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Wheeler Dealer

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We definetly need better full backs. Its an area we can easily improve without spending too much (aka striker equivalent).

Our full backs just arnt at the level of the rest of the team.
We had the best fullback in the league and sold him to one of our rivals to improve there area of weakness.
 

knowlespurs

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We had the best fullback in the league and sold him to one of our rivals to improve there area of weakness.
i dont think walker staying and not signing Aurier has made any difference to our season and it allowed us to bring Sanchez in, without him and Tobys injury i think we would be a lot worse off
 

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I like him as a player don't get me wrong and I don't even want to criticise him as I think he plays to his best almost every game, plus he's improved. Watching him a lot of the time I can't help but get the feeling that we can get something more from someone else in that position still. He's a player that kind of does everything to a reasonable standard, but nothing any bit exceptional. Rose and Walker for instance, individually and as a unit, may have had standard of less than standard (maybe in Walker's case) crossing ability, but the energy they provided in bombing up and down their flanks and the speed they had was exceptional.
 

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i dont think walker staying and not signing Aurier has made any difference to our season and it allowed us to bring Sanchez in, without him and Tobys injury i think we would be a lot worse off
Disagree. Sanchez replaced Wimmer and Fazio (Sold after Loan to Roma) His signing had nothing to do with Walker leaving. I suspect had Walker stayed, Sanchez would have been signed against to exits of both Wimmer and Fazio
 

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Lets put it another way.

Are Davies and Trippier an elite set of full backs that are fit to play for an elite champions league club?
 

wakefieldyid

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Disagree. Sanchez replaced Wimmer and Fazio (Sold after Loan to Roma) His signing had nothing to do with Walker leaving. I suspect had Walker stayed, Sanchez would have been signed against to exits of both Wimmer and Fazio
But neither of those transfers out put meaningful funds back into our transfer kitty. It was the money from the Walker transfer that funded Sanchez.
 

knilly

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We're not an elite club.
This is very much the truth. Whether we like it or not. As disappointing as this week is, we have lost to an elite team. No two ways about it, Juve are in the final consistently in recent years.

I don’t think blaming players is the answer or the team changing, as team and club we’ve been handed a massive lesson from the masters of knockout football. This is a learning curve for everyone, fans also.

As a club we are constantly improving, previously it was always finishing 5th and Europa League knockouts. Now challenging for titles and Champions League.

Back on track, for what it’s worth I think Ben Davies is one of our most consistent players and has been for 12 months. He hasn’t been found out any more than Dembele, Vertonghen, Eriksen or Kane did this week.
 

LexingtonSpurs

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By the way, WTF were Wales thinking about scheduling matches in China at this time of year? Thats a hell of a long trip for most (all?) player who are based in Europe.
 
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