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Nibs last won the day on November 28 2018

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  1. Nibs

    Sarri - In or Out?

    Yeah, he's on a cushy number there. Doesn't strike me as someone who loves the limelight so why would you go from that nice job - well paid, get to go and watch all the games you want, no real pressure as that is what Southgate is there for............to go to CFC where you'll be under constant scrutiny and sacked before you've got round to putting the picture of the Mrs and kids up on the office wall!!
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    Callum Hudson-Odoi

    Exactly, it's all part of the learning process. He will lose the ball in dangerous areas but you have to accept that for all the good points and the fact he will be developing and improving. Kovacic had a decent game last night but even he gave the ball away near the edge of our own box. Probably good for a player like CHO that we don't have a Jose type coach right now so he is allowed to play with the shackles off and express himself. Just want to see the lad get better and better and scare the sh*t out of opposition defenders whilst hopefully the club are convincing to stay and become ONE OF OUR OWN!!
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    Sarri - In or Out?

    Like Steve Holland and he's a popular guy but would he be another one who's a great No 2 but not necessarily make a good manager. There's a growing list of them - Steve McClaren, Paul Clement, Zola, Rene Meulensteen, Roy Keane and so on.
  4. Exactly what I felt whilst watching that second half. Our games have been so dull of late. Get very little enjoyment watching us. But in that second half last night when we had CHO, RLC, Amapdu and Christensen on the pitch and they were linking up well with Kovacic, Willian & Giroud, we just had a much more fresher and exciting look about us. Sarri would be given 100% less stick if he was doing that more often. These youngsters NEED games and we WILL see them flourish. People expecting them to be brilliant when they get 20 minutes here, 10 minutes there, one start then back on the bench for the next month - it ain't gonna happen. They need regular playing time to gain confidence and gel. Last night, you saw some lovely little play between CHO & RLC and that should be a taste of things to come. LET THE REVOLUTION COMMENCE!
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    Maurizio Sarri Officially Appointed

    They do say comparisons are odious @coco But we're all going around in circles. You and a number of others still seem to be in support of Sarri and fair play to you. I would still love for him to come good and then I'll happily eat that humble pie. But I'm not getting caught up in comparisons and I'm not basing my opinions on meaningless stats, be it win percentages, possession or whatever. I'm just going by what I am seeing with my own eyes and how despite one poor performance followed by another and another, Sarri is burying his head in the sand like an ostrich and carrying on regardless. If he was showing ANY sign that he was learning from his mistakes and tweeking & improving things then I would show a bit more patience but that isn't happening and everything he says and does just adds strength to the view that he just isn't up to it.
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    Callum Hudson-Odoi

    Yes, I was about to post something along similar lines - maybe the wrong thread. What could save Sarri is if he has met with the board and said, look, I'll do what I can for the rest of this season but I am now planning and building for next season and beyond. So I am no longer going to select players I know for sure won't be here next season and give games to players who are our future and identify the positions where we need to sign players before next season. Decisions should be made NOW on players like Luiz, Willian, Pedro, Hazard, Kovacic + a lot of the deadwood (Zapper, Drinkwater, Giroud etc)
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    Maurizio Sarri Officially Appointed

    I think it's a stretch to suggest they "base their entire game plan" on stopping Jorginho. I don't think it is that Jorginho is so bad but it does seem that it is far too easy to negate what strong points he has. Once he is hassled and closed down there is very little to his game.
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    Maurizio Sarri Officially Appointed

    Exactly. I'm sure if someone looked hard enough they could find a decent win percentage for Alan Pardew at some point!! Meaningless.
  9. I agree to an extent. The start of every game should be a clean slate and let's hope for the best. But if during that game it goes how others have gone of late, then the supporters are well within their rights to voice their frustrations. I would never boo, but I can well understand the jeers and chants of you don't know what you're doing. Supporters can't be expected to just put up with sh*te and bad decisions game after game and just accept it.
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    Callum Hudson-Odoi

    He HAS to start tonight. Both CHO and Ampadu should be nailed on for this. And if they do well - keep them in the side for the final on Sunday. That should be how things work unless I'm missing something?
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    Sarri - In or Out?

    That's the positive view but ignoring the obvious. We're only 1 point off CL spot due to our good start to season and the fact Utd were shocking under Mourinho. Current form suggests that 1 point will get a lot bigger. And yes we are in a cup final. Unfortunately it's against a side that recently gubbed us 6-0 and have players queuing up to sit on their bench who would walk into our first 11!!
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    Sarri - In or Out?

    Conte got the Juve job 'cos he'd done well at previous club, winning them promotion. In two seasons at Chelsea he won the PL and got to two FA Cup finals, winning one of them. And is still not yet 50.
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    Sarri - In or Out?

    Now remind us of Conte's achievements in the game and compare that to Sarri's. (Clue: one will take a fair bit longer than the other).
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    Sarri - In or Out?

    But that's the same for most coaches - they have to PROVE themselves. Different if you are a Pep or Jose and your record speaks for itself. Different for a 60 year old relatively unknown who has done very little of note and that is why many of us were sceptical and seems right now we were right to be.
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    Sarri - In or Out?

    When a fair number of us were very sceptical about the Sarri appointment, there were those who were saying what a revelation he will be and of course after the good start were lauding how much better things were than under Conte. THOSE folk have now gone very quiet - although as you say, some are still saying he should be given more time. IF Sarri does manage to turn things round, I will happily eat all the humble pie available. Never thought he was the right appointment and right now I think he's in danger of making a bigger mess of things that I ever imagined possible (with the help of The Board). I honestly would like him to be a success, I don't want the revolving door of coaches in, coaches out but I just can't see it happening and I'll be surprised if he is still here come the Fulham game on the 3rd March.

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