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  1. brownindian

    League Cup 3rd Round

    Fair point - I dont want to put Barkley (who has played as a winger in the past) in the winger position as he has played in this midfield position and looked pretty decent and also i dont know if RLC has the same defensive workrate as Barkley who IMO has put a much better defensive shift when i have observed him. Maybe replace RLC with CHO who is a more natural winger.
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    Alvaro Morata

    Makes sense - I assumed you meant all the managers who are defensive in their approach. There are few as .... defensive as Alardyce. And i anticipate that once relegation picture becomes more clear he will be back in the saddle again.
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    Alvaro Morata

    Sam Allardyce ?
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    League Cup 3rd Round

    If it is going to be the battle of the second team, I like our chances even better. Caballero Zappacosta - Christensen - Cahill - Palmieri Moses - Drinkwater/Kovacic - Barkley Willian - Giroud - RLC
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    Jose Mourinho thread

    I want to see him at Utd. I want to know before i die, what happens if Jose is not fired after the 3rd season and is retained for the 4th ? Does the clock wind back to one meaning he will win in his second (6th season) season or will his 4th season be worse than the 3rd and Uts will get relegated ? Surely i am not the only one with these thoughts ? Somebody else must be curious and would rather find the answer to those questions on another team ? Anybody ? Just me ? OK then !!
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    Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2018/2019

    Good Point - i think the shape might be one issue as well. Didnt realize he was playing a 3 at the back with Humpty Dumpty and Numpty. Pogba and Fred too did not seem like they were giving good defensive cover. Plus with Martial+ Lukaku misfiring and Sanchez coming of an injury he should have tried to go for a draw and hope to nick a win. He was better off with a 4-4-2.
  7. Call me old school but i think what this shows is how difficult it is to keep 100% concentration when you are defending. If your teams plan is to park the bus, then make sure the players are capable of it, cos if they lose concentration for even a second - the whole game plan is undone. This makes me appreciate the times in the past when we took this defensive approach - sure it is boring on the eyes but for a defender - it is an uncomfortable position. You will never be the hero but it is so easy to become the villain.
  8. I will start the same team that started against New Castle. I dont think B-Mouth will play as defensive as NewCastle. Substitution of Morata <-> Giroud || Hazard <-> Willian || Kovacic <->Barkley. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Alternatively, I would also not mind having Willian start instead of Hazard and Hazard comes for Morata as a false 9. If there is spaces to exploit and we have Willian-Hazard-Pedro as our attackers it should be a fun match to watch.
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    Alvaro Morata

    Maradona was pimping him to us - I was excited about all the rumors and in the end ? Hi Torres !!!
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    David Luiz back at Chelsea

    I dont have proof but i just know that when David Luiz pisses, the urine makes its way into the potty. :P
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    Jose Mourinho thread

    You mean Hazard was operating at a high level with help from Mourinhos defense (Ok Ok Cesc + Costa as well).
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    Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2018/2019

    I cant disagree, but in this game, the way the goal was given for Harry Kanes header reminded me of Luiz switching off for the New Castles goal. Atleast in Luiz defense we had a foul not given but in the case of Kane - he had enough space to guide the ball. Also, As a Premier League defender I think it is common sense not to give Kane this much space, No ? Mourinho's asset is to build an us vs them mentality and organize the defense. As far as offence goes he relies on the individual brilliance and creativity of his players. Another pressure part for Jose is the rise of the other teams. In LVGs Utd era, Liverpool and Spurs were not this good. City under Pellegrini was good but not this good and Arsenal was managed by a Peter Capaldi lookalike who really could use a time machine. Getting to top 4 was not as difficult as it is now. I look at the Utd squad and i think they will need to invest to fix the squad if they want to maintain their top 4 ambition. And if i were to be brutally honest, I feel like our own squad is a bit shaky. A few unfortunate gaffes and we could very easily fall out of the top 4! Heck City are outside the top 4 now and we after winning all our games are in the 3rd position.
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    Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2018/2019

    Sarri would probably smoke all the cigarettes in the world to calm his nerves. I watched the highlights of the match - a condensed version so my judgement is based purely on that. Please take my reflections with a grain of salt. This game had a draw written all over it but individual errors caused the Spurs to get 2 good goals. I dont know why Utd were trying hard to buy Willian from us 'cos based on the performance of Jones and Smallings they need to be begging us for Gary Cahill.
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    Bias media reporting

    This kind of Chelsea treatment by the media has been going on for so long that, it is part of what is considered normal. I will be more worried if they start supporting us.
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    Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2018/2019

    I want the Sours to lose. I hope they miss top 4. Once they miss that and Pochetinho realizes that Levy is not going to spend cash, then hopefully he goes to Real Madrid. Hopefully that will be the end of the Top4 Spurs. Also, I want Jose at United. A top 4 finish for him with the occasional cup trophies (milk cup / FA cup) will put UTD in a tough position where they cant fire him. This will also make them boring for their fans and will give me added sadistic pleasure.