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20 Aug 2019 18:41:43
Hi Ed001, were you at all surprised Atletico Madrid got Joao Felix? They're one of the top clubs in world football but Barcelona and Real seem to traditionally beat them to the punch.

Or was it simply a case of them being more willing to put the money forwards and gamble on the development.

{Ed001's Note - it was similar to the signing of Aguero, they were willing to take a chance when no one else was. It was more because Barca decided to go for the finished product in Griezmann and so give them the funds to commit to Felix. Big mistake by Barca as Felix looks almost as good as Griezmann already and will soon be better imo.}


1.) 20 Aug 2019 20:44:02
Cheers Ed001, Atletico certainly know how to develop a striker. The Barcelona scouting team has been a mess in recent years, no idea what's going on over there.

{Ed001's Note - they seem to have completely lost the plot. Though it must be said they have not really bought well since the Cruyff days, their sides were built mainly around players coming through the academy. Maybe they have always had a crap recruitment policy masked by the academy boys?}


 

 

27 Jul 2019 15:36:03
While it's in part down to last night's humiliation, their performance throughout last season is testament to it, what on earth has happened to Real Madrid?

If anything, it adds to Ronaldo's legacy in terms of how he covered the cracks. It's almost as if some players are regressing? For some of the older players like Modric that makes sense, but I'm confused by the younger ones. Maybe they were just overrated to begin with.

Joao Felix was a lot of fun last night, hope he continues in the same manner throughout the season. Seems the ideal partner for Costa or Morata (potentially both if he drops deeper?). A goal threat himself with fantastic vision and passing ability.


 

 

20 Jul 2019 20:44:09
I've heard Diego Costa may be on the move. Are there any sides interested?

{Ed002's Note - Nothing firm at this time but a consultant to the Everton owner has suggested him, there was a discussion with an Italian side that went nowhere.}


1.) 20 Jul 2019 23:00:36
Cheers Ed002, appreciate it. Was the Italian side Roma?

{Ed002's Note - No, not Roma. Roma have a clear second choice after losing out on their first choice and Costa would be someway down any list.}


 

 

04 Jul 2019 15:34:44
I'm surprised Joao Felix went for as much as he did. I think he's a classy player but I didn't see very much to justify him being the fifth most expensive player of all time. Ed001, what do you make of him as well as the deal?

{Ed001's Note - good player but the money is being paid for his potential, which is up there with Mbappe. Sometimes you have to pay more than you think is right for quality.}


1.) 04 Jul 2019 17:01:33
Wow is his potential really up there with Mbappe? didn't think they were in the same league. Will be a fun watch, god knows Atletico know how to develop a striker.

{Ed001's Note - potential yes, though right now he is not as good. Different kind of player so his development will take a bit longer but he should be something special, all being well.}


2.) 08 Jul 2019 19:22:35
Will be interesting to see how he gets on. Felix has a bit of Kaka IMO.

Also Ed what do you make of Sancho. Is his potential being hyped up too much or is he really up there with guys like Felix and Mbappe?

{Ed001's Note - he is very good but a step below them at least.}


3.) 09 Jul 2019 18:20:49
Thought so myself ed1. I personally think Kai Havertz is the most promising youngster in the Bundesliga right now.
Thanks a lot ed1.

{Ed001's Note - he does look the part.}


 

 

30 Dec 2018 20:39:53
Any interest in Asensio? doesn't seem to be having the best time at Madrid.

{Ed002's Note - Try the search engine.}


 

 

 

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22 Aug 2019 20:25:22
Hey Ed001, I've just seen Ribery has moved to Fiorentina. I know it's a slower paced league and that he still showed flashes of quality last season, but at 36 how do you think he'll manage?

Surprised its Robben who retired over him. Which speaking of, Robben recently came out and said Pep was the best coach he played under. I hadn't thought Pep was that popular with the Bayern players.

{Ed001's Note - Ribery has never impressed me, I have never been a fan at all. He is injury prone, a complete bell and not all that good a player either. He only shows flashes at any point in his career. However they don't mind that in Italy so he will be fine and carry on being as ridiculously overrated as he always has been.

Robben is one player mate, a lot of the Bayern players were not happy with him but some loved him.}


1.) 22 Aug 2019 20:42:43
Cheers for the quick reply Ed001. From what I read he enjoyed the intensity and the idea that at 30 there were ways to improve, whereas that intensity just seems to drain others.

