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LDN Blue

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  • Bio Loyalty before Royalty
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  1. was wondering wtf you were before I checked your profile xD same amount of years as me! I just about remember what this place looked like back then
  2. 9. Álvaro Morata

    Oh really? And yeah agreed. Anyway good signs, Michy still needs work but I guess Remy is here to fill the third striker void lol? Anyway best of shitty situation allowed Morata, Christensen and Rudiger to make solid debuts.
  3. 9. Álvaro Morata

    If only he didn't touch the effort after Anyway, fantastic debut. It was the opportunity for him to do something of individual brilliance and be the shinning light of a shitty situation. Credit to him, he capitalised very well. Us losing when he wasn't on the pitch gave him the clean slate he may not have received if he started. Hopefully he'll get more comfortable on take-ons and assist/create goals like he did v Bayern for Coeman.
  4. Kylian Mbappe

    Precisely this. Before on a global stage there wasn't much support and, consequently, sympathy for their situation. Anyone who had heard of Qatar before had known 'they've done a few bad human right things?' and etc. Now, by flexing through PSG, they are embedded in people's minds as those who entertained. Goes back to my favourite analogy of comparing Roman coliseums to see gladiators fight to football stadiums. Keep the masses distracted with faux passion for mercenaries 'entertaining' in what customary sports is favourite at the time while going about the political stage covertly.
  5. The Conte Thread

    Hope he does! There's a lot of pressure on Hazard when he returns to make our team flow as well as last season, so let's hope Willian, Pedro and others Musonda are scoring too
  6. Hernan Crespo

    Will never forget that goal against Wigan. Was listening keen on the radio and my cheering on hearing them announce the goal was as loud as Drogba's penalty in '12. Continues to show our ex players never have a bad word to say about us moving on. Gallas continues to big us up, Joe Cole trains with us time to time, just look how well Ballack identifies with us!
  7. The Conte Thread

    Indeed. It's a shame because I do think Morata could be a great player but when we're not spending £30m+ on anyone else fans are gonna play Torres card on Morata . Poor guy probably should've taken 11 and Pedro takes 9. It's a shame Costa can't be around to play for 6 months then go back to Spain. Costa, Morata & Michy would be amazing and would solve a few problems already
  8. Kylian Mbappe

    Power move by Qatar, giving a middle finger up to the biggest frenzy in Europe to take notice. Especially when they're having domestic problems of their own. PSG are now going to drop Fly Emirates as their sponsor and pick up, guess who, Qatar Airways. Anyway, since Platini's gone his lovechild that is FFP has diminished. City started the loophole trend when they siphoned money through their 'sponsorship' with Etihad "Etihad are owned by the Abu Dhabi government and the airline's association with the City owner, Sheikh Mansour, a member of the Abu Dhabi royal family"
  9. The Conte Thread

    The narrative is quite funny now isn't it? First, United want Morata and we want Lukaku. Then Lukaku signs for United and we get Morata. Fans do a topsyturvy the whole way ("Conte wants Morata, Emenalo wants Lukaku" "Board fucked up, Conte wanted Lukaku now we're stuck with Morata") Anyway in regards to the bit I've pulled out, perhaps but I think they didn't anticipate Ibra's recovery time and went all out then the opportunity arose. It's a dream line up, shades of Drogba, Eto'o, Torres except none were in their prime (ironically when Lukaku himself left). Imagine now they've paid what they have, Lukaku will continue to play ahead even when Ibra's fit. Either way, it's a nice problem to have . We've got Morata, Batshuayi and Remy which I guess gives us alternative styles?
  10. 9. Álvaro Morata

    Main thing I hope Morata does well is create good link up play with Hazard. That's Costa's biggest drawback in this team, the amount of times he would mess up a 1-2 with Hazard or make the wrong decision in their build up play was tiresome. Not since Eto'o have we had a striker who was on the same level as Hazard when it came to making opportunities for one another. We'll obviously miss the physicality in-you-face attitude of Costa but I'm happy to forego those if it means Hazard, Pedro, Willian and Morata are scoring a proportionate amount to see us succeed. I dream to see goals like this where our CF is on song with our more naturally creative and decisive players. So tl;dr: Idc if Morata doesn't score 30 goals a season as long as he makes the team more fluid and suited to Hazard
  11. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

    Man this would be such a great signing in the context of our window so far, not sure how willing Arsenal are to deal with us but they seem to be less pissed when Jose isn't around lol
  12. 24. Gary Cahill

    Cahill's season should be a 'fade out' season. Blood out Cahill, blood in Christensen. Of course this would've been slightly easier if we had Aké and Zouma putting pressure on our other two CBs but such is the predicament we now find ourselves in. I'd like us to sign VVD because even Christensen providing back up to 3 CBs (and Rudiger if you count him) isn't enough anymore.. But as always, should it not happen Conte must make do.
  13. The Board

    But we kept 3? Surely if they each play 30~60mins per other game then they'll get more exposure and time than had we a large pool for varied positions?
  14. 27. Andreas Christensen

    Lol chill dude. Let's see what happens come beginning of season. Seems Rudiger will be used RWB so it means Cahill, Azpilicueta, Luiz and Christensen are all competing for 3 positions. He'll be given time, like Musonda since we're only 2 wingers in for 2 wing positions lmao.
  15. The Conte Thread

    Are we? All I've seen is Van Djik handed in a transfer request. Any of us, Liverpool or City will now continuously be linked with him until he eventually signs for someone.. Let's see what the next 20 days brings us but I see no reason why we can't still finish top 4 with what we've got now. Depth is a major issue, but hell play the kids lol.