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All purpose football thread 20-21 season II

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Bob McC, Apr 14, 2021.

  1. Goldenmouse

    Goldenmouse pfm Member

    Pep over complicating things again.
     
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  2. Blue Belle

    Blue Belle pfm Member

    ((squeal)) ... well done, Chelsea, Champions of Europe!!!
     
  3. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    Pep man. Start Fernandinho.
     
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  4. tqineil

    tqineil Ubi fides ibi lux et robur

    Well played Chelsea, worthy winners on the night.
    Kante amazing performance, Kavertz with the winner... have to ask whether Pep got the line up wrong?
     
  5. oldius

    oldius Can pleasure be measured?

    Well done Chelsea - so, so solid and stopped City playing. I cannot stand the rolling around on the floor, it is simply cheating but the better team won tonight.
     
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  6. tqineil

    tqineil Ubi fides ibi lux et robur

  7. oldius

    oldius Can pleasure be measured?

    He only changed one player. Chelsea were excellent tactically and fair play to them.
     
  8. robs

    robs should know how this works by no

    Don't follow or watch much football, but that was a great game.
     
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  9. tqineil

    tqineil Ubi fides ibi lux et robur

    Does Kante ever sweat?
     
  10. Clive D

    Clive D Low fidelity victim

    So pleased for Jack Barron, let’s hope this speeds his recovery.
    City toothless not ruthless tonight, the better team won.
     
  11. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    Well done Chelsea, best team on the night. That's one for Jack. A good watch for a neutral.
     
  12. tqineil

    tqineil Ubi fides ibi lux et robur

    Three I think, Sterling hasn’t featured much in Europe
     
  13. tqineil

    tqineil Ubi fides ibi lux et robur

    Well said @cooky1257 .... maybe it was always meant to be?
    Get well Jack - stay strong xx
     
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  14. tqineil

    tqineil Ubi fides ibi lux et robur

    Waiting for the presentation, Chelsea look a very solid unit, big team effort
     
  15. ks.234

    ks.234 pfm Member

    Commiserations to City fans.

    Good clean win (no VAR) by Chelsea.

    Hope Jack was watching
     
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  16. oldius

    oldius Can pleasure be measured?

    Back four unchanged.
    Foden, KDB, Mahrez, Bernardo and Gundogan is the regular midfield/forward line. Raz for Fern/Rodri was the only change and I could understand it. In the games against Chelsea, Reece James exploited space behind the fullback. By playing a natural winger, the idea will have been to push Reece James back.
     
  17. Colin L

    Colin L High-tech low-life

    Excellent game. Chelsea so well organised and City surprisingly poor by their standards. Quality reaction to the defeat from Pep. Well done Chelsea and get well Jack.
     
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  18. lordsummit

    lordsummit Moderator

    I’ll take that and hope it helps Jack. Well done Chelsea, best team on the night
     
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  19. tqineil

    tqineil Ubi fides ibi lux et robur

    Look at the PSG games, 3-4 changes from starting line ups
     
  20. oldius

    oldius Can pleasure be measured?

    It isn't just about the PSG game though. Generally speaking, our first team is Ederson, Zinchenko, DIas, Stones, Walker, Rodri, Bernardo, Gundo, Foden, KDB and Mahrez. The only change to that was Sterling playing for Rodri.

    Personally, I don't think it would have made a difference. Any team finds it difficult to play against a disciplined, organised defensive unit. When it comes with such quality players as Kante, Reece James and others, it is a tough ask. Normally, City find a way but it wasn't to be.
    One critical note is the rolling around of the Chelsea players was so disappointing, to me. It is cheating and needs to be irradicated from the game. Generally, I thought the referee handled it quite well, however.
     
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