Michael Tucker

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  1. Please use this thread for all posts relating to our F.A. Cup Final against Arsenal at Wembley before, during and after the game. The Moderators will be keeping an eye on things, so let's 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 27th May 2017 (Local UK time/date).
  2. The same as they always say, win or lose. Irrespective of who the manager is at any given time. **Now people, it would be great if we could get back to talking about the game/team/Arsenal, etc., etc., on this, the F.A. Cup Final Match Thread, and avoid bringing Mourinho into yet another topic. Enough, surely?
  3. Pretty sure that people and (in particular) the media said the same thing last season. And imo, on the face of it they were correct. The problem for City was putting all the bits together to create a consistently coherent whole. So, at the end of the day, the names didn't make much difference. If Guardiola doesn't get his head around identifying and buying some strong midfielders and a couple of decent defenders, then the result will likely be the same (happily.....:)).
  4. Classy comments from the great Makelele: http://www.chelseafc.com/news/blogs/boilerplate-allincfc/allincfc/maka-passes-the-baton.html
  5. And it's equally clear why you and the other paid-up Mourinho martyr on here, can't abide any failure by others to fall on their knees and praise the special one at every opportunity. Yep, fantastic achievement - beating a team of awe-struck kids in the Noddy Cup, and then prancing around the stadium with his finger in the air, like a conquering Emperor returning to Rome. All hail Jose! - that better?
  6. Thanks Dave, but I'm well aware why his stance changed - and I haven't 'pretended' otherwise. Didn't need to to, because it changes nothing. Really, Dave? Wow! How could I have missed that critical fact? Oh that's right, I didn't. just as well then.
  7. I think that in the Cup Final, you've got to go with the players in-form. So my starting 11 (+ subs) would be: Courtois Azpilicueta Luiz Cahill Moses Kante Fabregas Alonso Hazard Pedro Batshuayi Bench: Begovic, Costa, Willian, Terry, Chalobah, Matic, Ake.
  8. You mean the Europa League? I remember that for most of his career, he wouldn't have touched that one with a barge pole. How times have changed - now it's "another trophy" (to go along with that other glittering prize, the League Cup, no doubt!). Comedy gold. The season hasn't even finished yet. Be patient.
  9. Indeed. And certain managers.....:).
  10. I'd suggest that you're missing a fair bit more than that.
  11. But of course it does! You continue to exceed expectations.
  12. ^^^^^ Ajax 0-2 Manchester United Phil Neville Former Manchester United defender on Radio 5 live Posted at 6:40 Jose is signalling to the journalists in the press box, "I am the number one!"
  13. Please use this thread for all posts relating to our final Premier League match of the season against Sunderland at Stamford Bridge, 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 15:00, Sunday, 21st May, 2017 (Local UK time/date).
  14. It's been widely and loudly stated on numerous occasions (including the stuff coming out of Chelsea F.C., and fed to the media) that Roman will be financing the 500 mill cost of new 'stadium' from his personal wealth, which atm is estimated at being anywhere from 6 to 7 billion (depending on which paper you read). He certainly won't be waiting for the Premier League hand-outs to pump into the new stadium - they'll go straight into financing of the club's normal running costs, as always.
  15. Based on what, exactly?
  16. You really do have to laugh, don't you? 'stunt', 'farce', 'absurd spectacle', 'spot-fixing stunt' - can he actually be serious? Of course, young Kieran Gill could just be a bitter Man Utd supporter (see: Arsenal/Spurs, etc.), but even so he's come across as a proper little stunt.
  17. Once again, you're guilty of making things up. I seriously doubt that I've ever said that (or anything like it) about Hiddink. I doubt in fact, that I've ever used the words 'Hiddink' and 'Conte' in the same sentence. However, you're clearly on a roll, so don't let the truth stand in the way of (what you think) is a good line. Mourinho however, did have more players in his squad that Conte has in his (and I've provided both the numbers, and the names, previously). The difference between the two, is that Conte actually chose to use some of them.
  18. Then why do you keep doing it?
  19. Maybe the difference isn't the number of players (because it clearly isn't that, despite how many times you trot out this rubbsh) it's the fact that now we have a manager actually willing and able to use them and get a result?
  20. It was at the start of the season, not the end. Shock, horror! You know, sometimes you are just way too sensitive, and ready to jump. Shame.
  21. Please use this thread for all posts relating to our Premier League match against Watford at Stamford Bridge, 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 20:00, Monday, 15th May, 2017 (Local UK time/date).
  22. I'd be stunned if that were true, tbh. Of course, stranger things have happened, and silly season is almost upon us......:).
  23. It's reported that Spurs are asking 40 mill for Kyle Walker! They're having a laugh - or Levy's been on the gin again...........:)
  24. "I don't want the players to think we have to do better and finish fourth. Finishing fourth is not the aim. I want everything. I want to win matches, I want to play well, I don't want to concede." Jose Mourinho before the start of the season.
  25. Sorry Matt, but I wouldn't touch that thick head, Barkley, with a barge pole. Seriously over-rated (by certain sections of the English media only) and well over-priced, imo.