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  1. Why have you introduced colour into this, I never have? Not only have you falsely accused me of swearing at you, you now seem to be suggesting that there is some racist bent in my criticism of the player. You need to be very careful with what you put into print, you shouldn’t be allowed to make such insinuations and I would expect the moderators to acknowledge this and act accordingly …….let’s see?
  2. Completely understand, agree and duly noted. However I will not be accused of something that isn’t true and that I hadn’t done - perhaps defamation or libel should be added to the rules ? If I have upset any members with my post , then please accept my sincerest apologies.
  3. Oh dear, how disappointing! Ordinarily , I wouldn’t respond to your argument, it’s futile , but you’ve accused me of something that I hadn’t done - I didn’t swear at you and to say that I did defames my character. In case you don’t fully comprehend English enough to understand the nuances, let me give you an example; if I had said to you that you can continue to keep your f**king head up your arse as far as cho’s abilities are concerned you thick opinionated c**t - that would be me swearing directly at you and in such an instance you could call me out for having sworn at you but I didn’t , so don’t ! Finally, the way you carry on about odoi suggests that he is being victimised by successive managers in not being picked , when you should really be wondering “why doesn’t he get picked?” - putting all the conspiracy theories to one side , hmmmmmm, what could it be ???????? and bringing him on for the last 10 minutes is called ‘a Hail Mary’, ‘a shot to nothing’, ‘a last roll of the dice’ or as most people realise , shear desperation. The last word, should you choose, is yours, I shan’t be responding further.
  4. That exactly illustrates my point - CL game v Rennes I think, he forgot that he was supposed to track back and lucky for him and us, when he remembered, his pace got him out of trouble. As long as he has a hole that he sh*ts through, he will never be a wing back - imo. I don’t know about tough love, cute love, mother’s love or puppy love, I think he just needs to give it a proper good go and stop being scared about making a mistake or f**king up and prove if he has something to offer at this level rather than just turn up for the next 3 years going through the motions and taking the dough - in my parlance, it’s sh*t or bust time ?
  5. I think the biggest problem that he has is “settling for it” , it seems like he takes the easy option and doesn’t challenge himself, I honestly don’t think he believes in himself, he certainly isn’t a great reader of the game, all too often he seems to ball watch, switch off and forget what it is he is supposed to be doing, defensively he is a liability - I’m sorry , but he most definitely isn’t capable of playing wing back. He’s 2 years into a 5 year contract worth £120k a week , so on top of the £13 million he’s already gotten, he’s got almost £20 million guaranteed whether he plays or he doesn’t - he only has to worry about how to avoid the tax man and what to spend his money on. I could imagine a scenario where his ‘reputation’ will likely give him another contract with a lesser light club beyond 2024 at £60k a week , followed by a £20k a week in 2027, then it’s time to retire and do a bit of punditry?? Some people are stretched by the desire to achieve and some are not, I suspect he falls into the latter category. All IMO of course ?
  6. Luxury , luxury !!!!!!! it’s not a given that you get selected to play just because you exist, you have to earn the place and that’s what Mount and James have done and continue to do. It’s vexing that some people put cho and other youth team products on a pedestal and believe that because they are “ home grown” that they have a divine right to get picked regardless. He’s had opportunity upon opportunity to put his marker down in competitive matches, sometimes as a starter, and he consistently fails to do so - presumably he doesn’t impress in training too and that’s why he doesn’t get picked to start - it’s got f**k all to do with ‘luxury’ - imo. NB - It’s interesting that TT said recently that there is no where for Callum to hide this season ?
  7. If Roman really wants this guy, then do a deal now - add his release clause money to the fictional €150m and divide in half , so 150+75=225 , so half is €110 ish , and then loan him back. If Dortmund are out of the running for the league at Christmas, he comes then, if they still, realistically, have a shot at winning the league he stays and joins us in summer 2022? f**k knows if he will make it in the PL but sometimes you just gotta back ya sell and take a punt, albeit a very expensive punt, but faint heart never won fair maiden! God knows, we’ve bought some f**king pups in our time !!!! Besides, if we wait until next season we may not be as attractive and there will surely be lots of competition ? Sell Tammy for whatever the south London arsewipes will give and get Lewandowski for £50m as the 2/3 year stop gap and mentor (and what a stop gap he would be by the way !!!) then, bob’s ya uncle, fanny’s ya aunt, lulu’s ya cousin and the jobs a goodun Does that work for you ? Btw - Would love to get Chiesa too
  8. Oh I don’t say it will happen , what I say is stop f**king about trying to be a clever clogs and do everything you can to make it possible and if it doesn’t happen then you live without regrets and any ‘if only’s !’ Unlike some, I don’t get hung up spending Romans money !
