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  2. Chelsea 0 Leicester City 1

    It's only all about Lampard for you, Droy. I actually pity you.
  3. Premier League Run In - 2020/21

    Sorry this is nuts. It has been pretty good since Conte and not so bad under Conte. I'm happy to equate that with us not being a threat, but to say we have been hard done by in any season since is just untrue Over the past 20 years I have been one of the biggest conspiracy theorists about refs out to get us. A lot changed after the Clattenburg Spurs game. I'm pretty sure a lot happened behind the scenes that we will never be told about. Not just him suddenly retiring early. Ask Ziyech what he things about refs and Chelsea!
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    Europa League ain't that bad tbh..
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    At first when VAR came in I was glad, no more getting fked over by refs. No more Barcelona 09, or Rio kicking J.Cole in the head in the final in 08. If people haven't seen that one, that was a 99% penalty at 88 min or so. But someone here warned us all how they will use VAR. Its another tool against us, and with so many bad decisions against us I can't just believe anything other than there is a small agenda against us. How come the rules are so clear, still we have Leicester goal who stood. Werner offside against pool when the frame used here and yesterday was totaly wrong. We are not as good as we were, no mentality and determination but cmon, can we please get a fair shot from the ref? not this 60-50 favouring the oppo all the time. It makes me wanna quit football...
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    Patently untrue. It has been a constant, bar one or two memorable decisions (Memorable to the media, oppo fans and PGMOL).
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    The pic you showed had yellow and blue lines. The blue lines were parallel if printed on paper. The yellow lines weren't. But if you need to adjust for the effect of perspective, with distances on the far side of the pitch being shorter in print version than distances on the near side. I reckon the yellow lines were accurate and the blue ones misleading. I meant to comment on this at the time. We had a very good run for a couple of seasons or more until the last few weeks with a lot of decisions seeming to go our way. If they are going against us now, at least we know that we are threatening to win stuff!
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    Flattering to decieve.....
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    The problem is , if you dare complain about the bias to a media outlet you get laughed at and they deny it even though it's blatant . Quite often in the past I've pointed out the evidence and been accused of paranoia on these pages . Over the last few days we've seen: A fudging of the handball law that cost us a goal The disallowing of an equaliser in a game we'd dominated for a marginal offside where the VAR lines were not straight . Our nemesis Liverpool handed a free kick by a Liverpudlian referee when it should have been a drop ball from which they scored the equaliser . WBA scoring a legitimate winning goal and the Liverpudlian referee ruling it offside for interfering with play by blocking the view of a goalkeeper static on his line from 6 feet away . The scoring of a winning goal by the Liverpool keeper after play was held up to allow him to saunter up field and the kick was taken even though time was up as the Liverpudlian referee didn't blow up on time . Now in a game that we have to win to stop Liverpool winning we are given the same Liverpudlian referee despite clearly being at best inept or at worst corrupt . To top it off VAR that day will be being operated by the referee who completely missed the hand to ball handball for us in the previous game leading to us being denied a penalty that would have equalised against a side who'd had one shot on target all game , leading to Tuchel ambushing the said ref as he tried to leave the ground gesticulating at his hand and mining hand to ball movements , I bet he can't wait to right a wrong . Being paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you .
  11. Chelsea 0 Leicester City 1

    One would hope so.
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    Agree with all of this, but in fairness to Wenger’s Arsenal, they generally did have the potential to play aggressive, fast, exhilarating, high octane football at various points in the season. Risk sure, but when it clicked, it was brilliant. The speed of our build up a lot of the time would make a tortoise look like Usain Bolt. Kanté aside (and he doesn’t pose a goal threat), have we really got anyone that possesses energy and vibrancy to get everyone going? Or drags the team along with them? I don’t think we have anyone that does anything like that with any regularity. Mount tries, but even he’s been missing sitters of late. Hopefully one or two of the newer players can play up to a live crowd when we have fuller stadiums, but I’m more inclined to think they’ll be shirking the fans rather than making them love what they’re doing.
  13. Chelsea vs Leicester City

    If it were three that would be a record low for me for the last 6 years. I'd be happy if Gilmour, Tammy, Emerson and Giroud were playing elsewhere last season, but only in their own interest. The club has been paying all season to keep half a dozen players away from Cobham and the current lot are as good as we have had since 2013/14.
  14. Chelsea 0 Leicester City 1

    F*** me, everyone one of those were surely written by a PR person.
  15. Chelsea vs Leicester City

    Amazing how quickly this team are capable of turning the mood. A week ago, I felt reasonable optimism, thought we’d win yesterday and we had a better chance than most are giving us in the CL final. Fast forward seven days + two shockers and I’m as annoyed with a lot of these players as I was in January, have been fuming 24 hours plus about the Cup Final and can’t say I’d be surprised if we lost all three of the remaining games (or worse two draws this week and come up just short in the Final). Either way, I can think of at least three players in the squad I’d joyfully see gone and another handful I genuinely could care less if they’re here next season. I’d like to say I won’t be watching, but what else do I have to do? The freshly-cancelled NowTV pass has 24 days left on it and I’ve not managed to get up the list for a vaccination appointment as yet. I hope they can produce the goods over the next 13 days as we all do, but can’t help think it’s more likely we’ll get vinegar rather than Sauvignon Blanc. Sigh. We’re in for a torrid fortnight aren’t we.
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    Where were we a week ago?
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    We are definitely a bit wimpy these days. Since Sarri we have definitely resembled Wenger's Arse in a lot of ways. Lots of lightweight players, who want to play pretty football and put up as much resistance as a wet paper bag when the pressure is on. The 8/11 loss rate in finals is pretty shocking; even if I was kind of aware of it. As for the squad, we really need to bulk it up a bit in regards to its physical size. I was saying the other day, all our CM's are funsized. Why are we virtually the only top side in Europe with no physically imposing CM? Then there is the forward line, which is also lightweight. Ok, Kai and Tammy are 6'2/3, but they're built like bean stalks. Giroud is really the only one built like you would want a No.9 in the PL and he is off as it is in the Summer. There is quite a bit of potential in the squad but we need to sort out how wimpy we are. I reckon if you weighed our first 18 we would have to be in the bottom quarter of the league.
  18. Chelsea 0 Leicester City 1

    At least the PR people are pleased to have us back , which is nice .
  19. Chelsea 0 Leicester City 1

    They don't even pretend to speak from the heart;
  20. Premier League Run In - 2020/21

    I have no choice but TV and am grateful I have the options but I usually turn the commentary off and don't watch the "pundits". I used to watch Sky Sports News here to keep up with things at home but that is so biased and self satisfied that I don't bother anymore.
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    Agree about the tv.
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    Funny you say that as I’ve been feeling that way for a few years now and reading responses here it seems I’m not the only one. I sometimes feel myself hating the modern game, especially the control that the tv companies have, most probably because their influence is usually at our expense. The bias is so blatant now that I can’t watch games with the sound on. In fact I cancelled my sly sports and bt subscriptions 4 or 5 years ago as refused to pay for it. I now watch on my iPad with a friends login to an app. VAR has taken this to another level, it was bad enough getting screwed by a ref a few times a season but now it feels like it happens all the time. What has kept me going is that I love going to the Bridge and the day out of pre and post match beers with mates etc. That of course has stopped in the last year, so it has made me think about what I get out of it. Add to that the ridiculous money in the game and the greed of clubs, agents and players, the corrupt organisations fa, uefa and fifa, there really isn’t too much to like about the game. I sometimes wonder if I would be happier following a lower level club, cheaper and easier to get tickets, no VAR screwing you all the time, not getting constantly bashed by a biased media. The reality is I will probably go back to games as soon as I can get tickets, but I can’t ever see me watching it regularly on tv ever again, I absolutely hate the televised product.
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    Echoing a lot of my feelings..I got so much from the game in general and such a sense of identity as a youngster from Chelsea. A (mis) quote from a top ex-pro I spent a lot of time with.."It's the aftergame stuff you remember rather than individual games"...the tread mill syndrom I suspect...especially now with game following game every few days....hard now to identify with the players...JT DD PC etc were "ours"....same can be said for many players over the
  24. Chelsea Women

    Not sure there was any real possibility of starting the first half like this; Barca haven't hit the flanks anything like as hard this half because they haven't had to. I hadn't realised both our FBs were makeshift. Feel really quite sad for Carter and Leupolz, they have both been made to look like they play different sports. Loads of opportunities, in both halves, to get a goal or two if only for a little dignity.
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    If only they'd started the game like this. Think the occasion got to them. They should've had a penalty given how soft Barcelona's one was
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    I think there's been a lot about following football, especially a big PL side, over the last 18 months that feels pretty alienating. If you can't be at games and can't prop the idea that you're part of something, I think it's pretty natural to start to wonder what you get out of it at all. I renewed my season ticket yesterday. I still did it, but I genuinely did think about it; two seasons ago I'd have been in the online virtual waiting room minutes after finding out renewals were open. It sounds awful and a bit entitled, but a big part of my decision was genuinely not being sure what I'd do with myself and a fear of losing a sense of self if I didn't go to football more than a passion for being there.
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    I agree with so much of this, sadly.
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