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Blusan Alamb liked a post in a topic by The Chels in Chelsea 1-1 Barcelona
Eulogise it for character or whatever, but truth is we were crap in 2012 and got extremely lucky. Our previous sides like the 08/09 one deserve that praise and recognition (restricted one of the best Barcelona sides in history to precisely ZERO shots on target before that Iniesta goal), but history only remembers the winners.
Blusan Alamb liked a post in a topic by KevinAshburner in The European Leagues & Competitions Thread V2
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE - ROUND OF 16 CLASH.
Chelsea FC [CFC] - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yokohama_Rubber_Company
The Yokohama Rubber Company, Limited (横浜ゴム株式会社 Yokohama Gomu Kabushiki-gaisha) is a tire company based in Tokyo, Japan. The company was founded and started Oct 13, 1917 in a joint venture between Yokohama Cable Manufacturing and B.F. Goodrich. In 1969 the company expanded to the United States as Yokohama Tire Corporation.
FC Barcelona [FCB] - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rakuten
Rakuten, Inc. (楽天株式会社 Rakuten Kabushiki-gaisha) - "Rakuten" is pronounced like "Luck Ten" - is a Japanese electronic commerce and Internet company based in Tokyo and founded in 1997 by Hiroshi Mikitani
Yokohama Tyres [Yokohama, Japan] -vs- Rakuten [Tokyo, Japan]
The Battle of Japan/Japanese - Sponsors
Blusan Alamb liked a post in a topic by the wes in 9. Álvaro Morata
Morata recovered quick after getting caught on video dancing with his wife after Conte saying doesn't know when Morata will be fit again I can't stand players who don't give 100% to your club sell him to fuck and bring in another striker in the summer
Blusan Alamb liked a post in a topic by Vesper in My Blue Dream....business to get done this summer
In a perfect world........
Thibaut Courtois for Jan Oblak, as Courtois is hellbent on returning to Madrid to be with his wife and family
Kalidou Koulibaly (finally, been so frustrated for last 2 years, De Laurentis is a rotter, and IMHO, Koulibaly is the best CB in the world, watch the tape, he is INSANE)
Zouma (I dont think he will ever be the same after that horrid injury, such a tragedy)
David Alaba (best fullback in the world, and the Alex Sandro shite is so done, as far as I am concerned) Yes, I know Alaba will cost £80m or so, but is worth it, IF we are going to try and stay in top 5,6,7,8 clubs in the world. If we simply cannot get Alaba, then go in for Sandro (arfff, 3 times)
Marcos Alonso (we will never get more for him, and he is COMPLETELY dependent on a 3 CB system as a WB, and if Conte goes, the back 3 may too
Djibril Sidibé or Elseid Hysaj (would prefer Álvaro Odriozola, but Real Madrid is going to grab him)
Sell Moses, time to cash in
Saúl Ñíguez (can use leverage of Courtois for Oblak swap, we so have to get him)
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (probably out of our price range, as I expect he will go for at least £120m or so, but hej, this is a WISHLIST)
Leander Dendoncker (we should have bought him and Goretzka last summer, and now Goretzka is gone to Bayern, where he is going to be a superstar)
Manu Trigueros (great passer)
EVERYONE BUT KANTE
sell them ALL, horrid buys, no clue why we bought this shite (other than Fabregas, and its now or never to sell him for any real quid returned)
Federico Chiesa (preferred) or Domenico Berardi
Play Charly Musonda more (I think he can be a special player)
I REALLY want Mauro icardi (I think he is top 3 striker in world, along with Kane and Lewandowski, who would be a clear number one if he was not 29)
I just do not see how we can swing his £120m plus fee he will command, especially with my other massive buys above
I guess we roll with Morata (who I still think will come massively good) and Giroud, plus PLAY Callum Hudson-Odoi MORE!
lets deal with the potential Hazard nightmare (Real Madrid)
If he goes, we HAVE to get Marco Asensio in return plus Raphaël Varane (then remove Romagnoli from my buy list above)
We also could add in Courtois and then also demand Casemiro (remove Dendoncker from my list)
We then would have to buy another goalkeeper,as Atletico Mardid will not sell Oblak without replacement of Courtois
the only ones I would want to buy are one of the following
Gianluigi Donnarumma 18 Italy AC Milan
Mattia Perin 24 Italy Genoa CFC
Alban Lafont 18 France/Burkina Faso FC Toulouse
we would line up (if Hazard stays)
Goalkeeper Jan Oblak
CB César Azpilicueta
CB Andreas Christensen
CB Kalidou Koulibaly
Backups/Swistchouts Romagnoli and Rudiger
RWB Djibril Sidibé
LWB David Alaba
backups Emerson and Zappacosta
MF N'Golo Kante
MF Saúl Ñíguez
Backups Dendoncker, Manu Trigueros
RW Federico Chiesa
LW Eden Hazard
Back ups, switch out Leon Bailey, Charly Musonda
Striker Alvaro Morata
backups Giroud and Hudson-Odoi
IF Hazard leaves, and we also include Courtois in a mega deal with Real
Goalkeeper one of the 3 I listed above as alternatives to
CB Raphaël Varane (then remove Romagnoli from my buy list above)
MF Casemiro instead of Dendoncker
so there you go, my dream team
If/When Conte Leaves I REALLY want DIEGO SIMEONE above anyone else, would settle for Joachim Löw or Massimiliano Allegri, hell no to Luis Enrique!
Blusan Alamb liked a post in a topic by Pizy in The Conte Thread
Yeah, people calling for Conte to be sacked will be sorry. He's still the best out of any of the available managers. Hiring a mediocre (maybe worse?) manager like Luis Enrique who has done nothing and combining it with our clubs transfer policy and the very real possibility that we lose Hazard and Courtois would be a disaster. Like, we'd probably be finishing 6th-7th next season disaster.
We have to give him until at least the end of the season. If we finish in the top 4 and there's a decent mode around the club then he should stay and be given some proper investment into his priority targets.
Blusan Alamb liked a post in a topic by Barbara in 33. Emerson Palmieri
You missed the point completely
25 professional matches at age 23 is too little to have an opinion about him - I said that clearly.
Did I ever say he's good, bad, awesome, terrible?
No, I said it's a gamble, a risk because this guy has started less than 40 professional matches in his career, having partipated in 65 including subs.
The fact you can state anything about him is remarkable because I have no idea what we can learn from that little.
There are U-21 players that have played more.
But hey, you know about the guy more than Conte does, so you have the upper hand here