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Henrique

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  1. The Conte Thread

    Some people say Conte just erased Mourinho's shadow, but every time I read a post like this I get the opposite feeling. At this point I think we know Conte and Mourinho are two different animals. Mourinho is an ultra defensive manager, he likes mind games, he likes to create some strong headlines to newspapers, he has a huge ego. Last game with Mourinho as the manager was back in 2015 (!!!), its not like he was sacked months ago, and its not like Conte just arrived weeks ago.
  2. The Conte Thread

    Football is just crazy. Conte is doing so great right now, but in modern football it seems inevitable that one day he will get axed (might be even next season, who kwows? Last two managers to win the PL got axed right in the next season after the trophy). Then, most fans will get angry at the board, probably blame the player for the bad results...untill the next manager with good results arrive, then Conte won't be missed and might even get taunted when he returns to SB as a rival manager.
  3. 24. Gary Cahill

    Im glad he scored the winner. That penalty was one of most stupid ones I've ever seen. Have to admit started to like him more after that celebration.
  4. The Conte Thread

    I missed that. Priceless.
  5. The European Leagues & Competitions Thread V2

    Just to remember that years ago people were worried that English clubs would turn UCL into a rich man's FA Cup. Just embarrassing. Another season, and another mediocre UCL season for PL teams.
  6. Chelsea Kits 2016/17

    That camouflage thing is just just terrible, and that kit reminds me of these ones: I was expecting something bold from Nike in the 3rd kit, something like Barcelona or City 3rd kit, but this is just the same old Adidas boring black kit we got in the past 10 years.
  7. The Conte Thread

    Top clubs like United and PSG...what do you mean? So, if United and PSG want Player X, so we should also want Player X, even if United is a Europa League side, and PSG is embarrassing at top level? Its also very easy to understand why I said your starting XI is not any better than the current one: all the players you mentioned are U23 players, and this is NOT what this squad needs at moment, introducing FOUR U23 players into the starting team, and we are actually talking about a team that produced 4 mediocre UCL performances in past 4 seasons and was eliminated twice in a row by a not so special PSG team. The team you just posted is more likely to emulate the UCL record of the past seasons than "grow into a true European elite for the next 5 years". Just take a look at the biggest european clubs of past 5 years: Bayern, Barcelona and Real. They all have one thing in common: they went after (or kind of) estabilished stars in top european leagues (Bale, Modric, Suarez, Robben, Lewan, Vidal), in top NT sides (Neymar), or players who had a great performance in a top tournament (James Rodriguez). To other side, all the players you pointed are young players from mid tier european leagues. Perhaps they will be great additions, but definetely not the kind of players you want if you are thinking about getting into a UCL elite. We need more Diego Costas and less Batshuayis.
  8. The Conte Thread

    I'm glad you are not the one behind transfer market, because the team you created isn't any better than the current starting XI. lol In my books Azpi should not be playing as a CB next season. He is doing great this season, but he is not a CB. Alonso is miles better than Moses, and I can see he becoming a better player in the future, while game after game I get more convinced that Moses is ultra limited. I do agree we need someone else in attack and in the mid, but for CL football we should be looking more to an Arturo Vidal or Xabi Alonso kind of signing than getting a bunch of u23 from League 1. The current squad lacks European experience and is more likely to produce a PSG horror show than emulate the heroics of 11/12 season. The core of this squad were part of the past 4 mediocre UCL seasons, and even Hazard is yet to produce a great performance in a big game in Europe, and the reason for that, imo, is the transfer policy after 2012, when it seems the club is only interest in getting u23 players.
  9. The English Football Thread

    To be honest Wenger staying will be beyond pathetic, and will kill Arsenal fans any hope to win something big in next years, since the owners will be sending a big fat message: we don't care about results.
  10. The Conte Thread

    I don't think that will be a mistake, actually that will the right thing to do.
  11. The European Leagues & Competitions Thread V2

    Ridiculous. That second penalty was pretty pathetic.
  12. The European Leagues & Competitions Thread V2

    Arsenal is so embarrassing. Its not even funny anymore. I'm sure if Wenger get axed tomorrow, some stupid pundits will talk bullshit about how modern football is so unfair.
  13. Chelsea Kits 2016/17

    3rd kit looks awful.
  14. The European Leagues & Competitions Thread V2

    Wenger is the perfect example about how the talk about stability is bullshit. During many years people used SAF record to prove that not firing the manager was the right thing to do, because the results would naturally come one day. SAF wasn't fired because he kept being competitive during all those years, and because when he became United's manager, United wasn't the club they are today. Today no manager in the world will stay 6 years in United without winning a major trophy. Arsenal is a joke for not firing Wenger. Being an Arsenal fan must be really frustrating, because the club is sending the message they lack ambition. They are happy to be in top 4 every season, and don't mind getting knocked out 7 seasons in row in the first round of knockout stage in Premier League. During many years Wenger got away with the myth that he was the moral winner of Premier League, because Arsenal could achieve top 4 without spending ridiculous amount of money. In recent seasons we could realize this is not more than a big lie. Arsenal got one of the best squads in the league, they have enormous amount of pretty good options in attack, and they are still a team that can't win the Premier League in a season that a relegation zone side won the league. Stability means nothing when you are stable in mediocrity.
  15. The Conte Thread

    http://www.talkchelsea.net/opinions/how-burnley-exposed-chelseas-defensive-vulnerabilities/ ???