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    one thing for sure is we need a a good striker, doesnt have to be great but someone with atleast a 60% scoring rate. that way the striker will be doing enough and the midfielders continuing to score as much as they should be would be enough for us to be consistent.
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    Ivanovic is a ****ing beast. His crossing is actually getting better imo, even if he does still occasionally put in a terrible one. The only reason people aren't still loving him is because he's not had a goal in a while, but sooner or later he'll bang in some important goals after out muscling everyone around him and people will remember what I remember: Ivanovic is a ****ing BEAST. :bhangra:
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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/foo...-strikers.html

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    (Original post by mhsc)
    Ivanovic is a ****ing beast. His crossing is actually getting better imo, even if he does still occasionally put in a terrible one. The only reason people aren't still loving him is because he's not had a goal in a while, but sooner or later he'll bang in some important goals after out muscling everyone around him and people will remember what I remember: Ivanovic is a ****ing BEAST. :bhangra:
    Yeah he is, think he's generally underrated tbf, but I've always preferred him as a CB, and I think he's more suited to that position too. His crossing has definitely improved though.
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    He's amazing defensively but poor going forward. Maybe even worse than Sagna. Think he's more suited to the CB role tbh.

    When you take around 545345345453 failed crosses its only natural to get better eventually!
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    (Original post by NDGAARONDI)
    I remember when one of the newspapers was 'outraged' that Michael Ballack only lived in rented accommodation and said buying a house was not worth it. It made decent economic sense at the time but the particular newspaper (I forget who it was) felt Ballack should be obliged to splash the cash because of how much he earned while with us. Not too long afterwards we had the sub-prime mortgage crisis in the USA, and the British economy taking its turn for a nose dive akin to a Kappa curve.

    Meanwhile, if you splash the cash too much, you will also get ripped for it. "Oh my goodness, this footballer has bought himself a Ferrari!!1!1" At least I would suggest he could have done better and get the Audi R8 instead or something.
    I recall this as well. It's just absolutely stupid to proscribe how people's money should be sent, especially when its flagrantly obvious that irrespective of the actions of footballers, they will still be lambasted.

    I don't know about everybody else (I assume not) but I tend to just not bother with newspaper football coverage, or, often, Sky Sports for that matter. I tend to just watch the games (on silent) when they're on and I have free time and follow the BBC Live Feed when I'm working.
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    (Original post by KingMessi)
    I recall this as well. It's just absolutely stupid to proscribe how people's money should be sent, especially when its flagrantly obvious that irrespective of the actions of footballers, they will still be lambasted.

    I don't know about everybody else (I assume not) but I tend to just not bother with newspaper football coverage, or, often, Sky Sports for that matter. I tend to just watch the games (on silent) when they're on and I have free time and follow the BBC Live Feed when I'm working.
    I've considered this as well. I do wish it was possible to hear crowd reactions and whatnot though and just mute the commentary.
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    (Original post by The Assassin)
    I've considered this as well. I do wish it was possible to hear crowd reactions and whatnot though and just mute the commentary.
    That would be far too much like FIFA. :moon: It's the only way I can deal with, for example, watching England on ITV, though.
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    (Original post by The Assassin)
    He's amazing defensively but poor going forward. Maybe even worse than Sagna. Think he's more suited to the CB role tbh.

    When you take around 545345345453 failed crosses its only natural to get better eventually!
    Funny when I watch Alves and his gazilion crosses I actually think they are getting worse :rofl:
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    (Original post by KingMessi)
    That would be far too much like FIFA. :moon: It's the only way I can deal with, for example, watching England on ITV, though.
    Ha, of course. I mean, it gets a tad annoying that Chelsea games are a rarity on ITV in comparison to Manchester United for example, but on the bright side one won't have to listen to the unbearable commentary from Townsend and terrible punditry from Chiles!

