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    Don't think were actually in for him but it wouldn't be a bad signing. Depth Is depth and we need 4 centre backs fighting for two positions.

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    Middlesbroug. Straightforward win.

    I think these pessimistic guys and who say things like ''lets not jinx it'' think they're influencing the game or something :rolleyes:

    Lets not mess about, its a game we will win. If not then disgrace
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    would take kevin in a heartbeat, for the right price ofc. guy can basically play anywhere on the pitch and likes to run about and tackle. would be great depth
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    Isn't Großkreutz a full back, and it would be nice to have depth but we don't need him.
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    (Original post by Arkasia)
    Isn't Großkreutz a full back, and it would be nice to have depth but we don't need him.

    But we need depth so we would need him?
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    (Original post by AR_95)
    Yeah this. Coquelin is 23 whilst being at loan to Charlton? Guy's proved he can play in the PL so deserves to be starting every game for a lower placed side.
    Based on one game?

    You've been so used to seeing how poor Flamini and Arteta are that anyone is going to seem world class compared to them. Was exactly the same when we replaced Cleverley, Fletcher, Anderson with actual midfielders.

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    (Original post by sr90)
    Based on one game?

    You've been so used to seeing how poor Flamini and Arteta are that anyone is going to seem world class compared to them. Was exactly the same when we replaced Cleverley, Fletcher, Anderson with actual midfielders.

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    He's played more then one game though... I said he's able to play in this league in which he is based on the run he's had. I didn't say he was the answer to our problems but said he deserves to start for another side lower down in the table? If Flamini/ARteta/Cleverley/Fletcher/Anderson can play then Coquelin deserves a shot.
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    (Original post by Arkasia)
    Isn't Großkreutz a full back, and it would be nice to have depth but we don't need him.
    Großkeutz isn't a fullback he's an all purpose player. Essentially Park Ji Sung or Ramires, he got put at RB because Pizchek suffered an injury for half of last season but he isn't a fullback.

    Guys terrible though you can do much better than him, You're essentially paying for a ****ter version of Ramires.
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    (Original post by AR_95)
    But we need depth so we would need him?
    I suppose but I would rather focus on buying a specialist player for our needs first, then buying depth.

    (Original post by jam277)
    Großkeutz isn't a fullback he's an all purpose player. Essentially Park Ji Sung or Ramires, he got put at RB because Pizchek suffered an injury for half of last season but he isn't a fullback.

    Guys terrible though you can do much better than him, You're essentially paying for a ****ter version of Ramires.
    Oh right fair enough, so he realize is a jack of all trades, master of jack ****. Does he have the Dortmund curse of getting injured a lot?
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    (Original post by AR_95)
    But we need depth so we would need him?
    To play at fullback when you have Debuchy, Bellerin, Chambers, Monreal and Gibbs, while you also have Paulista, Koscielny and Mertesacker at CB. That's 8 defenders for 4 positions with 2 being versatile(Chambers+Monreal) it's more depth than Chelsea have e.g.

    You don't need him for a wing spot because he's not better than your worst winger in Chamberlain or your best wingers in Sanchez and Walcott, Podolski wasn't playing anyway, so it makes no sense to buy Grosskeutz and have him do a podolski role.

    Next you have the option of him playing at DM, which makes no sense when you could just buy an actual DM for that in the summer or in this window. You could try and tempt one of their actual DMs or Nuri Sahin.

    He's not taking up the CM spots with Ozil, Cazorla, Ramsey and Wilshere there, the likes of Arteta and AOC could play there if worst comes to worst.

    He's not going to start at striker either simply since he doesn't play there and is not better than Giroud or Welbeck.

    Useless signing and a non story, especially when Jenkinson is coming back in the summer.
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    should be throwing a new contract at coq right now..

    Midfield I want to see next year:

    arteta (still there on a 1 year extension, for depth + leadership)
    new established CM to replace arteta in the XI
    Coq (replace flamini)
    Ramsey
    wilshire

    5 players for 2 spots (+ wilshire getting minutes in more advanced positions as well)
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    (Original post by jam277)
    To play at fullback when you have Debuchy, Bellerin, Chambers, Monreal and Gibbs, while you also have Paulista, Koscielny and Mertesacker at CB. That's 8 defenders for 4 positions with 2 being versatile(Chambers+Monreal) it's more depth than Chelsea have e.g.

