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    goose reacted to ForeverCarefree in Ruben Loftus-Cheek   
    About one of the only positives from today. 
    Did really well when he came on. Would like to see him get some minutes in the first team against a team that we're going to have the majority of possession. 
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    goose reacted to The Brit in Romelu Lukaku back to Chelsea   
    Given how poor the midfield and full backs were, I’d say Lukaku shouldn’t be the main focus for criticism or scrutiny. 
    I remember one poor bit of hold up play where he should have done a lot better but basically we never had the ball and the lethargic play from deep was the main issue. It’s not as if city’s defenders had the ball that much for Lukaku to press them
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    goose got a reaction from PloKoon13 in Pre-Match Predictions (2021/2022) - Week 6 - Man City (Home)   
    And Jesus scored for him.
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    goose reacted to dansubrosa in Official Thomas Tuchel   
    To be fair City’s press were incredible, really didn’t give us any time on the ball.
    I don’t think there were much Tuchel could have done really, a few players were out, James got injured, 2 substitutes left. Today we were well beaten by City, I have no problems with that.
    Alonso annoyed me a lot today though, he was extremely poor.
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    goose reacted to axman2526 in Pre-Match Predictions (2021/2022) - Week 6 - Man City (Home)   
    Hey now not Judas, have to remember those same Jinx predictions turned out nicely for us in Porto. 😉
    Ah very punny. 👏
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    goose got a reaction from Mod Stark in Pre-Match Predictions (2021/2022) - Week 6 - Man City (Home)   
    And Jesus scored for him.
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    goose got a reaction from axman2526 in Pre-Match Predictions (2021/2022) - Week 6 - Man City (Home)   
    And Jesus scored for him.
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    goose reacted to axman2526 in Following Our Nearest And Dearest Rivals 2021/22   
    My jinxing was as useless as @Munkworth at a Saints supporters recovery meeting for us, however it did not stop me trying and succeeding here 😉
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    goose reacted to The Brit in Following Our Nearest And Dearest Rivals 2021/22   
    That’s the spirit.
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    goose reacted to Munkworth in Chelsea v Man City (PL) Sat 25th Sep 2021 12:30 GMT   
    Probably because Chelsea fans are f**king brilliant people who actually support their players (continuing long after they’ve left too) and Man United fans are a bunch of fickle c**ts. 
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    goose reacted to PloKoon13 in Chelsea v Man City (PL) Sat 25th Sep 2021 12:30 GMT   
    I bet I can guess who you'd prefer as an alternative.
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    goose got a reaction from 2211 in Chelsea v Man City (PL) Sat 25th Sep 2021 12:30 GMT   
    Poor today, city had a lot more intensity a d deserved the win. Our midfield got overrun and we had no release through our wingback. Alonso and Dave were poor today.
    Have to try and pick out some positives, apparently it's the modern way. Christensen was excellent again, strong games for Mendy, Rudi and Silva.
    Main positive for me was RLC coming on. Only on for 20 mins so hard to judge but he looked powerful,fast, skillful in taking on players and positive in his passing. Sort of the exact opposite of Jorginho. Hope he can stay fit and get himself back in as a starter, would be like a new signing.
    I game to forget, move onwards and upwards.
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    goose reacted to Mod Stark in Chelsea v Man City (PL) Sat 25th Sep 2021 12:30 GMT   
    I hope so too if it stops people consistently watching his every move when he isn’t even playing.
    Never has there been so much attention towards a mostly mediocre player that I’ve seen.
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    goose reacted to ForeverCarefree in Reece James   
    Are you trying to make a point about Lukaku's quality/ability or about Granovskaia's quality/ability in her role? Because you don't seem to be arguing one thing or the other. 
    Granovskaia is tasked with negotiating the transfers for incoming and outgoing players. 
    She doesn't decide who to buy or sell, she just makes it happen. 
    So tasked with signing a new centre forward (if rumour is to be believed) we inquired about signing Haaland and the deal would have been a £200m transfer fee, agent and signing on fees in the region of £50m and wages in excess of £400k a week. Harry Kane was a no go because Spurs. 
    So we signed Lukaku. His career record is 263 goals in 524 appearances and he is arguably at his peak right now. Tell me another striker in Europe who we could have signed with that sort of record who wouldn't have cost similar, if not more, than we paid for Lukaku? 
    Can you also tell me of another club that has paid £100m for a player and gone on to have a net positive spend in the same transfer window? 
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    goose reacted to axman2526 in Official Thomas Tuchel   
    Well we had Kepa in goal so we needed to be lucky right?
    @just that is a rant and a half. 
