Box of Tricks

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  1. VAR and Chelsea

    Shock of the season - At the bottom of the list:
  2. Norwich City 2 Chelsea 3

    Three points. Much needed. VAR should be put down and Atkinson should be pensioned off.
  3. Norwich City 2 Chelsea 3

    We have to stamp our feet and speak up about this appalling display of refereeing, because it will only get worse.
  4. Norwich City 2 Chelsea 3

  5. Liverpool 2 Chelsea FC 2 (Liverpool wins 5-4 Pens)

    Shame. Again, the positives are there to see, so hopefully we can get a win on the board at the weekend and start taking chances when they come.
  6. Manchester United 4 Chelsea 0

    That's pretty much how I saw it/see it. It's not an ideal fixture next, but we'll get stronger as the season goes on.
  7. Manchester United 4 Chelsea 0

    Probably best to avoid all sport related media for the rest of August.
  8. Manchester United 4 Chelsea 0

    I honestly don't think he is.
  9. Media / Press

    That wasn't their only error - they also missed out the words "Tottenham" and "Hotspur" when talking about a banana being thrown at Aubameyang.
  10. Media / Press

    Word for word, this is what I just heard on ITV's News at Ten during a report on discrimination in football. I might be going over old ground here, but Sterling gave a statement saying he didn't hear racist language, and the CPS decided there was insufficient evidence to prosecute after acting upon advice from a lip reading expert. So that makes the above libellous, surely? They didn't even bother to throw in an "alleged" like the papers do to keep the incident alive whenever any story of racism in sport pops up. That's an Ofcom worthy complaint, in my opinion.
  11. Frank Lampard Appointed Chelsea Head Coach

    Roughly the sort of appointment I wanted us to make twelve months ago, only now there's the added Lampard/Jody Morris factor. Love the gamble - could go badly wrong, but I think we're going to be absolutely fine. Particularly like how we're being written off by many fans of other clubs, and I hope we prove a fair few people wrong.
  12. I'd love to see him under a different manager. (By that I don't mean Zidane).
  13. Media / Press

    There will be people out there that say the press are very fair to Chelsea and only report what happens/what we do, and that we just happen to be a particularly bad apple. We know otherwise. They've done a great deal to cultivate a bad reputation for us. If there's an incident that shames football - they'll use us as the image. Repeatedly. They'll find trouble where there isn't any. And if a 'nothing' story actually about us can be spun negatively - they'll spin it. They started to use the same tricks on Sterling - how else do you explain stuff like this: It started after he made the decision to leave Liverpool. From then on, they made him a target, a hate figure and played on anything about him (including his ethnicity and the racial stereotypes that come with it) to paint him as a bad person and gradually whip up vitriol from the masses. It's all about planting seeds and chipping away at reputations until everyone thinks you're scum.
  14. Media / Press

    I don't see how you can miss it. Weirdly, I see strong parallels with how Sterling was treated by the Daily Mail and The Sun, and how Chelsea (as a club, fans and players) have been reported on over the last 15 years. It's a subtle, slow dripping of poison to create a lasting negative impression.
  15. Official: Eden Hazard Joins Real Madrid

    He's been magnificent for us and we're going to miss him massively. We can't replace him, and the ban makes it even tougher, so one of those strikers on our books has to step up and become a 20 goal man and the focal point for our team.