Droy was my hero

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  1. Jose Mourinho (Leaves For The Second Time)

    His best seasons, in terms of outperforming the limitatons of his squad are probably 03/04 and 14/15, and the Inter CL win close behind. One poor4 months in all that time - yet you want to write him off?
  2. Jose Mourinho (Leaves For The Second Time)

    Yeah - we have all been there, haven't we. But I think everyone knew SAF woud be gone sooner or later, Of course Mendes would have been in touch.
  3. Transfer Talk Topic

    Christensen is tied for another year, and even if he did return he'd be the 8th defender after Ake, and I can't see how you can have 8 defenders in the 20 senior players. MvG was a big failure in the Prem and I don't see his Vitesse games qualify him (or Baker). Pasilic is an obscure figure and injured since February. Lets put it this way, I'd be completely underwhelmed if we bought him on his reputation to date. Could be in the 21-25 places.
  4. Media / Press

    It is a pathetic particle by Matt Law int he Telegraph. It reads like someone was just asked to write some stuff about Chelsea and bullshitted.
  5. Transfer Talk Topic

    Of course Really - name them. Cuadrado, Moses, Ake - none of the rest count as senior players, and I'd be really surprised (pleasantly) if Cuadrado or Moses return (or want to).
  6. Transfer Talk Topic

    Agreed
  7. Jose Mourinho (Leaves For The Second Time)

    Yet JM started RLC in 2 PL games in 14/15.
  8. Transfer Talk Topic

    ^ The smart thing to do would be to sell Willian and buy 3 more Oscars or Pedros. Not that I can imagine anyone on here agreeing with me.
  9. Jose Mourinho (Leaves For The Second Time)

    I was really trying to put down the Man U turned him down myth, Bob's version is certainly more credible but I still don't believe it. The idea that an agreed deal could be changed or that JM wanted to welsch on a deal seems unlikely. That Man U asked Mendes to check, perhaps, but however you treat Bob's versions of events, JM signed early on a deal he could not get out of. It seems churlish then to claim that he would have got out of it if he could based on rumour.
  10. Jose Mourinho (Leaves For The Second Time)

    :) JM will be coming back once a decade for the rest of the century at lead (one hopes)
  11. Jose Mourinho (Leaves For The Second Time)

    Really? I always thought the hints coming out of Man U always meant they couldn't get him. That and the suggestion that Moyes was the chosen one. Me thinks they do protest too much. Besides as I recall spring 2103 was a time of consistent leaks that JM was coming home. Chelsea don't have great PR but they have always managed to confuse the press about the next manager. Remember the 2008 CL final debate - would Chelsea sack Grant or not, and did it matter if he won or lost the final? Turns out that Scolari had signed on in March. Brutal as Chelsea can be to the fans, I can't believe that they allowed so much prayer for JM's return to be exhibited if they weren't absolutely certain he was coming. And I'm sure he was expected to stay at Chelsea longer. By himself and by RA. It is just events made it difficult. Had LVG been doing a better job, Man U might have hung on to him. Good luck, hope you finish 1 place behind us.
  12. Transfer Talk Topic

    He and Fabregas were brilliant against the likes of Villa and the low division clubs - like they were used to rolling over little clubs on a regular basis - like they had practiced at it.
  13. Transfer Talk Topic

    Here here (or should that be hear hear) When we are 5 players from 16-20 short, why are we keen to get shot of players 12 & 12 in the pecking order.
  14. Jose Mourinho (Leaves For The Second Time)

    Out of interest, given the ageing team that SAF left to poor old Moyes, and the rubbish purchases that Man U subsequently made for poor LVG, is it possible that SAF might have done as badly as Moyes and LVG? Could he have finished 7th, 4th and 6th like they did. Or at least might he too have not been top 3 as his team always was from the start of thePrem? And would he have been sacked? I ask this partly because I always argued that Man U had a huge advantage over rivals in finding the next manager because the incumbent could be in on succession. Yet they screwed up royally.
  15. Media / Press

    Bob - I imagine you got your stats here http://www.myfootballfacts.com/Premier_League_Penalty_Statistics.html individual club tables are lower down the page. There are several factors to penalty stats. 1. The right comparison is not penalties for to penalties against. Rather penalties received against goals scored. 2. Referees are always more willing to give a penalty once they think the result is already clear. That means that teams that regularly win ( or lose)a high proportion of their gamescan expect to both receive and concede more than their fair share of them. After considering 1 & 2, a very complex study might be made. I have not done it but my feeling about the numbers is that they show a lower than expected number for Chelsea, but perhaps not exceptionally low. 3. Another factor is that referees treat some rules as more important than others. A man static in the penalty area can be pushed, shoved, kicked and otherwise fouled as much as the defender likes, but no ref will award a penalty. Yet a man running into or across the area, with or without the ball will very often get penalty after the slightest contact, real or imagined. So in the era with Drogba, the penalty box assaults on him rarely lead to penalties. But the new era lead by Hazard and Fabregas should mean we get a lot more decisions. I don't see Chelsea gaining any benefit from our more mobile attacking systems in the last 3 seasons. 4. The big factor that nobody talks about is the appealing. It does seem to me that teams that appeal loudly and with confidence get more decisions go their way. I know of no study that had investigated this scientifically, but it does seem to be the conclusion of many managers. So the press do get in on what can be called a conspiracy. Their consistent false interpretations of incidents involving Chelsea predisposes refs to doubt our claims, and we in turn are less convincing in our claims.