The Rumour Commode XLIII: A Cardinal Win

Who is your favorite team in the Saudi League?


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taura

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Some other underrated hard worker thats nearing or in his 30s. Cloren suggested de Roon, wouldn't be the worst idea.

I'm just saying, getting a young player means Pioli will likely need to shuffle around with what he has, and I think that means going back to 4-2-3-1
But isn't it better to just keep Rade then if we're looking to bring in somebody like De Roon?
 

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and play him cdm? 😀
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Maybe they think with our offense being better, we can get by going back to 4231 and maybe wait for another opportunity to spend on a DM they want
 

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too many great players to list but if pushed all time favorite player: Maldini
If Taremi arrives I hope he does well. I wouldn’t be surprised if Pioli vetoes Krunic sale. If it does go ahead things could get awkward.(between the new management team just to clarify)
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if we were to accept 13mil for Krunić..who do we get as his replacement this late in the window?
Nobody. Who's gonna come in for 13M and less than Krunic's new salary.
 

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Giroud off ball movement and aerial strength are elite. He is maybe not the best pressing striker but he is high work rate, working the opponents CBs and also not even bad at defending for a pure striker. This is nothing where Giroud would mean a negative compared to other strikers, neither is his assisting ability. Giroud is not someone who just stands around in the box, that's just wrong.
Giroud’a defensive stats in percentile compared to other forwards (first image)

He does not have high work rate and he does not work the opposing CB. He’s an open highway for teams to play through.

Now compare it the Taremi (the second picture). It’s night and day.

Tackles (attacking third), dribblers tackled, interceptions are what we want to focus on. Taremi is 2-3x as high as Giroud on all these metrics (in absolute terms)

Conclusion: Giroud is highly limited in the out of possession phase and Taremi will allow us to defend from the front much better.

We will have more possession and win the ball back more often in dangerous areas with a CF who can be a functional part of the press.

@brk just as we has discussed
 

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Perhaps we are using the Krunic money for Taremi?

i was considering this theory last week as it does make the most sense... especially as the budgeted Balo-Toure, Origi, Alexis & CDK exits raised an underwhelming total of 3.5m. maybe another 0.5m for Colombo.

really hope that Moncada has something lined up his sleeve as the CDM depth of 2023/24 is currently equivalent to the RW depth of 2022/23. krunic & adli just don't cut it. and 13m for 30+ yo Krunic in his final year is an offer that we'll never get again.

we simply HAVE to accept that offer, it's too good to reject financially speaking. it's just a matter of finding the right replacement in time, and for a very critical position. it might set us back a few weeks in terms of preparation for the season as the new player (or adli) will need an adaptation period.
 

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Giroud has this ability to score in big games/moments which he's always done in his career for both club and Country.
Name games?

Even if the idiots will bring up Bu-bu-but he didn't score in the world cup. So what his team won right? Him occupying defenders allowed Griezmann to move freely and Mbappe had the space to run into.
France would have won that WC even with 🗽 up front
 

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I fucking despise pioli for last season but i have to agree with his decision regarding krunic. In fact furlani should give krunic an improved wages to keep him happy
 

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This Krunic offer (if true) is probably not new for the management. Weren't Lyon representatives at one of our games? Hard to think they came all the way to Milano and didn't meet with Rade's agent and Milan. So yea, if there is an offer there, it's likely been known by Milan for some time and it's just now filtering through to the media.
 
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