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  1. 10 points
    just

    Chelsea's next manager - evergreen post

    Wow! Someone must have crapped in your cornflakes this morning. Now calm down, smooth out your dress and straighten your tiara you drama queen.
  2. 9 points
    What the hell are you playing at? My missus has seen this post and was immediately interested when she read "touches in the box" Now she is asking me for clarity on the difference between "deep completions" and "very deep completions" . I have tried to change the subject and have offered to make her a nice cup of tea.
  3. 9 points
    dkw

    Sarri - In or Out?

    No he wasn't, we were certainly not playing good football under him, it was dire predictable sh*te. His subs were pathetic, swapping a full back for another full back bang on 70 minutes was his only move.
  4. 7 points
    Gem

    So he is out...

    This place hasn’t been able to keep a thread on topic for 15 odd years, good to see nothing’s changed.
  5. 7 points
    just

    League Position Next Season.

    Blindingly obvious it will be so much harder next season. We only have two genuinely world class players and one of those has gone. A transfer ban. Two of our most promising youngsters with career threatening injuries. An owner who is remote to the point of being invisible. I think these are some of the real reasons why Sarri jumped ship rather than some fans singing "fuc k Sarriball" when we were 4-0 down against Bournemouth. So onwards and upwards . 6th and totally happy with that if Frank Lampard is sliding down the touchline on his knees when we beat Tottenham. God I love this club.
  6. 7 points
    Let’s just all be VERY VERY grateful its not the FSW.
  7. 7 points
    magichat

    Sarri - In or Out?

    apparently backing your current manager is called being an "apologist" and "cultist" now. the state of this fanbase
  8. 7 points
    No offence, but this post reeks of someone who doesn't get what football is all about.
  9. 7 points
    Well at least we won't have to think of any new songs! Honestly can't wait, not at all convinced it's the right appointment or that we'll be anything close to good next season, but it'll restore some much-needed good feeling and connection with the fans at the Bridge. I personally look forward to us returning to our 90's vogue - we'll play sexy football, sign a 34-year-old Lewandowski and whoever is the current equivalent of Emmanuel Petit in 2001, get knocked out of the Europa League in the first round by some Scandinavian team no one has ever heard of, and most importantly of all, dick Tottenham twice a year.
  10. 7 points
    Nibs

    2019/20 Fixture List

    They all look winnable - we're gonna be Champions!!!
  11. 6 points
    goose

    So he is out...

    WTF is happening, have I hit some sort of time warp.
  12. 6 points
    Stim

    Sarri - In or Out?

    Why does it always boil down to calling people a cult. God forbid anyone disagrees with you.
  13. 6 points
    Scott Harris

    Sarri - In or Out?

    I don't care if he leaves. I have said for a while now that he can't be sacked because he won a trophy and got top 4. However, I think his tactics are very poor at times and I don't think he will ever manage to adapt them to the Premier League. We have put in some atrocious performances under Sarri since the new year, some of our worst I have ever seen, especially the 6-0 loss to City and 4-0 loss to Bournemouth. We managed top 4 because of luck, not because we played well. We got top 4 because we weren't as sh*t as the others, not because our results were impressive. If that was any other season, we wouldn't have got top 4. I don't believe he is capable of taking us forward as a club so I don't really care that he is on his way out. At the same time, I don't have a clue who I would pick to replace him. Lampard is too inexperienced in my opinion, but you never know, we may get lucky and end up doing a Zidane. Benitez, no. Erik ten Hag, I don't know how good this guy really is, he may have just got lucky with this Ajax team. I really don't know in all honesty, we have gone through so many managers now that I don't know who the right person is for the club anymore.
  14. 5 points
    loz

    So he is out...

    Which really shouldn't suprise anyone as it comes just 24 hours after I sold off my shares in Malboro meaning I lost out on a £3.2m windfall (after commmission). Seems odd to punt a manager who we replaced once already only to bring him back after Arrizabalaga decided he didn't fancy the job after all. We could also turn to Gullit rather than ruining Lampard's barely established reputation and I am referring to the chunky monkey who sells other people's stuff on ebay rather than the only persion Shearaer hates more than he hates pauly. The other option is Jim Davidson which would, at least, provide for some apt entertainment on the tube on for home games in the Champions League.
  15. 5 points
    Nibs

    So he is out...

