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  1. 4 points
    A certain someone will be along soon enough to rubbish these figures based upon his experience of doing accounts locally in the 1970s.
  2. 4 points
    A Mr J Klopp from Merseyside apparently
  3. 3 points
    Sometimes the win is more important than the performance. We were not terrible but we wouldnt have won a year ago.
  4. 3 points
    Romelu Lukaku Song – to tun of Waterloo by Abba. Romelu – how does it feel to fight our war…., Romelu – how does it feel when Chelsea score…., Romelu – how does it feel when you hear us roar…., Romelu – you’ll be a blue forevermore….. Woo woo woo Romelu – you’ll be a blue forevermore… ...all my own work, beers accepted.
  5. 3 points
  6. 3 points
    Can we just get Ampadu minutes please. There is a player in there, 2 years younger than Kounde, potential to be better.
  7. 3 points
    Back to the game..........It's a funny one. At the start, I think everyone would have taken a 1-1 draw. Notwithstanding the penalty / red card incident (more on that later), it felt like a game we could have won. 2 or 3 counter attacks at 1-0 could have put us 2 up, and we didn't make the right pass. Then obviously at HT, a draw seemed almost impossible. The fact we did it so comfortably is a great credit to all (yes, all) involved. In the end, we would have been no doubt the happier, and we maintain the unbeaten run, and most importantly didn't lose ground on them. I think if the boot had been on the other foot, and we barely troubled the oppo GK being at home with a man advantage for 45 minutes, I'd have been pretty annoyed. On the incident itself..........first of all, there is the mix up between Alonso and Mendy. having seen it a few times, I am not too annoyed at either. Alonso sees his GK is on the floor, and decides he has to head it clear. Mendy was lying on the floor, sees the ball go up in the air, and decides he needs to claim it. Touch unfortunate. On the handball.....I would say this. Yes, the ball hits his arm and stops it going in. If it was the other end, I'd demand a penalty. That said, the ball deviates off his leg first, and the laws states: It is an offence if a player: deliberately touches the ball with their hand/arm, for example moving the hand/arm towards the ball touches the ball with their hand/arm when it has made their body unnaturally bigger. A player is considered to have made their body unnaturally bigger when the position of their hand/arm is not a consequence of, or justifiable by, the player’s body movement for that specific situation. By having their hand/arm in such a position, the player takes a risk of their hand/arm being hit by the ball and being penalised So despite it preventing the ball going in, you can argue there is no offence committed. The handball isn't deliberate, and nor is his arm in an unnatural position. I can see both sides of the argument TBH, but the red card is double jeopardy. He got the same punishment if he had just not bothered to try and kick and just parry it away. That seems wrong, although the law here is clear: Where a player denies the opposing team a goal or an obvious goal-scoring opportunity by a handball offence the player is sent off wherever the offence occurs. As many have said already though, we all knew this was coming. Liverpool committed 13 fouls on the day, and got no yellow cards. Fabinho was given licence to kick who he liked. Even Neville said in commentary after his second foul, "I don't think he'll get away with another one". He did. More than one. Then, when VAR gets involved, he goes to the screen, looks at it for half a second, and marches off with a semi. He literally couldn't wait. That he still referees Chelsea games, is nothing short of scandalous. I'm not going to dissect all the individual performances. Everyone did their job brilliantly in the second half. It's the team organisation rather individual brilliance, that makes a result like this possible. On Lukaku - there are some who have made up their minds already. Be prepared for any game we don't win, or he doesn't score in, that we will be told he was rubbish. Personally, I thought he did more than fine in both halves, doing two different jobs.
  8. 3 points
    They issue this statement every year, almost word-for-word the same. They never seem to bother identifying and sanctioning anyone, and to my knowledge have never done any comms or initiatives that directly address why "rent boy" is homophobic and corrects some the received wisdom oppo fans have about its origins and meaning*. Because they don't actually care. The statement is PR, and anyone with half a brain can see that. It's not Chelsea supporter's injured sensitivities that bother me (if you're upset by being called gay, you're an idiot). It's the thousands of young gay people who have to hear it and then see performative sweet nothings after. Those young gay people will have among them Liverpool fans. They deserve better from their club. *As, for example, we have done on anti-semitism.
