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  1. 24 points
    Davey Baby

    Our New Stadium

    Went to the exhibition today. First thing to say is it was very well done, very well-attended, and the staff were incredibly helpful and informative. There were free refreshments on offer and it was all very slick, and very friendly. The next thing to say is this is VERY exciting, far more exciting than we realise I think. This is going to be an incredible stadium, by the sounds of it, and the general vibe from the staff (who were all very close to the project or close to Roman) is one of optimism, determination, and a real sense of awe at what is being planned. They've seen more than us, don't forget, and they have a better idea of what could potentially happen, and there is a real buzz amongst them surrounding this. I was pleasantly surprised and came away with a real belief this will happen, such is the vibe I was getting. So, questions .. 1. The flats will need to be purchased, including the one that belongs to Bates. They are in discussions with all the owners, including Bates. Compulsory Purchase Orders are being ruled out for the time being, because the area doesn't need regeneration, therefore they will be harder to obtain. Besides, they don't think it will come to that, they think they will find a way. 2. Building over the railway line behind the East and North Stands. Network Rail and Transport for London seem happy with the proposals, so far. 3. There will be two new entrances/exits. One direct to the tube station and one directly on to Stamford Bridge (the bridge itself) on the Fulham Road. The one from the tube takes you directly to the North Stand and the one from the bridge takes you directly to the East Stand (South East corner), above ground level. This is the viaduct you see in the drawings. 4. Once inside the stadium you can walk all the way round, i.e. if you're sitting in the North, you can enter the stadium from the South. 5. The South Stand will see the biggest increase in capacity, it will double more or less. The North Stand is the only stand which will get taller to any meaningful degree. It will also see a significant capacity increase, as will the East, while the West will more or less stay the same, in terms of capacity. 6. 60k seems to be the limit, unless safe standing is introduced. They may be able to go slightly above 60k, and that will be looked at, if possible. 7. It's a complete rebuild. Every stand gets demolished. Don't forget your hard hats. 8. The megastore will be underground and it will be MEGA. Entrance will be near where the smaller store is currently, on the right as you walk in the main entrance. 9. There will be no "ring of silence", as there is at Wembley and the Emirates for instance. The middle tiers will not be occupied solely by corporates. 10. North Stands and South stands will be corporate-free zones. 11. Capacity will not be reduced for CL games. Happy days. 12. The pitch will become slightly bigger, a metre longer and three quarters of a metre wider. Currently it is on the small size for PL. It will become standard size. 13. There will be more space between the bylines and the stands behind the goal. 5 metres I think, so players can run on to the ball without fear of crashing into the hoardings and ending up in the crowd. This is not an issue with the touchlines as the gap is sufficient but the stands behind the goals are a bit too close. The gap is still going to be on the small size because of sight lines with people in the lower rows. 14. No properties or sites outside of the current site have been purchased, or need to be. 15. In terms of timeframe, once they have received feedback from this exhibition, they will produce more detailed plans and a model around September time. There will be further consultation at that point and a planning application submitted this year, all being well. Planning should take a year, and then there is another year of more stuff, and then hopefully building can start, maybe as soon as 2017 but 2018 should be a more realistic target. After that it's a 2 or 3 year build (I can't remember). We could be playing in it as soon as 2020. 16. Season tickets holders will sit in the equivalent seats in the new ground. More younger, disabled, and local fans will be accommodated. 17. In terms of the council, they have been brilliant apparently. The club is not dealing with them, they look after football matters. Roman has separated this project from the club in that sense, they are one company and there is another company that handles the stadium project, and the relationship with the council is very good, thus far. 18. The brickwork will be London Stock. You can google it. 19. Apparently the most pressing concern raised at the exhibition by Chelsea fans is that the stadium might resemble the Emirates, i.e. a soulless bowl. Thankfully this will not be the case. 20. Funding. Roman pays for everything. We will not be getting any help, unlike other clubs, firstly because the area doesn't require regeneration and secondly because when Roman comes to the table everybody knows he's minted. If I think of anything else I'll post it.
  2. 20 points
    abramovich

