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OhForAGreavsie

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About OhForAGreavsie

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  • Birthday 11/18/1959

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  • Gender Male
  • Location London
  • Fan Since 1966
  • First Match Arsenal Vs Chelsea (Away) Cup Qtr-Final Replay 1973
  • Memory I cried when Frank took the ball around Jaaskelainen and slotted his second on that day in Bolton. A million times better than Munich. Better even than Old Trafford 1970.

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  1. General Chelsea Stuff

    Not to mention The League Cup. Three runners up medals for all but one of Chelsea's main players that season. Michael Ballack was the odd one out because he was a runner up with Germany that summer for four silver medals in a season. If only Didier hadn't been goaded into getting himself sent off in extra time he'd have been taking the 5th penalty in Moscow. If only JT hadn't slipped. If only Heskey hadn't stolen a point with a late equaliser for Wigan at The Bridge. If only.
  2. Melanie Leupolz

    This is what everyone is saying. I hope you, and they, are right but I have doubts. When the deal was announced, I realised that I could not remember her from our Champions League game against Bayern a couple of seasons ago. This was already a bad sign, so I re-watched the game yesterday. For me, Melanie was not good that day. She was subbed, albeit late on, and then dropped for the second leg. It isn't just that she didn't have a great match. It's that she didn't look the type of player you hope for when you recruit an experienced international from a top club. On that night Melanie seemed awkward rather than smooth and lacked; elegance, touch, superior body control, and sharp passing. For now, I take comfort from the fact that your impression of Pulli was better than mine, and hope it will only take Melanie a game or two prove that is so again.
  3. Melanie Leupolz

    Chelsea Women sign Bayern Munich captain https://www.chelseafc.com/en/news/2020/03/23/first-words--melanie-leupolz- Melanie's first club interview. She will join ahead of the 2020/21 season. (Whenever that might be.) https://www.chelseafc.com/en/news/2020/03/23/first-words--melanie-leupolz-
  4. General Thread

    New signing for the women. https://www.chelseafc.com/en/news/2020/03/23/melanie-leupolz-transfer-agreed Melanie started against us in the Champions League a couple of seasons ago. Although we eventually knocked them out, she was part of a Bayern midfield which completely outplayed ours in the first leg at Kingsmeadow.
  5. Luka Jović

    Luka Jovic to be offered to Tottenham and Chelsea after Real Madrid coronavirus row https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/luka-jovic-offered-tottenham-chelsea-21729204
  6. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    True, but then there would probably be competition for his signature from teams higher up the food chain than we are, so we wouldn't get him anyway.
  7. Roman Abramovich

    I was thinking of the owners but good on those two.
  8. Roman Abramovich

    Not unlikely that Roman, and all of these uber sophisticated money people, actually make money out of this situation.
  9. Roman Abramovich

    Well played Roman. I hope I'm not wrong in thinking that the other Premier League billionaires are probably doing their bit too.
  10. Bayern Munich v Chelsea

    The answers to all of the questions you ask are publicly available. Check them out.
  11. Bayern Munich v Chelsea

    I'm not sure what point you were making about masks in your original post, but one reading is that you're claiming there is some conspiracy to sell them. This can't be true of course since medical advice is that masks are not an effective defence against the virus. Official advice is don't bother with the mask. You claim that covid-19 deserves no more attention than influenza. This indicates that you have missed, misunderstood or ignored the relative morbidities of the two. Despite its indicated morbidity, and it is only an indication at this point, you are confident that the virus is not a genuine threat. No one can rule out the possibility that you are right, but on what do you base your opinion? You clearly don't have information which is unavailable to everyone else. What you have therefore is a guess. That's a risky basis for health related choices. You don't think those responsible for public health should base their decisions on guesses any more than I do. Particularly when the main driver for that guess seems to be a belief that there is some conspiracy to get us all to buy masks, or another equally silly plot. Virtually all of us will get this virus at some point. The key is to slow down its progress. The information about why this is important is all over the news. You should take it onboard. You may feel that you have understood this information, but I'm afraid none of your posts on this subject suggest that you have. It's one thing to say that you disagree with the explanations, but you don't seem to even know what they are.
  12. 9. Tammy Abraham

    I disagree slightly because I think Bayern's interest may not be quite as big an endorsement as it appears at first. That said, you must be right that they saw potential in Callum and he, quite rightly, used that to his advantage. We've all marvelled at the way Bayern's prestige and complete dominance of the Bundesliga mean that, for years now, an important chunk of their recruitment costs then nothing but signing on fees. Coupled with enormous wealth, this allows them the leeway to be more adventurous with youth transfers. Sometimes seriously speculative buys are the result. When I told people that Renato Sanches's election as young player of Euro 2016 was ridiculous, and that Bayern had bought a dud, someone on a different forum told me I was embarrassing myself with my lack of knowledge about football. For good measure, he added the classic, "So you think you know better than Bayern Munich do you?" From the outside, it looks to me like Bayern set aside a budget they can afford to blow, and tell their youth recruiters to be bold with it. If they unearth a diamond, it's party time. If they don't, the loss was planned for, and is a drop in the ocean anyway. They are gambling, but only with what they can afford to loose. Claiming to know better than Bayern would be stupid, but I do think my intuition of how they behave in the transfer market is better than that of the lad who accused me of knowing nothing. Just because they are prepared to spend big on a young player, does not necessarily mean he's the gold standard.
  13. Bayern Munich v Chelsea

    I'm not a conspiracy theorist myself so I don't agree with your assertion of some mal intentioned motive at play here. Frankly I think your take is silly and even potentially dangerous but I know we won't agree about that.
  14. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    Then, this time, let's hope you are wrong. 🙂
  15. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    Bad. Bellingham looks a really good player. I'm hoping that reports linking him with us are on the mark. Even though we may not get him, we should certainly be trying. If those reports are true, and if Frank is driving our interest, then this just reinforces my confidence in the judgement of the management team. Bellingham is a talented player who uses his ability to do simple things to a very high standard. The type of player I like.