Michael Tucker

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About Michael Tucker

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  1. Official: Chelsea Sign Kepa Arrizabalaga

    I'll wait and see what, if anything, actually happens - it IS the Mail after all. There has been a fair amount of debate on this subject on here (and I suspect, other fan forums) so it's not staggering to see a rag like the Mail, pick it up and run with it.
  2. Media / Press

    He is now. It's called FIFA........:) Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is returning to football after he agreed to become Fifa's new chief of global football development. The move ends speculation linking the Frenchman, 70, with a return to management as Bayern Munich boss. Wenger left the Gunners in May 2018, after 22 years in charge, three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups. "I very much look forward to taking on this extremely important challenge," he said. Wenger's new role at the world governing body will help to develop men's and women's football, as well as technical aspects of the sport. He will now be a member of the technical panel of the International Football Association Board, and chairman of Fifa's technical study group.
  3. Manchester City vs Chelsea

    Please use this thread for all posts relating to our Premier League match against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium before, during and after the game. The Moderators will be keeping an eye on things, so let's try to keep it intelligent. Please note that this un-moderated forum is a privilege and its abuse will result in the suspension of your account. The match is scheduled to kick off at 17:30, Saturday 23rd November, 2019 (Local UK time/date).
  4. Transfer Talk Topic

    I don't know in what order players will be sold, and I'm not sure that it matters. They're all dead wood, aren't they? Not in my book. Both are terrific servants and I doubt that the club will look to offload therm, unless they want to go.
  5. Transfer Talk Topic

    I'd be selling Pedro, Barkley, Alonso, and Giroud for sure. Not sure what, if anything, will be done in January though.
  6. Chelsea 4 Ajax 4

    This.
  7. Chelsea 4 Ajax 4

    Well in my opinion, yes they were. One assumes from this reply, that you don't share this opinion? As they say in the classics: Each to his own.
  8. Chelsea 4 Ajax 4

    I thought that the first half was a bloody shambles. Yes, Ajax were very good, but we were a major disappointment, and it looked like we were in for a long night. Whatever Frank said, or did, at half time eventually got the desired response from the players. In the end, we were probably unlucky not to win the game, although that would have been harsh on the Ajax players, who gave everything they had, and for long stretches were clearly the better side. Turned out to be a fair result given everything that went on. Some cracking goals from both sides; fast end-to-end play; penalties; red cards, etc., etc.. Pretty sure that the fans at SB got their money's worth......:).
  9. Watford 1 Chelsea 2

    OK, I'll bite: who is making up 'stuff', and what 'stuff' are you referring to?
  10. VAR and Chelsea

    So, he wasn't all bad, then?..........:)
  11. Watford 1 Chelsea 2

    Not in the slightest.
  12. Official: Chelsea Sign Kepa Arrizabalaga

    Of what, though? Courtois wanted out, and we bought Kepa. You can argue that we paid too much for Kepa (an opinion only), but we had little (if any) choice with Courtois, surely? I would argue that the 'Board/Roman' have been making the transfer decisions since Roman bought the club. Little has changed. And seriously, since it's Roman's money, why should it change? Managers come and go (on a pretty regular basis), but Roman stays. I think that he's run the club pretty damn well, and that includes transfers. I don't think that he's been perfect, or infallible, but then that really isn't the point, is it? If you've forgotten, go take a look at the numerous video compilations on YouTube of Kepa's saves, this season, and last. And then tell me again about those 'obvious' weaknesses. Just because he isn't Cech, or doesn't dominate his area when crosses come in, doesn't stop him being world class.
  13. Chelsea 4 Ajax 4

    It does, because they're the top 11 we have, barring Kante (who is probably still recovering from injury). Certainly in other games, Frank will move players in and out, but this game is very important to our CL campaign, so I think that he'll start with his best available 11.
  14. Chelsea 4 Ajax 4

    Important for us to win this one. My lineup would be: Kepa Azpi Zouma Tomori Emerson Jorginho Kovacic Mount Willian Pulisic Abraham
  15. Official: Chelsea Sign Kepa Arrizabalaga

    What is clear to me is that we have a terrific keeper. Maybe we paid a tad too much for him, but hey, it's not my money, and if the club were happy, then I'm happy. Arguing about who did what a couple of years ago, seems totally pointless to my way of thinking.