Sleeping Dave

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  1. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    Could someone confirm that John Swift, Reece Mitchell and Yann Gueho are all born 1994? Has anyone seen the three of them play? I was at Cobham last season to watch a U-18 game and the U-16 was playing on the pitch next to it. The team looked really, really good for their age.
  2. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    I think you're banging your head against a very solid brick wall mate.
  3. Ashley Cole

    I don't even understand why everyone on here assumes that all the garbage of Ashley wanting to leave England is true? He said back in May he didn't want to leave Chelsea. From my point of view that's where we are at the moment. When he won the Double he was estatic Don't believe everything you read.
  4. Ashley Cole

    Well, if they say that they are obviously lying. Blackberry Messenger is a chat tool. Not to automaticly send out facebook updates with pictures. If it would be someone else's Blackberry and this picture was sent to their Blackberry Messenger it makes sense - but you still have the problem to identify who it really is on the picture and who this "Ash" is. Well the "story" has been out for 24h and I'd imagine that Ashley would be more interested in jetting out on vacation asap then to stay in England and get lambasted in the press. So maybe he hasn't had time to react to the story or maybe he just don't care any longer what they write? +1. It sure as hell isn't the English ladies that keeps me here.
  5. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    No, not at all. Good luck to him.
  6. Media / Press

    Right, let me get this straight. When there is rumours about JT shagging a model that is single the papers slaughter him, demands him to be stripped of the captaincy and he is dubbed the new enemy of England - even though all parties denies the allegations. When St Steven of Me is rumoured to have shagged and impregnated someone other than his wife (and the rumours are quite more shocking than that) the papers actually come out to state those rumours are unfounded??? My God, can they get anymore biased. This is beyond ridiculous. Not even fit to use as toilett paper to whipe my arse off. Double Standards Oh, and if anyone wondered? JT will get the blame for the split in the camp, the horrendous England result and it will end by him being hounded out from the national team by the redtops. Sad.
  7. Ashley Cole

    Well, it must have been on his facebook homepage to be able to be on his blackberry surely? Either case, they still can't prove it really was his blackberry can they? It's just a picture pf a blackberry showing a facebook homepage in the name of "Ash". Could be any black bloke really. Also, the picture had a black male lying on a towel with another towel over his head so you couldn't even identify the person in question. Just a load of bollocks as usual from the Sun.
  8. Ashley Cole

    1) It's a completely fabricated story. Why? There is no way The Sun can be sure that is really Ash's real facebook page. Have a look around - there's plenty of Ashley Cole's on facebook who clearly isn't Ashley Cole. 2) Even if it was true, I'm pretty sure the comment was made tongue in cheek. 3) He has all right to hate England and the English. If I were him I would considering how he gets treated by the press and many "England fans". The media is shameless. I'd posted this somewhere else but if I were a professional footballer I'd hire a PR man to sue to the press every single timethey wrote the slightest untrue story about me. It would be my mission in life apart from playing football. Further, if a paper ever wrote something untrue about me I'd never ever talk to them again. These people are scum and doesn't deserve being treated as humans. Disgusting.
  9. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    Read it as well. A sad story. The lad made his bow around the age of 17 (remember seeing him at Brondby summer 2007) and he has been out injured more or less non-stop since. A shame, the lad is obviously talented and had enough about him making it in the EPL but the question must remain now ewheter he has a long term future with a chronic knee injury.
  10. John Terry

    Nice to see that some papers have had the guts to give Terry the praise he deserves. I still think that most England fans doesn't deserve to have a player like Terry playing for their country. If he would have played for any other big nation (Italy, Germany, Spain etc) he would have been a hero. In England he is a villain. Go figure.
  11. John Terry

    Seriously, I lost all respect (or the little I had left) for Capello after reading that. England are on their way out. When the manager displays such incompetence and petulance there really is no hope. Pathetic. You should lead by having the respect of your players, not fear of your players. Capello has got it all wrong. Agan, pls JT, Lamps and Ash - just effin retire from that pathetic set-up asap.
  12. John Terry

