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Everything posted by paulw66

  1. Champions League 2019/2020

    Didn't you accuse me of dragging Sarri back into discussion on this forum at some point earlier this season?
  2. Transfer Talk Topic

    In truth, you (and none of us) know nothing of exactly what Cech does or doesn't do. To dismiss his role as not critical is pure guesswork
  3. Transfer Talk Topic

    Willian is out of contract. what sort of bargaining chip does that give us? he walks there for nothing.
  4. Transfer Talk Topic

    I don't suppose it will change a thing. The Arsenal players aren't happy. They took a pay cut in the understanding this wouldn't happen
  5. CFCnet 19/20 Awards

  6. Bayern Munich vs Chelsea

    In the league, we conceded 6 goals in the remaining 12 games, and 6 goals in the remaining 7 Europa league ties; so 12 in 19. Next.
  7. Transfer Talk Topic

    I'm not sure how any of that counters what I said. Defending is infinitely easier when you don't move much past the edge of your own area, and your midfield don't go much further. Playing a high possession, high line, pressing game, whilst trying to win 95% of your matches, as opposed to not losing them, and it's a different ball game.
  8. Transfer Talk Topic

    Not so sure personally. Look how deep those two teams play. They set up not to lose, rather than trying to win. Makes life a lot easier as a CB. Can imagine any of their centre backs having the same issues ours have, and am certain ours would look more solid playing for them
  9. VAR and Chelsea

    That's quite astonishing, especially for a closely contested game. You might expect a team who won 6-0 and had 75% possession to maybe commit only 2 fouls all game
  10. Transfer Talk Topic

    I imagine the club will listen to offers for any of the CBs, and the best offers will get sold. They are all dispensible at the right price.
  11. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 1

    We played 3 at the back at the emirates and it worked so poorly, we ditched it after half an hour........then we repeated the trick, this time for the whole game. When Azpi got injured, it was the perfect opportunity to go 4-3-3
  12. VAR and Chelsea

    I have no issue with it. It is not "clear and obvious" What I do have an issue with is that it wasn't even looked at..........when the ball eventually went out, I was waiting for the replays and "VAR checking possible handball"......nothing! It screams that nobody wanted it overturned. I also have an issue of the fact that every 50/50 went to them. Actually, more than that. The Kovacic second yellow was a foul on him, and Pedro getting wiped out on the edge of the box n the last foul. It was so predictable as the game wore on that we were getting nothing.
  13. Bayern Munich vs Chelsea

    Didn't have half their team missing.
  14. Bayern Munich vs Chelsea

    Interesting, cheers
  15. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 1

    I completely agree that for a referee to get his one cup final the year it is behind closed doors is somewhat dissapointing for that person.......BUT....... 1. Why give it to the one who refereed Chelsea v Arsenal in 2017, who incorrectly awarded them a goal and sent a Chelsea player off. There must be plenty of other referees who could have had their second go, but who wasn't Anthony Taylor. 2. Or you give it to a new person this season, and he gets a second go when things are back to normal, and when neither Cheslea or Arsenal are involved.
  16. VAR and Chelsea

    There were no replays in the game. That never happens when VAR check. Extremely suspicious.
  17. Transfer Talk Topic

    Even if he did 2 or 3 seasons, that fills a gap. We could send Brighton a couple of players to sweeten the deal too.
  18. Bayern Munich vs Chelsea

    Hmmmmm not so sure. I am not sure how many youngsters can play - don't they have to be registered?
  19. Media / Press

    Was thinking Newcastle for maximum travel
  20. Media / Press

    PL clubs are going to be thrilled at losing players to this..........Interesting to see how an International boss picks a squad, with no form to speak of.
  21. Bayern Munich vs Chelsea

    What I was going to say. Anyone not 100% fit stays at home We all know. If we had a fully fit squad, including Pulisic and with Kante on top of his game, I'd say go for it. We don't. We are wheeling out the walking wounded. If we pick up more injuries in this one, we face the risk of being in a very dark place for the first league game. The task now is even more improbable than it was before Saturday's injuries. It simply isn't worth it.
  22. Media / Press

    When? We have about 5 weeks from Bayern away to the first PL game. We lost 4 players to muscular injury in 24 hours. I can see next season being similar. Proper steps need to be taken, including scrapping the community shield and league cup. The more I think about it, we should never have restarted. We have massively disrupted 2 seasons, when we could have just ended 1.
  23. Media / Press

    The community shield should be scrapped this year. We play Bayern on the 8th and if we win today, the community shield is 3 weeks later. Farce. In these bizarre times, it would make sense to remove this one unimportant fixture
  24. Media / Press

    I think you'd be sadly disappointed
  25. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 1

    I meant from the way he talked about his affection for Chelsea (something that I think took him by surprise)........this was a player who was at Arsenal from 16 and should really be Arsenal through and through, rather than talking about both eith equal affection.