Jerry Kendik

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  1. Mikel John Obi Off To China!

    IMO Ballack is a shoe in for the DM position come January. We looked more solid once he went there on Wednesday but that could be down to circumstance (I.e. once it went 1-1 Pompey sat back, we brought on fresh, faster legs and started to pin them back). Could be more of a playmaker too. From where I was sat Mikel had a poor game. He was often caught out of position (doesn't happen when he's playing well), got the wrong side of his opponent (quite often happens) and has been generally lethargic (slow) in recent games. That said, it doesn't help when the crowd starts to get on his back. I remember him being magnificent for large chunks of recent seasons. He's playing poorly so just needs some confidence to return. I'll be cheering him on next time I go to a game. I think if the team played with a bit more tempo, we would see the old Mikel return.
  2. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    I've met Tom (the originator behind CYG) a couple of times and his motives were spot on. Two things came to mind though. Sadly, at his age, I reckon Tom's early introduction to apathy and beauracracy may have put him off. This requires perseverence and contacts if any of it is to succeed. Secondly (and this is only a guess) his aims for the group perhaps didn't match some of the others. Look, we've tried (and so far failed) to get cheaper tickets for 16-21yo supporters, as well as an area in the ground for everyone to meet and build up that sense of camaraderie and belonging that I'm forever banging on about. That doesn't mean we've given up but we're on to plans B, C & D now. No good people our age driving this - it has to come from the youth. The younger element at some of the aways is great to see and hopefully that will grow for next season. What we need is some of you younger ones to move away from just talking about it on forums and get yourselves organised. You're not going to get too much help from the Club. Know what you want to get out of it, meet in the same place every time, get a name for it, spread the word any way you can and it's gonna take off. Doesn't help that the tickets are so expensive but these are the (current) constraints we're working to. Here's an opportunity for someone to be the modern day (well behaved) Hicky or Eccles. Lead from the front and it might well work.
  3. John Terry

    We've just been unlucky with injuries, suspensions and loss of form up front, Droy! Who could have forseeen that? £60 mil for ANY player would be great business, but this one's a non story. Good luck to Citeh in January and in the summer. It's going to be interesting to see how they get on and who they can lure to Eastlands. They'll probably need to bid for 20 top players, and get 3 or 4, at least for a season or two.
  4. John Terry

    The Return to the Shed campaign has run its course Liam. People have returned and filled it up, regardless whether they want to sing or not. It was left to chance when dishing out ST renewals. Therefore, although you can label and market an end as much as you like as a more vibrant, singing area, almost anybody could get themselves moved there. That's what has happened. Some people are lucky that they're sat next to like minded people, some not so. Our only hope now is to get the club to agree to moving the WAGs out of gate 3 (shocking again on Saturday) and permanently replacing them with a gate full (400+ fans) behind the goal who are going to be more involved and lead the rest of the Shed on. A combination of (new) 16-21 ST holders, maybe regional supporters clubs and recognised songstarters would be a good mix IMO with members who are up for it. I see this as our last chance, and is one we're going to approach the club with (again) shortly. The trouble we're going to have is that the Club don't really need to do anything because we're selling out faster than ever, by all accounts. As long as the seat is filled, the Club will be happy.
  5. Hi Jerry

    How are you doing

  6. Michael Essien

    You just have to get on with it. It's no good having all this wealth and resource and then bleating about our lack of depth (quantity, I feel) after a missed opportunity in the transfer window. I do feel that selling SWP a few days before deadline day was a huge ricket as he could play as one of the offensive midfielders on the right of a 3, as he displayed so well last winter while everyone else was in Africa or injured. When he returned out wide, he basically reverted to type. Don't get me wrong, I don't think selling SWP was the wrong thing to do at all, as long as he was replaced/improved upon. He wasn't. We could also have got 20 mil for him! Step up Mikel, laddie. Step up Big Phil, do we actually need a holding player, or can we play with two holders, pressing or screening higher up the park? Can we play a sort of 2-2-2-2-2 effectively, like we did at times in the first half v Spurs. Essien almost up with the striker(s). Get on with it and adapt, that's what I say. Some teams have 10-11 injuries at a time. Essien is a big loss. Top player, but there are no excuses. We've had bigger problems in the last two seasons.
  7. Didier Drogba

    Don't agree. Course we've moved on, even if some don't want to. Since Jose left, we've played well for 30 mins against Man U until two, perhaps three bad decisions took the stuffing out of us, played poorly against Fulham at home, swatted Hill City away as you'd expect and did a Jose-style job at Bolton by scoring a goal and then keeping a clean sheet. We were fantastic in Valencia, given the circumstances, with DD and JT leading from the front (and back, ahem). How is that shambolic football? You could be right about the rest, though time will obviously tell.
  8. Didier Drogba

