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TrippingStep

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  1. nowhereman liked a post in a topic by TrippingStep in 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.
  2. nowhereman liked a post in a topic by TrippingStep in 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.
  3. MAF liked a post in a topic by TrippingStep in 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.
  4. TrippingStep liked a post in a topic by Henrique in Post-season review - Chelsea 2013/14   
    Nice words, but Mourinho is not looking for long terme here...is Ivanovic our long term RB? Is Azi our long term LB?
    Is a long term plan having no clue about how we play against defensive sides?
    Mourinho record shows he is always concerned about instant success.
  5. TrippingStep liked a post in a topic by The Chels in PSG 3-1 Chelsea   
    I know that our defence has generally been decent this season after the Sunderland defeat, but it is literally impossible to attack in great numbers with them at the back because if we're hit on the counter attack they are far too easily done with a bit of pace and trickery - probably because they're all really slow (except Azpi); consequently the opposition pretty much always seem like scoring from counter attacks. The defence has also been pretty shambolic from set pieces and I fear whenever we concede a corner/FK.
  6. Mohammed Seif liked a post in a topic by TrippingStep in 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.
  7. Barbara liked a post in a topic by TrippingStep in Romelu Lukaku   
    He will be sold this summer. He will sulk too much if he's just a squad member.
    And his comment that he doesn't like playing target man at Everton the last matches is why in the national team of Belgium, he barely play average games and was only useful against Croatia that was leaving 40 meters behind their back.
    He's not a teamplayer, if he can't run behind defences in open play he's breaking attacking play by not making runs to open space for players behind, is often offside because he's staying up the pitch and not tracking back and he's awful defending, not even playing the cutting passing angle that takes less energy than pressing.
  8. Mohammed Seif liked a post in a topic by TrippingStep in Galatasaray 1-1 Chelsea   
    For me Barca performance under Guardiola for the most part was not boring. The way they were keeping the ball, creating space by quick passing and movements, this football is what I always imagined when you talk about great team.
  9. Mohammed Seif liked a post in a topic by TrippingStep in Galatasaray 1-1 Chelsea   
    For me Barca performance under Guardiola for the most part was not boring. The way they were keeping the ball, creating space by quick passing and movements, this football is what I always imagined when you talk about great team.
  10. Mohammed Seif liked a post in a topic by TrippingStep in Galatasaray 1-1 Chelsea   
    For me Barca performance under Guardiola for the most part was not boring. The way they were keeping the ball, creating space by quick passing and movements, this football is what I always imagined when you talk about great team.
  11. Mohammed Seif liked a post in a topic by TrippingStep in Galatasaray 1-1 Chelsea   
    For me Barca performance under Guardiola for the most part was not boring. The way they were keeping the ball, creating space by quick passing and movements, this football is what I always imagined when you talk about great team.
  12. Stingray liked a post in a topic by TrippingStep in Galatasaray 1-1 Chelsea   
    The team seems already very tired, like the team was at the end of Di Matteo reign, just that we are more defensive.
    The big problem we have is that we can't beat average teams without having to fight hard as our passing game and offensive moves are rubbish.
    Last year there was some lacklustre performance but when we were pushing, we were often creating much more chances in 45 minutes than in two matches this year.
  13. Mohammed Seif liked a post in a topic by TrippingStep in Galatasaray 1-1 Chelsea   
    For me Barca performance under Guardiola for the most part was not boring. The way they were keeping the ball, creating space by quick passing and movements, this football is what I always imagined when you talk about great team.
  14. Despiadado.Maleante liked a post in a topic by TrippingStep in Chelsea v Everton   
    No Luiz Cahill partnership in central defense and Mikel in midfield please.
  15. Mufassir08 liked a post in a topic by TrippingStep in Mikel John Obi   
    Physicality of Mikel, are you kidding?
    Mikel is ok if midfielders of opponent are slow, otherwise he will be beaten at every turn.
    Don't understand why you like him so much.
    No european top clubs would have him, or just as last midfielder in their squad.
  16. Despiadado.Maleante liked a post in a topic by TrippingStep in Chelsea v Everton   
    No Luiz Cahill partnership in central defense and Mikel in midfield please.
  17. kellzfresh liked a post in a topic by TrippingStep in The European Leagues & Competitions Thread V2   
    The Bundesliga is not great.