    Big Pete Retires

    Don't care that he's been with Arsenal last few years, he's always been and will remain CFC legend. The man won everything at the club, put his body on the line, and was pure class on and off the pitch.
  3. 18 points
    Posted by Raul Mereiles today.
  4. 17 points
  5. 17 points
    Neilando

    Our New Stadium

    I updated my model to be an exact copy of the official model. So I can make renders from any seat, section in the stadium.
  6. 17 points
    RODGERS: "Tonight isn't about revenge for last season - we're not a club who live in the past." What a bellend.
  7. 16 points
    Updated version of a photograph.
  8. 16 points
  9. 16 points
    R.I.P. A great club stalwart over the years.
  10. 16 points
    Davey Baby

    Diego "the guv'nor" Costa

    We've lost a 20 goal per season forward but let's remember he played almost every minute of both our title-winning campaigns, so you'd expect him to score a few goals. Some will say the fact he played almost every minute proves how invaluable he was, and that's true to an extent, but there were other players who were more valuable. Diego Costa is replaceable, there are more prolific and better strikers out there and let's just hope we've signed one in Morata. I'm not saying Diego isn't top drawer I'm just saying there are better out there which is an undeniable fact. Let's not forget also he went through spells in every season with us when he went seriously off the boil, yet because he's such a high-maintenance player, he couldn't be dropped because his ego couldn't take it and it may have resulted in him losing interest, or worse than that, being a disruptive influence, something a manager wouldn't want to risk. Look at Jose, he finally dropped him against Spurs at WHL and it was long overdue. Costa had a face like a slapped arse on the bench. Anyone remember his warm-up on the touchline during the second-half? He couldn't have looked less interested if he tried. Then of course there was the bib-throwing incident. It's telling that the only time Conte dropped him was at Leicester and he could cite a back injury as his reason, and against Spurs at Wembley when he conveniently also dropped Hazard, which I guess massaged Costa's ego as it made him believe he was as important to the team as Hazard and therefore was being rested for the league game. That was expert management by Conte. Costa needed to be dropped as he was playing so poorly but he had to find a way to do it that would keep the player onside and instil some belief. The only time Conte subbed Costa when we needed a goal was the Cup Final, which tells us everything we need to know. He didn't care about Costa's fragile ego at that point as he knew it was his last game and if he lost the player it mattered not a jot. I imagine Costa is a very high-maintenance player to manage, particularly if he's not settled or truly happy, which he never really was at Chelsea. He's attention-seeking and self-centred in my opinion, and contrary to many people's view of him he actually tends to go missing in big games, because he's not quite as big and tough as he thinks he is. I said way before the season ended that Conte would get rid with relish as soon as he could. Conte being the arch pragmatist kept him onside by the skin of his teeth in order to win the title but as soon as he got his chance he cut ties. We needed Costa to win those titles, yes we did, mainly because we didn't have adequate replacements, but now we do, and I really won't miss him one bit. I won't miss all the nonsense, on the pitch and off it, and I won't miss all his pining for Atletico. I won't miss him punching teammates in training nor arguing with teammates on the pitch in crucial games. I imagine his act can grate a bit after a while behind the scenes. It might be fun at first but after a while I bet the management feel like they're having to mollycoddle a toddler, because that's what he appears to be, a child inside a man's body, a man who's yet to grow up. Conte texted him, I've no doubt of that, but what's telling is that Costa squealed to the press immediately, whereas when Costa threw his dummy out the pram in January the manager kept it all in-house and only spoke highly of the player. In January it would have been apparent to Conte Costa wanted out. Everybody knew Costa wanted out, he even waved goodbye to the SB crowd in his last home game. He was the one that was angling for a move, and yet, as soon as Conte texted him he went squealing, trying to portray himself as the victim. This is the guy that was seduced by China midway through our title challenge and this is the guy who's been pining for Atletico since he arrived. He likes to play big and tough but really when it boils down to it he's just a big girl's blouse, running to the press as fast as he can possibly can. Diego, it's been entertaining, I'll give you that. There's been goals and there's been good performances aplenty. Don't let the door slap your arse on the way out.
  11. 16 points
    JoseBlues

