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Tomo

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  1. Vesper liked a post in a topic by Tomo in Politics & Stuff   
    This is the big problem for me and why I can't accept Brexit. If the vote was won due to voters voting leave because they genuinely believe it's what is best for the country I would begrudgingly accept the result.
    However take the votes from people like that women out and remain wins. It's genuinely shocking how many people have been brainwashed into believing the problems in Britain stem from foreign nationals, someone told me just after the vote that he voted leave because "people should live in their own country" 
  2. Tomo liked a post in a topic by Laylabelle in Chelsea v Bayern Munich   
    Nope! We used to say about Arsenal and getting past the last 16 we've not been much better lately.
  3. Tomo liked a post in a topic by Superblue_1986 in 18. Olivier Giroud   
    Completely understand why Giroud wasn't used earlier in the season when we were on that run of winning games. The way we were playing with a lot of pace playing centrally through teams it made sense to have a more mobile striker who could run in behind and also press much harder and higher up the pitch. Tammy was on fire at the time and whilst Batsman was far from perfect he did come off the bench a couple of times and bagged a nice goal. Giroud didn't really suit what Lampard was trying to implement.
    Where Lampard has made a mistake however is not utilising Giroud and his different strengths over the last couple of months when our form has been indifferent. Being forced out wide much more against compact, defensive teams has meant we've crossed the ball in more regularly and Giroud's hold up play could have been more beneficial at times when trying to force through the centre of a compact team. Tammy's hold up and general play has improved since the start of the season but it's still nowhere near as good as what Giroud can do. I think he provides a genuine plan B for Lampard.
    Perhaps though he might have 'checked out' and Lampard on the flip side had already written him off as both would have expected him to leave in January.
    Whatever has happened he's still here though, and this is all better late than never. Hopefully he's usurped Bats in the pecking order in Lampard's eyes and can provide a very different alternative and very real competition to Tammy for the rest of the season to reach our objectives.
  4. Tomo liked a post in a topic by Atomiswave in Chelsea v Bayern Munich   
    No mate I meant vs Bayern.
  5. NikkiCFC liked a post in a topic by Tomo in Chelsea v Bayern Munich   
    On reflection I'll probably give that I was a bit too hasty with City but if we look at the others.
    Liverpool, the team that's likely to become the best team in PL history had to park a double decker to get the win, the crowd happily adknowleged how well they played at full time.
    Ajax, outplayed last season's semi finalist (admittedly without the star man from that run) in their own stadium.
    Better side on all four occasions against the North London clubs (bar the first 30 minutes at The Emirates).
    Furthermore, my initial post was in response to someone fearing we will get spanked. Even if I was wrong about what i said I don't think there's any argument that we've shown enough in the big games to show we can make a tie of it against Bayern, at the very least.
  6. killer1257 liked a post in a topic by Tomo in Chelsea v Bayern Munich   
    Since Sarri has come in (ie since we commited to changing our style so drastically) i have consistently said that it will take time to bare fruit properly, and it was going to be a few years until we were challenging for the league again, maybe you should have adapted your expectations to a more realistic level at that point aswell. It will be the beginning of next season minimum my expectations will be back at "title challenge" because we are trying to shift our style/personnel at the same time two of the best ever PL sides are at the absolute peak of their powers. To demand/expect any form of title challenge under these circumstances is moronic, didn't we use to laugh at Liverpool fans for unrealistic expectations? (Ie, thinking they should challenge for the league when they were clearly not strong enough too, or calling doomsday for narrow loses against vastly superior teams).
