Milan Skriniar

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Wonder if Dragon knows he’s been allocated the same Tier status as “footy insider”?

If he does I hope there are no windows nearby for whoever relays that message to him. :D
You getting him mixed up with a different Dragan

 

Ionman34

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Surely this can't be accurate? What would make Inter happily drop their asking price from 55mil to 40mil?
Because they only asked for £55 for shits and giggles?

It’s an opening gambit asking price. I could be wrong, but it doesn’t appear too many are in for him, so if they need the funds, they’ll accept the best offer on the table.
 

Ionman34

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This is in the ITK thread and wouldn't give this guy on Twitter the time of day to be honest, steals info which ideally should be kept on the forums and posts it to gain followers.
He’s attributed it to dragon, that’s not stealing it.
 

fletch82

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There is only one completely flawless 100% itk on the planet when it comes to premier league football.
The man with his finger on the pulse of every club in world football who's sourcescare impeccable and beyond reproach
I believe nothing until this god of itk has spoken ladies and gentlemen I give you


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What a tool :cautious:
 

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This is going to be a long one...

I have seen Spurs as well as Opponent fans using stats to come to certain conclusion on Skriniar.
One of them used widely is his Aerial duels win % is bad, so he is aerially not good.

But the problem is, numbers without context is meaningless.
Serie-A -> Teams dont play long balls. If. long balls are played, its mostly to the full backs and not to the opponent CB in route 1 fashion. Most of the headers that are going to come is possibly from corners or set piece free kicks. Regardless of which top5 league you are in, those corners/setpieces are often difficult to defend, so invariably there's going to be loss of duels.
PL -> There are teams that will play on ground, some teams are going to play long balls to the CB ,route 1 style like your Burnley's etc. So, hoofed up balls to CB are going to be easy meat to most CBs. Those aerial balls are easy to defend than a corners/setpieces

So, when people compare Skriniar, they have to compare him with Serie A defender. If they compare him with PL CB but dont apply the long ball football that is played in PL, then the stat becomes meaningless.

Skriniar was part of back4 pre-Conte. So, I have taken 2017/18 Serie A season for him where he played 38 games in back4 and compared vs Koulibaly (17/18). Then compared against VanDijk, Maguire, Ben Mee (2019/20) season.

Over the season :

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Over a 90 minute game :

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Whether we take it over the season or over a 90 min game, following is observed.

  1. Aerial balls contested over in PL more than doubles Serie-A defenders.
  2. Koulibaly, the "best CB of serie-A" is still slightly below Skriniar interms of success and significantly below VVD 76%. This is my point on, PL defenders have to duel for more easy win % long balls than in serie-A
  3. Incidentally, Ben Mee is contesting less than VVD or Maguire - because its Burnley who is hoofing the ball up and having to defend less
  4. Skriniar Take On is impressive. Most Take Ons and 100% success. VVD not even close.
  5. Ground Duels - Skriniar contests for more on ground. Seems he is all action defender but he has a healthy win %.
  6. Ball recoveries of both Koulibaly & Skriniar is impressive. Hojbjerg as a DM last season did 325 recoveries which was most in PL. These 2 are doing 280ish for CB ,which is v good.
  7. Possessions lost for Skriniar also impressive.
Overall, I would say, Skriniar is as good any Serie-A defender when playing in back4. If Koulibaly is rated high, so he should be too. I am sure, when he is in PL, these 'Aerial duels %' will go up more he plays here.
 

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I’m chuffed that we’re at the point of the transfer window where a 5 second video of the back of a bald guy crossing the street constitutes positive ITK.
Not only do we have to take their word that the rear of said bald man is in fact Inter's director, we also have to take their word that he's been in a meeting with spurs representatives and now it's him leaving his own office as if our representatives have moved in :ROFLMAO:
 

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That’s not what the original tweet says:

“Market meeting in the afternoon for #Ausilio : dribbling and 'no comment' by the Nerazzurri Ds on the deal with #Tottenham for #Skriniar”

That (according to Google Translate) just says that he wouldn’t comment on Skriniar, not that he’d just left a meeting with Spurs.

Daily Hotspur is becoming the new Ricky Sacks for twisting news to make it sound more interesting than it is.
 

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If anyone is too lazy to listen, Duncan Castles repeats a lot of what we already know, however he does say:

Our final payment from Inter for Eriksen is due on 30th September. Levy feels this is a deal that could be done because that final payment would basically become our first instalment for Skriniar. Sort of a ‘buy now, pay later’ as we’ve heard banded around a lot. Essentially no money or very little money would come out of our budget this summer. We wouldn’t start paying the rest of the instalments until the next financial year at least.

It makes a lot of sense tbf.
 

spurslenny

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The worry for me is if we take too long to wrap this up I could easily see some sort of deal between Inter and Chelsea/skriniar and kante.
 

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Am I right in saying this guy doesn't start for inter? I can't pretend I've ever heard of him, so really don't know what we could be about to buy
 

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The worry for me is if we take too long to wrap this up I could easily see some sort of deal between Inter and Chelsea/skriniar and kante.
Chelsea have signed 2 CBs in this window and their priority for the rest of it is to sign Declan Rice. They won't be going after Skriniar.
 
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