Raymond Liu

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About Raymond Liu

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  • Birthday 01/12/1990

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    Chelsea FC
  1. Completely agree with this. Since Chelsea sacked Grant despite reaching CL final and finishing second in Prem by 2 points any new manager that has come in the press have been like vultures waiting on the first signs of trouble to pounce. Media reporting is all about creating a narrative and a story arc and Chelsea to them is 'the club that shoots themselves in the foot by sacking the manager', and fortunately for them we have delivered on this expectation not once, not twice but 7 times since Abramovich took over. As soon as we lost to Arsenal 3-5 in October the press were asking AVB about pressures on his job, how mad is that? A new manager about 12 games into his job that the owner paid £28m to get him into starts being quizzed about his job security after 2 defeats. Sport is the clearest example of self fulfilling prophecies as the top level is based so much on psychology, as soon as questions were raised over AVB the writing was on the door for him. I just don't know who is desperate or crazy enough to take the Chelsea job now apart from apparently one Rafael Benitez.
  2. Surely JT is the only viable candidate for manager job now, he's about the only person in the world the old guard won't try and depose within 3 months
  3. Official: Romelu Lukaku Joins Everton

    The Belgium international, bought from Anderlecht after protracted negotiations albeit always with the future in mind, was not included in a 22-man A-list squad – three short of the permitted 25-man party – submitted to and confirmed by Uefa on Friday. (Guardian article) I think it is very possible the media have got excited over nothing about this as yeah going by Football Manager games under 21s do not need to be submitted in the formal list.
  4. I am using a university network and streams don't work anymore when it had used to. Before streams for matches worked even though p2p software like torrents or Limewire were blocked, now streams don't work anymore but I can still watch live TV or radio streams off the BBC website etc., does anyone know what I can do to circumvent this?
  5. Gael Kakuta

    These things always get toned down after an appeal, let's not forget how much harsher the punishments initially for the match fixing scandal in Italy was. It was meant to be three clubs demoted with Juventus to Serie C, in the end only Juventus was demoted to Serie B.
  6. Gael Kakuta

    I don't know why Chelsea approach all these young players illegally when on most occasions they turn out to be well below first team standard.
  7. Ashley Cole

    I didn't rate him the first season he had here but last season he was phenomenal and all the games this season his level of consistency and fitness has been outstanding. His partnership in a sense with Bosingwa is unrivalled in English football. Now I hope Joe Cole will soon follow suit
  8. Michael Essien

    quote:Originally posted by greenawayI haven't really seen many comments that have moaned because he hasn't scored - I certainly haven't moaned because he hasn't scored. And yes the price tag is nothing to do with him - but it is something to do with the club - they paid £14 million more than Parker and he is not £14 million better. Personally I PREFER Parker which is different to saying Parker is better. Parker was given no time to show what he could do yet we have to give Essien that time??? That doesn't make sense. I think Parker is a more of a "footballer" in terms of ease on the ey, passing ability etc where as Essien is an "athlete". There's no doubt that Parker is better technically, but it seems that brute force wins the day at the moment. Again this is not a moan at Essien or Jose, I've just always been baffled as to what "value added" we're getting for £14 million. Oh and who's been Newcastle's stand out player this year? id="quote"> id="quote">Completely agree with this view point to some extent but I think Parker really wanted to leave, which led to Chelsea selling him. But while he was here he really was not given enough of a chance by Mourinho.
  9. Michael Essien

    quote:Originally posted by greenawayHe's no better than Scott Parker and Parker cost £14 million less and will be an England regular sooner or later id="quote"> id="quote">Parker cost £10million, maybe 14mil euros but not GBP.
  10. New Kits

    This one's for 2 seasons right?
  11. Didier Drogba

    Excellent goal and as for Claudio he was on Bravo at the weekend for Holland v. Italy as well.
  12. New Kits

    The general concensus then is down with the £40 price tag that's the 'RRP', I wonder if anyone ever gets a number of a fringe first team player like Huth or Geremi on them, I've got a Lampard 8 printing myself (very adventurous I know).
  13. New Kits

    I'm one of those who bought before sports soccer reduced all shirts by about £10, now I'm quite annoyed.
  14. New Kits

    quote:Originally posted by IHateLiverpoolAs well as several home shirts from the past 10 seasons, I have last year's away shirt signed by the man JT. Cost me £20 on ebay! The signature looks pretty real, but you can never be too sure though I suppose. id="quote"> id="quote">I never understand how the current kit sells on ebay for about £10 and £30 with signatures from anything ranging from 2 players to the whole first team.
  15. New Kits

    I've become quite interested in this recently, I wonder what everyone's replica shirt is like? I.e. do you have a number? Premier League or CL patches? Where did you get it from and at what price? Hope no one finds my interest weird.