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Discussion in 'Bluemoon forum' started by dancity19, 15 Sep 2013.
Doing a great job but I'll only be truly convinced if we win a trophy
Zabba & Clichey as fullbacks with Milner in for Navas.
Kun, Silva & Negredo will terrify John Terry & co.
Are you suggesting he drops Nasri ? :)
For me Richards v Hazard will be the key battle. Yaya/Fernandinho against Lampard/Mikel (or Ramires) will be a non contest.
Also there's plenty of niggle and history between Pellegrini and Mourinho. I reckon both men will be doing their utmost in the build up to make sure their team's are fully prepared. If we play at our capacity though, our better players will see us take all three points.
I still don't see much by way of tactical changes, to be honest.
It's not tactical Pellegrini has changed, it's simple positive thinking.
I though we were crap last night and on other nights, just like Mancini, we would have had our arses served on a plate by a better team.
For me, he has to find a better balance between the two. We have gone from one extreme to the other and it's open season running off the back of our midfield.
Case in point, West Ham at the weekend.
Reminded me so much of our games at Norwich and Newcastle last season. Lovely stuff to watch but a failure to take chances left the game hanging in the balance for far too long.
We're creating more chances and taking more chances though than we did last season. For me the number of chances we create will continue to grow as the players get to know the manager's system better. We're improving each week at present and the only weakness we have is losing Vinny to injury and the knock on effect that has. With him back in the team, which he will be on Sunday, we're more than equipped to score more than Chelsea, or any team in our league, does.
It's not the scoring I am worried about, mate.
The whole philosophy can't live or die with Vinny being fit from one week to the next.
That's where we seem to be at.
We were terrible last night, I really do feel that. There were times lacking so much cohesion and general shape.
I retain hope he knows we need a new top class left back and centre back.
Nasri should play alongside Yaya. Milner or Navas wide right.
Not sure if mentioned but why the fuck are we not playing Micah CB instead of Garcia?
Micah is quick, strong and can head a ball.
We will come unstuck if he keeps playing circles in square holes.
For a manager as long in the tooth as Manuel it worrys me that he thinks Javi can play CB
Thats my concern - so easy to bypass him and it leaves Dinho and the back 4 exposed
Watched abit of Chelsea highlights last few games and they tend to hit teams near their box and break quickly - just hope we are ready for them
I'm not talking about flexibility for the sake of it. But I do think that if we play the same system every match it makes it easier for opposing managers to set up their teams to take advantage of our weaknesses. And we clearly do have defensive weaknesses. We're good, very good, but not so good that we can telegraph the way we're going to play because we know that we'll always outshoot the opposition.
We are better than Chelsea, but not that much better when home advantage come into it. We didn't play that badly at Cardiff and Villa but crumbled when they got up a head of steam. Mourinho's Chelsea are more than capable of embarrassing us if we aren't at our best.
And, irrespective of Sunday's result, surely MP will have to modify the system eventually? He won't really play the same system as yesterday at Barca, RM or PSG will he? We might have the odd glorious win, but eventually we'll get mullered if we try to play that system against the top European sides, as we were by Bayern. So why not start developing a more compact system against Chelsea?