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Don’t remember too much in the press regarding Watkins, Benrahma, Toney, Janelt, Norgaard, Ajer, Janson etc etc ad infinitum
I agree with the sentiment about certain people on here knowing more than the press about our transfers etc but you must have not spent much time online if you didn’t read anything about our pursuit and purchase of Toney.
 

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There is one poster who is very well connected so when he says it is a strong rumour it has come from a very, very good source - although I was sceptical it would not surprise me in the slightest if we pulled this off..
 

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CE said in a recent interview was that his main aim is to play in the world cup. That makes us a decent option along with the obvious Danish connection. However, salary will probably scupper any chances we have as he was on $150k USD a week at Inter. If he was prepared to drop that by half its still 2 million USD for 6 months. It just all seems a bit far fetched for me. Still great to be even having these discussions.
Wages can be mitigated with a large signing on fee, and there is scope here as there is no transfer fee to pay. Negotiations will nevertheless be complicated. As always we will have to wait and see.
 

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Crazy as it sounds I’d be quite wary of signing him if it was ever an option. There are obvious upsides , previously a world class player , the Danish connection, extra media coverage etc . What would worry me is that the strength of BFC is our togetherness, we are greater than the sum total of our parts and someone like Eriksen rocking up could change that dynamic . I can see a scenario in a close fought battle against Watford/Norwich/Newcastle where with a few minutes to go Eriksen loses his man and they score a late winner , blame game played etc etc , I’m sure MB would run all the risks through his super computer and come up with the right answer , but sometimes be careful what you wish for !!
 

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Crazy as it sounds I’d be quite wary of signing him if it was ever an option. There are obvious upsides , previously a world class player , the Danish connection, extra media coverage etc . What would worry me is that the strength of BFC is our togetherness, we are greater than the sum total of our parts and someone like Eriksen rocking up could change that dynamic . I can see a scenario in a close fought battle against Watford/Norwich/Newcastle where with a few minutes to go Eriksen loses his man and they score a late winner , blame game played etc etc , I’m sure MB would run all the risks through his super computer and come up with the right answer , but sometimes be careful what you wish for !!
But what about the scenario in those games where we get a free kick with a couple of minutes to go and Eriksen sticks it in the top corner?
 

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Crazy as it sounds I’d be quite wary of signing him if it was ever an option. There are obvious upsides , previously a world class player , the Danish connection, extra media coverage etc . What would worry me is that the strength of BFC is our togetherness, we are greater than the sum total of our parts and someone like Eriksen rocking up could change that dynamic . I can see a scenario in a close fought battle against Watford/Norwich/Newcastle where with a few minutes to go Eriksen loses his man and they score a late winner , blame game played etc etc , I’m sure MB would run all the risks through his super computer and come up with the right answer , but sometimes be careful what you wish for !!
If MB had run through such scenarios a few years ago he would not have touched us with a barge pole. Ultimately it’s a risk but so is getting out of bed.
 

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Crazy as it sounds I’d be quite wary of signing him if it was ever an option. There are obvious upsides , previously a world class player , the Danish connection, extra media coverage etc . What would worry me is that the strength of BFC is our togetherness, we are greater than the sum total of our parts and someone like Eriksen rocking up could change that dynamic . I can see a scenario in a close fought battle against Watford/Norwich/Newcastle where with a few minutes to go Eriksen loses his man and they score a late winner , blame game played etc etc , I’m sure MB would run all the risks through his super computer and come up with the right answer , but sometimes be careful what you wish for !!
Assuming he’s not a dick why would the players and management bin off over a decade of its culture and start playing a blame game? Us idiots in the stands might but since that has entirely failed to have any effect on club decision-making however much some of us have decided individual players are terrible, are stealing a living and are barely L2 standard, why would it be different for Eriksen? Our togetherness hasn’t been on the basis of the players all knowing they’re not that good compared to the opposition and forming a tight group that excludes quality new players joining because they fear the impact on that unity. At least not since what was rumoured in 14-15 among a core of Warbs’ top lads.
 

