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Everything posted by DukesOfHazard

  1. If CHO and Mount both sign new deals i think its actually been a good summer all things considered. Morata money will add to the Hazard money next summer and hopefully Frank/Petr will have clear targets in mind and any other deadwood will have been sold off and young guns filling their squad roles. I'm very excited for the season to kick and Wednesday to see who Frank starts with after 5 days with the team.
  2. Given the fact that he was played on the left of Sarri's three and expected to produce in the final third as was Barkley who also pretty much failed in that respective i think he could play a role in Franks midfield three, with Kante holding and Ruben given the task of chipping in a few goals we could use his dribbling skills in the middle of the park. Plus he has a year of premier league football under his belt now.
  3. He’s at 4/1 now and Frank back to 1/10. I’m sure our board can’t be this mad but if it turns out to be true I may be hibernating from football until Euro 2020! Edit. Frank now 1/8 😕
  4. I’m one whose been waiting to see some youngsters come through, there’s just something about seeing them come through into the first team that’s so satisfying knowing you’ve grown your own. Plus it saves millions on garbage like Zappa and Drinkwater just to name a couple. Add in Frank at the helm who’ll command respect purely from his status and the feel good factor he’ll bring to the bridge makes me excited for the new season. Granted we may not challenge for major honours for a couple of seasons but we weren’t always title winners and I think people seem to forget that but if Frank gets time to settle in and get some youngsters through with Cech bridging the gap to the board we could finally get some stability and fingers crossed be back to the top of the pile within a few years.
  5. On paper not that great but my god what a night that 11 gave us!!
  6. Exactly! It is perhaps to soon but Derby's style changed for the better under Lampard and his use of youth is something we could do with, especially Mount who was very pleasing on the eye in the few games i saw. I think if expectations are lowered next season, which i'm sure they will be given the transfer ban, injuries and losing our best player then its a scenario where he cant fail, barring a Moruninho 15/16 meltdown. He will have a year to plan out transfer targets with an actual DOF (if Petr is back) and can intergrate our youth. What other managers are seriously going to look at us, i know we will always pay big wages and guarantee a big pay out when they are sacked but with a transfer ban, no Hazard and 3 of our most exciting prospects out with long term injuries why would they bother? Lampard would bring a feel good factor back to the bridge after a couple of seasons of ill feelings towards the last managers and it could be end up being like Pep or Zidane at worst it ends up going wrong but any manager coming in who cant make his signings could potentially back fire just as much unless we go back to the Jose/Antonio type managers which i for one would prefer a more attack minded coach.
  7. They are indeed. I don’t mind giving Sarri another season to see if his belief that a lack of pre season is to blame and it also gives lampard another season to continue learning his craft but after next year I think we should be looking to bring Frankie back as manager.
  8. He’s certainly got some pace looking at that goal. Him and odoi would keep full backs busy.
  9. I think there’s still a chance he might stay. We’ve been annoyed for his flirting with the media but I think he’s been honest and is generally in two minds, on the one hand his childhood dream in Real but then on the other he’s living the dream at Chelsea and he is a Chelsea man through and through now. I’d be gutted if he left, especially after reminding us how good he can be last night but I think there’s still a chance he commits.
  10. Finally some reward for players who performed well!!
  11. Think some of it’s stemmed from the manager now being “head coach” leaving a lot of responsibilities behind and in our case they’re picked up by Marina who could be a brilliant buisness woman but doesn’t know football.
  12. I don’t know where we’d go in terms of a manager but I think that’s it now Sarri has to go. I have no idea what Odoi must be feeling after putting in such a performance midweek to not even get a sniff today, add to that Loftus Cheek and we’re throwing away our future, Mount and Tammy won’t want to be any part of this at the moment.
  13. I'm sure we are guilty to some extent but as you said guilty until proven innocent is completely ridiculous. Looks like Sarri is going to have to use some more youth and i hope this is then a blessing in disguise and some of our prospects actually save us tens of millions in transfers that we can then invest on a world class signing or two instead of squad players .
  14. Sorry if this is a bit dense but if we appeal the ban and are found innocent (unlikely) in say September we've then been punished for nothing! These things take a while so you'd assume the appeal wont have a conclusion until after the summer transfer window.
  15. Liking the two subs today but would have liked RLC earlier
  16. How has Zinchenko still not being booked that's what over 5 fouls now?
  17. Lost the plot? We played like this against them at the bridge and won, we then played "sarriball" at the etihad and lost 6-0. Sarri can't win, there's no Alonso and he's trying something different but now it's not good enough? F**k it back to sarriball and let's go try be beaten 7-0 this time.
  18. Barkley starting and CHO benched both disappointing but no Alonso!!!!
  19. Sure we can delay it but should it be that we can't I'm trying to see the small potential positive of being forced to use some of the talented youth we have around.
  20. The midfield change we've wanted!! Excited maybe sarri is finally getting it that he may have to bend ever so slightly. What does this mean for subs though...Barkley and Kova already on.
  21. I think there's more to it than not getting results. We are not playing well at all and Sarri has shown nothing in regards to being able to adapt even slightly to change our fortunes. If we were making progress or Sarri was trying something different to turn this around I'm sure we'd all be happier but it's the same week in and week out regardless of how bad the result was or how poor our performance.
  22. He's just tracked back to our box and then sprinted back up in an attack. Are you watching the game?
  23. The fans have turned on that sub and Brucey didn't look happy, I think there's a chance this is the end for Sarri

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