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  1. Vesper liked a post in a topic by Unionjack in General Transfer Talk   
    It wont even make them stutter mate with what they've  got on the bench. We should be so lucky.
    I don't understand why we are still being 'linked' to players with the ban on.
  2. Unionjack liked a post in a topic by Johnnyeye in The European Leagues & Competitions Thread V2   
    damn what a reaction from them, its like they just beat us before the tie has even started  
  3. Johnnyeye liked a post in a topic by Unionjack in The European Leagues & Competitions Thread V2   
    Not sure if its cause of their top scorer once was with us but it sounds at times they were our supporters here!
    You can see just what it means to these lads to play against us. I doubt it brought a recognition in our dressing room.
  4. Unionjack liked a post in a topic by NikkiCFC in General Transfer Talk   
    What are you talking about?  All of them like this type of football. Hazard said Sarri should be Belgium next coach. He had issues with two previous managers not Sarri. And him leaving for Real has nothing to do with Sarri but our ambition and his dream to play for Real. Kante also said he likes new position and btw he's going nowhere. Willian may leave due contract situation (nothing to do with Sarri). And it's not like anyone wants him to stay. CHO is not happy with playing time but next season he may be starter and it'll get better for him. 
  5. Johnnyeye liked a post in a topic by Unionjack in Last Film You Watched   
    Watched a good one last night, The Delivery Man
    About a guy who made MANY visits to the sperm bank and after 20 years finds out he fathered 533 children!
    With his life a bit of a mess he has to decide how to handle it when 142 of them want to take the clinic to court to find out who their 'father; was.
    Good film
    Pawn Shop Chronicles https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1741243/
    A trilogy of stories anot items connected to the Pawn shop in a very strange town. Funny film
  6. Unionjack liked a post in a topic by Blue Armour in 12. Ruben Loftus-Cheek   
    Been warming up to RLC since the start of this season..
    Especially when he came back extra early for pre-season to fight for his place. Always keeps his head down. Has never kicked up a fuss when playing here, despite all the pundits and their dogs making claims.
  7. Unionjack liked a post in a topic by nyikolajevics in 12. Ruben Loftus-Cheek   
    Yaya's carreer boosted after 23-24, hopefully Ruben will live up to the hype too But it was great to see him and CHO killing it, even if it's Dynamo Kiew, going step by step.
  8. xPetrCechx liked a post in a topic by Unionjack in Chelsea banned for TWO transfer windows   
    It wouldn't really hurt them much neither tho.
  9. Unionjack liked a post in a topic by Vesper in The 'What Song Are You Listening To Now' Thread   
    Television ‎– Marquee Moon
    Elektra ‎– K 12252
    Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single, Limited Edition, Special Edition, Stereo, Mono, Copyright Control
    New Wave

