France Football suggest that the Blues have made the 21-year-old former Paris St Germain starlet a top target as they look for striking reinforcements in the next transfer window.
Everton have had prior dealings with Leipzig with regard to Ademola Lookman's loan move there last season but they refused to sell the young winger to the Bundesliga club over the summer.
Augustin rose through PSG's ranks and scored 22 times in 38 games for their B team before making the step up to their senior side.
He played 22 times before signing for Leipzig in a €13m, five-year deal last year. He has a record of a goal every three matches in Germany so far.
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1 Posted 11/12/2018 at 00:17:07
2 Posted 11/12/2018 at 09:34:37
Gavin – #1, I share(d) your concerns about Bernard, but looking at some of his play with Digne last night, mainly in the 1st half, reminded me of the Baines - Pienaar combination that was so successful for years. When his fitness is where it should be, he will be a real asset, and different to the pace offered by Richarlison, Lookman and Walcott.
3 Posted 11/12/2018 at 13:13:01
After the experiences with Niasse, Tosun, and Sandro, I am highly cautious of taking foreign punts. €40M for a 20-year old with a 1 in 3 record sounds like a bit of an expensive punt.
If we are going to spend, then I think go bigger for someone with Premier League experience. Arnautovic, Callum Wilson, Batshuayi or, as a temporary measure, Giroud.
The only foreign striker I covet, who I think might come to us if we came with his hefty fee, is Timo Werner.
In all cases, I suspect Brands & Silva may unearth another diamond, tucked away somewhere.
4 Posted 11/12/2018 at 13:32:59
Lookman, Tosun, Schneiderlin, Niasse out. Jury out on Calvert-Lewin.
Two or three in.
5 Posted 11/12/2018 at 14:04:32
Arnautovic is too old and expensive. I think Callum wilson is just flavour of the month.
We just have to trust Brands don't we. Maybe a swap for Lookman and get Deulofeu back.
We've hit a blip right now, as we would in this transition, so now Silva has a point to prove by switching things around a bit.
6 Posted 11/12/2018 at 14:56:51
I have reluctantly come to the conclusion that Tosun isn't quite what we need (and obvious nor is Niasse). I'd let them both go and bring in someone else but whether this lad Augustin is the one to fill Lukaku's shoes is another matter – we'll have to trust M&M (who've got all the transfers spot on so far – quite remarkable).
Callum Wilson is playing well but agree that he may just be flavour of the month. (I remember coveting Jay Rodriguez at one point, and also James Beattie (until we got him) and AJ (until we got him). Also, he's too old for a decent re-sale value (and I think that does matter).
7 Posted 11/12/2018 at 15:32:55
8 Posted 11/12/2018 at 17:07:04
9 Posted 11/12/2018 at 17:32:00
If we were going to go that route I'd rather Giroud who can actually hold the ball up successfully and link play which we struggle to do. We could use some more muscle in the final third.
Augustin looks a good player, though I'd also look at Pepe from France who is taller and quicker.
I'm not sure we'll be spending big in January. Moshiri's chequebook is not endless.
10 Posted 11/12/2018 at 18:17:17
If Everton are to go anywhere (challenge top 6 maybe top 4) they are gonna have to break the transfer record. It may be an outlay of £70/80 million plus for a quality striker in the mould of Icardi or Immobile. Someone of that ilk and probably a sizeable amount of the summer transfer budget.
11 Posted 11/12/2018 at 18:37:35
12 Posted 11/12/2018 at 18:44:50
13 Posted 11/12/2018 at 19:12:14
Andy Carroll with West Ham... He's not as good as he used to be, but he is a better target man than we have and doesn't mind throwing his weight around.
[Tin hat now on...]
14 Posted 11/12/2018 at 19:22:20
15 Posted 11/12/2018 at 19:24:17
Burrow yourself into a nuclear bomb bunker!
16 Posted 11/12/2018 at 19:29:30
You're such a hoot!
17 Posted 11/12/2018 at 19:37:20
18 Posted 11/12/2018 at 19:59:16
19 Posted 11/12/2018 at 20:24:10
I was in town with my wife doing some Christmas shopping. We went our separate ways and arranged to meet in an hour for coffee. When we met, she said "There's loads of groups of foreign men wandering round town, don't know what language they were speaking."
I explained they'd be Italians from Naples here for the game.
"But, why would they be wearing Liverpool shirts?" she asked.
"Let's go and have a coffee and I'll tell you all about it love."
