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4 hours ago, Droy was my hero said:

You'd have a point if Sarri had picked CHO in the prem in January or even February.  But he waited till April.  Not much of a leap to think he knew where he was off to by April.

So Juve decided to hire Sarri before they were knocked out by Ajax in mid-April and not in May when they announced Allegri was leaving?

By the time Juve's UCL season ended against Ajax, CHO had already been featuring prominently in the first team - whether it was in the Europa League or the PL. Its very unlikely they chose to hire anyone until Allegri lost the tie to Ajax and even less likely that Sarri was their first choice until he lifted the Europa League.

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10 hours ago, Blue_In_Every_Way said:

So Juve decided to hire Sarri before they were knocked out by Ajax in mid-April and not in May when they announced Allegri was leaving?

At least that early I would imagine.  Remember all that talk about Grant staying if he won the CL final in 2008?  Turned out that Scolari was approached in February.

10 hours ago, Blue_In_Every_Way said:

By the time Juve's UCL season ended against Ajax, CHO had already been featuring prominently in the first team - whether it was in the Europa League or the PL.

And indeed he started in the Community shield game in August 2018.  He'd had 3 starts and 3 sub appearances before 2018 finished, plus 2 pre-season starts.

I think it is appalling to suggest that CHO didn't break through on the basis of his own talent and performances.

10 hours ago, Blue_In_Every_Way said:

Its very unlikely they chose to hire anyone until Allegri lost the tie to Ajax and even less likely that Sarri was their first choice until he lifted the Europa League.

Sorry - Just plain wrong.  Brave of you to say it, but clearly wrong.

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4 hours ago, Droy was my hero said:

I think it is appalling to suggest that CHO didn't break through on the basis of his own talent and performances.

Who is saying that? 

The claim is that he was doing very well in training and the club maybe said as much to Sarri and asked him to include him more often. 

Is that so unreasonable to believe or so ghastly to imagine that an employer might tell one of the company's managers that an employee is doing very well and to include them more often?

I dont think that dimishes Hudson-Odoi's work at all. Maybe its a reflection on Sarri but, even then, only a complete hypocrite would blame him or Conte or Jose or Ancelotti for not including younger players more in the first place given the nature of Chelsea football club.

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1 minute ago, Blue_In_Every_Way said:

The claim is that he was doing very well in training and the club maybe said as much to Sarri and asked him to include him more often. 

No - the claim is that club insisted to Sarri that he must pick him.  Unless you want to talk about something else.  People at Cobham having private opinions and sometimes voicing them, is not a very interesting discussion point.

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jangz   

Sean Dyche is a c**t for saying that about CHO .. why is he trying to knock down an 18 year old.. we all know how difficult it is shake off a reputation.. piss poor from a wannabe sam allardyce

Good on Frank for highlighting how his big men were falling down and crying like children everytime they didn't win the ball... I think his pride was hurt on the relegation tactics that his team used and still got stuffed 4-2 and he just wanted to divert the attention..

Also the referee was very poor in not using the monitor before issuing a yellow card... its crazy how reluctant these refs are to use technology but are happy to make a mistake.. Its simple at that pace when you are running even a little shove can knock you off balance.. yes it may not be enough to give a penalty.. but a dive very questionable and only CHO knows... But the broader point is that unlike other sports .. say like cricket the refs/umpires still use technology in a run out situation even if the batsman is miles in .. these refs have too big an ego that is also showing up the ref.. 

Maybe they are worried that they lose their jobs as onfield refs 20/30 years down the line  to bots and tech.. who knows but use the technology that the FA spends millions implementing and training you on.. another sham another match!

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50 minutes ago, jangz said:

Sean Dyche is a c**t for saying that about CHO .. why is he trying to knock down an 18 year old.. we all know how difficult it is shake off a reputation.. piss poor from a wannabe sam allardyce

Good on Frank for highlighting how his big men were falling down and crying like children everytime they didn't win the ball... I think his pride was hurt on the relegation tactics that his team used and still got stuffed 4-2 and he just wanted to divert the attention..

Also the referee was very poor in not using the monitor before issuing a yellow card... its crazy how reluctant these refs are to use technology but are happy to make a mistake.. Its simple at that pace when you are running even a little shove can knock you off balance.. yes it may not be enough to give a penalty.. but a dive very questionable and only CHO knows... But the broader point is that unlike other sports .. say like cricket the refs/umpires still use technology in a run out situation even if the batsman is miles in .. these refs have too big an ego that is also showing up the ref.. 

Maybe they are worried that they lose their jobs as onfield refs 20/30 years down the line  to bots and tech.. who knows but use the technology that the FA spends millions implementing and training you on.. another sham another match!

Sean Dyche was always a grade a asshole. 

He’s a massive hypocrite.  

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5 hours ago, The_Ghost said:

Sean Dyche was always a grade a asshole. 

He’s a massive hypocrite.  

Everyone knows out why he says the things he does, but they never include this in the reporting. 

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