Droy was my hero

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  1. Jose Mourinho (Leaves For The Second Time)

    This is the key point. How does a paper not run this story given its is so close to what they want to run anyway. Plus of course there are now so many changes to the first run of a paper and almost infinite changes to the internet version, that adding a story in the morning is dead easy, and the old trick of keep a really good exclusive out of the first run (designed to be shipped to he Hebrides and so on) is no longer used.
  2. Jose Mourinho (Leaves For The Second Time)

    The original source of this was I believe Toby (TheChels) who used to go to press conferences, though no doubt I referred to that. And others have confirmed it on here. Martin1905 - 5 year old photo of RA - thanks for that :)
  3. Transfer Talk Topic

    This makes me feel very uncomfortable to be put in the "commonsense" class rather than the exotic ideas camp.
  4. Jose Mourinho (Leaves For The Second Time)

    MAde up story. Coincidentally true.
  5. Jose Mourinho (Leaves For The Second Time)

    Course you can't. If you want to buy into the media, you have to avoid people who can read and think for themselves. Besides you can see that JM spent more time with that kid, and gave him a bigger smile and a bigger memory than anyone else got. You have to have a very specific mindset to object to that event.
  6. Transfer Talk Topic

    Rubbish The seniors won the PL the year before. The juniors have achieved nothing of that level. On the back of my envelope with annual stats taken from ESPN it says 33 goals with 53 starts. Yes it is a high price, but I do think it is a pretty good record. It is 53 + 88 as sub I know. But sub appearances are often pretty short, and players that get subbed on a lot are usually the same as those that get subbed off a lot.
  7. Transfer Talk Topic

    I'd love RLC to throw his weight around and become a proper CF. I can't for the live of me understand how we can have guy that big and the coaches are making him even a target for corners. But the coaches are not doing that, and I can't seem him this season being remotely close to the standard of Traore as a striker, let alone Bat... or Costa. More generally this idea that players who filled in occasionally last year without any great effect will be senior members of the squad this year is phoney. Perhaps RLC, Traore, Kenedy deserve another shot on the edge of the squad, perhaps not. But they did nothing to be rated as senior squad members.
  8. Jose Mourinho (Leaves For The Second Time)

    Worth more than a signature anyway. (and we sacked him once, the first time was "mutual"...
  9. Jose Mourinho (Leaves For The Second Time)

    Good for Jose. ^Yes or imagine he signed an RM shirt at Chelsea.
  10. Transfer Talk Topic

    I agree it is hard to follow, but you could say that about 90% of the posts in this thread. I don't see them as doing any harm at all.
  11. Transfer Talk Topic

    A loan fee is a simple concept. It is a payment for 3 things. 1. (Often) Guarantees of no immediate recall (say for one year). 2. (Sometimes) an option to buy at a certain price. 3. A payment because the borrower is willing to pay more than its share of the player wages. What is not simple is knowing what the details and amounts of actual loan fees are, or even if they ever occur. And even if they do occur does that mean full wages are being covered. In particular, the claim that most of the wages of our loan army are covered (often by clubs whose star player earns less) is hugely doubtful. In the case of Moses, before anyone starts to claim that clubs are paying us a loan fee over and above his wages, they ought to at least present an estimate of what his wages are.
  12. Transfer Talk Topic

    ???? I hope you haven't been relying on the WAGNH database for that. I'll tell you 3 things. He is not on 30 K a week. Stoke and West Ham don't pay Chelsea wages. They certainly don't pay Chelsea wages plus a loan fee. Loan fees - who is making up this malarkey that we get paid for having more players than changing room lockers at Cobham. So that would put a ceiling of about 120k a week on him then.
  13. Official: Kenedy Signs For Chelsea

    I kind of agree. As a 21-25 squad member he is OK, and his workrate means that he works as a filler in a way that say Traore or RLC don't. It helps of course that he plays wide where it is easier to fit in. But as a core member of the senior players - no - not yet, on what we saw last season.
  14. Transfer Talk Topic

    AM - we are 3 or 4 players short even with Cuadrado. Exhausted AMs is what killed us last season. They are like prop forwards, they put in most effort, suffer most from exhaustion in the game, and the team benefits most when a fresh AM comes on.
  15. The FA

    Running towards an official - what is the captain.CB supposed to do when his striker is being booked for diving? Walk? non-aggressive physical contact? Surely they are kidding. A yellow for 2 people? Weird. Besides it seems to me that refs like the captain to be around when they are giving a talking to to a rogue player. And how are they going to deal with players who don't speak English? All the rest is already established practice. I don't think that these rules have been thought about much. Absolutely. Better still broadcast to the public like in Rugby.