Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Donations

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About DarkMata

  • Rank
    In the Ressies

Recent Profile Visitors

2,369 profile views
  1. I understand the Spurs thing, but I was meaning more of every past Mourinho move is constantly talked about unlike any manager before.
  2. To be honest Mangers never have the same loyalty/relationship as players, especially now a days they're never at clubs long enough. Name 1 manager we've had in the Roman era apart from maybe Di Matteo (maybe cause he was a player) that wouldn't take the Spurs job if it was the best option they had? His appointment as Spurs manager doesn't really bother me, I still have great memories of Mourinho's time here, but I don't need him to love Chelsea I've moved on. Maybe at the end of his career he may realise that Chelsea was the greatest club he managed, but again that doesn't really bother me either. Move on people you all sound like that guy who keeps talking about their ex.
  3. Just a little tongue in cheek really, they are all new individual players with their own future to create. It's looking very bright at the moment, but I'm still not getting carried away. We have a long season ahead for dips in form and the initial new manager boost to maybe fade.
  4. Bakayoko only has 1 yellow card in 6 matches! We've made a big mistake loaning him out. Lampard out.
  5. That got me thinking. CHO - is the new Hazard Mount - the new Lampard Tammy - the new Drogba Tomori - the new Terry RLC - the new Ballack James - the new Ivanovic Kante - is Kante Premier League dominance here we come.
  6. I've said before I think he runs and shoots in a similar way to Ronaldo. I'm not a fan of the way Ronaldo portrays himself, however I can't deny he's put a lot of work in to get to the top. I think CHO is as good as Ronaldo at a similar age if not better, but he has a very long way to go to get to Ronaldo's current level. If he puts the work in and doesn't get complacent I think we have a superstar in the making.
  7. Barkley has great technical ability, but the thing that lets him down and the reason why I think he will never be a top class player is he plays with his head down. What I mean is that the best players play with their head up taking in their surroundings so they know instantly when the ball is received what to do, the position of their team mates/opposition, and to plan the next move ahead. This is why when given time on the ball he plays well because he's got time to do all the things he should be doing before he receives the ball, but press him and he needs extra touches to work out his next move which is usually a sideways/back pass because the initial option is now closed. Receiving/spatial awareness is what separates the good from the great midfielders and it's no surprise that Lampards was the best in the business.
  8. Looking at the positive side of this maybe playing in a more suitable position and given more time there is a top player in there, and maybe his failed transfer to Madrid held back his potential some what and a fresh start will help him kick on? Zanetti did say that, with the exception of Ronaldo, Kovačić was the most promising youngster he had seen in his 19 years at the club. Maybe we should play him up front then?
  9. Well According to Wiki he scored 3 goals in his time as Real, and the season previous he got a massive 8 goals in one season for Inter (watch out Frank your records under threat). He's got more Champions League wins than 99% of clubs, he won Croatian Football Hope of the Year 2011 what more do you want, £50 million is a steal.
  10. Wasn't really for Bringing Frank in initially, my head was telling me he's not got the experience he'll tarnish his Chelsea legacy, but now I don't give a flying fudge I'm well excited for the return of Super Frank! In fact bring along Makalele and the Drog for the ride. Come on Chelsea!
  11. Apparently Allegri is a cat owner and all our successful managers have been dog lovers, so Chelsea are flat-out refusing to talk to him.
  12. I Prefer this to Mourinho throwing his PL medal in the crowd. Seeing this kind of emotion you can't help, but smile. Like giving your Grandad a present he wasn't expecting that has a lot of meaning to it. Warms the cockles of one's heart. Love it.
  13. I've alway thought that Kurt doesn't possess the technical ability to play in a Sarri team. However recently reading about how Koulibaly was prone to mistakes and extremely shaky in possession during his first season at Napoli under Rafa, much like Zouma currently relying on his physical attributes rather than his footballing brain. Now Sarri then transformed this 24 year old (same ages a Zouma now) into one of the best centre backs in the world, ironing out a lot of his flaws. I'm not saying this is going to happen as I know all players are different, but maybe just maybe we have our very own £80m Koulibaly already in the squad. A couple of articles here about Koulibaly's improvement under Sarri. Quite interesting Sarri using Drones to help him improve his positioning. https://blog.soccermanager.com/news/how-kalidou-koulibaly-has-improved-under-maurizio-sarri#.XNQGVC2ZO50 https://farfromvesuvius.wordpress.com/2018/01/19/kalidou-koulibaly-napolis-complete-defender/
  14. You're thinking of Arda Turan.

  • Create New...