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  1. Did we really need a diluted blurb like that just to be first to post Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  2. Oh. I'll look up the whole 99/100 thing; find how many Serie A seasons there have been, and how many of those seasons were won by the best defence in the league. TalkChelsea members live the most fascinating lives.
  3. Contrary to LAM's reply, yeah. It's always talked about throughout Serie A circles since it consistently happens, that the tightest defence wins the title. It probably takes effort to look up*, but if anyone did, they'd see that time, and time, and time, and time, and time again, in a row, the Serie A league winners have the fewest goals conceded; it takes an absolute freak of nature to create an exception to the rule. *(Just checked - 14 seasons out of the last 15, the rule I posted applies.) Although it's a lazy name, Serie A hasn't been branded 'the defensive league' for decades f
  4. Excuse me? Don't talk out of your arse; and learn some expressions like '99 times out of 100'. Honestly. It barely takes a second to find a top Serie A manager alluding to the fact himself - https://www.football-italia.net/89146/allegri-‘best-defence-wins-scudetto’ In the past 15 years, how many seasons did the league winners not have the fewest amount of conceded goals? - 1 season. And it was by a single goal.
  5. It's only just hit me that Conte's intention's been to set us up like his Italian national side, not his Juventus side.
  6. And, if Milan can keep Romagnoli/Bonucci/Calabria next season, they retain what's currently and surely still to be the best defence in the league. Remembering, that the team with the least goals conceded has won Serie A 99 times out of 100.
  7. He needs to be in contention for manager of the season. 13 games unbeaten; 6 clean sheets in their last 6 games (including 210+ minutes vs. the highest scoring team in the league over 2 legs). Undisputed best manager of the season if they win the cup vs. Juventus & secure a CL spot, the latter which mostly requires beating a streaky but fitter Inter in a few days. Most of the season was very depressing for AC Milan fans. It's good for them to have big games now that actually mean something, vs. Juventus, Inter & Arsenal.
  8. His face when he scored is why I wanted him gone. Absolutely ego driven, more than anyone I can think of. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  9. Pressure makes diamonds. And causes hoses to explode.
  10. Not used today. Struggling to establish himself now as Rodgers struggles (well, ultimately failed) in Europe, amounting different pressures on him. Then, the fact Rangers are just 9 or so points behind despite vastly different budgets etc - he's being squeezed to play the true Celtic players who'll be there beyond next season. Otherwise he faces even more heat from Celtic supporters for nurturing a player which isn't even theirs. If they hadn't been whooped by Zenit, I think the rest of this loan would've gone incredibly. Now, I think it'll simply be an average loan. I think it'll
  11. Technically there's not much different between Morata & Zaza - except the latter would've had more experience, and stood up more. Edit: Well shit, there's only 1 year between them.
  12. Martial doesn't suit this new Marcel name the commentator's given him.
  13. Hazard sometimes needs a fucking ping on the forehead Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  14. We will never be great with Morata. Bad signing all considered. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  15. My dream is no Moses and no CL for United next year. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  16. Willian not trusting Moses is a problem. It isolates Willian & makes him do more than he needs to. A big problem of ours this season has been our best players not trusting our clearly weaker ones.
  17. I need to complain to my post office, I didn't get the memo we were having a funeral today.
  18. How the hell are we going to have months of slander towards Conte re: who he does/doesn't pick, then when he drops Cahill vs. Barcelona and United, just post the same old dross? Re: our central defence - Re: our midfield - Re: our forwards -
  19. If he's to be compared to players, Robben looks a fine comparison, but Ronaldo's probably more accurate; from 3/4 seasons ago. Difference being Ronaldo & Bailey seem to offer far more power in their shots and far less close ball control. Robben as godly as he can be, I'd never expect to carry a team. Bailey probably has more chance of being that player who inspires consistently, like Hazard. Regardless who he's most like, these aren't bad names to be compared with.
  20. Including Man City, Caballero has around 25 Premier League appearances, with 3 losses. It's not playing a random goalkeeper - it's playing a guy who was joint-best goalkeeper for a year or 2 in Spain, then came to England and did the business for an all-out-attacking Man City side which had a very vulnerable defence. I've not once thought 'Oh shit, Willy won't save that.'
  21. I think 1-1 is most likely next time, followed by 2-1 Barcelona, followed by 3-1 Barcelona, followed by 2-1 us.
  22. Taking into consideration all of our top managers since Roman bought the club - Conte I've felt least confident with when it comes to beating big English sides. Conte I've felt most confident with when it comes to beating big European sides. Honestly, considering Juventus + Chelsea are his first two top club jobs, Conte probably isn't even at his peak yet. A time will come, surely in 5 years or so, where he's dominant in both league & Europe, not one or the other.
  23. Today was probably the last time Christensen will ever make that error. A defining moment, and not the worst season to learn it.
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