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Elliott last won the day on August 17 2011

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  1. I love Frank & what the club means to him. He is one of us. But undoubtedly this is the right decision. The sad fact is, under the circumstances, nobody was better placed than Frank to guide us to 4th last season, but by the same token, I don’t believe he was the right person to win us titles. He doesn’t have the tactical nous or fear factor that a top manager brings. Tuchel will also have his limitations, but he is the best available right now, and I’d be more wary of facing a Tuchel team than a Lampard one.
  2. There’s a special place in my heart for Frank, but I think even his most ardent supporters must now have serious doubts. The sudden lack of cohesion in our play is baffling - some of the players look totally disinterested, and as fans we still have absolutely no idea how we are supposed to play, or what our best 11 is. I start to question whether the players have switched off from him... Our managers don’t usually survive this stage.
  3. I don’t think it was a major problem yesterday, but we definitely lack a physical presence in the middle. Everton’s midfield were too strong for us, and likewise Wolves. Soucek and Rice also bossed us for most of the West Ham game. The only player we have with that potential is Ruben but I don’t think he’ll ever be aggressive enough. I’m sure Frank would like to add somebody of that mould.
  4. Signs of unrest amongst the squad, coupled with inept performances bodes well it does not. As great a job as he did last season, I’m yet to be convinced that Frank’s not out of his depth.
  5. Yes, exactly. Not 20 and still learning the position.
  6. Still not convinced by Rudiger. Quick and strong, but gets caught out of position too often, and can be rash in the tackle. At times he's been the best of a bad bunch, which isn't saying much. Doesn't have age on his side, and I suspect Lampard knows he's not quite at the level required a la the Luiz situation of last season.
  7. Harsh red, which changed the game. Mane went to ground on first contact, and Kepa was there. Thought the Yellow was correct. Up until then, we had chances and it was an interesting game. After then, completely dull. Damage limitation. That aside, did we really expect to win with last season’s defence. The sooner we have a fully fit & available squad, the better.
  8. I know it was first game of the season and all, not had much time to train etc. etc., however I worry for Lampard this season. He is now being financially supported, and if he can't get this team to defend properly, he will be shown the door. This season he has to fix these issues. He must be banking on Silva and Chilwell hitting the ground running and staying fit for most of the season, as the usual suspects will cost us - there is no doubt about that. We have to hope that these two players, plus of course a new GK raises the levels of everyone else. Kepa gets worse with every game. I r
  9. Wow. Rising to a MAX of £70m. Not bad considering Bayer were holding out for 100m Euros. Our negotiation skills have been ruthless in recent times, it must be said.
  10. £50m is a steal considering he ticks the 'young & English' boxes. He's one of the top 3 left backs in the league and is proven. Is he as good defensively as he is going forward? No. Is he easily better than anything we already have? Yes. He could hold down that position for the next 8-10 years if he signs and wants to stay, plus he has time to get better. Great business if it goes through. I must say, I'm starting to feel positive about our defence with the prospect of Silva and Chilwell. No longer will teams be able to target our weak left side, and Silva may bring just the character
  11. What can we say about the man that hasn't already been said. Yes he is a managerial novice, and for most of the season our defence has been horrific (much to my frustration) but you can only work with what you have, and he has managed it brilliantly. He must be very proud. He inherited our weakest squad for years and has still managed to tick all the boxes. To finish in a CL spot WHILST blooding so many promising young players takes some doing. An FA Cup victory would be the icing on the cake albeit does not define the season. If you'd have said 4th at the beginning of our season most wou
  12. Utd's last three games are the easiest of the lot - can see them getting 9/9 points. Leicester's three are Sheff Utd (H), Spurs (A) and Man Utd (H), and you would hesitate to bet on them getting at least 6 points from those on current form, plus Soyuncu being suspended. It gives us a glimmer of hope.
  13. Our defence is a shambles. If Frank wasn't 100% sure about bringing in someone else, then he has to be after watching the last few games. Nobody can be relied upon - it really is that simple. Zouma is the only one recently that has impressed me, but even then he is prone to ball watching, and personally I'm not a fan of the last ditch sliding tackles in the box. They are a penalty waiting to happen. Last night's midfield did not help. Did well for 30 min's then became badly overrun. Frank should've brought on Jorginho sooner (rather than RLC) to regain possession of the ball. We couldn't
  14. I'd be amazed and quite frankly concerned if we decided to pay something in the region of £70-90m for this guy considering the weaknesses in our defence. That surely has to be the priority. Nobody from our back line (including keeper) has covered themselves in glory this season, with inconsistency throughout, so why splash a large chunk of the budget on someone who would then shunt either Mount, RLC, or CHO even further aside. Just doesn't make sense.
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