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About francozola

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    Azpi's Wife
  • Birthday 04/14/1992

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  • Gender Female
  • Location Singapore
  • Favourite Chelsea Player Cesar Azpilicueta
  • My Seat
  • Fan Since
  • First Match Man Utd at home 10/11
  1. 28. César Azpilicueta

    And he completely bundled Cahill over during the celebrations at the final whistle :lol: Gary was on his knees celebrating on his own and then Azpi just attacks him out of nowhere with a huge hug and Gary falls over backwards, lol.
  2. House of Cards

    Yeah, I mean now that it's renewed, I'm obviously looking forward to it since it's a lot of fun! But idk, I've just generally had a negative experience with shows that lasted wayyy too long (BSG, Dexter, House, Weeds, Downton Abbey, Homeland and so on) just because the network/show runners wanted to continue milking the show. Thankfully HoC is just 12/13 episodes long, though. The storylines are pretty packed and they don't really get aimlessly dragged out. I trust them to come up with some decent material for season 3.But you could tell that some stuff was just weird in season 2... Some of the mini arcs just randomly introduced and then dropped... In the end a couple were quite pointless imo. Not mentioning anything specific as I don't want to give anything away. I'm on my phone right now so not sure how to get the spoiler tag to work
  3. House of Cards

    Yeah season 2 is better and more insane Some of the storylines are way too far-fetched though. I mean, it doesn't have to be realistic but some of the stuff they show is just to make him seem ridiculously "evil" and for no other purpose. Pretty unbelievable imo. But still it's a load of fun, all the characters (with the exception of Zoey) are good and it's well-acted! I definitely think it was a mistake for them to renew it for a third season. Should've ended with the second tbh
  4. Why do you support Chelsea?

    Up until the last few years, if you were overseas you'd get about 3-5 live games a week. It's only a recent thing that more matches are being shown live (we get all 10 Prem matches live here in singapore now). This obviously assumes that you pay for the ridiculously expensive sports television packages that are specifically catered to providing the Premier League to viewers. So for people who were just starting out to follow football, it would be difficult to get "hooked" to a club like Charlton, who'd be lucky to have one live match broadcasted a month. Also, the broadcast media in these countries mainly just focus on the 2-3 big teams (in those days generally Utd, Arsenal and Liverpool) so practically 90% of stories you read or hear would be about the bigger teams. When you're just starting to learn about teams and the league, this plays a huge role imo. Again, it's only a recent thing that you get a fairer representation of the smaller teams as well, since there are more dedicated football channels and more types of discussion shows. Previously there'd be like one review show a week so most of the discussion would be centred around the big boys Personally I started supporting Chelsea because of Zola, and also because my dad is a Liverpool fan and I desperately didn't want to become one as well
  5. 13. Thibaut Courtois

    That would be ideal for me too. I don't think anyone is saying "CECH OUT", just that it's quite unlikely that Courtois would be willing to go on loan for the third season running. And so the ultimate decision probably has to be made this summer.. Petr is the more established goalkeeper but if it's between Big Pete and a guy who could potentially give us over 10 top class years, I choose the latter. It's a risk, but one worth taking for me
  6. 2. Branislav Ivanovic

    He's become a thug over the last few years. Always despise it when he has one of these outbursts. It's embarrassing and disgraceful. It's one thing to be strong with the officials, the way JT and co. are. It's another to behave in this manner.
  7. Juan Mata

    Don't understand why he moved there without getting guarantees that he would be played where he wants and given the free role where he shines. I get that it's a goddamn World Cup year but ffs wouldn't it have been better for him to wait out the season and see if he could move somewhere where his talents would actually be utilized properly?! I don't think he had any chance in being a regular starter for Spain at the WC anyway. Why risk your club career? He's made a huge mistake in leaving and going to Utd. I hope he makes it elsewhere, but he's clearly paying for a decision he made in desperation...
  8. The Mourinho Thread

    He's delivering a master class not only in tactics but also in media handling. He's been spot on in pretty much every single instance this season. He protected the strikers when they weren't scoring and went through that torrid dry spell, saying stuff like he's happy they're working hard for the team, etc. Even if he's unhappy behind the scenes, saying things like that has immeasurable benefits. He constantly mentions how fantastic JT has been, praising guys like Azpi and Luiz, who are not nailed on starters, and others too. He's always talking up our players, giving them all the confidence in the world. The way he's handled Eden is also masterful. First saying he expects much more, and now that Eden is performing consistently, Jose continues to say that Eden has the potential to be as good as Messi and Ronaldo. And finally, I love how he keeps playing down our chances to win the Prem. Everyone is obviously taking notice of us now that we're level with City, but we've pretty much been quietly chipping away and keeping just a short distance between us and the two above. Those draws away at United and Arsenal were slammed as awful, negative football. How fucking crucial do they look now?! We'll see who comes out on top in May. Jose is the best weapon we have. So delighted!
  9. The English Football Thread

    Get in west brom! Brilliant set of results thus far in the weekend. At least it allows us some breathing room from the teams below us.
  10. 21. Nemanja Matic

    Shit, so this is what we've been missing these last few years. He was boss in midfield. So mobile, athletic and a good forward passer to top it off. Can't wait to see him get comfortable with our team. Very, very promising.
  11. Diego Costa

    clearly a bullshit twitter account
  12. Juan Mata

    Just want this to be announced so we can move on as a club.
  13. Juan Mata

    We shouldn't be selling him within England at all. There are plenty of other European clubs who would be interested. Maybe they'd pay less... even if it's 10million less, what the heck is 10m for a club like us. The potential backlash that could happen to us if Utd (or whoever we sell to in England) get stronger is much worse as we are directly competing with them. This is absolutely ridiculous in my opinion. I'm not against selling Juan. He doesn't fit into Jose's plans and ideas and he deserves to be a starter. But I don't care if he wants to stay in England. For the good of Chelsea, he should not be sold to a direct rival. It's as simple as that in my eyes.
  14. Juan Mata

    This is so depressing Balague saying that we're asking for 32m?! 32million is a joke, I don't care that he's a bench warmer for us atm. He's a fucking class act and Utd may be shit this season but they're still Utd for fucks sake. Can't believe we're even considering selling to them We are going to regret this in the future. When Utd sort their problems out, either with a new manager or with Moyes getting his act together, and they bring in some classy players to surround Juan, they'll be a danger again. And Juan is so young, he can be a star for 5-6 years. If we want to get rid, fine, but why oh why to Utd?!?!
  15. 2. Branislav Ivanovic

    Yep I acknowledged Bran's superior physical ability, just feel that the negatives outweigh the positives regarding him.Also I wouldn't really blame our strikers (i know you're not blaming them either) for not making more out of his crosses, since his are so horrendously off target and aimed at absolutely no one in particular. He just gets the ball on the flank and just hoofs it in basically. I'm intrigued to see Jose's ultimate plan: does he plan to convert Azpi to a LB, does he aim to bring in a top-class LB in the summer to be a starter (pretty much guaranteed to happen) and keep Bertrand as a back-up and whether Ivanovic will continue to be our starting RB or will he switch to Azpi once that happens. Thankfully the current dilemma in those two positions isn't hurting us that much as the players are still doing a competent job no matter who of Ashley, Cesar and Bran is chosen to start.