    By the way, can anyone that actually saw the press conference confirm that JT said the following? Terry believes Joe Cole would add value to the side and slammed Chelsea for releasing the midfielder. He said: "I think Joe and Wayne Rooney are the only two in the side who can really open up things. Joe has shown great form for Chelsea. It still amazes me how the club have let Joe go."
  13. John Terry

    Oh, and if anyone had any doubts about who's fault it is that England is struggling - look no further than to Steve Howard. "Fabio must turn out the Lamps" Oh dear. I must applaud JT and Frank for their willingness to actually play for England when they get zero appreciation from the media or fans.
  14. John Terry

    Can't help but smile at this. 1) If none of the senior players react and actually try to rectify the problems in the England camp, tactics or whatever they'd be crucified when they got home having gone out in the group stages. 2) A senior player speaks out, urging the team to have a meeting, or merely confirming the team will have a meeting, to talk about some issues (tactically or otherwise). Surprise surprise, the player gets slated for it. The fact that it's JT who spoke aóut about it as well probably just makes it all worse. He just can't win. I for one think he did the right thing. I have felt it for quite some time. Everything is not ok within the camp and Capello seems to be under a lot of stress - and he's not handling it well. The formation has to be changed (4-5-1/4-3-3), Joe Cole needs to have a go at LW and Capello needs to losen up a bit. Can't say it enough, but I feel all Chelsea players should just retire form the national team. England doesn't deserve players like JT, Lamps or Ashley. Oh, and where is Steven Gerrard at a time like this? Where is he taking responsibility trying to shore things up?
  15. New Kits

    In true Hunter S Thompson style.
  16. New Kits

    Oh.... my...... GOD! Those shirts are truly horrendous.
  17. John Terry

    Well obviously it had a major impact so not sure what you're trying to say at all. Implying that Lamps said no to the armband when JT was sacked? That is 100% fantasy from you. When JT was captain Rio and Gerrard were vice captains with the order of JT, Rio, Gerrard. This was common knowledge, everyone but you perhaps should have known this. When JT was sacked everyone assumed Rio would be the new captain with Gerrard as vice as that was the natural order before JT was sacked. Indeed, Capello confirmed this by stating he had already chosen a 2nd and 3rd choice captains when appointing JT and saw no reason to change those choices now. The only thing he had not publicly decided was who'd be the vice captain should anything happen to either Rio or Gerrard. Now it has emerged that Lampard was 4th choice captain apparently. So clearly 2nd, 3rd and 4th choice captains means something as shown above.
  18. John Terry

    Er, no it isn't. Rio was second choice with Gerrard as third choice. That's why Rio was made Captain with Gerrard as vice. Lampard together with Rooney were the bvious choices to be moved up shoud anything happen with either Rio or Gerrard.
  19. New Kits

    I also quite liked the yellow with royal blue stripes last year. It was classic. But generally I agree, Adidas even manages to **** up a normal white with blue stripes. The only ok white they made was the first season in 06/07. That was also the only ok home shirt (which I actually really liked). In my perspective the only colours to ever be considered for Chelsea is blue/white with or without yellow or red details for the home shirt, white/blue and yellow/blue for the away and 3rd kits where we could use black/midnight blue/blue as a variation for the 2nd and 3rd kits. But I guess youy have to blame the club as well. In the end they must be the ones deciding on the colours while adidas decides the style of the shirt. The new home kit would have been the best since 2006/07 if it weren't for the absolutely shocking details on the collar (those small circles in the front) and the lizard like tail pattern on the back. On the players, with the slim fit, and from afar it will look quality. On fans close up it will be just as horrible as anything they have made for us.
  20. New Kits

    Enjoy? Absolutely horrendous kit. I'd ask what the hell is wrong with the club? This is the way forward, one horrendous kit after another in order to make money off the fans. I've given up on ever having a decent 3 combo kit for a season again. Think the way forward is to buy a classic kit and not look for any new ones form the club.
  21. Didier Drogba

