Capitano Giorgio Chiellini (106 Viewers)

baggio

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Jun 3, 2003
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With a ref like Cakir it maybe a blessing in disguise that Chiellini is sitting this one out. Hopefully it doesn't come back to bite us. Them having Suarez is enough.

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With a ref like Cakir it maybe a blessing in disguise that Chiellini is sitting this one out. Hopefully it doesn't come back to bite us. Them having Suarez is enough.
 

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Rollie

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Apr 15, 2008
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Absolutely gutted that he'll miss the game; it obviously means everything to Giorgio, he's worked so hard for this. Thank goodness Barzagli has a couple full days of practice, we all know that he is one of the world's finest CBs.

One thing we can all be damn sure of is that our team is going to be extremely motivated by this. They'll really want to win this for Chiello, and honestly, sometimes these types of big injuries -- when the squad is deep enough to absorb them -- they can add a ton of fuel to that competitive fire.
 

MikeM

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Sep 21, 2008
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Not gonna derail the thread but surely you can remember some of his passes against BVB, Fiorentina, Palermo, etc.

As for Chiellini's loss. It hurts because we can't switch to 3-5-2 during the match but Barzagli is a better CB than him.
 

piotrr

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Sep 13, 2011
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Not gonna derail the thread but surely you can remember some of his passes against BVB, Fiorentina, Palermo, etc.

As for Chiellini's loss. It hurts because we can't switch to 3-5-2 during the match but Barzagli is a better CB than him.
What do you mean we can't switch to 3-5-2 ?

 

swag

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Sep 23, 2003
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The three goals we conceded in the playoffs were directly his fault.
What's odd is that I am hearing footie pundits singing his praises now. Just a couple days ago I heard Stewart Robson and I think also Paul Mariner call him the best centerback in European football right now.

Which is all great, but it should have been 2-3 years ago -- not now. The past couple of seasons, he's not been at his best.
 

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