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  1. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

    The state of this place sometimes. God sake!!
  2. Marcos Alonso signs for Chelsea.

    I don't like to say or think we are getting a player to replace him but rather to support and provide competition(which helps you be at the top of your game). He is a very effective player, offensively and defensively. I like that he has that killer instinct when in the opposition area and I saw an impressive stat on Sky Sports this morning about him having the most goals contribution by a defensive player which supports this.
  3. Caam onnn (Conte's accent for come on). They always pull it off when the odds are stacked against don't they? Off the mark. Let's go!!!
  4. Diego "the guv'nor" Costa

    Yeh but not much takers. Lots of fans would like him at their club but most managers would actually stay clear. The fastest way to lose your job is by being undermined by a player especially a star man. Atletico were always the best cos of his relationship with them. He and simeone are dirty scoundrels so get along well. So I would say that amount I'd fair. Actually making a profit aft er r he helped deliver 2 titles,lots of negative press when he was on the pitch and now he's off it. Was it worth it I'd say yeah some may argue otherwise. Just think some players come to a club stay 3 years and move on. Without helping delivering titles. He's a man you can love and hate but I'd just say I'm glad saga may be near over.
  5. Alex Sandro

    Wouldn't really put Stones and Koulibaly on the world class scale . Even the other 2 are debatable. Sure good players in their own right but world class? I beg to differ.
  6. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    Yeh pal, know that. Just a throwaway comment. My Sarcy didn't quite get there. But honestly he was never respected, regarded or loved. Vilified in the dictionary probably has a picture of him under it. Fans are quite disloyal in the real sense of the word but expect loyalty from their star men or favoured players. A boy that chose us over Man Utd. For that alone it is cult status for me. And always professional, never kicked up a fuss. I always maintain my view that Chelsea, primarily Mourinho limited his career. He might not have lasted as long at the level he did but would have been more respected for his work on the pitch in his growing developing years if under a more attacking minded manager.
  7. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    The fans were never fans of Mikel. Did you arrive here late?
  8. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    It's hard to be disappointed if you already have the mindset that we won't have him long term. Like i have said before tops 2 more seasons but even that will be an achievement with the way things have escalated. As fans we are emotional, that is the essence of it all but if we stop for a second and just be rational isn't it obvious? My feeling is that Conte communicated a desire to leave this season when he maybe saw the transfer strategy as handicapping him. The only way the club could hold on to him was an increased pay package, crucially with no extension on length (signifying no desire or commitment to staying long term) At that point the club knew that they were facing the situation of a "first" with him. A manager dumping them. They would maybe back him if they feel that would improve the chances but problem here is that he is not only wanting to commit to them but also throwing a spanner in the works of their long term strategy of making money from players as drafted by their visionary board. It is obvious board and manager are on different paths at the moment hence why all the media stories are coming up. It isn't too difficult to work out . Case in point; initially they sang from same sheet with Conte on Costa now club's official stance is for him to return and compete for a place. If they are in agreement with the manager (who doesn't want Costa) does that make sense? Plus people criticise Conte for letting so many players go on loan but managers don't negotiate loans, they could advise but ultimately club's decision. In this case, he isn't even a manager. The main issue i think is clarity. The same way they give us no clarity on what their plans are it seems they have left Conte unclear as to situation of things as well.
  9. Random Rumours

  10. Random Rumours

    Spot on. Just some clarity. We have reasonable fans judging from what i see on here. You have the odd domestic tiff {DonAntonio i'm not accusing you lol ;-) } but if you looked around a few other fan forums, the cesspit of vile abuse and lack of sensibilities is shocking, more than it should be. Let the fans know what you're up to. I'm not entitled and demand title victory year after year, or even top 4 as i believe it is a competitive league. I just want the right things to be done with some modicum of respect shown to the fans.
  11. Random Rumours

    No way they would have waited.This same board we've been watching their actions? When they see the ££££ calling, what are they waiting for? Don't forget most of our Grade A and B loan dealings always have a great financial angle for the club.
  12. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

    And to be fair he has more tactical intelligence than some of our players(without mentioning names), the rough edges could be worked on in training by a hands on manager such as one we currently have.
  13. Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    Exactly. When we can't trust our youth to play, make mistakes and learn for better from them we have no hope. Well at least the sales strategy of youth is working. Hopefully we can get like £15- 20m for him as that's probably our actual agenda. Waste of a great academy by a visionary money men- and woman- board.
  14. Nope, he won't be kicking himself because he's seen this sh*t happen for donkey years. How many times have we had the opportunity to give youngsters a chance but we didn't. We only conjecture and say stuff like "if he had stayed maybe he would have got his chance now" but no need for that. I'm now in full support of ALL of our youth players following their dreams for first team week in week out football elsewhere. We are a joke of a club that won't give them a chance. The club, the managers and the fans. We won't give them a chance.
  15. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    I don't think he is totally wrong. I have been concerned at the rate we have gone through the top managers. What will happen eventually is no one to turn to as we've gone though them and then we will have to look inward like Barca, Real, Juve and the rest of the elite have done in recent years. That's when we will have the managers that some might consider as not top level. Maybe tier 2 or 3. Such as Brendan Rogers who i personally feel after his Scottish sojourn will come back to England and will probably manage Chelsea in his next 2 english club jobs. Its not what i want by any means but the churn of top managers by our club makes this a very real possibility.