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  1. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    Because the club don't want youth. If they wanted they would NOT appoint such managers. As the saying say, you can talk the talk but can you walk the walk. The club just talk, but their actions by appointing such managers shows they are not serious.
  2. Thibaut Courtois

    Thibaut Courtois would like Chelsea star Eden Hazard to join him at Real Madrid Thibaut Courtois is hoping his “buddy” Eden Hazard can follow in his footsteps by leaving Chelsea to join Real Madrid this summer. https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11668/11637352/thibaut-courtois-would-like-chelsea-star-eden-hazard-to-join-him-at-real-madrid
  3. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Even if we don't get CL, sacking him and getting a new manager with no CL is the same issue we have when Sarri came in. Depleting squad, no CL. Makes no sense sacking to me. Unless you get a manager that is good for youth, but we don't appoint those managers.
  4. Next Manager?

    I said get a manager that is good for youth if you sack Sarri. Zidane is another of those that will fall a long the lines the Conte, Mourinho and etc that we had. The club will never learn as they keep making the same mistakes over and over again. Yet they keep their job. Not worth getting excited for any new manager we get if Sarri is sack. Because it will the same shenanigans of year after year.
  5. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    I will still keep him and get rid of a lot of players this summer. Willian, pedro, if hazard wants to leave he can. Cahill, drinkwater, and others if can. Get 3 or 4 players this summer. And start building from there. I expected from the beginning a season like this. It is why I'm not angry like most here because I expected this... When you try to change the identity of the club you will have a very mediocre season. What you expect is that in the second season you see some progress of where your trying to go. Let's hope that the people who run this club also expected this....
  6. Next Manager?

    If you sack him and you want youth, then get a manager that does this. I have been saying this for ages. Ever since we had Benitez, get a manager that does youth. But we go for Mourinho, Conte, Sarri. The board are a bunch of idiots that never learn. They want youth but get managers that don't do this.....
  7. Next Manager?

    The only problem I have with Sarri and most managers in the past, is why not just gamble with youth. If we get beat 6 to 0 with the youth, most of would say it was expected. But much rather prefer that then losing 6 to 0 with the regular players. If some managers wants to stay for the long term then they need to prove it in the field with gambling for youth. I would suspect most and even the board will be way more leaning if he has this season but at the time trying with 3 or 4 youths in the team. Now is the time to do it, if the players don't want to play for you. You lost the "heavyweights" then fine sell them this summer and just start playing more youth. But I know that's not going to happen neither.
  8. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Exactly my point. For the record I wanted to keep Conte but he made it hard for himself with all that complaining against the board. Now we are in a worse situation. We should have kept Conte but it's too late. So now keep Sarri and get rid of the players this summer and get players more suited for him. But of course that's not going to happen. Sack the manager and keep the same mediocre players. We need stability to be able to do this.
  9. Next Manager?

    Anyone who keeps picking the managers and then sacking them is doing a horrible job. Just not hire anybody since they are not able to think clearly as every appointment they make they don't stick with their choice.
  10. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    The bad thing about sacking another manager is that we keep the same underperformed players. Alonso, willian and such. Because the new manager wants to try them.
  11. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Horrible defeat, thought we would surprise here like we did at the bridge. But it's clear he lost the dressing room. I thought he would change the personal but still see Alonson in the team. Disappointed by that more then lose.
  12. Next Manager?

  13. The Board

    Don't know where to put this, but thought this was interesting: English youth products outstripping Bundesliga, says Dortmund’s Zorc • ‘It seems they overtook us’ says Borussia Dortmund chief • Jadon Sancho’s success broadening English players’ horizons Borussia Dortmund’s sporting director, Michael Zorc, has admitted English clubs have overtaken their German counterparts in terms of the quality of young players being produced in the academy system. The former Manchester City forward Jadon Sancho has enjoyed an outstanding breakthrough season in Germany to help Dortmund establish a seven-point lead at the top the Bundelisga, with the 18-year-old’s decision to seek first-team action overseas paying dividends for both parties. Arsenal’s Emile Smith-Rowe became the latest English teenager to sign for a German side when he joined RB Leipzig on loan last month and Zorc believes that Premier League academies are leading the way in terms of producing quality young players. “Let’s go back say five or 10 years … there was a time that English clubs signed German players,” he said. “There was a lot of discussion here: ‘It’s all about money you know, it’s too early for them to go from Germany to England.’ But, in the meantime we have the feeling that, yes, the education and development of youth players in the English academies is quite good, to be honest. The teams don’t only spend much money on transfers or salaries but also on infrastructure. When you see these youth academies – for example Man City – you can’t compare it with the German standard. It’s much higher, much higher.” Zorc added: “It seems to me that it’s something like a business model for them because even if they don’t succeed in their own teams they sell them for higher prices. I just read a figure of Man City – I think they’ve sold young players for more than 150 million within the last three or five years. You can recognise it also in results. You know the English teams are reaching under-17, under-19 [finals] compared to the German ones. It seems to me that they overtook us.” Sancho will come face to face with another Arsenal loanee in the form of Hoffenheim’s Reiss Nelson on Saturday in the Bundesliga, before he returns to London to face Tottenham in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday. Yet Sancho, who opted against signing a lucrative deal at City in 2017 to pursue his career abroad instead, has warned that it is no guarantee of prospering. “I feel like young players are looking to go away now, because they are seeing my success, but it’s not easy,” he said. “People think that because I am doing so well, but everyone’s journey is different.” https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/feb/07/bundesliga-michael-zorc-borussia-dortmund-jadon-sancho Seems like other leagues are noticing, and it seems like it's time we also take it serious and start trusting in some of our younger players. Quality indeed has improve from the days of Bruma, Van Anholt, Manciene, etc etc.
  14. 17. Mateo Kovacic

    That's why a loan with option to buy was a really good deal from the board. I would still buy him if we get him for a cheaper prize then what Real madrid are asking. We shall see.
  15. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Chelsea's faith in Maurizio Sarri's philosophy is being tested Maurizio Sarri's Chelsea project will take time but do they have the patience to stick with it? Perhaps they should heed the example of Manchester City, writes Adam Bate. Whatever they decide comes at a cost. Failing to best utilise Kante is an opportunity lost. Abandoning trust in Sarri to make the sort of changes that were no doubt anticipated as likely from the outset, would feel like a misstep too. Either way, these are problems that might well have been avoided if Chelsea had more clarity about the club it wants to be. https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11668/11627975/chelseas-faith-in-maurizio-sarris-philosophy-is-being-tested Can read the rest online, but that ending point is the sticking point. As a club we have no clarity.