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Cech's Master Plan

No wins in our last three Premier League games have not only seen our lead at the top disappear but also seen us drop to third place in the Premier League table, below the two Manchester clubs.

In the cold light of day, we`ve only taken 2 points out of the last 9 available to us, a situation that could have worsened on Sunday were it not for the goalkeeping skills of Petr Cech.

A last minute save from Jose Enrique, coupled with getting something on the ball when Luis Suarez was clean through, ensured that we at least took one point from a game that, for long periods, we dominated.

Speaking about our situation Cech, who seems to have inherited the captain`s armband due to the injuries sustained by John Terry and Frank Lampard, had this to say to the red-top media who are of the opinion that the title race is already between the two Manchester clubs and ourselves,

"The Manchester clubs have been consistent in getting points."

"We have lost some points as they did at the start of the season, so it looks like we will be the three teams that will chase the title."

"But let`s not forget the others, as every game is difficult. We can drop points against any team and the most consistent team will win."

"It`s not a huge problem as we are still at the start of the season, but any advantage you give to Manchester City or Manchester United is something they can use in the future."

"That is something you don`t want to give your opponents, even if it is one point because every point matters in the end when you want to win the league."

"We know from previous experiences even goal difference can be decisive, so we will have to overcome this."

"We lost the game to United which we shouldn`t have lost."

"We have then drawn two games we should have won against Swansea and Liverpool."

"But there is a long way to 38 games in the league and there will always be periods where we might not win every game."

"If we start looking back thinking we lost points here and there, we won`t win the league."

"You must look forward and assemble as many points as you can. Around 90 and you should be fine."


90 still seems a long way off and thinking back to the Mourinho years I can recall getting excited as we passed through 50, 60, 70 and 80 points as we honed in on our first title for fifty years.

Can it happen again?




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The Journalist

Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday November 13 2012

Time: 12:56PM

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mancs won it in 87*min. we droped 4pts in last 2game, shame, we should rotate more...
che-l3k1
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13/11/2012 13:19:00

I think it's too early to feel aggrieved, as there are 27 matches to go. Let the Mancs continue to celebrate prematurely, and we'll silently catch them unaware.
objectivekritic
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13/11/2012 13:43:00

We had a good shot at winning the Manchester United game,but got robbed...we were mins away from heading out of the liberty stadium with a win,until Hernandez equalized out of no where. We were close to winning comfortably against the scousers,but they escaped with a draw. So I think its not been too bad,we just need to be a lil more clinical and see games off.
nelyvanile
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13/11/2012 14:31:00

Wise words from Cech..it is indeed a marathon but we must also acknowledge that both Manchester teams though in pole position right now have honestly been quite poor themselves in terms of actual quality of play..i hate to imagine how they will look once they sort out their midfields and defense..based on the way those two are playing now we ought to be ahead of them.
GabeU
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13/11/2012 17:30:00

Nice words GabeU, I salute your reasoning.
sojofjand
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13/11/2012 19:27:00

Nice words GabeU, I salute your reasoning.
sojofjand
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13/11/2012 19:29:00

Nice words GabeU, I salute your reasoning.
sojofjand
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13/11/2012 19:32:00

GabeU - we are not ahead of them because of the ******** refereeing
The Persian
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13/11/2012 20:46:00

we havent still learnt to grind out results...if u remember Liverpool-ManU match this season, ManU doesnt even deserve 1 point out of that match...but they took 3 (of course with little referee help)...but the point is they grind out results even when they play very badly...it is not the same in our case, we lose points even when we play well...need to improve this aspect....
Blu_run
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14/11/2012 05:04:00

definitely the season is a marathon and every club will see a bleak period/months for them. But it is their ability to take the maximum amount of points during that period which establishes them out of the other teams. These kind of teams will always challenge the top position. ManU are the great examples for this. They always have a bad periods, but you can see them getting lot of 1-0 results during those periods....avoid unnecessary drop points...you will always remain competitive in top 4...Hope RDM instill these characterestics in this chelsea team
Blu_run
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14/11/2012 05:08:00

Sorry for the triple post !!!
sojofjand
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14/11/2012 05:38:00

Am glad we still have leaders like cech in our team.always sowin the seed of winnin in the team.
Ken4CFC
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14/11/2012 07:45:00

When in a marathon, it is wise that you be the one looking at your shoulder than others in-front of you. We need to gain the ground by beating teams regardless where and gain the losses we have been having.
Kendemsblue
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15/11/2012 08:51:00

Let us run but cociously
Kendemsblue
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16/11/2012 11:22:00

Let us run but courteously
Kendemsblue
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16/11/2012 11:23:00

LOL!
Kendemsblue
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17/11/2012 06:52:00

 

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