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Special Juan

The Conte Thread

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1 minute ago, DDA said:

I think he said that so it didn't offend his current squad. Using numerical numbers is far less offensive than saying, we desperately need a LWB thus leaving Alonso thinking, "you can shove my free kicks up ya ass. All in row Z from now on".

Just thought of that some minutes ago. It's actually very wise of him to talk like that.

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2 minutes ago, The Skipper said:

We’re somehow second. Conte’s a big reason as to why. 

If we had a bigger squad now we would be just a few points behind City. Lost points to all mug teams.

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For a manager to com in and to pick up from a manager that left us in utter turmoil, lacking confidence etc to win it in your 1st season and be at this stage so far in the 2nd I dont think we could ask for much better.

And if the lads had got their shit together sooner abd yes of course bought better in the summer who knows where we would be now.

We won the league under Mou who played a pretty 1 dimensional football with us and we loaned at his continual team selection. Conte swaps and changes both formation and the players yet some still moan.

Hes not going to please everyone is he, And theres only I'd say 5 of the lads we would all like.

Lets all just hope we get some of the upgrades we need so we can have a better looking squad to tempt players to stay and attract even better ones.

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Paper thin squad, key injuries to Hazard, Kante, Bakayoko, bang average players in some of the positions in the starting XI, not backed in the summer, etc.

Still finishing second. Conte is a fantastic manager. It'd be the biggest mistake this board has ever made if we don't back this man in the market, whether that's January or next summer. I firmly believe he can build a dynasty - and that does not necessarily translate to a long stay at the club (which I wouldn't mind) - for the next decade. We have some fantastic talent here; Hazard, Courtois, Christensen, Morata, Kante, Loftus Cheek, etc. With a few signings, especially in the wing-back departments, I can see us improving several levels. 

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It baffles me how some people cannot see the work this guy does to make this, and any other club he has worked with successful. 

 

The man is a winner, plain and simple. Like someone said, he is pragmatic, not defensive in his approach to games. Has he made mistakes this season? Sure, every manager has.

We have so many flaws and deficiencies on this team and we are in second spot. Even when we were in third it was impressive. In my opinion, we're far and away from having the best team in the league, and out of the top 6, I feel we have the most holes in our team. 

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CONTE WILLING TO SELL

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte does not want unhappy players bringing down the morale of the squad - and would consider allowing any players worried that their lack of first-team action is jeopardising their World Cup hopes to leave.

Brazil defender David Luiz and Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi are the players most likely to be concerned over their chances.

"I understand if some players are not playing with regularity and want to play with regularity. I will understand if someone is worried about the World Cup.

"I prefer to have players very happy to stay here than to have players that are unhappy. Because when you are unhappy you transfer this to the other players, to me, to my staff and I don't like this. I'd like to avoid this situation."

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7 hours ago, the wes said:

CONTE WILLING TO SELL

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte does not want unhappy players bringing down the morale of the squad - and would consider allowing any players worried that their lack of first-team action is jeopardising their World Cup hopes to leave.

Brazil defender David Luiz and Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi are the players most likely to be concerned over their chances.

"I understand if some players are not playing with regularity and want to play with regularity. I will understand if someone is worried about the World Cup.

"I prefer to have players very happy to stay here than to have players that are unhappy. Because when you are unhappy you transfer this to the other players, to me, to my staff and I don't like this. I'd like to avoid this situation."

This is the bit that upsets me bruv

Conte: "No, I changed the number. Not me, not me. No, no. I think there is maybe this habit here, but I’m not involved in the transfer market. I give my opinion, but the club decides the players they want to buy, to invest in.”

IMHO from reading inbetween the lines he is asked by the club for his opinion on WHAT POSITION we need to strengthen and he only gives his opinion on the player he feels we need IF he is asked for it. He says that OTHER CLUBS hes been at has a sporting director who he talks to (inferring we don't work that way). I think this has upset/pissed him off so much that hes even changed his number so he cant receive agents calls etc.

I had an idea going back to Mous 1st arrival when there was a report trhat it was in his contract that he had nothing to do with buying,selling of players and was only asked for his opinion.

I honestly dont understand how a club can operate like this. The manager should have a major say in transfers and at least have a veto to stop transfers he didn't like.

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2 minutes ago, Unionjack said:

This is the bit that upsets me bruv

Conte: "No, I changed the number. Not me, not me. No, no. I think there is maybe this habit here, but I’m not involved in the transfer market. I give my opinion, but the club decides the players they want to buy, to invest in.”