20 Posted 11/12/2018 at 21:34:14
Give you credit, though: far funnier than the jokes in the Xmas crackers, that one.
21 Posted 12/12/2018 at 03:34:04
Giroud as a goal scorer?? His record is hardly remarkable either at Chelsea or Arsenal. He needs to spend less time preening himself & more time on the training pitch.
(Oh and don't forget his wife wouldn't let him come to Everton when we were linked with him last time. She wanted to stay in London!!)
As for the mention of Andy Carroll, well somebody has an excellent sense if humour. It was a joke, right, William?
22 Posted 12/12/2018 at 07:37:31
At this moment in time, unless we can get a top class striker in who's ready to play and do the business now and for the next couple of seasons, then we will not greatly improve.
So wait until the summer. Let Silva earn his corn coaching the younger lads and trying to improve them.
However, if it's a Plan B or C option i.e a target man then a loan for Giroud, Carroll, Deeney or similar would make sense. Age is less of an issue and I'm not bothered about former snubs or clubs — just what's best for Everton.
23 Posted 12/12/2018 at 10:19:55
Having said that buying any player from abroad in a different League always has a risk element to it, Tosun? I arrest my case m'lud!
Having read all of the posts and suggestions, I do like Peter Warren's punt for Rashford, but whether he could be persuaded is another matter, he has proved it in the Premier League, and with Mourinho chopping and changing, he does seem to be out of favour to a degree.
William Gall @13, has given me the best laugh I have had for ages, I know we are entering the Festive period with all the associated norms but this is one Carroll I hope we won't be singing or signing.
24 Posted 12/12/2018 at 11:46:30
Whether his wife would be happy for him to move to Liverpool is a different matter.
Rashford would be great but not a chance, I'd wager.
Strikers who can actually score are very hard to find, especially in January, so I wouldn't hold out much hope of getting a good front man in till next Summer — and, even then, it will be tough.
25 Posted 12/12/2018 at 14:07:19
Much better than Giroud for me but may be difficult as Roma are still in the Champions League.
26 Posted 12/12/2018 at 14:09:41
27 Posted 12/12/2018 at 14:14:57
A loan even is a definite possibility and, like people have said, hard to get a decent striker in, in January, I would certainly take a punt on the guy.
28 Posted 12/12/2018 at 14:27:14
29 Posted 12/12/2018 at 14:33:19
A player who looks decent is Ollie Watkins, probably the best forward in the Championship.
Also someone who impressed my greatly in the Libertadores is Dario Benedetto from Boca, he's 28, bit or a late bloomer but has been in impressive form and scored some blinders along the way.
30 Posted 12/12/2018 at 14:54:35
31 Posted 12/12/2018 at 14:58:46
However, Fran #29, Michy did look excellent last year at Dortmund (7 in 10) until he wrecked his ankle. Miserable this season at Valencia. But I like your idea of tapping the Championship, although your choice of Watkins surprises me... he's not even as good as his own teammate Maupay. Grabban at Forest is also having a fine year.
But my favorite punt would be Josef Martinez. Nobody has ever so completely dominated MLS over two seasons as he has. Yeah, it's MLS, but he's pure quality, remarkable finisher, Chicharito times three.
Brian #19, thanks for the morning laugh.
32 Posted 12/12/2018 at 14:59:33
33 Posted 12/12/2018 at 15:04:37
34 Posted 12/12/2018 at 15:09:36
35 Posted 12/12/2018 at 15:24:29
36 Posted 12/12/2018 at 15:34:16
That's a lie, I've seen a 2:18 video on him, and that's all.
If Brands wants him, that's good enough for me.
37 Posted 12/12/2018 at 16:00:16
I'd take a good look at Nicholas Pepe at Lille. He's lightning quick but at 6 ft is also a decent size. He's primarily a winger but could play striker I think as his finishing is pretty decent and he has 12 goals in 18 matches this season. He's 23 so no kid but also with his best years ahead of him.
38 Posted 12/12/2018 at 16:06:58
If you're playing Championship Manager, coaching Palace, and assuming the alter ego of Harry Redknapp then Giroud, Dzeko, Vardy, Carroll etc are all great options to get you out of the drop zone. None of these jokers are what we need.
We need to understand that the game has evolved. The old school "striker" is no longer a thing. Chelsea seem to have realized this after spending £80 million on Morata. Successful teams these days have these kind of hybrid winger / forward / attacking mids like Salah, Ronaldo, Messi, Aguerro etc.