  9. 3 points
    It’s just such a ridiculously early position to take. He’s had two games. One game against a team who are easy to bully, we seen his impact. Then one against much stronger opposition when we played a full half against 10 men and he did ok. I don’t see what any critics(it’s a small handful of 3-4) have to gain from criticism this early. The only conclusion I can come to is faint praise of I told you so! I’m no fan of Werner and made my comments known. However, those comments were after about 15 -20 games playing for us, certainly not 2. I also acknowledged his plus points in terms of his running and work rate and positive impact it has on the team. I’d rather he be sold, but I don’t feel the need to slate him at any opportunity, because I’m not desperate to hear anyone on here say I was right all along. Maybe not you, but some of the negativity on Lukaku after this game. Well, it just smacks of desperation to be proven right. Its 2 fu**ing games! Get a grip!
  10. 3 points
    If you want to block someone, just do it. It doesn't need a public service announcement.
  11. 3 points
    So I said to my son ''Looks like I'm taking your mother to Italy for our anniversary then''....He said ''Genoa?'' .... ''I said I should do I've been married to her for thirty years.....''
  12. 3 points
    The Doogie Howser of the accounting world.
  13. 3 points
    Make their excuses for us winning the League nice and early I would think. Fair play to the club if they just went "Dream on." to them both as well. That's ridiculous, unsustainable and would clearly destroy both wage structure and more than likely the dressing room with it. All that sort of number suggests is that Haaland has his preferred destination in mind, but will go absolutely anywhere if anyone is dumb enough to pay that. Lukaku wants to be at Chelsea. That will do for me.
  14. 3 points
    I was looking forward to him taking the pen!
  15. 2 points
    The commemorative DVD is a 2 disc special, for being top in August and their first half clean sheet against us :)
  16. 2 points
    Strong 2nd half performance where we just completely bossed them. Sometimes its worth thinking objectively and appreciating the players we have and also the job the manager has done to turn them into the impressive outfit we are right now. Thiago Silva has long been one of my favourite defenders in the last decade in football. Regardless of him being mid thirties, he's up there with JT in the greatest defenders to pull on a Chelsea shirt. If I supported another club, I would be so jealous of this Chelsea team. Silva, Kovacic, Kante have long been favourite players of mine, so the have all three playing for the club at the same time is just fantastic. It's impossible for anyone not have the greatest respect for this beast mode version of Rudiger. The presence of Lukaku has just added extra pace, power and a clinical edge to the team. Then you have young homegrown talent sprinkled in there with Mount, James, Christensen (who in a back three is a different player altogether). The leadership and desire of Azpilicueta, a special teams player in Alonso who I don't think any other club in England has a player that can do what he does in his role. I am a big Chilwell fan, but right now Alonso is on another level for the role he is being asked to fulfill. Then the calmness and quality of Jorginho pulling the strings in midfield. I had severe doubts any manager could create a genuine title challenging team with Jorginho in England. The guile and elegance of Havertz who has so much room for improvement over the next 2-3 seasons. A keeper who looks as strong and confident as any other keeper out there right now. These are pretty special times when you take stock and look at things objectively. Sure, we need to maximise this squads potential with trophies. However, I for one won't be wasting time providing microanalysis of each players performance weekly or comparing them to another player who we haven't got. This just feels like the right team to sit back, appreciate and enjoy what we have got right now.
  17. 2 points
    Carbon neutral game , the team coaches fuelled by bio fuels and the commentary team by hot air .
  18. 2 points
    The greatest striker I ever saw, irrespective of which kit he was wearing. R.I.P. Jimmy.
  19. 2 points
    BREAKING NEWS Jimmy Greaves has died, sad day for both sides... R.I.P
  20. 2 points
    Wouldn't take much for some Tabloid to put a sleazy story on that. The Housekeeper's son..... Fortunately TT is one of the Good Guys (at the moment) The real scandal is how the media then and ever after called the Spurs game "The battle of the Bridge" as if there was ever anything 2-way about it. It was a vicious attack by one set of 11 on another supervised by Clattenberg. It was a disgrace and we should have appealed to the Police to intervene.
  21. 2 points
    Sad to hear about this. He might have left a few years ago now, but I still think of him as 'one of ours' https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/58588730
  22. 2 points
    Liverpool's title challenge that year in one gif....
  23. 2 points
    OK..... simple saves?....there is no such thing....if it looks easy it's because the keeper has done everything right in a quiet way as often as not....does that make it easy because of the application of hours of muscle memory training and absorbing the angles, handling etc skills and inbuilt instinct? It's not what you see that completes a keeper....... humbly...what I see to be easy may well not be what others see..and the reverse....one of the most annoying things I read is "shot straight at the keeper".... For me..again my humble opinion...Mendy's greatest contribution is his "They shall not pass" regardless of "style" ....anything to prevent a goal even if he may look foolish as long as it works...as opposed to..sorry on my greatest peeve ...TC who's "I'm too good for SB so suck it up if I don't risk life and limb" arrogance. Please..don't damn Mendy with faint praise or get too blase about his contribution...... I am, and have been, very impressed with him up to now....my "downer" contribution? Wait until he has this full season under his belt then make the call..... not because I think he will fall away but he is improving all the time at the minute and I am waiting to see how far he can go.....
