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  2. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    In the long run, of course. Playing as backup here and there (Nagelsmann might even just play both him and Werner together) for 6 months is hardly gonna be an issue.
  3. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    Haaland already said he will only move to a club who can guaranteed him a starter place. If Leipzig decide to buy him in Jan, they would definitely sell Werner.
  4. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    Leipzig are likely planning ahead for the inevitable departure of Werner. But they have no reason to sell in January when (a) they are still in all competitions (unlikely they will win the Champions League but still), (b) they have a good chance to win the Bundesliga and (c) "use" Werner to give Haaland time to settle into the team. Furthermore, the European Championship is coming up next summer. Why would Werner risk throwing away all the momentum and good work he's done this season to move in January and not getting selected for the tournament? IIRC, he spoke something about this recently. Unless he's guaranteed a first team place - ahead of Abraham for example (I doubt it) - he won't move next month. He's comfortable where he is at the moment at Leipzig, starting week in week out and scoring for fun. If anything, a club may try to do a Pulisic-type deal for Werner in January.
  5. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    Very possible since Haaland has a release clause around £21.2 million.
  6. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    Well, yeah but I doubt it'll be in January.
  7. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    If Haaland goes to Leipzig, i'm almost 100% sure Leipzig would sell Werner.
  8. Today
  9. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    Werner available in January? Says who?
  10. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2866684-salzburg-director-confirms-erling-haaland-transfer-talks-with-dortmund-leipzig Salzburg's sporting director has confirmed Haaland has held talks with both Dortmund and Leipzig for January move. If Haaland goes to Leipzig, Werner would be available to buy in Jan.
  11. Timo Werner

    So far Werner already had 20 goals and 9 assists from all competitions. 15 goals and 5 assists in Bundesliga, 3 goals and 1 assists in CL, 2 goals and 3 assists in DFB-Pokal.
  12. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    But he has also mentioned numerous times about having balance in the squad, which could mean he's wary of playing too many young players in the squad.
  13. Politics & Stuff

    THE ELECTION RESULT A big win for Boris but the non-brexit parties polled over 50% Brexit is on however and it will ruin Britain for sure. But what I don't understand about the opposition is why all this tribalism when Johnson was the common great enemy ? They could have arranged everything re. tactical voting among themsleves. and in this way no one would lose a seat he was close to winning ! FPTP works that way. Could Johnson have won if there was 100% tactical voting ? The final party pecentages indicate otherwise. It is perhaps mathematically possible -like with Trump and Hillary Clinton- but it looks to me extremely improbable. After all, neither Labour nor the Liberals were anywhere near absolute majority and both were supposed to be looking forward to a post-election pact. What else ? No government ? Boris pm not by winning but "praeses honoris causa" ? It was not something unexpected - like say the 2016 referendum result was unexpected - so I just fail to understand who was responsible and why. Please help me !
  14. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    When arsenal bid 40mil, CP said they want 70m. I dont know where you are getting the 80mil quote. Moreover thats their asking price, does not mean thats what he will go for. Like people have said 40m + Michy would be a good deal. Michy has just 1.5 years on his contract so will be going for a bargain anyways in 6 months.
  15. 18. Olivier Giroud

    3rd choice in a 2 striker formation. Here he is 3rd/4th choice (puli as a false 9) in a 1 striker formation. massive difference.
  16. 18. Olivier Giroud