    Jose Mourinho thread

    Come on. Giggs loves his family. Especially his brother's wife
  12. 15 points
    f**king unbelievable by professional players.
  13. 15 points
    Neilando

    Our New Stadium

    I updated this rendering, finally adding brick and concrete textures. Also finished modelling the exterior now. This is pretty close now I think.
  14. 14 points
    There isn’t anything knee jerk about it. The mans lost the dressing room, he doesn’t look interested and if it carries on then we’re gonna be in danger of losing players like Hazard & Tibo. End of the day this is a culmination of the way he’s been acting, sh*t arse tactics and results.
  15. 14 points
    Spiller86

    Alex Sandro

    Breaking news: Juventus submit 70m bid for Marcos Alonso as they seek an upgrade at left back.
  16. 14 points
    Upsetter

    Jose Mourinho thread

    Not me mate. In this case Mpurinho being the manager is irrelevant, this is Man U we're talking about, and other than against Tottenham, there are very, very few occasions when I would want Man to win anything, and the same goes for Liverpool, Arsenal and West Ham. Above and beyond that, we are currently the only English club to have won all three major European trophies. If Man U win this year's year's Europa League, they will join that select band, having won the Cup Winners Cup back in 90-91, and the European Cup (as was) on three separate occasions. Ok if Man U were to win the Europa League, we would still be the first English club to have done the European treble, but surely "only" is better than "first"?
  17. 14 points
    Beerqueen

    Jose Mourinho thread

    QP f**king R beat us at home under Benitez. His idea of changing the game if it wan't going well was to change full backs in the 80th minute. He lost us the Club World Cup. We drew with bloody Brentford. When he took over we were third in the league, only four points behind the leaders. We finished 14 points behind. When Suarez bit Ivanovic he was too busy not offending the f**king Liverpool fans to actually make any comment condemning it. He was a f**king nightmare from the start. How you can think he was in any way fit to wipe Mourinho's boots escapes me. And that's just off the top of my head. I have erased most of it from my brain.
  18. 14 points
    Nice of him to call up the times and give them a run down of what formation he will use
  19. 14 points
    dkw

    Jose Mourinho thread

    OK, but other than mourinho, fergie, mourinhos agent and the then Madrid president saying it, what evidence do we really have.....
  20. 14 points
    Zeta

    Eden Hazard

    It just hasn't been receiving the same treatment since Eva left.
  21. 14 points
    Zinc

    The John Terry Appreciation Thread

    Harsh truths.
  22. 14 points
    CFC-Forever

    Diego "the guv'nor" Costa

    Nice to see Gary Neville sticking up for Costa on Twitter. He said that Diego's actions against Arsenal were not violent and that the ban was excessive. He also reminded the United supporters that they've had many players who've done the exact same as Costa... I never used to like Gary when he was player, but since he's become a pundit he's been good to us.
  23. 14 points
    Zola

    Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    During the pre-season Loftus-Cheek was criticised by Mourinho as not working hard enough for the team. The Englishman says he was motivated to bounce back from that moment and learn from Mourinho’s words. “I listened to that,” he said. “If he says I have to work harder, then I have to work harder. “He is the boss and has won so many trophies and he’s one of the best managers if not the best manager in the world, so I will listen to him in any situation and try to better myself. “I went with away the [England] under-21s, so coming on I had to do my best and not dwell on the situation. So in that case I had to react to that.” Loftus-Cheek says Mourinho did not give him much advice before the game against Maccabi Tel-Aviv, although he believes that shows that the manager has faith in his ability on the pitch. “He just told me to play my normal football, to enjoy it - he didn’t say much to me as I think he believes in me. I just went out there and tried to be confident. “I just wanted to enjoy it, when you do that it brings out the best of me, I’m really happy about that.” At this stage of the season Loftus-Cheek insists he is not focused on playing a certain number of games for Chelsea. He just wants to show Mourinho what he can do and play with confidence. “I don’t have a goal or target number of games to play this season,” he said. “I just want make sure that the time I get on the pitch, I express myself and be confident. Hopefully that will lead to more games and minutes on the pitch.”
  24. 13 points
    Jezz

