Hi, been a little while.
On the transfer window aspect. Got to say I'm really excited about the Akanji signing. Cant say that I have watch him a lot, however on the matches I saw really liked how he played. Bringing him on the winter was a great move, he could use the rest of the season to aclimatize this way.
Laarsen joining stutgart till the end of the season.
Its seems Aubameyang leaving to Arsenal. We know the reality of our club( not complaining) but damm, We have really lost a lot of the not so much pull we already had. I mean he just signed a contract worth 10 million and it didnt stop him at all from leaving in the winter.
Dont get me wrong we knew this was going to be he last season; nonetheless the thing about him leaving us this winter really took me off guard.
I can accept Giroud but ONLY as a loan and for what remains of the season. ( Not exaclty happy having him here anyway)
Dont want him to be there next season. He is simply not good enough. He is average, a lot of fans are saying "but,but, but, his holdup play, his aerial prowess and decent finishing yala yala)
Bullshit, sure he can score goals but he still not good enough. For all his frustating easy misses aubameyang still is consistent forward. Giroud on the other hand isnt consistent. Those matches were he scores 2 goals are rare & only serves to inflate his statistics.
Also he is not rare about entering prolonged scorless streaks. He last major scoreless streak lasted 14 MATCHES!!
Unless what some fans are saying right now, his hold up play to allowed his teamates to get into scoring oppositions sounds good in paper. The reality is that in practice it aint so pretty because we dont outside from Aubameyang with dont have another reliable source of goals.
Reus can score a lot but his body is his major enemy, Yarmolenko is not haivng enough luck at the moment, Kagawa & Pulisic can score but at the end of the day still only a CAM while the other is still in development. Our other new attacking player did decently and now is injured, Gotze still you know, and Schurlle.....
Not saying they cant score goals. Its just that the idea to expect them to all of them score consistently enough to cover part of the goals were are going to lose with Aubameyang exit is simly naive.
Gioroud is tall but he is seriously not at an aerial threat, not saying that he cant will the ball. However he doesnt score headers , nor he is exactly a Danger in set pieces.
His second touch is atrocious
On the top of that he is fucking injured at the moment....
Dont get me wrong not saying that he is worthless like other forwards out there. He knows how to decently hold up play, he cant rank a decent amount of assits. He has strenght. He can do some magic every once in a while
Just saying that isnt good enough nor that underratted players many are now talking.
I dont want him to fail if he arrives. On the other hand if the goals/ or enough goals doesnt come from him. Or if he enters one of considerable scoreless streaks no one should surprised honestly
Kinda shame about the draws against Wolfsburg and Hertha. Dont think theres much to say that doesnt have been saying to anybody.
Just want to add how Burki saves us in THAT moment against wolfsburg.
Sancho did great plus he was one of our best players against Hertha
Yarmolenko still doesnt find it.
Schurlle show again why he isnt the answer to our forward issue
Dont know if you want to add something else
Check out the Deloitte Money League 2017
Not a rant rathern than an observation.
You just cant compete with that we are at almost the 300 million mark and we are considered poor, hell even Juventus isnt considered top dog yet even with reaching the champions league finals 2 times. I dont mind that we dont have as much money but it feels like an excercise in futility. A salary cap or more measures to level the playing field is really welcomed, but we know they arent gonna do it.
I heard a while back that Bartra salary in the team is 7 million. Is kinda strange I mean when I grew up watching football the people with those salaries were the Kakas, Henrys, Nedves, players of the highest caliber. Not players like Bartra ( as it talent stand he is not worth more than 4m a season)but I guess the fact of Bartra coming from Barcelona and Puyol ending up being a good agent really helps him.
It also reconfirm another part of why players today are considered more money hungry than in the past, along why these super clubs can so easily get so strong.
Its really simple with more money in footbal it l means that the average, bad & not so good or decent players are earning more than a player of their caliber earned back in the day.
So the most talented players arent going to accept being at the same level of a paygrade of like Bartra for example.
This is why one easily see players like alexis easily getting 21 million a season,
The ironic thing of this is that these only benefiets the richest clubs, and allows them to be stronger than ever. While the rest of pack are left behind coming to just accept the futility and keep living ( of course)
Some call it arrogance, instant gratification or whatever, but it seems that football has finally & full heartedly embraced the reality of laboral work that exists for the common people.
P.D: If some choices of words at the end sound weird, its just that theres a part that didnt knew how to exactly put it into words.
