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    Game was garbage which we pretty much come to expect with this manager. There were some boos at the end of the game but not enough for comment from the media. There is no doubt intelligent Chelsea fans have this guy sussed and feel he isnt doing enough to improve the performances. We had two players make the Uefa.com Fans' Team of the Year 2018 and this guy plays neither of them in their correct position. Sarri was asked after the game if he sensed any frustration from the crowd about the football being played: "No. Of course not." Says his mind was on other things. Needs to wash his ears out. Anyway, the most important point to make over the last few days was the managers public "Back me or Sack me" plea for the club to listen to him on transfers. First while talking Cesc he said was asked if a replacement would come in? "I have no idea. "The club knows very well my opinion. I need a player there so it depends on the club's decision. "I cannot do any more." Then, in what may have been revealing of a dressing down by the club to keep his mouth shut on transfers he replied to another press man asking him about transfers he replied. "You have to contact the club and ask about the market, because if you ask me about the market, you put me in trouble because I don't know how to answer. " However in the middle of all this he told the press the club should listen to him because he is an important person at the club. I think what he meant was he is the manager and should have some opinion that is listened too. We can be sure, Higuain is his preferred choice of forward. The word around the ground on Saturday is pretty much what is in the media. The club do not want to sign Higuain. Two reasons, one, his age does not fall into the clubs outlook on signing players and Two, Higuain's reputation of being trouble. It seems the manager is being given enough Rope to hang himself with the club looking into signing the Argentine. If it is true that the club will take over the loan agreement from Milan that is in place with Juventus, I can understand that, but I have read this morning Juventus will not allow that and want a sale. Typical of Juventus who have us, well all English clubs down as transfer mugs. If buying him is the only way of getting him here, we should turn tail and look elsewhere. We know Higuain is his man so some of us hope he comes and is as clever as Morata adding more weight to the manager being moved on, if that was to come to fruition it would give him some free time to get his ears syringed! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fabregas has moved on and I enjoyed watching him play for his new club last night. Interesting to see Henry played him up behind the forwards at first, but as the game past, Cesc moved further back. Funniest thing I have read this past weekend was at a Chelsea board where they had a vote for the best thing Cesc did in a Chelsea shirt? The winner was making Fernandinho a complete and utter mug, when Cesc got him sent off up in Manchester. Sure made me laugh too. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Callum Hudson-Odoi will leave the club as soon as he is allowed. At least this is what we are being told. So when the crowd burst into song for him to stay, it kinda paints a clear picture of our failings as a club since the early days of Romans money. With almost all of our players getting plenty of illuminating transfer stories about themselves, isnt it interesting, up to now, not one word on the one guy we are most desperate to keep. Eden ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Lastly, how about that William??
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    Kids got blown out by Peterborough last night. It was a pure physical thing in the end, but wonderful experience for the boys. After our ultra rare early exit from the Youth cup, this is turning into one of the most bleak youth seasons we have had in a decade. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Transfer window has been very interesting so far. For a club who refuse to talk to the media on anything to do with transfers until the player is either sold or signed, there seems to be a lot of information on what Maria is doing during this window in the public domain. Sky cant have a hour without a story about one or two of our possible dealings with them quoting multiple sources. Munich are enjoying a pound of our flesh returning what we did to them with Ballack, which can only mean they are confident the players agent is in their camp. While we have taken on the American midget early, something that seems to have been kept under wraps, it's a shame we are now dominating the airwaves with other stories. The fruition of Higuain possible arrival will show us how much faith the owner has in his manager. Seems to me its a deal that goes against everything the club have been trying to do to balance the books. I like the player, dont like his age or the money he will cost us. I guess Sky will tell us before the club do.
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    Last time you had a fight/punch up

    Far too many in my Youth with Chelsea.
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    I have done 6 hours of conversation\analysis\evaluation elsewhere with others at last nights game and I can pretty much sum up the game in one sentence. A perfect example of how to set up a side making it as difficult as possible for your own team to score a goal. What a fucking waste of our best player ~ Picking the ball up deep in our own half Oh and for the Morons, like the manager who state, "We were the better team on the night" No we wernt, we fucking lost and they won at a canter. -------------------------------------- Funniest shit these past few days. The Manager "CHO is now ready to play from the start in all games" Nothing to do with him wanting too leave then?
