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Player Watch - Tanguy Ndombele

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Cinemattis

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I think that pretty much everyone (apart from one person) agrees that Chelsea spending 100m on Lukaku and him hating being there, is more a reflection on that shitty club than it is the quality of the player.
It's not the first time they've done it and it won't be the last.

He's in no way, shape or form, comparable to Ndombele.
They´re both Serie A champions in this decade? ;)
 

newbie

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He'll come good this time, just you wait and see

I laughed but actually think you could be right

he could turn up

if I was Ivan toney I would put my money on option 2.

or

Continue being a lazy fatty

if I was Ivan toney I would put my money on option 2.

Odds are not with us though
 

-Afri-Coy-

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I laughed but actually think you could be right

he could turn up

if I was Ivan toney I would put my money on option 2.

or

Continue being a lazy fatty

Remove the laziness and he could've been one of the best midfielders in the world.

Sadly I think that ship has sailed.
 

Caco

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Never mind him being lazy, one of his biggest issues is that he's delusional. Just look at how difficult its been for the club to even loan him out the last two years with him refusing loans and unwilling to go to clubs not in the Champions League. In his head he'll likely make a case that he went on loan to Napoli and Gala and won them the league.
 

dontcallme

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So what went wrong here? Levy is often criticised for buying bargain basement players on cheap salaries and waiting til the last minute to get the best deal but this was an expensive purchase, on decent wages and bought in early so he got a pre season?
I think a lot of the problems was we tried to go big after years of poor buys and in one case, no buys.

To try to make up for this we went bigger than we normally spend and the problem was we got it wrong.

Levy has to take responsibility for not putting a good transfer committee during Poch’s entire reign and Poch takes the responsibility for picking such a player.
 

TOLBINY

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I think a lot of the problems was we tried to go big after years of poor buys and in one case, no buys.

To try to make up for this we went bigger than we normally spend and the problem was we got it wrong.

Levy has to take responsibility for not putting a good transfer committee during Poch’s entire reign and Poch takes the responsibility for picking such a player.
So Poch picked him? I have no reason to doubt that, and if true, it makes even more of a mockery of some of the criticism thrown at Levy. I highlight this in the hope that some fans will see that buying players is not a precise science and the answer is not simply buy expensive players that the manager wants. Let's say Nbombele had been a 15M Levy bargain basement punt instead of an expensive Poch pick - Levy would be getting slaughtered on here for it (that's what happens when you buy a cheap player who the manager doesn' t really want).

It is easy to criticise Levy for all the purchases that do not work out - but I am not convinced it is always his fault.
 

dontcallme

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So Poch picked him? I have no reason to doubt that, and if true, it makes even more of a mockery of some of the criticism thrown at Levy. I highlight this in the hope that some fans will see that buying players is not a precise science and the answer is not simply buy expensive players that the manager wants. Let's say Nbombele had been a 15M Levy bargain basement punt instead of an expensive Poch pick - Levy would be getting slaughtered on here for it (that's what happens when you buy a cheap player who the manager doesn' t really want).

It is easy to criticise Levy for all the purchases that do not work out - but I am not convinced it is always his fault.
My post clearly wasn’t blaming Levy for the decision to buy Ndombele.
 

Frozen_Waffles

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It's gonna be an Aurier situation, one day after the transfer window ends he'll be released, no one will be daft enough to pick him up on his current wages even on loan.

Except I doubt anyone will sign him, even on a free.

Such a talent, such a disappointment.
 

Snarfalicious

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Yeah, worst part will always be he definitely had the talent. No doubt about it, and we saw very brief glimpses of it. He was worth the fee based on his talent, but between the ears something just isn’t quite there, and it’s a real shame.
 

funkycoldmedina

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So Poch picked him? I have no reason to doubt that, and if true, it makes even more of a mockery of some of the criticism thrown at Levy. I highlight this in the hope that some fans will see that buying players is not a precise science and the answer is not simply buy expensive players that the manager wants. Let's say Nbombele had been a 15M Levy bargain basement punt instead of an expensive Poch pick - Levy would be getting slaughtered on here for it (that's what happens when you buy a cheap player who the manager doesn' t really want).

It is easy to criticise Levy for all the purchases that do not work out - but I am not convinced it is always his fault.
Levy's fault in this case was not insisting on a DoF who aligned with what we were trying to do as a club. Poch has made some rotten recruitment choices when given free reign
 

alfie103

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So Poch picked him? I have no reason to doubt that, and if true, it makes even more of a mockery of some of the criticism thrown at Levy. I highlight this in the hope that some fans will see that buying players is not a precise science and the answer is not simply buy expensive players that the manager wants. Let's say Nbombele had been a 15M Levy bargain basement punt instead of an expensive Poch pick - Levy would be getting slaughtered on here for it (that's what happens when you buy a cheap player who the manager doesn' t really want).

It is easy to criticise Levy for all the purchases that do not work out - but I am not convinced it is always his fault.

You're right, buying players isn't an exact science and I wouldn't always blame Levy for transfers that don't work out because every club makes mistakes but failures in the market doesn't stop other clubs going out and buying expensive players again. I don't think we are going to be able to compete with Liverpool, Arsenal and others at the top if we are always too worried if a transfer will come off and always think of it from a financial risk and asset point of view.
 
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