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You heard it here first. He can compare pube consistency and hue with McShane.

Ratings (v West Ham)

Cudicini - 7 - Claimed a few balls safely and distribution quite good with one oustanding pass, handsome

Bridge - 7 - Got into a few decent positions and always showed for the ball

Alex - 5 - For a big fat lad he gets pushed around a lot, pussies into tackles, not positive enough, ponderous in posession, not a proper centre half

Terry - 6 - A proper centre half

Belletti - 6 - Showed quite well most of the time, solid enough in general

Lampard - 6 - Nothing good, nothing bad

Mikel first half - 4 second half - 6 - Piss poor first half, far too many touches and poor distribution, ridiculous challange, marginally better second half when he had a bit more time. Far from the finished article, but a least he's the shed end forum favourite judging by the comments above

Cole - 7 - Mailnly for the goal but had a decent second half all told

Sidwell - 4 - Ginger tw*t, should be sold to Sunderland for 14m

Kalou - 6 - Repeats the same move over and over and over again, and it's not a particularly good move

Drogba - 7 (MOM) - Constant threat, occupies the entire opposition back 4, no little skill, crowd pleaser

SWP - 7 - Did well and livened things up

Grant - Brilliant subsitutions totally changing the game yet again. He really is a master tactician. Classic Avram interview after as well, understated and modest, with some well chosen cliches. AG = icon_cool.gif

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Never saw the point in signing sidwell in the first place. If we can sell him on for more than we bought him for, then I say go for it. lets be hnoest here, he is not good enough to be in the first team, and if he wants regular first team play then Sunerland will be a better option for him. My only concern is this: if we do let him go, and we want a side of some of, if not the best, players in the world thena re we ever going to have happy "squad players?" I doubt it. People like baba and Paulo are great players in the fact that they are more than competent when they are called on, but don't gripe if they are not starting every game. Right now, the only midfielder we have who could claim this is sidwell.

This, for me, furthers the point that we should try and play more of our youngsters. a few games here and there from the reserves to the first team will make them hungry to impress when on, and if they are good enough fair play. If they are not good enough, I am sure some first team games in the premiership will make them attractive to "lesser" teams like sunderland

Scott

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Did we get him just that we get more English-born players in our squad... He is English, right?

I went to check his nationality from our official site and as I clicked Sidwell's name it gave me "Sorry an error has encountered". 300.gif Even the internet thinks buying him was an error and now internet is embarassed happy0034.gif .

I mean our marketing team has probably said that we would get 2,5% more income on shirt sales if we buy 1 or 2 english-born players....

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I like sidwell as a player-

good background coming through the arsenal youth system, fair passer, energetic, decent tackler... he's a player who could really affect a club lower down the league...

sadly, he's totally unrequired by us, and I think his signing helped diarra decide to leave.

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Good point there Moos, it would be pointless to let him go in January. However, if Sunderland were to offer a "5mill now, or we go elsewhere" contract to us, we would be foolish to say no.

Anyone in the ressies who would come into the side during the ACN, if we were to sell Sidwell, while Essien and Mikel are gone? Our startin midfield 3 (assuming we stay with the 4-3-3) during this time could be Maka, Lamps, Ballack? Not exactly hurting, but maka's pace is a concern. Not a major one, because he has always been a player who relies on technical ability over speed.

Or, during the ACN will we switch to 4-4-2 and play with 2 wingers?

We could see: Cole...Lamps...Ballack...Malouda

...........................Pizaarro........Sheva

Again, barring any injuries, not a bad line up there. With SWP available to come on too

Scott

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Or, during the ACN will we switch to 4-4-2 and play with 2 wingers?

We could see: Cole...Lamps...Ballack...Malouda

...........................Pizaarro........Sheva

Again, barring any injuries, not a bad line up there. With SWP available to come on too

Scott

I think that may be the best bet to get the best out of Sheva, late on we could bring on SWP and push Joe up front with which ever of the two looks like he needs to come off.

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Good point there Moos, it would be pointless to let him go in January. However, if Sunderland were to offer a "5mill now, or we go elsewhere" contract to us, we would be foolish to say no.

Anyone in the ressies who would come into the side during the ACN, if we were to sell Sidwell, while Essien and Mikel are gone? Our startin midfield 3 (assuming we stay with the 4-3-3) during this time could be Maka, Lamps, Ballack? Not exactly hurting, but maka's pace is a concern. Not a major one, because he has always been a player who relies on technical ability over speed.

