I'm with Ricardo on this one. Leaving aside the fact he's in my fantasy football team - Last season, 3rd best central defender in the Premiership behind Terry and Carragher. He's pacy, can pass well, got a good head on him and tackles like a demon. He's better than William Gallas.
Not that I'm saying Gallas is a bad defender, far from it. I'd love it if his rumoured transfer to 'Pool had actually happened. But he's not as good as Carvalho, not by a long shot.
So, me and Carvalho are united in our confusion at the tactics of Jose.If it was just to give Gallas some playing time so he'd stop crying like a big Gallic baby all the time, I'd understand. But (1) He'd have told Carvalho and (2) Jose doesn't pander to player's whiney little protests, good man.
So, I ask you, why has he been dropped? I want clean sheet points. Carvalho, my friend, I must transfer you from my team. But I love Portugal, I have been there many times. You shall be straight back once Jose stops taking the crazy Francophile pills.
In the mean time...make your cases for my team, messers Del Horno/Carragher/Ashley Cole
Neither do I, actually. But I should.
> Actually, I think Arsenal have just bought Recessive Allele. Senegal
> international I hear.
because he just puts in random Zs when not needed
> recessive allele
I know his English is good but I really don't think he'd be able to say that. In fact, I don't think any of the English born managers would say that either.
"You clear your throat while I'm speaking? Off the team. No, I don't care if you have a genetic disease caused by a recessive allele that can't possibly be your fault and if you don't caugh every couple of minutes you'll spasm, off the team. Carlton, your turn in the starting eleven. Oh, sorry, was that you Didier? Thought it was Hernan for a minute there, no don't worry, your place is assured."
Gallas is quicker. And is less likely to make stupid mistakes (like when Riccy managed to let Collins John beat him and score).
Stats from last season show the Terry-Gallas partnership conceded 1 goal in 18 games last season.
Although I think Carvalho is great at making interceptions and stuff, I'll always have a soft spot for Willie because he's been here ages, and has always been great and played well at left back for most of last season.
From what I've seen so far Del Horno is awesome, and Essien looked quite nifty today (given that I'd never seen him play before).
There isn't a faster defender in the Premiership
> than Carvalho.