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  1. Argo

    Two Transfer Window Ban?

    Got a feeling the CHO situation has scared the club into factoring youth development history for the managers role.
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    Sarri - In or Out?

    Because it's a once in a lifetime opportunity he may never get again. Furthermore any managers who don't take a huge job for fear of getting sacked probably won't be cut out for the top level.
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    Sarri - In or Out?

    He won't have to.
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    Two Transfer Window Ban?

    We have an option to extent Higuain's loan, from what i am reading that means we can do that regardless. But it's a moot point as we will appeal and delay the ban through the summer, may mean we end up signing Higs on a two year deal just incase we lose the appeal though.
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    Two Transfer Window Ban?

    What about new contracts?
  6. Of all the pundits to finally think outside the box and realise why Kante is playing further up its Robbie Savage.
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    Maurizio Sarri Officially Appointed

    Mourinho admitted as much and others have changed to the diamond formation solely to play us which suggests that Jorginho was the main focus on their thoughts/worries pre match. If he really was some fraud who could do nothing but pass five yards sideways then all these managers are being quite dumb making stopping him a key part of the game plan.
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    Maurizio Sarri Officially Appointed

    Can anyone who's so anti Jorginho answer this. If he's so bad, why do most opposition managers base their entire game plans when playing Chelsea around stopping him?
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    How to fix the team

    The first and most important step after Sarri's sacking (which rightly or wrongly is inevitable) is to keep the process of building the possession/attacking based style of play. For all that's gone wrong i do believe Sarri has left something to build on in that regard.
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    How to fix the team

    Derby fans on the Derbyfansuk think he's very important to them and when he's out they miss him enormously.
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    Sarri - In or Out?

    Solskjear was on a good thing with Molde (twice), Pochetino was at Saints, Brendan at Swansea etc but all jumped ship when a better opportunity presented itself. Lamps will probably stay at Derby for now but if we pursue him in the summer he'll be here in a shot.
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    Maurizio Sarri Officially Appointed

    I was fully on the give him a second season train mid January, but the capilualations of late have been worse than anything even Wenger served up at Arsenal.
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    Maurizio Sarri Officially Appointed

    We do actually use Bulka as the third choice, Green is here to fill in for Bulka as the 3rd keeper travelling to a game when Marcin has a development match to play.
  14. A lot is made about the way the club is run from top to bottom and how it is affecting the first team and why we keep having average/sh*t seasons, now while it may be true to a certain extent if it was such a huge issue we would see other areas of the club affected, but outside of the first team, things actually run as smoothly as you could ever wish. Our youth teams dominate to an extent not seen since the Busby Babes and the Women are constantly there or thereabouts, so it's clear there's a structure here that runs down the levels successfully so why are the men's first team failing where every other Chelsea side are succeeding? Do we not appoint appropriate managers to keep the steam of success up? Mourinho and Conte were successful with the remit they were given but their style and ethos was the opposite of the way we play at youth level (even if the youth managers changed formation to Conte's 3atb when he arrived). We have tried every formula appointing managers from serial winners to stubborn philosophers, could we have been missing a trick all along with the boot room policy? We do it upto the reserves with the managers but after that the route is blocked, maybe the left field route of promoting from within (or Lamps/Jody) will be the start of sorting the identity crisis for the first team? All our successful youth/women sides have Chelsea people incharge who get the club, maybe it's time we tried that with the first team as well? Another reason could be the players aren't as big "fans" per se of the club as in the other teams. Now while i think the notion that they turn it on and off when they please is bolax, we do lack a core of players who have Chelsea integrated into them (so to speak) compared to the last era or even the late 90's, and that could mean they subconsciously don't go the extra mile. Either way the club are failing the first team despite everything running smoothly underneath, so the reason for that needs to be identified sooner rather than later.
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    Sarri - In or Out?

    Between an average fan yes, fans think with their heart which is a good thing in a lot of ways but in terms of having a say in how the club was run it would be horrible. For example, if fans had a say in recent times Mourinho, Lampard, Cech and Conte would have never darkened our doors. Of Course the pro's (be it managers or board level) make some bad mistakes but there's a reason very few even relatively successful clubs are run with fans having a say. Conte rage quit at his boyhood club, it was always wishful thinking that he wouldn't do the same with us sooner or later, ideally it would have been later but he was always going to explode eventually. We didn't see him in his full "glory" due to his broken English meaning he couldn't express himself as much as he would have liked but at his most volatile he makes Mourinho look like Ancelotti and i have no doubt we would have seen that side of him had he spoke English to an expressive level. A fully motivated Conte is a world class manager (probably not that far of peak Mourinho) but no matter how bad Sarri's reign goes i will never miss the version we got in the second half of last season.

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