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    Barella ~ Another bloody Midget God help us
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    Chelsea Discussion

    Morata’s Miss! Haha I am sure you have worked out out I am not Reuben Loftus-Cheek biggest fan, however, for the first time in his Chelsea career I will highlight him for some good. He was obviously not 100% running into the game, news that was made available by the club. Yet he made himself available, putting the club before himself. That is EVERYTHING I like to see in a player and may I be so cheeky to say, Jose was onto the younger Reuben Loftus-Cheek for the very same thing years ago in Australia. Shame its taken so long, but I will be cutting the boy some slack from now on, as long as we get more evidence of him putting the club before himself. Anyway, who did our JOKE of a manager bring on? Jesus FUCKING wept. I give up, I truly do. How many games this season has he run to Eden when we cant break a team down who we started a weaker 11 against? It really is laughable. Talking of our fool. I have to agree with the many Chelsea fans who have highlighted over the last few days why is the manager telling the club to sort out Eden on a decision AND telling the club we need to sort out the CF problem. If he knows nothing about our last 50M signing, its obvious he is here to do as he say he does, improve players on the training pitch and pick the team. Deflecting from his shit public work? I don’t know. But thrilled so many others have seen through him. Morata’s Miss Haha Plenty of nice words for our latest new kid from the youth ranks who some are saying came of age in the 2nd half. I am and always have been a harder taskmaster than the average Chelsea fan and I wont be swinging my cock above my head just yet. I have been watching Callum at Chelsea for many years thanks to CTV and there are a few things I want to share. For as long as I can remember he has been one of the youngsters who have played opposite wing to their strong foot, a Chelsea Cobham trick going back to Sinclair, allowing them to cut inside onto their strong foot and curl to the far corner. Callum does this very well, however, I was truly thrilled to see him produce from the other side, moving outside onto his strong foot and offering a steady supply of chances. Granted his opposition wasn’t the strongest, but I think this was really good to see. Anyway, I also saw his parents at an airport being interviewed after he was a member of the squad that won the World Cup where they striked me as being coupled with Rubens parents, so I am not holding my breath on up coming contract negotiations. I like him. He has always behaved correctly infront of the Chelsea TV cameras, but as we have found with some others, there are those behind these young kids with their own agendas. We shall see, but I was thrilled to read the news on one of our other youngsters who flew the nest. Liverpool did exactly as I predicted and cashed in on Solanke at the earliest opportunity. All the bullshit they fed him and his family duped them into thinking they would get looked after far better than at the club who had looked after him since a much earlier age. Congratulations to Liverpool and thank you for the very best example to all young players to not listen that the grass would be greener elsewhere. Mr n Mrs Hudson-Odoi please watch n learn. The true biting spin to all this would be if Wilson of Bournemouth ends up at Stamford Bridge during this window. Morata’s Miss Haha. Looks like its good bye to Cesc. I have to say when he was at Arsenal he was my fav player in the EPL. He oozed so much class, opening up tight defences with awesome little straight line balls which often gave Arsenal that one golden chance to win a game. I could not believe the day it was announced Jose had signed him. With Costa also on his way, I opened up the Bookmakers account and emptied the balance onto us winning the league. The little Magician did not fail me and his first assist in a Chelsea shirt up at Burnley will be remembered for years to come. An absolute class act around Cobham who was a delight to listen too each time he spoke to the clubs TV channel. Loved by all Chelsea fans, you would never believe he was a Arsenal legend before pulling on our much better shirt. I wish him all the very best for the rest of his career and that the ill feeling the Arsenal fans have towards him helps his after career association become tighter with us than them. Look, I know I have been highlighting his Left foot all season, but even I could not believe the most recent example of Morata’s swinger. As the feller sitting infront of us said soon after, the boy should buy a lottery ticket because being offside has saved him from being destroyed for good. Lastly, Cudicini handerling of the after match presser reminded me of his sure hands between the sticks during his time as a player. Most impressive.
