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  1. Perth Glory vs Chelsea

    Mate, I'm just telling you what I've read, and that includes TOCWS.
  2. Perth Glory vs Chelsea

    Game is on Chelsea TV live in Australia at 10am - 12 noon AEST, 24th july - which apparently is 9:30 pm UK time, 23rd July.
  3. Perth Glory vs Chelsea

    On the other side of the (big) country unfortunately, Jane. Still, it is on Chelsea TV at a reasonable hour (for a change)...........:).
  4. Perth Glory vs Chelsea

    Please use this thread for all posts relating to our Pre-Season Friendly against Perth Glory at Optus 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 9:30 pm, Monday, 23rd July, 2018 (Local UK time/date).
  5. Transfer Talk Topic

    Apart from nothing, really. I was talking about the reports/rumours in the media over the past couple of days - including the one's where he'd signed for Liverpool. Waste of a good A-Team line, really.
  6. Transfer Talk Topic

    Alternatively, there is this report from Sky, today: LIVERPOOL have completed the signing of Alisson Becker for a fee of £67 million (AU$118 million), subject to the Roma goalkeeper passing a medical, according to Sky in Italy. The 25-year-old travelled to England on a private jet on Wednesday evening and will undergo a medical with the Reds in the next few days. Brazil's goalkeeper Alisson gestures against Mexico.Source: AFP Sky in Italy understands the Brazil international has already agreed personal terms and will sign a five-year deal at Anfield. Alisson is set to become the most expensive goalkeeper in history, with Liverpool surpassing the £34.7 million (AU$61 million) fee Manchester City paid for Ederson in 2017. Alisson will become Jurgen Klopp’s fourth signing of the summer, joining fellow new arrivals Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri at Anfield. Alisson and Thiago Silva of Brazil.Source: Getty Images Reds fans can take a deep sigh of relief, as the deal is a massive step in the right direction when it comes to solving their goalkeeper crisis. Loris Karius’ vital mistakes in the Champions League final immediately put him in the firing line, and his clangers in previous seasons didn’t help his cause either. As for Simon Mignolet, he’s been far from convincing during his time in Merseyside, with Reds fans constantly unhappy with the goalkeeper situation at the club. Loris Karius of Liverpool breaks down in tears after defeat in the UEFA Champions League final.Source: Getty Images So the introduction of the fresh-faced Brazil international, who featured at the World Cup in Russia, would be warmly greeted by Reds fans. Alisson made 49 appearances for Roma last season and was part of the side that suffered a 7-6 aggregate defeat to Liverpool in the semi-finals of the Champions League.
  7. Transfer Talk Topic

    Wednesday, your time is when it first appeared, as far as I can tell. There have been lots of rumours about when and where Alisson actually is, and who's signing him, over the past week. Including that he's staying where he is!.
  8. Transfer Talk Topic

    Well, Liverpool hasn't signed him yet, as far as I can tell....... Chelsea still in for Alisson By Football Italia staff Chelsea are still well in the race with Liverpool for Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker, amid reports Real Madrid will sign Thibaut Courtois. There were reports today in Italy that Liverpool had offered €60m plus €10m in bonuses for Alisson, which is practically at the €75m asking price. However, Sky Sports UK insist there has been no bid from Anfield. On top of that, RMC in France suggest Real Madrid have agreed a €35m transfer fee for Belgium international Courtois. This would fee the Stamford Bridge side up to get Alisson, especially as Maurizio Sarri always wants a goalkeeper who is good with his feet to start moves from the back and there are few better in that sense than the Brazilian. With the Courtois cash, Chelsea could dive in with the full €70m for Alisson.
  9. Media / Press

    Take your point, IF what Neil says is a true reflection of what happened. Until we hear from the club on this, then what we see is just HIS version of what happened.
  10. Official: Zola Returns!

    Former Chelsea and Italy striker Gianfranco Zola has returned to Stamford Bridge as assistant to new manager Maurizio Sarri. As a player, Zola helped the club win two FA Cups, one Uefa Cup Winners' Cup, one Uefa Super Cup and one League Cup between 1996-2003. "For me it is an amazing thing. I am pleased to be here," said Zola. Zola, who resigned as Birmingham City manager in April 2017, has joined Chelsea's pre-season tour of Australia.
  11. Transfer Talk Topic

    I know, it just doesn't seem right, does it?
  12. Transfer Talk Topic

    He's 'on a journey through life'. Apparently.
  13. Transfer Talk Topic

    Juventus defender Daniele Rugani not pushing for Chelsea transfer Tony Mogan Monday 16 Jul 2018 5:51 pm Juventus have no plans to sell defender Daniele Rugani to Chelsea, according to the defender’s agent. Rugani, 23, has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge throughout the summer given his relationship with new Blues boss Maurizio Sarri, who was unveiled as Antonio Conte’s successor on Saturday. The Italy international previously played under the coach during a spell together at Empoli between 2013 and 2015, with Juventus subsequently rejecting a number of bids from Napoli for the centre-half during Sarri’s time in charge at the Stadio San Paolo. While he has not always been a first-team regular at Juventus, starting 33 times during the last two Serie A campaigns, the Serie A champions have refused to sell the player to a domestic rival. Reports have suggested the Bianconeri could be willing to cash in should a lucrative offer arrive from Stamford Bridge. Sarri hoping to link up with at least one more of his former players this summer. (Picture: Getty) But for now, Rugani’s agent Daniele Torchia insists neither the club nor the player are pushing for a deal. When asked whether his client has a future at Chelsea, Torchia told Radio CRC, Tuttomercatoweb report. ‘I am happy for Sarri because no one believe he could get there and instead here he is coaching Chelsea. ‘Everyone thinks that [Rugani] follows him to Chelsea, but it must be considered that Juventus also did not accept any negotiations in the past, either with Napoli nor with any other teams and has always expressed the will to keep the player and today that has not changed.
  14. I doubt that he is. I'd suggest that most would feel the same.
  15. So, Kev, who says that Sarri will employ wing backs? From what I've seen and read, he favours a back 4 - is that not correct?