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  • Birthday 24/09/1954

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  1. Sorry for the bad grammar, that should have read "Don't". Too much fluid intake I suppose!!
  2. Jason Cundy, Chelsea fan supreme!
  3. The general media have ALWAYS hated us since RA took over, but do we give a sh*te? ..... I for one doesn't!
  4. The only clowns we have at the club are in the boardroom. A succession of managers who have won trophies and then asked the board to back them in the summer transfer market only to have their requests, without exception, discarded. As a result, some have left, others were sacked. The worst thing you can do as a Chelsea manager is win something, you do that and the board expect you to do it again with the same squad the following season. Here's a list of managers we've had since 2004. Some great names in there ( with the exception of AVB) who were not backed by our illustrious board after they had put some serious silverware in the cabinet. And look at the timescale some of them were given? Period Manager Country born 01/07/2016 - 30/06/2021 Antonio Conte 31/07/1969 20/12/2015 - 30/06/2016 Guus Hiddink 08/11/1946 18/12/2015 - 19/12/2015 Steve Holland 30/04/1970 01/07/2013 - 17/12/2015 José Mourinho 26/01/1963 21/11/2012 - 30/06/2013 Rafa Benítez 16/04/1960 05/03/2012 - 21/11/2012 Roberto Di Matteo 29/05/1970 01/07/2011 - 04/03/2012 André Villas-Boas 17/10/1977 01/07/2009 - 30/06/2011 Carlo Ancelotti 10/06/1959 16/02/2009 - 30/06/2009 Guus Hiddink 08/11/1946 10/02/2009 - 15/02/2009 Ray Wilkins 14/09/1956 01/07/2008 - 09/02/2009 Luiz Felipe Scolari 09/11/1948 20/09/2007 - 24/05/2008 Avram Grant 06/05/1955 01/07/2004 - 19/09/2007 José Mourinho 26/01/1963
  5. Fansince65

    Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2017/2018

    While he deserves a good send off, a large number of those Gooner hypocrites singing his name are the same ones who marched from Highbury to the Emirates with banners saying "WENGER OUT!" and boycotting home games where there were stacks of empty seats around the stadium. I as a Chelsea fan won't miss him for a minute, but I can appreciate what he's done in football, maybe not too much recently, but overall. P.S. Thought it was a nice touch that the first thing he spoke about was wishing Fergie well.
  6. Fansince65

    SAF

    It's at times like this that football rivalry needs to be set aside. I hated the bloke with a vengeance when he was leading United to trophy after trophy and blaming everyone else and their brother whenever they got beat. But the bottom line is the man is a footballing legend, whatever team you support you have to take your hat off to what he achieved as a manager. Pretty much unsurpassed in the history of the beautiful game. Get well soon Fergie you cranky old bugger, here's to a full and speedy recovery. The game still needs people like you, and your family need you as well.
  7. Fansince65

    RIP Ray Wilkins

    An absolute credit to our club throughout his whole life.
  8. Fansince65

    RIP Ray Wilkins

    As someone who saw Ray make his debut for us at the age of 17, and who is in the same age group him, I am totally floored by his death. He was one of the true greats that I had the pleasure of seeing come through the ranks down at the Bridge, and who I also had the genuine pleasure to meet at several informal "Disco Nights" the club used to run in the West stand on Saturday nights back in the 70s when the players would happily attend and mix with the supporters (different days back then!) Ray aways had time to talk to people and was always willing to smile and pose for a photo with the fans, something he continued to do for the whole of his life. One of the truly nicest people you could ever wish to meet, not only in football terms but as a human being and a person. God bless Ray, it was a pleasure to have you associated with our club. If the people upstairs had any sense, (which they clearly don't) they would have kept you and Carlo on and by now we would probably have several Champions League titles under our belt. R.I.P SIR, WE LOVE YOU AND ALWAYS WILL.
  9. And so say all of us. He's just got that sort of face you want to set light to!
  10. Listening to Hazard on Sky earlier saying how, "we will have to defend as a team" tells us everything we need to know about Contes game plan for tonight? Ten men behind the ball and let's try and go for damage limitation.
  11. Please see my previous post for my answer to this.
  12. I don't blame Conte one bit for this shambles that he is currently being forced to endure! He's been let down by the players and the board. Do you honestly believe players like Bakayoko, Drinkwater and Barkley are his choice? ?? he has been handed a sow's ear by the board and told to make them a silk purse out of it! It makes me so bloody angry. Man City and others look at the situation in their house and decide it needs updating, so they pop into Harrods or Fortnum & Masons to do their shopping, what do we do? - we have a look in Homebase or Argos during the January sales!!! He earmarked 5 signings he wanted in the summer, including, Bellotti, Danio and Alex Sandro and what do we get?.... players that can't get a starting place in their own club because they're cheaper by a couple of million quid. Don't believe for one minute that he has that much control over who leaves and who comes in, that's all decided upstairs and then he's told about it, and that includes players going out on loan, it's been like that for a long time now, (I happen to know that as a fact from a former board member of about 8 years ago) Conte has consistently criticised the clubs transfer policy, claiming we don't have enough quality in depth for a long season in which we are expected to be challenging for honors, well now he's been proved right. He can only play the players he has at his disposal, and at the moment he has very little to choose from. So if you want to be pissed off at someone, get pissed off at the board and not the manager
  13. This is all so reminiscent of the run-up to Mourinho's sacking. Players not giving a sh*t and not even trying to disguise the fact.

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