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About Melanicus

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  1. The European Leagues & Competitions Thread V2

    Come on Filipe Luis and El Nino! Hope they win the trophy! Also cheering for my countryman Oblak. He's fantastic.
  2. The Mourinho Thread

    I may get some hate for this but still... I think he will be massive success at United and will stay over 3 years there. Why? He has a lot to prove, this is when he thrives. He has to win over the fans (he didn't have to at Chelsea) & members of United board that were against signing him. He will watch his every move so he doesn't offend United players/fans/board/Fergie. He will have the backing of the United players after a lot of them were unhappy with Van Gaal's boring football that doesn't win matches (yes, Mourinho is boring too, but he wins you games, at least). He has to prove to all the doubters/media/pundits that he is still the top manager. One of the greatest managers in the greatest English club - media will suck United's dick and so Mourinho's too (look how they are already manipulating everything in Mourinho's favour - he doesn't play defensive football, he's good with youth, he's respectful to the FA/refs - it's the Chelsea that are bad etc.) He will watch his words, become friends with media and a true gentleman - I can guarantee you he won't be this grumpy bastard he was here. He would rather die than let Guardiola be the better one in Manchester and that's what United's board want too. He will have unlimited transfer budget to build great team (United already has really good team). It was his dream to coach United since Fergie retired - they're good mates too. I think he will be a big success there, winning a lot of titles with United, I would even bet he will win the league next year. I hope not, but I think he will be great for them.
  3. The Conte Thread

    I think the difference between him and Mourinho that we will see is that Conte has no invincibles. While Mourinho continued to start underperforming and unmotivated players, what it seems like in this article and from what I've heard is that Conte has no intention of allowing players to start if they don't put in 100%. I agree with you that players may not respond, but it seems as though Conte isn't going to put up with their shit.
  4. The Conte Thread

    In Italy, Conte is known as a martello - a hammer. He pounds away at you and never stops. It doesn’t matter whether you’re John Terry or Kenedy. Reputations interest Conte little. Nor, as former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has found out, is talent enough on its own You’re only as good as your last game, your last training session. Conte wants you to sweat. “Eat grass” was the maxim at Juventus. He expects you to cover every blade and make the same sacrifices he did as a player. Fail to do that and you’re out Pirlo rates him as the best coach he has ever had. A measure of it is Conte’s knack for telling his players how he believes a game will unfold. They have lost count of the number of occasions things have gone exactly how he said they would and are left in awe. By anticipating the problems they will encounter, he’s also able to give them the solution they need to prevail. The preparation is meticulous The job Conte did at Juventus is a strikingly similar to the brief one he has at Chelsea now, The Bianconeri had finished seventh in back-to-back years. They were out of Europe altogether. But Conte immediately and improbably restored the Old Lady to her throne, where she has sat ever since
  5. Ricardo Rodriguez

    One of the best left backs in the world... and he's off to Arsenal as it seems. This is probably the best time to buy him. He's only 23 and Wolfsburg won't play in Europa League. What the fuck are we doing? Kicker is very reliable. http://www.kicker.de/news/fussball/bundesliga/startseite/652838/artikel_wolfsburg_rodriguez-vor-dem-absprung.html#omsmtwkicker
  6. The Conte Thread

    We should sell Ivanovic, Mikel, Oscar and Remy this summer. And of course not extend the loans of Falcao and Pato.
  7. The Mourinho Thread

    It may be unpopular opinion, but I really wouldn't mind us selling Willian. We would get nice amount of money after this season for him and he wouldn't be difficult to replace. He's good player, but he just doesn't have enough skill/flair for the modern winger. He's a workhorse, but I much more prefer technical skillful wingers.
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  9. Henrikh Mkhitaryan

    If there's a position that needs the least reinforcement it's our attacking midfield/winger department. Why would we buy him for a lot of money just for the sake of it? We don't need him. We won't play 3-5-2 and even if we would, we have Oscar, Fabregas, Willian and even Hazard who can play there. We don't need new RM either because we have Willian and Pedro there. If he could play just behind the striker in the 442 (I like to call it "Tevez role") then he would be an interesting option. Otherwise, we don't need him.
  10. Henrikh Mkhitaryan

    Thanks. He's not what we need then.
  11. Romelu Lukaku

    Don't want this clown at Chelsea.
  12. Kostas Manolas

    Yes, it makes a perfect sense. Let's say you go to the market in Morocco with your girlfriend. She sees a necklace and wants it it. You go to the man and ask him how much it costs. He says 30€. You know that's too much for this necklace, in reality it's worth around 20€. That's why you say you'll give him 15€ (a bit less than it's worth or you risk pissing off the seller) for it. He declines and says that it's 30€. That's when you go to the guy next to him and ask him how much his necklace is, he names the price but it isn't important, because you only want to show the first seller that you have options. Then you come back to the first seller and say, okay I offer you 20€. 99% of the time you will get it for lower than first asking price. That's how you make deals. In your case you would buy the necklace for 30€ and lose 10€ that you could spend on the dinner with your girlfriend.
  13. Henrikh Mkhitaryan

    I don't watch Bundesliga, so can anyone answer - can he play just behind the striker in a 442 formation?
  14. Kostas Manolas

    I'm glad you two aren't in charge of the transfers at Chelsea. If that was the case, we'd get milked like a fucking cows everytime. Bidding the actual price of the player straight away? What the fuck? I can see and I also feel a little bit of frustration, but come on. I'm sure we're walking on many offers behind the scenes.
  15. The Mourinho Thread

    Emenalo with the banter.