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37 minutes ago, kev61 said:

Not trying to defend him,but have you ever thought he might be someone in crisis?.

Kev, there's a significant difference between 'in crisis"(the way you mean it), and simply being a troll.

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kev61   
6 minutes ago, JaneB said:

I didn't ask for him to be excluded Kev. I'm not even sure he didn't leave of his own accord.

If he is in crisis then I hope he gets the help he needs because he certainly wasn't doing himself any favours on here.

But the thing is Jane as much as a rocket he sounds and is obviously under the influence of something,he never abused or got personal with anyone.I admit I am far more unseemly.

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xCELERYx   
14 minutes ago, chara said:

Agree absolutely...I think that is why I am getting an "itchy" feeling about the Sarri regime ...will additions to the squad help?

Who knows?..hope I am not ahead of a curve about Sarri as I want/wanted him to succeed.  

The right type of additions will help, the problem being is that we're probably looking at needing £400m+ worth of additions to really get back to where we want to be. That's provided Sarri doesn't screw us by alienating more players than he already has, and we manage to keep a hold of Hazard and some of our younger talents.

We'll definitely lose Cahill and Moses, likely in January. That leaves Fabregas, Christensen, Zappacosta, and Emerson with uncertain futures moving forward given all seem to be out of favour when it comes to the PL team. That could increase to RLC and CHO depending how they see their first team opportunities in the future. We'll have Luiz out of contract at the end of the season, along with Giroud (Fabregas and Cahill are also in this boat). Then we have Morata's situation, not to mention trying to flog off Drinkwater if he decides to move on. We may or may not also end up keeping Kovavic. To top it off both Pedro and Willian will be 32 and 31 respectively going into next season and in the final years of their contracts. 

With the areas we already need to strengthen as it is, worst case scenario looks incredibly grim in terms of turnover and the financial implications of replacing so many players. We could end up in a really bad position if we're not careful that may take years to recover from. 

Best case is that we manage to keep a hold of a few of the players we do have. Hazard commits his future to the club and we go out and sign a few genuine quality players who walk into the first team and immediately improve us. 

With all that in mind I think it's incredibly important that Sarri learns to adapt better to what he has on hand if we wants to succeed. If he persists with being inflexible with his approach then he'll probably be out the door sooner rather than later. 

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kev61   
21 minutes ago, Michael Tucker said:

Kev, there's a significant difference between 'in crisis"(the way you mean it), and simply being a troll.

Well I reckon you've sent him a  private message so all good.

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43 minutes ago, kev61 said:

But the thing is Jane as much as a rocket he sounds and is obviously under the influence of something,he never abused or got personal with anyone.I admit I am far more unseemly.

Yes kev. He didn't offend me , I just skipped over his odd posts to one's that made sense.

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Vinod   
1 hour ago, xCELERYx said:

The right type of additions will help, the problem being is that we're probably looking at needing £400m+ worth of additions to really get back to where we want to be. That's provided Sarri doesn't screw us by alienating more players than he already has, and we manage to keep a hold of Hazard and some of our younger talents.

We'll definitely lose Cahill and Moses, likely in January. That leaves Fabregas, Christensen, Zappacosta, and Emerson with uncertain futures moving forward given all seem to be out of favour when it comes to the PL team. That could increase to RLC and CHO depending how they see their first team opportunities in the future. We'll have Luiz out of contract at the end of the season, along with Giroud (Fabregas and Cahill are also in this boat). Then we have Morata's situation, not to mention trying to flog off Drinkwater if he decides to move on. We may or may not also end up keeping Kovavic. To top it off both Pedro and Willian will be 32 and 31 respectively going into next season and in the final years of their contracts. 

With the areas we already need to strengthen as it is, worst case scenario looks incredibly grim in terms of turnover and the financial implications of replacing so many players. We could end up in a really bad position if we're not careful that may take years to recover from. 

Best case is that we manage to keep a hold of a few of the players we do have. Hazard commits his future to the club and we go out and sign a few genuine quality players who walk into the first team and immediately improve us. 

With all that in mind I think it's incredibly important that Sarri learns to adapt better to what he has on hand if we wants to succeed. If he persists with being inflexible with his approach then he'll probably be out the door sooner rather than later. 

Nail on the head

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Leo91   

Sarri inflexible? We sat back against Liverpool and City and almost beat them both.  He's also shown more rotation in a few months than Mourinho and Conte combined.

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7 hours ago, xCELERYx said:

The right type of additions will help, the problem being is that we're probably looking at needing £400m+ worth of additions to really get back to where we want to be. That's provided Sarri doesn't screw us by alienating more players than he already has, and we manage to keep a hold of Hazard and some of our younger talents.

 

This is amazing coming from the biggest Conte fan on here.

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paulw66   
10 hours ago, chara said:

 

Sorry Droy..time for Fabragas to quietly ease away..not that he can't contribute but doesn't effect the game enough..RLC?..I still need to be convinced..and Christennson should be sold for as much as we can get.

RLC was at the heart of everything we did well from an attacking standpoint. Not sure why he is the one you refer to.....why not comment on just about anyone else? 

And what Christensen do wrong? They never really had a sniff. He's a brilliant young defender, and with Cahill and Luiz 30+ we need to keep our younger defenders. 

10 hours ago, McCreadie said:

So we have to beat Spurs twice and Man City to win the Rumbeliws Cup? Not exactly an incentive is it. I would genuinely rather we just pulled out and rested players at this point.

It's a tall order, and one that will cost us league points. Pure and simple.

10 hours ago, Michael Tucker said:

Have to say that I've never understood this attitude. I want to win every game, in every competition, and always have. 

Well, it is quite simple. Progress in the LC puts top 4 qualification at risk*. We HAVE to get back in the CL season, we simply have to. If not, it will be 3 out of the last 4 years not in, which is damaging for several reasons, largely attracting and retaining players. 

*for those in doubt, check out our league results in Jan / early Feb on the back of a 2 legged semi v Arsenal. It is where it all started going wrong. 

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