Root Admin
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by Sir

  1. Can someone remind me please the last final we won? (As in won the trophy) I recall the last two FA Cup Final’s we lost, the UEFA Super Cup we lost (as in didn’t win the trophy, I know it was a draw technically) then a community shield we also lost? So is it four losses in a row or five? (Again forget the draw technicality) I mean fundamentally how many finals have we lost in a row where we didn’t lift the trophy? As said I count four or is it five in a row? Perhaps I’m wrong.

  2. 14 minutes ago, RobertoftheGiz said:


    when the club acquired him he was second fiddle to Sancho. 

    You are right that the second half of last season he was very hazzard esq. IMO he seem a bit of a prima-donna and wants all the attention, I really not very keen on players who continually throw there arms in the air when things go wrong “ it’s something you would expect from an academy player” that said, suspect if he plays today he’s going to score. 

    Mystic Meg. 

    Because he’s injured again.

  3. So deflated for Pulisic. I mean he must be gutted. The form he was in the second half of last season was frightening and incredibly exciting, and I was really thinking and hoping he’d be able to carry that on this season but... it just hasn’t happened whatsoever. Decimated with injuries that guy. Could say the same about Ziyech in terms of he had a really good spell for, what, four or five games was it? Then injuries again.. really disappointing. I thought we’d be absolutely devastating with those two on the wings. But, more gutted about Pulisic than anything. 

  4. About time.. was a farcical appointment in the first place and Lampard isn’t and wasn’t good enough as a manager of Chelsea Football Club. May seem harsh but in reality this was always likely to happen. I may seem harsh also but I’m delighted this has happened because the results and performances have been nothing short of shocking for a long while. Hopefully someone competent comes in and can get something out of these players and reach even half their capacity. 
    I’ll await all the pundits ‘he didn’t get enough time’ nonsense, when in reality he really did. Didn’t they argue always English/British managers don’t get top job opportunities? Well Lampard did and showed he wasn’t up for it. I imagine his record here is pretty abysmal, along with two cup final defeats (one technically a draw but a loss of a trophy)

  5. What on earth must the new signings make of this and what’s going on? Privately Werner and Havertz must be shaking their heads. I mean I know it’s cliche for the ‘I look forward to playing for the manager he had such importance for me’ and all that rubbish but really how laughable.

  6. Laughing stock. Farcical. It would be funny if it wasn’t so depressing. Can you imagine if we didn’t beat Fulham? (And I’d say that sounded a lucky win!!) I mean it doesn’t change! Lampard as manager simply IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH! How long until Roman realises and gets sick of it? I thought CL football was vital for us? We won’t be getting it for next season with this mess. All that money spent, some of the best talented players in Europe signed (and they are) and we get utter rubbish delivered week in week out by and large! I cannot help but feel her again if we had a competent manager with this group of players?! Lampard truly doesn’t seem to have a clue!! What’s the post match going to be if it stays like this? We are SO inconsistent yet we aren’t, we are nearly always rubbish!

  7. 6 minutes ago, Mark Kelly said:

    Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe the point Sir was making was they had to put in a filter as they didn't have the time to judge every post on its merits and use of "bad" language. 

    It wasn’t me who edited it.

    But the point I meant was I would have to individually edit every post with swearing and that would be nigh on impossible in the MDF, for example, unless there was some sort of automatic filter etc

    But for all this over saying the word ‘sh*t’ compared to all the precious vitriol and effing and jeffing that’s previously never been particularly mentioned or brought up much is rather farcical and very in keeping with the current climate it seems. Anyway, as said, it’s a little different if the vitriol/swearing is AT someone rather than moderate volume in a post. Given how the website has been run for many, many years. Not sure why it’s all of a sudden some sort of issue. And as I previously said, to eradicate EVERY single sewer word in whatever context is pretty impossible unless EVERY post was moderated, which, if I remember, many users were UNHAPPY with as it may take a long time for them to get through.

  8. Just now, Ham said:

    Well I have clearly been using this forum for years with blinkers on.

    Today's was a horrible result and tensions are high.

    It's unfortunate that words have been said and I'd hope that this bickering could be quickly nipped in the bud. 

    I'm very grateful to you and to Jane. Apologies if I took your part in proceedings for granted.


    It’s just a tad farcical. I think it was Chara who was bang out of order to be honest. 

    So, swearing on the forum? At one point I tried to sort this, but it’s impossible. It’s simply impossible unless there’s a filter or something. We have bad results? Get knocked out of the CL? It’s naive to think no one will swear. They do. I would edit some posts but you would get more and more and more and it would be too stressful and as I say too impossible to sort out. If I see or have seen a barrage of swearing perhaps I’ll edit the post, but as I say in the MDF in particular it was just too much to try and contain so I gave up with it. Posts that need approving not so much. But again, I’ve never ever been paid for helping with this forum, and as said with health it was all too much. And swearing wise no one particularly listens even when you do try.

    Also, there’s a difference between subtle swearing and outrageous swearing. Plus, there’s a difference between swearing AT a poster, or swearing a little in your post.

    I’m meant to set an example? Sure. Have I ever outright effd and jeffd at a poster in personal attacks? I very much doubt it. Also, it’s hard to rationalise it when other mods/admins may swear, and I think even MT will admit he is and has been partial to effing and jeffing in posts and at members from time to time.

    So a little reality check and for some to get down off from the high horse would be nice perhaps.

  9. 4 minutes ago, Ham said:

    Were you a mod under another name? Am I being really dumb here? 

    I'd have given you credit if I'd known. 

    Sir Robben for a while. Arjen Robben before that. Normally Robben affiliated names if I recall. Don’t think I’ve changed much more than that. 

  10. 2 minutes ago, Droy was my hero said:

    Some of us have a longer memory, a number of people at different times have put in a huge amount of effort, including you,  Sir Robben (as you were prior to 2007) as Mod.

    Thank you, droy. I had ill health (which only a couple of mods knew about) I had to study, a family to look after, but time and time and time and time again I would still help run this website for as much and as long as I could. I did every single pre match and post match topic virtually like clock work until I simply couldn’t do it so regular anymore. As I say, some of you lot on here, just take a look at yourselves and perhaps trying a little.

  11. Just now, Faramir said:

    Big shout out to Jane...

    Thanks for all you do on this forum. I certainly hope you continue with us despite the challenges of being a moderator.

    Sincerely, Faramir.

    This is what I’m saying. I’ve been helping run this website for a DECADE! What thanks have I ever got? Or was it perhaps I never asked for thanks and I kept everything going as much as I could without shouting about it hence why I said all my work went unnoticed because it was so ‘normal’ and so consistent. I have stayed when many and many and many have left. If it wasn’t for ME and MT and the owner this website would not exist! 

    Seriously take a look at yourselves before you even begin to have a pop at me. Absolute farce.

  12. 3 minutes ago, chara said:

    Well said mate...

    A personal attack on someone who kept the forum going?...and you a mod SIR?....where were you when it mattered?

    At a bad time for us as fans at least show a bit of class........

    Clearly have a short short memory when I was literally doing EVERYTHING on my own on here along with MT. So much so all the work I have done on here was unseen and utterly taken for granted. If anything your comment is extremely disrespectful because if it wasn’t for me and what I’ve done in cahoots with the owner this website wouldn’t be here!!!!

    A personal attack? For saying no? Get it right. 

  13. 5 minutes ago, southcoastal said:

    Bit harsh On someone doing a stirling job holding this place together,

    esp since you seem to be afraid of your own existance , or should I say previous...

    Nowt nice to say best not say owt

    And who was the person keeping the site going for years and years and years and getting sod all credit for it despite dealing with health issues and getting nothing for it? I’ve been helping this site going for over a decade! Frankly, if I want to say the word shit in a sentence it’a not crime or the century.

    Anyway anyone has an issue PM me.

  14. 2 minutes ago, JaneB said:

    Well yes actually. 

    And I'd like to think you'd show a bit more respect towards a fellow Mod.


    How long you been doing this? Stop getting above your station. You’re bothered about the ‘S’ word? You’re telling me you’ve seen nothing worse than that on here? The ‘S’ word is fairly acceptable. Relentless effing and jeffing throwing in F’s C’s W’s and the likes less so.