Max Fowler

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  • Birthday 01/04/1993

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    Chelsea FC
  1. Chelsea 0 Sevilla 0

    No surprises some still have nothing better to do than come on here and complain. Solid performance against a really good side. Thiago Silva and Mendy make a huge difference. Not sure Zouma has enough ability to cut out the mistakes. They looked fitter than us and we weren't so fluid going forward. We clearly focused on defending better. Happy with the performance and result!
  2. Transfer Talk Topic

    I'm much more comfortable getting Eto'o on the cheap than Cavani for £50 million. There is more comparison to be drawn between Shevchenko / Torres and the latter deal than the former.
  3. Transfer Talk Topic

    Unfortunately the Rooney deal most probably will come down to two not unrelated factors: 1) United's failure to add real quality to the squad that will adequately replace Rooney. 2) United's unwillingness to show weakness in the face of adversity from a rival club. If Moyes could bring in a marquee signing like Fabregas or Ronaldo you'd feel the Rooney deal was ours, as that type of player would be seen as a step-up from an unhappy Rooney. Equally, If they'd gone down the City route and invested heavily in a number of close-to-proven players from abroad, they could argue for a changing of the guard. Numbers talk, which is why City are seen as such a big threat this season. What I fear may happen is Moyes may secure a few squad players, ala Fellaini and Baines, and the club may feel that keeping Rooney may (for the above two reasons) be unavoidable.
  4. Transfer Talk Topic

    It would be a completely different signing. At 5-10 million, Eto'o is far more low risk. Whilst wages may well prove a sticking point, I doubt there's any assumption in the club that he would be anything more than a 1-2 year signing depending on performance levels. I'd personally rather we sign Eto'o as somewhat of a stop-gap than had paid way over the odds for a player like Cavani. He'd surely have to take a pay cut though. Although I confess I have no idea how good Eto'o still is...
  5. Yeah, I don't get it either. If we're operating by the previous 'two for every position' mentality, then we only need two AMs, and that's assuming we even play 4-2-3-1, and not 4-3-3 as expected. I'd be more concerned about CM, where I still think we lack a De Rossi type player. Perhaps Essien can step up.
  6. Official: Chelsea Sack Di Matteo

    Well if Roman's ignorant enough to think that anybody could have done a better job than Di Matteo since he's been here, then he shouldn't be running the club anyway. That notion is more distressing than that of hiring Benitez as a stop-gap. If he really thinks that Benitez has the qualifications to deliver exciting, trophy-winning football in the long term then he really isn't himself knowledgable enough to run a football club.
  7. Official: Chelsea Sack Di Matteo

    It says a lot about our fanbase that so many consider Roman to be a bigger Chelsea legend than Di Matteo. It's the managers, players and fans that make this sport great - the people directly involved in on-field matters that give us our strongest emotional experiences. Unfortunately Roman only seems to care, in a mildly homoerotic way, about the players, who have all the power in the world whilst the men alongside them fall. When will one of the players speak up against the sacking? They nearly all tweet now, its not good enough to just carelessly say "we'll get on with the job" again.
  8. Official: Chelsea Sack Di Matteo

    You've actually touched on an important point there, through your idiocy. When Chelsea fans talk about Roman they always say, "Where would we be now had he not taken over?". No-one is arguing that we are in a better position now because of him. What so many people incorrectly assume is that if Roman left now, all our success, our infrastructure and his legacy as a whole would just vanish. Not true. If Roman wanted out he could sell us in a minute to some billionaire who'd hopefully do a better job than the current fool in charge. Look at Man City. Of course we owe Roman a lot, but it doesn't mean he can do what he likes without being held accountable. We're always told of "the people around Roman" being a bad influence, as if secretly he's an extremely patient and considerate man. Twaddle. He's a billionaire whose clearly quite used to doing what he wants. Here's what it will achieve: 1) Let Roman know he can't do what he wants. 2) If sustained, it will get Benitez sacked quicker, which, if he's appointed, should be a major goal for any Chelsea fan this season. No, I'm saying that Torres is almost certainly a factor in the appointment of Benitez. Why else would he go for such an unpopular figure? Why not just get another Di Matteo in who will undoubtedly cost less?
  9. Official: Chelsea Sack Di Matteo

    If Benitez gets the job then we need to organise some sort of mass protest a la Steve Kean / Venkys at Blackburn. Sacking RDM is bad enough, but to get the one person that is blatantly obvious we really could not bear to have at the Bridge shows that our opinions don't matter one bit. If Benitez is just going to keep the seat warm for Guardiola then why not just leave RDM in charge until the end of the season? The only obvious reason is Torres, but Sheva was dearer to Roman's heart and didn't ever get a manager change especially for him. Crazy day. So many questions and only one way to answer them: "**** off Benitez / Abramovich, you're not welcome here"
  10. Victor Moses (On Loan: 2013-2014)

    What's interesting about the comparison is that Moses has had a relatively similar amount of Premier League appearances under his belt (72) to Valencia when he joined United (84). I had previously thought Valencia to be far more experienced, and it's impressive how quickly Moses has become an established Premier League player. (Valencia was 24 when he joined United)
  11. I agree. Its become pretty clear that whatever happens we'll have to move further from the Bridge than we'd like, but the Battersea plan sounded pretty exciting with the huge single-tier stand and keeping the four chimneys. Considering how persuasive Roman was in getting Hazard to the club you'd have thought if he was fully behind the Battersea move then it'd have happened, but then again I know naff all about property and / or the company that pipped us to the post.
  12. Official: Eden Hazard Departs For Real Madrid

    Oh please, just because Drogba wasn't finished as a big game player doesn't mean he was ever going to be a 20+ goal a season man again. Did saved our season and undoubtedly leaves as a legend but its time to move on - time to give Torres one last chance. He'll have the service, he'll have the first team to himself, and he'll have Drogba off his back. No excuses, time for Nando to shine.
  13. Official: Eden Hazard Departs For Real Madrid

    Clearly Hazard has internally made up his mind to go to Chelsea. That's the main thing. It may take some time to iron out the kinks in his contract and the settlement to Lille, as per.
  14. Official: Eden Hazard Departs For Real Madrid

    Who knows whether that is because of our camp's priorities or his. One of the sweetest parts of the Hazard deal is that we've beaten United and City to him. All the guff in the media recently about the power moving to Manchester and particularly City has been getting right on my tits. "City will dominate the Premier League for the next decade" - Guess who's back boys!
  15. Didier Drogba

    Gutted he's leaving - we should've given him a new two year deal. It's the very least he deserved for all he's done for us this season and before.