paulw66

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About paulw66

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  1. Chelsea vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

    A loan for Gilmour really wouldn't be s bad thing. Get 15/20 games under his belt
  2. Official: Frank Lampard Sacked As Chelsea Head Coach

    Go on.... I'm not sure what more you need. Both Tammy and Azpi, 2 players at opposite ends of their careers, have both backed Rudiger. Now you are bothered about timing? We've been before, when the media said Cesc, Hazard and Costa were to blame for Jose's sacking. People lap up this nonsense Does anyone honestly think Roman is influenced by players? I don't think he is influenced by anyone other some very trusted lieutenants
  3. Chelsea vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

    James is our best right back, Tammy (on current form) our best CF, so why wouldn't they get picked? Gilmour was barely playing before anyway
  4. Official: Frank Lampard Sacked As Chelsea Head Coach

    I wouldn't believe everything you read. Was he p*ssed off he wasn't playing? Sure. And that's no bad thing.
  5. Official: Frank Lampard Sacked As Chelsea Head Coach

    Of course. Player A succeeds = media saying he was a player the manager wanted. Player B fails = well of course the manager didn't want him. Doesn't anyone really believe we let the manager pick some and not others? Makes no sense at all. club signings by committee. Always has been.
  6. Official: Frank Lampard Sacked As Chelsea Head Coach

    You want to take the word of the Redknapps.......that's up to you.
  7. Official: Frank Lampard Sacked As Chelsea Head Coach

    Danny Murphy denying the comments re Rudiger and Kovacic speaking to the board.
  8. Official: Frank Lampard Sacked As Chelsea Head Coach

    I see. Well I guess we'll never know the whole truth, much like it has been since God was a boy.
  9. Official: Frank Lampard Sacked As Chelsea Head Coach

    So long as 5 sells a good story.
  10. Official: Frank Lampard Sacked As Chelsea Head Coach

    Yes. This. Above all, who sanctions the signing of 220m worth of players in the hope the manager will fail and you can appoint someone else. Doesn't make any sense
  11. Official: Frank Lampard Sacked As Chelsea Head Coach

    There is / was definitely something amiss. The team has been playing way below the sum of its parts for a while. What doesn't quite add up with the Rudiger / Kova story (which I am not buying) is that the team fared no better when they weren't playing. Even if those 2 had downed tools, that wouldn't have had much impact on the results when they were sitting in the stands. With Werner, whatever we all think of him, one thing I don't think can be disputed is his effort and work rate. Even when having a stinker, he has been charging around trying to put it right. No idea. I think a few have viewed our revolving door policy as a reason no youth products have come through for a while (which people love to see) when in fact they haven't been good enough until now. I guess also you might argue a manager with a longer term vision might have played the likes of Salah, KdB and Lukaku a bit more. I am just supposing a bit here. You're right, if anyone is dreaming of another Fergie, then forget it. You might as well keep wishing the next youth player to come through is Messi. Liverpool comparison is interesting. In 2014/15 they finished 6th with 62 points. Rodgers then got the boot after 8 games of the 2015/16 season with12 points and one win in 9. They ended the season on 60 points. In Klopp's first full season they finished 4th with 76 and his second 75 points (and a CL final) . Then they got 97 points (and won the CL) and finished 2nd then finished 1st with 99. What that shows is that year on year, Klopp made some progress. Step by step. They never had a backwards year under him, like this one will be for us. Moreover, they perhaps afforded him more time because he inherited a team that finished 6th with 60 points, and maybe more importantly, they hadn't won the league for nearly 30 years. What harm was there waiting an extra year or two? Klopp also had a significant pedigree and managerial CV that justified the patience. All of these things point to a very different set of circumstances. Without wanting to repeat myself, the last month and a half have been pretty painful viewing. Not just the results, but the absolute abject performances. Personally, I didn't see any signs that Lampard knew how to correct it. Each passing week got worse and worse. Maybe he could have stayed out the season, then got the boot? Not sure how much better that would have been for anyone.
  12. Official: Frank Lampard Sacked As Chelsea Head Coach

    Don't buy it. The Chelsea board is a pretty closed shop. Easy to throw this sort of mud around and some of it sticks.
  13. Official: Frank Lampard Sacked As Chelsea Head Coach

    For the performances on the field, the buck stops with the manager.
  14. Official: Frank Lampard Sacked As Chelsea Head Coach

    Apparently he has the best PPG recorded ever in that division. I'm not proclaiming I know much about him, but more can you really do? Also took PSG to their first CL final. Funny, because watching us the last few weeks (and for a lot of last season) reminded me a lot of watching us under AVB. No clear style, positionally all over the place, and just a general shambles.
  15. Official: Frank Lampard Sacked As Chelsea Head Coach

    By whom? Those 4 wins include 2 against lower league opponents, and 1 against 10 man Fulham. We have been awful against any team remotely competent / on our level.