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    bjd got a reaction from yorkleyblue in Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager   
    This time last year we hadn't signed anyone either.
    The panic is ridiculous.
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    bjd got a reaction from DidierDrogbalala in Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager   
    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 
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    bjd got a reaction from Jezz in Victor Moses   
    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. 
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    bjd got a reaction from nominator in Victor Moses   
    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. 
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    bjd got a reaction from DidierDrogbalala in Victor Moses   
    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. 
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    bjd got a reaction from g3.7 in Victor Moses   
    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. 
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    bjd got a reaction from yorkleyblue in Victor Moses   
    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. 
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    bjd reacted to dkw in Victor Moses   
    I thought it was a pretty standard Moses display, great at times, good direct running but with very little end product, which has always been his problem.
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    bjd got a reaction from ducavis in Willian   
    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.
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    bjd got a reaction from reparto corse in Willian   
    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.
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    bjd got a reaction from Nibs in Willian   
    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.
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    bjd got a reaction from Van Butsen in Our New Stadium   
    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.
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    bjd got a reaction from mad_mac in David Luiz back at Chelsea   
    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.
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    bjd got a reaction from Remodez in David Luiz back at Chelsea   
    We get the message g4! 
    out of interest do you think we are stronger or weaker with David Luiz in the squad?
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    bjd reacted to Davey Baby in David Luiz back at Chelsea   
    Thank you kindly squire.
     
    @g3.7 He's not Mario Balotelli, he's a far more stable character, I think you're being a bit unfair. Trying to find crumbs of comfort for you, I'd say it's obvious Conte wants a ball-playing CB to implement his style of play. He needed someone that can bring it out from the back, maybe someone that can hit a long diagonal, and we've finally got somebody who can shoot. He's also not afraid to mix it. These are the positives, there are plenty of negatives as you say. I would have waited and gone with who we've got but if he replaces Gary Cahill then that represents an upgrade of sorts, because I just don't think Gary Cahill is that good. Conte may want to go 3 at the back, at least some of the time, and that may also be behind this, because he may have felt he couldn't play that system without his Bonucci type. Now I'm not saying he's a Bonucci but you get my point. Remember, Bonucci was the first player we went after but Juve said no.
     
    Like you, I'm not too thrilled, but I'm looking for positives now. Look, Ranieri won the title, with Leicester. The older I get the more I realise how little I understand football. Weird things happen. This could turn out to be a good signing. It could do, the possibility exists. I have no reason to distrust Conte at this stage, it may be a compromise on his part but one he felt was worth making, for reasons only he will know. He's got an idea in mind and let's wait to see what it is.
     
    Conte will demand commitment above all else, and he'll get that from David Luiz, he'll also have a tactical idea and that's where he'll have his work cut out with this player, but he's not stupid, he knows the player, everybody knows the player and he thought it was a signing worth making. One thing I noticed about Italy, Buffon rolled the ball out a lot, to his defenders, even when they were under pressure. You're not going to do that with Kurt Zouma.
     
    Anyway let's see. It shall be interesting, to say the least. Long-term, I don't agree with it, for reasons I gave before. Short-term, for this season, it just might make us a better team. You never know, he might surprise a few people.
     
    Here's hoping.
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    bjd reacted to mclovin83 in David Luiz back at Chelsea   
    I have been back and forth a bit on this potential signing..... but overall I am going to go against the grain and give it my nod of approval. 
    I could write a whole load of guff but the bottom line is we need to sign a central defender before the window closes, I'm not having the whole 'we can make do with what we have' school of thought.
    We are one serious injury to JT or Cahill away from being in a right pickle. Imagine if, god forbid, they both picked up serious injuries.... where would we be then? We need a central defender, end of. 
    Firstly, in my opinion, David Luiz is much better at defending than he is given credit for. In fact, I think most of the time he is actually very good- he is capable of monstrous displays against the very best (see Champions League Final 2012 for reference). With the ball at his feet, he will be the best defender we have in my humble opinion.
    The problem that we all know of course, is that he always has a mistake in him, and you never know when it's going to come. He never erased that from his game while at Chelsea, and that was why when PSG paid £50M for him we all thought it was a bit of a hoot, despite him being a geezer and all that. 
    That problem remains, and for that reason he would not have been my first choice. He was, quite clearly, not the clubs first choice either. Or second. Or third. 
    Never the less, our main targets have not been secured, for whatever reason, and we find ourselves on deadline day with two fit central defenders. 
    David Luiz can at centre back, full back, and can do a mighty fine job in midfield (City away). Some might say he would d a better job than Matic is doing right now. 
    He has big bollcoks, bags of passion, knows Chelsea, knows England and will add some much needed grit into our squad. Something that has been lacking in the last 12 months. 
    £30M these days is actually a good price. Throw in that we sold him for £50M two seasons ago and it sounds even better.
     
    To summarise, he wouldn't have been my first choice by any means, but given the current situation I will take him and I think he brings a lot with him that can benefit the current squad. 
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    bjd reacted to loz in David Luiz back at Chelsea   
    Moved out of rumours now.
    Well it has happened so we may as well grab onto his curly hair and enjoy the ride!  He is going to give us lots to talk about, you can guarantee that.  Thank God we signed Kante - maybe we can get Makalele out of retirment as well!
     
     
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    bjd got a reaction from jack_super_class in David Luiz back at Chelsea   
    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.
     

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    bjd got a reaction from jack_super_class in David Luiz back at Chelsea   
    I would much rather have Luiz for £30m odd than Koulibaby for £50m. But then id much prefer to have had Stones for £40m last year.
    We're a strange club but thats part of the deal i suppose.
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    bjd got a reaction from undertow in David Luiz back at Chelsea   
    lol impossible to deny any of it
     
    but then i think back to Munich. On one leg. Our greatest night - He bossed it. Like i said, he knows how to play big games (not including WC semis!)
    His personality too, we couldve done with a bit of that last season. Just a bit of life.
    Then im reminded of the positioning. QPR away. The playstation comment.
     
    Im torn G4. Help me.
     
    But this is all just a story thats gotten a little out of control , right ?
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    bjd got a reaction from Remodez in David Luiz back at Chelsea   
    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.
     

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    bjd got a reaction from DELBY in David Luiz back at Chelsea   
    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.
     

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    bjd got a reaction from charierre in David Luiz back at Chelsea   
    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!
     
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    bjd got a reaction from JingShan0120 in David Luiz back at Chelsea   
    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.
     

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    bjd got a reaction from Surf in David Luiz back at Chelsea   
    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!
     
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