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But what about the scenario in those games where we get a free kick with a couple of minutes to go and Eriksen sticks it in the top corner?
as they say " A faint heart never won a fair lady " :sorted: ... or Del Trotter " He who dares "
 

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Eriksen is a very good character, he's not the 'rock the boat' type, at all... If he came it would be to work hard with a group he knows well through his Danish connection, to prove to the world that he can play at his former level and to be on the plane to Qatar.

Besides, that blame game you mention could (and has) applied to the likes of Canos, Ghoddos, Jensen, Frank etc. Eriksen would hopefully add a great deal of quality into the team, which would mitigate the need for the more recent scrappy wins. Ajer and Eriksen in this team would upgrade us considerably.
 

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I think it's one of the rooms above the shops on the main street. Above the little DIY shop maybe. Probably gets his pastries from the Greggs up near the station.
Worrying. He would hit it right off with Bielsa.
 

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Peter Christiansen, Sports Director of Danish club FC Copenhagen, says Christian Eriksen won't be playing for a Danish club because "he has other priorities".

Imo most likely candidates at the moment are:

1. Ajax - Pros: History with the club. Easy to shine in a dominant team. League level is good enough. Cons: Starting 11 is not certain. Financials (if that's an issue for CE).
2. Brentford - Pros: High-profile league. Very likely starting 11 within short time. He will play with Nørgaard which will please national coach. His wife can resume her career in London. Cons: Financials (if that's an issue for CE), Brentfords style of play/potential relegation scrap.
3. Monaco - Pros: High-profile league and team. Financials not an issue. They supposedly want him. Cons: Starting 11 is not certain.

In the interview with Danish TV Eriksen made it clear he had 1 goal. To play in the World Cup. I don't think financials are his concerns at all so most likely it will be profile of league/team plus route to starting 11 that will matter to him. He needs playing time and he needs it asap.
 

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Are Spurs not in the equation?
 

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he was on $150k USD a week at Inter. If he was prepared to drop that by half its still 2 million USD for 6 months. It just all seems a bit far fetched for me. Still great to be even having these discussions.
The tax rate in Italy for foreign footballers is approximately half what it is in UK. So assuming he pays the full UK tax rate on a 6 months contract, we'd have to pay him over $200k USD a week just to match what he was taking home over there.

That said, it doesn't seem money is the overarching priority for him just now.
 

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Are Spurs not in the equation?
No reports of it it. And I don't think he wants it. His time with Spurs at the end was difficult. The fans are quite polarized in regards to him and his last couple of seasons, and I don't really think he wants to play under Conte again. He's made suggestions throughout his time there that him and Conte don't really see eye to eye in terms of football.
 

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During his time in the PL, CE scored more goals from outside the box than any other player (fk's and open play)
Whereas Wissa’s equaliser v Villa was our first goal from outside the penalty area in the league all season. Just having someone with the ability to score from distance to mix it up would make us harder to play and is something we’ve missed with JDS out.
 

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Hard to believe the letters being transferred in this post from typewriter to page right now regarding one of the most talented midfielders in the world over the past decade but the BCS really does appear to be his most attractive destination :owusu:

Whether the club agree is a different question.
 

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During his time in the PL, CE scored more goals from outside the box than any other player (fk's and open play)
He is one of the most lethal players in football just outside the box. He's scored loads of those kind of goals for the national team and Spurs. I doubt you'll find anyone better than him.

What you won't be getting is a great defensive player. His stats in that regarding are misleading. He does run a lot, but very lowintensity. So he almost never wins the ball, and he's very easy to skip by for most players.

I'm really not a fan of him. He has this annoying habit of going missing in games. He would be poor in 80-85 minutes, and then suddenly do something that was worldclass. Even runs of 3-4 poor games and then he would have 1 game where he was just a worldie again. Very inconsistent. But when he's good, he's very very good.
 

