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  1. Ashley Cole

    Wenger's attitude must do wonders for team morale. To know the manager regards the players as strictly commodities that will be dictated to and dealt with accordingly has got to be a huge incentive to sign/re-sign with the Gooners.
  2. Ashley Cole

    quote:Originally posted by andyhI think we need to bid over 20mill in order for Arsenal to even think about exepting the offer. id="quote"> id="quote">He apparently had a 16 million buy out clause put in his latest contract signed last year.
  3. Ashley Cole

    In a World Cup seemingly devoid of one top quality defensive LB Ashley Cole is probably as good as any I've seen during the tournament. Certainly better than Del Horno but not better than Bridge in anything like his best form IMO.
  4. Chelsea Finances Thread

    It's amusing to me that, 8 pages on, some Chelsea fans still feel they have to justify their club to a bunch of trolling oppo "fans", just about all of the red variety, who clearly survive on a diet of hard cheese and sour grapes. Is there a reason we dont get this continual garbage from fans of the "lesser" clubs, but rather always from the fans of clubs who were happy to be the dominant force(s) but clearly can't accept that times change? We wont be on top always and forever, but this is our time, get used to it.
  5. Didier Drogba

    quote:Originally posted by weepingdevilHeinze warned his teammates about the danger of letting Drogba loose. id="quote"> id="quote">"Who let the Drogs out".....
  6. Chelsea Finances Thread

    For a start, Arsenal have a history of rarely disclosing the transfer fees they pay. Or of disclosing "other monies" spent or "loaned" to a club in Belgium it seems. In fact, Arsenal have been very active in the transfer market for many years, which is why there is so little home-grown product, and/or English talent in their squad. Another reason why there is so little home-grown product MIGHT be that it'd be cheaper to set up a "supermarket" for African players by "buying" a Belgian club?. Must have been spending money somewhere there. And plenty of it. Fair bit being spent in Belgium so I hear. Does it take the shine off their Champions League exploits for Arsenal fans d'ya think? Wenger's moral high ground looks a little shaky all of a sudden.
  7. Gianfranco Zola

    quote:Originally posted by My Blood Is BlueFor me he is THE greatest foreign import to the Premier League, not just because of his amazing talent, but the way he went about his business on and off the pitch was a credit to himself, the club and the premiership. id="quote"> id="quote">While Zola was certainly a great credit to himself, the club, the PL and his country with his conduct on and off the field, I think Henry has to take the title of THE greatest foreign import to the PL to date. Zola may have been THE best at the time, but Henry has surely surpassed even the little magician.
  8. Gianfranco Zola

    quote:Originally posted by BluEbOy90>The one he scored in the semi-final against Wimbledon wasn't too bad either... Was that the one where he sort of backheeled it on the edge of the box and then run on to it and scored? id="quote"> id="quote">His best goal for us IMO. Came at a time when such skills were unheard of in England. there's no doubt the likes of Zola, Bergkamp etc raised the bar in terms of skill on the ball, the PL is al the better for them having being part of it. Best Chelsea player I have ever seen by far.
  9. Didier Drogba

    Yes Cahill was booked, but the five or six other villa players who went over the hoarding to celebrate with him weren't. So it's obviously only the goalscorer doing it that's a problem according to the refs.
  10. Didier Drogba

    quote:Originally posted by SebIs it just me or is the team coming together finally, but too late in the season. id="quote"> id="quote">Too late in the season? For what? Premier League Champions again and F.A Cup semi finalists and potential double winners! Some people are VERY hard to please.
  11. Michael Essien

    Quality signing who will get even better next year IMO. I DO believe the media hate campaign took a toll, it's still mentioned every game that he "got away" with bad challenges FFS. However he's looked back to his early season form recently and gives us a real physical presence in midfield as well as now getting into good scoring positions on a regular basis. He may be a bit wayward with his shooting and heading atm, but if he keeps getting into the right spot the goals will come. Is there a better midfield three in the country than Maka, Lamps and Essien? Not IMO.
  12. Ashley Cole

    If it's possible, he actually seems to be getting worse with each game!! I particularly liked the look of sheer panic as he looked up after he'd clattered one of the Everton players on the sideline. That and sitting on his a*se when trying to jockey opposing players into the corner. If Carvalho is that far out of favour it's got to be Ferreira at LB for those two games surely. To concede only one goal recently with Del Horno at LB is a bloody miracle in itself. I'm not hopeful the trend will continue in the next two games.
  13. Ashley Cole

    quote:Originally posted by Droy was my heroDel Boy of course is a mistake - he looks the part until opponents run into the box and he ignores them. id="quote"> id="quote">I wouldn't go as far as to say he looks the part at any stage. He's totally out of place in this team. He'd make Graham Wilkins look class. God help us if Ronaldo gets to run at him, has goal and/or red card written all over it.
  14. Ashley Cole

    quote:Originally posted by Original 21We have all that money and instead of buying the best we go for the second-rate. id="quote"> id="quote">Second rate? You've a higher opinion of him than I do then!
  15. Didier Drogba

    quote:Originally posted by basoleGreat perfomance, and if he continues like that then no one will call him names again. BUT IF he goes back to his donkey touches, it will be pointed out too. id="quote"> id="quote">Basole he still had some "donkey touches" as you call them. Ran the ball out at least a couple of times when trying to beat players, but he also won some important balls that looked lost causes, created panic whenever the ball came in his direction, set up two goals, worked his backside off up and down the field and didn't go to ground even when he could have been excused for doing so. His "donkey touches" were far outweighed by the rest of his performance, funny how they went seemingly un-noticed all of a sudden.