Happy New Year
Hey, there is been a while really. Those 2 months you mention were really tough as you mentioned, with the club having a form reminiscing of the 2014-2015 season. Wether this one was worst or not is debatable. Although many of those games were more interesting to watch than a lot of the ones in those 2 months.
We knew Bozs days were numbered, still I would be lying if his sacking doesnt surprises me( kinda). I mean the idea of witnessing a sacking before the the winterbreak at BVB was something a little alien. That being said not saying that was the incorrect one , it from Watzke/the board their willinges to do something dramatic in order to try/save the season.
You know my feeling about Watzke, but I kinda respects him more after this. Despite the team struggles this wasnt something Watzke & Co on a whim. You know there is the image of the club being affected by sakcing a manager so early even though BVB is known for giving manager chances, the risk involved in having getting a new coack,etc.
Its been hard to put exactly into words that last paragraph, dont know if you understand what am I saying but if you could contribute a little into to it we can make it clearer.
About Stocker I think that giving the cirscutances ( despite the champion league elimination and struggles in the league we are still not at Defcon 1) so far he has done a solid job.
About that game about Bayern such a shame really we played so well in the second half in argubly one of the strongest performances from our side on the this season, thing is we just couldnt do it this time. We definately could have turned back the deficit on the second half. However the bad, really bad first half was a huge handicap.
In resume really a shame we couldnt defend the DFB-Pokal, but that second half was great and learning from it will really help us forward in the rest of the season
Thoughs on Stocker and about anything?
Could expand on it more, but people are already doing it right now
Bosz is so gonna get rip to shreds by the media, and supporters.
Its was just dissapointing as someone in soFIFA put it the attacking play was just instruct more people to advance in forward areas and defense...well you know
About Reus thing, he is 28 not surprising he is considering his options. Also he already managed to win his first major league tittle with his boyhood team.
However he is 28 & injury so I hope he doesnt think any club will be eager to give him a 5 year so easily if not he is sorely mistaken
Sorry for the very late response, I had been having issues with the computer for the month. Long post inbound but will do my best to keep short as much as possible
-Champions League Season 2017-2018
Needless to say we are in a tough spot. The spurs defeat could have been so easily avoided. Of course there is the referee thing although we should´ve done better.
On the defeat against Madrid showed that Bosz can´t play with a defense on the highline so regularly specially against opposition of that type. Granted Sergio Ramos should have been sent off on that play however the rest was totally on us.
Castro- Sahin didnt showed enough mobility to move & evade pressure from a midfield like that. We didnt saw a change on impetus until Dahoud entered.
Gotze was decent.
- The seasonl injury bugs hit us again.
At least Guerreiro, Schmelzer should be back soon.Unfortunately Pizceck he is returning around December 17
Schurrle and Rode injured again
Durm injured indefinately. He is definately leaving next summer
Great so far, until this pont with the demolitions of Koln and Gladbach being the mainhighlights. And the win against Ausgburg being kinda unconvincing, plus the draw agains freiburg being a total bore.
Todays defeat againts Leipzig was a remainder of the matches against Madrid & Spurs, and the bs red card that came just hurt us even more. Even then we were still close to get a draw. Needless to say Bosz must learn from this defeat as he had been exposed.
Otherwise we couldnt maintain top spot or turn our fortunes around in Europe
- Bayern Munich
Really happy to see them lose with that defeat at Par des Princes being so sweat.
However currently nervous right now as they brought back Heynckes. Even if its just for the rest of the season they were unstable underneath when after having spent a year together.
Hell they already won 5-0 against Freiburg in what it could be their best performance so far of this season.
-About your question about the comprise
Its really great to see us on top, and Bayern slipping. The is that Champions League is still equally as important.
We can still regroup and finish second in the group. Continuing to qualify into the knock- out phases year after year is too damm important for us. The must regroup and go for it
You know my feelings about the Europa League already. Dont want to go back there
well that game against freiburg didnt went as expected
Now Schmelzer and Bartra are injured shame
Great game against Hertha, I know its only the second game but not seeing us concede any goal is great, looking forward to see more of that. Sahins goal was exquisite too.
Phillip looks more involved here than on his last match. Zagadou did very well as a LB.
Gotze still needs more time , but he looks well physically just need to keep having playing time.
