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  1. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    "one bad game" Good one. You do like to throw a bit of made up guff into your posts for dramatic effect don't you. "Matic had one bad game in his entire Chelsea career but those shallow & fickle Chelsea fans had their pitch forks out and were waiting for him down Wembey way, hounding him out of the club. Look, now they are doing the same to Mr Perfect, aka Conte, who has never done anything wrong, ever" In reality, Matic had more than one bad game. He was decent overall in my opinion, but he was inconsistent, and f**king dog sh*t against Arsenal in the FA Cup. The point was that there was genuine belief at the time that bakayoko could be better. This option was still valid when we played United at Stamford Bridge & Bakayoko impressed in a midfield that wiped the floor with United and Matic. As for Conte being the "perfect Manager", that is clearly subjective. It's quite obvious you can see no wrong in him. Love is blind as they say.
  2. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    No I wouldn't have said we were "better," but I wasn't complaining. I thought they were good signings, and pretty much the best out there that was realistically available. Do you actually remember just how sh*t Matic was in the FA Cup final against Arsenal? Many Chelsea fans were rejoicing when we shifted him & signed Bakayoko.
  3. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    So basically you are upset that we aren't the club with the most money anymore.
  4. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    "you people" Haha "spent a bit...... on crap" Were you saying Morata & Bakayoko were crap when we signed them? I bet you weren't. Shock, horror- we sold some players as we endeavour to break even and be a sustainable business model. However much you huff and puff, nothing changes the fact that only Man City spent more than us.
  5. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    LOL. All this whilst spending more on transfers than every club in England bar City....
  6. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    Your posts are actually painful to read, no offence. A jumble of words and broken English; I have no idea what is going on to be honest.
  7. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    Yes I am sure the players we signed from Italy during Conte's time at the club were against his wishes. Just happy coincidence that we suddenly started tapping into Serie A for our players with our Italian Manager. I am sure signing Morata was against Conte's wishes too. Get a grip. I think most concede the board could have done more, but lets not get silly, the board didn't sell all our star assets and leave him with a squad of youth players. We sold players, and replaced them at great cost. I don't recall many complaining at the time that we were "downgrading". If we are going to look at "huge issues" then top of the list is a Manager who pisses & moans, puts down the current squad, picks fights with his own players & rival Managers, swipes at the board whenever possible, and stands around the touchline with a face like a slapped arse when he should be motivating & managing his players.
  8. FA Cup Semi Final

    Haha, it's nice to sit back and relax knowing we have sold out now (by the skin of our teeth!).
  9. Welcome Emerson Palmieri!

    Impressive full debut. Looked very calm & balanced on the left, with quality delivery. As others stated, bigger tests to come, but he looked very comfortable. I will be very disappointed if he doesn't start on Sunday.
  10. FA Cup Semi Final

    How do you know how many?
  11. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    I just can't see this as anything but bullsh*t. Only Man City spent more than us in the summer. Conte had a very public, very messy fall out with our star striker, and the club backed Conte and bought him a new £75M striker. Sure, we can question how good the signings were, and how they may have declined (under Conte's management it should be said), but to suggest the club hung him out to dry is just barmy.
  12. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    This is getting comical now to be honest. You say Conte had no options, and demand examples when people say you are wrong. People provide the options Conte could have used. You get your trusty book of excuses out as to why, even though Conte did in fact have options, he is absolved of all blame for not using them. It's like a game of 'excuse bingo' reading your posts. 1. Batman- "several starting opportunities" . How many times did he complete 90 minutes for Conte in the Premier League? Yeah, thought so. Then the excuse book comes out again "weaker league" "different system". It's just guff. His time at Dortmund has clearly demonstrated that used in the correct way, when he is not being drained of all confidence, he can be an asset. It's really that simple. He was an option, but Conte chose to play a false 9 instead. 2. Emerson. I agree he was never going to slot straight in and take a place in the starting 11, but he has been for some time now, and has barely played a minute. It fatigue and a thin squad are the excuses that are getting Conte out of any blame then surely one would start integrating him? 3. Ampadu. Agree. Could have been used more though if the thin squad is the basis of our downfall. 4. Drinkwater. Rusting away on the bench despite the thin squad causing all our problems. Odd. 5. CHO. "what could Conte do" Almost sounds a bit like Conte has too many options there, careful! 6. Luiz. Ah yes the mysterious season long injury that is keeping him out. And what about before that? Ah yes, that's right, Conte had another fall out and checked him on the scrap heap. Great work there. As for the board & Abramovich being "untouchable" ..... really? The board get slaughtered on here, and everywhere else, every time we part ways with a Manager. All you have to do is explore the archives on here to see that. Even now I think most would concede they could have done more in the summer. The board isn't perfect, I am certainly not trying to claim that, but the mess we find ourselves in is on Conte a lot more than the board in my opinion.
  13. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    I don't even think the media have made that much of the situation to be honest. My opinion is based entirely on his comments & body language. Conte has sulked his way through a season, making it as obvious as is humanly possible that he doesn't want to be here. He has, in my opinion, sabotaged our season in the interest of making a point to the board. As far as I am concerned he has acted like a spoiled brat, and has showed the club, as well as the fans who sing his name, absolutely no respect what so ever. As bad as Mourinho may be, it's not a comparable situation in my book.
  14. Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    For me he had done enough at Palace to warrant a chance in our midfield. Our midfield needs major work, and probably major money spent on it, and I think this would be a very good start without spending a penny. I would send Bakayoko out on loan, perhaps even to Palace, and hope he can discover some form & confidence so we don't have to write him off completely after one season.

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