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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
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  • 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. Christian Pulisic

    Yet another video of Christian which asks more questions than it answers. I agree with one of the comments above however, the time to assess what CP brings is when he settles.
  2. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    The call up is premature but Southgate has a policy of integrating youngsters. Seems to me that, so far, the England manager has handled youngsters well so no criticism from me. Just hope Callum will understand how to take this, and that he won't be tempted to think it means more than it really does.
  3. Christian Pulisic

    Really hope you are right Tomo but I can't say I think I've seen it yet. If he fulfils the potential you and others have seen, then I think I'll enjoy it more than most because, at the moment, I'm not expecting it.
  4. Christian Pulisic

    Finish was good but nothing else impressive. In truth, all of the rest which wasn't ordinary, was actually unimpressive. It's not easy coming off the bench and getting up to game speed I suppose.
  5. Dynamo Kiev 0-5 Chelsea

    At what time did you type this post? The draws did all work out exactly as we might have wanted I thought. We even got the home tag, if we should reach the final.
  6. Dynamo Kiev 0-5 Chelsea

    Not sure how extensive the highlights you saw were. Hopefully they gave a fair impression of the game. I thought that, over the ninety, Ruben's display qualified as great but that Callum's didn't. Ruben had a very good first half but was quieter in the second, whereas Callum's second half was better than his first. Don't think he managed as big an impact as Ruben did this time though. I'd say Callum was solid with some highlights, rather than great
  7. Roman Abramovich

    Kenyon originally said that Roman's plan was for the transfer to happen in 'ten years'. I can't see how he could have meant that literally but I've long believed that Arkadiy is involved in transfer decisions. In that first summer of heady spending, Bruce Buck made what could have been taken as a throwaway comment but which I think gave a good clue about the owner. Bruce, in an effort to talk Roman up, stated that the owner had a huge database and an encyclopaedic knowledge of players. He claimed that no matter who you mentioned from around the world, Roman could tell you something about that player. Roman certainly had the money to employ people to put together such a database if he wished, but why would he have bothered? The database was obviously Football Manager and a strong knowledge of its contents must mean that Roman enjoyed the game and spent some time playing it. How many of us could have resisted the temptation to play the game for real if we had the dosh? Not me, that's for sure. Also, why not bond with your lad and play your favourite game together? Complete guesswork I accept, but I do think Arkadiy is involved. One thing which I will never be persuaded to accept, outside of absolute evidence, is the notion that Marina plays any part whatsoever in selecting transfer targets. Giving an opinion on how much can be afforded as a recruitment cost, for sure; making a football decision on player x is better for the squad than player y, never in a million years. As for the stadium, we have been prisoners of our location and of the granite like conservatism of football fans. The best thing for the club was, and still is, a move away from Stamford Bridge but the range of options for that move is too small to allow any suitable site to be found. If we fans were more far-sighted the club may be able to widen the search and find that elusive site. CFC's inability to get this done is something our successors as Blues' fans may well live to regret in coming decades.
  8. Roman Abramovich

    That, according to Peter Kenyon, is what Roman said would eventually happen when he bought the club in 2003.
  9. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    We don't know what the club is, or isn't, offering Callum though do we?
  10. Christian Pulisic

    To be fair to the club, every former manager, bar one, has said he suffered no interference with team selection. The sole exception was Bobby Di Matteo who accidently let slip at a presser that he was not able to select Daniel Sturridge in the weeks leading up to his move to Liverpool. I put that exception down to special circumstances and reckon that the club has often sacked managers but has never picked their teams.
  11. Christian Pulisic

    I was up until 3:45am this morning so watched the game. Interesting comments relating to Christian. The commentary team mentioned his lack of game time but excused it by reminding us all that he's only twenty. Then, in the studio, Glen Hoddle was bemoaning the fact that, at eighteen, Callum should be getting more minutes, particularly at times when the result is still on the line. Seems consistency is something we only talk about in relation to pasta sauce these days. Also, Hargreaves was on pundit duty. Among a lot else, he said there is not a chance that Christian is as good as Callum.
  12. Christian Pulisic

    Incidentally, Hargreaves doesn't rate Christian much.
  13. Christian Pulisic

    Missed, or passed?
  14. The European Leagues & Competitions Thread V2

    Never one to pass up the chance to see something bad happen to Tottenham, I'm watching their game in Germany. I confess I tuned in mainly hoping to watch Christian but the game is going well so far. By that I mean of course that Dortmund are doing well. If Spurs concede sometime soon at the Westfalenstadion they'll be in big trouble.
  15. Chelsea banned for TWO transfer windows

    I don't have any respect for fifa, although I disrespect them just a little less since the crook was booted out. I don't believe however that fifa are stupid enough, or brave enough if you prefer, to impose a ban before the appeal has been heard. Given the multiple millions involved, how are fifa going to compensate Chelsea if they have already suffered a banning period, despite the punishment eventually being overturned? Granted, fifa is loaded but the people in charge are also greedy freeloading types who would hate to have to cutback and use mere 5 Star hotels because their organisation had to pay out a shed load of cash to The Blues. Even if the executives are 100% certain that the judgement will stand, I just don't think their lawyers would allow them to take that risk.