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Everything posted by Viper22

  1. TalkChelsea EPL Fantasy 2016/17

    Dyslexia Untied
  2. Mugshots

    Had a picture with Wenger at the same event last year. Other than that the only thing I can think of is when I met a fair few Southampton players but they're hardly our rivals. Tbh to me i'd love to meet any footballers. Obviously Chelsea players much more so but they're all pretty famous!!
  3. The Mourinho Thread

  4. Petr Cech

    Genuinely my 2nd thought after having the picture taken with him was "xPetrCechx and Alex on the TC forums are going to be pretty jealous after this!". Sorry that you've never got a chance to meet your hero but trust me, he's a lovely lovely bloke. I was in the Diamond Club. A family friend works at Fly Emirates and can get my family tickets for the Director's box, Diamond Club or Fly Emirates box on occasion when they're not being used by others in the company. Met Arsene Wenger last year in there and saw Sanchez but didn't get a chance to collar him for a photo. This time saw lots of people come through including Cech and got pictures with all of them (except Ozil, he was rushing).
  5. Mugshots

    Was at the Emirates Cup on Sunday and met some famous faces as well as an absolute legend!!
  6. Petr Cech

    So I actually met the legend. The man himself. What a gentleman he was. I'll be honest I was like a child. Could hardly contain my excitement. Met him when I was at the Emirates Cup on Sunday (met other players too, the pictures are in the Mugshots thread if anyone is interested) with my missus, dad and brother. My dad showed him his Chelsea tattoo and bless the man he apologised profoundly to us for leaving. I said to him to not be silly, that myself as well as almost every other Chelsea fan with a brain still viewed him as a legend of the highest order and wished him the happiest in life no matter where he went, and that he more than deserved to choose where he went. I hope he listened because he really is an amazing gentleman and a Chelsea legend. Was a fantastic experience meeting him!!!
  7. NY Red Bulls 4-2 Chelsea

    How anyone can get upset at the result is beyond me!! xD. Just watched the match and not only is it the first game back with only like a week of training but we outright deserved to win that game comfortably. Not that it matters but good god their first goal was lucky as sin due to the ball cannoning off Begovic, off the striker and back to his feet. The 3rd goal was even worse, a flick off of Matic's heel, a missed overhead kick then hits 2 players who are not even expecting it and falls straight to the feet of the striker free in the box. And the icing on the cake their 4th included a Ramires error (never!) followed by a double deflection forcing it through Begovic's fingers. Add on top of that the fact that Chelsea deserved at least 4 goals from the game (Costa and Moses in particular were really unlucky) and 19 times out of 20 we'd be coming out of that game with a win. One thing I would say is that hopefully Tibo and JT got their respective brainfarts for the season out of the way in this game because both made pretty horrific mistakes that would give me an aneurysm if they did that in a match that mattered. I would say the same for Ramires but we all know what he's like!! I would be more surprised if that was the only one he makes. Can't believe people are reading into it that much tbh, I've been missing Chelsea as much as the next fan on here but pre season friendlies are just that - friendlies. If you stayed up to watch it then sorry but that's your bad. You should've known that watching Chelsea pre season is nothing more than an extended training exercise and the only scouting that can truly be achieved is watching to see if partnerships work or if anyone does a specific part of their game exceptionally better than they have done before.
  8. NY Red Bulls 4-2 Chelsea

    Lol looks like I dodged a bullet going to sleep and not watching this xD. The mental implosions from some in this thread are pretty hilarious though!
  9. Bertrand Traoré

    Tag me in your post when you make it please . I think it's an interesting idea that has been ridiculed when I've mentioned it before so it'd be interesting to have a debate about the pros and cons of it.
  10. Bertrand Traoré

