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Styles

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  • Memory Winning the league for the first time in 50 years! So many but that stands out the most.
  1. The Conte Thread

    His English is improving all the time. By the end of the year he will have an even better command of the language. Really impressed because he's clearly given it a lot of effort.
  2. The Conte Thread

    Hazard could probably lose the fluff with some serious HIIT sessions Conte already knows what to do
  3. Riyad Mahrez

    Mourinho sabotaged us. He tried to weaken us knowing he was going to Man Utd all along. I even read a quote from Kennedy where he said Mourinho tried to play him at CB ffs.
  4. Riyad Mahrez

    Trust me, I get what you're saying: use this season a platform to build on for next season, get back to basics etc. I wouldn't be averse to that if it ultimately does come down to just that, but we have a rare opportunity. With no European football we can speed up the transition process somewhat. If we make the right signings, Conte has an entire season to figure things out. Whole weeks, uninterrupted, to really drill and coach players must be a manager's dream. Agree with most of that. Is Zouma only really 6 weeks away? I thought he'd be out until at least November. I hope and pray Zouma doesn't take too long to trust his body again because I don't want to see his development cut short; these are prime education years for him. I do agree that CB is our most important need. We can't start the 2016 season with a Terry and Cahill partnership. Absolute nightmare and a joke for a club with our ambitions and resources. As for RB, I want to see Azpi move back to his natural position and for Baba to be given a chance. What is the point of buying players and not giving them a chance to develop? Managers need to do some coaching, you can't just keep having ready made players all the time. Coaching and player development is part of the the job. And if he doesn't take his chance then that opens the door for an Aina or or somebody else. If we signed a new CB we would be able to go into next season with new CB, Zouma, Christensen and ideally a young player promoted or somebody back from loan. I absolutely agree with the last part though; I think Conte will get the best out of some of the players who underperformed last year. I have had this feeling from the stuff he says and how hards they seem to be training during pre-season.
  5. Riyad Mahrez

    In terms of importance, how do you rank our needs for the 16-17 season?
  6. Riyad Mahrez

    We have one game a week for most of the season so there's no midweek games to worry about. Conte has the perfect conditions to sign quality players (in all areas of the team) and work on them throughout the year. No CL is potentially a blessing in disguise. All that time to prepare, train and coach shouldn't be wasted on keep it tight, try nick a goal, shit on a stick football.
  7. Riyad Mahrez

    True true, maybe we can play Azpi at RW.
  8. Riyad Mahrez

    Of course it is. But just because it's difficult doesn't mean we shouldn't try. I don't want Conte to give up like the last guy in charge and revert to shit on a stick football. So what you're saying is buying a highly skilled attacking player, the reigning POTY in our league, won't achieve anything? Despite the avi I actually think you have very little faith in Conte's managerial ability. You don't rate him enough to think he can successfully integrate a potentially world class talent into a team. Let me guess, he should load up on more defensive wingers?
  9. Riyad Mahrez

    Why can't we aspire to play well on both sides? Defending well and attacking well are not mutually exclusive.
  10. Riyad Mahrez

    Conte can be as demanding as he wants but if we're short on offensive quality (which we are) it will not amount to much. We don't have enough goals or creators in this team. Absolutely agree that Hazard > Mahrez despite last season, but then Mahrez is a better attacking player than all of our AMs and by a huge distance. The best teams in the world have high quality attacking players and then figure out ways to make it work. We need to get away from this Mourinho mentality of limited offensive power.
  11. 2. Branislav Ivanovic

    3 weeks takes him right up to the start of the new season.
  12. Chelsea v Liverpool

    #ChelseaLivesMatter too
  13. Didier Drogba

    The complete striker.
  14. Summer Transfer Window - Likely Ins and Outs

    I would love to agree with this but he must improve a hell of lot to reach even that level. He is as raw as it gets.
  15. Riyad Mahrez

    These are very valuable CM qualities too.