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  1. 2 points
    Don't wish to be pedantic but "The TFSW" is another example of Redundant Acronym Syndrome or RAS Syndrome for short.
  2. 2 points
    Les Ferdinand ranting about racism in football and demanding that clubs whose fans are guilty of racism are banned from whatever competition it happens in. Amazingly the Sky reporter says " What about the incident where Sterling was racially abused at Chelsea? Should Chelsea be kicked out of the Premier League?". He answers yes. I've got a few issues with this, ex Spud Les. Firstly it has been proven that he wasn't racially abused at Chelsea unless you include anti Manchester abuse. Tick tock on the public apology. Secondly why not use the example of the proven racism by a SPURS fan who threw a banana at Aubamayang that same week and ask whether Spurs should be banned?
  3. 2 points
    Quite a successful season for the academy products then - Reece James has made the the EFL team of the season, and is nailed on as Wigan's POTY. Tammy made the PFA Championship team of the season. Fikayo Tomori was named Derby's player of the season. Mason Mount has drawn plaudits and earned an England call up. CHO has worked his way into the first 11 for club and country. For an academy to produce such a number of players under the age of 21 who are the best at their club, or in the league, should be considered a great achievement even at championship level. These are players we have actually produced as well rather than the late teen imports, hopefully the previous generation is cashed in this summer and the funds invested in the first team.
  4. 2 points
    I miss watching entire games on Ceefax.
  5. 2 points
    Lets be honest the minute we went in 2-2 at HT this game was over. It is too easy to park the bus against us. This style of play is far from entertaining. It plays into the hands of teams like Burnley. Fair play to Burnley played against our weaknesses and Sarri couldn’t do anything about it. Flawed system.
  6. 2 points
    Perhaps you are correct, maybe there’s a lot of noise from a selected few. But id be surprised if it was only 10% on here who wanted Sarri out. In general (I’m talking match-goers) it feels more like 25%+. The continuous booing of Jorginho is absolutely appalling. Those ‘fans’ should hang their heads in shame. Absolute bellends.
  7. 1 point
    Being stronger than last season by far after only buying one outfield player and getting the best out of our key players is probably the biggest endorsement I have heard for keeping Sarri as manager.
  8. 1 point
    Except for Kepa, Luiz (hardly played last season), Jorginho. Kovacic, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, Hudson-Odoi and Higuain
  9. 1 point
    Wiping out Luiz doesn't count - never has, there are dozens of examples to prove that, half of them by City.
  10. 1 point
  11. 1 point
    Sorry to go off topic, but the current situation in the league and European cups is alarming me. Am I right in thinking that if we finish fourth but Arsenal win the Europa League and Spurs win the Champions League, we drop into the Europa League? I mean it's a possibility...
  12. 1 point
    All things considered out losses at Everton and Wolves no longer looks so bad.
  13. 1 point
    The press have purposely diverted Sterling's complaints to be about Racism when the crux of his argument was how differently the press treat black people to white people. His issue is with them. I really don't have to think too hard to think of examples of the press treating something they like differently to something they don't, you only have to see how they treat us in comparison to the rest of the league. The AK47 thing was in memory of his dad who was murdered I think to highlight the danger of guns. If it was down to me I'd make him England Captain just to pee them off.
  14. 1 point
    I do agree , the players are definitely an issue but I still cannot work out whether Sarri is the man to pin all our hopes on going forward , there's as many plusses as minuses for me , I'd like a bit of stability , for the club to allow someone to build a side , but it has to be the right person and I'm honestly now wiser on Sarri than I was at the beginning of the season . It's a very very difficult situation to tie down , I hope he'll come good but there are some awfully wavy red flags .
  15. 1 point
    100%....... but our fans, either in the ground, or on this forum, or on social media, one minute are calling for Sarri's head (after less than 6 months it started), then the next minute moaning at how well Liverpool are doing without putting 2 and 2 together.
  16. 1 point
    Distinctly unimpressed with the (lack of) press coverage of Sarri allegedly being abused last night. They don't care about what is wrong, they care about what gets read.
  17. 1 point
    To be fair, the first 30 minutes was some of the best football I've seen from anyone this season and they scored with their only attempts. Once again, chalk and cheese for the second half. What is happening at half time?
  18. 1 point
    I think it's more depressing; opposition needs dictate what happens more than us being able to force our own issues. Burnley are an example of a team who didn't need anything but the status quo, Slavia Prague an example of one with nothing to lose, Liverpool of one who needed to win. The common thread is that we could not contend with any of those sides, despite their differences in need or ability, setting out their 2nd half stalls. We too rarely make games go as we need them to.
  19. 1 point
    One of the reasons we will miss out is entirely down to the "general play" , no ****er passes to the striker , ever. Everyone wants to score a "worldy" and be the hero , Hazard (who is generally excellent and was again last night) , likes to run with the ball , cut in and shoot , Pedro and Willian both employ a shoot on site policy , Willian would shoot from the dressing room if he could , I'm certain of it. We complain about our striker not making the run but why on earth will he when nobody will pass to him anyway ?
