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Posts posted by DisposeOfDeadwood

  1. 13 hours ago, dkw said:

    So you've heard of an unheard of bum? Yeah, I'm the idiot.. 


    Unheard of to armchair fans like you who collect benefits and only watch prem games.

    He's unheard of to the majority of people, I've heard of him and seen him play a couple times in euro qualifiers and wasn't impressed at all. There's a reason why nobody was even talking about him up until recently, its because hes a nobody.

  2. 1 hour ago, dkw said:

    So you've never heard of him but you know he's not good enough for Chelsea. That's absurd. 

    I've heard of him idiot, I just know he just isn't at the level we require.

    He's a bench fringe player at best

  3. 32 minutes ago, big blue said:

    I think Abraham, Werner, Sancho, Pulisic, Hudson-odoi, Willian is fine. 6 players for 3 positions. 

    I dont really see what is unrealistic about that scenario at all. 

    No one is suggestion a fifa type spending spree. 

    Are you suggesting we just stick with what we have, and then get a cheap back up options? 

    We are a big club that spends big money, we spent £200m last season, i dont see why it would be any different this season. 

    Agree with this.

    Personally would sell Willian and try bring in another world class winger like Ousmane Dembele perhaps. He has potential to be incredible, but is somewhat injury prone.

    If we could get this sorted as our attacking/striker options and sort out the defence, then we have a great side

  4. Just now, Strider6003 said:

    They were yet that was the summer, things can change quickly.

    Yeah fair enough, but if there were suggestions that he wanted to leave Chelsea, no doubt we would get plenty of teams queuing up to try and sign him

  5. 1 hour ago, Strider6003 said:

    I don't see anyone offering £100m or anything close just now, either the verdict is still out on the injury or he is not deemed to be in vogue.

    Madrid and PSG were pretty heavily linked with Kante all summer, can't remember the exact fee that was touted but it was pretty high.

  6. 1 hour ago, coco said:

    Were you around Eden Hazard when he was 18-19yo ? did you see the level he was at back then at that same age ?

    Actually, I watched quite a lot of Eden whilst he was at Lille, especially towards the end. He was brilliant, and he even won the Ligue 1 player of the year award as a teenager.

    Unfortunately, CHO is not near the level Hazard was at that age, not to mention that Hazard got to pretty insane levels in his very early 20's, and at the moment (based on the recent form of CHO) I can't see that happening. I hope im proved completely wrong, as I do think he has big potential, but ever since signing the contract and his injury he hasn't been anywhere near as good as he was at the end of last season.

    If he can get back to that form within the next couple of months then fair enough, but things arent looking too bright at the moment.

  7. 16 hours ago, abramovich said:

    We all knew it was going to be that kind of season, ups and downs, lack of consistency, young inexperienced manager who has to rely on young players with little experience much more than he would have liked under normal circumstances.

    We sold our best player, whose individual brilliance bailed us out in the past and belied our squad defficiencies for a number of years. Hazard was good for about 25-30% of our wins in the past, even when he didn't score or create a goal scoring chances, his presence alone made things easier for the rest of the team because he was double or triple teamed on most occasions, which gave more space/freedom to operate for other players.

    Our transfer business over the last few years has been largely poor. Drinkwater, Morata, Batshuayi, Bakayoko, Zappacosta, Emerson etc were terrible deals and weakened the team instead of upgrading it. Truth be told, Lamps inherited an unbalanced squad that needed serious improvement.

    Transfer ban was a blessing in disguise for our youngsters who probably wouldn't have got an opportunity to showcase their talents otherwise but not being able to sign new players in the summer made a difficult task even more complicated. Give him two transfer windows and money to spend and a year from now we'll have a much clearer idea of whether Lamps has what it takes to take the club forward.

    That's not to say he should just get a free ride in the meantime. Frank is an intelligent man and he's been around long enough to know that he's been watched and tested since the moment he took over. He has to show he's a fast learner and that he commands respect within the squad and can change things around when the going gets tough. He's not going to get special treatment due to his club legend status once he gets the players he wants and has had enough time to build a team of his own. I just hope the club are patient enough to give him time and resources to prove his worth.

    Couldn't have put it any better!

    It was unfortunate the squad he received, but to judge him based on this current squad and bringing in youth is unfair. Like you said, give him another year with a couple windows to see who he brings in and gets rid of, and then judge him based on how he performs with the players he wants.

    In my eyes, based on what im hearing, hes already looking to make better signings and already disposed of a lot of deadwood in the summer, and I think the trend will carry on this month and the coming summer as well

  8. Do I think hes a good prospect and has good potential? Yes

    Do I think he was a bit overhyped come the end of last season? Definitely


    People were talking as if he was the natural heir to Hazard.. Unfortunately that is not the case imo. Hazard is a generational talent, and I dont think CHO would come as good as Eden did. The way hes been playing since his injury hasn't been great either and doesn't warrant him a starting position, he has to improve. Good thing that hes still very young and has plenty of time to improve, even by the end of this season

  9. Been poor since his return from injury.

    Our best period this season was when Jorginho and Kovacic were in midfield together, and I think we need to go back to that. Kante needs to go back to the bench and earn his spot. Either that or just sell him off to Real Madrid/PSG for 100m and cash in while we can

  10. 55 minutes ago, Slojo said:

    You expect more creativity in that area from a top side, he's like a Dele Alli sort of player, as much as I hate Alli I don't think Mason is on his level to be honest. I noticed in the 2nd half him and Pulisic played a great 1-2 and Mason didn't even bother looking where Pulisic was running who for a period of seconds was open on the left side, all Mason thought about was a long range shot. 

    Have to agree here, I think the main issue was Mount was just rushed into the team and him playing pretty much every game despite bad performances for a while now doesnt help.


  11. Seems inevitable after the Haaland signing. Definitely need him, regardless of the price.

    The money we will spend on him we've made just from selling Hazard and Morata... In fact we have a bit left over from that.

    Not to mention the money we have to spend usually, on top of the other sales money.

  12. Would definitely take him right now.

    Winger options of Sancho, Isco, Pulisic and Odoi is a great 4 to have. Especially as Pulisic and Isco can both play down the centre as well

  13. 14 hours ago, Bluesince66 said:

    We got hazards money,not a massive amount left to pay,for a bright young star who will be here for more than a decade,so I would hope the board see it that way

    Its literally Hazard + Morata money.

    Losing Hazard was a bummer, but the amount we recouped from Morata, makes up the money for Sancho.

    Winger options of Sancho, Pulisic and CHO, 3 players who are young and have great potential. Maybe throw in 1 more experienced winger (not willian or pedro) and we're sorted on that front for several years to come.

  14. Just now, The Don Antonio said:

    Our main problem is that we dont have a left sided centre back besides tmrw.. It makes no sense playing Zouma there when he is already so limited technically. It would make more sense if Christensen was made to play at LCB. The worst thing is that Rudiger would also rather play RCB . So for now our best bet is to play tomori. Also can frank please Alonso back. I am glad he hasnt featured during this abysmal run of ours so cant be blamed. We have won once in our last 5 games . That is BLIP form

    We don't have a single left footed player in the team!!

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