The Weekend ITK Discussion Thread 24/25 August 2013

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Lilbaz

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Right, I consider myself inebriated enough to come out of my shell now. Serious question I've been meaning to ask. Seeing as 99% of ITK pertains to specific players, why is there a dedicated ITK discussion thread when it all really belongs in the specific player's one? Is it purely a Darwinian "survival of the least stupid" system that helps you eradicate users who you deem not worthy of the site or are you gluttons for punishment?

You fool! You'll start giving A&C ideas and I'm the most stupid of them all.
 

itkMan

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Halilovic will still be the deal of the summer for me (as in we will look back on it and be some grateful we went for it). Sounds crazy with all the deals we've done and might but really feel he could be crazily good. Maybe I'll be totally wrong but who knows.

Where was the reports about Nedelev's medical? Just seems these reports are all unsubstantiated

Have we signed Halilovic then?
 

hugrr

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Where's da Mata ITK?

Aaaah shuddup a ya face

(How come I'm the first to drop this awful pun ffs?)
 

Lilbaz

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I really don't know who we should go for. But between our scouts, Baldini, AVB and Fruend there should be some good ideas. I'll trust in them.

Also prepared to not bring anyone else in.
 

EnfieldYiddo

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Jason Burt in the Telegraph thinks we'll go for the Hulk! Am I the only one very underwhelmed by this?
I am but AVB knows more about the ins and outs of football and our squad than anyone here.

Not to mention he'll know more about Hulk than all of us put together. Hulk hasn't shone properly since under AVB, maybe he can unlock his potential once again?

I don't know; I'd be gutted if we signed him for a big amount, I'd be livid if we signed him instead of Lamela.

Hulk + Lamela + Eriksen as attacking incomings would be absolutely fine.
 

sundanceyid10

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I think we need another forward an injury to Soldado and we are back to the crock of s*** we had last year, move on Adebayor and reinvest if at all possible!
 

EnfieldYiddo

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I'd rather keep Townsend and develop him so I agree with that sentiment.

Coentrao, Chiriches, Ljajic, Eriksen, Lamela we should target.

Would cost £70-75 million more maybe but with Bale's money why not.
 

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I didn't really understand why we bought Chadli for 9m, then tried to spend 30m on Willian, when we clearly needed a right sided attacker to replace the departing Bale and a crafty little creator. I like Willian, great player but once we'd signed Chaldi, that position was no longer a priority surely and players in the positions/roles we need are. This is why trying to please managers isn't always the cleverest thing.
I agree about Chadli but I think he was brought in as a back up imo and we didnt expect Bale to go. I think if he doesnt alot of games we may have a issue tbh.
 

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Bale is still at our club.

Let's just keep him and buy Lamela.

Title and multiple cup challenging season.
 

Bulletspur

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It astounded me that not one brown-nosing giggler dared bring up the name of Kia Jorabchian...that scum really has a lot of people in compromising positions by the looks of things, because he's still here despite some filthy behaviour in the past. I'm disappointed no-one had the balls to ask Mourinhoif, in his professional opinion, it was possible for an agent to leak information about a medical which is taking place/circulate a photograph on twitter of a player & said-agent on twitter. It's so screamingly obvious what happened, yet they accepted his smug dig with a shit-eating grin and giggle. Pathetic.
Danny Levi has a plan.... watch this space!!!
 

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Right, I consider myself inebriated enough to come out of my shell now. Serious question I've been meaning to ask. Seeing as 99% of ITK pertains to specific players, why is there a dedicated ITK discussion thread when it all really belongs in the specific player's one? Is it purely a Darwinian "survival of the least stupid" system that helps you eradicate users who you deem not worthy of the site or are you gluttons for punishment?
Serious answer. It's a convenience that the owner/mods of this fine site started in order to avoid members having to negotiate through countless player threads in search of any news. It facilitates discussion of any ITK in one place, with recourse to a specific player thread an option if desired.

While I wasn't lucky enough to see the first of your two posts, if this second - with it's sneering tone and insults - is the best that you can manage, then I suggest one of two courses of action: either 'stay in your shell' or stay sober.
 

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Not sure what to make of Ryan's info. Not massively impressed with Vadillo from the clips I've seen and really hope this isn't an alternative to Lamela.

Young and promising though so wouldn't object provided not an alternative to Lamela. Just get me Lamela Spurs!
 

paige09

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Who's the going back and paying the release clause about? Damiao?

Oops just read the title.
 

Danners9

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People who don't rate Hulk obviously only saw him play for Brazil you know that side that Willian can't get in
It's not really indicative of ability anymore. More to do with exposure.

Fernandinho has 5 caps, ex of Shakhtar and now of Man City.
Dante 6 caps. His first call up was Jan 2013. He moved to Bayern in Aug 2012. When he was with Gladbach he wasn't getting a look in.

Brazil play a lot of domestic friendlies with players from within the Brazilian league. They also play a lot of 'Nike World Tour' games. Then there is (in the past) the World Cup qualifying. They essentially have 3 squads; domestic, fringe players, regulars.

Many of the Brazilians at Shakhtar have complained they don't get the international recognition because no one sees them. Maybe that'll change because so many are moving to Russia and Ukraine, it would be silly for a manager to ignore these players - even if the games aren't televised.
 
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