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  1. Liverpool 2 Chelsea 0

    Why the hell does Emerson keep showing Salah inside on to his favoured foot. Force him outside ffs.
  2. Liverpool 2 Chelsea 0

    Christ we've been impressive since the switch. Hazard is so much better on the left nobody can convince me otherwise.
  3. Liverpool 2 Chelsea 0

    We put in a good effort? A game is two halves, this is the same as the Everton game, playing ok for one half and then switching off and allowing them on to us isn't putting in a good effort in my book but maybe our standards differ. This team is mentally brittle and it's been apparent all season and parts of last.
  4. I don't buy it personally. My issue would be getting big name players to buy into the philosophy of a manager with zero top level experience. He is obviously decent at champ level but I can't help but feel this would solidify our lack of ambition. This is the danny drinkwater of management signings and people are happy to settle as frankly we have little else to get excited about.
  5. Transfer Talk Topic

    I wasn't arguing either way, simply setting out an explanation of my view! It may have been an FPP move though I struggle to believe that Monaco would have relied solely on PSG's word in respect of exercising the option to buy given the sums involved. There may however be some very contrived contract structuring to get around this (though I can't off the top of my head think what exact arrangements they could employ). Either way if I was their auditor I would be very uncomfortable if it was structured in such a manner!
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    Its an option to buy vs commitment to buy question. Much like leases if the option to buy is exactly that an option and not a guarantee then unless the option is for a nominal amount or less than the asset would be worth at the end of the rental term such that it is always the intention to exercise then you broadly wouldnt recognise the asset on balance sheet. However the PSG transfers are evidently guarantees to buy and as such its clearly a form of deferred consideration planning and on an accounting basis it would be hard to argue that the asset should not be recognised at the start of the loan and amortised across 6 years. That being said the auditors may take a different view though I could not see an obvious get out.
  7. New Stadium Plans

    I thought Twickenham had pretty strict rules on the number of events that could be held due to local council and residents? Doubt it will happen tbh. Wembley should not be sold tbh, tell him to foxtrot oscar over to spurs who have built a stadium with NFL in mind.
  8. Transfer Talk Topic

    Hopeless owner? Really? of the most ridiculous things I've read in a while. Amazing what a few years of success does to a fan base. Abramovic brought us back from the brink and ploughed significant sums into the club to set us on our current path. Thats an incredibly entitled thing to say. No wonder other fans refer to us as plastics when we have people spouting utter drivel like this. Is our owner beyond reproach? No, has he made mistakes? Absolutely. But hopeless?...just wow.
  9. Transfer Talk Topic

    We need a striker badly how have people not seen that? LWB cover would be good but the most pressing thing is up front. Morata is in a bad spate of form and needs more competition than Bats and we need a viable option off the bench.
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    Except that argument doesn't wash when some of those players have been at their respective clubs for a while and how do you know they are happy/content with being bench warmers. The fact is signing top class players now in this current market to warm a bench is a nigh on impossible task and anyone who thinks otherwise imo is deluded or naive (take your pick).
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    What exactly do you want? Top class players on the bench? Reality check those players aren't content being bench warmers anymore given they can now get those wages and first team football at other clubs. Gone are the 2004-2010 years where we could have nearly 2 world class players in every position. Do I think the squad is perfect? Not even close but do I want to buy into the circlejerk of negativity around here? Absolutely not. I do wonder if some of you even enjoy watching or supporting Chelsea given how badly you feel the club is doing.
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    AOC- probably preferred pool because he's misguided enough to think he has a better chance of being cm there. Llorente- strongly suspect this was to do with contract length given he's nearly 33 Barkley - easy the kid is all about money. He's not playing football until December so might as well wait until Jan where he can go for a cheaper fee thus get a chunky signing fee or better weekly sum. Anyway conte should be able to make it to Jan at which point we can add a few more of required.
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    Well I guess Conte will make do but I suspect a few more players will be needed in January. For now come on the Chels!
  14. Transfer Talk Topic

    He also said we weren't in for David Luiz last year. He's an average source at best. I'm not getting my hopes up until clubs announce bids accepted/signed
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    Whilst think this sniffs of panic buying, I suspect he was simply next man up on the list of targets at RWB after Ox fell through. If we can get 4 capable bodies in by 11pm tonight I'd be impressed, undoubtedly annoyed they left it so late but impressed nonetheless. I suspect it will be 1 or 2 max.
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    If we simply don't have the squad then focus on league and fa cup and sack off the rest. Spurs? Haha sanches and aurier are hardly going to set the world alight.
  17. Transfer Talk Topic

    Rumours sanchez wants to stay in London... ...j/k he's already in city's private jet.
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    Doubt it strong suspicion sanchez is off to city and mahrez is his replacement at Arsenal.
  19. Transfer Talk Topic

    Let's be honest even if we got 3-4 bodies in by now I'd be surprised if even 1 of them made it into the starting 11 in the next four games. The reality is that the window is still open for another 3 weeks and until that point I don't see the point in getting wound up about it. It's not a great situation to be in but I don't expect it to last.
  20. Transfer Talk Topic

    Sky sports sources saying he's on a plane to London...:p Arsene getting the chequebook out? :D
  21. Transfer Talk Topic

    Valid view? No player is bigger than the club, he's gone so we need to move on and adapt. Plenty of clubs score and win games without 'battling' strikers. Who knows maybe Costa was holding us back? For all his qualities he lacked a bit in link up play and dribbling, countless times attacks would break down due to poor passes or losing the ball dribbling, but that was offset by other parts of his game.
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    Told you so
  23. Transfer Talk Topic

    I suspect the timing of conte's new contract announcement isn't a coincidence. It had been mooted that he wanted sufficient backing in the market? Is him signing a result of us concluding some key deals? The optimist in me thinks we'll get confirmations of signings by the end of the weekend.
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    Didn't he go to palace and then get injured and was out for the rest of the season?
  25. Transfer Talk Topic

    Apparently you're the only one who thinks that going by the last few pages. :p