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Just now, DannyLB said:

Except it is. 

£30m for supposedly one of the best keepers in the world? After what Liverpool just paid for Allison (who is untested in the PL)?

And then who would you be able to reinvest that money in, price-wise, like for like, who's of a similar quality?

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19 minutes ago, Original 21 said:

Quite. Rumour is that Marina botched the Allison deal and is now going down her spreadsheet and has come up with Butland. 

Not surprised at all.

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Martin Lipton: with Abramovich taking a back seat, Chelsea are at a crossroads with Marina in charge, they are in danger of becoming Premier league also rans as Tottenham and Arsenal move ahead of them.

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1 hour ago, OfWolfAndBiggs said:

 

fine him heavily, we should not be held to ransom. 

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13 minutes ago, The Psycho Pianist said:

£30m for supposedly one of the best keepers in the world? After what Liverpool just paid for Allison (who is untested in the PL)?

And then who would you be able to reinvest that money in, price-wise, like for like, who's of a similar quality?

What's better? Losing Courtois for next season and making 30+ mil off of him or losing Courtois for next season (while still keeping him at the club and paying his wages) and getting 0?

 

I understand feeling hard done by him towards us as fans and the club we support but it's better to keep emotions out of it. 

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Why blame Courtois? The Board have known his intentions for a long time and have failed miserably to find an adequate replacement.

Should've been the first deal sorted at the beginning of summer.

Now Marina is scrabbling around again in the bargain basement.

 

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5 minutes ago, DannyLB said:

What's better? Losing Courtois for next season and making 30+ mil off of him or losing Courtois for next season (while still keeping him at the club and paying his wages) and getting 0?

 

I understand feeling hard done by him towards us as fans and the club we support but it's better to keep emotions out of it. 

Indeed. It's going to cost money to replace him whether he leaves now, in January or next summer... we may as well get something back, even if some would prefer he rot on his own for a year!

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23 minutes ago, Gormangorman said:

Martin Lipton: with Abramovich taking a back seat, Chelsea are at a crossroads with Marina in charge, they are in danger of becoming Premier league also rans as Tottenham and Arsenal move ahead of them.

Care to provide a link... or is this yet another one of your made up "quotes"?

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25 minutes ago, Gormangorman said:

Martin Lipton: with Abramovich taking a back seat, Chelsea are at a crossroads with Marina in charge, they are in danger of becoming Premier league also rans as Tottenham and Arsenal move ahead of them.

even Everton are buying this year, never rate their managers though

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I don't think I'd wish a keeper actively not trying on the reserve / youth side , it was bad enough last  year when he decided to stop diving in case he got injured and missed out on Belgium winning the World cup. 

Besides , we've let players "rot" in the reserves before (Bogarde /Malouda) and it doesn't stop it happening again.

Sell him , clear his locker out and DHL it to him .

The very idea that he's using his children as an excuse is laughable , if he was that worried he'd have kept his talent in his pants .

He's a footnote in Chelsea history , a nobody .  We're the mugs for enabling him.

An engaged Willy or a keen Bulka will offer twice the effort than that prat working his ticket .

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