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    Plan B Sitting watching Jose or Conte's teams over their times in control always filled me with confidence they would have something which would get us a result. I cant say the same for this bloke and even the most dumb of football fans are now picking up this point. Rotation. There are some who have already said his failier in rotating enough during the start of the season will come back to bite him. I happen to think him being forced to change the team about would be a good thing, but I also feel he has missed a trick with a player who was bang in form, Barkley, by not playing him when he was hot. Sarri is living up to his billing of being a one trick Pony. Forwards. Yes, we are dry. However fault does not lie with just the players playing in the forward positions, or as you point out the standard of player we used to have not being replaced. I believe a bigger problem is the coaches tactics. We must remember, I highlighted the future in preseason for some players and I gave a clear future for the two new players known to be the managers favs. All three have not disappointed my forcast. Fans. Its taken time and while we have our fair share of numpties, most Chelsea have a good level of understanding whats good after years of seeing winning football. His future...... Short Terminism. Oh yes, we have built up a wonderful reputation of not suffering fools. This guy is just that, I have not one ounce of doubt he is out of his depth, but the owner has this desire to be something else. As we have found out this past 24 hours, we have a manager who has no input into the "in n outs" of players. Ideal for Roman and a strong indication Sarri isnt seen to be on the same bargaining level as our previous two managers and if these players are not his players (American obviously isnt his) , we should have no trouble moving him on and allowing someone else to get the best out of them. Overall. For me, as I said from his announcement as manager, is the wrong appointment. I have picked apart his teams tactics and terrible pressers from the word go and as someone pointed out most plainly this week, "We are soppose to get better at playing his "named" way football, not worse". Now opposing managers have adapted to his teams, he is unable to or unwilling to do anything about it. I appreciate your words in the your last paragraph and I would like to ask you for a yes or no answer to something you listed. Are we on the right track?
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    So, wasn’t that fun? I think we can all see clearly now that the manager is out of his depth, his team left the field to boo’s from the faithful, from all sides of the ground. A universal send off? I’d say intelligent Chelsea fans have had enough of this feller. Anyway I want to share a line taken from a fixture at the after match presso’s. A Chelsea jurno who, like me, feels there are more questions than answers produced so far by our so knowledgeable manager. “Sarriball is truly football as designed by a corporate risk manager (Wasn’t that his job in Banking?). Never over-committing the number of men in an attack. Never attempting to lure the opposition into an error through leaving a gap. Just a constant, swirling morass of pointless passing possession.” Then there was this summing up of last nights game from another Chelsea fixture jurno.. "Sarriball goes Horriball. Blunt, ineffective, and pointlessly possession-laden. A soup of indirect slow passing. They're supposed to be getting better at playing this stuff, but the evidence simply doesn't show that. Boos end the evening." How could anyone disagree with those words? Anyway, rather than posting my 3 page post from elsewhere on last night, I will ask again, any Chelsea fan here, what evidence do you offer that the manager has learnt progressed or has the same strain of football intelligence that our previous two managers had in abundance Since the start of his time with us? I am not expecting answers LOL ------------------------------------------------------- Pulisic. Ever so smart player who I would describe if I was being spiteful as a typical Wenger signing. I think he will be more of a benefit off the field in the states for us, especially as our progress over there has slowed of late. We are becoming the squad of didi men.
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    Dortmund confirm Pulisic is ours http://aktie.bvb.de/eng/IR-News/Ad-Hoc-News/Christian-Pulisic-moves-to-Chelsea-London-but-will-return-on-a-loan-back-to-Borussia-Dortmund-until-the-end-of-the-season-2018-2019
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    @carefreeluke Yeah I think the Chelsea fan opinion at this little board, other than mine is one of wait n hope the manager gets it, where's I have him sussed n bottled as a nothing. By all means I respect fellow Chelsea fans having their own opinion and I choose carefully who I allow to cross my eyes. My side is growing by the week as he continues to stumble without change after being sussed by other managers. What I would be interested in, by yourself or any other Chelsea fan here, what evidence do you offer that the manager has learnt progressed or has the same strain of football intelligence that our previous two managers had in abundance Since the start of his time with us?
