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  2. think this is a good chance to use willian and Pedro a bit more. Athletico could only manage a draw here, and it will definitely be a lot thougher than at the Bridge not just because we are away but also because now they have played a few games at this level they won't be as nervous. all that said we should be able to get a result. Once we get through the Liverpool game the fixture list is relatively kind for a while and I am hopeful we can be at least in second by New year's day
  3. After that Roma cock-up we have no choice but to play our best team, play the same squad we played with on Saturday, just maybe this time with Drinkwater & Moses playing instead.
  4. Today
  5. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    I just can't agree with Carlo, sacking him was very harsh at the time. I agree with you that the league position definitely didn't tell a full story, we were never for a moment challenging for that title, but we had a f**king dreadful squad who were way past their primes. It was the summer transfer job that ruined that season, a transition was massively needed and we signed 3 players, one of them being a backup keeper. Regardless Carlo was a superb coach, and sacking him was extremely harsh, in hindsight I like to look at it as a good decision because of what's happened. But come on the club were just harsh, Emenalo was just recently appointed and it looked like we had no idea what we were doing, we had another painful transfer window right after when AVB took the helm. Sacking Carlo for me at the time was incredibly illogical given the fact that we did nothing after it, we should have just given Carlo the money to spend and get the players playing again, backed the manager for a change and see how things turn out. We've never done it, Mourinho was the first one who we did it with and he ended up winning the league the next season. Okay, we had a terrible season right after but sacking managers for trophyless seasons (which we've been doing for years) backfires. Truth be told I think we've changed since then, when we gave Mou his 2nd season we changed, I think we've also changed with Conte, not massively, we are still ridiculously harsh but we've changed. We gave Mou leniency I'm not denying that that's not my criticism, leniency is different to support.
  6. David Luiz back at Chelsea

    I thought it was a troll but this is a user who has been here since 2007, holy cow.
  7. *Official* Pedro to Chelsea

    Hmmm top scorer, I also thought he was basically pedro with goals, less refined but useful to keep around.
  8. Kodi

    No surprise but I find Showbox a lot easier to use.
  9. Yesterday
  10. David Luiz back at Chelsea

    Good god man You don't know what has gone on and neither does any other fan, but something has happened and Conte has done what he thinks is best for the team. Why complain when we have won 2 in 2 without him and looked more solid defensively than we have done all season ? You say Conte is a buffoon, but how do you know it's Conte's fault ? Costa caused his own problems. He was lucky to stay at the club when he threw his bib at Mourinho a few years back, since then he caused more problems and Conte dealt with the situation perfectly. As for Matic, i don't even know why you have bought him up. Did they fall out ? i don't remember that. From what i remember, Conte wanted to keep Matic. You have turned your back on the manager based on zero facts.
  11. Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2017/2018

    I have to say that the very first time I saw that Egyptian fellow Hegazi for West Brom I thought he looked fairly decent. But his handling (litterally) of Morata has to be one of the funniest bits of "defending" I've ever seen. It was like I'd switched over to the rugby.
  12. Sexual Assult

    what an idiot he was for drink driving very sad state of affairs, being honest I forgot all about it, not sure I would have it in the same category as gang rape. You bringing up that information is really after making me feel sick, thanks for the reply.
  13. Should we play a 4-3-3? I feel like with Firmino dropping deep, it might cause us problems with Salah and Mane running into space against our defense.
  14. Sexual Assult

    Well we signed Marcos Alonso without anyone kicking up a stink so probably not the best place to ask!
  15. Seeing Salah play for Liverpool i totally forgot he on the pitch in Chelsea colours for that infamous Gerrard slip. Imagine the banter opportunities that would have presented themselves had Salah, not Ba, got on the end of it.
  16. And its only getting worse.......you can litterally see no efforts or improvements. It stinks to high heaven.........and then you have that desert rat mike Riley at the top of it all.......there comes a time when you ask yourself why nothing is done.......and how it can keep gettying worse. Why put a Manchester man as a ref when utd are playing? Why cant we buy a pen? Why are all our players getting hacked to pieces in every game and nothing is said or done?
  17. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    Thing is with time it should be earned. Jose won nothing in 2014 but it was quite clearly visable we were progressing well. Di Matteo i saw nothing in his full time spell that suggested sticking with him could be rewarded (and Di Matteo was one of my childhood favorites so believe me no one wanted him to work more than me), we were basically attacking with 5 and defending with 5 and there was no structure atall, which was brutally exposed by Simeone, Conte and whoever Donetsk's manager was. With Carlo, twice more since Chelsea he has been sacked despite a major trophy win the year before, if it's happened 3 times now then he's clearly doing something that's a miss.
  18. Sexual Assult

