I was thinking we’d dodged an expensive bullet by not signing him, given his propensity for shooting at the solid bits of the goal rather than between them.
I hope he plays.
Never in doubt, dunno what you were worried aboutSee. Nothing to worry about.
Looks like he needed a ‘stepping stone’ club in the EPL before he got his big move to Liverpool.
I genuinely believe he’d be banging them in regularly for Liverpool if they’d purchased him from us instead of Benfica. He is having to learn to swim in the deep end and is really struggling.
I still think he’ll come good but not before he has helped secure Liverpool a mid-table finish and trophyless season.
Yeah I though so too. Far more impact than Gakpo, who looked like a lanky Chris HolroydI thought he looked quite dangerous in his cameo and I was very pleased to see him not start
The thing is, signing for us wouldn't have been the same as signing for them, so it's impossible to say what the outcome would have been.Looks like we dodged a bullet on this one. It's a funny old game.
Rumours circulating this afternoon that Chelsea want to loan Cucu out!The thing is, signing for us wouldn't have been the same as signing for them, so it's impossible to say what the outcome would have been.
His mindset would be different coming to us - still something to prove rather than swagger into a big 6 club with a huge weight on his shoulders.
He'd be playing in a different team, in a different system, for a different manager, with different expectations on him and the team as a whole.
We' d have managed his integration differently.
If Chelsea had got to Cucurella ahead of us last year and we saw him playing not particularly well for them as he has done so far, it would be easy to think we'd dodged a bullet there too, yet he was fantastic for us.
There are so many moving parts to football teams and clubs, that it's very difficult to say how a particular player will perform in a different team / for a different manager / within a different club environment / at a different time with certainty. Uncle Tony's big bag of data and smart algorithms do seem to be helping us in that regard though.
It's definitely a little on the simplistic side to think Nunez would have been a flop for us just because he hasn't pulled up any trees at Liverpool yet. I don't even think he's been that bad so far, personally, but that's irrelevant to the point I'm trying to make.
Oh my heart pumps purple piss ….. that would be glorious.Rumours circulating this afternoon that Chelsea want to loan Cucu out!
no shirley they wouldn’t….Rumours circulating this afternoon that Chelsea want to loan Cucu out!