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    Watched the game via TV. On the face of it we must be happy with the 3 points as this fixture has been troublesome for us in the past. My main impression of the game is to be thankful Roy decided to sit back and allow us to have the ball, something the coaches of previous Dec fixtures havent allowed. In being thankful, even with the relaxing time on the ball, we failed to create anything that troubled Palace, so I guess it could be said Roy was right, or as I think, it dont matter how teams set up against us, we are carrying too many passengers which is the main reason we are unable to kill anyone off, something the manager highlights each time we win by one goal. Giroud very unlucky to be called offside twice, finished off wonderfully well both times. Willian played very well, a real live wire. Hazard found it difficult against such a packed defence. Alonso well below his below average normal level. I am told Jorginho was on the pitch and even thou he had all the time in the world on the ball, he was FUCKING USELESS distributing the ball. So much so, we resulted to Luiz being the player to distribute from the back, which included the assist for the winning goal. The goalscorer is someone I think we should talk about. I am fairly certain, coming into the new year, the present manager does not rate Kante as a player and would prefer to have him move on elsewhere. I think we have all figured out the managers fav player, a PASSENGER, isnt going to be moved from the central roll of Sarri-ball (whatever that fucking is). So we have the very best holding midfielder in the world playing out of position. Signs a new contract only for the manager to bad mouth him and yesterday when being interviewed and asked how well Kante had done with run n finish, it was like Sarri was have a tooth pulled from him as he stumbled through praising him and even spun it by saying Barkley needs to learn some runs like that too. Flabbergasted, The two useless lumps he has chosen all fucking season BOTH would get nose bleeds if they were seen that far up the pitch. They do nothing to contribute to attacking play n goals and its left to Kante to do EVERYTHING else and that fucking asshole cant praise his effort? One or two here have said its his 2nd language and that may contribute to his poor interviews n pressers after games. I guess that could have a little weight too it, but I think the vast majority of intelligent Chelsea fans are seeing through him. You can be sure the regular Chelsea jurno’s have when you read their coverage of his pressers against how his teams perform and if we are to believe whats coming from the squad as a hole, he is being questioned more than at anytime during his time here. I fully accept as Blue&Wine Bazilfoolty & WalterDavis say on the whole he is working with a squad mainly built by the two previous managers. Some truth to that, but the two players we know for sure are down to him are the two letting the team down and squad players Luiz n Pedro have had more outings under Sarri than the previous two managers.Anyway, to say he hasn’t got his own players is a poor excuse and underlines what a one trick pony he is as a coach. I agree with ChelseaTotty StamfordSid UpperDeck47 SocratesBrother 7OaksCFC & BillyNoMatesCFC, of the 6 top clubs, Sarri has been the luckiest so far this season and other than the removed Jose, his team is regressing instead of progressing. There is no doubt in this fact, which is a real shame and I think it has most to do with the manager being sussed (Except by yesterdays Roy) and him not being a good enough coach to have a plan B. Haha, but there are those who say its not his squad! Reuben Loftus-Cheek injured AGAIN! CHO being sold! Fabregas injured looking the wrong way! Willian calf strain! Christensen said to have told club his desire to leave! & Emerson looking as bad in midfield as he is at left back! Dont worry, Jorginho is still available! Happy New Year You Lucky People!
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    In the off chance this video is a piss take of Jorginho (I am unable to view) Please take this following comment with a pitch of salt if it is just that, a piss take. You feel the player in question is worthy of this highlighting of his play?
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    Turned into a very interesting game for me last night. It paid for my Christmas. Up n down the country Chelsea fans were celebrating when CHO came on in the first half, one of our own getting on before more experienced players. For me it was time to make some money n finding a price on him to be substituted before the end of the game, which he surly was. Manager has been defending himself stating a tight ham-string was the reason. Seems that's not the original story from the player himself to Chelsea Jurno's at the game. Not much to say on the game other than an open question to all. Do you think the manager tells the players, when we have the ball out wide, still cross the ball in the air to our invisible Center Forward so the opposition can have the ball back with ease? Oh as a add on, how interesting was Eden's choice of celebration partner for his first goal??
