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  1. It staggering how many people seem to think Musonda should be a instant first choice because he had a half decent (and no more) game against Nottingham Forest. Im not denying that Willian isnt playing well (he isnt) but it reminds me of when Katuka came on an played well for 20 mins when we were 4:0 against someone years ago. People on here demanded he be an instant first team player ahead of more established, experienced players. Its just unrealistic. At this stage of the season Musonda would do well to keep working hard and keep his head down. If its still the same come May, then sure, he can have a good think about things. But acting Billy Big Bollocks after one game against a poor outfit is just crazy. Seems to be the way with many youngsters now sadly. Its very clear he has some way to go, look at the size of him for starters. Makes Josh Mceachran looks like Hulk Hogan. His outburst is undefendable imo. Its so childish its untrue. Wont do him any favors at all. The first thing he should be doing today is getting himself some proper advisors. Silly sod.
  2. The same powers that be who hired a coach that delivered a leage title that no-one was expecting in his first season ? A coach who sees the players day in day out in traning and know a lot more about his development and attitude than a few lads on the internet, thats for sure.
  3. I can understand his frustrations. But there is a way to conduct yourself. If he (or anyone else) thought he was suddenly going to become a instant first XI player after a half decent display and a goal against a poor Championship outfit then more fool him.
  4. Utter nonsense. It’s been 3 games since Forest, did he really expect to start against City and Madrid?
  5. He won't be anywhere near the first team, and nor should he be.
  6. It's good news, cant understand why anyone would turn it into a negative. Hes got an improved contract which no doubt means he got some improved conditions he wanted too. I'm sure he wouldn't sign it without certain assurances too. Remember - the club paid off Mourinho 4 months after signing a 4 year deal. This will suit them as well, if Conte has another good season it wouldn't surprise me if they try and extend the deal this time next year.
  7. I can't really find any negatives with this signing, though I'm sure many will.
  8. I'd be very surprised if we dont break our own transfer fee record in the next 2 months.
  9. Sounds like we are Ready To Go on this deal
  10. Exactly, and the Twitterarti lap it up. I keep seeing this Di Marzio name mentioned . People claim he is 'reliable' but clearly he is a joker.
  11. I'm not sure buying players is just as easy as some of you make it out to be. It's probably easy on Football Manager though
  12. This time last year we hadn't signed anyone either. The panic is ridiculous.
  13. The latest 'rumours' are from Duncan Castles. Make of that what you will. its a nonsense piece of writing with nothing to back it up at all.
  14. The key words in the Chelsea statement are 'return to training'. So it's prob going to be a extra month on top of the 3 months for him to get match fit. Hopefully 3 months is a worst case estimate from the club, but if they are correct then I'll be surprised if we see him before October. Awful for him of course but I guess we can be selfish fans and say it's happened at the best possible time. And let's face it, we were due a big injury - it certainly could've been worse. Fingers crossed we don't get stung with some tough early fixtures.
  15. Really pleased for him, and it's so well deserved. I rated him first time round and think he's done a great job this season. Ive got to be honest though, I don't think he'll be a first XI player next season.
  16. Yep. Hes been shocking. Hes been riding the coat tails of that 6 week purple patch last year where he banged in a few free kicks and seemed to stand apart from the rest of the team as their games completely collapsed. Since then he has been no better than mediocre. I think his poor form has been largely ignored and he seem to be getting a bit of a free pass for some reason. Whilst its not the critical area of the team that currently needs looking at , i think hes been shocking.
  17. Got my letter too yesterday. Reading the above comments about the challenge and Mishcon de Reya. Obviously doesnt make any difference but its interesting to note one of the Directors of the CPO Gray Smith is a partner at Mishcon de Reya.
  18. Fair enough. It's a bizarre signing no doubt about it, the weaknesses are glaring but he's got his qualities too. I'd argue that he brings benefits to the squad and makes us stronger, and I'm not just talking about the charisma character geezer side of things either. Lets agree to disagree. Glad It's over. Hate the transfer window and all its glamed up to be. We can all start proper now that we know who is playing for who.
  19. We get the message g4! out of interest do you think we are stronger or weaker with David Luiz in the squad?
  20. So. Lets think about this... We signed Matic. We sold Matic as part of a deal to buy Luiz. We resigned Matic. We sold Luiz. We resigned Luiz.
  21. The club have again hardly covered themselves in glory this window but I guess this forum/thread/signing goes to prove you cant please everyone. I include myself in this. Moaning about not signing a defender all Summer. We finally sign a defender. Moaning he costs too much. Moan more that we need another defender. We sign another defender. Moaning hes rubbish and a liability. Its the right of being a supporter i guess!
  22. Nope never seen him, but i doubt hes worth anything like 60m, even in todays market. At this stage i guess fees dont matter though i suppose. Ill maintain our defence is stronger than it was this time last week. Im just trying to look at it practically. Luiz and ALonso were nobodies first choices but at least its a few extra bodies and some breathing space. Still wouldnt surprise me to see Brana line up against Swansea next week in which case its main mission failed.
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