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Everything posted by Blue-in-me-Veins

  1. The Board

    And that is all on Roman. Maybe not the specific match against Burnley, but the lack of senior players thus lack of tactical flexibility is all on him. Such incompetent squad building and planning.
  2. Chelsea 2-3 Burnley

    Barkley. Oxlade. Drinkwater. This is Chelsea. This is Fútbol.
  3. Ross Barkley

    No, let him go to Spurs.
  4. Fabinho

    The team needs English players, highly doubt this happens.
  5. Grzegorz Krychowiak

  6. The Conte Thread

    I'm not going to lie, if the window closed today, i too would be worried. But if/when the adequate bodies are attained then yeah, we'll be solid.
  7. The Conte Thread

    Valid points all around. Why must you be so measured and calm.
  8. The Conte Thread

    For me it's Conte's comments week after week after week in the press about needing more signings, that's giving credence to many of our worries. Also, we signed 3 players and broke our transfer record, but need I remind you how poor our transfer windows have been since 2014? Chelsea needed (imo) a £250M type of summer spending spree. And that's what was being we sold to the fans. There was real optimism that the club had learned from their mistakes that PL Champions must strengthen mightily and be ruthless when doing so and were going to go ALL OUT in backing Antonio Conte. But as of August 6th, not only have we not done that, but there's still MAJOR work needed to be done. Why can't the board ever be proactive, and get these deals done? If Marina/Emenalo had properly acquired a top CM in 2015 or 2016, a CB in 2014, we'd be in a much better position for Summer 2017. But they didn't. And because of that backlog of failings, Chelsea have many holes to fill: 2 wingbacks, 2 CMs, 1 RF. And that's AFTER already signing a CB, CM, ST. IMO, Conte succeeded last year IN-SPITE of the Board. And that's the crux of the debate, imo. If people feel the Board have done a good job, and all this squad needs is Ross Barkely, Danny Drinkwater and Oxlade Chamberlain to go toe-to-toe with Madrid/Bayern/PSG in the UCL, I wish I could share in that delusion, I really wish I could. (Not saying you agree with this last bit, but you get my jist.) When people defend the board, I ask myself, what evidence is their that these lot know how to close a deal for any player that is of real genuine quality?
  9. The Conte Thread

    If 4-5 players of genuine quality that Conte can trust aren't attained by August 31st, that will be the end of our season. Was listening to Michael Caley on his pod the other day, and he made an astute point that if those bodies aren't brought in, many of our players will hit a physcial wall due to a serious accumulation of minutes around January. Cahill/Luiz (who was playing injured since Dec.)/Kante/Azpi/Pedro/Hazard/and especially the wingbacks Alonso/Moses. You'd think the club would be aware of this, but after 2015/16 you can't rule anything out with this club. Edit: I just started a new Football Manager save with the updated current squad and look at this squad report i received.
  10. The Board

    Agree 100%.
  11. General Transfer Talk

    Trying to be positive, and hold off on my Board agenda until August 31st. If it's no Sandro, but Ross Barkley & Drinkwater are signed. Scenes.
  12. Alex Sandro

    He said the same about Pogba. I rememver Allegri giving an interview, where he talked about how he was adamant Pogba was going to staying, until Moratta and the board sat him down and showed him how much profit they'd be making from the deal. If we pay a record fee for a Sandro, Moratta will say yes.
  13. Alex Sandro

    Not all heroes wear capes.
  14. General Transfer Talk

    My most ideal scenario to ending the marcato. Alex Sandro-£60M? Alex Oxlade Chamberlain-£25-30? Danny Drinkwater-£25-30 I know Conte wanted 4 players, but I'm not sure there's another RF/LF that's available for decent money. Please don't sign Ross Barkley, because if that's the case then why not just wait until next summer and go all out for a World Class player? Like Griezzmann or Sanchez.
  15. Alex Sandro

    Chelsea confident in landing Sandro. Already got my hopes up in July that this was going to be done, no chance i'm giving up on this transfer.
  16. Neymar

    Do i really have to qualify it by stating, "unless he faces Chelsea." Really?
  17. 10. Eden Hazard

    I see no lies.
  18. Neymar

    Very happy that Neymar had the balls to go through with this transfer. Hope he guides PSG to UCL glory, beating Barcelona en route to the final and wins his coveted Balon d'Or.
  19. Neymar

    Proper ambition, from a top Club. Just saw a stat on Twitter, that since the Qatar Group took over PSG, even including this Neymar transfer, Chelsea have spent more than PSG in the Transfer market by like £30M. Wow.
  20. Danny Drinkwater

    Also, what the hell is this mentality that Chelsea can't have people fight for their place? Has anybody seen the amounts of talent that weren't making the field at other top clubs? Players like James Rodriguez and Morata last season at Madrid. Next season at City Sterling/Yaya/Aguero will be fighting hard to get on the pitch, and over at Bayern Muller/Renato/Robben. Why is it that only at Chelsea the Starting XI players must not have adequate competition for their spots? It's the reason many Chelsea fans are worried about the behinning of the season without Hazard. Because our only other creative spark in the team is Fabregas. And that's it. Come on now.
  21. General Transfer Talk

    It honestly can't. Although I'd take Ox, i agree, that only Chelsea are allergic to having big names on the bench. But Bayern, City, and Madrid have no problem placing 6 or 7 Starting XI calibure players on the bench.
  22. Danny Drinkwater

    That doesn't disregard the fact Chelsea need another CM in the mould of Fabregas or Tolisso. Drinkwater, Kante, Bakayoko.. that's 3 defensive CMs. What kind of squad building is this? You could sell me on this idea if the wingbacks were World Class, but they're not. We're clearly not getting Sandro and we're linked to fucking Antonio Candreva as RWB. Wow. IfTop wingbacks and a Top (RW or CM) are not attained. This will be a very difficult and poor season for the Blues. Fabregas, Hazard, Pedro, Willian cannot be our only attacking options behind the Striker. They simply can't be.
  23. The Conte Thread

    These outburts are actually the real Antonio Conte. In Serie A, Antonio Conte was prime Mourinho in his press conferences. Always taking shots at anybody that criticized his team or himself. It was only the language barrier that kept him from speaking freely, last season. Not saying he isn't dissapointed and angry at the current situation, but Conte was a badmon in Serie A.
  24. Ross Barkley

    Nope. Please go to Tottenham, that's his level, and I think he'd be much better under Poch's stewardship than at Chelsea sitting in the bench.
  25. Amblève

    Chelsea are allergic go Ballers. No way this is happening.