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About Holymoly

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    Currently Scotland. Previously London. Originally Wales.

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    Chelsea for the last 50+ years

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  1. Chelsea 1 Leicester 1

    It's a learning experience for everyone I would imagine trying to integrate so many young players at the same time. Regarding Willian I said a few weeks ago that the disposal of David Luiz may have an adverse effect on the remaining Brazilians and that is what I would put it down to, especially given their partnership in the restaurant. Overall however I see so much potrential in the squad that I'm not too bothered only having 1 point after two games. What we need to work on is maintaining the form of the fantastic starts we've seen in each of the last 3 games so far. Our initial enthusiasm seems to run out, our concentration seems to waver and we begin running around like headless chickens. This is the point the experienced vets need to step up and begin directing the team on the pitch. Pedro needs to stop trying to be the post-Hazard saviour and concentrate on what made him so successful in the first place. Finally I think we need to start Giroud in the majority of games and play him until his legs drop off. Abraham will still get his minutes and hopefully be more successful against tiring opponents.
  2. Chelsea 1 Leicester 1

    Started like a train but couldn't keep it up. A tad frustrating but far better to see than games over the last year or two where we've begun games like a team of narcoleptics.
  3. Media / Press

    Cut to the Bosphorus Bridge, 3am last night. A hunched figure sits on the balustrade, legs dangling over the edge. Suddenly a voice is heard by his side "Don't do it Tammy, it's not worth it, we all support you. Look, you've even got a tweet from Mark Kelly. That's got to mean something!" Abraham looks up, his tear stained cheeks glinting in the moonlight. "Really? Mark Kelly? Wow! That puts everything into focus. You're right. Quick phone Mr Lampard and tell him I want to start at the weekend"
  4. Squad Status: 2019/2020 Season

    I don't think both of Willian and Pedro will be here next year. Each have their contract up in 2020 and they will be 32 and 33 respectively. I can see at least one of them jumping ship when the single year contracts are probably reintroduced after we exit the transfer ban. It would be nice to keep both to bolster the squad but you need to be realistic and begin looking for cover for CHO and Pulisic
  5. Media / Press

    I understand Tammy Abraham was racially abused online after missing the penalty against the Scum. No doubt it will turn out to have been a Chelsea supporter or else expect the story to sink without trace if it is found to have originated from the Stanley Park area of Liverpool.
  6. Liverpool 2 Chelsea FC 2 (Liverpool wins 5-4 Pens)

    I had a work colleague tell me we lost 5-4 and that is 9 goals in two games. I tried to tell him no, we drew 2-2 and lost on penalties but quickly realised it was a pointless exercise.
  7. Chelsea 1 Leicester 1

    Feeling a lot more positive now with certain players coming back from injury.
  8. Liverpool 2 Chelsea FC 2 (Liverpool wins 5-4 Pens)

    On the other hand I heard Don Hutchison say on the radio that we were miles the better side on the night.
  9. Liverpool 2 Chelsea FC 2 (Liverpool wins 5-4 Pens)

    I totally agree with your post and with this comment in particular. At the penalty he had more than a whiff of Morata about him. I hope that everyone can rally round him and bolster his confidence. A couple of goals by the end of the month would do wonders.
  10. Liverpool 2 Chelsea FC 2 (Liverpool wins 5-4 Pens)

    There should be a grey area like in cricket when they go with the umpire's decision. Of course that presupposes the referee has made a decision in the first place. Personally I think when VAR is used for offside it should use the centre of gravity of a player which takes a leaning player out of the equation as well as instances where a leg has begun a stride against a defender rooted to the spot. It's all very well saying that VAR doesn't lie but on the other hand it is down to a human operator to stop the tape the instant a ball is passed forward and most of the time that is just a blur on the screen First point is we bounced back from the weekend wonderfully. Kante was superb. It would have been nice to win but let's be honest it's the European equivalent of the Community Shield, most leagues haven't even started their season. Second point, I'm going to worry about Abraham now until I see him knocking them in with abandon. I'm afraid this game might have had an adverse effect on a brittle confidence. Dropped after the first game, ineffective when he came on and missed the decisive penalty. Where was Azpilicueta or Pedro stepping up at that point? Nice to see Kante back in the role he belongs. Allows Jorginho and Kovacic far more license to be creative. When Rudiger is back and RLC and CHO return we are going to have a hell of a deep bench which I'm sure will be used by Frank. Who'd have thought after two losses we'd have all been so positive about the future with Frank at the helm? It also crystalises the requirements Cech needs to go looking for to sign next summer: a striker and a central defender (for depth) although even the latter may prove superfluous by then if the present players step up. I would counsel against searching for squad players, our academy can provide those, we just need to sign absolutely top draw world class players, probably just one a year (maybe two the next window we are cleared to sign). Two days less to prepare against the European champions in a game many (including me) were forecasting a thumping after the weeekend and we show so much grit and determination with players playing for each other. It was heart warming.
  11. Liverpool 2 Chelsea FC 2 (Liverpool wins 5-4 Pens)

    What this game has proved is that our attacking threat is very diffuse. It does not have the focus Hazard or Costa provided and consequently I think we are going to see a lot of games where we have a lot of possession, a lot of chances and comparatively fewer goals. Our season will come down to heart and teamwork.
  12. Liverpool 2 Chelsea FC 2 (Liverpool wins 5-4 Pens)

    Since I’ve moved to a business line I now can only get BTSport free on my pc. Been a nice watch so far though.
  13. Liverpool 2 Chelsea FC 2 (Liverpool wins 5-4 Pens)

    Especially as the Scum deserve to win this..... apparently.
  14. Liverpool 2 Chelsea FC 2 (Liverpool wins 5-4 Pens)

    Good performance from the ref too. Nice to see an official not looking to be the star of the show. Makes the players behave better too?
  15. Liverpool 2 Chelsea FC 2 (Liverpool wins 5-4 Pens)

    It’s a strange feeling when Pulisic gets the ball out wide looking like a thinner version of Hazard and you expect him to drive inside, only he can’t do it in the same way. Nice assist on the goal though.