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Laylabelle

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  1. Styles liked a post in a topic by Laylabelle in The Mourinho Thread   
    Exactly and thats the point Ray Wilkins raised really..all that time trying get someone cant sack him really...
    The Jose programme recorded it aint yet watched cause prob gana depress.There was one on Saturday at the same time as the West Ham game which was sucky timing considering..heres what you had..and heres whats happening now hurrah!
  2. Kez liked a post in a topic by Laylabelle in Discussion Topic   
    Ahahaha 19th Place..damn my wishful predictions lol.Gana be a Liverpool fan and remember where finished last season and celebrate that...
  3. BluesChick liked a post in a topic by Laylabelle in Last Film You Watched   
    Twlight last big..love shite films and this was defintly one of them!Dont get how anyone could camp over night or whatever to see this and the stars etc.RPatz has a sqaushed weird looking face and Stuart still one expression..how its taken seriously god knows
  4. Manuf liked a post in a topic by Laylabelle in La Liga Thread   
    3 matches bloody hell wish we had that problem
  5. xPetrCechx liked a post in a topic by Laylabelle in The English Football Thread   
    Crap result in the end...hey ho we're not exactly in that race anyway
  6. TacticalBlues liked a post in a topic by Laylabelle in The English Football Thread   
    Man U's defence is shocking..shame they have a strike force to make up for it or they'd be no where near the top
  7. Rmpr liked a post in a topic by Laylabelle in The English Football Thread   
    And here comes the Reading loss......
  8. Laylabelle liked a post in a topic by Peace. in Roman Abramovich Thread   
    The three last games show how much wrong was the decision to sack our manager, how much wrong was the choice of personel, and especially how much the timing was wrong.
    Roberto Di Matteo was sacked when we was entering the busiest period of the season. A run of 11 games in 35 days was coming, which makes roughly a game every three days. And we had to play three games in only one week. Even though, the board decided to appoint some block who had never worked with our players before, excepted for the ladyboy.
    In this kind of situation, what was the best thing to do ? Sticking with the man who has worked with the players for the last year and a half, the man who knew our players, knew their strengths and weakness ? Or a guy who did not fuck all of them ?
    Roman might have been misled by the fact that all the past mid-season sackings didn't hit us back, and at the contrary, they allowed us to bounce back. The question is, why did these sacking were "successful" ?
    First off, Avram Grant situation. This season, we reached the Champions League final and we weren't far away of winning this competition. One might think that the sacking was beneficial (in the short-term). However, as I said in one of my previous post, at that time, we had true leaderS on the pitch. Furthermore, Steve Clarck remained the coach assistant, a job he had done for the three previous seasons. Therefore, all in all, we didn't fail back then, because some guys in the managerial staff were used to the team ; and players were carrying the team (at a mental level, and at a result level).
    Now, Hiddink case. Once again, the managerial merry-go round turned out to be beneficial, since we were one decent ref away of the Champions League final, we won the FA Cup and had a good end of season. And once again, we had our core of players to carry the team. And in addition, the manager appointed was a great manager and a great man as well. A man who imposes respect by his aura and his C.V. A man who inspires his teams. Furthermore, he was (and still is) a close friend of our owner, and he was more or less one of Roman advisor ; thus had some knowledge about the squad.
    Then, Di Matteo case. I get the feeling I am repeating myself, though sacking André Villas-Boas appeared to be the right choice at a short term level : we won the CL and the FA Cup. Once again, we had the team core to carry the team (they were a fewer than in the past, but still we had Didier, Petr, Frank and Terry). And once again, the manager appointed knew the team since he was André's assistant. He was also a respectful and inspiring man, since he was a club legend, and had some good relationship with players (especially with our captain).
    I'd like to add that in the two previous cases, it was the players who get their managers out. They had at these moments something to redeem for. They had to prove they were right. This fact adds even more motivation and hunger to do well.
    Finaly, the current situation. Where is the core of the team to carry us when things are tough ? The core isn't what it was. Some of these players are gone, some other are too old to carry the team week in week out, and some other are struggling with injuries. Also, players seemed to be quite affected by Di Matteo dismissal. We only have a few players with a winning mentality - the most of them are young and unexperienced boys. Therefore it isn't surprising to do not see this "fighting-back" spirit.
    And where's the inspiring and respectful manager to lead the team ? Nowhere to bee seen. The guy appointed didn't know the team nor the players. This guy represents, for some of them (Terry, Cech, Lampard, Cole, Mikel, Ivanovic), someone who was their rival, someone who said bad things about the club, about us. For some other players, this guy represents a laughing stock, a guy who couldn't even make Inter - the european champion back then - a half decent team, a guy who was unemployed for two years.
    Finally, the fat spaniard waiter was appointed as an interim coach. I am puting the emphasis on "interim". Players know he is a passenger, they know that he won't be here after the summer, while them, they will still be here long after. What kind of credibility this fatty has towards players ? And don't come with your "oh but they should fight for the team / for their huge wages". This is a fact, it is pretty hard to find motivation when you are are sad about losing a manager you liked/loved and then having a man who means nothing to your eyes, a man who has less "power" than you.
