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  1. Didier Drogba

    quote:Originally posted by Blue JockMaybe I have missed something here, as I have been away for a few days but, to my mind, Drogba didn't improve against Liverpool. He's the same player he always was (and for avoidance of doubt, I have not been a big fan). What happened was we got him to play differently. For a year, he has been trying to be a big target man. This shows him at his weakest. Poor control among other things. However, at Anfield, we got him running in the channels for just about the first time since he arrived. Every one of his goals came from him running in space at the opposition from a wide position. He drew the sacred Carragher and Hyppia (who looked as if he was pulling a caravan by the speed he was doing) wide and into places where they were not comfortable and he looked like the player we bought from Marseille, rather than the one who has been playing for us for the past year. His challenge is to keep doing that. And for those who think he became a striking God at Anfield, just remember the swipe he took at the ball for the third goal when he sclaffed it into Joe Cole's path. Same as it ever was. id="quote"> id="quote">Your beautiful post simply connotes what some of us have been saying on this thread. One good game and some are singing his praise to the high heavens as if he scored a hat-trick in Anfield. Form is temporary while class is permanent!
  2. Didier Drogba

    quote:Originally posted by Bazzabluequote:Originally posted by Harry Siderasquote:Originally posted by KhobarI find it very disappointing that a thread which was started in order to give Drogba a little praise, has descended into more Drogba-bashing. Has he not been criticised enough in other posts? It's almost as bad as the Liverpool influx. id="quote"> id="quote"> The last sentence has it bang on IMO. These characters are supporters of something that isn't Chelsea. Chelsea aren't Mr Right for them - just Mr Right-now. They'll be off the moment our current largesse is unavailable for them to indulge their fantasy-football imaginings. I sincerely believe that's the difference between their wishes and those who are looking at the long term best interests of this club. id="quote"> id="quote">I'm not sure what you're on about here, Harry. There is a very significance between Chelsea the club and any individual who might at some stage play for the club. Yes, these ARE supporters of "something" that is, indeed, Chelsea. It certainly does not mean blind praise for anyone wearing a blue shirt or for any decsion made by those running the club. id="quote"> id="quote">A very perfect response to a very imperfect question!
  3. Didier Drogba

    quote:Originally posted by Michael Tuckerquote:Originally posted by Bazzablue]Well done Michael. Can you please make such a mistake more often? id="quote"> id="quote"> Anything for you, BB, you know that. id="quote"> id="quote">Ah! MT and BB team up against hernancrespo? Searching for my gun before I go to paradise...!
  4. Didier Drogba

    quote:Originally posted by DiMatteo.43quote:Originally posted by hernancrespoDefending Drogba? I would first of all compare him to Darren Bent of Charlton and then ask him to attend lessons for a HUGE improvement on his ball skills and techniques. To be frank on this, I am fed up of defending Drogba and after this season, he can please go back to Marseille! True, he had a very good game against Liverpool partly due to one moment of brilliance but the other assists could have been laid by Kezman. To make a good story bad, he MISSED the easiest chance. What does that tell you? The man isn't right for the job and he is ONLY playing ahead of Crespo because of the £24m transfer fee. Back to my first paragraph, a close look at Darren Bent who came from Ipswich and who is youngster has more clinical, ball and striking skills that Drogba. Look at the goals that Bent has scored and how he has carried Charlton this far? id="quote"> id="quote">Just reading through and Friday is always a good time to wind up Hernan because we know he'll be having a few beers at lunch time ! ;-) but is Mr Why-must-we-buy-one-season-wonders now gazing longingly at Darren Bent ??? id="quote"> id="quote">Hahaha! Just got back from the pub and the few pints of Guinness I had is just wetting my appetite for Brandy at home before I'm done... But Darren Bent has proved what I have said here before that a player can emerge from a lower division and take the premiership by a storm and perform brilliantly. MT was arguing over this sometime ago I remember and may be times flies faster. I admire Bent's courage and explosion and to make matters worse, he plays in 4-5-1 formation that Drogba is currently doing and under-performing. Who supports Bent on the wings? Rommedahl and maybe Jerome Thomas! Darren maybe a one-season wonder for now but honestly speaking, the boy have a great future in sight because he is all about skill, finesse and intelligence. Drogba has power and that can hardly ever develop compared to the earlier attribute. What has been Drogba's weakness with Chelsea? Finishing and ball skills. What has been Bent's strength with Charlton? Skill, precision and beauty. Advert: No other drink refreshes the head like Guinness!!!
  5. Didier Drogba

