Mate, it's the same every year (and I don't mean from Zeta, I just mean in general). There are forum/internet/twitter "experts" who want to fire the board....yes, the same board that has won us 2 premierships in the last three seasons ("but...if they'd backed Jose in his second season, we could have won three in a row" they cry...dealing in absolute hypothetical).
These same people are the ones who clamber to believe every story about our opposition signing players XYZ. They'll claim that "we're not acting fast enough," or that we are "being left behind," etc. And yet, when none of those rumours materialize they'll say nothing about the oppositions boards failing to land their players. Look, don't get me wrong, sometimes the way we do business does baffle me. But I don't know what's already agreed between us and other clubs, and nor does anyone on this forum.
Emenalo OUT...MARIA OUT. Give me a break. We seem to be avoiding paying over the odds for players, which has been our MO for the last few seasons, so why should we be like City or Milan who are spending insane amounts of money? I think those days for Chelsea are passed, Maybe one "marquee" signing now and then?
Sadly, there are people who will never be pleased. They want instant gratification. One bad game...should never have bought them. Moses stupidly dives and gets sent off....SELL HIM!!!
The Silly Season. If you're ever going to learn anything about it, it's that the journos and all these stories are just as big a guess work as most of us could come up with.
We are a big club, we will be linked with everyone. Then if we don't sign them (for example, Douglas Costa we were linked with a season or so ago and it never materialized) and they go to another team, it's easy for the press to cover their arses by saying that the player "snubbed" Chelsea.