    Jose Mourinho thread

  25. 13 points
    mclovin83

    That Sterling Incident

    My take on this; - As every other Chelsea fan on here, and everywhere else, has already said, if he is proved to be guilty then he deserves a life ban and criminal prosecution. - "IF" is the key word though. I have watched the clip many times and still couldn't say for sure whether he said "black" or "manc". Both are completely possible. On this basis I find it very disturbing (but entirely predictable) that so many former players & pundits (and Piers Morgan) have jumped in and acted as judge, jury & executioner. Trial by twitter is in full effect and the pitch forks and sharper than ever. - I personally think the reaction of Sterling (both at the moment the incident occurred and later on social media) are more in keeping with someone who didn't hear exactly what was said. if he did you, you would think he would make that clear on social media (if he chose to post about it, which he did) rather than leave it open to interpretation. - I also think it's unlikely (but not completely inconceivable) that anyone is stupid enough to shout racial abuse to a player in 2018 whilst siting in row one and quite obviously in the capture of live TV cameras. - Ultimately, the club and authorities should be allowed to do their job and with genuine lip readings experts (not Rio Ferdinand or Piers Morgan) in order to confirm what he said. In the meantime, 'innocent until proven guilty' should really apply (but I know there is no such thing on social media). - The "Raheem Sterling, he runs like a girl" song is completely harmless in my opinion, and if anyone finds that genuinely offensive (including Raheem himself) then I give up.
  26. 13 points
  27. 13 points
    I have been saying all along that it's a combination of things. It started with the board - They were a shambles during the summer transfer window. Bidding on Lukaku just as he had agree to join United, it made us look like a joke. Going all in for Morata after missing out on Lukaku. Taking so long to bring in Bakayoko (i wish they hadn't bothered but you get my point), waiting until the last day of the transfer window to sign Drinkwater (another we shouldn't have bothered with) selling Matic to a rival before we had a replacement in place and settled. Buying Zappacosta (i can't believe our options were that thin) Oxlade-Chamberlain being one of our big targets, which they still missed out on. The pathetic attempts at signing Alex Sandro. The only good thing they did was get Rudiger quickly, and i don't think its a coincidence that he turned out to be our best signing. Then it was Conte's turn - Bitched and moaned throughout the whole season because the board didn't give him what he wanted. But he should have just got on with it. Most managers in the business are dealt a worse hand than him and they have got on with it because it's their job. He still had a Premier League winning side, it wasn't as bad as he was making it out to be every week. Yes, it may not have been good enough to win the league, but it was more than capable of securing a top 4 finish. His tactics, his formation, his substitutions, his overall attitude, it's been awful. He's supposed to be head coach, not some sulky kid. And finally, the players - They may have had to put up with a sulky manager all season, but they have once again downed tools when things have gotten tough. When things go bad with this lot, they rarely recover, they just deteriorate more as the season goes on. Their performances have been lazy for months now, they jog their way through games. The opposition put more effort in than our lot, you can see it. When we concede a goal, heads go down and there isn't much communication between the players, there isn't much of a reaction at all. People always say the coach can't motivate the players so should be sacked, but i don't think anybody can motivate this lot. They are grown men, they shouldn't need to told they are amazing just so we can get some damn commitment out of them! They are paid enough, so put in the work, no excuses! I'm sick of our players giving their all one season and then switching off the next, it's been happening for too long now.
  28. 13 points
    It's seems like some people have short memories when it comes to Costa. Conte didn't push Costa out at all, Costa wanted out before Conte arrived. He even said before last season started that he wanted to return to Atletico Madrid. Things only started to go wrong with Conte and Costa when Costa himself tried to force a move to China half way through last season. When Costa didn't get his move, his performances went massively downhill and he was almost useless for us for the rest of the season. Costa was the reason why Costa left, not Conte. He couldn't settle in England and wanted out, he would have left no matter who was in charge.
  29. 13 points
    Davey Baby

