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LDN Blue

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  • Bio Loyalty before Royalty
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  1. 14. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    Good quotes from him, sounds like he's aware of his limitations but is learning on how to improve.
  2. Chelsea - Watford

    Nat will be up for this lol
  3. The Conte Thread

    FTFY Ridiculous how we're in a literal 2 year cycle now. Seems now that we've won 2 PLs they want Champions League glory again. And with the most successful CL manager of all time hovering around....
  4. 10. Eden Hazard

    fair enough, won't pretend I watched Barcelona near enough to know. I've understood Suarez has been poor in 2017, so at least we wasn't in such discussion
  5. 10. Eden Hazard

    Don't know man, on an individual performance he was better than that whole MSN combination. His role in the comeback versus PSG can't be understated either. Top scorer in Brazil's successful WC qualifying campaign too iirc. It's not like he doesn't deserve to be in that top percentile bracket imo.
  6. The Conte Thread

    Not surprised at all. Sky are really going for this Conte v Mourinho narrative with more ammunition this year, last year it was The Return for Mourinho which we ruined with that 4-0 win, so now they're going to make it Conte v Mourinho rather than Mourinho v Chelsea. Funny thing is the game is in 2 weeks and we've still got Watford, Everton, Bournemouth & Roma to go before then
  7. The Conte Thread

    Let this notion go lol. Our vision isn't coach-dependent. Our success is based on head coaches doing what they can with the squad they're given by the board. This is not changing anytime soon and it's difficult to argue it when we've been as successful as we have. Right now it works because players seem to respond to new coaches, new manager syndrome so to speak. That's why we won't have a manager that will last >3 years, ideas get stale and players become comfortable and complacent. Hell any given top club now won't last with a manager longer than 3-4 years now. Fergie and Wenger were the last. I even see Zidane leaving/sacked from Real within 2 years.
  8. The Conte Thread

    Yeah I don't disagree we've gone more defensive when the situation calls for it. But the original point was Conte has no plan B in games, to which I direct at what manager actually ever does have a plan B in a game? Seldom do you see a team change tactically in any given game.
  9. Tammy Abraham

    Very. very happy for him. Making the absolute most of his loan opportunity and clearly working with Paul Clement has been good for his own development. Has to be rewarded for his efforts next season, our very own Rashford.
  10. The Conte Thread

    Tbh, what manager right now does? Pochettino seldom shows tactical flexibility, if anything Conte showed he's more agile there when we played Spurs and he went with diamond formation. Granted his hand was forced by needing to draft Luiz in a DM. But he still managed to out-whit MP. Mourinho we know has no plan B. He has only one plan game-to-game as he showed vs Liverpool (Lmao the irony United fans are now defending 'park the bus'). So unless you're going to name me a manager outside the PL, I struggle to see anyone who every implements a plan B or C.
  11. The Pub - Discuss Anything

    Combination of things have given effect to a 'red sun phenomenon' today. Leftover effects from hurricane Ophelia has carried dust and debris from the Sahara as well as effects from wild fires in Europe has culminated into this strange apocalyptic-looking skyline. More info here
  12. Kevin de Bruyne

    Yeah I mean, aside from KdB who else. Lukaku wanted to leave and if anything, we fucked up by not being able to re-sign him like we could with Matic. Dude above mentioned Salah, who wanted to leave anyway and it was only because of what he was doing at Fiorentina and Roma that Liverpool wanted him (only Liverpool wanted him btw lol) but then we probably wouldn't have bought Pedro who was key last season. Mata's shortcoming were well documented and we probably wouldn't have bought Fabregas if he stayed. We've always replaced what we've lost lol. Is Mourinho also at fault for selling Chalobah, loaning out RLC? selling Matic and only buying Bakayoko? Hindsight is amazing. Imagine we'd forced McEachran, Sturridge, Kakuta for the sake of "what if they become world class somewhere else" theory lmao. Which is why I have no care for Musonda right now lol, until he does something impressive on the scarce chances he gets then he's just another "on to the next one" player.
  13. The Conte Thread

    Urgh, such belittlement of our season last year. People forget this time last year we were underdogs, from a poor finish the season before to an average transfer window. Can we say 2016 window was any better than this year? We bought a CM, FB and striker. Luiz was hailed a stroke of genius lmao. As for Willian, everyone's favourite fall guy. The Musonda wank-a-thon among Chelsea fans this season is beyond cringe. Same fans probably wanted to keep Tammy Abraham this season.
  14. Charly Musonda Jr.

    Hahaha I quoted it off your reply. Didn't realise how it came across
  15. Charly Musonda Jr.

    Tf dude The grass is always greener isn't it. All this short-term shit aside, we're still one of the biggest clubs in England and Europe thanks to the board and our owner. Maybe we don't like the way they're doing certain things now but they're not running us like Arsenal. 2 PL titles in 3 years is nothing to complain about, back in the Champions League, new stadium on the way, now you want to protest? Man we'd be out of existence rn dude.