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Andy North

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  1. Andy North

    RIP Ray Wilkins

    Such a sad day for everybody and my thoughts go out to his family and friends. He was the first quality player I remember seeing break into the first team from the youth set up. He was a glowing light in an average team. I was gutted when he left but didn't resent his decision. A quality player of that type deserved to be playing at a higher level. He proved over the years that he was a Chelsea man but took a bit of stick from the board when they sacked him. He still stayed loyal in his support of the club despite this treatment. I find it hard to mention his alcoholism at this time but his early death should be a reminder to all that drink is OK in moderation but abuse it and will cut your life short. RIP Ray.
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    Next Chelsea Manager

    I think Lamps is an intelligent guy with a fantastic work ethic but he seems to be more interested in punditry and quiz shows than getting back into football. I think he has the intellect to be a manager but somehow I think JT is a stronger personality with better leadership qualities. Drogba I don't see at all. Far too emotional and wants to be everybody's friend all the time. I know JT has had a few run ins with the authorities but somehow I see him as the stronger candidate. We all know he wasn't just a hard man. He was/is a very intelligent defender who knew better than anyone where to position himself. Lets not forget he marshalled the premier league's best ever defence over a period of 15 years. I could get even more dewy eyed and suggest a JT/Lamps partnership but I think that is too far reached. A premier league team needs one leader at a time. Whatever happens it would be great if we get the heart and drive of that squad back at the Bridge one day. I miss that.
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    John Terry back at The Bridge

    If Villa get promoted I just can't see JT coming back to play against Chelsea. I know Lamps scored against us but somehow I just can't see JT doing the same. I think he would rather retire having helped Villa get promoted than play against Chelsea.
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    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    This is extraordinary. My understanding of The Valley is that they used to get massive crowds there. Didn't they go home? Didn't he notice the crowd had gone? Something very strange about the whole episode. ???????????
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    Next Chelsea Manager

    I like Jody Morris but somehow, long term, I think John has more potential. The thing is that these days the new foreign managers like to bring their own coaching staff and there's little room for promotion from within. I'm not that against Antonio staying but somehow I think the writing is on the wall and he will go back to Italy. Maybe if Ancelotti came back and agreed to have JT as his number 2. Maybe even a Jody / JT partnership.
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    Next Chelsea Manager

    I think you're right and that is why my comment was slightly tongue in cheek. Make him the youth team coach or put him in a Steve Clark role as Antonio's number 2. Get him back in the club somehow. We need some character.
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    John Terry back at The Bridge

    He can't play for ever and has expressed an interest in coaching in the past. Coaching may not match up to playing but compared to sitting around at home or punditry its a fair choice. The moneys better also. I think John would love to come back to Chelsea and give it a go.
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    Next Chelsea Manager

    Slightly tongue in cheek but John Terry. Might put a bit commitment and backbone into some of the players.
  9. Andy North

    Our New Stadium

    You've ignored the context in which my comment was made. I was referring to the government freezing his money and to my knowledge that hasn't yet occurred. Outer space?
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    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Isn't that a Charlton fan suggesting that their goal keeper didn't realise that Chelsea had left the pitch as he hadn't seen the Chelsea attach for some time anyway?
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    Our New Stadium

    In all seriousness I don't know how it would work. If Romans money was frozen the club would be in real trouble. There is no precedent for this type of thing but if cash stopped flowing would the club would still belong to Roman? Could the Government sell the club? I suspect it would be real trouble if they tried and all sorts of legal wrangling would ensue. If it did happen though and Roman was proved to be in receipt of "dirty money" the club would probably have to be self funding and the stadium project would hit the buffers.
  12. With the current questionable form it seems to me that a number of our players lack a bit of direction or character. I know we have problems up front but I feel there is a lack of backbone at the back. Christensen and Rudiger appear to be good players but lack that bit of know how. Luis and Cahill are not the future and we need to be planning a future for our defence. Can I suggest that JT be brought back to the club in a coaching role to work specifically with the defence. Maybe Conte, or whoever is the manager, could create a "Steve Bould" (I'll just wash my mouth out) type position. Sorry scrub that, A Steve Clark type role. I just feel that having JT's personality around the club and working with players like Christensen, Rudiger and especially Ampadu could really make a difference. Villa are singing his praises and he has made a significant impact at the club. He could do that back at The Bridge. Lets face it we know he coming back one day. Why not at the end of the season?
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    Our New Stadium

    I just hope the government's plan to snatch Russian money held in this country doesn't reach into Romans pockets.
  14. Andy North

    Andy Carroll - Football has gone mad

    He's an aging croc and overpriced!
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    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.

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