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^ Quite obviously a club briefing, no chance all the major newspapers in England got the same exact story at the same time without being briefed or leaked.

Sounds promising though. Club still confident on Alex Sandro plus going after Llorente and Candreva as squad player signings. Land all those and it's a huge impovement overall on last season's squad. 

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Yep a couple of papers seem to think we'll spend another £150m and I read another soundbite from Steve Atkins that they've been planning for this transfer window for a long time (as in it would be a huge one). 

Ultimately once Matic and Costa are sold though, our current net transfer spend this summer would be minimal, so going and spending another £150m this summer wouldn't be surprising at all.

Hopefully some exciting times ahead...

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On 19/07/2017 at 11:16 PM, Tomo said:

The board should have overruled Jose when it was clear Stones and Pogba weren't coming, so in that regard they deserve there slice of the blame but Jose's reluctance to offer plan bs was the main reason we fell hard that summer.

How do you know this Tomo?

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Think Conte want to take his time to analyze the team for a moment now. He want to give a chance for some players (especially young players) to prove their worth. After that we will back in business.

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6 hours ago, OhForAGreavsie said:

How do you know this Tomo?

Educated guess, i should have presented the post better (as i made it sound like i had inside info haha).

Matt Law has since said that was the case and i can't recall any seriously links to any player other than Stones and Pogba (in CB and CM) circa 2015 compared to Conte's first summer when we where strongly linked to numerous CB's Bonucci, Koulibaly, Rudiger, Maksimovic before "settling" on Luiz.

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8 hours ago, OhForAGreavsie said:

And here we have the deep level of ignorance exhibited in this thread laid bare to be seen. I am not criticising Miki-Liki. He didn't know and so asked a perfectly reasonable question. Totally sensible behaviour. Problem is the vast majority of the drivel posted here is not sensible. All posters here know just as little about Chelsea's transfer activity as Miki-Liki does about Chelsea'a Head of Communications and Public Affairs, yet they pronounce away with abandon.

Don't bother telling me what the board is doing. I know you don't know.

Don't bother telling me why the board is doing it. I know you haven't got a clue.

Don't bother telling me that you understand Chelsea FC's finances better than the board does because I know where to find great comedy when I want it.

Don't bother telling me that you are expert in negotiating eight, or even nine, figure transactions because I don't know any psychiatrists I can recommend you to.

This post should be a mandatory read before posting on this forum.

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I don't get why people keep saying that Chelsea board is incompetent. In the last 13 years, we have won 5 epl titles plus 1 ucl. That is the same as United which is a much bigger club.

Our board track record is outstanding

 

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Let's not beat around the brush. The present board are simply inept when it comes to measuring a players worth or actually acquiring players. I look around the Premiership and see far too many ex Chelsea players plying their trade in 1st teams of our league rivals. It is absolute lunacy that has brought us to a situation where we are chasing our tails to acquire players. We had some of the best young talent around but couldn't be bothered to give them time to blossom. We didn't even have the fore thought to sell them with buy back clauses. We sold potential and then brought crap ie Hector Miazga and Rahman to name but a few. Our youth policy is dire we keep on making the same mistakes by thinking that we are getting better older players from abroad. We buy players who have no real loyalty to our club and throw out players who want nothing more than to wear the blue shirt. I for one don't believe that our youth players aren't good enough when they continually win trophies. If any of our youth players were playing for a foreign club we would be hailing them as the next best thing and chasing their signature to play for us. Absolute madness. Just frustrated with a board who have no intention of promoting our youth, of how to buying top quality players and negotiating buy back clauses.  In the last 3 years have grown really frustrated with our boards lack of  direction. Something has to change for us to reach the next level.

 

 

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35 minutes ago, Zolan025 said:

Let's not beat around the brush. The present board are simply inept when it comes to measuring a players worth or actually acquiring players. I look around the Premiership and see far too many ex Chelsea players plying their trade in 1st teams of our league rivals. It is absolute lunacy that has brought us to a situation where we are chasing our tails to acquire players. We had some of the best young talent around but couldn't be bothered to give them time to blossom. We didn't even have the fore thought to sell them with buy back clauses. We sold potential and then brought crap ie Hector Miazga and Rahman to name but a few. Our youth policy is dire we keep on making the same mistakes by thinking that we are getting better older players from abroad. We buy players who have no real loyalty to our club and throw out players who want nothing more than to wear the blue shirt. I for one don't believe that our youth players aren't good enough when they continually win trophies. If any of our youth players were playing for a foreign club we would be hailing them as the next best thing and chasing their signature to play for us. Absolute madness. Just frustrated with a board who have no intention of promoting our youth, of how to buying top quality players and negotiating buy back clauses.  In the last 3 years have grown really frustrated with our boards lack of  direction. Something has to change for us to reach the next level.

