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Everything posted by Henrique

  1. Eden Hazard

    Hazard being a Real Madrid flop is perfect example why people are wrong when they say Conte was right when the dismissed Diego Costa. When a player lost his form after he leaves a team, moving for another team is usually the main reason why a player lost his previous form. There are many examples around, like Kaka moving to Real Madrid. I'm convinced Hazard still would be the best player in PL if he was still playing for us, the same way I'm convinced our 17/18 season would be much better if Costa was still playing for us that season. Hazard is not Real Madrid kind of player. Their squad is stellar, he is just another guy playing for them. My man is on the verge of becoming the greatest Real Madrid flop ever. I hope in future players learn a lesson, before thinking about living us to Real Madrid.
  2. Man United 0-0 Chelsea

    I'm convinced he will keep his job no matter what happens this season.The days of firing managers after a bad run are dead in the water. Conte was fired because he thought he could enter in a fight with Marina, and that was a losing battle, but he survived during the worst period of 17/18 season. Sarri also had some results that would be enough to fire a manager in the past. Lampard's job is safe, specially because he understand the club's internal politics, he knows he is only the coach and he is not the one making the decisions, and it comes to your second sentence: Lampard didn't bring any new player to the club, he is not the one getting new players. Since ages we know the club gets the players despite what the manager is thinking and they have to work with the squad at his disposal. Lampard himself made it clear more than one time in interviews and press conferences: he is not the one making the decisions, "its up to the club". Thats what makes me concerned: he will keep his job no matter what. At first sight it might be an indication of a club that is thinking about a long term project and is convinced the manager will bring the results at some point in the future, but I'm not convinced the club hired Lampard because they believe he can become a great coach, it seems they were thinking in something else: a living legend like Lampard as the manager makes the fans more patience and less demanding; another thing is, as you said, Lampard is a "rookie", so he knows his place inside the club, he knows Marina is the big boss, he is not in a position to make big demands and enter in a power struggle with Marina. Actually I'm sure Lampard is Marina's biggest fan, because she hired him when he was just a Championship coach with just okay results, she backed him during difficult times and bought the players he said he needed. I'm afraid we might be entering in a Arsenal/Wenger or New York Knicks kind of situation: results don't matter that much, as long as the financial results are looking good.
  3. Man United 0-0 Chelsea

    I see, after reading the other posts you are just here finding excuses to justify "STF" decisions, to the point you have to say Zyech is getting plenty of opportunities, when in reality he is getting 10 or 15 minutes per game.
  4. Man United 0-0 Chelsea

    What's your definition of "plenty of opportunity"?
  5. Man United 0-0 Chelsea

    If you forget the names, there is not a huge difference between this United team and West Brom or "Soton".
  6. Super Frank Thread

    Lampard is not looking at building a new team here, its clear he is just looking at results. It just nullifies the reason why you would give Lampard the job in the first place. Tony Pullis could be the coach If you are looking after clean sheets.
  7. Man United 0-0 Chelsea

    On Reddit people would be ultra happy. 2 clean sheets in a row!
  8. Man United 0-0 Chelsea

    0-0. United had 4 big chances to score. Mendy made 3 great saves and Cavani almost scored. We had 0 chances. De Gea was probably bored for the whole match. Mendy won us a point today.
  9. Man United 0-0 Chelsea

    Mendy made 3 difficult saves. If Kepa was playing today, United would be winning 3-0.
  10. Man United 0-0 Chelsea

    How I miss those games from 12 years ago between those sides. This is a horror show. I can't see any of those teams finishing inside top 4 this season.
  11. Man United 0-0 Chelsea

    Hahaha. Lampard is not even trying anymore. Zero tactical changes.
  12. Man United 0-0 Chelsea

    Lampard clearly looking for 0-0.
  13. Man United 0-0 Chelsea

    I miss my man Abraham passion. Werner is too soft and is always playing like he doesnt care.
  14. Man United 0-0 Chelsea

    Clear penalty on Azpi. VAR wasnt even checking. Now VAR was looking for a penalty on Rashford...those asholes are a disgrace.
  15. Super Frank Thread