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    Chelsea Discussion

    This is a cut n paste of my post elsewhere. If this fact pains you, dont fucking read it. I dont have time to tap out 2 posts. As ever I went to the home game at the weekend. Over the years I have been a member financial contributor and helped run our Chelsea board, at times I have been accused of being far too negative about some of our performances and having favorites, both players n managers. I tell it as I see it. Unlike some, I stated from the announcement I felt this bloke was a fucking idiot and completely wrong for our football club. Saturday was ANOTHER proof I am right. Ok, we all saw how poor we was and I think it important we again take quotes from his presser after the game. The following were taken from a twitter thread of a Chelsea supporting jurno. Sarri is asked why he threw down his coat. Deadpans: "I was hot." (Yeah, 40.000 of us were fucked off too) Sarri says his side played 'not as a team, but as 11 different players'. "We could have done better in the reaction." (Whats the use, we have already learnt you cant change for the better. You are not Conti Jose Robbie and most definitely Gus) Sarri says his side were suffering from 'mental confusion'. (I’m not and nor are more n more Chelsea faithful…we have you sussed, and worse, so has every other PL Manager) Sarri says he does not know why this happened. "If I knew, I would solve the problem before this match. It is difficult to understand." (God help us, we have a manager who does not know how to fix the problem he has created!) Sarri says it is important for his team to get back to the pitch and play 'immediately'. Is asked whether Hazard as a false nine worked: "I was very happy at the end of the first half... After the goal, the position of Hazard was not important." (Flabbergasted, need a new paragraph to highlight more of his managerial faults) Two facts us Chelsea fans can be sure of, the two players who this manager wanted, Jorginho & Kovacic are, for me, the two players we are carrying ever since other teams sussed them out. A good manager would adjust, make a tweak, have something in his make up to enable these players to continue to contribute. Alas he stands by them and we have been carrying them as passengers for months. Anyone remember a game in the last 3 months when both have them have started and finished the game together? Its as thou the manager can see the problem, but wont change his ideas on starting 11. If we get saddled with Kovacic it will be one of the very worst deals our club have EVER done because we would have seen for a season he wasn’t any good, yet still went for him. Neither of them contribute anything exciting to the attacking play, something I flagged up before the season. Jorginho, who gave a lot people erections when they saw how many touches he got in the early games, has since been sussed by having pressure on him quickly when he receives the ball. Pirlo he aint! Anyway, in a nutshell, I do not blame either player, this is down to the idiot on the sideline. Jorginho is the managers main man. Was said to be the heartbeat of his previous team and the one player he told our club we had to have. Were I sit in the ground I am not close enough to see clearly what others are saying on the manager being in his player ear from early on in games. I am told you could get very drunk if the amount of times the manager shrugs his shoulders with hands open aimed at Jorginho during games, were beers. Some are saying there is friction between the two. I cant comment on that, other than the managers fav player is a passenger holding us back. JonesBlue HopefullHudson AlisonStyles & BlueHat27, I cant agree with your accusing of Hazard none committal to the club. He asked to leave, Chelsea said no. He said ok and has played his heart out for the club. He is playing in a position he is on record as saying he does not like. He has not moaned, just got on with it. Granted after 20 mins on Saturday, he was going back to the half way line to get the ball of Luiz, but that’s down to how the manager sets the team up. Lets be quite frank, Eden Hazard is the only World Class player we have. He leaves it will be a blow we will take a long time to recover from. Ok the following have all called for a change in manager before we spend more money on “his” kind of players. MHEnd777 FrankieBoy TheRealFatFrank Captain60 StamfordLion, I hear you guys and I have to say I have not been so worried about the guy in charge of our team since AVB turned up. The truth is its unlikely, even for Chelsea to get rid of this guy before the end of the season. There is no doubt there is tremendous unrest around Stamford Bridge on game days. Players are getting it from the fans, Luiz Alonso Willian often from the start. Dave, who gets his crosses blocked almost all the time (I heard someone compare his crossing to being worse than Vana at the weekend, AGAIN) has a dedicated number of people giving him a hard time. The flipside to all this is there are lots of Chelsea fans who are calling for Reuben Loftus-Cheek to be given his head. As you all know, I don’t think he is a complete player and will only add to our problems in the long run. For those keen on us introducing our own to the team, far more regular than we have seen in the past. For me, you can