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Daniele Di Ross

  • joined Jun 27, 2012
  • last login Jul 28, 2014
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Champions of Europe! We know what we are!

"Football used to be an easy game. The big lads played at centre-half and centre-forward, the hard lads played at full-back, the bright lads played at inside forward, the hard lads who were a bit bright and the bright lads who were a bit hard played at wing-half, and the little, quick lads played on the wing. Left-footers played on the left and right-footers played on the right. And the one with no mates went in goal."
-Jonathan Wilson,
Big fan of: EBJT, Toni Kroos ,David Luiz

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Michael Cox skeptical about Jose and Juan Mata

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Interesting predictions of how this will play out. I wonder why he turned down the huge bid from PSG if he didn't want Mata that badly. And wonder who were the close journalists who knew jose was listening to offers for Mata and Luiz.

Pressing and underdog victories

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This relates more to basketball , but is interesting nonetheless.

Van Ginkel's agent criticises Chelsea grip on Vitesse?

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Apparently Van Ginkel wanted to move to Ajax and Ajax were willing to pay the transfer fee, but Vitesse were forced to sell to Chelsea by the higher ups there. Van Ginkel's a neat prospect , but I don't know how I feel about this.

Old friends and foes discuss Chelsea's defeat

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The full 14 minute discussion with Carragher , Neville and Ballack on the defeat. (Someone else posted a 2 min highlight)

Criticisms include- 1) Lack of balance in attack and defence 2) Lack of variety in movement and play from the attacking trio 3) Lack of a reliable centre-forward 4) Lack of drive and power throughout the team 5)Ballack say they need leaders like Terry and Lampard to pick the team up while they are behind.
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Can Jose make "Bad Chelsea" go away?

Ask anyone to describe Chelsea at their most frustrating and incompetent last season. Common themes emerge. Chelsea was wasteful in the final third, disorganised in defense and weak in...

Michael Cox discusses Mourinho's approach at Chelsea

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I might disagree with a few points, it seems largely sound. He does express some of the same concerns I had. It is worrying that for a counterattacking side , we've so routinely looked inept at transitions and wasteful with our chances in our games against good opposition. Hopefully this isn't a sign of things to come.

Johathan Wilson says not to worry

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We don't really need to worry about losing to Everton.

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Does Victor Moses fit in at Liverpool? Maybe not

Victor Moses is a very good player , but does he fit into Rodgers' side? I think he might have problems , and not because of his talent , but the formation. Liverpool plays a unique system where...

Deco retires

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We didn't see the best of him , but thanks for Wallace!

Managers lie Part 2. featuring David Moyes

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"I definitely do but I also know that if I’d been Everton manager and Sir Alex had come asking for Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini, I’d have found it very difficult to keep them because I always felt the right thing to do was what was right for the players," he said. -August 2013 Note that this was a year after Moyes refused to sell Baines to SAF in 2011 and 2012. Also see how he tried to keep hold of Lescott when Man City came in.

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What is the reason for Chelsea's odd roster selection?

Chelsea's management of the composition of our roster has been odd for the past few seasons. Last summer Chelsea brought in no less than 4 great creative AM/winger type players (in addition to...

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In Season Open Thread !! Part1: The Special One

The Special One is back, the bridge is rollicking, and everyone knows it! Even Steve Bruce Bruce: "What a difference the stadium was to 12 months ago, the whole ground behind the new manager,...

Steve Bruce knows it!

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Loving it!!

Michael Cox on Mourinho's new midfield fluidity in attack

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Cox talks about the roles of Lampard and Ramires in the Hull win.

Awesome chant from Galastaray fans! Drogba!

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Acoustic cover http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqv9v34i4QM

Belletti scores a hattrick against Real Madrid

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More http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2389239/Michael-Owen-offers-signed-Real-Madrid-Barcelona-shirt-Twitter.html

Michael Cox's Chelsea preview and his comments on Juan Mata

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"The only peculiar thing is Mourinho’s apparent disregard for Juan Mata, by far Chelsea’s most impressive performer last season. Rumours that he was offered to Manchester United in exchange for Wayne Rooney appear to be incorrect, but it’s strange that journalists close to Mourinho had previously revealed he would listen to offers for the Spanish playmaker. Mourinho has suggested he could play Mata out on the right – but he’s Chelsea’s best player, and close to being the Premier League’s best player. It seems inconceivable they’ll win the title without him starring, which means a central role seems more logical."

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Arguments in favor of Mata- right winger

We all know Mata is awesome and Jose has been eyeing a spot for him on the right wing. A user made a post here criticizing Jose's idea. He has obvious limitations , in his defensive side to his...

Jose Mourinho talks about young players and his project and the Guardian comes up with a trolltastic title

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Jose Mourinho talks about young players and his project and the Guardian comes up with a trolltastic title

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What's a good transfer window??

So Arsenal's transfer windows are always a bit crazy. There was that one with the Cesc/Nasri saga and the PANIC BUY ALL THE PLAYERS on deadline day. Last year was a little crazy too. Sellling RVP....

"No more midfield signings"- We're done

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Bad news for all you De Rossi/Gustavo/Higuain fans. Mourinho said the links are spurious and our business is done.

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What does Rooney want? A transfer analysis

A couple seasons ago , Rooney was a legitimately world class player and one of the finest in the premier league. But he's fallen on hard times lately and is coming off the back of 2 disappointing...

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Have Chelsea effectively addressed their personnel needs in the transfer window?

Today the BBC revealed that Mourinho was not in the bidding for any other transfer targets. This means our transfer business is done, besides the yet to be wrapped up Rooney business. (If I was...

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