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    cRyptic reacted to Dean in Mateo Kovačić   
    Someone is still digging, I see. 
    Gol15, do you have any idea what it takes for footballers from small countries  like Croatia or Uruguay to make it the top of European football? So many more hurdles to overcome, decisions to make (which country, which offer, which path...?) vs players in more developed countries with strong leagues, a strong academy on their doorstep... It’s a fight. It requires strength of character and is character-building, which may explain in part why the teams of these smaller countries punch above their weight so much at world cups etc.
    To take that all for granted and describe Kovacic as a ‘reject’ or ‘average’ for not breaking into the Real midfield aged 22-23 is one of the more ridiculous comments I’ve read from you Gol15 in a v competitive field. Who was he supposed to replace exactly : Modric - one of the best midfielders of all time!?
    Kovacic was always a great prospect, or else he never would have made it to Inter and a starter there at 19, as Slojo says. And Real wouldn’t have bought him in the first place. That proved to be a poor career choice by Kovacic, and one incidentally made by several players from former Yugoslavia over the years - aiming too high too early on in their career. Jovic has likely just made the same mistake. I listened recently to an interview with the legendary Serbian (Yugoslav back in his playing days) midfielder Vladimir Jugovic (some similarities to Kova by the way) reflecting on his career. He left Red Star Belgrade (a phenomenal side that won the European cup (CL equivalent) in 91) and opted for Sampdoria in 92-93 rather than one of the giants. He said his time at Samp was the most enjoyable of his career and the most important for his development. why:  because of the playing time. Said it would have been a mistake to move to a Juve (where he went on to become one of the greats of the 90s) or Milan too early, as he would have sat on the bench (3 foreigner limit back then made it even harder) and would never have got as good.
    My hope/vision for Kova is that his move to Chelsea proves to be transformative, the one that corrected that earlier mistake, rescued his career and propelled him to the greatness he may be destined for... and that Real Madrid will regret it forever.  Yeah and ask Real Madrid fans if they’re glad they ‘rejected’  Kovacic. Ask Modric if he thinks he’s ‘average’. Ask Marcelo, Klopp, Guardiola....
    Yo don’t have to share my hopes/vision, which may be far-fetched. You don’t have to rate him. That’s your prerogative. But as a fan of the club, why not show him a bit of respect and gratitude, if nothing else? After all, he’s giving Chelsea everything he’s got.
    Finally, to the powers that be: if I ever write a longer post than this, please kick me out. 
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    cRyptic got a reaction from Sexyfootball in Everton v Chelsea (PL) Sat 7th Dec 12:30 GMT   
    Frank's pissed and rightfully so, although he has to admit that part of the fault is his as well. He's one of the smartest men in football and I'm truly hopeful that he will be able to resolve this sooner rather than later.
    Up the Chels!
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    cRyptic got a reaction from Davey Baby in Andreas Christensen   
    I've never realized this but it is actually spot on.
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    cRyptic got a reaction from Nibs in Everton v Chelsea (PL) Sat 7th Dec 12:30 GMT   
    Frank's pissed and rightfully so, although he has to admit that part of the fault is his as well. He's one of the smartest men in football and I'm truly hopeful that he will be able to resolve this sooner rather than later.
    Up the Chels!
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    cRyptic got a reaction from Dean in Everton v Chelsea (PL) Sat 7th Dec 12:30 GMT   
    Frank's pissed and rightfully so, although he has to admit that part of the fault is his as well. He's one of the smartest men in football and I'm truly hopeful that he will be able to resolve this sooner rather than later.
    Up the Chels!
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    cRyptic reacted to Davey Baby in Andreas Christensen   
    It's not just about strength, it's also about physical bravery. He's never had it. He's a bit of a weakling. Gets bullied in the air every single game. Doesn't impose himself, he's not assertive enough. He simply will never be a top centre-half.
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    cRyptic reacted to Jezz in Everton v Chelsea (PL) Sat 7th Dec 12:30 GMT   
    Why are we afraid to shoot?
