Rachel Harris

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  • Birthday 10/02/1982

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    Farnborough, UK
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    Chelsea, Jose Mourinho, films, shopping, friends, travelling...

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  1. Happy Birthday, Rachel!

  2. Didier Drogba

    Apart from the odd one, they've always been awful!
  3. Didier Drogba

    Is that right? According to BBC Rooney is also nominated (for young and the normal award) which means Man Utd have 4 players! I would've though Essien should've been one of the candidates really, but here's hoping Drogba gets it Edit: Just as I write that BBC change their article, it seems Rooney was an error and only nominated for young player of the year (I thought it was odd having 7 nominees)
  4. Good to see you back on the board, Rachel! :)

  5. Ashley Cole

    I agree with the comments about the books, when they've retired or are reaching the end of their career, fair enough, but when you're in your early 20s! Normally I don't even read the serialisations, I couldn't care less about these things, but (sadly) I was hoping to see nasty things said about Arsenal which provides some interest (for me). I'm wondering who Ashley Cole is hoping will buy his book. Certainly not Arsenal fans, and I'm not sure that he's won over enough Chelsea fans. All the interesting parts will be in the papers anyway.
  6. Ashley Cole

    What I've read hasn't really endeared me to him http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/t...nal/5333884.stm Not much of a surprise I guess
  7. Ashley Cole

    I heard on SSN that Cole wasn't included in the season squad photo. Not sure what this means. Either Arsenal will decide to accept our offer (I assume we will not increase it), sell him to another club (Real?) or he sits on his bum all season...
  8. New Kits

    I have to say I am really disappointed with the womens size shirt. I don't mean to whinge but... Its nothing like the actual shirt, and its so short comes up to just below my belly button. Some might say making womens sizes is stupid, but its like getting a smaller kids shirt for a child, you still want the same shirt, just made to fit the body. Why change the style? It looks like a fake cheap t-shirt. I wouldn't be so annoyed but when you pay £50 for something you have hopes it might actually be nice.
  9. New Kits

    Does the Fulham kit have little holes for the thumbs? It looks a bit odd... And I agree, the collar on the Liverpool kit looks awful, like an unzipped jacket collar or something. Glad Adidas gave that a miss for our kit.
  10. New Kits

    You didn't include Man Utds kit which is quite different from their old one. I quite like the simplicity, but the badge is awful (also didn't know they were sponsored by AIG) http://www.kitbag.com/stores/manutd/produc...spx?selector=56
  11. New Kits

    I can't see any mention of womens sizes on there, how annoying. I know Adidas make them and I can't see why they wouldn't sell them as I think they were popular last season. Its such a pain as none of the shops ever sell womens sizes so the Megastore is my only hope!
  12. Didier Drogba

