Discussion in 'Borussia Dortmund' started by footyfan1, Jul 5, 2010.
I do not deny any of this, but his numbers speak for themselves.
I know his numbers look very good but they are also very misleading. Arsenal struggle to create good chances and he's one of the main reasons why. It often takes them 50-60 min to get a shot on target. If you only look at stats, you would think Podolski is better than Ribery and Iniesta.
I feel he is a good player in a framework that suits him. He is generally incapable of doing very much else competently other than "run at defence, cut inside, pass, shoot with left foot, or lose ball", but at least he does that very well. Most Arsenal players are totally inadequate for the roles they are asked to play, and Podolski's substantially superior in his role than Ramsey, Rosicky, and co. Anyways, unless we're advocating BVB transfer Podolski as the Lewandowski replacement, I believe we are substantially off-topic.
Anyway, we should get back on topic. Let's talk about transfers.
As footyfan has said, Traore from Stuttgart is a very impressive player. If we could sell Grosskreutz or Kuba for 20-30M and get him for 3-4M it would be a great piece of business.
Another one would be selling be Piczszek for 30M to Real Madrid and getting Sebastian Jung for 2-3M because he has a year left on his contract. Jung has been very impressive and he had a very good game against us despite the 3-0 loss. He always makes at least 2 or 3 fantastic forward runs no matter the opposition. Even against Bayern, Ribery and Alaba and he wasnt afraid to get forward and played well. He is good defensively. He is German too which counts for something, right ? We are close to making an all German starting eleven.
Piszczek is important, still has a couple years left, and is among the best right-backs in the world. BVB do not need the money (yet, at least) and Jung is still developing well at Eintracht. Keep him there, buy him once Piszczek is done. Traore I haven't seen, so I don't know.
Making one comment on the Podolski thing. I've seen more purpose and determination in his play this season than I've seen from since before he went to Bayern.
He's definitely a different guy than the one who's spent his last few years jerking off at 1. FC Koln........
LMAO!! Sell Grosskreutz or Kuba for 20-30M! LMMFAO!!
That's the best piece of comedy I've seen in a long time!!
OK. Wiping the tears of laughter away.
While I like Traore, I would not sell anyone on our current roster with an eye on picking him up.
No effin' way! Now, if someone just happens to leave, that's a different story. Just becuase I like a player, it doesn't mean I would want BVB to do something stupid to get him.
Sell Piszczek? Again, "No effin' way!" When Jung and Rode do it for more than one season, then I'll get excited. However, they are two more I would not look at selling anyone currently on our team specifically for the purpose of picking up one or both of them. I'll take what we already have rather than have the uncertainty of wondering if they are both the real deal.
As far as the players being German? I don't give a shit. I don't care if they come from f#ckin' Timbuktu if they are very good, fit what we're trying to do, fit in well with the team and will fight for Borussia Dortmund.
My business plan for Dortmund is to sell Owomoyela to Timbuktu for 30m and to then spend that money on a Breno transfer because he's Brazilian.
My business plan is to SELL AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE, buy a young cheap striker with a high ceiling to replace Lewandowski, and buy a one or two backup fullbacks that don't mind sitting on the bench. Other than that, CHANGE NOTHING!
I'm with this. Possibly two strikers though. The more competition, the better.
I don't think competition really works with strikers though. See: Real Madrid (Higuain-Benzema rotation).
It doesn't work with star strikers. It could push an "on the brink" striker into being a star.
See: Borussia Dortmund (Lewandowski overtakes Barrios)
Hmm... Interesting point. Nice to see you posting. Always have something decent to say, it seems.
As you have seen, I can lose it at times too. LOL!!
talking about ST, i would rather we get dzeko for lewy's replacement...
a lil ex but proven..
now if only Man C starts being Man C again
His wages are way outside Dortmund's range, if they could pay someone that much they would've just offered Lewandowski a more lucrative contract.
The first part was intended as a joke. Although, a limited midfielder who works very hard like Grosskreutz has gone for 25M - I am talking about James Milner. I dont know how that happened.
The Piszczek/Jung thing is realistic but I know it is not going to happen. Jung looks the real deal but I agree we`ll have to wait for at least one more good season.
All the starting players being German would be nice but it is not important. I think it can happen in like 3 years with Sarr, Guenter coming in and probably Subotic leaving for one of the richer clubs. Piszczek and Kuba will be 31. Bittencourt will replace Kuba. Lewa is going to leave.
Grosskreutz isn't english.
Plus, Klopp has already publicly stated if Dzeko wants to join BVB, he's going to have to take a pay cut. It is all already "out there" when it comes to Dzeko. The club is not going to break its salary structure for Edin Dzeko.
At least not yet.........
I'm sorry. I couldn't tell. But it was a very good joke. I was literally crying with laughter! Thanks for that one!
That's easy. It was an EPL transfer. You can't really use an EPL transfer as a base for what goes on in the "real football world......."
I would not sell Piszczek just to get a young German player. Piszczek still has a lot to give. Why would we expect our players to show loyalty if we're willing to dump them as soon as a younger one shows a bit of potential? You should not forget that loyalty works both ways......
What if we need a good player who is a bit older in the future and they all see that this is the kind of "loyalty" we show our players?
Come on man.
I think Piszczek and Kuba will still be effective players when they're 31. This isn't the 1970s where players are shot at 29.
Dude, why are you seemingly always in a rush to anoint "the next generation" as "ready" before any of them have proven a thing? Especially when they're German? Sometimes, it really seems as if you have a nationalist agenda.
A week or two ago, at the depth of our injury/suspension issues which I feel cost us our home match against HSV, I thought there might be some problems between Moritz Leitner and Borussia Dortmund.
I am happy to report it seems those suspicions of mine were completely off-base.
In response to some transfer speculation about him after an interview he apparently did with the Munich press, Moritz Leitner wrote the following on his Facebook page today:
Heute war mal wieder Spekulationstag in der Presse: NEIN. Ich spreche nicht mit anderen Clubs. NEIN. Ich will den BVB nicht verlassen. (Ich fühl mich sauwohl hier). Ich denke an das Hier und Jetzt und daran, wie ich mich gegen die starke Konkurrenz durchsetzten kann. Ja. Und dafür werde ich 100% Gas geben.
Mehr gibt's zu dem Thema nicht zu sagen.
My best translation:
Today was again "speculation day" (about me) in the media: NO! I am not speaking with other clubs! NO! I do not want to leave BVB! (I feel super here!). I am thinking of the here and now and how I can break through against strong competition. Yes, I will give 100% effort to do this.
There is nothing more to say about this issue.
This, my friends, is how you CRUSH stupid speculation!
If more players took the time to do this, the f#cking HACKS who call themselves "football journalists" would have to work a lot harder at their jobs......
Anytime an English player is mentioned in automatically deduct 20% from it
A year ago it was Oxlade chambo, We are still waiting for Walcott to storm the world, Lennon, Joe Cole, Joe Hart, Micah Richards, etc are some of the English kids who should already be dominating football now
This season Poldi has been better than Cazorla
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