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    startedwithglenn got a reaction from RLChelTerry22 in The John Terry Appreciation Thread   
    He will 100% be a manager, will he be a successful one is the question.
    He's been making notes on training sessions since he was like 25.
    I think you are doing him a massive disservice, he has a fantastic footballing brain as evidenced by his positional play at both ends of the pitch.
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    startedwithglenn got a reaction from Ewell CFC in Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager   
    Good post but it's not that simple.
    First of all if we signed one player to £300k a week it'd result in the wage bill increasing by about £1m per week over the next 18 months because a rising tide lifts all boats. Hazard and arguably Courtois would want parity and every single squad member who are on £80k-£100k would be wanting to be topped up to £150k or so to stay in line with their ratio compared to the top earners.
    Secondly, the squad did need filling out and that's largely down to the manager. You're not telling me this board that according to most on here are tighter than a nun's ... wanted to sell Ake and replace him with the more expensive Rudiger. Or that they rathered send RLC, Abraham and Musonda on loan and buy replacements instead.
    Thirdly, Drinkwater and Barkley are HG and we needed to get some in. Both are more than capable of being good squad players.
    Lastly and I know people hate this but in the business world it makes sense when you're trying to work within a budget to spread the risk when buying assets and as far as the business side goes that's what players are, they are assets.
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    startedwithglenn got a reaction from Tea Bar Boy in Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager   
    Good post but it's not that simple.
    First of all if we signed one player to £300k a week it'd result in the wage bill increasing by about £1m per week over the next 18 months because a rising tide lifts all boats. Hazard and arguably Courtois would want parity and every single squad member who are on £80k-£100k would be wanting to be topped up to £150k or so to stay in line with their ratio compared to the top earners.
    Secondly, the squad did need filling out and that's largely down to the manager. You're not telling me this board that according to most on here are tighter than a nun's ... wanted to sell Ake and replace him with the more expensive Rudiger. Or that they rathered send RLC, Abraham and Musonda on loan and buy replacements instead.
    Thirdly, Drinkwater and Barkley are HG and we needed to get some in. Both are more than capable of being good squad players.
    Lastly and I know people hate this but in the business world it makes sense when you're trying to work within a budget to spread the risk when buying assets and as far as the business side goes that's what players are, they are assets.
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    startedwithglenn got a reaction from the special one in Tiémoué Bakayoko   
    Guys i'm going to state the defence for the guy even though I voiced my concerns about the signing when it happened. I voiced those concerns because I watched a good 15 or so games of Monaco last season and he never stood out to me. Now he didn't stand out as being great but neither did he stand out as out of place in a very good side. So there is a player there.
    Now he arrived with an injury and I can't remember if he missed all, nearly all or just a hefty chunk of pre-season but it can have an impact no matter which it is. He's young, new to the country, league, language etc etc etc.
    There's no denying he's been very poor but he's being managed terribly if you ask me. Conte should have started protecting him as early as 10 weeks ago by taking him out of it and giving him his minutes from the bench now and again. It's the one area where he have some options in Cesc, drinkwater, Ampadu and Luiz, hell even Azpi has done a job in midfield and done it well a few times under Mourinho.
    Conte has let him down big time imo.
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    startedwithglenn got a reaction from Argo in Michy Batshuayi to Chelsea   
    Have you ever stopped to think why he didn't get more minutes and opportunities instead of just blindly stating that he should?
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    startedwithglenn got a reaction from Tea Bar Boy in Michy Batshuayi to Chelsea   
    Yes, your logic seems to be there are two strikers in the squad so if one isn't on the pitch then the other should be.
    It's telling that the coach who sees the players every day would rather play without a recognised striker than start Batshuayi.
    I'd be pretty sure that if the squad remained unchanged and Morata was injured and you asked every Chelsea fan for their lineup against Barca, about 90% wouldn't include him either.
    He's not a good enough footballer right now. I said before the season started he needed to go on loan, he/we've just wasted another 6 months.
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    startedwithglenn got a reaction from Nibs in Michy Batshuayi to Chelsea   
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    startedwithglenn got a reaction from ozboy in Olivier Giroud to Chelsea   
    What are you talking about. Nobody is arguing we're signing Lewandowski here but the guy is first choice striker for one of the 3 strongest candidates to win the World Cup in a few months and the general (and correct) consensus is there isn't a better second choice striker at any top clubs in Europe.
