Blue Jock

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  1. Gael Kakuta

    What puzzles me is how FIFA ever reached the decision they reached if the contract was not valid. Either, the evidence presented was misleading or the committee is incompetent. Time we were told which it is.
  2. Frank Arnesen

    Utter b******s. Who would hire him? The CEO of Citeh? WHy would he want to hire a direct competitor? Kenyon's background was at Umbro. Cook, the knob at Citeh, has a background at Nike. Can't imagine why they'd want him. I think this is just an over enthusiastic website which has a default "City alerted" subhead when anyone is suggested to be moving from their club and it inadvertantly picked up a non-player. For further examples, see Ribery, Kaka, Pele, Beckenbauer, Maradonna, Stanley Matthews, God. "God expressed displeasure with the Israelites, issues ten commandments. City on stand by for any signal that he'd consider a move to reignite his career."
  3. Didier Drogba

    What have you seen him do this season? Did you see his performance at OT? Could you have justified playing him on Sunday on the strength of his previous performances? Could you have looked Anelka in the eye and told him you'd picked Drogba on form? No, neither could I. Star players earn the billing over and over through performances. Reputation is worth nothing unless you deliver. No doubt they are better players than historically but your point, if I remember correctly, was that we should thank him for what he's done (as if he has been doing us a favour by deigning to be present at our club - the same club that wasn't very successful in the 70s and 80s). My point is that the club is bigger than the players and that he is being very well paid for doing exactly nothing this season. Exactly nothing. If you did that in your job, you'd get the sack. If you are happy to see Chelsea players do that and take the club's money for it, you're a mug. A team is made up of eleven men. They all need to play a part. His part has been to be the disruptive moaner in the corner, not a leader on the field. Try working out whether that would motivate you or demotivate you if you were playing alongside him and earnng half of what he earns.
  4. Didier Drogba

    Very few could do what he did season before last and for parts of last season. He showed us what he was capable of when he felt like it. For his first two seasons, he couldn't trap a bag of cement, incidentally, but that is a separate matter. I really wanted him to play and play well on Sunday, but he didn't, just as he didn't show up at OT. Why? Not sure. He decided he didn't want to stay (in much the same way as he has done every close season since he arrived) during the summer. I hoped that Scolari's arrival would change his attitude. It didn't. If he wants to understand why he is playing so badly, he should take a look within himself. Motivated and interested, he plays. Where he is now, even Kalou, a man whose second touch is a tackle, is ahead of him. as for thanking him for what he did, I don't think so. He has been rewarded over and over for that. These guys earn the riches of croesus. Stop treating them as if they are working class heroes who sacrifice big money moves to the big city in favour of staying with the team they supported as lads.
  5. Didier Drogba

    When he does go, it should be with a blanket over his head. He is just disgraceful and he is stealing money from our club. He seems to have no understanding of the fact that a contract (the same thing he has asked to haverenegotiated and renewed every five mminutes since he arrived) is a two way thing. In return for the barrow loads of money that we give you, you try to do something to help the team. he should have been shipped in the summer following his "performance" in Moscow. He has been here for four seasons come May. He has performed for one of those.
  6. Chelsea Finances Thread

    Just think about this for a minute. According to the press, al Fahim is a billionaire. He is seeking the backing of a Swiss private equity fund and German investors. Since when did a billionaire (definition: a person who has billions of dollars of personal wealth) need backers? Is it any coincidence that this is the same guy who seriously embarrassed Mansour with his claims that City would sign Ronaldo, Kaka, Pele and Maradona? He is a serial self publicist. The story is utter, utter bull****. Ignore it.
  7. Didier Drogba

    Let's see. We'll swap you our moody loony for your moody loony. The words frying, pan and fire come to mind.
  8. Salomon Kalou

    I am not a fan (see earlier in thread) but I think I am seeing an improvement in touch and confidence in the past week. One swallow and all that but fingers crossed.
  9. Salomon Kalou

    He gives the ball away cheaply and often. He makes poor decisions on the ball. His crossing is weak, his shooting in worse. He scores only in the six yard box when he's so close to the goal even he can't f*** it up.
  10. Salomon Kalou

    So, he's a useful man to have when you are up against it playing WBA, Derby or winning 5-0 at Boro?
  11. Salomon Kalou

    I think this may be damnation by faint praise. He is like the scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz.
  12. Didier Drogba

    Nail. Head.
  13. Didier Drogba

    I think Drogba is better in the air than either Clinton or Carter. For example, Clinton's reluctance to use low level bombing in Bosnia will always lead to unfavourable comparisons with Drogba.
  14. Didier Drogba

    Just to add to the reverence, I'd like to thank Didier for taking time out from his busy schedule to ask his agent to communicate with us mere minions. If I understood him correctly, Didier will decide to stay in a few days and with an improved contract if he decides not to leave us for someone else. This is the sort of commitment we are all looking for a man prepared to stay and fight on more money rather than accept an offer from, er, no one. His mate Jose can't sign him because Moratti loves Ibra, Milan would rather have Adebayor or Ronaldinho. So, in the absence of a better offer, Didier is prepared to stay. Gee, thanks. A blue, through and through.
  15. Didier Drogba

    Having had a few days to reflect, I have to say that Wednesday was entirely predictable. Drogba has not performed when the chips have been down this season with a few (pretty notable) exceptions. But his behaviour, which was bad (and permitted/encouraged to be bad under Jose) has become even worse this season. The spat over the free kick with Ballack was the low point of the season for me. I couldn't believe it went on when the prat has scored about two in four years. It was the signal that his ego is just out of control if that signal were needed. His selfishness and refusal to pass in some matches was unbelievable. Someone should have taken him aside and given him a real talking to and told him to buckle down and do his job. But no one did. When the free kick spat was going on, who sorted it out? The captain? No, Carvalho. What is going on there? Something isn't right at the club and a lot of it revolves around Drogba and his behaviour. It seems to me that he will probably finally go, as he has promised every year since he arrived (another thing we tolerated and didn't fix, thus encouraging him to become more and more outrageous as time went on) and, if he stays, he can only stay under a number of conditions attached to his behaviour on and off the field.