Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
duncanmckenzieismagic

Morgan Schneiderlin

Recommended Posts

I don't see John Stones as a midfielder in a million years. It's as crazy as the suggestion of Baines playing there IMO.

i always thought those who didn't agree with that were crazy too :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Schneiderlin would be a great buy imo, not sure how much truth to it there is or if its just an easy story for the journalists.

 

Who would he replace? As good as Barry was last season surely he will be used less this term. id like to see McCarthy get another chance this year, had 2 mediocre seasons but Koeman could be the perfect manager to get the best out of him.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He's being linked again with a January move - seems pretty clear Jose doesn't rate him although I thought he was injured.

 

I'd have him - he could certainly fill Barry's role long term.

 

I wanted him in the summer, so I'd be very happy if we could get him in January.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Often the case with his type of player unless you pay attention to them. He reminds me of a Barry type but bit more creative. For what its worth:

 

https://www.whoscored.com/Players/29544

 

yeah I've always said that about such players - McCarthy, barry, gana - in years gone by carsley, Parkinson...

 

got to actively watch them and I haven't seen him play given that Southampton never really made me switch sky sports on

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

yeah I've always said that about such players - McCarthy, barry, gana - in years gone by carsley, Parkinson...

 

got to actively watch them and I haven't seen him play given that Southampton never really made me switch sky sports on

If Everton weren't playing I would often put a Saints game on because it was nearly always entertaining (though I stopped really watching anyone but us over the last year)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ready made replacement for Barry someone we should target Jan for to allow him to bed in to hit the ground running in the new season

Agree - January could be very important for this reason. Now money seems to be less of a problem there's no reason that we can't build longer term in this way.

 

He's on the bench tonight.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Would be a good buy but not the first position we need players in but would be ok if we bring in multiple people.

 

Also don't forget Tom Davies.

 

Really? Id say this was a priority position

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The BBC gossip thing says prior to the game on Sunday we had talks with Man U over Schneiderlin and Depay.

Yeah I saw that, it also said he might be interested in signing Ashley Young ffs.

First priority should be a top class striker, then a top class goalie, that should see us ok till summer, then we can have a good clear out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can't think why we would be interested in signing Young, Depay and Schneiderlin have also been left out of Man U's euro squad which would suggest they are on the move. I do agree with you on one thing Bill, we have to get a new goalkeeper, we could probably find a better option than Stek playing in the local pub leagues round the city if we looked.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Schneiderlin and DePay (along with Darmian) have been left off their Europa League squad which is telling. If Koeman knows him and can use Schneiderlin to his best advantage then it makes even more sense. Would like to see how the long-term look of a putative deal would be, we will need long-term cover in this area with Barry aging and no other stars outside Gana IMO.

 

at least a loan with first rights to buy outright might be best.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest rusty747

At the end of the day, if we want these players we will have to pay what many people would say is 'over the odds.'

 

At the end of the season, the league table reflects standings based on points and goal difference - not financial muscle - though there tends to be a close correlation.

 

This opens up the discussion of cause and effect. Are clubs rich because they are successful or are they successful because they are rich?

 

My point is very simple. If we want to play in Europe and consistently be successful we have to buy in the talent to get us kick started. The cost is irrelevant because if we don't do it now we will never be successful.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

At the end of the day, if we want these players we will have to pay what many people would say is 'over the odds.'

 

At the end of the season, the league table reflects standings based on points and goal difference - not financial muscle - though there tends to be a close correlation.

 

This opens up the discussion of cause and effect. Are clubs rich because they are successful or are they successful because they are rich?

 

My point is very simple. If we want to play in Europe and consistently be successful we have to buy in the talent to get us kick started. The cost is irrelevant because if we don't do it now we will never be successful.

Arsenal and United are rich because they were successful, Chelsea and Man City are successful because they are rich.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest rusty747

Arsenal and United are rich because they were successful, Chelsea and Man City are successful because they are rich.

Agreed.

 

And for too long we have been neither.

 

Now we have a bit of cash we need to get it spent imho. Not foolishly of course but we can't send Moshiri's wallet out on the pitch the next time we hear Z Cars being played. We must transfer some of his cash into quality signings. And, to be honest, if we want to attract players like Virgil, we will have to pay more to get them to come to us than Man City or Arsenal etc would have to pay to get him to join them - for painfully obvious reasons.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...