Droy was my hero

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  1. Transfer Talk Topic

    Maybe, but I think he'll need fresh Sarrification. Hattrick against Sheffield Sunday.
  2. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    Let'em dig. Far fewer than his wife. Unless you want to pin Rwanda on him which is probably unfair.
  3. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    QFT - when ever Blue Rod makes a fool of himself he always comes out gunning about JM.
  4. This. Still living off the praise by Southgate and media. Or like Peter Osgood when he came back to Chelsea (and shouldn't have). I think we all know that Luiz may show a good example on the pitch, but he isn't really "a captain". He is also far too well known as a close mate of Willian's to be discussing which winger should be starting. Sarri has been praising CHO recently. On the other hand we are talking about a kid who has people out there talking up the idea he might ditch Chelsea and walk straight into the BM starting lineup. Some irritation is natural. (The media is full of how Sarri is upsetting CHO. Have a thought about how the media talk impacts the starting 11.)
  5. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    Everytime Blue Rod or Kev61 say something silly, they have to come out firing about how they knew JM was a loser back in 2004.
  6. No he was not vocal in his dislike of it, and shortly afterwards he was happy to claim to be an alternative striker. Alonso is playing on almost exactly the same blades of grass he did last season. He has moved from FB to FB - FB as in the way FBs play in top teams. Albeit yesterday was unusual and he played even further forward than he has normally done for Chelsea. But we are nearer CL qualification. And Kante is doing fine, it is the other 2 CMs that are the problem. No, clearly the ten Conte wanted. Out of Italy, and short term squad members everyone of them. Had Conte bought a Kepa or a Pulsilic or even a Jorginho, you could argue that it was a long term club purchase, and not a short term manager choice. But out of the 10, only Rudiger (who the club had been interested in for some time) and Ampadu (I doubt Conte does his own scouting at Exeter) were players for the future rather than squad fillers like Drinkwater and the FBs or specialist cover like Caballero and Giroud.
  7. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    81 points last year. Any view on when Man U will next get 81 points?
  8. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    Oh dear. A spherical earth has been known about from about 300BC. Nobody in the middle ages argued for a flat earth - it was a 19th century myth that anyone did. Myths within myths within myths
  9. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    It must be fun to live in a world where no facts at all need to fit in with other people's worlds. BTW given that Magellan had sailed around the world about 50 years before Galileo had been born, I think the Pope might readily have accepted a round earth. But like yourself, the Pope could only see the Universe from his personal point of view, and insisted the sun revolved around the earth.
  10. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    Had they stayed, Hazard and Willian would have left, you can't have it everyway.
  11. No I think you are just stuck on Kante being out of position - you are wrong. Hazard was played at CF by Conte too, for the obvious reason that Morata wasn't good enough for Conte either - despite having bought him. Baka was played out of position frequently. Azpi was played in an unnecessary position - 3rd CB. Moses wasn't a winger or a FB, so Conte found a compromise position he couldn't play either. And far from everyone leaving, 10 players arrived under Conte last season for some £230m, of which only Rudiger gets into the team right now on merit.
  12. One factor. And he went the day after the cup final. The re-build will take a year or two longer as a result.
  13. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    He has always been a largely absent landlord, and has always had a very close working relationship with Marina. There is no change in that. Both nonsensical points. He isn't coming back - the UK is not going to change its direction of travel there. He might sell out, but doesn't need to. Marina is doing great. Being the first to have fallen out with Conte does not count against her. Indeed it counts in her favour.
  14. Sounds odd to me. Because we don't have enough adventure in the team, you'd add a CB and take away Pedro/Willian/Cho, add a CB and go to something more negative than Conte who was at least 343 (though to be truly honest it was mostly 523). 3 at the back only makes sense if you do actually have attacking WBs. We could do it if we had Pedro and Willian at WBs (and they were 4 years younger). I wouldn't want CHO covering that much ground till 4 years in the future (Wan-Bissaka perhaps though). That would be fun, and a truly radical overhaul of what Conte did. On Kante when will people watch? he is the new Essien, not the new Maka.
  15. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    Ballack - I think because he speaks slowly and deliberately in English and so comes across as clever. But he hasn't been busy in football in the 6 years since he retired other than as an occasional analyst. I'd have thought there are a bunch of guys in the Chelsea set up who could be promoted - Hilario for example seems to have had a lot of experience in different roles. There was I thought an effort to have S American or at least Spanish and Portugese speakers plus an African presence in the club for some time. Presumably on the basis that most of the best players in the world come from those two continents (Ronaldo included). Where were you in 2011-2014? When we kicked players like Ash, Drogba, Cech, Lampard all before most of us thought they were past it. When we bought Hazard, Oscar, Willian, Courtois, Lukaku, Costa, Azpi, Luiz mk I, Moses, and outbid pretty much everyone for the best young but experienced talent? It was one fantastic re-build, and while I know few are willing to give the board credit for it, surely people at least noticed it.