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Lampard “shifted the planning” for January transfer window

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6 hours ago, David said:

Sounds like we will be in the market for a defender next month, no great surprise although probably not what Alex Pearce wanted to hear. 

Frank can always nip into Stamford Bridge and ask Gary Cahill if he fancies a few games with us as he's not getting any game time with Chelsea.

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1 hour ago, 1of4 said:

Frank can always nip into Stamford Bridge and ask Gary Cahill if he fancies a few games with us as he's not getting any game time with Chelsea.

Off to Villa allegedly. Not sure he's really the type of defender we're looking for anyway to be honest. 

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9 minutes ago, Anag Ram said:

....plus the ones in possession at present have as much chance of keeping a clean sheet as a teenage boy with porn and lube.

Didn’t Pearce and Keogh play together when we kept 10 clean sheets in a row? My guess would be it’s not all down to the players. 

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1 hour ago, QuitYourJibbaJivin said:

Didn’t Pearce and Keogh play together when we kept 10 clean sheets in a row? My guess would be it’s not all down to the players. 

I think there's an argument for playing Pearce now.

I have been a supporter of Keogh in the past but he knows his pace is not what it was and this makes him even more jittery than usual. Behind him Carson hardly exudes calm and alongside him he has two young players making their way in the game and a left back happier in attack than defence.

We are in a transitional phase but the fans demand success now (and they spend good money).

I wouldn't be surprised if we went for two Steady Eddie loans to bring experience in.

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33 minutes ago, Anag Ram said:

I think there's an argument for playing Pearce now.

I have been a supporter of Keogh in the past but he knows his pace is not what it was and this makes him even more jittery than usual. Behind him Carson hardly exudes calm and alongside him he has two young players making their way in the game and a left back happier in attack than defence.

We are in a transitional phase but the fans demand success now (and they spend good money).

I wouldn't be surprised if we went for two Steady Eddie loans to bring experience in.

You choose to criticise Keogh's 'lack of pace'... Good job we have Panther Pearce in reserve! 🙈

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If he brings in a defender, it needs to be one that is comfortable with it at his feet and can pass a ball. As good as Curtis is, it's evident how much worse the team attacks when he plays because we can't move the ball out from defence. Don't see any use in replacing that with a like-for-like.

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32 minutes ago, Ghost of Clough said:

You choose to criticise Keogh's 'lack of pace'... Good job we have Panther Pearce in reserve! 🙈

I don't think I criticised his lack of pace. I merely stated getting slower has affected his confidence.

I take your point about Pearce but he can at least head the ball and bringing him in would probably see us sitting deeper which isn't ideal.

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17 minutes ago, Anag Ram said:

I don't think I criticised his lack of pace. I merely stated getting slower has affected his confidence.

I take your point about Pearce but he can at least head the ball and bringing him in would probably see us sitting deeper which isn't ideal.

How do you know that Keogh's getting slower AR? Or are you presuming he is because he's getting older?

I can only think of one player that has run past him and was obviously much quicker and that was the young Swansea player last week - and that after Keogh had played two tough games in a few days of an everpresent season, including an assault which must have still hurt several days later. I can think of plenty of forwards that he has been more than a match for, pace wise.

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Don’t sit on the sidelines, let your voice be heard!

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