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    (Original post by sr90)
    Is it just me who thinks £16m for Southampton's reserve right back is a bit extreme? Yes he could go on to be a great player but he's played about 20 first team games! £70m for Lallana, Shaw and Chambers, the premium for English talent these days is a complete joke.
    Not disagreeing about the English premium but Southampton fans seem far more annoyed at losing Chambers than Shaw which tells you something.
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    (Original post by sevchenko)
    [Inserts all Utd fans justifications for overpaying for Shaw]

    I'm not going to pretend like I've seen Chambers at all but AW obviously rates him. I'm hearing he was a better prospect than Shaw and he has the potential to be Arsenal RB for the next 10 years plus he can act as 4th CB.
    He played against us in the 2-2 at St Mary's and was pretty good that day. By all accounts AW has had his eye on him ever since he was promoted into the first team. A lot of Saints fans are say that there isn't much between him and Shaw as well. Both Shaw and Chambers will look like bargains if they are first choice for their respective clubs for the next 10-12 years.

    Soton have made some serious cash this season, they don't even need to spend all of it to be back up to where they are now. They've replaced Lallana and Lambert with players who are just as good, if not better. Koeman seems to know what he's doing. But it's sad to see the player exodus at Soton.

    Dark days for Jenkinson though, looks like it may be the end of the road for the Corporal. Debuchy for 2-3 for Chambers and Bellerin to slug it out for that starting position.


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    The people who are querying us signing Chambers for £16m are also the people who were sceptical about us signing the Ox for £15m when he was 17/18.


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    very pleased with Chambers.. cover at CB + a longer term prospect then Debuchey seems great..

    Really dont like the rumours about a swap for campbell + money for Balotelli..

    I would love balo in the team, but it would be bitter sweat if it comes at the expense of loosing a promising youngster..
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    (Original post by Pete_91)
    Not disagreeing about the English premium but Southampton fans seem far more annoyed at losing Chambers than Shaw which tells you something.
    I liken it to when Leeds United sold James Milner, his departure hurt the most because he was set to step in to replace some of the players who'd moved on. It also sends out the wrong message - players like Lallana & Shaw had been the stars of the season and were linked with moves away for ages. Whereas Chambers hadn't fully established himself yet. He could be the best defender in the country in 2 years but he's not at that level now. When even squad players are being sold on you know **** has hit the fan.

    It's no so much the players involved, more the fact that such huge fees are involved when they've done very little in their careers. It shows that something is badly wrong, there's such a low amount of English talent being produced and it's vastly inflating the market. Everyone can see this except the FA. Instead of whining about foreign players they should start improving the grass roots game before it's too late.
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    (Original post by Zürich)
    The elephant in the room is the fella who started the suggesting revolution crap, Well my grandad put a bullet between his head, left a shallow grave and then he went back to bed. Pointless people.
    Zurich dronken, "Ik ben dronken".
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    http://metro.co.uk/2014/07/26/sami-k...nsfer-4811169/

    Is the asking price for Schneiderlin is £25m+, and if Khadira seems unlikely.. Who will we go for :/ Bender doesn't seem likely either
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    (Original post by Pete_91)
    Not disagreeing about the English premium but Southampton fans seem far more annoyed at losing Chambers than Shaw which tells you something.
    I assume you think Chambers is the superior player then? :rolleyes:

    Let's not get carried away. Shaw has been looking extremely likely to be out the door for the past 7 months. Long before Lallana, Lambert etc etc. Fans I'm sure accepted that months ago.

    The reason any Southampton fans will be so pissed about this is because it's an absolute out of the blue kick in the teeth. The club are just taking the piss now. Is there no one they won't sell?

    I'm delighted we got Shaw don't get me wrong, but I have to admit it's a crying shame what's happening Southampton, gutted for their fans. They were great to watch last season and deserved their finish.

    They will be in big trouble next season I fear.

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    Jenkinson's Arsenal career must be effectively over...