    Ok, had to go out to get a baguette so decided to get the paper too! Here's the full article in todays l'Equipe The English tabloids are marvellous: yesterday, The Sun, the paper with the biggest circulation in Britain, attributed the following to Drogba "I want to quit Chelsea and go to another big Champions League club. AC Milan really interest me". Big surprise that when this article appeared, the striker was with the Ivory coast squad in Vittel (French town)"I never spoke with The Sun and never said that to any journalist. These quotes have been completely made up". However, DD isn't hiding his feelings: after two years at Chelsea - and 4 trophies - he admits his discomfort which was also expressed a year ago "I am not happy" he admits "In two seasons I have never been able to show my true potential. At Chelsea the top scorer is a midfielder which shows a problem somewhere. Be careful that things are clear: I am very much aware Lampard is a great player, but it isn't normal that Crespo or myself score less" Scorer of 16 goals in 05/06, the number 15 has however finished top in another table: that of assists (11). "Its without a doubt flattering, but I wasn't signed for that. I have nothing against working and to make sacrifices for the team, on the contrary. I've always done it, at Guingamp and Marseilles, but now I am really frustrated" During these last few months, Drogba has also had to put up with the debate about him in the English press, who often label him as a serial diver. He was also shocked by the boos and whistling of his own fans at Stamford Bridge during the victory over Man City, against whom he scored the 2 goals. With both Gallas, almost at AC Milan, and Drogba, could Chelsea be about to lose two major players? "It doesn't depend on me. I still have two years left on my contract, I haven't received any offers and I dont know anything about the intentions of the club with regard to my position" At the least he knows that JM is his most fervent defender "Didier is a key player at Chelsea. When we go into battle every weekend, we take with ourselves a Drogba, not poets" [NB I literally translated this last bit as I am not sure what he meant!] the Portuguese has often repeated. The latter has no intention of letting him go, aware that there aren't 5 strikers in the world capable of sacrificing themselves to his method and to defending with so much determination as soon as the ball is lost. On the otherhand, Peter Kenyon, not always on the same wavelength as JM, would rather have the intention of reforming the old partnership of Shevchenko and Crespo, with the blessing of RA, personal friend of the Ukranian. Could he be thinking about using Drogba (and Gallas too?) as part of an exchange for Shevchenko? Having snatched Drogba from OM for €33m in 2004, Chelsea would obviously not sell him off cheaply and even if they decided to let him leave, it would still be necessary to find a club capable of paying one of the top twenty earners in the Premiership (€380k a month, not including bonuses, according to the Sunday Times). In all likeliness nothing will be decided before the end of the WC, after which, in the case of a big performance with the Ivory Coast, the value of DD could once again be on the up. And then there is also a little bit about Lyon being interested which I'll summarise: And if Lyon were to have the opportunity to attract Drogba once again? Currently looking for a top striker they've already looked into the Ivory Coast striker and Pauleta amongst others... Aulas has always wanted Drogba and tried for him in 2003... Not at ease at Chelsea DD would not necessarily be against a return to France. Asked yesterday about the 4 times French Champions he admitted "Its a club who win and who I like, a structured club, but it isn't the club with which I am under contract" ... JM quickly reacted to the article in the Sun saying he couldn't go... JM took the same stance with Gallas.... Concerning Shevchenko Mourinho admitted "We'd like to have him, but he's a Milan player. He's under contract and so Milan have all the power over him as we do with Drogba"
  13. Didier Drogba

    quote:Originally posted by Grahame FendleThanks, Frad, but I don't think that's the right one. That interview claims Didiers comments were attributed to The Sun, which he's subsequently denied. id="quote"> id="quote">No it says that he refutes speaking with them. It's just a brief summary of the full interview which is only available in the paper version
  14. Didier Drogba

    quote:Originally posted by frad>Don't suppose anyone has the original interview, do they? http://equipe.fr/Football/20060520_101505Dev.html Hardly understand it though. id="quote"> id="quote">I just translated it: Didier Drogba has the blues. The striker is no longer hiding his discomfort. In Saturdays L'Equipe the striker declares "In two seasons, I have never been able to show my potential" The man with 16 goals this season however refutes the fact he spoke with the tabloid "The Sun" who claimed he said the following "I want to quit Chelsea and go to another big Champions League club. AC Milan interest me" The rift is open nevertheless and little more would be needed for Jean-Michel Aulas, the Lyon president, to try once again to get Drogba having missed his target in 2003. Drogba instead opted for Marseille. If he does not seem against a return to France, his coach and mentor, JM, is not of the same opinion. At least, or with regard to his contract, because if the Portuguese strategist has foreseen that his striker is "non-transferable" and that he has "no chance of leaving", the rumour concerning the arrival of Shevchenko, close friend of RA and who could be partnered with Hernan Crespo, seems to be getting louder. The debate could keep going on as a good WC for the Ivory Coast would significantly increase the price of their star player. Doesn't add a huge amount as Grahame pretty much said it all though except as predicted he didn't speak to the Sun. I can't be bothered to go out to get the paper with the full article, but if anyone has the full version I'll be happy to translate it
  15. Didier Drogba

    What a load of absolute poo.