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Old 25-08-2014, 23:20   #20781
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Obviously liverpool needed Balo today, lol at people saying Balo won't be a starter
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Old 25-08-2014, 23:38   #20782
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Old 25-08-2014, 23:38   #20783
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If Balotelli starts, it's on the left.

They play with 3 up top. Sturrige and Sterling (right) are staying there. They rotate and interchange, but primary that's where the positions start. The strange thing about Balotelli is that he doesn't really fit in with Liverpool's explosive style. He'll have to adapt - none of this standing around stuff. City fans didn't mind that, but Liverpool's won't. They'll be on his back much quicker.
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Old 25-08-2014, 23:51   #20784
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If Balotelli starts, it's on the left.

They play with 3 up top. Sturrige and Sterling (right) are staying there. They rotate and interchange, but primary that's where the positions start. The strange thing about Balotelli is that he doesn't really fit in with Liverpool's explosive style. He'll have to adapt - none of this standing around stuff. City fans didn't mind that, but Liverpool's won't. They'll be on his back much quicker.
On the contrary, I see Balo starting in the middle, Sturridge on the right and Sterling on the left.

What usually happens as you probably know by now is that Sturridge always comes quite deep, usually on the right side to pick up the ball and start something. Today vs City showed us exactly why Balo will fit in just fine, they had no one with a presence attacking in the box when Sturridge popped out until Lambert came on.

Of course your last point is correct, "none of the standing around stuff" but he really doesn't need to do much as the rest around him will be making runs. He can hold up play and has excellent technique to make something out of nothing. I think having Balotelli there will also increase Sturridge's performance because he will play the role he likes more freely, also without the burden of being the only main scorer.After the first game they asked him something regarding that and he gave a very nervy answer from what I recall.
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Old 26-08-2014, 00:20   #20785
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I'd be very surprised if they moved Sturridge back out wide. The plan all along seemed to be for Sturridge to be the number 9 once Suarez went. It's one of the reasons he went to Liverpool. It's possible though.

Anyways....Di Maria has been pictured at Carrington
Reliable sources are saying Daley Blind is all but done as well. Plus we supposedly want one more.

This spending
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Old 26-08-2014, 00:26   #20786
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I'd be very surprised if they moved Sturridge back out wide. The plan all along seemed to be for Sturridge to be the number 9 once Suarez went. It's one of the reasons he went to Liverpool. It's possible though.

Anyways....Di Maria has been pictured at Carrington
Reliable sources are saying Daley Blind is all but done as well. Plus we supposedly want one more.

This spending

United needed big spending though.

What you have currently is just not good enough.


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Old 26-08-2014, 01:49   #20787
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Old 26-08-2014, 02:26   #20788
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I'd be very surprised if they moved Sturridge back out wide. The plan all along seemed to be for Sturridge to be the number 9 once Suarez went. It's one of the reasons he went to Liverpool. It's possible though.

Anyways....Di Maria has been pictured at Carrington
Reliable sources are saying Daley Blind is all but done as well. Plus we supposedly want one more.

This spending
personally i think a 4-4-2 is best option.

Balotelli sucks alone. Best in a 2 man. Sturridge probably the same.


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Old 26-08-2014, 03:36   #20789
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personally i think a 4-4-2 is best option.

Balotelli sucks alone. Best in a 2 man. Sturridge probably the same.
But Gerrard doesn't fit in a 2 man midfield....and he's playing no matter what.
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Old 26-08-2014, 06:46   #20790
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But Gerrard doesn't fit in a 2 man midfield....and he's playing no matter what.
It's possible balo will play wide. He plays well there

Reall when he played if for milan or inter he was essentially a withdrawn striker cutting off the side as opposed to a winger.

Anyway you slice it balotellis best ability is face up with ball at his feet going at defenders. Just can't read game off the last man or back to goal.

Maybe that changes but I see little to suggest it. All hei best play comes partnered up and not isolated


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Old 26-08-2014, 06:47   #20791
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Right but they dont pay all of di maria's wages in 1 season.

so if his fee is 64 mil and lets say 10 mil wages... that's 74 mil + whatever tax attached (i think it's double the wage so 84)
Doesn't matter. When transfer budgets are allocated, the practice I understand is to include transfer fee plus wages for the full length of the contract. That's what managers play with. Essentially the budget that's allocated is a contract budget.

Transfer budget for a season = Transfer fee for incoming player plus wages for the duration of his contract minus transfer fee of outgoing player minus wages saved from the remaining part of his contract.

Actual cashflow is a different matter. That's something that's not (shouldnt be) in the KRA of the transfer manager but in the KRA of the club's finance guy. It's that guy's job to structure the actual payout over years.


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Old 26-08-2014, 06:48   #20792
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Doesn't matter. When transfer budgets are allocated, the practice I understand is to include transfer fee plus wages for the full length of the contract. That's what managers play with. Essentially the budget that's allocated is a contract budget.

Transfer budget for a season = Transfer fee for incoming player plus wages for the duration of his contract minus transfer fee of outgoing player minus wages saved from the remaining part of his contract.
Gotcha.

I'm not sure it really matters persay. Man utd aren't starved for cash. Just don't know how to use it.

Di Maria does address a need but not all their needs. Also kind of makes Herrera redundant. Probably should have used his and shaws money for better defenders


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Old 26-08-2014, 07:03   #20793
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I think the likeliest scenario is Balotelli wide.

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Gotcha.

I'm not sure it really matters persay. Man utd aren't starved for cash. Just don't know how to use it.

Di Maria does address a need but not all their needs. Also kind of makes Herrera redundant. Probably should have used his and shaws money for better defenders
Yeah exactly. Although Shaw is just fine for the EPL though.


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Old 26-08-2014, 07:09   #20794
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Who knows anything about Siem De Jong and/or Newcastle?

I offer FREE EXPERT FPL-WINNING TIPS in return.

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Old 26-08-2014, 07:36   #20795
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Who knows anything about Siem De Jong and/or Newcastle?

I offer FREE EXPERT FPL-WINNING TIPS in return.


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Old 26-08-2014, 17:48   #20796
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Bayern got benatia.

Would have been ideal for man utd

26m + 4m bonus

Still bitter milan didn't get him from udinese despite constant scouting


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Old 26-08-2014, 22:24   #20797
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Losing 2-0 to a 3rd division side. 25 mins to go

Going to be our 13th loss in the last 25 games. Think we've only won about 7 times in 2014.

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DDG, Evans, Anderson, Kagawa, Welbeck, Hernandez, Januzaj all involved.

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Old 26-08-2014, 22:30   #20798
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Old 26-08-2014, 22:36   #20799
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Bayern got benatia.

Would have been ideal for man utd

26m + 4m bonus

Still bitter milan didn't get him from udinese despite constant scouting
just to sell him a year later and let berlu pocket the money?


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Old 26-08-2014, 22:37   #20800
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just to sell him a year later and let berlu pocket the money?
Better than pocketing the money from balo
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