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Everything posted by OneMoSalah

  1. Edin Dzeko

    Agree 100% but even as a starter he'd be a good option. Should have signed him instead of Torres years ago. Was a perfect player for us back then.
  2. Chelsea - Norwich

    Tbf Baka was probably one of our best players last night along with Willian and Kenedy. Thats how bad it was. At least he tried to play forward more often than not unlike Drinkwater, actually put a few decent long passes out him. But yeah hes still got that infuriating side to his game.
  3. I'd be happy with a transfer ban if it would prevent us from signing pish like Andy Carroll or Peter Crouch.
  4. Peter Crouch

    Whoever opened this thread should be banned for pulling everyones pisser/potentially causing everyone to have a heart attack in relation to this news. Noooooooo way is this happening.
  5. The Conte Thread

    I sort of agree regarding Costa. He’s a top player, different style to Morata and he’s probably hugely missed in dressing room too but he made his bed in January when that China offer came around, same way Oscar had done, which is why Conte wasn’t bothered about keeping him or Oscar. Board/Emenalo probably identify 75% of players we sign and have done for a while now, club decided to sell Matic against Contes wishes (he wanted to go but still could have put foot down instead of thinking $$$), failed to make headway with many first choice targets etc. I’ve said before I’d of liked Costa to stay and have him and Morata both play together, think it could of been a decent option but big problem in the summer was lack of high quality players brought in and right now based on interviews where Conte says he doesn’t know about clubs pursuit of Sanchez, about only giving his opinion to club when they come to him about a player etc. It’s fair to say he’s got his hands tied behind his back so to speak.
  6. Chelsea - Norwich

    Shite game. Felt Ref got all pen decisions right though, although maybe should have used VAR more particularly for Willian’s theres noway he sees that first time 100% but the pen claims: Willian has left his leg there to hit the defenders on purpose (don’t get why people would rather do this than try shot/pass) and Morata well, wtf was that over exaggerated dive all about? There was minimal contact but he had ball he was going away from opponent... he showed more fight and passion moaning to ref than he did wanting to try get to the ball before the fall! Never seen Pedro but again 3 bookings for simulation is absolutely appalling if completely correct or not. Diving is a cancer ruining football. You seen the difference Morata made off bench though he links so good and offers 100 times more than Batshuayi. Bats took goal well but then he seemed to try and overly complicate everything as did Willian when simple options sometimes not just easier but more logical in situations. Incredibly frustrating, also lack of forward passes from Drinkwater was disappointing he was too passive always went backwards/sideways. Baka put some decent long passes out him as well actually.
  7. Andy Carroll

    Tbf hes shite. But if he comes and does alright for a second option I will be quite happy.
  8. Mauro Icardi

    So according to Tancredi Palmeri (Italian CNN correspondent) who has sources from Sky Italy, we have contacted Sampdoria to try and sign 19 year old 'wonder kid' Mauro Icardi. He's Argentinian and was signed by Sampdoria from Barca's La Masia academy for €400,000 or something. He scored four goals against Pescara (becoming the third player to score four goals in one game for Sampdoria) quite recently. In his first season in Serie A he has 7 goals so far. Never actually heard of him before but was reading an article on him and apparently Barca rated him quite highly but because of the strikeforce they had, he thought it was better to leave Barca so he did.
  9. 14. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    Loan him to Vitesse. Maybe learn a few things and be ready to play for us by the time he’s 30 when we are managed by Big Sam and punting long passes to the ponytailed beanpole that is Andy Carroll, for knock downs to Kevin Nolan who is player-coach aged 70.
  10. The Conte Thread

