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  1. Shevchenko

    Tennis

    It was expected. I watched him struggle at Washington to beat a journey man and then in tears after his victory. I assumed he might need time. But he didn’t look right last week after a few months training. Hip injuries are the worst. He could have stayed on the tour like Hewitt and just be playing. But Murray wants to be competitive not just make the numbers. I didn’t think he would stay around if he wasn’t competitive. Sad to see the first of the big four retire. Everyone said Rafa would go first. But I think he will end up retiring last. He just seems to come back after every injury better. Theres talk of Fed going after the Laver cup. But I think he will give the Olympic another shot.
  2. Shevchenko

    Arsenal

    Its not just £138k he is making. He’s going to be getting a massive signing on fee so he can lower his wage demands to the club that want him on a free. Where as it will be obviously higher for Arsenal. I dont blame him. It’s his last chance to get a big contract and would be good for another British player to play abroad. It will be a loss for Arsenal, but I don’t think it will be a loss so bad that this time next year you’d be sitting here saying you would have won the game if you had Ramsey. You’ve lost better players in the last decade or so. Your board need to start showing ambition. Restricting the manager to loan signings in January is just stupid. The squad and club needs a lift. Look at what Van Dijk did to Liverpool last January. You still got a lot to play for this season. You won’t be getting top four or even winning the Europa if you have Mustafi in your defence.
  3. Shevchenko

    Arsenal

    The defence for Emery you could give is Pep, Potch and Klopp struggled in their first season in the league. But I wasn’t really sure about him. He’s built Sevilla team that won Europa but they weren’t exciting or anything special to be honest. Even at Valencia the fans got fed up eventually even though he was getting them champions league places. The Sokratis signing surely has to be Mislintats signing. The Lichtsteiner signing was a strange one. The warning signs are there when Juve a side who loves free signings let’s a player go on a free. He was a good player on his day. But coming to the premier league at his age now was only going to go one way. I didnt think Emery was a exciting appointment, but just a yes man. But he needs to be given money to spend. Spending £50m or whatever when sides like Everton and West Ham are spending that on one player isn’t enough. Arsenal went for the safe option in the summer. They could have gone for the risky in Arteta or the big option in Allegri. But nothing is going to change as long as the board start showing ambition. When even someone like Arteta has issues with the budget being offered to him then there are issues.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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