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Andy North

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  1. Andy Carroll - Football has gone mad

    He's an aging croc and overpriced!
  2. Alexis Sanchez

    Wages would cause havoc with the club wage structure. Also doesn't fit in with the club policy of buying youngish players. IE no resale value. I can't see this one happening.
  3. Vintage Blues pictures and film

    I applaud your superior IT skills. Ossies hairstyle would corroborate 1968.
  4. Our New Stadium

    I agree with your comments Davey. I'm afraid I share your lack of confidence about the project ever being completed. Everything about the design is ambitious. The number of brick columns, the digging out of the pitch and the largest challenge of building over 2 railway lines. All this in a very congested part of London. The additional health and safety requirements of working over one railway line is bad enough but two at the same time will be enormous. I have experience of this and know rail authorities shut sites down if the paperwork isn't in place. They will also want certain work carried out at night and the neighbours will also probably have something to say about that. I saw in a previous article that the club have planned to remain at the Bridge for one season while the building over the railway lines took place. I would be very surprised if they managed to build both the new East and North concourses in one year. This could take a very long time.
  5. Vintage Blues pictures and film

    I suspect Geoff Hurst but Jeff Astle may have played a part. Was the photo of Ossie taken against Coventry in 1970/71?
  6. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    If Conte is upset by a lack of spending, and I'm not convinced he is, it is just as likely to indicate his ambition as his unhappiness. The papers need a story and speculating about the Chelsea managers position has become the norm. Conte has said he is staying and the board would be mad to get rid. The club really needs to take a good look at itself if it really is considering the sack when they have let players like Salah and De Bruyne slip through thier fingers.
  7. Chopper article - telegraph anyone ?

    The best thing about Ron Harris was how he would walk away from the victims of his crunching tackles. Back in the day you could make slide tackles and go in very hard. He went in very hard and his victims would go down hard. He would just stand up with his chin held high, chest puffed out and walk off with a spring in his step as if he was just leaving from Sunday school.
  8. Vintage Blues pictures and film

    My dad used to drive us from Twickenham and we parked by Eelbrook Common. He would walk across the park and I had to run. We used to stand in the Shed end about 30 yards in front of the café and when the final whistle blew I would often be squashed in the crowd. We would exit via the tunnel and just as you enter that exit the squash was sometimes quite scary. I remember on more than occasion as I stepped off the large terrace step into the gangway my feet didn't actually make it to the ground and I was carried along by the crowd with my feet off the ground. I think the biggest squash I ever experienced was in the Clock end Highbury. It was the early seventies and a mid week cup replay. It could have been an FA Cup quarter final. The crowd that night was huge and the whole of the clock end was rammed full and the atmosphere electric. I remember feeling quite sick. Maybe someone can remember exactly which game that was. I think we lost unfortunately. Maybe that was why I felt sick.
  9. Are City getting a cab to the game tomorrow?
  10. Watched the whole game again on Chelsea TV last night. Its interesting to see the game without the intensity and pressure and I started to come to the view that Athletico didn't play very well. I still don't know if Chelsea forced them to play poorly but they didn't pressure Chelsea on the ball anywhere near enough. There seemed to be a lot of space for Chelsea to play into but Athletico didn't close down. They started to back off after about 3 minutes into the match and we got them on the back foot. They never recovered and had to respect the quality of Chelsea's play. Griezman for all the hype was disappointing and over hit a number of balls across our box. Aside from the hard work put in by Chelsea I thought man for man we had far more quality. Hazard, Kante and, on this performance, Morata are simply world class and Athletico had no answer. They couldn't live with Hazard at all. Morata's quality is starting to become apparent. He really is a super player. His first touch can be excellent, he gets into good positions, he can finish with his head and feet and when you see him running down defenders it is really exciting. If he can keep this going I think he could become the best centre forward in the Premier League. Lukaku seems to have improved but he hasn't yet played against a decent team and I suspect when the pressure comes his first touch will desert him, as it has in the past. Morata gets better every time I see him. His hold up play is getting better and this is crucial in the premier league. Kante has such a big impact on games. He can snuff out attacks with the deftest of interceptions and focusses on the ball when going into the tackle. His confidence is so high at times it looks like he could beat teams on his own. He must be worth more than double what we paid for him. We ran our socks off and have very little time to recover for City. We did manage to rest Willian, Pedro, Rudiger and Christenson so there will be some legs but I think City will be more of a challenge. Mendy is already out with an ACL ligament injury but more importantly there are reports that Aguero was in a car accident in Amsterdam last night and has sustained injuries. Apparently his taxi hit a lamppost and he has a rib injury. Whatever, we must turn up again. COYB
  11. Batshuayi is a surprise super sub. He had such little time but managed to score with his only chance. What an asset. I thought it was a mistake to take Moratta off but The Don knows best. Not only brinigng on the winning striker but managed to rest Moratta and Hazard for City. This was the first time Moratta started with Hazard and their link up was superb. The whole team were fantastic tonight and this will send a big message around Europe and the Premier League. It may sound over confident but I think the Moratta Hazard link will improve with time. Bakayoko was good but he still got caught in possession a few times . If he learns from that he will be immense. It feels like the best result in Europe since Munich.
  12. Your unpopular opinion about Chelsea

    This isn't my own unpopular opinion but many commentators thought Peter Bonetti was to blame for Englands failure in the 1970 world Cup. Personally I thought it was Alan Mullery's.
  13. ChelseaTV - Your view?

    Sad as it may seem I've had CTV for about 10 years. Over the years the production values have improved but my biggest complaint is the reduction in the number of phone ins. The Friday night phone in was great but they seem to have stopped it. Any controversial issues such as Costa or a lack of investment in the team seem to get edited out. Neil Barnett isn't on enough. Overall it is value for money and I quite enjoy the biased commentaries.
  14. Your unpopular opinion about Chelsea

    I joined Red Café when Jose was announced as their new manager. I was interested to see how their view of Jose changed and a number of their posters were interested in my views of Jose. After a few weeks I received a number of "Likes" and was invited into their main forum. There are a number of Chelsea fans who go into Red Café and we team up and batter the MUFC fans with our superior intellect and witty responses. They also get stuck into us but it is all generally in good taste. I have said this before but it is like being in the home end at away matches and is frequently better fun than discussing what we all basically agree on. I am not saying this is a bad forum and absolutely love the Vintage page. I don't get your point about foul language on Red Café and find them quite accommodating. The recent response I received from Coco is far more abusive than anything I have received on Red Café. I have tried other club sites and found some to be abusive. RAWK is just foul and abusive and I didn't even want to sign up. The Fighting cock was tricky and a number abusive responses did start to come my way. On the lead up to the away fixture last season the abuse was getting quite and decided to test them to see how far I could go before they banned me. Without being abusive I started by just reminding them of their bad record against Chelsea and quite quickly progressed to popular Chelsea terrace chants. They banned me in about 2 minutes but it was worth it and was the best fun I have ever had on the internet. PS. I didn't win 2 US Opens but play a bit.
  15. Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Ian Hutchinson is missing from both photos.