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Ndombele

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by Bedfordspurs, 2 Jun 2018.

  1. parklane1

    parklane1 Andy Thompson

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    Better then Dembélé, can not be arsed to look at the stats but i would be surprised if he was not.
     
  2. greatwhitenorf

    greatwhitenorf Mido

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    Certainly, the name is a promising start.
     
  3. DubaiSpur

    DubaiSpur Chris Perry

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    It's like the logical conclusion to our dual obsession with players named N'Something and players named Dembele. :p
     
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  4. greatwhitenorf

    greatwhitenorf Mido

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    As long as it's not shorthand for No Dembele.
     
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  5. scaramanga

    scaramanga Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    Fernandinho is sooooooo much more than a destroyer. That's why they're having so much trouble replacing him.
     
  6. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Ian Walker

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    He seems impervious to giving away fouls, even though he gives out enough to be on a red most games.

    He's a total master of brickhousery, but even when he is blatant about it he never gets called on it...
     
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  7. scaramanga

    scaramanga Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    He's also pretty good at passing, not bad at running and heavily involved in their build up play.
     
  8. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Ian Walker

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    Not suggesting otherwise, I just find it so frustrating he can do what the hell he likes on the field without ever getting called I kind of over look the rest.

    He is a professional cheat. The interesting bit will be when they do replace him - will that guy enjoy the same blindness from refs?
     
  9. the dza

    the dza Christian Ziege

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    Gudongen (however you spell it) is better than Fernandinho for City, imo. They didn't miss a beat with him in that role, he suits them more.
     
  10. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Nayim

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    He apologises as soon as he kicks the player and the refs buy it
     
  11. scaramanga

    scaramanga Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    Gundogan is pretty much perma-crocked, and whilst his work on the ball is similar to Fernandinho's, he doesn't get near him in tackle numbers.
     
  12. Legohamster

    Legohamster Vedran Corluka

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    Please just get this done.

    He will transform our team for years to come
     
  13. GinolaGinolaGinola

    GinolaGinolaGinola Paul Stalteri

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    This. You know when everything about this signing makes sense but you fear we aren't even in for him. Would transform our holding midfield and would no longer need the dire services of, erm, dier.
     
  14. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    He's not a holding midfield
     
  15. Cochise

    Cochise Michael Carrick

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    If we stick with the diamond, he replaces Sissoko. If we switch to a 4231 he plays as the ball carrier in the two like Dembele was, same goes for a 343 where he'd be one of the two in the middle.
     
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  16. DubaiSpur

    DubaiSpur Chris Perry

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    If he replaces Sissoko in the diamond, our midfield will be a paperweight.

    If by some miracle he comes, he's replacing Winks.

    Agree with the other two formations.
     
  17. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Chris Armstrong

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    I don’t know much about Ndombele but I don’t think he’s a Winks type player is he? I thought he was more box to box all action type player (so much in the Sissoko mould?)

    Winks would still be the only ball player we have in the squad if this guy signs so I think Winks starts if fit, almost no matter the formation.
     
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  18. fernadez

    fernadez Nico Claesen

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    Looks more likely we'll try and move towards a true 4-3-3. One dedicated holding and two box to box, especially if Ericksen goes. Historically we've always played our best football with a 4-2-3-1 but perhaps that is too reliant on specialised personal for it to be successful long term.
     
  19. GinolaGinolaGinola

    GinolaGinolaGinola Paul Stalteri

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    He's box to box, so does that job but if we got him I could see him playing alongside Sissoko/Winks so Dier would not get in at all thank fcuk.
     
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  20. P.D.

    P.D. Milija Aleksic

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    We need a squad to be able to play a variety of formations, we've become too slow and predictable this season.
     

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