Sleeping Dave

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  1. Salomon Kalou

    I think the fact that he gets slaughtered even after a performance he produced yesterday says more about his haters than his actual ability. 1 goal, 1 assist and was heavily contributing to Malouda's first as he was also showing good movement and picked out Malouda and Drogba repeatedly throughout the game. The guy had a good game and didn't miss any more chances than what Ash, Drogba or Malouda did but he still gets slaughtered. He'll never be recognised by some on these boards. 5 goals and 1 assist already and you're still hating. Boy, we have really become spoilt brats.
  2. Salomon Kalou

    This must be the most boring thread on this forum.
  3. Injury News

    Good point. Was getting seriously worried for a while there.
  4. Michael Essien

  5. Injury News

    Well, atleast Bosinwga is in the CL squad. But given how few players we have, I.e. no player to replace him with as we did Ballack a few seaons ago, I guess that is a meaningless point I'm trying to make.
  6. Media / Press

    I just wish, as I have said on many occassions, that JT, Lamps and Ash will retire form England. I do not get it, they will never ever win anything with England, they wi´ll get nothing but abuse from their own "fans", the media and punters. Read Pat Nevins blog the other day and it is remarkable that they haven't retired yet considering how2 they are treated. If I were JT I would have retired before the WC and Ash should have retired years ago. Lampard has never been given a position in England that suits his play. Just end it boys and prolong your Chelsea careers with 2-3 seasons instead.
  7. Non Chelsea: Champions League

    Yes, especially since the teams we played during the ACN was of a bit weaker nature. I think you are right.
  8. Injury News

    Rubbish. DM's have been around for ages and it did not start with Maka, no matter how much we all would like to glorify him.
  9. Media / Press

    I agree 100% with all of this. Of course he was found innocent and I couldn't care less about Rooney's, JT's or Cole's private life. But the fact that JT was banned from the NT when he was in court and Gerrard was not just goes to show that there is one rule for some players and another for other players.
  10. Media / Press

    Didn't someone on this site atually write the FA when Gerrard had his case up in court? The double standards in banning JT from the national team (without having been convicted) only to state that Gerrard was innocent until proven guilty... The double standards in the FA, national team and even with the manager is sickening.
  11. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    Regarding Rajkovic a clause makes sense. In regards to Delac it does not, considering that we have been out to state he WILL be with us from next season. Hence my comments. So my comment "braindead" was just a way to demonstrate how insanely stupid that would be IF it was true. Regarding Matic it it highly surprising - unless Roman just bought him as a stop gap to do his friend a favour.
  12. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    Well if that's true we are braindead. Why buy players, wait a year before they are allowed to sign and then ship them on loan with a clause. Makes no sense whatsoever.
  13. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    Where have you heard that Vitesse would have a purchase clause? Delac will 100% not have it. He jst signed and was shipped there for experience. Would also be surprised if Matic had one as well. Only Rajkovic would make sense. Regarding the bold part. That would be exactly why Delac wouldn't have such a clause wouldn't it? I mean, he is afterall a Chelsea player.
  14. Non Chelsea: Champions League

