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  1. Good weather merchant. To explain: he had multiple interviews where he said that he might not come to England because the overall weather here is poor and he doesn't like rain. I don't like rain either but holy shit...what a pussy. I know he's from mid-France and lived in Spain most of his life but...come on mate what sort of professional is he? Shows how much of a primadonna's footballers are nowadays. Big pussies.
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  3. Disgraceful in what sense? Because he wanted to leave? Drogba wanted to leave at few times, even Lampard was tempted by Inter.
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  4. Conte will target centre-back this summer that thing I'm sure of. Koulibaly still has everything that you want centre-back to have and it's irrelevant how he was lately, it's only important how good he can be, he has not had a major injury and is yet to hit his prime years so he can be as good or even better as he ever was. Under Conte he can be phenomenal player. Napoli already bedded in his replacement so if there's a chance for pain-free deal, go for it.
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  5. First off all, assalamu alaykum my friend. Yes hahaha. I know ManCity do have a fast majority of supporters back from the time they didn't have the money they have nowadays. Much like us to be honest. The rest is all tourist fans, but even then the Emptihad is never sold out. Is seriously hope the new Stamford Bridge isn't going to become the Etihad 2.0 with empty seats/stands.
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  6. But where would he even play at Real?
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  7. There's a lot of speculation around Eden and it seems very serious this time. Too many, (and now reputable) sources reporting the Madrid interest and that he's interested. This could be the season we all thought will inevitably come. Remember his words "If I ever leave, it will be after winning the league".
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  8. Our website is throwing back digs at Manchester United and Mourinho since Conte won't respond to him.
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  9. I don't get why people are complaining that player want to move. I have 0 problem, football is business, turnover is normal. If Diego want to move, as long as we get tons of money from him and reinvest the money in good players why not. Lukaku is probaby our main target if diego is going to leave, we need a player who can play against 2 cb and be a physical threat upfront. If hazard want to leave is whole another story because finding a similar replacement is almost impossible.
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  10. Wow what an arsehole, only scored at a rate higher than 1 goal in 2 games, gonna win possibly 2 prem trophies in 3 years and if he leaves he's gonna bring in a huge profit to the club. Wow, fuck Diego Costa! Fucking morons.
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  11. What the fuck is this ? you've been reading too much Mills and Boon mate.
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  12. I just realized he played more games than Maldini and Giggs. Put some respekt on this man's name.
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  13. Point 1 - Costa wanted to go to Atletico not China. So the money point is mute. Point 2 - If im not mistaken, Costa also didnt go in the end.
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  14. Interesting. I don't think it's the actual pass which is the most important component of being a good passer. Most people, you & me included I think, could complete a very high percentage of the passes available to us if we were first set up with the right angle, on our chosen foot, with the time and space required, and with the runner in position. Even if you and I couldn't, most professionals could. Nemanja, for example, certainly can. Yes, there are differences between different professionals but, given the perfect set up I've described, the better passer isn't going to complete a significantly higher percentage of the passes than the less good distributor. What makes a much bigger impact on the outcome of any given possession than mere precision of delivery, is the special player's ability to do the things which create the good conditions for a pass in the first place; the collect and turn which leaves the immediate marker in his wake and opens up the pitch in front of him, the precise touch which puts the ball right were it needs to be so he has that split second to get his pass away, the poise and body control to retain possession long enough for the target of his pass to make a run. I won't go on with the list; we all know the sort of things which are on it. I think Bakayoko has many of the attributes required to generate good passing opportunities for himself. Threading the intricate pass around the edge of the opponents' box is a part of the function of a player in Bakayoko's role, but effectively turning defence into attack is a more important part. Bakayoko may not score lots of goals or register many assists, but his team does and he is a big part of the reason for that.
