Droy was my hero

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  1. Transfer Talk Topic

    No they really didn't have low profiles. Unproven at the top level I agree. But high profile and widely scouted already. It is the AM way.
  2. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 2

    Sorry about that. I tried incognito - and have the same problem. Youtube identified it immediately as Premier league copyright so that plan failed. Of course there is a dodgy website called chelseafc.com that has the whole game available to view right now. https://www.chelseafc.com/en/videos/v/2020/02/18/full-match--chelsea-0-2-manchester-united--h----premier-league-h-w2NHY2ajE625zejZxVnsstAYEI15k3Vl The incident is at 41.00 of play, a few minutes later if you use the whole match timings. The Chelsea commentators don't even think it is a foul. But don't tell anyone I mentioned it.
  3. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 2

    I uploaded it as an mkv file. it downloads and plays on my pc. Don't really know what I am doing here, but this is the same converted to the more common mp4 type. Let me know if it works christensen willian.mp4
  4. Transfer Talk Topic

    On 16 July 2014, Atlético Madrid announced they had reached an agreement with Benfica for the transfer of Oblak, pending a medical examination.[22] Atlético paid €16 million for the Slovenian player,[23][24] making him the most expensive goalkeeper in La Liga history On 28 July 2014, Atlético Madrid reached an agreement with Real Sociedad for the transfer of Griezmann, for a fee believed to be close to his €30 million (£24 million) buy-out clause.[41][42] He passed the medical examination the same day and signed a six-year contract on 29 July.[43][44] Not that cheap for players in 2014 coming from smaller clubs. Between them they cost more than AM got for Costa at the same time.
  5. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 2

    Martin Lipton needs to be shown the elbow on Christensen as well. Spiteful attempt at intimidation - like Saunders on Elliott years ago. christensen willian.mkv
  6. Transfer Talk Topic

    Well we have long owned an awful lot of young players who were in the Championship and lower leagues on loan. The first 4 that stood out at that level are now in the first team squad. Sheffield United - right now we would have several. But 3-5 years ago, none, and hopefully in 2 or 3 years we'll no longer have players starting at that level again.
  7. Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur

    match report https://www.chelseafc.com/en/news/2020/02/17/pl2-report--arsenal-chelsea?cardIndex=1-8 highlights https://www.chelseafc.com/en/videos/v/2020/02/18/arsenal-v-chelsea---premier-league-2-highlights-1nMnY2ajE6LZNw8jEwL5k30VbzGQbGry Didn't play - not explained as far as I can tell. Some awful keeping on both sides.
  8. Transfer Talk Topic

    Stop being a smug fan and think of the challenges playing FM 2021 with the Chelsea team.
  9. Official: Chelsea Sign Kepa Arrizabalaga

    Cahill was exiled long before. Luiz?
  10. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 2

    Good post. A technical discussion on velocities (small because I find it fascinating, but the chief Mod, MT, doesn't.): 30Km/h is optimistic - it is a good average speed over 100m, but the first 20m of that will be much slower. Footballers are generally slowing down after 20m. See the graph on page 6 here. On the other hand, bodies move at up to 30Km/h. But one foot is still at any moment in time. The other one must be doing close to 60km/h. So my estimate would be running at 20Km/h, but feet moving at up to 35Km/h for a very similar 16cm per frame at 60fps I can't imagine players moving in opposite direction as speed is common though. Still 13 or 16cm is still less than the size of a Giroud boot. yes, yes, yes. We always appear to do well in the CL (except of course against Barca who have every ref on their side whoever they play). I think CL refs are basically a lot better than PL refs, as well as being a lot more honest (waiting for their Barca Pay Day I guess). So No and Yes. The foot striking the ball is also moving (I'd estimate) at about 10-16cm per frame+ (1 frame = 17 milliseconds). I think it should be easy to get this moment correct to within 1 frame. So there are 3 potential errors: The moment the ball is passed - lets say +/- 1 frame The measured gap between striker and defender - I suspect modern technology and a proper preparation makes this <= 2cm Any mismatch between the frame count on one camera and the other - which could be multiple frames or might always be zero and the velocity of the attacker might be 16cm per frame. With perfect synchronisation, that means a maximum error of 16+2 = 18 cm. With imperfect synchronisation, it could be 50cm - half a metre. Indeed. What I don't understand is if the 2 cameras are perfectly synchronised (and they might be) then we should see a synchronised double shot of both passer and man offside together. It ought to be really easy, with "Rock and Roll" as the cricket people say, showing the frames before and after. Has anyone seen this (I don't watch much non-Chelsea football)? The absence is very suspicious. The cricket comparison is good here. They have 3 big advantages: There has always been a recognition that umpires just do their best and that errors are inevitable. There is no "should I call it now or play on issue (they have a natural break in the game and no "should I let play go on" to worry about). And VAR is not introducing new rules or interpretations* or creating a difference in how the game is umpired between VAR games and non-VAR games. But the big difference is that International cricket has long been accused of Umpire bias against Asian teams. So they set the system up to directly prevent bias and demonstrate exactly how the decisions are made. Football has always been in denial about bias, and the VAR system actually helps referees cover bias up rather than makes it clearer to the viewer. *with the exception of umpires giving LBWs more confidently which is similar to refs giving closer offside calls.
  11. Official: Chelsea Sign Kepa Arrizabalaga

    Yup got away with a lot. You are quite right - we just lack presence all over our own box. It has got to the stage that opponents play the pre-game tactics videos and every single opponent is busting a gut to get into in front of our goal because they know there are easy chances to get there. Meanwhile our players (Tammy and Giroud aside) are all dropping off for the cut-back because they are intimidated by the big oppo CBs and don't want to run the extra 10 yards.
  12. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 2

    He certainly adds to the team. But Kovacic is strongest as the Kante stand-in, and there is certainly other clubs who could use Kante more than we do. The trouble is fitness - Kante is 29 next month and missed quite a few games this season without ever dominating games as he has in the last 4 seasons at Chelsea and Leicester. His sell-by date (to PSG) may have gone. I'm fully with you on Barkley (or perhaps trailing 12 months behind on your early call). And am yet to be convinced by RLC. But last season Kovacic got 0 goals and 2 assists with 21 PL starts + 11 as sub. RLC 6 & 2 in 6+18 Barkley 3+5 in 13 + 14 This year the pattern is similar. Kovacic offers a lot in other positions, but he is never going to be the No8/most attacking of a midfield 3. And that has been clear right from the start of his career.
  13. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 2

    I do believe Kovacic to be a more than competent player and Matic an incompetent one. But to be fair to Matic - he was consistently a first choice player. Kovacic got rotated with Barkley last year (though he did start more often than Barkley). He is behind Jorginho for Jorginhos position, Kante for Kante's position and Mount for Mount's position. That never happened to Matic until after JM left Man U. He has mostly played the same role as Barkley/RLC/Mount with less effect. Where you get fabulous from I really don't know.
  14. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 2

    Yesterday was the 4th or 5th time this season he has been picked on merit rather than on injury to Kante or Mount. Even some of those were down to judicious resting of players. Someone disagrees with you, and it is not just me. What I would say is that he and Caballero are the two bench players that might be on a top team's bench.
  15. 87/88 3rd choice. According to the wonderful shirt site King Kante's found. http://www.historicalkits.co.uk/Chelsea/Chelsea-change-kits.html Not the same without the Green socks,