The Daily ITK Discussion Thread - The you weren't execting a new thread today Edition 14th July 2013

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DiamondLites

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Can't see Ade staying if/when Big Bentekers rolls into the training ground, his previous suggests he isn't one for having his ego dented and could well become a cancer in and around the club. If we have a decent enough offer that more or less covers the cost of having him wasting oxygen for 99% of last season then ship him out. A very talented player on his day, don't get me wrong and in all honesty a superior player to Benteke at this point, but not worth the risk of upsetting the team chemistry in the hope he would step his game up when his record speaks to the contrary

If we can beat the odds and work out a deal for Bernard it would be a nigh on perfect window for us in terms of addressing the needs of the squad
 

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All I know is if we don't get our strike force sorted properly this season then I'm just gonna enjoy the games and not hold any hope for any sort of honours come next may.

As has been said before, Bale gives us a nice little buffer irt cash and if we spend big and somehow nothing comes of it then he'd be off anyway and we'd recoup.

That's the kind of language DL responds too.
Agree apart from the Bale bit...
You dont spend money you don't yet have. If someone fecks Bale's knee 5 games in, what then? No money from RM or anyone else.
So i dont think DL is one to gamble on that, especially as the hope should surely be to still keep Bale by competing for top honours.
 

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I'd rather have a front 3 of bale and Ade floating around benteke (with lennon sig and defoe to be interchanged) than sell Ade and put Chadli there personally.

Ade needs to be kept as we won't get anyone as good as him for similar money even taking into account his wages.Atm an on form Ade is probably at least as good if not better than a 20m benteke. Why sell him and buy a worse replacement( in addition to benteke) ?
 

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I actually think Ade and bale in free ish roles would scare the shit outve defences as they both have gd technique and movement around the box.... Shame Ade can't shoot like bale
 

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Lamela would cost more than Bernard
I want them both, if DL took a calculated risk, if Bale is sold next year, Lamela would be a top player to replace him with, and give us a year to bed him in, and if we get CL, that would be close to paying for them. ( just dreaming )
 

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I want them both, if DL took a calculated risk, if Bale is sold next year, Lamela would be a top player to replace him with, and give us a year to bed him in, and if we get CL, that would be close to paying for them. ( just dreaming )

IMO Lamela is the only attainable target in the 'bale' mould so to speak
 

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I'd rather have a front 3 of bale and Ade floating around benteke (with lennon sig and defoe to be interchanged) than sell Ade and put Chadli there personally.

Ade needs to be kept as we won't get anyone as good as him for similar money even taking into account his wages.Atm an on form Ade is probably at least as good if not better than a 20m benteke. Why sell him and buy a worse replacement( in addition to benteke) ?
I totally agree but Ade hasn't got the right personality to be a 'bit-part' player... He would be detrimental to squad morale IMO
 

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Agree apart from the Bale bit...
You dont spend money you don't yet have. If someone fecks Bale's knee 5 games in, what then? No money from RM or anyone else.
So i dont think DL is one to gamble on that, especially as the hope should surely be to still keep Bale by competing for top honours.
We will have insurance on Bale.
 

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If Ade plays well he won't be a bit part player he's good enough to play anywhere in that front 3 if on form
 

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re: Chadli

It will happen, if we want it to, that hasn't been decided just yet though
 

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I think Bernard is plan A, it's only my opinion of course, but our early interest would correlate with it.
 

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re: Chadli

It will happen, if we want it to, that hasn't been decided just yet though
Interesting. Even though everyone wants to believe Plan A is Bernard I find that hard to believe with the price AM are asking for him.
 

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Interesting. Even though everyone wants to believe Plan A is Bernard I find that hard to believe with the price AM are asking for him.

Yeah, I mean I have a hard time thinking we would throw around 60m for Paulinho, Benteke and Bernard. I think it would give us our best chance at Top 4 (Shit, probably better), but it's just so much money.
 

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Interesting that Chadli is seemingly plan B, we had ITK other day regarding a proposal for Bernard IIRC.

It just worries me we are going to attempt to massively low ball them.

A summer of Paulinho, Bernard, Benteke and a potential Levy deadline day special would be the best of my lifetime.
 

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Interesting. Even though everyone wants to believe Plan A is Bernard I find that hard to believe with the price AM are asking for him.
Actually that would point to his being plan A, a more expensive, better option, but chances of it happening are 50-50 so we have a plan B lined up. You never have a cheap option as plan A.
 

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Ok, did I just read JJ's ITK right?!!!! Wohoooo.....loving this, hammered. Watching Lock, stock....pizza hanging from my mouth,,,,
 
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