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    Quote Originally Posted by grudge View Post
    I want us to be consistent winners but in a certain entertaining style, I remember us winning three cups in 2001 and not feeling happy at all with the style of football we played that year under Gerard Houllier which was quite boring to say the least, maybe I've been spoilt growing up through the years watching some beautiful football from the seventies onwards.
    I would take Houlliers philosophy of play over Evans any day.

    Roy entertained us but with nothing to show for it but a Cola Cola Cup and the Collymore closing in moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewy3958 View Post
    Rumours now that Juventus are interested in buying Emre Can from us ......but also in taking Dahoud there too .

    Would Dahoud choose us or the Old Lady ? ....hopefully it doesnt come to that choice , his fee will be 8.5 million as his contract runs out in 22 months time .

    Any thoughts ?
    they can take can,we take khedira.or bonucci,or dybala,or pjaca,...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mihamiha23 View Post
    they can take can,we take khedira.or bonucci,or dybala,or pjaca,...
    come back down to earth mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by LW94 View Post
    come back down to earth mate
    iam kidding of course
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    Quote Originally Posted by grudge View Post
    I want us to be consistent winners but in a certain entertaining style, I remember us winning three cups in 2001 and not feeling happy at all with the style of football we played that year under Gerard Houllier which was quite boring to say the least, maybe I've been spoilt growing up through the years watching some beautiful football from the seventies onwards.
    Yep.

    Loads of trophies that year, but some of the games en route to the finals were turgid affairs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewy3958 View Post
    Rumours now that Juventus are interested in buying Emre Can from us ......but also in taking Dahoud there too .

    Would Dahoud choose us or the Old Lady ? ....hopefully it doesnt come to that choice , his fee will be 8.5 million as his contract runs out in 22 months time .

    Any thoughts ?
    Dahoud has agreed to join Dortmund, apparently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WilbertoSilva View Post
    Dahoud has agreed to join Dortmund, apparently.
    dortmund keep hoovering up the best young talwent.... in 2-3 years they re gonna have some team
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredthecamel View Post
    dortmund keep hoovering up the best young talwent.... in 2-3 years they re gonna have some team
    They have a proper recruitment set up. We can but dream of such competence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shriekback View Post
    A tactical, well organized counter attacking team with a strong defence or entertainers?
    If we won every game 1-0 with a boring defensive display and won things over inconsistent entertaining football I know which one I'd take
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thebeastyboy View Post
    If we won every game 1-0 with a boring defensive display and won things over inconsistent entertaining football I know which one I'd take
    You'd take it for a while. But you'd secretly pine to be thrilled in 4-3 defeats.
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    I want to be entertained. Defeating the opposition is not enough, I want to see them humiliated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by -Topper- View Post
    You'd take it for a while. But you'd secretly pine to be thrilled in 4-3 defeats.
    hahahaha 4-3 wins maybe, defeats, my heart can't take that ****
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    Only 98 posts left till I'm a ressie, need to try post some sense
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thebeastyboy View Post
    Only 98 posts left till I'm a ressie, need to try post some sense
    Do a countdown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thebeastyboy View Post
    Only 98 posts left till I'm a ressie, need to try post some sense
    Don't do that, none of us on here will have a clue what you're talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LW94 View Post
    I think too many people look at this as a black or white thing - Chelsea are considered a defensive side yet they've scored 2 or 3 less league goals than us. Can't imagine Chelsea fans leaving the stadium thinking 'how boring was that?'
    Yup....the table doesn't lie.

    Season Goals For
    04-05 Chelsea - 72 ; Liverpool - 52
    05-06 Chelsea - 72 ; Liverpool - 57
    06-07 Chelsea - 64 ; Liverpool - 57
    07-08 Chelsea - 65 ; Liverpool - 67
    08-09 Chelsea - 68 ; Liverpool - 77
    09-10 Chelsea - 103 ; Liverpool - 61
    10-11 Chelsea - 69 ; Liverpool - 59
    11-12 Chelsea - 65 ; Liverpool - 47
    12-13 Chelsea - 75 ; Liverpool - 71
    13-14 Chelsea - 71 ; Liverpool - 101
    14-15 Chelsea - 73 ; Liverpool - 52
    15-16 Chelsea - 63 ; Liverpool - 59


    Quote Originally Posted by Mysteron View Post
    Its not hard

    Its about being better than the other side, that is competition, that means the result.....

    We are not the Harlem Globetrotters Charity act.....

    Yup....i think when you are trying to rebuild something it's important that you allow the model to regain some strength and if by taking a defensive approach is
    the way to go then so be it....it's all about putting yourself back on the map.

    I think finding the right balance is important too.You might have a manager who likes parking the bus but then there would be games where they compensate it
    by scoring big against weaker sides and Chelsea have done that under Mourinho.


    And under Ancelotti they went into triple digits with goals scored and conceded just around 32,United conceding the least with 28 and finishing 2nd.
    I think had they stuck with Ancelotti,they would have been entertaining as well as defensively strong.

    So that solves this air of being called a 'defensive unit'.

    I guess,probably the reason they are called a defensive side is due to the quality they have....they underplay themselves to get the results but it has worked for
    them over the last decade and as you can see in the table,they have outscored us most of the time.

    Final thoughts - How we play is something that can be changed overtime,we should concentrate on being 'sustainable',we swing by a huge margin especially after
    having a good season and such variability needs to be addressed first and then we can find ways to score more goals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by -topper- View Post
    do a countdown.
    97
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    Quote Originally Posted by robertretford View Post
    Don't do that, none of us on here will have a clue what you're talking about.
    When do you ever
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    Quote Originally Posted by robertretford View Post
    Don't do that, none of us on here will have a clue what you're talking about.


    Quote Originally Posted by Thebeastyboy View Post
    When do you ever
    hehe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thebeastyboy View Post
    When do you ever


    It's true, ignorance is bliss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robertretford View Post


    It's true, ignorance is bliss.
    Don't worry I know I don't make a lot of sense, I even confuse the **** out of myself on a day to day basis
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thebeastyboy View Post
    Don't worry I know I don't make a lot of sense, I even confuse the **** out of myself on a day to day basis
    No problem Mr Hodgson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robertretford View Post
    No problem Mr Hodgson.
    Are you calling me a dinosaur mate?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by robertretford View Post


    It's true, ignorance is bliss.
    No way to talk about dementia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by -Topper- View Post
    No way to talk about dementia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by -Topper- View Post
    No way to talk about dementia.
    What isn't?
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    Quote Originally Posted by robertretford View Post
    What isn't?
    Just cos you didn't jump for headers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by -Topper- View Post
    Just cos you didn't jump for headers.
    Yeah, but to be fair I am 7'3".
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    Quote Originally Posted by robertretford View Post
    Yeah, but to be fair I am 7'3".
    Oh, look at Mr. 'I live in a house of mirrors that make me look bigger'
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    Quote Originally Posted by -Topper- View Post
    Oh, look at Mr. 'I live in a house of mirrors that make me look bigger'
    .....in my heels, I forgot to say in my heels.
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