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    Default Who would you take back and what would you pay for them?

    Not thinking of the likes of Bale and van Dijk, who remain well beyond us, more the ones whose careers haven't worked out or who have declined in value, ability or profile since leaving. Ones that would have at least an outside chance of agreeing to return and accept our wages.


    Clyne?
    Wanyama?
    Cork?
    Schneiderlin?
    JRod?
    Walcott?
    Chambers?

    Others?

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    Quote Originally Posted by norwaysaint View Post
    Not thinking of the likes of Bale and van Dijk, who remain well beyond us, more the ones whose careers haven't worked out or who have declined in value, ability or profile since leaving. Ones that would have at least an outside chance of agreeing to return and accept our wages.


    Clyne?
    Wanyama?
    Cork?
    Schneiderlin?
    JRod?
    Walcott?
    Chambers?

    Others?
    Chambers is the only one I'd be interested in, the rest have had their heyday.

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    Are any of them even as good as they were when they left, let alone better than what we have ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by norwaysaint View Post
    Not thinking of the likes of Bale and van Dijk, who remain well beyond us, more the ones whose careers haven't worked out or who have declined in value, ability or profile since leaving. Ones that would have at least an outside chance of agreeing to return and accept our wages.


    Clyne?
    Wanyama?
    Cork?
    Schneiderlin?
    JRod?
    Walcott?
    Chambers?

    Others?
    Chambers £30 mill, Wanyama £15 mill (after 1-year loan deal dependent on appearances)

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    Just Wanyama. Still a good age, just needs a new club and a manager who'll play him and help him find form again.

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    Clyne? - yes, but only if and when Cedric were to leave - £5M
    Wanyama? - nope, Spurs fan in the office says his legs have gone and is just a water carrier now
    Cork? - 100% yes, big fan - £10M
    Schneiderlin? - not sure - £7M
    JRod? - yes, if he gets his hair cut - £7M
    Walcott? - lad can't stay fit, my standard £7M
    Chambers? - yes, based on utility value - £10M

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    Quote Originally Posted by the saint in winchester View Post
    Clyne? - yes, but only if and when Cedric were to leave - £5M
    Wanyama? - nope, Spurs fan in the office says his legs have gone and is just a water carrier now
    Cork? - 100% yes, big fan - £10M
    Schneiderlin? - not sure - £7M
    JRod? - yes, if he gets his hair cut - £7M
    Walcott? - lad can't stay fit, my standard £7M
    Chambers? - yes, based on utility value - £10M
    You didnít watch Chambers play on Monday if you would pay 10m


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    Quote Originally Posted by Give it to Ron View Post
    You didn’t watch Chambers play on Monday if you would pay 10m


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    I didn't, no, sorry, was he that bad?

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    Chambers would walk into our side are RB - £15m
    Would take Wanyama too, Hojbjerg has been shocking this season - £10m

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    Quote Originally Posted by saint97 View Post
    Chambers would walk into our side are RB - £15m
    Would take Wanyama too, Hojbjerg has been shocking this season - £10m
    People are dreaming if they think we could get an improving 24-year-old England international, who plays for one of the Big Six, for less than £30 million, not that Arsenal would sell him anyway. He is back in their first team and they haven't lost a single game he's played in this season.

    Football London: " His appearance at right-back at Old Trafford indicates he is already ahead of Ainsley Maitland-Niles in that position but the impressive way he rose to the challenge posed by Daniel James might heighten his case to play elsewhere."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post
    Chambers is the only one I'd be interested in, the rest have had their heyday.
    I was gonna say all of them BUT Chambers.

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    Bellerin will take Chambers' place at RB when he returns. He's not that good. He got relegated with Fulham and Middlesbrough and he'd be relegated with us if he was the quality of player we were targeting.

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    I'd like to think Vic could still dajfu stood next to Romeu in the middle. Same age as Romeu!

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    Tadic, 50 mil

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    Still annoyed we lost Cork. Would have him back in an instant.
    Equally Chambers move was too early to arsenal & set back his career trajectory. Seems to be playing better for Arsenal this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saint97 View Post
    Chambers would walk into our side are RB - £15m
    Would take Wanyama too, Hojbjerg has been shocking this season - £10m
    Sorry thatís rubbish Chambers was appalling- he has no pace for a full back and not strong enough in the centre.
    If you want to spend 15m go for WBA right back Furlong


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    None, none of them are good enough.

    The only ex players that I'd want are ones we would never get like Bale, Van Dijk and Mane. Maybe Shaw.

    Most of the rest have just gone downhill. You could say Tadic has had a renaissance, but he was decidedly average for two years for us, and is playing in a much easier league. Obviously the change of surroundings has helped him so no guarantee he would replicate that form.

    Chambers is only playing for Arsenal because Bellerin is injured and they have no real proper right full back to fill in for him.

    Maitland-Niles is midfielder and Chambers is some sort of in-between players that is too slow for full back, too error prone and not strong enough for centre-back and not good enough technically for midfield.

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    Lallana.............yes I know the issues but he would improve us if he could stay fit.

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    Morgan and Big Vic would still both be a massive upgrade on Hojbjerg who has regressed back from his ‘above average’ form of last season to just plain average this season.

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    Not that I would want him anywhere near our club again but I feel Lovren would be attainable and would improve us.

