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10 minutes ago, CHOULO19 said:

How would a defender stop a header on goal if he is goal side of an attacker on the near post and the cross is played in front of him? 

In that scenario, and here we're talking about a totally different case, defenders are usually told to do the opposite and stand between the attacker and the crosser and not goal-side.

He challenges for it, quite simple... Anyway! In this scenario, Ivanovic doesn't help at all even if he is the 3rd defender near goal. He is completely irrelevant if the ball is crossed near post. That'll be for Terry to deal with, and he usually does very well in this scenario. 

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He challenges for it, quite simple... Anyway! In this scenario, Ivanovic doesn't help at all even if he is the 3rd defender near goal. He is completely irrelevant if the ball is crossed near post. That'll be for Terry to deal with, and he usually does very well in this scenario. 

Btw Cahill asked Ivan to pick up the Watford player, even though Cahill should have been marking him. You can see on the replay Cahill clearly asking Ivan for help. And then Cahill was marking no one. Its def Cahill fault and whoever else that should have ran back with Capoue.

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50 minutes ago, Bir_CFC said:

Btw Cahill asked Ivan to pick up the Watford player, even though Cahill should have been marking him. You can see on the replay Cahill clearly asking Ivan for help. And then Cahill was marking no one. Its def Cahill fault and whoever else that should have ran back with Capoue.

Fair enough. Didn't see that. Well, Cahill is at fault then for asking for help when he didn't need it at all. If Cahill doesn't ask for that Ivanovic would've probably been in the right zone and would've made it extremely harder for Capoue to get a shot off. 

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If he is so bad then the younger players must be even worse as they can't get ahead of him. 

Or its like I been saying, the clubs wants youth but continually get managers that are not good for this..... 

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24 minutes ago, the wes said:

Good news lads According to reports Ivan will be facing for his future 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/09/06/branislav-ivanovic-faces-fight-for-chelsea-future-as-antonio-con/

Close relationship with Roman? No wonder he plays week in week out even when he's in totally shit form!

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I wont be surprised to see Ivanovic, once he retires, rejoin Chelsea board and become "negotiator" for new transfers, add some motivation to potential targets.

You know, the dirty work. The players will have to think twice before turning us down.

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3 hours ago, LAM09 said:

Let's hope he loses it. Dave wants his natural spot back

Now I'm all for dropping Ivanovic but what is all this about natural spot.

From a defensive point of view at least, I much prefer him on the left.

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Now I'm all for dropping Ivanovic but what is all this about natural spot.

From a defensive point of view at least, I much prefer him on the left.

I'm just saying put him in a place where he is needed more. Alonso should now have the LB spot IMO.

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6 hours ago, LAM09 said:

I'm just saying put him in a place where he is needed more. Alonso should now have the LB spot IMO.

I agree purely because of the fact it will mean Ivanovic out of the team (well that's based on blind optimism that Alonso isnt even worse).

However if I had it my way we would have signed a new RB this summer and kept Cesar were he is.

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The most frustrating thing when it comes to Ivanovic, is in his prime he was the best RB in the league and kept getting shafted in the centre or the bench by Carlo/AVB in favour of fucking Bosingwa (I don't buy this he was a CB stuff, i hated him in that position even in his prime, imo it was just a lazy assumptiom becayse he is big and looks like a nutter).

Last few years hes been past his prime and got selected at RB every week.

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