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Discussion in 'Bluemoon forum' started by cookster, 12 Mar 2016.
Jeeez we have some ungrateful feckers amongst our fans.
I think all clubs' signings can be hit or miss. We've made some amazing signings, and if we criticise Txiki for the poor ones surely he must be given credit for Sané, Sterling, Jesus, Fernandinho, Stones, Sagna, Gundogan and Otamendi.
For me, the only stand out disappointments apart from the disastrous 2012 summer are Mangala and Fernando. But maybe that's just because I was expecting Mangala to be like Vinny, or at least a fast John Terry, and Fernando to be like Kante has proven to be. These two for me have been an utterly huge let down and disappointment and not what we needed. But no one knew at the time, or I assume we wouldn't have bought them.
Even Bony, although he turned out to be shit, I thought was a decent signing at the time, before he played for us. I'm guessing Txiki is just as disappointed in him as we were.
Hopefully this summer the board and Pep will get more right than wrong. I think they've done ok so far. We can't force players to come here, some just prefer Spain or London. I think we'll do ok this summer.
I seem to have got the impression (no doubt mistaken) that he was instrumental in the comings and goings of our last three managers.
He's got a huge influence at the club.
People also seem to ignore the fact that Guardiola has now insisted on having the final word on players.
Says it all.
I would imagine that was a prerequisite of his arrival and nothing to do with Txiki's ability to identify a player.
I'm not so sure about that. Things seemed to come to a head after the game at Anfield.
Like I said very angry for some reason, I noticed the thread had been bumped gave my opinion on txiki and no doubt will do again, I even made several points and had plenty to say on the subject at hand I guess you missed them. I didn't feel the need to mention people's state of mind or ulterior motives if they disagreed with me. I also didn't need to call anyone an arsehole, a hypocrite or tell them to get to fuck. Anyhow there is a big game on which is a tad more important at the moment than our DOF so maybe this thread will die down till a later date.
Wow, some really precious folk on here embarrassing themselves. To get that wound up just isn't normal.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but Txiki's job is to ensure continuity at all levels of the club, particularly of course with the first team. By that I mean that when a manager is replaced the upheaval should have minimal effect on the team and that transfer windows should be about evolution rather than revolution, ie, one or two signings in areas that really strengthen the squad.
The fact therefore that we are in the position of pretty much having to buy an entire new defence in the Summer, is for me an indication that thus far, he has failed to do his job to the level required.
Can't blame Txiki solely for Mangala, Otamendi or Bravo IMO. If a player is purchased with pedigree and fails to adapt then the blame is with multiple stakeholders, but the lack of any attempt to recruit new fullbacks is very very peculiar.