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    Cork is the only one we could realistically afford and would improve our side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordic Saint View Post
    People are dreaming if they think we could get an improving 24-year-old England international, who plays for one of the Big Six, for less than £30 million, not that Arsenal would sell him anyway. He is back in their first team and they haven't lost a single game he's played in this season.

    Football London: " His appearance at right-back at Old Trafford indicates he is already ahead of Ainsley Maitland-Niles in that position but the impressive way he rose to the challenge posed by Daniel James might heighten his case to play elsewhere."
    Talking rubbish, Bellerin is back soon and will be first choice.

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    I'd have Morgan back if he could repeat the form he had before he left but maybe he's broken now.

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    Charlie Austin ....................................

    seriously though Cork and Morgan

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    SAD to say they didn't have as great a career as was expected and now they are all definnitely on the way down. I think we could still find a place for the Ox and he would play regularly, good for us and for him.

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    Clyne Morgan Wanyama

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    Pelle, Oxlade-Chamberlain, both would be an upgrade on what we have.........

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    Lovren - £10m
    Clyne - £5m
    Wanyama - £5-10m
    Morgan - £10-15m
    Lallana - £10m
    Pelle (is he even still playing?) - nothing
    Jay-Rod - £10-15m

    Chambers is awful.
    Cork massively overrated, always has been for some reason.
    Walcott past it, one trick pony.

    Tadic, shaw, Mane, VvD, ox etc all unrealistic

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKD View Post
    Lovren - £10m
    Clyne - £5m
    Wanyama - £5-10m
    Morgan - £10-15m
    Lallana - £10m
    Pelle (is he even still playing?) - nothing
    Jay-Rod - £10-15m

    Chambers is awful.
    Cork massively overrated, always has been for some reason.
    Walcott past it, one trick pony.

    Tadic, shaw, Mane, VvD, ox etc all unrealistic
    Yup he is still playing - at Shandong Luneng along with Marouane Fellani. Still rattling them in the back of the net at a prolific rate, seems to be maturing with age too 16 in 32 last year - 24 in 32 this year.
    Given his age we got good money for him, and far play to him pocketing £50m + in wages since he left, ain't going to see him go poor in his old age.
    My daughter has been following him on social media since he left - seems to have a very very nice life.

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    Plastic Saint

    Deppo

    Could probably get them both on a free.

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    Clyne - would rather give Valery a chance to develop
    Wanyama - sounds like injuries have taken their toll
    Cork - average
    Schneiderlin - on one hand feel like he could still do well here, but at 29 I'm not sure we'd need to take a risk on that. Maybe for a small fee and use him in rotation
    JRod - he was poor after his injury, maybe a change of scene helped him a little, but still don't think he's great anymore
    Walcott - wouldn't say no in a cut price deal but doesn't bring enough to the table to warrant a big fee
    Chambers - still potential to be a decent player but think the fee Arsenal wouldn't be worth it. Maybe £10m - £12m
    Tadic - miss him but that ship has sailed, he's too good for us now (people still complaining that was ineffective for us...)
    Pelle - could probably still be useful but not worth a fee. Would be nice to see his handsome face again though, could even be enough to tempt my wife to a game
    Lallana - if he wasn't so injury prone could still be effective. But he is, so it's a no
    Lovren - not a chance
    Chamberlain - obviously unrealistic but he would have been better going to a poorer team and playing more, even if it wasn't us, when he left Arsenal

    So in summary: Schneiderlin on a cheap deal is the only one I think would be both worth it and possible, but even that is questionable.

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    Cork was excellent and would improve the team no-end over the sh1te we have now. It was just unfortunate that he had the likes of Schneiderlin, Wanyama in front of him.

    Lallana wouldn't be a bad shout but it really would depend on exactly how much - £10m tops would be probably be fair... it's not as if we'd be buying him for pace, more for guile.

    Wanyama - huge yes, considering we have only one DM with the turning circle of a dreadnought (and he's our best midfielder) and the fact we have the worst collection of centre-halves since Souness started a collection with Boumsong and Bramble at Newcastle.

    Pelle, Tadic. Nah, boo them both. Rubbish mate. Rubbish.

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    I'd have POSH back, in spite of present difficultiies.

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    Mane

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dellman View Post
    I'd have POSH back, in spite of present difficultiies.
    I would take her old man but not that stick weird smiling *****. We might actually score from free kicks and corners


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    Toby Alderweireld


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dellman View Post
    I'd have POSH back, in spite of present difficultiies.
    Permanently off side horse? Can't be any worse than Austin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davefoggy View Post
    Mane
    Quote Originally Posted by Lastman73 View Post
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    Yes, those seem like realistic targets. I'm sure they'd jump at the chance. Let's go for Bale and Virgil too, shall we?

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    Quote Originally Posted by norwaysaint View Post
    Yes, those seem like realistic targets. I'm sure they'd jump at the chance. Let's go for Bale and Virgil too, shall we?
    Nah Bales a bit too old !
    Virgil....OK


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    Quote Originally Posted by SKD View Post
    Lovren - £10m
    Clyne - £5m
    Wanyama - £5-10m
    Morgan - £10-15m
    Lallana - £10m
    Pelle (is he even still playing?) - nothing
    Jay-Rod - £10-15m

    Chambers is awful.
    Cork massively overrated, always has been for some reason.
    Walcott past it, one trick pony.

    Tadic, shaw, Mane, VvD, ox etc all unrealistic
    Yes, shocking. Wouldn't get into our team.

    Man of the match - Calum Chambers (Arsenal)

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