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multi-function 2018/2019 football thread

Discussion in 'off topic' started by vuk, Aug 8, 2018.

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  1. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    hmmm right...….context might be different but purpose the same.
  2. lordsummit

    lordsummit Moderator

    Klopp is a great coach if you like his brand of long ball football ;)

    I think though he underestimated the importance of a winning culture. He’d be wise to try and win a trophy to get the players used to the idea of winning, this is how all great winning dynasties start. Even lowly Chelsea managed a trophy last season. Klopp hasn’t even won a raffle in his time at Liverpool. I expect them to crumble as per usual.

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  3. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    They’ve lost every game so far in 2019...
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  4. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    There's a bit of bad news about Odoi in the Metro today, if it's true.

    "Bayern have already had three bids rejected for Hudson-Odoi this winter but, according to Sky Germany, their latest offer of £31.4m has been accepted by the Blues." https://metro.co.uk/2019/01/08/chel...dson-odoi-already-knows-shirt-number-8322244/

    Chelsea were dumb when they sold Salah. He was starting to show real potential during very limited appearances.

    Odoi though is already blossoming. Chelsea would be idiots to get rid of him.

  5. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    Brexit will fail If Chelsea beat Spurs over the two legs of the Carabao Semi Final.

  6. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    hey Jack Brexit will fail regardless of who wins....we're gonna be left with a mess
  7. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    Mmm, true ...

    Chelsea played well tonight, even though they lost 1 - 0. The Blues had over 65% possession and hit the woodwork twice. Kane was brought down by Kepa at one point and was onside receiving the ball, so a penalty was fair enough.

    Winger Callum Hudson Odoi was excellent on the attack. His interplay with Hazard was cool. It will be shame if he goes to Bayern. He has 18 months left on his contract and Sarri should tell him he'll have a starting place in the first team.

    Giroud came on as a sub for the last 10 minutes. Unfortunately the Frenchman was ineffective due to inaccurate crosses.

    A commentator said the game illustrated what people have known for a long time - Chelsea badly need to get a great striker. Earlier his studio partner said if Chelsea had somebody like Kane, they would be pretty unstoppable.

    If Sarri gets us a goalscorer who clicks with the team, he might manage Chelsea for more than one or two years.

    I reckon we'll win the second leg at Stamford Bridge and get through to the Final.

  8. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    Chelsea need a goalscorer desperately. Spurs easily kept them at bay. Spurs will win the away leg, our away form I'd better than our home.

    We will lose the final against the cheque book northerners
  9. kennyh

    kennyh pfm Member

    Burton spent 600 quid last summer, hardly cheque book Northerners :)
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  10. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    Sarri said in a press conference that Kane was offside and has video to prove it, so Spurs shouldn't have had a penalty. https://metro.co.uk/2019/01/08/chel...le-proves-harry-kane-offside-penalty-8324210/

    "A few minutes ago I watched the video from our camera. It was offside. Our camera was in line with Harry Kane," Sarri said.

    "Offside with the head, the knee."

    Typical really. Spurs are not a first class team and certainly won't win the PL this year.

    Below is a Sky interview with Sarri about the penalty.


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  11. webster

    webster Listen & enjoy.

    Chelsea were the better side for about 70 minutes of the match last night and particularly dominated in the 2nd half. A combination of poor finishing and bad luck (woodwork) gifted Spurs an undeserved victory.
    The penalty was an incredibly close call and the fact that the images VAR used to make the decision were not even in line with play is unforgivable.
    All still to play for in the 2nd leg and of course our failure to score an away goal is unimportant as they don't count double.
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  12. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    Sounds like sour grapes to me. Unless we have camera angles exactly along the line, decisions will always be subjective, due to parallax errors. Sarri cannot say with 100% certainty that it was offside due to the angle.
  13. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    Exactly. That was appalling about the VAR. I look forward to the next game on January 24th.

    Apparently Higuain has accepted terms and is due to sign. Hopefully he'll play, although I'm surprised Marina Granovskaia has climbed down from her ruling that no player over 30 will be bought by Chelsea.

    Mind you he's only scored 8 goals in 20 appearances at AC Milan this season, where he is on loan. That is a Morata rate. Sarri loves him though. https://metro.co.uk/2019/01/08/chelsea-set-sign-gonzalo-higuain-striker-accepts-offer-8324230/

    ‘I miss Higuain a great deal. I miss him because he’ll keep scoring goals until the day he dies,’ said the Chelsea manager.

    ‘He is a goal machine, a systematic and automatic jackpot.’

    We'll see.

  14. tqineil

    tqineil pfm Member

    It's his third full season in charge, season one, with zero spend he got to a European final and has transformed them into an entertaining hgh pressing high scoring team... another European final last year whilst losing a 'star player' demonstrates progress. If the FA Cup is sacrificed and he wins something this year then the fans will soon forgive Monday's decision to field a poor team.... if he ends up potless then he'll be hammered.
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  15. Rack Kit

    Rack Kit pfm Member

  16. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    How is this derived? Surely the team that "deserves" to win is the one that scores more goals. Yes Chelsea were "unlucky" or maybe their finishing wasn't good enough

    This will always be the case, they do not have cameras that look along the line of play, so the images will always be subject to parallax errors
  17. webster

    webster Listen & enjoy.

    and of course everyone hangs on every word that the totally unbiased Jermaine Jenas has to say who was a distinctly average player and is a worse pundit.
    Hazard probably will move on but wherever he goes there is no guarantee of trophies although I think the only one he's missing is the CL.
    Five trophies in six years at Chelsea doesn't sound too shabby to me;)
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  18. webster

    webster Listen & enjoy.

    Are you suggesting that you've never watched a football match where you've thought the winning team didn't deserve their victory?:confused:

    Which is a rehash of what I've already saido_O

  19. Rack Kit

    Rack Kit pfm Member

    I can see Chelsea finishing outside the CL places this year. They're a shadow of the team they once were - only Hazard is keeping them in with a shout of silverware now. Once he's gone Chelsea will quickly go backwards.

    Maybe City will make a bid - he'd well under Pep...
  20. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    Yes I am pragmatist.
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