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About alan'82

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    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    On the other hand, he just might be looking for the ball after an attempted cross into the box by Jesper Gronkjaer's grandfather.
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    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    It truly is a 'funny old game', roll on 70 odd years & it's the West Ham fans that now need the binoculars. Great pictures by the way.
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    David Luiz back at Chelsea

    I wish David all the best 'cos he's now a Chelsea player (err..again) but with his transfer fee first time from Benfica plus Matic, who we eventually brought back for 21 million, I can't help but think he's Chelsea's most expensive player ever. Or in other words, the player who has cost the club the most money to date. Wondering if his time in France has improved his defensive abilities I took a butchers at the 2015-16 French League season. PSG won it with a 31 point gap over the second club and with a rather tight goal difference of plus 83. Oh shirt! . I really do hope that this transfer somehow works out but I can't help but think on seeing this news, in Spain Nando is brushing the dust of his Zorro mask and is looking forward to January.
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    Our New Stadium

    Just very grateful to be staying at the Bridge to be honest.Looks an impressive stadium but a costly one to build with all that brickwork though. Hope the club have more luck with builders than I ever have.
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    Eden Hazard

    I guess Jose can be a rather demanding taskmaster most of the time,but I feel he only demands what he knows that player can give. I think if he is to stay as our manager that means that Eden cannot stay as a Chelsea player.From what I've seen so far this season,I can't help but think Eden has disappeared up his own chuff somewhat!.Maybe he's listened to to many advisors telling him he's Ronaldo's natural successor at Real Madrid.Either way & it's just my opinion,but unfortunately I think we've seen the best of Eden at Chelsea.Personally, I think Jose is correct if he wants to sell. Shame really, but still bloody grateful for his time at the Bridge though.
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    Last Movie You Watched

    Saw Noah with Russell Crowe a while back and found it a bit of a damp squib to be honest.Slow and boring with a lot of religous overtones which I suppose considering the story, was to be kind of expected . Russell Crowe played his usual part & Ray Winstone played his normal role to such an extent I kept on expecting him to offer the latest odds of himself clobbering Noah at 6/1. Also,the Fallen Angels looked like they had spent to long on the bottom of a budgie cage which just looked weird to be honest. Still,if serious films with a heavy religous theme are your bag, then this film (like the Ark) will float your boat.
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    Torres - The "Groundhog Day" Thread

    One thing in Nando's defence,that footage would be perfect for a tough 'spot the ball' competition.
  8. To be honest,I think there is & always has been a trend to follow the most succesful team of the period. If the team is poor on the pitch for any length of time,fans tend to start voting with their feet and stay away,picking only the 'glamour' matches to attend. Maybe it's human nature,but I think the vast majority want to be part of something that's successfull and popular & are happy to pay well for it,but as soon as it goes tits up,they disapear.And I think that's true in life as well as the up's & down's of a football club. There is a couple of question's I'd like to raise though.......... I've often wonderd has the sheer amount of pro clubs in London effected the attendence figures & the choices of fans new to the sport?.Not everyone is introduced to their local team by their dad,uncle etc.Looking at the north west,there is only two large clubs in scouseland, only two in Manchester, plus only two in the northeast to choose from Also,since the 80's & the massive increase in the cost of housing in London,if football is the game of the working man,how many working guys live around Stamford Bridge thesedays?.If the support isn't so local today, will that effect Chelsea's support in the future?. Sorry,I mean't to add great thread by the way.
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    Game of Thrones

    Honestly,bloody computers,I've no idea how the above post ended up here!.I was looking at the films section a second ago?. Think it's time to give the old router a slap. And then the Internet/Wi-Fi!. Sorry about that.
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    Game of Thrones

    Saw an older film recently for the first time that was 'one to watch' by all accounts. It was called 'No Country for old Men' & I have to admit, I felt as if I'd aged watching it. Christ, it was slow and boring and I haven't a clue what the ending was about. But if they ever get around to making a flick about Jimmy Saville,Stuart Hall & all the other old pervs, at least the can use the title somewhat & call it ........ 'No Country for Dirty Old Men'.
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    Victor Moses

    You never know mate,as Roman's best pals with Russian President Putin,maybe we sneaked a dodgy secondhand nuke into his luggage before he left!. You can only hope.
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    Last Movie You Watched

    Saw '300' again last week and I found it to be an enjoyable film to be honest. But after seeing '300' plus Law Abiding Citizen & Gamer, within a short period, I'm beging to think my missus has a thing for Gerald Butler!. It was made worse when she said after watching '300' that I reminded her of Sparta. Thinking of Butler's six pack I asked why?.............she said like Sparta,I was ancient & my body was in ruin!. Honestly,women can be so cruel.
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    Torres - The "Groundhog Day" Thread

    I would prefer Torres & £10 million for Karim Benzema to be honest with you. Or £20million just to take Torres.
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    Torres - The "Groundhog Day" Thread

    I wonder what are the odds right now that Torres will end up being the Premier League's top goalscorer next season?. Probably on par with Lord Lucan being spotted riding Shergar holding an honest expense's claim from an MP in his hand. But you never know!.......maybe I should put a tenner on it.........or perhaps a fiver.
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    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    I think throughout Chelsea's history,we've always had a bit of a yo-yo support. If you look at stats compiled on the various websites,(or from old programmes),you'll see examples of matches in years gone by,of crowds of 60,000 plus,only to be followed the week later by one of 28,000!. Strange I guess but then again,perhaps just part of the unique character of this fantastic football club. Having said that,during the early eighties,things did reach a new low.The club was struggling,football as a whole was struggling & just to be clear,football related aggro was killiing the game. It might be worth bearing in mind that young guys who might fancy a tear up at the football,make up only a small percentage of the folks who want to go and support their team. But,during that period,it was mostly lads who went to football,women & families were a rare sight. All these factors did have a big effect on attendance figures I feel,although having said all that,Ken Bates made a very good point back then when he said something along the lines of... " if the football played on the pitch is rubbish,you could give it away for free & still nobody will turn up to watch it". Something as true today as back then.