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  1. I agree. The football last season was mind numbing (Which was strange because the year before we actually attacked with a lot of intent) and I'm just excited with where we are going. On the bolded parts: I said nothing there about Guardiola talking to Messi, so that was made up. I also gave two examples of Hazards in posts in this thread so now that's two things you have made up to look smarter. For Sarri, I go off of how he set up his Napoli team (In a 4-3-3) where his players roles were pretty much the same throughout his tenure. I'm assuming he wants Hazard to have a s
  2. Nobody said this, anywhere. Stop making things up to try and look smarter with your insincere, sarcastic routine. But I suppose you get a few likes out of it from people you barely know so it's all good, hey? Meanwhile you haven't contributed any conversation to the topic once again because you are too busy judging other fans for having a differing opinion to you. I agree that Hazard should have a level of freedom that our lesser players don't get due to his ability on the ball. The problem is if you just allow him free roam he has a massive tendency to do exactly as you said you don't
  3. Messi under Guardiola? Not true. He stuck to his role and executed it to the highest degree; that role had a high degree of freedom but he still followed the instructions of his role. I agree that Sarri allows his forwards a lot of freedom (Although their movements are likely instructed by him rather then their own volition) I just reject the idea that Hazard should have no instruction and be allowed to go where ever he wants as he is to much of an attacking threat. It's dumb and bad for the team. Is it not better for Hazard to move with purpose rather then amble around looking for the b
  4. It applied to Messi and Cruyff so it definitely applies to Hazard. Unless you think Hazard is somehow above those two in ability. I don't know why you think it will stifle his game. If anything it will improve it as it will put him where he can do the most damage.
  5. Yes I have, so has Jamie Redknapp and his opinion is worth sh*t, our manager hasn't at a level beyond mine so I don't know what your point is? Yes I have and he had his best seasons when he was under stricter positional instructions, I have also seen Hazard outperformed by inferior players because they don't mindlessly chase the ball the way Hazard does (Salah etc.). Yes, he could, I don't know what Messi has to do with Hazard? Messi was/is ten times the player Hazard is. I can give multiple instances within a 15 minute appearance where he ruined the teams structure within the game. Sure,
  6. No we don't. We want a manager that will teach our best player the correct way to position themselves within the team so that they can optimise their ability and optimise the whole teams structure without ruining the balance of the side. Giving Hazard free reign to follow the ball around not only screws the teams attack up but it blunts his own output as he is often in areas away from where he can cause most damage. The best players have this awareness of space and positioning that Hazard lacks and it's why he isn't as productive as these players and much more inconsistent. When the best playe
  7. I didn't. His positionalsense was all over the place. Just mindlessly followed the ball whenever he could. This is where Sarri will be drilling him this season as it's the main reason why he doesn't score as much as he should. His on the ball work was fabulous as usual.
  8. Fekir too? This is becoming a really good transfer window if these deals happen.
  9. Doesn't fit Sarri's style. Not good enough to accommodate. Why bother?
  10. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/football/2016/may/17/sevilla-monchi-liverpool-europa-league-final Here is the interview for anybody interested.
  11. The manager has input in the type of player they identify. It's then up to the DoF (Now Marina) to organise a shortlist of the best players by gathering the data from the scouting team. That's why the profile of the players we are targeting are different now that Sarri is manager. Monchi did an interview a while back explaining this process in more detail.
  12. He has aged very well. Also, you can study the game without having played it.
  13. Yeah, Napoli have a terrible youth team. I don't hold it against him but because he has such a small sample size I can't say with certainty whether he will or won't play your players.
  14. At Empoli he played youth but at Napoli he didn't. Rotation is his big issue but it was something he actually identified last season. I can see Hudson-odoi having a very good season under Sarri, especially as Willian and Hazard will need an extra month to get up to Sarri's football philosophy. He is a once in a generation talent in my opinion.
  15. He did answer a couple of questions in English. I imagine it is passable but for an interview where he had to answer questions on delicate topics (Homophobe claims and Abramovich situation) broken and stuttering English was not the best option.
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