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Everything posted by Sindre

  1. Would be a really risky job to take. Feels like it very rarely works out for the first managerial appointment for these "projects" that Newcastle are about to take on. On the other hand he shouldn't stay out of the game for too long either, everything moves quick in football and with inactivity it doesn't necessarily take long to be left behind in the managerial queue.
  2. Just seems you are overly critical of us while at the same time being apologetic of some of our rivals results. City also lost to Leicester in CS and couldn't beat Southampton at home. Three points at Tottenham is never easy (as City realized) and we smashed them. Should be counted as a good result on all accounts.
  3. City have faced Tottenham, PSG, us and Liverpool and have won once. Liverpool have faced us and City at Anfield and have won none. So if we have a problem, our biggest rivals got the same one.
  4. He's looked very, very good for Southampton so far. Which is very impressive at 18 years of age. I have no doubt he'll be back here in a couple of years.
  5. I expect us to adress this next summer, or perhaps even in January, But I agree, someone like Hakimi would have made a major, major difference and it's a shame we couldn't land him. But it's important to remember we are just at the very start of the "Tuchel-era" if you can call it that. Got off to the best possible start but he's only signed a single player while we are competing against teams that have had the same manager for years and years and who's been able to build over time. We are already a scary side to face for most teams but there is also a lot of room for improvement and I expect us to be a really formidable side in a year or two.
  6. Don't know that and if someone is waxing lyrical about him then let me know. One quick search today is what I did and pretty much everyone i saw found him underwhelming. Which would be expected the way I thought he played the few times I've seen him this season. But enough negativity. Hope he turns into a proper player one day. He's got the potential to do so.
  7. Let's not compare Gilmour to Xavi shall we. Last year it was Cesc and let's be honest, he's nowhere near their level. I think Gilmour is a great talent and he may become a top player in time. But he's not as good as some suggest at this point. And i've seen plenty of young midfielders at this club get overhyped only to fizzle out and "only" turn into a decent player in time. Two or three years ago it was Ampadu who was the next big thing for example. He is never going to have a future here in the double six unless he learns how to defend properly. He was often a liability for us defensively and he's been the same for Norwich. So he needs to adress that and become better, which he hopefully will in time.
  8. 45% average possession isn't bad for a newly promoted side and also suggest the aren't "constantly" on the backfoot as you say. Normann coming in for Gilmour have also improved them quite a bit and they are players with similar characteristics. And while you say he's no defensive player he best learn how to defend rather quick then because he won't reach the top if he can't do some basic defensive work in midfield.
  9. Started their first four games though. Problem is that he was very underwhelming and he's lost his spot due to performances. This is pretty much the consensus at the Norwich forums.
  10. It's quite refreshing to have a manager that quite literally don't give two sh*ts about your name. If you take your chances and perform you get to play (Trev, RLC, Kepa, even Barkley) and if you don't you have to keep fighting until you convince him. It was always a ridiculous view but several thought he had something against the academy boys last season and now Chalobah & RLC who very few gave a chance to make it here and playing important roles for the current league leaders. Which is great to see.
  11. He needs someone around him with creativity. He gets isolated these days because none of his fellow attackers can pick a pass with any kind of consistency. I mean today Rudiger was the only player that was able to put him through on goal (although a fraction offside) and that shouldn't be the case. Mount is the best player around him but he's not a top passer at this point. And not the most creative one either.
  12. Lack of a wingback threat seems to be a big issue right now. Azpi and Alonso are not going to worry any teams offensively and Reece and an in-form Chilwell are big misses. Not at all helped by the fact that everyone around Lukaku in attacking areas are taking turns doing their best Chuckle brothers impression. Ziyech looked good in pre-season but has been atrocious since, Havertz have been disappointing and so has Werner and Mount.
  13. https://www.goal.com/en/news/kante-blow-for-chelsea-as-illness-rules-midfielder-out-of/4emz0e1le2eb1irpk2lgwmwsm Out for a while again now with illness.
  14. No doubt Lukaku is unable to press as much as Havertz for example. So you lose some of that but I would argue having Lukaku who will more than likely score when he gets a chance on the field weighs up for that. City isn't the only traditional big game we've played in this season and he and us as a team did plenty good enough away to Liverpool, Spurs and Arsenal. It was just a bit of a mesmerizing performance by City on Saturday. I don't think i've seen a team play as well as they did on Stamford Bridge for a long time and the only team I could compare that pressing performance too was when we faced Bayern under Lampard. We weren't ready for it on the occassion but i'd rather we get that out of the way now instead of later on in the season. I am almost convinced Tuchel and the team will learn a lot from that loss and bounce back.
  15. Lukaku have earned his place on merit. Overall I think he's been brilliant and while he didn't shine again City he got absolutely no service either. Not at all worried about him. If anything I am a lot more worried about the attackers around him. None of them have delivered so far this season and that needs to change. Lukaku have been our saving grace in attacking areas.
  16. Tough loss. Had high hopes going into the game but we were played off the park really. Their pressing was incredible really and they kept it up for 94 minutes. We were shellshocked and never got out of it. But still, really tough start to the season is over with on paper and we are joint top of the league as we speak. And i'd rather take the wake up call now than later.
  17. Was coming. What a sh*te performance. Even Kante has been terrible.
  18. Think he impressed the manager with that performance. Looked much, much sharper and better then i've seen him since Sarri. Will surely get more chances in the cups at the very least on the back of that performance and who knows what might happen then.
  19. Kepa is just a completely different player now. Wonderful to see.
  20. Nice little video of his second half heroics yesterday. I don't know if it's the system but he seems so much better on the ball these days. At least compared to the last couple of years. And obviously he's also back to his very, very best in general as well. He's not been as good as he's been since January since Conte. Phenomenal and we are lucky to have him.
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