    And was this spaniard waiter the good choice ? Not in my opinion. For the last four months, our players were shaped on purpose to play an fanciful football, an attacking football and then you throw in someone who makes them playing a negative, defensive football - this guy asks them to radically change their style of football. Such things don't happen overnight. Considering their inexperience, they must be lost, they must not know what to do. Beside, our squad isn't really suited to play to play that kind of football. Which one of our fowards has good defensive ability ? Mata ? Hazard ? Marin ? Laydyboy ? Sturridge ? Oscar ? Moses ? The only one of them with decent defensive abilities is Moses.
    Considering the block appointed as our new manager, the squad at our disposal and our games schedul, it was a given, into my eyes, to have an awful run of games. I am even suprised we have two points right now, if I want to be honest. From now on we might be stuck in a vicious circle : no win, therefore there is a drop of motivation which makes us not winning, et cetera...
    Sacking Roberto Di Matteo for this guy at that moment was an ill-advised decision. I hope Roman sees the big fail he has provoked, so he can think twice next time before taking such a decision.
  9. xPetrCechx liked a post in a topic by Laylabelle in The English Football Thread   
    I hope City win the league..cant stand the thought of smug face Fergie and co...
    1-1 at the moment
  10. dave30 liked a post in a topic by Laylabelle in The English Football Thread   
    Urgh! Thats them staying up then..Harry to the rescue
  11. Hutcho liked a post in a topic by Laylabelle in The English Football Thread   
    oh joy here comes Little Shit
    This aint gana last...
  12. Laylabelle liked a post in a topic by chelsea_4_eva in David Luiz   
    luiz and piazon (lol piazon as a zombie luigi)

  13. Laylabelle liked a post in a topic by Jason in Didier Drogba   
  14. Muzchap liked a post in a topic by Laylabelle in Domestic Cup Competitions thread   
    Urgh ITV coverage...only downside!
  15. Laylabelle liked a post in a topic by Milan in The English Football Thread   
    Wayne Rooney took his son Kai to watch Shrek in London... THE IRONY !!!
    Wayne Rooney on twitter : "Took kai to watch shrek today in london."
    Piers Morgan's reply : "Did he shout dad at the lead actor?"
    Wayne Rooney's reply : "He actually shouted piers at donkey."
  16. Sheva. liked a post in a topic by Laylabelle in Frank Lampard   
    Yeah usually theres some massive drama about it with some picture of him looking pissed off,usually a photo that is years old and one of whoevers manager at the time looking guilty and some 'omg what is going on' headline
  17. Blue-in-me-Veins liked a post in a topic by Laylabelle in The English Football Thread   
    Bleh we know how this is gana end...annoying!!
  18. Kezza liked a post in a topic by Laylabelle in The English Football Thread   
    Safe to say incontiences with refs and bookings etc still gana be an issue this season...one year they'll all be on the same level..probably in the distant future mind
  19. BlueLion. liked a post in a topic by Laylabelle in Give Us Feedback/Bugs Thread   
    Swear I always catch the tail end of any drama on here..sure what was done was done for the right reasons..
  20. robdog liked a post in a topic by Laylabelle in The English Football Thread   
    http://www.skysports.com/video/inline/0,26691,16478,00.html
    League one!!!!!!! Not champions League..League one!!!!
  21. robdog liked a post in a topic by Laylabelle in The English Football Thread   
    http://www.skysports.com/video/inline/0,26691,16478,00.html
    League one!!!!!!! Not champions League..League one!!!!
  22. robdog liked a post in a topic by Laylabelle in The English Football Thread   
    "He was one of the worst players I have ever seen. He's another player like the others, why can't we change the goalkeeper? Because the goalkeeper has a different coloured shirt?
    "I know my players, I know Wes - he was the worst player against Stoke in the cup in midweek - he was far away the worst player, he made a rubbish performance. But I covered for him because we won 4-3.
    "What he did was not only the mistake, which can happen to anyone, but the arrogance when he started moaning to the other players - that was the worst thing for me.
    "A player that doesn't recognise his mistakes which were clear from miles away, he started moaning to his team-mates. Out there he behaved as the worst professional, arrogant, ignorant athlete I have ever seen.
    "I don't want any argument from the fans. And if he doesn't come out and apologise to the fans, to the professionals in general, he is out from my team."
    Fun rant..
  23. robdog liked a post in a topic by Laylabelle in The English Football Thread   
    Exactly and so many times in the past they have been right in the race..got to February and suddenly randomly turn to crap...its good about getting a top finish all that time but when you think about where they were atone stage that season.Not so good.Last season somehow they managed not to turn to crap for a change but still.And we are still yet to see this amazing side that we were told about in 2006 to expect big things from...think only Theo remains or him and a tiny few.