    Eden Hazard

    I think it's ridiculous that you should consider him anything other than a legend. Think about the goal against Spurs for starters, that one that denied them the title. He came on in the second-half and completely changed the game. He's by far the most talented player we've ever had, he's a genuine game-changer and match-winner, he's driven us over the line in two title-winning campaigns, campaigns where he was easily our best player, campaigns in which other big names faltered as the pressure increased. In fact, for many of the years he's been with us, with Mata sold and Torres leading the line, he was the only player that gave us an attacking edge and we were toothless without him. Furthermore, just in case you're still unsure, this is his sixth season with us, which is a hell of a long time these days, particularly when you're as good as he is and you can sign for whoever you want. He could easily force through a move but he hasn't. Lastly, he gets kicked all over the park every single match, whereas if he played for another club or in a different league, life would be far easier for him. I expect he'll leave in the next year or two and good luck to him if he does, but I'm still praying he chooses to stay. Whatever, you seldom get the opportunity to see a player like him play for your club, especially for so long and during their peak years, and we should all be grateful that we have.
  30. 13 points
    ForeverCarefree

    Eden Hazard

    LOL
  31. 13 points
    Davey Baby

    Eden Hazard

    To me it's perfectly simple, and I never bought into the criticism of Hazard. Jose ran him into the ground when the guy needed a rest, when he wasn't tip-top physically Jose played him and played him and played him and demanded the same as he does with all his wide players, that they run backwards almost as much as forwards, or even more. The more he played the more his body suffered the more he put in poor performances the more he lost confidence the more Jose didn't have a clue how to manage him and just kept on running him into the ground, demanding even more effort. A player knows his body better than anyone, and a player like Hazard, who runs at players and takes them on, needs to feel comfortable physically more than anyone, he needs to have that confidence to skip past players. There was the game at Leicester, Jose's final game, where Jose wanted Hazard to carry on, he looked disgusted on the touchline, as if the fault lay with Hazard, as if Hazard had betrayed him, this was a player that had played and played and played. Jose wouldn't take him off so Hazard forced the issue, and quite rightly in my opinion. He was carrying god knows how many knocks and he couldn't carry on, and he had tried, he had tried throughout the whole season. Guus, a calmer and more experienced head, gave Hazard six weeks off. Look what happened, he came back a different player, scored a brilliant goal at Anfield and came on for the second-half against Tottenham with us trailing 2-0. The rest as they say is history. People said he should have done it earlier in the season and saved Jose. I had every sympathy for Hazard and none for Jose. A player needs understanding, and I'm afraid Jose showed none whatsoever.
  32. 13 points
  33. 13 points
    Seen before in black & white but now colourised..
  34. 13 points
    RichardCFC

