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Superblue_1986

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About Superblue_1986

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    European Champions
  • Birthday 09/23/1986

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Gloucester
  • Fan Since 1992
  • First Match Chelsea 0 - 3 Arsenal
  • Memory I went to the 1997 and 2000 FA Cup finals.

    Obviously the title winning campaigns and celebrations have also been fantastic.
  • Interests Chelsea obviously.
    American Football (New Orleans Saints)
    Playing on PS3
    Spending time with the wife and daughter

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  1. Next Manager?

    Sarri's odds have shortened from 1/4 odds on to 1/8 this morning. Obviously not a guarantee but would suggest things are imminent.
  2. 10. Eden Hazard

    Good to see that something as important as the World Cup still won't get in the way of the usual motormouths trying to talk their way out of the club.
  3. Next Manager?

    Hopefully this is the most concrete thing so far to suggest something may be imminent.
  4. Gonzalo Higuain

    Yes but am i right in interpreting that as he scored 21 goals with only 15 expected goals? I just feel the guilt edged chances that morata missed last season, someone like higuain scores most of those and those missed points get us top 4.
  5. Gonzalo Higuain

    Agreed, we brought Zola, arguably the club's most beloved player at the age of 30. Key successes such as the Champions League relied on the likes of Ashley Cole, Lampard and Drogba pushing the team on well into their 30's. Not every player needs buying with the idea that he is young and will develop at the club and have a good resale value attached to him. We could keep Morata but over the next 4 or 5 years he may never hit the heights that Higuain might hit in 1 year, and then you assess which would be more important. At the moment Higuain is a better striker and goalscorer than Morata and 30 nowadays is not the end. He could easily perform well for 2-3 seasons which makes a move well worth it. It would remind me a bit of United's move for Van Persie (although I know it's not the exact same situation), looking to get the last peak season or two out of him in an effort to guarantee us goals. I would though still be surprised at a move due to the club's policy on 30 and over, although they gave some leeway to Giroud on this and that turned out well so they may have softened their stance somewhat.
  6. Next Manager?

    There is a good chance that IF Chelsea have spoken to ADL and Napoli regarding Sarri they'll want negotiations kept confidential. Chelsea are easily one of the most secretive clubs with regards to their transfer dealings both before and after deals have been made. It is also made even more delicate by the fact that Conte is still in a job at the moment. I don't agree with it, but the club is obviously retaining Conte for the time being in the case that they can't find a suitable replacement for him. But also they have to negotiate his dismissal when the time comes and none of us have got any idea to the fine print and clauses within his contract. If Conte had proof that the club is trying to employ a new manager whilst he is still employed it could impact on his potential compensation in his favour, therefore the club need to do these dealings as secretively as possible. As some have said, until anything is officially announced, we are no better than the journalists - purely speculating.
  7. General Transfer Talk

    Never really rated arshavin, he never seemed to fit in at arsenal. Kanchelskis was probably the biggest success from around those parts.
  8. Next Manager?

    Reports in Italy that his release clause returns in July so if there is a cheap deal on the table we need to sort it this month.
  9. General Transfer Talk

    Saudi Arabia make them look top class Agreed. Let's see how they, and Golovin, play against Uruguay who won't leave themselves open like Saudi Arabia. He looks a tidy player, but I've always felt the Russian players have flattered to deceive when they've played in the Premier League.
  10. Next Manager?

    What makes you think that? The club gave mourinho every opportunity before sacking him and conte had all last season and still hasn't been sacked. The club is clearly far more stringent nowadays with its finances and therefore making a fairly sizeable investment in sarri (release clause, wages, conte pay off), the board will want to get value for their money and will give him every opportunity to make sure that happens.
  11. Next Manager?

    Great post, and it really is helpful and interesting to get insights and interpretations from oppostion fans on topics that they will be in a much better position to give their opinions on. I am extremely intrigued by his way of football, because your club in the last couple of seasons have played some truly phenomenal stuff. What intrigues me possibly even more though is that he would rather coach and develop the players he has. No doubt we have the financial clout and pulling power to bring some players in, but I do feel there is a good chunk of untapped potential at the club already. I would love for somebody to come in and further the development of the likes of Rudiger and Christensen, help RLC become the dominant presence in midfield that his attributes suggest he can become, and I would love someone to get even more output from Hazard and more out of Morata if he stays. By the sounds of it, Sarri would be an excellent choice of manager and I just hope that the board make the tough and somewhat expensive decisions to make this happen.
  12. General Transfer Talk

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44474415 According to BBC, PSG need to sell at least 60m euros of players by the end of this month to comply with FFP. Possible scope for getting a decent deal with some of their players. That, or Madrid come in and buy Neymar off of them!
  13. Next Manager?

    How is keeping Conte going to be a good thing? He acted immature throughout the season, constantly complaining, subliminally criticising his players and looked unmotivated and undeterred when we were struggling and needed inspiration. If we got Conte back from his first year here then i would be open to giving him another chance. But he doesn't want to be at Chelsea, it's clear to see, and his primary motivation now is to be paid maximum by the club to walk. If we kept him, can we seriously risk the same Conte we have had this year leading the team and improving on last year's results? I'm not convinced.
  14. Next Manager?

    I wouldn't be against this. Albiol is far from a world beater but the likelihood is that if Luiz leaves and Azpilicueta reverts back to full back, we probably need an extra centre back. We are still well stacked at the back with Rudiger, Christensen and Cahill too, and we need to be spending good money in other areas of the pitch so I'd rather be spending £5-6m on a squad signing then £30-40m like Savic would probably end up being. The other thing to consider is that if Sarri comes in, our style will change massively and as a result will take some time for adjustment. Having somebody come in who has worked with him and can be trusted for the short term makes sense. Especially as he demands his defenders play the ball out of pressure, having a player already drilled in this way will hopefully help the rest of the defence to adapt quicker.
  15. Stefan Savic

    Is he much improved, because the Savic at City was fucking terrible.