Did that performance this evening for Russia just prove that Andrei Arshavin is NOT worth the supposed £20M Barcelona were lining up, that he is actually not that good, or did his value just drop down to a reasonable level and we'll be able to get him in the end.
Do we still want him now the "big guns" will probably have cooled somewhat ?
David Smith, Posted 26/06/2008 at 22:08:19
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1 Posted 27/06/2008 at 04:29:30
It just shows to me how unpredictable teams and players can be and viewing them in these comps doesn’t always give a true reflection of a player’s ability. First we had Portugal, then Holland, then Russia as the "on fire" teams with various players being touted as the "stars" of the comp. Not saying that Arshavin is not a v.good player but its probably better if we leave the transfers with DM. He has a better track record than any of us (including me).
2 Posted 27/06/2008 at 08:01:01
3 Posted 27/06/2008 at 08:39:05
4 Posted 27/06/2008 at 09:23:42
5 Posted 27/06/2008 at 10:32:11
6 Posted 27/06/2008 at 11:01:30
"Even Ashavin cant turn this around"
"It will only take the brilliance of Ashavin to turn this one around !"
My point being is that I think we all get a bit carried away by these things.
7 Posted 27/06/2008 at 11:05:54
Does anyone reckon since he publicaly made it known he wants to play for Barca that a Spanish Club have turned his head to play with his mind for the semis?????
Just a thought
8 Posted 27/06/2008 at 11:26:36
I do think the commentators got a little over excited by his displays, but he is a class player!
I would love him at Everton, but there are better wide men out there.
Joaquin, if available is the man for me!
9 Posted 27/06/2008 at 11:30:14
HE WAS SHITE.
Anyone can have a decent couple of games. If he was really any good someone would have noticed him playing for Zenit.
I would have him for £4-£5m; no more that that though.
£20-fuckin-million? You are jokin’......!!!!!! Puyol marked him out of the game last night.
10 Posted 27/06/2008 at 12:20:52
11 Posted 27/06/2008 at 12:22:20
Seriously, if we could have picked him up in January for £10M, great, but we are now out of his radar with the likes of Arsenal and Barcelona sniffing around...
I reckon the Engelaar chap from the Dutch league at about £5M would be a good buy. Read something about him and he’s on peanuts compared to what some players earn and could be the right kind of buy for us?
12 Posted 27/06/2008 at 12:56:28
13 Posted 27/06/2008 at 12:51:38
14 Posted 27/06/2008 at 13:10:59
Get Fernandes in aswell and one from Arshavin, Lennon, Joaquin.
15 Posted 27/06/2008 at 13:16:26
He has been one of the most consistent players of the tournement, apart from Torres who has been consitently crap and a big diappointment.
16 Posted 27/06/2008 at 13:08:52
His pass success rate is excellent. He always finds a player who isn?t under pressure, which has been a problem for us. Its no good passing to a player that has a player on top of him. We need to find people in space.
The only down side is that he is about 30 and I think Moyes needs to look for a younger version of Senna.
17 Posted 27/06/2008 at 13:16:55