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  1. Media / Press

  2. Taking The Pee Out Of Liverpool (For Khobar)

    They have 30 years of those draw on. Not just 'we lost a defender to injury'. Pretty sure other clubs experience that.
  3. Following Chelsea's Loans

    Pretty well? He was tremendous the year we won the league.
  4. Media / Press

    Is that a serious question? What do I think billionaire businessmen should do when their businesses need support during the pandemic?
  5. Media / Press

    I believe the Trump golf courses in Scotland have been doing the same.
  6. Transfer Talk Topic

    I agree with this. I've certainly not written Rudiger off. But on current form Zouma is rightly way ahead of him.
  7. He missed the Barnsley game, which was the one after the Liverpool game.
  8. West Bromwich Albion 3 Chelsea 3

    He certainly did, for two seasons till Maka went to PSG after the Moscow final.
  9. Selection and formation are undoubtedly huge problems facing the management team. Handling a squad of talented players will be a massive issue, too. I like the way Lamps has varied his tactics, and some of his selections - notably the back 5 at Spurs last season- were inspired. But it has got to the stage that we are crying out for some stability and continuity. No-one knows how we will set up from game to game, and all components of the side are still a puzzle to be solved. Not just the personnel but the formation and tactics. It's genuinely hard to pick out the guaranteed starters. GK ? Full backs or wingbacks? James and Chilwell look pretty nailed on. Azpi vital in reserve for his flexibility, but we need another LB, so one of Alonso or Emerson will probably stay. 2 or 3 CBs? Silva + Christensen? Silva + Zouma? Silva + Christensen + Zouma? Roles for Azpi, Tomori and Rudiger? Rudiger to be sold? Midfield? A total mystery. Kante? Kova? Jorginho? Never looked good as a three. Mount looks nailed on, so one of the three will miss out. Bench role for Barkley. RLC? A fit-again Gilmour? If we play a back 3, there is only room for 2 proper midfielders. Which leaves a lot of unhappy players. The attack has plenty of combinations. Most people see a front three, but more likely to be a front 2 with Havertz just behind. Could be Werner + Pulisic. Or Werner + Ziyech. If we want Werner, Ziyech and Pulisic together, where does Havertz play? How do we use Tammy? Giroud and CHO look like bench options. Whatever, I see lots of frustrated players who Lamps will have a tough time keeping happy. The number of options makes your head hurt. You can only arrive at the best starting XI by experimenting, but you then suffer for not having a settled side/ continuity of tactics.
  10. West Bromwich Albion 3 Chelsea 3

    Agree with most of this, but the pedant in me can't stop pointing out that Gallas and Cole never played in the same team. Gallas was allegedly threatening to score own goals to get a transfer before we swapped him for Cole.
  11. NEW FORUM ANNOUNCEMENT 2020

    Bloody hell, that's grim. Hope you're recovering well.
  12. Transfer Talk Topic

    Tapping up is what Liverpool did with VVD. And then lied that they would not be pursuing him. But they weren't punished, were they? https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jun/27/liverpool-to-escape-punishment-for-alleged-tapping-up-of-virgil-van-dijk
  13. West Bromwich Albion 3 Chelsea 3

    All of our CBs would command a good fee: Tomori, Zouma, Christensen and Rüdiger. Silva's age would count against him, of course.
  14. West Bromwich Albion 3 Chelsea 3

    I am definitely against selling him, but if he wants to go or Lamps wants him out then we need to accept it. I could see him being a good partner for Silva. Yes, he was not good last season, and Zouma is ahead of him on current form, but I can't see why he can't get back to his pre-injury form.