Disgraceful that the club jacked up tickets for a stadium that wasn't ready. Projects of this size are going to be prone to fuckups but to charge for seats that aren't ready and only to admit it won't be ready because Neil fucking Ashton got out in front is pathetic.
The club are lucky that the team's worth it because fuck me has the communication been awful the last few months. To the Cullen/Poch debates to the lack of investment to tickets being inflated for a stadium that apparently isn't even ready, they're taking the piss.
We are not the poor relation. We're owned by a billionaire, we're in the richest league in the world, we've been in the highest paying tournament in club football for three years. If we don't have money, then there's something wrong.
You narrow down targets - you think of what you need, you...
If you're talking about Sanchez then I never saw him as a Toby replacement: feel like that's revisionism. If Toby goes and we don't bring in a CB we've got two greats and three gambles in Foyth, Dier and CCV - if we wanna play 3ATB then we're taking a risk.
He's a professional footballer paid to play well, Modric had one of his best seasons here after he was denied a move. I don't think accommodating one of your best players (or at least not strengthening one of the two teams above us) is bending over - I think it's putting the quality of the squad...
Gonna disagree, don't remember much of Sol but whilst Ledley was terrific I feel his injuries gave him more of a mythical status and Vertonghen always looks best with Alderweireld (granted was good last season with Sanchez but not a risk I'd want to see us take again).
I remember this argument when Walker went, how Trippier was easily as good and we wouldn't miss him.
There is a very good reason as to why Mourinho wants him so badly and that's exactly why we shouldn't sell him to them.
Could accept he's been a dickhead but I'm a fan of our club, and Toby's the best defender I've seen at our club. Simple fact is whoever we bring in will not be as good as Toby, therefore our team will get worse and our rivals team will get better. You need to mediate sometimes and not shoot...
No one we get would be as good as Toby. We're not in dire straits so I'd rather we don't make us worse, make our rivals better, and end up inflating Levy's balance sheet.
Just cannot see any way of defending selling him to them.