    Jose Mourinho thread

    At least this might mean Wenger NEVER beats Jose in a league match.
  35. 13 points
    Good luck tonight from a Schalke Supporter . CU in Champions League next season.
  36. 13 points
    Maybe this will cheer some of you up at least for now.
  37. 12 points
    Okay, here are the final results for the MOTM awards and player stats for the season. GS (Games started) S (Sub appearances) G (Goals) A (Assists) MP (motm points) MW (motm wins) Kepa Arrizabalaga - GS = 54 | S = 0 | G = 0 | A = 0 | MP = 123 | MW = 6 ( plus 1 shared) Willy Caballero - GS = 8 | S = 0 | G = 0 | A = 0 | MP = 8 | MW = 0 Robert Green - GS = 0 | S = 0 | G = 0 | A = 0 | MP = 0 | MW = 0 Cesar Azpilicueta - GS = 52 | S = 4 | G = 1 | A = 7 | MP = 39 | MW = 0 Davide Zappacosta - GS = 11 | S = 6 | G = 0 | A = 2 | MP = 9 | MW = 0 Marcos Alonso - GS = 38 | S = 0 | G = 4 | A = 5 | MP = 67 | MW = 3 ( plus 1 shared ) Emerson Palmieri - GS = 24 | S = 3 | G = 1 | A = 3 | MP = 38 | MW = 1 Antonio Rudiger - GS = 43 | S = 0 | G = 1 | A = 0 | MP = 49 | MW = 4 David Luiz - GS = 46 | S = 3 | G = 3 | A = 2 | MP = 95 | MW = 4 Andreas Christensen - GS = 27 | S = 2 | G = 0 | A = 1 | MP = 11 | MW = 0 Gary Cahill - GS = 6 | S = 2 | G = 0 | A = 0 | MP = 3 | MW = 0 Ethan Ampadu - GS = 3 | S = 1 | G = 0 | A = 0 | MP = 4 | MW = 0 Joginho - GS = 49 | S = 4 | G = 2 | A = 0 | MP = 83 | MW = 1 ( plus 1 shared ) Cesc Fabregas - GS = 9 | S = 6 | G = 1 | A = 3 | MP = 25 | MW = 1 Danny Drinkwater - GS = 0 | S = 0 | G = 0 | A = 0 | MP = 0 | MW = 0 N'Golo Kante - GS = 47 | S = 6 | G = 6 | A = 4 | MP = 175 | MW = 6 ( plus1 shared ) Mateo Kovacic - GS = 36 | S = 15 | G = 0 | A = 2 | MP = 38 | MW = 0 Ross Barkley - GS = 29 | S = 18 | G = 5 | A = 7 | MP = 80 | MW = 3 ( plus 1 shared ) Ruben Loftus-Cheek - GS = 17 | S = 23 | G = 10 | A = 7 | MP = 159 | MW = 8 Willian - GS = 43 | S = 12 | G = 8 | A = 13 | MP = 61 | MW = 2 ( plus 1 shared ) Pedro - GS = 35 | S = 16 | G = 13 | A = 5 | MP = 106 | MW = 3 ( plus 1 shared ) Victor Moses - GS = 1 | S = 4 | G = 0 | A = 0 | MP = 0 | MW = 0 Eden Hazard - GS = 40 | S = 12 | G = 21 | A = 17 | MP = 331 | MW = 12 ( plus 1 shared ) Callum Hudson-Odoi - GS = 11 | S = 12 | G = 5 | A = 5 | MP = 53 | MW = 2 Alvaro Morata - GS = 16 | S = 6 | G = 7 | A = 0 | MP = 31 | MW = 1 Olivier Giroud - GS = 21 | S = 24 | G = 14 | A = 10 | MP = 50 | MW = 1 Gonzalo Higuain - GS = 15 | S = 3 | G = 5 | A = 0 | MP = 34 | MW = 0 Eden Hazard is the runaway winner with a massive 331 points and 12 MOTM wins ( plus 1 shared ) Hazard finished 156 points ahead of Kante who finished 2nd with 175 points and 6 MOTM wins ( plus 1 shared ) Ruben Loftus-Cheek snatched 3rd place in the final stretch finishing with 159 points and 8 MOTM wins in only 17 starts all season. If Loftus-Cheek had started the season ahead of other players and didn't pick up injuries, I think he would have challenged Hazard for top spot. Eden Hazard picked up the most points since my last update ( 106 points and 4 MOTM wins ) Cesar Azpilicueta ended the season with the most appearances ( 56 ) Kepa Arrizabalaga started the most games ( 54 ) Olivier Giroud made the most substitute appearances ( 24 ) Eden Hazard had the most assists ( 17 ) Eden Hazard scored the most goals ( 21 ) I think it's fair to say that Eden Hazard is without a doubt the shed end player of the season.
  38. 12 points
    I think the general consensus over this game is somewhat over-critical. Granted, I wasn't exactly blown away, but a few mitigating thoughts: - We currently have two fit attackers to play in the front three roles. One of them is Morata. I might be inclined to give us a pass for a somewhat blunt attacking display... - It might be worth bearing in mind that we did actually score a perfectly legitimate winner which was incorrectly ruled out. Had the linesman made the right call we might be talking about an injury-hit Chelsea earning a plucky win, sign of champions, etc. - For all the complaints of sideways passing, lack of Plan B, (etc.) we spent most of the second half playing gung-ho, end-to-end football. Sarri also absolutely made the right call in bringing on Fabregas (although personally I would have been inclined to hook Jorginho rather than Barkley). - Hopefully we might see a little more appreciation for Willian given that we were almost incapable of keeping the ball in the final third and had to resort to long balls from the back four more often than not after he went off injured. Perhaps a little more understanding of what his role in the team actually is? How many times did we see somebody get isolated in the corner somewhere and precisely nobody showed up to receive a pass? - Kanté's attacking instincts are coming along very nicely. His natural intelligence saw him show for the ball in some dangerous positions, he also made a couple of Lampard-esque late runs into the box. Some of his dribbling looks lethal as well. If he can improve on his ball control we might have a true absurdity on our hands, especially given his natural ability to win the ball high up the pitch.
  39. 12 points
    I think people are looking for problems that aren't there. We are going to go up to second in the table, unbeaten and we are seeing a whole load of posts saying this player and that player aren't good enough for the football we play. If we had so many players that weren't good enough for the role, then we would be dropping a lot more points and losing a lot more games.
  40. 12 points
  41. 12 points
    So so glad the days of watching the ball moved slowly and aimlessly across the midfield to the wing back, only for it to be passed back the same way to the other wing back for 90 minutes are long gone. We have great players, and playing any other way than fast, attacking football with this team is a sin. We'll have setbacks this season no doubt, but thank you Mauricio for bringing fun back into the club after a miserable year
  42. 12 points
    yorkleyblue

