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    chelseablueboy got a reaction from nominator in Is this the end of Roman era at CFC?   
    This
    And remember if Chelsea came up for sale the list of wealthy individuals, companies, even countries that would be interested wouldn't see the club fall from grace any time soon.
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    chelseablueboy reacted to mclovin83 in Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager   
    Things you can't blame Conte for:
    - Individual errors. It must be said there have been plenty in recent weeks; the Barca & Tottenham games probably decided by them. You are always going to get the odd mad mistake over the course of the season, but we have shot ourselves in the foot time and time again this season. I can't remember a season peppered with so many individual bollock dropping moments. 
    - Injuries. Every team has them. Last season we barley had any, this season we have had plenty. We should be able to cope, but it's undeniable that it hasn't been a good season when it comes to injuries (Luiz, Morata, Barkley, Cortouis to name a few who have all missed more games than you would hope). 
    - Squad Strength. I believe Conte has had input on who we sign, but not a great deal more than that. I believe our squad is a lot better than Conte (and his apologists) would have you believe, but it could be better. Unlike Pep & Mourinho, he clearly hasn't had all of his primary targets (Sandro, Llorente, Bonnuci and the like). 
    Things you can blame Conte for:
    - His Attitude. It stinks, and it has done for most of the season. His body language has been the worst of any manager I have ever seen in the Chelsea dugout and it's unforgivable. I have never genuinely thought that a Manager might be intentionally trying to lose games, but this season I have had to question that theory. He, at times, has looked like he genuinely couldn't give a toss (stark contract to last season when he was the other end of the spectrum). No emotion, hands in pockets, straight down the tunnel at full time regardless of result. Add his constant pissing and moaning about the board (woe is me), and his weekly reminders that his squad isn't good enough and it's no wonder there is such a dark cloud lingering over the club with non stop gossip of players wanting out. He has created a complete sense of negativity around the club, and I think it has clearly effected the players. 
    - Tactics. Last season he was rightly given full credit for switching to 3-5-2. This season, he has watched us be out-done tactically time and time again and done nothing about it. No change to formation, no change to tactics, and substitutions are too little, too late (often consisting of like for like swaps or taking off our most creative player when chasing a game). Nowhere near good enough. 
    - Players Under-performing. You can't blame him for individual errors, but for me, he is paid to get the best out of players. This isn't happening. Bakayoko, Drinkwater, Luiz to name a few, are all players who have disappeared this season. There is a £100M worth of players there who have made no meaningful positive contribution this season. 
    Fall Outs- I think the Costa & Luiz situations have lead to his popularity plummeting in the dressing room. This is my own speculation only, but I can't imagine it has helped get the players on side. Two massive characters, and he has gone to war with them. At the time, I didn't have an issue with him laying down the law and letting everyone know who was boss, but in hindsight, it hasn't gone well has it. Also, his pathetic spat with Mourinho was painful to watch and did him no favours at all. Mourinho came out of it with no credit either, but it's what he does, Conte should have known better than to get involved. 
     
    All in all, I don't see how anyone can suggest Conte has done nothing wrong this season. He has done a lot wrong. 
     
     
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    chelseablueboy reacted to Brutos in Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager   
    He's basically said all season his players aren't good enough, if you are in a working environment where your boss keeps saying he doesn't have the right tool's to do the job, meaning he needs better staff there comes a point where you will just say screw this do it yourself then. He's basically moaned from the FA cup final last year until now non stop about more quality. We are definitely better than 5th, he's sapped the energy from the team and players with his negative attitude.
     
     
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    chelseablueboy got a reaction from Wsuffolkblue in Man City Vs Chelsea (PL) Sun 04 Mar 2018 16:00 UK   
    I feel this way too..
    I'm sick to f**king death of Conte whining on about the ambition of the club.. Ambition !!  Where was the f**king ambition in that set up today ???  Were like a minnow club going to a big side in the cup, absolutely pathetic.
    I fast forwarded the game just to see the goals (well goal) as i couldn't bear to watch us play like that.
    That was dreadful, utterly gutless and if Conte cant pick a side with some intention of winning a game then I for one will not be sorry to see him gone.
     
