The Squad Player Thread - Back up options, General Whinging, Super Subs

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A thread where everyone can air their controversial opinions on our squad players. Its a squad game. We need quality back up. Players that can come in and deputise in the PL and play in the cups and against lesser European games.

Lots of marmite players in this list. Why dont we keep all our bitching and moaning in a super thread.

Squad player rating

Hart 8 - very good backup keeper
Davies 7 - average
Doherty 7 - early days but looks average
Aurier - 7.5 flashes of brilliance and stupidity in equal measure
Dier - 8 good squad player
Sanchez - 7.5 see Aurier
Rodon - untested
Toby - 7 becoming a liability against pacey oppo. Can just about handle slower aerial based teams
Winks - 5 Awful, sell
Sissoko - 6 not performing. Not creative enough to play with Hojberg.
Lamela - 8 great squad player
Moura - 8 borderline 1st 11 / squad player
Vinicius - 8 looks handy
Bergwijn - 9 good call for first team spot
Bale - 9 as above
Jack Clark 6 - not for me
Dele Alli - 8 great back up, keep

Its a pretty strong second string with the obvious weakness being CB and CM.
The whole defence apart from Reguilon are squad backups? Also what about Tanganga?

As it stands Alderweireld and Dier are the first choice CBs.
 
I think Tanganga and Toby should be our staring CBs or Tanganga and Sanchez vs quicker attacks. Dier is the weakest link, always has been - always will be. Nice lad - but not a CB
Tanganga is promising but far too raw to be considered first choice. Definitely needs more games this season.

No argument that Dier can and should be improved on, but I'd say he's the best of what we have to go alongside Alderweireld.
 
A thread where everyone can air their controversial opinions on our squad players. Its a squad game. We need quality back up. Players that can come in and deputise in the PL and play in the cups and against lesser European games.

Lots of marmite players in this list. Why dont we keep all our bitching and moaning in a super thread.

Squad player rating

Hart 8 - very good backup keeper
Davies 7 - average
Doherty 7 - early days but looks average
Aurier - 7.5 flashes of brilliance and stupidity in equal measure
Dier - 8 good squad player
Sanchez - 7.5 see Aurier
Rodon - untested
Toby - 7 becoming a liability against pacey oppo. Can just about handle slower aerial based teams
Winks - 5 Awful, sell
Sissoko - 6 not performing. Not creative enough to play with Hojberg.
Lamela - 8 great squad player
Moura - 8 borderline 1st 11 / squad player
Vinicius - 8 looks handy
Bergwijn - 9 good call for first team spot
Bale - 9 as above
Jack Clark 6 - not for me
Dele Alli - 8 great back up, keep

Its a pretty strong second string with the obvious weakness being CB and CM.

Here's an idea.

Lets sell half these players so that way there is nobody to winge at.

We might find we don't have a big enough squad, but not being able to complain about any of the players (except their injuries from over playing ) is a big win ? No ?
 
A thread where everyone can air their controversial opinions on our squad players. Its a squad game. We need quality back up. Players that can come in and deputise in the PL and play in the cups and against lesser European games.

Lots of marmite players in this list. Why dont we keep all our bitching and moaning in a super thread.

Squad player rating

Hart 8 - very good backup keeper
Davies 7 - average
Doherty 7 - early days but looks average
Aurier - 7.5 flashes of brilliance and stupidity in equal measure
Dier - 8 good squad player
Sanchez - 7.5 see Aurier
Rodon - untested
Toby - 7 becoming a liability against pacey oppo. Can just about handle slower aerial based teams
Winks - 5 Awful, sell
Sissoko - 6 not performing. Not creative enough to play with Hojberg.
Lamela - 8 great squad player
Moura - 8 borderline 1st 11 / squad player
Vinicius - 8 looks handy
Bergwijn - 9 good call for first team spot
Bale - 9 as above
Jack Clark 6 - not for me
Dele Alli - 8 great back up, keep

Its a pretty strong second string with the obvious weakness being CB and CM.
 
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A thread where everyone can air their controversial opinions on our squad players. Its a squad game. We need quality back up. Players that can come in and deputise in the PL and play in the cups and against lesser European games.

Lots of marmite players in this list. Why dont we keep all our bitching and moaning in a super thread.