About Dembele I got to say I feel a little hurt. Not because he left but because with him it was everything before playing with us. I know that 140 was too good to turn down, or the the case of him remaining could have brought internal issues within the squad. but damm .
Supercup against Bayern
Really a shame for the defeat , but i really liked what I saw from a perfomance level. We shoudnt have conceded that goal though especially so close to the end. That was such a downer
Fine perfomance on itself, but definately not as the one against Bayern. I mean we could have conceeded at least 1 goal if it wasnt for the low quality of the opposition. Needs to improve, Phillip and Dahoud were solid I think. Sahin was just "fine" (dont know why some say he gave a masterful performance). Dont know if Beste is ready yet to debut in the bundes, but I liked him when tried to go forward. Castro was Castro.
Schurrle didnt and doesnt inspires any confidence at all in case Dembele leaves. If anything it urged me to want more money from Barca. 90 mins of just dissapointment, my god not even mhiki was this bad when he completely lost his confidence at least he was a able to run and press the opposition unlike this "winger"
Never really wanted this to degenerate into a shitshow. I mean he could have pushed for the move I dont know how about at the end of June or the entirety of July?! Why did he even signed the 5 years deal if he thought it was too long??? Football is the only line of work were the said workforce can totally throw a tantrum, lock themselves in their room if things dont go their way. If I do that in my career I get fired and immediately replaced. By the way Dembele dont blame the club for watching his own back as your watching yours.
Watzke & Co.
Gotta give credit the way they are trying to demand as much money as possible from other clubs( it started last summer but it continued with this one) hope it continues from now on. Hell we were the only suckers that werent demanding the highest possible sums for one their players.
I still cringed to this day with the fees we exacted from the Sahin and Kagawa transfers. Just think about we did business with Real Madrid and United and they only managed to get 10 million and 16 million... slow clap slow clap
I know Sahin 10 million was a release but it still was way too low, even a team like Koln could have activated it and the club would have been unable to do anything
Aubameyang being at it again
No comments... except that I miss the times where players didnt care about social media. Things weres just so much simpler
In another topic check this out
This a promo video for an upcoming game called Wolfenstein 2. Its a parody of the 60s superheroes show but in an alternative universe. Its just hilarious
Good thing Auba is staying, as replacing would have been soooo difficult with the best possibles replacements like Lacazette or Morata already going to other teams, and even seeing how many of the best affordable young players went to other teams like Sandro to Everton or Schick to Juventus ( well it didnt materialized for a cardiadiac issue they found but still)
A little worried about his perfomance, we know he loves the club. However at the same times this is the guy that banged on about how he should leave the club for half a season & spent the entire summer goingo from club to club in order to leave. Lets hope he is proffesional enough to put all that behind in order to score more than 30 goals for this club again this season.
Also with Aubameyang staying put, this mean also that Giroud isnt coming. THANK GOD
Giroud ia very mediocre centre forward, he is slow, he is first touch is clumsy, he hold up play isnt that good, his finishing is mediocre, he cant dribble, for a centre forward so tall he barely ever wins headerss either offensively or defensively, despite a walking tank he barely dominate others with his physique.
Lets not forget the economic aspect too where arsenal wanted 40 million for his sale where he as a striker isnt even worth 17 million. Also his among the best paid at Arsenal and he surely would want to continue that at BvB just imagine the situation where a guy with less talent than 60 percent squad gains more money than them and that is in 2nd step down above what Reus, Gotze earns. Believe me that shit matters too in dressing room.
Sure he has scored 98 goals thats not a bad number right?, not really he has scored 98 goals in 229 appearences. Dont look too good now but it doesnt look bad either right?
Giroud Complete performance date
Count the number of goals he scored between his doubles and his pair of hattricks, and once you get that number substract from the 98 ( the total of what his has scored for arsenal in his career) and you will see how much he really fails & he is nowhere near being material for a top-club
The 98 goals has less to do with his ability than what it has to do with Arsenal, he may a be an average but for the amount of service he receives on daily basis he will undoublty manage to score some goals
Also the a current way to see a good striker is to compare his goal distribution across matches here is a comparison between Giroud and Aubameyang
Aubameyang season 2016- 2017
Sure it aubameyang had his games where he scored more than 1 goal but still doesnt takes away from his goals destribution even with his issues of missing clear chances on occasions
While giroud in the other hand.... well the statistics says it better. Even with the 2 doubles still doesnt hide is distribution across matches or his tendency to go into scoreless streaks