  24. 2 points
    Emma Raducanu you effing superstar!!!!! Don't care it's off topic.
  25. 2 points
    Absolutely, the double save would not have been done by many. We are keeping clean sheets not just from his direct actions but the confidence the defence have in him (as do I)
  26. 2 points
    Fair play for you to say this mate. I would love for that one poster to own up to everything that he/she said. Calling Lukaku a "donkey" and what not. I mean the level of abuses that were laid on to him. I guess the name was @King Kante
  27. 2 points
    Onto Emma Raducanu now to cap a brilliant Saturday. Massively impressive young woman.
  28. 2 points
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/16102700/gus-hiddink-retires-covid-chelsea/ Wasn’t sure where to post this but all the best in your retirement Guus. Top man and FA Cup winning Chelsea manager 💙🙌🏿
  29. 2 points
    Don't try to hex him. You of all people know better than to write such things - he's a lousy manager, and you know it (fingers crossed and touching wood).
  30. 2 points
    Smash them at the "Winalot dome" .
  31. 2 points
    To be accurate, Lord Acton actually wrote: “ Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority: still more when you superadd the tendency or the certainty of corruption by authority. There is no worse heresy than that the office sanctifies the holder of it”.
  32. 2 points
    This. Although it shouldn't need saying over and over again! Next time the offender (or both) is going to get punted. Now please grow up.
  33. 2 points
    Mount had a brilliant game, an assist and he made the chance for sterlins assist. As much as I hate him sterlin was my MOTM. He was really good on the ball and a real professional performance in the face of adversity from some deplorable behaviour from the Hungarian stands
  34. 2 points
    Willian was a free transfer. His wages were the only thing on books of arsenal and no amortization value. Drinkwater, Barkley still have that amortization value left ALL of which will be counted on this year's book if their contracted is terminated. Bakayoko on the other hand is a very good professional footballer who has already given us more than 10m€ in loan fees. Plus most probably his option to buy will be converted to obligation to buy which means another 15m€. Lastly Willian is one example who himself let go of his contract. Arsenal did not terminate his contract, if they had done that they would have had to pay Willian a compensation fee. Willian himself terminated the contract. Moreover, Arsenal wanted to sell laca, xhaka, bellerin and a bunch of Deadwood, none of whom were they able to let go. We on the other hand sold zappacosta for 10m€.
  35. 2 points
    I truly hope he has the season of his life and gets his mojo back , the pressure the poor sod must be constantly under is immense.
  36. 2 points
    Agree...but which team?
  37. 2 points
    Thankfully it won't be their fault when it does.
  38. 2 points
    Our counter attack was ripping Liverpool apart in the first half and Lukaku was the main reason. It's not me who needs to see the match again, it's you who needs to do that. I am not desperate to talk him up. His goal scoring records and amazing stats and the fact that the club were willing to pay 100m£ is proof enough of his ability. It's people like you who need to spread their vile and ****** propaganda against our own player.
  39. 2 points
    Arse and Liverpool away done, 7/9…pretty good start I’d say! 🧨🙌🏿
  40. 2 points
    Now where’s that block button…ah! Found it. ‘Bye! 💙🙌🏿
  41. 2 points
  42. 2 points
    Ronaldo back to United is excellent news , it'll just be even better when we add Saul , Kounde and win the quadruple.
  43. 2 points
    Fingers crossed for 20 quid tickets eh!
  44. 2 points
    Let Werner tire out the Liverpool defence in the 1.st half - put on pop-up-Havertz after the break - vola! :)
  45. 2 points
    Bergkamp and Parlour not impressed
  46. 2 points
    I think the guy in the yellow shirt is congratulating James on the second goal. ©The Liverpool school of excuses
  47. 2 points
    LOL...Aresnal's shorts go see-through in the rain. Cheapskates.
  48. 2 points
    Nor me, I’m at work so will be joining @Wolfie Smith in listening to it on the wireless! Hope it doesn’t spoil a lovely afternoon in work.
  49. 2 points
    Smithy He's unproven, not useless.
  50. 2 points
    Development side are playing Manure on the 5th stand right now. Just started.