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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. Chelsea Kits 2018/19

    On this occasion I think it has to be. There's just too much money at stake. If we can't trademark our badge then it's even harder for kit manufacturers to protect their products from rip off versions and they won't be offering us anything like as big a wad of cash for the right to sell our gear. I don't know what portion of that £900m kit deal would be lost but even just 5% would be way too much to lose. In reality the reduction would certainly be a lot more than 5%. A lot more. It would be plain stupid to sacrifice that revenue for the sake of returning to a badge which can only be distinguished from the current one if you look closely. (Apart from the colour of the staff.)
  2. Chelsea Kits 2018/19

    Agreed, it is simple clean and smart but, given that the club can't trademark it, I think the current one is a fair compromise. I don't often agree with Uncle Ken, and I didn't like the Bates badge (1986-2005) at all, but I think he was right to decide that the club needed a badge it could trademark. I don't think it would make any sense to risk loss of revenue by returning to the classic crest. (1953-1986)
  3. It would not have been different. He was another overrated player who failed at Real, failed at City and would have failed here. Was delighted when the move broke down and was even more delighted when we went to City shortly afterward and won comfortably despite going behind. Who is to blame for the premature shirt sales? Remember Chelsea don't put the shirts out for sale. We are paid a huge licence fee by a manufacturer. They put the shirts out for sale, and they take the profits from those sales. (When we sell shirts at the megastore, we're only doing so as any other retailer might.) We don't get paid any extra from the licencing agreement unless shirt sales go way, way above expected levels. Even then our share of the extra money is much smaller than the manufacturer's. This means that the club has very little to gain from the shirt going on sale early so their story about it being an outside body that jumped the gun is at least credible. I don't know the absolute truth of this and I doubt anyone else here knows either. Did someone at Chelsea give the go ahead for the shirts to go on sale? Unlikely, but maybe. Did someone outside of Chelsea decide to try to get the shirts out asap, but fail to get the club's all clear first? Maybe. What you believe probably depends on whether or not you are in the CFC executives can do no right club.
  4. 5. Jorginho

    Savage is a dreadful pundit for sure. Even on the rare occasion that he has a good idea, he lacks the vocabulary to make his point so plenty of his sentences collapse into, "You know what I mean?" Well, not always Robbie, no. Why Savage is popular enough to keep getting media gigs is beyond me. JT is not right however with his implication that mediocre players cannot have anything to say to players with superior medal collections. Show us your medals gets you in the door for sure but knowing your business is what keeps you there. Too many examples to list but Fergusson, Wenger and Jose are among them.
  5. What an absolute pile of crap that article is. This forum is not Fox News. Fox News doesn't tell people what happens, it programmes them. A key part of that is telling people what to think about news rather than just what the news is. What did Thibaut say that is wrong? He spoke the truth, accurately describing the way our stadium looks. That's something to hate Thibaut about? I regret that TalkChelsea is echoing this nonsense.
  6. Christian Pulisic

    A much better performance than the one featured in the Pulisic video above. Nor was it Willian's only outstanding performance last season.
  7. Nabil Fekir

    I assume most people posting in this thread have seen a lot more of Fekir than I have, so bear that in mind when I say that I've never thought as highly of him as many here. From the first time I watched Fekir I likened him to Shaqiri, a player I regard as offering more flashy looking play than actual end product. When Fekir was linked to us during the transfer window before last I posted to say that I much preferred Malcolm, now of Barca. Whether it's because Chelsea did not have enough belief in Fekir, or because they were worried about his injury record, I can't say I'm disappointed by Aulas's revelation that we were never interested.
  8. General Thread

    The women play their first league game of the 2018/19 season at home to Manchester City Sunday September 9th. That's the weekend the men won't be playing because of the international break. If you're going to be missing your football fix that week, why not get over to Kingsmeadow, in Kingston, to support the girls. There's a bus that stops right outside the ground and a train station nearby, plus free car parking at the stadium. If you're driving just slap KT1 3PB into your satnav. Tickets are £6 full price, £3 concessions and can be bought on the day or from the club in advance. Kick off is at 2:00pm. City finished second behind Chelsea in last season's Women's Super League so this is a massive game to kick off the campaign. We attracted a record crowd of over 3,300 when City visited Kingsmeadow in last season's FA Cup. That's more than attended some league two games but there's room for about 1500 more to watch what could turn out to be a pivotal fixture in the title race. See you down there if you can make it.
  9. 1. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    You must be trolling.
  10. 1. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    Sticking to the selection of transfer targets. Why do you think it is Graniskova and Tenenbaum who jointly select the targets and what evidence do you have for that belief?
  11. 1. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    To be clear the admission I spoke of was my own. Let me take a different tack. Tell me clearly, do you think Marina chooses transfer targets?
  12. 1. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    Well, I can't do that. What you might tell me as a result of that admission is up to you. What I'd like you to tell me is that I'm a logical person who is not prone to believing whatever the hell I want to believe based on nothing but a pile of unsubstantiated guesses.
  13. 1. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    None of which tells you who chooses the transfer targets, at which point in the process these names are chosen or updated, who determines the maximum spend for individual players, who sets the overall strategy, and who assigns the total budget. Yet, despite not knowing anything, you do know who is to blame. You're not being very convincing.
  14. 3. Marcos Alonso

    From the moment we were linked with Marcos I said that I thought he could help us and that I was in favour of signing him. I believe he has been an upgrade on what we had before, but I have also often said that there are better LBs out there who could upgrade us again. We need to make that step forward but, in the meantime, I don't understand all the stick Marcos gets. It's not his fault that he is Chelsea's starting left back. Until the club recruits a better one, we should support the left back we have.
  15. 1. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    It is certainly true that we have made too many poor transfer decisions, over too long a period. Ultimately someone must be to blame for this but I do not have enough information about the functions and responsibilities of the people involved to pinpoint exactly who that is. Nor do you.