    MT, well the end will always justify the means. If you notice, I didn't include Arsenal and ManYoo in my list because as far as England are concerned, we have nothing to emulate from them currently. But when you look abroad at the teams that have the clout and true potential, then my listings come in. Like you rightly pointed out, Crespo is no doubt better than Drogba but for him to deliver the goods, there has to be some understanding and that will come by playing regular football. Not even RVN can enter a game 15 mins to the end and perform wonders or even Ronaldo of Real Madrid. I am basically talking of us winning the Champions League as that will actually put us on the pedestal that Roman Abramovich and all of us want to see our beloved Chelsea team. It shall surely come to pass...
  6. Didier Drogba

    quote:Originally posted by KhobarWouldn't that mean we're a team of deadbeats except Joe Cole then? Although I suppose we could change the analogy slightly and base it on Arsenal instead of Liverpool. Sold them shirts yet? id="quote"> id="quote">Well Khobar, it depends on what you actually mean... The reason for my submission of these stats is to highlight the earlier points I made regarding top teams having top marksmen. Drogba has played virtually every game we have played this season and his goal's tally is questionable as to why he continues to lead our attack. Vieira today said that our attack is too predictable and this connotes the issues that I have been saying for a while. We just need to think about these things before we claim greatness like my friend Bazza is already doing...
  7. Didier Drogba

    quote:Originally posted by Bazzabluequote:Originally posted by Michael Tuckerhernan - I deleted your last post by mistake. id="quote"> id="quote">Well done Michael. Can you please make such a mistake more often? id="quote"> id="quote">I guess you seeking a response from me that you wouldn't get!
  8. Didier Drogba

    quote:Originally posted by Michael Tuckerhernan - I deleted your last post by mistake. Could you re-send, please? Sorry about that. M.T. id="quote"> id="quote">Well, I hardly remmber what I wrote MT but will send the link regarding Chelsea and how far Drogba has fared. In 6 games if I remember correctly against Liverpool, he has only destroyed them once and scored one goal against them overall. Hardly a record to be proud of as a top striker that he is now made to be all of a sudden. Just for the last link, please read and see our current stats of goal scorers... http://home.skysports.com/topscorers.asp?clid=8&cpid=8
  9. Didier Drogba

    quote:Originally posted by Michael Tuckerquote:Originally posted by hernancrespoAC Milan has Shevchenko scoring but does that stop Kaka, Gilardino, Seedorf and Maldini from scoring? Barcelona have Eto'o but does that stop Ronaldinho, Deco and Guily from scoring? Bayern have Makaay but does that stop Ballack, Demichelis and Lucio from scoring? Juventus have Trezeguet but does that stop Vieira, Nedved and Cameronesi from scoring? id="quote"> id="quote"> No, it doesn't. Which is fairly irrelevant considering that nobody was suggesting that it does. The teams you name-check don't solely rely on their world-class strikers for goals. And, they don't collapse if these strikers aren't scoring, because the goals come from elsewhere on the park. That was the point afterall - that it is better to have goals coming from a range of sources, than be exclusively reliant on your "gun" striker(s) -and your examples tend to prove the point, rather than disprove it. id="quote"> id="quote">I don't get your point made MT. Goals can come from anywhere but MOSTLY from the top strikers mentioned. Look at the stats of these clubs and goals scored by those mentioned especially the strikers. Sure, they don't solely rely on these strikers for goals to be scored but they still rely on these strikers for goals. That's my point. Also view the below stats and probably see where I am coming from... http://home.skysports.com/topscorers.asp?c...lid=128&cpid=21 http://home.skysports.com/topscorers.asp?c...lid=120&cpid=21 http://home.skysports.com/topscorers.asp?c...lid=178&cpid=23 http://home.skysports.com/topscorers.asp?c...lid=156&cpid=22 See who tops the scoring charts there and they are strikers!
  10. Didier Drogba