    By the way WB - a great piece. Thank you for posting it. I knew most of the contents already but still nice to see it all gathered and to read a positive article regarding Drogba. He really is a big man in more ways than his size.
  22. Didier Drogba

    Yes indeed. Situation normal.
  23. Media / Press

    I agree. I have a lot of time for José, afterall he was my hero. But he is quickly sinking his persona among the Chelsea fans and that would be a great shame. As you correctly point out, this latest rant is nothing more but fantasties and delusional facts made up from thin air. Too bad really. I had hoped he'd be bigger than that.
  24. Media / Press

    So, what's all this stuff about this season being the weakest in England for quite some time? Mourinho and G Neville have both been out recently playing down our performance this season, a season where we have won the Double in our managers first season. Some highlights from the two articles with Mourinho and Neville: José Mourinho: On Chelsea winning the league in Ancelotti's first season with arguable much more entertaining football... “People can write what they want,” he responds. “First of all, I’m happy Chelsea did it. I want it very clear I’m happy they won it. They had the record of goals. But please don’t compare this Man United with my Man United. Don’t compare this Arsenal with my Arsenal. My Arsenal was a team that won the league without one defeat in 2003-4. Don’t compare this Liverpool with my Liverpool. And don’t compare this Premiership with my Premiership. Don’t compare because you cannot compare. “Man United lost Ronaldo. Okay, the coach is a tremendous coach, the team is full of great players, but Ronaldo is Ronaldo, and he scores 30 goals a season. Ronaldo wins points and points and points. When a club and the league loses a player like Ronaldo it loses a lot. Mourinho is very clever. He knows people remember Man United for the last three seasons but he fails to highlight the fact that ManU was very much in a transitional period when Chelsea won the league in 2004/05 and 2005/06. In 2004/05 Man U only managed to get 77 points, scoring 58 goals in the process. That is abysmal and the previous season was even worse when they finished third with 75 points. The team was in a transition where Ronaldo was only coming through and that season he only scored 5 goals in the Premier League, Van Nisterooy was on his way out after clashing with Fergie and he only managed 6 goals in the league. In fact, the only player reaching double figures in the league was Wayne Rooney with 11. They also crashed out in the first knock-out stage in the CL. Mourinho is right, you can't compare the two teams. United is indefinately better this season than in 2004/05. We ended up with 95 points, 9 more than this season but that means nothing in my opinion. The league is so much stronger this season with the 7 teams in position 4-10 having 6 points more each on average. The average for 04/05 was 54.7 points, this season that average was 60.7 points. Ahead of the season everyone was predicting a closer league as well, only highlighting the increase in quality. Villa is a £30m investment from being genuine top 4 challengers. City is already there. Tottenham as well. Next season we will have 4 genuine contenders in City. Chelsea, Arsenal and Man U, with Tottenham and Villa looking to be just as strong as this season. How about Liverpool that ended up 7th in 2010? Well, in 04/05 they ended up with 58 points in 5th place. That's 5 points less than what they got this season at 7th... So in terms of points Liverpool is actually better than in 04/05... Arsenal? They are the only big 4 team that seems to have gone backwards with 8 points less. In 05/06 when we retained the title the story is similar. Although Man U had a much stronger league season (83 points, 72 goals scored) their fortunes were greatly aided when they ended up last in the CL group, having only the league and domestic cups to focus on after December. This season they ended up with 85 points. Their cup runs were over by february. This season Ronaldo managed 9 league goals and 11 in all competitions. Far from the world-class Ronaldo we saw after Mourinho was gone from Chelsea. Van Nistelrooy and Rooney were the only two players scoring with any sort of regularity ending up with 21 and 16 league goals respectively. Rooney scored 26 this season... I still hold Man U anno 2009/10 as a much much better team than in 05/06. We ended up with 91 points for the season, 5 points more than this season but again the points average for the teams in position 4-10 was higher this