Did you see Brazil yesterday? Oscar played like FÓbregas, good behind the ball helping CBs building the attacks and in 3/4 of field, different role than he had at Inter. He started and finish the plays. Very exiting player.
Yeah a friend of mine who was in Venezuela last summer just told me he saw Oscar (and Moura) live a couple of times as the Brazil U19s were doing a tour there and said even then he looked very special. Hats off to you Abramovich, you showed balls and may just be rewarded with something remarkable.
Originally Posted by poet11
I am not sure about this but as far as I can remember Di Matteo got sacked by WBA coz they thought he wasn't very pragmatic and trying to play attractive football.
I think this may be true, he got them promoted in his first season and the result which got him sacked was a defeat to Man City so he hardly bombed, but I think they thought "flowing" football was a sure fire way for newly promoted clubs to get relegated....... Swansea have since proven that theory wrong.
errr being relegated and being in a relegation fight is pretty different. Wigan being in a relegation fight is expected but expecting them to get relegated because they try to play good football doesn't make much sense.
....I think they thought "flowing" football was a sure fire way for newly promoted clubs to get relegated....... Swansea have since proven that theory wrong.
That's rubbish. They fluked their way to staying up with that approach. It WILL NOT work consistently. They haven't got the squad to make it happen. No newly promoted clubs can do that.
Strong defending, rather than over-emphasizing the attacking part of your game, will ALWAYS be safer.
Do you honestly think Chelsea care that people were bashing them because of the fact they knocked Barcelona out of the CL, while focusing on defense rather than attack (the latter of which Barca was unable to force)? NO!
Not official yet, but De Bruyne to Werder Bremen on-loan is practically done, with him undertaking a medical with them today and is expected to start training with the team on Thursday. Sounds like a good fit, and I hope to have Dan come in here in 3 months and be ashamed that he didn't know who Kevin was.