Droy was my hero

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  1. Squad Status: 2018/2019 Season

    Perhaps - though he is 8 months and 100 first team appearances behind at the moment. I guess a better question is whether he can be GK3 at some point. I've always hoped we could have Jamal Blackman there. 24, HG, an almost full year with Sheff United in the Championship last year. Now with Leeds for the new season. He's been around for so long it would be a shame if he never ever got a game in blue.
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    I don't think it is financial difficulties, but FFP difficulties which are precisely the opposite - too much money to spend. The solution is a tough lawyer, a lot of b/s and a tough front to UEFA. Not selling players.
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    So we'd have to pay €60m plus really silly money to give him a 5 year contract, while Milan just have to pay silly money for the contract. However you look at it, they want him a lot lot more than we do.
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    Well I hadn't, but I gather he was making a name for himself in the Brazil team earlier than that. 19, 5 full caps, over 100 Milan appearances. There is pretty much no way we are that much more financially powerful than AC Milan that we can buy him from them.
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    Fair point, though I think you are on the optimistic side on Barkley and I wouldn't get excited about either until they can go 8 weeks without being injured. Baka I still think will make a fine CB in the Zouma mould one day (but Zouma would be the better AM!) Indeed. To be fair it is very much a confidence role he plays. But in a blue shirt Kenedy as a grafter has looked much the better choice to date.
  6. It's good, but hardly new. Pretty much every manager says it in the first few weeks (probably after the first 5 guys knock on his door asking if they are being replaced). But yeah, the right way to present himself..
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    Strangely with the signing of Jorginho, Chelsea are one of the early leaders in the transfer game this summer. I 'm a bit lost for words with that. And I expect James is too. What is there to moan about :)
  8. Joe Edwards was promoted to head of Academy, wasn't he, a year ago. I'm sure there are Academy coaches and fitness experts around that can be used. Though it has to be said pre-season is a crowded time - we have 30 odd loan players back for a few weeks!!
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    + Ivanovic, Costa, Mikel and Ramires, and I would be very happy.
  10. Official: Chelsea Part Ways With Antonio Conte

    It was one of those noisy minority times. Most people dropped out of the discussion. But a few shouters presumed their own volume meant something. All was sweetness the next season when the Jose haters, and the "those bastxxx players that betrayed our Jose" haters combined with a mass love-in over Conte.
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    He is purposelessly turning down pay rises. Either because he thinks he is worth more than he is being offered (which anyone has a right to do) Or because he so much wants to move to another club he is prepared to accept low wages to get there. I don't see an issue here. Compare Conte or many players that extended contracts and immediately started pushing for a move.
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    Talltoys, the tortoise.
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    So did I. But then I really was a crap goalkeeper.
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    I know. What happened to the pilots. I miss them. So much better than lame attempts at a Carribean Bergerac and Numberwhang.
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    Everyone seems to think Alisson is attainable. Liverpool fans see him as the answer to their problems. Chelsea fans think we can flog off Courtois for a big sum and upgrade to Alisson. Alisson to RM strikes me as much the more likely,
  16. I think Steve Holland had a lot to do with our Set piece success and England's. It would be nice if he came back - I gather Sarri is not going to get many of his staff to follow him. Napoli won't let them go (no should they).
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    I don't think Moses could compete at winger with CHO, Palmer, Boga and Brown.
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    I can't see any difference between the way Alonso and Moses play for Chelsea and the way Walker, Delph, Young, Valencia, Bellerin, Alexander-Armstrong, Tripper Davies or Rose play for the other big clubs. Except that most of the others cross a lot better than ours.
  19. I didn't know Chalobah played FB there! As a kid playing school rugby in the 1970s, I recall one day the wingers stopped taking the throw-ins, and suddenly the hookers took them all. I couldn't work out if it was just our school, or if everyone changed at the same time, or if there had been a rule change. Next season could be deja vu if Sarri allows non FBs to take throw-ins.
  20. Squad Status: 2018/2019 Season

    Personally I would have Moses in the AM section. As a defender he might get picked from time to time. As an AM he is clearly to be sold. I really don't see what he offers. Can't cross so teams back off and he can't get past players. No great defender and no great pace. We have had 2 years of 8 central players out playing the outfield 10 of the oppo team, and then slinging the ball out wide to an unmarked FB standing on the touch line. Alonsoso has been so soso there, Moses has just been poor and even more disappointing when he has got into the box.
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    I agree he ought to want to move on. He was miles better than Moses yet ignored. If Azpi is first choice RB then Zappacosta has no purpose being at this club and ought to move on before he wastes his career.
  22. I don't think we need a natural winner right now. We need a re-builder, and enjoyment should be a core element of that. Bring back JM mk3 (or equiv.) when the team is ready and not before then.
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    I agree apart from the stats. We all know where most of Cahills 49.5 passes a game went last season. And we can guess where Zouma's 30 were aimed at too. And it is mis-passes that we should worry about. Cahill missed roughly 5.5 a game. Zouma missed about 6.5. Still I don't want Zouma this season, mostly because while he may improve it will be 5 or 6 years before he peaks as a CB (now 23). I am all for spending a couple of years rebuilding, but not that long.
  24. There is a quote that said he worked in Zurich, Luxembourg and London, but nothing to say it was long. And having worked for an Italian Bank in the noughties, I can tell you that Italians don't have to speak much English to get sent abroad. But the important thing is not how fast or fluently he speaks English, but whether he can think through his answers before he speaks. My impression is he can. So long as Zola doesn't teach him what a rent boy is, he should be OK.
  25. World Cup 2018

    Stomach upset before the game, but they still took a chance on him - as you would on Kante.