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Fulham Broadway

The Mourinho Thread

Started by Fulham Broadway,

One game after the international games Azpilicueta had to sit on the bench.

Sometimes you need to rest some players and give others a chance to prove themselves.

We need to use all players and stop playing with ~13 guys.

You're right, it's a possibility that from now on Azpilicueta has sit on the bench more and more often, but i don't believe it. For me Azpilicueta is one of the better players this season and with all due respect, drawing that conclusion after just one game seems way too early.

Totally agree with the bolded part.

A bit of rotation would actually help our first XI stay fresh for the rest of the season.

Also, I doubt Azpi will be on the bench for more than one game, he's just too valuable :blue scalf:

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I want Kenedy to play but I don't want Azpi to sit on the bench either. Azpi doesn't deserve the bench.

Azpi is probably the man who played the most games since the start of the season, so a little bit of rest is welcome.

And again, José explained the logic behind his choice, and it's pretty fair if you ask me.

The man is taking risks, nobody's happy again, as Barbara said, there is just no winning for him here or in the media..

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Azpi is probably the man who played the most games since the start of the season, so a little bit of rest is welcome.

And again, José explained the logic behind his choice, and it's pretty fair if you ask me.

The man is taking risks, nobody's happy again, as Barbara said, there is just no winning for him here or in the media..

I don't mind Mourinho taking risks with the youth, it was just that out of all people Mourinho chose to swap, it was Azpi.

But it's looking like this is a one off so I retract my statement.

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Totally agree with the bolded part.

A bit of rotation would actually help our first XI stay fresh for the rest of the season.

Ok but why Jose didnt rotate Costa-Remy, Ivanovic-Baba, RLC-Fabregas/Matic? Azpi is great player he always plays good, so i dont understand why yesterday Ivanovic played instead him.

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Ok but why Jose didnt rotate Costa-Remy, Ivanovic-Baba, RLC-Fabregas/Matic? Azpi is great player he always plays good, so i dont understand why yesterday Ivanovic played instead him.

Before the game i was a bit sceptical with seeing Ivanovic this early, but he proved me wrong, solid performance.

Whoscored saw it too.

For me it was the right decision from Mourinho.

Slagging off Ivanovic is simple and in a lot of games this season he put in a poor performance.

But what about Pedro?

Again, piss poor performance, can't shoot on target to save his life.

He really need to up his game, can't continue like this, i'm gutted so far.

For me, he has been a flop!

Didn't see that one coming...

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But what about Pedro? Again, piss poor performance, can't shoot on target to save his life. He really need to up his game, can't continue like this, i'm gutted so far. For me, he has been a flop! Didn't see that one coming...

Really? Am I the only one who actually knew it? Yeah, I warned you, guys.

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And I always thought PVC was short for Polyvinyl chloride whilst Luxemburgo is a small European country^^

I don't know shit about what is said in Brazlian media by some whatsoever idk commentators. Whilst I don't like most of them anyway, I appreciate German commentators for not saying anything they are not sure about + they don't try to influence clubs they dislike by spreading rumours. So whatever your Polyvinyl chloride guy said about bad training and players leaking about it, as a Chelsea supporter I don't give a shit and I don't believe it will affect the club what Filipe Luis, an understandably bitter Chelsea outcast, passes onto the media.

And last - only because s.o. likes a post does not mean they are blind in their opinions. I have seen people mockingly like posts completely slagging them off. Liking does not equal supporting every syllable in it.

Back on topic.

Credit where it is due. Mourinho made some tactical and motivational tweaks and they worked out. The players interchanged positions like mad, Norwich had trouble marking them so we found openings every few minutes. Kenedy at left back is unconventional but it gave us another skilfull passing outlet. He also created some chances on his own, sadly there was no one in the middle finishing them off. I still don't get why he played Iva on the right instead of Azpi. Norwich are not particularly tall and Azpi does still contribute more offensively than Iva. Fabregas also improved, the time on the bench really did him a favour. He was more determined and focused, not suffering a single turnover, holding onto the ball amidst physical challenges. One thing that has been lacking for years now is finishing. Since the beginning of Mou's second coming, our finishing has been poor. Mou really should hire a psychologist or an attacking coach to work that out for once. I know confidence is low, but you really should not go down under a challenge until the opportunity to score is gone. If you stay on your feet even if you can't score, the defender has to intensify the contact and eventually foul you. Then you can still dive more convincingly. Also when defending we are still very nervous. Understandably but with the experience we have, there should be a time when the corner gets turned and stays turned. All in all, still a lot of hard work to accomplish until we click again but I am confident, with some reinforcements in January we can string an ok season together.

His name is Paulo Vinicius Coelho hence the uninspired nickname.

I find it weird that a post talking about a Brazilian commentator that I'm sure Europeans never heard gets the thumb up. As you said, it was about polyvinyl chloride for all you know. PVC opinion wasn't even stated, just what kind of professional he is. That's like you guys describing a porn actress and I liking it

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He did an experiment and some of member are really complaining? I really question your football knowledge.

why isn't he doing the right experiments? you know.... 433, 442 , playing rlc with matic...

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why isn't he doing the right experiments? you know.... 433, 442 , playing rlc with matic...

RLC would benefit from a loan spell in January. Kid has talent but he's just too raw & lazy off the ball

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To be fair, that latter part is a bit harsh considering it's just a one-off at the moment. If he continues to use Kenedy at LB, then the point you're trying to make would certainly be more valid. And let's not also act as if Mourinho is the only one who does such thing. Even everyone's favorite Guardiola has a tendency to experiment and play players in unfamiliar positions. There isn't really much of a difference.

Actually Kenedy is pretty rough, so perhaps he can become a killer LB. When Bale started his Spurs career he was a fullback. Actually using Kenedy as a LB was really unMourinho.

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RLC would benefit from a loan spell in January. Kid has talent but he's just too raw & lazy off the ball

I doubt a loan is what it takes to make him more mobile on the pitch. Sometimes it's just a personality thing.

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I doubt a loan is what it takes to make him more mobile on the pitch. Sometimes it's just a personality thing.

It might not make him more mobile...but it would help refine his skills and it would give him a dose of reality by making him understand the level of work required to become a first team player at any EPL club.

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Play Azpi on rightback and play RLC pleaseeeee. We need a good CM to partner up with RLC and Matic. We also need a better striker than Diego tbh. I hope he realised that and asks the board for these kind of players.

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Le Saux comments well out of order, wtf Jose.

A little dig back at GLC for comments made recently.

Admittedly he could have picked any name from 5 or 6 that didnt make the trip but GLC fresh in mind perhaps

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