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  1. Past hour
  2. Denis Suarez

    With his loan move to the arsehole stalled (can't reach an agreement whether it will lead to a permanent sale) I just wonder if we will be back in for him?
  3. Gonzalo Higuain

    LOL After these years did you honestly think ............... Maybe his presence in the stands can help!
  4. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    Fuck that for a lark!!! Rather give him to Bayern than let the Scouse gits have him, Thats right. IF a players pushing to get out then why in hell would he want to return. a buy back only works if the player WANTS to come back.
  5. Chelsea v Spurs

    Feel for him, said straight away looks like hamstring on Sunday. This might tip Poch over the edge with his small squad and no backing by the owner - can see him at Utd, where he has an abundance of players.
  6. Today
  7. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    Liverpool MET with Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi, Bayern Munich deal set for hijack? LIVERPOOL have entered the race to sign Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/755169/Liverpool-Chelsea-Callum-Hudson-Odoi-Bayern-Munich-transfer-news-gossip Achtung, Bayern! Liverpool traf sich mit Hudson-Odoi https://www.bild.de/sport/fussball/fussball/fc-bayern-muenchen-callum-hudson-odoi-im-visier-des-fc-liverpool-59706756,jsPageReloaded=true.bild.html#remId=1616621450825395933
  8. Gonzalo Higuain

    "Small"... As usual... Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  9. Leandro Paredes

    Chelsea remain ready to get Leandro Paredes from Zenit. Paredes wants the move. Sarri maintains he needs a replacement for Fabregas. Zenit still pricing Chelsea out, but PSG dropping out could be significant (L’Équipe) https://t.co/JHs5NKbzM5 Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  10. 10. Eden Hazard

    We need a new talisman. Regardless of whether he stays or goes, this cannot be the mentality of the best player in our squad. I know people like making excuses for Eden, I like him as a person too, but that quote in my opinion should not be uttered in public. Our best player of the old guard (Lampard) would never have this kind of mentality, and this is why this chelsea side are inconsistent. Because we play well as a team when we're in the mood to put in more effort. See? Sarri wasn’t making this up.
  11. Philippe Coutinho

    All the players mentioned in this page are massively overrated.
  12. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Too many touches. Too much hesitation. Too slow, and all around quite boring. A win against Newcastle, yeah, but it highlighted the worst of our forwards and advanced midfielders. At times there’s a distinct lack of awareness from our attackers as to how much time and space they really have. And that was only exasperated against Arsenal when things went from bad to… bad. We can’t pretend that the signs weren’t there before this weekend’s game at The Emirates™. After a ‘heroic’ loss at Wembley the lads took their foot off the pedal. Again. Putting in one of their worse showings in recent times against Newcastle Arsenal. But we should be more concerned with the mentality of the team as a whole. Not so much in the cliché ‘machismo’ sense, but more in terms of being positive on the ball, taking responsibility, and showing some semblance of awareness. It’s a process. Sure. But with the risks we take playing the way we do, and margins in a game of professional football so thin, we need more in the 'final 20 metres' to make it worthwhile. But we don’t see enough of these sort of risks from other players further forwards. Maybe Jorginho. It sticks out like a sore thumb when Jorginho tries to pick a similar sort of run, but the key thing is at least he is trying to be incisive. To get back to what I was talking about above. These passes from Luiz and to some extent Rudiger serve a clear purpose. And outside of the obvious poor finishing we’ll see there’s more that we’ve failed to take advantage of in these moments. It might be harsh to be looking at this frame by frame and bashing them for it, but as professional footballers in the top flight of the English game this is the speed at which they have to make their decisions. Margins are thin. The tempo of passing has to be quick in order to unsettle defences. The game has moved on from 15-20 years ago when the 10 had space and time to dictate and make decisions between lines. Most of the gaps we create in defences last less than a second. And when no one takes responsibility throughout the entire move we get the same boring and frustrating tippy-tappy nonsense without a true end goal in sight. An obvious issue then. The need for invention and to move the ball quickly. All while getting bodies into the box. It doesn’t always have to work out. It's more that the previous incision and will to force things to happen has been slowly slipping out of our game. I’m sure Sarri is alright with his players losing the ball while playing at a high tempo. It’s better than the alternative of taking more touches for a safety first approach (that poses more of a danger to us in the long term). We’re living with the worst of both worlds. Risky build-up play without the end product to make it worthwhile. That's a lot for one Higuain to solve, but with Hazard moving back out wide and having a threat in behind... A lot of maybes. It's on to Sarri to sort this.
  13. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Why dont our midfielders run into space? I notice this a lot, they have no football intelligence to notice they have space to run into in attack. Thats why we have few bodies in attack all the time.
  14. Last Film You Watched

