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  1. Hughton's got a lot more experience than SFL and is available. Just saying.
  2. Official: Chelsea Part Ways With Antonio Conte

    The counterargument is that everything is for sale at the right price. If RM did not perceive that the benefit of having Conte as their manager justified the cost of his contract, then that reflects on the ability of Conte to command the relevant price.
  3. Not in the registered squad so won't be able to play.
  4. Transfer Talk Topic

    Twitter and second rate Internet blogs I think. After all, they have always had the pulse of the club (though they might claim they can't find it).
  5. Chelsea vs Arsenal

    The thing I loved about Frank is that he made himself who he was by hard work and dedication - hours spent on the training pitch developing his body and his skills.
  6. Media / Press

    The key point in those articles was, to me, this: I am not a Jew. As a gentile, to know what is offensive I have to seek guidance on what offends Jews and that has to involve consulting those authorities that Jews, in general, choose to speak for them. If the WJC and BOD say that it is offensive to use these terms (and the other behaviour described), that that should be good enough for all of us, Jew and Gentile alike. Nothing that anyone says will make it less offensive to, at least, some Jews. It cannot be justified on the basis that you can appropriate someone else's identity because non-Jews have no right to do that and cannot be given a right by proxy, so to speak. The use of the word is offensive. So we have to conclude that they are happy to condone offensive behaviour and that, by not acting, the relevant authorities (the FA, the Police, the CPS) collude in it. Worse, it legitimises the use of abusive terms. Let's say we (as CFC fans) decided to use the word "rentboy" as a badge - to appropriate it to describe ourselves. By doing that, we are legitimising the use of the term in our own circles despite it being offensive to some. And we create an environment where people outside can argue that they can use the term because we do. More, we back those in our group that it offends into a corner because it means that they have to accept the use of the term if they want to be included in the group. I wonder how many Jews among Spurs fans would prefer that the term were no longer used but feel they have to stay silent on the subject.
  7. And then assumes it's a typo and bans it.
  8. Leicester City 0 Chelsea 0

    I am simply politely suggesting that it would be more appropriate here: Is that unreasonable?
  9. Leicester City 0 Chelsea 0

    Can you save it for the hustings? I have no interest in getting involved in a debate about the relative importance of NATO and the EU on a football web site.
  10. Chelsea vs Arsenal

    I think we should go with -----------------Kepa Azpi------Christensen---Luiz---Alonso -------------------Jorghino -------Kante-----------------Barklay Willian-----------Giroud---------Hazard Bench: Caballero, Emerson, Zappacosta, Cahill, Gallagher, Pedro, Higuain Alonso over Emerson is marginal. I think Emerson better for crosses but Alonso better in air and seems happier to be an ancillary striker. Barklay because he is better in the final third than Kovacic. I would give Pedro and Willian half and half. Willian (and Giroud) get the start because they have been mainstays of our EL run. I would prefer Gallagher on the bench to Drinkwater, but YMMV.
  11. Media / Press

    I found the mocking of Dean for his fanatical support for his club a bit strange. His faults are to do with what he does as a referee not what he does as a fan.
  12. New Kits

    The only way that would go like hot cakes is if you set fire to it.