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Everything posted by Tomo

  1. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    If he was a board signing Conte would have ditched him early just like he did with Bats.
  2. Ola Aina

    Letting KDB go was a mistake, but keeping any half decent young player on the off chance will be 1000000000x more damaging than letting KDB go could ever possibly be, we have numerous high quality coaches, they should be able to identify who has a chance here and who just won't make the grade.
  3. 22. Willian

    We can't really judge without knowing the full story, the fact we are refusing to pay his compo must mean Conte done some heavy duty shit last season, even worse than what's being reported.
  4. 29. Álvaro Morata

    But that's what I mean, how often did Torres actually get the basics right? It seemed to me his praise came from people desperately clinging onto thin air (hence this false myth of him working hard when in reality it couldn't be further from the truth). Not that I wouldn't be up for upgrading on Morata, quite the opposite infact, but if he is to be compared to a striker in that era I would say he was closer to Eto'o than Torres.
  5. Jan Oblak

    I doubt Oblak will care about playing negative football, it probably brings the best out of him.
  6. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    The thuggish physical tactics are slowly dying a death in the PL, out of the 6 teams that have come up in the last two seasons only Cardiff really fall into that category and even they will likely tone it down once Warnock gets the boot.
  7. 29. Álvaro Morata

    But thats where he differs from Torres, he actually gets the basics right. Torres just stood around like a prize lemon and defenders could ignore him and focus on Hazard, Mata etc because they knew he posed no threat not only on the ball but tactically aswell. Alvaro even when poor atleast gets the basics and doesn't get in everyones way, im not saying that's praise worthy in itself but we can still create chances and play good football with/around him because he atleast keeps the CB's honest from a tactical POV.
  8. 29. Álvaro Morata

    Torres obviously, he was the worst striker in the league while with us.
  9. 29. Álvaro Morata

    He's not even the worst Spanish signing of the Roman era.
  10. 1. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    Tbh i don't think he's going to be so vulnerable to the point Jose would consider him a weak link, but he certainly won't be running his own air traffic control system like Courtois does.
  11. 1. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    I feel more nervous at corners and set pieces with Kepa compared to Tibo, this is more a compliment to how good Courtois is on set plays than any slight on Kepa but the corner that hit the post wouldn't have happened on the Belgiums watch. However distribution was another matter, we could pass the ball back to Kepa even under pressure and play kept on ticking over, Courtois would have panicked in half the situations Kepa was in today.
  12. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    Hey? Are you watching last seasons Huddersfield game by mistake?
  13. Huddersfield 0-3 Chelsea

    https://www.totalsportek.com/chelsea-live-stream/ Take ya pick.
  14. Huddersfield 0-3 Chelsea

    Agreed, although as far as the title goes this season is a write off so hopefully he gets all his mistakes in terms of team selections out of the way in season 1 like Pep did, if we go into season 2 without them fixed then i will start to worry.
  15. Huddersfield 0-3 Chelsea

    The thought of Moses back as a winger destroys my soul.
  16. Kurt Zouma

    Does that mean PL clubs can still do loans?
  17. Michy Batshuayi

    It does, if you are struggling to score but are still moving well, that still gives space for the others to operate, as poor as Morata's been he is still doing that, thats why he has so many chances at goal and we can create a fair bit even with his current form. Bats is really poor at movement (well pretty much everything bar finishing) and it affects the way the team play, if he isn't scoring at a rate of minimum 3 in 4 then there's is no way possible his place in the team can even be remotely justified and even then it's debatable.
  18. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    Kante is a good guy but he will try and make a move if he feels he has too, he is ruthless when it comes to his career it's how we got him in the first place.
  19. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    Most players would give it up as a one off under the right circumstances (i even think we still stood half a chance of signing Hazard even with a loss in Munich), but if we fail to make it again and they stay they would be missing CL footy minimum 3 of the 5 seasons between the prime ages of 25-29, thats a huge thing to ask from players so good at what they do, especially for Kante who's already will be hitting his 28th birthday with only 1 CL shot ever.
  20. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    We can balance the two. As much as it's a building season it's also crucial we get back in top four, we are pushing it asking Hazard and Kante to give up CL football for the second time in prime years, a third will be taking the piss.
  21. The Mourinho Thread

    The thing is, United and Mou actually "married" with a long term view. Mourinho always said he wanted long term after Real and both us and United fell for it. You can excuse us the error because of the emotional connection and the fact he wasn't proven either way in that regard, but for United to appoint him with long term aspirations after his non existent long term ability was so spectacularly exposed for the world to see has to be the most amateur decision ever made at top level football.
  22. 7. N'Golo Kante

    You think? Kante's the type of player Mou would have built even his Chelsea (first time) and Inter sides around, he would suck off Wenger if it meant he could get N Golo in this United side.
  23. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Did you feel it was bad all season? I felt it was okay upto January, okay we weren't hitting the heights of last season but the structure was still there infact i thought we were doing quite well under the circumstances. It was after new year i felt it went to pot and it almost felt like we replaced Conte with Pulis.
  24. 10. Eden Hazard

    I remember having this exact same type of conversation re every single member of the old guard at one point, not saying for definite that the result with Eden will be the same but still.
  25. Ashley Barnes

    Only if you fell for it.