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Hard to believe the letters being transferred in this post from typewriter to page right now regarding one of the most talented midfielders in the world over the past decade but the BCS really does appear to be his most attractive destination :owusu:

Whether the club agree is a different question.

Imagine just how much players around him could learn, JDS, MPH, Janelt, Maghoma - would benefit from just watching him lace his boots up...
 

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Peter Christiansen, Sports Director of Danish club FC Copenhagen, says Christian Eriksen won't be playing for a Danish club because "he has other priorities".

Imo most likely candidates at the moment are:

1. Ajax - Pros: History with the club. Easy to shine in a dominant team. League level is good enough. Cons: Starting 11 is not certain. Financials (if that's an issue for CE).
2. Brentford - Pros: High-profile league. Very likely starting 11 within short time. He will play with Nørgaard which will please national coach. His wife can resume her career in London. Cons: Financials (if that's an issue for CE), Brentfords style of play/potential relegation scrap.
3. Monaco - Pros: High-profile league and team. Financials not an issue. They supposedly want him. Cons: Starting 11 is not certain.

In the interview with Danish TV Eriksen made it clear he had 1 goal. To play in the World Cup. I don't think financials are his concerns at all so most likely it will be profile of league/team plus route to starting 11 that will matter to him. He needs playing time and he needs it asap.
I would have thought financials was almost an irrelevance? I can't see anyone offering a long term contract of any sort until he has shown that he can get back up to speed, he may well have to start off on a pay per game basis, and take it from there. Initially, he just needs to get back on the pitch - why not with us?
 

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Even runs of 3-4 poor games and then he would have 1 game where he was just a worldie again. Very inconsistent. But when he's good, he's very very good.
After his first season settling in at Spurs (25 PL games), over the next five full seasons he played 38, 35, 36, 37 and 35 times in the PL =181 games, scoring 42 goals. He also played another 29 cup games, inc Europe, in that time, plus 40-odd Danish caps.

I'd say 250 games in five seasons at such a high level is the very model of consistency. I doubt Pochettino would have induulged him if he only turned up for a few minutes at a time, or liked to pick-and-choose when he produced.
 

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Reading this thread has me laughing quite a lot. Weird now we're being linked with him (potentially?) people are saying he was world class. He was never world class. In his last season for Spurs, he had 2 goals and 2 assists in 20 odd games, in a team that scored way more goals than we have at the same stage. In his one and a half seasons in Serie A (much easier league to play in, more time on the ball to pick a pass), he had 4 goals and 2 assists in 43 games. For someone that doesn't press, rarely ever tackles, barely ever defends and rarely assists for a "set piece specialist", is it even worth the place in the squad? Everyone gets onto Jensen, but in this system we play, I can't see Eriksen being much, if any different at all. Also, this would push Bidstrup further down the pecking order, and with JDS back in the next month or two, seems like a bit of a pointless signing to me.
 

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He is one of the most lethal players in football just outside the box. He's scored loads of those kind of goals for the national team and Spurs. I doubt you'll find anyone better than him.

What you won't be getting is a great defensive player. His stats in that regarding are misleading. He does run a lot, but very lowintensity. So he almost never wins the ball, and he's very easy to skip by for most players.

I'm really not a fan of him. He has this annoying habit of going missing in games. He would be poor in 80-85 minutes, and then suddenly do something that was worldclass. Even runs of 3-4 poor games and then he would have 1 game where he was just a worldie again. Very inconsistent. But when he's good, he's very very good.

We have sadly lacked scoring from out of the box in the last few seasons. For all the goals that Ollie and Ivan score in the previous 2 seasons, only one came from outside the box. JDS is really the only one who offers that regularly (though might expect more from Ghoddos and Baptiste)

Much as I like Jensen and Noorgard, shooting is not at the top of the list of their attributes.
 