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    chelseablueboy reacted to abister1 in Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager   
    Exactly what I keep saying. The trend seems to be they provide players for positions where he indicates he wants players. If they can get who he wants they do and if not they provide someone else. 
    They definitely are not breaking their backs or going against their own policies to get the players he wants and that is exactly what everyone should expect as you can't give full backing to a man that hasn't even shown the willingness to be your manager long term.
    I think he realises this was a big mistake now hence his statement a couple of days that he was ready to even extend his stay beyond current contract . 
    All we see today is a fall out of poor decisions made by the manager over the summer. He axed Costa, board probably tongue lashed him privately but supported him publicly, he came back in a strop and started taking pot shots at them after refusing the extension. Club probably felt slighted and just like everyone's alarm bells were ringing when he didn't extend so would theirs' have.
    You may not want to stay beyond a particular time but you generally extend. If they say 4 years you say 2 years and both parties know that can fall apart in 2 months but its the tone you set by not extending.
    Why should they buy who you want? 
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    chelseablueboy reacted to CFCholland in Alvaro Morata   
    I believe Morata has it all except the mindset. He's a wimp and I don't think that's something that can change overnight. Needs to stop feeling sorry for himself, stop flapping to the ground and start to man the f**k up and score some goals.
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    chelseablueboy got a reaction from The Don Antonio in Chelsea Vs Leicester (PL) Sat Jan 13th 2018 15:00 UK   
    This...  If Pedro was good enough last year he's good enough this, we have enough players to rotate away from the really big games and Conte's continual mithering about tiredness is giving players an excuse.. Look at Tibo's interview after the game.
    The bottom line is we have a striker out of form and our back up is next to useless. I really have no idea why Batman is even considered to be anywhere near top premier league level, his general play is dreadful.
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    chelseablueboy reacted to Brutos in Tiémoué Bakayoko   
    Just remember this is the guy who bullied Manchester city twice last season in the CL he doesn't go from that to a bad player. Give the guy time jeez
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    chelseablueboy reacted to Elliott in David Luiz back at Chelsea   
    Last season we generally saw the best of Luiz. Dependable, aggressive, composed. This season, the 'undesirable' elements have crept back in. Rash challenges, poor decision making, getting caught out of position too often. To top it all off, being viewed laughing on the pitch whilst being hammered by Roma (whatever the reason) should not happen. It's unprofessional.
    Clearly, this decision is about as 'tactial' as when Diego was left out last January when wanting a move to China. Conte would never let it be known publicly, but the two have obviously had a major coming together.
    I really hope this is the beginning of a change of culture at the club, which is sorely needed. For too long, the players seem to have ruled the roost. Conte won't stand for that, and unless the board choose to back a manager for once, things will never change.
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    chelseablueboy reacted to Slojo in Michael Emenalo Appreciation Thread   
    People disrespecting him are so stupid honestly, they have no idea what he's ever done for the club for starters. I went on youtube and watched some videos about Emenalo stepping down and all the top comments with hundreds of likes were Chelsea fans saying "Thank god" "About time" "Great decision I'm so happy"... Why are people so sure Emenalo was making bad decisions at this club? Either way, I think we've had some good years at the club and I'm sure he has been responsible for some success and some negatives. 
    What we can take is that since his appointment as director the youth department has significantly improved, the scouting has been tremendous, we have some great up and coming talent. I actually like our loaning system also, I think it's worked for a lot of players. We've made some tremendous signings since 2011, that was when he was promoted to technical director. Before then we were signing the likes of Shevchenko, Veron, Mutu, Torres, Crespo, Del Horno, Kezman, Boulahrouz, Shaun Wright Phillips... All for big fees during their time and absolute flops, I'm sure I can name more if I really think about it. 
    Since Emenalo has been in charge we haven't made ridiculous signings like that, who has flopped here really? Marko Marin was a pointless buy but he was a bargain, we signed Salah & Cuadrado who are actually good players but we never gave them the chance. Besides those signings, we've made careful and superb transfers. 
    We can only go by what we see, maybe Emenalo didn't purely make all those decisions, who knows, however since he has arrived we've been very short on squad depth which I believe has caught up with us this season and a few other seasons, I think we took a very long time transition from 2011 only to finally get the right team in 2014. Messing about trying to sign Modric only for him to go to Real Madrid, selling Daniel Sturridge when he was 10 times the striker Torres was at the time, selling KDB probably the worst decision we've made since Robben. 
    Other than that, I would give him a good rating, while keeping in mind I could be completely wrong. 
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    chelseablueboy reacted to Barrettinator in Emanalo The Problem   
    It's always shocking to me to see posts like this. Even more shocking that majority of Chelsea fans seem to share this opinion that he somehow scammed his way to the position of Technical Director of one of the top football clubs in the world with zero prior qualifications or track record. Doesn't that sound ridiculous to you?
    How is it that majority of Chelsea fans (at least online) don't seem to know what Emenalo's background was? Didn't even know his basic role at the club either when all that information is readily available online?
    He has gotten blame for things that aren't his duty and been denied credit for things that were his duty. Amazing.
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    chelseablueboy got a reaction from The Don Antonio in Chelsea vs Everton (LC) 25th October 2017 19:45 KO   
