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bluedrake55
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if this has been done then you will have to forgive me because i couldn't see it! last season's triumph was put down to players like hazard, fabregas and costa. having seen this debacle i would say the triumph was down to JT, cech and drogba. these guys could drag any out of a slump because they have seen it and done it for us. JT without any of these guys around is finding it hard to drag everybody in the same direction because none of them are fit to lace cech and drogba's boots judging by this awful start! 

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Was thinking something along similar lines the other day. Every title winning squad we have had has had characters and leaders, players who weren't afraid to get stuck in to tackles and really grab a game by the scruff of the neck.

 

04/05 & 05/06 -

Cech

Terry

Maka

Lamps

Drogs

 

09/10 -

Cech

Terry

Essien

Ballack

Lamps

Drogs

 

14/15 -

Cech

Terry

Drogs.

 

Admittedly Drogba and Cech didn't play a great deal but no doubt they are great characters and leaders to have around the team. And looking at the current squad the only one I see in the same bracket is Terry. We need a tough tackling midfielder in a similar ilk to Ballack or Scholes.

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Was thinking something along similar lines the other day. Every title winning squad we have had has had characters and leaders, players who weren't afraid to get stuck in to tackles and really grab a game by the scruff of the neck.

 

04/05 & 05/06 -

Cech

Terry

Maka

Lamps

Drogs

 

09/10 -

Cech

Terry

Essien

Ballack

Lamps

Drogs

 

14/15 -

Cech

Terry

Drogs.

 

Admittedly Drogba and Cech didn't play a great deal but no doubt they are great characters and leaders to have around the team. And looking at the current squad the only one I see in the same bracket is Terry. We need a tough tackling midfielder in a similar ilk to Ballack or Scholes.

exactly because the football i have seen isn't that bad it's just when the chips are down the likes of fabregas, matic and costa becomes headless chickens! terry can't do all the encouraging and making people not to behave like headless chickens! ivanovic was the biggest surprise because i have had him nailed on to step up to the plate!

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The midfielders we're linked with I don't think even fit in that bracket. From what I've seen of Pogba which is a lot he isn't the drag the game by the scruff of the neck guy. He's a creative midfielder who's blessed with physicality. The guys we need are the likes of Veratti who is reminiscent of Dennis Wise himself.

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