    You don't need him for a wing spot because he's not better than your worst winger in Chamberlain or your best wingers in Sanchez and Walcott, Podolski wasn't playing anyway, so it makes no sense to buy Grosskeutz and have him do a podolski role.

    Next you have the option of him playing at DM, which makes no sense when you could just buy an actual DM for that in the summer or in this window. You could try and tempt one of their actual DMs or Nuri Sahin.

    He's not taking up the CM spots with Ozil, Cazorla, Ramsey and Wilshere there, the likes of Arteta and AOC could play there if worst comes to worst.

    He's not going to start at striker either simply since he doesn't play there and is not better than Giroud or Welbeck.

    Useless signing and a non story, especially when Jenkinson is coming back in the summer.

    Well I don't think Chambers and Bellerin should be our second options seeing as they're only 19, which is why I wanted Groeskreuts to be there instead. Monreal doesn't have the height to be a CB which makes us much more vulnerable against set pieces, so would prefer him to stay at LB under Gibbs. I forgot about Jenkinson if I'm honest so I guess Grosskreutz would be surplus. It was never in mind that he'd be used anywhere else apart from the back four though.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRGVGsI9r44
    I think Kevin would be a great signing, he's got enough quality to be a reliable substitute and wouldn't demand to be played in the first XI I think.
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    (Original post by Zürich)
    Middlesbroug. Straightforward win.

    I think these pessimistic guys and who say things like ''lets not jinx it'' think they're influencing the game or something :rolleyes:

    Lets not mess about, its a game we will win. If not then disgrace
    Let's not tread that line Zurich. Middlesbrough is almost certainly going to get promoted this season, they've been largely impeccable hence why they're currently 1 point off the lead and unbeaten in 5. I just thank **** we're at home for this game, we always seem to do well against lower sides no matter how good they are at home and away but it would be more comfortable at home regardless. Should be a straightforward win yes but never underestimate deary :naughty:

    Also don't do the whole 'disgrace' thing like JM did with Bradford!
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    (Original post by Lyrical Prodigy)
    Let's not tread that line Zurich. Middlesbrough is almost certainly going to get promoted this season
    I wouldn't say that. If Derby County win their game in hand, they move to second, above Middlesbrough. Not to mention, there are only 4 points between 1st place and 6th.

    There are never certainties in the Championship.
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    (Original post by e aí rapaz)
    I wouldn't say that. If Derby County win their game in hand, they move to second, above Middlesbrough. Not to mention, there are only 4 points between 1st place and 6th.

    There are never certainties in the Championship.
    Hence the word 'almost' regardless though even if it's via the play offs for them, they're still strong contenders to go up.
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    This is the exact type of game we could lose. Middlesborough are probably coming up to the PL, in good form coming off the back of beating City and the Etihad, and are hungry for a run. We should win but who knows in the Cup.

    I just don't want another Chelsea situation where everyone was smugly praising themselves and their team, and then they lost against all the odds, absolutely embarrassing themselves. Let's not be so cocky.
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    (Original post by Arkasia)
    This is the exact type of game we could lose. Middlesborough are probably coming up to the PL, in good form coming off the back of beating City and the Etihad, and are hungry for a run. We should win but who knows in the Cup.

    I just don't want another Chelsea situation where everyone was smugly praising themselves and their team, and then they lost against all the odds, absolutely embarrassing themselves. Let's not be so cocky.
    3-0 win against PL champs and then nearly got knocked out of the FA cup by a championship club. Don't think Wenger gonna f*ck around with the FA cup. Once again, realistically the only trophy we can win this season.
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    (Original post by Baalaje31)
    3-0 win against PL champs and then nearly got knocked out of the FA cup by a championship club. Don't think Wenger gonna f*ck around with the FA cup. Once again, realistically the only trophy we can win this season.
    2-0, and it doesn't matter if we 'mess around', we could still lose even if we play a full-strength squad (City essentially did, and Chelsea used a good squad). We can do everything right yet still lose, so I don't want to start planning my celebrations just yet, especially if United get through.
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    (Original post by e aí rapaz)
    I wouldn't say that. If Derby County win their game in hand, they move to second, above Middlesbrough. Not to mention, there are only 4 points between 1st place and 6th.

    There are never certainties in the Championship.
    Absolutely. Whilst the top 8 or so seem to be just slightly ahead of the rest, so much can change. All it takes is one club to win 3 on the bounce and they're propelled into contention. Wenger should approach this tie with caution
 
 
 
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