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Nibs last won the day on February 8

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About Nibs

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    I'm up on the hills playing Little Boy Soldiers
  • Birthday 11/12/1963

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    Erm, football & music mainly

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  1. Tiémoué Bakayoko

    Hindsight is a wonderful thing but he had a bad start back in September and it's been downhill since then. Turns out he is a better driver than he is a footballer though.
  2. Rate the signings

    Rudiger - 8 Like him, although still a bit rawZappacosta - 5 Bang average squad player who is also unfortunate to have the appearance of a stage magician rather than a professional footballer!Morata - 4 Started well but has become one very frustrating individual with a LOT to proveBakayoko - 2 Didn't start that well and got worse each time he pulled on a shirt. £40m? f**k me.Emerson - Have hardly seen him but hopefully one for the future so undecidedBarkley - 4 Said before we signed him that he was one of these players who has 1 good game in 10. Hope I'm proved wrong but not Chelsea standard IMO.Giroud - 8 Like him. Does a job, always gives his all and lets defenders know he is there and doesn't fall over on his arse at the slightest touch.Drinkwater - 3 Pointless signing. Another average squad player.Caballero - 6 Okay back-up keeper but not a keepper you would want wearing the gloves for a run of games. All in All - pretty dire.
  3. Ethan Ampadu

    10-20 years ago I would have agreed. But come on, we are mighty Chelsea with a f**k knows how many million pound turnover and we are trying to fleece a little club like Exeter? It would have been such good PR - rather try and save a few quid at a tribunal, we could have done the decent thing and paid them a fair price for a player who is very highly rated and already an International player. Of course, if they were asking for a ridiculous £30M or something then f**k 'em!!
  4. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    I kind of agree. To be fair, he often has brought Zappercosta on for Moses and they are pretty like for like - neither are brilliant - both will do a job. Fabregas for me we have kept him a season past his expiry date. Sure he can still play the killer pass but he has become more of a luxury and his weaknesses now outweigh his positives. I just don't rate Drinkwater - he's another unremarkable player who won't bring fear to the likes of Spurs , Liverpool, City when they see his name on the team-sheet. All just comes back to having a squad that isn't strong enough or has enough depth to compete in four competitions and I totally understand Conte's frustration. I can also understand supporters view in that the team he's selecting every week needs changing but those changes will bring fresher legs but very little in terms of quality.
  5. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    Anyone who honestly thinks that a Top Coach like Conte would deliberately try and sabotage our season must be crazy. I can only imagine that they also subscribe to all the crazy conspiracy theories down the years. I will concede that he has been stubborn. Like many coaches, he clearly has players he trusts and has been guilty of over-playing them, but I have to agree with Saaladin, the options to bring in are very underwhelming. Drinkwater, Barkley, Bakayoko, Pedro, Zappercosta.............these are not players who would be getting into our rivals starting 11. Too many of our good youngsters are out on loan although I do think Ampadu would have got more minutes if he hadn't got injured.
  6. Ethan Ampadu

    Goes to tribunal today to decide on a fee we have to pay Exeter. Find it quite astonishing this sort of thing still happens. We can quite readily spunk £40m on a player like Bakayoko but despite all the Sky money and gate fees etc we have to go to a tribunal rather than just agree to pay a small club like Exeter a decent price? No wonder I'm falling out of love with football.
  7. Most memorable goals against Chelsea

    God, I was at that game at The Bridge - September 1986. We got trounced 6-2. Can remember the game starting well but then as you say, Franz Carr had an absolute stormer and tore our defence to shreds. I think Terry Howard played that day as well and didn't see him too many times after that and Tony Godden was in goal.
  8. Alvaro Morata

    I think it's a case of the last bit. I think we all want to Love Morata and are all desperate for him to succeed, but he really isn't doing himself any favours. Torres time with us is well documented but he/we will always have THAT goal. I know Giroud has a record of being better when coming off the bench but with an important FA Cup semi final approaching, I really can't stand the thought of another inept / half-arsed display from Morata, so i know who I would prefer to see in the starting line-up.
  9. Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    Think the Mods just like to flex their muscles now and again - the power goes to their heads. Just a reminder they can ban who they want when they want. BEWARE!!!
  10. You're saying you'd like changes but you're playing all our key players who could do with a rest? I would rest Azpi, Christensen, Kante and Hazard for sure. Want Giroud to start in the FA Cup but he might still need some game-time so give him 45 minutes.
  11. Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    Surely Not? What's he done? Not who I'd think of as a controversial poster!
  12. Danny Drinkwater

    What a waste of time transfer this was. Never thought we needed Drinkwater - extremely underwhelming signing so no surprise how it has turned out and we'd have been better of keeping Chalobah or Ake (won't say RLC as I know he needed more game time).
  13. Blimey. I'm lucky in that I'm getting a bit of an old bastard and there really aren't that many artists that I like enough these days to want to go and see perform. I really have to be into an artist / band to want to go and watch them perform a whole concert and at those sort of prices they can f**k right off. Prefer festival type gigs now where you can see a few acts and there's plenty more going on, but then I'm not into camping either!
  14. Jesus, I remember going to see Arctic Monkeys in Brixton back in about 2007/2008 and I think the ticket cost me about £12. Such a rip-off with all these acts now and ticket prices and they're not even as good now as they once were (IMO).
  15. Random Rumours

    I remember being aware of him and his music but to be honest would have still been more interested in playing with my Action Man at the time - you are that bit older than me YB!!

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