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  1. The English Football Thread

    Now I'm hoping that United gets a bad result against Celta in the EL. That would shift their focus to the Spurs game for their Top 4 battle. If anyone can do a job on Spurs, it's Jose.
  2. 10. Eden Hazard

    The complete quote was that he couldn't guarantee Eden's or any other player's future. Too much baiting going on. Not that I'm saying there's no chance he won't go to Real but too much biting over a relatively simple answer. This happens every once in a while, more-so after Real suffer with a recent result.
  3. The English Football Thread

    Glad that Clattenburg is gone, but out of all refs I hope it isn't Mike Dean for the final.
  4. 19. Diego Costa

    Yeah, his finishing is still crap though, I'm not sure what the hell happened. Although he was useful defensively and our best striker on paper, I think we should give Bats a chance for the upcoming games until Diego sorts his shit out. I think most opposing teams have also figured out how to play Costa though, which is part of the problem. Starting with Bats would put them off like it did with Spurs.
  5. 6. Nathan Aké

    Come on Antonio, you've seen what the kid can do. Apart from the goal (which he couldnt do much about), he kept Kane under control. Never "backed" away from a challenge and stood his ground.
  6. 30. David Luiz

    Warrior's performance. Surprised Azpi was chosen as Captain over him. Luiz was clearly the one barking orders from the back.
  7. 15. Victor Moses

    He needs to stay back and practice throw-ins. That wasn't the first, second or third time this season where he was penalized for a foul throw.
  8. 6. Nathan Aké

    Really disappointed that Ake didn't get a sniff in. With Alonso injured he was the only one suited to deputising and at the same time keeping our shape at the back. Zouma hasn't shown anything to suggest he fits in the 3 at the back system unfortunately. In the cup games, Ake had always done well at LB regardless of the opposition. Azpi at LB backfired big time and he ended up over-tinkering with the formation, and ultimately confused some of the players (from what I saw).
  9. 10. Eden Hazard

    Effin hell, I spit out my coffee as soon as I saw the name and the word hotel... Seriously though, Zidane has indicated previously that he's uncertain of his future at Real. In addition to that, the RM board went through sacking Carlo and hiring Rafa in his place,so I wouldn't be surprised if he's not there next season. Zidane has done brilliantly since taking over but with Real, nobody is safe, especially the players. Ronaldo and Bale even went through spells where they got booed and hassled by a section of their own fans. As bad as some of our players were here, the fans never booed them for their performances. Hazard is better off staying put and he probably knows it.
  10. 19. Diego Costa

    I'm sorry, it won't happen again. My next posts here will be solely dedicated to whinging...
  11. 19. Diego Costa

    I can't imagine the meltdown for some if Costa stays next season. He might just have another hot start and then drop off after December(ala Cesc) as well (like he did in 14-15). Personally, I'm in the camp that's frustrated by his poor finishing and touch but I'm not going as far as calling him a mercenary/donkey or what have you. I don't believe for once that he's screwing up and looking bad intentionally. I have no idea what transpired (I don't like speculations and here-say) during the December fiasco. But if his head was indeed turned, I have confidence that Conte has it under control. It's not like we're losing or dropping points week in week out with him in the side. He still contributes even at his lowest, to say Bats would come and do a better job is just the benefit of hindsight. What I do agree in regards to yesterday as that Bats should've gotten some minutes particularly after we went 3-1, but also understood that Conte felt it was still a dangerous scoreline with 25mins to go. I don't think he deserves the hate he's getting, he's done more for us in the league for three seasons than Torres/Shevchenko did combined during their time here at Chelsea. He stands to finish as our top scorer for two title winning seasons, if he leaves, we'll be back to square one in the striking department.
  12. 15. Victor Moses

    Ake/Cahill at RCB with Azpi as wing-back? LWB - Alonso LCB - Cahill CB - Luiz RCB - Ake RWB - Azpi Not sure the City game is a good time to experiment though, sort of wish Antonio tried out Ake in the Palace game instead...
  13. Juan Mata

    http://www.manutd.com/en/News-And-Features/Football-News/2017/Mar/manchester-united-star-juan-mata-has-surgery-on-groin-injury.aspx Seems like he's out for the season. Unfortunate for him but I'm sort of glad that he doesn't play us again this season.
  14. 19. Diego Costa

    http://www.espnfc.co.uk/chelsea/story/3095162/chelsea-striker-diego-costa-eager-to-knock-manchester-city-out-of-title-race Hopefully what he says translates to what happens on the pitch this Wednesday.
  15. 19. Diego Costa

    At the risk of going OT, I wouldn't put Crespo in the flop list. Apart from his injuries, he was heavily rotated by Claudio in his first season but he generally did well when he was used. In Mourinho's 2nd season he was superb in some games( the Liverpool game comes to mind where he got a beauty incorrectly chalked off) but again was good in the majority of games he was used in. We won the Premier League with him contributing equally with Drog goals-wise, no way he was a terrible purchase.