    Just watched The Nutcracker and the 4 Realms!! https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5523010/ Deserves to be the Wizard of Oz for the future and a must watch annual Christmas movie. Basically about a girl whose mother has just died thats left her some sort of with a lock and no key. She goes looking for this key and discovers a magical world full of Fly agaric shrooms (the big red good trippy ones) and encounters a soldier, a gang of mice and the rulers who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers, and Land of Sweets. Then she has to find the mouse that nicked her key who has gone off to this 4th Realm where she must restore harmony from the current war with Mother Ginger. Ive seen some reviews about their not being enough music but it didn't affect it for me. This with The House With The Clock In Its Walls will give families great viewing for as long as the Wizard Of Oz
  15. Elseid Hysaj

    He hasn't been amazing this season, and we'd be really strong at RB with this signing. But, c'mon, the left side is so crap.
  16. The Pub - Discuss Anything

    Mate any crash where there is a death is heartbreaking. Specially for the person that has to go and ID their loved one. It's an image that stays with you your whole life and very difficult to remember their faces any other way.
  17. General Transfer Talk

    Buddy. we lack good depth in every position. And positions we do have a backup it's for a like to like player. Nobody we could really point to and say ' bring XXXX on cause he will change the game ' Unless its bringing anyone on to replace Willian. We need several new starters and use the current lads for depth. But of course with our one out one in I can't see it as we dont even shift our deadwood. We are the wood hoarders of the PL.
  18. Elseid Hysaj

    If hysaj is being bought to replace azpi then i just hope the board has sense to replace sarri with super lampard before that... One trick pony sarri...and apparently that one trick is also not working so half a trick pony. .
  19. Christian Pulisic

    Our problem is tho that at this moment what we do need are goals and assists. We should keep the lads 'WITH POTENTIAL' as backups. And for the money we paid I cant see him being back up. We really should be looking at players who are currently scoring goals / assists. And if he was the fastest player on the pitch with an amazing cross we still need players moving into positions to take advantage. Lets hope Higs will create a stir cause right now we got a bunch of lads with no fire in their belly that we know they have.
  20. Leandro Paredes

    If we want him, better finalize this as soon as possible. PSG maybe start looking elsewhere, but i can see City moving in for him now that Frankie De jong is headed to Barca.
  21. General Transfer Talk

    120M asking price for Allan. Have fun dealing with Napoli, PSG https://gianlucadimarzio.com/en/napoli-psg-continue-to-insist-for-allan-the-latest
  22. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Hamsik is a proper midfielder though, much more well rounded player. He has quite bit of experience as pivot midfielder, 3 man midfield and as a #10. Lampard esque in ability.
  23. Philippe Coutinho

    The reports say £65m for the transfer fee, but I assume Barca (shockingly so if they did as Shitty said 'fuck that we are out') matched PSG's insane official wage offer which was £200k per week, meaning the total cost (NOT counting any add-ons) including wages is £117m for 5 five years. I also would think this makes Barca a lock for de Ligt as he and de Jong wanted to go to same team.
  24. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    And back on defence. That guy has a serious motor. Converted winger too, if I'm not mistaken (in his younger days). I think he's seriously underrated and getting someone like him is difficult, IMO. I thought Kovacic might be, but he doesn't come close to what Hamsik provides in the final 3rd. And yes, I also thought Barkley would be able to do the role as he has the needed physical qualities and his improvement at the start of the season had me really hopeful.
  25. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    If you look how Hamsik played at Napoli under Sarri, he was basically playing as a second forward at times, running into space etc. Barkley in theory should be a good fit to play that LCM position but for some reason it just isn't happening
  26. Philippe Coutinho

    So Barca just spent 90 million euros on Frenkie de Jong. I bet they are eager to sell some players right now to balance the books so we should go all out with Willian+cash deal for Coutinho. They might even be crazy enough to accept it!
  27. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    That's true. Though, I haven't been feeling the boyhood club love vibe recently.
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