NoblyBobly

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  1. John Terry

    Well done JT. I think he will make a great number 2. Really happy he has stayed in the game.
  2. Eden Hazard

    yes. The tragic thing about last season is if Conte had gone in January (either sacked or resigned) rather than that death by a thousand cuts, I believed the air would have been cleared of those toxic clouds and we would more than likely have made top four. If that had happened Hazard would have been less twitchy. We are a big club, a huge club and we cannot be waving an FA Cup around as if it saved our season. it aint enough for Chelsea or our big players.
  3. Eden Hazard

    I could be wrong, but I think had we bought Kepa in the Jan window we would have got him for about 15 mill, but then he signed a new contract and he cost us 71 mill a few months later. If we had known Courtois was offski in Jan we would be have gone in for Kepa then maybe.
  4. Eden Hazard

    If you read the Spanish comments on that blog (I do speak a bit of Spanish so I certainly got the jist) they are none to happy about Courtois role in that goal. He did get a hand to it but he was completely out of position.....and to make it worse it was in the 94th minute so no time to recover.
  5. Andreas Christensen

    Well that's why he wants to leave apparently. Phrases like "I'm 22 now and I want to be playing football" mean if I'm not first choice here I will probably be somewhere else. And he played plenty last season....more than he could ever have imagined at the start of the season. The fact remains that Conte dropped him and Sarri doesn't seem to want to pick him. Maybe you should turn your cross hairs towards the coaches?
  6. Andreas Christensen

    Well it was the combo that turned the season on its head and won us the title...or maybe that was more down to Alonso and Moses?
  7. Andreas Christensen

    It would be insane to get rid of him, but equally insane to say he's the finished article and his request to be reinstated in our back four should be complied with forthwith. Nobody is saying he's rubbish but if you can't see that he was often out of his depth last season when he replaced Luiz , then you are not looking at his performances closely enough. His time will come, but this season may not be it. Hardly an earth shattering opinion.
  8. Andreas Christensen

    I really like him and I'm sure it won't be long before he is irreplaceable but I don't think he's quite yet the finished article in a back four. He was superb in our 3. Dave, Luiz and Ruddy was a great combo.
  9. and its easy not to like Mourinho (and I try that sometimes) but I still do. If only he could now and again give a chuckle to the world that surrounds him he would be golden.
  10. Andreas Christensen

    I would expect him to be unhappy about not playing but equally, if I was him, I'd be unhappy with myself for some very very poor performances last season. And hold on a cotton pickin' minute, we are barely 8/9 games into our season so I would button it at the moment Andreas. Conte dropped Luiz for spite and threw AC in at the deep end. Sadly it was too deep for him but he now needs to take a step back and take a good look at what's around him. Cahill is probably off, Luiz is no spring chicken and plays way better in a 3, Rudiger is good but not irreplaceable, Ampedu is 17. Get your head down mate and wait your turn....you're at one of the biggest clubs in the world.
  11. Southampton 0 Chelsea 3

    I have a problem when he speaks with a thick scouse accent in interviews but apart from that I can see potential. I def think he has more of a football brain than people give him credit for. I look forward to the day when he becomes our little scouser :)
  12. Southampton 0 Chelsea 3

    But it reminds me of my days on the terraces , a bit pissed, eating a pie while laughing at the idiot behind me whose saying something like "how can someone on 20 grand a week not hit the target from 6 yards the useless pile of shite". The MDF should be a recreation of that without someone reminding you that two weeks ago you said that that player walked on water and could bear your child.
  13. Eden Hazard

    ^ and I would add, openly saying how great it would be if Eden joined Madrid and that he should come over from the dark side (or pretty much words to that effect). Can players actually say those things? If we were Man United for instance that sort blatant coaxing could affect club share prices. The thing is a world class player like Eden wants to win the games top prizes and play in the biggest tournaments. I totally get that. I also think he enjoys playing for us now and is settled here. We as a club need to look like we are heading in the right direction, and not only qualify for the CL but have a realistic of winning it again. If we can do that, we have a chance of keeping him. We need to make a statement in the next window and buy a top forward.
  14. Eden Hazard

    I think we all know the difference between these two humans. And by the way, nice to see Courtois making a bit of a hash of things in latest Real defeat. Stay where you are Eden, you know it makes sense!
  15. Southampton 0 Chelsea 3