Squad player rating

Hart 8 - very good backup keeper
Davies 7 - average
Doherty 7 - early days but looks average
Aurier - 7.5 flashes of brilliance and stupidity in equal measure
Dier - 8 good squad player
Sanchez - 7.5 see Aurier
Rodon - untested
Toby - 7 becoming a liability against pacey oppo. Can just about handle slower aerial based teams
Winks - 5 Awful, sell
Sissoko - 6 not performing. Not creative enough to play with Hojberg.
Lamela - 8 great squad player
Moura - 8 borderline 1st 11 / squad player
Vinicius - 8 looks handy
Bergwijn - 9 good call for first team spot
Bale - 9 as above
Jack Clark 6 - not for me
Dele Alli - 8 great back up, keep

Its a pretty strong second string with the obvious weakness being CB and CM.
You think Bale will be a 'squad' player??.....ok.....
 
I'm very happy with most of the squad. Gazza and Gedson we can lose without any problems.
Sanchez is OK for EL games but don't really want to see him play again in the EPL.
I would have been happy to see Lamela and Aurier Ieave in the last window but keep as back up.
Here's the 1st team squad and Academy players involved in pre-season.


PRE-SEASON
1ST TEAMSELECTED ACADEMY
LLORIS HugoAustin, Brandon GK
DOHERTY MattBowden, Jamie Patrick MID
REGUILON SergioCirkin, Dennis LB
ALDERWEIRELD TobyWhite, Harvey LB
HOJBJERG, Pierre-EmileDevine, Alfie CM
SANCHEZ DavinsonScarlett, Dane ST
SON Heung-min
WINKS Harry
BALE Gareth
KANE Harry
LAMELA Erik
HART Joe
RODON Joe
DIER Eric
SISSOKO Moussa
LO CELSO Giovani
ALLI Dele
NOT ELGAZZANIGA Paulo
NOT ELBERGWIJN Steven
AURIER Serge
TANGANGA Japhet
MOURA Lucas
NDOMBELE Tanguy
FERNANDES Gedson
DAVIES Ben
WHITEMAN Alfie
VINICIUS Carlos
CLARKE Jack
 
Skipp will rightfully replace him next season - with Ndombele, Lo Celso and PEH finally settling in - he's finished here
We need at least 4 CT players. Right now they are Kane, Bale, Winks and a 4th choice goalkeeper. Skipp won't need to be registered for two more seasons by which time Bale may well leave. Even if Bale stays, Skipp will probably take the place of the keeper.

Plus we can always put more CT players in the Association Trained list and we'll need to as Davies, Doherty (apparently) and Rodon are considered foreign players in UEFA competitions.
 
How is Toby below Sanchez lmao? He may or may not be a liability against pacy opposition (he wasn't at all against Michail Antonio btw), Sanchez is a liability, period.
 

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The whole defence apart from Reguilon are squad backups? Also what about Tanganga?

As it stands Alderweireld and Dier are the first choice CBs.
I think Tanganga and Toby should be our staring CBs or Tanganga and Sanchez vs quicker attacks. Dier is the weakest link, always has been - always will be. Nice lad - but not a CB
 

ArcspacE

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ENIC OUT NOW !!! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
A thread where everyone can air their controversial opinions on our squad players. Its a squad game. We need quality back up. Players that can come in and deputise in the PL and play in the cups and against lesser European games.

Lots of marmite players in this list. Why dont we keep all our bitching and moaning in a super thread.

Squad player rating

Hart 8 - very good backup keeper
Davies 7 - average
Doherty 7 - early days but looks average
Aurier - 7.5 flashes of brilliance and stupidity in equal measure
Dier - 8 good squad player
Sanchez - 7.5 see Aurier
Rodon - untested
Toby - 7 becoming a liability against pacey oppo. Can just about handle slower aerial based teams
Winks - 5 Awful, sell
Sissoko - 6 not performing. Not creative enough to play with Hojberg.
Lamela - 8 great squad player
Moura - 8 borderline 1st 11 / squad player
Vinicius - 8 looks handy
Bergwijn - 9 good call for first team spot
Bale - 9 as above
Jack Clark 6 - not for me
Dele Alli - 8 great back up, keep

Its a pretty strong second string with the obvious weakness being CB and CM.
Just to be clear - is the rating for their ability or their usefulness as squad players / depth?
 
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