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Viper22

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  • Birthday 05/22/1992

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Southampton
  • Favourite Chelsea Player Kurt Zouma
  • Fan Since 1991
  • First Match vs Aston Villa 2002
  • Memory Champions League win, obviously.

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  1. Branislav Ivanovic

    Remember when we were awesome and Spurs were the joke? Feels a long time ago now as the roles have completely reversed. Don't even have the words to describe what a damn farce this is.
  2. John Stones

    Haha yeah I remember that now. I've rated him since like 2011-2012, I just saw something special in him with his attitude and his qualities. Hence why I was so gutted that we never managed to get him for 2 (goddamn two) million rather than Stoke but I guess his choice has been vindicated now because he's first choice at Stoke since we pilfered Begovic. Just call me mystic Viper xP. As for the rest of your post - spot on. Always been one of the first to drill down on English players who are massively overhyped (Townsend, Bentley, Welbeck etc.) but Dele Alli has looked the real deal since his time at MK Dons (live near there and went to a fair few games and even Stevie Wonder could see there was something special there, even so i'm hugely surprised his potential has been made into ability so damn quickly, testament to Spurs and Pochettino I guess, begrudgingly), Eric Dier looks like the DM England have needed for like 10 years too, I would include him in there. You can actually make an entire team of genuinely talented, young English players now: Butland, Clyne, Smalling, Stones, Shaw, Dier, Alli, Sterling, Barkley, Oxlade, Kane. With a good smattering of good but more experienced players like Henderson, Hart, Forster, Vardy, Milner, Gibbs, Sturridge, Walcott and Bertrand (only 2 players over 28 there aswell and they're Vardy and Milner) it looks like we could be set for a few years to actually make a decent team for once (we still won't win anything though). We have to get Stones, he'd set us up for years, is English and is quite possibly the best CB with ball at his feet in the world ATM which is something we need for when teams are sitting deep against us. Marquinhos and Varane are better IMO but probably ungettable and Laporte for me is as good and although cheaper isn't HG which will be a big thing for the future.
  3. Branislav Ivanovic

    Lol.
  4. Radamel Falcao

    Had so much hope that he'd regain some form here but it was unfortunately misplaced. I thought he'd be a decent stopgap 3rd choice ST while Bamford went to Palace, nailed down the starter role and banged in at least 15 goals over the course of the season for a decent side before returning to Monaco next year and Bamford stepping in to challenge Costa. Both of those ideas went terribly, terribly wrong. I don't think any of us expecting him to magically revert to his old world class self but between the injuries and the lack of what looks like sharpness on the pitch this has just been an utter failure even for those people who didn't expect much in the first place. Only 350 minutes played for us with only 2 starts (against Walsall and that dismal home game vs Saints) and 1 goal and 0 assists from those minutes in our home loss vs Palace. Our overall team shiteness can't have helped him in trying to regain form but good god above please just put the poor guy out of his misery and end the loan.
  5. Next Manager?

    So Pep has said he's coming to England to manage in the PL, but hasn't decided to which club he wants to go yet. Looks like one of us, United or City is getting him in the summer then. As much as I dislike the bloke and think he's overrated, if Simeone isn't available then he'd probably be the 2nd best choice for me and he's evidently the 1st choice for a lot of Chelsea fans. However I doubt very much he'll come here, it'll be too much hard work rebuilding the team and i'm sure he'd much rather go to an ageing team like City who have the best squad in the league with top players at their peaks (Aguero, Silva, Toure etc) where he can win a few domestic trophies and one or two league titles before jumping ship in 3 years time when the team is past it's peak and need rejuvenating. Seems like a ready made job for him. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35234602
  6. The Mourinho Thread

    Have a horrible feeling he's going to go to United and lead them to the title. How funny would that be eh?
  7. General Transfer Talk

    2 of Schneiderlin, Wanyama, Witsel, Gundogan and Kondogbia are needed for sure to replace the outgoing Mikel and Fabregas (hopefully from the club but at least out of the match day squad). We need a top class CB aswell, someone like Hummels or Varane but if they can't be got then a great CB with potential to be top class like Stones or Laporte will do. Another winger and striker needed too, but tbh I think the DM and CB positions are the most urgent problems atm that HAVE to be fixed if we want to finish in the top half.
  8. Next Manager?