IMHO from reading inbetween the lines he is asked by the club for his opinion on WHAT POSITION we need to strengthen and he only gives his opinion on the player he feels we need IF he is asked for it. He says that OTHER CLUBS hes been at has a sporting director who he talks to (inferring we don't work that way). I think this has upset/pissed him off so much that hes even changed his number so he cant receive agents calls etc.

I had an idea going back to Mous 1st arrival when there was a report trhat it was in his contract that he had nothing to do with buying,selling of players and was only asked for his opinion.

I honestly dont understand how a club can operate like this. The manager should have a major say in transfers and at least have a veto to stop transfers he didn't like.

Our manager does have a major say in the transfers we do. Just take a look at the players we've been linked with and have bought since Conte was appointed and you'll clearly see it. 

A lot of italians or players that play or played in italy. We bought Alonso, Zappacosta, and Rudiger. All three played in Italy before we bought them. We' were heavily linked  with Koulibaly, Nainggolan and Sandro.

Considering how Conte is i'm sure he'd want full control but how many teams actually give complete control to their managers ? 

Also why would they ? Most managers don't last very long. They either get sacked or move on to something better. 

Imo the club should always have the last say while the manager should have a major say in what players we get. 

The club should always have a vision, a direction where it wants the club to go while balancing that with the wishes of the manager.

Now i'm not happy with the lack of spending but that's a different issue.

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33 minutes ago, Belgiannutt said:

Our manager does have a major say in the transfers we do. Just take a look at the players we've been linked with and have bought since Conte was appointed and you'll clearly see it. 

A lot of italians or players that play or played in italy. We bought Alonso, Zappacosta, and Rudiger. All three played in Italy before we bought them. We' were heavily linked  with Koulibaly, Nainggolan and Sandro.

Considering how Conte is i'm sure he'd want full control but how many teams actually give complete control to their managers ? 

Also why would they ? Most managers don't last very long. They either get sacked or move on to something better. 

Imo the club should always have the last say while the manager should have a major say in what players we get. 

The club should always have a vision, a direction where it wants the club to go while balancing that with the wishes of the manager.

Now i'm not happy with the lack of spending but that's a different issue.

But if you read/watch the interviews he gives its plain that we just don't operate loke that. If the guys changed his phone number so agents cant contact him then he sees it as pointless having conversations with them as they will lead nowhere.

Theres a difference between a manager having full control to giving the club a list of players he would LIKE to get if possible. He onlt gives his opinions IF ASKED.

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6 minutes ago, Unionjack said:

But if you read/watch the interviews he gives its plain that we just don't operate loke that. If the guys changed his phone number so agents cant contact him then he sees it as pointless having conversations with them as they will lead nowhere.

Theres a difference between a manager having full control to giving the club a list of players he would LIKE to get if possible. He onlt gives his opinions IF ASKED.

I think he's just dissapointed with the lack of spending and trying to put more pressure on the board. He's been quite vocal about it. Like i said i'm sure he'd like to have full control.

About the phone number thing not sure how true that is. Maybe he wanted to just emhasis that he's not of any negotiations with the manager or player. 

He also wasn't in control at Juventus so why didn't he change his phone number then as it would have been pointless aswell.

The quote is" i give my opinion but the club decides" nowhere does it say "if asked". 

Also again if you look at the player we've bought. The ones i mentioned. It's clear that Conte has a strong influence on who we go after. Before we weren't as interested in the italian league as we are now.

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44 minutes ago, Belgiannutt said:

Before we weren't as interested in the italian league as we are now.

I think there was many - myself included to an extent, that expected an influx of top Italian players following him. But this wasn't the case

I have always wished I had a super hero power to become a fly on the wall at will. It would be excellent to drop in on these conversations just to finally know for certain what goes on and who wants what etc. But sadly we have to wait till a manager leaves or writes his memoirs to get the full spiel.

I just hope he can get some sort of deal to make everyone including himself happy.

I liked this in a latest interview

Conte said: “I don’t want to promise we will win this or that, but my target is to put everything in to every situation, every game and every competition.

“My message to the Chelsea fans is this: we want to give the best satisfaction to you. And I want to thank our fans. Away and at home, they push us a lot.

“I want to say thanks for when they sing my name, too! To hear this is a great emotion for me.

“My promise to them is that we will give everything in every second of our life for this club.”

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I thought this man is playing only the players that deserve it. So why is still the donkey Bakayoko getting selected? He offers fuck all!

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He only cares about being very cautious and this has become more apparent this season. Very negative mentality. 

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