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Can't share whatsapp voice notes, which are the funniest part, but let's just say they are ****ing pissed off, some hate towards Thomas--though I've explained to them that they have only the club to blame for its negotiation tactics--lots of hate towards Cholo and desire for a change (Pochettino, which tbf would be an ideal fit for Atléti), lots of crying about the **** they can't move on like Vitolo, Lemar (tried to diffuse a bit by telling them no worries it's not just you, look at us with Kola, Sokratis, Mustafi, etc.), or players that just haven't progressed (Koke), lots of anger at having no marks like Torreira and Herrera in the squad (that part I didn't diffuse at all).
Best was when talking about the replacement one of them in our chat who was in full breakdown mode mentioned Campaña (who seems to be their main target to replace Thomas) and a madridista in true madridista style chimes in just to rub insult to injury saying 'buff you guys are so sad, you just vacuum up the dross that one else wants at their club'. Madridistas can be c*nts this is a moment of brilliance, made an already broken Atlético go on a mad angry rant about how they are **** and 'fallicius' (Vinicius, bad wordplay with the word 'fallar' which is miss) is **** and Courtouis just saves their arses
Just finished my first YouTube scout. Finally finally have some athleticism in the middle. He’s not Ceballos on the ball but his touch is far from bad, combined with his pace he beats defenders with his first touch and dribbling quite easily. Another press resistant player added to the ranks.
Monster in the tackle as well and I can’t see anyone but the most elite of athletes running away from him, if we can’t switch to a back four with Thomas in midfield then I don’t know if we ever will.
This is definitely the strongest lineup we can put on the pitch.Just not sure we have the #10 player for it. Unless we use Willian there.
Bellerin - Luiz - Gabriel - Tierney
Partey - Ceballos
Pepe - Willian - Auba
This would work. (Or switch Auba to #9 and pull in Saka on the left).