Droy was my hero

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  1. 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!
  2. Premier League Run In - 2020/21

    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!
  3. Chelsea 0 Leicester City 1

    One would hope so.
  4. 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.
  5. Premier League Run In - 2020/21

    Where were we a week ago?
  6. Chelsea 0 Leicester City 1

    Highlighting this as just one a many similar posts by many posters. You'd think that no club ever decided to give their No2 keeper a full cup run. Or is they ever did they'd always snatch it off him by Semi final stage. Yet clubs do it all the time. It is pefectly normal. What would really be a ****** thing to do is go back on a promise. But hey - this is all about Lampard so we can ignore normal football.
  7. I'm guessing you mean across the forum, rather than this particular thread. There is still a big hangover of loyalty to SFL. Hatred of those deemed to have betrayed him: Rudiger, Jorginho, Kepa and Werner. And a desperate need to find reasons to confirm these feelings. I really don't expect it to go away for a long time. Some people still moan about CA being sacked on 71 points. Maybe live attendances at the Bridge will help.
  8. Premier League Run In - 2020/21

    No - there is a scouting team that took over from Conte. I have no idea who they are. But I do know that all 9 bought since Conte are in the first 15 or 16 members of the squad with all but Kovacic starting a game in the last week. And of the 12 that were bought under Kante only 3 are that close to the first team (Kante, Alonso and Rudiger). 2 let go cheaply, 5 still out on loan with no prospect of a return and us probably covering much of their wages, and 2 very much on the fringes on the squad (though still impressively playing international football for Italy and France). So we don't need to know their name to know they exist and are doing excellently.
  9. Premier League Run In - 2020/21

    Not sure what that means. Any business decision is based on the club's internal estimates of a players worth. Which in turn is generated by the scouting team. I don't see Drinkwater getting a new contract just to give the club the cards.
  10. Premier League Run In - 2020/21

    No it tells you that some highly qualified members of the scouting team think very differently to you. Even for you, Ham, this is pretty imaginative to fit the facts to the opinions.
  11. Chelsea 0 Leicester City 1

    The tweet was sept 2020. It is very unlikely he still holds the record.
  12. Chelsea 0 Leicester City 1

    I think we all know why people are going back to blaming Kepa. And now people are finding a way to blame Jorginho. But the reason has gone, and he ain't coming back, at least not for a very long time. On the hand ball about 10 or 15 mins earlier I thought there was a similar handball given by the ref against one of our defenders. The ball bounced from knee to hand by accident. Is it now the case that accidental handball is an offence if seen by the ref but not if seen by VAR? That would be weird (but not surprising). Of all the VAR idiocies, the easiest one to predict was that calls judged to the nearest millimetre by VAR were going to be more controversial than calls judged by a linesman who should give benefit of doubt to the attacker.
  13. Chelsea 0 Leicester City 1

    Not read the thread - except the last 3 pages and some idiot replies to my earlier comments. I see people are yet again claiming everyone saves shots at pace into the top corner. I wonder that anyone scores from distance at all. If Lampard were still manager he'd never have picked Kepa, Tammy would still be CF, and everything would be wonderful. Once again live by the narrow 1-goal victory in tight low scoring games, die by the narrow 1-goal loss. But don't complain unless you credit some of the wins to luck. Well quite - that is why we have the VAR we have. It is designed not to improve decision making or to remove bias. It is designed specifically to counter charges against refs of bias and poor decisions. The concept of "obvious error" gives the whole game away. The risk of historic ref bias was that a ref could make a complete arse of himself if he let his bias get out of hand. But with VAR he can make all the minor biased calls he wants knowing he'll be bailed out if he makes a biggie. Perfect. TheChels: Tammy signed a new contract on July 4th 2017 which is set to expire at the end of the 2022-23 season after his performances in the 2019-20 season triggered an additional year and a pay rise. I can imagine he might feel a bit cheated by this, as breaking into the England team and being first choice striker for a CL team usually allows you to renegotiate a much better contract. He is still on the contract he signed at 19 playing in the championship and extended till he is nearly 25. So a prime target to be tapped up, and I can't blame him.
  14. Chelsea 0 Leicester City 1

    You keep making luddite comments about xG. Just ignore the topic. You'll end up like that bloke who was making w*** jokes about me for a month.
  15. Chelsea 0 Leicester City 1

    Not dreadful - we had a few chances to score, and it isn't the big cup for us anymore. Didn't mind most of the reffing, and will even accept the VAR offside (though the Leicester handball for their goal was a bit naughty - "obvious error" is basically a gift for a biased VAR team). But 5 mins of extra time? There should have been at least 8, and another minute for the stoppages during it (he gave 4 secs)