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CL, Chelsea vs Juventus, 25/02/09, 19:45 GMT


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well lads and girls just wondering what kind of reception the thinkerman gets when he comes 2 the bridge now with scolari gone. i hopehe gets a great one turns out he did nt do that bad lol. i'll be at the game i for one will give him a good welcome back

yeah i likes him 2 he brought in sum good players and was very likable by the media are u goin 2 the juve game

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well lads and girls just wondering what kind of reception the thinkerman gets when he comes 2 the bridge now with scolari gone. i hopehe gets a great one turns out he did nt do that bad lol. i'll be at the game i for one will give him a good welcome back
yeah i likes him 2 he brought in sum good players and was very likable by the media are u goin 2 the juve game
yeah its going 2 b tough dont like being at home first where u drinking b4 it

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Really looking forward to this one. And at the same time I'm dreading it because it will mean that one of my favourite teams will be heading out of the tournament and that aint fun.

Juventus have had a drop in form recently, but a win on penalties against napoli and then a narrow (winning goal scored in the 92nd minute) win against Catania might mean that they're getting back on track again.

The main problem with Juventus have been injuries (and Ranieri hasn't been that popular all the time neither). At times they've had more or less an entire starting eleven out. Players like Buffon, Chiellini, Zanetti, Camoranesi, Trezeguet and such do leave a huge hole.

Luckily the reserves have stepped up and played really well. Mellberg have been good; Manninger have been a pleasant surprise too and Amauri have been nothing short of spectacular up front.

The list of injuries have shortened but it's still not empty. Zanetti recently came back and the fans were really happy about that because he's a really good player, but now he's injured again and it looks like he's out for the season.

Still, even with him and a few others Juventus can still put a pretty decent bunch of players on the pitch.

Keepers:

Buffon is one of the best in the world, maybe THE best. He can really save his team if needed. Manninger is an excellent backup which he has proved this season when Buffon's been injured (he was out for a long time).

Defenders:

Molinaro is the first choice to the left and he's a very pacey defender who has no problems with joining in the attack. Not as great in defence, but his speed helps him there.

Chiellini is the leader. A tough player who will go in 100% in every duel. A bit like Terry.

Legrettaglie is the player who did great at Chievo, came to Juve and did some of the worst defending I've ever seen and then pulled himself together to become a really solid player. Works well with Chiellini.

Grygera to the right is, in my oppinion, the weakest link. He's good enough going forward, but his positioning in the defence isn't good. I don't know how many times he's ruined offside traps. Might be something to think about for Chelsea.

Midfielders:

Many to choose from here.

Camoranesi is the first choice to the right atleast with Marchionni as backup. "Camo" is a really skillful player and when he has one of his good days he can be brilliant.

Sissoko came to Juve from Liverpool so I guess some here will know his name quite well. But either I underestimated his skills at Pool or else he's become so much better at Juve. A tireless midfielder who can seem to be everywhere at the same time. Runs up and down the pitch and is very useful. Plays a bit dirty sometimes though and therefore gets alot of cards.

The other midfielder is more difficult to guess because there are so many to choose from and I don't know who will be fit.

Marchisio is the first choice I think but he's injured at the moment and I don't know for how long he'll be out. He's a young talented player who have played quite well so far.

If he's injured we might see the old Chelsea player Tiago or else Poulsen, a player I really like.

To the left there are two choices. Ranieri usually picks Nedved, but all the fans prefers Giovinco - therefore I'll mention them both.

Nedved really is an oldtimer. I think he's 36 years old now and he will quit after this season (unless the club can persuade him to play another year). He's not as good as he once was but he still have an ace up his sleeve. Labeled as a diver, but I would rather say that he falls down a bit too easy (not a clear diver in other words). Still, watch out for that.

Giovinco is the Golden Child at Juventus. Labeled as the new Del Piero and regarded as one of the biggest talents in Italy. He has got good speed and is great with the ball. Still young and developing. On a good day he can do wonders. Bosingwa should watch out.

Strikers:

There are four players to chose from and I can only be certain of one.

Del Piero has proved that he's still a great player. His speed might be gone, but his good feet are still there. Also, his freekick is brilliant. Don't let him get too many of those if you want to win. Finally, he's a real gentleman.

His partner up front will probably be either Amauri or Trezeguet.

Amauri is a bit like Drogba. Strong like an ox and, since he's brazilian, he's got some nice feet. Strong on the head too. Has scored quite a few goals for Juventus this season.

Trezeguet is a player that you might not notice for 90 minutes and suddenly he scores a goal. Extremely dangerous in front of goal. Him and Del Piero is a really dangerous duo.

There are other players worth mentioning but I'm to tired to name them all. De Ceglie, Mellberg, Iaquinta etc.

All good players.

Gonna be a couple of really nice games. I would just love to go and see the one at Stamford Bridge.

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Ranieri stated somewhere yesterday(maybe I read it from skysports or eurosport) that he needs a new plan against Chelsea because we have Hiddink in charge in these games. He said he would have preferred playing against Scolaris team and not Hiddinks. I can understand that but he can use that as an excuse if they lose. It is not what confident people say.

I feel our chances are better now with Hiddink. Go Chelsea!

