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  2. Did they? They weren't promoted.
  3. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    Jake Clarke-Salter was named on Monday morning as captain for England’s campaign at the European Under-21 Championships which began yesterday in Italy. The central defender, who spent last season on loan at Vitesse Arnhem, won the Under-20 World Cup in 2017 playing alongside Chelsea colleague Fikayo Tomori who is also in the squad for the Under-21 tournament, as are Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Jay Dasilva. Clarke-Salter said: ‘It's a massive honour for me to captain England at such a big tournament like this. When I look at the players who have played in the Under-21 Euros, along with the quality of the squad we have now, it's such a proud feeling to be named captain. ‘It's a big responsibility to lead the team and make sure we keep our standards as high as we expect them to be on and off the pitch. We know we have a big job to do over the next couple of weeks if we want to achieve the success we hope and believe we can at the Euros. ‘We've got a lot of natural leaders in the team and a lot of talent and we're going to do everything we can to try and win this tournament.’ The Young Lions, who are managed by Aidy Boothroyd, begin their group stage tomorrow (Tuesday) when they take on France. They then play Romania on Friday and Croatia a week today. The group winners and one second-place team qualify for the semi-finals. England reached the semis two years ago where they lost on penalties to Germany but have not won the tournament since 1984.
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  5. Who Will Be The Next Chelsea Boss?

    Interesting. We can continue to loan them players
  6. Who Will Be The Next Chelsea Boss?

    Reports going around now are hinting that Derby will line up John Terry to take over if/when Lampard leaves.
  7. Transfer Talk Topic

    Palasic has had his loan with Atalanta extended, opposed to having the buyout option activated. The club have also apparently turned down 35m for Willian from Barca and Atletico Madrid.
  8. As I work with a lot of our cousins from over the water. You cannot knock the likes of Leonard skinner, CCR, blue oyster cult or ZZ tops. However I do like confuse our cousins by playing British classics like whistling jack smith, Bonzo dog doo dah band :0)
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  10. Who Will Be The Next Chelsea Boss?

    Frank Lampard: Derby manager becoming Chelsea boss 'likely to happen', says uncle Harry Redknapp Lampard's Derby lost to Aston Villa in the Championship play-off final Frank Lampard becoming Chelsea manager "looks like it's going to happen", says his uncle Harry Redknapp. Derby boss Lampard, 40, is the favourite to replace Maurizio Sarri after the Italian left Stamford Bridge to take charge of Juventus. Lampard led the Rams to the Championship play-off final last season - his first year in management. "If Chelsea come calling, it's a difficult one for him to turn down," Redknapp told BBC Radio 5 Live. "In my personal opinion, he'll be the manager of Chelsea. "It looks to me like it's going to happen." Redknapp - who managed teams including Portsmouth, Southampton, West Ham, Tottenham and QPR - revealed he had personally told Derby chairman Mel Morris to hire Lampard, who he says "wasn't even on the radar". If Lampard was to return to Stamford Bridge, where he won three Premier League titles and the Champions League as a player, Redknapp says there would be little pressure on him. "It's a no-lose situation unless he finishes outside the top six. Anything in the top six would be ok, but the Champions League would be a good season," he said. "No one is expecting him to finish first or second, third maybe. If he makes the Champions League next year, he's going to be a success." Redknapp, 72, added: "He's a true legend at Chelsea, one of the greatest players in the club's history. "It may not come along again, you never know in football, the opportunity is there for him to go back now. "He has a house around the corner from the training ground, his wife works in London." 'Give the kids a go' - Chelsea transfer ban Chelsea would have to pay Derby around £4m in compensation if they hired Lampard. The Rams are talking to Lampard about a new deal but chairman Morris said the Blues are yet to approach the club over their manager. Chelsea are currently unable to sign any players after they were banned for two transfer windows by Fifa - a decision they are appealing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. But if Lampard was appointed manager, Redknapp believes it would be a boost to young Chelsea players such as Callum Hudson-Odoi and Mason Mount - who Lampard took on loan at Derby. "Maybe it's time for someone who is going to be bold enough to play those young players. He went to Derby, he brought young players in, Derby got to the play-off final with a few kids," Redknapp said. "It could be an interesting time for Chelsea, they are going to have to play some of their kids, give them a go. "We keep talking about how good these kids are, they're playing for England under-17s, under-19s, so get them in the first team, let's see them play. "Chelsea have a great group of young players, it might be a good chance to throw three or four of them in. You may have something special there."
  11. That was the Wall right? Yep, we were there for that. I actually escorted Stevie Wonder to his seat on that gig! A really nice fella, absolutely. That was working for Goldsmith of course.
  12. If you worked at the EC box office, it's very likely that at some point I may have asked you or your wife for my press pass before then going around the side to the stage door to get to the photo pit. Pink Floyd late summer of 1980 was the first time I shot there
  13. Yep some great stuff you mention there Bob and I worked with my wife of today working on the box office for the Dylan gigs at Earls Court during the Budokan tour. ‘Twas a fine band that to be sure. She and I had actually met a few weeks earlier working on a Frank Sinatra tour. There's a Crowded House song which begins - “I owe it all to Frank Sinatra”......well so do we.
  14. He was indeed. Music to slash your wrists by. I like some CS&N stuff, and the various precursors (Buffalo Springfield, Byrds) and I queued up outside a record store in Pottergate, Norwich at some stupidly early hour in order to buy Dylan at Budokan when at uni but (and I'm in no way being xenophobic here) I just prefer British rock, pop, punk, etc. On the other hand, where the Americans have no peers is in blues, rhythm & blues and soul (Robert Johnson, Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters, BB King, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Bob & Earl, John Lee Hooker, Sam Cooke, Al Green, Big Mama Thornton, Percy Sledge, Dinah Washington, etc., etc)
  15. Who Will Be The Next Chelsea Boss?

    First day of pre-season is around 1st July. We've got two weeks.
  16. Yeh, the Doors were the real deal for sure. No, I like a lot of US stuff....Dead, Dylan, Band, (Canadian really of course), Airplane, Stills, Little Feat etc etc). As for MT? Wasn't he waxing about Leonard Cohen just the other day?
  17. I recognise the songs and albums, but I'm no deadhead. The Doors apart, American rock just doesn't really do it for me. The odd song here and there, but mostly it leaves me colder than watching Sarri swap Barkley for Kovacic on 60 minutes (there... that should keep MT happy by vaguely keeping to the topic!)
  18. Well this is very encouraging. It seems there's a ripple of sugar magnolia truckin' through the attics of this forum. Enough already. And as for the dear departed Maurizio? He's gone, he's gone and he's never ever comin' back.....
  19. Who Will Be The Next Chelsea Boss?

    Whoever it is lets hope its done and sorted quickly unlike the pursuit of Sarri that seemed to last forever
  20. Smartie smart. Nice one Bob.
  21. What a star. As the Aussies used to say, "I dips me lid to ya"..
  22. Who Will Be The Next Chelsea Boss?

    Aww, Zola and Hughes 💙💙 Such a shame 😢😢
  23. you're a sweet little softcore pretender, Pete
  24. Who Will Be The Next Chelsea Boss?

    Tempting . He's never got a club relegated you know . He always gets the sack beforehand.
  25. Who Will Be The Next Chelsea Boss?

    🙈 Mark Hughes is available
  26. Sorry, I'm in the dark on that one
  27. Who Will Be The Next Chelsea Boss?

    That's the spirit !
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