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  1. Torres had years of support from the fans but people can barely afford a single season for Morata.
    6 points
  2. I think you forgot just how bad it was with Torres...
    2 points
  3. I fully believe he'll be able to play in the RB position easily when we go back to a back-4.
    2 points
  4. 4-1 at Anfield to Kenny's Liverpool, 3-1 at home to Alex McLeish infected Aston Villa off the top of my head, could even say 3-0 at home to Sunderland the year before or the pitful run and bad displays we had vs United. Go back to the match threads from the AVB and Carlo second season time and many our players were accused of lacking effort and character so lets not rewrite history here. This team while flawed are a whole lot better than our 2012 team, we were rubbish, the CL was devine intervention.
    2 points
  5. Torres had years of success in the premier league that the average fan had seen while he was struggling here too. Much easier to be patient with that than a guy most people on here had seen play 3-4 times at the most on here before we signed him.
    2 points
  6. People are forgetting how average our team really is. Conte done wonders against Barca. He did fuck up against United though in my opinion.
    2 points
  7. Yup, weirdly I think he doesn't get the credit for the level he has worked himself up to defensively. You rarely see him beat and when somebody does he's still got that great athleticism to recover (case in point: the Barcelona game with Alba beating him once or twice and him still clearing or winning the ball); there's really not many RB I would take over him defensively. Plus, if he played as a RB ideally we wouldn't be relying on his on-ball qualities as much. His value from a tactics-POV would be completely different.
    1 point
  8. Defendings actually his strongest asset.
    1 point
  9. I would say being outplayed by an Alex McLeish team on our own patch is a lot worse, that man doesn't know the meaning of the word attack yet cut us open at will. As embarrassing as the Watford game was, they have a good squad and capable players and manager, that Villa side didn't. The flaws you mention in this squad also existed in 2012, and unlike now, we didn't have a core of world class players to compensate. The reality is the situation we found ourselves in during 2012 in CL, we try that another 100 times and we don't as much as get past Napoli on 99 occasions. Our current situatio
    1 point
  10. I dont think people worry about Moratas qualities on the pitch. We all knew he is rather unreliable and inconsistent. But fuck I hate his attitude and character. He just looks lost and disinterested, probably doesnt even want to be here and still dreams of playing for Real. In case like this its better to have someone with less skill but actualy cares for the team and fights to win. Morata has ability, but he is spineless. You need someone who will give 110 percent all the time, in game, on training etc. Morata just goes sideways, he doesnt fight and work to improve.
    1 point
  11. Exactly. To think Morata went on a 27 game run without scoring whilst at Juve is unbelievable (currently on 13).
    1 point
  12. I think last season he looked good because the amount of times he actually faced up against opponents 1 v 1 was very minimal because full backs weren't sure to pick up Willian or Pedro or the actual wing back themselves, we could always overload centrally or have Willian/Pedro come out wide to create 2 v 1s in wider positions. When hes got space to run into from diagonals or whatever hes a different player because he doesn't have to do anything particularly spectacular except be there. His ability to take players on, for a former winger, is shocking. His end product is even worse. I thought l
    1 point
  13. Even with all the heart and desire on the run to Munich 2012 we were outplayed and second best most of the time, we literally got ALL the breaks at the times we needed them the most.
    1 point
  14. heh you just cited 2... Ozil played many years at RM. Is Benzema any different? Alexis very similar in my mind - just a bit more decisive with his goals. I will give you one example of extreme quality and zero (on and off the pitch) desire: Ronaldinho And he was still a top top player for top teams. Maradona had the same quality and a hell LOT more desire, which made him the FAR superior player. Of course clubs try to find a balance between technique, work rate, desire, and leadership to have a competitive team, but the higher you go the more difficult it is to employ players wi
    1 point
  15. Why can't we look for our very own young Lewandowski.??? Why do we always have to buy a player past his explosive prime??
    1 point
  16. It would certainly be interesting to see Marina talk about our acquisitions.
    1 point
  17. A lot of strikers have come over to the Premier League and taken time to bed in. Top strikers at that too. With the market the way it is, I cannot see the club splashing out serious money on a new striker unless (1) they can get top dollar back for Morata (or possibly Batshuayi) or (2) they sell Hazard and re-invest most of these funds in a striker. I think he has to be given time to adapt fully to the league. Earlier in the season, he showed that there is obvious talent there. The biggest adjustment which he is failing to get to grips with at the moment is holding the ball up and th
    1 point
  18. Imagine after Stoke away that, come Feb, Chelsea fans would want Olivier 'Arsenal French Lampost' Giroud first name on the team sheet. Football is mental sometimes.
    1 point
  19. My issue with Conte's choices is not subbing Hazard, but leaving Alonso there who offered almost nothing. Emerson should have had a chance in my opinion since he can't be any worse. Hell, I'd even put Zappacosta there!
    1 point
  20. He should be banned from the final 3rd, his decision making is beyond horrendous, he makes Ramires look like Hazard in that regard. I'd love to know what people saw in him as a winger.
    1 point
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