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Barry Bridges last won the day on March 26 2019

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  1. What can you say. When Eden Hazard plays Chelsea usually wins.
  2. .... still not convinced.
  3. If Chillwell was facing the player that easily could be a leg breaker. It's full on studs right below the knee with the entire force of their body behind him. Would anyone dispute that's red worth had that broken Chillwell's leg? What matters more; the intent of the player, or the potential harm they cause? To me both have a role. Intent to harm without much harm being done can be a red....and so to can a lack of intent but an action that could cause serious harm as was the case here. I mean I dont get the impression Chilwell rolls around at slight contact, and you could see him strongly react to the force of that WHU player raking/stamping his studs on his leg. Think this is harsher than when Eden got red for toe poking a ball from under a ballboy? Cause very few aside from us Chelsea fans opposed that, and that was nothing compared to this clearance come full studded stamp (intentional or not).
  4. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-9496139/Chelsea-owner-Roman-Abramovich-furious-blindsided-Super-League-criticism.html I mean it's the DM, but still....
  5. Not really. I think he viewed it more as the best move for Chelsea, and he was ignorant perhaps of the importance to the fans of staying in the current competitions. I give him this grace because unlike the vast majority of other owners associated with this move Roman has sought to use his wealth to improve the club while the others used the clubs to try and improve their wealth. Will Roman hope to make money end of the day from his investment at Chelsea? Probably, but he has invested to make that so rather than leverage/exploit the fans. He may have just felt this is what Chelsea fans would want.....their team in a super league if one were to exist (reports seem to indicate CFC/MCFC were told to get on board or be left behind...who knows what to trust in reporting these days)... more than a push to make more money. Maybe Im being to generous, but I feel Roman's previous actions (from investing in the club to how he has given to charities and other things important to supporters etc) have given him the benefit of the doubt from my end.
  6. Chelsea fan first and foremost. Only follow cause my mom and her side of the family lived in Chelsea/Battersea for generations, and everyone but my granddad was a Chelsea fan (Fulham fan but for a funny story). Would support this club and find a way to watch even if it fell to the lower divisions again.....people forget historically CFC has had best attendance numbers in England when not even being in the first flight..... but would I support in this new format? I don't know. It might be named Chelsea, but it certainly wouldnt be the Chelsea that I followed because generations of my family have. It would be a new entity. The relegation system has a certain magic in it you just don't get in other sports, and this super league wont have it either. I think I would watch Chelsea in the super league, but not pay to do so. Im not sure if I would buy merchandize anymore. I also think the powers to be pushing this don't realize how quickly their league matches could become as any current domestic league. The magic of playing the non-English clubs in this proposal are that we don't face them multiple times a season every season.....that the way to playing them has to be earned. That elimination from the competition often rides on the result. Playing any of these teams twice a season with nothing on the line except for when you're going for the title... great way to lose that magic asap. "OMG are you going to watch that game versus Juventus where regardless of the result we both finish midtable?" "Huge night tonight....we either win against Real Madrid and stay 3 points off the bottom 3, or lose and go into the non-relegation zone where we will simply sit until next season with no urgency or consequences" Seriously...what's going to make it so that in 5 years a game of the top teams in the super league against the bottom ones isnt on the same level now as us/MCFC/MUFC facing Brighton or team in the bottom half but safe from relegation? Now that I think of it.......changing from an exciting league where the top gets rewarded, and bottom punished. Where there are usually at least 4 titles/cups to play for with most in knockout competition........for a chance to play in 1 league with only 1 thing to play for and no risk of relegation. Maybe my grandad was just way ahead of this time.
  7. "....how was I to know paella had so many calories, and made men brittle!"
  8. For the longest time I thought @Munkworth was sending financial aid to low income families in India....turns out he's paying a contact center in India to upvote his posts here.
  9. Same Azpi who has won it all with us while playing everything from LB to RB to CB to even wing back at times? Whom Mourinho famously said could he win the CL with 11 Dave's?
  10. So the Midfield Azpiliqueta?
  11. Atleti fans should be livid with Savic. It might have been soft, but his sending off was still merited by his petulance actions and especially right after the ref had a talking to them if I recall correctly (as in within 15 seconds or so). A soft, and incredibly stupid elbow in such a game. Little embarrassed for Rudi, but he wasnt the only one going down too easily over two legs,
  12. That's the rub. Intentional violent act doesnt matter the severity of force. It's the intention. I do think had the penalty claim (which was outside the box if Im not mistaken anyway) happened after that incident it would have been given just to stay consistent as both were pretty soft calls although intent doesn't come into it with penalties as it does violent conduct (to my understanding).
  13. what a game. Cant recall the last time we played a CL tie against a team leading the league in a league such as La Liga, did so well, and felt so confident. Could really set the pace for how we end the season I hope. Well done!!
  14. Not often I am impressed by Kante going forward as I am by his cleanup/defensive game......but without sacrificing on the latter I think he really was best going forward yesterday. Fantastic game from him, and didn't think he had passes in him like his assist to Mount. I've noticed teams don't seem to press Kante as much as out other attacking/midfield players (as in dont view him as a threat needing closed down as much) while in the attacking 3rd....wondering if that will change. II suspect it will at this rate
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