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Didn't TF say in his GPG interview that he is good mates with the Denmark team manager? Surely an extra Danish bonus for CE from playing at BCS?
He also coached CE during his youth career. This move sounds, on paper perfect for Eriksen. He is certain to start for us, when he is fit obviously. He has a Danish manager who I assume he knows well to a certain extent. He has 2 of his national team mates in Nørgaard and Jensen. His wife can continue her career in London and I'm pretty sure he wants to be in London with his family so we are perfect for him, so long as he doesn't mind a slightly less large paycheck
 

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Reading this thread has me laughing quite a lot. Weird now we're being linked with him (potentially?) people are saying he was world class. He was never world class. In his last season for Spurs, he had 2 goals and 2 assists in 20 odd games, in a team that scored way more goals than we have at the same stage. In his one and a half seasons in Serie A (much easier league to play in, more time on the ball to pick a pass), he had 4 goals and 2 assists in 43 games. For someone that doesn't press, rarely ever tackles, barely ever defends and rarely assists for a "set piece specialist", is it even worth the place in the squad? Everyone gets onto Jensen, but in this system we play, I can't see Eriksen being much, if any different at all. Also, this would push Bidstrup further down the pecking order, and with JDS back in the next month or two, seems like a bit of a pointless signing to me.
He is world class, have you seen what he can do with the ball at his feet? Considering he spent so long at Spurs and then went to a bigger club in Milan. I think that proves that he must be somewhat good
 

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We have sadly lacked scoring from out of the box in the last few seasons. For all the goals that Ollie and Ivan score in the previous 2 seasons, only one came from outside the box. JDS is really the only one who offers that regularly (though might expect more from Ghoddos and Baptiste)

Much as I like Jensen and Noorgard, shooting is not at the top of the list of their attributes.
A lot of that is by design though. No co-incidence that we have had two high performing centre forwards who have scored the vast majority of their goals from within 12 yards.
 

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He is world class, have you seen what he can do with the ball at his feet? Considering he spent so long at Spurs and then went to a bigger club in Milan. I think that proves that he must be somewhat good
What is your definition of world class? He has world class ability, but he's nowhere near been a world class player in his career.
 

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Reading this thread has me laughing quite a lot. Weird now we're being linked with him (potentially?) people are saying he was world class. He was never world class. In his last season for Spurs, he had 2 goals and 2 assists in 20 odd games, in a team that scored way more goals than we have at the same stage. In his one and a half seasons in Serie A (much easier league to play in, more time on the ball to pick a pass), he had 4 goals and 2 assists in 43 games. For someone that doesn't press, rarely ever tackles, barely ever defends and rarely assists for a "set piece specialist", is it even worth the place in the squad? Everyone gets onto Jensen, but in this system we play, I can't see Eriksen being much, if any different at all. Also, this would push Bidstrup further down the pecking order, and with JDS back in the next month or two, seems like a bit of a pointless signing to me.
What lol that's why he was linked with some of the biggest clubs in Europe when his contract was running out at Spurs and ended up at Inter where he won Serie A. Clearly it is not 100% guaranteed that he will come back as good as he was but he gets in our team every day of the week and twice on Sundays when match fit.
 
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Reading this thread has me laughing quite a lot. Weird now we're being linked with him (potentially?) people are saying he was world class. He was never world class. In his last season for Spurs, he had 2 goals and 2 assists in 20 odd games, in a team that scored way more goals than we have at the same stage. In his one and a half seasons in Serie A (much easier league to play in, more time on the ball to pick a pass), he had 4 goals and 2 assists in 43 games. For someone that doesn't press, rarely ever tackles, barely ever defends and rarely assists for a "set piece specialist", is it even worth the place in the squad? Everyone gets onto Jensen, but in this system we play, I can't see Eriksen being much, if any different at all. Also, this would push Bidstrup further down the pecking order, and with JDS back in the next month or two, seems like a bit of a pointless signing to me.

its like somebody let the air out of me.
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Reading this thread has me laughing quite a lot. Weird now we're being linked with him (potentially?) people are saying he was world class. He was never world class. In his last season for Spurs, he had 2 goals and 2 assists in 20 odd games, in a team that scored way more goals than we have at the same stage. In his one and a half seasons in Serie A (much easier league to play in, more time on the ball to pick a pass), he had 4 goals and 2 assists in 43 games. For someone that doesn't press, rarely ever tackles, barely ever defends and rarely assists for a "set piece specialist", is it even worth the place in the squad? Everyone gets onto Jensen, but in this system we play, I can't see Eriksen being much, if any different at all. Also, this would push Bidstrup further down the pecking order, and with JDS back in the next month or two, seems like a bit of a pointless signing to me.

