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  1. http://www.saynocpo.org/faq/ I’ve already voted by sending in my proxy form, but now I want to change my mind and vote No. How do I do this? You need to get hold of another proxy form (simply print off the proxy form here) and complete the new form with an ‘X’ against each of the 6 resolutions, under ‘Against’. Then do as follows: 1. Let us know by emailing us with your name and number of shares at saynocpo@gmail.com 2. Mark the top of your new proxy form to show clearly that this is a new vote and replaces your previous proxy. 3. Complete and mail in your new proxy form following steps A-D listed on the voting page.
  2. Chelsea Finances Thread

    Out of the top clubs we obviously do, but as you mentioned the troubles at Pompey, I'd say that in the Premiership Randy Lerner and Niall Quinn for me are the best chairman/oweners. Both outstanding examples of how a football club should be run, how to support a manager. Lerner I believe paid for the restoration of a derelict pub near the ground, has one of his advisors look on the Villa Forums weekly for issues that may arise. When Sbragia needed to get the boot, Sunderland handled it in such a fantastic manner that neither club nor manager lost face, with Roy Keane they never seemed to be in the wrong either.
  3. Didier Drogba

    And booked Zola for sweet F.A in the second half, just outside the box I believe.
  4. Didier Drogba

    This article in todays Sun is a good read IMO. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport...rshal-Tito.html
  5. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    Yeah he phoned me after to say he'd met you. It's actually Stamford Bridge they said they might move the reserves to at that Fans Forum.
  6. New Kits

    Agreed, much better then the new home shirt for sure. It's again for only one season though so I'm still not going to buy it.
  7. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    I was in my last year of uni last year so never saw the reserves, so I can't speak of Magney or Taylor much, Magney was great on Monday though, he wasn't getting beaten, he effectively played the second half as a wing back as they offered very little, and he looked very commanding. Saw the match against Aldershot the other month and I wasn't impressed with him that day, but as I say Monday he looked class. As for Taylor based on Monday night I agree, there was a couple of times when he didn't meet the ball, and with that little attendance I expect to hear him shouting a bit. He really didn't seem confident or in control I didn't think.
  8. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    Good game, I felt we were all over then, Freddie Sears looked massively ordinary, not suprised since scoring for the first team he's not featured much. Woods needs to grow up, not sure if the camera's picked it up but the ref called him and their 17 over because for a good few minutes the two of them had been getting at each other, the other guy hadn't done much wrong when Woods reacted once the ball was played. Magnay was superb, easily MOTM for me. Sinclair wasn't really getting involved he seemed to be a bit of an onlooker at times out wide, other then a good save in the first half I don't remember Rhys Taylor having much to do. The whole defence was quality, we didn't break down their defence much though I didn't think most of Stoch's shots were long rangers, same with Mellis barring the aforementioned run. Good match from our perspective I'd say, the lads played well.
  9. New Kits

    I'm not buying it, I just don't see why we need to change it every year. Having said that if we win in Moscow I would buy a commorative one mind. Does look quite nice though.
  10. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    ChelC, as you say that offside would be a pretty shoddy highlight, it was hard to tell whether it was offside although like the commentators said at the time, the guy that got the ball looked onside it was his team-mate who was offside. Decent highlights though, I can't really think of any other chances I'd have added. On a side note, Fabio Ferreira looks a little bit like Michael Ballack, only skinnier.
  11. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    Second half around the 55th minute I think. Twice in the first half he won a corner or free kick from balls he had no right to get, that one for the free kick was incredible how the Derby player trotted back to see it off and Di Santo sprinted and forced him to make a foul, although personally I think a foul was a little harsh! I haven't seen any of the other games he's played in, I'm at uni most of the time so barely get to watch the matches as I've no Chelsea TV, but am at home right now so finally got to watch one, first reserve match I've watched all season.
  12. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    When he tried the old one leg crossing over the other to kick the ball and ended up on his arse. Which is what Di Santo did from that cross except we also lost the throw and personally I don't think there was any need for him to try it, other then he was feeling flash. This clip
  13. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    Nice write up ChelC. I think you should have brought to light Di Santo's attempted cross where he did a David Dunn though. Ferreira should have had a goal in the first half I don't see how he blasted it over. I think you're a little harsh on Searle given the state of the pitch and just how many times we played the ball back to him, the first 15 minutes especially were a joke we just kept rolling it back to him. Smith was solid when they threatened, I didn't realise they've converted him from a striker to a defender but he looked good there. I liked Cummings movement down the line, he's not afraid to push up and I'm not sure what his cross is like but he could be a good attacking full back. Personally I thought our set piece delivery could have ben better, especially in the first half they seemed to be massively overhit, even the corners we got on the end of drifted too high I thought, need to aim more for the penalty area. Definitely would have wagered it being 0-0 after an hour, a fairly poor game and it was hard to see either side scoring.
  14. Michael Essien