    Spot on IMO. Have 30 or so academies around the country run independently of clubs and teach the young footballers there. They can teach them far more than to be better at football too; they could teach them how to save their money as a footballers careers are short, teach them how to deal with the press, the pressure of playing for so many thousands of fans, the general do's and don't's of how to be a professional footballer (Sterling could have done with that). Then when they reach 21, they become free agents and clubs can offer them contracts based on what they've seen during trials. Hopefully the education they receive will make them chase first team football rather than money and whilst the top youngsters may go to City, Chelsea, Utd etc. some of the slightly less talented ones will go to lower level PL teams like Palace, West Brom or Spurs and get first team football there and try and work their way up. You could even incorporate some kind of draft system, whereby the teams take turns offering a contract to their favoured player of the group at the end of the season in which they have turned 21, then the next club offers one to their favoured player and so on. I really don't know what would be better or if it would work at all but it seems like a sound idea to me. And i'm pretty sure it would be of far more help to young players coming into football than the current system.
  11. Bertrand Traoré

    Can't wait to see him play in pre season. Such an exciting player
  12. Petr Cech

    You could even say they need a quality CB too. Mertesacker has the turning circle of a battleship and if he ran any slower he'd be going backwards. As soon as the ball gets past him (as it does quite often) he's useless. They need (literally and figuratively) a spine to the team, which they just don't have right now.
  13. Chelsea Kits thread

    Holy shit is that actually their 2nd kit? Good god that might well the ugliest kit i've seen in a long time.
  14. Filipe Luís

    Actually according to transfermarkt turns out I was wrong, Luis made 26 appearances and Shaw made only 20 so it was 6 more: http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/filipe-luis/leistungsdaten/spieler/21725/plus/?saison=2014 http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/luke-shaw/leistungsdaten/spieler/183288/plus/?saison=2014 Shaw only managed 90mins on the pitch 4 times after the 8th November too.
  15. Filipe Luís

    You're still trying to argue with him with logic? Have we not discovered yet that logic does not exist in the magical world of Gilvorak? If the signing of Luis for a year meant we didn't get Shaw then we should send Luis and Jose flowers. Shaw was awful last year and was injured so much that he played 4 fewer games last season than Luis did ffs. £30M and £100k p/w for Shaw would have been an awful choice, especially given the fact that it would have upset the squad that an unproven LB would be getting more money than some of our starters. I was all for the signing of Shaw but if it turns out that instead of him we got Luis essentially on loan for a year (no loss in transfer fees) and now Baba as 2nd choice LB (looks likely) then once again Mou has been proven right.
  16. Loïc Rémy

    Excellent news. Hopefully all the whiners using him leaving as an excuse to hate on Falcao before he'd even kicked a damn ball for us can shut up now.
  17. Chelsea Kits thread

    I guess i'm just hoping that it's a fake due to it not looking like a shade of green. If that is the real kit then whatever, the Chelsea staff obviously have a pretty warped colour chart in their offices but that's beside the point. If that's our GK kit then tbh i'm disappointed with how ugly it is.
  18. Petr Cech

  19. Chelsea Kits thread

    Could've sworn that on the Chelsea Megastore website it said that the GK kit was going to be green? That looks pretty blue/cyan to me. I hope that's not it, it looks foul IMO.
  20. Wulfert van Ginkel

    I'm assuming it's unique as it's been explicitly mentioned in the case. Also, lots of teams have neglected to play our loanees unless they've played brilliantly, I imagine they would play a LOT more if we were doing something along the lines of subsidising their wages the more they play.
  21. Premier League thread

    "Then they stole Willian from under our noses when we'd already had him at our training ground for his medical." "...house 50,000 screaming Spurs fans every other week." Love both the delusion and the bitterness.
  22. Isco

    If we sign Isco I promise to buy one of our god awful new home shirts with his name on the back. That's how much I want him. I'll put my £65 towards the signing.
  23. Isco

    I know the only rumours are from disreputable at best sources but if we got Isco we would be making a serious signal of intent to the rest of the league. Quality player, bordering on World Class and still very young. Could well be our next Hazard. Would be overcome with joy if this happened.