Bob Singleton

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  1. Dynamo Kiev 0 Chelsea 5

    Marketing... if we don't use our 'away' and '3rd strip' kit, no-one will buy them πŸ˜‰
  2. Dynamo Kiev 0 Chelsea 5

    Yes... Alonso's red boots don't go with the yellow strip and blue socks.
  3. Transfer Talk Topic

    Not 100% sure, but I suspect, given it's 6 months with an option to extend, that when the (initial 6 months) loan is over any extension will be a 'new' registration.
  4. Chelsea 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1

    Your reply has proven my point. When the teams led by JT fell behind we had more than 4 players capable of creating and scoring. Forget those in the front three positions... we have no-one outside of our primary attackers creating and/or scoring. "Leadership" or lack of is a pathetic excuse used to gloss over a lack of goal scorers and goal creators.
  5. Chelsea 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1

    Do you think if a leader like JT was still in the side we'd miraculously start scoring goals from midfield? Our main problem isn't lack of leadership, heart, character, belief, etc. Pure and simply it's a lack of players who can create and finish!
  6. Transfer Talk Topic

    I think that the period a loan player is registered to a club is, simply, the period of the loan. If it's 6 months with option to extend, then the registration is for 6 months. Extending the loan requires re-registering. I may be wrong, but that seems to be the obvious way of doing things.
  7. Chelsea 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1

    To score from a corner, the ball must first of all get beyond the first defender! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰
  8. New Stadium Plans

    The construction sector is in a dip at the moment as the price of labour and raw materials increases (and raw material costs will only increase further if Brexit goes ahead and we start off by only trading on WTO base tariffs) whilst credit restrictions may hamper some projects. From a purely financial point of view, it's currently not worth starting to build the new stadium. Add to that the owner's visa problems and you have to wonder why he would ever bother pouring money into such a project.
  9. Chelsea 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1

    He may well be, but what we need is a master, not a student!
  10. Chelsea 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1

    There's taking a risk, and then there's downright stupidity... our strategy against City was beyond 'risky', even if some of the goals came as a result of individual mistakes. A less gung-ho attitude would have had other players in positions were they would/should have provided cover. It was almost as if, to use a roulette analogy, having always bet Β£5 on black, Sarri, tired of hearing that he was too predictable, suddenly placed all his money on 0. Regarding starting line-ups, while in general I agree that Hudson-Odoi is, rightly, 4th in the pecking order, he does offer that little bit of something different from the other three. It might not be such a bad idea to occasionally start him in games. We play so narrow whereas he does tend to stick to the touchline far more than Willian, Pedro and Hazard. We needed to stretch Wolves but never did. Let him keep crossing balls into an empty box... eventually our other players will cotton on and get further forward.
  11. Transfer Talk Topic

    Drinkwater... so good you named him twice? πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰
  12. Transfer Talk Topic

    As I understood it, FIFA expect the hearing to take place BEFORE the summer window opens. If found guilty, the ban starts with immediate effect (subject to us appealing via CAS).
  13. Chelsea 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1

    Interesting substitutions. Earlier in the season Sarri would have gone for the 'safer' options of Barkley for Kovatic and Willian for Pedro. As for Willian for Jorginho and going 4-2-3-1, I don't think anyone expected that! However, 'interesting' substitutions aside, we were still for the most part ponderous in thought and action. Is that down to the players? Is that down to Sarri? Lucky to get the point, because we really didn't deserve it.
  14. Media / Press

    Hear hear!
  15. Chelsea 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1

    Don't think so... it seems Sarri has finally concluded Emerson is a better left back. Alonso seems to have started more games recently that one could consider 'watered down starting XIs' whereas Emerson is beginning to start in more games one would consider "full strength starting XIs'
  16. Media / Press

    ❝Chelsea midfielder denies he is Maurizio Sarri’s golden boy and says he is working hard to get the fans onside❞
  17. Transfer Talk Topic

    Of course if he'd been called Robertsoni... πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰
  18. Chelsea 3 Dynamo Kiev 0

    Agree regarding Willian. That goal from the free kick, wonderful though it was, was the least he 'owed' us for all the woeful decision making and poor corners over many, many games. And you're right in saying we need to be more clinical... there's been plenty of games this season where we'd have been 2 or 3 up at half time if we'd finished our chances better only to end up drawing or losing after a shaky second half where we've given the opposition hope due to us not being several goals to the good.
  19. Chelsea 3 Dynamo Kiev 0

    Any chance for next season we could buy a player that can actually take a corner?
  20. Media / Press

    Chelsea anti-Semitism work wins Community Project of the Year at London Football Awards
  21. Europa League

    UEFA drop investigation into Chelsea over alleged racist chanting during Europa League tie
  22. Chelsea 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0

  23. Chelsea 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0

    Kepa wasn't even on the bench against Malmo due to a hamstring injury. We don't as yet know if both or either of the times he required treatment on Sunday was genuine or (pointless) time-wasting on his part. So it may be that Keppa isn't picked purely down to fitness reasons... although I'm sure the press and many fans will put a different spin on it.
  24. Chelsea 0 Manchester City 0 (3-4 Pens)

    The Article. If you sign up to the DT you can get to read one entire 'premium' article per week (I think) for free. If you wish to read more than one, you need to pay. I don't intend putting money into the pockets of of a couple of loony ultra-right wing brothers who avoid paying taxes in the UK.