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Everything posted by Mana

  1. The English Football Thread

    Villa and Terry are in the Championship for another season. Now we have a SW London rival side in the PL. Urgh.
  2. This board is a circus.
  3. The sooner we move on from Conte, the better. We need to start looking for new players ASAP.
  4. Nah, not every sacking. At least in recent times.
  5. How can Chelsea offer him anything while Conte is still here, not sacked? It's just unprofessional. When City did this with Pellegrini, many people thought it was disrespectful. I mean come on now, just sack Conte before doing these things.
  6. 9. Álvaro Morata

    As long we are getting a better striker, I don't care about what happens to Morata. If he stays at Chelsea as a sub, fine. But what must not happen is for him to lead the line again next season.
  7. Chelsea FC Women

    @Jason @Special Juan Change the name of the thread. Following the trend of Arsenal, City etc., Chelsea Ladies have become... Ji is awesome, 3rd fav but nah. I'm leaving it as Aluko for at least 2 years. And even then when I change it, the avi will be Fran Kirby (assuming she's still a Chelsea Woman). Fun? Not for me it ain't. We lost Aluko, Chapman and Rafferty (who's the 4th? Dunn? Who left months ago?) and these players brought huge experience to the team. They'll be missed badly. If we going to win the CL next season, we have bring in players who are just as good as these (or better). And City Women won't sit around either, they'll spend as well.
  8. 9. Álvaro Morata

    Not the Drogba card again...as said a million times already in this thread, pointless to bring that up...
  9. 22. Willian

    Willian is getting paid ££££ per week, and if I underperform at work I'll get the boot. When you don't play for the manager and want him out, that is the definition of player power. Stop dancing around it.
  10. 22. Willian

    Willian showed a bit of player power after the celebrations. Played awful these last few games, probably to get rid of Conte. No question about it, Willian's one of the players that does player power. Get rid. He's reached his peak anyway, he's not going to get better.
  11. 9. Álvaro Morata

    Deservedly so. Woeful for us this season. And no, this move would not motivate Morata to do well for us next season. If anything, his confidence will be even lower.
  12. 10. Eden Hazard

    Hazard may go to Madrid, but heck naw he'll dare turn to Manchester City.
  13. Chelsea FC Women

    Yeah, very emotional for me. I've met her personally a couple of times, including the church I go to. Aluko introduced me to Women's football. What's worse I couldn't travel to Liverpool to see her final game (however I've been eyeballing the updates). 2-0 down, then they rose up to beat Pool Ladies 2-3. Including a Aluko goal and a brilliant equaliser from Ji. Stuff of champions. These Ladies haven't let me down (well, actually several times but as not as much) ever since I started supporting them in 2015. What a way to finish the season unbeaten. WHAT. A. WAY.
  14. The Conte Thread

    Understood, but first of all we should be above Spuds. But we are not, why? Because we were a shambles this season. If we fought all the way through this season but still managed 5th, it's a different story I never said winning the FA Cup is not an achievement. It's just shouldn't be the only achievement. In all honesty, what's the difference between winning the LC and the FAC? Oh, the FAC gives you an invitation to play City for the Charity Shield. Also let's not forget this is the 2nd time out of 3 that we are out of the CL. We are beginning to not be constantly be in the CL. I think we still need that carrot, especially that Hazard still hasn't signed that contract. Let's hope Pool don't win the CL because then the wait would have paid off big time. Again, I'm not saying we shouldn't go after trophies. That's stupid. But Chelsea should be up there with the Elite. How could we when we are inconsistent on getting in to the CL? I get that we don't know when our next trophy will arrive. And if today was a one-off, fine. But it's slowly becoming a pattern now, and going back to the "we are big enough to attract good players" without CL...let's remind ourselves that Llorente snubbed us for Spuds last summer, and we struggled to find players to come to us. And that was WITH CL football. Imagine now without CL football. What do you mean other teams don't have that? Arsenal were in finals 4 seasons in a row. United 3. Liverpool 2. The only team you can apply here is Spuds. Besides you say winning trophies breeds winning mentality. Maybe for other clubs, not Chelsea though. 1st to 10th, and 1st to 6th. Morata played for only 5 minutes though so for him, today shouldn't really count.
  15. The Conte Thread

