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Everything posted by SinineUltra

  1. Chelsea Transfer Pub

    Honestly didn't even occur to me. Well you win some you lose some.
  2. Chelsea Transfer Pub

    Might turn good but I'd be doubtful. Estonian league is not the greatest and it really doesn't take much to shine. The thing with playing in the mud leagues is that you need to have an impeccable work ethic and drive to keep working on yourself and -to me- signing for MLS DC United feeder club doesn't show much ambition. He supposedly had offers from Eredivisie/Ekstraklasa/Russian Premier League/Scandinavian leagues, which in theory could have been a better stepping stone to be noted by the European scouts.
  3. Super Frank Thread

    The silver-lining to Chelsea's poor run of games is the evident need to strengthen in certain areas. Had we had good run of games in December, then we would have been blinded by the potential of the youth and might not have anticipated the downside of having so many talented but inexperienced players integrated to the team all at once. I fully understand the doubters - at times we were playing high-scoring, free-flowing football and the appetite grew over time, but no need to get ahead of ourselves and expect the unexpected - a young team with an inexperienced -yet loved- manager - the club's name itself won't give us the results. I believe we should for once stick with a manager -despite the recent poor results- and time will tell if it was the right decision. I'm fully behind Frank Lampard and i think the club is going in the right direction.
  4. Norwich 2-3 Chelsea

    Agreed. Knowing you will not be benched for a bad day is a good confidence boost and will not make him play too safe. His goal celebration showed it.
  5. Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea

    A great game, a lot of positives. No need to go on an emotional rollercoaster for a SuperCup game. With penalties you win some, you lose some. I'm more worried about having to play next opposition already on Sunday coming off from 120min on high pace football. Luckily start of the season and a young squad makes the recovery easier.
  6. Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea

    Firmino is playing? Other than that i'm not so sure how Mane wins headers in their/our box. Brilliant game so far.
  7. Non-Chelsea Transfer Pub

    Agree with your assessment. We do need a natural wingback and we also need to sort out our strikers. We should be thinking out of the box when it comes to signing aswell - Alonso, Azpilicueta etc have been great and have not cost a fortune.
  8. Romelu Lukaku

    Agree with your conclusions, tough, are there any equally profilic,but cheaper strikers on the market at the moment? Maybe I lack imagination, but in my opinion, the perfect fit to our system would be L.Suarez/R.Lewandowski type of strikers ,but that's just dreamland. That leaves us with worse alternatives and a heavy pricetag that comes with the Chelsea tag. Would be logical to assume that the transfer is done and Lukaku is returning to the Bridge given how active Everton have been on the transfer market. Only reason I see delaying the announcement is not to bump the prices up of our other targets. Though, that is just an assumption.
  9. Premier League thread

    You've got a point but remember- best teams don't consist of the best players. Leicester have a special bond between the players and an unshaken confidence that I've not seen a team possess for a long time.
  10. Premier League thread

    From Leicester's point of view, getting to CL is massive acheivement but it can backfire on EPL coefficient as they probably won't show the same game next year. Plus better players will be poached from them, notably Mahrez. Europa League will be better from them in terms of difficulty.
  11. Next Manager?

    My question is: if Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Münich, PSG, ManCity, Arsenal etc are all pushing for beautiful attacking tikataka football style, why should we follow suit? Are there enough players to actually implement the right system? I really didn't mind defensive football, that has been our niche for a long time. The main difference I'd expect to see from Simone (compared with JM) is a better man management/better PR via press. So in that regards Simone would be the best candiate for the vacancy.
  12. The Mourinho Thread

    Being in Europa League is worse than being out of Europe for a season. An off year would give the new manager time to adjust himself to the league/cups with right amount of rest inbetween for the players. The bigger question is attracting and keeping hold of quality players. Players' careers are relatively short, managers can afford to spend a year or two on building something. Like I said, getting in the right players while not playing in the CL is the hard part.
  13. Thibaut Courtois

    In terms of potential and current abilities, he is the only real world class player we have. He is one of the best GKs atm and will become the best in the near future.
  14. The Mourinho Thread

    What's done is done. We should focus on going forward. A little booing of certain players and cheering Mourinho's name will subside. No harm done, just a way for fans to show their opinion on this matter and pay respect to Mourinho as he didn't really get to say good bye in a proper fashion. Glad that atleast Guus took over the reins, he will certainly be the glue that brings both parties together in the end. Though, let's not kid ourselves, Sunderland might have been an easy win after a long time but we did not look as convincing as one can make out of it. A long way of recovery ahead and, in the end, let's not forget we are still in search of a permanent manager and our own identity since the old guard left. Interesting times await.
  15. Next Manager?

    And seems like he brought Griezmann with him.
  16. The Mourinho Thread

    Man, when you joined you were a great lad and it's great that with time you haven't changed even with the tag under your name. Keep it up mate.
  17. The Mourinho Thread

    Don't bother. His answers are the same every time and he ignores the main points.
  18. The Mourinho Thread

    Going by that logic, I've got a question for you - were you a straight A student in school? Because I'm sure your teachers gave it their all in the class room.
  19. The Mourinho Thread

    This isn't football manager where the players automatically follow the instructions. Big egos, not so much sportsmanship and teamwork. This was a grudge between the manager and the players, just that the team and the results got in the middle of it. A mistake to let him go but what is done is done. Really curious what will happen next.
  20. The Mourinho Thread

    Perhaps rigtly so. He will be sacked sooner or later. Fans are fickle, memories are short and players are untouchable.
  21. The Mourinho Thread

    And we are back at it... on a search for a new manager yet again. Never ending circle.
  22. The Mourinho Thread

    You are understanding me wrong. I was one of the few that did respect Benitez's work with Chelsea. Though, the same faces that are anti JM atm were against him. It's a pattern I've hinted at in my previous posts. Hypocricy at its best, eh?
  23. The Mourinho Thread

    You liked the vibe back then? Mate, scroll back a bit on this forum and relive the vibe. It isnt what you remember it to be.
  24. The Mourinho Thread

    I'm saying that this problem we are having runs deeper than just tactics. I dont think it can be solved by just swapping JM with a interim manager. At the moment, he should be kept till end of the season and depending on the end result/atmosphere etc reevalute his position then. We cant do impact signings in January. Both the manager and the players are at fault. Though, as a club, we have always chosen the easy way out and sacked the manager, brought new in and sacked him sooner than he could even stamp his footprint and playing pattern on the squad. That's why every new manager has to sell the players the previous one has brought in so he could have a chance to integrate players of his choice. If there is anyone who can have the time to indure a dire season with Chelsea, it is JM, because let's be honest - any other manager would have been sacked by now. Let's ride it out till the summer, look at the results etc and then reevalute when we have a longer transfer window ahead of us, an EC 2016 for new potential gems etc.
  25. The Mourinho Thread

    That's exactly what I'm feeling right now. Mourinho has a big mouth and is a provocative egoist but the players are being let too easily when we look at this situation and also situations of the past. Both camps need to reevaluate their approach and there is literally nothing to lose. We wont go down and we better not get Europa League qualification for the next season. So in the light of that, it does not matter if we finish 6th or 17th. The higher the position the better, of course. It can not be purely tactical fopa week in week out, so if we do get a new manager - will he be given enough time to even stamp his authority on the team? Mourinho is the only one with this kind of luxury to fail and hopefully try again next season with a new approach. We wont and cant do miracles in January.