The single function man who puts the ball in the back of the net is no longer being produced by clubs. Consequently, when we talk about a striker we have to browse the second-hand section at HMV to find some old school players gathering dust between the LPs and cassette tapes.
39 Posted 12/12/2018 at 16:09:46
I can go with Mike Gaynes's choice of Josef Martinez as that kid does look good — not on YouTube, but in MLS games, the big question being could he translate that to the Premier League... and would he be interested in coming over?
Just imagine him and Andy Carroll!! 😂
40 Posted 12/12/2018 at 17:20:30
41 Posted 12/12/2018 at 17:23:52
42 Posted 12/12/2018 at 17:54:19
Sam #37, yes, he's small, but he's strong on the ball and has a phenomenal first touch - can turn anybody. MLS is a high-pace, physical league like the Premier League (albeit of much lower technical quality), and I think Martinez would terrorize big, physical defenders with his quickness as he does in MLS.
50 goals in 54 games is brilliant no matter what level you're playing at. This guy would lift us off our seats, and wouldn't that be fun for a change?
43 Posted 12/12/2018 at 18:42:15
Hahahahahahahahahahah...oh hang on, I've just realised its Panto season.
"He's behind you...on the treatment table."
44 Posted 12/12/2018 at 19:14:42
Vlasic is playing very, very well against the champions at the Bernabeu.
45 Posted 12/12/2018 at 19:29:24
"While Tosun likens himself to Mario Gómez and Zlatan Ibrahimović, The Times writer Gary Jacob instead found him more similar to the English strikers Kevin Davies and Andy Carroll."
Tosun likens himself to Zlatan. If only...
[Extract from Cenk Tosun's Wikipedia page via The Times]
46 Posted 12/12/2018 at 19:33:40
Maybe we have been a bit hasty in writing this kid off.
47 Posted 12/12/2018 at 19:45:36
I cannot see Chelsea wanting the player back so a bit of shrewd negotiating and we could take both players off their hands.
48 Posted 12/12/2018 at 20:00:50
And he's just turned 21. The kid could be a star and though it may be that he's not well suited to the Premier League I still think he could be a star. And he's ours. For now.
49 Posted 12/12/2018 at 20:50:26
50 Posted 12/12/2018 at 21:04:24
One, we are in need of a goal-scorer; two, it would prove whether he is cut out for the Premier League; and three, if he is a natural and we don't get a striker in the January window, he could just give us that boost to tide us over till the Summer window.
51 Posted 12/12/2018 at 21:51:43
In 2011, Man City paid €34 million for 23-year-old Aguero, and his record was 97 goals in 230 games in top-flight teams in Argentina and Spain. Hmm.
I know money's gone mental in football since 2011 but do we have a plan to turn Richarlison, Augustin and Lookman into our version of Mane, Salah and Firmino? If so, unlike Liverpool, we're risking way more money than they did for their seasoned finishers.
52 Posted 12/12/2018 at 22:00:50
Everton have had their share of them for many a season and so many have failed.
Delboy is one that comes to mind and Lookman seems to be another.
I just hope the Everton scouting staff have really done their homework on this lad as we don't need another ''pink elephant''.
They do need a really good offensive player to compliment Richarlison who has proved to have the goal touch but results have suffered because Walcott, Tosun and Calvert-Lewin have not really filled the bill adequately.
I have to say I was impressed with Success of Watford on Monday but then Everton made all the Hornets look good.
53 Posted 12/12/2018 at 22:02:29
We need a big, mobile, 6'-2" unit who gives us a physical presence up front. Someone who can out muscle Premier League centre-backs.
54 Posted 12/12/2018 at 22:07:50
I don't know if it's their scouting set up or academy, or a combination of both, but they seem to be able to produce good players on a regular basis.
55 Posted 12/12/2018 at 22:44:53
Re Mike Gayness opinion on Martinez, you are spot on, mate. I've seen Atlanta many times this season and he looks the real deal, was at Torino before and didn't cut it but, Christ, he is still a young guy with a killer instinct for a goal.
That fucking Salah and Kevin de Bruyne didn't first time and look what's happened since! And one more thing, get Almiron from Atlanta. With him on a package feal, it'll cost big coin but we've blown so much on others recently that never cut it... just my thoughts.
56 Posted 12/12/2018 at 23:35:21
57 Posted 13/12/2018 at 08:46:27
58 Posted 13/12/2018 at 09:32:50
Everton were just really poor and seemed to run out of ideas
59 Posted 13/12/2018 at 10:18:51
Just imagine him and Andy Carroll. Er... I really don't want to. The thought of that galoot in an Everton shirt frightens the life out of me.
