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    Spurs 21/22: The Spirit has landed

    Sounds like the clubs are still in talks but nothing agreed yet and definitely not an agreement near the 160m figure bandied about by the Sun. View: https://twitter.com/FabrizioRomano/status/1418526418141696000 View: https://twitter.com/TeleFootball/status/1418555431702695938
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    Spurs 21/22: The Spirit has landed

    I just read that story and it seems pretty questionable. Kane supposedly announced the news to guests at a wedding, including the transfer fee and his wages? I would wait for something more reliable.
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    Spurs 21/22: The Spirit has landed

    What do you guys think is Tottenham's total net transfer budget this summer? Romero (Atalanta rumored to be asking 55m euro) plus Gil (rumored to be 25m euro plus maybe some bonuses) is already 80m or more and I assume you still want to sign a RB, a backup striker to replace Vinicius, and maybe...
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    Travel team questions

    Honestly, this is just not the case. On a purely athletic level, the top US players have long been as good or better than any other country in the world. Where US players have tended to fall short (and this is now changing somewhat) is in technical skill and "soccer intelligence" or just...
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    Arsenal 21-22: Brexit FC

    Arsenal pre-season tour to the US cancelled due to a small number of positive Covid cases discovered "in the traveling party." Unclear whether that means players, staff, or both. Inter have reportedly also pulled out so I guess that leaves Everton and Milionarios to fight it out for the...
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    Travel team questions

    I don't want to further derail this thread but I would actually argue the opposite. The biggest reason American kids are generally pretty terrible at soccer is because they don't spend nearly enough time working on fundamental skills and spend too much time playing matches. The skill level you...
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    Travel team questions

    I can't speak for the sporting world in general but in the sports that I know best, (soccer and, to a much lesser extent, tennis), this just isn't true at all. In fact, it is the reverse. Oftentimes, kids with the best technical skills in soccer actually aren't the best 12-year-olds - at that...
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    Pay That Mendes His Money: The Summer 2021 Transfer Thread

    I don't think this merits its own thread so I'll drop it here as this is sort of the catch all summer football thead. A PL footballer has been arrested for allegedly doing an Adam Johnson. Rumors are floating around the internet that its Gylfi Sigurdsson but I haven't seen anything reliable...
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    Travel team questions

    I think its also just a matter of skill improvement. Its hard to improve fundamental skills at a high trajectory in a sport like soccer or tennis if you're only playing 3-4 months out of the year. And given how competitive youth sports have become, when there are a bunch of kids out there...
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    Arsenal 21-22: Brexit FC

    We're clearly paying the English tax + PL tax on the White transfer. But you're not just paying for nothing when you pay those taxes, you're paying for somebody whose performance will be more predictable without a league adjustment, who counts as homegrown, who is less likely than a non-English...
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    Pay That Mendes His Money: The Summer 2021 Transfer Thread

    Two reasons I think: First, they're clearly prioritizing a CB over this transfer. But after that, I'm not sure there are really any substantially larger holes. Or to the degree there are larger holes (like a long term striker or a new top shelf CM), they don't make sense to fill this summer...
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    Pay That Mendes His Money: The Summer 2021 Transfer Thread

    If I had to guess, I'd say he does want to go back. He's from Manchester, reportedly a boyhood United fan (although he was in the City youth setup), and this is probably his last best chance to secure another really good contract (I imagine he'll get like 100k per week on a three year deal from...
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    Lo Mejor y Il Migliore: Current NT Rankings

    I'm not really sure Italy should be on top. They absolutely deserved to win the tournament but these competitions always involve a ton of luck and aren't very predictive about which is the best team going forward. Assuming France can figure out whatever acrimonious shit was going on within...
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    Post your World XI

    Mbappe ———-Kane—— -Messi ———————- KDB ———————— —————Kante - Kimmich ———— Shaw - VVD - Marquinhos - Hakimi ——————Alisson ———————-
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    Pay That Mendes His Money: The Summer 2021 Transfer Thread

    It definitely felt like City could have used Bissouma in the CL final versus Chelsea. Nice to have a more athletic alternative to Rodri in matches where you expect to get really stretched.