  10. Unionjack liked a post in a topic by Magic Lamps in Sarri But Not Sarri Thread   
    and he also played Kante and Rüdiger. Utter clueless selection once again. He could have easily given another youngster the chance. Sarri is not only bad for the present but also a catastrophe for the future of the club with the lack of squad development.
  11. Unionjack liked a post in a topic by Jason in Sarri But Not Sarri Thread   
    The point is, we were already 3-0 up from the first leg and that should have been the opportunity for Sarri to play players who haven't played much this season and rest those who have, especially when he complained about the bad pitch and players feeling fatigue. Not saying he should have changed the entire team but players like Ampadu should have been in the team. Why risk and play the likes of Jorginho, Azpi even if it's for only less than 30 minutes? What if they had gotten injured? 
  12. Unionjack liked a post in a topic by Vesper in Sarri But Not Sarri Thread   
    forced Jorginho to play (or Azpi, if Sarri would play Amps at RB)
  13. Unionjack liked a post in a topic by Jason in Sarri But Not Sarri Thread   
    Not having Ampadu in the matchday squad today was a joke! 
  14. Unionjack liked a post in a topic by OneMoSalah in Sarri But Not Sarri Thread   
    Fair enough misleading or not but if you look at the fact who those other teams have playing upfront/attacking positions as well as in MF and their goal /assists outputs its hugely better than ours. Obviously some teams have more depth than others but look.
    Man City: 105 goals in 180 PL starts between these players. 
    - Aguero 18 goals, 6 assists in 24 PL starts and 2 sub appearances.
    - Sterling 15 goals, 9 assists in 24 PL starts and 3 sub appearances.
    - Sane 8 goals, 9 assists in 18 PL starts and 7 sub appearances.
    - Mahrez 6 goals, 3 assists in 12 PL starts and 12 sub appearances. 
    - D. Silva 6 goals, 6 assists in 22 PL starts and 4 sub appearances.
    - B. Silva 5 goals, 6 assists in 25 PL starts and 4 sub appearances.
    - Jesus 6 goals, 2 assists in 7 PL starts and 16 sub appearances.  
    Man United: 58 goals in 101 PL games between these players.
    - Rashford 9 goals, 6 assists in 20 starts and 6 sub appearances.
    - Lukaku 12 goals, 0 assists in 18 PL starts, 9 sub appearances.
    - Martial 9 goals, 2 assists in 15 PL starts and 6 sub appearances. 
    - Pogba 11 goals, 9 assists in 26 PL starts and 1 sub appearances.
    Liverpool: 63 goals in 108 games between these players.
    - Mane 16 goals, 1 assist in 27 PL starts and 1 sub appearance.
    - Salah 16 goals, 7 assists in 29 PL starts and 1 sub appearance. 
    - Firmino 11 goals, 4 assists in 26 PL starts and 3 sub appearances. 
    - Shaqiri 6 goals, 2 assists in 11 PL starts and 10 sub appearances. 
    Arsenal: 50 goals in 75 games between these players.
    - Lacazette, 12 goals, 7 assists in 21 PL starts and 8 sub appearances. 
    - Aubameyang 17 goals, 4 assists in 25 PL starts and 4 sub appearances.
    - Mkhitaryan 6 goals, 4 assists in 13 PL starts and 4 sub appearances.
    Tottenham: 57 goals in 119 games between these players.
    - Kane, 17 goals, 4 assists in 25 PL starts and 1 sub appearance. 
    - Son, 11 goals, 5 assists in 18 PL starts and 6 sub appearances.
    - Eriksen, 5 goals, 9 assists in 22 PL starts and 5 sub appearances. 
    - Alli, 5 goals, 2 assists in 15 PL starts and 3 sub appearances. 
    - Lucas 6 goals, 0 assists in 18 PL starts and 6 sub appearances.
    Then us: 59 goals in 142 games between these players.
    - Hazard 13 goals, 11 assists in 25 PL starts and 3 sub appearances.
    - Higuain 3 goals, 0 assists in 6 PL starts, 0 sub appearances.
    - Giroud 1 goal, 4 assists in 6 PL starts, 14 sub appearances. 
    - Pedro 8 goals, 1 assist in 17 PL starts and 7 sub appearances. 
    - Willian 3 goals, 5 assists in 22 PL starts and 5 sub appearances. 