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  15. On paper any skilled player would look better next to Kante, but in the end it all comes down to how Conte wants his team to play. IMO for our style and PL, we need Bakayoko more. The football might be a bit "uglier" but more efficient Tolisso is brilliant talent, but for me he is not good enough defender and not consistent creator. He is somewhere between and it works in Lyon, but in any big team, he will only work in 3 man midfield next to a DM, playmaker and him as b2b. It would work well in juve along Khedira and Marchisio/Pjanic, but here, I dont see him being someone to dictate our attacks on regular basis, nor someone who can sit back and defend. He needs more freedom to get most of him and only three man mid allows that. In the end we dont know how either of these players would do here until they do, so to me as long we get a real quality midfielder, I will be happy whoever it is that Conte values enough to be our starting material.
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  16. Saw this on the FC Bayern Twitter Not bad.
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  17. I'd love to see my old PSV-hero in a Chelsea kit but I doubt he's good enough to bring us to a higher level. Just like last year: ManUtd buy Pogba > Juve get 100m > Juve use the money to buy Higuain > Napoli lose Higuain and ADL refuses to sell another XI player: Koulibaly. Club needs to act fast. Because the blue Manchester club might ruin it this year.
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  18. He may be narrow headed, but at least he speaks openly. Perhaps its stupid, but I prefer players to say whats realy true, instead of saying I will be here next year, no im not going, I love the club blah blah and they leave a month later. Maybe he will go, maybe not. The press loves all this so you can click and talk and talk, making a whole book, but the real source might be completely made up. One thing is sure. It will be damn hard to replace Costa when he is realy in form. Damn hard. Talking about Lukaku, Morata, Lacazette, Belotti,...no one is even half as good as Costa was this season (at least the first half). But I guess the neighbours grass is always greener. I sure hope Lukaku or whoever replaces Costa will be as good as you talk, or some of you will look like big ungrateful fools come next year.
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  19. One each, Hiddink gave more to Kenedy, RLC and Traore.
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  20. Carlo ignored a young, hungry Sturridge and kept playing the stagnant Anelkalouda.
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  21. From your description, he is like dembele for Spurs. That will be good, someone who can hold his ball under pressure, two footed, and most importantly can dribble past opponents through the middle of the pitch and carry the ball forward to help the attack. (Essien used to do this for us,) You only have to watch our match against Tottenham to know how important these type of midfielders are.
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  22. I really believe that when the glorious day comes that we find a youngster who the manager really believes in, that kid will be trusted and selected. In terms of technical ability, I believe that RLC is indeed better equipped than Dele Ali. In terms of what the two lads do with their tools however, there is no comparison. Sadly. I think that is a trait which is prevalent in Italian managers; they value experience. Our Italians, Capello with England, and various Italian national team managers have exhibited it.
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  23. Never mind the quality, feel the width eh? There are assists, and then there are assists. They are certainly not created equal. When judging the contribution of any player, it's not a simple matter of measuring his output. Questions have to be asked, and answered. How often does the player do as well as he can have done in a given situation? Can we reasonably expect our starter in that position to do better? Your answers to those questions in Nemanja's case may find in his favour, mine find decisively against him. As for the assists; I've frequently posted the opinion that, when things are in his favour, Nemanja can pick a pass as well as the next professional. It it when things are not in his favour that he frustrates me. When we need someone with the surety of touch, quickness of feet and quality body control to turn a less than perfect situation into an attacking opportunity for our team, Nemanja is not our man. On the majority of occasions that Nemanja comes into possession, a standard, simple, action is exactly what is required and he serves us well in those situations. There are numerous times in each game however where we would benefit from a player with superior attributes and it is those times which make the difference. We hope to qualify for, and be competitive in, the Champions League next season. We will find it harder to succeed in that ambition if we are not able to select a player to partner Ngolo who is able to help us make the most of those difference making opportunities. Last, but not least, Nemanja is utterly unable to do anything the least bit challenging with his right leg. He avoids that limb in the same way novice tennis players avoid their backhand. For me, an upgrade in his position remains priority number one this summer.
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