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About alan'82

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  • Birthday 17/11/1967

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  1. I'm calling it right now...…..... the truth is your real identity is cousin Giacomo's pet donkey Cristina and I claim my five pounds. I'd take a box of matches for Willian though.....
  2. Because he reminds me of an Italian version of Chelsea manager of yesteryear John Neal, perhaps with less hair ………… I'd give him another year That gives my age away!.
  3. I like the guy, he strikes me as a real thinker, a guy who studies football down to a finite level in an attempt to make his players perform to their best. I suspect that approach comes from being the coach of mostly average sides in Italy. For a chap new to England our football culture and language, he fronts up to press interviews even though those b*stards try to set him up because of his lack of English skills. He did the same on Sunday even though Kepa made him look like a mug. That takes character and they way he dealt with the situation I feel is a mark of the man himself. Truth is, there is to few goals and to little clean sheets in this team to win much at the level we live at. We are not going to out spend everyone else and we can't offer Champions League football either. If there is player power going on at Chelsea, Sarris approach may be the perfect long time answer. I couldn't imaging Jose/Antonio putting up with what happened at Wembley without blowing a gasket. Agreed, for him to succeed long term, he does need to be more flexible in his tactics and team selection as the games require but remember he's only been here five minutes. Give him to the end of the season, see where we are and what has changed and then think about it some more before making a decision.
  4. On the other hand, he just might be looking for the ball after an attempted cross into the box by Jesper Gronkjaer's grandfather.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. One thing in Nando's defence,that footage would be perfect for a tough 'spot the ball' competition.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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'.
  14. 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.
  15. 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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