    I appreciate people trying to see positive things after a 0-0 against Sevilla, a game where the team for most part of the game had 40% of ball possession and where the GK was the best player. I bet those people believe in that theory: first you build a strong defense, then after that you can think about fixing the attacking approach. Reading Reddit its baffling the lack of ambition from some folks there: "0-0 is a fine result. Sevilla is a top team, they ended Bayern's 22 game win streak and until the weekend (when they had a man sent off in the first half) they hadn't lost since February, and they've played a number of good teams since then." Sevilla ended last season in 4th in La Liga, and just look at their squad and the players they bought this season, but folks are happy with this kind of mediocre results, because you know, a club legend is the coach at moment.
  16. Super Frank Thread

    I've never felt as resigned after a game as I'm right now. When Southampton equalized I wasn't even mad or sad, since it was something that became typical in recent times, and I don't see anything changing in future. The same way I'm just resigned when I go to twitter official account before every game just to realize Mason Mount is starting another game, while the english press keeps acting as he was the real deal. People will look at Kepa to find scapegoats, the true is the performance today was dreadful even when the team was winning. Mount and Pulisic both playing out of position were completely useless. The worst part: we all know the did that to fit Mount on the team, it seems Lampard thinks he as other duties other than making the best for Chelsea, I'm afraid he is also concerned about developing players for NT. I had high hopes for this season and I also thought the criticism towards Lampard in the first games this season were unfair, but what I saw today was just sad, I've never seen a worse performance in years. Lampard's team is lazy, and it's lazy since last season, it lacks energy, it lacks pace, the players seems to be stuck in training session mode. Lampard can't even make proper changes during the game. Lets get fo facts: in last 5 minutes + injury time the team was playing with 5 defenders (including TWO right backs) against Southampton, and somehow they managed to concede a 3rd goal and spent the last 3 minutes watching Southampton exchanging passes in our own defensive field and Saints even created 2 chances to win the game in the space of 2 minutes. Last season when I had to read the press praise the team after defeats (Liverpool beats "impressive" Chelsea) I knew something was wrong, if you are getting praised after losing a game it means you are not a top dog anymore, specially in that case the press were more or less saying (hey, Chelsea didn't get smashed by Liverpool, and they even scored a goal!). Its also not only about "defence", as I said before the team lacks energy and desire to win, in the game today 3 goals game after individual talent as the team barely created any chances. Of course the english tv direction will focus on Kepa to keep the narrative that Lampard is being let down by individual errors. While thats true at some degree, this doesn't change the fact that the teams biggest problems lies somewhere else.
  17. Super Frank Thread

    Pretty much down to individual quality,
  18. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    I cant blame him. Lets be honest, Bayern looks a better place for him to develop as a player.
  19. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    Even a loan is a fucking mistake. Bayern took Gnabry and turned him into a beast. They probably know they will do the same with Odoi.
  20. Super Frank Thread

    LOL The season just started. The headline makes you think the team is in 7 loses in a row.
  21. Super Frank Thread

    Really difficult to judge him at the moment. There was no pre-season, its a unusual situation, and most of new signings are not ready yet, and our best player is out with an injury. Today it was an easy victory if not for Mason Mount, and its even difficult to criticize Lampard for sticking with Mount here, because he was probably the motm against WB. To other side, in the final minutes the team was just exchanging passes like in a training session. Really weird, just cross the ball or try a long shoot. Right now he must stop Mason Mount thing. Mount is the same old story. He has 5 mediocre games in a row, then he will score a goal and people will say he is quality and has a bright future. That stupid and infuriating pass just minutes before Spurs equalized sums up his lack of quality and weak mentality.
  22. Super Frank Thread

    You guys should also adjust your expectations. We signed Havertz, instead of Thiago Alcântara. I find really amusing that people were acting as we became PL contenders because of Havertz. Quality player, but not a world beater as many of you are trying to picture.
  23. Super Frank Thread

    Caballero is worse. Alonso is better than both Emerson and Azpi playing as LB.
  24. Super Frank Thread

    Christensen fucked the game. Zyech, Pulisic and Silva out. His only mistake is his love for Mount. Other than that I dont know why you guys are mad.
  25. 24. Reece James

    James is a beast going forward. His goal was great in so many aspects, not only the shooting, but the way he went to the mid to receive the ball, instead of staying wide waiting for the ball. Going forward he has so much more to offer compared to Azpi. To other side he really needs to improve his defensive game. During part of the games our right side was an open avenue for Brighton going forward.