    AC Milan has Shevchenko scoring but does that stop Kaka, Gilardino, Seedorf and Maldini from scoring? Barcelona have Eto'o but does that stop Ronaldinho, Deco and Guily from scoring? Bayern have Makaay but does that stop Ballack, Demichelis and Lucio from scoring? Juventus have Trezeguet but does that stop Vieira, Nedved and Cameronesi from scoring?
  11. Didier Drogba

    quote:Originally posted by The LiquidatorJust curious for your opinions: What other positions could Drogba play on the pitch? id="quote"> id="quote">He could make a very good defender I think...
  12. Didier Drogba

    quote:Originally posted by MARK KELLYA real toughie this one and I think we can settle it in one word - consistency. But one thing I will say in his defence is that he clearly cares about the team and the players around him and the fans - he's not worth 24 Million pounds but who is? Robben cost 16 million and has actually shown what he's capable of about twice this season and for me is far more dissapointing. id="quote"> id="quote">Sorry Mark and just to correct the files, Robben cost only £12m....
  13. Didier Drogba

    Haha! I love a little rant... Khobar: You haven't been aware that I have been defending Drogba before? Just ask Bazza. HL49: You are a top guy and will join me in paradise soonest! I know I was a bit harsh there but I appreciate you understanding of the other contents of my post. Robin: I thanked Drogba in my piece didn't I? The earlier you see the hernancrespo and basole points from a less bias angle, the better. Drogba isn't the ideal striker we need and it is bizarre we have a more clinical striker on the bench while he bullies defences on the pitch. Abdel: Crespo has hardly had his chance to play and in fact has not played a full 90mins yet to get any rythm of even understand his team mates. Only JM knows why but like Alan Hansen said sometime ago, he knows whom he would prefer to play against. Unleash Crespo and see the damage he will do to our opponents with his intelligence and supreme football. Graeme: I never said I knew Mourinho's mind because he is special in his own way just like I am in my own way of football thinking. JM plays Drogba to intimidate defenders while I will play Crespo for the sake of the beautiful game. Give me this present squad and I will bring the Champions League trophy down to Stamford Bridge. Remember, what Didier did against the Pool was a one-off in 4 games! Says it all doesn't it?
  14. Didier Drogba

    Defending Drogba? I would first of all compare him to Darren Bent of Charlton and then ask him to attend lessons for a HUGE improvement on his ball skills and techniques. To be frank on this, I am fed up of defending Drogba and after this season, he can please go back to Marseille! True, he had a very good game against Liverpool partly due to one moment of brilliance but the other assists could have been laid by Kezman. To make a good story bad, he MISSED the easiest chance. What does that tell you? The man isn't right for the job and he is ONLY playing ahead of Crespo because of the £24m transfer fee. Back to my first paragraph, a close look at Darren Bent who came from Ipswich and who is youngster has more clinical, ball and striking skills that Drogba. Look at the goals that Bent has scored and how he has carried Charlton this far? How can a team like Chelsea have a hitman whom you hardly know what you get? Is it the same with AC Milan and Shevchenko? Is it the same with Barcelona and Eto'o? Is it the same situation with Inter Milan and Adriano? Is it the same with ManYoo and Van Nistelrooy? Is it the same with Arsenal and Henry? I congratulate Drogba in helping us win emphatically in Anfield but any other striker in his position would have done same and better! He flatters too much and his ball control remains the worst I have seen from a striker in a while. Crespo is miles ahead of Drogba in every aspect apart from the physical strength side and if Crespo had the run of Didier in our team, he would at least have scored 8 goals now. Rant over!
  15. Didier Drogba

    Drogba said that with a good pre-season, he will be on fire. Is he flaming anyone? NO! I really wonder how on earth we signed him and why he cannot even control the ball talkless of beating his man. Hyypia is not even in Europe's top 20 defenders and yet, had Drogba for dinner without a doubt. He couldn't even get to the end of Duff's cross in the first half and instead choose to have a running battle with the referee. Give me a half-fit Crespo anyday and if Drogba does not score or do well on Sunday, he can start looking to January as a possible exit date!