Если кому интересно, вот, что я написал:
Personally I don't think we need Xabi. Yes, he's better now than he was in last two seasons but IMO he's not good enough to play for us in home league. He had made great impact on our European Cup campaigns back in 2004-05 and 2005-06. But to play in England is far more difficult then to play in Europe. He is REALLY slow. He's Mr. Inconsistent. He's not as strong mentally and physically as he should be to become class act (and even 'good enough') for League top teams. He can't play as a 'holding midfielder', he doesn't like to compete in physics with the tough guys from Stoke, Hull and Reading and he can't make good decisions fast... Yes, he's good passer while at his best but he MUST be quick to exploit weaknesses in opposition defence. And finally we have Gerrard, Masch and Lucas who play in the middle of the pitch with young Spearing and Plessis on the verge of breaking.
OK, blame on me but I can't see any reason to cry 'Don't sell our Xabi — he's fantastic'. Yes, he's Red but he's not 'fantastic' at all. Alonso is no more then a fringe player and we don't need him.
Первые ответы я уже получил: «thats a load of rubbish mate» и «Bollocks of the highest order» -)))