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    (Original post by jam277)
    Against the likes of barca, and when they're hanging onto a lead.
    Well, we have mata, hazard, luiz, oscar, azpilicueta, cole. all fairly attacking players at the core of our team, cahill too to an extent.
    At inter he inherited mancini's team, bought 3 players in milito, sneijder and lucio with limited amounts of money so there wasn't much he could do there.

    I guess mourinho thought the defensive style worked at porto so lets do it in england. Doesn't make him a defensive manager imo.
    Eto'o + 35m landed on his lap for Ibra at Inter...
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    (Original post by Zürich)
    Eto'o + 35m landed on his lap for Ibra at Inter...
    Oh, thought there was one I forgot. :facepalm2:
    But still, same thing. Most of the team was mancini's and most of the funds for the other players came from the eto'o deal. Sneijder had his problems defensively so he decided to get the best out of him by playing that defensive football using him as a trequartista.

    I think he's a pragmatic manager over a defensive manager.
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    Staying up to watch the match tonight, going to be absolutely shattered for school tomorrow.

    Lets hope it's worth it. :erm:
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    City playing a strong team, Chelsea are... most certainly not.

    Watching out of curiosity, andreas and RLC in starting eleven. Surprised Yossi starts though.

    Oh goal BTW. Ba.

    Also no-one is here....
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    (Original post by Tweek)
    City playing a strong team, Chelsea are... most certainly not.

    Watching out of curiosity, andreas and RLC in starting eleven. Surprised Yossi starts though.

    Oh goal BTW. Ba.

    Also no-one is here....
    Don't worry I'm still here! Pulling an all nighter for my exam this morning. Not following the game though, so you're match updates are keeping me well informed
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    (Original post by Isometrix)
    Don't worry I'm still here! Pulling an all nighter for my exam this morning. Not following the game though, so you're match updates are keeping me well informed
    What exam do you have?

    Azpi just scored a penalty.
    Mata has an assist with the Ba goal and won the penalty.

    We're getting out played in every sense, yet winning 2-0.
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    2 nil up and we should be 6-2 down.

    Classic Chelsea
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    (Original post by Tweek)
    What exam do you have?

    Azpi just scored a penalty.
    Mata has an assist with the Ba goal and won the penalty.

    We're getting out played in every sense, yet winning 2-0.
    MRI and Ultrasound...very physics-y.

    Nice...if only this happened to us in the FA cup
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    (Original post by Isometrix)
    MRI and Ultrasound...very physics-y.

    Nice...if only this happened to us in the FA cup
    Hope your exam is in the morning then if you're up all night.

    Oscar just scored. 3-0

    Cech just got subbed, then we conceded within 30 seconds. Sad times.

    Wait make that 2 in 2 minutes since Cech went off 3-2. Oh dear.
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    What happened :lolwut:
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    I love the criticisms of a post season friendly going on. Yeah because perhaps turning clubs into brands is even more so important in the FFP days. Utd did the same with the FA Cup years ago, and have looked into extra sponsorship means since, so if you can't do it during the season and you can't do them during the off-season then err what do people really expect? It will only be a matter of time before some clubs will totally field the League Cup for fringe and youth players whilst using first team players more for money spinning tours, during the season or when it has finished.
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    (Original post by Isometrix)
    What happened :lolwut:
    Defensive errors everywhere, City had over 30 shots....

    Youngsters in the team actually did well, despite conceding 4 Blackman pulled off some good saves. Loftus-Cheek played well.

    Should have had a penalty, Ramires got sent flying by the goalkeeper who go nowhere near the ball, alas it was just a friendly so it doesn't really matter.

    Team looks so tired, clearly looking forward to their holidays after this.
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    How did christiensen play anyone who watched the match?
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    Moutinho officially signed by Monaco...

    http://www.asm-fc.com/fr/actualites/...o-et-rodriguez

    **** sake.
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    The club has really started promoting David Luiz a lot these past few weeks. Just an observation
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    (Original post by The Assassin)
    Moutinho officially signed by Monaco...

    http://www.asm-fc.com/fr/actualites/...o-et-rodriguez

    **** sake.
    My heart skipped a beat there because I misread Moutinho as Mourinho...

    (Original post by Skkc16)
    The club has really started promoting David Luiz a lot these past few weeks. Just an observation
    Him and Mata look like they're going to be the face of the future Chelsea.
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    (Original post by nishdish)
    How did christiensen play anyone who watched the match?
    Played well, got a few decent tackles in against the likes of Tevez, and stuck in line well with Cahill. Solid performance. Loftus-Cheek was rather outstanding for his age.
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    (Original post by Cannotbelieveit)
    My heart skipped a beat there because I misread Moutinho as Mourinho...
    Me too!

    70m euros for Moutinho and Rodriguez. Jeez, how much money have Porto raked in from transfer income alone in the last 5-10 years? :lolwut:
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    Benitez appointed as Napoli boss according to reports.
    Glad he's going straight back into a job, deserves it. Hope he does well.

    Wondering who'll hire RDM though.
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    Gundogan would be the best to get now, although there's no way Dortmund will sell him. Although perhaps Ake/Loftus-Cheek/Chalobah would be good enough?
 
 
 
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