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Everything posted by quickpassnmove

  1. Leon Bailey

    Do Chelsea sign superstars or budding ones anymore? Thought we just sold them and kept one: Christensen.
  2. 14. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    Buy Doucoure from Watford, sell Bakayoko. We need a playmaker CM with legs too (like Kroos/deBruyne) --IDK who that would be right now 'cuz I've become sick of watching football, thanks to CFC.
  3. Next Manager?

    Let me know when the board and owner have changed and maybe we can have a discussion on something that fucking matters related to yet another manager at CFC. Genuinely don't know what they're doing, so CFC are now a mid-table side that won trophies in a weakened league recently (with Leicester City between BTW).
  4. Kenedy

    no knows what this club is doing anymore. GL with that Marina.
  5. Next Manager?

    there is no next 'big' manager for CFC. more incoherent action, lack of vision. watch something else.
  6. Roman Abramovich

    Just another billionaire who happened to care about the progress of the club throughout. Fresh change is probably required to get Chelsea on the right start after 11-12 years of not knowing what the hell the club's vision really is. Still have no clue today.
  7. The Conte Thread

    Idiot fans can debate the manager and the squad, but this is exactly what is wrong: the board don't demonstrate the necessary vision and bravery required to even begin talking about "ambition." Therefore, a big name manager's hope will not be matched by Chelsea's office. Next Chelsea big manager = same problem (unless, as you say, Fernando, the next manager accepts mediocrity as the goal). And, as Zola suggests, the mending of a relationship between club and Conte is a two-way process. On the one hand, the club hasn't demonstrated the vision, nor ambition for years already and Conte doesn't necessarily demonstrate the courage or confidence to play other players (regardless of what side he has managed IMHO). For me, it's been the same problem since the first firing of Jose Mourinho over a decade ago. Don't know what they're doing while there were strong players along the way to pull the club into trophy contention; the club lacked vision and cohesion regardless.
  8. Chelsea 1-1 Barcelona

    Chelsea played well. Kante had a difficult time. Conte should have subbed Pedro out for Giroud around 63 minutes.
  9. Chelsea 4-0 Hull

    1st half Olivier Giroud was the most powerful CF presence we've had since Drogba (playing with his back toward defenders). High hopes for Ampadu. Current squad isn't good enough to win anything, but we have some potential for the future.
  10. The Conte Thread

    Right wing recruiters are watching you.
  11. Mohamed Salah

    Guys, Emenalo was a complete fuck-up IMO. Look back at the players he DID find (and the "finding" part of that isn't really an accomplishment, because, hey! newsflash: Belgium were full of up-and-coming talent and every scout knew this. Look back and think about Chelsea signing Yossi Benayoun and Raul Meireles. Look down the road and see the other crap signings. Marko Marin? What a joke and that one was predictable. Anyway, even if it seems that CFC are clueless and lack vision and leadership, at least we saw the backside of Emenalo. Yeah, IDK who finds de Bruyne and Salah and fails to produce or argue the need for a buyback clause in BOTH CASES when they're sold. Chelsea's two biggest fuck-ups were under Emenalo: Torres and deBruyne. Now Salah is racing for the Premier League scoring title. Craptastic but Emenalo is gone. Now Chelsea are in a limbo phase with Marina and Conte. What's next?
  12. Mohamed Salah

    In loving memory: https://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2014/matches/round=2000479/match=2011832/postmatch/report/index.html
  13. The Conte Thread

    I don't think Conte has adapted to the English league despite the title last season. Our last two titles were won while other big English sides were weakened, IMO. Hard to say what Antonio could do under different circumstances; we will probably never see "different circumstances" for him. I don't think he will return to England. He knows the game well, but I question how well he can adapt to making the most from an inferior squad. Also, IMO, Kenedy may prove to be a player that symbolizes how either Conte or Chelsea (pressure on the manager for success?) fail to foster young talent within their 1st team ...again. This club has been demonstrating the same problem repeatedly since Mourinho left the first time: Chelsea don't have the leadership and vision required to strike their own successful path with their own identity. Now that some other Premier League club have spent big in recent windows, it's going to take a lot of spending (spend like Madrid/ManCity/Barca) -OR- some genuine vision and leadership to make Chelsea competitive not only England again, but especially in the Champions League.
  14. The Conte Thread