    They do play 2 strikers in their formation though
  17. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    The fact he uses long-term future gives me hope he wants someone young like Sancho to grow up with the team and not some dud like Zaha, thinking who he should replace him with in a season or two.
  18. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    'If I want Messi, Ronaldo & Mbappe I might get knocked back!' - Lampard explains Chelsea transfer process https://www.goal.com/en/news/if-i-want-messi-ronaldo-mbappe-i-might-get-knocked-back/ylk8810wqug015sunxxed61tr
  19. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    Ashley Cole tells Chelsea FC to sign ‘quality’ 22-year-old Ashley Cole wants to see Chelsea FC seal a deal to sign Ben Chilwell from Leicester City https://www.thesportreview.com/2019/12/chelsea-fc-news-frank-lampard-cole-chilwell/ Ashley Cole has admitted that he would love to see Chelsea FC sign Ben Chilwell from Leicester City. The Foxes defender has been earning lots of praise for his solid performances for Leicester City this season and Cole thinks he would be a good fit for Chelsea FC. The Blues are now of course free to sign players in the January transfer window after their ban was overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport last week. Chelsea FC are bound to be linked with a host of players in the coming weeks as Frank Lampard considers bolstering his squad ahead of the second half of the campaign. Chilwell has been in good form for Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City team this season and he has scored one goal and made three assists in the Premier League so far. snip
  20. djmag Podcast 118: Pinch Dubstep legend Pinch dishes up an hour of cutting-edge bass manoeuvres and propulsive rhythms as part of our Podcast mix series... Interview : https://djmag.com/content/podcast-118-pinch Tracklist: 1. Mumdance & Logos ‘Cold (Shapednoise’s Crystalline Remix)’ [Forthcoming on Tectonic] 2. Cocktail Party Effect ‘The State Of It’ [Unreleased] 3. Elmono ‘Cooper’s Dream’ [Unreleased] 4. Hezziane ‘Pivot’ [Forthcoming on Cold Recordings] 5. L.B. Dub Corp ‘Roar’ [Stroboscopic Artefacts] 6. A Shallow Aesthetic ‘Salepsa’ [Horo] 7. Nastika ‘Black Sun’ [Horo] 8. Pinch & Mumdance ’Strobe Light (VIP)’ [Tectonic/Unreleased] 9. Asok ’To Think I Hesitated’ [Lobster Theramin] 10. Walton ‘More Cowbell’ [Tectonic] 11. Szare ‘Cut With Glass’ [Polity] 12. The Burrell Connection ‘Hyper_14.255’ [Craigie Knowes] 13. Solid Blake ‘Soap Cube’ [Seilshceibenpfeiler Schallplatten Berlin] 14. Batu ‘????’ [Unreleased] 15. Young Hunting ‘Melancholia’ [Persephonic Sirens] 16. Sully & Outer Heaven ‘Dream Sequence’ [Rupture LDN] 17. ‘Hoover1’ [HOOVER] 18. Sir Hiss ‘Jump Start’ [Unreleased] 19. Smith & Mighty ‘Filmscore’ [Tectonic & Punch Drunk]
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  22. 18. Olivier Giroud

    He loves the Europa League, lololol which is where Inter are now (biggest club by far to crash out at CL Group Stage, far better than that depleted Ajax side, sorry Ziyech lovers ) Giroud went from a club I fucking hate more than all but spuds, victimpool and manure to now, if he goes to Inter my 1st (obviously) and 2nd favourites clubs
  23. The Pub - Discuss Anything

    https://shop.mikkeller.dk/products/mikkeller-water-series Long time followers will know that we have always loved to take the exploratory and educational approach to beer. That applied to the single hop series, that featured the same base beer with different hops and the yeast series. Now, we're back with another attempt at brewing something that will highlight the small and subtle difference that comes from using water from different sources. While it may sound like a random choice, water is a huge part of brewing a beer, and in many cases, the water used is crucial to the end results. This time, we've chosen water from four different places, Denmark, Pacific, Czech Republic and Burton on Trent in the UK. Get out your notepads, it's time to see if you can pick out which water type you prefer for this beer. Choose below or go for all 4: Please note: Display box only available with the purchase of the 4-pack Brewed by Mikkeller at D'Proef in Belgium
  24. Jeremie Boga

    I think it's a pretty unique and extreme situation however. CHO will get more chances and game time this season than last, he already feels more part of the squad than he was for most of last season. But the injury has massively hindered him and in my opinion he just needs a good run of games and at present he won't get that here. He'll play games, but I don't think he'll get the amount he's going to benefit from coming back from the injury he suffered. Even he himself must realise at present he's desperately out of nick and whilst he's not performing he quite simply won't be playing at a club this size. If there is a long term plan in place, I wouldn't see it being a problem. If anything CHO may feel it's the best solution for himself too to help get him to the Euro's because at present he's at huge risk of losing his place in the England squad. His wage shouldn't come into it really. I think a lot of teams in the bottom half of the league would be quite happy to pay him £100,000 or possibly more a week to have him for 6 months and otherwise I'm sure the club would be prepared to supplement some of the wages if necessary if it was the right thing for the long term of one of our best young assets.
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  26. Politics & Stuff

