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Player Watch - Tanguy Ndombele

glospur

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May 19, 2015
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cannot fucking stand people with his mentality who willingly squander their talent by just being a petulant, lazy ****

give me a million harry winkses and hojbjergs and players who extract everything they can out of their talent every day of the week
 

doctor stefan Freud

the tired tread of sad biology
Sep 2, 2013
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cannot fucking stand people with his mentality who willingly squander their talent by just being a petulant, lazy ****

give me a million harry winkses and hojbjergs and players who extract everything they can out of their talent every day of the week

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JacoZA

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Aug 2, 2013
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Being fit alone wouldn’t do the trick for Conte anyway IMO. If memory serves, the more common criticism from our managers (not just AC) has been that he needs to play for the team/system, not for himself.
 

$hoguN

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Jul 25, 2005
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My hope is that we are clear with him and a couple of others in terms of not being part of plan and therefore don’t take them on tour
 

yido_number1

He'll always be magic
Jun 8, 2004
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My hope is that we are clear with him and a couple of others in terms of not being part of plan and therefore don’t take them on tour
It's fine being clear with him, it's another thing hoping someone actually wants to sign him.
 

Johnny J

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Aug 18, 2012
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My hope is that we are clear with him and a couple of others in terms of not being part of plan and therefore don’t take them on tour
I think our approach this summer is finally acting like a big club. Even if we take them on tour, it'll be clear to some of these players that they aren't part of our plans and won't be playing much if ever.

The other part is us accepting that to move the likes of Ndombele out, we'll likely need to take a bit of a bath on them.
 

Johnny J

Not the Kiwi you need but the one you deserve
Aug 18, 2012
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It's fine being clear with him, it's another thing hoping someone actually wants to sign him.
There'll be interest, just likely not at the fee or on the terms we'd ideally like. We aren't getting 40m for him.

Even 25m is a lot for all but the largest clubs in Europe

Ndombele will also need to be realistic about the level of club he could join. Ie not Barca and the like.

If he's sensible, which I highly doubt, he'll take a hit to rebuild his career and reputation at a slightly "lesser" club.
 

yido_number1

He'll always be magic
Jun 8, 2004
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There'll be interest, just likely not at the fee or on the terms we'd ideally like. We aren't getting 40m for him.

Even 25m is a lot for all but the largest clubs in Europe

Ndombele will also need to be realistic about the level of club he could join. Ie not Barca and the like.

If he's sensible, which I highly doubt, he'll take a hit to rebuild his career and reputation at a slightly "lesser" club.
I think he'll want to go. He seems pretty miserable and keen to get out. Question is who will take a chance.
 

Annabel

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Feb 2, 2005
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I watched a few of the Lyon games. He was ok. A few flashes of skill but he didn’t impose himself on games.

If Poch, Jose & Conte can’t get you performing for more than 1 game in 10, then you’re just not cut out to be a top player.
 

Johnny J

Not the Kiwi you need but the one you deserve
Aug 18, 2012
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I think he'll want to go. He seems pretty miserable and keen to get out. Question is who will take a chance.
Oh I'm sure he wants out. But I'm a lot less sure about whether he's prepared to accept significantly lower wages and playing for a lower team outside the CL etc.
 

Wick3d

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Aug 31, 2012
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The main issue will always be the wages, I think we are happy to take a hit on the fee as long as we can get rid.
 
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