    Mainly it's the board. Also, I know that Batshuayi and Bakayoko are NOT Conte signings. Even though Morata has struggled and is not coping well with Premier League referees and defenders, the lack of a 2nd striker in the squad is critical. There was too much change that needed to happen with the Chelsea squad for many windows now. To me, Chelsea have been trying to play catch-up for years already --and no, they've not bought top players along the way (aside from Kante, Diego, Fab). No one has come in to help Hazard aside from Diego (Fabregas negligible most of the time due to position in RCM and lack of speed). On top of that, pissing away two huge players like de Bruyne and Salah without buyback clauses hasn't helped. https://talksport.com/football/antonio-conte-paying-michael-emenalos-mistakes-transfer-market-says-former-chelsea-star-ray#JQRisXaxId9cSVz4.99
  15. Alex Sandro

    I've seen more of Guerreiro and if he costs less, I would recommend him. Don't know what to say about Sandro's current performance; he looked very good to me when he was with Porto. Sandro is still elite, Guerreiro needs to prove himself more over a long stretch to be at Sandro's level. I can't pick one or the other, but IF it's a deal you want, go with Raphael.
  16. Kenedy

    I agreed on this many months ago. Fortunately, this time it may not be like deBruyne, Salah, or Bertrand --but then again, it might become the same.
  17. The Board

    I really don't know what to think at this point. Acknowledging that we aren't going to sign the top players does not mean we cannot build a strong team, but at the same time it leaves us all wondering where the club is headed. Ultimately, I just want to see some better football on the pitch --and we need a lot more than Hazard to do that up top. Summer window's priorities should be another striker, another RW who can score (where was the Salah buyback clause?), another defender and another CM. With those 4 summer signings, we will see how many are top players or rising superstars. This summer will define Chelsea's future prior to the new stadium's construction or whatever landmark you choose. It might be a while until CFC rise again. Not an awful window that others suggest IMO. Chelsea are not yet decided on the future of their manager and haven't hired anyone for Emenalo's position yet. To me, the club have been confused since signing Torres.
  18. 14. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    This guy will not last at CFC. I expect our club to be more decisive on moving weak players along in the future. Unfortunately, the solid passing CM, the total footballer --just like the power centre forward is becoming a rare gem when you're outbid by bigger clubs. May need to scout more in S. America or Spain. Too bad England has too many restrictions on signing S. American footballers who've not played with their national teams.
  19. Edin Dzeko

    schick isn't good enough to take over as striker yet? surely Roma are NOT expecting to win anything this season anyway.
  20. Andrea Petagna

    How is Patrik Schick doing? Ah, I guess he becomes the striker for Roma if Chelsea buy Dzeko!
  21. Edin Dzeko

    ah, guess he was 29 when he left City for Roma.
  22. Edin Dzeko

    I like this signing. As many have said, the big CF seems like a rare breed these days, so who cares if he's 29 y.o.? This is the kind of striker I like and the kind of striker Conte wants. Not the greatest, but he will do. Just wondering why Chelsea didn't go for him before (instead of Bats). Emenalo ideas? We would already have two good strikers and working on the next great AM or RW player transfer if someone had gotten this right before. Anyway, things aren't fabulous at our club, but one LB, one CM, and one striker can greatly improve our chances --just forget about the CL for now.
  23. Andy Carroll

    Interesting possibility. If it weren't for some personality problems and an abundance of injuries, Andy would be one of my favorite players in all of football, I think. Will Chelsea ever find a striker as good as Drogba again?
  24. 14. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    I think we need another CM signing ASAP along with the Barkley signing. Bakayoko isn't Chelsea material; offload.