    Essien is still brilliant, Barnsley he was given the holding role and that's not where he plays. I admit before the ACN he wasn't the same player, but then he got a lot of stick back home for missing the previous ACN so I think physcologically he didn't want to feel he'd let his country down again by getting injured. When Ballack plays it seems they don't have an understanding, Essien is too keen to push up ahead of him and let Ballack stay back, yet it should be the other way around, I'd personally somewhat pin it down to lack of direction from Average Grant. Easily one of our most committed players and he should be a first team regular in the centre of midfield no question. Probably my favourite player.
  15. Michael Essien

    On the surface yes it would, but it's not that simple. Benjani has paid the debt Zimbabwe owed on an electricity bill and I think he paid off another debt too, but all it does is make them assume they will be bailed out. They get foreign aid and then what happens to it is anyones guess, there's a book by a guy called Robert Calderisi about this sort of thing and is worth a read, he worked for the World Bank and spent alot of time in Africa so is clued up on the subject. They recieve enough money without getting extra from those who have done well despite difficulut circumstances. Drogba getting involved in helping stop the Ivory Coast civil war was a worthwhile contribution, giving more money isn't.
  16. Michael Essien

    Thats more assumptions and borderline stereotyping then philosophical rubbish. How many Ghanaians do you know who spend their money on drugs and women? They need to be able to get into another country though, they are limited in choice and can't just move because Michael Essien can afford to buy them a house. No, by definition of the Western world he is not a good man, by definition of a Ghanaian living in a rural village he is an ordinary man, polygamy is very common in rural Ghana and many have multiple wives. I agree his reasons for not doing so are his own business, personally from reading that I don't think it's to do with the amount of wives he had, as surely she is as much in the wrong for marrying someone with many wives and expecting him to give them up. The best I'd hazard a guess at from that is his mum influenced him that his fathers a bad man but it's unrelated to the wives. I was in Ghana in the summer for six weeks, when I travelled up north I visited a witches camp. Basically they chuck witches from Ghana, Togo and Burkina Faso into this camp. As a westerner you can't even begin to grasp their logic of thinking, a true example is that if one of the mans wives dies, or if the man becomes impotent, it is assumed to have been witchcraft from one of the other wives. So the chief of the village catches a live chicken, kills it, gets the rest of the wives in a circle, and throws the chicken in the air, whichever one it's head points at is assumed to be the witch, and therefore banished to the witch camp. They don't complain either, because if it happened to someone else they would believe that that persons a witch, so therefore they must accept the punishment. He got caught (but was later cleared) or drinking driving, if he does drink it appears he manages to contain himself and not bring attention to it.
  17. Chelsea Finances Thread

    I remember Bates talking about this at the time, he always said that although we were in debt, it was until 2008 we had to act upon it. Whether Bates would have restructed us enough by now is most probably entirely doubtful, but this Eurobond was something that cropped up when he spoke of our finances. Didn't realise it was £270Mil Roman's now loaned us, that won't make for good reading should he walk out on us. I wonder what the deal is, if he can just name his interest rate, ask for the money and expect a host of companies to give us loans to accumulate the amount or what.
  18. Salomon Kalou

    Lots of pace, lots of skill, hope he can find the net though, thats his main down point, I'm never even on the verge of jumping out my seat when he shoots, I just know it's not going in. I've been suprised by him though I like him, he has given us a new options up front, someone with skill and pace but when Jose misuses players like Kezza I can't be filled with confidence that he won't with Kalou. On a side note I hope he scores the winner against United which results in us winning the League, just so we can sing CHIM CHIMENY, CHIM CHIMENY, CHIM CHIM CHEROO, WHO NEEDS WAYNE ROONEY WHEN WE'VE GOT KALOOOOOOUU
  19. Didier Drogba

