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3 hours ago, Leif said:

And that's how you know our players aren't good enough, generally. The very best players barely even need instruction, and it is their instinct which makes them world class, the likes of Xabi Alonso, Puyol, Terry, Suarez. You could've banned them from training and they'd still turn in top performances most games. I don't like that our players are more like boys than men.

Edit: To elaborate - Even when the coach is trying to instil very particular routines into the team, the very best players can miss those lessons, come into the game next week, and through their own intelligence figure out after 5 minutes of play what sort of runs, tempo & such his teammates are using. Great players study the game, and play games in their mind even on rest days. Our players don't seem to take that sort of initiative. If they did, we'd know about it. There certainly are players, young ones too, mainly in the other leagues, who show in their performances that they understand all the fundamentals of all the positions on the pitch. They help their teammates by understanding their teammates. By watching, listening, copying, complimenting. Does Cahill understand Morata? Does Alonso understand Azpilicueta? I don't think so.

They're not all hopeless though. Some of our players don't lack that deep understanding: Fabregas, Pedro, Azpilicueta. They see the whole game; 2 of them are simply past it physically.

Very correct. Its down to the quality of our players really. Mourinho is known to be terrible at orchestrating attacking patterns, but his madrid team (especially in his second season) was an absolute joy to watch (121 goals in the league alone) and it was down to the quality of players in attack and nothing else. Ronaldo, Ozil, Young Benzema and Higuain is a fearsome front four and we've never had that number of quality players at the same time in attack.

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I think the fact that we stuck to our principles, pressing them high up the pitch in spurts throughout the game and more importantly, passing out from the back, even with a few mistakes (note - it goe

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Lmao ridiculous press conference, barely any mention to Bournemouth instead asking stupid questions on Carlo Ancelotti & Steve Holland lmao! If anything this is Juve-Conte lashing out at the fabrications. They were so desperate to talk about Carlo they even speculated on Carlo to Everton :lol:

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Meanwhile Klopp is apparently under no pressure. You'll never see them attack him like that. It was that c*** Simon Johnson as well the bald headed ****tard. I don't understand how these maniacs sleep at night. Basking in another man's supposed misfortunes. 

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6 hours ago, Fernando said:

I think he is losing it. 

Pressure getting to him. 

Why does Conte speaking his mind gotta be associated with pressure getting to him? He may have used a swearword but at no point during the press conference he lost his composure. It was a measured response to what the media have been reporting and quite frankly, don't we all feel the same way about those rumours as well? And if you have read his quotes or watched the presser, you'll know he was more upset about Steve Holland getting dragged into this.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/27/antonio-conte-report-carlo-ancelotti-chelsea-return

“There is a lot of bullshit,” Conte said. “If I see the past it happened the same with a lot of managers. A lot of bullshit. They try to create problems between me, the club and the players. If someone is happy to continue to write this, I answer very well in the past. I am answering very well about these different issues.”

A club spokesman interrupted to dismiss a report about Conte’s players texting Holland, who left Chelsea to become England’s assistant manager full time last year. Holland is said to be furious and has contacted Conte to clear the air. But Conte, who added that he often speaks to Ancelotti, had more to get off his chest after the official’s intervention.

“This is a lack of respect,” Conte said. “I can accept to write the club is ready to sack me and the story with the players. I can accept this but to put another person in this way, I think this is incorrect and it is not good that this person has to send me a message to tell me: ‘I am sorry but this is not true, I am sorry, if you want to do an interview, I am ready.’ Why put another person in this bullshit? If you want to hit me, hit me. This is incorrect and I hate this type of situation.”

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13 hours ago, MrExcalibur100 said:

Meanwhile Klopp is apparently under no pressure. You'll never see them attack him like that. It was that c*** Simon Johnson as well the bald headed ****tard. I don't understand how these maniacs sleep at night. Basking in another man's supposed misfortunes. 

Sad but true, lfc is always a victim.

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Klopp gets a free pass because the press is full of ex-Liverpool players.  Mourinho was right about that.  

If you go to the Guardian site, what would be a small story having to do with Liverpool down at the bottom of the page, is front and centre on the Sky site.

I actually like Klopp and his personality, but it feels like they would need to be in a relegation battle before the knives came out in the media.

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12 hours ago, Blue Armour said:

I'm guessing its because its a world cup year coming up...

But they don't do it like this during for the Euro's or the Copa America? I know they are not as prestigious as the World Cup but still....

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