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I think Cesc would be ok going forward. I saw glimpses of his self today. He saw a lot of the ball and was passing around ok. That's why we had 70% possession numbers. I think he is struggling with the final ball. The big difference I see between 2014 and 2015 is that he is not going far forward. Probably because of the Tottenham and Liverpool games he is concerned that we will get caught up in a counter attack. Earlier in the season we were playing worry free, confident that Matic, Cahill, and Terry would do the job. But the Spurs game feels like a turning point this season

Glimpses against the worst team in the league or one of the worst is unacceptable.

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Personally I would myself acted the same way. Barnes almost broke Matic's leg and i'm glad at least it didn't break. Barnes should have got his second yellow for that tackle as he also had a fair crack at Ivanovic who his Matic's best mate. The ref should be protecting the safety of players. If Barnes got a deserved yellow earlier Im sure he would not have gone in like that on Matic.

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people talking about Matic's reaction as a separate incident are so full of shit... had the referee done his job, i.e. stopped the play and sent off Barnnes, he wouldn't had too react at all

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big time? So if he repeats 2009 or 2008 won't be enough? Damn if he repeats even 2009 - which is more than our AMs without penalties normally do, then it's still big time drop of form?

also I didn't know wins in the second part of the season gave additional points. If he collaborated with X points in the first half of the league, they have the same weight as any points in the second, if you didn't know.

This reasoning only apply to knockout competitions...

Duh. I was pointing at CL not so much at pL. In another post i said cesc is useful for pL but not CL. In pl you have small teams that cesc is perfect against.

And what does statistics say about hid performnces in big games anyway? He is also the top runner but everyone who watches his games will see he gets overrun by opponent and doestn even sprint after him. And to throw stats from 5 yrs ago isnt useful in first place.

He can boost stats all he wants but some prefer a CM that would deliver performnces on consistent basis including against top teams like Modric or Pirlo etc. Cesc will never boss midfield against better team and thats a fact. He isnt big game player.

Your overprotection to certain players is funny. They are cute and nice personalities etc, but try to explain that cesc is big game consistent player to someone else not to me. I watched him long long time and you cant change my opinion. Cesc will if he actualy puts a good performance against psg for example but we all know its hard to happen.

Btw im not saying he is shit or not useful. Just not a big game player and someone who would deliver top performances over whole season.

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Some people I know said to me that barnes just tried to pass and matic kicked the ball with his leg and the leg of barnes just moved forward naturally.

Actually yh xCech is right somewhat, looks at the gif movement Barnes's leg was kind of already swing as a result of passing the ball, Matic was running at full speed to stop co collision was inevitable. On the face of it still looks a red card worthy though for me.

Yes, that does explain the initial collision, but the only way for Matic's leg to bend like that is if there is significant pressure put into it. If it was just his movement for a pass then he would just scraped up his leg with his studs and they both would've went down no problem. However, Barnes clearly wanted to leave a bit on Matic and he's done a lot more than that, whether he was fully aware of what he was doing or not.

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I think Cesc would be ok going forward. I saw glimpses of his self today. He saw a lot of the ball and was passing around ok. That's why we had 70% possession numbers. I think he is struggling with the final ball. The big difference I see between 2014 and 2015 is that he is not going far forward. Probably because of the Tottenham and Liverpool games he is concerned that we will get caught up in a counter attack. Earlier in the season we were playing worry free, confident that Matic, Cahill, and Terry would do the job. But the Spurs game feels like a turning point this season

I think his holdup play under extensive pressure is absolute shit. And thats a problem for someone who is key playmaker and eventualy a big problem for team.

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Speaking on Radio 5 Live, Chris Waddle appealed for common sense to be applied to Matic, who is set to miss next weekend's Capital One Cup final against Spurs.

'Any player in football would have reacted the same, a leg breaker, the red card should be rescinded if common sense prevails,' the former England man said.

As if the FA have any in common sense in them. Doubt whatever appeal we throw at them would knock some common sense into their head.

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I love how most of the armchair experts here say they would have done the same. Players at this level are suppose to be very disciplined. This is his job. He's not some has-been park footballer. He let his team mates down and let the supporters and the club down. He will now miss a cup final and two important league games that are now must wins because of his brain snap. Very dissapointed in him.

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I love how most of the armchair experts here say they would have done the same. Players at this level are suppose to be very disciplined. This is his job. He's not some has-been park footballer. He let his team mates down and let the supporters and the club down. He will now miss a cup final and two important league games that are now must wins because of his brain snap. Very dissapointed in him.

Just because he gets paid to play does not suppress basic human reactions. Sorry, but what Matic did was right. Just such a shame that he didn't KO Barnes before he went off the pitch.

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As if FA have any in common sense in them. Doubt whatever appeal we throw at them would knock some common sense into their head.

Its good to have an-ex England international having a pop at the 'suits', someone they respect defending Nemanjas position - putting his head above the parapet.

JE SUIS MATIC !

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I love how most of the armchair experts here say they would have done the same. Players at this level are suppose to be very disciplined. This is his job. He's not some has-been park footballer. He let his team mates down and let the supporters and the club down. He will now miss a cup final and two important league games that are now must wins because of his brain snap. Very dissapointed in him.

I'd highly disagree on that. At the end of the day he's human. Disciplined or not, he is not a robot. Everything goes out of the window. I'm appalled at the fact that Barnes did that and didn't even show the slightest remorse. He walked away like he'd collected his daily wages. His leg bent for fucks sake. Over the span of a week, we almost lost two players if they lifted their legs off the ground a second later. To top that Atkinson didn't even give a shit. I hate how people go on about the fact that it's his job. So what? You can't buy emotion.

If anything, everyone is disappointed in the fact that he got red carded, but the fact that anyone can blame him for it and go too hard on him is unbelievable.

Despite his reaction being rather natural, we also have to think about the type of mentality José is putting the players in (particularly recently with all the decisions against us): 'battle mode', 'everyone against us', etc.

Getting players psyched like that can reap the benefits but it can also cause situations like this. Think of Ramires in general last season; José and the rest of the backroom staff kept on hyping him up by referring to him as some sort of midfield 'enforcer' and in almost every game he would be the one most likely to be sent off.

You can't take the good without the bad.

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Absolutely terrifying tackle and Matic is so lucky not be using crutches for the next 6-8 months. As what comes to reaction, it is obviously not a one the club wants to see but just because your weekly salary is of biblical proportions doesn't mean you should/could abandon all basic human emotions. And it was just a shove at Barnes, and not even a tough one. Just like Jose put it at Sky Studio today, the consequence of that shove for Barnes is absolutely nothing. Matic could have seen his life's work as a footballer flushed down the toilet. Either get a ban Barnes, or cancel Matic's 3-game ban.

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