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Vs Liverpool 01/02/09

Came on after 68 mins, ambled around like a hooker on a council estate, dropped more balls than camelot, basically he didnt look interested at all.

Drogba takes about 30 minutes to get going, he has never performed off the bench. Why LFS didnt bring on Stoch instead I'll never understand ?

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like ethicalstrategy said...the problem today had nothing to do with Drogba, far from that...the problem is Scolari is not good enough of a coach, he is not of the level og Ferguson, Benitez or Mourhino...that is a booldy truth

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Ive got a foot in both camps here.

I mean to blame DD for what happened today is silly, but if you look at his time on the pitch it was shocking. The sooner we have a Chelsea without him the better it is for everyone. I dont care how good he is, or more to the point, was.

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Drogba is emblematic of everything wrong with this team. Deco, Ballack, Malouda, just full in the blank with the name

Even if they dont like/trust the manager, give effort on the pitch. The fans show up with your name on the back of their shirt. If you cant be arsed for the manager, at least remember there are people that love and support the club and deserve more than that.

He and others contributed nothing, as if they were waiting for the final whistle to sound so they can go back to their mansions.

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Drogba is emblematic of everything wrong with this team. Deco, Ballack, Malouda, just full in the blank with the name

Even if they dont like/trust the manager, give effort on the pitch. The fans show up with your name on the back of their shirt. If you cant be arsed for the manager, at least remember there are people that love and support the club and deserve more than that.

He and others contributed nothing, as if they were waiting for the final whistle to sound so they can go back to their mansions.

Spot on mate, but if we can all see it why cant the management of our club see it, malouda, and drogba in particular should never wear the shirt again.

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Today for me saw the most clear demonstration of carelessness for Drogba. The play when he got the ball on the left, no one closed him down so he stood still for a few seconds, then kicked it to the other side of the field where no Chelsea players were standing.

God at least sometimes when he comes on he is a bit of a nuisance and opens space for others but christ today of all days to put in a performance like that. I was hoping that at least he would get angry and get a red card as long as he knocked one of those scouser f**ks out.

Agreed we can't pin this on drogba and I know coco wasnt trying to, but it is drogba and his band of aging men that bring the team down, among other things.

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we just dont have a player who can get past a player-we need wingers and all will be fixed .You have a guys out wide and suddenly it give blokes like frank and co someone to pass to and more room for themselves.

If we still had robben and SWP we would be tearing teams appart.But we dont.There is no counter atttack cause we are too slow

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Im with Coco on this , ok he wasnt the reason we lost but he's a f**king lazy c**t . Showed no passion or interest and he can f**k off as far as im concerned. Ive defended him here over the last few months but his attitude and desire is disgraceful . Drogba is a world class player but he's lost interest in Chelsea . The only problem is, we cant get rid of him , nobody has even shown interest in the player even though its common knowledge he's available .

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Drogba was ordinary yesterday, but he didnt cost us the game. He was on the field in a no win situation, and didnt do any worse than many of those who started the match. Scolari could have give Drogba a hug and a kiss before the match, and say to him - everything depend on you, now go out there and show those f** you are the best striker in the world! This maybe the kick in the backside Drogba needed, ffs he could have a blinder on his day. A front 3 of Malouda, Anelka, Kalou did not trouble Boro ( possibly the worst team in the league right now, what hope did they have against Liverpool? Everyone in the world knows that, apart from Scolari. There was nothing to lose by playing Drogba and Anelka together yesterday.

Drogba is a Deekhead, but Scolari is just incompetent not able to get anything out of him. Under Grant and Clarke, at least Drogba played a few good games, especially in big games.

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to protect players living off past glories?

Its not just about Drogba. You can fill in the blank with any number of names other than Drogba's. He just happens to be the most foolish of a bad bunch

I'm not defending Drogba particularly but I am at a loss to know why yesterday's match would prompt another round of abuse at him specifically? I was a gutted as anyone when we lost but based on yesterday my first thought wasn't "isn't Drogba a c**t"

The guy wasn't even playing for most of the match and when he did come on we were down to 10 men and had even less ambition than earlier, and that wasn't much.

Why not ask yourself why the manager insists on playing with Anelka up front when he is clearly unable to influence a game against better opposition? or why he insists on playing Kalou and Malouda as inside forwards when we are crying out for width?

I suppose it's just easier to go off on one against Drogba rather than try and work out where the real problem lies.

Liam was right when he said that Scolari's number one priority should be to get Drogba back in the team and playing well. That's just about the only chance we have of doing anything this season.

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Drogba is emblematic of everything wrong with this team. Deco, Ballack, Malouda, just full in the blank with the name

Even if they dont like/trust the manager, give effort on the pitch. The fans show up with your name on the back of their shirt. If you cant be arsed for the manager, at least remember there are people that love and support the club and deserve more than that.

He and others contributed nothing, as if they were waiting for the final whistle to sound so they can go back to their mansions.

Quite right.

It's funny (actually funny is not the word - tragic perhaps?) that the same names keep cropping up ALL the time.

Most of us fans can see it. The media / pundits can see it. Why can't Scolari and the coaching team?

Malouda, Ballack, Drogba & Deco. They are not worth a place on the bench, never mind the starting 11. Their Chelsea careers should be brought to an immediate halt. If we had lost at Liverpool yesterday with a 11/13 players who ALL showed some kinda desire I could stomach it, but at the moment we are carrying far too many players and we have a coaching team who just can't see it and seem quite happy for things to carry on as they are.

I've had enough.

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Quite right.

It's funny (actually funny is not the word - tragic perhaps?) that the same names keep cropping up ALL the time.

