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  1. Chelsea 2-2 Sheffield United

    I think you're overreacting here. You can be laughing and taking your jobs very seriously at the same time. Smiling/laughing does not mean you aren't focused or don't want to win. Only being serious is so boring. I respect that he seems to have that type of relationship with kova. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  2. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    I don't think it's that simple. In fact, I would think that the money isn't the most important thing...there was a few really good sources hinting that we had agreed. So it almost seems like we've agreed, and he is making sure that he is actually going to get playing time when he gets back before he signs. Lampard can tell him all day long he thinks highly of him and he is central to plans, but talk is cheap. Now I would say it's clear lamps means it, and he has showed that with his faith in other youngsters. But you have to remember that CHO heard it from sarri but then didn't play as much as he wanted (he eventually did, and I thought sarri handled decent although he should have played him sooner). Then you see Pep talking up foden as the best young player he's coached but then not played him. Honestly can't blame the kid for wanting it to be proven he's going to be given chances. It was clear to me that was problem in the first place. That's how I see it. I'm thinking he just wants to make sure he actually has a place before signing. There's a difference between an entitled mentality and one where you want what you deserve. I don't think he's entitled to a place in the team. I don't think he thinks he's entitled to a place in the team simply by being himself. I do think he deserves a place on merit. And if he doesn't get a place then he's going to go to a place he can play on merit. As tomo has said, it's fine for him to get as much out of it as possible. That's part of the dynamics of becoming a top player. He has some power here based in the situation. I think it'll still pay off long term for us. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  3. The English Football Thread

    That's why if it's done by someone in a booth with very objective guidelines, it would make it more consistent... Yes you give and take a little, but the point of extra/stoppage time is to add the time that was lost for various things...I for one don't remember any games when 5-6 minutes were added with no injuries or goals. Fergie time is different story that isn't about this conversation. If someone is getting special treatment, that's clearly wrong either way... And per the laws of the game, the added time actually means "a minimum of ___ minutes". So just cause they don't blow it right at the time, doesn't mean they aren't doing it correctly. The ref could have meant a bit more than 4 minutes, and then there was some stoppages in the extra time that meant more was needed. It's clear they low-ball the stoppage time almost every game. It's like how they used to never actually give 10 yards, it was really only ever 8 (they've gotten better at this). It's little things that are not hard to fix Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  4. The English Football Thread

    I think the opposite. I think it's unreal how they rarely ever add enough time to the end of halves. I spent multiple games last season counting the time for injuries and clear time wasting, etc. And they basically NEVER give enough time. This season has been a little better, but still not there. It's really not that hard to do. They have people in booths already, so they might as well just have those people keep track and tell the center ref how long. It's really not that hard...I don't get why they don't make it easier. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  5. 8. Ross Barkley

    Agreed, but the problem is he just isn't good enough there either. He doesn't have the efficiency or decisiveness or end product or decision making for it. Part of that is confidence, but most is not. There's a reason mount plays over him. He's simply the superior player. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  6. 8. Ross Barkley

    He did okay-ish. Honestly he's just so frustrating to watch. Takes 4 touches when he only needs 2. Constantly makes the wrong pass. The most frustrating is how he slightly misplaces so many passes. They end getting to our player most of the time (sometimes not though), but it's rarely ever where it needs to be. It'll be not quite be in stride so they'll have to slow down. It's often behind the player so they have to stop, turn around, and retrieve the ball (this especially happens when he is passing so an outside back. It kills so much attacking momentum. Slows down play, allows defenses to get in better positions, etc. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  7. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    I read somewhere that CHO's was much less serious than RLC's. I think RLC was a complete rupture and Odoi might have only been partial. Happy to have him back soon! Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  8. 12. Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    I've never heard of a fully ruptured Achilles only taking 3 months to get back to playing. You usually can't put weight on the leg or at least a month of two. Then it's a long, slow recovery Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  9. The English Football Thread

    ... that's an embarrassing comment. A real person just got a serious injury. It doesn't matter if it's a rival or not Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  10. The English Football Thread

    Looked like a ruptured Achilles to me. So probably 6-12 months depending on severity. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  11. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    I agree with you it'd be a PR disaster and they may be using well, but I don't think he's our brightest talent. I would give that to Reece James. One could argue mount is ahead since we don't know how CHO will recover from injury. Idk if I would consider RLC at "talent" anymore. He's already there for me. As terrible as this transfer ban is. We've also been so unfortunate with injuries to our younger players. We've also got such a talented group that seems will make it through. CHO, James, RLC, and mount. That's brilliant. Hoping 3 of them recover well from their serious injuries. So excited for CHO to sign this contract. Top career ahead for him at chels. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  12. The International Football Thread

    The sad truth is that being acquitted does not mean they are innocent. It is unbelievably easy to get away with things when you are rich. The system is broken, especially with someone who is rich...and historically speaking, men have consistently gotten away with these acts, that's not a question. Also, millions of women wanting him means absolutely nothing on whether he raped someone or not. There's plenty of famous, "attractive" people that have been sexual predators in various ways. Let's take the Ronaldo situation for example. We don't know what happened, but what we do know is that he paid this woman a lot of money to keep quiet about what happened...she eventually decided to come forward. He is now acquitted, but why did he pay her so much then??? There has to be a reason. She might have "wanted" to get with him at first but then once things were happening she wanted to stop, but he didn't. If he forced to continue, that's clearly rape. We don't know what happened. And rape is a really hard thing to prove too. It's one word against someone else. Like vesper said, rape is clearly a sexual thing, but it's also a power thing. Ronaldo may feel he has the right to anything to anyone because he's rich, famous, etc. I mean Trump is pretty obvious example of that... Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  13. Ethan Ampadu

    I disagree with that. I think height is overrated. It would make a difference in crosses, but to me tenacity and positioning is more important in those cases. There have been tons of top class center backs with his height. I'm not sure he quite has touch, turn of pace, and quickness of feet to play as a modern day CM. He has lots of other attributes for the position though. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  14. Ethan Ampadu

    I really wish we would have sent him somewhere he would play CB. He's got all the qualities to be a top ball playing CB at a top club. I don't think he does as a CM. I'd love to be proven wrong here though. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  15. Wilfried Zaha

    Agreed, I love him as player too. Honestly, I'd love to have him as striker here. I really wanted him or martial over the past seasons, but it didn't work out. Unfortunately, it now looks like Ole is going to play martial at striker. And I'm not confident in us getting zaha. It would go against the signing younger players thing, but we have CHO and Puli as young wingers, it wouldn't hurt to have an experienced player for the next 3-5 years (Pedro and Willian especially shouldn't be that). But I really think it could solve our striker issue next summer too. The dude is a baller Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk