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  1. Not sure we have a topic like this ? but any international team, for what ever competition, friendly or a qualifier, lets have news in here. Benayoun hits hat-trick for Israel
  2. Done deal as Thomas Tuchel comes in. Our first ever German manager as well!
  3. Can’t paste the text properly on my phone but he will stay at Dortmund on loan from Chelsea until the 19/20 season.
  5. Thank You Roman

    I’ll just add from a football point of view I am absolutely gutted beyond belief. Thanks, Vlad. So to anyone who knows, how and why are the government going after Roman (apart from the obvious that is what is happening) I can’t justify anything because for any of us to know the ‘ins and outs’ of what’s actually going on is wrong. Even putting the trophies aside and the football, has it ever been truly mentioned how Roman changed English football for the better? Look back at how the league was (fundamentally) before he took over. Arsenal. United. United. United. United. Arsenal. United. United. United. Etc Roman comes in, completely changes the game. Brings a freshness to the league, a new competitiveness, even more people watching the league, Liverpool up’d it, City got taken over and made the league even better. If Roman wouldn’t of done what he had done who knows how the league would be. And what did it do? Help bring billions and billions of pounds in to English football and make it the best league on the planet. The only people complaining were bitter jealous fans. What else has he done? Changed Chelsea truly and completely, new training ground, everything state of the art with upgrades at SB (RIP new stadium, thanks, government, again.) he’s helped women’s football, community football, people in the community, the fight against racism, hate, anti-semitism, old players who needed help and brought back into the football club, people at the NHS during covid proving food and accommodation, and so much more I can’t think of right now. He wasn’t just an owner, he was a massive supporter, and attended SO many games until he was shafted by the government, he turned up week in week out, how many other owners did and do that with the huge clubs? He always did everything with the interests of the club always in my eyes, and I will be eternally grateful for it and him. If what was happening in Ukraine right now didn’t happen neither would this, it’s all tough to swallow. Can’t help but feel Roman is a scapegoat and now his money is being questioned when in reality it wasn’t always before. Man City get a pass with their owners, PSG get a pass, and I suppose Newcastle owners and the state get a pass and are all continual angels until their time comes, if it does. None of us know the true extent of Roman’s businesses and money. We simply don’t, so I’m not even gonna go there. As said, a massive scapegoat. Thanks again for everything, Mr Roman. And as a side, I don’t watch a lot of football coverage anymore, the political correctness and other farcical nature of things did it for me. Take a knee for Ukraine. Or is that not allowed?!
  8. Kurt Zouma Thoughts on the signing?
  10. Transfer Talk Topic

    Not quite as easy as typing it, but I truly wish we would get Haaland. This season or next.
  11. N'Golo Kante Thoughts on the signing?
  12. Can someone remind me please the last final we won? (As in won the trophy) I recall the last two FA Cup Final’s we lost, the UEFA Super Cup we lost (as in didn’t win the trophy, I know it was a draw technically) then a community shield we also lost? So is it four losses in a row or five? (Again forget the draw technicality) I mean fundamentally how many finals have we lost in a row where we didn’t lift the trophy? As said I count four or is it five in a row? Perhaps I’m wrong.
  13. IF Tuchel does come in (reported by the BBC) will be interesting to see if it’s a ‘until the end of the season’ job.. I still would love Diego Simeone here, and I feel that could be entirely possible as well for next season.
  14. About time.. was a farcical appointment in the first place and Lampard isn’t and wasn’t good enough as a manager of Chelsea Football Club. May seem harsh but in reality this was always likely to happen. I may seem harsh also but I’m delighted this has happened because the results and performances have been nothing short of shocking for a long while. Hopefully someone competent comes in and can get something out of these players and reach even half their capacity. I’ll await all the pundits ‘he didn’t get enough time’ nonsense, when in reality he really did. Didn’t they argue always English/British managers don’t get top job opportunities? Well Lampard did and showed he wasn’t up for it. I imagine his record here is pretty abysmal, along with two cup final defeats (one technically a draw but a loss of a trophy)
  15. Anyone been keeping an eye out on Porto? Sarr seems to of only made very few appearances for them.
  16. Transfer Talk Topic

    I’d imagine Costa will go back to Brazil. Possibly. Loved him here. Wish he never left when he did.
  17. Champions League 2020/21

    Nightmare draw. Is it just me, or do Man City (generally) somehow always get easy draws in the group and at knockout? I’m talking this competition and the English ones..
  18. Olivier Giroud Departs

    I agree with the sentiments on here. I’ve always been a big fan of Giroud since he was at Arsenal and was always somewhat confused with the criticism he got. He isn’t a goal machine like Lewandowski, but who really is? (Not including those two) and really I would of started Giroud pretty much every game since he arrived as our number one. I don’t know how we could do it but a three of Werner Giroud and other wouldn’t exactly be bad at all, but as I’ve said previously I’d always want Werner as the striker rather than on the wing. I kind of can’t stand it when that happens. Don’t know how you could mould Werner Giroud Werner Pulisic Ziyech Havertz etc but that’s not my job. Giroud up top, Werner on the left or right, Pulisic on the left or right interchanging? Havertz as the 10 ish type player, and Ziyech no idea.
  19. Olivier Giroud Departs

    100 Caps for Giroud now and second on the all time scoring list with 42 goals. Impressive. Especially given he didn’t make his debut until he was 25 I believe?! Benzema would of been top scorer by now I reckon had he been continuing to play for the national team.
  20. Transfer Talk Topic

    Loftus to Fulham, Baka to Napoli, and a young kid has left us to sign for Spurs.