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  1. Transfer Talk Topic

    Not enough money?
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    Frank Lampard legend, record breaker, best Chelsea player? Yes, without doubt but please don't abuse me because I have an opinion about his (and most players today) attitude to money. Remember 2008 and his silence over the Inter move? JT pulled a similar stunt when it was strongly rumoured Man City were after him. They both ended up getting very generous(deserved?) exorbitant new deals with Chelsea. 2008 and he got his five year deal at 30. I'm not saying he wasn't worth it all I'm saying is it's always about the money. Why else Man City??! Inter Milan President, Massimo Morrati came out this week to add yet more fuel to the flames surrounding Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge, by saying the Chelsea midfielder wants to join the Italian champions. Morrati said that it was now just down to whether Chelsea would sanction any deal. This, of course, doesn’t look likely with the Blues absolutely set against selling their vice-captain, especially to Jose Mourinho. Having said that, Chelsea have shown signs of softening their stance recently, with Roman Abramovich reportedly admitting that Lampard would be free to go for £20 million. This again doesn’t look likely with Inter valuing Lampard, a 30-year-old, at closer to £10 million. Something that seems perfectly reasonable for a player who is in the last year of his contract. On the other side of this story is Lampard and Chelsea’s contract “negotiations”. To me it looks more like an arm wrestling match, with the loser seen as weak, and more crucially, unpopular with the fans. Both sides are in a sticky situation, if Peter Kenyon doesn’t give Lampard the five-year contract he thinks he deserves for his loyal service, Kenyon and the board will lose yet more credibility with the fans for pushing out one of the clubs star assets. But on the other hand, Lampard’s insistence on a five-year deal is starting to smell of greed. After all, a four-year contract for a 30-year-old is a very good offer. Lampard himself faces the possibility of venom from supporters if he doesn’t put pen to paper, his loyalty is already being questioned, and he and his agent’s constant flirting with Inter isn’t helping. The most crucial aspect of this saga is just like everything else; something that hasn’t been done. Frank Lampard has not himself, looked into a camera and said what he wants. We know Chelsea want to hold on to him, at least for a year, and we know Lampard’s agent wants as much money as he can get, be it five-years at Chelsea, or in Milan with Mourinho. But what every Chelsea fan wants to hear, no matter what he says, is for Lampard to make his feelings clear. If he said he wanted to leave, it would be understood he wants a new challenge, and Chelsea fans would wave him into the sunset with fond memories of a great servant. This continued silence is disrespectful to the people who pay his wages and idolise him. As long as Lampard hides behind the excuse of wanting a longer contract, Chelsea fans will turn against him. I can assure you, in a small minority, it is already happening. If he were to stay silent, and let this stalemate continue into next season before announcing he’d signed a contract with Inter in January, it wouldn’t be welcome on the terraces. Football fans are fickle creatures, and suddenly Lampard could find Stamford Bridge very similar to Upton Park, where he gets a less than cheerful welcome, and nobody wants that to happen to a Chelsea legend like Lampard .
  3. Transfer Talk Topic

    Agree-but this was never one of Frank's favourite tunes: It's not about the money, money, money We don't need your money, money, money We just wanna make the world dance, Forget about the price tag Ain't about the (uh) cha-ching cha-ching Ain't about the (yeah) ba-bling ba-bling Wanna make the world dance, Forget about the price tag It was always about the money with Frank.
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    Let's hope Costa stays fit, stays out of trouble and adapts pretty damn quickly! Back up needed surely?
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    Mata was one of the best players ever to wear a Chelsea shirt. Mata a quitter? Sorry - he got the Jose treatment. It is assumed Lukaku is driving this. For me Jose doesnt 'like' him and so adios. I'm frustrated by this sale and the uncertainty over Courtois. If there are issues over quotas then a solution might be to ship out Mikel, Moses and Romeu. Give Torres away - Jose can start his excuses speeches already because as is we don't have enough goals-especially if Costa is injured. How will he get on in the Premiership anyway? Fabregas was a great signing - the rest is uninspiring. Lukaku good luck - Etoo last year and Drog this -who can blame him? He's going cheap too.
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    Costa, Torres & old Drog!! That ain't going be enough. Costa injured or suspended (likely!) and we are ******
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    Someone needs therapy if Courtois goes. That would be madness. A real shame indeed!
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    Lukaku out it seems- we must replace surely. Cavani? Not impressed. Still don't get why we haven't given Lukaku a proper chance with the players we have. :(
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    Couldn't agree more! If we sell it should be big, however who is he replaced with? Costa, Nando & an ageing Drog will not be much better than last season. The club need to speak up soon or the speculation will continue. Everton - really?
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    Courtois left with no squad number Disturbing from Marca! http://www.marca.com/2014/07/28/en/football/international_football/1406584758.html Someone help me here. Why are we even thinking about this!
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    Fair point. Let's see how Oscar comes back - he looks shot to me. However, Lukaku hasn't been given a chance at the club. He looks good enough to me to be part of our strike force. Sell/loan him for Drogba return -madness. Torres, Costa & Drogba - not going to do it for me.
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    If we go with Drogba over Lukaku after going for Etoo instead of him last year IMO the plot has been lost! Just sell the poor sod and get a replacement - who that would be I have no idea. Better still believe in him and give him a go. I don't think we have resolved last seasons striker issues. Costa is limited though effective - we must have top quality options if he is injured or suspended. If not it could be déjà vu. Come out and stand by Lukaku
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    Good luck PVA - we' ll never know. You were never given a chance- Bertrand the same. At least it's another loan off the books and not left dangling like all the others. Loan equals not good enough and not coming back. JT only exception.
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    Last season showed we needed someone like Drogba, in those games where teams sit back and we have 30 shots and can't get that 1 goal. If anyone can get that 1 goal its Drogba. Good signing. We could have had Lukaku! We still have Lukaku. Love Drog - legend so I hope this doesn't end in tears. For me it makes no sense and is short termism gone mad! :(
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    Bring back Kalas :) Thought he was ready.