Bob Singleton

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  1. He'd be hanging out of a Range Rover telling the nearest microphone what formation and tactics the club were going to use in an up-coming fixture quicker than DWMH can post a chart to prove a point
  2. Squad Status: 2018/2019 Season

    Reece James posted a picture of himself training today, which bodes well.
  3. Who Will Be The Next Chelsea Boss?

    That was the impression I got too.
  4. Media / Press

  5. If we are to believe the DM, it's "all change" at Cobham! I can understand any new manager wanting to bring in his own team (happens in most clubs), but if this does happen it's a huge change... when was the last time one of the top clubs in the country had not just a 'home grown' manager, but a 'home grown' back-room staff? Liverpool in the 80s/90s? My only concern, as I mentioned earlier, is the lack of experience. I'm OK with the idea of Lampard, Jody Morris et al, but I'd be happier still if there was an 'old hand' there as a sort of consigliere.
  6. Media / Press

    Not just Platini himself, though... goes deep inside the French government (Sarkozy was President at the time... his favourite team, PSG were struggling financially and guess who bought it shortly after a meeting between Sarkozy, Platini and Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani (then the Crown Prince). I think Platini's son got a good job out of it, too!
  7. Media / Press

    55 Tufton Street
  8. I presume you mean Lynyrd Skynyrd? 😉 All good bands you mention, but I couldn't sit down and listen to more than a few songs from each, whereas, for example, I could devour every single Led Zep album from start to finish.
  9. Indeed it was. Didn't shoot there again for nearly two years as the following summer I was doing my finals (missed out on Dylan), but after that I remember shooting Rod Stewart, Supertramp, Clapton & Waters, Peter Gabriel, Elton John, George Michael, Floyd again (about 3 times?), Genesis, Prince, Def Leppard, Dire Straits and a few others through most of the 80s and 90s. Best days of my life!
  10. If you worked at the EC box office, it's very likely that at some point I may have asked you or your wife for my press pass before then going around the side to the stage door to get to the photo pit. Pink Floyd late summer of 1980 was the first time I shot there
  11. He was indeed. Music to slash your wrists by. I like some CS&N stuff, and the various precursors (Buffalo Springfield, Byrds) and I queued up outside a record store in Pottergate, Norwich at some stupidly early hour in order to buy Dylan at Budokan when at uni but (and I'm in no way being xenophobic here) I just prefer British rock, pop, punk, etc. On the other hand, where the Americans have no peers is in blues, rhythm & blues and soul (Robert Johnson, Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters, BB King, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Bob & Earl, John Lee Hooker, Sam Cooke, Al Green, Big Mama Thornton, Percy Sledge, Dinah Washington, etc., etc)
  12. I recognise the songs and albums, but I'm no deadhead. The Doors apart, American rock just doesn't really do it for me. The odd song here and there, but mostly it leaves me colder than watching Sarri swap Barkley for Kovacic on 60 minutes (there... that should keep MT happy by vaguely keeping to the topic!)
  13. Sorry, I'm in the dark on that one
  14. Who Will Be The Next Chelsea Boss?

    If Frank is manager/1st team coach and he has Jody as his assistant, where do you see JT? Defensive coach? (not saying he wouldn't be good... but as a former captain that's quite a 'lowly' role to be given by your former vice-captain, don't you think?)
  15. Who Will Be The Next Chelsea Boss?

    My concern isn't so much with Lampard himself, but the potential team of coaches, advisors etc around him. It's all well and good wanting to bring in former players with a strong connection to the club, but if we are to believe everything in the papers (I don't, but bear with me...) we could see the following: Director of Football: Petr Cech Manager/1st Team Coach: Frank Lampard Assistant: Jody Morris Add the possibility of Didier Drogba as a 'forwards coach' of some sort and there are lots of big personalities with lots of trophies to their names as players, but virtually no experience of working in top jobs at top clubs. We need to bring in someone with a bit more experience to help guide the 'new management team' (If only Guus Hiddink were 5 or so years younger)
  16. Who Will Be The Next Chelsea Boss?

    Given we cannot register any new players and Sarri seems to be on his way to Turin, I'm very glad that you are not the person at the club prioritising decisions!
  17. Eden Hazard

    Regarding kissing the badge... remember that there were around 50,000 in the stadium at his unveiling and the tannoy was whipping up the crowd to chant "kiss the badge". I wonder which new signing wouldn't in those circumstances?
  18. Realistic options are few and far between with Frank probably the best of those.
  19. I'm sure he was a character in series 3 of Vikings! 😉
  20. Now you mention it, I vaguely remember reading something about him turning down an ambassador role. Clearly he believes his managerial/coaching ability to be better than they are, which is a shame. Not every great player is cut out to be a coach or manager.
  21. Eden Hazard

    That soon??? 😉
  22. Much as I loved him as a player, he has been found wanting as a manager, and he didn't seem up to much as Sarri's assistant either. Best job for him? Club ambassador of some sort.
  23. Agree with all the recent posts. If Lampard is to return here as a manager, then this coming season is probably the best given our circumstances. Less pressure on him to immediately win trophies.
  24. Transfer Talk Topic

    Not sure you can count the 'add ons' of Hazard's deal until he wins the trophies/scores the goals/plays in the games etc., that will trigger them