Glen Pawsey

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  1. Ashley Cole

    Loads. It's why I think he's a better played to have than Bridge; if the keeper is off his line Cole is there. Guaranteed.
  2. New Kits

    I think it looks quite nice. Nothing fancy.
  3. Didier Drogba

    I'd be tempted to sell him; but only because of his (apparent) lack of commitment. If his form is good and he shows he wants to play for us then I'd keep him. It also depends on who we could get as a replacement. There aren't many players around could play the role he does so effectively.
  4. Salomon Kalou

    My my my. I have actually read through, thanks very much. I'm not a complete imbecile. I was expanding on the post which you called 'spam'. Reinstating the facts when a player is being unfairly (or not) criticised is a logical step to take. EDIT: It is also quite ironic on the back of your second post Hanuma, that both Kalou and Shevchenko have scored today.
  5. Salomon Kalou

    I'm glad you think so. And evidently what I said was backing that he is showing the promise to be good in the future. Or did you miss that bit. True also that it is speculation that Shevchenko would've skied it; would you have put money on him to finish it with as much composure as Kalou did? As for Makalambay, do we ever see him as being good enough, whether he gets playing time or not? The fact is those who could be good enough, Kalou being the topic of discussion in this thread, need to opportunities. Considering in pretty much ever other post you have said you have seen nothing of promise from him then this is quite a turnaround for the books. Maybe you weren't watching him close enough in other games. Isn't it just.
  6. Salomon Kalou

    It's hardly spam. The debate going on is saying Kalou's done this, hasn't done that etc etc. Kalou is doing exactly what is being asked of him. It may have been said before but many people overlook the fact he is young and, as yet, inexperienced; both in regards to the Premiership and in regards to big games. He (Chelsea fan forever) has every right to say that he should not be criticised as heavily when, as people have pointed out, he is making an impact and he is playing an important role in games. Would we have got another goal against Spurs if he wasn't on the field? Because I think Shevchenko would've skied it (yet again). Is Kalou good enough at the moment? Certainly you can't say he warrants a starting place in every game. He didn't, as some people have pointed out, do anything outstanding against City. But how is he ever going to improve to be good enough for the first team if he doesn't get any playing time at all? Look at Terry, the games he got as a youngster helped him become a fantastic player, and England's best player (I don't care what people think of Rooney and Gerrard, pound for pound Terry is England's best player and if you can't see that you're blind). Now the same could easily happen with Kalou (obviously with exception of him becoming England's best player) and unless he gets the games we won't know. Going to say this post is spam too?
  7. Salomon Kalou

    Why are people bringing Carlton Cole into a debate on Kalou? Kalou has shown promise for Chelsea, I don't think you can bring that into question. The goal against Spurs was very well taken. The problem is that after doing the hard work in many games he misses 'easy' chances. I'd like to see him play off Drogba, because I think that would work better than Shevchenko. He has pace and skill, and on many occasions after coming on has changed games in our favour. Can the same be said of someone like SWP? No. And seeing as you are discussing Cole; there was a time when he showed great talent. I remember a good few goals he scored. But someone made a bad decision with sending him out on loan and he never recovered his own dignity; being frozen out of the team after making a good impact in the previous season. He'd be a good player for a premiership club if they actually took a gamlbe, the way Big Sam did with Kevin Davies. All things considered though, he wouldn't have made it after RA came along. So it was better for us to offload him, better for him too. He just needs to take the opportunity.
  8. Ashley Cole

    Cole was immense again today and I feel he is definately worth the loss of Gallas. 100% effort, maximum performance, never let's you down. Nice work Jose.
  9. Didier Drogba

    Were you there? And that isn't the point, you can hear the booing and jeering, not the get ups, thus, the majority would be booing and jeering, there is no denying that.
  10. Didier Drogba

    I know, I was merely ensuring we understood each other.
  11. Didier Drogba

    Good point nona. The boos where merely out of malice and spite: there was no way they could have predicted that it was going to inspire him to improve, and that is, in my view, definately not what the booing was for. Booing your own team player is low. Any fan who does that/did that does not deserve to call themselves fans.
  12. Didier Drogba

    Yes luck does come into it. But this season most of his goals have been about his quality, not luck.
  13. Didier Drogba

    The one against Charlton may have been lucky, but the one against Liverpool certainly wasn't, nor the diving header vs Man City. I think saying he's "been quite lucky" is a little daft, don't you? That's just my view anyway.
  14. Didier Drogba

    So Drogba missed a lot of chances in the last few years; he scored some good goals, and more importantly some important ones when it counted. Couldn't hit a cows arse with a banjo? He could. Just not everytime. So though you may have had reason to state it at the time, it definately doesn't apply now. Coincidentally, how long ago was the post in question?
  15. Didier Drogba

    I'm sure if you bothered to read the opening post, cfc82, you'd see that he wasn't being classed as a player who can't; the topic starter was relating to a previous post by another member and asking whether said person has now changed his mind.
  16. Didier Drogba

