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38 minutes ago, xCELERYx said:

While I've never been huge on Allegri, I appreciate what he's done since joining Juve - including making two champions league finals. He also did win Serie A with AC Milan prior to his stint with Juve. So there has been some success prior at least. 

I'm beginning to think my sarcasm has missed the target!

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jones   

If it is true the board is considering not appealing to CAS, I can understand why and am possibly even pro doing so.

Why?

This squad is going to need an overhaul, and the answer is buying a few and using the loan army/academy to a lagre extent. Both because it is the only viable financial solution and because the talent in the loan army is high, atguably higher than ever. With one summer transfer window 99.9% certain to be banned, which one do we «choose»?

There are several reasons to why this summer transfer window is already broken.

1) Real, Barcelona, Bayern, United will all be very aggressive in the market,  clubs we on most occasions can’t compete with, and it looks to be an even more competitive window than usual 

2) There are no obvious solutions to our main issue at CF (again, given point above how Real is snatching Jovic)

3) The ban has already set us back, because the uncertainty on can we sign/can we not sign has for sure impeded us in both planning and warming up players/agents (we all know most big deals take weeks/months to conclude)

So, will we be able to sign the players we really need this summer? If not, surely taking the ban now and being able to spend next summer is at least an option to consider. 

We also have the opportunity of signing Kovacic (according to reports) and Pulisic is already coming, plus several loan players can actually come in and strengthen us in some positions. It is hence not the worst window to take a ban.

It is a risky move though, because we do not yet know how much the loss of Eden will affect us, and the injuries of RLC and CHO means they will not return until 2020. But right now, with our hands tied, and in need of a rejuvenation and rebuild, I would start the prosess now by integrating the young exciting prospects and then useå next summer to add world class talent from the transfer market.

That would also mean keeping Sarri to get consistency, and then spend money next summer to back the likely new manager then.

Kepa, Willy, Cumming

Azpi, James

Luiz, Christensen, Rudiger, Zouma/Tomori

Emerson, Alonso

Jorginho, Kovacic, Kanté, Ampadu, RLC, Barkley, Mount

Pulisic, Willian, Pedro, CHO

Tammy, Giroud, Batshuayi

If we get some consistency improvement from keeping the manager and most of the squad + Pulisic, Mount, Tammy, Batshuayi can be decent in front of goal, it is not impossible to get CL qualification next year. But regardless I think we should all be prepared for a season of varying performances albeit with some very Interesting Chelsea boys to pay attention to.

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xCELERYx   
1 hour ago, Mark Kelly said:

I'm beginning to think my sarcasm has missed the target!

Now that I've read it back it shows through. Don't be so hard on yourself haha.

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Bison   
15 hours ago, Conte Kante said:

As I said a month or so ago, I reckon Kova will be brought as apprantly we can have him for around £26-30m, which the board will see as a 'value' purchase. Lets face it, that is how we normally run things now. 

Kovacic is not even worth that. That is not value for money.

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Kezza   

Don't get why people are so against Kovacic. If anything Barkley is the one needing to be sold not Kovacic.

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Bison   
11 minutes ago, Kezza said:

Don't get why people are so against Kovacic. If anything Barkley is the one needing to be sold not Kovacic.

They are both bad and should be moved on. I would hate to see either one get any minutes next season.

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I think all in all I'd rather save the Kovacic money , reinstate Van Ginkel in his place and add the saving to  the funds to buy a top player .

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BlueFizz   
18 minutes ago, Bison said:

They are both bad and should be moved on. I would hate to see either one get any minutes next season.

Don’t think either are bad - just not certain starters, and with Jorginho and Kovacic in the side you start with 2/3 players who have zero goal threat. 

I don’t mind either as squadies but think our real need is for midfield starters with goals in them. 

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Kezza   
22 minutes ago, Mark Kelly said:

I think all in all I'd rather save the Kovacic money , reinstate Van Ginkel in his place and add the saving to  the funds to buy a top player .

If Van Ginkel is any good he would have at least made more appearances by now. How many seasons has it been? 4? He's the personification of waste of space and it's not his fault. The club has no proper plans for such players orher than to keep them on loan.

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