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Everything posted by manpe

  1. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    Who was this Roman's mate? Zhirkov?
  2. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    Our board tends to show irrational amount of patience towards expensive signings. Probably don't want to let their investments go to waste for a loss. EDIT: Just realized the guy is 24 already. Can't play the young card anymore, he should be hitting his peak soon. Lost cause. EDIT2: AC Milan Eyeing Cut-Price Deal for Chelsea Loanee Tiemoue Bakayoko After Recent Improvement in Form
  3. Christian Pulisic

    Add Pedro to that. Was Robben our last real left-footed right-winger? Since him I remember we had there Joe Cole, Kalou, Quaresma, Anelka, Cuadrado - all right-footed. That's pretty much it or am I missing someone? Sturridge maybe, but he played makeshift RW a few times and was really a striker forced wide (just like Anelka, who did better there tbh). EDIT: Ah yes, Salah! The one that got away, I barely remember he was here.
  4. Christian Pulisic

    70 mill? Lol fuck off.
  5. 22. Willian

    Are you saying other elite players are flawless when it comes to decision making? Even Messi and Ronaldo make shit decisions sometimes. Or who do you have in mind when you are talking about elite players who always know what and when to do?
  6. General Transfer Talk

    Because you haven't created one.
  7. Joe Cole

    Tbh that would have possibly made it worse. He was spent and past it, there was not much he could offer us anymore unfortunately. Injuries had him done. He left at the right time (but Liverpool, yuck)... If I can forgive Lamps going to City, I can forgive Joe for thinking Liverpool is some safe haven for English players. 100% I admit these days I don't enjoy watching games as much as I did then. I would get hyped just seeing Lamps and Drogba play knowing they can produce something special at any time, I admired their playing styles. Out of our current crop the only player that comes close to giving that hyped up feeling is Hazard.
  8. Ousmane Dembele

    Also considering the price they paid for him, second highest ever, his behaviour shows lack of respect for their efforts.
  9. General Transfer Talk

    This is why I want him as striker first and foremost. Don't think these things would be such a hindrance in that position, his main job would be to make runs behind and find the net. He'd also contribute well to our first line of pressing. It's not like our current crop is much better than him in these aspects anyway.
  10. Thibaut Courtois

    Still a competition though [emoji1787] Sent from my Mi A1 using Tapatalk
  11. Thibaut Courtois

    Does Karius vs. Mignolet count? Or Čech vs. Leno? Caballero vs. Bravo... It happens but it's rare and doesn't last long. Top GKs who know they can start for some other top teams will not warm the bench for long. Speaking about Cuntois, he was the one throwing fits when not playing, demanding to sack our GK coach and all. He was 100% going to leave if he wasn't gonna take over Cech shortly. He wants "competition" only when he is the automatic winner.
  12. General Transfer Talk

    I would take him in a heartbeat to play striker if he took at least 50% pay cut lol... not gonna happen unfortunately. But the thought of Sanchez in the middle with Hazard and Pedro flanking him is great.
  13. I hope it's gonna be a fine. Banning for 4 windows straight will ruin us completely, say bye bye to Hazard and co. with no replacements. It would force us to play youth, but doing that forcefully in such a way won't bring anything good imo. It will be very hard to recover from that to even our current level.
  14. Joe Cole

    Was easily one of my favourite players. At that time it didn't feel out of place for me to place him in the same bracket with Lamps and JT, felt like a true blue. A shame he got so much stick in his later years with us. Sure he was past it and laden with injuries iirc, but always a model pro who loved the club and gave everything. Even after being long gone, he still gave us Hazard! Was one of the reasons I grew up appreciating Chelsea, because of players like him (and Duff, Robben, Lamps, JT, Drogba, Gudjohnsen). Was fun to watch that amazing team and ultimately grew loyal to the club (I'm still here aren't I ) . Still remember that amazing goal he scored in that title-winning game against United in 2006. It was so good I remember it like it was yesterday. Usually my memory is bad with stuff in so distant past, but this was special and one of my brightest memories from that era. Take a bow son! LEGEND!
  15. 44. Ethan Ampadu

    You and me both sister. I'd rather see our yoof make mistakes and cost us games and learn from it, than a spent force do it and not learn anything but regress. Sent from my Mi A1 using Tapatalk
  16. I would mind if he fell over and complained about everything. Hazard's replacement will never be as good overall, but at least be strong. I have my doubts about players coming straight from La Liga.
  17. How would Asensio fit in the Prem? If he is anything like Morata in terms of mentality and physicality, then stay clear.
  18. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    That's good, if he improves his performances he might draw some serious interest from outside. My only worry is that if he starts playing well for an extended period (especially before transfer windows), then our board will keep him. So I hope he plays well enough to lure buyers, but not well enough for the board to keep him.
  19. Ousmane Dembele

    We should be careful with players who are forcing moves away with bad behaviour. It means they are spoilt and think too much of themselves (Cuntois).
  20. 44. Ethan Ampadu

    Derby and Aston Villa are reportedly interested in taking him on loan. Should we? I would be interested to know how he would cope with regular playing. Either Lamps or JT could take him under his wing, which I wouldn't mind at all considering in defence AC and GC are ahead in pecking order and our midfield is stacked. He will barely play for us this season.
  21. Spurs v Chelsea

  22. The board doesn’t have any issues flushing £35-40m down the toilet for Drinkwater and Bakayoko each, but when real quality presents itself they start doubting and penny-pinching. Typical. RLC and Barkley are attacking mids that don’t offer much in defensive phase, Kovacic does. With him you sacrifice goals but gain penetration, possession retention and defensive solidity. They all fit in the same squad and cover different roles. RLC won’t make it here anyway, so no point bringing him into discussions. Barkley and Kovacic can cover each other or even play together. Sign him up! We have been crying out for a midfielder like this for ages.
  23. 29. Álvaro Morata

    I'm with you on this one, maybe not as aggressively, but still. Let's see how the season goes, I'm saving my verbal bullets till the end of the season. If we win diddly squat and our best kids haven't progressed or worse, LEAVE due to lack of game time, I will spray venom from my tongue. Only thing that will excuse such choices across the whole season, is if we win the competitions in which they were shunned.
  24. 17. Mateo Kovacic

    Does. Not. Bring. ANYTHING. Your football knowledge is severely lacking.
  25. Spurs v Chelsea

    Provided everyone's fit, I would field this team. Kepa Azpi - Rüdiger - Luiz - Alonso Kante - Jorginho - Kovacic Pedro - Morata - Hazard GK and defence pick themselves. Kante and Kova are necessary for defensive solidity, bring on Barkley 2nd half if needed. I dislike Willian, so Pedro it is. Torrata atm is a bigger goal threat than OG, so he should start.