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12 Aug 2019 17:55:37
I am not sure that I can agree with the positivity of the posts. I believe that Lamps made a series of questionable schoolboy errors. His 1st was allowing Luiz to leave - Luiz should have been a 1st choice and should have started yesterday.
Tammy Abraham has done nothing in his career to date or in pre-season to warrant a place ahead of Giroud or even Batshuiyi.
Zouma is just not good enough and never will be.
Christensen ditto.

If Kante was on the bench because of worries over his injury, why bring him on when we're 3-0 down?! Jorginho is too slow to play in the Prem - should have been sold back to Italy.

You might get away with playing both Mount and Barkley at home but not at Old Trafford - it left us far too exposed to the counter-attack.
I thought Azpi had lost a yard of pace last season - he is no longer quick enough to play full-back. I would move him to CB.

Overall, I was amazed that Lamps played such an open game first game of the season away at Old Trafford - didn't he learn anything from playing under Jose?! Or under AVB who dropped Frank to bring in youth - and we all know how that ended! Naive, naive, naive.

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12 Aug 2019 18:34:36
Whilst I believe a certain amount of pragmatism on our part may well of been a better course to take by our management team and I also agree that we were naive.

I cannot agree about Jorginho. His performance on Sunday was as good as his performances at the end of last season, FIRST CLASS. He should NOT be sold under any circumstance.

12 Aug 2019 20:00:58
Mrs Drogba Luiz statistically may have been our best defender but the stats don’t always tell the whole picture
Kane had2 or 3 bad loans then only got a chance because of an injury and the rest is history as they say maybe if Abraham’s shot went it different story but football is fine margins
Zouma I’ll agree looked of the pace but it’s early doors and pre injury he was immense
I thought Christensen was good yesterday but football is all about opinions
Mount was better for me then Barkley yesterday
Good minutes under Nantes belt to get him back to full fitness
Different situation with lamps he’s not been able to sign anyone so he’s got to trust the youth to a degree and I for one have wanted to see the youth get a chance
I’m 100% behind super frank it’s going to be a tough season we all knew this but onwards and upwards up the chels.

12 Aug 2019 20:03:33
Thumbs up TomB, your comment is good.
Mrs. Drogba; I think that to call D. Luiz's sale to Arsenal a school boy error would be putting it harshly (too quickly) cos a lot can still change, but I have to agree that Lamps should have handled the issue of D. Luiz better. I feel that Lampard would have just avoided a conversation with D. Luiz about game time (if that is what caused Luiz's sale) ; that would mean him playing Luiz when he feels that he wants to play him and leave him out when he doesn't want to play him (or if he feels that he's not suited to a particular game) . If eventually D. Luiz gets fed-up and pushes for a move, then he can sell him in another transfer window when the club can bring in a replacement. I think a good Director of football will know that.

On the issue of Zouma, I think he will improve as the season progresses, with another experienced central defender like Rudiger to partner with him, I think he will get better; I honestly feel that he looked too eager to impress and consequently made some mistakes, I guess with a little more application of caution and chill, he'll be ok for now.

Honestly, our centre forward department really scares me a lot, because at times when a team finds it difficult to score, the pressure falls back to the midfield and then the defense. If Tammy Abraham's chance found the net, I feel that the story could have been different. I pray Tammy, Giroud and Batshuayi hit goal scoring for cos we will need it.

At the moment, it is a no brainer that Batshuayi, Zappacosta and Bakayoko stay at the club this season. They can still offer us a lot while we wait for the next transfer window or summer. For instance, I feel that Zappacosta can do better than Azpilicueta (who can play central defense) going forward as a right back (at least until we see what Reece James will bring to the team) ; Bakayoko can still add a bit of steel to our defensive midfield position; Batshuayi can also give us some goals.

12 Aug 2019 20:20:08
Lads, it’s unlike me but can I just add one negative comment about our beloved team.

With the exception of Jorginho but including Dave our team are MUTE.

Players like Christensen and Zouma IMO require organising throughout a game and we lack vocal match leaders. Rudiger will I think help in that department but then I’m slightly biased because I think he should be our captain.

13 Aug 2019 21:34:18
Face it. We're rubbish. We haven't got the players. It's not frank I think he will be a great manager and we should stick with him if we finish above 17th. Other team have spent big money. Liverpool and man u are trying to buy trophy again and we just can't compete this season. Luis was average and he's gone now.



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