Michael Tucker

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  1. Non Chelsea: Premier League

    See Ham's response. Save me the trouble.
  2. Non Chelsea: Premier League

    And not doing a great job of it, from what I've seen of them this season.
  3. I don't hate Barkley, and I've never said that I did. I don't rate him. At all. That's my opinion.
  4. Let's hope not. I'd have figured Tuchel to be smarter than that! He has always flattered to deceive on occasions, but always reverted to being basically useless. My guess is that the same will happen again. Should never have bought him (as I may have said when we did buy him, and a few time over the years ;).
  5. Khobar's Legacy

    True Jane :). He's always been welcome here, and remains so.
  6. Okay guys, enough is enough. Do you both think that we can get back to discussing the new coach? If you can't stop, then take it to pm.
  7. Olivier Giroud

    Giroud signs for Chelsea NEWSWED 31 JAN 2018 Chelsea Football Club has today completed the signing of striker Olivier Giroud from Arsenal. Giroud arrives with a wealth of experience and a proven pedigree at the highest level having scored goals regularly in the Premier League, in Europe and on the international stage, where he has represented France at three major tournaments. A strong, physical forward, Giroud is lethal in the air and clinical with his feet in and around the penalty area. The 31-year-old will wear the number 18 shirt and has signed an 18-month-contract. Giroud said: ‘Chelsea is one of the biggest teams in the Premier League. They have won maybe the most trophies in the last six or seven years. It’s a massive club and I am proud to sign for Chelsea, and I’m looking forward to playing.’ Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: ‘Olivier is a proven talent at the top level and we are very pleased to call him a Chelsea player. ‘He has scored goals regularly throughout his career and is well accustomed to English football and the Premier League. We are sure he will be a fantastic signing.’ Giroud joins compatriots N’Golo Kante and Tiemoue Bakayoko in the Chelsea squad, and he is eligible to play in all three competitions for the Blues.
  8. Official: Frank Lampard Sacked As Chelsea Head Coach

    Sounds about right!
  9. Official: Frank Lampard Sacked As Chelsea Head Coach

    Really? Wouldn't help an old fella, and name a few would you? Serious question. Please see above.
  10. I'd suggest a very large pinch of salt. Those are the Guardian's words, not his.
  11. Good man! Much better than second guessing the poor sod before he even gets his feet under the table at Cobham. He's our new manager, so let's give him a chance.
  12. Official: Frank Lampard Sacked As Chelsea Head Coach

    Yes, me too.
  13. Chelsea 3 Luton Town 1

    So, a 'damning indictment' apparently of anyone who didn't start this game. Seriously?
  14. Chelsea 3 Luton Town 1

    Did anyone on here say that it was (any of those things)? Who are you arguing against?
  15. Following Chelsea's Loans

    LAMPARD EXPECTS TOMORI TO BECOME 'TOP PLAYER' Frank Lampard has tipped Fikayo Tomori to become a “top player” after the Chelsea defender completed his loan switch to AC Milan. Centre-back Tomori broke into Chelsea’s first team in style last season, blasting a fine long-range strike in a 5-2 win at Wolves to announce his Premier League arrival. The 23-year-old even went on to make his England debut last term, having caught the eye of boss Gareth Southgate, but could not maintain that upward trajectory at Stamford Bridge this season. Many Chelsea fans have expressed frustrations with Tomori’s loan, but Lampard insisted the academy graduate can still flourish in west London in the long-run. Asked to explain to those vexed supporters why Tomori has left temporarily, Lampard said: “Because I have five centre-backs and I can’t do this job and expect to please every fan; that’s football. “What players you should pick or not, whether you are searching for consistency or going on an unbeaten run there are questions. I have to pick two at a time and the numbers don’t always add up. “Fikayo is a developing player, a very good player. He is going to be a top player.” LAMPARD EXPECTS TOMORI TO BE.textClipping
  16. Following Chelsea's Loans

    'Reports' where, and by who? And the people who apparently wrote these 'reports', how would they be likely to know? The press is always full of bollocks written by people looking for an angle. We all know that, don't we?
  17. Following Chelsea's Loans

    You go for 'guesswork', but I'll stick with 'invention'. Whatever that 'something' may be. Ah well, there's an alternative. i didn't say that it was.
  18. Following Chelsea's Loans

    Sorry Mark, but where did this nonsense come from? You have no idea what (if anything) Tomori has said to Lampard. Seriously, it's pure invention.
  19. Leicester City 2 Chelsea 0

    How about just choosing to be honest? It's not, and never has been, about chasing popularity. There is no 'right', or 'wrong', just opinion.
  20. Leicester City 2 Chelsea 0

    Not everyone, Martin. Many, sure, but not everyone. Everything wasn't 'brilliant' even then. But no, not everyone wants him sacked. I want him to at least see out the season, to find out if he can drive the players into turning it around. This is (and always has been) a forum of differing opinions. Long may it survive and prosper that way.
  21. Leicester City 2 Chelsea 0

    Time to take a bit of your own advice, mate. As Ham says above, you're always on the wind up, so to react to a member who takes the bait, is rich, even for you. So stop it now, and move on. Thank you.