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Everything posted by Spiller86

  1. Only in the team because he's Lampard's pet tho...
  2. A big win. Well done to everyone. Mount was instrumental. What a cracking finish but he covered every blade of grass as well.
  3. Safe to say that Liverpool without Van Dijk are a bit of disaster. If only we'd listened to Conte and signed him.
  4. What a cracking finish from Mount. Great ball from Kante too. Should be 2-0!
  5. There is a huuuge issue with how the technology is used. I've said before that the cricket approach where there is a benefit of the doubt given to the on field decision is much better. The law is probably 150 years old and was designed to stop someone gaining an advantage. An arm hanging a mm offside is not an advantage in any sense.
  6. Can we get rid of VAR right now? I mean honestly what a disgrace. That is not f**king offside.
  7. I don't recall Pirlo ever being misunderstood. Mikel on the other hand, definitely.
  8. Nah we had good performances but we rarely won. FA Cup final against Arsenal comes to mind also.
  9. Invented being a misunderstood regista ten years before it was cool. Plus he could defend!
  10. Maybe with no fans, Marina thought she would slip it under the radar. The reaction would have been nuclear first game back at the Bridge though. Now of course that could be tabloid nonsense, but it would undermine her credibility significantly if it turned out to be true.
  11. Ah no you'll address him correctly as Herr Tuchel. You'll also genuflect when you say it. Anything else would be offensive.
  12. I agree, superior manager no doubt. That said I think because Conte's work was all based on circuits he always needed to reinvent the wheel a bit to stay competitive. This requires a lot of tactical work. Part of the reason we didn't do so well in our second season when we were back in Europe and had less time to train. But when it works it is beautiful to watch. I still remember his Italian team carving open space so easily at Euro2016 and thinking the guy was a genius.
  13. If we win we'd be 3 points back with 12 to play. Definitely doable.
  14. Me too! Be nice to beat them for the first time in a while. My two criticisms of Frank (don't look now folks, I'm critiquing Frank Lampard FC) was his slightly naive tactical approach and his inability to get a result against the big teams. TT's style is probably better suited to these type of games. It will also be another test against a more robust counter attacking team. A win would go a long way to us making top four and would be a blow to them making top four which would be nice too!
  15. I think if you're a really top team there is no better manager in the world. I still think we played our best ever football when he was here. I'd have him back in a heartbeat.
  16. Amusing that some seem to think supporting the guy who scored the goal that won our first league title in 50 years and captained our first (and possibly last) Champions League victory is somehow a bad thing. Anyway I take great comfort in knowing that "Pointing and 5m passes" FC will have their complete support until we lose a few games and start to look like we'll play Europa League. Then the knives will be back out and the cycle will reset.
  17. I think we saw during post COVID last year that he has it over Tammy. His ability to enable others just brings the best out of Pulisic and will bring the best out of Havertz and Ziyech too. Chronically underrated.
  18. I think that's a fair summation Nibs. Lampard was definitely a bit naive in his approach and the pointless possession tactic has stabilised our defence. United and Everton with their style will be a different challenge. Will be good to see how we go. I for one was surprised at how poor Atleti were last night, I think the second leg will be interesting.
  19. Nah - you're misreading the situation. Tommy Tactics was always a reaction to the brutal sacking of a club legend. The difference between those posters and the hyperventilaters who turned on Lampard 3 weeks after we were top of the league is an even keel. I think we're boring as hell to watch but we've turned our bad form around and that's a good thing, I'm happy to give him a chance without being particularly over invested in him. I'm also not getting carried away. We won last night from a single moment of brilliance from Giroud, I'm not saying we'll win the Champions League or eve
  20. Bottom of the strikers list ever since he got here and yet again he comes up trumps in a big game. Constantly underrated.
  21. I'd take him as our manager in a heartbeat. Reason they are winning La Lisa by 6 points against some pretty good teams. We won thanks to a Giroud masterpiece but let's not get carried away. Similarly they lost thanks to one mistake. Still a long way to go in the tie.
  22. One moment from Giroud. Love that guy! Pretty tepid affair otherwise.
  23. Lots of slooow passing around the Atleti block. We look best with short sharp combos in the final third. Mount and CHO, Giroud and Kova. More of that please.
  24. Atleti forcing us into passing around in the U shape of death. Lots of possession but feels like it could go either way.
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