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Moussa Dembele

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by Bedfordspurs, 14 Jan 2016.

  1. Gazza

    Gazza Jonathan Woodgate

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    AND highly unlikely
     
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    Rorschach Gary Stevens

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    Rorschach Gary Stevens

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    I like wine.
     
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    Gazza Jonathan Woodgate

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    Especially with a quality cheese board
     
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    Rorschach Gary Stevens

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    fudge. Now I have a craving. Off to the fridge.
     
  6. Gazza

    Gazza Jonathan Woodgate

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    To get the red wine ... you connoisseur...
     
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    DubaiSpur Johnny Morrison

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    Well, bear in mind that accounting for our transfers this way means that we're still carrying the 30m net spend from last season - I've tended to discount the mid-season/early summer sales (like Bentaleb and Fazio) in my calculations of how much we can spend, because to me those sales are making up for last summer's surprising splash.

    Other than that, I agree, it's certainly quite *possible* - but I'm still a bit unconvinced that it will happen. As for Sanchez, there are only 2m in add-ons as per Ajax - the deal is 28m + the rest in installments, not add-ons. So they have to be accounted for.


    I could technically see Janssen staying were we to alter our formation a bit.

    At present, we set up something like this -

    -------------Lloris----------

    ------Dier---Toby---Verts---

    Trips--Wanyama-Dembele-Rose

    ----------Eriksen--Alli--------

    ---------------Kane-----------

    ....with a three-man back line, or with two CBs (Toby and Verts) and a third AM (Son) next to Eriksen and Alli.

    If we tried something like this instead -

    -----------------Lloris-------------

    --------Dier----Toby----Verts---

    Trips--Wanyama-Eriksen--Rose

    -----------------Alli---------------

    -----------Kane----Son-----------

    ...with Son as the pacy 'dribbling' forward alongside Kane up top, then we could have space for both Janssen and Dembele (if it's true, of course). Janssen would simply take Kane's spot as the physical centre-forward, and Dembele would take Son's spot as the pacy dribbling forward next to him.

    It would mean relegating Dembele to the bench in favour of Eriksen in midfield alongside Wanyama, but a) that's likely to happen over the next couple of years anyway, given his age and fitness, and b) it fits more with a team-structure that also allows for seamless replacement of the two central midfielders when necessary. Dembele can take up Wanyama's role as a ball carrier/destroyer, and Winks can take up Eriksen's role as a distributor, and it would be more like-for-like than having Winks as Dembele's direct replacement (given the dissimilarity between the two players).

    The only downside to this is that a) we won't have much space for Barkley or another AM, and b) I'm not sure Eriksen can pull off a deep central midfield role alongside Wanyama without leaving us a bit exposed at the back. But it could be done.
     
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    Jordinho Clive Allen Staff Member

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    fudge you. I'm drunk and do not crave wine or cheese.
     
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    Rorschach Gary Stevens

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    What about gherkins?
     
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    Jordinho Clive Allen Staff Member

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    Foood. Give me food.
     
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    AVB Erik Edman

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    Rorschach Gary Stevens

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    When I started drinking wine many years ago it was red, but now I mostly drink white. I got a turn off the red for some reason but I can't remember why. I probably just need a good bottle to reawaken my taste buds.
     
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    Bullet Paul Robinson

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    Danishfurniturelover Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    i dont drink wine not being french and all, but i thought white wine was for ladies

    Cut back a lot on my drinking but we have a summer party next weekend and i will haave some jonnie walker with my brother in law
     
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    Gazza Jonathan Woodgate

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    For a start don't put red in the fridge!
     
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    eddy Kevin Dearden

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    True, but when drinking red one needs to get it to room temperature. Here in Malta, being very hot, sometimes I put the red in the fridge for a little while to get the right tempertature.
     
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    Rorschach Gary Stevens

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    Pay attention. It was the cheese I went to the fridge for. ;)
     
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    milo Tony Galvin Staff Member

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    Light red wines are good chilled
     
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    milo Tony Galvin Staff Member

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    Wasn't he the guy with the heart condition? So many Dembele's it's hard to tell them apart ...
     

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