    This thread is akin to a Chelsea Supporter not bothering to support the team when things go downhill (next season?) and then turning up at Wembley when they somehow happen to make the Cup Final. You should all be ashamed of yourselves you glory hunters - where were you when the forum was sh*te?!!!
  16. 5 points
    axman2526

    Willian

    These rumours are Willians agent trying to get him a better deal. Just like the last 2 windows. What I believe anyways. Cause we would be better off with Pedro and Pulisic, or Moses and Kenedy, or playing with 10 men, or having Coco and Nibs as our wide attackers. Than keeping Willian. Registration ban or no.
  17. 5 points
    loz

    Platini nicked.

  18. 5 points
    coco

    Chelsea's next manager - evergreen post

    It triggers me, so please have a bit of respect for your fellow blues fans.
  19. 5 points
    loz

    So he is out...

    I only popped out for packet of Royals and six cans of Tennents Super and that c**t Mod changed the f**king locks.
  20. 5 points
    ForeverCarefree

    Super Frank Lampard

    In the event Frank is appointed manager and we were to finish outside the top 4, that alone won't get fans on his back. If we're playing half decent football for the majority of the season fans will see Frank is doing the best with what he's got. If he's playing RLC, CHO, Abraham with some for of regularity then fans will understand that he's trying to build a team that's on a learning curve. A lot of the fan frustration with Sarri this season was that even when things were going badly nothing was changing. We continued to see the same core of 13/14 players being picked in the same formation in the same system game in, game out. I'd be confident to bet that we won't suffer a defeat as heavy under Lampard as we did with Sarri. In fact if he loses 3 league matches away in the league consecutively with an aggregate score of 12-0 like Sarri did (Arsenal, Bournemouth, Manchester City) or more I'll delete my profile from this forum.
  21. 5 points
    What channel is it on?
  22. 5 points
    Juan Nil

    League Position Next Season.

    Apart from Hazard leaving our squad actually improves this season with the return of zouma over Cahill, James over Zappa, Tammy and Bats over Higuain and Mount over Kova. When RLC and CHO return we will have a healthy looking squad. Players like Emerson and Jorginho have had time to get used to the demands of the Prem and will be the better for the experience. Plus the addition of Pulisic. Hopefully goals will be shared around a bit more. Im going for 3rd again but if it is Lamps and we finish 8th in his 1st season i for one will still be supporting him to be our manager next season
  23. 5 points
    I've had a word with JT and he says he'll be very happy to explain all this to her.
  24. 5 points
    dkw

    Sarri - In or Out?

    Pathetic isn't it, so if you dare post something positive or at least neutral you a cultist or apologist. Some utter cretins on here now.
  25. 5 points
    chi blue

    Chelsea's next manager - evergreen post

    trophies are not the be all and end all. Waking up on match day putting my finest gear on and going to the game, meeting mates and feeling good about my team, watching decent football and just feeling connection with the club is all I ask, something that definately not there last season. Trophies are great but not a given, I can Remember when trophies were unheard of at Chelsea.
  26. 5 points
    They're all coming back ain't they! We'll be able to field the 2005 team next season at this rate!
  27. 5 points
    dkw

    Sarri - In or Out?

    The Sarri Shake it all about Cult really gets on my tits....
  28. 5 points
    Argo

    Sarri - In or Out?

    That doesn't really fit as even the biggest "apologist's" have accepted and adknowleged the flaws in the season. However looking at it the other way there is certainly a few that refuse to credit him for anything and anytime he does something good there's an excuse as to why it happened. We start looking comfortable playing out of danger "but that's not a big deal" (even though there was universal cries pre Sarri when we saw other teams comfortably play out of danger while we use to get trapped by any form of commited pressing). CHO gets serious game time, "but it's not in the league". He then gets serious league game time, "oh it's because he was pressure too". He gets top four, "it's because of the other teams and Hazard not him". He improves Loftus Cheek, "but he still didn't start him earlier". Apart from the Europa title there has been a stream of ridiculous excuses to discredit every thing he did.
  29. 5 points
    Valerie

    Sarri - In or Out?

