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LDN Blue

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  1. 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?
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 4. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. The Conte Thread

    Either way he has to make do now, yeah he can go on about wanting more players but it look like we're not going to be having a mass recruitment policy. He made the most out of scraps last year, albeit we were down 1 competition. The objectives remain the same I guess, top 4 and a decent run in the CL..
  8. The Conte Thread

    There's our one blessing in disguise, we'll see more of Christensen, Boga and Musonda...
  9. The Conte Thread

    Essien and Drogba were in Roman's exec box on Saturday, does that mean they're signing with us too?
  10. 3. Marcos Alonso

    I recall a fair few times he's been in good positions but poorly shot. Can't recall right now cos I'm quite stoned but when I do, I'll come back to this
  11. 3. Marcos Alonso

    Agreed. Obviously delighted he's got those goals, but he's still quite bad a shooting
  12. General Transfer Talk

    LMAO Payet causing more misery to Hammers. Fuck 'em right off kid. (On a side note, they should cash in lmao. They tied a 29-year old to a 5 year contract and are being offered probably excess of £20m on another bid)
  13. Mikel John Obi

    There's only one Obi, the rest are Kenobis.
  14. 11. Pedro Rodríguez

    Worth it for the top bins
  15. 11. Pedro Rodríguez

    Only scores worldies, what a player he's become under Conte! Cruel not to have grabbed a hattrick v Posh
  16. Nathaniel Chalobah

    Man he's really calm and composed. Conte must have seen him in Italy prior and clearly Nat's learned composure on the ball on time on loan. With all the hype Loftus-Cheek received last season, the pressure was less on Chalobah and it's worked in his favour. It will be a good day when Chalobah, Ake, Aina and Loftus-Cheek are on the same pitch in a league game! (of course I know we're a way off that, but it's encouraging that it's more realistic than any other manager past)
  17. Nathan Aké

    Wait, a manager that's using our resources among the youth to fill squad players instead of making fill-gap signings?! Exciting times indeed, good on Aké and Conte!
  18. Nathan Aké

    Curious no-one sees him as a CB. Think he's been great for them there, benefit of Ake is he can virtually play anywhere across the back 6, so even more interesting people don't think he has a future here..
  19. The Pub - Discuss Anything

    On to what I was going to post about originally, Anyone find it fucking bizarre Andy Murray got knighted? . I will not be calling him Sir....
  20. The Pub - Discuss Anything

    Came here to post about something else but just came across this. Wanted to know about Acid. Never done it before but want to, friend who has said it changed his total perspective on life and you can hear it from the way he speaks now . Is it really that live of a trip? Smoke a lot of green, done MDMA once (want to again), but never anything that trippy. Also wondered, have you done DMT? That's one on the bucket list!
  21. Franck Kessié

    ..touché sir.
  22. 23. Michy Batshuayi

    This lmao. Come on guys, get over it. Plan B, which doesn't include Michy, works. If it hadn't he might have been Plan C. Who knows, frankly who cares.
  23. Franck Kessié

    Dont get me wrong, I get it. I just find it incredible.. He's barely completed a season, I can only find information on the sole 16 he's played this season and suddenly we're having £25m rejected?! This is getting beyond ridiculous lmao. Alonso had far more experience under his belt before any sort of big move.
  24. Franck Kessié

    £25m rejected for a kid who's played for his club 16 times? We really are becoming tight on spending aren't we lmao.. Who the hell is this kid, has he actually done enough in 16 games to justify this?
  25. James Rodríguez

    And he plays where lol? I worry about our shape should he be coming in for Matic. We'll see anyway, but if we were concerned about that then surely Pedro is the one who should be replaced with a goal scorer.