    Hi all I'm just looking for some opinions regarding my local football team Waterford FC, make a long story short they have gone and signed a player http://www.waterfordfc.ie/blues-swoop-premier-division-duo/ Ismahil Akinade pleaded guilty for being involved in gang raping a girl when he was 16, now 16 or not he's crime is still the lowest of the low and age should not play a factor, at 16 you should be well aware of right and wrong, The club knew the feelings of the fans especially when we were originally linked with him our supporters club social media page was not best please but nevertheless they still went on to sign him while all along advertising family friendly season ticket prices which if we are a family friendly club surely signing a player that's after having such a negative affect on a young girl and her family should be the last player we try sign. I've already got my season ticket but I'm tempted to ask for a refund and I know some of the fans wont be renewing their season tickets and will probably just do away games. My question to the shed end is how would you feel and what would you do if you found your local club brining in a player that gang raped a girl ? I have wrote a strongly worded letter to the football club but I doubt I'll get a reply. Personally I'm really pissed off over this. Thoughts please.
  19. Always enjoy beating the dippers. Even more fun is going on RAWK after the game and seeing all those jolly scousers playing victims and going on about rent boys...
  20. Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2017/2018

    You forgot about the booking of Fabregas for a dive when there was clear contact
  21. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    Stop aiming for the stupid "gotcha" moments. Hardly any criticism on this forum has gone overboard, 99% of members support Conte, and a lot of the criticism was warranted. The only criticism I strongly disagreed with was the City criticism, I thought the majority of the fans critique after the City match was pure hindsight as I had no recollection of people criticising Conte's lineup or tactics just as the game was about to go underway. But even so, it's opinions, I wouldn't call it irrational, irrational would be saying Conte isn't fit enough to manage this team when he's shown he's clearly quite capable. Nobody has been stepping that mark, stop with the "haters", I can't name a single member on here who hates Conte or strongly doubts him.
  22. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    He gave Di Matteo barely any time at all despite having a fresh new team, you can look on it in hindsight and go "Oh yeah Di Matteo didn't turn out to be this great coach anyway" but it's still hardly a fair sacking although in hindsight I'm glad it happened. Obviously, if a manager gets the sack it's because he has bad results, but it goes deeper then that, you can't just look at the results, the board was at fault for not supporting the managers enough. Carlo had a bad season, sacking him was still ridiculous given how good we were in his first season. If we weren't going to hire him for at least 4-5 years then what's even the point in hiring managers and having transition seasons? And we could argue about Jose Mourinho all day (we have done in the past) but bottom line the board not sacking him is not the same as the board supporting him. The board were hoping results would turn around, the only default in that is that they sided with the players.
  23. Alvaro Morata

    I think so too however Lukaku's strenght and pace are pretty good assets in the Prem.
  24. I am expecting a 2015/16 season repeat again

    Hopefully getting English lessons there.
  25. I am expecting a 2015/16 season repeat again

    Where's this clown gone last few weeks? Must have crawled back into his padded cell.
  26. Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2017/2018

    I see David Moyes is of to a good start.
  27. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    Not really, it was pretty obvious Cesc in a 2 man midfield vs Arsenal would see us outplayed, and hey presto, exactly that happened. Cahill got himself banned for 3 games out of sheer stupidity,Rudiger filled in and played very well, Cahill didn't deserve to walk straight back in the lineup. Upto the last couple of games our defense was a lot worse off with him instead of Rudi. As for captain, that should have gone to Azpi but what's done is done. I don't want to dwell on this too much as it looks like we are well and truly over the dodgy spell, touch wood, but please don't go calling me out over criticism that was very much legit at the time.
  28. Blauw is de kleur

    Our David Goffin plays 'in our blue' the final Masters. This Krc-fan is a proud one!
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    • think this is a good chance to use willian and Pedro a bit more. Athletico could only manage a draw here, and it will definitely be a lot thougher than at the Bridge not just because we are away but also because now they have played a few games at this level they won't be as nervous. all that said we should be able to get a result. Once we get through the Liverpool game the fixture list is relatively kind for a while and I am hopeful we can be at least in second by New year's day  
    • After that Roma cock-up we have no choice but to play our best team, play the same squad we played with on Saturday, just maybe this time with Drinkwater & Moses playing instead. 
    •  I just can't agree with Carlo, sacking him was very harsh at the time. I agree with you that the league position definitely didn't tell a full story, we were never for a moment challenging for that title, but we had a f**king dreadful squad who were way past their primes. It was the summer transfer job that ruined that season, a transition was massively needed and we signed 3 players, one of them being a backup keeper.  Regardless Carlo was a superb coach, and sacking him was extremely harsh, in hindsight I like to look at it as a good decision because of what's happened. But come on the club were just harsh, Emenalo was just recently appointed and it looked like we had no idea what we were doing, we had another painful transfer window right after when AVB took the helm. Sacking Carlo for me at the time was incredibly illogical given the fact that we did nothing after it, we should have just given Carlo the money to spend and get the players playing again, backed the manager for a change and see how things turn out. We've never done it, Mourinho was the first one who we did it with and he ended up winning the league the next season. Okay, we had a terrible season right after but sacking managers for trophyless seasons (which we've been doing for years) backfires. Truth be told I think we've changed since then, when we gave Mou his 2nd season we changed, I think we've also changed with Conte, not massively, we are still ridiculously harsh but we've changed. We gave Mou leniency I'm not denying that that's not my criticism, leniency is different to support. 
    • I thought it was a troll but this is a user who has been here since 2007, holy cow. 
    •   Hmmm top scorer, I also thought he was basically pedro with goals, less refined but useful to keep around. 

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