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About Holymoly

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  • Birthday 08/17/1960

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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. Who Will Be The Next Chelsea Boss?

    I've said this elsewhere. We have one of the best squads of players in the league that have achieved what they have thanks to the exploits of individuals. If a manager was appointed that was capable of forging a team ethic on top of the inate skillsets then we would be a shoo in for top 4 with or without a transfer ban.
  2. Who Will Be The Next Chelsea Boss?

    I think "long term" is very subjective. Pretty much every club in Europe now adopts the Chelsea "model" of churning the management team on a regular basis and it is common to see managers "burn out" after as little as 2-3 years at a club. I can see how the immense pressure of delivering in a league with so much cash at stake for every place above relegation can end up making managers lose sleep. I would be happy if Frank got the gig and was just able to leave under his own terms, whenever that might be. I think it would be naive to expect any more in the modern day.
  3. Who Will Be The Next Chelsea Boss?

    I agree with what you say but Chelsea have to finish at least top 6 otherwise there's a chance FFP will raise its ugly head again. I think the time has come when Roman and the club have to grasp the nettle and make use of the wealth of skills they have available in Lampard, Terry, Cech, Drogba, Holland and Morris before their connections begin to deteriorate. While someone like Pep could probably develop an understanding with the squad including the youth players over time Frank has that connection now. Frank has the advantage over the other options of having the connection with the club and players now. Give it another 3 to 5 years and that advantage won't be there, he will be just another manager coming in cold. Chelsea flourished when it had the continuity in its players. Maybe the next stage of evolution is for that continuity to be in the management structure. Frank's an intelligent guy. If he thought this was too big a gig he wouldn't take it. He would have the support of the fans even if they lost but were developing the kids. We lose the plot with managers when they insist on playing gnarly old vets even when its obvious they aren't giving it for the club. I'm pretty sure Frank wouldn't lapse into that mistake. Give him the opportunity and your backing.
  4. While I would love to see Frank back here building a youth based squad we need to realise that even taking the lack of transfer opportunities into account the club has to retain European football in order not to run foul of FFP regulations. As such his job security wouldn't be assured even in the most understanding environment. Employing SFL as manager is a huge risk for both him and the club. Carpe diem I say. We need to pull the squad together so that they play as more than just a collection of talented individuals.
  5. He was "the Interim" with just a one year contract so doesn't really count....or maybe they should all be classified as interims.
  6. Media / Press

    I think what's more likely is that your northerners just don't notice it as it part and parcel of daily life up there.
  7. When was the last time we didn't have to pay a manager off? Glenn maybe?
  8. They work on the assumption that more often than not the uncorroborated story is true so why waste time finding an independent source. On the odd occasion it turns out to be bollocks though.....
  9. It comes down to the fact that corroboration is often sacrificed for the sake of an "exclusive".
  10. Squad Status: 2018/2019 Season

    What is incredibly frustrating for me is that RLC, CHO and Reece James are all going to miss the start of the season which means they will have to try and break into a starting XI which will have been playing together for almost a quarter of the season. It would have been so much more staright forward if they'd had a full pre-season and been able to hit the ground running in August. Now they have to start playing catch up again.
  11. Injury News

    Update after last scan has put it at 3 months.
  12. Pretty sure Daniel James to Manure wouldn't have been on anyone's radar.
  13. Transfer Talk Topic

    You could argue that we don't really need the money, while it would be nice to have, so we could hold out until next year and let him go on a free. I'm pretty sure he doesn't hate London THAT much and being a reasonable guy he just might stick around until we can sign replacements again.
  14. Chelsea 4 Arsenal 1

    https://old.reddit.com/r/chelseafc/comments/bul9q3/sat_with_him_for_whole_game_told_me_many_things/ This guy sat next to Rudiger the whole game and has a lot of interesting stuff to share.