  9. Fear of the unknown, lack of ambition, lack of confidence, too comfortable where they already are ???? but I suspect the biggest issue is not being able to communicate or understand another language and not being prepared to take yourself outside of your comfort zone to survive in a country where you are a foreigner. I spent 20 years working all over the world, fortunately the contract language was always English , so everyone had to speak in my mother tongue, it made work easier, but outside of that things could be difficult. I’m sure a lot of European and African players speak some English, but surely the English imports would almost have to learn the language of the country of the club that they signed to otherwise it doesn’t work does it ? Also, what an opportunity to learn another language and experience a new culture Mind you, Monkey chops Bale seems to have made it ‘work’, even if he is the most despised Galacticos in the history of RM ? (He’s also one of the richest too - no chance he is walking away early from his £600k a week contract)
  10. I read what you’ve written it makes me think that second best will do ? sadly Tammy will never be good enough, imo. There is much to like about TA the man, but like Nibs says, he flatters to deceive, he will find his level and will do an alright kinda job for a lesser club , but he’s not good enough to play at the highest level , again, imo. I wouldn’t have DCL either, he would definitely be an improvement, but I just don’t think he’s got ‘it’ - right now our stock is high on the back of winning big ears and RA has , seemingly, pockets full of Wonga to spend - I say let’s press ahead, make £150m bid for Haaland + agents/dads fees and chuck a player or two in to sweeten the deal for BD, let’s get Chiesa, Declan Rice, let’s put 110% trust and belief in TT and get him who he wants, let’s not miss this opportunity to build a lasting dynasty that will attract the best young stars of the future . Success begets success .
  11. The only thing that assures you game time is performance (or an injury cover selection) - if you are serious about playing for a CL winning club , you gotta be good, so go on loan and make sure your performance doesn’t give the manager any other option than to play you
  12. Well here’s a conundrum to contemplate , if TA was available to buy from another club, would Chelsea be interested in pursuing him ? I doubt it ?
  13. I only know of and about him by what I’ve read, I haven’t really seen him in action, but if he’s keen, I guess we need someone who can bang ‘em in ? Be really interesting to see how TT will accommodate the players , I wonder how he would set up with Haaland, Havertz, Mount, Werner and Pulisic at his disposal - Pep seems to be able to juggle and keep players onside - guess there are worse problems to have ?
  14. Take whatever anyone will stump up for him and I’ll pay his bus fare 🚌 With the right additions, Roman is on the verge of building a top quality management team and playing squad for the next 5+ years that can challenge for multiple PL and CL titles and whilst he may not have had a fair go at it and it may well be the ‘wrong’ set up for his particular skill set, but he’s piss poor attitude, sulky behaviour and general ‘can’t be arsed’ demeanour is cancerous and needs cutting out as soon as possible for fear that he infects and upsets some of the squad - imo.
  15. I confess I'm a little out of touch with the Haaland situation - before we won the CL this year, didn’t he go on record with a list of clubs that he would be prepared to sign for ? From memory weren’t there 3 possibles in the PL , the manc pairing and dippers, Chelsea were definitely ‘civitas non grata’ as I recall - has that changed ? I imagine that it may have done, but it must surely be linked into getting assurances as to who CFC/TT plans on bringing in this year and it must surely involve some dialogue with TT to convince Haaland of his vision for the future, I would imagine ? When you see Roman at the end of the CL final he is a genuine football enthusiast and most importantly he’s a Chelsea fan through and through, so I would think that your estimate of RA’s transfer chest may well be correct .
  16. I don’t see there ever being consensus between you and I with regard to cho, which is ok, but forgetting and forgiving my numerical inaccuracies ( I meant appeals as to awards btw) he rarely if ever puts himself into a position to have a shout out for a pen which was simile with Sterling and Young - if that’s the only thing that you can ‘call out’ , then my points are well made. The last word, if you choose, is all yours.
