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abramovich last won the day on April 2

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  1. ANTONIO CONTE STAYS!

    It won't change anything. He's as good as gone.
  2. Dermot Drummy

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-43647451 This is so sad. What's going on. First Butch, and now this. R.I.P. Dermot.
  3. Matej Delač

    http://www.goal.com/en/news/chelseas-longest-serving-player-matej-delac-leaves-with-no/6ct0raj3pov817q36fkxcw8vg What a legend. Eight years and no goals conceded. And people thought it was not possible. Will be missed.
  4. RIP Ray Wilkins

    R.I.P. Ray. Terrible news.
  5. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    No, I don't think he got the players he'd asked for. And given that he overachieved in his first season with no backing in the transfer market I believe he had the right to feel angry with the board for letting him down again. Now, if at this point he'd told them where to go and left, I'd have nothing but respect and gratitude for Antonio Conte, but he chose to line up his pockets and proceded to sabotage our season while making sure everyone knew it wasn't his, but club's fault that we're playing so badly. Clearly there's a rift between the board and the manager. Our board operates in a way that they treat each new manager as an employee. We give you the players we can get and you do your best with them, and if we're unhappy with the performances/results, out the door you go. Doesn't mean they don't listen to his suggestions, but that's what it is for them, a suggestion. I guess Conte counted on having more power in key decisions regarding the transfers and he was frustrated when he never got what he wanted. And the longer it went on, the more frustrated he got. My problem with him is that he allowed his emotions get in the way of doing his job and we all, the team, the board and most importantly, the fans, suffered as a result.
  6. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    What a difference a year makes. This time last season I was so taken with our new manager, who despite not getting the players he'd asked for managed to put together a brilliant title winning side, which was just what the doctor ordered after the 2015-16 10th place fiasco. Now it's the opposite feeling. i still blame the board and owner for not backing him in the transfer market but that's no excuse for giving up and bitching and moaning at every opportunity about your hard lot in life. Disgraceful is what I call it. Magnificent in his first season and absolute shambles in the second. It's not even that we've been losing, it's the defeatist attitude coming from someone whose job is to motivate the players. I've already said it on this very thread, he should have walked in the summer, I'm sure he would have had no problem getting a job in a top club after the title winning season. If he's such a man of principle that he reminds everyone who'd listen at every presser how he was let down by the club, why not just leave and go where you'll be appreciated? No, he chose money and a bigger contract for the same duration. So why then are you constantly bitching how tough your job is? Non one forced you to stay. Shut the f**k up and get on with it. We have a separate thread to discuss how sh*t our board is, so I won't mention them here. But there's simply no excuse to fail like the team did this season. Cry all you want about broken promises, about the players you didn't get, and crappy players you got instead, the fact is, you've had more than enough to finish in a top four spot and you f**ked up. This is on you.
  7. Andreas Christensen

    He doesn't have a nasty side to him. Every top defender does. He also gets muscled out quite easly. I remember Rondon making him look like a little boy. Even a limited player like Cahill is much better at this part of the game. And of course, errors basically every game. Oh come on now, how many excuses does he need? He lacks physical strength, mental toughness and awareness, is prone to mistakes and he contributes f**k all at the attacking end. I know he's a defender but I'm still waiting to see him score a goal, a header, anything.
  8. Butch

    That's a terrible news. Hope he recovers.
  9. Tanguy Ndombele

    This man is worth signing just for his cool name alone, but I was quite impressed by the compilation. Anyone knows him and how good he really is?
  10. If Kane is out, that's a big plus for us. According to Southgate Delle Alli has been playing through groin injury, so he isn't fully fit, either. Every match till the end of the season is a must win for us, but this one is even more so because we're playing our rival for the fourth spot. Anything less than a win and I'm afraid it's over.
  11. First team squad outgoings?

    Hence the word 'ideally', my friend. Plus, we may get a nice chunk of change for Batshuayi, Zouma, Van Ginkel and a few others which may offset some of the expences. Offloading Pedro, Cahill etc may free up some money on the wage bill, too. It's still a lot of money, but we've been living quite modestly in terms of net spend for years now and just recently signed a new major sponsor. If we don't change our approach, we're bound to turn into a pre-Klopp Liverpool or current version of Arsenal.
  12. First team squad outgoings?

    OUT: Cahill, Pedro, Bakayoko, one of Moses/Zappacosta, IN: Alderweireld (Spurs), Bailey (Bayer), Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio), Fabinho (Monaco), Felipe Anderson (Lazio), Golovin (CSKA). Ideally, it would be Isco for Fabregas, Savic for Bakayoko, Alderweireld for Cahill, Bailey for Pedro, Anderson for Moses (or Zappa).
  13. First team squad outgoings?

    Double post.
  14. First team squad outgoings?

    Why are people mentioning Verratti as a realistic option? He's one of the best midfielders in the world and plays for the world's richest club. The chances of us getting him are zero. Unless it's a fantasy thing. There are two areas we need serious upgrade, imo. First, central midfield. Kante desperately needs another top class performer next to him.I don't care if we have to spend most of our transfer budget on it, we need it. Second, right back position. Nether Moses, nor Zappacosta are goo enough. I'd replace both, but I doubt it's finacially viable. Still, we need quality player on the right. Alonso has turned out to be a shrewd buy and I have a good feeling about Emerson, but the opposing flank needs to do a whole lot better. Whether we need another starting striker I don't know. At the start of the season Morata looked the dog's bollocks but then it all went to hell. I still feel he has everything to become world class but his mentality needs to change, it's a tough ask and I don't know if he is capable of it.
  15. Luke Shaw

    Ironically it was Mourinho, a Chelsea manager at the time, who criticized him for being motivated by money first.

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