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    Giovani Lo Celso

    But what was he worth when we originally looked at Grealish & Barkley? They weren’t possible/desirable for whatever reason at that time(s), but he is now?
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    Player Watch Player watch: Jan Vertonghen

    I don’t think we have an ‘over 30’ policy do we?
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    Player Watch: Kieran Trippier

    It’s extremely unlikely that we would sell 3 defenders and not replace any of them. It won’t happen. And I don’t include Sessegnon as a replacement, as you say he’s not a left back.
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    Player Watch: Kieran Trippier

    Que?
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    Player Watch: Kieran Trippier

    Norwich have signed Max Byram from West Ham today, could mean a move for Aarons? Although if the price isn’t right, I wouldn’t be surprised if we don’t sign a replacement and go Aurier, KWP, Foyth.
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    Max Aarons

    Norwich have just signed Sam Byram from West Ham....
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    Eriksen and Alderweireld set for Spurs tour amid ongoing transfer speculation

    In other news, 2 men fulfill contractual obligations and turn up at work.
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    Giovani Lo Celso

    It’s ok, we’ve got Burnley away on a Saturday in early March (y)
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    Let's All Laugh At... Let's all laugh at Chelsea thread

    I don’t disagree but knowing Chelsea’s demands from on high, I can’t see them accepting dropping away even with losing Hazard. The club should make a statement that Lampard is their man for the foreseeable future but I wouldn’t expect them to do that. Hopefully it goes as well as other heroes...
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    Let's All Laugh At... Let's all laugh at Chelsea thread

    I’m not so sure about the first season being a free hit. With the squad he’s inheriting, they should be challenging (arguably qualifying) for top 4. The only position they lack depth is centre forward. If they were to finish, say, 6th, I think he’d be under immense pressure going by benchmarks...
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    Ndombele: Why record signing is the most important transfer in years

    Very positive article, especially opining that Ndombele is the best player ‘available’ in his position (whatever available means). Clearly what we need in terms of type of player, with the bonus of age and fitting the Poch profile. However he is only 22 and has had only 2 seasons at the top...
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    Jack Clarke

    He’s only made 25 appearances for Leeds of which only 4 were starts. He’s clearly not ready for a place in our first team squad so the only question is does he train with the squad or go back to Leeds to gain experience? Poch tends not to loan youngsters but, as someone pointed out, he’s close...
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    Player Watch Player Watch: Harry Kane

    There’s no way anyone can come back from a repeat ankle ligament injury & not have it in the back of their mind for a few games. That much was obvious in the CL final. I think you’re right about rest & pre-season. Hopefully he comes back flying in the new season. And avoids someone treading on...
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    Player Watch Player Watch: Harry Kane

    Part of Owen’s game was explosiveness and a bad hamstring injury affected that. It’s also likely to recur with little warning, especially as there wasn’t as much monitoring of muscle fatigue in Owen’s era. Kane’s ankle ligaments aren’t susceptible to ‘going’ again, as long as he stops throwing...
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    Manchester United sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka

    Maybe he felt he wasn’t ready aged 18-21 to dislodge both of the 2 internationals ahead of him. Don’t forget AWB only got in the palace team due to long term injuries, it wasn’t planned but he’s gone from strength to strength.
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    Manchester United sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka

    There is ITK that Poch wants a very good look at KWP during pre-season. There was no way Poch would sanction 50m on a right back who may not be much of an upgrade on what we have coming through. We have bigger fish to fry.
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    Player Watch: Juan Foyth

    Trouble was after take-ons 18 & 19 he overran the ball and got a red card! :nailbiting:
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    New Kit 19/20

    It will look great in Europe-mode with white shorts/socks imo.
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    PL fixtures 19/20

    Agreed but even if we have signed players before then, Poch might consider those games a bit too big to throw them into. Especially if they’ve been signed from overseas leagues. But that’s why we need a bigger squad. For example Dier & Lamela may start those 2 games, but Ndombele & Lo Celso...
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