As you all know, I am a fervent PSG supporter having grown up close to the training ground. I started following PSG in the era of Bernard Lama, Alain Roche, Ricardo, Valdo, Rai, Leonardo, Okocha, Ginola, Weah amongst other. We then had a short period of instability that lasted something like 14 years with lots of changes in owners and coaches but that included showy purchases including Anelka, Ronaldinho and Pauleta.
And then, the group QSI, backed by Qatar’s government, took over and we entered into a new dimension. A dimension that saw us purchase big players like Ibrahimovic, Beckham, Neymar but another player has really impacted the club during that last 8 years: Thiago Silva. A fabulous CB who had a great career at PSG, a captain for most of his time with us and one that was so close to finishing his time at PSG with a Champions League Cup. He has won many national trophies at PSG and unfortunately European success still eluded him and the club.
One thing is sure though – he has been the best Centre-back of PSG history and he has been an examplary captain. Often criticized for his lack of leadership in CL games, he has shown this year that he did improve on this aspect despite advancing in age. He has helped players like Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Kouassi (that really ungrateful 18 years old that left for Bayern Munich for free although we offered him 3 years contract + 2 years) grow into fine CBs. He was much loved by his President, coaches and teammates.
As “O Mostro” (the monster) is set to join Chelsea today and despite the rivalry between the two clubs, I can only wish T. Silva to personally do well in the EPL. People think he is old and slow but the guy will be great in Cup Games, CL games and he will be a massive positive influence on Rudiger, Zouma, Tomori and Christensen (if the latter stays).
Obrigado Captain Silva and best of luck in the EPL!
So what are your thoughts on T. Silva joining Chelsea on a free transfer? Would you have wanted him to join us instead?
Also if anybody is interested in doing the pre-match for tomorrow, let Peaches know 🙂
When you talk of Thiago Silva, makes me wonder why we let Olivier Giroud go. I know the deal facilitated the coming of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but somehow it still left a bitter taste in my mouth. Considering that we are now importing second hands from Chelsea.
Trust we arent making a significant mistake with Sam Greenwood. Always seemed a bit lightweight in early years, but seems to have bulked out recently, and certainly a goal poacher.
Nice one, RC 👍 I’m beginning to wonder how many more players Chelsea will buy and announce before we announce anyone… anything… hellooooo!!!! We’re waiting… and very impatiently too!!!
Really cheesed off 🙁
I was quite surprised to see Thiago end up in West London. I thought it was only us who bought Brazilians 😄 He should do well there.. and let’s face it, they needed new players… now the pressure will be on fat Frankie to deliver next season…
Those same chavs on Twitter ripping it out of us for taking a ‘past it’ Willian, at 32, off their hands are now celebrating signing a 35 year old 🤣 Me, I’d just love for us to sign anyone right now haha!!
Good Post, RC. 😀
I tend to agree with you regarding Thiago, and altho he is no spring chicken he is a damn sight better than the occasional pensioners we have bought over the last 2 or 3 years.
Closer to home, I am a bit miffed that rumours have it that we are about to sell `our best GK – Martinez – as I rate him higher than Leno.
Trouble is, everytime I mention that I am impressed with a player (Medley/Emi/Greenwood etc) it is like a prediction that they are not wanted by Mikel.
I am a big fan off Arteta, and would never want to second guess him, of course, but he is wrong about all three of those players.
Bottom of the class Mikel.
I am not interested in Twitter and its many twats a-tweeting, but I agree with you Sue on your comments about the lack of Arsenal transfer activity.
It is beneath me to say anything rude – tcch – so I am restraining any comment to a single word —– Bollocks. 🤪
❗ Moise Kean is close to re-joining Juventus, Pirlo wants him to return to Turin. He’s expected to arrive on loan from Everton: Ramsey going the other way. [@Gazzetta_it]
Hope this not true
Have we ever kept a keeper after an FA Cup final winning I remember fabianski, ospina and now emi leaving
Did wojo win it when he left also
Good morning all
We have a little match at Wembley this afternoon, hope it goes our way.
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