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Backbiter last won the day on February 16 2015

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  1. Diego "the guv'nor" Costa

    Happy that this has been concluded. All three parties should be celebrating. Us, for getting three productive years and two titles from Diego, plus a healthy profit on the deal. AM, for seeing a legend return to a club that keeps seeing its superstar strikers poached away. And the player himself, who gets the move he's been hankering after for most of the past three seasons. I'd love them to win the next three Spanish titles (why stop at three?). Conte deserves flak for that ridiculous text that has possibly lost the club millions by reducing our bargaining power, but he's not exactly made a lot of mistakes in his time with us, so we should go easy on him.
  2. Diego "the guv'nor" Costa

    Anyone seen this article on our income from sales since 2014? http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/chelsea-players-transfer-fees-costa-10713553 £500m, they reckon. But they seem to overlook the £10m we were reported to make in sell-on fees when KdB left Wolfsburg for Citeh. And wasn't there any sell-on profit in the Lukaku deal? I've read conflicting reports, although most seem to blame José for not including one (as if he had any hand in transfer negotiations).
  3. Dujon Sterling

    Looks a real prospect.
  4. Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2017/2018

    I knew about the Barkley transfer. Was it the Ox as well?
  5. Vintage Blues pictures and film

    I remember reading that. It was in Hudson's book.
  6. No complaints about the red. Yes, as Conte said, he was fouled by Sanchez immediately before but Oliver ignored that, but that's no excuse. It was, though, a similar challenge to the ones by Gueye and Vertonghen that only earned yellows. It seems players are allowed to tackle like that against us, but we get properly punished for it. Correctly, but the inconsistency is blatant. The comparison with the yellow for the overhead and Mane's kick to the face last week is ridiculous. Neither the BBC commentator, nor Ian Wright nor Souness, who all felt Luiz should have gone for the overhead, made reference to the fact that one was a dangerous studs-up challenge, and the other wasn't.
  7. Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2017/2018

    My brother's old college mate was from Shrewsbury, and he always said Shroosbury. I'll be interested in Bq's answer.
  8. One of THE great wins of my life. Still gives me shivers. Watched it with my Northern in an Irish bar in the French Alps. I've got a pretty awesome record watching Chelsea while on holiday abroad (Vicenza, the Ivanovic game at Anfield, the 2-1 at OT with Crohn's offside goal, the 4-1 West Ham game when Maniche got sent off, Spuds away this season), but that was the best of all. There used to be an incredible video on YouTube with amazing footage taken in our end with the backing track 'Someday' by Ash. Everyone should watch it, but it seems to have disappeared, sadly. Edit: Found it! Edit 2: The guy who made the video(she'd 69) has requested that this link be used to share it, not the one I originally used. I can't get rid of the second link though! Sorry.
  9. Frank Lampard retires from playing football

    As do most people.
  10. Cheap phones

    That's what I have. Very happy with it. Excellent battery life. £50 mint condition on Ebay nearly 2 years ago.
  11. Antonio Rudiger

    My son pointed out the other day that Rudiger is the same age as Josh McEachran.
  12. Motson retires

    Peter Alliss, Peter O'Sullevan, Jim Laker, John Arlott, Richie Benaud, Harry Carpenter, Johnathan Pearce. One of those might be a bit out of place in that list.
  13. Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2017/2018

    You forgot that Burnley should also have had a man sent off for a knee high studs-up tackle - in the same game in which Cahill was red-carded. So, if you add in the McGuire handball, in the four fixtures we've played so far there have been four huge, potentially game-changing decisions not given our way. Note the complete lack of attention to these decisions in the media. MotD didn't even bother to show the Gueye leg-breaking challenge.
  14. Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2017/2018

    It's not who he was playing for, but who he was playing against.
  15. Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2017/2018

    Rio Ferdinand bewildered by Mane red card - posts evidence that head high tackles were OK in his day: https://twitter.com/rioferdy5/status/906620383465558017 https://twitter.com/rioferdy5/status/906620533114097664 I remember the Joe Cole one was in the Moscow final in 2008. Don't remember the Malouda one. Someone also posted the Diaby kick to JT's face that was also not even a free kick (should have been a pen).