season, albeit the difference was much smaller this time around (60.7 vs 59.2). However, we were out of the CL in the first knock-out run (after only finishing second in our group) and failed to win any of the cups (going out at the first hurlde against Charlton in the league cup and semi-final in the FA cup). Liverpool had a strong season with 82 points now improving vastly whereas Arsenal were in a free-fall ending up with 67 points. In 2003/04 when the "invincibles" won the league without a loss they ended up with 90 points, oh yes. That's a whole 4 points more than what we got this season.... My conclusion is that José is talking up his own performance vastly. The facts is there for all to see if you bother to look for them. The fact is that Ronaldo were never the world class player he was for United in 2007/08 and 2008/09 until Jose left us. In 2006/07 he scored 17 league goals and 23 in all competitions. This season saw us with 83 points, albeit ravaged by injuries in a squad José trimmed way too much, in a season where Bolton and Reading finished 7th and 8th. “Liverpool is an incredible phenomenon. From 2004 to 2010 it looks like the team instead of improving is getting worse. Tottenham is coming, Aston Villa is coming, Man City is coming, but I think that magic of a fight of titans, all of them very, very strong in the top of the League, I don’t see this season was like this. Liverpool's points tally since 04/05: 04/05: 58, 05/06: 82, 06/07: 68, 07/08: 76, 08/09: 86, 09/10: 63 In fact the complete opposite seem to be true. Liverpool were at it's weakest during the three seasons JM was here. “Chelsea were out of Champions League very, very soon. They could concentrate on the championship — and they did it very well. Carlo is very experienced, he kept the team calm and focused, and he didn’t let them lose focus and confidence. They concentrate very, very well in the championship, and they deserve to win it in the end.” Correct, but at the same time Inter had a chance to drop a lot of points end of the season focusing on the Champions League since their domestic league is a joke. Inter ended up with 82 points in a league that was completely bereft of any genuine challengers apart from when Inter let Roma back in it over the last two months. Neville: "Chelsea will be happy they won the league but they'll probably be thinking they could have won it with a month to spare, had they performed like they have in previous seasons. Of course they deserve congratulations but all the top teams will think they could have done better. Chelsea won the league despite losing six games whereas, in previous seasons, teams have won losing only one or two games. So it's been a strange season" Really you cock? I didn't hear that mug complain in 2007/08 when United ended up with 87 points and 5 losses, in a season where Chelsea and Man U played in the Champions League final. That season we only lost 3... Neither did he complain in 2006/07 when United lost 5 again but amassed 89 points, 3 more than we did this season. That year Liverpool ended up 3rd with 68 points, arguably the weakest year in the premier league for a long time with Chelsea in turmoil, Liverpool completely off the boil and Arsenal playing with a bunch of kids. What sour grapes from that sorry excuse of a human being. "Looking back over the season, it's clear we made too many mistakes. We lost seven matches and drew games we perhaps shouldn't have - and that isn't good enough. OK, there were certainly things that went against us. Pre-Christmas injuries in defence essentially cost us two defeats against Aston Villa and Fulham. You could also look at the second goal we conceded against Chelsea at Old Trafford and possibly the goal we conceded against them at Stamford Bridge and say they should have been disallowed" Our injury problems in 06/07 were similar and he didn't acknowledge that fact back then (of course). Regarding the goal at OT that was offside we were also denied a stone-wall penalty and Macheda's goal was clearly handball. The goal at Stamford Bridge is no discussion. Clear free-kick after Fletcher goes in dangerously. Drogba is not offside and the goal is good. Neville is just being a cock as usual. Rant over.
  25. Salomon Kalou

    That may be. But I have supported him from day one in this topic and will continue to do so. The lad has potential. He just suffers from the need to have confidence and trust. Now finally he seems to have it and he is putting in MoM performances like he's never done anything else. If he keeps this form up to next season will you keep on slaugthering him, or is that a silly question on my part?