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About LeBoeufsGolfBall

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  1. Musical Tastes

    You're never to old Mark. No current band matches these guys for sheer intensity. Give them a go, it may bring back some good memories!
  2. Musical Tastes

    New Idles album 'Ultra Mono' released last week. For anyone frustrated with the world we live in, its a perfect injection of positive aggression that is much needed in these current times. Will it is for me anyway! Only gave it the one listen so far, seems more of a grower than their first two albums which is no bad thing.
  3. Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea

    Surely Mendy comes in for first start here. The squad is so big at present, either way we will have a relatively strong team. No bothered about progressing , but don't want to lose to them either.
  4. Media / Press

    ^ How we have missed him. He simply wouldn't have allowed that first half to happen on Saturday. At 1-0 down he would have been in their faces winning and giving away fouls, breaking up the play and just being a general pain the ass. He would have galvanised the team to step up to his aggressive level.
  5. West Bromwich Albion 3 Chelsea 3

    I’ve given my opinion in numerous discussions on numerous topics with you. Maybe you should pay more attention to them, as you clearly want to know then so much.
  6. West Bromwich Albion 3 Chelsea 3

    I don’t need to get involved in describing posts to you, that you already understand.
  7. West Bromwich Albion 3 Chelsea 3

    If you are asking do people believe you are full of nonsense. Then I can answer that as yes....with exceptions of one or two and one of them has many wondering if it’s still you! As for not understanding Ham’s point. You understand it perfectly well, you just don’t want to engage in it because you know it will contradict your view. It’s easier to ignore it, rather than embroil yourself in something that creates holes for you to step into.
  8. West Bromwich Albion 3 Chelsea 3

    No it’s not. because if you believed it then you would factor in Hazard not being available. You don’t factor this in because it suits, which makes me think you don’t believe it. It makes me think you are sticking with the contrarian position of Sarri was brilliant and Lampard is a media creation. You’ll claim it’s the same tactics and style because that detracts anything positive away from Lampard, whilst in your mind it shows how people were just not prepared to accept it from Sarri, but they will from Lampard. Hopefully that’s clear enough for how I read virtually all of your posts on this subject.
  9. West Bromwich Albion 3 Chelsea 3

    If it’s so similar, it’s begs the question why you have such a problem with Lampard as manager. Its so similar to what a manager you like implemented, yet the more inexperienced manager is trying to do the same (in your view) and without Hazard, yet you clearly have a problem with it. Doesn't make sense because by the same logic, you would expect to see some praise of Lampard by you. Yet that clearly hasn’t happened.
  10. West Bromwich Albion 3 Chelsea 3

    I read what you wrote. You claimed I was way off the mark because all these successful managers you name, have a set formation and tactics they play. Its wrong. You can selectively quote and try to backtrack all you want, now it’s been pointed out to you how it’s wrong. Its still wrong.
  11. West Bromwich Albion 3 Chelsea 3

    Pep never changes does he. Have you watched City or Bayern in the Champions League during his tenure? Have you seen him play without strikers in the PL? The managers you mention all have a decade of management experience. They have had time to find a method and formation they want to based their play around. JM came here as was 433 all the time. Yet he has been mostly 4231 recently, but also played 3 at the back at times. It was Ancelotti insistence in his early days of playing 442 that led to Chelsea signing one of our best ever players. He refused to budge and Zola left the club. Something Ancelotti has said he regrets and he soon realised he had to be more flexible. To be frank , it’s bollox to suggest these top managers ( who you hand picked for this discussion) play the same style and formation all the time.
  12. West Bromwich Albion 3 Chelsea 3

    That’s decision making not formations. Werner played wide because of the link up between Havertz and Abraham midweek. Werner is comfortable there and is on record as saying that. All managers want players who are versatile in position, because you need that flexibility week in week out. Some of these changes players carry out are obvious, some are more subtle. What players are we playing out of a position that is not natural for them? The answer is none. Everything you are talking about is decision making. Not formations or players out of position.
  13. West Bromwich Albion 3 Chelsea 3

    It’s no though. Was formation tinkering the reason we found ourselves 3-0 down ? Was it the reason we went behind against Liverpool ? Clearly it wasn’t. I’m not saying their is no value to having a main formation of play, but this talk about Lampard needs to find one and stick to it is being massive overplayed. What he did at Brighton didn’t work. He changed it. He had a plan for Liverpool, it went tits up due to man sent off. He changed it and then players made stupid errors. Formations are not costing us results. Decision making from the players and manager might be, but formations are not. The evidence is clearly there to see that.
  14. Transfer Talk Topic

    We simply have to go and get Rice before the window closes. We will have to pay over the odds, unless we can throw in a player in the deal. I’ve mentioned before, I don’t think he is a great player, but he is the right fit for what the club needs. It needs leadership , it’s needs someone happy to let the play develop in front of him. Someone with the ability to plug gaps and add some steel into this team. Long term he will end up playing CB and helps solve that issue , but we just need to force this deal through now for this season.
  15. West Bromwich Albion 3 Chelsea 3

    Did it really? Think about it, did we play well 2nd half or were we against a team who will be in a relegation battle sitting back and trying to hold onto a 3-0 lead. We won the 2nd half 3-0 and were still shyte. That 2nd half performance means nothing and was still nowhere near good enough. If West Brom were not so inexperienced across majority of their team, they would have rode that out no problem. So lets not pretend, the midfield simply turned in a good 2nd half performance because of any change in personnel. because it ain't reality!