Goats squad analysis thread 2021/22

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Bkk Andy

Player Valuation: £8m
I don't agree at all. I am far from being a Benitez (or a kneejerk @davek) supporter.

But if I look through the team we are getting a core of decent players at decent ages:

Forwards: Gordon, Gray, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin
Defence: Mykolenko, Godfrey, Branthwaite, Patterson

Pickford is at a good age and standard, so the need is arguably in midfield. We have a fairly mediocre stack of aging average PL players there. And if we pick up a loan or a transfer to take us through to the next window then we are doing a decent job in reshaping the team from one including too many overpaid and overrated older players.

Tbh, I'm relatively OK about Digne being the financial price to pay for that reshaping. (And I don't think he would be particularly unhappy about a move.)

(Added: omitted Godfrey)
We have no idea how good that defence is to be honest. Myko is an unknown quantity. Rangers' reserve right back has a lot to prove. Branthwaite definitely shows a lot of potential but we can only hope that he fulfills it. Godfrey hasn't looked great this season, has a number of flaws and isn't a kid anymore.

I agree that the midfield is really short. Doucoure can do a job if fit.
 

oglop44

Player Valuation: £1m
Oh I don’t believe we have any popular players really

Was just wondering who among them will be out the door this summer
Delph, Tosun, Kenny and Sigurdsson. Begovic and Lonergan too but it's a safe bet Begovic at least will be kept on, if not both.

Then you also have El Ghazi as well as Dobbin and a raft of other youth you probably don't need to be interested in.
 

Steve EFC

Player Valuation: £6m
Looking at our squad of 27 and thinking if I could make players magically disappear so they never play for us again I would do that with at least 9.
 
Manager : Frank Lampard

Goalkeepers (3)
Jordan Pickford (HG)
Asmir Begović (HG)
Andy Lonergan (HG)

Right Backs (3)
Séamus Coleman
Jonjoe Kenny (HG)
Nathan Patterson (UA)

Left Backs (1)
Vitaliy Mykolenko

Centre Backs (5)
Yerry Mina
Michael Keane (HG)
Mason Holgate (HG)
Ben Godfrey (HG)
Jarrad Branthwaite (UA)

Midfield (6)
Allan
André Gomes
Abdoulaye Doucouré
Jean-Philippe Gbamin
Tom Davies (HG)
Fabian Delph (HG)

Wide Forwards (6)
Richarlison
Andros Townsend (HG)
Demarai Gray (HG)
Anwar El Ghazi
Anthony Gordon (UA)
Alex Iwobi (HG)

Strikers (3)
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (HG)
Salomón Rondón
Cenk Tosun

Total players: 27

Players purchased so far: 8
Begovic, Townsend, Gray, Lonergan, Rondon, Patterson, Myko, El Ghazi(loan)

Players culled so far: 7
Bernard, Virginia(Loan), Kean(Loan), Nkounkou(Loan), James, Number 10, Digne

Non-HG players: 11
Homegrown players: 13
UnderAge players: 3
 
Manager : Frank Lampard

Goalkeepers (3)
Jordan Pickford (HG)
Asmir Begović (HG)
Andy Lonergan (HG)

Right Backs (3)
Séamus Coleman
Jonjoe Kenny (HG)
Nathan Patterson (UA)

Left Backs (1)
Vitaliy Mykolenko

Centre Backs (5)
Yerry Mina
Michael Keane (HG)
Mason Holgate (HG)
Ben Godfrey (HG)
Jarrad Branthwaite (UA)

Midfield (6)
Allan
André Gomes
Abdoulaye Doucouré
Jean-Philippe Gbamin
Tom Davies (HG)
Fabian Delph (HG)

Wide Forwards (6)
Richarlison
Andros Townsend (HG)
Demarai Gray (HG)
Anwar El Ghazi
Anthony Gordon (UA)
Alex Iwobi (HG)

Strikers (3)
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (HG)
Salomón Rondón
Cenk Tosun

Total players: 27

Players purchased so far: 8
Begovic, Townsend, Gray, Lonergan, Rondon, Patterson, Myko, El Ghazi(loan)

Players culled so far: 7
Bernard, Virginia(Loan), Kean(Loan), Nkounkou(Loan), James, Number 10, Digne

Non-HG players: 11
Homegrown players: 13
UnderAge players: 3
I know it has been said before but when you lay it out like that it really exposes how poor our recruitment strategy has been overall despite having spent a lot.

About to cook dinner but tomorrow might check out our squad when Moyes left/Martinez joined for comparison by position.
 
I know it has been said before but when you lay it out like that it really exposes how poor our recruitment strategy has been overall despite having spent a lot.

About to cook dinner but tomorrow might check out our squad when Moyes left/Martinez joined for comparison by position.
GK
Tim Howard
Joel Robles
RB
Seamus Coleman
Tony Hibbert
LB
Leighton Baines
Luke Garbutt
Bryan Oviedo
CB
Phil Jagielka
John Stones
Brendan Galloway
Tyias Browning
DM/CM
Gareth Barry
Mume Besic
James McCarthy
Darron Gibson
Tom Cleverley
Wingers
Aidean McGeady
Kevin Mirallas
Steven Pienaar
Gerard Deulofeu
ACM
Ross Barkley
Steven Naismith
Leon Osman
ST
Romelu Lukaku
Arouna Kone

Thats 7 years ago, 2015.
 
GK
Tim Howard
Joel Robles
RB
Seamus Coleman
Tony Hibbert
LB
Leighton Baines
Luke Garbutt
Bryan Oviedo
CB
Phil Jagielka
John Stones
Brendan Galloway
Tyias Browning
DM/CM
Gareth Barry
Mume Besic
James McCarthy
Darron Gibson
Tom Cleverley
Wingers
Aidean McGeady
Kevin Mirallas
Steven Pienaar
Gerard Deulofeu
ACM
Ross Barkley
Steven Naismith
Leon Osman
ST
Romelu Lukaku
Arouna Kone

Thats 7 years ago, 2015.
Thanks for doing the legwork.

If you swapped in a 2014 quality Distin for one of the CBs think I’d fancy that squad to beat the current one!
 

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