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  1. Fernando liked a post in a topic by Superblue_1986 in Sarri But Not Sarri Thread   
    What some have alluded to on here, the biggest problem with Sarri seems to be that he has listened to Guardiola's advice (he's even admitted to this) and focused on a core group of about 15 players to work his philosophy on for this season. When that core group have proven to not be good enough, poor form, injuries, etc he's backed himself into a position by then having a group of players that (1) he hasn't bothered helping to learn his philosophy and (2) alienated from the rest of the group.
    His stubbornness is a by-product of the above and is a major error of judgement.
    Like others have said, if things weren't going well but he was giving chances to other players, or making changes in game to impact then I'd be prepared to give him some leeway and time. But he's currently offering nothing to encourage us to show faith and support to him.
  2. Fernando liked a post in a topic by BlueLyon in Sarri But Not Sarri Thread   
    Its easy to say now, but its getting clear as day how big mistake board did again by appointing Sarri.
    We have beast DM in Kante, but he cant play that role in Sarri system. We have beast RB in Azpi, but he cant play Sarri type fullback. We have world class Hazard but he isnt suited to play recieve and release Sarriball, because he likes to dribble too much. We bought Jorginho to be our holding mid, but we play in a league that makes that almost suicide. 
    We played great in the beggining though, but opponents found us quickly and Sarri has no plan B, cant rotate, doesnt use youth, always does the same subs etc.
    All that said, Id love if we somehow managed to overturn it, keep Sarri and he transforms us into what he supposed to do, after all we need to give managers more time. But I just cant support manager that makes no changes after humiliating results and doesnt use youth despite shit after shit performances by senior players. 
  3. Fernando liked a post in a topic by Jason in Sarri But Not Sarri Thread   
    God bless you for still thinking it's all the players' fault and nothing to do with Sarri.
    But what I would say though is that it's rather ironic that you continue to blame player power when Sarri has done nothing but instigate or accentuate it. He has criticized the players numerous times for having poor mentality etc but what has he done in the following games? He played the same players again. If players know that they can play poorly and still be selected in the next game, then shouldn't the finger be pointed more at the person who selects those players? Why would players even be motivated if there's no competition within the squad? Why has Sarri not stamped his authority in the team? Why has he not made the point "If you play poorly, you're out of the starting XI"? Nobody wants to see player power but Sarri is only making it worse with each passing week!
  4. Fernando liked a post in a topic by kc_blue in Sarri But Not Sarri Thread   
    Yes, he did say that, but wasn't your point that the board did a good job this off season?  My point earlier was that the problems go further then the manager and that we need a shake up at the board level.  The new manager may have said the transfer market bores him but the board should have realized that the squad needed more then just Jorginho and a loan of Kovacic to compete at the level they expect.  That's why I think the titles won by Mourinho and Conte glossed things over, especially at the board level.  I don't think they are actually in touch with the quality or lack there of in the current squad.
  5. Fernando liked a post in a topic by Jason in Sarri But Not Sarri Thread   
    A manager's job is to put the players in a system that maximize their abilities and hide their weaknesses as much as possible, individually and collectively. But Sarri is doing the complete opposite by forcing his system onto the players who clearly don't fit his players and he's making everyone look bad. There are some who are just bad anyway but his stubbornness is making a number of the players look worse than they actually are. 
  6. Fernando liked a post in a topic by kc_blue in Sarri But Not Sarri Thread   
    I agree with you on this, but did they set him up to be successful?  Did they get him in early in the summer so he could have a full preseason?
    This point I'll concede they got him Jorginho, but waiting until the end of January for Higuaín really didn't do him any favors.  Who knows how it would have turned out if they'd brought him in the summer as well.  Really they took a 5th place team and added Jorginho and picked up Kovacic on loan.  Switched out keepers.  I'm not sure that would have been enough to improve the team much anyway, but throw in changing the philosophy and style of play, I don't think the board did Sarri any favors.  They didn't have the courage of their convictions to get fully behind the change and back it with everything they could to be successful.  
