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Super Mario. No, not that one.

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by Halmeister, Apr 15, 2018 at 20:31.

  1. Halmeister

    Halmeister Some sort of pun about having a well known member Member

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    Mario Lemina. Anyone watched him play much? He came from Juve with a big price tag and has pedigree, but looking at his stats, hasn't pulled up any trees at a turgid Soton. In fact, I don't think he even makes the first eleven anymore.

    But I want him. It's not based on much, but just look at this video. I think he'd be great in our midfield. He reminds me of Moussa Dembele, who, incidentally, has poor "stats" as well.



    We're tentatively linked online, but I want to get this snowballing. Come on, one last Soton raid!
     
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  2. LeTallecWiz

    LeTallecWiz Mo(ssa)d Administrator

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    He's one of the 3 players we'll sign when they're relegated for 30 million overall - Lamina, Romeo and Hojeberg.
     
  3. the count

    the count SCM's least favourite muppet Forum Moderator

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    Like incoming from @Kay Age El
    As if you didn't know
     
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  4. LeTallecWiz

    LeTallecWiz Mo(ssa)d Administrator

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    I actually do like Hojeberg - just needs the right manager imo ... If I'm honest, he should go to a team where he'll play more ... maybe Milan or something.
     
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  5. LeTallecWiz

    LeTallecWiz Mo(ssa)d Administrator

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    Another AFCON player to help us too ...
     
  6. Hansern

    Hansern Part of the Furniture Member

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    Lemina is decent but a bit meh.
    I’d rather spend some money and get Rabiot who has one year left on his contract.
    He’d be superb for us, and would improve us massively.
     
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  7. jimmy

    jimmy Very Active Member

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    I'd rather see Bertrand in that list.
     
  8. Fabio

    Fabio Former mod, consistent c*** Honorary Member

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    Lemina is quality and adds depth for us

    That being said, if we could snaffle rabiot I'd be in my element.
     
  9. LeTallecWiz

    LeTallecWiz Mo(ssa)d Administrator

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    To back up Robbo?  Would he accept that?
     
  10. doctor_mac

    doctor_mac My cowboy name is Garland Justice Member

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    We need strength everywhere. There's enough games if we have a run in the cups for everyone.
     
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  11. LeTallecWiz

    LeTallecWiz Mo(ssa)d Administrator

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    He's on the cusp of being England's LB - I don't see him wanting to go to a place to fight for minutes ... but I agree with your post.
     
  12. Hansern

    Hansern Part of the Furniture Member

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    He's another box to box midfielder though. I'd rather get someone like Rabiot who has started 16 games as a DM for PSG this season.
    Given Southamptons love for us, I'd wager that we'd get Rabiot for the same fee that Soton would demand for Lemina.
     
  13. manwithnoname

    manwithnoname Bravo old man. Bravo. Member

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    Dembele was a far more attacking midfielder before now, Wijnaldum isn't playing in the same position for us as he did at Newcastle or in Holland. And we also bought Hamann from Newcastle, where he was playing in an attacking midfield role.

    Ronnie Whelan started out playing LW and he was turned into a DM player.

    It doesn't matter that much where he's playing now, or what role he's in, as long as the ability (and suitability) is there.
     
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    Hansern Part of the Furniture Member

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    Rabiot is by far a better player regardless
     
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    mwake SCM Follower Member

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    Lemina is an upgrade on Winaljdum for sure but if he's going to cost more than 30m maybe better to spend elsewhere..
     
  16. rurikbird

    rurikbird Very Well-Known Honorary Member

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    Why would PSG let Rabiot go?
     
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    Hyena Well-Known Member

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    His contract runs out in June 2019
     
  18. rurikbird

    rurikbird Very Well-Known Honorary Member

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    I read up a bit on Rabiot. So it turns out his mom is also his agent and she is super specific in her demands. Here's a sampling:

    I wonder if his mother would be satisfied with our current depth at defensive midfield...
     
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    juniormember Well-Known Member

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    Klopp would never okay a transfer for an individual making demands like that.
     
  20. rurikbird

    rurikbird Very Well-Known Honorary Member

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    Definitely not in this way, but he can sweet-talk players and parents when he wants – didn't he call and charm Ante Coric last summer? I'm in two minds on Rabiot – huge, huge talent obviously, but also attitude issues that are sometimes even visible on the pitch. If he and his mom want him to be coddled and indulged Klopp is definitely not the right manager for that, but he could make him into a better player and help him fully realize his talent if they are willing to really trust in his methods.
     

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