60 Posted 13/12/2018 at 10:20:58
Why don't you think he won't consider replacing Sigurdsson? He is too slow for the type of football Silva and every other team wants to play.
61 Posted 13/12/2018 at 12:44:18
I don't get these calls for 'big muscular centre-forward' seems that no-one is watching the big teams play, the key is pace, movement, skill, vision. Long gone is the time of the 'big centre-forward'.
Man City have Aguero, Sterling, Sané. Liverpool have Salah, Firmino, Mané. These are the 2 best attacks in the league, and not one of them is 'big, muscular, target man'.
Barcelona have Suarez, Dembele, Messi, Coutinho. Dortmund have Alcacer, Reus, Sancho.... and the list of Europe's best teams goes on like this.
62 Posted 13/12/2018 at 13:34:30
"I just finished my scouting reports on these hidden diamonds, which I mailed to Brands & Silva by second class post (to heighten their anticipation):
1 - Max Velocity (of New York Urban Myths). Supposedly faster than a speeding bullet, although that could be an old housewives tale;
2 - Hertz Van Rental (available on loan). Big unit, capable of carrying a load;
3 - Ivan DaLiga. Highly decorated; but does tend to go on about his league medal.
63 Posted 13/12/2018 at 13:52:06
"4 - Manuel Labor (Union Strikers). Tireless/hardworking, but can annoy Refs with his protests.
5 - Vermin Cage: Supposedly a fox in the box "
64 Posted 13/12/2018 at 14:12:24
65 Posted 13/12/2018 at 15:11:13
Fran #60, agree and agree. For the record, of the league's top 10 scorers right now only two fit Laurie's standard of "a big, mobile, 6'-2" unit" (Murray and Mitrovic). I don't care if we get somebody who's the size of a cocker spaniel as long as he puts the ball in the net. Nothing else matters.
66 Posted 13/12/2018 at 15:12:18
You are definitely on the road to Ruane.
67 Posted 13/12/2018 at 16:04:06
68 Posted 13/12/2018 at 16:57:32
69 Posted 13/12/2018 at 17:15:49
70 Posted 13/12/2018 at 18:35:57
71 Posted 13/12/2018 at 18:44:43
The sooner he is back the better.
72 Posted 13/12/2018 at 20:37:50
For example, let me give you a mental picture of what I am on about. This would involve Richarlison moving back out left and two out of three of Bernard, Lookman, and Walcott being benched. Same set up as now:
Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne
Gomes, Gueye, Sigurdsson,
Walcott, Lukaku*, Richarlison
* He is just an example, I don't want him back for the same reason Ray Roche convinced me that Balotelli was not a good idea. Bad for team spirit.
That would leave Silva with lots of options off the bench.
By the way, there is a big mobile unit who is not in the top ten scorers in the league at the moment but would slot into this squad seamlessly and would soon get among the goals with these players around him. He scored against us the other night and works like a Trojan for the team. Currently on loan to Newcastle – Carlos Rondon. I reckon he is better than Murray or Mitrovic.
I am sure Silva and Brands are looking for a striker so it will be interesting what type of player he brings in. It may well be it turns out to be Augustin and if so and he gets amongst the goals I will bring this thread out of my "you told me so" folder next year.
73 Posted 13/12/2018 at 20:54:59
Re strikers, your reckoning doesn't stand up to some cold hard facts. Salomon Rondon has averaged a goal every four appearances in the Prem (over 100 games). Murray averages better than one every three games, and so far in his young career Mitrovic is one for every two. Rondon may have the size and the work rate, but he doesn't come close to measuring up for performance.
74 Posted 13/12/2018 at 21:20:09
75 Posted 13/12/2018 at 21:31:16
Interestingly Lukaku is scoring 1 in every 2.5 games in the premier league this season and I think he went about 8 or 9 games without scoring until the other day. I reckon his conversion rate would have been better if he had been playing for us this season. But I still don't want him back. It takes a lot for an Everton player to loose me, but when they do that's it.
Regarding Rondon – my assertion is that if you put him amongst this group of players his goal scoring stats would increase exponentially and so would the rest of the teams. I think he is underrated.
76 Posted 13/12/2018 at 21:58:33
I like Rondon and Mitrovic but even Deeney would be a step up from what we have now.
77 Posted 13/12/2018 at 22:50:34
I loved Lukaku when he was here. But he drove me mad with his switching off and lack of effort at times.
