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12 minutes ago, Lazarus said:

 

That Owen fee must be adjusted for inflation or something

 

The numbers seem all over the place for loads of players, not sure how they have worked them out. They reckon £18.9m for shearer when it was famously £15m (WR fee).

 

Also Luque down as £18m when he cost about £9m didn't he?

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1 hour ago, TK-421 said:

 

The numbers seem all over the place for loads of players, not sure how they have worked them out. They reckon £18.9m for shearer when it was famously £15m (WR fee).

 

Also Luque down as £18m when he cost about £9m didn't he?

 

Les Ferdinand - £8.55m (was £6m)

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2 minutes ago, kisearch said:

Thought he was one of our better players tbh [emoji38] Shows how shite they all were. 

 

If chesting the ball down to pass it to their players is what you're basing it on, he was world class

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1 hour ago, TK-421 said:

 

The numbers seem all over the place for loads of players, not sure how they have worked them out. They reckon £18.9m for shearer when it was famously £15m (WR fee).

 

Also Luque down as £18m when he cost about £9m didn't he?


I think they translate the currency from Euros. You could get €3 for £2 in 2005 so on their calculator that’ll make Owen more expensive when they’re converting €24m at today’s rate.

 

 

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18 minutes ago, kisearch said:

Thought he was one of our better players tbh [emoji38] Shows how shite they all were. 

 

The Joe from the first ten minutes is someone you can have in a team. He'd be brilliant (stretch?) in an organized setup, imo.

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He can't play as a ST as he's a terrible finisher, he can't play LM because has zero balance, poor first touch and is kinda slow on the ball. Also when he receives the ball he ALWAYS has his back against the opposition goal. It takes him forever to get going with the ball and he is closed down quickly every game. What position can he actually play at this level? None. Absolutely infuriating and for me he needs to be one of the first to go, preferably already in January.

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10 minutes ago, Chicane said:

How would you get the best out of him Al?

Loan out to a Championship side or maybe a German side where he might get some goals and/or assists. Then try to sell him on in the summer. He has the stench of Ashley on him, for me he represents all the bad shit of the last three years with Ashley. GET RID.

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45 minutes ago, Chicane said:

How would you get the best out of him Al?

 

Was he a CF at Hoffenheim? Couldn't he chest down our hoof balls to Wilson or something more useful than whatever the fuck he's doing now? Is this what Bruce's intention is? 

This is all with the context that he learns to not trip over the ball or stumble into an opposing player 2 seconds after receiving it.

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I get the impression that his intentions are good, but his body is too slow to perform the actions he's decided on.

Clutching at straws, but if he seriously knuckled down and tried to improve his general fitness he could become a very handy player to have in the squad...is that a fair take or too nice? :lol: 

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23 minutes ago, The Bonk said:

 

Was he a CF at Hoffenheim? Couldn't he chest down our hoof balls to Wilson or something more useful than whatever the fuck he's doing now? Is this what Bruce's intention is? 

This is all with the context that he learns to not trip over the ball or stumble into an opposing player 2 seconds after receiving it.

 

He was at Hoffenheim under that kid genius manager that is now at Bayern. The guy is that good that he made use of Joelinton effectively in their system. 

 

I think they moved the ball much quicker and had a lot of movement and runners around him and so it allowed him to make much quicker decisions with the ball once he held it up, and then he would arrive late in the box.

 

Usually played with another quicker striker up top or in the hole behind a front two I think in variations of a 3-5-2/3-4-3 system.

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, KaKa said:

 

He was at Hoffenheim under that kid genius manager that is now at Bayern. The guy is that good that he made use of Joelinton effectively in their system. 

 

I think they moved the ball much quicker and had a lot of movement and runners around him and so it allowed him to make much quicker decisions with the ball once he held it up, and then he would arrive late in the box.

 

Usually played with another quicker striker up top or in the hole behind a front two I think.

 

 

 

 

 

That makes WAY more sense, we have zero fluidity, so that basically nullifies any usefulness Big Joe might have. 

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10 minutes ago, The Bonk said:

 

That makes WAY more sense, we have zero fluidity, so that basically nullifies any usefulness Big Joe might have. 

 

Yeah, I remember looking into what kind of player he was when he joined and I was a bit confused as to why we were using him as a target man. The video below was one of his better performances at Hoffenheim, and he's typically linking play deeper and then arriving late into the box.

 

 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Tiotes Witch Doctor said:

When he plays up front he looks like a CB playing up front, when hes out wide he looks like a target man striker pushed out wide.

 

He wasnt the worst on the pitch by far yesterday but I can't see him ever being what we want him to be... whatever that is.

 

Bang on, that :thup: 

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1 hour ago, KaKa said:

 

Yeah, I remember looking into what kind of player he was when he joined and I was a bit confused as to why we were using him as a target man. The video below was one of his better performances at Hoffenheim, and he's typically linking play deeper and then arriving late into the box.

 

 

 

 

 

 

He looks like a world beater in those highlights. He's scored half his total goal's for us in one match there. :lol: 

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