 

 

only Mate and KDB are good enough.

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I have a SJW theory about the reason why people in this forum say the board is useless: the people behind the transfers are a woman and black african guy. Only such weird theory would explain the levels of bullshit posts in this forum.

Facts are facts. The board have been immense in the transfer market. Period.

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14 minutes ago, Henrique said:

I have a SJW theory about the reason why people in this forum say the board is useless: the people behind the transfers are a woman and black african guy. Only such weird theory would explain the levels of bullshit posts in this forum.

Facts are facts. The board have been immense in the transfer market. Period.

What?

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19 minutes ago, Henrique said:

I have a SJW theory about the reason why people in this forum say the board is useless: the people behind the transfers are a woman and black african guy. Only such weird theory would explain the levels of bullshit posts in this forum.

Facts are facts. The board have been immense in the transfer market. Period.

I agree that they've been good if you look back at some of the transfers we've made, especially the belgians, but having said that, they are not beyond reproach. And I'm saying this as someone who doesn't blame the board for the sales of KdB, Lukaku, Mata etc (those were all because of jose).

My issue with them is that every summer (the past 3 at least), they jump from target to target, seemingly without a specific plan in mind. I believe the board, and the club as a whole, aren't preparing for the transfer season properly. I think that the deals that happen very quickly are those that have been discussed in advance (throughout the back end of the previous season) so when the club bids, the club receiving the bid are expecting it and have made the proper plans to address the situation going forward. We did this in jose's second season when he returned (costa deal was agreed before season even ended, etc) but we have gone away from that these past three summers. Now it seems, we approach clubs completely out of the blue and bid for their star players. Sure it works sometimes and we land some targets but other times, the club receiving the bid is like "wtf? no, we need and are counting on that player and aren't planning to replace him".

having said all that, I've seen no evidence to suggest people distrust the board because of sexism or racism, rather football supporters are very impatient and lose their shit when the club isn't going in the direction they think it should so their reaction is borne out of exasperation and impatience. I think that if the board was all old white guys and if they had achieved the exact same results as this board, just as many people would be moaning about them... just my views

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13 hours ago, Zolan025 said:

Let's not beat around the brush. The present board are simply inept when it comes to measuring a players worth or actually acquiring players. I look around the Premiership and see far too many ex Chelsea players plying their trade in 1st teams of our league rivals. It is absolute lunacy that has brought us to a situation where we are chasing our tails to acquire players. We had some of the best young talent around but couldn't be bothered to give them time to blossom. We didn't even have the fore thought to sell them with buy back clauses. We sold potential and then brought crap ie Hector Miazga and Rahman to name but a few. Our youth policy is dire we keep on making the same mistakes by thinking that we are getting better older players from abroad. We buy players who have no real loyalty to our club and throw out players who want nothing more than to wear the blue shirt. I for one don't believe that our youth players aren't good enough when they continually win trophies. If any of our youth players were playing for a foreign club we would be hailing them as the next best thing and chasing their signature to play for us. Absolute madness. Just frustrated with a board who have no intention of promoting our youth, of how to buying top quality players and negotiating buy back clauses.  In the last 3 years have grown really frustrated with our boards lack of  direction. Something has to change for us to reach the next level.

 

 

Who are you talking about? Kdb?? Lukaku?? Bertrand?? 

Those are 3 players that Mourinho did not want and we expected Mou to be here for long term 

You complain about lack of youth integration/opportunity , hmm do you see the amount of criticism in this forum regarding the signings that we made. They said we need a lot more players but at the same time you want to give youth player a chance. I don't know how you do that. If you want to give youth a chance, then we should not sign bakayoko, then chalobah will definitely stay. Don't sign Rudiger then Ake will stay.

Now people say that we need more signings, if we sign a new rwb, tomori will never play, if we sign a new winger boga will never play, a new cm baker will never play. 

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