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  1. Transfer Talk Topic

    I won't argue that our squad is perfect, I would make the point that as a club's level rises, so it becomes both easier to attract appropriate talent and paradoxically harder to find it. Our standards rise, so the pool we shop for players in, shrinks. No one is saying Drinkwater is Messi; but he is clearly a good player, who in better company, may become very good. I won't comment on Zappa as I don't know him. He obviously wasn't top choice - but neither was Alonso and that turned out ok. As to why no Sandro or players of that level - well, we should be flattered that clubs don't want to sell to us; why strengthen potential rivals. What we have is a strong group of 20 players, a great coach, passionate fans (?) and a committed owner. If the last few seasons show anything it's that our club 'works' and wins - and this 'got away with it' argument often made on this forum begins to wear thin. On the principle that one never knows what one actually looks like - try asking a few non-Chelsea fans you respect what they think; on the whole my mates still see us as strong contenders and threats to their clubs.
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    So, how was it for you? In my view we're stronger in the 1-20 squad, but very light thereafter. I'm not going to help the media drive a wedge between club and coach by believing the 'turn us down' narrative - BBC now confirming all that stuff about Barklay having a medical was untrue, and I don't think our heart was in Llorente. I ask myself this -"Is a strong Chelsea without Llorente or Barklay unthinkable?" The answer is no; two weeks ago, many here were questioning the point of both - the media hyped them up into 'indispensibles' for the sake of a good story. Do I think we'll bomb? No. I think we'll finish top three, possibly as champions, win a cup, and strengthen at Christmas. Now switching my attention to the pitch!
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    I see nothing to suggest he supports us! Think he's a ringer from an 'elite' club come to torment us!
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    Sorry - not letting you throw assumptions like this around, as if truths. You have no idea if we've left it this late to save money - in fact some might argue that prices go up, not down, at this stage. Let me propose some alternatives... We identified Drinkwater as a good fit, but not essential - but Leicester don't really want to lose him... Or, they've said we'll sell but at a price we find excessive and would rather wait until xmas to strengthen then... Or, the whole thing's pure press invention, as it seems, Mahrez was... All three as credible as your suggestion - but, as you'll note, I don't go on to rant at my club. Each to his own.
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    Now? Really, now? Not 'then' as in 5 weeks ago?
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    You are demonstrating my point exactly - for you, clearly, Conte must be 'decoded' but any negative media crap can be taken at face value.
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    If you, and others, didn't believe all the toxic tripe written about us, you might have sussed that 'all is' quite likely 'better' a lot sooner - just accept for one second that we might not actually be a club in turmoil/crisis/chaos/conflict! Listen to what Conte says - not just the bits about needing players but also the bits about he/the club working together, that he's happy to even work with what we have etc and maybe believe him! It's so weird the way cfc fans here will take any negative media sh@&@ as gospel truth but refuse to believe their own coach! Not my way and never will be.
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    Llorente and Siggurdson were deadly together at Swansea..., no, must have been thinking of someone(s) else. He'll come on when they're desperate or Harry needs a rest. We've got the forward slots covered; imo we were never to fussed, if at all, there.
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    IF we sign Zappacosta - a deal that 0% of the media have seen coming... ... can we then agree that not 100% of the links/deals they associate us with are real? E.g. Given we play one upfront and have Morata and Bats maybe, just maybe, we never wanted Llorente.
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    How do you know we're even in for Llorente? Oh, that's right - the papers said so. Must be true then!
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    So why are City struggling to sign Sanchez and Evans on deadline day? And Utd supposedly about to sign someone - not to mention Spurs, Everton, Liverpool and Arsenal - all still trying to do biz. The frenzy coming today slightly undermines what you say.
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    I'm on hols in SW France - sunny day - and 1 hour ahead, so I will know about deals before you in the UK! Clever, eh? Will keep you posted. Big rumours on my campsite that the Le Havre second choice keeper may join Nantes...
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    Keep drinking - rain here, sun (and signings) tomorrow!
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    What none of you who are now at 11/10 hysteria levels seem to acknowledge is that everyone is at it - not just us! It's how the narking window works - every year: two waves - the early ones you get done easily; the late ones that often go to the wire! And I repeat - not just us. Spuds - avoid the early phase as a matter of principle, and Citeh chasing Evans and Sanchez, and the scousers (lucked in on Ox) and Everton desperate for a striker! Clearly we don't give a **** for anyone but us but stop pretending we are atypical - re-read para 2 people: THIS IS HOW IT WORKS FOR LOTS OF CLUBS EVERY YEAR! Ps - I am four glasses of wine in on a French canpsite - please, any other posters of a similar sanguine nature out there, tell me I am not the only sane one left - ergo mad!
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    Of course we sounded him out - he's just lost his nerve. Every player we ever sign pops up on cfctv saying "the coach talked to me..." etc Why would this be different. I think the thing about 'which English boys will I hit the bars with?' may have given him second thoughts!