JuveJay

起死回生
Moderator
Mar 6, 2007
58,623
Beppe was good at inheriting a poor team and turning it into a great team with shrewd business, but I don’t think he was the right man to turn a great team into the best team. You need to be ruthless for that, and Beppe was too conservative.
Also Paratici is working with greater assets now, after some tougher financial work was done to get us in this position. After all, you can be as ambitious or ruthless as you want, but Juve from a few years ago simply couldn't budget for CR7 on those wages, never mind the fees. Remember Marotta was here when we paid €90m plus big salary for Higuain, that was the sign of change, CR7 was a calculated gamble.
 

Strickland

Senior Member
May 17, 2019
691
a bit disappointed with our midfield choices. summer 16 we bought Pjanic, Lemina and Rincon, summer 17 we patched the hole with Matuidi and Bentancur, last season the band aid was Can and now we get Rabiot and Ramsey. Sure, they're an improvement on what we had and they're very good players, but when you look at the resources we've spent in other areas of the pitch and how midfield for years have been our weakness, it leaves you perplexed on why we continue to be cheap in that one area of the pitch
 

Vlad

Delusional
May 23, 2011
18,250
Mercato is looking good so far... nice work.

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a bit disappointed with our midfield choices. summer 16 we bought Pjanic, Lemina and Rincon, summer 17 we patched the hole with Matuidi and Bentancur, last season the band aid was Can and now we get Rabiot and Ramsey. Sure, they're an improvement on what we had and they're very good players, but when you look at the resources we've spent in other areas of the pitch and how midfield for years have been our weakness, it leaves you perplexed on why we continue to be cheap in that one area of the pitch
Yeah, strange. Its like they dont think its such a weakness as do most of the fans.
 

Hustini

Senior Member
May 29, 2005
83,073
I will say this. It only July 17th and Paratici has basically handed over all the new transfers early and at the start of the preseason so the coach has the maximum time to get the team gel'ed together.

That's awesome. Don't remember so many transfers being done so early.