Bob Singleton

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About Bob Singleton

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  • Birthday 11/24/1959

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    Photography, music, current affairs, sport and weeding out members of cults wherever they may be found.

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    Chelsea since 1968

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  1. I recall lots of people saying similar things about Zlatan... he didn't do too badly for a pensioner playing his first season in a "real" league!
  2. The most sensible take on the Lewandowski rumours I've yet seen... https://weaintgotnohistory.sbnation.com/chelsea-fc-transfer-rumours-news/2017/6/21/15845040/balague-lewandowski-prefers-chelsea-but-manchester-united-very-keen
  3. Sorry, but I thought discussing politics was a no-no around here! ;-)
  4. Coming off the bench, carrying drinks bottles for those on the pitch ;-)
  5. Maybe it's less a case of "we need to upgrade in these positions" and more a case of "who is currently available who is also an upgrade on who we have?" and going after them. It may seem crazy to try and sign Sandro when the need, in our minds anyway, is elsewhere; the fact is it seems Sandro is amenable to a move as is his club (for the right price)... you have to take your chances when they come around as they may not come around again.
  6. Just taking one at random... Shirt sponsorship is £40m/year. Are you suggesting we get £70m/year for the training kit sponsorship? You are indeed plucking figures from a hat!
  7. Insigne and Koulibaly? http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/transfers/chelsea-transfer-news-lorenzo-insigne-kalidou-koulibaly-agent-napoli-bid-a7791846.html
  8. I suggest you re-read your old posts going back several years in this thread. Every transfer window you claim we could buy so-and-so for some inflated price on the basis we could recoup the money in shirt sales. It's not one, solitary, post; it's many going back six, seven, maybe more transfer windows (probably more given your 13,800+ posts!). As for success bringing in more income; yes that happens, but spending £150m on Ronaldo, for example, isn't going to bring you £150m of extra income on top of the money you'd earn from winning competitions and being on TV anyway, whether he was in the squad or not.
  9. Did you actually read the article; or at least the part dealing with shirt sales? I don't care what RM may or may not have claimed regarding Ronaldo merchandise, given the club tend to lie about most things. Just do the maths for yourself... or maybe read this post regarding Pogba to Man U http://mufclatest.com/can-paul-pogbas-shirt-sales-pay-for-his-transfer-no-heres-why/ If you can't be bothered reading it all, here's the most salient paragraph: To recoup the money spent for Pogba’s transfer fee from shirt sales, United would, of course, need to sell £89 million worth of Pogba shirts. But United’s figures don’t even come close to that. According to the club’s 2015 annual report, United made just £31.652.000 on “retail, merchandising, apparel & products licensing revenue”, which United would need to nearly triple just on Pogba shirts. Not likely. The same applies to Ronaldo, be it at RM or any other club. Look at the up-front payment as an advance on shirt sales, much in the same way an author gets an advance from a publisher. A club doesn't get £x million a season from a kit manufacturer and keep 100% of shirt sales. This debunking of the shirt sales myth has been made time and again over the years by both myself and others and still you continue claiming we can spend some huge amount on whichever "marquee signing" happens to be on your radar because his shirt sales will pay for the transfer.
  10. Again with this rubbish?? Time and again the argument that player x can cover the cost of his transfer in shirt sales has been blown out of the water, and yet you (in particular) keep repeating it. Please stop. https://www.theguardian.com/football/the-set-pieces-blog/2016/aug/24/transfer-window-market-myths
  11. I'm really not sure what fans have to do with it? It's not up to the fans who we buy or sell, and nor should it be!
  12. Completely OTT comments, all based on us not signing anyone yet when the transfer window isn't yet open!! Get a grip, James.
  13. I think most of us knew it was your 'opinion' rather than a fact... what many of us can't understand is why someone would actually think it were a possibility. Hazard has been linked to RM ever since he joined us. He very recently spoke about how next season he was dreaming of back to back titles and, after 5 years here, how much he was enjoying being at Chelsea. He posted a photo of himself after his ankle operation saying it had gone well, ending with 'family' and 'cfc' hashtags. I know you're a "glass is completely empty" type of guy, but I still can't fathom how you think he'll be leaving for RM this summer. Same with Cesc. In spite of not being a regular starter, he's not said anything that could possibly hint that he wants to leave. The only one likely to leave is Costa, and it seems the club are OK with that.
  14. This story has come out of nowhere... Independent saying we're about to sign Caballero on a free (he's been released by City) as a replacement for Begovic http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/transfers/chelsea-willy-caballero-transfer-manchester-city-alexis-sanchez-a7788056.html
  15. Griezmann's deal has the same buy-out clause as before... I'm seeing the extra year and big pay rise as a thank you from Atletico for him not rocking the boat wanting to leave now when he can't be replaced immediately due to their registration ban.