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Spike

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About Spike

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  • Birthday February 24

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  • Bio Naught to see here. Move along.
  • Gender Male
  • Location The Continental United States of Fucking A'
  • Favourite Chelsea Player Cesc Fabregas
  • Fan Since Not Telling
  • Memory Joe Cole's solo goal against ManUtd. The reason I support the Blues today.

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  1. The Mourinho Thread

    I don't care if he fails or not. I just want to see Chelsea do well; if it happens simultaneously with United's success than so be it.
  2. Romelu Lukaku

    You are forgetting the initial 10,000,000 to Anderlecht. So the equation would be 10-30+65 which is 45. That's a lot of money, 45,000,000 pounds. But is never that simple because in the mean time the club has spent that money received from Lukaku's transfer. So no matter, it will always be 65,000,000.
  3. I'm close to echoing that sentiment.
  4. Alvaro Morata

    I cannot think of all the examples (perhaps you can help with that) but I know for a fact that Real Madrid and Atletico have both employed the 4-4-2 in the past two years. Even as Pizy said clubs like Watford and West Ham are enjoying the new found success with this approach. I could be wrong but I do believe that Max Allegri's Juventus are also fond of the 4-4-2. I find great joy in the irony of England's best chances lying in the 4-4-2. For years Three Lions managers struggled to let go of this tactic and now that everything has come full circle; England's once weakness could be a strength.
  5. Alvaro Morata

    That is the thing. I believe 4-4-2 is modern football!
  6. Alvaro Morata

    Well, it does look like we are seeing the rebirth of England's beloved 4-4-2. Football lives in cycles and it seems to me that we are witnessing the return of the 'big striker' 'little striker' dichotomy. Of course, strictly speaking I'm not just referring to their physical sizes.
  7. Alvaro Morata

    It's not always about sheer numbers or what is palpable on a spreadsheet. Brevity of goals scored, movement, vision, intelligence is often difficult to quantify and express through numbers and data. From what I've seen Alvaro Morata is a forward with a physical presence, intelligent movement and the technical skill to utilise both feet and head. Maybe that isn't what you desire in a striker but be sure that he has qualities that managers lust for otherwise he'd never have been playing for Real Madrid or Juventus.
  8. The Conte Thread

    I was acting on @CHOULO19 behest, even though he didn't ask me or intend for this to happen.
  9. The Conte Thread

    Dunno mate.
  10. The Conte Thread

    Oh, are Asamoah and Bonucci actually linked or is that merely conjecture? Oh, I'd take the latter without a thought! Marvellous technical skills for a defender.
  11. The Mourinho Thread

    I heard the opposite. From what I know de Boer and Bergkamp have never seen eye to eye and that Bergkamp is a staff member for Ajax as opposed to de Boer (if you follow). de Boer has his own staff and will more than likely take them with him.
  12. The Mourinho Thread

    Kurt Cobain.
  13. The International Football Thread

    Dark horses for the Euros, perhaps? They've some interesting players. A couple of favourable draws and decisions is all it takes.
  14. The International Football Thread

    This Turk generation isn't half bad either.
  15. I agreed with many of his points. I'm not emotionally invested in a BBS to ban someone for disagreeing with me. Oh, on the point of Jim making money...why do you think he needs large donations every month? I'm not a professional. I've made myself transparent, if you want this rectified as I said earlier take it up with another staff member. I stand by my actions. The reason I didn't ban him earlier was that I was unaware how many warnings he had, not until I viewed his profile just the otherday did it become clear to me as I feel retrospectively these decisions need to be made, which is opposite to yourself. Now, we can keep talking in circles or we can put this to rest. Alternatively take it up with another staff member, because as I keep saying it can be overturned.