    I can just about get over your "win or were shit, no grey areas" thing if we had the old guard in their prime, but even the most demanding Real Madrid fans would probably have a little bit more understanding than you do if they were rebuilding in play style while bringing through homegrown talent and alongside it Barca/Atleti were 100 point level teams.
  7. Bosnian Blue liked a post in a topic by Tomo in Chelsea v Bayern Munich   
    I only "bring it up" because of the amount of times it's implied there's zero signs of something good from Lampard and that's one of the games that strongly support my side of the argument.
    And if we had the old guard in their prime I would agree very few games should/would be looked at as "some grand achievement", but when you're trying to build a team to eventually challenge for the major trophies, for example Billy Gilmour was raved over after Grimsby but had that been Jorginho he obviously wouldn't have been.
  8. Ayioros liked a post in a topic by Tomo in Chelsea v Bayern Munich   
    Then quite frankly that makes it even worse that you're offering no leeway to a team who lost their game changer and are trying to rebuild with academy players (most of whom playing their first season in a major league).
    If Bayern narrowly beat us over two legs say 3-4 and we more than match them, will I be happy and walking round going "woo woo we lost 3-4"? Ofcourse not and I'll probably be even more gutted than usual given we ran them so close, but would I be proud of our young lads for going toe to toe against one of Europe's best sides at the first time (a big European knockout tie) of asking? Absolutely, and I can confidently predict more would be than won't, even on here.
  9. Laylabelle liked a post in a topic by Tomo in Chelsea v Bayern Munich   
    They're on course for 110/112 points.
    I hate them as much as the next Chelsea fan but you cannot argue those type of figures.
  10. Laylabelle liked a post in a topic by Tomo in Chelsea v Bayern Munich   
    They're on course for 110/112 points.
    I hate them as much as the next Chelsea fan but you cannot argue those type of figures.
  11. killer1257 liked a post in a topic by Tomo in Chelsea v Bayern Munich   
    Probably because he's not constantly called every name under the sun while people say there's no signs of a top player there. Had that happened I imagine that performance would be getting referred to quite regularly (like Mount's August-September performances are repeatedly brought up not just by me and I think even sometimes by you because of the moronic abuse he was getting in some quarters in winter time).
  12. killer1257 liked a post in a topic by Tomo in Chelsea v Bayern Munich   
    Since Sarri has come in (ie since we commited to changing our style so drastically) i have consistently said that it will take time to bare fruit properly, and it was going to be a few years until we were challenging for the league again, maybe you should have adapted your expectations to a more realistic level at that point aswell. It will be the beginning of next season minimum my expectations will be back at "title challenge" because we are trying to shift our style/personnel at the same time two of the best ever PL sides are at the absolute peak of their powers. To demand/expect any form of title challenge under these circumstances is moronic, didn't we use to laugh at Liverpool fans for unrealistic expectations? (Ie, thinking they should challenge for the league when they were clearly not strong enough too, or calling doomsday for narrow loses against vastly superior teams).
    I can just about get over your "win or were shit, no grey areas" thing if we had the old guard in their prime, but even the most demanding Real Madrid fans would probably have a little bit more understanding than you do if they were rebuilding in play style while bringing through homegrown talent and alongside it Barca/Atleti were 100 point level teams.
  13. Tomo liked a post in a topic by Jason in 19. Mason Mount   
    Mount is still young. I'd give him time to see if he can evolve his game before pigeonholing him as a player that's only useful against the big teams. 
  14. Tomo liked a post in a topic by LAM09 in Chelsea v Bayern Munich   
     