  7. Fernando liked a post in a topic by petre.ispirescu in Sarri But Not Sarri Thread   
    Ok so he is going to get the sack. And then miraculously the players 'find' their form back. And Sarri would then be the 3rd manager in such a short space of time that had to go at the hand of players power. 
    At this point to me it looks that Sarri could come up with the most revolutionary tactics and training methods, the players simply have gone into holiday mood already. Three seasons in five years they tanked even before January... 
  8. Fernando liked a post in a topic by Blue Armour in Sarri But Not Sarri Thread   
    I maybe in the minority when I say this, ...but I cannot really blame the board.,.for THIS season at least.
    After a long time, they did something bold by hiring someone like Sarri to take the helm. Unproven, but believed to potentially be able to bring the type of attacking football many fans have been craving for, for a long time. A really unorthodox move, all things considered. 
    Compared to the transfer windows from recent seasons, they even bent over backwards not once, but twice, to get the manager his number one target, in Jorginho and Higuain.
    But for the moment, they seem to have been duped by Sarri's mad plan. Whether there is any method to it, I'm not sure, but we are starting to go into free fall because of his designs.
    With every negative result, I become more curious to see whether Sarri will actually change something in the next game. He seemed to tweak things a little bit, earlier on in the season, most notably, the City game.
    But now, he just seems to fallen into that same poisonous mindset that gripped Conte in his second season. Refusal to change tactics or personnel. Adamant to prove that he's right.
    I'm going to be pragmatic for a moment,..and say, okay, we're one point from top 4, still in a couple of other cup competitions, and in the final of one. So I'll wait a little more before passing any true judgement.
    However though, the game at the Bridge with Spurs is going to weigh heavily upon things.
  9. Fernando liked a post in a topic by kc_blue in Sarri But Not Sarri Thread   
    It is confusing.  I have to admit I don't know enough about the back ground set up for the women's team to say much about it.  
    I'm not sure Lamps would be a good choice just yet, purely from a lack of experience perspective but who knows, maybe it's worth a shot.  I honestly think the changes need to deeper then just the manager though.  There needs to be a shake up at the board level in my opinion.  
  10. Fernando liked a post in a topic by Tomo in Sarri But Not Sarri Thread   
    The confusing thing is at every other level we are practically flawless, we dominate youth level and the women's game in a way that makes the Greek league look competitive so why can't we translate that to the mens first team? 
    Those teams are all managed by through and through Chelsea people, so maybe the next move is to try similar at first team level? Be it Lamps or the traditional boot room.
  11. kc_blue liked a post in a topic by Fernando in Sarri But Not Sarri Thread   
    Looking at the first page shows that many people where right on with the board in hiring Sarri. 
    And at the end here we are. I guess to have a similar problem to Mourinho, Conte and just regressing even worse shows that the players are going down in quality. And the back up are even worse 
    We have regress badly as a club. 
  12. Fernando liked a post in a topic by kc_blue in Sarri But Not Sarri Thread   
    It starts from the top.  It's been happening for years now and it's finally built to a point that it's hard to argue against.  The league wins with Mourinho and Conte just put a gloss on things and made it easier to dismiss people bringing up issues with player recruitment and other board issues.  Now it's there big and bold and ugly in our faces, our squad just isn't up to par with our ambitions and/or expectations.  Managers have come and gone but the issues remain.  
  13. kc_blue liked a post in a topic by Fernando in Sarri But Not Sarri Thread   
    Looking at the first page shows that many people where right on with the board in hiring Sarri. 
    And at the end here we are. I guess to have a similar problem to Mourinho, Conte and just regressing even worse shows that the players are going down in quality. And the back up are even worse 
    We have regress badly as a club. 
  14. Fernando liked a post in a topic by OneMoSalah in 10. Eden Hazard   
    And Courtois wouldnt go to Real. Cesc wouldnt play for another team in England. Among countless others. 
    At the end of the day if Real dont go for him because they get Neymar and PSG did offering huge transfer fee and huge money I wouldnt be surprised. I think he will be gone regardless. Doesnt have to be Real. Could be Bayern, could be Barca, could be PSG  could be Juventus. Who knows.
