strikers. Maybe Ade, Huntlaar etc, but maybe AVB could pick up 1 quality striker and maybe take a punt with a younger less experienced man, someone like Muniain
        Friedel will be ok for another season at least, so AVB can look for a replacement with leisure.
        Yes the dead wood of Bentley, Jenas, God please Gomes et all need to be shifted, even at a loss. Its been too long now.
        I agree this will be interesting, this is the most excited i've been pre season for a few years, although that excitement is tempered with a bit of apprehension as to will all this change vitalise the squad or drown it in chaos and in fighting.
        I can't wait for August to see how it all pans out.......COYS