Not sure why posters are putting the thumbs down on your comments - you make some valid points that is probably shared by others.

I wouldn’t however say it is a pointless signing though, more a signing (if we pull it off) I just can’t get excited about.
 

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He is world class, have you seen what he can do with the ball at his feet? Considering he spent so long at Spurs and then went to a bigger club in Milan. I think that proves that he must be somewhat good
Whether he's "world class" or not, his performances for Spurs and Denmark prove beyond doubt that he's "Premier League class" - and one of the top PL players at that.

Assuming he can put his fitness/health problems behind him, if BFC could somehow persuade him to join us for six months - and I'm still reeling at the very thought of it - then imo we'd be mad to turn him down.
 

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Not sure why posters are putting the thumbs down on your comments - you make some valid points that is probably shared by others.

I wouldn’t however say it is a pointless signing though, more a signing (if we pull it off) I just can’t get excited about.
People can disagree me with - that's fine no worries. Everyone sees football differently. But I think for someone that wasn't doing too much at Spurs, or then at inter, who then almost died and hasn't played football since to be labelled as "world class" is just silly really. If I started calling Alexis Sanchez world class people would think I'm crazy, but he contributed a lot more than Eriksen did in Serie A
 

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I tend to agree 'world class' is a subjective term and for me is reserved for the players at the very very top of the game and perhaps even should be reserved for when international excellence is in addition to club excellence. It's a term banded around WAY too much. BUT Eriksen was very much in that kind of conversation, and brilliant player for Spurs which is why Inter wanted him and why United wanted him.

I would love this to happen, even if my natural cynicism makes me doubt it would/could - but let's be clear. If Christian Eriksen joins Brentford Football Club it would be comfortably (a) this biggest signing the club has ever made (b) a huge statement of us not being here to make up the numbers and to the points above (c) make him the most naturally talented and gifted player in the current squad, or ever. These are surely facts.

I understand concerns in budget terms , I understand concerns in 'media circus' terms, I understand concerns on 'but does it stop us getting a young Johnson/Mudyrk terms, and I understand concerns on health terms. But I can't quite believe what I'm reading - the fact some people can't get excited about a deal to bring him to us, on footballing terms, is frankly astounding.
 

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False. For about the sixth time, Eriksen was superb for Inter during the second half of last season and was in brilliant form going into the Euros.
was so superb he almost never played a full 90 minutes.... even in big games, or close games, in fact, the only games we played a full 90' in, were comfortable 4-0 and 3-0 home wins....
 

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People can disagree me with - that's fine no worries. Everyone sees football differently. But I think for someone that wasn't doing too much at Spurs, or then at inter, who then almost died and hasn't played football since to be labelled as "world class" is just silly really. If I started calling Alexis Sanchez world class people would think I'm crazy, but he contributed a lot more than Eriksen did in Serie A
I agree, he's not a world class player, but has world class impact in a lot of games. Defensively however he's poor.

But he scores a lot of goals, and makes a lot of assist. That's just a fact. Many passes are high-risk, which probably adds to the perception of inconsistency.

Goals for the national team:

2016: 9 games, 6 goals
2017: 9 games, 9 goals
2018: 10 games, 4 goals
2019: 10 games, 6 goals
2020: 8 games, 5 goals
2021: 6 games (including the Finland game), 0 goals

That's pretty good for a midfielder. Especially considering he's been our main man for years, and you'd expect the opposition coach has made every effort into tactically making CEs game difficult.
 
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