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Everything posted by McCreadie

  1. Official: Chelsea Part Ways With Antonio Conte

    Has he actually had his contract “terminated” early though? Or is part of it still in play?
  2. Official: Chelsea Part Ways With Antonio Conte

    "Gardening Leave""
  3. Official: Chelsea Part Ways With Antonio Conte

    I dont think Roman is letting anyone have him until the summer. Unless they pay the last year of his contract. And as we have "sacked" him (I use the term loosely), nobody is prepared to pay.
  4. Official: Chelsea Part Ways With Antonio Conte

    OK, I accept that they probably wanted him this summer. So why didn't they just buy out his final year? The only conclusion that makes any sense is that Roman wont let him go, because a 4th straight CL is worth a hell of a lot more to RM than a piddly £8.1m.
  5. Official: Chelsea Part Ways With Antonio Conte

    And none of this provides any answer as to why RM would pay 2 "permanent" managers a combined total of more than Conte's £8.1m wages for the whole season, while they waited around for Conte for a full year, with a once-in-a-lifetime-never-to-be-repeated-4-in-a-row CL title on the table. I'm stumped.
  6. Official: Chelsea Part Ways With Antonio Conte

    Remind me again why Real Madrid wanted him in 2017 when Zidane had just won back to back CL titles and was going nowhere?
  7. Official: Chelsea Part Ways With Antonio Conte my point. Although I can also see why Conte would want his 8.1 large, in addition to the RM job.
  8. Official: Chelsea Part Ways With Antonio Conte

    Not really been following this, but I am assuming Conte is claiming what he would have been paid up to the end of 2018-19 season? From when he was fired, that would amount to around £8.1m for the whole season from the figures I have found (maybe slightly less, as he was still employed until August 2018) I can't believe that Real Madrid, if they really wanted him, would employ somebody else (actually 2 other "permanent" managers) rather than just pay this, when they have the goal of a 4th straight CL title to go after. It doesnt make any sense for them to just wait until next summer. What am I missing?
  9. Media / Press

    My brain interprets what my eyes see. We disagree about the lack of evidence, that is all.
  10. Media / Press

    Shame that it has upset you that I choose to interpret something different to you. It really doesn’t matter.
  11. Media / Press

    I saw the eye poke.
  12. Chelsea 3 Crystal Palace 1

    I don’t remember you being told that. I just remember it being pointed out that those that had branded him an “appalling” footballer , had been a bit previous, without giving him a proper chance. The consensus was much more about him showing improvement and real effort, than suggesting anything else. He didn’t have the best day today, but he has done well for the last few weeks.
  13. Chelsea 3 BATE Boris 1

    Yeah, yeah the “yes man” has never won anything - we all know that. You’ve repeated it so many times, your desperation for him to fail is unedifying.
  14. Chelsea 2 Manchester United 2

    Finger eye.
  15. Chelsea 2 Manchester United 2

    No, he didn't do it whether he did it or not. He did it because he did it. Ham wins.
  16. Chelsea 2 Manchester United 2

    Its clear. Finger eye. Personally I dont care whether he did it or not, or why.That's all part of the pantomime. But he did it.
  17. Chelsea 2 Manchester United 2

    There clearly is a video of JM creeping up behind Villanova and sticking or attempting to stick a finger in his eye. That his his reason for being there. If you choose not to see that, you lose the internet today, which I know will crush you :-)
  18. Ross Barkley

    ...which absolutely nobody has done....
  19. Southampton 0 Chelsea 3

    As the OP, I wasnt really trying to be proved right or prove anyone wrong. My personal view is that his CFC career effectively started in pre-season and that he should get a few months or even a full season before anyone really writes him off as "appalling". He might end up being just that, or good but not good enough, or even good. 8 bit-part games into a new system in a new club isn't really much to base things on. Thats all. At least he is genuinely working hard.
  20. Southampton 0 Chelsea 3

    Just an idle observation that the Barkley bashers have all gone a bit quiet this week...
  21. Southampton 0 Chelsea 3

    Credit to Barkley for today, Nice to see him get results for the effort he has been putting in. He’s clearly not quite as “appalling” as some would have you believe.
  22. Chelsea 1 MOL Vidi 0

    Correct. Also, when we have the ball, he has an uncanny knack of quite often positioning himself in a place where no pass could ever find him. When he does get it, he is often efficient and useful. Also, Barkley is not the abject disaster some would have you believe. Granted, he is limited, but he is also energetic and is always able to get himself involved. The reason he lost the ball a few times last night is because he was actually trying to be proactive. I think he still is able to improve into a good player for us.
  23. Chelsea 1 MOL Vidi 0

    ...of postmen and taxi drivers.
  24. Chelsea 1 Liverpool 1

    He's not appalling. He might not be at the standard we would wish, but he is not appalling.