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oldportblue

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  • Bio in God I trust
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  • Favourite Chelsea Player John Terry
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  • First Match chelsea v. psg friendly in nyc
  • Memory di matteo fa cup final screamer, of course munich, back to back PL titles, barca away in 201, spuds fa semi at wembley 5-1, 6-0 v. arse on wenger's 1000th game, too many other great memories...

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  1. Who will be the next Chelsea manager?

    8 minutes ago Sounds like Maurizio Sarri has joined his entourage in London now, according to @kisskissnapoli https://twitter.com/SiPhillipsSport/status/1000022772863721472
  2. Mauro Icardi

    Spanish and Italian sources claim #CFC could offer Alvaro Morata plus €40m for #FCIM hitman Mauro Icardi https://www.football-italia.net/121869/morata-and-€40m-icardi
  3. Who will be the next Chelsea manager?

    that would make sense
  4. Who will be the next Chelsea manager?

    Pleeeeeeeease announce conte sacking and sarri appointment already
  5. Leon Bailey

    get it done, Tony!
  6. 9. Álvaro Morata

    unless we can sell him for a very decent amount and get in someone like lewandwoski, icardi or cavani, I think we should keep him... drogba had a poor first year for us and eventually became our all time best striker so you never know
  7. Roman Abramovich

    you still didn't explain how brexit is even remotely related....
  8. Who will be the next Chelsea manager?

    so the latest news is jardim stays at monaco and sarri wants to leave napoli? i could swear their situations change and flip each day... hope roman’s people can make one of these happen even while roman is locked out of UK with visa issues... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Roman Abramovich

    Hope this VISA issue is sorted out ASAP! we won 15 trophies in 15 years under Roman’s rule, long may it continue! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Who will be the next Chelsea manager?

    Now that I think of it, Carlo won it during his first season with us in the premier league too but others have failed spectacularly as well (Scolari, AVB) so maybe that isn't the most important factor but it still plays in Pochettino's favour. As to Spurs bottling, they are eternal bottlers and I think that they'd be bottlers even with pep or zidane lol. Sarri is great too, would be happy with any of Poch, Sarri or Jardim.
  11. Who will be the next Chelsea manager?

    You're right, Sarri plays better football but I don't think that should necessarily be the number one criteria by which we pick a manager. Poch knows the prem inside out by now and has come really close to winning it on a tight budget. I think he would hit the ground running here and could sign us some nice players ready to compete and dominate in the premier league. Neither has really won anything of note and both are used to playing second/third fiddle to a dominant team in their league but I would choose pochettino based on familiarity with the league, brining through young talent and of course to piss of spurs lol. Having said all that I would love Sarri here as well and no one really knows which one would do better at Chelsea in the end (although the fact pochettino has manager several years in the premier definitely gives him an advantage imo)
  12. Who will be the next Chelsea manager?

    reports that Sarri is still waiting on Chelsea who are set to sack conte after the fa cup final.... Except the pipe dream that is pochettino, sarri is the next best choice with jardin being OK too imo... don't want enrique or blanc, those would be disasters
  13. 10. Eden Hazard

    exactly, that's a great analogy
  14. 10. Eden Hazard

    hazard is already an absolute legend for us, instead of criticizing him for when the whole team is shambolic and the manager it seems has downed tools all season, let's support him and hope the club's surrounds him with a system, manager and players where he can truly flourish. Right now it seems we are not only not helping but putting him an environment that is set up against him (super defensive manager, no consistently top class striker to link up with, being constantly played out of position even though he is our best player etc) and despite all this, he still loves Chelsea and has hinted numerous times recently that he wants to stay. I really hope we get rid of Conte, bring in a manager that will get the best of Hazard, get a top class striker he can play off of (or maybe Morata will adjust better next season if he stays and become that striker) and just generally put him in a position where he can succeed easier (a world class wing player would help too)
  15. The Conte Thread

    I sort of agree with this but I also feel that we can get rid of some deadwood and replace it with some quality targets that have character and maybe leadership qualities. This could go a long way in terms of rectifying the attitude problem that we seem to have.. Getting a manager that won't whine *every* press conference about the team not being good enough to compete will also help. The players heard it so often that I truly believe it had an averse effect on them and the chase for top 4 (we were clearly good enough to get top 4 and a more positive manager, in terms of tactics and overall demeanor, probably would've gotten it fairly easily this season). Now that I think of it, we've had a lot of emo management these past few years (jose second season and conte's second season). I'm not saying the players didn't have their share of the blame throughout those debacles, of course they did, but that still probably wasn't the best for the club's overall morale... some will say the players' shite performances made these managers emo but they both sulked a lot regardless of the reason. Getting a manager who fits with the board's plan of using the academy, playing attacking football (as has been rumored, don't know if its true) will go a long way in terms of making sure he won't just sulk for months on end. I'd be OK with Sarri and Jardim and there are rumors circulating our board met with Pochettino recently as well (doubt it would happen but stealing spurs' all time best manager, or one of, in a season were they finished above us would be epic lol)