Originally Posted by joejoe1337
I don't think this is fair on me or Langerdang at all. Neither of us were attributing Chelsea's awful start to the season to Sturridge. I assume Lander was of the opinion that he isn't good enough for Chelsea (which I agree with) and his incredibly selfish play was hurting the team greatly during that time.
In face of the fact that Sturridge scored the same goals as Drogba and Torres combined and it turns out has the same amount of assists as Drogba and Torres combined which of course makes the idea of loaning him out retarded, Langer suggested that he only achieved this by somehow sabotaging the whole team making the cold stone facts of his contribution irrelevant (which was his debating tactic trying to cover the retarded loan idea) and was thus responsible for its poor showing in the league, which is evinced by the huge turn around since he has been dropped. One of the biggest correlation = causation fallacies ever on this forum.
The fact is that the poor showing was due to a poorly implemented tactical system that did not fit our personnel (all of them, not just Sturridge) and massive player de motivation. The two things rectified by RDM which led to
the improvement under RDM.
Again the idea that we should loan out one of our most talented youth players after there break through season is beyond stupid and even its suggestion make me angry. Its also worth pointing out that the majority of the situations that Sturridge is selfish in are situations he has created himself via his many talents as a footballer.