Lump Of Celery

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  1. Coronavirus COVID-19

    I do now know somebody with a confirmed case of testing positive. I think it was asked a few pages back. My boss at my old work. Early 60s not particularly fit and healthy, in fact I remember he ate pork pie for lunch most days. Luckily he isn't feeling too bad but kept in hospital anyway and recovering well so far. Although I did hear the respiratory issues can come later, didn't mention it to him of course.
  2. Coronavirus COVID-19

    Well said. The high age of Italy's population has been mentioned already, I saw a stat that only 1.8% of Corona deaths in Italy had no known pre existing condition too. You only have to look at Trump calling it 'the chinese virus' to see people will use this to push agendas. Hope I am not getting too political for CFCnet Feels like we are living in one of those Hollywood films, bizarre times
  3. Coronavirus COVID-19

    Pretty generous for somebody that allegedly lost £2.4bn over the last couple of weeks
  4. Taking The Pee Out Of Liverpool (For Khobar)

    IMO if the season doesn't complete and you are deciding who wins the title without finishing the season then you have to go the whole hog and decide who gets relegated, promoted etc. In the grand scheme of things winning the title is less significant than relegation and promotion given the money involved, and it effects a larger number of teams. That would open all sorts of legal challenges and so I don't think this FA would be keen on that, in which case why should they decide winners and not losers. If all the leagues in europe are affected it may be UEFA or FIFA have to make a decision that applies across the board. There is no clean way to do it past end of contracts. Maybe we finish this season later on then play an 18 game league next season with some play off system and/or an extended international schedule.
  5. Transfer Talk Topic

    If the season is null and avoid do we start the next with a transfer ban to make it fairer?
  6. Following Chelsea's Loans

    Depends if you see it as losing an asset (is he really worth anything now) or a liability (another two years of contributing all or some of his wages)
  7. Transfer Talk Topic

    I can't see any club giving him a 3 year contract, so I think it probably is an excuse, but not a well thought out one.
  8. Chelsea Finances Thread

    Sounds like BS to me, it would involve having all new top quality training facilities and an entire new coaching staff. All for something that could easily be outlawed by a new rule in the near future. I imagine there are FFP regulations to prevent such an occurrence. It would also probably be inefficient in terms of taxes paid, and the only way it would help balance the books at Chelsea is if the players could be bought from scotland and sold (not loaned) on in the same window, which I don't think is allowed.
  9. Taking The Pee Out Of Liverpool (For Khobar)

    Had to message a scouse friend (he's not your typical scouser!) About the result last night and he seemed genuinely concerned they might blow the title. "Honestly, it's been 30 years for a reason" suspect they may be looking nervously at 9th May.
  10. Chelsea 4 Everton 0

    Presuming the injuries remain I would agree with that starting line up, although god knows who will start at CB. James definitely worth a go in midfield, he's pretty hard to get past and could actually what we have been missing with Gilmour adding some bite too (and fully deserving to start). This midfield looks more balanced than Gilmour, Mount, Barkley, which would in turn mean Bats or Emerson playing out of position. Your starting line up would also allow transitioning to 343 with no subs made.
  11. Transfer Talk Topic

    Not on the list but I think Morata is technically still on loan in Madrid with the transfer actually completing this summer. I reckon this new law is more to do with the FFP crusade than it is to do with stock piling players. There is an awful lot of on loan with an obligation to buy type transfers which must be for accounting purposes, I'm not sure exactly how or why. The only reason I have read for the rules is to prevent "commercial exploitation", I can't see why else FIFA would care about loans if the players willingly sign contracts.
  12. Transfer Talk Topic

    I make it 9, I think you may be including DD who is on loan domestically? Also I maybe wrong and the age may be 22. Along with that 9 there are players like Lewis Baker, Van Ginkel not currently on loan to be considered and I guess Musonda would be in the age bracket next season Most affected would be the goalkeepers who peak later, and I guess could spell the end to the Vitesse arrangement
  13. Transfer Talk Topic

    I believe it is from next year only 8 players 23 or over can go on an international loan. So probably see more domestic loans, which wouldn't be the worst thing. Drops to 6 players the next year.
  14. Transfer Talk Topic

    Probably not but 2 or 3 of them moved on probably equates to wages available for one 1st team player, or the extra few bob to get a deal over the line.
  15. Chelsea 2 Liverpool 0

    Frank just summed Billy up. Slight in stature, huge in personality. Looks like the break has done Kepa some good, amazing triple save. The mind boggles how Giroud didn't play before January, still 10x the player Bats is. Got so much respect for players like him and Cesc that remain consummate professionals when they aren't playing.