    In all honesty talking about very good coaches, who out of the limited amount of them around, is going to be desperate to take over here? Where the previous guy won the league, had the club sell a key player to a direct rival and didn’t get any sort of major say in transfers? Or when he did the club failed and didn’t have plan a B or C? People say likes of Sarri or Alegri.. imo if they decided to come here, they'd have to be complete idiots, Conte is not only a better coach than them, he is a better coach than 90% of coachss out there and he’s been given minimal backing in 2 summer windows (much easier to do business in) and 2 January windows. So imagine being stupid enough to leave a Napoli where your in complete control, making real progress or Juventus where your defending your title, getting support from background and moulding a team to how you want it to be... to come to Chelsea where it always seems to be after winning the league every year, our board, our incredibly incapable idiotic and moronic board, seem to throw any chance of doing so again the next season before we’ve even kicked a ball by signing Bakayokos (not even going to be surprised when he leaves for Vitesse on loan, probably be the best thing for him) and being absolutely idle/useless when it comes to competing for players (Kyle Walker, Fernando Llorente, Alex Sandro). We will end up with a Brendan Rodgers or a Claud Puel or somebody absolutely daft next. If Conte stays for a third season its a miracle, it will also mean he will have demanded his way or he’s out (or I’d hope) but again what is it with Chelsea giving power to these fucking imbeciles like Maria and Emenalo? Emenalo may have been involved in identification and signing young players - even then I doubt it scouts probably played major roles in that and he’s got credit - but in terms of everything else, man, he was fucking useless, the club has lost its real competitive edge because we’ve been persistent with signing average players. How he has a job at Monaco I don’t know, unless they are looking to just make a profit off shit players... In like 7 years we’ve had like two very successful summers in terms of recruitment or so I would say; the season after winning the CL (Hazard, Azpilicueta, Oscar - sure he was average eventually but I thought he had very good potential after watching him for Brazil at Olympics) and the season Costa, Luis and Cesc arrived. The rest, meh.
  11. Andy Carroll

    West Ham would bite our hands off for 10m never mind 20m... he’s utter shite, better at elbowing people than scoring goals. He had a bit of potential with Newcastle, got a big move sort of worked out but then was dumped by Rodgers at the bin dippers but he’s not been anywhere near good enough since to even warrant a move to a club like Everton or a Southampton yet alone Chelsea.
  12. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

    So hes a 23 year old striker playing for Saint Etienne. I'm sure a few on here might have seen him play before or heard of him at least. He has an impressive goal tally right now in France. Hes got 8 goals in 12 games right now as Saint Etienne sit 3rd in Ligue 1, he also got 2 assists for them. A lot of French league following Twitter accounts have been mentioning him for a while as a potential target for PL clubs for a while now. He's usually a striker but he played as a LW tonight vs Troyes. He's blessed with pace, a good finisher with his feet and head, versatile and good at dribbling with the ball. Hes also on the African player of the year shortlist along with Mikel, Yaya Toure and all that too.
  13. Juan Mata

    Regardless of him playing, not playing, who he plays for etc. he is an absolutely fantastic and exemplary guy, the common goal initiative is going to make a real difference and quite frankly I think that a lot more should be willing to get involved. I meant to post this sooner but never bothered until I seen the thread in the view new posts section.
  14. Justin Kluivert

    I am always intrigued by Ajax, the way they seem to churn out great young players each season, one after the other. I think David Neres would be the better option right now but he is probably Ajax's biggest asset in the team in forward areas but again, hes only played maybe 50 games in his career and like Richarlison think any move would be far too soon unless we agreed to loan him back to Ajax for the rest of this season and then next. Kluivert really is making progress though in comparison to last year, hes in that Arjen Robben mould, carries the ball well and is not afraid to take on the responsibility to try and score goals, think hes scored 6 already this year in comparison to 2 last year. Also in MF, Hakim Ziyech is quite an impressive player, think he could be the next guy to leave Ajax or somebody like Kasper Dolberg who was linked to Napoli last week, those two are the most ready I'd say although the likes of Veltman, Onana and de Jong are also guys who wouldnt struggle to find a move if they wanted.
  15. Richarlison

