Recent content by Rish Sawhney

  1. Ways of improving a ‘behind closed doors’ atmosphere?...

    Honestly I feel like we’re only worrying about this because of status quo inertia. I liked the fact that we could hear players and managers shouting instructions at each other in the LASK game. I’d rather hear than than fake fan noises.
  2. Was Carrick better than Busquets defensively?

    What are you even taking about? Carrick had a miles better passing range than Busquets ever did. If Busquets is better than Carrick at anything its probably tackling and recycling possession. Busquets was hardly the playmaker in the Spain and Barcelona team, that was Xavi most of the time. His...
  3. Was Carrick better than Busquets defensively?

    Carrick wasn't not in the England squad due to inconsistencies or weaknesses at DM. England rarely ever played a 3 so it was usually just Lampard and Gerrard - and they'd get overrun because they didn't have anyone to build up play. The fact that Carrick was winning Premier leagues and appearing...
  4. Was Carrick better than Busquets defensively?

    Too late, already did. :wenger:
  5. Was Carrick better than Busquets defensively?

    Pep himself said that Carrick would get in his Barcelona team. I’d imagine he’d take Busquets place. You’re overrating Busquets because he played in much more possession based system but Carrick was as good as Busquets under pressure he just didn’t have good midfield partners to back him up. It...
  6. Was Carrick better than Busquets defensively?

    I think Carrick was every bit as good as Pirlo, Busquets and Alonso. And he's respected as such by coaches - both Mourinho and Pep talked about him being at that level so did Xavi in 2009 I think (might be 2011). The reason he's underrated here is because we saw him day in and day out so we...
  7. Ways of improving a ‘behind closed doors’ atmosphere?...

    I'm not that fussed about the atmosphere. It'd be like watching a Serie A game on the telly. Its not ideal but hardly something we can't deal with for a quarter of a season.
  8. Callum Hudson-Odoi | Signed a new five-year contract worth over £120k/week

    While I agree with you that consent can be withdrawn at any time, I’m not sure how you can even try to parse that from a legal POV since literally anything short of video evidence of the act would be a “he said, she said” situation. And even with video evidence I can see it being dubious.
  9. Positives from Mourinho's spell at United?

    The best thing about his appointment was that we got it out of the way. I hated the last 6 months of LVG’s reign where everyone here was in love with the “serial winner” Mourinho and how he was the perfect fit for the club. Apparently counter attacking football was our DNA and possession...
  10. Unpopular Opinion - The Overrated N'Golo Kante

    I think he means literally sick. https://talksport.com/football/400673/chelsea-ngolo-kante-illness-france/
  11. Were Sir Alex and Carlos Queiroz 5-10 years ahead of the game?

    I don’t don’t think he lost the will to change but after being beaten by Barcelona twice he came to the conclusion that trying to beat them at their own game was not feasible and went incredible top heavy with the intent to just outscore everyone regardless of control of the game. And I kinda...
  12. Best Crossers of All-Time

    Beckham. Everyone else. PS: Special mention for those first time crosses Carrick used to make when the wide right player (usually Valencia) would lay it back for him.
  13. Ravel Morrison | Signs for Sheffield United

    But that’s exactly what you are saying. Queriesma and Taraabt have had good professional careers even if they didn’t make it in top teams. My point is that just because you have elite talent doesn’t mean you’d even make it as a professional. You need to work on it, make it first priority in your...
  14. Ravel Morrison | Signs for Sheffield United

    Ok this is getting ridiculous. Your entire argument is based on the idea that if you have elite talent you will inevitably end up having a good professional career and if you don’t you never had elite talent to begin with. I hope I don’t have to articulate how dumb that is. Sometimes maybe you...
  15. Ravel Morrison | Signs for Sheffield United

    Thats just provably wrong. Here's him showing talent against one of the best defenders in the league for one. Of course this doesn't mean he's the second coming of Ronaldinho, but it is possible to be as talented as the best of them and not make it professionally due to off field problems...