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Special Juan

Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

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20 minutes ago, y10edn said:

didn't speak the language, inherited a comparatively poor team that came 5th. I

Err yes he does and the fa cup holders and a team they came fifth is hardly being put in the deep end is it.

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1 hour ago, OneMoSalah said:

And why would he be so hellbent on leaving....?

He was desperate to come here last summer and sourly severed his ties with a club which are his boyhood team. I dont think Juventus solely batting their eyelids at him is enough for him to just want to leave, okay they are in better condition than us, better run, better squad etc....the talk of family reasons (think thats bullshit because over 65% of the PL players and managers are foreign and in the same scenario)... but yes the transfer ban, all the fan discontent towards him, lack of support from the board after reportey asking for reassurances in his meeting, lets not take that into consideration and just say hes hellbent on leaving for other reasons. The way this club is run and his relationship with the board and the fans is undoubtedly one of main reason why he is hellbent on leaving and rightly so. He would probably be a fool to stay actually all things considered although I think there is a percentage who do want him to stay, myself included. 

The bigger teams can still can tear us apart.

There are not many of them (outside of England) but

Barca

Real Madrid

Juventus

Bayern

still cast a longer shadow, 3 of the four are going to help rip us apart atm At least we do not have Barca all in for Kante, as they would get him if they wanted him, unlike PSG, who are nouveau riche to a far greater level than us, they only have even been a team since 1970. 

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6 hours ago, y10edn said:

Sarri came weeks into the season, new country, didn't speak the language, inherited a comparatively poor team that came 5th. I know it was frustrating at times but apart from City and Pool

No, Sarri didn't come weeks into the season and this notion that he didn't have the whole pre-season is completely BS, by the way. Our pre-season started on July 9 last summer and he came in on July 14 and there was barely much coaching done in that week anyway with the returning players doing fitness work. The only thing that counted against him is that there was the World Cup and players were returning at different times and maybe that he didn't have time before that to plan things properly. Otherwise, he pretty much had the entire pre-season to work with whatever players he had then.

Didn't speak the language? He already knew English from his days as a banker. And as Iggy mentioned, taking over a team that finished 5th is hardly starting at the deep end. Remember Conte taking over a side that finished 10th?

Also, not sure if many realized but we finished this season with just 72 points (only 2 more than last season) - that tally wouldn't have seen us finish in the Top 4 last season, which says something about the standards of other teams dropping - and we ended up with 63 goals scored and 39 conceded, which is 1 more than we scored and conceded in Conte's final season. And people have been acting like this season has been WOW or something...

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I’m beginning to lose my mind on people trying to lie, twist and sugarcoat things about this season. 2nd half of the season was very awful, but we had another paper over the cracks moment of finishing 3rd and winning the EL. Just like last season with Conte and the FA Cup.

It’s like how Mourinho’s United finished 2nd that season. How? I believe Mourinho was right saying that is his biggest achievement in football.

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I think its unfair to blame the fans honestly. He was gone when Kepa ignored his demands in public. If he had the power to punish him then thats one thing, but there was really nothing he could do. No person, with options, will stay in that situation. 

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Momblano: According to the agent Ramadani, Sarri frees himself from Chelsea today.

Momblano: Again according to this agent, Sarri will be announced as a new Juventus coach by Wednesday

Momblano: This version found no denials from Juventus.

[Momblano] “Chelsea will let Sarri go today & before wednesday he will sign for Juventus...according to the manager of Sarri. But I have different info.”

Momblano: Today I can only remain on the name of Guardiola. Because I believe that Juve has worked on those levels.
 
Momblano: Juve's attempt on Guardiola does not depend on the sentence but on the will of Guardiola himself.
 
Momblano: If Juve signs Sarri tomorrow it's because Guardiola says "I don't feel like it". But I believe in it little.
 
Momblano: From what I guessed Sarri and Sarri's entourage feel they are Juve's first choice.
 
Momblano: There are two press releases that will decide, let's see what comes first. The Chelsea communiqué or the Uefa ruling on the City.
 
Apparently this "Momblano" is some Juve ITK journalist. Found these quotes on a Juve forum coming from a TV show this "Momblano" is doing live at the moment.
Looks like Juve trying/tried to sign Pep because he have a clause releasing him from his contract at City if they fail to qualify for CL and they might get banned by UEFA.
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3 hours ago, Special Juan said:

 

Didn't buy into his footballing philosophy? :lol: What were the signings of Jorginho, Kovacic, Higuain and, to an extent, Kepa about then? 

The fans' discontent was more than justified when it first happened in the United game. Sarri was fielding predictable XI, making like for like subs, offering no tactical variations or solutions, making us play tedious football etc. The fact that he started changing up the XI and subs in the latter stage of the season proved that he realized his mistakes. The abuse he got was arguably too far but the criticism is more than justified. If he can't take a bit of heat from the fans, then maybe he's not cut out to manage at the deep end of a big job.

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7 hours ago, Mana said:

I’m beginning to lose my mind on people trying to lie, twist and sugarcoat things about this season. 2nd half of the season was very awful, but we had another paper over the cracks moment of finishing 3rd and winning the EL. Just like last season with Conte and the FA Cup.

It’s like how Mourinho’s United finished 2nd that season. How? I believe Mourinho was right saying that is his biggest achievement in football.

In the second half of the season (from Jan 1 till the end), we picked up only 29 points, which is less than Man City (51), Liverpool (43), Arsenal (32), Man United (31) and wait for it...Crystal Palace (30) and that's including the late season collapse suffered by Arsenal AND United. If anything, it's our first season of the campaign that saved us!

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This is going to set us back, but at least we have 1 year of progressive football injected in the team. 

Build on it. Sarri may be gone, but let's still keep that same vision into the club. 

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1 minute ago, Jason said:

In the second half of the season (from Jan 1 till the end), we picked up only 29 points, which is less than Man City (51), Liverpool (43), Arsenal (32), Man United (31) and wait for it...Crystal Palace (30) and that's including the late season collapse suffered by Arsenal AND United. If anything, it's our first season of the campaign that saved us!

Thats just not good enough, yes we got to 2 finals and won one of them, but the journey man......was so dull, so boring and tactically few steps below what we are used to.

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1 minute ago, MoroccanBlue said:

This is going to set us back, but at least we have 1 year of progressive football injected in the team. 

Build on it. Sarri may be gone, but let's still keep that same vision into the club. 

Sure.....if you can get the right manager in and back his ass then why not. But its a fra cry from that atm.

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3 minutes ago, MoroccanBlue said:

This is going to set us back, but at least we have 1 year of progressive football injected in the team. 

Build on it. Sarri may be gone, but let's still keep that same vision into the club

Mourinho walks in like:

Bildresultat för vince mcmahon walk

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2 minutes ago, Costa19 said:

Mourinho walks in like:

Bildresultat för vince mcmahon walk

LOL I think some of Sarri in folks will have a heart attack if that happened.

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15 minutes ago, Pizy said:

Seeing Javi Gracia's name being mentioned on Twitter now...

😔

Seriously if that is the level we're looking at then we are in trouble. With the greatest respect to Javi Gracia what exactly has he done? Watford are one of the most inconsistent teams in the league and although a cup final is a great day out for them, all sorts of weird and wonderful teams have reached the final in recent years. Not to mention they got annihilated once they reached the final. A journeyman manager that has offered nothing to suggest getting excited about, and not to mention he's on a ridiculously long contract with Watford so the compensation I would expect to be pretty hefty.

I'm not sure if I cope with a third instalment of Jose, but I would take him without blinking over some of these managers being linked to us.

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