Most of us fans can see it. The media / pundits can see it. Why can't Scolari and the coaching team?

Malouda, Ballack, Drogba & Deco. They are not worth a place on the bench, never mind the starting 11. Their Chelsea careers should be brought to an immediate halt. If we had lost at Liverpool yesterday with a 11/13 players who ALL showed some kinda desire I could stomach it, but at the moment we are carrying far too many players and we have a coaching team who just can't see it and seem quite happy for things to carry on as they are.

I've had enough.

On the money again Nibs.

Basically Scolari should be sacked if he picks Malouda again. Obviously that seems over the top but its gone beyond a joke now it really has. Its incompetence in charge of incompetence.

And as for Ballack. Words fail me. No doubt some numpty on here will bring up a stat that he , oh runs around a lot.

Great, cheers for that.

So does my dog.

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I'm not defending Drogba particularly but I am at a loss to know why yesterday's match would prompt another round of abuse at him specifically? I was a gutted as anyone when we lost but based on yesterday my first thought wasn't "isn't Drogba a c**t"

The guy wasn't even playing for most of the match and when he did come on we were down to 10 men and had even less ambition than earlier, and that wasn't much.

Why not ask yourself why the manager insists on playing with Anelka up front when he is clearly unable to influence a game against better opposition? or why he insists on playing Kalou and Malouda as inside forwards when we are crying out for width?

I suppose it's just easier to go off on one against Drogba rather than try and work out where the real problem lies.

Liam was right when he said that Scolari's number one priority should be to get Drogba back in the team and playing well. That's just about the only chance we have of doing anything this season.

::clap2::::clap2::

The only point I'd contend there is the comment on Anelka. It's not his fault. To the best of my knowledge Anelka has never played as a lone striker in his career. He has always had a strike partner alongside to get the best out of him. And that fact just makes it all the more baffling why Scolari won't pair him with Drogba.

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Our only chance is Drogba ? :D

So what's your solution then? Keep playing Anelka, Malouda and Kalou? They looked really dangerous didn't they?

We know Drogba can be good if the manager can get him playing. Bringing him off the bench for 30 mins when we are down to 10 men is not going to get the best out of him. Letting your personal feelings get in the way is not the way to go.

If we could go out and buy one or two decent wide players and a replacement striker who was quality then that's a different story, but that is clearly not an option. So you have to make the best of what you've got and, whether you care to admit it or not, Drogba is the best we've got.

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To be fair I think Scolari done the right thing with Drogba to drop him for two games and bring him in gradually in the second half, he actually looked more up for it after that happened,

I think yesterdays game came too early to start him as he is nowhere near 100% fit and Scolaris plan (predictable though it was) was to bring him on with Anelka in the second half.

It could have paid the dividend but we wont know that as the best laid plans have been laid to rest by Riley on more than this one occasion.

I also think Kalou had to start, I've read all the posts saying how the same front three played at our place against Pool and we created nothing but football is not that cut and dried, Kalou has earned his right to be in the starting eleven on recent performances.

I won't defend the Malouda inclusion except to say that his choices there are limited, Stoch like Kalou is better on the right and with no Joey we are pushed for competition there which is why Anelka is out there when Drogba comes on...Malouda was never meant to get the second half.

We are woefully short of decent attacking options and thats why against good defences we create very little, Abramovich promised Robinho and now he has sold players, kept his 30 mill from Robinho, kept his 10 mill from Bridge and still not ventured into the Market.

no manager has had Malouda playing well here, Drogba has got worse season by season, only Scolari has got anything out of Anelka and Kalou is though promising still very hit and miss...we need to face the fact that our squad is not as good as the two teams above us and added to that the mentality of some of our players and the laklustre way they sometimes go about their business and it's plain to see that without at least enough new faces here to get the players going who have still got what it takes but are likely thinking we are not good enough and so letting their own games slip, we are in trouble.

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We are short of attacking options but no shorter than we were last year. If Scolari's intention was to bring Drogba on in place of Malouda at half time then he must have forgotten!

Even if you accept that we had to start with Kalou and Malouda Scolari could still have asked them to play wide instead of tucked in like inside forwards. One must assume, therefore, that he wanted them to play like that. If so then we got what we deserved.

Incidentally, did you see Robinho against Stoke. They packed their defence and he was just as woeful as Malouda or Kalou in trying to break them down. The idea that anything would have been different for us this season if we had signed him is optimistic in the extreme in my view.

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We are short of attacking options but no shorter than we were last year. If Scolari's intention was to bring Drogba on in place of Malouda at half time then he must have forgotten!

Splitting hairs a bit I'd say....around half time is my guess..

Even if you accept that we had to start with Kalou and Malouda Scolari could still have asked them to play wide instead of tucked in like inside forwards. One must assume, therefore, that he wanted them to play like that. If so then we got what we deserved.

I said in another thread that I would have liked to have seen him waving them wide as I have in the past...couldn't be sure he didn't but he should have it written on their foreheads in lipstick by now,

Incidentally, did you see Robinho against Stoke. They packed their defence and he was just as woeful as Malouda or Kalou in trying to break them down. The idea that anything would have been different for us this season if we had signed him is optimistic in the extreme in my view.

Whatever your views on Robinho in the stoke Man city game he is a completely different player to what we have and would be an option, Stoke are very good defensively and I am not surprised they shut City out, they have done well against us and UTD but that doesn't mean Robinho would not give us something extra.

If Messi never scored against a team lower down the table would that mean he'd be no good to us?

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We know Drogba can be good if the manager can get him playing.

But its like flogging a dead horse, no matter what Drogba says, its obvious from his attitude on the pitch that he doesnt want to play ball.

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