I honestly don't think it'll be that difficult to sort out. Improving our attacking options, sorting the midfield and getting us attacking and defending as a team, will see huge improvements in defence. Of course a couple of new defenders wouldn't hurt either.
Apart from everything else discussed in this thread, a settled starting XI and a specific position/job for NDombele will be crucial for his success.
Not sure if that will be in a midfield 3 or a 2, or even as a number 10, but I hope Mourinho has something up his sleeve.
If we can get Tanguy...
With the unusual situation that the footballing world finds itself in, there's an unparalleled opportunity for us to bring in the best young talent from the lower leagues, at seriously discounted prices.
Personally, I think we should fully embrace this. If we're strapped for cash then we...
I love Poch and he did an absolutely fantastic job for us, but he needs to change his attitude towards winning trophies.
Firstly, don't make excuses about not winning trophies due to lack of investment. Even if it's true (much of the time it is), you're creating a ready made excuse, or mental...
Always difficult to tell whether he would keep up with the pace of the Premier League. But for 12m quid, he's certainly worth the gamble. I'd be more than happy to take an older veteran on a free and this guy for the long term.
Can you imagine the scenes if Liverpool (who need 5 or 6 points to win the league) had a total collapse in their last 9 games and Man City pipped them at the post.
On the one hand Liverpool fans get what they want (season being finished), but on the other hand it won't be the same conditions...
I wonder if the players would even play behind closed doors, if there's an increased (albeit small) chance of catching the virus. After all, we don't know what the medium to long term effects if it are.
It was even weirder than that.
John Terry, Chelsea captain as we all know, was accused of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand. The FA told then England manager Capello that he wasn't allowed to play Terry in upcoming games, so Capello walked. And that started the speculation as to who would be the...
Agree with pretty much all of that, although I wouldn't call Dele a leader tbh.
I also think that our fans have completely underestimated the negative effect of fielding no strikers, has had on us.
We're playing elite-level football with no recognised strikers. Let that sink in. That's...
Weren't we negotiating for Dybala as well, at the time?
If it came to the crunch and Levy said to Poch we can get Coutinho, but won't get Dybala, Poch may well have said I'll take my chances on pursuing Dybala because he's my first choice. Unfortunately, all parties concerned couldn't get the...
Probably a back-up GK, CB, RB, LB, DMF, MF, AMF and ST
Would give us a very good shot at the title.
That said, if we only wanted to get into the Top 4 again consistently, then 3 signings would do it imho.
But 8 signings, each improving on what we've already got, is seriously unrealistic...
Kane's ambition makes him a player who will give 100% in order to win, which helps Spurs win games.
But Kane's ambition makes him a player who may ultimately leave Spurs to win things.
Can't really have one without the other.
Good players tend to be ambitious.