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Fulham Broadway

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  1. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Sarri appraisal- Defence is a bit iffy at times, but Rudiger is the dogs bollocks. Jorginho is so creative going forward but gets roughed up when defending. We have the worlds best defensive midfielder playing a vital role more forward, so that exposes the defence. Good centre forward and CFC are serious league contenders this time round. If no one bought in January then the last thing needed will be injuries Couple of months in its all seems to be a work in progress but it has hit the ground running.
  2. 3. Marcos Alonso

    It's the speed of from hero to zero lol
  3. The Mourinho Thread

    On R 5 last night - ''I want to return to Chelsea one day, thats for sure'' Here are the highlights of that interview: SPOONY: I'm used to calling the top man at a football club 'the manager', but you're head coach at Real Madrid. Do you like being a manager or do you prefer to be called coach? MOURINHO: In my relationship with my players I had everything. I had the traditional Portuguese 'Mr', I had 'the guv', I had 'the boss', 'coach' and 'Jose'. SPOONY: Which is your favourite? MOURINHO: You know, 'the guv' was the one I took. I think it was Damien Duff, the first one to call me that, and I took a few weeks to understand the dimension. What matters for me is that it remains forever. Even today Frank Lampard and John Terry call me 'boss' and I'm not the boss anymore. SPOONY: When we see you on the touchline or in a press conference, it would very much appear that those things don't matter to you. But sitting here speaking to you now, you hold these things very dear and close to you. MOURINHO: These are the things that matter for me. I read a book from one of the most important coaches in the history of university sports, John Wooden, a basketball coach at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles), and one of the things he says is that the most important thing in all of this is 'the man'. The human relation. The best coach is the one who puts in everything. SPOONY: Is winning everything? MOURINHO: No, winning is not everything. But winning is more important than any one of us. Sometimes you have the feeling during the match that a player cannot improve, and you can read the situation - he didn't start well, but he has the conditions to finish well - but sometimes you feel immediately the team started bad, the players are bad, and you have to make some changes. If the result goes completely against you, you have to take some decisions and some risks and everyone's afraid of that. SPOONY: You hold Sir Alex Ferguson in very high regard? Sir Alex on Mourinho in 2009 "I got on very well with him at Chelsea and I think it was a loss to the game when he went. I actually enjoyed watching him on the television. I thought he was good. He was cocky and confident but it was good for the game. Right away he came in and said, 'I'm the Special One', and we all thought, 'Who is this?' and his team thought, 'We'd better win here'. He came to Chelsea and made that declaration himself. Don't forget he was self-anointed. People then sat up but his achievements are there to be recognised." MOURINHO: Of course. My first contact with him was not one to forget because Porto beat Manchester United in the Champions League. After the match he was knocking on our dressing room door with Gary Neville, and they wanted to congratulate our dressing room. So that was a moment when I understood that when the win is deserved, you have to respect the winners and you have to know to enjoy a little bit the happiness of the others. It happened with Bayern Munich last season when we (Real Madrid) lost the semi-final on penalties, and at the end of the match it was not a drama for me. I was also in their dressing room. I remember that day of Porto-Man United, and it was the start of my relationship with the greatest manager of British football. SPOONY: Would you go back to Chelsea? MOURINHO: I will go where people really want me. But I have to repeat always this: I'm with Real Madrid, I very much want to be, I have a new contract, I'm not thinking about leaving. The day I leave is when I want to go. But yes, I want to go back one day, that's for sure. SPOONY: People always say Barcelona are the greatest club side that we've ever seen in this generation, yet Real Madrid won La Liga. You must be proud? MOURINHO: We won, and we won with nine points difference. They didn't win, and they didn't win because they had a bad season, because sometimes big teams have a bad season where they lose points. They had 91 points, and with 91 points you are the champion of every Liga. The point is, Real Madrid had 100 points. We beat every record in the league in Spain and so we won because we were tremendous, because we've had an incredible season. SPOONY: What drives you? What keeps you so motivated? MOURINHO: The club above everything. When I go to a club, I wear the shirt, I feel the shirt like my first one or my last one, I feel the fans as part of myself, I create internal links with fans. I become immediately one of them, and I feel that I am one of them with a privileged position to fight for the club and to try to bring to all of them happiness. SPOONY: Is this what happens when there's a potential problem between yourself and an owner, in that they don't always see it from the fans' point of view? MOURINHO: You go through my career since day one until now and I've never had problems with clubs and owners. At Chelsea, I didn't want to stay and let things go into a direction where we were all feeling it was not the best direction. We felt that was the best decision, because in this moment we are friends. There are no problems between me and Roman (Abramovich, Chelsea owner). Mourinho's trophy haul Porto (2002-04): Primera Liga (2003, 2004), Champions League (2004), Uefa Cup (2003), Portuguese Cup (2003), Portuguese Super Cup (2003). Chelsea (2004-07): Premier League (2005, 2006), FA Cup (2007), League Cup (2005, 2007), Community Shield (2005). Inter (2008-10): Serie A (2009, 2010), Champions League (2010), Coppa Italia (2010), Italian Super Cup (2008). Real Madrid (2010 to date): La Liga (2012), Copa del Rey (2011). When people know me they understand that if sometimes I'm not an easy person to work with it's because I fight for my people, for the best conditions for the players and I fight for the club and I fight for the fans, and I become a fan. SPOONY: Sir Bobby Robson is a national treasure in the UK and you were his right-hand man. How much did you learn from him? MOURINHO: I was lucky. I was lucky because he took me in when I was really young. I spent something like five years with Sir Bobby, and of course he was very important for me. But again, if you ask me to say the most important things with Sir Bobby and why did I learn a lot, I keep the person. I forget everything about football and I keep the person. SPOONY: You've signed a new contract until 2016 at Real Madrid, but the accusation in the past is that you're just about winning trophies, and not bothered about young players coming through. So what is your master plan for Real Madrid? MOURINHO: You know, first of all the challenge was to come here and to win, and to stop that domination of Barcelona in the Spanish league. We did it, and I could say 'job done', but we want not to win in an isolated way - we want to keep winning. Real Madrid was the biggest club of the last century because of results, and we want Real Madrid to go in the same direction in the 21st century. SPOONY: And just before I let you go, do you see yourself one day managing an international side? Would you manage an international side that wasn't Portugal? MOURINHO: In this moment I don't see it because it's a completely different kind of job. In the club we play 60 matches a season, in an international team we play maybe 10, so it's a job I don't want to have in this moment. But it's a job that makes people full of pride, especially if you do it with your own country, and I will do it with Portugal because I think Portuguese people wouldn't understand if I do it with another country. I don't imagine myself in the World Cup playing against Portugal. SPOONY: Managing England against Portugal in the semi-finals MOURINHO: It would be dramatic
  4. 5. Jorginho