    On the plus side, he's English so West Ham will buy him for £20.25m
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    Can't wait to see that Chambo & Chambo combination on the right hand side.
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    Good transfer window so far...
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    (Original post by Zürich)
    Jenkinson's Arsenal career must be effectively over...

    On the plus side, he's English so West Ham will buy him for £20.25m

    Great buisness
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    (Original post by sr90)
    I liken it to when Leeds United sold James Milner, his departure hurt the most because he was set to step in to replace some of the players who'd moved on. It also sends out the wrong message - players like Lallana & Shaw had been the stars of the season and were linked with moves away for ages. Whereas Chambers hadn't fully established himself yet. He could be the best defender in the country in 2 years but he's not at that level now. When even squad players are being sold on you know **** has hit the fan.

    It's no so much the players involved, more the fact that such huge fees are involved when they've done very little in their careers. It shows that something is badly wrong, there's such a low amount of English talent being produced and it's vastly inflating the market. Everyone can see this except the FA. Instead of whining about foreign players they should start improving the grass roots game before it's too late.
    Yeah no argument from me, couldn't agree more about the problem with English premium players. When Jordi Alba costs barca 12m and shaw costs United 30m with astronomical wage differences you know that the PL is in trouble.
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    (Original post by hayles101)
    I assume you think Chambers is the superior player then? :rolleyes:

    Let's not get carried away. Shaw has been looking extremely likely to be out the door for the past 7 months. Long before Lallana, Lambert etc etc. Fans I'm sure accepted that months ago.

    The reason any Southampton fans will be so pissed about this is because it's an absolute out of the blue kick in the teeth. The club are just taking the piss now. Is there no one they won't sell?

    I'm delighted we got Shaw don't get me wrong, but I have to admit it's a crying shame what's happening Southampton, gutted for their fans. They were great to watch last season and deserved their finish.

    They will be in big trouble next season I fear.

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    Not what I claimed at all. They play different positions for a start (his ability to cover at CB appears to be our primary motive), it's basically what sr90 said. He was a prospect to replace prospects that got bought, which means far more damage than just losing a player whom has been touted for a move for months.

    For the record I prefer Clyne to Chambers at RB and said in the England thread he should have gone to the world cup ahead of Johnson. The latter has more potential though. Good CB cover and can play in midfield too or so I've heard.
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    (Original post by Zürich)
    Jenkinson's Arsenal career must be effectively over...

    On the plus side, he's English so West Ham will buy him for £20.25m
    (My bad for the triple post)

    Surely we can send him on loan to a PL side like West Ham? He's only 22 I don't see why we're writing him off already? Chambers might be a future CB replacement you never know with Wenger he turned Kolo from a CAM to CDM to RB to CB :awesome:


    In other news, just watched this game for the first time in years. Probably my favourite of the 49:

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    That troll Manchester United has finally made it into positive rep. It's a dark day for all of TSR. Chambers is a good signing, you're having a good window.
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    Is podolski on his way out ? There were talks of him going when we signed Sanchez and he's not on with the boys in NYC.
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    (Original post by Pete_91)
    (My bad for the triple post)

    Surely we can send him on loan to a PL side like West Ham? He's only 22 I don't see why we're writing him off already? Chambers might be a future CB replacement you never know with Wenger he turned Kolo from a CAM to CDM to RB to CB :awesome:


    In other news, just watched this game for the first time in years. Probably my favourite of the 49:


    Ahh what a team we use to be

    The way the commentator screamed during Reyes's goal though
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    (Original post by t()m)
    Is podolski on his way out ? There were talks of him going when we signed Sanchez and he's not on with the boys in NYC.

    He's not on with the boys at NYC because Ozil Mertesacker and Podolski are meant to be rested and expected to miss out on our first game vs palace
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    (Original post by t()m)
    Is podolski on his way out ? There were talks of him going when we signed Sanchez and he's not on with the boys in NYC.
    He's not in NYC because he's on a four week holiday just like Ozil and Mert. I think he'll see out the rest of his contract and leave for his boyhood club
 
 
 
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