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  1. nicdic

    Player Watch: Tanguy Ndombele

    If the 7 months hadn't been broken up by recurring injury problems, then maybe this would be a valid statement. But it's not like he's been free of injury the whole time and just been struggling with conditioning is it?
  2. nicdic

    Player Watch: Tanguy Ndombele

    Grealish does go down easily, but he is definitely more robust than Ndombele, who seems to be really shaken by each hit. He isn’t just adjusting to the pace of the game over here, but also the intensity, the hits are harder and more frequent. That takes getting used to, especially when you’re...
  3. nicdic

    Player Watch: Giovani Lo Celso

    Studs up, over the ball, aggressive challenges on a player with the ball. Nothing. Gio, has the ball, putting his foot down to shield the ball, lands on the opposition player, unintentional. Media outrage.
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    Player Watch: Giovani Lo Celso

    Gio had the ball, and had nowhere else to put his foot down. It wasn't aggressive or out of control so I think a red would be harsh even though it looks bad in slo-mo.
  5. nicdic

    The Troy Parrott Sketch

    It also isn't to do with the Dubai stuff.
  6. nicdic

    The Troy Parrott Sketch

    I’m not going to go into details, but yes.
  7. nicdic

    The Troy Parrott Sketch

    He’s been punished for some unprofessional behaviour, hence training away from the first team, and sitting in the development squad seats at games. I’m sure once the staff are happy that he’s learnt his lesson he’ll be back training with the first team, but might need to work a bit harder to be...
  8. nicdic

    Player Watch: Tanguy Ndombele

    I watched carefully as he came out to warm up yesterday, before the game, half time and on the sidelines in the second half. He does his super slow, perpetually falling jog whenever he’s going somewhere, and the intensity level is about a 2 out of 10. At half time he and Coco were just passing...
  9. nicdic

    The Troy Parrott Sketch

    He was in the development squad seats. Players who are in the first team but not in the matchday squad can sit next to the dugout or get friends and family tickets. But given he's not been training with the first team, he can only get development tickets right now.
  10. nicdic

    Player Watch: Tanguy Ndombele

    Decent cameo, and seemed to have a bit more energy than recent outings, but collapsed to the floor for five minutes at the final whistle as if he’d just finished 120 minutes.
  11. nicdic

    Manager watch: Jose Mourinho

    Such a myth. WHL was poor too 90% of the time.
  12. nicdic

    New Nike Kits 20-21

    But, why?
  13. nicdic

    Club Statement - Pochettino leaves

    I don't know that they would, I think like Barca, they care more about style and philosophy. If Guardiola goes who else are they looking at?
  14. nicdic

    Player Watch Player Watch: Harry Winks

    Will never cease to be amazed at the lengths people will go to in order to slag off our players, or the amount of joy they seem to take in it.
  15. nicdic

    Club Statement - Pochettino leaves

    Genuinely think he could be more likely to end up on the blue side of Manchester.
  16. nicdic

    Player Watch: Tanguy Ndombele

    Would love to see him feature today
  17. nicdic

    The Daily ITK Discussion Thread - The Pinball Wizard on DEADLINE DAY!

    Poch was prepared to give Parrott minutes?
  18. nicdic

    The Daily ITK Discussion Thread - The Pinball Wizard on DEADLINE DAY!

    January is always difficult. To be honest if someone deserves blame for our striker situation it’s Poch. Didn’t renew Llorente, and has never sought to adequately find back up for Kane. the best we could get in January would be sub par, and in my opinion not worth doing. Rather plan for the...
  19. nicdic

    The Daily ITK Discussion Thread - The Pinball Wizard on DEADLINE DAY!

    No one wanted any of the options being talked about, but now they aren't coming, everyone is upset?
  20. nicdic

    Player watch: Danny Rose

    Yeah, it's not hearsay.
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