    I would not think about the difficulty to progress from the group when looking at potential opponents, but rather for fun away games. In pot 2 almost every single team we could get would be a good away day. Real for the José factor but also because of their high profile and it would mean we can't face them until a potential QF. Bremen would be good, close and afairly nice city. Roma with Claudio and also a great city. Shaktar Donetsk would be awesome. Never been to the Ukraine before. Benfica feels slightly boring but Marseille and Valencia would both be great away days. Panathinaikos would be a bit far but in terms of atmosphere etc I think that could be the best of the whole lot in pot 2. Pot 3 I'd obviously like Rangers, Ajax or Copenhagen. Either of those three would be marvellous. Lived in Copenhagen for 6 years prior to moving to London so would be like a "home" game for me. Amsterdam is great, was there for pre-season and it would be much better when thinking about 3,000 Chels in the city. Rangers for obvious reasons. The rest in pot 3 I'd like to avoid. In pot 4 Auxerre, Twente or Partizan Belgrad looks the most interesting. Would hate to get Rubin Kazan (way too far) or Cluj (again).
  15. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    Off as in permanently off? He was at Blackburn last year right? I can see him getting more playing time at Wigan to be honest so probably a good move for him.
  16. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    Cheers! I thought you meant up at CFCnet. No wonder I didn't find it! EDIT: Good read by the way!
  17. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    Is that report up yet?
  18. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    Went to the Bridge yesterday and Chelsea played in some sort of 4-3-3 with Walker; B Clifford, Ince, Mancienne, Van Aanholt; Chalobah, C Clifford, McEachran; Mellis, Borini, Tore. Seemed like Mellis and McEachran were swapping positions at times. Sala, Lalkovic and Kaby came on later on for Mellis, Clifford and Tore. I thought 15-year old Chalobah had an absolute blinder of a debut at DM. His passing was awesome - neat and crisp and his feet incredibly quick. Really good ball control and his understanding of the game for such a tender age was impressive. Still a schoolboy but judged on yesterdays performance this was only one of many more to come in the reserves for him this season. McEachran and Mellis had good games as well although Mellis struggled to get anything useful out of his time on the ball. I would assume he'll leave the club on loan soon? C Clifford had a ok game as well with a few trademark long shots and nice ball retention. Van Aanholt looked up for it at LB and had some nice runs down the left flank. Mancienne a massive disappointment in my book. He looked very uncomfortable and made some silly mistakes at the start of the game. Ince looked the better CB. Tore and Borini disappointing as well. Sala looked much better than Tore when coming on and I still struggle to see what Carlo sees in Borini. Just another Di santo minus the height. Neither has showed anything to suggest they'll make it at the highest level. Borini doesn't really have anything about him that stands out. His pace is ok but not exceptional. He is not a particularly good finisher (it's actually quite bad at times), he has nothing to offer in the air and his dribbling and general technique is not by any means any better than your average 19-year old that plays at this level. He is lightyears behind Sturridge for example. Overall we should have killed the game off in the first 45 mins.
  19. Media / Press

    Thx for the link mate. It really is startling to see how the media handled the whole "affair". And to think that Terry lost his England captaincy over this, that Vanessa had her private life splashed out all over the media (what on earth does her father committing suicide have to do with anything?) and that a whoole nation actually cared whether they had an affair or not is just so sad. Far too many idiots in this country that has not intellect or ability to think for themselves.
  20. Didier Drogba

    Drogba has also got a direct hand in 3 other goals apart from the three scored and three directly assisted to. What a player he is. Superb on Saturday against Wigan as well.
  21. Injury News

    Agreed. Completely waste of time. And what, 3-4 days before the start of the season after a WC year? Madness.
  22. OFFICIAL - David Luiz Joins PSG.

    JT/Gallas, JT/Riccy and Rio/Vidic are among the best central defense pairings I've ever witnessed live. EDIT: Oh, and Leboeuf/Desailly at their peak with us.
  23. Media / Press

    Where's the Sun et al now apologising to Terry? Perroncell denies affair with JT.
  24. Media / Press

    Imagine if it would have been Ashley Cole instead of Rooney and JT instea dof Anderson. This would have been splashed all over the media with the normal rants. Rooney smokes and urinates in public and Anderson crashes a car after returning home from a nightclub at 7am in the morning.
  25. Gael Kakuta

    Thx for the link mate. Saw quite a bit of him last season, every minute live that he played for the first team, but also a few games at reserve level. One thing that strike sme is that technically he would be one of the best in the first team squad already. He is quick, drives the ball well and attacks defenders with purpose. A type we are desperately in need of. But he is still drifting in and out of games and can go unnoticed for long periods, even at reserve level. Hopefully he'll take a step forward this season and getting more playing time with us.