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Everything posted by Robchels

  1. 9. Tammy Abraham

    Generalizations like this do not quite work. I liked RLC from the get go because he always had the most important: technique tammy does not, so even if he becomes a reliable striker in the future, his ceiling will be lower than someone like Cho for example. Very similar to lukaku in my view - who was also overrated around here. good for you if you want to trust franks judgement right now based on very little. I think he is a work-in-progress the same way many of our younger players are. frank is playing with fire here. As limited as giroud may be, he would've been more likely to score these goals Tammy consistently misses. Another few results like this and he will be facing a sack. Make no mistake, his stardom at the club, and even the ban situation will only buy him so much time as a manager.
  2. 22. Christian Pulisic

    Pull some pics of Eden when he joined... hope pulisic doesn’t bulk up the same way Eden did...
  3. 22. Christian Pulisic

    Good performance against Liverpool! Really good on the ball. Makes great off-the-ball runs and shows good vision for his age. His shooting looks impressive too. cant wait to see how he develops under frank. Expecting great things form him in the future.
  4. 15. Kurt Zouma

    Heh fair enough. we just have differences in what we looks for in different players and positions. i thought I saw enough of zouma to know I’d like someone better to start for us. But yeah hope he can become a good/decent squad player for us since we will def need it.
  5. 7. N'Golo Kante

    France has many good players, but they are the best team in the world because of two players who just are able to routinely influence games, esp the big ones: kante and mbappe
  6. 15. Kurt Zouma

    Heh the irony is lost here... after one game. yes, and I completely disagree - another mediocre game by him. He’s just not very good playing footy. Did not think my comments were nasty, just joked that you started your post by pretty much accusing folks of judging him by a single game. Even though most of us have been watching him play for a very long time... kinda weird actually.
  7. Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea

    Hmm they scored immediately on his side after an uncommitted tackle by him. if Andreas is not injured that was a very strange sub given other players were tired and cb don’t have to run as much.
  8. Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea

    Not a penalty for me but I will take it.
  9. Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea

    Think frank might be thinking Ross a little lower on the pitch, like CM
  10. Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea

  11. Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea

    Azpi tackles from behind and got enough of the ball and player to disrupt the finish. It was mane all alone, because zouma was asleep, who passed into the net. when attackers get behind the defense line it’s the entire defense problem.
  12. Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea

    Poor by zouma at something I thought he was actually good at.
  13. Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea

    And going forward... amazing player!
  14. Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea

    UCL season they will all play a lot of games. sorry for the dp - on phone
  15. Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea

    Agreed, but You have to believe docs and fitness coaches would not clear him otherwise. hopefully the the recent issue is more like a knock and nothing that could get worse.
  16. Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea

    Much stronger starting XI 👍
  17. 19. Mason Mount

    Partially disagree. while organization and focus would definitely help, player characteristics are hard to ignore. cant ask players to do what they don’t know how. I mean you can, but they won’t be able to do it.
  18. 15. Kurt Zouma

    I’m sorry, but were you born last Saturday by chance? We’ve been watching zouma play for quite a bit of time - at Chelsea and on loan. it’s fine if you disagree, but please don’t accuse people for being hasty here. I’ve always thought he’s a poor footballer and united game did not surprise me one bit. My prediction: he will crumble when under pressure because he does not have the technique to control and move the ball. He will do better against the smaller sides and poorly against the stronger sides who more often employ a high press.
  19. Super Frank Thread

    Folks who say they are not worried should be. Bad results and poor performances can really become a deterrent to youth development. Ah regarding your second point, that’s worrying. I say that because I don’t think we have the players for the high press esp defense. The left side is ok with Emerson and Andreas, but the right is for a diff style.
  20. Super Frank Thread

    Yeah that’s exactly where frank err and where I disagree with you and @Tomo that match shouldn’t have been about the future! Play the senior to stabilize the team which will also help the younger players. I’ve seen younger sides go into losing spirals quite easily. Starting Tammy over giroud in that game was a massive mistake and I do t even like giroud. even the shape was poor... bring one of the ams back into cm as Oscar used to do. Make it compact. Sorry very naive strategy and formation. I hope it was a one-off tho.
  21. Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea

    ^ frank looks like he’s about to kick that football perhaps he should...
  22. 15. Kurt Zouma

    heh yes, but it really shouldn't be. Andreas and Rudiger are by far our best defenders. Zouma, disregarding last game, is way way below that level. Passing from the back is kinda important, and Andreas is probably our best passer atm, even if rudiger is fairly good at that too. We don't really have a team to sit back and we have to play with a higher line. Just can't see zouma being comfortable in that type of setup.
  23. Super Frank Thread

    That’s actually the main argument for starting the best players even if they are not 100% and then deal with the subs as needed. start with the most senior players to avoid situations like that. Then add youngsters for minutes and for mixing things up. no, nothing is a sure thing, but things are more likely to happen with the senior players since they already happened for them before. For ex, giroud is more likely to score at this level than a youngster who never scored at this level. Giroud would have been more likely to have scored that sitter. Tammy lowered his head and hit it. not great technique tbh. All these small decisions are likely to have influenced in the outcome and the final score line. No one wants a return of of the lack of youth development from mourinho era, but imo nobody forced frank to use so many youngsters in a single match, against a top club in their turf. Agree or disagree, that was a questionable decision, and one which did not quite work. another thing I can add is that it is a very common tale with overly young sides: they have the impetus, the work rate, sometimes even play well and look good, but lack the finishing touch and make too many small mistakes that hinder the team. And they are usually more likely to choke under stress, of say, having to chase a result after conceding early. Again, for obvious reasons... I mean it should be obvious.
  24. David Luiz

    I know this makes sense to most, but does not reflect reality. once a player reaches a status in world football, like it or not luiz has, you tell him he isn’t part of your plans as a manager and he is calling his agent. This will happen with any player! Yes guys like kante would not force an immediate move, but he’d do so in the next window. It is a very bold choice by frank and reckon, like others said, as much about locker room than anything else. Fair enough to him, but there will be a cost this season because of the situation we are in. Just think the club, and frank, overrated zouma.
  25. 15. Kurt Zouma

    Couldn’t agree more. That misplaced pass looked just as bad as the pk. United should have scored then and there. andreas was having a solid game while zouma looked bad from the first minute. His hands sticking out to make the easiest pass is very bakayoko like and a big 🚩