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stroey

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About stroey

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  • Birthday 07/17/1988

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  • Bio Super Chelsea fan. Jose is forever a Chelsea legend, forever one of us!
  • Gender Male
  • Location Amsterdam
  • Favourite Chelsea Player Cesar Azpilicueta
  • Fan Since
  • Memory EPL 2004-2005

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  1. John Terry

    another cheap trick from the club, should treat our club legends better.
  2. Arturo Vidal

    Di Marzio: Chelsea, Conte set for further talks on Thursday; Arturo Vidal "could be" the first signing #CFC |
  3. 10. Eden Hazard

    Hazard is just like that type of girl you can't really rely on, a girl that's very unstable and needs new experiments/excitements/challenges all the time because she is still searching and isn't ready to settle down yet. She's the prettiest, the most exciting and sexiest girl you know but she already has her mind somewhere else before you know it. For a short period that relationship is very exciting but for too long you will eventually get tired of the instability. For a marriage, you rather go for more boring types like Willian and Azpi. Less excitement but she will always give you a 7, that's the type of girl you want to build on, to have as wife and the mother of your kids. Oscar is the worst type of girl: overrated, boring, ugly and yet unstable.
  4. The Mourinho Thread

    The career of a manager differs a lot from that of a footballer, for that reason it is really difficult not to go to a rival club. 1) A career of a manager at top level is a lot longer than that of a professional footballer: take Jose for example, he started coaching Porto (first big club) when he was 39 years old and came to us for the first time when he was 41. Currently he is already for about 13 years in the business, that's a long time but he could easily coach at top level for another 17 years, that makes 30 years in total. The same goes for other young talented managers like Pochettino and Simeone, or examples that already happened like Sir Alex and Wenger. And what is the average career length of a professional footballer at top level? Let's say if you take the Giggs, Seedorfs and Totti's as example, that's 20 years as maximum for players to perform at top level at a top club, but the average is closer to 15 years and that's already above the average I think. So that makes 30 years versus 15 years. 2) The second thing is, as a manager nowadays your career is very unstable and fragile. You don't have your faith in your own hands, I think nobody here could say Jose did badly in his first spell for us, but yet he was sacked in his 4th season. Or if you look like Carlo recently, won La Decima but still got sacked after a trophy-less season. There are many more examples, but bar Pep every top manager has been recycled multiple times in the last 10 years .Managers are like clothes nowadays, the owners just changes clothes whenever they want. Compare this to the average stay of players at a club, look at Aurier for example, how is it possible that he isn't sacked yet? Because players have a resale value and managers normally don't have that, that makes it difficult to get rid of players if they don't want to move. Look at our own club: the likes of Mikel and Oscar are just waste of space but if they don't want to move- you can hardly push them to move, especially Mikel who was often not even on the bench but still stayed at the club because he has a contract. Conclusion: So I just wanted to make clear that the chance of a manager to join rival clubs is much bigger because they (average) 1) have a longer career and 2) a shorter stay per club than a footballer. So we can't really blame Jose if he moves to Man United after being sacked twice by Roman, unless you expect him to go to small clubs in England as his family wants to stay in England.
  5. The Mourinho Thread

    This post is just like your profile pic, UGLY. The guy who took us to relegation battle, LOL maybe you should check our history with him: - 3 Premier league titles - 1 FA cup - 3 League cups - 3 CL semifinals Maybe this is the reason why some of the Chelsea fans adore him, love him or at least respect him. Unlike ungrateful fans like you and your Emenalo fan buddies who can only focus on the bad 4 months out of his 5.5 years at Chelsea. And who the fuck you think you are to say we're pretending to be Chelsea fans, just fuck off already you piece of plastic ungrateful gloryhunter.
  6. Oscar

    Teixeira is crazy to move to this clown league and he's already regretting it seems (he said today that he actually wanted a EPL move very badly). Oscar is smart to reject the offer and maybe Allegri is really coming in and blocked this move as he is a big fan of Oscar.
  7. John Terry

    I am sorry to say this, but currently it feels like we're the English version of Real Madrid. - Sacking managers like it's nothing - Treating club legends like shit (Raul, Casillas = JT, Lamps) - Buying attacking players for the sake of buying We're even worse, because we sell club hero/legends to direct rivals just because the money is better than selling them abroad (Mata, Cech). It currently feels like we're a club without an identity, maybe because the club is run by genies like Emenalo. The only thing that makes me proud is our fans > (1000 times) Real Madrid's fans. JT has played it smart, he's using the power of the fans and media to put pressure on the club and he's absolutely right. He doesn't want to be binned through the backdoor as garbage like Lampard/Ashley, those guys didn't even get a proper goodbye with the fans. ''No player/manager is bigger than the cub'' this is right but you will start asking yourself what the club actually is if they treat legends like this, it feels Chelsea football club is just a business to make money, nothing else. JT deserves a proper farewell like Gerrard had if he leaves, but more than that I think he deserves a new contract because of the many qualities he has as a player and as a leader.
  8. Ramires

