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Thread: The Midfield Conundrum

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    Quote Originally Posted by LEGS View Post
    The problem this season is a 6 week injury rules you out of 9-11 games.

    I think its a hard one to predict City are clear favourites but a few injuries could hurt them and surely they arent daft enough to sell Silva.
    well thiago could be back in time for Brighton H and then back out again before City H. hes not even consistently good enough when he's available to offfset the multiple times he's not available. File alonside keita, ox, and now Jones who brittle as well it seems. id try and get ramsay into team and trent into midfield as at least he's not a crock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sydenham red View Post
    well thiago could be back in time for Brighton H and then back out again before City H. hes not even consistently good enough when he's available to offfset the multiple times he's not available. File alonside keita, ox, and now Jones who brittle as well it seems. id try and get ramsay into team and trent into midfield as at least he's not a crock.
    Irony is Ramsey is also injured and no idea when he is back !

    I think we need to be shaving Keita/Ox next season they not go this season.

    You can carry a few players ideally you dont have to but its how the game is now most clubs have some sicknotes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sydenham red View Post
    well thiago could be back in time for Brighton H and then back out again before City H. hes not even consistently good enough when he's available to offfset the multiple times he's not available. File alonside keita, ox, and now Jones who brittle as well it seems. id try and get ramsay into team and trent into midfield as at least he's not a crock.
    Played 12 games without him last season and dropped 13 points. That's Europe league qualifying form... at best - yet we finished within a point of City. He is the best player we have in the midfield - by a distance - but that doesn't say too much. He shouldn't be, and we certainly shouldn't be relying on a guy of his age and consistently poor fitness record. Nobody notices these things as long as the team continues to produce the form it really shouldn't. Klopp manages to get a huge amount out of players but there is a limit.

    Putting him alongside Keita and Oxlade however is just bonkers. Field that barnstormer to Klopp and he would laugh you outta town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steveo View Post
    Played 12 games without him last season and dropped 13 points. That's Europe league qualifying form... at best - yet we finished within a point of City. He is the best player we have in the midfield - by a distance - but that doesn't say too much. He shouldn't be, and we certainly shouldn't be relying on a guy of his age and consistently poor fitness record. Nobody notices these things as long as the team continues to produce the form it really shouldn't. Klopp manages to get a huge amount out of players but there is a limit.

    Putting him alongside Keita and Oxlade however is just bonkers. Field that barnstormer to Klopp and he would laugh you outta town.
    im only putting him alongside them in terms of availability as he's getting that way. Yes he's way more gifted but as u say yourself, its still underwhelming. maybe the intensity klopp demands of them leads to this type of injury type and frequency more in the older player's . if thats the case why are our first choice midfield 3 the oldest of the 8 (leaving milner out of this)? we're potentially wasting a season not getting an alternative to that Thoucameni guy. They havent learned from the CB crisis it seems

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    Quote Originally Posted by sydenham red View Post
    well thiago could be back in time for Brighton H and then back out again before City H. hes not even consistently good enough when he's available to offfset the multiple times he's not available. File alonside keita, ox, and now Jones who brittle as well it seems. id try and get ramsay into team and trent into midfield as at least he's not a crock.
    I concur, he's been a poor signing and has not nearly lived up to what was expected and with Keita and Oxlade both being regular sick notes over 3 prior seasons, it was incredibly foolish, bordering on ridiculous, to let a senior midfielder with an exemplary fitness record leave and sign another sick note, an ageing sick note at that
    "If Everton were playing at the bottom of my garden, i'd close the curtains”

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    What’s that you say, 19 - you think Thiago has not been a good signing? You should express some of these thoughts more often

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taksin View Post
    What’s that you say, 19 - you think Thiago has not been a good signing? You should express some of these thoughts more often
    Sky sports news understands, Mike Edwards left the club because of Twitter abuse.
    It all makes sense now !!

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