    Hes only had half a season in the PL, think its a bit premature to say hes ready for somebody in top 4. Maybe if he continues his form the remainder of this season and up to January next year, then yes maybe but think it would be a stupid move firstly on his behalf and secondly on our behalf. Coming here, where in all likely hood he'd be sitting on the bench would kill his development and we would end up with another player who isn't ready/good enough for us. I think its just a lazy story in all fairness, we will be loaning Musonda out, Arsenal will be selling Sanchez and Richarlison has had a decent start to his PL career... so 2 + 2 = 5.
  16. The English Football Thread

    I hate that I'm saying this but Liverpool were absolute class in the second half bar the goals they conceded. They killed City in those attacking situations. Imagine if they could defend. City will go to Newcastle and beat them 3 or 4-0 to get back into the swing of things but the likes of Burnley, Southampton and Liverpool have shown that, despite the attacking traits of their full backs and use of the ball their CBs have they are still more than average once guys are running in behind Fernandinho and turning Stones and Otamendi around. Brave way for LFC to approach that game too, because on a different day City could have cut through their pressing like a hot knife through butter. Anyone else think Andy Robertson for 7-9M is looking pretty impressive? Always liked him from his days at Dundee United as a very talented player but was pretty surprised he made the move there in the summer although seeing some of the performances he put in for Hull and has now put in for Liverpool he would have been a very good low fee, good value signing here.
  17. Alexis Sanchez

    That is still no excuse. Regardless of who Arsenal sign, where they finish where they have been trying to finish etc, just an excuse. The same with Chelsea fans who say Hazard has to leave to play with players of his own quality/level or to compete for the Ballon D'Or... and the amount of times I've seen it this season is scary. He chose to sign for Arsenal, Hazard chose to sign for Chelsea... its not like they were coerced, both undoubtedly knew what they were getting into as opposed to signing for a better team like a Barca or Real where almost every player in the starting 11 and bench is elite level (Hazard who had every club in Europe after him) or staying where they were, at a team that was winning everything more or less in previous years (Sanchez at Barca, although he didnt play as often that last season). Just a poor excuse to justify an incredibly poor attitude, Sanchez this season for definite has been underwhelming in terms of performance and attitude, the attitude in particular for me is the worst part, it is incredibly unprofessional, these guys are making mega money, they could at least be professional - look at Coutinho, didn't want to be at Liverpool but he busted his arse for them and eventually got his move, this should be the same for everybody in that situation. Also re the whole Hazard thing (I know you didnt bring it up in your post but just a general observation from the forum/social media for the last good while): why would Chelsea fans even say shit like that? Just incredibly daft and would consider they have their heads examined. Saying that, if Sanchez is available for 30-35m and reasonable wages, sign him up.
  18. Alexis Sanchez

    Dont think Sanchez going to United is exactly going to elevate them massively due to the way they are drilled and the way they play. They are still primarily a counter attacking team who despite significant investment look surprisingly below average (after a good start it must be said). Would Sanchez really play under Mourinho for instance and find it easier than somebody like Mkhitaryian? Or Martial? Its not a guaranteed success for me at United because the way they play really as it has shown this season, doesn't help everybody, especially talented boys like those, who play on instinct, with a bit more freedom or flair. Sanchez is a top player but hes also somebody who is infuriating to watch (any footballer who does this is imo, you get shit loads of money, do your fucking job) when nothing is going well, like the Arsenal games a few months back where he did more flailing of his arms and berating his team mates than trying to help out. People say hes a winner, he wants to win etc yes and he has more chance doing that here for me than Man United, I think we can still get a good cup run and finish 2nd, while closing the gap down to City who wont maintain that relentless form. Although if Sanchez gets anything between 250-400k a week here what will the likes of Courtois, Hazard, Morata, Cesc, David Luiz.. the bigger hitters in the squad in terms of wages, think? Courtois is reportedly going to be signing a deal for 200k a week or there about, Hazard 300k a week, Cesc, Luiz... all over 150k for sure. Azpi probably the most underpaid player in the squad in terms of his actual quality too.
  19. The Conte Thread

