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  1. Manny

    Managerial merry go round...

    He just gets them.
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    I might be wrong but isn't the AZ vaccine not used in younger people not because they're more prone to blood clots after it, but because the virus itself presents such a small threat to this population group that there's value in finding them an alternative vaccine? It's no more likely to cause clotting in older populations, but given the risk the virus poses to them, the risk-benefit calculation is vastly different.
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    Managerial merry go round...

    In fairness, the Ev have got that boxed off already with Brands.
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    Summer 2021 transfer thread.

    Haha, transfer silly season in a nutshell that.
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    Silly bastard walks right past his recycling bin to break that glass. He could have saved himself a sweeping up job later by just lashing it in there. Or just fucking growing up and not bothering, not that it’s my business you see.
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    Trent Alexander-Arnold

    Southgate is just a company man - he's in charge because he's good at not rocking the boat, keeping the PL managers sweet and generally saying the right things at the right time. He's got a good enough squad and enough tactical nous to get through the qualifiers with ease and then through the early stages of a tournament with a favourable enough draw, but when it comes to a face off against a team with significant resources he'll probably get found out. The WC in 2018 summed him up. Easy qualification because they outclass everyone in the group, some nice chat about earning your place in the squad, changing to a back three, practicing penalties and having calls with PL managers about managing minutes in the buildup to the tournament proper, get a nice draw and stuff a few teams because Harry Kane can score goals, then bump into a good but not great Croatia team and get found out.
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    They'd be lucky - and I mean incredibly lucky - to get £10-15m for that lot, and most of that would be for Iwobi, who's probably at least got some intrinsic value. They're either not very valuable because they're not very good (Besic and Kenny - can you see them getting more than a couple of million for either of them?), on more wages than the market they're selling to can afford (Tosun, Bernard and King all look Turkish or lower French league-bound, who'll not match their current salaries without some sort of discount), won't go unless it's to a decent club and will happily trouser the wages and run their contract down (Gomes won't fancy slumming it, he'll just phone it in until he can move on a free), over the hill and just looking to run their contract down (Delph doesn't give a fuck any more, he's basically a playing version of Ancelotti himself), or just plain old fucking out of contract anyway (Bolasie'll be gone at the end of the month no matter what). The irony is I could see them getting some joy securing some Ancelotti-type players - late 20-somethings getting fat on the benches of the hyper clubs, who'll be more than happy to dump them on Everton and trim the wage fat. By the sounds of things, Brands won't have that, so we could see some fireworks coming over the next couple of months. I FEAR FOR THEM, I REALLY DO.
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    Ozan Kabak

    In an ideal world I'd have liked to have kept him: next season we'll have Virg and Joe coming back from long term injuries (the quiet around Gomez makes me more than a bit concerned next to the positive noise around van Dijk). Matip's fitness we all know about, and Konate's we don't. Having a quality extra CB would mean we'd eliminate a lot of the risks around that, and would give us a season to see how the lads bounce back from their long layoffs as well as keep an eye on Matip's ongoing troubles. If by the end of next season there's a tough decision to be made (and Matip is in his last year of contract as of next summer) then we've got a replacement ready and waiting in the squad - or we've got Kabak on the cheap and can probably sell him for a small profit. But I do get the financial reality of having an £18m fifth choice at the moment. Is the difference between Kabak and Phillips for the (hopefully no more than a) dozen or so games next season worth the money when money is tight? Probably not, to be honest. Gutted we never got to sing his fucking song and all.
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    Where will we finish?

    I found myself thinking about this the other day, so since I'm bored in a meeting I've had a look at taking away the top half's starting pair from October, then their third choice in January. In short, I don't think I'd rate the chances of any of them so much as making the top four, with the possible exception of City (and only because they signed Dias - bearing in mind he signed after the season started): Man City - lose Dias and Stones in October, then Laporte in January. Leaves them with Garcia and Ake as their main partnership. They'd be decent, but not running-away-with-the-title good. Without Dias, they'd be looking at a Garcia and Fernandinho partnership and that's not a title winning CB pair. Man Utd - lose Maguire and Lindelof in October, then Bailly in January. Leaves them with Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe, or Tuanzebe and Matic if we ignore the potato-faced Duncan Edwards. Either way, they'd be miles off. Chelsea - lose Rudiger and Silva in October, then Christensen in January. Leaves them with Azpilicueta and Mbuyama, and they play a back three. Miles off. Leicester - lose Soyuncu and Evans in October, then Fofana in January. Leaves them with 367 year-old Wes Morgan and Daniel Amartey. They were over-reliant on Fofana in reality and finished fifth so they'd be miles off as well. West Ham - lose Ogbonna and Dawson in October, then Balbuena in January. Leaves them with Frederik Alves (who?) and probably Mark Noble fitting in back there. They'd probably get relegated. Tottenham - lose Aldeweireld and Dier in October, then Sanchez in January. Leaves them with Tanganga and Rodon. Not actually a bad pair of prospects but hard to see them holding down a charge for the CL places given they couldn't do it without their main players. Arsenal - lose Luiz and Gabriel in October, then Pablo Mari in January. Leaves them with Holding and Chambers - and we've all seen how that pans out. Everton (stop laughing at the back) - lose Mina and Keane in October, then Holgate in January. Leaves them with Godfrey and probably someone like Doucoure filling in. Probably do better than they did. Considering we didn't have a fourth choice, and the fifth choice weakened our midfield, we've done spectacularly well in my opinion. And the rest of the league should have a fucking word with themselves.
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    Other football - 2020/21

    Cheers, scum’s crying.
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    Alberto Moreno

    I'm in a massive minority here but I don't dislike him. Not good enough and I'm glad he's someone else's problem now, but in fairness to him (from memory) he always put a shift in. He was just completely and utterly braindead. He was like sticking a dog at left back: he'll get up and down but he'll always be in the wrong place unless dumb luck intervenes.
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    Man City - the new bitters?

    Oh god, I can just imagine the whole sycophantic Football Focus segment. There’ll be some fella from Liverpool in his entourage and he’d be all like “haha here’s Scouse, that was a nice title you won last year wasn’t it Scouse, you’d swap that Klippety Klopp for Pep in a minute wouldn’t yer!?” And the arse-kisser being all “haha yeah, good one Noel.” Fucking wanker.