    Thanks for all the beautiful goals Rambo, forever a Chelsea hero for me. Welcome to China!
  9. The English Football Thread

    Payet [emoji7]
  10. General Transfer Talk

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2608813-chelsea-transfer-news-shock-ilkay-gundogan-diego-costa-rumours-emerge Ramires and Gundogan swap deal? Yes yes yes.
  11. 22. Willian

    He can't score ugly goals.
  12. 28. César Azpilicueta

    Ramires also
  13. 10. Eden Hazard

    Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard could swap Real Madrid and Chelsea (ESPN) #CFC #RMCF
  14. Who will be the next Chelsea manager?

    A source very close to Guardiola said: “His representatives have received formal calls from City and United. And they have said no to Chelsea, who also called, and turned down Milan and Paris Saint-Germain. “Right now, it is true City are very close and his most likely destination. “But he has never hidden his huge admiration for Manchester United and also the fact he would love to work there. “All the options are on the table and no definitive decision has been made. “And yes, though it’s unlikely at this stage, even Arsenal are an option. But they’ve not made a formal call, though they have inquired about Pep’s situation.” http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/6841862/Pep-Guardiola-set-to-stun-Man-Utd-by-taking-over-City.html
  15. Who will be the next Chelsea manager?

    What you're trying to interpret is like I said Jose had 0% power and control but I did not say this, so please don't make up things. I said, in order to succeed you must have full power and control (100%) of the transfers and targets. The world is not black or white, there are things in between. Not able to buy because the lack of money is one thing, but to have money to buy players and getting Djilobodji, Baba and Hector from Emenalo is another thing. You're either a sheep that likes attention from the Emenalo cultists (your pic proves that), a Mourinho hater or a person with a very low IQ. But your point to say the club spent 300M + on players suggests you're in the latest category too, so I suggest you should go back to school to learn the difference between gross spend and net spend, or maybe try to Google it. But OK, I assume you're too lazy for that so I will explain it baby language for you: The club spent (net) 52 millions in 5 windows. To compare: Arsenal 106M, City 178M, United 238M, Liverpool 99M. So what does it say? It means in order to buy a player that manager wants, he has to sell another player for big value. But does it automatically mean that the manager didn't like the player that has to be sold? No, it means you have to choose between 2 valuable assets/options. Nobody on here, can convince me or even themselves that Jose Mourinho didn't like David Luiz. Luiz played all the big games in midfield instead of Mikel, Oscar and Lampard in the second half of the 2013-14 season. So does it mean Jose didn't value him? No it means he had to sell him in order to buy other players that he wanted. Mata played more than Schurrle, KDB wanted to leave and Lukaku wanted a guarantee to be the first striker. He needed to sell these guys to get main targets like Diego, Cesc, Luis and Matic who won us the league. But before you're going to say ''yeah but he clearly didn't like Mata, KDB, Luis and Lukaku, that's why the club sold them.'' I'd tell you, even if that was really the case that he didn't like them, and Jose had the 100% power and control of transfers, wouldn't he replace them with other Jose Mourinho type of players to add depth on the bench? Why aren't there any of Khedira, Higuain/Benteke, Sneijder, Callejon, Isco, Raul Garcia, Miranda, Luisao on our bench then? But what is the reality? We still have the same bad quality depth, Mikel is still our first back up as CDM, Baba an unproven left back as our first back up. Djilobodji as our 4th center back, Ramires as our only box to box player, no top class striker to compete with Diego and Oscar as a starting player. And that's because the club was not 100% buying the players the manager wanted, and because they were reluctant to spend extra money. Which big club in the world would sell your 2 times player of the year to a direct rival, in the middle of the season? Which big club waits 1 year long to get the ideal striker without getting a decent one now? Which big club has such bad bench options like ours? Which big club would ignore the pleads of the manager after winning the league? Which club would strengthen a direct rival with your club legend without strengthening yourself? Which club would be more busy with breaking records of players on loan rather than looking for quality for the first team? Which big club would get 0 first team additions after winning the league? Which club would get Djilobodji and Hector on deadline day to save your season? Which club would finish the deal of your only left footed left back option when the season is already 3 weeks old? Which big club uses a ''1 out first then 1 in'' transfer strategy? Which big club would be more busy with balancing the books than strengthening the squad? The above piece summarizes the backing Jose got from the board and the ambition from the club. Yes Jose was not a victim that had 0% power and control but it was clear as day that he did not have 100% power and control. So please let your Cinderella stories rest that he was fully backed by the board in the 2,5 years here. And no, this not an excuse for Mourinho to be sitting at 1 point above relegation. The club failed as a collective unit this season, including the players and Jose.