  15. Fernando liked a post in a topic by Fulham Broadway in 1. Kepa Arrizabalaga   
    Wonder if there are many keepers that are far from the top, with lots of growing to do at £70m
  16. Fernando liked a post in a topic by !Hazard! in 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi   
    Regardless of who's the manager, CHO will not be starting games on a weekly basis as long as players like Hazard, Willian and Pedro are in the squad. People who think a new manager will just come in and start playing some 18 year old ahead of those experienced internationals are deluded.
  17. Fernando liked a post in a topic by Robchels in 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi   
    Ah in this game, sure. Never been a big fan of Napoli style of play, so have no problem criticizing sarri, but I honestly think people are overly blaming him for losing the locker room. It's not about wanting him out - perhaps the players just don't believe in him or in his system enough to make it work. Seems to happen a lot with these players....
    Just be ready that the next manager will use CHO sparingly too. Expect the same if the team is struggling. My 2-cent prediction.
    Unless CHO is killing it in practice sessions, which I don't believe. When that happens coaches and management would usually step in.
  18. Fernando liked a post in a topic by manpe in 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi   
    Nah the real reason why CHO wasn't subbed on is because he already subbed on Willian for Pedro, and he wouldn't take off Hazard at 2-0 down. He makes only like-for-like subs so that's wingers off the table, and after taking off Kovacic for the more attacking Barkley, the only other more attacking like-for-like sub left was Zappacosta for Azpi.
  19. Fernando liked a post in a topic by kc_blue in Sarri But Not Sarri Thread   
    I wouldn't call myself a Sarri fanboy unless I guess I was a Conte fanboy and Mourinho fanboy etc. etc. but I have tried to defend him and give him time.  It's getting impossible to do so.  I can see not changing his tactics, they are what got him the job and might even be what the board is wanting the club to move towards, but his line ups and subs show either a lack of understanding of what's going wrong or just an unwillingness to fix it. 
    I liked to watch his Napoli but we most definitely aren't playing like that.  I would have liked to see him get a shot with a full preseason and some more players that play his style, but that's not going to happen and I think he's only got himself to blame for that.  
    I don't want to join in the pile on that's going on here, but I don't see much choice besides moving on to someone else.
  20. Fernando liked a post in a topic by Superblue_1986 in Sarri But Not Sarri Thread   
    I don't see Sarri surviving much longer. The problem is however who would he be replaced with mid-season. I can't see many top target managers taking the job on in the middle of the season and the board would likely want time to sort out their next appointment.
    That would almost certainly leave Zola in charge until the end of the season. I love Franco but I cannot see him having a positive change on the side, especially after having been working so close with Sarri this season.
  21. Fernando liked a post in a topic by Tomo in Sarri But Not Sarri Thread   
    Because the alternative is even worse, he got shot of Willian from the lineup as soon as we got a striker in.
    That"s not a defense of him, the last few weeks has made me seriously reavalute my opinion on him and i'm starting to lean towards him leaving but any manager will pick Alonso until we have a better alternative.
  22. Fernando liked a post in a topic by Jason in Sarri But Not Sarri Thread   
    Bring him back for 3 months and then sack him again!
  23. Fernando liked a post in a topic by Laylabelle in Sarri But Not Sarri Thread   
    Chris Sutton
    Ex-Chelsea striker on BBC Radio 5 live
    Sarri won’t survive tonight. Well he might until 9am tomorrow. If he does survive tonight, do you have to question the owner's ambition?
    I remember Sarri saying we'll be better in the second half of the season. He’s done himself so much damage with the things he’s said. You can’t be beaten 4-0 by Bournemouth and humiliated by Man City. He signed Jorginho. They’re a one-trick pony.
  24. bakayokofan liked a post in a topic by Fernando in Sarri But Not Sarri Thread   
    This is what I said as well. If we want youth then we should get coaches that are good for youth. The club don't care much about this and it is why we go for the managers that we go for. 
    The club cannot ask for for youth if they hire the wrong managers for this. 
  25. kellzfresh liked a post in a topic by Fernando in Sarri But Not Sarri Thread   
    I don't care for the defeat what got me angry is that he don't learn. Still keep picking Alonso. 
    He just continues to do the same thing without changing. 
    Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting something different.