1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. You may have to login or register before you can post and view our exclusive members only forums.
    To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
    Dismiss Notice
Why Not Register?

It only takes a few minutes to register on SixCrazyMinutes

Click Here

Premier League : Week 4 (11th Sept thru 13th Sept.)

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by Frogfish, Sep 9, 2021.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Dreambeliever

    Dreambeliever From Doubter to Believer Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2006
    Messages:
    32,632
    Likes Received:
    3,853
    Trophy Points:
    1,065
    Location:
    Galway, Ireland
    I’m not even sure that’s true anymore to be honest.
     
  2. Frogfish

    Frogfish Gone to Redcafe Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2006
    Messages:
    34,558
    Likes Received:
    6,737
    Trophy Points:
    1,240
    Location:
    Shanghai
    It's actually not logical. Yes they have improved but we really don't know where we are at because last season was such an abortion with all the injuries. We were champions the season before with an 18 point gap to 2nd, have we fallen off a cliff? Is that fall due to the injuries or player form/aging or both? Will the form return now we've got a solid, stable, defence again? I don't think any of us know where we're at at the moment, it's too early to say.
     
    Stevesquash likes this.
  3. StevieM

    StevieM SCM's resident Beer Nazi, Wine Snob & Comic Geek Honorary Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2006
    Messages:
    19,340
    Likes Received:
    9,903
    Trophy Points:
    1,165
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Behave - that’s still a first team thats won the Premier League, Champions League, Super Cup and World Club Cup - something no other current squad has achieved.

    It’s not that long ago and our first team is good enough to do it again.
     
    Frogfish likes this.
  4. Modo

    Modo A contentious scando Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2006
    Messages:
    49,471
    Likes Received:
    10,642
    Trophy Points:
    1,950
    Gender:
    Male
    Sure, it is too early to tell, I'm just basing it on a feeling.
    A feeling that our squad is two years older since we last won something.
    Let's be honest, some aren't playing as well as they did back then.
    Firmino, Hendo and Mane mainly.
    Also we don't know what we're going to get from Van Dijk and Matip considering their injuries.
    Thiago has not taken us to another level like I thought he would.
    If we bought a decent striker, I'd at least be able to say that we got Jota and X, but we don't. We got fucking Origi, Ox and Minamino waiting on the sidelines and a fucking 18 year old.

    I really hope we don't drop any points against Leeds today.
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2021
    peekay and darkstarexodus like this.
  5. Frogfish

    Frogfish Gone to Redcafe Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2006
    Messages:
    34,558
    Likes Received:
    6,737
    Trophy Points:
    1,240
    Location:
    Shanghai
    Yep agree with you totally regarding the backup to our front line, Jota aside and he is maybe 1st Team and Firmino backup.

    Hendo has only just come back from injury - give him a chance ! Uh-oh you're the one who hates him aren't you? Or maybe I'm getting mixed up.

    VvD and Matip have already shown they're back to full form - there aren't many harder tests in European football than this current Chelsea team! So we'll have to see their return impacts on the team as a whole but we haven't looked too shabby so far.
     
  6. Modo

    Modo A contentious scando Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2006
    Messages:
    49,471
    Likes Received:
    10,642
    Trophy Points:
    1,950
    Gender:
    Male
    Hendo came back from injury before the Euro's and it's not like it was career threatening.
     
  7. Frogfish

    Frogfish Gone to Redcafe Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2006
    Messages:
    34,558
    Likes Received:
    6,737
    Trophy Points:
    1,240
    Location:
    Shanghai
    But it's also not like he's playing shit. The season has literally just started !
     
  8. Modo

    Modo A contentious scando Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2006
    Messages:
    49,471
    Likes Received:
    10,642
    Trophy Points:
    1,950
    Gender:
    Male
    Yeah, you're right.
     
  9. RedStar

    RedStar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2006
    Messages:
    6,628
    Likes Received:
    2,140
    Trophy Points:
    660
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    There's 2 massive assumptions there. Firstly that this team is as good as it was 3 years ago, and in some obvious cases I think that's clearly not the case. Secondly that none of our rivals are stronger now than they were when we won the title relative to us.

    I don't think either of those assumptions is true.
     
    Modo likes this.
  10. Hansern

    Hansern SCM Addict Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2006
    Messages:
    44,278
    Likes Received:
    12,303
    Trophy Points:
    2,025
    There is also a 3rd one, which states that every signing our rivals have made will be successful.
    Which for some strange reason our own fans seem to think.
     
    Richey likes this.
  11. Tinto

    Tinto Very Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2006
    Messages:
    3,488
    Likes Received:
    406
    Trophy Points:
    300
    Location:
    Soho
    If we had VVD, I reckon we would have won the league last season.

    We were top at Xmas after all. So, it’s not that unthinkable.
     
    Frogfish, Bradley and momoWASboss like this.
  12. Hansern

    Hansern SCM Addict Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2006
    Messages:
    44,278
    Likes Received:
    12,303
    Trophy Points:
    2,025
    We were 5 points behind Utd last season. They had their best season in years and we one of our worst given that we had almost half the team out injured for parts or most of it.
    Get to fuck with the idea that they are better than us.
     
    Frogfish and momoWASboss like this.
  13. Tinto

    Tinto Very Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2006
    Messages:
    3,488
    Likes Received:
    406
    Trophy Points:
    300
    Location:
    Soho
    City isn’t stronger. They’re not as good as they were.

    I think we’re weaker too in terms of the best team we can put out, but we do actually have a better squad now.

    No doubt Chelsea and United are better than they were, but enough to top us and City? Maybe, maybe not.
     
  14. binomial

    binomial Super Woke Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2016
    Messages:
    9,140
    Likes Received:
    1,064
    Trophy Points:
    435
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    UK
    Colley caresses Martinez's face and he goes down holding his face as if he's been shot.

    SIGN HIM UP.

    & Inter score from the free kick, WHAT A STRIKE BY DIMARCO. 0-1

    Couldn't get that more into the top corner if you tried.
     
  15. binomial

    binomial Super Woke Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2016
    Messages:
    9,140
    Likes Received:
    1,064
    Trophy Points:
    435
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    UK
    Sampdoria level, absolute brutal deflection.

    Great OG from Dzeko mind....getting megged in the process.
     
  16. binomial

    binomial Super Woke Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2016
    Messages:
    9,140
    Likes Received:
    1,064
    Trophy Points:
    435
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    UK
    Martinez puts Inter back in front, superb cushioned volley.

    Damsgaard bullied off the ball in the build up, he's been terrible today.
     
  17. binomial

    binomial Super Woke Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2016
    Messages:
    9,140
    Likes Received:
    1,064
    Trophy Points:
    435
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    UK
    Atletico are fucking shit, I've changed my mind...nothing to fear there. They're a bunch of fanny flappers.
     
  18. King Binny

    King Binny Part of the Furniture Honorary Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2006
    Messages:
    21,857
    Likes Received:
    8,888
    Trophy Points:
    1,315
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Singapore
    Not EPL but worth a watch :p
     
  19. Modo

    Modo A contentious scando Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2006
    Messages:
    49,471
    Likes Received:
    10,642
    Trophy Points:
    1,950
    Gender:
    Male
    That just made me angry for some reason.
     
  20. dmishra

    dmishra Very Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2009
    Messages:
    9,526
    Likes Received:
    3,864
    Trophy Points:
    750
    That's from a couple of years ago
     
    SummerOnions likes this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page