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Yorke81

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  1. From what I could find he is called Dibu Martinez in Argentina. “Dibu” coming from dibujo meaning drawing or sketch in Spanish. The story goes it came from his youth coach Pepe Santoro because of the “cartoonish freckles” he had back then
  2. Just read a story in the danish news on the Eriksen situation. Getting a heart-starter defib inserted is under normal circumstances considered quite a small operation with only local anesthesia, where the patient is often able to leave the hospital the next day. Based on this, I thoroughly expect Eriksen to get on the pitch in the last group match agains Russia
  3. Amazing improvement this season, defending and going forward! Last season he folded under pressure - he often looked like a deer caught in headlights. He gained confidence to play in small rooms and improve his link up play, probably helped quite a lot by Jack. The fantastic part is that now he doesn't need Jack to perform like this, he reached a new baseline and has become a consistent high performer regardless of who is on that LW.
  4. I stumbled upon this analysis of Martinez. Long read, but some really good points on why he is world class. Great technique and speed. He rarely gives a rebound, and catches shots others would just deflect. On top of that his calmness and leadership stabilizes the back four, making others improve their game.
  5. And this is where teams like Real Madrid or Barca they get interested. Footballing ability and marketing value in one. Compare it to Christian Eriksen, he is (was?) an amazing player at Tottenham, but personality as interesting as watching wet paint dry... therefore never going to be interesting for teams like Real and Barca.
  6. Exactly the situation where he stepped up and earned an MOTM vote from my side. Leicester we’re about to get a real ugly counter opportunity and he completely defused that.
  7. I would love for a journalist to ask Klopp about this deal. He is often quite direct and honest, would be interesting to see if he really is aligned with the owners on this one?
  8. He’s being repurposed in Hoffenheim to left back. The danish pundits are discussing why, since he is such a good finisher but still lack in his defensive abilities. The national coach has decided to stick to Hoffenheims definition and put him at left back. I prefer to see him further up the field.
  9. Reminds me of a Danish insult, translates into something along the lines of “May your bum itch and your arms be too short to scratch”. That’s for you Ben Mee...
  10. Someone like Mathias Zanka at CB. Did a good job at Huddersfield, so he knows the league, and seems to be out of favor at Fenerbahce at the moment. He still makes the Denmark team and had a good take on Kane the other day.
  11. I tend to agree with Villalad here, it is a must have to bridge the gap until Heaton and Wesley are back. Preferably a striker that pushes Wesley to the bench, but minimum someone to bridge the gap. Don’t get me wrong, I would love an upgrade on wingers, defense etc, but this is more of a could have IMHO.
  12. Sisto was unstoppable when FC Midtjylland beat United 2-1 in 2016, that's part of the reason he moved on to a bigger league. He started well in La Liga, and on his best days he really is a top class winger, but the overall performance in Spain has not been good - I completely agree to that. If we managed to get him up in gear again, he has the ability to be the deciding factor in matches. I just don't see it happening, he has been battling with his mental health, and at the same time it would be a big step up for him to handle the physical side of the Premier League.
  13. Hi Villatalk, I’m from Denmark and I’ve been a fan ever since I saw Yorke scoring a hattrick against Newcastle in a 4-3 defeat in the 96/97 season. He even scored a fourth and I’m still claiming it was a wrong offside call I’m a member of the Denmark Lions fan club and visited VP in 2015. That experience is still lodged in my head, hopefully to be repeated soon - pending open stadiums and borders!
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