I'd not have him back. I trust Brands to find a striker who will fit in the system. Marco demands strikers actually run and close down, break with speed, etc. Lukaku would do it for three games or so, then revert to type.
I think Romelu is the best striker in the world - yes, in the entire world - when he is battling for a ball 1 v 1 getting through to the opposing keeper. He is an absolute beast; a tank of a man.
But he just doesn't do the rest of it well enough, if you know what I mean. And he absolutely switches off, and can chuck his toys out of the pram.
We may be in a gully right now, but I'd argue our chemistry is superb. You don't see players barking at one another. They all work for one another. Rom would come, put in a half-assed effort at some point, and the whirlwind of shit would start swirling.
As I said previously, if Brands thinks this Augustin kid is good enough, I trust Marcel.
78 Posted 13/12/2018 at 22:56:35
Laurie, I consider that "team spirit" accusation against Rom to be 100% fiction. He may have sown discontent among some of the supporters, but there was never an iota of evidence he created any in the changing room. On the contrary, by all accounts he was quite popular with his teammates. And Eddie, it never bothered me one bit that he was so openly ambitious.
79 Posted 13/12/2018 at 23:04:10
"Revert to type"? As in a goal every two games and an assist every five? I'd be ecstatic.
80 Posted 13/12/2018 at 23:23:35
I'll give you this. If Brands brings back Rom, I'm behind it. I'm putting my faith in Marcel Brands to bring in the type of player that will fit in with the team and fit in with the system.
If Brands thinks Rom is that man, then I'll get behind him 100%.
But were it me, I'd not bring him back. His fits of laziness will not work in the Silva system.
No matter how many goals per game his stats show.
We need to find a young, energetic, aggressive striker who will get 1 in 2 in our system, not retro-fit a 1 in 2 into our system.
That's my opinion.
81 Posted 13/12/2018 at 23:45:13
I doubt enough “Road to Damascus” light of inner knowledge has got in his head to let him contemplated returning... even if M&M wanted him.
If he started rehab tomorrow, it would take months to get him back (if you could at all) to the early beast with the dreads we signed.
82 Posted 13/12/2018 at 00:53:00
"He may have sown discontent among some of the supporters, but there was never an iota of evidence he created any in the changing room."
True, although that "some" appeared to me to be a significant portion of the fan base if I take the comments on ToffeeWeb as an indicator.
As far as the dressing room is concerned, I wouldn't expect any Everton player to come our publicly and criticize another member of the team. Would it be reasonable to think, though, that deep down his attitude had the same effect on at least some of the players that it had on me?
It is of course possible I am just getting cantankerous as I get older but Stones, and Barkley, both of whom were favourites of mine, had the same effect on me. The first time I felt like that was Lescott.
No, my view is that sort of "want-away" stance is bad for the team and I certainly don't like it.
It could be though that you are right about team spirit and that it doesn't count for anything. If that was the case, I would take Mario before Romelu all day long.
83 Posted 14/12/2018 at 01:01:12
Alex Young and Dave Hickson are the type of player Everton need now.
84 Posted 14/12/2018 at 01:55:42
My God that early beast with the dreds was something.
I remember being so excited, so thrilled we signed him. I thought Martinez was a genius.
It may have proven a false dawn, but that year with Barry, McCarthy, and Rom signing, and Martinez shitting gold bars was the best I've had.
And Rom was a god.
85 Posted 14/12/2018 at 02:44:52
86 Posted 14/12/2018 at 02:51:05
I know I shouldn't mention money. (I've already slapped the back of my own legs...)
87 Posted 14/12/2018 at 02:54:03
88 Posted 14/12/2018 at 04:42:19
I'm With Jamie,(@79) point of view, if Simba (Marcel Brands) says so, then yes, if not, no.
89 Posted 14/12/2018 at 04:46:19
90 Posted 14/12/2018 at 04:59:23
As to whether Rom had the same effect on his mates as he had on some of the fans, I would say that's highly doubtful. We never met the man, let alone practiced with him every day and played with him in front of 30,000 people. We speculate wildly based on perceived "body language" at TV distance (which always makes me laugh) while they know him as a human being. And if there had been problems in the changing room, they would have come out sooner or later. Instead, everything we heard from his mates was positive. I cannot recall seeing a single negative remark from any of them.
So, in my opinion, no, it's not reasonable.
91 Posted 14/12/2018 at 05:29:24
92 Posted 14/12/2018 at 05:57:31
That health warning should at the top of every thread.
