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  1. Transfer Talk Topic

    There is a good clip of Jose going around - I googled Mourinho on Lampard - in it, after saying how much he loved Frank, he talks about how Chelsea are in a unique position with the ban: specifically mentions that we couldn't buy a better CB than Zouma if there was no ban. Also very complimentary about Abraham.
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    I agree, it would be a joke. However, on Rudiger - he is on the official club app in a video clip headed @Chelsea on Wed: Rudiger back in training! - shown putting on a vest, doing the warmup in a group then striking the ball and doing drills involving contact. Clearly not match fit, but clearly doing ball or contact work - although it might be staged for the clip.
  3. Transfer Talk Topic

    Kurt is fine. Just needs to get his eye in. He was trained in that Desailly way of addressing the ball with great certainty, the foot at a 90 degree angle outwards from the body. Take a look at some Desailly clips if you doubt me.
  4. Transfer Talk Topic

    Ross Barkley is the new David Luiz. That ball to Pusilic pre-season!
  5. Transfer Talk Topic

    Good points. I just go back to the clip of Rudiger, yesterday, merrily involved in ball-based training with the group... and possibly a whisper coming out of Switzerland that the ban may be reduced to this window... and someone offers you money for David Luiz... stranger things happen.
  6. Transfer Talk Topic

    My thoughts if this is really happening: 1. I love Luiz - his attitude, appearance and slightly idiotic 'Geezer' persona! 2. I think Lampard will want pace at the back and probably a higher line than in the recent past - Luiz is not the fastest: Zouma, Rudiger, Chris and Tomori ahead of him there 3. On some levels it makes sense - if you value deep experience then less so, but Luiz doesn't appear a conventional 'leader' on the pitch anyway Players come and go, Chelsea is forever!
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    I think I'd want more than £8 million for Luiz, even at 32. One factor that may be influencing this deal, if this deal even exists, is Rudiger's possible return ahead of schedule. Clips of him in 'contact' training with the squad on the 5th Stand app. He may be coming back sooner than expected, which would give us four CBs, a fifth if you count Azpi in an emergency. Perhaps the word on the street is that we may get the ban reduced to one window, in which case we could strengthen at Christmas too.
  8. Transfer Talk Topic

    Long-term, I think I favourZouma, Andreas and Rudiger over Luiz. But without the ability to strengthen at Christmas, we would go into the season with 25% of our four CBs injured and one of the three remaining (Tomori) completely unproven at Premier League Level. I would tell Luiz to shut up and see where we are at Christmas.
  9. Transfer Talk Topic

    Even with a transfer ban, journalists still work out that we could sell players.
  10. Transfer Talk Topic

    The plot thickens. Like David's hair.
  11. Transfer Talk Topic

    If Luis leaves Chelsea before or on deadline day, I will eat my Geezer wig on a live Instagram story feed for you all to enjoy. Promise.
  12. Official: Frank Lampard Sacked As Chelsea Head Coach

    I return to the forum after a long weekend spent rehearsing a community opera, only to find that all the real melodrama happened here. The last few pages seem too complicated to really understand in retrospect, so I will just add my thanks to anyone who does anything to keep this amazing forum functioning - and remind us to exercise restraint. Criticise constructively and criticise the opinion, not the person. Simple rules that I always set in my professional life as a writer and sometime teacher of other writers.
  13. Official: Frank Lampard Sacked As Chelsea Head Coach

    Blackheath! I’ve gone up in the world, after 15 years in Lee Green, so I know Eltham quite well.
  14. Official: Frank Lampard Sacked As Chelsea Head Coach

    I don't know if it feels 'right' - but it feels 'good'. A flashback for me to Jose 1 Day 1, the Ruud appointment and years back Butch becoming captain.
  15. Official: Frank Lampard Sacked As Chelsea Head Coach

    Welcome home, Frank! I've just taken a screengrab of this newly retitled thread - and at 58, I have a tear in my eye and have sat quietly fist-punching the air in my home office. Excellent and well-considered first interview on the club website, too. On other matters - if anyone is interested in reading about truly epic sporting endeavour, I can't recommend 'A Boy in the Water' by Tom Gregory too highly. An amazing tale of the youngest cross-channel swimmer ever. And it all happened at Eltham Swimming Baths, a few miles down the road from me. Really worth a read over the summer.