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Everything posted by Tomo

  1. Arsenal - Chelsea

    I can't recall the last time you made a positive post about the club, and now you start going after me because i point out a clear contradiction to your agenda (praising Liverpool for stuff you bash us for) .
  2. Arsenal - Chelsea

    You seem to have problems with anyone who doesn't sing to your "we are shit and it's doomsday" narrative. Even when results and performances were good all would go on about was how shit everyone associated to Chelsea is.
  3. Arsenal - Chelsea

    Fair enough, were shit and do everything wrong while our rivals are amazing and do everything right, better?
  4. Arsenal - Chelsea

    Im sorry but had we sold Hazard and spent half the money on a Southampton CB this place would be in a riot and Marina would have had to have left the country for her own safety. Shaqiri aswell, when he was linked with us this place lost it's shit.The figures of what we are spending for Sarri compared to what Liverpool spent for Klopp in his first two summer windows is night and day,for example Klopp had to suffer with the chuckle brothers for three years before being handed a top class keeper by his heirachy, Sarri got one within weeks. Klopp done very well with recruitment and youth promotion but he hasn't done it with a blank cheque, he's been very much doing it with the much malinged sell to buy policy until this summer that no manager like a Jose/Conte would have accepted in a million years. If Sarri's gets sacked, lack of backing will be the last excuse he can use.
  5. Gonzalo Higuain

    Hazard i agree with but Kante's best position doesn't exist in this system and CDM restricts him even more. He is unfortunate in the same way Ash would have been if he encountered Conte while he was here as he would have been less effective as a LWB or LCB but also too good to leave out, so it's about finding his best position within and i think this is it and he's getting better, probably has been the one plus amoungst this current rut. I think the issue is the midfield as a whole, i think all three are just the right type of profile to have us challenging again but lack the balance a bit like a CM version of the Hazard/Mata/Oscar trio, if we could somehow pull off a Coutinho esque signing in Kova's position we would be a totally different proposition.
  6. Arsenal - Chelsea

    Klopp took over a team that finished outside the top 4 six seasons out of seven they looked even worse than they did even under Roy in Rodgers last days. For his first three years he had to sell to buy, he was only able to sort his defensive issues by selling his best player to fund it, it's only really this summer he was given a chance to spend (NET). His first years he had to either sell valuable assets to make funds or scrape for cheap deals (no more than £30m bracket) for Klavan, Karius, Salah, Mane etc and lucky for Liverpool he got the latter two very right. To say Klopp took over a club on the rise with a board that backed him simply isn't true, Liverpool would still be in the same shit they were in had Klopp rejected them, his management and that alone has elevated Liverpool to these heights.
  7. Gonzalo Higuain

    I never said he wasn't, but this constant "our players and managers are shit while our rivals are amazing" cliches are ridiculous.
  8. Gonzalo Higuain

    When? He's almost exclusively been 4-3-3 and rock and roll football during his whole time in England, even during bad spells he stayed true to his style.
  9. Gonzalo Higuain

    Ummmm. Lovren, Mignolet, Moreno, Henderson got about 2 years worth of chances before Klopp stopped starting them all the time.
  10. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    So you use the one of i think two games he was picked over a fully fit Pedro as evidence?
  11. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    He's third choice behind Pedro, he always goes off before him if they play together and the period Hazard and Pedro were fit and Sarri still had faith in the strikers he was usually on the bench. Willian has been starting games due to fortunate (for him) coincidences, first Hazard coming back late then Pedro going down then Sarri losing patience in the attackers. Barring injury to Haz, Pedro or Higuain i would bet anything he's back on the bench.
  12. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Willian won't be starting once Higuain is in.
  13. Arsenal - Chelsea

    If this was the Arsenal of the late 00's i would agree as that side struggled against physical players but coped well against nimble players, this Arsenal team is the opposite, i reckon Pedro, Willy and Hazard could have them tripping over themselves.
  14. Arsenal - Chelsea

    We have won more games there than we have lost.
  15. Arsenal - Chelsea

    Does it? I can't recall it happening often to us and certainly no more than any other team.
  16. 29. Álvaro Morata

    Milan took him on loan but it took us to the end of his contract.
  17. Gonzalo Higuain

    Arsenal and United can't defend, we would have to implode spectacularly to finish below either let alone both.
  18. Gonzalo Higuain

    We are? We are still clear favorites to get that position depsite United's resurgence.
  19. Gonzalo Higuain

    That's eased my worries a bit, usually when Merson makes a prediction the opposite happens.
  20. Krzysztof Piatek

    If West Ham and AC Milan are the only competition we have for him, then that's probably a sure sign he isn't what he's cracked up to be.
  21. Gonzalo Higuain

    Hopefully he's on the bench Saturday and starting against Spurs.
  22. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    Because it's a lot more than just £35m for us FFP or not. Firstly, the chances of us getting someone that much better than him with that money in this climate is slim let alone someone who is currently or could eclipse the potential he has got. Secondly he is our homegrown boy and someone who is seen as the next generation at this club, whether the club successfully put this into practice is a totally different matter but the idea going forward is to have James, Ampadu, Mount, RLC, CHO and potentially Sterling, Abraham and Gilmour forming our British HG base, Hudson is the star in the jewell, the others have the potential to be top players, especially Ampadu, but Callum is the one out of them lot that would have the "it" factor. If he's got his heart set on joining Bayern with no scope to change his mind then ultimately there is nothing we will be able to do, but make no mistake we won't roll over and will be doing everything in our power to keep him.
  23. 10. Eden Hazard

    It's funny, i think once a year minimum since the Scolari era we have had rival fans and even our own claim we are heading deep into the abyss, then when i point out it's been said 375 times before it's apparently "different" this time, rinse and repeat.
  24. 44. Ethan Ampadu

    I'm a bit worried his versatility will be his downfall (relitevely speaking). I'd rather he focused on mastering CB (the position he has got the most potential in for me) instead of going around all over the place like Phil Jones did. Now he (Jones) may be the butt of people's jokes these days but as a teenager he was considered a massive prospect and kept Drogba quiet on his PL debut, he was ruined by never being given a permanent position and i fear Ampadu may "only" be a good player if he's moved about too much.
  25. 33. Emerson Palmieri

    He will probably get even less game time at Juve than he does here.