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yorkleyblue last won the day on February 13

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About yorkleyblue

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  1. *Official* Pedro to Chelsea

    My belief in the general concept that all people have modicum of common sense has now died. Up what? or where? Up the Arsenal?
  2. Michy Batshuayi to Chelsea

    So, as usual, avoiding my points and mumbling on along your own agenda. Costa wanted to leave before Conte even came - Why was that personal? I spy goalposts being moved, BIGLY!!!!!!
  3. Michy Batshuayi to Chelsea

    So, is that personal favouritism or using the players that fit the style and tactics you as the manager want to use?
  4. Michy Batshuayi to Chelsea

    I can only judge on what I see. People in here (including you) are all too happy to judge Willian or Pedro regardless of whether they start, or are substitutes. Why not Michy?
  5. Michy Batshuayi to Chelsea

    Are you seriously saying that a manager whose multi-million pound salary depends on results and results alone would risk all of that purely because he "liked" someone? I quite like one of my team at work, we get one really well, but he doesn't get all the easy jobs because of that. As I said before, Ivanovich was continually picked by a manager who appeared to have run out of either ideas or enthusiasm at the time, but Ivanovic was far from the only poor performer that season. I've forgotten how many times Conte has played a false 9 but I do know that we have only lost one of those and have scored 3 or more without reply in many of them. I can't see that it is a personal bias, even though I know you like to find something to take offence at wherever you can, but more a use of the best players for any given situation, and I think that Conte has looked at Batshuayi and found that for every Brighton performance he turns in, there are several Palace-level performances. Not personal, pragmatic.
  6. Michy Batshuayi to Chelsea

    Just out of interest, is it that he has favourites, or is it that some players don't fit his style?
  7. Michy Batshuayi to Chelsea

    Not disagreeing with you Tom, I just find it amusing that people in here think that that was solely because Ivanovic was Jose's mate and gave him sweets for his kids, or some such bollocks. Stubbornness or inability to change tactics, yes, just because he liked Branna, no. The whole squad really put in poor performances that year. Were they all picked despite that just because Mourinho liked them all?
  8. Michy Batshuayi to Chelsea

    Yep - Ivanovic was just one element of a poorly performing team that year, dragged through as well as we were mostly by Willian. Branna was played because his previous performances warranted them at first. Is there no respect left? Branna's performances went down the sh*tter at attacking right-back, I'll grant you that, but Mourinho's tactics that year demanded the sort of player that Branna had been. I don't think it was a personal like for Ivanovic, but a bit of Jose getting found out, a bit of Jose getting bored and a bit of a team dropping their standards all round. Ivanovic was in the Premier league team of the year the previous season, wasn't he? Id' say rather than personal like or dislike, there was a lot of loyalty to the player, and a lot of f**k me I don't know what to do for the first time in my career from Mourinho
  9. Michy Batshuayi to Chelsea

    so you have to start for anyone to judge how you play, is that it?
  10. Michy Batshuayi to Chelsea

    Don't know about starts - but the original point is valid.
  11. What TV Show Are You Waarching?

  12. Michy Batshuayi to Chelsea

    Has he ever shown himself to be good enough to start against a top 6 team?
  13. *Official* Pedro to Chelsea

    If you say so. I don't think you really understand football management, or the requirements of, and pressures on, a top football club, but you keep on with your anti-Mourinho stance, if it makes you happy.
  14. What TV Show Are You Waarching?

    So, I've just started my Amazon Prime free trial, and I'm struggling to find something that I will enjoy. Anyone got any recommendations? For guidance, The Wire, Sopranos, Breaking Bad, Spiral, things like that I have loved in the past. Game of Thrones, Spartacus and things like that I really didn't like. Thriller films, preferably with some comedic element are good, gross out American comedy films are probably aimed at a younger audience than me. Help!