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Superblue_1986

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  1. Fernando liked a post in a topic by Superblue_1986 in Chelsea Transfer Pub   
    The price becomes a big factor if the player flops. We've had plenty of big money transfers in recent years that have done so, and it's left us with a noose around our neck for years to follow and the best example right now in the current squad would be Kepa.
    Although I don't envisage Chilwell being that poor that he would fall into that bracket. I think he would if anything fall into the bracket of someone like Maguire who isn't worth the money but has still improved what United had which is why I'm not completely against him. I think he is a significant upgrade on what we have if we want someone who can get up and down the flank and provide genuine width for the team (and particularly if the likes of Pulisic or CHO play left wing they will be looking to cut inside on their right foots so it's even more important to have a threatening full back). Defensively I don't think he's the best which is a worry for the price being touted but he's young enough to improve that part of his game and he's at least much quicker than Alonso to not get caught out consistently simply by pace.
    Having said that, if the plan is to get our first choice targets even if that takes a couple of summers instead of one, and Chilwell is more attainable than Rice at this point in time, then so be it.
  2. Superblue_1986 liked a post in a topic by Iggy Doonican in Chelsea Transfer Pub   
    I never mentioned Rudd as I wanted the post just to be about British well English players really Chris Hughton has the same background as me Londoner with Irish roots. Chelsea get a lot of stick about racism but we had the first black manager, Ade Mafe was our fitness coach and Eddie Newton was someone can check this the first black assistant manager to win the champions league.
  3. Fernando liked a post in a topic by Superblue_1986 in Chelsea Transfer Pub   
    I think it comes down more to age on both accounts.
    When I've watched Upamecano a few times he's gone from sublime to ridiculous because he's still young and rash. I think he's at the best club for him currently and I believe will make that big move when the time is right for him and he's more experienced (the very same could be said about Werner who is a much better player now than 12 months ago and benefited from staying at Leipzig another season).
    Koulibaly is at a difficult age where he's probably in and around his prime for a centre back but it's a big risk to spend so much money on a player that age moving to a new league. He must hit the ground running with not much adaptation time because otherwise he'll be not far off 30 before he's acclimatised to the league. 
     
  4. Johnnyeye liked a post in a topic by Superblue_1986 in Willian   
    On a side note too, I think if we sign Havertz that will be it for our attack going into next season as the likes of Werner, Havertz, Mount are all versatile and can all play wide if needed.
    It does mean that it presents a huge opportunity for Hudson Odoi. Pulisic will need to be rotated at times because he is susceptible to injury and the likes of Ziyech and Werner may need time to adapt to the league. 
    CHO needs to grow up and realise his potential. There should be a chance next season for him to become an important player and it's up to him to take that. 
  5. Johnnyeye liked a post in a topic by Superblue_1986 in Willian   
    I said a few times I would have liked to have kept Willian at least another year and wouldn't have had a problem giving him a 2 year deal to retain him.
    But you can't blame him for leaving for one last big contract. I think Arsenal reportedly offering £220k per week and 3 years is madness personally. 
    They may get a good year out of him next season and he could be a good rotational player perhaps thereafter but as his physical abilities start to decline I think they'll be left to regret what they've done over the last 12-18 months of that deal.
    He's been a good servant though. Was always in Hazard's shadow here and I was always personally a bigger fan of Pedro who was the more clinical player of the two but he's been a good player and at times, stepped up this season when we needed him to be the experience in our attack. 
    As usual with the recent spate of Chelsea to Arsenal signings, we've had his best years and Arsenal will get the twilight of his career at the top. Once again I think it shows where both clubs are in the food chain at present.
  6. Vesper liked a post in a topic by Superblue_1986 in Willian   
    That's the figure that has been doing the rounds the last couple of days.
  7. Johnnyeye liked a post in a topic by Superblue_1986 in Willian   
    On a side note too, I think if we sign Havertz that will be it for our attack going into next season as the likes of Werner, Havertz, Mount are all versatile and can all play wide if needed.
    It does mean that it presents a huge opportunity for Hudson Odoi. Pulisic will need to be rotated at times because he is susceptible to injury and the likes of Ziyech and Werner may need time to adapt to the league. 
    CHO needs to grow up and realise his potential. There should be a chance next season for him to become an important player and it's up to him to take that. 
  8. Johnnyeye liked a post in a topic by Superblue_1986 in Willian   
    I said a few times I would have liked to have kept Willian at least another year and wouldn't have had a problem giving him a 2 year deal to retain him.
    But you can't blame him for leaving for one last big contract. I think Arsenal reportedly offering £220k per week and 3 years is madness personally. 
