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nah we’ll obviously lose this tbf
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https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/s ... like-crazy



I've a feeling there will be no need for Jose to celebrate.........
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Sid wrote:
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This article, while tearing Jose a new one, reckons we might have a slim chance of getting something at Chelsea

https://www.theguardian.com/football/bl ... _clipboard

Also love the term "plague-ball" to describe Joses football :))
That idea that Mourinho's style or defensive football doesn't work anymore is mad. The problem is Mourinho can't or won't coach a team to play like his teams used to. Since he left Madrid his teams have been dysfunctional - it's hard to call our football 'defensive' because we're so bad at defending. Even with shit players you can set up a solid system, but we have nothing, anywhere on the pitch. No solidity, no creativity, we're completely clueless. The problem isn't that he's reactive, it's that there no base, no style to deviate from to prepare for different opponents.
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marlon wrote:
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Sid wrote:
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This article, while tearing Jose a new one, reckons we might have a slim chance of getting something at Chelsea

https://www.theguardian.com/football/bl ... _clipboard

Also love the term "plague-ball" to describe Joses football :))
That idea that Mourinho's style or defensive football doesn't work anymore is mad. The problem is Mourinho can't or won't coach a team to play like his teams used to. Since he left Madrid his teams have been dysfunctional - it's hard to call our football 'defensive' because we're so bad at defending. Even with shit players you can set up a solid system, but we have nothing, anywhere on the pitch. No solidity, no creativity, we're completely clueless. The problem isn't that he's reactive, it's that there no base, no style to deviate from to prepare for different opponents.
Not that it won't work anymore, but that it won't work in the Prem anymore (as in win the league), in a league with 3 managers that play aggressive attacking football. Conte's counterattack style wouldn't either.

And the second point about us being dysfunctional not defensive - I agree. But that's only the case this season. Last season we were functional - too functional, and played a defensive, reactive game. But it wasn't enough to get close to the title. And it was fucking dull.
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United team: De Gea, Shaw, Young, Lindelof, Smalling, Matic, Pogba, Mata, Rashford, Lukaku, Martial.

Subs: Romero, Bailly, Darmian, Pereira, Herrera, Fred, Sanchez.
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Fred's still in the doghouse. 50m brazilian midfielder who was actually in form, benched. It's fucking ridiculous.
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Fred's still in the doghouse. 50m brazilian midfielder who was actually in form, benched. It's fucking ridiculous.
What'd you expect????????
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Surprised Mourinho hasn't put anybody on Jorginho
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That's it lads, back off and don't challenge, let Willian Jorginho and Hazard have as much of the ball as possible
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We've taken up our defensive positions early today....... no attacking opening 20 mins this week.
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