    Amazing inside knowledge on both corporate and personal matters.
  30. 5 points
    Chelsbear

    Eden Hazard

    No. Hes done more than enough to earn his thread like many other players. Childish post
  31. 5 points
    Sparkz

    Chelsea's next manager - evergreen post

    Pep's only experience before taking over Barcelona was managing the B team. He then went on to help create one of the greatest teams of all time winning basically everything Zidane's previous experience before taking over Madrid was managing their B team, Madrid went on to win 3 Champions League's in a row Tired of hearing this narrative about experience
  32. 4 points
    Mod Stark

    Super Frank Lampard

    If it’s on something called ‘Uber Chelsea’ I’m sure you can accept that it isn’t done just yet! “Quick, get the news out” ”Where? the official site, sky sports?” ”No, what are you crazy? Let UBER Chelsea know”
  33. 4 points
    dkw

    So he is out...

    Liverpool?
  34. 4 points
    geezer

    So he is out...

    Old boys? I resemble that remark!
  35. 4 points
  36. 4 points
    Rafael Benitez: Newcastle manager offered £12m by Chinese club Dalian Yifang Apparently he's "one of the favourites" to succeed Sarri here, and I don't much like the sound of that. Maybe we can hold a whip-round to help out Dalian Yifang?
  37. 4 points
    Pauly

    So he is out...

    Seriously though good riddance to bad rubbish. I hope to see him crushed by Conte next season. The last time we will watch Jorghino's impression of a fiat panda trying to get up a slight incline in defensive midfield.
  38. 4 points
    BlueBeard

    So he is out...

    Loz, how are you mate? I haven't been on here in ages, but I thought if they're letting you back, I should be OK 😂
  39. 4 points
    Stim

    Willian

    What the f**k are they thinking not thinning out our squad when we aren't allowed to sign anyone
  40. 4 points
    Can't believe half of the things I'm reading on here. So many doubting Lamps and Jose. I don't think many of you understand that these are two LEGENDS we're talking about. I know that past glories (whether in a shirt or on the touchline) shouldn't influence decisions, but the truth is...they're both capable. Yes, Frank doesn't have the experience. But just like a few others have noted, look at Zidane and Pep. Strong connections to a club can make all the difference. That's why I don't think Ole's done at United yet. It creates a sense of belonging amongst the fans. Lamps is one of our own and when the going gets tough (and I'm sure it will next year, whoever is manager), we'd stand by him. I can't imagine one, real fan turning on him in his first year. Now as for Jose...I can't believe the outright hatred so many of you seem to have towards him. One person even calling me...'mad' for daring to suggest his return. Let me explain my thinking. Class is permanent. It never goes. Jose is more than capable of bringing success. The way some of you talk it's as though his second stint here was a disaster from day one. All we had was a bad four months. That's it. Yes, there were problems. But the ones who mostly turned against him (Costa and Hazard, IMO) are now gone. It may look as though trouble follows him around. But he's a strong manager. He won't stand for players not giving it their all and I respect that. The reason it went wrong at United is because he realised that Pogba was a lazy player, and the rest of the pampered squad turned on him. Player power is the problem in this case. Not Jose. So yeah. That's my opinion. And in future, if people can refrain from mocking my opinions that would be great.
  41. 4 points
    loz

    So he is out...

    Phh, no room for social media drama queens - this isn't bloody Liverpool.
  42. 4 points
    loz

    So he is out...

