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  1. Victor Moses

    I hope so. He’s a good prospect. He deserves a peek at the first team. Well, at a first team fixture anyway.
  2. Well, we’re through. We lost 2-1 on the night but advance on the away goal. That isn’t half the story though. So much drama and incident. Injuries, own goal, missed sitters, disallowed goal, bad decisions and six minutes of added time! At one point I had no idea how many players we had on the pitch. We made three injury related substitutions but still the knocks kept coming. We were down to 10 when they got their first and we had 9 or 10, I’m really not sure, when they got their second. Phew I said elsewhere and that really is the word. Draw for the next round is on Monday. There are at least three sides left in who are better than Bayern, and who we could do with avoiding. BBC report
  3. Chelsea Ladies FC @ChelseaLFC· 38m Chelsea team: Lindahl; Bright, Flaherty, Eriksson; Blundell, Chapman (c), Mjelde, Thorisdottir; Spence, Kirby, Bachmann. #CLFC
  4. Thanks to a combination of great goalkeeping by Viggy Lindahl and bad finishing from Bayern, our ladies lead 1-0 from the first leg of this UEFA Women’s Champions League knockout tie. The Bavarians remain favourites to progress however. They will feel confident that they can create chances again and convert them this time. We will probably need at least one away goal if we are to hold on. That is not impossible however. We have a good team and strength in depth. This is the third straight season our women have faced German opposition in this Competition but this is the first time we go into the second leg with our heads still above water in the tie. Coverage is available on Chelsea TV, Chelsea TV Online and Chelsea’s YouTube channel. Good luck girls.
  5. Pedant Alert Appolgies for the pedantry but the game does not kick off at 15:00 GMT, it kicks off at 14:00 GMT. That is still 15:00 local time because the UK is currently on daylight saving (BST). The one hour difference between 15:00 GMT and 14:00 GMT might matter to people reading the forum outside of the UK however.
  6. Chelsea Ladies v Bristol City Women (WSL 1) SUN, 24 SEPT 2017

    The last two games each attracted over 2,100 spectators; the top two attendances in women’s football this season. Man City Women have set themselves the target of achieving an average attendance of 3,000 and I see no reason why we can’t match that ambition: - The football is the real deal; outstanding technique, professional fitness levels, sophisticated tactics, crunching tackles, the lot. - We have a great team, featuring some of the top female players in the game. - Our squad is top of the league and will be right in the mix for trophies this season. - The Kingsmeadow venue is well situated, in the heart of Chelsea country, very near to Kingston. - The stadium is easily accessible by train and/or bus, plus there is a large, free, car park within the grounds. - Tickets are unreserved so you can choose where you want to be; seated or standing, behind the goal or on the halfway line. - At £6* full price, and £3* concessions, tickets are affordable. - The atmosphere is welcoming and very family friendly. Get down there, you’ll love it. I do. Next Match: Wednesday 11/10/2017, 7:00pm BST (6:00pm GMT) - Bayern Munich (away), UEFA Women’s Champions League 1st Round, 2nd leg. (Chelsea lead 1-0 from 1st leg.) Next home game: Sunday 29/10/2017, 2:00pm GMT. Website: http://www.chelsealadiesfc.com/matches.html#O7lxgSa2U52laOvb.97 Map & Directions: http://www.chelsealadiesfc.com/gettingToGround.html#PuU7Rq2DYmBJukM6.97 Tickets: On the day (cash only), or in advance from - http://www.chelseafc.com/teams/chelsea-ladies/ticket-information.html * £3 full price, £1 concessions for Continental Tyres Cup.
  7. Candreva

    What follows is pure speculation on my part. Not a scrap of real evidence of to support it but... Based on his reactions at the 2nd leg of the FA Youth Cup Final, I think Antonio likes Dujon. Is a 2-3 year contract for Candreva just about the right length to allow the young man to grow into the job?
  8. Alex Sandro