  20. 1 point
    We were 6 against 2 or 3 in the box for their second. It’s hardly the system - we are just not very good in the air. Luiz and Rudiger are our best and they are about average for CBs in general. Christensen is below average and both Azpilicueta and Emerson are quite poor in the air. With the midfield we have, it’s no surprise we suffer from set pieces. Blaming zonal marking is to miss the issue completely. Man-man or zonal, doesn’t matter one bit. Lack of aerial ability is the real culprit.
  21. 1 point
    Burnley are an absolute disgrace. Everything about them is Industrial and cynical. Ashley Barnes is an appalling human being. There is no doubt in my mind that they actually practice time-wasting. How many went down with cramp when a long way from the touchline? Should have been 7 minutes injury time and then to make it worse, they waste another 3 minutes of the 5 minutes injury time and the ref adds 1 more. They are being rewarded for cheating.
  22. 1 point
    I don’t mind the Burnley shenanigans. I mind that our players can’t go toe to toe in these gritty battle type of games. We would have won this game with JT.
  23. 1 point
    Thank god there's only 3 more games left of the season so we can forget football exists for a few months.
  24. 1 point
  25. 1 point
    That’s the team I would’ve chosen. Now just have to hope Sarri stays away from them at halftime.
  26. 1 point
    It's do-or-die for Arsenal this week. They'll destroy Brighton at the Emirates and I'd back them against a likely safe Burnley on the final day of the season, but Wolves and Leicester away are exactly the sort of games they have lost this season. I think they need points from those tougher games to make it. Difficulty is knowing where the Wolves and Leicester squads are at mentally; a month ago I'd have backed both to win at home but with so little left to keep them motivated it's a tougher call. I think we have it 'in our hands'; 10 points from 12 and we will be top 4 IMO. I have much less faith we'll get those 10 points.
  27. 1 point
    If I was in charge , in between scribbling nonsense in my notebook , I'd be playing him at right back , selling Alonso and moving Azpi back to left back.
  28. 1 point
    I hope there is someone there to high five you every time you think you've bagged another internet point. I'd hate to think of you all alone, having arguments that aren't actually taking place.
  29. 1 point
    SKY showing their class with a delightful post match chat on the pitch with Herr Kloppy A collective back slapping ensues. Hugely disrespectful to City .
  30. 1 point
  31. 1 point
    Team picks itself at this stage based on form and injuries. Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Luiz, Emerson; Kante, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek; Pedro, Giroud, Hazard
  32. 1 point
    1. The rumours came from the Conte camp, nothing leaks at all in the club under normal conditions. 2. The "I don't buy the players" was never even meant to be taken seriously - just a joke to duck out of saying who was arriving at the end of the transfer window. We bought 5 players out of Serie A - it is pretty clear that last season Conte had more control over who we buy than any manager we have had since 2006. He also spent a lot more than any manager has ever spent before, twice as much as any recent manager. 3. So what clearly went wrong last season is that we gave the manager scope to buy the players and it went disastrously wrong. We should all be greatful if control has returned to Marina 4. Marina has actually been at the club a long time, during some remarkable successes (more remarkable than the first few years, because for 10 years we have been far behind the 2 Mancs in terms of spending). 5. Conte signed a massively bigger contract in July 2017. If he had any demands to be made, that was the time to make them. Within 2 months he was agitating to leave. If you think Marina was tough with him, I can only imagine what RA thought. At considerable cost to us, we have prevented him from working this year - I think that indicates the anger the whole club feels about him
  33. 1 point
    This. I really, really hate the Tottenham bit in Liquidator. It destroys what is (ok weirdly) a highlight of matchdays for me.
  34. 1 point
    I can recommend Bolivia in fact Sci, particularly the lovely colonial town of Salta. If the media gets you down mate then you don't have to read/listen to 'em.
  35. 0 points
    On individual levels our team is stronger than last season by far. And Except for Costa, we are as good as Conte's PL winning team (player per player) and better in certain areas. Hazard is at his peak, Kante is a more complete player than he ever been, even as he is playing in 2 positions, Rudiger is in his best form, Emerson is a defensive upgrade from Alonso. I have seen no particular dip in Pedro's form. His inconsistency correlates with that of the team. Giroud has not missed that many chances for club or country, Jorginho for all his weaknesses is an upgrade from Moses. Kepa is a Courtois replica in a good and bad way. I always looked at Higuain as an auxiliary striker. It's pretty obvious that despite his incisive movements he is getting absolutely zero service from the team, just like any other striker we might have thrown into this team. "One year older", except that footballers don't age like Mayflies I am not one bit convinced by the argument that our team is significantly weaker. We just have a manager who doesn't even know what his players' best positions are. He does not know the fundamentals of football. He arrived with one script, and he has stuck to it no matter what.