    Ffs. The board are retrads.
  20. General Transfer Talk

    I'd take him here as well but like you said hes wanting out because he doesn't play a lot. He has got a really good skillset, strong in the air, great at linking up with midfield and other forward players and the last few years he has seemed to add a more killer instinct to his game, although my mate who supports Arsenal, disagrees at times haha. I doubt many other bargains will be available this month though. Although a bid of 15m for Luke Shaw or Stefan de Vrij (if Luiz goes) could maybe be decent options? de Vrij is avaliable on a free for the summer I'm sure...
  21. The Conte Thread

    Sarri is a good coach but like mentioned hes still relatively inexperienced, although that is not necessarily bad in some cases ie. Mourinho in his first spell here had only 3 and a half to 4 years experience managing before we got him. I think people are more interested in Sarri for the way his team play as opposed to anything else. They play some fantastic football, probably one of the most interesting and entertaining sides in Europe. If Conte went, which I hope he doesn't, I think Roman would be very happy to get somebody like Sarri.
  22. 6. Danny Drinkwater

    Tbf making forward runs isn't really part of his game. Cesc should be doing that more than DD out of the two of them, getting into the box because he is a greater goal threat. It was interesting watching them both interchange and take turn about at it but it was so obvious DD isn't effective in those more advanced positions where as Cesc is more useful. Its a pity Cesc's legs aren't what they used to be either, crying out for Barkley or Bakayoko, guys with pace who can arrive from deeper and break the lines. Other than that everything else DD does is good, interceptions, wins tackles, distribution is good: doesn't try to force it which is good and bad, can go long and short. Hes a good foil to have next to Cesc and Kante for me in some games because hes not exactly a like for like for either but hes got a bit of both their attributes in him, decent distribution long or short (Cesc) and defensive side (Kante) but in games we have a lot of the ball and need support for the forward players a Barkley, Bakayoko or Willian in a front 3 is better suited yes. I think now after watching him get a bit more game time in the last few months, he is a good squad player or to come in and solidify the middle of the park. Pity hes not a few years younger as he could really go to another level but hes at that age where hes meant to be in his peak now. Still overpaid for him but he will still be very useful for sure with rotation etc, now we have 5 senior central midfield options with Barkleys arrival: Kante, Drinkwater, Fabregas, Bakayoko, Barkley (a 10 but think he will occupy that role Baka plays and can defos do it). Still unsure what would happen if we lost Kante though he is so key to everything, its hard to get a player exactly like him but do we need a 6th CM if we play go back to playing 343? Even then finding a regista (Does anybody still use that word now a days of just creepy old Italian journalists?) or somebody to take Cesc's place in the long term should be what the club look for as well.
  23. 27. Andreas Christensen

    I would say hes shown great leadership and understanding, you see him constantly pointing to Rudiger or Azpi to tell them to watch for players/go a bit wider for the ball and hes always talking in games, you can see that when we don't have the ball he talks to those two guys outside him. I think he will go down the same route as JT as well.
  24. 27. Andreas Christensen

    He will be a Chelsea captain one day, surely? Like its so obvious to see his maturity, leadership skills for a young man, ability and the fact hes been here since he was 15, not even we can fuck that up surely?
  25. Abdul Rahman Baba

    Schalke want to sign him permanently but we only want to loan him out apparently? Just sell him, its obvious he would only be back up even if he did stay because I can't see him displacing Alonso but hes had a long lay off from an injury, he will want to play and in all honestly he didn't really look anything particularly special when he played the previous season in Germany. I know Conte has said we lack numbers and Baba fits the left wing back role, as well as the fact hes mentioned he wants to give him a chance but if he does get a chance and doesn't impress or Baba himself decides he wants to go, only we would loan him out when Schalke will more than likely give us 70-75% of what we paid for him...