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  1. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    Criminal? Unnecessary hyperbole. The merit argument is understandable but circumstances are a bit different this year aren't they. Obviously last year Conte was initially given the brief to make the top 4 so as to get us back into Europe. Then, when it became evident that we could really push on so as to challenge for the title, Conte left nothing to chance & hence, even JT - as captain - was sacrificed to achieve that end. This year we have european games unlike last year & we've got a smallish squad so rotation, unlike last year, will come to the fore. And Cahill was not the reason why we drew with L'Arse. As far as the decision to start Fab - I totally agree with your points: this was the wrong decision & especially against L'Arse.
  2. Your unpopular opinion about Chelsea

    so says the newby who in another thread has told us he's 22.
  3. We officially have an incompetent board

    Well said. We've been very fortunate for the last 15 years or so to have a benefactor who has been very generous. However, it became apparent some years ago now that that generosity could not continue unabated & that the club would have to at some future stage to make the move to become self-sustaining and in that regard we have mostly done very well. The missing piece in that respect as far as revenues are concerned was always match day revenues and of course this is now coming to fruition after years of wrangling and negotiations. So the parameters in respect to spending were set some years ago because of the need to re-develop the existing ground & the huge cost of doing so. And, despite that, we still remain very competitive and have managed to win the title twice and another european trophy since the self-sustaining financial model was adopted. The simple reality is that at present we will not always be able to match the likes on offer from Utd, City, Real, Barca et al for the very best players and nor should we be paying frankly ridiculous transfer prices for journeymen players. True it is that at present, our 1st team squad may be considered by some to be a bit threadbare and especially should injuries occur to key players but, it seems to me and others no doubt, that those who keep harping on about this have lost sight of the fact that the self-sustaining model must have preeminence. As such, and until the new stadium is finished this is where we are at. Now it seems to me that the club & board's position is very rational.
  4. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

    yeah - it does look odd.
  5. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

    ^ c'mon Scotty - this ain't got much to do with the board: the clubs were apparently agreed on the transfer amount but the player decides he doesn't want to cross town purportedly in the rather interesting belief that he can somehow become a fixture in pool's midfield: really?!? Good-luck with that....Going to be hilarious should pool either not make an offer or make an absurdly low one which L'Arse turn down & he has to stay with em' for the next year. For a poodle, he's not that bright is he.
  6. very surprised at Fab starting as well
  7. Jeanne Moreau RIP

    The Bride wore Black - fantastic film isn't it - and of course where Tarantino got the idea for the Kill Bill films.
  8. Sam Shepard RIP

    In him we had the best of American. Gone way to soon - Lou Gehrig's apparently. A big loss. RIP Sam.
  9. Jeanne Moreau RIP

    What an actress, what a woman, what a life. Perfect in every way. RIP Jeanne.
  10. Top TV Themes.

    The theme from F Troop was pretty good
  11. Random film quote game

    We have a winner. Very first Coen brother's film.
  12. Random film quote game

    YB probably has it - slight quibble only - the bullets don't go through a barn door but through a plasterboard apartment wall.
  13. Random film quote game

    No. Here's the 1st lines of the screenplay: LANDSCAPES An opening voice-over plays against dissolving Texas landscapes--broad, bare, and lifeless. VOICE-OVER The world is full of complainers. But the fact is, nothing comes with a guarantee. I don't care if you're the Pope of Rome, President of the United States, or even Man of the Year--something can always go wrong. And go ahead, complain, tell your problems to your neighbor, ask for help--watch him fly. Now in Russia, they got it mapped out so that everyone pulls for everyone else-- that's the theory, anyway. But what I know about is Texas... And down here... you're on your own.
  14. Random film quote game

    No. It could be considered to be as scary by some. Not me.