Nice insight to Juve, Moos. Now show us your real color! :D

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Ranieri stated somewhere yesterday(maybe I read it from skysports or eurosport) that he needs a new plan against Chelsea because we have Hiddink in charge in these games. He said he would have preferred playing against Scolaris team and not Hiddinks. I can understand that but he can use that as an excuse if they lose. It is not what confident people say.

I feel our chances are better now with Hiddink. Go Chelsea!

Nice insight to Juve, Moos. Now show us your real color! :D

To be fair to Scolari (as I usually am) Ranieri wasn't comparing the Managers as to which he would prefer to play against..it was more that he had watched Scolaris Chelsea and made a gameplan to suit, now he has no time to see the style that we play under Hiddink so he is going to find it difficult to set his team up with a proper rehearsed tactic.

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To be fair to Scolari (as I usually am) Ranieri wasn't comparing the Managers as to which he would prefer to play against..it was more that he had watched Scolaris Chelsea and made a gameplan to suit, now he has no time to see the style that we play under Hiddink so he is going to find it difficult to set his team up with a proper rehearsed tactic.

That is exactly what I meant to say but he didn't sound anyway confident. He made an excuse. Some other manager would have bypassed that by saying 'I believe in my team and my system so it doesn't matter who the coach is'. Maybe something that Jose would have said. Now if Juve lose he can bring that up.. I have nothing against Claudio although that Monaco game still hurts :D .

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Only one week away! Ooohh I can't wait.

Realized a couple of days ago that a problem had occured with the game. The thing is that while I'll be at my summerplace next week, my mom will be home. Therefore only one of us can watch the game on tv ::ChELSeAFaN::

But as I am a true gentleman I offered my mom to watch it on tv and I'll try and find a stream for the game and then I'll try to connect my computer to the tv. Might not be great quality, but atleast both of us can see it.

Another problem is that I'll spend next week with my father (he has a week off from work) and therefore I will have to watch the game hearing my dad complain about how boring and pointless football is (can't believe we're related, gonna have to demand some proof from mom someday).

Maybe I'll download some naughty pictures and some kids games for him. That'll shut him up for awhile.

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I have booked tickets. I would like to know how the security are? Have heard so many things about the Italian ultras. Also a friend of mine told me that many italian ultras will travel from both Roma and Juventus. How many tickets did Juventus get?

Or is i not a problem? Was in Italy last year and the security was awfull. How is it in England?

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You shouldn't get any problems in Britain from the Chelsea fans unless there is a small group of Juve fans who decide to cause trouble and you end up getting caught up in it but the chances are very remote.

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We have the win up against Villa away, but it was never our away form that was the real problem this season. What we need is to find ways to win at home. Nearly every team that comes to the bridge will have a defensive line up. We simply have to find ways to get around that.

For Guus does this mean changing the lineup or changing the formation? I suspect it means changing the formation and I expect a similar lineup to that against Villa, except that maybe Stoch will get on earlier if we need goals.

We played with Mikel the entire game against Villa, just as Jose used to play Maka the entire game. Personally I think that's good strategy but since the fullbacks are also clearly not going to get forward as much the remaining team members are going to have to attack hard.

Particularly if we play Drogba and Anelka then Kalou's role as the guy that runs at the defenders is going to be really important. Also having A Cole back for this one will help with more attacking options down the left. Paulo clearly did no more than shift the ball inside a couple of metres every time he had it on Saturday. That was appropriate for him, and worked well, but it did restrict our ability to get behind them.

I still haven't seen Boswinga try to go past his man and get right down in the corner lately the way he was at the beginning of the season. He needs to do that, and has the pace to do it, every now and then even if we do lose the ball occasionally. It will create more space for the likes of Kalou behind him.

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I have booked tickets. I would like to know how the security are? Have heard so many things about the Italian ultras. Also a friend of mine told me that many italian ultras will travel from both Roma and Juventus. How many tickets did Juventus get?

Or is i not a problem? Was in Italy last year and the security was awfull. How is it in England?

They dont play up away from home, only in their own backyard when under the protective arm of the Italian police.

:w**k2:

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I'm looking forward to this one, before the Liverpool game last year I forgot how emotive the CL knock out stages can be. Just remember Arsenal, Barca, Bayern, Valencia... great nights. Hopefully this'll follow, gotta do the business at home first, come on the Chels!

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I'm looking forward to this one, before the Liverpool game last year I forgot how emotive the CL knock out stages can be. Just remember Arsenal, Barca, Bayern, Valencia... great nights. Hopefully this'll follow, gotta do the business at home first, come on the Chels!

Where does the "hardcore" Chelsea fans sit? I have tickets to the longside. Can i celebrate if Juventus score with out get in any kind of trouble?

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@ The Moos

Molinaro is good in the defence, thanks to his speed. But in the attack, he is very poor, he can't even make one singel cross..

I disagree. I've seen him cross the ball fairly well quite a few times. I wouldn't say he's great in the attacking plays but as long as he goes forward (he tend not to sometimes) I think he can do some good.

As for defence, his main defensive skill is his speed. That's great but it doesn't make up for the flaws he has in other aspects.

P.S. Nice to see a Juve supporter here. Hope you'll behave and contribute to some nice discussions.

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