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  1. Official: Frank Lampard Sacked As Chelsea Head Coach

    I don't think this is true at all. Maybe a small percentage had that view. I was one of Sarri's biggest critics towards the end, yet I was also one of the biggest supporters of the decision to give him I the job. I thought (and was wrong) it was a great appointment. I really doubt people were against him due to how he came across as a person, or based on previous comments he made. I expect that was a minority. Many just couldn't stomach the boring football and the whole nonsense around his 'Sarriball' philosophy and the constant my methods take time, this is not my football comments which went on for months. As many have said, one of our best ever players managed to put in a fantastic 4-5 month run of form during that season. Coincidentally, that corresponded with Sarri's time at the club. Hazard was very good before he arrived, but his form peaked during a spell of that season and possibly for a number of reasons. Sarri was not one of them though.
  2. Official: Frank Lampard Sacked As Chelsea Head Coach

    I was just trying to apply some basic logic to the timing. Rafa becoming available over the weekend, is the only real logic from timing perspective. This decision could have come before Luton game.
  3. Official: Frank Lampard Sacked As Chelsea Head Coach

    Availability of Rafa forced the move ???
  4. Leicester City 2 Chelsea 0

    I think a key one to add to your list, which in general I agree with. Lack of decisive leadership with Jorginho and midfield in general. I single this out towards Jorginho because to use an NFL term, he’s verging on ‘Special Teams’ type player. Regardless of our opinions on Jorginho. Any manager should know very quickly into their job if they want Jorginho. It’s clear what he can do and it’s clear what he can’t do and what his flaws are. What you can’t do with Jorginho is be completely indecisive. One minute he’s the main man, then he’s out of the team because his flaws have exposed the team. Then he comes on in a game and wrestled back some control, so he then starts the next 3 games. Then that exact same cycle just repeats itself continuously. 18 months in now and he is still doing the same thing with Jorginho. He is not a standard footballer, you either want him or you don’t. If you want him, build around him. If you don’t, he goes to the back of the line until you can move him out.
  5. Leicester City 2 Chelsea 0

    We'll just let sleeping dogs lie from here, because this post is just all over the shop. You have even mixed up your view with mine on the - In your Words ref Cole/Shearer. It's pointless answering the player comparisons, because it is subjective as you point out. I'm not disagreeing with it being subjective, but your metric of 'medals' is what I disagreed with because its simply not an accurate metric. I guarantee you will literally contradict your metric at some point in the near future, when comparing players and when it suits your narrative at the time. That's my point, its not a real , or accurate metric ,that anyone applies logic to. Example - Aaron Ramsdale - What medals has he ever won ? You were putting him up recently. Why bother? Why not just look for a keeper with medals, because they a level above Ramsdale who has won nothing. See what I mean - Its not a relative metric .
  6. Books You've Enjoyed Or Would Recommend

    It took me a while to get my head around Flaubert's Parrot, due to the way it was written and not being familiar with Madame Bovary. I started 'Money' by Martin Amiss a few months back, but found it a bit of a struggle to be honest. I have only read one by McEwan, which was Nutcracker and that was pretty good. I'll give Robert Harris a try - Cheers
  7. Books You've Enjoyed Or Would Recommend

    I have generally much preferred autobiographies and non-fiction previously , until I gave a Julian Barnes novel a go a few months back and I have become a bit hooked on his work. I really enjoyed ' The Sense of an Ending' and 'Flaubert's Parrot' . Recently finished ' Talking it Over' which I didn't enjoy as much as the other two mentioned, but it was still a good ready and relatively short book.
  8. Leicester City 2 Chelsea 0

    Maybe don't take things so personal in trying to claim moral high ground. I said your metric was pathetic - Not you. The reasoning was hilarious to me. I don't consider that a personal attack. The real issue here, you know you could not defend your metric with the examples I gave you. So you resulted in trying to climb the moral high ground by going down the personal attack route, as that was the best way to avoid responding to the examples I gave. Best bit in all this, I gave you the chance to walk away from the discussion yesterday and we could have declared there and then. Due to your cock sure nature, you carried it on and walked further down into your own hole, that you are now drastically trying to close by any means possible. All your own making mate. My final post on the subject with you as you clearly couldn't justify it any further.
  9. Leicester City 2 Chelsea 0