    - Barkley 3 PL goals, 4 assists in 10 PL starts, 12 sub appearances.
    - RLC 3 PL goals, 0 assists in 1 PL start and 14 sub appearances. 
    The big difference for me is City, Liverpool. United, Spurs and Arsenal more than one guy who is on 10+ goals this season. We used to have that with Drogba, Anelka, Lampard, Malouda, Kalou etc all those years ago. If we had 3 players with 10 plus goals this season so far we'd probably be in the top 4 comfortably. Defence has also conceded some shocking goals this year fair enough but Napoli under Sarri scored a lot of goals. We don't have enough goalscorers in the squad. Pedro and Hazard are comfortably well ahead of everyone else in that regard. 
  15. Unionjack liked a post in a topic by Vesper in Sarri But Not Sarri Thread   
    You mean the non-deferral overturned. If CAS overturns that we will have a 2019 summer window and then (provided the 2 window ban overall is kept in place) we will not have a window until January 2021. January windows are very hard to do business in, so in reality summer 2021 would be our next true window.
    IF we do get the deferral (and thus have the summer 2019 window) I absolutely expect Hazard, Willian, and CHO to be moved, as all 3 walk on frees in summer 2020, and we would, at that point, not only lose close to £200m in sale revenue, but be utterly incapable of replacing them, probably for a full year (perhaps we could do a desperation January 2021 buy or 2).
    The only hope I have is that CHO, after seeing all his competition at LW sold, renews.
    If we do get the summer 2019 window and do very little, the club, at that point is fucked for years. We will lose all 3 on frees in 2020 and not be able to do a damn thing about it.
    The only option would be a disastrous breaking of our no multiyear contracts for 30 something rule and for us (even with a summer 2019 window) to sign Willian and Luiz to 3 or 4 year extensions (whuch is what both are demanding).
    That takes them to 34, 35 years of age, and would absolutely guarantee CHO walks (as Willian will thus be embedded for years on a huge, long contract at LW.)
    If that is the outcome, then surely the writing is on the wall in terms of Roman not giving a fuck about the club anymore. We cannot roll on to summer 2021 with basically the same players as now, minus Eden and CHO. By fall 2020 we would be in shambles. Our back 4, other than Rudiger would be a hot mess, as Luiz (turns 34 in middle of 2020/21 and Azpi (31yo the full season) will be truly well spent, and Alonso will also be 30. Only small hope there is that Reece James comes good, and AC and Ampadu take it to starter level (even if only 50% of the time.)
    If we do get tge summer 2019 window and dont go huge, we also will be fucked at CMF and backup DH DMF, as well as at CF (surely we will not buy a soon to be, at that point, 33yo Higs perm) and also at winger, as we will only have Pedro (33yo then) and Pulisic, plus dregs recalled, like Moses or Kenedy. Even if we renew Willian (32 then), the wingers are probably fucked if we do nothing this summer. CF will be a nightmare unless Tammy comes good in a huge way.
    I see some on here saying even with a summer 2019 window, nothing much will happen. We had all best hope to fuck these status quo pushers are profoundly wrong, as the club will truly start to fall apart from so many angles if they are correct.
  16. Unionjack liked a post in a topic by Vesper in Sarri But Not Sarri Thread   
    £100m for CR7 was a steal, especially if he delivers the CL finally for Juve
  17. Unionjack liked a post in a topic by stryker1808 in Sarri But Not Sarri Thread   
    Watched Juve beat A.Madrid. What a beast Ronaldo is. Can't remember Hazard ever doing anything like that for us. Single-handedly running the entire game, umpteen times hat trick, etc etc. Take the £100m and move on. Revamped the squad when we can but play the youth if ban remains.

