Teams: Manchester City, West Didsbury & Chorlton AFC
Hi red, nice to hear from you.
I made a post about de Bruyne in the World Football forum but am happy tot make it here again.
Firstly I do not think he was a total flop here with Chelsea, just never really given a chance, although I also think he didn't show a lot of patience or realism during his time at Chelsea. I remember him signing and thinking he'd be with them for a long time and become a key player.
As I said in WFF, for me we put all our eggs into the basket of KdB signing. We sold Dzeko and Jovetic, meaning our strike force is now just Aguero, Bony and Ihaenacho, or Sterling filling in a striker's role. Once we made that decision, and our early line-ups show that we are only playing with one striker, we really had no choice but to pay whatever we had to for De Bruyne. The fact is by that point we were never going to pull out and had to pay whatever we needed to in order to bring him in.
De Bruyne's stats last season were unreal, and in the years we have won the league, 2012 and 2014, we have not depended on the form of Silva to win us the league, but on the form of his supporting cast. Nasri was poor in 2013 and 2015, and that cost us the league. We need to take the creative burden away from Silva. Some worry about them treading on each other's toes, but I've never seen Spain or Germany have those kind of problems with their creative players.
So ultimately I am very happy with the signing, and don't care what the fee was in the end, as long as we managed to finalise it rather than pull out having been £1 or £2 million away from agreeing and it costing us our season. Remember how we missed out on Martinez and Hazard in 2013 and ended up with Rodwell and Sinclair?
Originally Posted by Rob
Of course you need TGO you retards.
Originally Posted by Mutu
ill be honest, im plastered but i well into that women and she was me and i lost her ass