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The Centre Back thread

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by Kingdawson, 15 Aug 2013.

  1. P.D.

    P.D. Vedran Corluka

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    Re: Central defenders

    Maybe a year ago but he's been awful for a while now. Was quality when Newcastle had that good season though.
     
  2. Cochise

    Cochise Steve Carr

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    If we are planning on losing Kaboul and Dawson this summer, then Coloccini would be a good player to bring in, but I'm not sure if I'd have him as my new first choice alongside Vertonghen. If Vertonghen however does leave then he'd be a good choice to have alongside a younger CB (Vlad, Veltman, Martins Indi). I guess I'm just not overly impressed with our senior defenders. We are at a time in our club history where we need a fairly large defensive overhaul. Dawson isn't getting any younger (although funnily enough he is two years younger than Coloccini), Kaboul's injuries look to have taken a toll on him and his fitness is unreliable and Vertonghen unfortunately seems to be looking towards the exit door.

    Really we need to buy experienced quality to at least guide the younger players. I don't think we have the finances nor the stature to bring in a really top player at the top of their game, but I think defence is one area where you do need an older head to command things. Neither Daws nor Kaboul show signs of being that player.
     
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  3. monkeybarry

    monkeybarry Chris Perry

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    Totally agree with that.

    Probably a bit out there, but id look at Rio
    In truth there are v.few experienced CBS with pl experience we could get.
     
  4. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    What about John Stones to replace Kaboul?

    Him and Liam Moore look about the best young CBs in the country at the moment
     
  5. Cochise

    Cochise Steve Carr

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    I like John Stones, but I don't think we'd be able to prise him away from Everton. It's too early in his career for that sort of move given that he is at his boyhood club and all.

    On the experienced CB front, I've seen we have been linked with Andrea Ranocchia. I know very little about Italian football, so anyone able to talk about this guy??
    Also we are apparently looking at Gonzalo Castro from Bayer Leverkusen. What do our Bundesliga experts think?
     
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  6. TimeForSoccerPracticeKids

    TimeForSoccerPracticeKids Dean Marney

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    Caulker!
     
  7. Ryan

    Ryan Paul Moran

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    I'd only buy if we sell, and I don't think we should be looking to sell anyone. If we do buy then I want them to have PL experience.

    In that case someone like Lescott, Richards, Colocinni or even Rio Ferdinand wouldn't be the worst signings.
     
  8. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Hotspur Related ‏@HotspurRelated

    Benfica's Garay is on verge of joining AVB at Zenit according to reports. He had been linked with Spurs. #THFC
     
  9. metalgear

    metalgear Jack Jull

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    AVB gettting the players he want at zenit.
     
  10. Mumorn

    Mumorn Vic Buckingham

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    no surprise. their chairman probably isnt a dingdong.
     
  11. Superhudd

    Superhudd Simon Davies

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    this
     
  12. Mumorn

    Mumorn Vic Buckingham

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    Imagine if our team consisted of players AVB actually wanted?
     
  13. metalgear

    metalgear Jack Jull

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    I think that's the reason for the fallout
     
  14. Rossi22

    Rossi22 Pedro Mendes

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    Yeah, damn you Levy for not paying £40m for Hulk and letting Chelsea steal Willian.
     
  15. Jordinho

    Jordinho John Cameron Staff Member

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    I'd say their chairman is probably a massive dingdong with unlimited resources of dodgy origin.
     
  16. Mumorn

    Mumorn Vic Buckingham

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    Or an extra million or two for the likes of David Villa and Moutinho.
     
  17. Superhudd

    Superhudd Simon Davies

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    Its not about paying 40m, its about the manager having ownership of the decisions of who he coaches not some two bit fan like you, me or Levy.

    This is what is mainly wrong with this club. There should be one person choosing the players.
     
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    Jordinho John Cameron Staff Member

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    What do you do when he only chooses players outside our budget constraints?
     
  19. Mumorn

    Mumorn Vic Buckingham

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    No one the past summer was outside our budget constraints. That should have show through signing Lamela for £30,000,000 on deadline day
     
  20. Jordinho

    Jordinho John Cameron Staff Member

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    Until you bring wages into it.

    The summer before there were some targets that were rather unrealistic.
     

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