    I beg to differ. He did a fantastic job with Sampdoria, all be it that was on Championship Manager 2003/04 and he cheated like f**k with a dodgy corner tactic.
  43. 4 points
    ForeverCarefree

    Super Frank Lampard

    So Derby lost matches to their fellow promotion hopefuls. I'm not sure how that's something we shouldn't expect from a club like Derby County? They finished within the play offs which was their target. You look at the form of any of the other three teams who did the same and I dare say they too will have had poor runs of form too. I'm not sure how this is proof that Lampard did anything wrong compared to a seasoned coach such as Marcelo Bielsa? Derby also managed to beat Championship winners Norwich 4-3 away from home. 4th placed WBA 4-1 away from home... If we went into the new season with Pep, Klopp, Poch as manager having lost our best player to Real Madrid, with no recognised goal scorer and unable to bring in new players would you expect any of them to be able to comfortably accomplish top 4? You're painting this almost doom's day type scenario should Lampard be manager and making it seem it's all because of Frank? I don't think the fan base is stupid, they know we're up against it going into the new season but Lampard's knowledge and experience of the club gives him a fighting chance. The vast majority of the fans love and respect Lampard and will be patient with him and understand the difficult situation he's inheriting. Short of us being outside of the top 6 I personally don't think the majority of the fan base would blame Frank for doing what would be the minimum expected of him with the squad we have.
  44. 4 points
    ForeverCarefree

    Super Frank Lampard

    Hard working. Drives and motivates players to want to better themselves. Seem like useful traits if you were to be manager of the greatest football club in the world.
  45. 4 points
    Stim

    Sarri - In or Out?

  46. 4 points
    It's one photo, of one man, who probably isn't even a Chelsea supporter, he probably works for the Daily Mirror and is just trying to create a story for his paper, you know, at Chelsea's expense. It's bullsh*t. Frank has never had anything but a great reception from Chelsea fans since he left us. One person holding up a bit of card is completely irrelevant. Thee are 40,000 people in the ground. There will always be the odd one, in any walk of life. It isn't even worth mentioning. Look at the reception he got when he scored against us, when he'd just left us, when emotions would have been running high. We were going for the title, and so were City, and he equalised for them, against us. Look at the reception. The Chelsea fans stood and applauded It may not work out with Frank, he may get sacked, he may even walk if things go wrong, but the Chelsea crowd will never turn against him. When I say crowd I can't speak for every single person, obviously, there may be one person and no doubt the cameras will zoom in on them, but what does it prove? Absolutely nothing in my book.
  47. 4 points
    Nibs

    Chelsea's next manager - evergreen post

    Never mind "no offence" - a post as bad as that deserves all the offence going.
  48. 4 points
    ForeverCarefree

    Sarri - In or Out?

    I was skeptical about Sarri's appointment from the time it was rumoured. The season started with promise but soon deteriorated into woeful results and performances but thankfully a I struggled to warm to Sarri as manager. I found his demeanor quite cold, I thought answers he gave in press conferences were often strange. For me personally, I can't say I'm sorry to see him go. I wasn't a fan of his tactics, team selections and so for me he leaves with a shrug of my shoulders.
  49. 4 points
    bluehaze

    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Presumably this was a pre season tournament ?. It reminds me of a mate of mine (RIP) he was always coming out with trivia questions in the pub pre internet. He said '' Which fighter got put on his arse every fight he had but got up to win every single one of them ?''. Most of the pub were guessing including the know it alls who were quoting geezers pre second world war. After about an hour everyone had given up so we said ok you've got us stumped who was it ? my mate with a massive grin on his face took a deep drag of his ciggie took a massive swig of beer and said Popeye 😂
  50. 4 points
    ForeverCarefree

    Sarri - In or Out?

    That article is spinning a pretty one sided narrative. "Seemingly unsupported by the board, the only permanent additions he was permitted to make to his team were Kepa and Jorghino". I mean it's not like we didn't spend £130m on just those two players is it? Players with skill sets specific to playing Sarri's preferred brand of football. No mention too of Kovacic arriving on loan, a player valued by Real Madrid at €50m. So Sarri had £170m worth of new players at his disposal from the beginning of the season. We then allowed Morata to leave in favour of bringing in Higuain on a six month loan. Sarri was back no more or no less than any other recent Chelsea manager in their first season. We achieved the goal of finishing top four but the quality of football and results (especially away) in the league we were getting at the beginning of the year is as bad as anything we've seen in the Roman years. It was a solid start to the season under the new manager bounce that kept us in touch of the top four... There's not many fans from a top club that would have kept quiet during a run like that with a new manager at the helm.

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