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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. Alex Sandro

    I'm a huge Marcos Alonso fan. I was delighted when he was signed and believed he would help us. I believed that because I recognised that he had attributes we needed. The thing is, Sandro has those same attributes and more. Antonio is completely correct, we need to assesses the needs of the squad in a level headed and honest way. If we can do this deal then we absolutely should. My dream is we get Sandro, or an alternative upgrade, and persuade Marcos to remain as a crucial member of the squad.
  2. Kostas Manolas

    This is unfair and wrong. The bloke is no moron. The club seems to trust him enough to allow him more access than they would normally give to fans. ChelseaYouth uses that access to keep us updated with happenings in the academy. His output is must read as far as I'm concerned although it's true that he takes a certain outlook. It seems to me he plays the role of a sort of public champion for the young lads. An example of this happened when he and I had a disagreement while watching a youth team game at Stamford Bridge. It was the first, and last, time I saw a lad called Dean Furman play. I quickly commented that Dean had no future at Chelsea because, I said, "His mechanics were all wrong". ChelseaYouth bristled and, defending the player, pointed out that Dean was attracting interest from both Old Firm clubs. I predicted that he wouldn't make it there either. I was right, Dean subsequently failed at Rangers, but here's the thing; I don't really think ChelseaYouth disagreed with me. I think he just felt, and feels, a deep interest in the youngsters. He wishes them well and wants to be supportive of them at all times. It's an admirable outlook. I certainly admire him for it.
  3. Andrea Belotti

    I have said before that I'd rather pay £80m for Belotti, than £60m for Lukaku but a possible scenario here is that this story has emerged for tactical reasons. Perhaps we've asked someone to leak this, or maybe we've really approached Torino, but only in an effort to keep Everton more realistic in their negotiations. I hope that's not what this is about, but it's possible.
  4. Andrea Belotti

  5. Tammy Abraham

    Tammy's Just put England 2-1 up in the U21 Euros semi-final against Germany. Early second half.
  6. Victor Perez- Vitolo

    He even looks terrible in his highlight videos.
  7. Virgil Van Dijk

    https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/fc-chelsea/transfers/verein/631/saison_id/2017 You'll have to set the options according to what transfers from what seasons you want to see.
  8. 21. Nemanja Matic

    There was a story yesterday of Juve reviving their interest. That 'news' brought a mischievous idea to mind. What if the only truth here is United's denial that they had a agreed a deal with Nemanja? What if the real story is that Nemanja is planned to be a part of any business we do with the old lady? What if Juve are not valuing Nemanja as highly as we are? What if tales of United's interest are designed to get the Italian champions to be more realistic about the Serb's value in any deal? Lot's of questions; one pure guess.
  9. 6. Nathan Aké

    Hello Iggy, You made a brilliant point. Players have been unhappy to be left out, naturally, but who has whinged? No one to my recollection. Don't agree with you about Winston Bogarde however. Bates & Hutchinson treated him badly. They shamefully vilified and scapegoated him for something that was entirely their own fault. Bogarde was lured to the club by the offer of a contract that clearly overpriced his value to the team. That contract employed him be a professional footballer, with all that entails; train right, eat right and play to the best of his ability whenever selected. Winston did all of that. He kept his side of the bargain. He was entitled to expect Chelsea to keep theirs. The problem, of course, is that Winston's abilities were not good enough. That, quite openly, was the opinion of Luca Vialli, yet our Chairman & CEO proceeded with the deal. I think the plan was to bring him in on a free, then sell him on at a profit. They could see choppy financial waters ahead so, tempted by the lure of a quick and easy profit, they gambled. Unfortunately they shot themselves in the foot by offering too big a pay packet to a player who simply wasn't worth it. Luca knew it, all the clubs to whom our leaders would later try to palm off Bogarde knew it, even you and I knew it. Ken did some things for which Chelsea fans should respect him, but his treatment of Winston Bogarde was dishonourable and he should apologise. It's by no means the only mea culpa he owes but he has form, so we know he won't be paying up any time soon.
  10. Alex Sandro

    That's why BT pay him by the lorry load.
  11. Alex Sandro

    OK well, assuming we're signing him, that can only be good news.
  12. Alex Sandro

    I deliberately excluded the winter window and focused only on 'new' money, but if we're including January then we have to add Patrick Bamford's fee to the pile.
  13. Alex Sandro

    Most people put Macello ahead of Sandro but I'd have Alaba right up there with the Madrid man.
  14. Alex Sandro

    We've already brought in around £33m from player sales this summer with, another £37 million reportedly lined up for the transfers of Traore & Ake. Then there will be the tribunal set fee for Dom Solanke, probably in the region of £5m-£8m, potential departures of Diego & Nemanja, plus more members of the loan army want moves. All of this should help meet the amortisation schedule of some heavy spending.
  15. Alex Sandro

    The claim he's better value.