Michael Tucker

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  1. 3 hours ago, Original 21 said:

    Glad to see that the players are taking a stance in support of Rudiger. Irresponsible journalism from Matt Law at the Telegraph who should know better, and some anonymous bloke on Twitter who claims access to the CFC training ground. I don’t doubt there are tensions, conflict and words said by players to one another. But these are professional footballers with big egos in a competitive, highly-charged environment. To spread accounts of events which may or may not have happened, at second or third hand, when no one knows the real facts or circumstances, and to present them as fact, is not journalism in my book, but scandal mongering. It’s dangerous and immature. I’m not Rudiger’s biggest fan as a player but some of the abuse directed against him is well out of order.

    Spot on. 

  2. 4 hours ago, Chrisb said:

    I’ve read the whole post match thread and nowhere does anybody say “it’s a corner turned” or “it was a great performance”.

    Some posters strangely took some pleasure from their team winning and didn’t look to spin some negativity on it. How odd.


  3. 3 minutes ago, Droy was my hero said:

    Yes.  Keep up MT

    Funny, I thought I was reacting to the narrative of others that this game proved they should never start again ever.

    So, a 'damning indictment' apparently of anyone who didn't start this game. Seriously? 


    Frank Lampard has tipped Fikayo Tomori to become a “top player” after the Chelsea defender completed his loan switch to AC Milan.

    Centre-back Tomori broke into Chelsea’s first team in style last season, blasting a fine long-range strike in a 5-2 win at Wolves to announce his Premier League arrival. 

    The 23-year-old even went on to make his England debut last term, having caught the eye of boss Gareth Southgate, but could not maintain that upward trajectory at Stamford Bridge this season. 

    Many Chelsea fans have expressed frustrations with Tomori’s loan, but Lampard insisted the academy graduate can still flourish in west London in the long-run. 

    Asked to explain to those vexed supporters why Tomori has left temporarily, Lampard said: “Because I have five centre-backs and I can’t do this job and expect to please every fan; that’s football. 

    “What players you should pick or not, whether you are searching for consistency or going on an unbeaten run there are questions. I have to pick two at a time and the numbers don’t always add up. 

    “Fikayo is a developing player, a very good player. He is going to be a top player.”





  5. 6 minutes ago, Mark Kelly said:

    I read reports that they had an argument after his last game for us and mysteriously despite showing himself a far safer bet than Christensen, he's never played again. 

    Sounds feasible to me. 

    'Reports' where, and by who? And the people who apparently wrote these 'reports', how would they be likely to know?

    The press is always full of bollocks written by people looking for an angle. We all know that, don't we?

  6. 6 minutes ago, Rob B said:

    Obviously it’s guesswork,

    You go for 'guesswork', but I'll stick with 'invention'.

    6 minutes ago, Rob B said:

    I think *something* has gone on.

    Whatever that 'something' may be. 

    6 minutes ago, Rob B said:

    There were a few reports recently that he doesn’t train the best

    Ah well, there's an alternative.

    6 minutes ago, Rob B said:

    but I fail to see that’s it’s been a decision based purely on favouring Christensen and Rudiger.  

    i didn't say that it was.

  7. 1 minute ago, Droy was my hero said:

    You have to choose between trying to be right but unpopular, or popular but frequently wrong.

    How about just choosing to be honest? It's not, and never has been, about chasing  popularity. There is no 'right', or 'wrong', just opinion.

  8. 30 minutes ago, Martin1905 said:

    We then lost to Everton, went on a run of 5 losses in 8 and suddenly everyone that wanted to give him time has had enough.

    Not everyone, Martin. Many, sure, but not everyone.

    30 minutes ago, Martin1905 said:

    8 games from thinking everything was brilliant and now you all want him sacked. 

    Everything wasn't 'brilliant' even then. But no, not everyone wants him sacked. I want him to at least see out the season, to find out if he can drive the players into turning it around.

    This is (and always has been) a forum of differing opinions. Long may it survive and prosper that way.


  9. 9 minutes ago, RobertoftheGiz said:

    Do everyone here a favour if you want to continue to slag me off do it by PM So I can respond accordingly. This is a forum for debate and not for personal attacks 

    Time to take a bit of your own advice, mate. As Ham says above, you're always on the wind up, so to react to a member who takes the bait, is rich, even for you. So stop it now, and move on. Thank you.

  10. 1 hour ago, Blue_In_Every_Way said:

    Well, that's the long and short of it, isn't it? 

    So, are you you saying that they shouldn't have hired him in the first place, or that they should have? 

    1 hour ago, Blue_In_Every_Way said:

    The guys who handed him the keys surely would have expected that he would have some bumps along the way..? 

    Yes, you'd think so. But does what the team is going through now, qualify as 'some bumps"? Or is it something more serious?

    1 hour ago, Blue_In_Every_Way said:

    But if Frank really is so clueless tactically, or such a poor trainer, then surely this wouldn't be news to them now, would it?

    No, it wouldn't. I think that's the point. And if it isn't a surprise, then why is he still in the job?

    1 hour ago, Blue_In_Every_Way said:

    I'm not sure how the guy went from finishing in the top 4 during a transfer ban and an FA cup finalist to basically being completely hopeless over 8 games...something isn't right at the club..

    So, what is it that 'isn't right' at the club, do you think?  


  11. 25 minutes ago, PeteRobbo said:

    What's that supposed to mean?

    Fairly obvious, I'd have though, but there you go.


    I have indeed described some misgivings I have about life on the Forum and the way that it's administered. If you haven't read them then you'll find them on this audit trail.

    Couldn't miss them. 


    although it is another example of the unnecessarily autocratic, high and mighty, reactionary attitude that has become your trademark latterly.

    Oh dear. 


     Specifically I refer to the refusal to entertain any debate about some of the in-house rules which exist currently.

    Nobody, including me, has refused to entertain off topic' debates. And it has nothing to do with any 'in-house rules' that you seem to think exist. Let me enlighten you - there aren't any such things that dictate the way moderators moderate!. Commonsense suggests (as it must do even to you) that staying on topic on forums such as this makes it better for everyone? If you want to tell everyone how to run the site, then start a topic and go for your life!


    Meanwhile, I suggest you do what I'm doing currently. Which is watching the cricket from The Gabba,

    Sorry, but it's dead boring. Glad you like it though.

  12. 12 minutes ago, PeteRobbo said:

    With those views in mind, all I've done in these few posts is to make clear my opinions about the current characteristics of the Forum.

    The 'current characteristics'? Go on Pete, explain what they are, as I'm sure we'd all like to know.

    12 minutes ago, PeteRobbo said:

    I believe there to be too much unnecessary censorship

    There's barely any 'censorship' at all. 

    12 minutes ago, PeteRobbo said:

    and too much autocratic and inflexible dogmatism in its administration. 


  13. 27 minutes ago, The_Ghost said:

    I gather you disagree. I’m far from alone thinking Mount is our best player. Seen over the course of the last 18 months it’s not even a contest. I’m not sure if there are any challengers even. Sure, we have a few players who have been on form for a few weeks or maybe even months here and there. Mount has been consistently churning out 7-8/10 performances for a good 6-8 months now. 

    Couldn't disagree with your view. He's surprised me, tbh, and that's a good thing!