{Ed001's Note - a lot of players dislike being constantly rotated as well, they just want to play. Whereas Robben can't play every game and needs to be rotated in and out to avoid injury.}


 

 

10 Jul 2019 15:16:38
How do you think Zidane will fair this year? It was difficult to tell how good he was in his first stint at Madrid. Hazard will help but that team was a mess last year and it feels as though he isn't enough. The midfield in particular seemed poor and no one has been brought in.


 

 

13 Jun 2019 23:04:06
Hey Ed001, just wondering what you thought of Hidetoshi Nakata as a player? I grew up in South East Asia and me and a childhood friend were recently discussing how big a story his retirement was. Neither of us watched Serie A so it was difficult to know how good he actually was.

{Ed001's Note - he was excellent but his main value was commercial. When he signed for Roma they released a commemorative polo shirt and the sales of the alone made more than his transfer fee had cost them. The man was gold in that area.}


 

 

19 Mar 2019 17:59:26
Ed001's what are your thoughts on Nainggolan at CAM? He's hit form recently (shocked as I thought he was on the decline based on his lifestyle and performances) .

I've always considered him an all action midfielder who might be able to rival Vidal if not for his lifestyle, but Spalletti seems to prefer him as a 10.

{Ed001's Note - he did play there for a while at Roma and looked really good there but the manager was changed and he was pushed back again. It is the position he seems best suited for, it allows him to put himself about, without leaving a gap where he should be and makes use of his shooting, which is excellent.

By the way, Vidal has a similar lifestyle!}


1.) 19 Mar 2019 18:53:27
Cheers for the reply Ed001, knew Vidal was loose in the off season but no idea that was his regular lifestyle, might be a contributing factor to his injures. What is it with tenacious players and crap lifestyles haha.

{Ed001's Note - I think it is very much the reason for his injuries to be honest.}


 

 

11 Jan 2019 15:10:35
Hey Ed002, Do you happen to know how Paquetá's arrival impacts the financial situation at Milan? is it a well structured deal? and did Kaka's new role have any influence on the transfer?

Regardless, I think its a great buy for them.

{Ed002's Note - The agreement for Lucas Paqueta was €5 million when he signed the contract, €15 million in January 2019, €10m in July 2019 and €5m in January 2020. It does not make any difference in real terms but by June 30 this they need committed sales to meet FFP and by June 30, 2021 they need to be clear of any third party funding altogether.}


 

 

 

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20 Aug 2019 20:44:02
Cheers Ed001, Atletico certainly know how to develop a striker. The Barcelona scouting team has been a mess in recent years, no idea what's going on over there.

{Ed001's Note - they seem to have completely lost the plot. Though it must be said they have not really bought well since the Cruyff days, their sides were built mainly around players coming through the academy. Maybe they have always had a crap recruitment policy masked by the academy boys?}


 

 

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20 Jul 2019 23:00:36
Cheers Ed002, appreciate it. Was the Italian side Roma?

{Ed002's Note - No, not Roma. Roma have a clear second choice after losing out on their first choice and Costa would be someway down any list.}


 

 

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04 Jul 2019 17:01:33
Wow is his potential really up there with Mbappe? didn't think they were in the same league. Will be a fun watch, god knows Atletico know how to develop a striker.

{Ed001's Note - potential yes, though right now he is not as good. Different kind of player so his development will take a bit longer but he should be something special, all being well.}


 

 

 

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22 Aug 2019 20:42:43
Cheers for the quick reply Ed001. From what I read he enjoyed the intensity and the idea that at 30 there were ways to improve, whereas that intensity just seems to drain others.

{Ed001's Note - a lot of players dislike being constantly rotated as well, they just want to play. Whereas Robben can't play every game and needs to be rotated in and out to avoid injury.}


 

 

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28 Jul 2019 01:56:40
He hasn't adapted well to Ronaldo's presence, was clear last season. Juventus may see now as the ideal opportunity to cash in while they move forwards. That said I agree with you Eric79, while proven in Serie A, Icardi is more of a fox in the box than anything else. Not sure how he fits in. Maybe if they can get him at a decent price.

I'm really curious to see Juventus post Ronaldo, can't quite figure their plans out. The Lukaku rumours are strange (Though I think he would do well in Serie A) .


 

 

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19 Mar 2019 18:53:27
Cheers for the reply Ed001, knew Vidal was loose in the off season but no idea that was his regular lifestyle, might be a contributing factor to his injures. What is it with tenacious players and crap lifestyles haha.

{Ed001's Note - I think it is very much the reason for his injuries to be honest.}