    (Original post by Malevolent)
    Funny when I watch Alves and his gazilion crosses I actually think they are getting worse :rofl:
    Ha ha I can imagine why . To be fair though I do think some of his have been pretty good/important in your games whereas I can't remember the last time Ivanovic was actually helpful in that regard!
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    predictions anyone?
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    Ivanovic with three assists from crosses and a hattrick from set pieces
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    KDB's manager has confirmed he's "looking for a solution" with Chelsea and has other clubs interested, going to be interesting to see our reaction to this IMO. I'd hate to see him go as we're just losing out on another top young talent, but for his sake I think it might be for the best unless we're actually going to play him regularly. If he starts tomorrow I think that's a sign of intent from Mourinho that he wants to keep him, don't think that'll happen mind. He'll probably start midweek against Sunderland in the league cup.
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    (Original post by Enoxial)
    Mourinho isn't going to buy in January transfer window :unimpressed:

    But he never said anything about selling :albertein:
    Not sure I believe Mourinho tbf, he won't be happy with how we're playing and certain areas glaringly need improving. Think he might just be holding his cards close to his chest; given how inconsistent the team have been so far announcing you intend/need to improve to the press midseason won't exactly do wonders for the team's morale.
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    Yeah I think if Jose is going to sign someone he'll try and do it quietly for a number of obvious reasons. As for KDB, I don't think we'll sell him in January tbh. I just want to see the lad get a ****ing run out at CM, which is probably his best shot at really getting a place in the side.

    Also, was thinking earlier about our striker situation, I wonder if we wouldn't do better putting one of our AMs up top as a reverse 9. It would be interesting to see if someone could do it well considering we have too many AMs and none of our strikers are impressing, kind of seems worth a shot. Hazard, Willian or Schurrle all seem like they could do a functional job there. I remember Hazard playing there just once, which I think was in one of Di Matteo's final games, maybe against Juve or something? His finishing isn't the most clinical in the world, but I think he'd get plenty of goals just by taking it around the keeper tbh. And Schurrle obviously got a go there against Utd away, not the easiest fixture to prove yourself in as a new player in the premier league. We've already seen he can ****ing shoot.
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    (Original post by mhsc)
    Yeah I think if Jose is going to sign someone he'll try and do it quietly for a number of obvious reasons. As for KDB, I don't think we'll sell him in January tbh. I just want to see the lad get a ****ing run out at CM, which is probably his best shot at really getting a place in the side.

    Also, was thinking earlier about our striker situation, I wonder if we wouldn't do better putting one of our AMs up top as a reverse 9. It would be interesting to see if someone could do it well considering we have too many AMs and none of our strikers are impressing, kind of seems worth a shot. Hazard, Willian or Schurrle all seem like they could do a functional job there. I remember Hazard playing there just once, which I think was in one of Di Matteo's final games, maybe against Juve or something? His finishing isn't the most clinical in the world, but I think he'd get plenty of goals just by taking it around the keeper tbh. And Schurrle obviously got a go there against Utd away, not the easiest fixture to prove yourself in as a new player in the premier league. We've already seen he can ****ing shoot.
    There's a reason it was his final game. We got ****ing murdered :lol:
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    (Original post by The Assassin)
    Ha, of course. I mean, it gets a tad annoying that Chelsea games are a rarity on ITV in comparison to Manchester United for example, but on the bright side one won't have to listen to the unbearable commentary from Townsend and terrible punditry from Chiles!

    !
    Well, quite. Are Chelsea games rare on ITV? ITV only show FA Cup and the odd CL game, don't they? I suppose I don't recall any of our CL group games being on ITV this season...
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    (Original post by UnWise)
    There's a reason it was his final game. We got ****ing murdered :lol:
    Yeah, I remember that much. Was it the game against Juve? Can't really blame Hazard for that, they were just way way better than us
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    Come on City
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    (Original post by mhsc)
    Ivanovic with three assists from crosses and a hattrick from set pieces
    Not even Ozil could get that.
 
 
 
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