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  1. 4 points
    For every 14 pounds you put on with the bookies you get 1 back - the same odds as Droy getting things wrong
  2. 4 points
    And trying to point out previous coaches similar failings as a way of mitigating the last one is about the worst kind of argument there is. It is a pity. I'm having to working through 'em post by post. I'm on post 16,231...its saying something about "RLC is not a future Chelsea regular because if he was, he'd of shown us some talent by now".... its not a bad read actually. I'm particularly looking forward to the "standing in the right places" section, the brilliantly observed "Conte never had a fall out with the board and all the players love him" , the amusing "Sarri ball ...what can go wrong?" of course the modern classics "Hudson O'doi...is he all that?" and the standard "anyone who thinks Lampard is going to replace Sarri as the next coach is a deluded fool" . Mate , you have been on fire!!
  3. 3 points
    That post is very different to the previous one. 1. I don't think any fans will be raging. The fans (real fans, not iditos on twitter) will appreciate that last season we made top 4 by only 2 points and now we have lost our best player and we can't buy anyone (although we have bought Kovacic and Pulisic). I think most "fans" will realise that obtainng top 4 is going to be VERY difficult. 2. Saying we we will struggle for top 4 is very different to saying we are going to score less goals than 2 of the relegated sides from last season. It is ridiuculous hyperbole. 3. You can get 500/1 on us getting relegated. Go for it.
  4. 3 points
    All of these posts saying X Y Z Manager is more qualified or more experienced are missing the point. The point is that the club see Frank as the best fit... His affiliation with the club should bring stability (ie not getting homesick like Sarri or throwing a strop like Conte), him and Jody know the academy players which is now more important than ever and will give them a huge boost, he will unite us fans again, he’s a really bright guy is likely to learn quickly, and let’s be completely honest, he’s a winner. Young, English, charismatic, hungry to success and a club legend - what’s not to love?? Absolute no brainer for me...
  5. 3 points
    Rumours are that Daniel Levy has approached CAS to say if Chelsea don't want the transfer ban , can Spurs have it instead.
  6. 3 points
    I think he got great support the majority of the time he was here. He was warmly welcomed with much love and expectation...pretty good for a guy who had spent 20 years as a coach without winning anything. His name was chanted and even through a rough period (turn of the year period) he was given much support on the terraces and on these pages ( not by me I should add but by most). But at some point things did start to turn cumulating in the Cardiff game where the rumour is he decided he no longer wanted to be at this club. But in retrospect I would say this about those away Cardiff fans....good on ya. You had got up at 4am to cross the country to watch and cheer on your team. You were greeted with the same dross , the same stubborness, the same insipidness, the same inflexibility, the same formation, the same subs and what looked like another defeat from a terrible team ( but take a bow the lino). These are probably many of the same fans who partook in a 5000 mile round trip to EL final. God bless you boys and girls. Now if you want to boo this dross , I won't support you but I will understand you. And If this snowflake of a manager can't understand that frustration he could benefit from someone coaching HIM on human psychology. I would also say this. This reaction may have been the moment he decided to change his stance a bit on tactics, players and formations because that's about the time it happened. Maybe top 4 was enabled by this light bulb moment. And If this echo of booing has made Sarri quit at the end of the season then it has saved this club an awful lot of money in compensation. I must say it makes a change for us to receive compo rather than paying off huge sums to ex coaches. So yes, in retrospect, thank you away fans for top four and thank you for a net plus 10 mill in the bank.
  7. 2 points
    Costa was outrageously good for us. Never understood the stick he got, I assume some of it has to do with the manager that got rid of him, he was world class in his time here and gave absolutely everything on the pitch. One of my favourite modern day Chelsea players.
  8. 2 points
    Best post ever 💙 And it's US who should apologise to YOU but a new page is turning in so many ways 😀
  9. 2 points
    Thank you for that Michael. If you're happy I'm still here then I'm happy that I'm still here.
