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  1. OFFICIAL - David Luiz Joins PSG.

    Never. They never will. One has to wonder what it would be like if we sent a delegation to talk to Messi, though. @BrazilStats: David Luiz in presser: "Barcelona sent Alves and Neymar to convince me to join them, but I was clear to them. I wanted Chelsea." @BrazilStats: David Luiz: "If Chelsea prevented me from leaving? Barça made an official offer, I confirm. But I wanted Chelsea. It's a personal decision."
  2. Transfer Talk Topic

    I raised this elsewhere and was pointed to a couple of Swiss Ramble posts about Real's recent finances. It's BS, the bloke's flying a kite.
  3. Squad Status: 2013/2014 Season

    And as if by magic... Here you go. Edit: would probably be useful if an admin could copy and paste the formatted lists into the seed post of this topic for reference. Would save it being posted here over and over.
  4. Squad Status: 2013/2014 Season

    Official squad list has been announced.
  5. Transfer Talk Topic

    ****. Here we go.
  6. Transfer Talk Topic

    Maybe not January, but there should at least be a break before people start asking who we should buy in the winter. What? Oh.
  7. Transfer Talk Topic

    Be careful what you wish for, Ken's been here before.
  8. Transfer Talk Topic

    Oh, Ken's back...
  9. Transfer Talk Topic

    He's also a journalist. :-)
  10. Transfer Talk Topic

    In what way? I'd guess that the question he's going to ask is: did Bankia finance the deal? I don't know, but I'd be surprised if they did. Does he know? He would have said, wouldn't he? Real Madrid pay for players in instalments. They're known for it. Point being that Bankia probably haven't go back the money they lent Real for Ronaldo yet and given that they're a huge part of the toxic debt issues Spain has at the moment, I'd be quite - not massively - surprised if they're the backers this time round. If, however, Bankia did finance this, the **** could be hitting the fan very soon. I'm talking riots on the streets. Perez isn't short of people to turn to - despite the fact that Real are still under investigation by the EC - because he's turned around the club's finances in recent years. So it may not be Bankia at all.
  11. Transfer Talk Topic

    Apples and Oranges. The correct answer would be that Torres should be moving on, but he's such a massive millstone around the club's neck that we might just get shot of him next year when his on-book value drops below £20m. His current on-book value is somewhere between 25-30, but nobody is going to pay that. Unless of course Jose is a miracle worker as far as Torres is concerned he might be here for some time.
  12. Official: Romelu Lukaku Joins Everton

    Because in at least one game this season his brief was to occupy defenders and not get in the way.
  13. Official: Romelu Lukaku Joins Everton

    We will though, won't we? Unless of course Martinez insists on playing him so that he runs onto balls that will be never be passed by a Chelsea player, or he still can't play across the lines or with his back to the goal.
  14. Transfer Talk Topic

    As if we didn't know already, this is all about you and not what's good for Chelsea. Any coach who claims to have a plan B shouldn't be allowed within a thousand miles of Chelsea Football Club. Number of goals for the top scoring strikers in 04/05 and 05/06?
  15. Transfer Talk Topic

    So, what number is Mata wearing at PSG, then?
  16. Transfer Talk Topic

    Steady on!
  17. Transfer Talk Topic

    That's not the same thing as slagging off the club - which many here have done tonight - off the back of nothing more than a half-arsed rumour from some no-mark on Twitter. Those who do that deserve to be hung out to dry, because if they cared about the club they'd think a little more about what's going on before going off all half-cocked all the time.
  18. Transfer Talk Topic

    In case you hadn't noticed, the football board and the management structure has since changed.
  19. Transfer Talk Topic

    And lo, it came to pass. I suspect this confirms our interest in Mangala for next season.
  20. Transfer Talk Topic

    But you haven't said why, making your assertion, and therefore your post, rather pointless.
  21. Media / Press

    A fair summary of the gist of Ashton's ire, I'd say.
  22. Media / Press

    Too late to edit my last post. Hardly conclusive evidence, but have a look at this page: and the tense used on this one: (click the read more + jobby, too) So, that's good enough for me. A quiet departure.
  23. Media / Press

    For you and DWMH. I've no official source, but seen a couple of rumours over the last few days. TBH I'd forgotten all about it until I saw Ashton's piece. Last I heard was that he was still on the board but with effectively nothing to do and with Jose here now I'd suggest there's no point in his existence at all, save for being Emanalo's direct boss.
  24. Transfer Talk Topic

    Are you here all week?
  25. Media / Press

    Poor old Neil Ashton has had a bit of a paddy now his mole (Mike Forde, cough, cough) has left the club, I note. Bless.