    A Chelsea second string, that have never played together and barely trained as a group i would wager just beat a full strength everton team desperate for a win....
    I say well done the young lads and those who don't get regular starts.
    Can't some just give some credit where it's due, on paper they should have battered us.
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    chelseablueboy got a reaction from The Don Antonio in Chelsea vs Everton (LC) 25th October 2017 19:45 KO   
    A Chelsea second string, that have never played together and barely trained as a group i would wager just beat a full strength everton team desperate for a win....
    I say well done the young lads and those who don't get regular starts.
    Can't some just give some credit where it's due, on paper they should have battered us.
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    chelseablueboy got a reaction from The Don Antonio in Chelsea vs Everton (LC) 25th October 2017 19:45 KO   
    A Chelsea second string, that have never played together and barely trained as a group i would wager just beat a full strength everton team desperate for a win....
    I say well done the young lads and those who don't get regular starts.
    Can't some just give some credit where it's due, on paper they should have battered us.
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    chelseablueboy got a reaction from The Don Antonio in Chelsea vs Everton (LC) 25th October 2017 19:45 KO   
    A Chelsea second string, that have never played together and barely trained as a group i would wager just beat a full strength everton team desperate for a win....
    I say well done the young lads and those who don't get regular starts.
    Can't some just give some credit where it's due, on paper they should have battered us.
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    chelseablueboy got a reaction from The Don Antonio in Chelsea vs Everton (LC) 25th October 2017 19:45 KO   
    A Chelsea second string, that have never played together and barely trained as a group i would wager just beat a full strength everton team desperate for a win....
    I say well done the young lads and those who don't get regular starts.
    Can't some just give some credit where it's due, on paper they should have battered us.
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    chelseablueboy got a reaction from The Don Antonio in Chelsea vs Everton (LC) 25th October 2017 19:45 KO   
    A Chelsea second string, that have never played together and barely trained as a group i would wager just beat a full strength everton team desperate for a win....
    I say well done the young lads and those who don't get regular starts.
    Can't some just give some credit where it's due, on paper they should have battered us.
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    chelseablueboy got a reaction from The Don Antonio in Chelsea vs Everton (LC) 25th October 2017 19:45 KO   
    A Chelsea second string, that have never played together and barely trained as a group i would wager just beat a full strength everton team desperate for a win....
    I say well done the young lads and those who don't get regular starts.
    Can't some just give some credit where it's due, on paper they should have battered us.
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    chelseablueboy got a reaction from The Don Antonio in Chelsea vs Everton (LC) 25th October 2017 19:45 KO   
    A Chelsea second string, that have never played together and barely trained as a group i would wager just beat a full strength everton team desperate for a win....
    I say well done the young lads and those who don't get regular starts.
    Can't some just give some credit where it's due, on paper they should have battered us.
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    chelseablueboy got a reaction from The Don Antonio in Chelsea vs Everton (LC) 25th October 2017 19:45 KO   
    A Chelsea second string, that have never played together and barely trained as a group i would wager just beat a full strength everton team desperate for a win....
    I say well done the young lads and those who don't get regular starts.
    Can't some just give some credit where it's due, on paper they should have battered us.
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    chelseablueboy got a reaction from The Don Antonio in Chelsea vs Everton (LC) 25th October 2017 19:45 KO   
    A Chelsea second string, that have never played together and barely trained as a group i would wager just beat a full strength everton team desperate for a win....
    I say well done the young lads and those who don't get regular starts.
    Can't some just give some credit where it's due, on paper they should have battered us.
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    chelseablueboy got a reaction from The Don Antonio in Chelsea vs Everton (LC) 25th October 2017 19:45 KO   
    A Chelsea second string, that have never played together and barely trained as a group i would wager just beat a full strength everton team desperate for a win....
    I say well done the young lads and those who don't get regular starts.
    Can't some just give some credit where it's due, on paper they should have battered us.
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    chelseablueboy got a reaction from The Don Antonio in Chelsea vs Everton (LC) 25th October 2017 19:45 KO   
    A Chelsea second string, that have never played together and barely trained as a group i would wager just beat a full strength everton team desperate for a win....
    I say well done the young lads and those who don't get regular starts.
    Can't some just give some credit where it's due, on paper they should have battered us.
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    chelseablueboy got a reaction from The Don Antonio in Chelsea vs Everton (LC) 25th October 2017 19:45 KO   
    A Chelsea second string, that have never played together and barely trained as a group i would wager just beat a full strength everton team desperate for a win....
    I say well done the young lads and those who don't get regular starts.
    Can't some just give some credit where it's due, on paper they should have battered us.
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    chelseablueboy got a reaction from The Don Antonio in Chelsea vs Everton (LC) 25th October 2017 19:45 KO   
    A Chelsea second string, that have never played together and barely trained as a group i would wager just beat a full strength everton team desperate for a win....
    I say well done the young lads and those who don't get regular starts.
    Can't some just give some credit where it's due, on paper they should have battered us.

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