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  1. Media / Press

    Different commentators over here..muted anyway!...Any of the recognized Chelsea central defenders could have played for USA probably better than our "loan" player...silly argument or comment from Tyler it would seem. Game?..better boys v boys...
  2. Chelsea 0 Everton 0

    Sank without a trace! Missed the bullets there thank goodness.
  3. Sorry but why would RM want Conte?... heading for a rebuild they would want a defensive minded guy leading them?..EPL yes but La Liga?..with the big two plus a few stronger sides most games are against weaker teams and the Conte defensive attitude would not suit the RM faithful... I still remember my first time in Spain.(Ibiza actually when people said "Where?".)..joining a street side small crowd watching an old black/white tv in a front door with a RM game on...remember being amazed at the way the game was played..seemed light years away from the old First Division...caught up mostly now but they still expect attack in Madrid...
  4. Chelsea 0 Everton 0

    Oh for goodness sake!...been watching this post all week and nobody posting! Michael went to the trouble of putting up so at least I am posting SOMETHING! Somehow the Everton game doesn't seem to be exciting us.
  5. Media / Press

    Well said Jane....-18C when I got up this am but brilliant blue sky without a cloud now although "chilly" I am pretty sure I saw a video of JM attempting to poke his finger "somewhere" but wish all that stuff was put away where it the should be Jose...two past managers come to mind who had class and were gentleman..Johnny Neal and Dave Sexton..,, they did not leave a bad taste or conflicting fan opinions. As Chelsea "person" JM is not in that group. He came, He conquered, He blew it>>>> .My list of "disliked" clubs stays the same but position usually depends on the current manager. Burnley now very high as is Newcastle...Manure very high now without the grudging respect in the past (Leeds always #1..I'm from a "certain" generation.) NO MORE JOSE PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. Good point but apart from last nights game..a win for all that...I would far rather watch the present Chelsea offerings than certainly last seasons farcical showings and JM's last season here. Of course it's great to win the title but sometimes it's good to watch players like Hazard playing to their skills not a "plan"....over simplified but ….Conte and JM suppressed in many ways for results...first JM time...great and a feeling of our time has come... but like many a first true love reality sets in and feet of clay appear. Same with Conte maybe more so.. I am Chelsea through and through but when faced with a choice of a non Chelsea game I go to Man City...or Barcelona or last seasons RM Not to support a side but to watch a different level of football.. not an argument for either club..just examples so don't come on here with an argument for or's not what I'm trying to say..
  7. BATE Borisov 0 Chelsea 1

    Of course you are right Droy..sorry forgot that little detail! I was just a bit wound up about just how poor all the teams in the Chelsea group are ,despite the apparent Chelsea ability to sink down to a level the opposition can almost cope with, it just seems so silly to waste so much energy and put strain on the travelling players for such meaningless games. The entertainment level is almost nil even RLC's hattrick needs to be seen in context.
  8. The first season had JT in the dressing room which I'm sure helped keep things stable and most of us were taken by his enthusiasm and apparent Chelsea loyalty along with a stunning turnaround and title... The "real" Conte appeared to emerge the second season and we watched OUR club spiral out of control both on and off the field. Had Conte not gone I am sure TC would not have been the only one to leave and the Eden to RM debate would not have ensued because he probably would have been in Madrid.shudder….
  9. Tiemoue Bakayako

    After todays "exhibition" all I can say is come back Baka..all is forgiven!!!
  10. BATE Borisov 0 Chelsea 1

    That was one of my points earlier.... absolute waste of a game....for all they hit the woodwork three times it was a game they really were intent on not losing with such a massed defence and taking advantage of Chelsea "give aways" of which there were many!! No spark from Barkley or RLC (or really anyone else) neither of whom seemed prepared to take any responsibility in a game they both should have been trying to impress. I read somewhere that Chelsea are a Champions League side playing in the "other" one. Maybe so but it makes you wonder why the "top" sides even bother with the competition...perhaps the group stages would be better with the "lesser" sides only and sides with pedigree (or what ever description you want) just come in for knockout stages. Only good thing for me was I didn't have to pay for a streaming as one of the local Spanish Language stations had it playing at the last minute,To have paid extra for that rubbish would have hurt. Someone said earlier that maybe they deserved a football you get a result ..deserving means nothing. Oh and Nobly I refused to be lured into another downward spiral although it would be far more enjoyable than the game!!
  11. BATE Borisov 0 Chelsea 1

    CHO is just 18... keep a sense of perspective..plenty of time for him. The past is littered with " SuperStar Young Prospects" who never were...Josh anyone? He looks the real deal so what is the hurry..long season and why change the Chelsea "system" to accommodate a youngster? I'm all for him and would love to see him blossom but I do not want to see him in a position where a game is lost..even a seemingly easy one....and fingers pointing or even worse excuses being made. A "seasoned" Pro would do his best to destroy the boy...look at the attention Hazard 18 year old could be seriously harmed in many ways..lets keep it at a gentle pace.
  12. Chelsea 3 Crystal Palace 1

    Agree ..promise is the elusive butterfly of football!....again fwiw...any candidates in recent years for early promise that came to fruition at Chelsea?.(not SFL!) Have to say agenda just curious about views....
  13. Chelsea 3 Crystal Palace 1

    With a few notable exceptions a lot of players find their "rythme" at a club that plays a system that suits their skill set and perform above their apparent ability. That is not meant as a put down as I believe all the EPL players are at a high level..of course some more than others!... Salah wasn't bad at Chelsea and for what ever reason his skill set was not used properly..I have mentioned before how hard he worked the Slippy game. He has progressed since his Chelsea days and at Liverpool he has found a team playing in a style that suits him..and good luck to him for his efforts. Check my opinion of TC apparently thinking he is the finished article and his lack of progress at Chelsea as opposed to Mo who has worked at his game. A reverse view would be Moses who was very effective early on under Conte but in a system now that doesn't play to his strengths he is on the edge of the squad, Still the same player but his strengths no longer benefit the system. Enough loans to different clubs did not show any real usable skills in the modern game..sad in many ways. FWIW...Still cannot see the RLC will fulfill his much publicized talent. Enough chances but always something missing. Barkley may settle in and be a strong presence after coming off such a bad injury and all credit to him for getting in such good shape and wanting to produce. That attitude is missing as far as I can see in RLC. I am not a Barkley fan and will wait until the end of the season before passing any judgement. He deserves that.
  14. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    Thanks Droy..guess I knew the answer but wondered what others closer to home thought...seems many "lower" clubs have Chelsea "graduates"
  15. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    Just it better for prospects to be loaned out or play for the "reserves"/youth sides and hopefully learn the "Chelsea" way? I ask because Tammy at Swansea was not a good thing for him although Derby seem to be handling young Mount better. JT benefited from a loan but very few seem to return and prosper. Genuine question with no agenda.