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5 minutes ago, Awol said:

Was that not visa related, i.e. he had to play a certain number of games? 

It was more along the lines of being in the registered squad not just on the periphery (stock piling players)

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1 hour ago, nepal_villan said:

The striker injury scenario can also be played out at other positions like CB.  There are only so many players you can bring in and still maintain a harmonious squad.  Having quality players who are not getting game time creates other challenges. 

Who is this person that speak sense, you are forbidden from speaking such truths, VillaTalk takes no responsibility in what may happen to truthsayers.

Proceed at ones own peril.

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17 minutes ago, Phil Silvers said:

Slightly off topic, but anyone seen PissFlaps

lns209 looking GIF by truTV's Late Night Snack

After yesterday he's changed his name to prosciutto curtains. 

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5 minutes ago, Delphinho123 said:

Genuine question, what's the difference between a no.8 and a no.10?

If Barkley is the 8, does that mean McGinn is the 10 playing further up the pitch?

Taken from Dick's Sporting Goods:

8 – Central Midfielder (CM): Often considered the most hardworking role, this player has to be ready for action and can play both defensively and offensively, depending on where the ball is. They are responsible for distributing the ball to other players, so it’s vital that they have exceptional ball handling and passing skills. When on the attack, they often take long shots on goal to help the offense. To fit a team’s strategy, they will sometimes line up with the 6 in a more defensive position or with the 10 in a more offensive formation.

10 – Attacking Midfielder (AM): The attacking midfielder sits between the midfield and the offensive line. They must know how to score goals and dribble well to avoid the opponent’s defenders. They should attack the ball when the other team is in possession and not hang back like other positions on the field. This position is often seen as the conductor in offensive plays, directing the ball and creating scoring opportunities. They are the playmakers.

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6 minutes ago, Delphinho123 said:

Genuine question, what's the difference between a no.8 and a no.10?

If Barkley is the 8, does that mean McGinn is the 10 playing further up the pitch?

Sits deeper , beside a partner in midfield mostly , the 10 will be a lot closer to the striker

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33 minutes ago, Sulberto21 said:

And some hair 😂

Hey! What he lacks in hair, he more than makes up for in gut. Leave the poor guy alone! 

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16 minutes ago, Greenfly said:

We had to be able to prove he'd be an integral part of the squad in order for him to gain his work permit. It was more to do with the transfer fee in relation to the average amount we'd pay for transfers at that time though, which at the time was something like the third or fourth highest we'd ever paid for anyone. The idea was that we wouldn't pay such a high price for a squad player.

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13 minutes ago, Delphinho123 said:

Genuine question, what's the difference between a no.8 and a no.10?

If Barkley is the 8, does that mean McGinn is the 10 playing further up the pitch?

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2 minutes ago, TrentVilla said:

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Oh, so you're happy for a laugh and joke now, but when the lads wanted to change my username, you were nowhere to be seen..

I'm off to HeroesandVillains for a while. 

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15 minutes ago, Delphinho123 said:

Genuine question, what's the difference between a no.8 and a no.10?

If Barkley is the 8, does that mean McGinn is the 10 playing further up the pitch?

No 8 think Steven Gerrard

No 10 think Dennis Berkamp

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14 minutes ago, Delphinho123 said:

Genuine question, what's the difference between a no.8 and a no.10?

If Barkley is the 8, does that mean McGinn is the 10 playing further up the pitch?

10 includes your thumbs and 8 doesn’t
 

two thumbs up good job GIF by Originals

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2 hours ago, nepal_villan said:

The striker injury scenario can also be played out at other positions like CB.  There are only so many players you can bring in and still maintain a harmonious squad.  Having quality players who are not getting game time creates other challenges. 

Great post. This is especially true when you're not going for the league title or top 4 or a long Champions League run. And even then, just like Chelsea, you get quality players' wanting out because of limited opportunities. Like Barkley.

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41 minutes ago, Lord Willard said:

I think it's tough bringing in a decent striker or AML of a decent quality now. 

I can't see Rashica, Benramha or Eduoard coming to sit on the bench waiting for their chance. Anyone of a high standard will want to be starting in the first 11. We just can't guarantee them that. 

 

I think Watkins, Traore, Grealish, Barkley, McGinn and Luiz has real quality. Wesley too, when he's back. There are 36 more league games and some in the cups as well. At some point in time some of these guys will be injured, tired, suspended or loosing form. 

If these three players are looking for better clubs with zero competition,  then good luck with that.

Last seasons stats shows that Jack got 94% playing time. But beyond that Mings got 89%, Luiz 76%. Players that we consider the backbone of the team. A player that plays well and play around 65% or of the total 3420 minutes of football a 38 game league season actually last has probably had a good season. 

So a fairly ambitious club need 4 players just to cover 3 positions over a season. That's without any serious injuries. Then there is a need of impact players and some younger players will also get some gametime to develop. This is especially valid for midfielders and forwards.

Players know this. And Rashica or Benramha could sign and know that they might not have as much gametime as Jack had last season. Benrahma had 85% gametime for Brentford last season, and I doubt he would expect similar or more in his first PL season. If we move Jack back into midfield then the front three picks itself. It's Watkins, Traore and whoever we bring in to play LW. It's not getting any easier than this at this level, so I wouldn't worry too much if I was either Rashica or Benrahma. I doubt Edouard is seriously considered now, as he is a central striker where we have Watkins, Davis and hopefully soon also Wesley.

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27 minutes ago, Delphinho123 said:

Genuine question, what's the difference between a no.8 and a no.10?

If Barkley is the 8, does that mean McGinn is the 10 playing further up the pitch?

#8 is box to box #10 is attacking mid behind the striker. I'd prefer McGinn #8 to be honest. Barkley has a lethal strike. Rather him behind the striker

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-------------------------Watkins------------------------
Grealish-------------------------------------Rashica
----------------McGinn-----Barkley-----------------
---------------------------Luiz-----------------------------
Targett-------Mings-----Konsa-----------Cash
-------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------Martinez-------------------------

CAN YOU IMAGINE. 
 

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