     
     

     
    If we classify big games on importance, we should have lost by 4+ in the Mestalla.
     
     
    I completely agree with the latter; there is enough in this team to progress despite the odds being against us.
     
  15. Ayioros liked a post in a topic by Tomo in Chelsea v Bayern Munich   
    Then quite frankly that makes it even worse that you're offering no leeway to a team who lost their game changer and are trying to rebuild with academy players (most of whom playing their first season in a major league).
    If Bayern narrowly beat us over two legs say 3-4 and we more than match them, will I be happy and walking round going "woo woo we lost 3-4"? Ofcourse not and I'll probably be even more gutted than usual given we ran them so close, but would I be proud of our young lads for going toe to toe against one of Europe's best sides at the first time (a big European knockout tie) of asking? Absolutely, and I can confidently predict more would be than won't, even on here.
  16. Ayioros liked a post in a topic by Tomo in Chelsea v Bayern Munich   
    Then quite frankly that makes it even worse that you're offering no leeway to a team who lost their game changer and are trying to rebuild with academy players (most of whom playing their first season in a major league).
    If Bayern narrowly beat us over two legs say 3-4 and we more than match them, will I be happy and walking round going "woo woo we lost 3-4"? Ofcourse not and I'll probably be even more gutted than usual given we ran them so close, but would I be proud of our young lads for going toe to toe against one of Europe's best sides at the first time (a big European knockout tie) of asking? Absolutely, and I can confidently predict more would be than won't, even on here.
  17. killer1257 liked a post in a topic by Tomo in Chelsea v Bayern Munich   
    While we're in the spirit of honesty you remind me of the spoilt 12 year old United fans when I was at school who want it all and want it now and spit their dummy out when they don't get it.
    Its your type of mentality and lack of patience that lost us De Bruyne.
    As I said I never said I was happy with the result against Arsenal, that's just you twisting my words to suit the stigma you're trying to build on me.
    For example, say against Bayern we are the better team and we are going into injury time 1-0 up, are you that narrow minded your opinion on whether the first 90 minutes were good or shit come down to whether we concede or don't in injury time?
  18. Ayioros liked a post in a topic by Tomo in Chelsea v Bayern Munich   
    Then quite frankly that makes it even worse that you're offering no leeway to a team who lost their game changer and are trying to rebuild with academy players (most of whom playing their first season in a major league).
    If Bayern narrowly beat us over two legs say 3-4 and we more than match them, will I be happy and walking round going "woo woo we lost 3-4"? Ofcourse not and I'll probably be even more gutted than usual given we ran them so close, but would I be proud of our young lads for going toe to toe against one of Europe's best sides at the first time (a big European knockout tie) of asking? Absolutely, and I can confidently predict more would be than won't, even on here.
  19. !Hazard! liked a post in a topic by Tomo in Chelsea v Bayern Munich   
    To play devils advocate Liverpool and City are even better than Bayern and we matched both and were extremely unlucky to come away with nothing. Infact apart from the United games and Ajax at home we've probably been the better side in every big game this season.
    Over 180 minutes their individual quality will probably prove too much (that or our shit finishing will see to us) but I can't see this tie being a humiliation, certainly not at Stamford Bridge, we will give it a good go.
  20. Ayioros liked a post in a topic by Tomo in Chelsea v Bayern Munich   
    Then quite frankly that makes it even worse that you're offering no leeway to a team who lost their game changer and are trying to rebuild with academy players (most of whom playing their first season in a major league).
    If Bayern narrowly beat us over two legs say 3-4 and we more than match them, will I be happy and walking round going "woo woo we lost 3-4"? Ofcourse not and I'll probably be even more gutted than usual given we ran them so close, but would I be proud of our young lads for going toe to toe against one of Europe's best sides at the first time (a big European knockout tie) of asking? Absolutely, and I can confidently predict more would be than won't, even on here.
  21. killer1257 liked a post in a topic by Tomo in Chelsea v Bayern Munich   
    While we're in the spirit of honesty you remind me of the spoilt 12 year old United fans when I was at school who want it all and want it now and spit their dummy out when they don't get it.
    Its your type of mentality and lack of patience that lost us De Bruyne.
    As I said I never said I was happy with the result against Arsenal, that's just you twisting my words to suit the stigma you're trying to build on me.
    For example, say against Bayern we are the better team and we are going into injury time 1-0 up, are you that narrow minded your opinion on whether the first 90 minutes were good or shit come down to whether we concede or don't in injury time?
  22. killer1257 liked a post in a topic by Tomo in Chelsea v Bayern Munich   
    Let me guess, you have "but this isn't Jupp or Pep's Bayern" templated ready just incase we go through?
  23. !Hazard! liked a post in a topic by Tomo in Chelsea v Bayern Munich   
    To play devils advocate Liverpool and City are even better than Bayern and we matched both and were extremely unlucky to come away with nothing. Infact apart from the United games and Ajax at home we've probably been the better side in every big game this season.
    Over 180 minutes their individual quality will probably prove too much (that or our shit finishing will see to us) but I can't see this tie being a humiliation, certainly not at Stamford Bridge, we will give it a good go.
  24. !Hazard! liked a post in a topic by Tomo in Chelsea v Bayern Munich   
    To play devils advocate Liverpool and City are even better than Bayern and we matched both and were extremely unlucky to come away with nothing. Infact apart from the United games and Ajax at home we've probably been the better side in every big game this season.
    Over 180 minutes their individual quality will probably prove too much (that or our shit finishing will see to us) but I can't see this tie being a humiliation, certainly not at Stamford Bridge, we will give it a good go.
  25. manpe liked a post in a topic by Tomo in Super Frank Thread   
    Three times now he's throughly out thought Mourinho, outfoxed Ten Hag in Amsterdam and has faced Klopp, Pep and Sarri with vastly inferior teams and had his side looking tactically on point.
    Yes he's made mistakes that he will need to cut it out to ultimately make it here, but anyone who says there's no potential of a top coach in there is talking shit.