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Barry Bridges

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    Barry Bridges reacted to just in Official Thomas Tuchel   
    Not really. Frank Tactics wouldn't upset me. I doubt it would many other people either. 
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    Barry Bridges got a reaction from yorkleyblue in What are you listening to?   
    ...You rang?!?!?
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    Barry Bridges got a reaction from goose in Welcome N’Golo Kante   
    I'd rather watch back to the wall defending for 90 minutes than 75% of a game be center backs passing back and forth on the halfway line was my thoughts back then........ perhaps bias, but I truly felt as good as that Barca team was they could be one of the most boring team to watch at times.
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    Barry Bridges got a reaction from Luiz4Chelsea in Welcome N’Golo Kante   
    I'd rather watch back to the wall defending for 90 minutes than 75% of a game be center backs passing back and forth on the halfway line was my thoughts back then........ perhaps bias, but I truly felt as good as that Barca team was they could be one of the most boring team to watch at times.
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    Barry Bridges got a reaction from Scott Harris in Welcome N’Golo Kante   
    I'd rather watch back to the wall defending for 90 minutes than 75% of a game be center backs passing back and forth on the halfway line was my thoughts back then........ perhaps bias, but I truly felt as good as that Barca team was they could be one of the most boring team to watch at times.
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    Barry Bridges got a reaction from dkw in Welcome N’Golo Kante   
    I'd rather watch back to the wall defending for 90 minutes than 75% of a game be center backs passing back and forth on the halfway line was my thoughts back then........ perhaps bias, but I truly felt as good as that Barca team was they could be one of the most boring team to watch at times.
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    Barry Bridges reacted to dkw in Next new Striker   
    Blimey, asking a bit much of them aren't you....just getting it near would be good compared to some we've had over the years.
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    Barry Bridges reacted to ForeverCarefree in Official Thomas Tuchel   
    You can't appoint an inexperienced manager like Lampard and not show more patience than you have with previous, more experienced managers... Otherwise, why not just appoint an experienced manager in the first place? 
    The impression I got from the Lampard appointment was that it was viewed as a three year "project". That's the language that kept getting thrown around at the time of his appointment. It wasn't based on short term, immediate success, it was about building something for the long term. 
    That's why Lampard promoted Tammy, James, Mount, Gilmore and put them front and centre of his team. It wasn't about winning a title last season, this season or even the next. It was about laying the foundations for a team that would go on to be competitive year in, year out once they've gained the experience and grown into the role. 
    Even last summer's recruitment was seemed to largely reinfornce that with younger, not overly expericed signings coming in Werner, Havertz, Chilwell. They were there to add to and supplement the youthful build Lampard was heading towards and you supplement that with Ziyech and Silva to add just a little bit of seniority and experience to aid that building process. 
    And when you entrust young players to learn with an inexperienced coach it's pretty much implied that you'll allow that coach to make some mistakes and grow and learn as they go along. 
    But half way through the Lampard project we bottled it at the first sign of trouble and reverted back to type. 
    Perhaps, ultimately, Roman/the board needed the comfort blanket of their tried and tested approach to managerial appointments  but that's their fault, no Lampard's. 
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    Barry Bridges reacted to Imran_CFC in Official Thomas Tuchel   
    Don't give him the job then
    If Frank didnt have any credibility in January 2021 then he certainly didnt have any credibility in 2019 when he was appointed. Looking at it from the boards perspective, they hired someone hugely inexperienced for a position, the individual met all expectations in the first year, then all his work is somewhat restarted as he is given 6 new first team signings and is asked to integrate the without a pre-season.
    He starts the season well and things go south during the most congested period of the season and you decide to get rid of him.  
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    Barry Bridges reacted to Imran_CFC in Official Thomas Tuchel   
    When we hit the rough patch in December nobody was saying give Lampard another 5 years, majority of fans who supported Frank wanted the board to show courtesy to a club Legend and give him the opportunity at least until the end of the season to see if he can turn the ship around. I think its a false narrative stating that he was sacked because because he was the wrong man and we shouldn't have wasted time with him, we just didnt back him during a tough period.
    How on earth is he going to create something to fall back on if the rug is going to be pulled out from under him the moment he hits a rough patch. Lampard is a special case because he has done so much for this club as a player but even if Tuchel hit a spell such as the one Lampard hit I would still want the Manager to be given the opportunity to turn things around.
    Resume is important but a resume is their to get you a job, the club knew all about Frank and his lack of experience when they offered him the job. What were they expecting that Frank will sail through his Managerial position at Chelsea and not hit a rough patch. Nobody would've moaned if Frank didn't get the job after he was interviewed but once he got the job they should've backed their man to turn things around.
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    Barry Bridges got a reaction from Nibs in Following our Nearest & Dearest Rivals 2020/21   
    i wish politicians would be this entertaining when deflecting.... masterclass performance!
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    Barry Bridges got a reaction from charierre in Following our Nearest & Dearest Rivals 2020/21   
    I feel this is a very underrated stance/under appreciated set of circumstances.
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    Barry Bridges reacted to charierre in Following our Nearest & Dearest Rivals 2020/21   
    All teams apart from City are struggling for consistency. This is a totally different league this year, we’re on our 46th game since June tomorrow with a minimum 19 to go. Very hard to criticise teams and coaches under these conditions, it’s unlike any other season.
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    Barry Bridges reacted to andy in Following our Nearest & Dearest Rivals 2020/21   
    I hate these thrashings, irrespective of the team giving and receiving ! - Just not what the game is about. The team scoring 9 really can't revel in their glory so you just end up feeling bad for the team on the receiving end
    Unless we do it to Spurs tomorrow, then I am a complete hypocrite 
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    Barry Bridges reacted to Slojo in Following our Nearest & Dearest Rivals 2020/21   
    Actually blame the referee, apparently that decision wasn't reviewed due to the referee decision. I'm pretty sure that's what happened because I remember being absolutely baffled at how VAR got that wrong, it turns out VAR didn't even get a chance to look at it. What annoyed me more was how bias the punditry was, Gary Neville quiet as a mouse, Evra and Keane in the studio "Look it wasn't a penalty but that was sloppy defending, that's what good players do to you", f**king Sky Sports all over for you. 

    Liverpool and United get this type of protection because punditry boxes are littered with their former players, if that was us, we would've got nailed to a cross. 
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    Barry Bridges reacted to PloKoon13 in Reece James   
    Back in training apparently. Also clearly a top lad:
     
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    Barry Bridges reacted to RIP Mourinho in Billy Gilmour   
    Old people are vulnerable at the moment, I didn’t want to put more on his mind and wind him up on a football forum 😙
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    Barry Bridges reacted to dkw in Billy Gilmour   
    I had to explain to my 9 year old daughter why I was pissed off at chelsea yesterday as she said "it's only football" so I had to use something she understood, and said it was like Anna sacking elsa and making her go and be a princess of some horrible Town filled with trolls....she got it then.....
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    Barry Bridges reacted to Malta Blue in Billy Gilmour   
    With that I'll respond with "son, it is not just men kicking a ball in a field. Chelsea once had a player called Kepa who used to be able to juggle the ball into his own net."
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    Barry Bridges reacted to Munkworth in Official Thomas Tuchel   
    I train with tiny balls everyday... 
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    Barry Bridges got a reaction from yorkleyblue in Official Thomas Tuchel   
    Weird feeligns when Im being told going up 5 points on our top 4 rivals in half a season was a task too far......but we should seriously contemplate dropping 17+ more points than the relegation sitting teams in the same time frame....?
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    Barry Bridges got a reaction from Amputechture in Mason Mount   
    was it everything you had hoped for?
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