  10. 2 points
    Woah Nobly..... the great thing about this forum is that any number of posters can "squabble" over one subject and then write in unison on a different subject supporting each others viewpoints...Droy drives me crazy sometimes but that is well counterbalanced by some very insightful opinions. That goes for most on here. The point is that differences are what makes any issue interesting. Take Sarri...I know please do..but different opinions made me look at other angles as I'm sure most on here do. When real Chelsea voices like yours look to withdraw it helps the forums lose relevance..that goes for MT and all those who reach out to like minded Chelsea people as members of a NOBLE Cause...(Trying for a "clever" bit of wordplay but failing miserably!) If Nobly or MT leaves for me it will be like losing a friend. I hate to see a name disappear and would love to see more on here. Kobar is still missed after quite a long time and I would hate to think others would go out of choice. I was quite ill a couple of years ago and getting back to follow the faithful here really helped me recover..the forum is no small thing.
  11. 2 points
    No. It's only odd if you are so entrenched in your position you refuse to see other people's views. You cannot enforce a philosophy on a squad of players without the attributes you require to utilise it . We were third because of Hazard .
  12. 2 points
    For a start I think the fun is being sucked out of it by those who insist on every post being serious and based upon stats as opposed to pure opinion and gut instinct. For an outsider it probably looks like a pretty hostile and joyless place to be.
  13. 2 points
    I thought we didn't like boo boys on this site , or is it now OK to single players out as hopeless if the right people give it the green light?
  14. 2 points
  15. 2 points
    SO Happy! Chelsea suddenly feels very... Chelsea again. Legend returns. Hero returns. Bloody decent guy returns. I love it I am so happy and so excited. SUPER FRANK! Yes! I haven't felt this excited about Chelsea for a long time. I feel like a kid at Christmas.
  16. 2 points
    I think that is a very very unfair analogy. Rolls Royce should sue.
  17. 2 points
    I think I might have inadvertently started this conversation
  18. 1 point
  19. 1 point
    But are you within walking distance of a Tesco Express?
  20. 1 point
  21. 1 point
    The other BRILLIANT aspect is that because you're on a resort island there is nothing for your wife to spend your money on asides from the odd painted coconut. Of course the return flight home via Dubai duty free can become a bit pricey.
  22. 1 point
    I switched from buying adidas shorts and pants to nike ones because I'm a consumer whore and also the nike ones were a better fit.
  23. 1 point
    Yes I believe it does expire at the end of this coming season. Which reminds me, people must check out this thread if they haven’t read it before. Fascinating insight to how we landed the deal in the first place...
  24. 1 point
    Don't you dare. This is nothing more than a storm in a tea cup. MT has sounded increasingly sick of this place in recent weeks, what with the absent owners. Maybe he needs a short break. Odds-wise it could easily have been Droy that faced his wrath because he is currently in the middle of half a dozen boring arguments which is standard 😅
  25. 1 point
    I get that you think all the youth players are rubbish and that SFL has bitten off more than he can chew but I don't . Frank dropped the age of the Derby squad from ave 29 to ave 22 and I think he's primed to do the same again . Spurs took a chance on Delle Ali from MK Dons who were useless and I think Mount will be good enough for us , Derby dropped off considerably when he got injured . I believe we are entering a phase of genuine rebuilding of the club from spending to cultivation.
  26. 1 point
    Agreed some made it very personal but then I found that in mass discussions on Sarri and sometimes Jorginho, a number of, shall we say, pro-Sarri posters would lump all who weren't convinced in the hater category. There are a couple on here who clearly hate Sarri. A small group won't have a word said against him. The vast majority are somewhere in the middle.
  27. 1 point
    Unfortunately he is right. Dont see how we can better last season from a results perspective. We can certainly play some more attractive football. Just a bit nervous of us losing the first 3 games and the tongues start wagging "I told you it would never work and I was right". I'm absolutley right behind Frank, I'm dubious about the reaction around these parts if things dont get off to a JM1-style flyer.
  28. 1 point
    There are still hundreds, and I'm not listing them just to prove you wrong.
  29. 1 point
    Pots of money I expect , seeing as he actually had a personality !
  30. 1 point
    Quite so. And personally I welcome having it there and then right in front of me thank you. Really don't understand the objection. If you don't want to read it, then don't.
  31. 1 point
    Waste of money on another average player. It’s ridiculous considering we’ve spent over hundred million on Kovacic, drink water and Bakayoko..
  32. 1 point
    That's right! Like I said - pretentious vest!
