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About BloodIsBlue

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  • Favourite Chelsea Player Eden Hazard
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  1. The Mourinho Thread

    Does the board actually want to get relegated? They better have something up their sleeves for the January transfer window. Enjoy the vacation Mou, too bad this project didn't become what it could have.
  2. The Mourinho Thread

    If that is the case then I wouldn't respect any of those players ever again, its would be pitiful. Not sure on the numbers but they would have to pay him out his full contract value, unless there is some kind of agreement based on performance, 30 mil sounds close enough though.
  3. Eden Hazard

    Our best player's started the season burnt out. How can we be talking of burning out 10 weeks into the season? Yes, the last two seasons saw clear performance issue probably because of over playing but not this early into the season. If players are burnt out already then they should really look into a new career.
  4. The Mourinho Thread

    You are a miserable little cretin.
  5. Chelsea Kits thread

    I hate to see the Samsung sponsor go, but I can't be the only one that like's these shirts. This last kit (2014-2015) was garbo, 2013-2014 was one of the nicest Chelsea kits ever so its hard to follow up on that one. I for one like the new shirts and actually kind of like the Yokohama sponsor (not as much as SAMSUNG).
  6. General Transfer Talk

    This is true. It's like the doors of a train were just closing shut and Chelsea slipped right through in the nick of time. FFP creates a big financial gap between the historic clubs that cannot be easily leaped across. I'm not worried about competition however, the emergence of super clubs should be something people encourage.
  7. General Transfer Talk

    Don't believe everything you read.
  8. Nathan

    He's either going to be good enough to play for us or he's not going to be good enough to play for us.
  9. General Transfer Talk

    Out: Mikel, Ramires, Oscar, Cuadrado, Luis In: Schneiderlin, Khedira, Kovacic, Griezmann, Leftback My interest in Pogba is dwindling, the fee will be far too extravagant. Last time I posted my ins and outs he would have been the No1 target. Similar thinking revolving around Koke We need to stop Kovacic from becoming either a premier league opponent or a Barcelona player. I've seen enough from Cuadrado, I think we'll be better off not giving him 'time' next season. Very poorly rounded player I'm confused how he ever came on Mourinho's radar, Mourinho is pretty predictable in his preference of versatility over polarized players. Khedira is an easy decision; big German > big Nigerian. I'm not sure what the market is looking like for leftbacks... Coentrao is a massive risk, more likely than not a bad decision. He's a really talented well rounded leftback don't get me wrong, but also one of the most injury prone players I've ever seen. I think we could really improve our ball movement while still maintaining (if not improving) the same level of defensive solidity with these changes.
  10. General Transfer Talk

    Those push United into being troubling title contenders with, they really just need a solid CB and CM and they will be seriously fighting for the title next season.
  11. General Transfer Talk

    For a club with ambitions like our own, this isn't a summer to be frugal. The entire premier league is going to have more funds at their disposal from this point forward. I can assure you both Manchester clubs are going to have massive transfer windows coming up. I have a lot of faith in RLC, Bamford, Solanke and Baker not as much in the others and I don't expect an impact next season from any of the youngsters. The critical issue is having 3 enforcers for the tournament style setups that Mourinhio confides in. Matic-Mikel-Ramires doesn't cut it.
  12. General Transfer Talk

    My perfect window considering players who are likely available this summer, also considering our English and European rivals that want these targets would be. We would be more versatile and injury proof. I haven't really got into our goalkeeper situation in this. I also don't know what to say about Luis. INS: Pogba - Cannot stress enough that this is an opportunity we need to take. Expensive but the youth and trajectory of our current squad will attract young stars like this. Kovacic - I'd rather for for Mateo Kovacic than Koke. He may end up being less expensive and we have players that Italian league teams want. Versatile and electric players, I would predict instant symbiotic play with Hazard. Schneiderlin - Mourinho could use this type of player, it's what he knows best. Mourinho has lacked a watertight trivote and he needs three exceptional enforcers to play that way. I think he's good enough. Stones - Get him now before it's too late Griezmann - I would only encourage a Griezmann transfer if at least Remy is transferred away and also Cuadrado, Griezmann would make both these players obsolete. OUTS: Mikel - For the job he is asked to do, there is no end tot he list of players that can do it better than he. Ramires - Although the game plan much of the time is not have the majority of possession, the goal is a controlled surrender of possession. Ramires just uncontrollably loses possesion, provides too many moments of panic. Oscar - These transfers just won't happen without an exit from Oscar. His mid-season drops in performance seems to be habit. He hasn't really done anything wrong to really insist on his exit, he has however not done enough to make him indispensable. Remy/Cuadrado - They would just make the locker room too crowded if my proposed transfers were actually in the team.
  13. Branislav Ivanovic

    My worries with Ivanovic isn't him stoping the inside runs, its how he consistently fails to close down defenders when they cross. He would much rather let someone cross in those positions then fail a tackle and allow them to run into the box behind him. It's not even just allowing the cross, he gives them a lot of space (as he stands there with his hands behind his back) and the cross will come in with a perfect trajectory. Luckily we have straight up mahogany in the box with Terry and Cahill, but I'm always biting my nails when Ivanovic lets in these crosses.
  14. Mohamed Salah

    Germany may have changed all that in 90 short minutes this summer...
  15. Mohamed Salah

    Did you know there are training methods to help Muslim athletes cope with this (its not optimal of course but strategies exist)? Ramadan this year was from June 28 to July 28, during which the World Cup was running for half the time. There may also be a benefit of mental and spiritual fortitude which is never a bad thing.