    Its performances Vs results for me. Poor results I can put up with, as long as I am seeing some progress with the team, players or an understanding of what we are trying to achieve. When performances clearly decline and look to be declining further, coupled with poor results and poor decision making. That's when, for me personally, I see no alternative but to change things. I accept that you , Droy , Martin, Blue Rod have not been happy with a number of things for months, including performances amongst many other things in that. I didn't buy into a number of things you guys were saying, but it now appears that you were all reading the situation better than I was, as a number of the comments you have all been making are becoming more evident (a number of comments were also created to suit a narrative too) I don't consider that to be me or any other poster jumping ship at the time of bad results. In fact, I would say most of the pro Frank backers on here still seem to be in that camp to me. So for me personally, it does feel like we have reached the point of no return. It's certainly not results orientated though, its an accumulation of a number of things that appear more evident to me now, as to why my position has changed.
  10. Leicester City 2 Chelsea 0

    Hilarious! I don’t need to look at stats. Anyone can look at stats. In your world, Andy Cole was a level above Shearer due to the medals he won! Even Andy Cole would disagree.........I am amazed that rather that admit what you said is a lot of rubbish, you have continued to dig yourself a hole even deeper! Jamie Vardy a level above Harry Kane then ? Marc Allbrighton a level above David Ginola ? Wes Morgan a level above Ledley King? Mahrez a level above Luis Suarez?? Do I need to continue to show you how pathetic your metric is! It’s La La land stuff and everyone knows it......except you! You could of walked away and saved yourself the embarrassment here, but you had to keep prodding!
  11. Leicester City 2 Chelsea 0

    I gave you an example. Andy Cole has numerous titles. Shearer has one. Your metric means Cole is the better player. Yet literally no one will agree. You know you ignored that because it shows an obvious flaw in what you are saying. I could find you plenty more like that too. I gave you the chance to walk away. Yet your lack of humility has got the better of you. So as you clearly want to provide this insightful reasoning behind why medals means your a level above fewer medals, be my guest. Explain why Andy Cole is levels above Shearer? Explain why Drinkwater is revered as a level above say Mason Mount? Or is it a made up metric that you know you cannot defend and you got caught out with it? Sounds much more plausible doesn’t it!
  12. Leicester City 2 Chelsea 0

    The problem is that this is not what the manager wants. He has wanted to try and play an expansive style of football since he got the job and in his year at Derby. I think its very difficult to go against your natural inclinations or style as a manager. If he does that now, he is basically ripping up everything he has done in the last 18 months at the club and is effectively saying, I got this situation totally wrong and now we are going to do this. He loses all respect of the players and loses all what faith in him they have left. Its why we are at the point of no return really. He could have made these changes from his desired style, philosophy, earlier on during his tenure and it could of been sold as one step back to move two steps forward. I don't see that he can do that now, 18 months into the role and not lose all credibility as manager of the club. He's made too many mistakes, persevered and shown too much faith in some of the players and not addressed key issues that needing addressing at the club. If we were just throwing 2-3 questionable decisions at him, then he can answer them and proceed from there. I could list at least 10 questionable decisions that he has taken (not game by game - more mid-long term) and I am sure many others could also raise a similar number of questions over his decision making.
  13. Leicester City 2 Chelsea 0

    I agree that we are stuck with him. I've never gone in too hard on Jorginho, because I believe he cannot actually do anything about the flaws he has. He cannot suddenly become a quick, athletic and physical player. He is what he is, a very talented footballer who is just not suited to English football. Both Sarri and Pep were battling over making the same mistake, unfortunately, we won that battle! I don't see how getting hold of Rice depends on a CL semi final though. Players leave smaller clubs for bigger clubs all the time, quite often you can see its a bad decision, but players back themselves to step up and the financials also make that attractive. Rice would likely realise he is joining Chelsea at one of their lower points over the last 20 years, but he will also know if we had other low points in that time and we have recovered to win major trophies again. He is more than young enough to be part of a bright future at the club in the near future. He may take a different view if he was 28/29 though.
  14. Leicester City 2 Chelsea 0

    Yes I would probably agree. We would be less naive and have a much more solid structure about us ,with those players under him. Due to their age and current levels of form, his organisation would likely just put a sticky plaster on the root cause.
  15. Leicester City 2 Chelsea 0

    I believe the defining time is coming with Jorginho at Chelsea. If the next manager has any level of PL experience, I believe he won't play him past the first 2-5 games of his tenure, unless his hand is force with injuries etc. If the new manager is new to the PL, then every chance we get the same cycle of waiting for his lack of athleticism to be exposed on a number of occasions, before that manager then realises he is not cut out for English football.