    I think a lot of you are clouding your dissatisfaction with Morata being our first choice striker with having Giroud as our second option.
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    startedwithglenn got a reaction from Chigzzer in Olivier Giroud to Chelsea   
    £19m is dirt cheap. Palace are spending £10m on a guy from a Danish club and Preston are turning down £8m for a striker with 3 Championship goals this season.
    I mean name a better option rather than moaning.
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    startedwithglenn got a reaction from mwblue10 in Olivier Giroud to Chelsea   
    £19m is dirt cheap. Palace are spending £10m on a guy from a Danish club and Preston are turning down £8m for a striker with 3 Championship goals this season.
    I mean name a better option rather than moaning.
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    startedwithglenn got a reaction from Blue Ballet in Olivier Giroud to Chelsea   
    £19m is dirt cheap. Palace are spending £10m on a guy from a Danish club and Preston are turning down £8m for a striker with 3 Championship goals this season.
    I mean name a better option rather than moaning.
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    startedwithglenn got a reaction from mez in Olivier Giroud to Chelsea   
    Some of you just seem to be in the swing of having a moan about anything.
    I can't see it happening but Giroud is in my opinion very likely the best non-starting striker in world football and would be an incredible signing.
    If Arsenal were stupid enough to even consider selling him to us then we should not even stop to consider it for fear they'd come quickly to their senses.
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    startedwithglenn got a reaction from Warner11 in Olivier Giroud to Chelsea   
    Some of you just seem to be in the swing of having a moan about anything.
    I can't see it happening but Giroud is in my opinion very likely the best non-starting striker in world football and would be an incredible signing.
    If Arsenal were stupid enough to even consider selling him to us then we should not even stop to consider it for fear they'd come quickly to their senses.
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    startedwithglenn got a reaction from bluedave in Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager   
    Only if you're stupid enough to believe everything you read and frankly anybody that is deserves to feel miserable.
    In the world of reality nothing out of the ordinary has happened.
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    startedwithglenn got a reaction from EmeraldBlue in Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager   
    Only if you're stupid enough to believe everything you read and frankly anybody that is deserves to feel miserable.
    In the world of reality nothing out of the ordinary has happened.
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    startedwithglenn got a reaction from dkw in Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager   
    Only if you're stupid enough to believe everything you read and frankly anybody that is deserves to feel miserable.
    In the world of reality nothing out of the ordinary has happened.
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    startedwithglenn got a reaction from RLChelTerry22 in Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager   
    On what basis? Look at his transfers at Juventus and they will not provide any such basis.
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    startedwithglenn got a reaction from Chigzzer in Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager   
    Funny you mention him because it struck me only the other day how this squad (take out Cahill and Fabregas) is the type of squad tailored to him and sliding doors/different time in life etc etc etc.
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    startedwithglenn got a reaction from Strider6003 in David Luiz back at Chelsea   
    He had no interest in the first galf, one of the worst 45 minutes i've seen in a long time.
    Sadly, I think he's shown himself to be a character that can't be relied upon or trusted to remain engaged and professional unless he's an integral part of things.
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    startedwithglenn got a reaction from opinionsarelike in Michy Batshuayi to Chelsea   
    Calling him terrible would be flattering. He's like a shadow on the pitch unless the ball lands at his feet or on his head inside the box.
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    startedwithglenn got a reaction from RIP Mourinho in Jose Mourinho thread   
    He doesn't complain about injuries though. He only constantly mentions them when pointing out that he never complains about them. 
    Genius 
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    startedwithglenn got a reaction from Deino in Jose Mourinho thread   
    He doesn't complain about injuries though. He only constantly mentions them when pointing out that he never complains about them. 
    Genius 
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    startedwithglenn got a reaction from Backbiter in Jose Mourinho thread   
    He doesn't complain about injuries though. He only constantly mentions them when pointing out that he never complains about them. 
    Genius 
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    startedwithglenn got a reaction from didierforever in Jose Mourinho thread   
    He doesn't complain about injuries though. He only constantly mentions them when pointing out that he never complains about them. 
    Genius 
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    startedwithglenn got a reaction from WeatherMan in Jose Mourinho thread   
    He doesn't complain about injuries though. He only constantly mentions them when pointing out that he never complains about them. 
    Genius 
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