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Dani Alves

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by Maltese Falcon, 11 Jul 2019.

  1. Baleforce

    Baleforce Steve Archibald

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    in which Lamela didn't take part...
     
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  2. RunTMC

    RunTMC Sean Davis

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    Seriously get off the fence. Tell us what you really think
     
  3. indospurs

    indospurs Roman Pavlyuchenko

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    This would be a great move imho. Bags of experience, silky technique, seems like a good laugh.

    Just don't think it's one levy would sanction nor one poch would go for.
     
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  4. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back Ian Walker

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    I think I posted a few weeks ago that I would love to us to sign a new right back (with Aarons being my first choice and the youngster at Derby being second choice) but thought we probably didn't have the funds for the transfer fees considering our other priorities and asked whether there were any older quality players available on frees or for small transfer fees. Alves fits that bill perfectly IMO.
     
  5. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Andy Thompson

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    I think there is always room for an older head in and around the squad.

    In that sense Alves would replace Llorente.
     
  6. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla John Lacy

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    In the absence of any other signing in that position he’d also be our first choice RB. Streets ahead of Trippier, Aurier and KWP (i’m not sure how to rate Foyth at RB yet).

    I’d cut my losses on Aurier.
    Take the good money offered by Juve for Trippier.
    Give KWP another chance learning under Alves.
    Foyth as back up CB and RB if KWP really doesn’t cut it.
     
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  7. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Les Ferdinand

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    Sissoko and Dier as back up too, if we're down to bare bones.
     
  8. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Les Ferdinand

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  9. metalgear

    metalgear Jack Jull

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  10. parklane1

    parklane1 Terry Dyson

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    I agree, someone who has had the sucsess he has had would be a asset to our squad, the same as Davids/ VDV did when they came.
     
  11. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Micky Hazard

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    Honestly don’t think David’s had the impact people thought but VDV certainly did

    I know from speaking to players when David’s was here he wasn’t popular and of course Keane knocked him out in training
     
  12. parklane1

    parklane1 Terry Dyson

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    I have no idea how popular he was in the dressing room but in the two seasons he was here we finished 5th.( before that we were struggling to finish in the top 10). And his drive and leadership helped us to do that.
     
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    Modric THFC Christian Ziege

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    I recall Jenas on his radio 5live show telling the tale of Davids calling a players meeting in his first season and asking them something to the effect of "are we taking the top 4 challenge seriously or are we just fudging around?"
     
  14. Gazza

    Gazza Michael Carrick

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    We changed our style of play when he came in. He was either playing in the centre of like a defensive wide man. There were many games where previously we would have crumbled but with him on the pitch we actually looked like we were turning the page from having a reputation of having yellow bellies.

    Can't really believe that you couldn't see it ...
     
  15. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Micky Hazard

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    But we also had a better side when he was here too
    In his first season we brought in Lennon, Huddlestone, stalteri, Lee Young Pyo and Jenas who all were upgrades on the players they replaced hence making us better

    And in the next season we also added Berbatov, Zakora, steed, mido, chimbonda, ekotto on to of the decent squad... and David’s played 9 games so was not a key player (that was the season Keano knocked him out)
     
  16. parklane1

    parklane1 Terry Dyson

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    He was a leader on the pitch and you could see that from the stands, i understand we also added other players but they were all youngish and we needed someone who had " been there done that and got the tee shirt" and Davids had it in spades.
     
  17. parklane1

    parklane1 Terry Dyson

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    And it was just what we needed at the time, maybe that is why according to what Bedford says he upset some in the dressing room. He was leader and just what we needed and it showed on the pitch.
     
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  18. milo

    milo Jack L. Jones

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    I loved him from his first touch in English football

     
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  19. milo

    milo Jack L. Jones

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    I agree. If nothing else, his signing was an important sign that we weren't going to be pushovers anymore.
     
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  20. parklane1

    parklane1 Terry Dyson

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    Indeed, for many years we were pushovers for those teams who had similar players to Davids and he helped ( in a big way) to change that attitude.
     

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