    Worst in 35 years

    Yeah, but where were you when we were good?
  43. 12 points
    dkw

    Your unpopular opinion about Chelsea

    Nothing says "I'm bored" like spending half a billion quid on a new stadium.....
  44. 12 points
    Beerqueen

    Olivier Giroud to Chelsea

    Can I have your season ticket please?
  45. 12 points
    Backbiter

    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Yes. I can understand a bit of (pretentious German word alert) schadenfreude about 1975 when your boyhood club had broken up 'your' team and packed you off to Stoke. But you would have thought this might not lasted quite so long. Like you, I've only ever heard negative stuff from him about us. I've read his book and that was full of both criticism of us and deep-lying bitterness, as well as big-headed I'm-the-most talented-and-underappreciated-English-midfielder-ever bollocks. I know he's had a tough time since his terrible accident, but he really should stop giving us a public slagging at every opportunity. What's he been saying now? If you want to read about real love and passion for Chelsea, you won't be disappointed by Ossie's book. This is what he wrote about winning the ECWC v Real in '71, and it's one of the best paragraphs about Chelsea I've ever read: This applies to so many of our former players- Lamps, JT, Kerry Dixon, Pat Nevin, Eidur, Drogba, Cundy, Walker, even players who had huge careers elsewhere like Desailly, Gullit, and Ballack. The list goes on and on. It certainly doesn't apply to Alan Hudson.
  46. 12 points
    Stim

    Gary Cahill - PL CL FAC LC EL champion

    That's because people on social media are twats.
  47. 12 points
  48. 12 points
    Reasons To Love Antonio: A Pictorial Essay. #1: In stark contrast to certain other managers, relishes doing 'the tackles'. #2. Worked his way up, was not handed best team in Europe on a silver platter at start of managerial career.
  49. 12 points
    Adam

    Willian

    Phenomenal performance. You don't win games like that without people working their balls off. Oh right yeah, he didn't score so he's sh*t.
  50. 12 points
    BlueLion

    Following our ex`s...

    Yesterday at the Emirates - Joe Cole taking the piss out of Arsenal supporters by lifting a pretended trophy. Class!

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