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  1. Oscar

    Won't Fabregas play the 10 role next year?
  2. Eden Hazard

    His match against South Korea was not great, the same problem that non direct players have in the national team. He was often alone outside with no combination play possible. Otherwise, I think Eden didn't want to play. After the russian game, he was already saying that he would prefer not to play the last game of the group stage. In Belgium, the marketing team wants to make it like this group is great and are all friends but I bet it's not the case. Before Januzaj was coming, there were already two three players like Mirallas who were saying they would have prefer if Wilmots had waited for a few more years to pick him up. There is also a flemish journalist who said that some players in the group had complaints that Wilmots training had no tactical work, having no patterns for their attacks (not suprising whey you see them play, it's cross cross and cross) and that they were not working on specific training for free-kicks and corners (Wilmots saying it's not because you will work for it two weeks that you will score). I
  3. The Mourinho Thread

    But there's also the fact there is less combination of movements in the box. Agains, it's simple one on one and strength that he relies on.
  4. The Mourinho Thread

    I think he wants to be next Manchester United coach.
  5. The Mourinho Thread

    And because in Spain, not many teams like to sit deep and let the other team have the ball for the entire match.
  6. Post-season review - Chelsea 2013/14

    Nothing surprising for me, I've said it in the beginning of the season that we would struggle againt the average teams as they are much less naïve that his first time in Chelsea. The legacy of Mourinho of deep and organized defense, letting the ball to the opponent and the struggle against them for a Mourinho team was just as predicted.
  7. The Mourinho Thread

    And about William. Look at Ronaldo this year and under Mourinho. He's leaner this year. The focus of Mourinho on strength, defense above all else is absurd. Luiz, Oscar and even Hazard were better under Benitez. Hazard can on some matches cope with Mourinho style because of his capability of doing solo actions, dribbling but I doubt it's what Hazard is enjoying the most, prefers quick combination. Oscar is also much better when there is pattern in offense as his strenght is intelligence and ability to move a lot but rigid attack when you have to do difference alone in the beginning is not his strength. Mourinho is a one trick pony, excellent at that one but breaking compact defense he's rubbish as his Real Madrid side show last year against Manchester United who were just sitting deep, happy to let Madrid pass at snail pace in front of them.
  8. Post-season review - Chelsea 2013/14

    This season is as I was seeing it in the pre-season. We have difficulties against the team using the legacy of Mourinho in his first period here in England, happy to sit back and letting the balls to the other team. And even being a bit dirty like the teams of Jose used to be when defending.
  9. The Mourinho Thread

    The problem I have with Mourinho is that he's a hard to beat coach and when the opposition is doing the same thing, it often results in very ugly matches. And he's for me a two three years max coach as his style of play must be exhausting for the players and where there is little enjoyement for the players. It can only last till he reaches a breaking point.
  10. Eden Hazard

    Bullshit. It's not like Eden and Oscar did not have to track back last year. It's just that when we have the ball, if we can't counter-attack quickly, we are clueless.
  11. Eden Hazard

    I prefered him under Benitez. Oscar was also better under Benitez. There's no pattern in how to break defences. Look at his Real Madrid team last year against Manchester United who was just sitting, putting no pressure on Real Madrid Players and all they were doing was passing sideways in front of them waiting for a Manchester United error. No team play and quick rehearsed movements to stretch and put real pressure on them. Real Madrid are also playing better this year. Mourinho I think is not that great for players that would play best in a spanish possession team with quick combinations and passes. This year it's the same high and low that he had at Lille. He was much more consistent the last 3-4 months under Benitez. I hate the low line of our defence, the slow passing between our defenders and midfielders.
  12. Post-season review - Chelsea 2013/14

    Against the lower half or average teams, it's worse than last year as we don't have the excuse of playing every three four days and our squad is deeper. But it's not a great surprise to me as Mourinho's team have always look average when his teams had to break defences. If Real wins the champion's league this year, it would be an horrible season for him.
  13. PSG 3-1 Chelsea

    I'm not that surprised by the result. PSG have a better midfield and are fitter than us. Don't know what Mourinho does in physical preparation of players but it's not great. Real Madrid this year seems much better and the players seems to have less useless muscle mass (Ronaldo seems leaner this year compared to last year).
  14. Politics & Stuff

    Ukrainian politics since the collapse of the USSR and since 2002-3 have blackmaided West and Russia with their gas pipelines and is the playground of oligarchs fighting each other and amassing huge fortunes while doing nothing for their country (a bit like Russia in the 90's). What I find funny is seeing many ukrainian politics playing crippled man saying Russia was bad to them before an election and being all right after the election is gone. The best is Bulatov the youth and sport minister who said Russian had tortured him. Or the activist woman tweeting I'm dying and seen in France in great form while she had "received a shot" in her neck. They should look how Finland have done (their politicians not being clowns like in Ukraine).
  15. Politics & Stuff

    I know what you mean. Hezbollah have discipline and is more like a mini-state with politics, army, schools (I've watched a documentary where it was said that their schools were very good in science, math, english). Al Quaida is a creation of secret services who is using nutcases to destabilize regions. The problem - Lybia being an example- is that after the fighting, they lack skills to lead and is difficult to control once you've started the party. I don't understand why Us and their allies use those kind of people as these people can also be used by Russian and other states as those organisations have no real hierarchy and a great number of people can be influenced as they are stupid. That's why I would have more respect for an Hezbollah organisation as they have structures, clear political hierarchy and their troops act with the same discipline as military as Hezbollah have proved in 2006 during the Israel advance in the Lebanon territory and now in Syria to win back territories from the Djihadis.