    CL places > FA Cup. Come on now. We are not a tiny club. Granted any club would take a trophy rather than winning nothing, but we are not Spuds who are desperate to win something after being trophyless for over 10 years. I rather have a trophyless season but have CL, then to just win the FA Cup. Because as I said, the FA Cup apart from adding +1 to our trophy cabinet adds nothing to what's going to happen this summer. Conte's neck is still on the line, Hazard's still deciding whether to leave or not, EL next season... FA Cup is nice to have, but we are bigger than just winning the FA Cup. It's equivalent to Barca, Madrid or Bayern failing to get CL, failing to win the title...but winning a Spanish/German Cup. Not good enough at all. United ended up trophyless this season, but next season they can banter us all season saying something like "Only the big clubs are in the CL". It's nice we won the FA Cup, but it certainly does not in any way, paper over the cracks of a shambles of a season. Yeah but our performance today does not help Conte's case of staying as our manager. I don't care if people will forget how this final played out 10 years from now, I'm talking about now, the present. We didn't play well today, we looked so average all over the park except the Belgians, Kante and Rudiger. It was a good thing we played boring Mou United today. If it was any other top 6 side, we would had lost.
  16. The Conte Thread

    Yeah, along with our top players not signing new deals. Winning the FA Cup is nice, but winning it doesn't make any difference to let's say if we had lost the final. Except maybe delaying Conte's sacking for a few days.
  17. The Conte Thread

    Even though we won the FA Cup, this is the first time ever that I was in joy for only 5 minutes then it all fuzzed away. This is the first time I'm not really partying after winning a trophy. The FA Cup doesn't cover the shambles of a season we had. I expected us to lose, but the team proved me wrong. Glad Conte broke the no cup voodoo and destroyed Mourinho's record of winning every final in England...but that's it. I'm feeling what most Arsenal fans felt last season. Nice trophy, but it doesn't paper over the cracks that this season was absolutely ghastly. We still lost to Spuds at the Bridge, no CL for the 2nd time in 3, lost pathetically to Crystal Palace, Watford, Bournemouth and Newcastle, Messi scoring for the first time against Chelsea in his career, played zero football at the Etihad, five losses in seven matches, still uncertain on who's staying with us next season... This transfer window is probably the most critical window for us in the last 10 years.
  18. Chelsea - Man Utd

    How we won this, I don't know. But whatever, I'm going to enjoy my day. FA CUP WINNERSSSS!
  19. The Conte Thread

    I'm sure if it weren't for Salah, Pool wouldn't be in the CL final, nor made 4th place. They relied on him. KDB you may have a case, but City wouldn't have dominated the league like they have, if they didn't have KDB. KDB consistent passing and attack is why KDB is the 2nd best player in the PL. They had dips, but that's dips. If Hazard had small dips, I won't be having a go at Hazard. The problem was he had a drop of performance since 2018, and it remained that way until the end of the season.
  20. The Conte Thread

    When I'm talking about the Costa situation happening again, I meant that a drop of performance has happened for the remainder of the season. "Butbutbutbut...it's hard to maintain that level!" Salah did. KDB did. No excuse on that.
  21. The Conte Thread

    ...and why did he suddenly turned sub-par in the 2nd half of the season? It's the Costa thing all over again minus the bad ego/drama. That's why I personally think he's involved in this player power thing. Of course he was, I'm not arguing that. We rely too much on one man.
  22. The Conte Thread

    Maybe that's why he's been sub-par all season. Turned off his effort, and when he tries to turn it back on he struggles. I'm sorry, but we all know Hazard could do way better than he is currently performing. We've seen it before. Unless he can't do it no more. That's because he's unfortunately the only attacking player this season that carries any kind of threat (Willian at one small point though). EDIT: Oops and maybe Morata at the beginning of the season.
  23. The Conte Thread

    Except Kante is more consistent on being a beast in midfield. Off days happen. Hazard is not consistent at all. As I said before, he hasn't been at his best in more games, than he has been for the past 3 years. Impossible? Tell that to Messi, Ronaldo and other actual consistent WC players out there.
  24. Chelsea - Man Utd

    I hope they do. I hope they really do. But after what happened in the last FA Cup Final, I'm not so sure about them actually turning up.
  25. The Conte Thread

    I've seen a handful of games that he doesn't look bothered. I'm not saying every game he's not at his best = not bothered, but there were actual games that he was invisible/did hardly anything. He took some lessons from Willian.