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Matic / Guarin

Matic / Guarin

As we all have a clue about our recent transfer targets, and as we all know where the holes are in the team, between the aforementioned, who would improve our midfield drastically, in exception of financial consideration, who do we really need?

I repeat NEED not WANT, as we all know the difference, and fill what is needed in our midfield between the latter or the former.

Your opinions would be immensely appreciated!

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Date:Friday January 10 2014
Time: 4:13PM


Guarin for me.... Matic is a bit similar to Mikel. Guarin is more versatile....
10/01/2014 16:41:00
we need a combative pivot player, I am afraid these two don't really cut it for me, we should be looking to get a dlp in the mould of rakitic, cabaye, or gundog an if we can lure them with UCL football, football is not all about brawn anymore, and I think if we are to get a new DM then Mikel and essien needs to leave, to answer Ur question we need gundog an who has all the qualities absent in our team, buy recently he seem to be injured at all time, cabaye is another
10/01/2014 16:41:00
I don't think Gundogan and Rakitic are combative, Cabaye, maybe... I may be wrong but my understanding is that we want to sign Guarin for the DM(Mikel) role not the DLP(Lampard) role. Rakitic or Gundogan will be fine for the DLP role but we'll still need that strong hardworking body behind the DLP, that is where I think Guarin comes in. My preferred choice though is Vidal.... for DM..
10/01/2014 17:42:00
yeah neither for me as well. we need to sort that position for once and for all. so we sud go for gundogan. hez world class imo but his fitness not so sure.
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10/01/2014 17:44:00
Latunvic...Guarin and Vidal are not DMs.they are b2b mfs
10/01/2014 18:34:00
so are you people trying to say MATIC will not improve our midfield?
10/01/2014 18:37:00
Do people honestly think Matic is better than Mikel?
10/01/2014 18:43:00
very good question AD_blue, and nice observations haykinz, Vidal a times plays in that position for have this season, these players are Jose types of players, hardworking and disciplined with an eye for goal
10/01/2014 18:51:00
I have given my report on guarin before on here and i will pick him over Matic. He has everything matic possess with an added explosiveness and good eyes for goal. The only low part was that i didn't realise he was in his 26/27 even still we need some of this having been signing lots of youngies for some time now. he's like a combo of rami and the bison
10/01/2014 18:51:00
juve* guarin is good, most likely better than most of our pivot player but very inconsistent
10/01/2014 18:54:00
I mean I have seen him play a few times and he basically does the same stuff people myself included slag Mikel off for. What makes this guy such an attractive proposition? His price tag?
10/01/2014 18:55:00
desmond i also do not think gundogan is combative. we actually need a dlp but not as much as another combative, strong and attacking body like guarin in our midfield because this is the epl and its a bit rugged. We need to realise dlp players have certain/a time in the game when they are most useful alas the way mou brought modric in at madrid when manU got a red card. We can't use them continually in the BPL only if they come with some combativeness in them and they rarely do.
10/01/2014 19:03:00
@AD_blue, that's a nice question and how about this; remove mikel from the nigerian team and put matic. Would the team improve for it?... i know my answer
10/01/2014 19:06:00
Guarin is a fighter from what I have seen so far, but meh, I'll stand by my not so popular view that Mikel is better than both of them, combined ;)
10/01/2014 19:25:00
loll @zg2000 that will really be unpopular.
10/01/2014 19:34:00
@Haykinz... I know Guarin and Vidal are B2B midfielders but they can also play as DM just like Ramires is currently doing for us... My point is if we buy either Guarin or Vidal it will be for the DM role not DLP. Both players are versatile which is why I prefer them to Matic...
10/01/2014 19:53:00
I dont see any of Gundogan, Rakitic as combative CMs, they remind me of Modric.
10/01/2014 19:54:00
At least watch Matic play before you say Mikel is better than him. The kid is now a man and a beast on d pitch, he is rated the best CDM in Portugal. His passing, movement and vision are incredible. Try watching him against Porto on Monday.
10/01/2014 19:59:00
We dont need a Modric kind of CDM that will be extremely creative but weak defensively. We just need a CDM that is very solid defensively and can still play quick accurate passes to the front 4, a typical example of this is Alonso. Matic comes close to him, he is solid defensively and will cover the back 4 well, he moves the ball quickly, he will facilitate swift transition from defence to attack. He will not prevent Rami from going forward and joining the attack where he is very dangerous with his deadly runs and goal threat. The attacking band will be free to an extent and the likes of Mata and Hazard will easily concentrate on their thing.
10/01/2014 20:13:00
lol. seems some guys have only seen guarin clips
10/01/2014 20:21:00
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