    They may get a good year out of him next season and he could be a good rotational player perhaps thereafter but as his physical abilities start to decline I think they'll be left to regret what they've done over the last 12-18 months of that deal.
    He's been a good servant though. Was always in Hazard's shadow here and I was always personally a bigger fan of Pedro who was the more clinical player of the two but he's been a good player and at times, stepped up this season when we needed him to be the experience in our attack. 
    As usual with the recent spate of Chelsea to Arsenal signings, we've had his best years and Arsenal will get the twilight of his career at the top. Once again I think it shows where both clubs are in the food chain at present.
  9. Vesper liked a post in a topic by Superblue_1986 in Willian   
    That's the figure that has been doing the rounds the last couple of days.
  10. Johnnyeye liked a post in a topic by Superblue_1986 in Willian   
    I said a few times I would have liked to have kept Willian at least another year and wouldn't have had a problem giving him a 2 year deal to retain him.
    But you can't blame him for leaving for one last big contract. I think Arsenal reportedly offering £220k per week and 3 years is madness personally. 
    They may get a good year out of him next season and he could be a good rotational player perhaps thereafter but as his physical abilities start to decline I think they'll be left to regret what they've done over the last 12-18 months of that deal.
    He's been a good servant though. Was always in Hazard's shadow here and I was always personally a bigger fan of Pedro who was the more clinical player of the two but he's been a good player and at times, stepped up this season when we needed him to be the experience in our attack. 
    As usual with the recent spate of Chelsea to Arsenal signings, we've had his best years and Arsenal will get the twilight of his career at the top. Once again I think it shows where both clubs are in the food chain at present.
  11. Johnnyeye liked a post in a topic by Superblue_1986 in Willian   
    I said a few times I would have liked to have kept Willian at least another year and wouldn't have had a problem giving him a 2 year deal to retain him.
    But you can't blame him for leaving for one last big contract. I think Arsenal reportedly offering £220k per week and 3 years is madness personally. 
    They may get a good year out of him next season and he could be a good rotational player perhaps thereafter but as his physical abilities start to decline I think they'll be left to regret what they've done over the last 12-18 months of that deal.
    He's been a good servant though. Was always in Hazard's shadow here and I was always personally a bigger fan of Pedro who was the more clinical player of the two but he's been a good player and at times, stepped up this season when we needed him to be the experience in our attack. 
    As usual with the recent spate of Chelsea to Arsenal signings, we've had his best years and Arsenal will get the twilight of his career at the top. Once again I think it shows where both clubs are in the food chain at present.
  12. Supermonkey92 liked a post in a topic by Superblue_1986 in Kai Havertz   
    The first thing that came to my head when I was reading through and teletext was mentioned!
    Kids nowadays missed out on so much...
  13. Supermonkey92 liked a post in a topic by Superblue_1986 in Kai Havertz   
    The first thing that came to my head when I was reading through and teletext was mentioned!
    Kids nowadays missed out on so much...
  14. Supermonkey92 liked a post in a topic by Superblue_1986 in Kai Havertz   
    The first thing that came to my head when I was reading through and teletext was mentioned!
    Kids nowadays missed out on so much...
  15. Supermonkey92 liked a post in a topic by Superblue_1986 in Kai Havertz   
    The first thing that came to my head when I was reading through and teletext was mentioned!
    Kids nowadays missed out on so much...
  16. Superblue_1986 liked a post in a topic by DDA in Kai Havertz   
    Only the real OGs remember Bamboozle on channel 4 teletex.

  17. NikkiCFC liked a post in a topic by Superblue_1986 in Declan Rice   
    To be honest even if Rice was being brought to play in midfield I think it would still have a significant positive effect on our defence because they've been given little protection most of the season. Cutting a good percentage of attacks off before they really start would help a lot.
    I heard something the other day that PSG may make a move for Ronaldo. They look like they are in 'win-now' mode for the Champions League as I don't think they'll keep Mbappe away from Real Madrid for much longer. I just wonder whether we could shop Kante to them for a good fee whilst his stock is still high (i.e. similar money to what Rice would cost).
    There will be lots of media and pundits calling us mad for selling Kante and replacing him with Rice but bringing in a young player yet to enter his prime to play in a position that looks natural to him compared to a player who has been decimated by injury the last 12 months and doesn't naturally fit into the system we're trying to play would be a sensible move.
  18. blu35_army liked a post in a topic by Superblue_1986 in Kai Havertz   
    With all due respect to the Bundesliga, Bayern could afford to stick with Robben because their squad was so much stronger than pretty much everybody else in the league bar a couple of years for Dortmund.
