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  1. Go on here and look for the Chelsea game: Choose a 'browser' link rather than 'Sopcast' and don't download anything! The stream should come up automatically, if not, try another one.
  2. Movies

    Complete garbage. I actually found Transformers 2 offensively bad. Needless to say I haven't seen the third one but as you say I'm guessing more of the same.
  3. Lucas Piazon

    Going by this article it looks like Piazon has arrived/will be arriving shortly in England to train with the squad -
  4. Official: Romelu Lukaku Joins Everton

    The ever observant Juni has pointed out that Lukaku may not even be eligible to play for Stoke as he has already appeared for Anderlecht and Chelsea in 11/12.
  5. Musical Tastes

    I agree, but then surely that means 'Pop' is more than just what you claimed earlier?
  6. Musical Tastes

    So 'Rock n Roll' bands such as The Enemy aren't 'told what to wear' (figuratively at least)? And how R.E.M fit inside your small 'Pop' bracket is a mystery to me.
  7. Official: Juan Mata Leaves For Man United

    It has been mentioned that he can play both sides? I haven't seen enough for him to comment.
  8. Musical Tastes

    Yes yes yes! Saw these a few years back and have followed them ever since. Great band.
  9. Musical Tastes

    Aah I didn't realise The Middle East were Australian, I'm enjoying the album at the moment (the 10 minute long 'Deep Water' is gorgeous). Yep, they are superb. I saw them a few months back in a tiny venue, simply brilliant. Check out their other two albums and also Wolf Parade, the band which Dan Boeckner also plays in.
  10. Musical Tastes

    I haven't heard the new album (I keep meaning to give it a listen) but loved both 'Places Like This' and 'In Case We Die'. Any other good Aussie bands I should know about? I know (the know defunct) I Heart Hiroshima and Big Scary, but not many.
  11. Musical Tastes

    3Sphinx and Curtis, you may like some of these: Handsome Furs - When I Get Back Akron/Family - Island The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Belong Also, I write for a music blog, Wake The Deaf, it's pretty eclectic as the five of us who contribute all listen to different stuff.
  12. Rip Amy Winehouse

    Most certainly. A GCSE or an A-Level is an academic achievment mate.
  13. Michael Essien

    If the club had gone ahead and bought 3-4 new players before announcing Villas Boas then everyone would be saying the manager has no control at the club. AVB said he wanted to assess the squad before making additions and he seems to be doing exactly that. They have only been training for a week remember. Recent interviews by Di Matteo and Emenalo suggest we are going to be active in the transfer market. We just need to be patient.
  14. Michael Essien

    Mikel is a better DM than Essien anyway. We need someone to fill in the role further forward, a combative, box-to-box midfield player that will win the ball back for us. For me, Ramires has shown a good deal of the required attributes to make this role his own.
  15. I'm not entirely sure davies_cfc meant his work ethic, as in how much he runs around, but there are definitely some mental issues with Fernando at the minute. Forget the idea that we never use him, or Drogba doesn't want to pass to him, his manner (especially on the ball) suggest that whatever is the matter has seriously knocked his confidence. It's comparable to Alistair Cook, the England opener, when he tried to change his batting style. For whatever reason he seemed to lose his ability to play naturally, without thinking about every touch of the ball. Torres reminds me a lot of that.
  16. Musical Tastes

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not having a go at her. The fact that she's in the mainstream is a decent gauge of her success over in the UK.
  17. Musical Tastes

    I don't listen to the radio too much, but she had 'song of the week' on one of the stations my housemates had on. I think she's getting pretty 'mainstream' over here.
  18. Movies

    I agree with both of these. Black Swan was interesting but the ending lacked punch. Natalie Portman was great though. The Town didn't do much for me, especially as I went into it with some expectations. The story line was incredibly far-fetched for a film that tried to have an element of 'realism' and I didn't really feel attached to any of the characters. Renner was good once again though, he was the most convincing character. Finally got around to watching Winter's Bone which I thought was excellent. It missed out on the Oscars but it was good to see it get some Spirit awards.
  19. Non Chelsea: Champions League

    They were extremely poor. Every time they attacked with pace they looked dangerous but I think Guardiola got complacent and was happy with 1-0. In the second half, for all of their neat passing, they were negative, laborious and a bit arrogant. They almost seemed to think that they had already won and wanted to see how many passes they could get in one match. A few times there were clear openings but they chose to play a shorter pass and end up going backwards. Tyldesley and co. seemed to buy it but for me they were below par. People bang on about how much pressure they put on the ball when they haven't got it but a good number of times Wilshere or Fabregas found themselves behind their midfield running at the Barca back four. Also they look very suspect in the back and Valdes was awful, especially for the first goal.
  20. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    Ah sorry, I missed this. He seems confident about the move. Let's hope we hear more about him soon.
  21. Didier Drogba

    It makes a nice change from your constant negativity though. ;)
  22. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    Anyone know anything about this?
  23. Exactly why people are feeling sorry for Torres but no-one else is strange. JT still put himself about and did far more than Torres to try and get the team going.