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Everything posted by Snedger

  1. That’s very true and can’t be argued with. But with 29 to go there’s a lot of football to play. Every game is huge, this year more than ever, and our trip to Newcastle will be a good indicator of where we’re at mentally. Going there with the home crowd on the Bruce bounce will be challenging.
  2. United are terrible, no doubt. But the focus on how bad United are might be distracting from how good Liverpool are right now. And that is of more relevance to us. City look imperious and Liverpool look better than them. As good as we are at the moment, are we good enough to stay ahead of them for the next 29 games?
  3. Let’s sign him, loan him, sell him and watch him sign for City!
  4. I wonder how their current squad feel. I guess they can either think that they will all be replaced by better players on much larger salaries in the next year or two or possibly that they are the one that is good enough to remain part of it. If it’s more the former, could their firm get even worse? Can’t actually see them going down; a large cash deposit here or there or a summons to the Saudi embassy will make sure that doesn’t happen.
  5. So another bunch of fans that spent the last twenty years accusing us of ruining football and buying trophies are delighted to now ruin football and buy trophies.
  6. I think this is a significant point. We might have won the CL, but we also stumbled over the line into fourth despite our own best efforts to not do so. We were underdogs in those final CL fixtures and we approached those games with a biggest game of the season approach. You can't win the league or even nearly win the league playing a whole season of 'cup finals'. I think that the truth is that this is still not a great Chelsea side and with players like Havertz, Werner, Kovacic, Odoi, Pulisic, and a few more we have a long way to go to become a league title winning side. I suggest we fire Tuchel around the turn of the year and appoint anyone who will then use the situation that Tuchel and RDM used to have a better finish to the season, scrape fourth, maybe win a cup against the odds and give everyone (including our own fans) the perception that we are the best side in the world again. It's the Chelsea way. We should also buy Abraham back for 180 million next summer.
  7. I don’t think City gave us any chance to play with ambition and on the very rare occasion we did get forward with any purpose we cocked it up. We might have beaten them in Porto, but a league season is the true measure and I have no doubt they remain ahead of us in that respect.
  8. I’m not so sure this is all about being too negative from the start. I think it’s more simply that they are better than we are and for the first time for a while they’ve proven that.
  9. We’ll of course it is. They’re murdering us!!!
  10. That’s another reason footballers disgust me. Utter utter cowardice. If you want to physically assault someone do it face to face and use your fists. Kicking someone from behind is utterly pathetic. Whoever that is they’re a sh*thouse and a w**ker.
  11. But not everyone’s first game in the Prem is so poor. Limiting his game time is a sensible approach. As he hasn’t taken to it like a duck to water, then ease him in and see if he finds his feet. I felt either Tuchel made an error of judgement about Saul’s readiness that he realised at half time or he had underestimated Villa when considering Tuesday’s game against Zenit.
  12. Hard to argue with that. I do hope Saul finds his feet though. Perhaps a little early to lose all hope there.
  13. Thank goodness for Mendy. Great ‘backs to the wall’ first half. Let’s just hope we can hang on for another 45 minutes and steal a home win.
  14. Arsenal may well be woeful, and United might have Ronaldo, Liverpool Van Dijk back and we’ve got Lukaku, but I still reckon City will win the league.
  15. Totally agree. I feel strongly that this is a three defeats and you’re out kind of season.
  16. I appreciate after less than a single round of fixtures it is bold to predict anything, but I fancy it’s a season where the winners can’t afford to lose more than three games tops.
  17. Probably worth a tenner on us signing Oyarzabal.
  18. Werner is the most useless striker I’ve ever seen at this level. I’d take any of Robert Fleck, Cascarino, Sutton, Furlong, Kezman over him any day. I couldn’t afford to be as bad at my job because I would not keep it.
  19. I never thought of that, buts it’s so true isn’t it. Are they now the most smug and entitled club in English football’s history? And I’m not forgetting United and Liverpool when saying that. Btw, just in case anyone has missed all of the dozens of articles and interviews published this week, but Noel Gallagher is a huge City fan and best mates with Guardiola. He has no doubt they’ll win and says they deserve it.
  20. The BBC are running bloody articles romanticising City’s rise from third tier to possible Kings of Europe. Other than a recent slump, they are no different to us, a persistently underachieving club of good size that suddenly had a huge amount of cash spent on trying to be very successful. It’s never damn romanticised when told as Chelsea’s story.
  21. Whilst even then we were underdogs for sure, their stadium and not exactly our finest league season, injuries and suspensions and manager change mid season and all, but just look at the lineup that night... Petr Cech; Ashley Cole, David Luiz, Gary Cahill, Jose Bosingwa; Frank Lampard, John Obi Mikel; Ryan Bertrand, Juan Mata, Salomon Kalou; Didier Drogba and Essien on the bench. There was quality, experience and serious mental strength in that lot. You can't compare that side with the current bunch of milksops.
  22. Yep, if it was me we wouldn't have a team talk. I'd phone UEFA and say that the entire squad has caught the Indian variant and that we now can't make it. There's nothing worse in sport than a foregone conclusion (unless you're a City fan in this instance).
  23. Good point. But getting Werner sent off versus Silva sent off in this game is a big difference. Werner is almost like playing with 10 men anyway. A defender is vital in trying to contain their attacks, but our top scorer list suggests we don’t need Werner all that much. Zouma has as much chance of scoring for us.
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