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Blue Armour liked a post in a topic by Unionjack in Petr Cech
BACK TO BRIDGE
Petr Cech to be offered coaching or ambassadorial role at Chelsea after club ‘stay in close contact’ with veteran goalkeeper
The 36-year-old announced on Tuesday he is to retire at the end of the season after 15 years in the Premier League
Stingray liked a post in a topic by Unionjack in The TC Hall Of Fame
Being a relative late commer to TC and having looked back at some of the banter theres been I would have loved to have been here for those times.
ALL of it TO ME seemed very harmless and some taken more serious than I'm sure it was meant, but sometimes sarcasm and banter doesn't transfer well into text only. We don't have the benefit of facial expressions or voice changes. Think thats why Emojis were developed.
I think having some of these guys back would be great.
In no way am I telling peeps what to do as its nowt to do with me but as an idea why dont you guys who were around back when just drop them a Msg or Email telling them to get their arse back here. I was only away a few weeks and I got 8.
I know there must be a facility for Admin to send out blanket Emails. Just send one wishing everyone a Happy New Year or summet. Tell them they are missed and TC is still alive and kicking.
I would love to see this place jumping.
Love and Peace TC
Fulham Broadway liked a post in a topic by Unionjack in Politics & Stuff
I like the idea of helping those in need cause one day it might just be me.
How about if I didn't want my tax $$ spent on the military? i dont have the right to tell them I'm not paying my taxes cause i dont want us being involved in other countries problems.
Johnnyeye liked a post in a topic by Unionjack in Sarri But Not Sarri Thread
Hes got a bunch of players noit suited to 'his style' of football.
We talk about the Spuds freeze but our lads dont have any fight in them.
It only affects me when I lose the plot at us. So I try really hard not to bitch and whine like many on here, even tho they have every valid reason to do it. But our players make it fuckin hard sometime to keep carefree!
If they can't give a fuck if they play like wankers and make us look pathetic why the hell should I not call them what they are? Theree's only 7 I would keep out of them all - and 2 of them will be gone. .I just hope that whoever owns us come the summer of 2020 that they realize the shite we are in and they do something drastic and rebuild us from the top down.
MoroccanBlue liked a post in a topic by Unionjack in 3. Marcos Alonso
Doesn't give Dave too much to do then eh.
i totally agree about picking the cunt in the first place. Thats 1 of the 3 things that pisses me off about Sarri.
But Alonso doesn't have even the basics down right now. How often does he get a cross past the 1st closest to him? How often does he take it to the baseline?
@MoroccanBlue is dead right what he says. The system of Sarris CAN work and has but this bunch of gutless wet farts lack both the character and the abilities needed to play it.
Unionjack liked a post in a topic by Vesper in The Pub - Discuss Anything
Myspace lost all the music its users uploaded between 2003 and 2015
Over 50 million songs are gone.
A large chunk of the Myspace archive has been lost.
Reports have been circulating on Reddit , blogs and social media that 12 years worth of data uploaded between 2003 and 2015 is no longer accessible due to a "server migration project." At least 50 million songs were uploaded by 14 million artists over the period.
A grey bar at the top of Myspace's music pages reads, "As a result of a server migration project, any photos, videos and audio files you uploaded more than three years ago may no longer be available on or from Myspace. We apologize for the inconvenience and suggest that you retain your back up copies."
Myspace was the dominant social media platform in the late 2000s and became a de facto music hosting platform for many artists and labels. After being purchased by News Corporation and losing ground to emerging services like Facebook, its value and user base plummeted, leading to a joint purchase from Specific Media Group and Justin Timberlake in 2011. Another period of struggle lead to another sale to Time Inc. in 2016, which itself was acquired by Meredith Corporation last year.
It's been a year since the music links on Myspace stopped working; at first the company insisted that they were working on it, but now they've admitted that all those files are lost: "As a result of a server migration project, any photos, videos, and audio files you uploaded more than three years ago may no longer be available on or from Myspace. We apologize for the inconvenience and suggest that you retain your back up copies. If you would like more information, please contact our Data Protection Officer, Dr. Jana Jentzsch at DPO@myspace.com."
Yeah, apparently they don't have a backup.
Someday, this will happen to Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, etc. Don't trust the platforms to archive your data. The Internet Archive will host anything freely distributable, for free, forever, and they have mirrors of their servers in California, Egypt and Amsterdam. They're a mission-driven nonprofit supported by philanthropists, foundations, and small-money donations (I'm an annual donor).
Unionjack liked a post in a topic by MoroccanBlue in Sarri But Not Sarri Thread
Sarri starts Alonso then no mercy if we lose and Alonso is to blame again. He's already been solely at fault for so many goals this season that he shouldn't be anywhere near the XI. Just like Everton.
Come the end of May we will come back here and reflect on what happened.
Unionjack liked a post in a topic by MoroccanBlue in 3. Marcos Alonso
Player power + Board incompetence is what has led this club to absolute mediocrity.
We are on course for to miss out on Champions League football for the 3rd time in 4 years, despite being one of the highest spenders in world football. That is utterly embarrassing. It's been 3 years, and the fact Alonso is still our starting LB, Pedro and Willian have still not been upgraded on, and no top striker, are the main factors as to why we do so poor in the league.The fact the club prefers them over elite coaches, perfectly reflects our league position.
