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Everything posted by Salato

  1. Yes chuffed to get that result, big 3 points, team did well, pleased especially Frank gave Giroud a chance to start and he took the opportunity with an important goal, all round a good effort from the team, only disappointed a bit that spuds got a late goal to take away our clean sheet, but we still secured the 3 points so a super start to Saturday football!
  2. Yeah it's the lack of commitment from the team overall now that is most disappointing, and the biggest contrast with the teams we had when achieving great things so often in our most successful time as a club. Just as you say we used to rightly mock Arsenal for their weak mentality so often for years, but now more and more we resemble the worst of them in that respect far too often. How many of the players tonight can go off the pitch feeling they really gave their all? Where is the determination, the fight, the competitive spirit, the will to win? If the players give a big effort but end up with a draw it's no shame if it's a tough match, but to throw away what should have been a dominating win at home against opposition on the back foot quite early in the game, and instead to take our foot off the peddle instead and look lacklustre and uninterested enough to let them back into it twice and take away a point in those circumstances, it leaves a bad taste in the mouth. It's the determined spirit we still occasionally show that is draining away too much for big stretches of the match in too many games this season, the team fades and often seems lacking in strength to break through and create and take chances to secure victory, and then the opposition takes an opportunity we inevitably give them and it's 1 or 0 points for us at full time again, so often its not even getting surprising anymore, and other teams can sense that weakness now and feel they have a chance to get at us. Whatever it is the team could do with a kick in the arse to try and get some proper spirit and determination, some big characters with leadership on the pitch like we used to have, or some players to have the will to change their mindset and develop into those sort of big characters that seem missing too much currently.
  3. 2 points dropped, we should have won with the advantages we had, but from our performance overall we didn't deserve it, some good spells of play, but far too much complacency, and paid the price for it. Feels disgusting we let the gooners celebrate a point they should never have been allowed to claim, we gave it away to them cheap. Meanwhile another hit to the team confidence, and just really frustrating for us fans.
  4. 100 per cent, to think the sort of defensive reputation Chelsea used to have, now we seem to always give opposition teams opportunities almost every game we seem susceptible.
  5. ...Well that lasted long. What a crazy quite absurd game - how is it our team always manages to be so susceptible now to this sort of eff up?
  6. Yes! Took a while to get back to some actual effort in the match, huffed and puffed but at at least got back in front, don't eff it up again lads!
  7. Oh ffs, expected and extremely disappointing, this is embarrassing, c'mon we should be smashing them not submitting meakly when we got the advantage and at home too ffs
  8. Need to get on it again 2nd half, a good dominant start and then going 1 up, both in goals and players, but then instead of going for it after gaining the advantage, we've been sitting back too much suddenly - don't understand it really, thought the chance to really give Arsenal a proper hiding would be plenty enough motivation.
  9. Nice one Jorgy! Cmon' lets keep going we're well on top lets make it count and really knock them down with the advantage we have!
  10. Thanks Sideshow Bob, our super secret agent Luiz 😉
  11. That really is shocking, knew had been poor too often this season, but didn't expect so bad. Considering how much paid for him, it says something that if we tried to sell him it seems doubtful if any of the rest of the top six (or more) would express much interest, even at a price cut.
  12. Ugh, far too many of these sorts of results, deserved defeats with the poor performances the team have been giving in matches like this one against Newcastle, as well as Southampton, Bournemouth, West Ham etc. We're lucky that Manchester United, Arsenal and Spurs are all struggling with inconsistency too, only reason we are still in top 4, for now. It's a transition season sure and some inconsistency to be expected, but serious work needed urgently to fix our shocking performances against too many lower and mid-table teams.
  13. Newcastle United 0 - 1 Chelsea Mount, 45th minute
  14. Was at the Bridge today and though it was a fairly good game, getting back to winning ways with a quite dominant performance, and a rare clean sheet too, 1st half was positive, 2nd half okay bit frustrating we couldn't put the game to bed, should really have got some more goals. Forest were not quite up to take advantage, but got to take more of our opportunities going forward or risk that other teams are gonna punish us more. If Pedro may be off then was nice he got another game in front of the home crowd, did feel rather sorry for Giroud not featuring at all, was expecting him to appear towards the end but not even a few minutes run on with the game wrapped up, will be surprised if he's still in blue at the end of Janaury. Bats was disappointing today unfortunately - will be interesting who the club may move for in January to bolster our attacking options. Anyway a fairly comfortable win, good boost at home for the team, on to the next round!
  15. Much better second half, especially comeback at the end great to see, first half showed what we know that work still to be done, and conceding yet again disappointing, only 4 clean sheets in the Premier League so far this season is poor. Still brilliant we fought back to get the win, big 3 points to keep up a gap between us in 4th and the rest below, and satisfying silencing some of those arrogant gooners who thought they would get one over us today- they may have a different manager, but still the same old arsenal!
  16. So much for their fans to look back on and reminisce, all those seasons, those most memorable accomplishments of Poch - putting the pressure on!😂 Well for a little while at least, till the inevitable happens year after year😉 As Giorgio Chiellini put it: "It's the history of the Tottenham"😄

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