    And by the way, Simeone changed nothing even as the situation looked dire. Not sure he's that much of an upgrade vs Sarri

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  18. Unionjack liked a post in a topic by Muzchap in Sarri But Not Sarri Thread   
    Exactly people forget we had Morata emulating Torres and Giroud for the best part of the season. 
    We have wasted tons of chances, whereas Wolves score with one chance. 
    If we had decent fullbacks we would be even more of a threat. 
    Dont get me wrong Sarri annoys me with his selections - but every manager will annoy people at some point.
    I don't think he's the fraud people are making him out to be - if we had the right players and a decent striker - we could have genuinely been challenging for the league. 
    I still think player power is a huge problem - they don't care about the manager as they know the next one will be along shortly. The club need to back him publicly and say it's a 3 year project. We aren't going to sign another manager with transfer bans. It's just too easy to heap all the blame on Sarri - it needs dividing up to the club, the players, us the fans and the manager IMHO
  19. Unionjack liked a post in a topic by Tomo in Sarri But Not Sarri Thread   
    If we can't overturn the transfer ban then I am next to certain no player of even remote importance will be allowed to go anywhere.
  20. Unionjack liked a post in a topic by manpe in The European Leagues & Competitions Thread V2   
    Maybe I played too much footie games in my younger days, but Eintracht Frankfurt has always been a kinda mainstay in Bundersliga. I mean I know they're no world-beaters but they have been there for so long that you at least should have heard of them.  Anyway, on their day, anybody can beat us, and on our day we can beat anybody. However I like the chances of beating Slavia Prague.  
  21. bigbluewillie liked a post in a topic by Unionjack in Unionjacks photoshopped Chelsea odds n sods   
    Went to a wedding a couple of years back. It wasn't their first and had children with their Ex's. But he thought too much with his small head and she kicked him out.
    But they had a nice photo taken of all their kids together. But as she didn't have a photo of just her kids on their own she asked me last week if I could help her out..
    Ive not done any manipulating for ages so a tad rusty. Bit messy in places and will have another go but for a 1st go its OK IMO.


    Remade with different textures for background building and path

  22. Vesper liked a post in a topic by Unionjack in Joke Thread   
    How many mice does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

    Two..... but I have no idea how they got in there. 
    A drunk walks up to a barkeeper one day and says, "If I show you a trick will you give me a free drink?" 

    The Barkeep says "Depends on how good of a trick it is."

    The Drunk reaches into his pocket and pulls out a frog and places him behind the piano. The frog starts to play the sweetest jazz riff the barkeeper has ever heard. He pours the drunk his drink.

    The drunk, after killing his drink says, "If I show you another trick can I have another free one?" 

    The barkeep says "If it is anything like that last one, you can drink free all night."

    The drunk reaches into his other pocket, pulls out a rat, sets it on top of the piano, and the rat starts scatting along with the frog.

    Impressed, the barkeeper starts to pour drinks as fast as the drunk can drink 'em. After several hours, a big time Hollywood agent walks in, sees the act and frantically asks the barkeeper who it belongs to. The barkeeper points to the drunk who is passed out on the floor.

    The agent wakes him up and says, "I will give you 1 Million dollars for that act."

    The drunks says "not for sale". 

    The agent says, "Ok, 100 grand for just the scatting rat."

    The drunk say, "deal" The agent writes the check and leaves with the rat.

    The barkeeper looks at the drunk and says, "Are you nuts? You had a Million dollar act that you just broke up for a whimpy 100 g's?"

    The Drunk says, "Relax, the frog is a ventriloquist"
  23. Johnnyeye liked a post in a topic by Unionjack in The European Leagues & Competitions Thread V2   
    Spuds V Shitty
    Barca v Manure
    Victimpool v Porto
  24. Johnnyeye liked a post in a topic by Unionjack in Dynamo Kiev 0-5 Chelsea   
    You just know it's sods law that we will play 1 or both of these!
    Thought it was a proper thumping!
    And tho Alonso still had a problem getting a lot of his crosses past the 1st defender that assist he put thru was great! And their keeper got his fingers to save his free kick or that woulda been a cracker. Was maybe his best game for ages.
    It would maybe have ended differently if Kiev had put their few chances in. Tho their 2 goals were clearly offside I did think Kepa might have done better to stop them.
    Very good seeing RLC back on the job. Whether its too many injuries or cant keep form he played really well. 3 Academy lads last night all did. A real shame Ampadu couldn't have come on for Rudi. Thought Rudi was solid enough but did give away a couple in the 2nd half.
    Why did Jorgi come on as a sub? Sarri still makes some weird subs lol
    All our forward play down the right went thru either the WBM or CHO. Zappa didn't do much I thought. WBM took it foeward well tho I thought.
    But I think that even with the poor opponents that we do have some good teamwork. And that CHO and RLC will HOPEFULLY start more often. They are young,strong,technical and the sort of players we need to be looking at.