    This doesn't make sense. The timing's all wrong. If he would have said some of this around Man U or Hull, neither game he played in, you could even still describe it as knee jerk. He went on to say he was commited to the club before Fulham and he looked pretty revved up to me. Interesting hand gesture after his red card though ("that's it, no more") before he trudged off. He was close to being unplayable against Valencia though. It would have been so easy to go through the motions. I have heard it from someone who was in the dressing room before that game that they had NEVER seen Drogba so fired up beforehand. So it just doesn't add up. Maybe he's had time to reflect, who knows. Of course he might leave in the Summer, and indeed follow Jose somewhere. That's just a guess, but it's possible. But this smacks of internatonal week bullsh*t until Drogba faces the cameras in England and gives us a clue one way or the other. Will be interesting to see the fans' reaction and his performances in the next few weeks.
  9. Didier Drogba

    You were watching a completely different game to me then fella. His backchat cost him and us dearly in the end but I thought his application and effort for the team first class. Now Malouda?
  10. Didier Drogba

    This is media speculation gone mad, but I'll respond anyway. 1. If Madrid continue this Robben, Ballack, Drogba (and probably Carvalho) stuff, our management team should do something useful and report them to UEFA (again, the good it would do though). 2. For once, just once, I would like a club to make a stand against players with long contracts who suddenly want to leave. We have the remaining players in the list above, plus JT, Malouda and Essien for sure, who are all on longish contracts. Most teams have no choice but to sell, but if there ever was a club in the world who had the muscle to keep them, then it is Chelsea. I know this is a naive view and commercially disasterous if they rot in the stands (if it got that bad), but wouldn't it be great to make that point? The fans would really know who wanted to play or not, regardless of the guff they usually come out with. 3. Re contracts, if we're talking about Drogba being "off" because Jose's gone, then what is the point of posters whining about lack of action on Lamps' deal? It's surely a case of the tail wagging the dog nowadays but either contracts count for something or they don't. The Club have made this bed. They need to lie in it now. I'd like to think they've thought of this.
  11. Mikel John Obi Off To China!

    I watched the game v Brondby on the net (so not great view) but agree with Hanuma. Every time Jose was shown, he seemed to be shouting at Mikel to get forward. it was very interesting that once they showed Pizarro on the touchline, you could sense Mikel was getting hooked. Even more interesting in that he lasted another 30-45 secs or so, before the ball went out of play. In that time Lampard was playing off the back four, with Sidwell in front and to the right. Where was Mikel? Confused by the conducter on the sidelines, no doubt, or given the sack? This boy was magnificent for us in the second half of last season, and I hope he is geting the treatment to get him to go up a notch or two further. He's got the scope to be an immense success for us. Let's hope he can do it.
  12. Books You've Enjoyed Or Would Recommend

    I've read dozens of footy books. Most of them are terrible. Two exceptions are:- Left foot in the grave by Garry Nelson Full Time by Tony Cascarino Both these books are more than just about football. It's not all glamour, especially on the way down. A fantastic read in both cases.
  13. Ashley Cole

    Probably, cheers Tim. We'll know by the end of May where we can take the Shed part of the campaign next year (ST details will be finalised). If, as hoped, we can expand it, then I think we should remind everyone of our own history, don't you? Regulations galore to get through, but I now know heights, widths and materials allowed, and more importantly who to talk to to get this through. Maybe not 100ft wide, but wide enough to have the great slogan you posted up at the Shed End for every home game. Anyone who wanted to join in "Club Shed" next season could maybe contribute if they wanted to. I'm onto it. Sorry, let's get back on topic now.
  14. Ashley Cole

    Who's to say that Bridgey won't play anyway and Ash would be nowhere to be seen? As for player of the year, I very much doubt if the total gooner vote will cause a tremor. Even if they did vote in their thousands, my guess is the club would knock out Bridgey's total, just like they did at Wembley (I.e. cheat), otherwise we would all be walking up Jim Baxter Way in a fortnight's time. If they chuck fruit and veg, hey ho. I know you're not a fan of celery chucking but the majority view is that it's a harmless bit of fun. We can't have it both ways, unless they include pomegranates! BTW, Tim's post above has given me an idea for a 100ft banner for the Shed campaign next year.
  15. Michael Essien

    The reason is that these journos are NOT football experts. All they are are fans like you or I. It's just that some of them supposedly have a better grasp of the English language and as such have jobs which allow them to comment on the matches they get paid to watch. They are no more of footballing experts than my missus, none of them. They have more experience of watching games certainly, but the vast majority just offer opinions and wouldn't know tactics if they swallowed them. One or two are obviously repected for their balanced views and comment, but experts? Nah.