93 Posted 14/12/2018 at 06:59:05
Yes some players have been slagged on here and cheered at Goodison but I can assure you that is not my style. For me to get a downer on an Everton player he has to earn it.
For example, Fellaini – I really rated him but, when he turned his back on his team mates at Goodison during a game and threw his hands up in the air, that was the beginning of the end for me.
I am still trying to get my head round this part of your post though:-
"Experts will tell you that folks with negative opinions are drawn to chat boards."
Let me say, I am wary of experts especially when it comes to categorizing people into groups. I prefer to make my own mind up but I can be persuaded to change my mind.
As I mentioned earlier in this thread a regular TWr persuaded me that Mario was not a good idea. I don't feel the need to be right on football matters but Lukaku back – not for this Evertonian. Never not no how.
94 Posted 14/12/2018 at 15:19:00
It certainly didn't alter his teammates' opinions, based on how warmly they greeted him the first time Utd played us after the transfer. (And he must still have felt warmly about us, generously gifting us that point a few years later!) And teammates continue to sing his praises to this day, even as fans remain skeptical: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/19/sports/marouane-fellaini-manchester-united.html.
Dismissing a player in your own club because of one non-obscene gesture? Sorry, I just don't understand that.
But I am glad someone here changed your mind about Balotelli.
95 Posted 14/12/2018 at 21:34:04
Fellaini did do that though and the crowd reacted to it accordindgly. Nevertheless your right in saying I shouldn't have judged him on one incident.
96 Posted 14/12/2018 at 21:52:26
It should have been a 'bye' for us and a real shot at the cup that year.
As it was, it was all over by half-time with Wigan scoring 3 goals in 4 manic minutes. Martinez managed the double that season - lifting the FA Cup and relegation - and as a result landed the Everton gig.
Fellaini threw a strop about some misplaced pass and - shockingly - did as Laurie describes: turned his back on the play with the ball still in play, in his proximity, waving an angry arm.
The Goodison crowd gave him what for and both Neville and the mop-topped Belgian were replaced at half-time.
And - sorry Laurie! - I have to side with Mike here. There has never been any evidence that Lukaku was a rotten egg at the club, but plenty of complimentary comments about his conduct and professionalism and popularity with other players.
Nor have I ever been one to claim the ability to read a player or manager's 'body language' live at the game, or on the telly.
I cannot think of a single Everton player who has 'offended' me so much that I determined to 'withdraw' my support for them. Not one.
97 Posted 14/12/2018 at 22:07:14
98 Posted 14/12/2018 at 22:40:00
Add to that his arms pointing, get more exercise than his legs in 90 mins., best business we ever done getting rid of him.
99 Posted 14/12/2018 at 23:45:35
Which player will come out and say "yeh that Lukaku was a total c**t."
They all tow the line and make the right noises and anyone who doesn't understand that needs help ffs.
100 Posted 14/12/2018 at 23:48:52
I was among those who never was. Rather, I was happy to hear such self-belief and ambition from an Everton player. A pity that he was never going to realise his ambitions at Everton, due to conditions we are all familiar with.
Lukaku, John Stones, Barkley and Deulofeu were not added to at the right time. Under the right management and with the right investment they would have been a wonderful young, talented and ambitious core to build a team around.
And Alan, why am I not surprised that your anecdote counts as 'wisdom' in your world..?
Brian, that's gibberish. But you're welcome to that view.
101 Posted 14/12/2018 at 23:52:52
102 Posted 15/12/2018 at 07:55:57
Never heard this one before.
The one I did hear was:
"never expect sense from anyone whose arse doubles as their brain".
103 Posted 15/12/2018 at 08:33:47
Still, there not being any evidence of an Everyone player calling him out (Williams aside in one match), let's all give his lackadaisical performance a huge round of applause, eh? That's the sort of attitude that'll get us to the top!
104 Posted 15/12/2018 at 10:10:09
Lukaku can fuck off and anyone who would take him back can fuck off to.
I know this is not very refined of me but hey – I feel so much better now. Reminds me of when I was young.
Up the Blues.
105 Posted 19/12/2018 at 13:58:30
Seem to recall he has not settled. That would be a real signing.
But all pipe dreams. I am 100% confident Brands has this all in hand.
106 Posted 20/12/2018 at 19:12:58
I agree 100%. Lukaku couldn't wait to get away and, when we needed him to get us into a Cup Final, (against Palace) he fucked up.
He would be toxic in the dressing room.
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