  17. Listen, I respect your right to your opinion and you can quote all the “facts and figures’ you like, the simple matter of fact for me is what I see and I don’t see the player that you describe and furthermore, I don't see him becoming the player that you hope he will become either - it’s not that I don’t want him to succeed, I simply don’t believe he has the quality, ability or mind set to play at the highest level. He’s a player trading on his youth team reputation imo, right now I believe TT only sees him as a substitute and a rarely used one at that, I honestly don’t think he trusts him ? - you can quote how many times he has played and for how many minutes, his age, his Achilles injury but I don’t think he will develop in the way that MM, RJ have - I see them desperate to succeed and not scared of the challenge, they aren’t frightened or intimidated by the opposition - I don’t see any of that from cho. If he can be used in a deal to attract new players then I say do it .
  18. “………He will probably come good at 23-24yrs……….” Conversely, he may never come good ? None of us has crystal balls to see into the future, but from my perspective unless Salihamidzic comes the Chelsea , I don’t see the boy improving to a star regular starter at this club, so I say broker the deal and move on. I don’t know if Haaland will come to Chelsea, but cho as a make weight might persuade Dortmund to listen to an offer ?
  19. He might ‘offer’ but he doesn’t do it - he doesn’t deliver the goods. Time and time again he either passes the ball back to someone else or puts in a cross without taking on the full back - he’s very predictable he doesn’t scare defenders, unlike Werner, who for all his shortcomings, scares the crap out of defences with his willingness to take them on in a foot race. He ought to be winning double figure penalties each season like Sterling does or Ashley Young used to but he doesn’t take the defender on and get himself in front and ahead in the penalty area to draw the contact. There is a reason why successive managers don’t play him , they don’t see enough from him to warrant his selection as anything other than a rarely used substitute. I don’t believe he has the mental fortitude to effect a game in the way that you suggest, I’d argue that he doesn’t have the ability either, Mount does, Havertz does. I honestly believe that he’s settled for his 5 year x 120k / week contract - I don’t see any fire in his belly tbh?
  20. Yeah, let’s wait a few more seasons and then realise what we already know now, after all Bayern have been after him for three years already and in that time his improvement has been ??????? Yep, that’ll be it , f**k all !!!! Listen, it’s not my money so it doesn’t impact on me, but someone at Chelsea bought into this generational talent sh*te with him and awarded him a fantastic contract based upon what ‘might be’ , but he hasn’t produced and from my stand point he won’t, he doesn’t have it in him, he doesn’t even believe it possible imo. As a winger , he doesn’t take a full back on , one v one , skin him and deliver a goal scoring cross/pass/opportunity and for someone who might get asked to play in a defensive wing back position, he forgets to defend ffs ?!!!! He doesn’t have what Reece and Mason have , he doesn’t have that fire in his belly, he’s very comfortable on his 5 year contract @ £120,000 a week - Jesus only another almost £19million before I have to re-negotiate my contract. Let him go to Bayern, put in a buy back and a sell on clause and be done with it, cause he’s not good enough to play for Chelsea , apologies to all of the “ he’s one of our own brigade” but he’s just taking the dough imo and I suspect Frank and TT think so too ?
  21. Hope you are wrong ax, Werner, Havertz and Mount for me with pulisic coming off the bench, this worked so well v RM in the home semi final leg - think Kova drops out for Kante. Also, think he will go with Christensen, Silva and Rudi with Dave at rwb. Anyway, that’s next weeks problem, COYB !!!
  22. I have to take issue with you because creating is not our problem , I feel we create plenty most games, it’s the taking of the chances that are our problem, but I really don’t understand how you can completely write us off against MC ? “Our only chance is to park the bus” - really? We played them twice in recent weeks under TT and on both occasions were extremely combative, competitive and deserved winners imo - I’m certain that Pep will be very concerned about playing us. I really do think that we need to grow some bollocks and stop being so afraid of the opposition, if another team beats us cause they are better, then fair play, but let’s not loose the game before it’s played - when we turn up, we are a match for anyone .
  23. With a bit of luck - Burnley beat the dippers tonight and then v AV is a dead rubber for us and we can watch smugly from a position of guaranteed CL qualification as Leicester and dips fight it out for the last remaining CL place. Should this be the case, then Kova needs to play, his passing, ball control, all round game really, was as awful last night, rusty as f**k, presumably through lack of playing time? - the rest of the team should be a competitive make up of reserves with the main body of first 11 players being not selected or benched but not played unless injury demands. However, if we need something from the AV game, then TT has to play a strong starting 11 - has to ! Either way, Kova has to play, he definitely needs the game time, but I have to say Jorginho and Kante are the starting pair for me in the CL final.
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