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1989 and that dagger through the heart with the last kick of the season.
Can you believe how poor Johnno, Skrtel and Sakho were in that last 10 minutes?
To be fair, I blame Rodgers to a certain extent. The Chelsea game, he should have told the boys to sit back and allow Chelsea more of the ball, we only needed a draw at the time, and last night, bringing Moses on instead of a CB? He should have also told the lads to settle for 3 nil and not pour forward so much - he spoke to Lucas repeatedly so he had plenty of opportunity to do that. Am I being unfair in view of how good we've been this year? Yes, but I want my cake and eat it!!!!!
I think it would be good if he did. I watched him past time he played after injury and he really does suffer from a lack of match fitness. I hope that statement doesn't bite me on the bum! I really think dzeko would be more of a threat to our defence this particular game.
This is where I think its gonna be won and lost this weekend. Do we play Coutinho? Or do we take out Toure from the game by having Allen or Lucas trailing his #$%$ all game?
Its a tough one, but I think I would use Coutinho as an impact player on this one and have Allen in a diamond midfield. I know Lucas did well at West Ham, but does he have the pace we will need on Sunday?
Perhaps they have been clever in terms of misinformation and misdirection of other teams. I've gotta admit though, I do like the look of Salah in terms of pace - I regret we missed out on him. Anyway it looks like M'Vila could be on his way which would add some real steel to the middle, if he comes, could it be the end of Lucas?
I've got to admit boys, this summer's transfer window is a bit of a worry - simply because we seem to be the best scouts for the other clubs, and the number of players we've lost to other clubs in the last couple of years.
When we're selling the club to these players, we need a great big screen showing the number of minutes Salah and Willian have played for Chelsea. Maybe that will help! I guess being in the CL might also make a difference.