    I honestly think that while a match is in progress we all say rubbish or get upset at xyz and it should mostly be ignored until everyone has calmed down. In the past we had a match thread just for the match itself which I think was better. Everyone could let off steam and talk shite but when the game ended that thread closed and a post match thread started. Probably a lack of mods has put paid to that but it was a better system imo.
  16. Southampton 0 Chelsea 3

    Not quite sure what you expect from football fans on forums. If you went onto any forum of any team regardless of how successful, you will get glass half full along side glass half empty posters. Nothing wrong with that as it makes for interesting debate. But what's quite annoying is that if someone spots a problem in the team or tactics that might not be causing a problem now but could do in the future, and then articulates that problem in a reasonably coherent way (match threads tbh can be a bit emotional I admit) , they are classed as some kind of killjoy. On top of that we try to make our posts interesting or entertaining to read because then people might....well read them. If every post was "that was quite good I suppose" things would get a bit dull. Despite crossing swords with you a few times I enjoy your posts because they come across as interesting and readable. My own position compared to last season is one of ecstasy. How could it not be? Joint top, playing some lovely stuff and the dark cloud that hung over this club dispersed. But make no mistake we have more than one Achilles heel that needs addressing sooner rather than later. Top four will be very tough this season and we must make it. However I don't regret at all for my negative stance on Conte last season....and make no mistake the anti Conte brigade were constantly labelled as ungrateful moaners( Anyone out there still wishing we hadn't sacked him now?). And we still reap the damage. Europa league instead of Champions league ( but yippee we won the FA Cup) and Hazard's head being turned about 2/3rds of the way through the season. Once Hazards agent had contacted Madrid that genie was not going back in the bottle. Now is a time to look forward not back, but if we lose badly or a player has a shocker or Sarri has a shocker, I'm not going to take a happy pill and sit quietly in the corner.
  17. Chelsea vs Manchester United

    Zzzźz I just dreamt 3 pages of post.
  18. Eden Hazard

    trouble is I think he wants to join Real Madrid. If we can keep him until the end of this season then fantastic. But if he wants to leave we will have to cash in at some point.
  19. Southampton 0 Chelsea 3

    I was only endorsing your point by articulating an impossible fantasy. Maybe those critics of Drogba realise now that they were wrong. Maybe he did throw himself around too much. Maybe your wrong and we have got a proper striker called Morata. Maybe in 10 years time people will be on this forum asking how we ever doubted him. Maybe we'll buy Muto back (he still owes us 15 mill). Maybe by then Roman will have shut the club down and moved it lock stock and barrel to Russia....and who quite frankly could blame him. Maybe I'll have stopped posting by then, taken up Green Bowling (I've got a white cap somewhere) and have a quiet and less controversial retirement.
  20. Southampton 0 Chelsea 3

    A Drogba in his pomp would be rather nice in this side :)
  21. Southampton 0 Chelsea 3

    ^ in the old position it was like having an extra player on the pitch but in this position you often forget he's there. It's a real dilemma. I think he's been a victim of our success. Certainly we have got away with some bad defensive mistakes this season and if a few more of those oppo chances had hit the back of our net, Sarri might be looking to shore things up a bit more there. But at the moment how can he change it? We are joint top and playing some good stuff. My gut feeling is that things will change as our back 4 seems so fragile. Had we been in the CL I think that defence would already have been badly exposed especially with Dave being out of sorts. But at least we have that Kante DM role option to go back to if we need it. Its a nice position to be in I suppose.
  22. Southampton 0 Chelsea 3

    I thought J was ok ( not superb perhaps ) but agreed that Barclay really shone today. If he can find his shooting boots we might have ourselves a player.
  23. Southampton 0 Chelsea 3

    Yep, good realistic assessment.
  24. Southampton 0 Chelsea 3

    Sadly not possible. I just spotted him in the middle of the kop with his massive headphones, microphone and YNWA scarf wrapped around him. Mind you he'll probably come out at the end and wonder where all his electronic gear has gone ( check on ebay Monday morning martin).).
  25. Southampton 0 Chelsea 3

    Their defending is poor but they had their chances today. Ings from 3 yards at 0-0 , Bertrand had a good chance and they made Keppa pull of two great saves. They weren't terrible and unlike Fatty they didn't put 10 men behind the ball and sit there for 90 mins.