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Boston Blue last won the day on June 25 2019

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  1. I don't think Costa, Drogba, Aguero, RvP, or Henry were more or less accomplished in their first full seasons with their parent clubs at their ages than Tammy is. Let's give him time to actually develop before we kill him for not meeting unrealistic expectations. Nobody wants to drink a wine that was just bottled.
  2. I agree with this. I think he likes the diving Hollywood highlight save. He's not particularly good coming for crosses, or commanding his box. He's not physically imposing, and has shown that he is error prone with the ball at his feet, as well as his hands. And it hasn't appeared that he has been working on these deficiencies in training as he hasn't improved them since he's been here. In fact, you could argue he's gotten worse.
  3. He's not going anywhere unless Frank is convinced he's not the GK he wants, we can find a suitable available replacement, and if we can find a club willing to give us some small percentage of what we paid for him. We're not City......we can't afford to just dump a player like that after we realize he's not what we want. I know we were forced into finding a TBO replacement quickly, but this certainly makes the argument that our scouting needs improvement so that we are ready to move when needed
  4. Kepa was dropped for one game, but in terms of time, it will well over a week for him to reflect on being dropped. I wonder if Frank planned to have him have this extra time to think as a test.....We will see how he reacts......that will tell us what we need to know in terms of his mental makeup.
  5. Everyone knows Kepa is not coming for crosses and will generally stand on (or near) his line. That makes teams pump balls into the box knowing it has a high probability of bouncing in or finding a teammate. Our defensive issues are due to a few reasons: Defensive rotation where our CB pairings (especially) are not a settled unit. This affects how the GK and defenders communicate and work together as a unit to organize A keeper who is not a commanding presence and seems to be more interested in making a diving, highlight reel save over fundamental GK positioning and play
  6. I can't look at Twitter anymore......I've unfollowed or blocked every idiot and immature crybaby I could. I wish the board backed Frank with some players. I'm also happy we didn't just pay "whatever it takes" for some targets, or bring in more mediocre players. But.......the board waited too long to do something. We knew Giroud was not in the plans and wanted to leave. We knew we needed to replace him. We know transfers get more difficult the closer you get to the window closing. We appear to have been unprepared despite the effort to overturn the transfer ban.
  7. As mentioned, we can't keep everyone. He looks quick and exciting, but I'm not a fan of his size, and I don't know enough about his defensive play. But how ironic for us that now a youth player wants to leave because another youth player is blocking his progress...….
  8. If alleged stories are to be believed, Jovic on a 6 month loan would get us through to the next window. I know he's been below expectation at RM, but he's physical and tough, has shown he can score, offers us something different to Tammy in style. Low risk on a short loan.
  9. I'm as frustrated as anyone that we haven't bought anyone yet. We know Marina isn't going to spend a single Pound/Euro/Shekel more than she/the club thinks is the right value for that player. It's clear that any player we inquire about in this window is going to have an inflated price because the selling club knows we are desperate to maintain the Top 4 spot, and we have money to spend after being forced to sit out a window. There's a Plan A player list, and a Plan B player list, and if we are being quoted Plan A prices for Plan B players, then I can see where we might be hesitant. A lot o
  10. That could describe our style of play at times this season.
  11. I thought last year that more kids from the Academy in the team would create more passion and fight for the shirt. This season, we have all these academy kids that have been proper Chelsea for years, and we still don't seem to have improved the mentality. I know these players are young, but there is an overall lack of steeliness in the squad. I thought Rudiger would have brought some of that back, but that hasn't happened yet either.
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