  33. 1 point
    In my considerable time watching this team I've seen us hire experienced managers, inexperienced managers, old ones, young ones, ex player managers, managers who had won the world cup, managers who had won zero, managers who had won nothing then won the CL, managers who disliked this club and in turn were disliked by supporters, managers who were adored and then hated, I've seen them achieve everything that was asked of them and I've seen em flop, I've seen them wall out, get sacked and leave by mutual agreement. What I'm not going to do is panic or wring my hands in anxiety with Lampard in charge. He is part of the new generation of young bright coaches. Unlike his Uncle who can't even use a mobile phone , Lampard will use all the latest data available and the latest techniques. He is bright enough to know that he can't do it all on his own. He will be a team player in every sense of the word and surround himself by people who will fill in the gaps of his knowledge. He will also know that he is treading a tightrope and that there is no template for success. Goes with the territory. But he will be buzzing and incredibly excited at the prospect of taking over this great club. I'm ready to ride the wave (wherever it takes us.)
  34. 1 point
    Well, they say that he's good on cross examination.... Oh dear.....
  35. 1 point
    Great... what do we watch football for and support Chelsea for, if not to be excited? I feel 16 again... which takes me back to the Butch Wilkins promotion season... now that crowd knew how to get behind a young, exciting team!
  36. 1 point
    Well I'll say it..........he'd be the ideal candidate whilst we serve a transfer ban. Proven track record of over achieving with modest players and on limited budget. Would be an ideal interim for a year, allowing SFL to get a bit more experience under his belt. Not saying I like him, or want it to happen, but if you just look at his CV, he is the ideal choice IMO.
  37. 1 point
    Yes and Yes to both of you. So long as we are discussion whether it is a smart decision, then I'm still arguing it isn't. But as to whether we are desperately hoping SFL will be a massive success, yes more than ever. Heartbreakingly desperate perhaps.
  38. 1 point
    No. I'm asking who everyone else wants . Go on Rod , tell us who you want so we can point and jeer .
  39. 1 point
    Sounds like the players offered to Conte !
  40. 1 point
    To add to that small book makers copy the big five(Williamhill,ladbrokes,bet365,paddy power and corals.I could tell you how to make a good holiday out of them just by signing up with no risk - but that is spam.
  41. 1 point
    As I said...…………..but thank you Bob :-)
  42. 1 point
    Don't switch over the the "Next Boss " thread then. Someones suggesting that CHO's injury was down to him being overplayed during the season!
  43. 1 point
    Nice try but only one poster on here describes Sarri as a useless buffoon or anything similar. Some of you need to control the pro-Sarri hysteria.
  44. 1 point
    IF SFL does take over why so much handwringing regarding "What if he FAILS?".... Same for any coach...if he has the ability it will show..if not then Thanks Frank...you are still a Legend.. Rather SFL who has an affinity with the Club than another Pretender like Conte who just shafted us after letting us think he CARED...but of course just another false dawn. And the CHO question?.... I hope he recovers 100% and continues his development....potential is a terrible weight to carry.
  45. 1 point
    Ok. He doesn't play the youth - he's a stubborn old fool with no plan B He plays the youth - he was told to.
  46. 1 point
  47. 1 point
    CHO is the jewell in the crown......we can add him to the list. Scott Sinclair, Josh McEachren, Dom Solanke, Miroslav Stoch. Personally, am absolutely yet to be coninced. Did well against awful opponents, and was annonymous against proper teams. Certainly did nothing to warrant starting ahead of Pedro, Willian or Hazard IMO As for Sarri and youth........well the youth team players have played FAR more under Sarri than any of his predecesors going back to the pre Roman Ranieri days.
  48. 1 point
  49. 1 point
    Any manager we hire could end up in mid-table. Last time I checked Derby met their expectations last season. I understand peoples worries but Frank and Jody aren't amateurs.
  50. 1 point
    No grudge against him, ever! He has lit up our team for the past 7 years, and despite the media bollocks about him downing tools in Mourinho’s second stint (being consistently played with a pretty bad hip injury), always gave 100%. That’s not to say he was always in games - there are limits to how much one man can do once the opposition have rumbled a team’s inflexible tactical approach, but he always tried. I can’t remember any player being more fouled than Eden (maybe Maradona in his prime), but he always got up and got on with it, our most skilful ever player and an all round good guy. I’m proud he came here and stayed so long.