    Given the strength and competitiveness in England, it'll be much more difficult for us to place reliance on a player that struggles with injuries. 
    As I said, he has huge potential and could become one of the very best around, but if he continues to be plagued by injuries it could have significant consequences for both him and us.
  19. Atomiswave liked a post in a topic by Superblue_1986 in Kai Havertz   
    He has to get past the injuries that regularly disrupt his season (not just here but in Dortmund too). If this carries on for the next 12 - 24 months, he'll be less Hazard and more Robben by which time the club would have a very important decision to make regarding his future because how much can you realistically rely on a player who struggles to stay fit for large portions of the season.
    If he can get over the injuries, there's incredible potential there. I think he's a very different player to Hazard in a number of ways but one area is he is much more direct which could help him rack up raw goal and assist numbers.
  20. Atomiswave liked a post in a topic by Superblue_1986 in Kai Havertz   
    He has to get past the injuries that regularly disrupt his season (not just here but in Dortmund too). If this carries on for the next 12 - 24 months, he'll be less Hazard and more Robben by which time the club would have a very important decision to make regarding his future because how much can you realistically rely on a player who struggles to stay fit for large portions of the season.
    If he can get over the injuries, there's incredible potential there. I think he's a very different player to Hazard in a number of ways but one area is he is much more direct which could help him rack up raw goal and assist numbers.
  21. NikkiCFC liked a post in a topic by Superblue_1986 in Declan Rice   
    To be honest even if Rice was being brought to play in midfield I think it would still have a significant positive effect on our defence because they've been given little protection most of the season. Cutting a good percentage of attacks off before they really start would help a lot.
    I heard something the other day that PSG may make a move for Ronaldo. They look like they are in 'win-now' mode for the Champions League as I don't think they'll keep Mbappe away from Real Madrid for much longer. I just wonder whether we could shop Kante to them for a good fee whilst his stock is still high (i.e. similar money to what Rice would cost).
    There will be lots of media and pundits calling us mad for selling Kante and replacing him with Rice but bringing in a young player yet to enter his prime to play in a position that looks natural to him compared to a player who has been decimated by injury the last 12 months and doesn't naturally fit into the system we're trying to play would be a sensible move.
  22. blu35_army liked a post in a topic by Superblue_1986 in Kai Havertz   
    With all due respect to the Bundesliga, Bayern could afford to stick with Robben because their squad was so much stronger than pretty much everybody else in the league bar a couple of years for Dortmund.
    Given the strength and competitiveness in England, it'll be much more difficult for us to place reliance on a player that struggles with injuries. 
    As I said, he has huge potential and could become one of the very best around, but if he continues to be plagued by injuries it could have significant consequences for both him and us.
  23. blu35_army liked a post in a topic by Superblue_1986 in Kai Havertz   
    With all due respect to the Bundesliga, Bayern could afford to stick with Robben because their squad was so much stronger than pretty much everybody else in the league bar a couple of years for Dortmund.
    Given the strength and competitiveness in England, it'll be much more difficult for us to place reliance on a player that struggles with injuries. 
    As I said, he has huge potential and could become one of the very best around, but if he continues to be plagued by injuries it could have significant consequences for both him and us.
  24. blu35_army liked a post in a topic by Superblue_1986 in Kai Havertz   
    With all due respect to the Bundesliga, Bayern could afford to stick with Robben because their squad was so much stronger than pretty much everybody else in the league bar a couple of years for Dortmund.
    Given the strength and competitiveness in England, it'll be much more difficult for us to place reliance on a player that struggles with injuries. 
    As I said, he has huge potential and could become one of the very best around, but if he continues to be plagued by injuries it could have significant consequences for both him and us.
  25. NikkiCFC liked a post in a topic by Superblue_1986 in Declan Rice   
    To be honest even if Rice was being brought to play in midfield I think it would still have a significant positive effect on our defence because they've been given little protection most of the season. Cutting a good percentage of attacks off before they really start would help a lot.
    I heard something the other day that PSG may make a move for Ronaldo. They look like they are in 'win-now' mode for the Champions League as I don't think they'll keep Mbappe away from Real Madrid for much longer. I just wonder whether we could shop Kante to them for a good fee whilst his stock is still high (i.e. similar money to what Rice would cost).
    There will be lots of media and pundits calling us mad for selling Kante and replacing him with Rice but bringing in a young player yet to enter his prime to play in a position that looks natural to him compared to a player who has been decimated by injury the last 12 months and doesn't naturally fit into the system we're trying to play would be a sensible move.