East Lower

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  1. Taking The Pee Out Of Liverpool (For Khobar)

    I was told to type 'gobshite' into the search facility of google maps today and see where it takes you too. Quite appropriate result really 😂 Probably been around for years, but it was new to me.
  2. Clearly a good start to his career here. Defence needs a decision as regards Luiz, for me he's back to the man who lost concentration far too often. I see no reason why AC shouldn't get a chance. One thing he does seem to have a happy knack of is positive, game changing substitutions. Yesterday was the third game in a row where we've won games following his intervention.
  3. Transfer Talk Topic

    Not entirely surprising. ;-)
  4. Transfer Talk Topic

    Some mega bad ones £40m for Bakayoko, £30m+ for Drinkwater plus the most pointless fullback I've seen in Zappacosta is enough gross incompetence in one window to get the bullet. Panzo and the lad who went to Liverpool at the start of the window - another two academy products who'll more than likely have professional careers - but not at the top level. There's no great loss there for us. Thankfully, or so it would appear Marina saw through him.
  5. Transfer Talk Topic

    Very good in fact..........................her first summer transfer window without the interference 'advice' of Mr Emenalo.
  6. Chelsea Finances Thread

    I don't sell £1.5billion assets, however I've sold my home a few times and I got the best possible price for them by having a few interested people, bidding the value up. If it's happening, I would have thought it would be made known in the right circles that he would be open to bids. RA has been a fantastic owner, however even with his vast wealth he may be struggling to keep us at the very top table. Also he's not being treated well by our beloved politicians and he could have had enough or even being instructed to withdraw from the UK. Not scared by it personally, wary but it could prove to be positive (given a committed new owner/s).
  7. Chelsea Finances Thread

    Listening to the radio this morning (Talksport) and Alan Brazil was adamant that he had word from people in the 'City'(probably his man at Barclays HQ) that RA has Chelsea FC up for sale. Haven't seen this mentioned in the forum anywhere, so thought it was worth putting up.
  8. Transfer Talk Topic

    Depends on the fine detail of the loan. Could be that the club still do not have the goalkeeping situation resolved? For instance if Courtois goes and we can't get a replacement within the budget (whatever that might be??) and Willy C has to step us as first choice, we'll need a senior back-up keeper - Eduardo comes back as that perhaps. If not he stays at Vitesse and they pay some or all his wages. Not much ventured financially, insurance policy perhaps?
  9. Official: Chelsea Part Ways With Antonio Conte

    It would be so easy for UEFA to ensure FFP was enforceable, as DWMH states they do not have the will (or balls) to do so. Man City's main sponsor - ETIHAD Airways consistently lose a lot of of money, so much so that most 'real' commercial business's could not sustain them and would go out of business very quickly. They lost $1.87billion on a turnover of $8.36billion in their financial year ending 2016 and expected that position to not improve the next year. They have been accused of massaging their accounts for years and up to recently would not release them for scrutiny. They are continually bankrolled by their nation. Most other football clubs main sponsors have to operate in the real commercial world of profit & loss and have shareholders or private boards of directors to pacify. All UEFA need do is put constraints on sponsors based on profitability of their business and rate of sponsorship based on turnover and profit. Since the FFP rules have been put into place, Chelsea have attempted to operate within these rules, Christian Purslow was interviewed within the last 6 months and stated that RA no longer wanted to keep having to write cheques to cover the financial gaps and hasn't done so for the last threes seasons. Until the oil rich Emerati are made to play by the same rules, there will be the disparity in spending power we see currently.
  10. Taking The Pee Out Of Liverpool (For Khobar)

    They did much the same to our team coach the year they (mistakenly) thought they were going to win the league and we "pi***d on their parade" by beating them 2-0. Saw it with my own eyes. Made the beating of them that much sweeter. That was organised, as was last nights criminal act.
  11. Barcelona 3 Chelsea 0

    Major differences were: The best player in the world plays for them Chelsea v Barcelona games - We generally defend better than they do, they were v.good. Not just the things such as getting blocks on our shots, but did the dirty things, such as the tug back or block in midfield when we did look as though we'd break. The second of their goals was a prime example of our naivety, our defenders tried to nick the ball rather than a 'professional foul' tug, block. Take the yellow (such as Roberto did for them) and we're still only one nil down (plus our keeper hopefully learned a lesson tonight, that he's not as good as his agents hype and he needs to work hard on his weaker areas) Dembele started in this leg, Paulinho didn't. That offered them so much more in an attacking perspective and also from what I saw last night, his work rate backwards is phenomenal. One or two of ours could learn from that For whatever reason, our players seem reluctant to pass the ball to Victor Moses. I've seen that far more this season than last, do they not trust him? Their flicks and tricks are done in and around the penalty box and worked, ours are in midfield and didn't work - note to Mr Hazard and Monsieur Giroud
  12. Chelsea 2 Crystal Palace 1

    Personally I’d do something different, just to freshen us up and try to put their own plans into slight confusion. Kelly and Van-Arnholt are poor defensively when ran at with pace and skill. Go with Hudson-Odoi from the start and get them going backwards. Zaha is still out for them, I think. Their record without him this season is awful. Press and attack, their mindset following their two goal lead surrender against Man Utd could be fragile.
  13. Manchester City 1 Chelsea 0

    See below, you've made it personal by making a comparison to myself. That's exactly what I was referring to and respectfully, you've very little, if in fact any idea how gracious or not I am, or indeed I have regarding yourself and that's why I'd make no personal comparison - being a gracious person. I think he's an unpleasant character, based on all the criteria already laboured. I also think our current position and poor squad dynamics are legacy of his tenure.
  14. Manchester City 1 Chelsea 0

    I've little motive, other than to state a personal view and no other personal interest than that. ME clearly did have personal interest, he was an employee and a position to protect. You have your view on him, based on very few, if any known facts. My view is based on his background as published, his associates, other peoples views (from within football, C. Ancelotti as one, he was also roundly condemned for the interview following JM's sacking) and things that he has said. Fair play to him though, he's probably earned millions of pounds and no-one here or on any other forum I've read, or people in the media could clearly define what he did, other than to repeat the clubs published profile. We're diametrically opposed as to his abilities and character. I'll not venture into any personal comparison as neither of us know enough to make and state an informed opinion.
  15. Manchester City 1 Chelsea 0

    Unless of course those people act in the manner ME did. He deserves to be questioned and his motives examined. In fact I’d welcome a frank exchange of views with him. There’s nowt said here that he’d need to get litigious about. FA was effectively sidelined following that documentary and following that the Kakuta saga. He was then quietly let go. Allerdyce wasn’t offered the England job for years following that programme, when he may have been the natural candidate. He got it when he was almost the last man standing. Then the press went for him and got him.