Sleeping Dave

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  1. Didier Drogba

    quote:Originally posted by Bazzabluequote:Originally posted by David80 Who would you like for the striker position? Pele at his prime? id="quote"> id="quote">Well certainly not Heskey at the end of his career. Which is what Drogba looks like. quote:Originally posted by David80Drogba's got EVERYTHING a striker needs except a great first touch and lethal finishing. id="quote"> id="quote">Er.....aren't these rather important attributes in a striker??? A bit like saying that a tennis player has everything....except arms. quote:Originally posted by David80 First of all, his first touch were excellent at the start of the season. It was after his injuries all the problems started for him (I think that after the Newcastle trashing at SB he never looked the same). id="quote"> id="quote">Quite frankly, I though he was pretty poor all season. I really don't think his injury can excuse the performance. id="quote"> id="quote">Ohhh, harsch mate (even though I appreciate the sense of humour). Of course you're entitled to your opinion but I think that you are way to critical. But let's see. I mean, he'll stay anyways so I'm sure we'll have plenty of opportunities to discuss this topic further;) But watch out, you might have to eat your words!
  2. Didier Drogba

    quote:Originally posted by gangessBazza be prepared for some humble pies as I believe a fully fit Drogba will make you eat your words. Someone came with a very good point: If Drogba was taking penalties he would have been well over the 20 goals barrier. id="quote"> id="quote">Thank you! Finally someone with sense;). I'm just waiting for Bazza to say he'd missed them anyways...:-)
  3. Didier Drogba

    quote:Originally posted by BazzablueDo us a favour. Scoring a couple against Egypt is one thing. Doing it against Ars or Manu is quite another. I don't think that the question of Drogba leaving ever really arose - except in this Forum. For one thing, he ain't worth a lot after that poor season. for a second, some people would have a lot more egg on their faces if we sold him after one season. Fine. We'll see how he gets on next season. But to me, he is so lacking in the attributes required to be a successful striker in the Prem, I can't see any significant improvement. We'll just have to score most of our goals despite having such a handicap. id="quote"> id="quote">You really amaze me. Who would you like for the striker position? Pele at his prime? Drogba's got EVERYTHING a striker needs except a great first touch and lethal finishing. However, IMO that's attributes that are suffering when confidence is running low. First of all, his first touch were excellent at the start of the season. It was after his injuries all the problems started for him (I think that after the Newcastle trashing at SB he never looked the same). When it comes to his finishing I don't know what to say. RvN has had dry spells. So has Henry. All strikers are suffering from a goal drought at some stage in their career. Let's see if Drogs can shake it off.
  4. Didier Drogba

    I posted a post a few days ago but it was never moderated (don't know why, it was definately not abusive in any way) so I'll try again. Can't understand how we are slagging off our own. Dider Drogba has just been a major part in securing our first English championship for 50 years and some of us are behaving like spoilt little brats. Some comments are abusive (I consider other posts as well) and totally out of line. I am really surprised that my plea to you didn’t get moderated when I read some of the abusive garbage posted here lately. Drogba played 30(10) and scored 16 goals in a season where he missed 2-3 months, had no proper pre-season, had a gigantic pressure over his head due to the hefty transfer fee etc etc. It didn’t help him either that we changed our offensive style a few times as well (no wingers, Duff returns, Robben return and we play 4-3-3, Robben disappears again etc). Also, I have always felt that Drogba is a huge raw talent but that he is badly schooled. A season in the prem will only have done him good and I am confident that Drogba will be a revelation next year. Personally I hope we won't buy a single striker this summer. Why? There isn’t anyone available out there that would be a certainty to strengthen the team (ok, Adriano and Sheva aside, but let’s face it, they won’t switch from their respective clubs). You who are talking about Torres must be mad. He's just had a terrible season and I feel he is vastly overrated. He hasn’t showed anything over the last 3 years that have got me to rub my eyes. It’s just a media hype IMO. So please. Can't we just stop slagging off our own? Jarosik, Smertin, Geremi, Huth, Johnson, Drogba and especially Kezman were all part of this title winning Chelsea team and they all had their parts to play. They are Chelsea players whether you like it or not and they deserve our respect and praise and not to be stabbed in their back by their own fans. I have a feeling that way too many has just joined the boat (which is ok, new fans are good for the club) and therefore haven't been here during the tough times.
  5. Didier Drogba

    quote:Originally posted by Dan Murphyquote:Originally posted by it crossed the lineMore like stuck with him for another season. Realisticly though he is worth about £6m now. Mourinho's only keeping him so he doesnt embarrass himself AGAIN. id="quote"> id="quote"> Harry Kewell anyone? id="quote"> id="quote">Ehhh, how about El Hadji Diouf? That was 10 million well spent.