Also, why Manchester United should not consider Kasper Schmeichel should David De Gea decide to leave, and why Olivier Giroud should not be Arsenal’s first-choice striker next season.
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Liverpool need five new players
I think we need at least five players. We need a keeper, a left-back, a centre back (Martin Skrtel and Kolo Toure should leave), beast of a central midfielder and a striker.
There isn’t one player in our current squad, apart from Daniel Sturridge, who I would be disappointed if they left. Philippe Coutinho produces some magic but he can be so much better. Very good description about Divock Origi. He does remind me of Danny Welbeck. He has everything in his locker to be top class but he needs to add goals to his play. He needs to be getting 10-15 goals a season. So does Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino. I’d get rid of Adam Lallana , Martin Skrtel, Alberto Moreno, Simon Mignolet and a host of others. Jordan Henderson should not be our captain. I don’t mind him but he’s just not offering enough. He should be getting 10 goals a season as well with the positions he gets in. Injury is not helping him but hes only really ever shown six months of good form with us.
The problem now is some of us accept mediocre players. I was all for Christian Benteke but it looks like I was wrong. He’s just too weak. He is showing none of the strengths he showed at villa. He doesn’t looked bothered. He misses far to many chances. He will be gone in the summer.
Kasper Schmeichel should never wear a Manchester United shirt
Maybe I’m a mess on this GK issue at Manchester United but that is the reason why I made a specific post about the David De Gea replacement, if we needed one. You will find that thread had no direction and no solutions either. That’s because David De Gea is in a class of his own and there are no stand-out players who can replace him. I suggested those players as better options but those same options are far off David De Gea anyways, that is all I was saying.
“Kasper Schmeichel has come of age” – hahahahaha. Now that is pure comedy gold there if I have ever seen it. Let’s go ahead and bring in Robert Huth as well. He has come of age – surely the “coming of age” can’t all be with Kasper Schmeichel.
I would sooner bring Edwin van der Sar back than Kasper Schmeichel – he is too short, looks a bit chubby, and he was a Manchester City youth product, wandered around the lower leagues, and has only played top level football for about two years – not to mention that stint at Leeds United. I look at goalkeepers and I see the saves they make in crucial moments. Manchester United play in a manner that exposes us to many more one on one chances and breakaways than Leicester City. David De Gea is consummate in these situations where he is left completely exposed, better than any I have seen. There are many goalkeepers with better stats than David De Gea in this league but there is absolutely no doubt he is the best goalkeeper in this league.
Arsenal in line for another mediocre season if Arsene Wenger stays
Silly season is with us at Arsenal being linked with every player under the sun prior to season and membership ticket renewal time- all fiction no doubt. With the training camps before the Euros, the tournament on till the beginning of July, as is Copa America, I believe, there’s a ready made excuse for Arsene Wenger to say “it’s really difficult to sign players”- where have we heard that before?
Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil were cast-offs from their previous clubs and the former said winning the Cup last year “was not enough”. Mesut Ozil’s face in recent matches reveals his complete dissatisfaction with the team and manager (despite PR denials today) and Petr Cech only came here because he wanted CL football and to stay in London. So which major players could we attract now with fourth-place-trophy Arsene Wenger still in situ?
More pertinently, if somehow he’s persuaded to go at the end of his contract (we can but hope) next season, do we want him to spend money on whom he thinks is good enough? Bit of a quandary. I have a horrible fear he’s going to be around for some time and this 12 year cycle of appalling Premiership and European mismanagement and form will just continue.
Giroud not good enough to be first choice striker at Arsenal
Arsenal have the undisputed assist king of the Premier League in Mesut Ozil but the quality in front of him is highly questionable. If Olivier Giroud has benefited six times, then a sharper player could probably double that.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Olivier Giroud but he’s just not good enough to be the first choice striker in a team with Premier League and Champions League ambitions.
I’m hoping Arsene Wenger will stick with Danny Welbeck for the remainder of the season and if his form of the last few games is anything to go on, he could even be the guy to lead us next season too, but Arsene Wenger has his favorites and “Ollie” is undoubtedly one of them.
Pep Guardiola has massive job in front of him at Manchester City
I think Pep Guardiola has a massive task on his hands and kudos to him if he can make Manchester City anywhere near as good as Barcelona or Bayern Munich.
He’ll have four centre backs, three of which are clowns and the other struggles to stay fit for more than a week at a time. He’ll have four full backs all on the wrong side of 30. His holding midfielders are bang average and then there’s Yaya Toure, who will be first out of the door. The only area he will be strong in is attack with Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling, although David Silva is also the wrong side of 30 and Sergio Aguero is susceptible to an injury layoff for periods of a season.
Tottenham can beat Leicester City to the title
I have to agreed Leicester City’s run in does look easy peasy lemon squeezy. City’s wheels have fallen off and can only really see West Ham taking points off them.
Tottenham need be confident in what we can achieve though, I honestly believe if we can get a min of four points out of the Liverpool and Manchester United games we can go on and win the league. Leicester will drop points against Sunderland and West Ham. We need to take advantage.
A weeks rest for us in between games should mean no starts for the likes of Ryan Mason, Tom Carroll and Nacer Chadli.
The line up should always be the one that started on Sunday. A fully fit Jan Vertonghen may start some games ahead of Kevin Wimmer but that’s a good rotation.
I do believe in Spurs winning the league.
18 Newcastle player who should leave
Many clubs would sniff around Ayoze Perez but hopefully he would stay though if Newcastle get relegated. Also, the ones we just signed (Jonjo Shelvey, Andros Townsend and Henri Saivet) will stay, but I could see all of the below leaving the club:
1. Tim Krul: Loads of clubs will want him
2. Fabricio Coloccini: Will probably stay, but he needs selling
3. Daryl Janmaat: Clubs will want him
4. Steven Taylor: Too injury prone and rubbish/contract expires
5. Massadio Haidara: Too injury prone
6. Vurno Anita: Hope he leaves but will struggle even more in the Championship in midfield
7. Cheick Tioté: He wants to leave
8. Georginio Wijnaldum: Will be snapped up by a big club
9. Siem De Jong: Injury prone and probably wants to leave with lack of football/Injuries
10. Moussa Sissoko: Will be running out the door
11. Florian Thauvin: probably just won’t come back
13. Yoan Gouffran: Is rubbish
14. Sylvain Marveaux: Is rubbish
15. Papiss Cisse: Will want to leave
16. Emmanuel Riviere: Is rubbish
17. Sammy Ameobi: Is rubbish
18. Gabriel Obertan: Is rubbish
Ryan Shawcross and Mark Noble deserves England call up
Ryan Shawcross has deserved a call up in the past in my opinion and in recent weeks Mark Noble has been one player that some have said deserves a call up. Danny Drinkwater has earned a call up playing for little Leicester City. Would he have been called up if Leicester were mid table?