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BlueLion.

28. César Azpilicueta

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5 hours ago, Leif said:

No, credit goes to the scout who actually suggested him to the club. If you're going to give credit to a club official for doing some paperwork then what's next, credit to Willian for putting on his shoes?

Ok, so why does he get the blame when a signing goes bad?

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2 hours ago, Chelsea? said:

Ok, so why does he get the blame when a signing goes bad?

Because during a handful of specific times & transfer windows, not every single season, he was unduly given the right to acquire players, often through the limited contacts he has (agents) who in turn have had a limited pool of average players a lot of the time.

Also, if you can't see your boss bringing anything positive or motivational to your enterprise you have to find a new one. He's only here in the first place because he was friends with the right people; he has no record, and here, he has not produced any shining results. Our few obscure purchases who turned out incredible, like De Bruyne & perhaps Lukaku, and Courtois too, were found by 1 scout only, Piet de Visser. Every club with a competent board knew about Hazard before we get him. Point is, he shouldn't be the guy who evaluates talent, he doesn't have that quality; yet he embraces the role like a dickhead. Our scouts go out and find a handful of players. Of that handful, Mr. Em is the one who picks the few that the club will decipher further. Too often, we have gone for the wrong options, and even disregarding that point, he has shown no true quality (unless you can highlight?) to have such authority over who the club take deep interest in. 

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23 minutes ago, Leif said:

Because during a handful of specific times & transfer windows, not every single season, he was unduly given the right to acquire players, often through the limited contacts he has (agents) who in turn have had a limited pool of average players a lot of the time.

Also, if you can't see your boss bringing anything positive or motivational to your enterprise you have to find a new one. He's only here in the first place because he was friends with the right people; he has no record, and here, he has not produced any shining results. Our few obscure purchases who turned out incredible, like De Bruyne & perhaps Lukaku, and Courtois too, were found by 1 scout only, Piet de Visser. Every club with a competent board knew about Hazard before we get him. Point is, he shouldn't be the guy who evaluates talent, he doesn't have that quality; yet he embraces the role like a dickhead. Our scouts go out and find a handful of players. Of that handful, Mr. Em is the one who picks the few that the club will decipher further. Too often, we have gone for the wrong options, and even disregarding that point, he has shown no true quality (unless you can highlight?) to have such authority over who the club take deep interest in. 

Ok Got it. Good signings are due to some random scouts you don't know and the bad singings are from Emanuel. Thanks for clearing it up

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I want to see him at RWB position :) We need taller RCB because Azpi is often targeted with high balls. 

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8 hours ago, jernej93 said:

Azpi is often targeted with high balls. 

That was showing in the spurs game I'm surprise clubs having target that against Azpilicueta more when the ball played on ground there's no better Defender than Azpilicueta in the air he's awful 

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When Christensen is back next season, how about we have Azpi as the LCB? Makes sense to me as he's much better on the ball than Cahill.

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1 hour ago, The Skipper said:

When Christensen is back next season, how about we have Azpi as the LCB? Makes sense to me as he's much better on the ball than Cahill.

He seemed to struggle a bit in the one game he played at LCB this season in the fa cup. Could just have been a one off though.

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Is it just me or is Azpi very limited going forward ? He really struggles to get the ball out at times and ends up hoofing it back to Courtois.

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Is it just me or is Azpi very limited going forward ? He really struggles to get the ball out at times and ends up hoofing it back to Courtois.

Yes he has never been that great going forward with the ball, but he is still decent enough, especially if you consider his great defensive contributions. His strengths are his good positioning and fore-checking, both attributes that allow us to retain the ball and keep possession when we are under pressure.

Cahill on the left side is much worse on the ball and is really struggling to get our game going when he is pressed by the opposition. Then again he gives us height which is really important against the likes of Stoke or WHU for example.

That effectively means Luiz has to build up our game from the back which he has done brilliantly so far in my opinion. His long passing is extraordinary for a centre back.




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I don't know if it's possible for me to disagree more. Azpi's passing this season has been superb; a lot of our build up play is generated through him.

Azpi is limited as an attacking RB, but as a RCB his understand of the position and passing ability has been a revelation.

Agree with you and@manpe. He takes the ball and dribbles forward with it quite often. That automatically makes the defending team adjust their position. It opens up more space than is easily seen.

He's brilliant at taking it forward in to the space and finding the right pass. And more often than not, it's the right pass. It creates a little overload on that right side, and is especially important when we are attacking with numbers.

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10 hours ago, the wes said:

Azpi owned isco 😁 

I'm sure Conte works on this sort of stuff with the defenders in training all the time. Even Cahill doesn't always look too bad in tight spaces. 

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I thought he did well in the wingback position. Got an assist and looks a decent crosser

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