    Wee Pat spot on how Jorginho is soooooo crucial https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/45907675
  5. Chelsea - Man Utd

    True we have a habit of fucking up in previous games seemingly a formality, but I have a very healthy dislike of the Reds, going back to school in London half was Utd and half Chels -and I am going to this, so cant be all coy, have to be positive and vocal...In Sarri we Trust
  6. Chelsea - Man Utd

    3-0 Morata, Hazard, Kante. They're a shambles.
  7. The European Leagues & Competitions Thread V2

    Barkley looking good, Alonso saving himself for Saturday
  8. The English Football Thread

    Hopefully, and Sp*rs going all Sp*rsy as well...
  9. The English Football Thread

    If you can stomach the endless Victim arse licking by their ex player pundits, you get the impression that its a given they've won the league. Foul club, foul fans
  10. The English Football Thread

    No win in four for the Victims but it's ok the media think that they've already won the league. One of the sixteen scouse 'pundits' Saunders said "well they're unbeaten in 4 is another way of looking at it" - The presenter pointed out they lost on Wednesday and the Wednesday before that...
  11. The English Football Thread

    But unlike us they have all that wonderful history and dignity....
  12. The English Football Thread

    Actually want the Victims to lose now and to fuck off the scouse TV pundits -Hansen Lawrensen Murphy Hamaan Quinn Bellamy Saunders Carragher Souness Redknapp Houghton McMahon Barnes Nicoll Beglin McManaman Thompson Walsh Owen.....
  13. The English Football Thread

    Was thinking the same -second best Citeh to beat the Victims
  14. Southampton 0-3 Chelsea

    Big shout out for Rudiger, JT commitment with plenty of aggression
  15. The English Football Thread

    The fans that UEFA call the worst in Europe have not managed to trash or smash any windows on the Man City coach this time
  16. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    Gattuso on Bakayoko: "He needs help, as he is struggling. We need to do more work with him in training. He has been here for two months and we haven’t yet been able to get him to understand the movements'' Quelle surprise...
  17. The English Football Thread

    Newcastle so weak at pressing, but their keeper should be in a better team
  18. I'm no Doctor; would not surprise me if the fella is clinically depressed - looks unhappy and shows 150k a week, model wife, and new twins isn't everything
  19. The European Leagues & Competitions Thread V2

    Scouse/Media luv in continues... According to Phil Thompson on sky sports news last night, ignoring they've not won any of their last three, the Napoli game was ''their first defeat this season.'' Too many ex Liverpool gobshites on TV - Hansen Lawrensen Murphy Hamaan Quinn Bellamy Saunders Carragher Souness Redknapp Houghton McMahon Barnes Nicoll Beglin McManaman Thompson Walsh Owen
  20. Roman Abramovich

    The new Cold War with Russia hotting up today..Netherlands, UK and US accusing them of all sorts of cyber hacking, with doubtless more sanctions. Abramovich will probably be ''advised'' to ditch the UK assets
  21. The European Leagues & Competitions Thread V2

    All looking good for Sp*rs, all we need now is Napoli to score against the Victims
  22. Last Film You Watched

    Outlaw--s'ok, nothing special. Sean Bean, Bob Hoskins and a few others decide to take the law into their own hands.*makes mental note to avoid anymore Danny Dyer films*
  23. The Pub - Discuss Anything

    What was funny was the tourist fan who wanted to see the game and put 'Stamford Bridge' in her Satnav and ended up in Yorkshire. True story.