    Is anyone really surprised it was Charlie Cooke?
  17. Didier Drogba

    I thougt it was 14. How many people are fancying a bet that he's top scorer at the end of the season? Anyone know the odds on that, on this form it's definately worth a try.
  18. Didier Drogba

    I very much doubt anyone would come forward to say that it was them. As you say he has been criticised a lot in the past. I am not going to lie, I have criticised his first touch on more than one occasion, but I always supported him in light of the age-old 'couldn't hit a barn door' suggestion. He's proving everyone wrong this year. Is it 13 or 14 for the season so far?
  19. Didier Drogba

    Well I must say I am very relieved at this news. Drogba has become a very valuable player for us and I think this was something that needed to be addressed. Not that I expected him to leave at the end of the season or anything, but as we saw with Gallas, the quicker you can get something sorted the better. This should also prevent him from getting unsettled as the season goes on, as may have happened if he didn't get offered it now.
  20. Didier Drogba

    Drogba was immense again last night. Whether he was going to ground easily or not is besides the point. You adapt to your situation and if the ref is going to fall for dives, then take advantage of that. I think he is proving everyone a point this season. Even the media can't fault him at the moment. Drogba is a powerhouse!
  21. Didier Drogba

    At this rate he'll beat his tally for the last two seasons by Christmas; such is the drastic improvement in his game. I'm not sure why it has suddenly worked for him, maybe the fact he isn't playing as a lone striker so much. But one thing is for sure, on this form he definately deserves some credit for a change.
  22. Didier Drogba

    You make some good suggestions there Hugh; I stated before I like Ashton, Huntelaar is also a very good player. But other than the obvious Henry, Ronaldinho etc, are the players you mentioned really BETTER than Drogba? Saha and Kuyt also are good players; but as you mentioned it isn't like we can just go out and buy, despite what some people think. Not that I'd want to replace Drogba with either of those. You say Drogba wouldn't walk into the teams of United, Madrid etc, but I think Drogba would get into United's team; I really don't see how Rooney and Saha could possibly keep him out. Maybe he wouldn't get into Madrid's, seeing as they have many experienced and renowned strikers, or Barcelona's (obviously he would while Eto'o is injured but if he weren't, Drogba would still be on the bench ahead of Eidur IMO). I think it's a case of buying players who play to your strengths. If you play one striker, then Kevin Davies is a good player to have; as would be Drogba, but you wouldn't have Davies at United would you? Also, as with Michael Owen, I don't think Johnson would fit into our style of play; I don't think we would be smart to change to his, and I definately don't think he is good enough to play for us. Nowhere near as good as Drogba. But, as you said, these are just my opinions. Your final paragraph however, I think is spot on. We paid a hell of a lot of money for Drogba, when he had a growing reputation as a good goalscorer, and despite some good performances (and some shocking ones) he never really achieved that soon enough. I have always liked him though, despite his incosistency, and I do hope we can keep a hold of him.
  23. Didier Drogba

    Yes Hugh, Johnson is doing well also. But the majority of his goals have been lucky (Reina's fumble), deflected (Watford), or simple (Spurs). I haven't seen him do anything spectacular. That's what sets him apart from Drogba; and Drogba into the 'world class' "bracket", the fact he has been pulling off the spectacular. Also, you say you don't rate Drogba. Well then, would you care to tell us, who you DO rate? Then at least your reasons for allowing him to leave so whimsically may be a little clearer. You also made the point you "didn't think that he was good enough to come to Chelsea in the first place". I thought he was a good player, but maybe not quite good enough for Chelsea. And I agree he didn't produce well enough in his first seasons. However, do you maintain he isn't good enough for us now? "Nope, did not say such a thing. Not disappointed that Chelsea signed Shevchenko, but I certainly didn't have an orgasm like some of the Chelsea fans I know." This, on the other hand, is undoubtedly one of the best posts I have ever set my eyes upon and for that I do commend you.
  24. Didier Drogba

    I think Hughjars was likely joking. However, I daren't say Eto'o is better than Drogba. I am failing to see past Henry as a striker I would rather play for us. We have Shevchenko already. Van Nistelrooy is old, Rooney is overrated, Owen will never be the player he was again, Crespo is getting old and has just left anyway; personally I feel Adriano is overrated too. I'd like to see Dean Ashton play for us; he is a very similar player to Drogba, but can drop deep too. Hopefully he can prove himself as an international and in a few years we will get him and he'll become the new Shearer. Quite frankly the rest of the English strikers apart from Darren Bent are a bunch of complete jokes anyway (didn't see Rooney, Crouch, Defoe or Andy Johnson do much last couple of games did you?) Back to the topic, I can see Didier signing a new contract here soon. I think the fans have taken a shining to his new self. I hope for our sake he doesn't leave.
  25. Salomon Kalou

    I'm sorry to say but on current form for the first team, anywhere off the field will do. Obviously he needs more time to get into the team. Pus he is a different mould of player to Drogba, and even Shevchenko, in the sense that his game hinges on his pace and through balls as opposed to high balls for Drogba, or for well worked moves preferred by Shevchenko.