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  1. Kevin de Bruyne

    Bertrand: De Bruyne dazzled us at Chelsea training “It’s so easy for everyone to say how much he has improved since leaving Chelsea but the truth is he always had it. He just, for whatever reason, was not given the opportunity to show it at Chelsea.” http://www.squawka.com/news/bertrand-de-bruyne-dazzled-us-at-chelsea-training/532202#dww1osi2ivZY3gRq.99
  2. The Mourinho Thread

  3. The Mourinho Thread

    That damned Tottenham seems to have been so pivotal in a bad way. But how? Did something happen there? I vaguely seem to remember Mourinho being absolutely furious after that game declaring he would restrict a lot of the attacking plays and focus more on defense. I can be completely wrong about this and I can't find this interview on the net, but it seems to be in accordance with our, erm.., 'style' of play after that. Edit: I seem to have mixed up the tottenham game last year with the COC defeat to sunderland the year before . (http://www.theguardian.com/football/2013/dec/18/jose-mourinho-chelsea-tactics-sunderland). Still, one might expect Mourinho to have made the same decision after that game and after the horrible start this season. "It's something I don't want to do, to play more counterattacking, but I'm giving it serious thought. If I want to win 1-0 I think I can as I think it is one of the easiest things in football. It is not so difficult, as you don't give players the chance to express themselves."
  4. The Mourinho Thread

    I think you were missing the point of his post since it wasn't directed at you.
  5. Eden Hazard

    Now forgive me if I'm stepping out of bounds, but since when is it okay for an administrator to ridicule a member for a completely sensible post?
  6. The Mourinho Thread

    Yes look at liverpool and tottenham. Look at how succesful we ve been searching for a second winger.
  7. The Mourinho Thread

    Now Eden shouldn't be free from criticism or from being benched but this makes no sense. 1) If he can't fit in a player like eden against Villa at home because he's concerned about conceding goals, well... 2) If it's about sending a message to Hazard (which is what i feel it is all about), the timing seems wrong, two weeks after his last chelsea game, on the back of his best performance of the season (albeit for the NT). 3) Having Hazard defend more, is not going to help us that much. We need him to carry us forward. Having him track back more is only going to hold him back from it more. 4) And now these comments... Sheesh. He's never criticized anyone by name like this before (besides Carneiro lol). I mean questioning his attitude, threatening to drop him completely... It may have worked after the Atleti game, but it' different now. All of the team is underperforming (not you Willian :heart: ), so why is he singled out like that. Besides Jose is not in as strong as a position as back then, far from it, no matter what the board and the players are saying.
  8. The Mourinho Thread

    He was also asked about KDB. Said that he was doing great and that "he plays in a team that is doing well and is playing (attacking) football, which is always easier for a forward".
  9. The Mourinho Thread

    Now maybe i'm too cynical, but isn't it possible that all these players suddenly coming out in support of Mourinho is a big PR-stunt coming from our club? Especially as it happens to coincide with the statement of the board backing him?
  10. The Mourinho Thread

    So.. he has five tall players to defend set pieces. He switches Iva with Baba and suddenly he has three? Is Baba this small that he counts as -1?
  11. The Mourinho Thread

    ... and brendan here?
  12. The Mourinho Thread

    Had all of this typed out last night at 1.00 am, but for some reason it got lost during the posting... sigh He may have cost very little, but at the same time the chance that he would contribute anything to us was close to zero as well. Plus I felt it was disrespectful to remy as well who had performed excellent the season before. Indeed, we're not completely sure that Mourinho was behind the transfer, but he always seemed supportive of the move, even before he was signed (http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/jose-mourinho-vows-help-radamel-5863839). And he has a habit of signing similar players (eto'o/drogba). I do get the feeling though that indeed JM may not have been fully backed during the transfer window, so that can be a strong argument in his favour. And you can only trust those players if they in turn trust you, but how are you going to win them over with those line ups? I agree, 90% of the squad including Matic has done nothing to earn that trust this season and deserves to be benched, but it is too late now to for bullying tactics, it is only going to antagonize them further. He is still stuck with those players so he HAS to rally them behind him. And the only way you're going to do that i think is to be tough but more importantly fair. I expect a FB who cost between 14 and 22 mil £ to be good enough to at least be tested after 2 months. I mean after all this time he is not going to improve any further just training with the squad. The only way you're gonna know if he is good enough, is to play him. And should he not be up to par yet, the only chance he has to improve is, again, to give him more playing time. Agreed though on Djilobodji, maybe it wasn't justified to mention him. That whole transfer just feels a mess and i feel sorry for the lad. He only wanted to play CL football... There's nothing wrong with it in itself and it can indeed be helpful under the right circumstances. But I think that taken to extremes for a long period of time as Jose likes to do, it's effects will wear off and may even cause a backlash, especially if you have no other approach even when things turn to sh*t. Someone posted a link earlier in this thread that explains it in more detail. (http://www.espnfc.com/club/chelsea/363/blog/post/2643933/jose-mourinhos-methods-now-in-doubt-at-chelsea) I'm no expert on these things, just want to give my two cents. Enjoyed your detailed response though.
  13. The Mourinho Thread

    I can respect anyone's opinion if they want Mourinho to stay. But we have come at a point where I expect that the other side of the argument to be taken seriously as well. Yes Mourinho has brought us many successes and i am grateful for that. But you can't deny that he has made some major f*ckups these last couple of months and has thus at least contributed to the current crisis. Besides, even when things were going great for us, Mourinho just loved seeking the controversies. So neither he or anyone else should be surprised that when things go south, all of it comes back hitting him in the face like a boomerang. If anyone is looking for a culprit for all this criticism, they need only look at José himself.
  14. The Mourinho Thread

    If you're going to call people idiots without even taking the trouble to read their arguments, why bother coming here?
  15. The Mourinho Thread

    Stability and long term vision has to come from both sides. Picking fights with your own staff is not a sign of stability. Signing players like falcao, relying on players like Ivanovic and failing (so far) to introduce players like Baba and Djilobodji is not a sign of long term vision. Relying on an agressive 'us-against-them' attitiude to motivate your players is not a sign of stabilty. Humiliating your own players like he did with Matic today is not a sign of stability. Talking like you're bigger than the club and daring the board to sack you is not a sign of stabilty. For the record, in no way do i believe that the players are blameless in all of this. No matter who'se the manager above you, even if they are called Moyes, performances like these are unacceptable.