    Sorry, I'm fed up with this nonsense. How do you know what the board do or don't do? How on the face of this planet are you able to tell us the size of the picture they look at? You honestly believe the drivel you've written here? The board know: - The manager's wishes. The owner's wishes. Who they have or have not bid for. Which of those players are, or are not, interested in joining. The precise response to any offers we've made Which of these offers has been conclusively rejected or withdrawn. The size of the budget at their disposal, and the reason it is set at that level. Of any future deals which may be in the pipeline, and which may influence decisions this summer. And many other pertinent details. You know: - And you want to measure the size of of the picture see against against the size of the one they look at? Funny. As for your Arsenal example, I'm affraid you've just fallen for the heard mentality reaction, and, as so often, the heard view is stupid. You constantly argue that there is a price and that we should pay it. PSG were told of Neymar's buyout clause, they paid it. They didn't tell Barcelona that they wanted to avoid insulting them so they were offering an extra €5m just to be polite. When you buy your Pierre Cardin suits, you don't check the price and then offer them a couple of hundred more. Arsenal were told that bids in excess of £40m would trigger a clause so that's what they bid. It was the information given to them by Suarez's people which was duff, not the bid. They thought there was a price and offered to pay it. I'd have thought you'd have been praising them.
  9. Random Rumours

    For me this is a huge story. I hate the way football's money & player distribution mechanisms entrench certain clubs to allow them ongoing, and self perpetuating, advantages over their would be rivals. What you've said above hadn't occurred to me but it makes perfect sense. It's logical for LA Liga to try to protect the privileged position of its top two clubs, and so its whole league. Logical, but disgusting. I hope that PSG & City will keep sticking it to the old money clubs until they feel forced to accept FFP regulations which are actually fair. Speaking of FFP, Paris must have given some thought to how they are going to cook the books so they can slip this spending through. This little story is going to be fun to watch.
  10. Alex Sandro

    It's the attitude of posters who assume a very complicated problem has a very simple answer which is ridiculous. It is the belief, implicit in so many posts, that we internet bandits know better than the professionals how to negotiate 8, and now 9, figure transfer deals which is ridiculous. In any case Neymar did have a price so a club could choose to pay it. The point many just refuse to see is that, until Juve decide to sell, they won't have a price. They will play the game for sure, and encourage Chelsea to bid sillier and sillier amounts, but they will not name figure, or even have one in mind. How do you pay a price which doesn't exist?
  11. Alex Sandro

    Always is going too far, but this bit of what you say is obvious. This is where you go, and keep going, wrong. Juve don't want to sell, they don't need to sell but, if forced to accept that they must, then their price won't be set as a number. It will be set as an idea. An idea backed by the security that even if they dither too long, reject one too many bids, and cause Chelsea to walk away; they keep the player. That outcome would be presented to the world as a win for The Old Lady, and would allow them to paint themselves as heroes to the fans. Their negotiating idea, "Get as much as we possibly can out of the bar stewards." The only time Juve can be completely certain that Chelsea have bid as much as they are going to is about lunchtime on deadline day. You can't just pay a price which does not exist. A reasonable guess at the current situation is that Sandro is interested in the move, perhaps for the money, perhaps for other reasons too, but that he's not interested enough to agitate for it. There is therefore no pressure on Juve and they can let their idea run it's course.
  12. Alex Sandro

    I agree with you there.
  13. Renato sanches

    Well that may be so, but from what I've seen he's been pretty consistent. Consistently ordinary. The reaction of some Bayern fans suggest that this is their take too.
  14. Alex Sandro

    Dortmund were employing a different strategy based on the fact that they accepted PEA wanted to leave and had set their price. Juve are in a different place. As far as we know they have not accepted that Sandro will leave so they are, or have been, playing things differently. If Juve genuinely do not wish to sell, or are pretending that they don't for negotiating reasons, a deadline makes no sense so they will not set one. If we try to set it, they will simply laugh. If Juve genuinely do not wish to sell, or are pretending that they don't for negotiating reasons, setting a price makes no sense so they won't do it. Any figure we offer will be routinely rejected. This just pay the price idea presupposes that there is a price which Juve have set. In the context described this idea is ridiculous, bordering on childish.
  15. Random Rumours

    Couldn't do worse. Feruze is a hopeless footballer. Whoever watched him and thought that was a player worth signing deserved a rollicking. I'm not a big fan of Gilmour. Has a lot to do to transition to Chelsea U18 level I think, never mind first team. That said he started pre-season well. I wish him all the best. The lad from Celtic is going to be a mega hot property when he's 16. I imagine all sorts of clubs are inviting his parents to measure up various luxury properties, in various European cities, as we 'speak'.