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Darth Vega

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all 3 Rb could stay as doc can play lb as well club still assessing best soloutions and if adequate offers come for Emerson and doc.
Would really like us to keep Doherty. Came into his own at the backend of last season, experienced, can play on either side, and he's clearly popular in the dressing room as well. Would be silly to let him go unless it's too good to turn down.
 

Pebble Dash

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If we sold Doherty and kept Royal it would be madness

It wouldn’t. Emerson offers a lot more than Doherty.

Watch Emerson’s highlights from his time at Betis… he both creates and scores goals when he has to be instinctive (as opposed to having time to pick out of a cross).

He’s also very good defensively, strong and has decent pace. Doherty has none of this.
 

$hoguN

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It wouldn’t. Emerson offers a lot more than Doherty.

Watch Emerson’s highlights from his time at Betis… he both creates and scores goals when he has to be instinctive (as opposed to having time to pick out of a cross).

He’s also very good defensively, strong and has decent pace. Doherty has none of this.
He isn’t a WB and Doherty is.

Conte plays with WBs. Doherty offers more to Conte’s system. We have to change the way we play to accommodate Royal, Conte has said as much.
 

hughy

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It wouldn’t. Emerson offers a lot more than Doherty.

Watch Emerson’s highlights from his time at Betis… he both creates and scores goals when he has to be instinctive (as opposed to having time to pick out of a cross).

He’s also very good defensively, strong and has decent pace. Doherty has none of this.
They don't play for Betis, they play for Spurs. So now compare their time under Conte at Spurs.

I don't want either to go, but out of the two it would be Emerson leaving all day long.
 

Ben1

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They don't play for Betis, they play for Spurs. So now compare their time under Conte at Spurs.

I don't want either to go, but out of the two it would be Emerson leaving all day long.
If we're playing the 'what they did at former clubs rather than here' game, Doherty was pretty good as a wing back at Wolves as well.
 

chrisd2k

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It wouldn’t. Emerson offers a lot more than Doherty.

Watch Emerson’s highlights from his time at Betis… he both creates and scores goals when he has to be instinctive (as opposed to having time to pick out of a cross).

He’s also very good defensively, strong and has decent pace. Doherty has none of this.
Nonsense. Watch his highlights of playing for a different team...
 

Guntz

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We need all 5 wingbacks IMO.

Sess is made of glass, Perisic & Doherty are in their 30s and are more likely to pick up injuries in a position that relies on having high levels of athleticism.

Reguilon should be the only one moved on.
 

$hoguN

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We need all 5 wingbacks IMO.

Sess is made of glass, Perisic & Doherty are in their 30s and are more likely to pick up injuries in a position that relies on having high levels of athleticism.

Reguilon should be the only one moved on.
Pointless keeping Royal as he can’t play as a WB. Let him leave and bring in someone who can
 

JUSTINSIGNAL

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Purely opinion but if Emerson stays I think he only gets better another season under conte and he trusts him . He’s very young still

Agree with this. Great attitude, fantastic engine, and a solid defensive option for when we're playing teams who will have more of the ball than us.
 

chrisd2k

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Purely opinion but if Emerson stays I think he only gets better another season under conte and he trusts him . He’s very young still
He will get better sure, but he wont ever be what Conte wants as a wing back. Its an attacking position and hes just not very good at that. Doesnt mean hes not a good player just doesnt suit this system
 
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