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Everything posted by manpe

  1. The Conte Thread

    http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/michy-batshuayi-winning-over-antonio-conte-in-battle-for-chelsea-firstteam-role-a3596616.html#share=true&playerID=aaddef8bd85449b48e275a5a8a.7cmv9ixcdja214paqtos5i6zk&time=0&vid=dgl7ig1td4z615lom9l8mbhqn RESPECT Carlo Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
  2. 21. Nemanja Matic

    Okay, that's a valid opinion. But riddle me this: Would you think the same if he was a random Congolese player from Ligue 1, who had the same hype as Luke did a few years ago, then moved to a genuinely big team and hasn't produced a decent season since? Who hasn't broken through in that big team, who hasn't played over 20 games a season for 3 years due to serious injury problems and who has been criticized by different managers for attitude problems? I say stay away, we need an upgrade on Alonso, not a backup to a player who would ideally be backup to someone much better. Luke Shaw is not better and he will not play over Alonso if he came here, pointless. Also, going from Alex Sandro to Luke Shaw is like going from Messi to Andros Townsend, just so underwhelming. We need to aim higher, much higher, someone who can actually improve us.
  3. Chelsea simply don't want to go through the process of enduring a few years of mediocrity from those players, because they would need significant game time to progress, which means we would risk sacrificing success and revenue as a consequence. And in the end there is no guarantee that they would turn out any better, so the danger of going down the Arsenal route always looms. Instead we send them out on loan with the hope that they turn into above average players who fit our system, it just happens so that nobody has progressed well enough to fit the system and the manager's needs at that period of time when they were in their "breakthrough age". And none of the players we have hyped over the years have achieved anything noteworthy, actually the majority of them have had underwhelming careers and it's not all down to Chelsea, in fact we offer them a great platform for exposure. Some of them could have become useful squad players, sure, but by that time they had been already sold and we bought ready-made players from other leagues. In short, we are willingly not patient in dealing with the period between a scrub evolving into a player who can contribute to success.
  4. Andreas Christensen

    Sounds like a smart guy, especially that he recognizes that he needs to build the physical side. Also great to see that he's being tutored by Luiz, I imagine he can learn a great deal from him.
  5. 21. Nemanja Matic

    Why do you want Luke Shaw?
  6. 9. Álvaro Morata

  7. Kenedy

    Yep. Or just use it smartly like Azpi, but many young footballers don't exactly shine with wits.
  8. It will take more than hitting the keeper uncontested twice in a row to keep Morata out. On the other hand Willy's second recovery save was impressive, Tibo better watch out. Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
  9. Kenedy

    Are they really such snowflakes over there? For a powerful country they sure are sensitive. Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
  10. Kenedy

    Why is this still being talked about? Is this such a big deal in England/China now?
  11. Alex Sandro

    It is doubtful that Christensen and Rüdiger are upgrades on GC at this moment, so I wouldn't be surprised if he at least started the season as a regular. If things will go well he will keep playing, if not he will get dropped. Last season we didn't have the option, this time we do. He is not the type of essential captain/leader that needs to be playing despite form.
  12. Danilo Luiz Da Silva

    Everything indicates that he had a choice between us and City and he chose City as per his own words. Why do you think we didn't want to pay a little more?
  13. Jeremie Boga

  14. The Board

    Atkins is the press secretary or smth, he sits next to Conte in every press conference. Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
  15. Antonio Candreva

    Conte wants him = I want him. Bring him in, we need some experience in the team that is getting only younger.
  16. 11. Pedro Rodríguez

    Yes, and then he will be loaned hard.
  17. Mario Pašalić

    What's the point in loaning to Russia? Development purposes lol? You will stagnate if not regress there. Hell, even some Estonian players have managed to play in their premier league and that says something.
  18. 23. Michy Batshuayi

    Part of his learning curve.
  19. The Conte Thread

    By the sounds of it he was adapting and it wasn't easy, he's still a human being after all. And despite this he bossed the league with a limited squad! His family moving to England has calmed me, it definitely shows his commitment like he said. Can't wait to see him assembling a team like he wants to.
  20. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

    Because we need players and every bit helps. Ox is far from the worst option out there, a useful squad player who will allow us to sign 3 more non-HG players. Not every player we sign can be Morata level.
  21. 11. Pedro Rodríguez

    What does this have to do with anything? We are not talking about Vitesse.
  22. 22. Willian

    Hazard has improved that aspect. He was more goalhungry last season than before. Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk