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  1. Following Chelsea's Loans

    Purely from their records viz. Bundesliga: Hunt 79% (11 goals, 3 assists) Elia 78% (0 goals, 3 assists) De Bruyne 76% (8 goals, 9 assists) Arnautovic 75% (5 goals, 6 assists)
  2. Following Chelsea's Loans

    a) Hazard, Mata, Ramires 85%, Oscar 83%, Moses 81%. b) Kroos 89%, Ribery 87%, Robben 84%, Gotze 83%, Blaszczykowski 82%, Reus 76%, Muller 76%. c) 81, 70, 80, 76, 68, 59.... Massive difference between playing for Werder and Bayern, Borussia or Chelsea.
  3. Following Chelsea's Loans

    Whoscored have his season average at 76%, his last 3 games as 76%, 76% and 79%. Hmmm.
  4. Following Chelsea's Loans

    It also appears Chelsea very definitely don't want to sell him. I think what both clubs have seen is the clubs best player, by far, struggling to play "his base mode" in a **** team that are totally out of sync and actually rely on his creativity and end product. Pre-Xmas 5 goals and 4 assists. Post-Xmas 5 goals and 7 assists. Hmm.
  5. Thibaut Courtois Departs

    He's better than Van Der Saar ever was, and Van Der Saar had some of his best seasons in his late 30's. If Courtois is going to be brought in, it won't be as a reserve. They are starters. Pick one or t'other.
  6. Thibaut Courtois Departs

    Cech is only 30. He should have another 10 years at a similar level. There won't be any phasing in. There's going to have to be a very clear decision made at some point.
  7. OFFICIAL - David Luiz Joins PSG.

    Every player exaggerates a kick, it's an inherently ludicrous element of modern football, something so ludicrous that it obviously makes Luiz smile.
  8. OFFICIAL - David Luiz Joins PSG.

    He'll play multiple roles. Against crap teams he'll play sweep when fullbacks are half way up the pitch (think 334), against very good teams he'll play centre mid (as in 4231/433) and when required because of injuries he can step back into central defence. Imo his long term role is as a midfielder/sweeper not unlike Ruud Gullit and as such the club are right to be looking into additional centrebacks like Papadopoulos.
  9. Ricky Lambert. Easily. Michu? Forgeddaboudit.
  10. OFFICIAL - David Luiz Joins PSG.

    Robinho is a lightweight, with questionable character, dubious work ethic and a history of flattering to deceive at all levels of the game. He is not going to lead by example, nor lead by sheer force of personality. Brazil's choice of captaincy is often a business decision, dictated by the marketability of certain players, rather than any of their innate qualities. As Gift of Gab pointed out there are numerous examples of players who lack any real leadership qualities and have limited captaincy experience at club level, being given the Brazil captaincy. So my point is obvious to a few people on here, and hopefully now it's obvious to you. Being made captain of Brazil means almost nothing to the character or leadership abilities of a footballer. Nothing, but you were the one that appeared to think captaining Brazil meant so much, so you tell me.... It seems pretty inherent from the article that he was asked "does Luiz have captaincy material" or similar to it. It's a question that any good captain can't answer negatively. He's being given a chance to praise a fellow player, not provide objective criticism. I never said that. I've actually always liked him, and defended him multiple times against some very harsh criticism. But I'm also not a fan of him before I'm a fan of the club, as many people appear to be. The cult of personality has almost no impact on me, I'm not interested in his 'geezer' tweets, or his fancy dress birthday parties. It's tragic that people appear to think they are a part of them just because they've read his twitter accounts. Luiz is a very cynical player on the pitch, to the point where I don't believe he's not unaware of his charm offensive, I just believe there are questions over his ability to really take control of himself, let alone the situations that others around him find themselves in. "He has the personality of a leader" is not the same as saying "he is a leader". There's a fairly substantial difference. Terry is quite clearly saying there's a gap between the two. I believe most people here appreciate that.
  11. Boxing

    I saw it. I'm not convinced. He's just a media friendly face.
  12. Be ****ing marvelous if his "destructive obsession with scoring" took him past the record v AVB's Spurs.
  13. OFFICIAL - David Luiz Joins PSG.

    When asked "so John, Luiz appears to be popular, do you think he'll be a future replacement for you as Captain of Chelsea?" John: "No, he's a total and utter f**k-knuckle, he's got ridiculous hair and he's a t**t of a bloke with a head full of feathers." I'm sure John Terry does know far better than I do whether David Luiz would make a good captain, but that's not really what he was asked. Incidentally he mentioned Cech too. More importantly the statement indicated "future", so perhaps acknowledges that he's not ready now and still has much to learn. "He is still learning, still very young, but will be a very, very good player."
  14. Boxing

    He's got rare abilities. I just don't think he has a brain. I actually thought he looked pretty solid in the first few rounds, quite well coordinated in his movements, nice tight guard, but he can't seem to just accept being hit, he just instantly drops his guard and looks to trade. He did very well to get out alive, holding on when perhaps he should have had a point deducted by the ref. Perversely it's his weaknesses that might have secured him some massive fights. Wouldn't Marquez, Pacman and Mayweather now fancy him?
  15. OFFICIAL - David Luiz Joins PSG.

    It's a great example of why his point is meaningless within the larger debate about Luiz's captaincy. But not remotely important to the finer details as to why he will be good or bad. I'm merely dealing with his rhetorical device.
  16. Boxing

    Martin Murray did rather well eh? Martinez did his best to coax him out of his shell but he wasn't having any of it and he might have snuck a win with a stronger finish. Fantastic conditioning for Martinez to finish strongest. But Murray's clearly got a cool head for the big occasion. Into the lion's den last night and was unfazed. Khan went full moron mode again. Lucky to escape with his career last night.
  17. OFFICIAL - David Luiz Joins PSG.

  18. Following Chelsea's Loans

    World record?
  19. Media / Press

    Watch Luiz get targeted by refs towards the end of the season.
  20. Following Chelsea's Loans

    Settle down Dick Van Dyke...
  21. Following Chelsea's Loans

    Marseille, 3 seasons. Did fine.
  22. Following Chelsea's Loans

    Quite right. Lucho Gonzalez is a star in Portugal. Never made it out.
  23. Non Chelsea: Premier League

    Bollocks. Even Tubby's labouring Chelsea team got the better of Utd. 6 weeks with a top manager and a squad capable of playing the fixture list in hand will smash Jose's old points record. Get rid of that c/unt Torres and bring in a top quality replacement, plus a couple of other reliable bodies, and English teams will sh1t themselves watching Oscar, Hazard and Mata passing and dribbling rings round all their hastily parked buses. Nasri and Tevez? Valencia and Young? First class wank of the most insipid kind.
  24. Non Chelsea: Champions League

    Bayern got away with all the **** Barca usually do. And worse **** than we've been absolutely crucified for in the past. Robben's goal was very well finished, but Muller's block was so blatant. That would have been a red card for Drogba, violent conduct. ****ing incredible. **** UEFA, **** the Champions League.
  25. Boxing

    Not sure. And if he can box better, I'm not sure it's by much. Cunningham was the best fighter he's faced, but just way too small by comparison, with none of the concussive punching power of David Haye. He's advertised as having great skills and speed for someone so huge, but that really doesn't mean much when he's still basically lumbering and stiff. Against Chisora he squeaked a decision by fighting a very defensive fight, to me that's what he's going to have to do against any genuinely powerful, quick heavyweights. The Klitschkos? Better athletes, better boxers, heavier hitters. I think they'd beat him up, but it would be interesting to see them working out a fighter who can outreach them and look down at them.