Unionjack liked a post in a topic by Vesper in 3. Marcos Alonso
His goal scoring record as a traditional fullback is pure shit
subtract out 2016-18, when he was a wingback
and he has 10 top flight goals in around 17,000 total minutes, all comps in his career, and I am sure some of those minutes were as a wingback too
that is one goal ever 1700 minutes, or to put it another way, one goal every 19 full games
many of those against shit teams
this year he has 1 league goal and one goal in the EL, (versus the horrifically shit Dynamo Kiev) in 3000 plus minutes
almost all his his assists came from beginning of August 2018 to September 1st, 2018, plus one on November 4th, 2018 v Palace
He has ZERO league assists since then, in over 4 and a half months
he has the worst accurate crossing percentage of any full-time player with 50 or more crosses in Europe's Big Five leagues, at around 9.9% (even the inept Moses, for comparison, had 21%)
he is also basically worthless on defence, as even 32yo, 33yo wingers and forwards can ofttimes blow past him due to his insane lack of pace
he offers nothing of value to a back 4 team trying to win trophies and/or at least qualify for the CL
Here is an article that should destroy all credibility of those pushing for Alonso over even Emerson (who isn't even a great player at all) especially this ridiculous notion I see the Alonso fanboys/girls toss out that Emerson is so much worse at defence, which is just ridiculous
AND it even analyses Alonso in on of his two great wingback years and Emerson still trumps him in most categories
How do Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri compare statistically?'
As is evident from the statistics and the tactical analysis, Palmieri beats Alonso in almost all metrics. That is not to say that Palmieri is one of the best left-backs, but his services greatly improve Chelsea’s attempt at transitioning and reforming under Sarri. It seems like the fans are right, once again. With the danger of slipping outside of the top four breathing down his neck, Sarri needs to churn out wins. Anything else will guarantee that Chelsea do not play in the Champions League next season.
With both Arsenal and United picking up steam, Chelsea need to be pitch-perfect. For any club, the fans are the ones who stand by it and help it. They determine the resilience and identity of the club. With a crucial time ahead for Chelsea, the fans are standing strong and helping. For a club which has consistently overlooked its fans, its’ time that it listens to its fans’ voice. Now, more than ever, Chelsea and Sarri need to listen through the noise and pick out the signal.
When Sarri gets the sack
the 2 main frauds, Alonso and Jorginho plus his fucking over CHO (especially IF he leaves) can be written on his tombstone of blue
fucking fraud of a manager
another board wonder-blunder
Vesper liked a post in a topic by Unionjack in Roman Abramovich
He would fit in well mate. Old time variety hall comedia/actorn even before my time! Cant find owt of him 'acting'
I agree mate. I've never met anyone who was self made that didn't bend as many rules as they could to breaking point. but maybe that says more about commercialism than peeps morals.
I thank Roman for what we have done together and would like to see him become more involved and back in the stands. But it might just be time to start fresh with EVERYTHING. From the top down. I'd like to see us goto someone who is already a large sports club owner with the experience of taking a broken club apart and rebuild them WHOEVER that may be!
Billionaire Abramovich dumps Russian assets in preparation for sanctions
The billionaire Roman Abramovich, who was blacklisted by the US in April last year, had his British visa revoked and was forced to acquire an Israeli passport in the summer, has systematically been selling off his Russian assets.
On 7 March, Abramovich, the 11th wealthiest person in Russia with $10.8 billion, sold the Russian bank VTB his 20% share in Channel One that he had owned since the early 2000s, after acquiring a package of shares from Boris Berezovsky.
One week later, on 13 March, Abramovich’s Crispian Investments fund disposed of 2.7 million shares of Nornickel – 1.7% of the company’s capital. The deal was done through an accelerated collection of bids, and the securities were dumped on the market at a 7.5% discount to the market price.
Another five days later, on Monday 18 March, it was learned that Abramovich had decided to sell 0.8% of his primary asset – the metallurgical and mining company Evraz.
Abramovich’s offshore fund Greenleas International Holdings Ltd., Alexander Abramov’s Abiglaze Ltd., Alexander Frolov’s Crosland Global Ltd. and Toshi Holdings Ltd. announced on the London Stock Exchange website that they intend to sell 25.4 million Evraz shares (1.8%).
Abramovich’s company will account for 42.25% of the shares being sold. As with Nornickel, the deal will take place through an accelerated collection of bids. The placement will be organized by Citigroup Global Markets Ltd., Credit Suisse Securities and UBS Europe. The sellers must undertake not to sell any more Evraz shares for 60 days after the deal. At present, Abramovich holds 30.5% of Evraz shares, Abramovich holds 20.69% and Frolov has 10.33%.
It is possible that the billionaire is preparing for US sanctions by getting rid of assets linked to the Kremlin (e.g. Channel One). Abramovich may also be trying to withdraw from his position as a major stakeholder in Evraz, an analyst from a major rating agency believes. However, it is not impossible that the oligarch has simply decided to cash out on shares while Evraz’s results are good and there is a large demand for its stocks, he notes. On the other hand, the three consecutive deals to sell Russian assets do not make this option likely.
The hard cash at Abramovich’s disposal is needed by the Kremlin. RBC reported in December that the president’s administration has considered the billionaire and Evraz as a source of funding for the construction of the Moscow-Kazan high-speed railway. His funds will be used to fill in the financing gap for the railway project, which has been rejected by Chinese investors twice in the last three years.
Russian Railways estimates that the project will cost 1.7 trillion rubles. The government is prepared to provide 700 billion from the federal budget, but around 1 trillion rubles ($15 billion) will need to come from other financing sources.