    quote:Originally posted by gangessquote:Originally posted by charlie cookeHe took on board what the cfc fans disliked about his play acting and concentrated on what he's paid a huge wage to do.. well done son. id="quote"> id="quote"> bollocks, Drogba hasn't changed much. from what I have seen so far this season the only thing that's changed is that he's scoring goals. People now appreciate his importance to the team because of his goals. CFC fans that gave him stick for his play acting were simply easily led by the medias' campaign to get him. why someone like Robben or joe Cole never got booed for their antics? Drogba was never a fans' favorite, people like Kezman and Eidur were prefered to him. I honestly don't see much change in his game apart from the goals. Welldone to him. id="quote"> id="quote">Spot on, I was about to say exactly the same, Drogba always battled hard, gave defenders problems and tried to lift the fans. He always looked to pass the ball off to others and has ALWAYS been a team player. He still dives but everyone turns a blind eye to it now he is scoring goals. He also still takes too long for one on ones and is better at scoring goals on instinct then when he has the time, his skills sometimes pay off but often don't, he misses easy headers and should probably score more then he does, but nothing is different to his game, so why the praise now? It's the opposite of Frank Lampard, Lampard is still working his arse off, is still defending, passing and being a team player, he is still shooting too much though and messing up corners, but suddenly now he is not scoring goals he gets alot of criticism when there's way more to his game then that, to me his goals have always been a sidenote, his style of play hasn't changed but now he gets too much criticism. People need to stop looking at just goals, regardless of whether someone plays up front or not, Sheva does so much for the team yet all I hear is 'Sheva will come good' how the f*** is that possible when right now he is already better then 'good' for us, he is battling, getting stuck in, playing for the team, he just isn't scoring goals, yet at the same time he is barely missing any chances so how can he be bad? As long as we're winning I couldn't care less that our Terry and Sheva are level on league goals scored. I also couldn't care less if Drogba has scored alot more then Sheva, Sheva has been playing just as well and it seems all you need to do is score goals to get praise. Didn't mean to go off topic Drogba deserves all the praise he's been getting, but he should be getting it consistantly, I've spent over two years ranting on about how good he is now because he does way more then just score goals, and he still does.
  20. Didier Drogba

    His one against Arsenal at the Bridge last year definitely is on par with it. I was always a big fan of his second against Middlesborough on January 4th 2005, when Southgate was trying to pull him back still. Drogba's had shades of Zola's Vs the Mickeys in the 97 4-2 win, but Zola's was top corner and looked abit classier.
  21. Ashley Cole

    quote:Originally posted by Dan MurphySays we didn't here Dazz http://football.guardian.co.uk/News_Story/...usrc=rss&feed=5 id="quote"> id="quote">They appear to be contradicting themselves. If the Guardian is right then that is the only paper I shall ever buy/read again, other then the London Metro. I would love it if it's true. When I first overheard some people at work of the swap deal I swear I felt my face go white as I thought they'd meant he'd actually gone. Come on the Guardian.
  22. Ashley Cole

    quote:Originally posted by HarvzGuardian says we didn't make it. Toby was right, they are just guessing now. id="quote"> id="quote">The Guardian says we didhttp://football.guardian.co.uk/News_Story/...1862725,00.html 'That's the last you'll hear of transfers for the next four months - apart from when you pick up your papers in the morning and discover that Ashley Cole did, in fact, complete his move to Chelsea in time'
  23. Ashley Cole

    quote:Originally posted by DP89How difficult is it for someone at Chelsea to put on the website: Cole Signs, or Cole doesnt Sign? id="quote"> id="quote">Yeah I know I thought it'd be on there now, all this fuss about him and nowt on the website. It could even just say 'Cole signs for Chelsea, more to follow in the morning'
  24. Ashley Cole

    The Sun will dig up all that old stuff from the tapping up, they'll probably have it on their front page too on the side, can pretty much garuntee it.
  25. Ashley Cole

    quote:Originally posted by Robin Dyerquote:Originally posted by DazzSo yes, diving is the sin, but I won't hate you for it. Do it against Chelsea and then join us and I will hate you. id="quote"> id="quote"> Is your hate for Ballack and Ashley Cole forever, or will there be a degree of forgiveness and reconciliation if they put in excellent performances for Chelsea? id="quote"> id="quote">This sums up my feelings right now, as posted originally in my thread called anyone not here yesterday missed out. quote:Originally posted by Dazzsomething I did mention was Ballack and to put it simply: I don't care how well he plays for us it isn't about that. Just like I always hated the fact we signed Sutton after his treatment of Lebouef the season before he signed, I don't like Ballack because of his shameful dive, and then getting up and looking as if it was all legit. And I hate the fact everyone has forgotton that, yes we have divers, yes I hate seeing it (I get riled by people who say there favourite player is Joe Cole - one of the worst divers we have) but the fact is it was against us which makes it harder to understand why we want him. If he scored the winner in the Champions League final I'd probably cheer the goal just as much as any other fan, but I cannot say for sure. Who knows he might even win me over by May, but as for my feelings right now, I'll probably sit in my seat when Ballack scores, but to be honest the way I act when we score is obviously more on just reaction and emotion then anything else, and caught up in the moment I may cheer a Ballack goal. The bottom line is that Ballack's performances have no relevance to my feelings towards him. This whole Ballack thing ws just a side note that illustrated one of the only good points of the game anyway, the point of this thread was to point out what a great day it was and that the result isn't the only thing that matters. id="quote"> id="quote">