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About thevelourfog

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  1. Tottenham Hotspur 0 Chelsea 3

    Very funny reading comments about us being much better in the second half or Tuchel rollicking them. We did everything we needed to do at every point in that game, a good performance from start to finish with the right decisions made and moments chosen throughout. We are the best team in the league, imo.
  2. Tottenham Hotspur 0 Chelsea 3

    The idea we've been terrible is ... odd. Spurs haven't had a real chance (yet!). I get feeling frustrated at not having done more ourselves, but that seems to be colouring opinions. I do wonder how much Kante can play, and about Werner on for Havertz. That kind of pace and harrying could make a big difference here, especially if injuries and Thursday starts to tell a bit for Spurs.
  3. Tottenham Hotspur 0 Chelsea 3

    Kane hasn't scored a PL goal yet this season, and Spurs have never scored against us in this ground ... How long we giving it, then? Always genuinely more unnerved by those sort of stats than more obviously worrying ones!
  4. Tottenham Hotspur 0 Chelsea 3

    Son passing fit annoys me somewhat. Huge gulf between the two benches, isn't there.
  5. Media / Press

    Good lord ... This is absolutely horrifying. I sincerely hope the club explores legal action. Ferguson calling him up to support him would read as hugely damning to anyone with half a brain, no matter what their feelings about Chelsea are. Two absolute crooks, even before you think about their footballing endeavours.
  6. Official: Callum Hudson-Odoi Signs New 5-Year Contract

    It is just my theory, but one I have a level of confidence in ... Losing several talented youngsters ostensibly as they wouldn't sign new deals this summer is the legacy of the likes of Hudson-Odoi and Loftus-Cheek getting wages their contributions didn't match up to and the club not wanting to take those risks again. I think he's done here. He isn't getting a loan while we need a back up option, and by the time we can get a different back up he'd be best off leaving entirely.
  7. Chelsea 3 Aston Villa 0

    Absolutely didn't and no apology needed!
  8. Chelsea 3 Aston Villa 0

    Bring back Kepa! I think people often mistake critique of opinions of players as critique of the player. I've not read a single criticism of Mendy in this thread, and I think it tells you a lot about how some forum users view others that anyone has suggested there is any of it to read. Too much of how players are spoken and thought about comes down to what people want to be able to say about that player. When Kepa conceded at the near post, it was written about as rank incompetence. So when Mendy saves at the near post ... Good on him, but are we not okay to say that he was doing what was expected of him? Because wasn't that the issue with the guy he replaced? Mendy is clearly a good goalkeeper. I just don't think we need to make stuff about him to prove that. What he is doing is proof enough.
  9. Chelsea Women

    Back at Kingsmeadow today, perfect recovery from the opening day.
  10. Chelsea 3 Aston Villa 0

    I think the double save was impressive. The other efforts ... If they go in, the keeper is getting crucified for them. Mendy very nearly gifted a goal to Villa from a corner early in the second half, too. I'm not criticising him, he played well enough and that double save came at a crucial time and was vital to the trajectory the game went in.
  11. Chelsea 3 Aston Villa 0

    Two years of not knowing what a Mateo Kovacic is, turns out all I needed was 10 minutes of watching Saul Niguez to get it. I'll make no firm judgements but it really was obvious within 2 minutes that he does not know what the Premier League is. Hopefully a lesson learned. Perhaps a few people had my Kovacic epiphany but about Jorginho instead, different game once he came on. Hudson-Odoi looks less and less like a Chelsea player whenever he plays. I really hope there wasn't any genuine board pressure to play him under Sarri, because if there was and it stopped him going on loan, it ended his hopes of a top-level career. Lukaku doing exactly what is needed. He makes me feel very confident about this season.
  12. Chelsea sign Saul Niguez on season long loan

    He's been an Atletico player his whole career and for all he knows will be sent back there. It's a difficult PR line to toe. I can't say I'm bothered either way; if he wants ultimately in his heart to go back, then playing his way back into contention is the way to go and we'll be the beneficiaries of that.
  13. Transfer Talk Topic

    This, I don't agree is something we can assert this strongly. You need to take a view on too many different things that aren't especially measurable, including how to measure a preponderance of racism. Lots of things to disagree on or deny in there. What I do feel more confident asserting is that openly racist taunts and chants are more common in Russian football grounds than they are in those in the UK. I note @Wolfie Smith went of on a weird bad-faith tangent rather than engaging the subject matter when responding to me. Sorry, mods. Had my say so I'll stop now.
  14. Transfer Talk Topic

    Thanks. If I took it literally, I'd interpret that wording as merely having an option over others. I suspect it shouldn't be taken literally, mind ... Probably something lost in the translation.
  15. Transfer Talk Topic

    How sh*t do I think Russian football, stadiums or life in general is? Just for my benefit, it would be helpful for me to know. If you want to dispute the numerous, and imo trustworthy, accounts that vocal racism in Russian football grounds is sadly prevalent, then be my guest. It would make much more sense as a reply to me than this crap.