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  1. Squad Status: 2018/2019 Season

    Well, other than the most basic thing; being willing to be here. Drinkwater, fairly evidently, is at a point where he is happy to have a good contract and several players ahead of him. Chalobah wasn't. Drinkwater was injured at the time he was necessary. Who knows if that was bad luck or a bad medical, but think he'd be viewed differently now if he'd been available when needed in September/October.
  2. Conte, stay or go?

    As stupid as the idea Conte was deliberately crap to spite the board.
  3. Conte, stay or go?

    Not following... Unless the implication is that the players were deliberately crap to spite Conte?
  4. Conte, stay or go?

    ^ How? Willian's 'power' has been a stupid and childish social media post made, in all likelihood, after the manager has de facto left. Same with the players doing their best to politely not answer stupid questions on live TV. Petulance after the fact strikes me as having little genuine power. Edit: just seen Droy posted seconds earlier... Wacky gif in 5, 4, 3...
  5. Transfer Talk Topic

    Honestly, rename this place the 'Droy Kiss Chase Thread'. You'd not get this nonsense on the Screwfix forum.
  6. Transfer Talk Topic

    I've just googled 'gloss or emulsuion first' and read through a hotly-debated Screfix forum thread. Christ, the season really is over.
  7. Transfer Talk Topic

    Pretty clear by this point that you and I agree on little, but I'm still surprised to see this description on yesterday's game; United's precise failing was to get in behind us at all, and the territory they held was the direct result not of the midfield somehow been bypassed, but of the midfield effectively being part of the back line.
  8. Chelsea 1 Manchester United 0

    This much is so painfully obvious that I really do despair for anyone else who cannot see it. Mourinho very clearly as an antagonistic, even spiteful, streak but it has almost always been reserved for journalists ... Who of course are either too stupid to get it or have no motivation to write up their own take downs. I thought it was the press coverage and his own players he stuck the boot into yesterday. You can take a view on how that reflects on him, sure. But it takes contortions that have too easily become muscle memory for lots of Chelsea fans to think he was particularly bothered about criticising us. I felt the same frustration at the coverage yesterday, particularly from the BBC; showing an interview with Hazard where he literally says new signings are not the be all in terms of staying only to seconds later have two pundits misrepresent what he said, and then asking celebrating players incredibly awkward questions that no player could expediently or diplomatically answer, which then gets written up and interpreted as callousness. On the game, I thought we were fairly poor and a bit all over the shop, especially the second half. I didn't see a great deal of organisation or coherence, although did see a lot of very committed individuals giving a good account of themselves. That, in terms of genuine chances, I still think we should have won by a few goals shows how utterly poor United were. Amazing to think we've won 7 FA Cups in my lifetime; the way I heard my dad and his mates talk about the 1970 win when I was a kid, I could hardly imagine seeing even the 1 victorious final. Dead pleased.