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    Welcome back to a bastion of common sense on these boards.
  2. West Bromwich Albion 3 Chelsea 3

    Have a look at the squad. Lots of decent players with backups in every position, a manager and assistant manager we all love. We have the best negotiator in Marina and the best owner in the league. What's not to love?
  3. Official: Chelsea Sign Edouard Mendy

    '"Keepers" as he dominates his area and rises above the other players to catch the ball cleanly' would do for me.
  4. Chelsea 6 Barnsley 0

    I thought Harvertz, Abraham and Mount played well. Barkley had good moments as well. Kova was trying to do too much at the start but he settled down. On the critical side, there was a period in the first half when Emerson's first touch was terrible. Also, CHO needs to work on his decision-making. Too often he does not release the ball early enough by using the simple option but hangs onto it putting himself under pressure. If you want to pressurise defences you need to try to play one-touch. Also, I have a suspicion that attacking players do not bust a gut to get into the box when he has the ball because they know he is probably isn't going to cross it. Chilwell looked like expected - a player coming back from a serious injury.
  5. West Bromwich Albion 3 Chelsea 3
  6. A Chelsea Style Question

    I used to quite like Kharin. He was OK as a goalkeeper but the shirts were amazing.
  7. New Kits

    Releasing it is one thing....selling it is another.

    To be fair. there were times when he had reason.
  9. Brighton and Hove Albion 1 Chelsea 3

    Just been watching their goal again. Kepa should have done better but, to me, the chief mistake was Mount (I think) going to help Alonso and leaving Trossard with too much space.
  10. Season expectations/predictions 20/21

    They're my favourites. If Leicester can do it, why not Chelsea.
  11. Coronavirus COVID-19

    One thing I read is that the illness tends to most affect people long term if they are very fit (I don't mean attractive, though it is only a matter of time before that is considered). I think that idea happens because people expect illness to affect the unhealthy presumably on the principle that the one at the back of the pack - that can't keep up - is likely to be the target of predators. Hence, people are most surprised when it affects someone in, say, sport or to friends they know are worshippers at the temple of the body. These cases seem to stick in the mind. Equally, the difference between being well and being ill is more pronounced in those who are normally an Amazon or Adonis. I suspect people are looking for a template that helps them to at least predict their susceptibility or better avoid it altogether.
  12. Transfer Talk Topic

    You are much appreciated, Jane.
  13. Season expectations/predictions 20/21

    A Barry Glendenning joke is no laughing matter.
  14. Coronavirus COVID-19

    I should have said (to put it into context)...As a result of this, we may be experiencing what is called a "casedemic". A number of people (of varying backgrounds) are arguing this because fo the low numbers of hospitalisations and mortality. This is mainly in Europe and the Northern US states, which are seeing the same effects. But, it is heavily contested and is certainly not the accepted scientific opinion and so, in general, is not the basis of government policy. This is really important stuff because if it is a casedemic, then we are unnecessarily causing all sorts of problems including damaging our economy to eradicate an issue that does not exist and, consequently causing vast numbers of unnecessary deaths. Worse we are inhibiting community immunity and so encouraging worse problems over the next winter (assuming you think the virus is seasonal). And, if it is wrong, then not acting to reduce the numbers of cases will cause all sorts of problems including damaging the economy and cause large numbers of deaths. Either way, some people will make claims about government ministers having "blood on their hands" and the more extreme of them will claim that it was deliberate. This is the nature of public panic. Meanwhile, less respectable commentators will be whispering in our ears that the disease might never have existed, that it is a mistake by government or, worse, a conspiracy by China, the biochemical industry, the military-industrial complex or global capitalism or that it is not different to flu or any number of other things. They will question the efficacy of every policy while claiming that some other solution (drug, behaviour, religious observance, etc.) will solve all the issues. Who'd be the minister in charge? Anyway, our solution (my family) is that we discussed it and have chosen to adopt the course of maximum safety for the time being. We will follow government guidance, even if it seems nonsensical at times until we have firm evidence that it is wrong. We also think that we should accept that we have a duty to respect the opinions of others and to accommodate their beliefs in our behaviour even if it impinges on our freedom to choose provided that such restrictions are reasonable.