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  1. Who Will Be The Next Chelsea Boss?

    Barry Fry?
  2. Who Will Be The Next Chelsea Boss?

    But he does have that ‘affiliation’ and with it comes: a knowledge of how the club works, the people behind the scenes, via Jody Morris the talent pipeline, a unique connection with the punters... Limited professional coaching experience agreed, but he is probably smart enough to know what he doesn’t know and compensate by bringing that talent into his team. Even the top coaches are the focal point of large, multi-skilled teams these days: Frank needs zero knowledge of medicine or fitness (handled by others) or talent spotting/squad additions (done collectively since Roman arrived + we’re currently banned). His focus will be training (with a small army of assistants), team Selection (with his core team to advise) and in-play tactics, motivation and changes (again with pitchside advisers to bounce off). I rarely see the likes of Klopp, Poch or Pep make changes without huddling with other coaches. It’s a risk as any choice would be - but I think CFC will know this and if he comes, build a support network.
  3. Who Will Be The Next Chelsea Boss?

    I'm backing Frank. I have doubts about his readiness, but I think lack of experience can be balanced out by placing one or two wise heads around him. And I think this lack of experience is balanced off by the strengths - instant connection with fans (we might even shout a bit at home), knows the club, the language, the media, has played the game with us at the very highest level. Of course it's a risk - any other alternative would be a risk (albeit not the same mixture of risks). So, to repeat, for these reasons, and mostly because I go to Chelsea to be excited, entertained and part of something bigger, I'm backing Frank. I call on you all to set caution and a degree of logic to the winds and enjoy the ride!
  4. Who Will Be The Next Chelsea Boss?

    There's no doubt that SFL and Jody coming back would provoke a fans' 'love bounce'. On the pitch, I think it could work. For me, the key will be some wise, calm heads around Frank and Jody. I hope Cech comes into post as he seems a very smart guy, but I think there's a need for a 'Grand Old Man' type figure - been there, seen it, done it, won it & etc. To a certain extend Steve Holland could give us that maturity but only in a coaching/technical role. I'd love someone like Hiddink to take up a guidance/mentoring role - even on an informal basis. I'm away for the first two games of the season and certainly now wish I wasn't. I have to confess, the thought of Sarri Season II left me not that bothered!
  5. Transfer Talk Topic

    Agree - but if Sarri initiates a move will we stop him? I’d have Frank with a wise older head - Holland or similar. I’d also take the Ajax coach.
  6. Transfer Talk Topic

    Shouldn’t we be talking about Sarri... Frank?
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    I notice that the 5th Stand (our official app) features a link to a press article in which Fabregas describes Sarri as ‘stubborn’ and inflexible, contrasting him with SFL’s dynamic attacking approach at Derby. Are we ‘softening’ up the punters, I wonder?
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    He definitely had a muffin end of season - those bodycon shirts take no prisoners! Nice shot of the mother of bride by the way. I assume you changed into kit for the disco.
  9. Transfer Talk Topic

    "The Higuain" Succulent Argentinian beef, slow roasted in its own juices, served in a muffin!
  10. Transfer Talk Topic

    Sad to see Eden actually go. I’ve enjoyed him and when a player of his quality goes it leaves a hole. It also feels like a landmark in ones life! Thanks Eden!
  11. Transfer Talk Topic

    Lots of interesting points here - great to have something real to discuss. My own view is that we know what we're doing (I know that's hard for some of us to believe) and will be very well adviced by very expensive, specialist sports law lawyers. Why not ask for a 'stay'? Perhaps we have been told the appeal can be heard fairly quickly, giving us some of this window Perhaps we are concerned FIFA could respond aggressively and increase the ban - or conversely that seeing us not asking for it to be put back will incline them to reduce the ban to one window Perhaps we want to do this in a more ethical way than Real and Barca There may of course be other reasons we don't know - in my experience of the law, tactics can seem pretty weird to the lay person
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    We are often given no chance of top 4 or silverware on this forum, for varies reasons. And regularly finish top four and win silverware. But, realistically, I think zero signings may render next season consolidation/evolution than a bumper success
  13. Transfer Talk Topic

    I think we will probably be focusing on two aspects: 1. The youth players in question were invited to play in unofficial trial games and therefore did not represent Chelsea - I think this is what the FA advised us was permissible. 2. Even if not the case, our right to sign players this summer must stand until all appeals are complete - as was the case in the past with Real and Barca - therefore CAS will rule we can sign during this window while they review the case in detail. This second point gives us the summer and any bans would run from next winter window onwards.
  14. Transfer Talk Topic

    Last thing I read, in a decent broadsheet, was that we were waiting for the written explanation from FIFA as to why they rejected our appeal to them. Arguing against this will be the basis of our appeal to CAS. We may still be waiting for the FIFA documentation or have it and our preparing our case. This isn’t something you rush if you want the best chance of success.
  15. Chelsea 4 Arsenal 1

    Sarri staying isn't a story unless you have a story that he is going first. And that story is a better story if you support it with sub-stories about who might replace him when he goes. There are a lot of empty web pages out there that have to be filled.