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    cRyptic got a reaction from Jezz in Everton v Chelsea (PL) Sat 7th Dec 12:30 GMT   
    Only positive so far are our away fans, as brilliant as ever.
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    cRyptic got a reaction from Jezz in Everton v Chelsea (PL) Sat 7th Dec 12:30 GMT   
    This might be the case, I hope their energy drops but we really need to calm down and play our game. Their press has been top notch so far though, to be fair.
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    cRyptic got a reaction from Sapper245 in Everton v Chelsea (PL) Sat 7th Dec 12:30 GMT   
    AceStream & WebStream links here:
    https://footybite.com/football/everton-vs-chelsea-live-stream-2/
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    cRyptic got a reaction from Jezz in Everton v Chelsea (PL) Sat 7th Dec 12:30 GMT   
    Everton team to face Chelsea: Pickford; Sidibe, Holgate, Keane, Digne; Schneiderlin, Sigurdsson; Walcott, Richarlison, Iwobi; Calvert-Lewin. Subs: Stekelenburg, Baines, Bernard, Davies, Kean, Niasse, Tosun
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    cRyptic reacted to dansubrosa in Chelsea v Aston Villa (PL) Wed 4th Dec 19:30 GMT   
    He probably was furious about how terrible our defending is. “Sort that sh*te out Frank!”
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    cRyptic reacted to mojo in Chelsea v Aston Villa (PL) Wed 4th Dec 19:30 GMT   
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    cRyptic reacted to CFCCAN in Chelsea v Aston Villa (PL) Wed 4th Dec 19:30 GMT   
    All over the f**king place at the back.....just f**king awful when under pressure
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    cRyptic reacted to Brutos in Chelsea v Aston Villa (PL) Wed 4th Dec 19:30 GMT   
    He will only get better that’s the scary part
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    cRyptic got a reaction from Brutos in Chelsea v Aston Villa (PL) Wed 4th Dec 19:30 GMT   
    Pulisic is eerily reminiscent of Hazard, what a player.
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    cRyptic reacted to Brutos in Chelsea v Aston Villa (PL) Wed 4th Dec 19:30 GMT   
    Plusic is different class I thought all the flair left with Hazard I was wrong
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    cRyptic got a reaction from the special one in Chelsea v Aston Villa (PL) Wed 4th Dec 19:30 GMT   
    Was just about to post that Mason's been off his game for a few weeks now and then he goes on and does that.
    Great to see him back on the score sheet, beautiful goal.
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    cRyptic reacted to Slojo in Chelsea v Aston Villa (PL) Wed 4th Dec 19:30 GMT   
    Lucky goal but if he didn't score that we would be saying we are lucky. Ultimately it falls down to bad defending, the usual from us. 
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    cRyptic got a reaction from Strider6003 in Chelsea v Aston Villa (PL) Wed 4th Dec 19:30 GMT   
    Great atmosphere at the Bridge tonight even though it's a midweek fixture. Kudos to the fans.
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    cRyptic got a reaction from Frankie8Lampard in Chelsea v Aston Villa (PL) Wed 4th Dec 19:30 GMT   
    90% of the goals we've conceded this season have been absolute shockers, you really couldn't make this sh*t up.
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    cRyptic got a reaction from Scott Harris in Chelsea v Aston Villa (PL) Wed 4th Dec 19:30 GMT   
    90% of the goals we've conceded this season have been absolute shockers, you really couldn't make this sh*t up.
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    cRyptic got a reaction from TheSocialShark in Chelsea v Aston Villa (PL) Wed 4th Dec 19:30 GMT   
    90% of the goals we've conceded this season have been absolute shockers, you really couldn't make this sh*t up.
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    cRyptic got a reaction from CFCCAN in Chelsea v Aston Villa (PL) Wed 4th Dec 19:30 GMT   
    90% of the goals we've conceded this season have been absolute shockers, you really couldn't make this sh*t up.
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    cRyptic reacted to Scott Harris in Chelsea v Aston Villa (PL) Wed 4th Dec 19:30 GMT   
    Get...Willian....off....CORNERS!!!

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