“Afternoon Chat” finds the CaughtOffside contributors in more…relaxed…discussion of the important topics of the day where grammar, spelling and any time to formulate an intelligent opinion is lost.
Slakr: Wow. Benitez went all Wenger on your ass.
Boggs: Yes he did
Boggs: such a cunt
Boggs: seems out of character considering we werent a part of any cisse rumors
Boggs: so doesnt seem possible that he’s retaliating for perceived tapping up
Slakr: Yeah you were. Apparently you made an approach at 3:00pm on Jan 31st.
Slakr: Which no-one seems to be denying.
Boggs: that’s within the window though
Boggs: and its a formal approach, for a loan I’m assuming
Boggs: benitez seems to be responding to Cisse’s agent
Boggs: who just said we were after him
Boggs: i.e. tapping up
Slakr: So then what do you mean you weren’t part of any rumours?
Boggs: cisse’s agent is just trying to use our loan approach in jan to drum up interest for him now
Boggs: its not like we actually contacted them last week
Boggs: which is why the agent implied
Boggs: and what benitez seems to be angry about
Slakr: well. maybe you did, maybe you didn’t.
Slakr: Either way, I think Benitez is out of line. But I don’t really care enough.
Boggs: yeah i dont really care because it’ll backfire
Boggs: if he does want defoe all he’s done is push up the asking price
Boggs: if we’ll even sell to pool now
Slakr: I don’t think Benitez does to be honest.
Slakr: I don’t know why mgrs don’t rate Defoe. I certainly do.
Slakr: But haven’t seen him enough to judge if his workrate is good enough. Since I’ve only seen highlights.
Slakr: Looking at why he likes Crouch and hates Cisse, its all about workrate and team play.
Boggs: well defoe works hard
Boggs: there just isnt always the most intelligence in his work
Slakr: Ah. A better Baros then?
Boggs: and he may be one of the worst ever players at breaking the offside trap
Boggs: baros but who can finish
Boggs: and shoot and stuff, good end product
Boggs: bad everything else
Slakr: Yeah, I think we’ll splash on Mickey.
Slakr: But its a World Cup year, which makes things tough.
Slakr: If he’s not fit by end of the season, do we gamble before the cup or risk his value going up or down significantly during the cup.
Slakr: “Robbie Keane told me he had to play because he wanted to go to Germany. A month later, I realised Ireland weren’t even going to the World Cup,” said Jol.
Boggs: such a good quote
Boggs: although i cant see that robbie thought he’d be dropped
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