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  1. Following Chelsea's Loans

    Lamptey looked good in December...Mmm.
  2. Media / Press That was a link I posted recently to show the embarrassing BT Scouse obsession. Just like to point out that Channel 4, that well-known football-focused channel, is currently showing an hour-long feature on 'Germany's Greatest Export', Jürgen Klopp. Unbelievable.
  3. VAR and Chelsea

    I did but gave up.
  4. VAR and Chelsea

    I doubt there's ever been a 14:2 foul count in the history of the competition. I'm sure the FA will have launched an investigation.
  5. VAR and Chelsea

    I've read that VAR was NOT used to check it on the supposed grounds that handball outside the area is not by definition a red card offence. VAR is only used to check offences INSIDE the box and for a possible red card foul outside (as well as offsides and handballs that lead directly to a goal, unless they are by Liverpool players). Obviously play continued, and it seems none of the officials were in any position to make the call. I'm convinced the still image that was posted straight after the game was a photoshop. I did a Google reverse image search to trace it and it seems to have originated in the Far East (not that that means much). After the match, the BBC showed a view that was in line with the 18-yard line which suggested the ball was on the line, but with VAR decisions being made in millimetres, the merest overhang of the ball would have meant he had handled outside, which by my understanding would have meant a red card. All irrelevant now, other than the fact that Taylor confirmed what we all knew: that he is not fit to ref at the top level, and should never be allowed to referee us ever again. But he will be, and in a huge game.
  6. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 1

    Horrendous in every respect.
  7. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 1

    Never misses an opportunity. Utter disgrace of a ref.
  8. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 1

    Good to see we've got both Christensens on the bench.
  9. Transfer Talk Topic

    We tried to sign him and he was keen to come but Everton refused to sell him.
  10. Media / Press

    Showing my age here, but remember that brilliant team goal v Newcastle finished y Gary Chivers? It came second in Goal of the Season, but didn't actually win goal of the month. As I recall, the goal that won goal of the month ahead of Chivers' goal finished behind Chivers in GotS. Of course, in those days, the winners were picked by 'expert' pundits,,so the vote could not be swayed by deranged Scousers and Gooners.
  11. Chelsea 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0

    In my case, the final minute.
  12. Chelsea 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0

    Heart-attack time, more like. Utterly dreading it.
  13. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 1

    An absolute joke of a ref who has given some of the most one-eyed displays ever against us this season. He penalised Alonso for being kung-fu kicked by the Spuds keeper. And he made numerous cock-ups in the VAR-dominated Man U fiasco. How can get get the Cup final twice in four seasons?
  14. CFCnet 19/20 Awards

    Don't wildly disagree, but you've been too harsh and too generous with a few players: Kepa 4 Mount 8.5 (decline in goalscoring a factor) Abraham 7 as above Willian 7 Cab 7 Done pretty much all you'd want from a back up Barkley 5.5 Some good signs of late Zouma 7 Good overall Tomori 6 Christensen 6 Mixed from both Kovacic 8 Possible POTY CHO 4 (generous) Bats 3
  15. Manchester United 1 Chelsea 3

    Hope United can recover by next Sunday. They were rubbish today. We were terrific.