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Why Geremi? Why Not Carlo?!


Mooch

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I know that everyone is probably still gutted about last night. But I just wonder why when Jose made the tactical decision to bring on Ron (Geremi icon_lol.gif ), who is a penalty specialist apparently, he didn't bring on Carlo instead!

Cech is without a doubt the best goalkeeper in the world, but he cannot save penalties. Since he has been our No. 1, I cannot recall us winning a penalty shoot-out or even him saving a single penalty.

In contrast, look back to the period 3-4 seasons ago when nobody could put a penalty past Carlo! He seems to anticipate penalties better than Petr. Petr IMHO always seems to move too early during penalty kicks allowing the attacker to place it in the opposite corner.

I knew deep down that if we didn't win it in 120 minutes that we would lose on penalties.

Gutted, simply gutted!!! icon_redface.gif

Mooch

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That wouldve been madness and a total lack of respect to Cech who had played his part it Chelsea being where they were.

As for Cech saving pens - he saved one up at Ewood a few years ago but im sure there may have been another.

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I know, I know! I'm only talking hypothetically! It is not the right thing to do and unfair on Cech, but I just can't help think that Carlo has the edge on penalties!

Like in Hockey, they bring on specialist players to take penalty corners, it would be good if we could bring on a specialist penalty saver!!

Mooch

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talking of these penalties did anyone actually think we were gonna win the shootout ?

from what i read and from whom ive spoken to i havent heard one chelsea fan say that they were confident.

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talking of these penalties did anyone actually think we were gonna win the shootout ?

from what i read and from whom ive spoken to i havent heard one chelsea fan say that they were confident.

It was like watching "Titanic" and hoping the ship wouldn't sink.

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talking of these penalties did anyone actually think we were gonna win the shootout ?

from what i read and from whom ive spoken to i havent heard one chelsea fan say that they were confident.

It was like watching "Titanic" and hoping the ship wouldn't sink.

THE SHIP SINKS???????????????????????

sh*t! I just got back from Blockbuster with the DVD of Titanic and now you go and spoil it for me

Thanks Lofty MATE!

Kev

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talking of these penalties did anyone actually think we were gonna win the shootout ?

from what i read and from whom ive spoken to i havent heard one chelsea fan say that they were confident.

It was like watching "Titanic" and hoping the ship wouldn't sink.

THE SHIP SINKS???????????????????????

sh*t! I just got back from Blockbuster with the DVD of Titanic and now you go and spoil it for me

Thanks Lofty MATE!

Kev

Ohhhh ... you must mean THAT film. About the other Titanic.

I was talking about this Titanic ... getmycoat.gif

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I know that everyone is probably still gutted about last night. But I just wonder why when Jose made the tactical decision to bring on Ron (Geremi icon_lol.gif ), who is a penalty specialist apparently, he didn't bring on Carlo instead!

Cech is without a doubt the best goalkeeper in the world, but he cannot save penalties. Since he has been our No. 1, I cannot recall us winning a penalty shoot-out or even him saving a single penalty.

In contrast, look back to the period 3-4 seasons ago when nobody could put a penalty past Carlo! He seems to anticipate penalties better than Petr. Petr IMHO always seems to move too early during penalty kicks allowing the attacker to place it in the opposite corner.

I knew deep down that if we didn't win it in 120 minutes that we would lose on penalties.

Gutted, simply gutted!!! icon_redface.gif

Mooch

Err, the last and only penalty shootout we've had since Cech has been here was against Charlton last year in the Carling Cup. Charlton scored all 5 of their penalties and we lost and guess who was in goal? Yep. It was Carlo.

Come on. Get a grip man icon_lol.gif

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Quite soon into extra-time I was sure the match would go to penalties. I had the same feeling as when I watch England at the world cup. There was a sense of inevitability about it all. And like England, I was convinced we wouldn't win the shoot-out, especially against a side who win them with such Teutonic efficieny.

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