    Britain’s election Victory for Boris Johnson’s all-new Tories The Conservatives’ capture of the north points to a realignment in British politics. Will it last? https://www.economist.com/leaders/2019/12/13/victory-for-boris-johnsons-all-new-tories BRITAIN’S ELECTION on December 12th was the most unpredictable in years—yet in the end the result was crushingly one-sided. As we went to press the next morning, Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party was heading for a majority of well over 70, the largest Tory margin since the days of Margaret Thatcher. Labour, meanwhile, was expecting its worst result since the 1930s. Mr Johnson, who diced with the possibility of being one of Britain’s shortest-serving prime ministers, is now all-powerful. The immediate consequence is that, for the first time since the referendum of 2016, it is clear that Britain will leave the European Union. By the end of January it will be out—though Brexit will still be far from “done”, as Mr Johnson promises. But the Tories’ triumph also shows something else: that a profound realignment in British politics has taken place. Mr Johnson’s victory saw the Conservatives taking territory that Labour had held for nearly a century. The party of the rich buried Labour under the votes of working-class northerners and Midlanders. After a decade of governments struggling with weak or non-existent majorities, Britain now has a prime minister with immense personal authority and a free rein in Parliament. Like Thatcher and Tony Blair, who also enjoyed large majorities, Mr Johnson has the chance to set Britain on a new course—but only if his government can also grapple with some truly daunting tasks. A cold coming they had of it On a rainswept night the Conservatives marched into constituencies long seen as Labour strongholds (see Britain section). Blyth Valley, an ex-mining community in the north-east where Tories have for generations been the enemy, fell before midnight. Wrexham, Labour turf for more than 80 years, declared for the Conservatives at 2am. Great Grimsby, a struggling northern port held by Labour since the second world war, was taken soon after. By dawn it was clear that the “red wall” of Labour constituencies, which stretched unbroken from north Wales to Yorkshire, had been demolished. Mr Johnson was lucky in his opponent. Jeremy Corbyn, Labour’s leader, was shunned by voters, who doubted his promises on the economy, rejected his embrace of dictators and terrorists and were unconvinced by his claims to reject anti-Semitism. But the result also vindicates Mr Johnson’s high-risk strategy of targeting working-class Brexit voters. Some of them switched to the Tories, others to the Brexit Party, but the effect was the same: to deprive Labour of its majority in dozens of seats. Five years ago, under David Cameron, the Conservative Party was a broadly liberal outfit, preaching free markets as it embraced gay marriage and environmentalism. Mr Johnson has yanked it to the left on economics, promising public spending and state aid for struggling industries, and to the right on culture, calling for longer prison sentences and complaining that European migrants “treat the UK as though it’s basically part of their own country.” Some liberal Tories hate the Trumpification of their party (the Conservative vote went down in some wealthy southern seats). But the election showed that they were far outnumbered by blue-collar defections from Labour farther north. This realignment may well last. The Tories’ new prospectus is calculated to take advantage of a long-term shift in voters’ behaviour which predates the Brexit referendum. Over several decades, economic attitudes have been replaced by cultural ones as the main predictor of party affiliation. Even at the last election, in 2017, working-class voters were almost as likely as professional ones to back the Tories. Mr Johnson rode a wave that was already washing over Britain. Donald Trump has shown how conservative positions on cultural matters can hold together a coalition of rich and poor voters. And Mr Johnson has an extra advantage in that his is unlikely to face strong opposition soon. Labour looks certain to be in the doldrums for a long time (see Bagehot). The Liberal Democrats had a dreadful night in which their leader, Jo Swinson, lost her seat. Yet the Tories’ mighty new coalition is sure to come under strain. With its mix of blue collars and red trousers, the new party is ideologically incoherent. The northern votes are merely on loan. To keep them Mr Johnson will have to give people what they want—which means infrastructure, spending on health and welfare, and a tight immigration policy. By contrast, the Tories’ old supporters in the south believe that leaving the EU will unshackle Britain and usher in an era of freewheeling globalism. Mr Johnson will doubtless try to paper over the differences. However, whereas Mr Trump’s new coalition in America has been helped along by a roaring economy, post-Brexit Britain is likely to stall. Any vulnerabilities in the Tories’ new coalition will be ruthlessly found out by the trials ahead. Brexit will formally happen next month, to much fanfare. Yet the difficult bit, negotiating the future relationship with Europe, lies ahead. The hardest arguments, about whether to forgo market access for the ability to deregulate, have not begun. Mr Johnson will either have to face down his own Brexit ultras or hammer the economy with a minimal EU deal. As he negotiates the exit from one union he will face a crisis in another. The Scottish National Party won a landslide this week, taking seats from the Tories, and expects to do well in Scottish elections in 2021. After Brexit, which Scots voted strongly against, the case for an independence referendum will be powerful. Yet Mr Johnson says he will not allow one. Likewise in Northern Ireland, neither unionists nor republicans can abide the prime minister’s Brexit plans. All this will add fuel to a fight over whether powers returning from Brussels reside in Westminster or Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh. The judiciary is likely to have to step in—and face a hostile prime minister whose manifesto promises that the courts will not be used “to conduct politics by another means or to create needless delays”. Led all that way for birth or death? There is no doubting the strength of Mr Johnson’s position. He has established his personal authority by running a campaign that beat most expectations. His party has been purged of rebels, and their places taken by a new intake that owes its loyalty to him personally. Having lost control of Parliament for years, Downing Street is once more in charge. Mr Johnson will be jubilant about the scale of his victory, and understandably so. But he should remember that the Labour Party’s red wall has only lent him its vote. The political realignment he has pulled off is still far from secure. This article appeared in the Leaders section of the print edition under the headline "Victory for Boris Johnson’s all-new Tories"
  27. Conor Gallagher

    Alex Telles is sooooo good at corner kicks
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