    My thoughts exactly. The guy is a complete tool of a person and very overrated as a manager. But then Jose was a tool at times and even though Pep is overrated he's still the best manager we could get unless Simeone is available so i'd be happy with him even though I don't like him. I'm sure i'd grow to like him too, especially if I know that it was him or some useless twat like Pellegrini or Rodgers.
  9. Next Manager?

    The same people who controlled all of our summer signings; Abramovich and Emenalo.
  10. The Mourinho Thread

    Jason could you stick a new thread up (or in this thread) with a poll asking who Chelsea fans want to be the next manager (temporarily and/or permenently). Now this is done i'm curious to know the general feeling even though I have a horrible feeling it will Pep the bellend.
  11. The Mourinho Thread

    Well then Mourinho is sacked. I don't think any of us can be truly surprised and not many can argue that there weren't ample reasons to sack him, even if they would argue that we should have kept him. 1 thing I would say though, those of you that hounded him out, that insulted him and demanded him be sacked; you reap what you sow. Remember this 1/2/5/10 years down the line that you may never ever complain about Chelsea sacking managers early or about the lack of long term managerial stability. I'm not saying you were wrong, but just remember is all I say. The last few months have been painful to say the least but I wish to extend my heartfelt gratitude towards Jose for bringing us yet another title to go with the 2 he brought us in his first spell. That double last year has ensured that his second spell here should (and will be by the vast majority of Chelsea fans) be viewed as a success. My final thought is for the players. I hope you're all happy now. Mourinho wasn't perfect tactically, or with his siege mentality, but even if we'd had my grandma in charge this season I would still be embarrassed to have played as poorly as they have done this season (barring very few exceptions) and you all ought to be ashamed because you're not coming out of this well whatever happens. If you all start playing brilliantly now then you obviously were not trying for Mourinho, which is unacceptable when the man just led you all to a double and protected you all the whole damn time when you cocked up. If you all carry on playing terribly then you're obviously just not bothered about the club and can, quite frankly, fuck off.
  12. Blaise Matuidi

    Didn't know that, that's a pretty decent tally, albeit for a team that is walking the league. Haven't watched much if any French football this year so my opinion was based on what i've seen of him over the last 3/4 years. If you're right and he has evolved his game going forwards then he would be a fantastic signing to play in a 4-3-3 along with a creative flair player that can pick passes. Like you said though, not sure why he'd leave PSG to come here right now but money does funny things and we won't be this bad forever so maybe he wants a challenge eh? xD
  13. Blaise Matuidi

    Would add steel and balls to our midfield which can only be a good thing. Always liked him a lot but he's a very defensive player that doesn't offer that much going forwards a bit like Matic so while his signing would be awesome we'd essentially be playing with 2 DMs which might lead to us being a bit negative, even more so than we currently are.
  14. The Mourinho Thread

    First things first, I didn't mention everyone that wants Mourinho gone. There are some quality posters on this forum (Muzchap is one that springs to mind) that have put forth some compelling reasons for him going so this isn't a comment on the people wanting Mourinho gone.My problem is with 2 things - the disrespect shown by people to him by calling him names like turd when he has led the club to 3 of the 5 titles we've ever won. But the other is the main one and that is the enjoyment people gain from.when things go wrong. When we win and play good football very few people say a thing on this forum. The post match threads are silent, no one complimenting the players or the manager or anything. One loss and the whole thing explodes with people laying into the players, the manager and the fans. Then the people that dare say something nice or positive and not just knee jerk with rage after a defeat get shouted down by "told you so" merchants who take so much joy in being right about things going badly wrong you can almost hear their laughs as they bash away at their keyboard. Now please note that this isn't a comment towards you, I have no idea what kind of poster you are as I haven't seen any of your posts as I've not been around recently due to aforementioned reasons, this is due to you replying and I think misconstruing what I meant.
  15. The Mourinho Thread

    Oh for sure I agree. Musonda, RLC, Kenedy, Traore, Zouma and Baba are our youngsters that are ready for the first team and should be starting. The others I'd like to see in and around squads rather than wasters like Mikel, Ivanovic and Falcao and getting some games off the bench in the COC or EL if we even get that for some experience in the first team to remind them how far they need to develop. I didn't mean 'lots' of game time, that was the wrong phrase to use, but I think they're all ready for at least some game time throughout a season while spending most of their time with the youth team.Maybe Brown over Kiwomya then but I personally quite rate him, time will tell!