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18 Feb 2020 11:36:52
Didn't want to post after the game as would of been to reactionary but I'm 50/ 50 on frank now. The Var results were another example of how bad VAR is and how refs don't want to make these decisions so won't ever go to a monitor and see for themselves, it's a cop out to let someone miles away make to call.

But with frank and the team I know he has a weak squad, we started a game with Willian Pedro Michy jorginho cabellero, it's 2020 for Christ sake these players should of been replaced 2 years ago. Michy s never been good enough and frank has treated Giroud horribly imo, Sarri was booed jeered and sang " you don't know what your doing " when kante was played out of position and the substitutions where like for like every time, frank seems to have a fed pass at doing exactly what we hated Sarri for, were getting knocks and injuries which is horrible luck or naive training / prep ( not franks fault I know ) we haven't improved defensively from day of of the season, United have been terrible and boring to watch all season.

They’ve scored 8 goals in 3 games v us. We've lost more points at home this season than we did from between 2004 - 2010, we've blown a huge lead from being one point behind Leicester to 9 points away with united spurs breathing down our neck AND wolves and Sheffield United., wolves and Sheffield United!

Games coming up v spurs Bayern and city in coming weeks can anyone say there confident of this side digging in deep and getting a draw? It's middle of feb and frank doesn't know our best CB partnership? Come need of next weekend we can be 7th. how deflating is that, and again the point.

Transfer ban and young players. It's the older players who haven't done enough Pedro willian jorginho Azpilicueta Michy, frank has his hands tied and can only play with what his got but doesn't inspire any fight like conte / Jose done at times to have that tactically experience to get the results without the players,

{Ed047's Note - honestly no idea why you appointed Lampard in the first place after one average season in the Championship.

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18 Feb 2020 12:40:28
In some ways Lampard was under no pressure this season, and could take the year to find his feet.

I keep saying it, but what were the expectations at the start of the season?

If we wouldn't have had a purple patch, which pushed us clear of the rest during their inconsistent seasons, we would be mid-table where most expected us to be at the start of the season. We play a Spurs team without Son and Kane this Saturday, win that and we've got a gap again with some favourable fixtures (if there is such a thing this season) in hand.

I think Lampard's done what's expected, possibly exceeded it given the conditions he took over in. Forget strikers, center backs or any other positions - this team needs to find leaders from somewhere. That's what'll help Lampard the most.

18 Feb 2020 11:50:18
Because with the ban and selling hazard the club wanted someone who wasn’t going to turn place toxic and someone who fans would be patient ( heart over head ) with. I think his doing the same job as ole is at United, stop the rot use the young players, no pressure, excuses in transfer ban and hazard going, a rebuilding and then, replace him when we can get Allegri or poch, that my opinion not what I’m saying I want.

{Ed047's Note - it’s just so left field for your club but to a degree I guess it makes sense whilst the ban was in place but then to do nothing when it was lifted seemed incredibly odd, unless of course he really is just a stop gap.

18 Feb 2020 12:26:50
Completely agree Ed047 quite possibly the most ridiculous decision of the Abramovich era and from my perspective something that should lead to heads rolling at board level.
I would love to know what other £400m business would employ a coaching team with 12 months experience.
At least Solksjaer has Phelan as his number two who is vastly experienced.

{Ed047's Note - on that note Turvey we’ve just appointed Arteta with zero experience 🤦‍♂️

18 Feb 2020 12:53:13
Ed47 it was a risk and maybe the club thought the appointment will keep the fans and media on side for the longest duration possible whilst the club deal with the transfer ban. Lampard is a club legend and a young upcoming english manager and therefore he had the fans and media on his side from the start.

Let's be honest, any other other manager would have been getting criticised for the recent slump in form massively, maybe some would have been sacked. To an extent the plan has worked because majority of the fans are still behind Lampard, a few of us are 50/ 50 and a few would say his out of his depth at Chelsea. The media are not on his back either who have been busy getting other clubs and other managers.

Matt your post is good mate. I feel for Sarri who was mistreated from the off. His treatment probably resulted in the club changing directions.

{Ed047's Note - like I said to Matt, if he is just a stop gap then maybe it’s fine to run with and if he does come good what’s lost

18 Feb 2020 18:13:06
Cant really criticise Frank because this is not his team. Might have to accept we won't qualify for champions league this year. As long as the board back him in the summer we can start to see the beginnings of a Lampard team. Look how long Liverpool have Klopp to get the team he wanted.

18 Feb 2020 18:57:30
He could play kante in his best position?
Give Giroud a chance?
Try two at top when chasing a game?

18 Feb 2020 14:15:07
Ed imagine if we’d of got someone like Allegri ( my personal opinion is safe and boring football ) but his a highly regarded coach, with this squad a transfer ban thst we didn’t know would be lifted and hazard leaving them he wouldn’t of last the season and that’s another top coach well have lost, Lampard was to carry the burden of hazard the ban and squad, Im hoping that Lampard with better players can compete but I haven’t seen anything tactically that makes me think his a good coach, he ran out of ideas West Ham Southampton Bournemouth Everton Brighton, and the worst united team Of my life doing the treble over us this year, not good enough.

{Ed047's Note - he’s definitely not convincing me Matt and a mate who supports Derby wasn’t happy with him there either.

18 Feb 2020 16:00:26
Do you have anyone to support Arteta who is more experienced Ed047?
If not then an equally ridiculous appointment.

{Ed047's Note - we have a couple of senior coaches who have good experience Turvey so not so bad.

Still a risk but he has a bit of time on his side to see where it goes.

19 Feb 2020 00:59:41
I really can't believe you guys already turning on Lampards back. we are still in the 4th. With the team everyone has written off at the start of the season. Just WOW.



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