only do this is they are good enough, because if they arnt, you do more damage than good to their careers as well as first teams results. I feel sure Conti did not think any of the youngsters were good enough and Sarri does not fuel us with confidence he feels any different. I cant disagree with ChelseaTotty, the youngsters will have Chelsea in their hearts and would give us far more then the players did away to Wolves for instance. Since Roman came to the club we were able to build a squad which was full of powerful strong players with a few skillful thrown in. It allowed us to become the most winning club for a stretch of time only rivaled by United. While it can be accused of not the most wonderful of football to watch, when you have been starved of winning football as us old timers have, winning something each year is the best antidote we could ever been given for the hurt n pain of the crap years. Now the reason for becoming winners wants (Always has from what we have been told) to have us performing tippy tappy football, the opposite of our football in our brilliant games against Barcelona. Ask Barcelona players who was the toughest team they faced in the naughties, Messi, "There are players here who hate Chelsea more than Real Madrid," Messi told the News of the World. "I never thought I would hear myself say that. "I also never thought I would see something worse than the Boca and River Plate rivalry or Brazil v Argentina - but this is. "We would rather play Arsenal, Manchester United or anyone else than be on the pitch with Chelsea." The so called best ever club side talking about my club being the team they feared. That was our reputation. A strong powerful team who would out play/battle frustrate n defeat you onto us lifting another Trophy On Saturday I saw a piss poor team out battle ours by showing more heart n will too win, than we have all season. Where has our strengths gone? The owner wants a different style and he has taken Sarri to be the architect of the new Chelsea. As much as I don’t agree and think his choice of manager is a mistake, the owner has this right. I just wish he owner would turn up at the ground n suffer as we all are attending games under his new man. Gonna take a leaf out of the owners book and give Watford a miss Boxing day.
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    Went to last nights game. Scrapy Chelsea and a very well set up Bournemouth resulted in a boring evening which was decided on a deflected goal off a Bournemouth defenders hand. A lot of people today are landing plaudits on Bournemouth for the way they were set up defensively and hit well on the break\counter attack. Truth is they were never really in the game as far as a possible winning team. In fact, they looked to me completely different team to the one who came here in the league a few weeks ago and looked for a large part of the game as thou they believed they were on a par with us. I guess their recent form has taken a huge lump out of their confidence. Probably good for us that they were set up in this way as we again started a 2nd string, a 2nd string who knocked the ball about in the manner this manager likes and promptly got nowhere throughout the game. Yes a couple of good opportunities were manufactured, but through a longer ball being played to a forward position. Talking of forwards, Giroud was terrible last night. There have been games where I have cried out for him to start over Morata and to never see our best player sacrificed through the middle, but last night performance was as poor as any Morata start. I know he has no legs but I would hope he would knit things together better than Morata. The thing is the players who started along with him found it difficult to pass the ball too his feet. He just doesnt have the mobility to move his body to an area for the other players to exploit. Disappointing and its the position that most needs attention in the next window. Who that player should be is beyond me, but there should be someone at the club who has a couple of options penciled in as possibles. There has been lots of nice words about Reuben Loftus-Cheek over the past few appearances. As ever, I am fully aware how lovely he looks while the ball is at his feet moving towards the oppositions goal. What people who were watching the goal on a stream or tv didnt see was him bent over with his hands on his knees knackerd while his fellow team mates were running back towards our goal trying to defend a Bournemouth counter attack. This happened from around the 70th minute of the game and credit to the manager he was right onto Ruben. It also must be highlighted later in the game Ruben did put a shift in to defend against a counter attack. My opinion of him has not changed, he is still only half a player. Granted the good half shows us a positive attacking threat, he is a waste of space without the ball and until he changes he cant be trusted. Quick word for Willian who put a good shift in while he was on the pitch and Dave gave a solid display at Right full back. Alas the left back is proving to be no danger to Alonso which is a tremendous shame. I think everyone agrees Alonso needs pressure to be put on him as his defensive displays have not been good enough ever since he has been at the club. Lucky for him the bloke behind him is as bad at defending as himself.