    I agree Kante is a one of a kind and you play him at 90% in a CL final, or against City next week. Or as we did against Liverpool and he subsequently went off injured at half time due to that.
    However, as much as you and many on here hate Spurs, this is no longer a "huge game". It is as huge as Arsenal, West ham or Fulham, average sides who has little hope of competing for major honors. You can add several none London sides to it.
    He was trying to not risk Kante ahead of facing the league champions next week who we want to dethron.
    If he does not start if fit vs City I agree is madness, but this was only Tottenham.
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    goose reacted to coco in Timo Werner   
    A lot of the big center backs love playing against forwards like Lukaku, a conventional striker. Timo is the kind of player they hate to play against, he vacates the space between the wing and Lukaku, the inside forward position, close enough to tempt center backs to leave their position to challenge him.
    When they are both playing it becomes a huge problem for defenders.
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    goose reacted to True Blue23 in Official Thomas Tuchel   
    I think it's about managing Kante's fitness. He's become quite injury prone lately and he just came back from an injury, so maybe Tuchel doesn't want to overplay him. If you start him and the game doesn't do well you can't really take him off, because he's too important. Then he would have to play the full 90 again and maybe get injured in the process. Tuchel decided to go with a trusted midfield two, that has worked well for us in many important games, and keep an ace up his sleeve for when he needs it. The result was a 3-0 victory and Kante only having to play 45 minutes, so a win win situation.
    Also about being lucky... Spurs pressed us well in that first half, but they never really threatened our defence, so it's not like we just scraped by.
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    goose reacted to andy in MOTM vs Tottenham (A) (PL)   
    I went for Alonso  he was everywhere. 
     
    it was close with Silva and Kepa of course, didn’t have to do much but a clean sheet nevertheless and still here fighting for his place, a lot of credit to him. 
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    goose got a reaction from Valerie in Pre-Match Predictions (2021/2022) - Week 5 - Spurs (Away)   
    Yeah @Mod Stark I thought since you’re going so well I’d best copy you!!!🤣
    In truth I came on thinking about 3-0 but couldn’t see Kane/Son not scoring so just copy/paste yours and changed the time. f**kers got inside my head, but not as badly as @Valerie ‘s.
    I agree though that a bonus point for 3 goals predicted would be a nice touch.
     
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    goose got a reaction from erskblue in Spuds v Chelsea (PL) Sun 19th Sep KO 16:30 BST   
    I think the way Spuds started caught everyone out. I expected them to park the bus, watching how they’ve played this season and having Nuno as manager. We weathered the storm well, and then just showed our class in second half. Kante was fantastic second half but what a signing Silva has been. Masterclass by both. I think this is my second Silva MOTM vote this season so far.
    And totally delighted for Kepa. Strongest No2 in the League and I really don’t fear him being selected.
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    goose got a reaction from ashwin in Spuds v Chelsea (PL) Sun 19th Sep KO 16:30 BST   
    I think the way Spuds started caught everyone out. I expected them to park the bus, watching how they’ve played this season and having Nuno as manager. We weathered the storm well, and then just showed our class in second half. Kante was fantastic second half but what a signing Silva has been. Masterclass by both. I think this is my second Silva MOTM vote this season so far.
    And totally delighted for Kepa. Strongest No2 in the League and I really don’t fear him being selected.
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    goose got a reaction from WeatherMan in Spuds v Chelsea (PL) Sun 19th Sep KO 16:30 BST   
    I think the way Spuds started caught everyone out. I expected them to park the bus, watching how they’ve played this season and having Nuno as manager. We weathered the storm well, and then just showed our class in second half. Kante was fantastic second half but what a signing Silva has been. Masterclass by both. I think this is my second Silva MOTM vote this season so far.
    And totally delighted for Kepa. Strongest No2 in the League and I really don’t fear him being selected.
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    goose got a reaction from BluesPower in Spuds v Chelsea (PL) Sun 19th Sep KO 16:30 BST   
    I think the way Spuds started caught everyone out. I expected them to park the bus, watching how they’ve played this season and having Nuno as manager. We weathered the storm well, and then just showed our class in second half. Kante was fantastic second half but what a signing Silva has been. Masterclass by both. I think this is my second Silva MOTM vote this season so far.
    And totally delighted for Kepa. Strongest No2 in the League and I really don’t fear him being selected.
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    goose reacted to DidierDrogbalala in Spuds v Chelsea (PL) Sun 19th Sep KO 16:30 BST   
    Kepa clean sheet
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    goose reacted to PloKoon13 in Spuds v Chelsea (PL) Sun 19th Sep KO 16:30 BST   
    Pretty uninspiring. We look like we might need an unfair advantage to actually take control of this, and therefore I have to suggest that we bring on Kanté.
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