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Everything posted by quickpassnmove

  1. General Transfer Talk

    Hope it's an exciting January for us looking at new forwards with a left foot dominance. Where's the player that looks like the next Robben (with his shooting accuracy anyway)?
  2. 44. Ethan Ampadu

    Cesc's legs are done. This kid should be in a rotation this season. Hopefully Sarri puts him in soon.
  3. 17. Mateo Kovacic

    Our weak spots on the day were CF and Barkley. No surprise there. Good to see Mateo; hoping for many more with us.
  4. 1. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    I am 187 and he definitely looks a hair shorter, so 186 sounds accurate. I like his demeanor and minimal expression, plus his strong legs. Despite the height difference, I would tend to choose a player like Kepa over Thibault if I were choosing only based upon appearance, demeanor, body morphology, gait and overall movement. Looking them over briefly, I think Kepa looks physically stronger than both Lloris and DeGea. Kepa is one cool cat with skills and a good build too. That's my first impression. Positive. Good luck to him and our side this season!
  5. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Pedro for top scorer??? Well, we're hoping for the best, but we'll see about scoring and defending with this squad. Good luck to Chelsea this season.
  6. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    I stopped watching last season well before 2018 rolled in (mid-November/early December). Caught bits of matches here and there, didn't have much interest in anything going on with CFC except that Christensen was playing, others were staying healthy etc., and that we got a couple players in January --one being a left back. Things I could see without watching much: Morata a push-over, Bakayoko sucks ass. Hope we're better this year, defend well and we can score, but I think we need some better defenders and better goalscorers in the squad.
  7. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    If we can defend and score goals, maybe. Big maybe.
  8. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    some nice moves for transfers, but our fullbacks, centre backs and forwards will not allow us to climb the PL table unless another side shits the bed.
  9. General Transfer Talk

    I thought we should have signed Mcguire last summer. I don't see the downside to Mcguire at all. He's not Latino, he's not Spanish, not German, but he's a really good footballer with speed and size. Doubt he has Terry-like spatial awareness and positioning, but otherwise he's one of the best choices IMO.
  10. General Transfer Talk

    Getting interesting. Don't know about our set of centre backs and our attackers (another RW/LW and/or striker), but I like the CM buys/loan. We can put off the fullback acquisition for a later date, but we will need a new RB sometime. Would be nice if Chelsea finally have a full first team of high quality players again someday, like in 2005 --or even BETTER. Good luck to our new manager!
  11. Leon Bailey

    Do Chelsea sign superstars or budding ones anymore? Thought we just sold them and kept one: Christensen.
  12. 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.
  13. 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).
  14. Kenedy

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

    there is no next 'big' manager for CFC. more incoherent action, lack of vision. watch something else.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Chelsea 1-1 Barcelona

    Chelsea played well. Kante had a difficult time. Conte should have subbed Pedro out for Giroud around 63 minutes.
  19. 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.
  20. The Conte Thread

    Right wing recruiters are watching you.
  21. 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?
  22. Mohamed Salah

    In loving memory: https://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2014/matches/round=2000479/match=2011832/postmatch/report/index.html
  23. 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.
  24. 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