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Posts posted by Viper22

  1. 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.

  2. 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.


  3. 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.

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  4. I've posted a topic for each of the Watford and Manchester United matches.

    Thankyou mate. Had a really busy time over xmas and didn't have the time to pop on and put the threads up and just came on now to do so.

    Really helpful that you've already done it, thankyou :).

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  5. he's not even here - and could never be - but only the prospect of Guardiola really coming already changed my heart a bit about him.

    I hate him with a passion - as the SOB he is and I have a few questions about his quality when he did what he did to that perfect Bayern team in less than 6 months.

    He's not bad, I just don't think he's as good as people claim him to be.

    All that said, he's the best option to be our permanent choice. Klopp would have always been my preference, but that ship already sailed.

    It's unbelievable - I should stop posting my intolerance towards players/managers I hate saying I won't watch the team with them, I always suck in even before they're here. So all my posts about how I'd have a very hard time watching my team managed by Pep? All BS now and the guy could end up not even coming.

    Once the guy becomes a Blue it becomes very hard to carry on hating them - only Benitez made the exception. Still can't stand his face.

    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.

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  6. 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.

  7. I would do option 2 in a heartbeat. But to option 1, Kiwomya is awful and only has pace. His ceiling is L1 level. Colkett is interesting but is not ready for the first team although he starred for the youth last season, he would not handle the pace of the PL. DaSilva too is fantastic but he needs more time with the youth first as he is very dimunitive and woudl be very difficult for him imo. JCS is another good prospect but not ready to be playing in the PL. I know Mourinho is not good with youth but tbf to him and I have give him tons of criticisms, no other manager would bring those lot through right now because they are not ready. Imagine if we did play those youngsters then we started to play awful, that would have an adverse effect on the youngsters potentially.

    Is Aina potentially ready for a role right now? Maybe. Musonda, I say certainly so. RLC, yes and has played some games but for some reason been completely marginalised and Traore I don't understand why we brought him back in the first place if we were never going to play him. Shoudl have sent him on loan to a more advanced team than Vitesse because he has the ability.

    My final thing in defence with Mourinho which is rare, if we did bring in a new manager I don't think we actually will see a change in the youth. RLC might get more sub appearances but I don't think he would be actually trusted with starts unless it is against dead rubber oppositions.

    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!

  8. I know what the point was and I agree with it. However, its something that should be done internally. Never externally.

    You are Roman and you want to calm everyone down? Take your helicopter to Cobham, gather the staff and players and announce Jose is staying for good no matter what and the players dont have to listen to a single bs the media says. There, end of story. Absolutely no need to go public.

    Fair enough. I guess it's just to stop the media speculation around José's job and to let us, the fans know that that is the case. You make a good point for keeping it internal though.

    Either way, something drastic HAS to be done.

  9. Sorry but although I agree with the overall premise, Roman/Board dont need to go public to say anything. That only shows weakness.

    If he is indeed backing Mourinho I hope he already made that clear to everyone. But no, it would be stupid and incredibly weak to realease a SECOND official statement backing the manager.

    The point was to literally state that no matter where we finish Jose is safe. Take all the pressure away because the players and manager are playing under such extreme pressure ATM and unfortunately for them they can't seem to deal with it. I would prefer the players to shrug off the pressure themselves but they just don't seem capable. Make a point that Mou is staying so all paper talk about him getting sacked stops and give him the freedom (and instructions behind the scenes so he doesn't have a choice) to play the kids.

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  10. This is an open forum and probably the biggest Chelsea community online, I don't like the atmosphere to be ''the players from other clubs are always better'', ''the ex players are always better'' and ''our manager is a fraud''. That's why I defend them.

    You guys always focus negative sides, these players and manager won us the league last season but starting from match day 1 people are already slamming our own players and manager.Willian was still getting stick after the West Brom game (game 3) while he performed whole 2015 year long. Cesc is now being labeled as the biggest villain - he produced 23 assists last season, give him some respect, he's just not playing in the right system. Ivanovic has been a Chelsea great if not legend, don't f*cking insult the man because he is aging. Same thing happened with Drogba last season, people were even insulting our club's legend on here.

    Sometimes I seriously wonder, is this even a Chelsea forum? By far the most negative community online, maybe bellion is an added value after all because he fits here perfectly.

    My biggest bugbear with this forum, you expressed it well.

    I just can't understand the mentality of some people. It's literally a grass is greener syndrome coupled with a sense of weird perverse enjoyment at running the club down.

    Last season must really have hurt for them because, although we're god awful this year and some of the stick a few of the players and the manager have been getting is justified, this same lot of players and the manager were by far and away the best team in England and won the double.

    We all know if we'd kept Lukaku, De Bruyne, Mata etc. all the same members would be laying into them saying how they don't have the right attitudes and that we should signed those quality European talents like Costa, Hazard and Willian instead.

    There are serious problems at the club that need to be sorted but the sheer enjoyment some people seem to get from all of this turmoil both worries and saddens me greatly.

  11. He is not behind Sterling in the pecking order. Why do you think that? And he seems to react pretty well. He still gets goals and assists for fun.

    Are people still questioning whether it was a good idea to let him go? Of course it was not. That simple. Especially when the man he declared as his no.10 has been overally poor. KDB has been worth the money. This is his first season at City, let's not forget that. Been worth the money. Has had some bad games but majority has been standout. We lost a star player. Simple as that.

    I still stick by the fact that if you have a player whining and crying about wanting to leave rather than fight for his place then he doesn't have the mentality to play for a top team. Hence I can see a problem developing if he ever gets dropped by City as he has proved he has no desire to work for his place.

    You surely can't tell me if you were a manager of a top club and had proved yourself over many years with many different clubs in many different countries that when a 21 year old you'd just signed comes to you demanding to be played and crying that they want to leave if they aren't you would give into that childishness and play them, would you?

    Patience is a virtue far too many young players lack today and the only way to teach them is by not giving into their childish antics. I have no doubt that he would've become a good player for us had he stayed here and maybe even somewhere near as good as he is now but he didn't have the stomach for it, so I fully stand by the fact that it was right to let a player displaying the wrong attitude to leave.

    He might well turn out to be worth the money a long way down the line but he has nowhere near proved himself yet, especially seeing as he has only really turned up against the poor teams City have played this year (Newcastle, Bournemouth, Norwich, Sunderland, Palace, BMG) and been largely ineffectual in the big games (United, Juventus x2, Liverpool - he wasn't as great in this game as people seemed to make out, Sevilla away). He's been good, but hardly proved himself thus far.

    Know you're going to disagree but I just don't think it was a mistake to let someone with an attitude problem go and don't want to just jump on the already crowded Jose-bashing bandwagon whenever a player he let go scores or gets an assist. I also don't think De Bruyne has been much more than good this year (admittedly better than every Chelsea player bar Willian) but that's all opinion.

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  12. Latest thing is Fury whining like a little bitch that the ring is "too soft" and threatening to pull out of the fight. This after he whined about not having the gloves he wanted before Klitschko gave in to stop his incessant moaning.

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  13. Really hope Joshua develops well and becomes a top level fighter. Would be nice to have a British heavyweight that i'm proud of and that doesn't embarass me for just being from the same country as them.

    When you look at bellends like Chisora, Haye, Fury, Harrison and others from different weights like Khan it's a wonder anyone even bothers in this country. Klitschkos prove you don't have to be a collosal cock to be successful, those douches i've mentioned would do well to realise that.