    You have Bayern, Dortmund but the rest of the teams are conceding so many goals in european competition.
    The defensive players of many bundesliga teams are awful.
  18. TrippingStep liked a post in a topic by duo11bluecl in Mikel John Obi   
    Yeah sure what the heck did he do? unless you count having him in the bus parking tactic against Barca and Bayern as contribution, through out the season he done fk all, absolutely nothing. In 09-10 again he was useless, Essien, Ballack, Deco, Lampard...etc played much bigger roles.
    At the end of the day, the sooner he get away from Chelsea the better. But it is alright for many people because he adds 'depth' to the team isn't he.
  19. TrippingStep liked a post in a topic by The only place to be in Mikel John Obi   
    I've always wondered about people using this game to cite Mikel's 'quality' (I'm not sure what you're suggesting he excelled at - controlling the game, being a defensive giant, um....).
    Bayern created 34 chances in that game, 21 of which were on target. What exactly are you praising the 'best DM/only DM since Maka'?
    Was he equally amazing in the Europa League Final? No, because he didn't play.
  20. TrippingStep liked a post in a topic by Drogba4ever15 in Mikel John Obi   

  21. MAF liked a post in a topic by TrippingStep in Eden Hazard   
    Rooney is not a good example.
    Ronaldo is the best athlete i will give you that.
    For the rest they play for teams that play 90% of their matches in the opponent's half and have 65-70% of the ball.
    They aren't killing their midfielders to run like mad men, their defence is pushing higher and everybody is close to the others.
    Us we play with the back line sitting deep and not very close to the midfield.
    That's why I don't understand why many here hates the possession play, finding it boring while it's the best way for the players to not push themself to the ground as the matches agaisnt average team, you should not have to push that much if you're a good possession team.
  22. kellzfresh liked a post in a topic by TrippingStep in Mohamed Salah   
    Yes you can and with these two players it's easy to see from the beginning of a match if they are in form or have fatigue.
    When you are knackered, you are slower to react, your coordination is not good, you're not capable of doing huge efforts.
    Top speed (as it's a very high intensity work-out) is what is going down quickly when you're not at your top condition.
    You are stiffer when you've been pushing your body too much.
    It's not like us but have you ever done a big work-out when you've pushed yourself too much and the days after, you're barely able to move as usual.
    To stay in topic, like some said, many are way too harsh on Salah. He's new to the team and if the rest were poor, why would you expect him to be good when our team play was awful.
  23. MAF liked a post in a topic by TrippingStep in Eden Hazard   
    Rooney is not a good example.
    Ronaldo is the best athlete i will give you that.
    For the rest they play for teams that play 90% of their matches in the opponent's half and have 65-70% of the ball.
    They aren't killing their midfielders to run like mad men, their defence is pushing higher and everybody is close to the others.
    Us we play with the back line sitting deep and not very close to the midfield.
    That's why I don't understand why many here hates the possession play, finding it boring while it's the best way for the players to not push themself to the ground as the matches agaisnt average team, you should not have to push that much if you're a good possession team.
  24. NishC300 liked a post in a topic by TrippingStep in The Mourinho Thread   
    What is worrying is that it seems our midfielders are being burned out way too early.
    The fact that hey have to make so many runs when we lose the ball because our back line is deep, is what is killing them.
    They have to run so much to create, and then run some more when we are losing the ball.
    And our squad is bigger than last year and the schedule much less heavier.
    That's my main critic about Mourinho, the attacking midfielders are killing themself against the average teams because they have to do too much against these teams.
    First half against Hull was a blueprint of that, we had the 4 attacking players with no support that had to do everything in attack against 8 sitting players.
  25. kellzfresh liked a post in a topic by TrippingStep in Mohamed Salah   
    Yes you can and with these two players it's easy to see from the beginning of a match if they are in form or have fatigue.
    When you are knackered, you are slower to react, your coordination is not good, you're not capable of doing huge efforts.
    Top speed (as it's a very high intensity work-out) is what is going down quickly when you're not at your top condition.
    You are stiffer when you've been pushing your body too much.
    It's not like us but have you ever done a big work-out when you've pushed yourself too much and the days after, you're barely able to move as usual.
    To stay in topic, like some said, many are way too harsh on Salah. He's new to the team and if the rest were poor, why would you expect him to be good when our team play was awful.