Or, during the ACN will we switch to 4-4-2 and play with 2 wingers?

We could see: Cole...Lamps...Ballack...Malouda

...........................Pizaarro........Sheva

Again, barring any injuries, not a bad line up there. With SWP available to come on too

Scott

Not bad at all, but I'm a bit worried about injuries. There's alot of games coming up and I wouldn't be at all surprised if someone got injured. What if Maka or Ballack is injured when Essien and Mikel are away?

We will have a very thin squad indeed. Sounds strange to talk about thin squad when we used to talk about how many central midfielders we have icon_wink.gif

So without injuries the squad looks okay. Not great, but okay.

But I agree that if we're offered £5m now or else nothing, then I would like us to cash in. I have no doubt that we could get another midfielder if we need to.

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KEEP sidwell!

youre missing the point of him, it was not to walk into the first team, it was to be Frank's successor! The lad is local, chelsea family, and english. moreover he has undeniable talent and we need that. For us to lose him now would just be stupid, especially when people are talking about letting frank go because he doesnt seem "super" anymore..

well if thats the case, then look no further than sidwell, who given lamps' place would im certain do us proud.

trying to judge him on the few appearances hes had during a most turbulent time is simply not possible. not having understudies and trying to insert purchased talent all the time is bad bad bad for us or any team. Desailly had JT, Lamps has Sidwell.

think about maybe two seasons from now. hmm, wheres frank? wheres ballack? wheres essien??? not around. whos our midfield? why none other than Mikel, Sidwell and Joe. the youth.

Sidwell must stay, i say! angry037.gif

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aside from the fact that there is a massive, unbridgable gap in terms of quality between sidwell and lampard (which was not the case with jt and marcel), how much older is he than essien anyway (if indeed he is in fact older)?

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KEEP sidwell!

youre missing the point of him, it was not to walk into the first team, it was to be Frank's successor! The lad is local, chelsea family, and english. moreover he has undeniable talent and we need that.

Haven't seen it yet. Hope we will see some of it soon. I think Sidwell is the most uninteresting player in our squad. Maybe he is good backup, maybe he has a bright future, maybe, maybe...

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basically youre all basing your assessment on what youve seen of him at Chelsea.

i already said you cant judge him yet, hes not played enough, remember how f**king long we gave drogba??! no youve all forgotten about that ;)

life did not begin at chelsea for Sidwell, he has been awesome in the championship and premiership already and is ready to be an understudy to a top tier player.

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if youre not basing your judgement on his CFC games then you MUST be basing them on his previous seasons at reading where he was 1) instrumental in winning the championship, 2) named in the Championship Team of the Year by the PFA no less than twice, 3) named the best player not in the Prem by FourFourTwo magazine and 4) was subsequently snapped up by the Premiership Champions.

well f**k me, he does sound sh*te doesnt he when you look at it that way!

admit it, youve watched him on TV maybe 3 times, not been impressed and slam the book closed, baying "rubbish"..

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sidwell is not rubbish. he's just not good enough for us. would be a solid signing for an upper mid table club (as a squad player), and a possibly crucial player for the sides fighting relegation (or with lingering concerns of relegation). that is the level of the player.

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I think that maybe he was bought as cover for the ANC, in the hope that he'd be up to the job. As it it's a gamble that doesn't seem to have paid off.

Foresight is a wonderful thing .. or ... this is where I use large amounts of willpower to stop myself from adding a completely and utterly non-PC comment.

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I can't understand the amount of negativity towards Sidwell. How can anyone judge if he's good enough when he hasn't had (and won't get) a decent run in the team?

Any player who only makes the occasional appearance isn't going to be at their best - they won't be match fit, and won't have the team experience to make a decent impact.

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I think the negativity was there from the outset, opinion being divided between those who saw it as a pointless signing and those who thought we should give him a chance. Some of this undoubtedly comes from the fact that he was signed from Reading, and THAT game where an ex-team-mate of Sidwell's indelibly wrote himself into the list of those who should be jumped upon from a great height feet first and from that point onwards baseball-batted into a pulp.

So ok, he's only been here a few months, and he hasn't played that much, but there's a kind of anonymity about him still. Hardly surprising under the circumstances, I know. If he is to make any kind of impact, assuming we don't offlload him in January, I think it'll have to be during the ANC.

Aside from all that, I was one of those who couldn't see the point of signing Sidwell's. I'd like to be proved wrong, really I would.

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