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Everything posted by Kostas

  1. Didn't expect this to hit me as hard as it did, given that I didn't know that man personally. RIP Ray.
  2. It's a long shot but anyone willing to help me with getting a couple of tickets for just about any home PL game before the end of the season?
  3. http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/chelsea-set-to-get-green-light-for-new-60000seat-stadium-on-stamford-bridge-site-a3433636.html This seems to be picking pace. @We Hate Scouse heard anything you could share?
  4. Why the hell did no-one inform me about his contract situation? Anyway as he's been slowly falling out of favour over the past 3 seasons can't blame him for leaving. China is a bit too cynical for my taste but he's given this club enough to get a free pass on that. Hope I'll manage to find a Chelsea kit with his name on within the next few years.
  5. Trust me I'm beating myself over it but 50+h weeks don't allow for much recreational time. Especially bitter since the Everton game is meant to have been our best football since early 2010. Wonderful sum-up btw, thank you for it. I wonder though if there's some further context or nuancies missing from your #2. Was it as simple as a 180 by Conte following getting trashed by Arsenal (which could suggest things are not going as much according to whatever summer's "plan" was as I'd prefer, not that adaptability isn't important but still) That ESPN interview seems to suggest that's the case. W
  6. Do we have a function to view the most "liked" posts in a thread? I've unfortunately not been able to watch a single 90 this season and have yet to form my mind one way or the other about him. Alternatively, could anyone describe the main pro and contra camps (it's never too early for those to form)?
  7. Overly delayed biannual post telling you to piss off and not compare me to that talentless prick Also, KTBFFH
  8. I have to say that I respect the endurance of the people still arguing about Mourinho as opposed to his sacking in this thread. If we can't even agree on whether he is one of the best managers in the world or a pretender who got lucky winning the CL twice no wonder this discussion is moving in circles. Maybe 2 different post sacking threads would work better? One for the optimistic "our post 2012 project can continue" and one "we sacked our best manager ever, who are we as a club"? Is City's football supposed to be anti-Mourinhoesque? I always suspected he was a bot. I mean, why else would s
  9. Thank you! This is along very similar lines to the ones I've been thinking. The perpetual relapse and search for a new project and associated Mesiah seems to indicate a larger dynamic.I'm beginning to wonder whether, aside from the obvious innumerable failings of our club, the idea of a project (manifested in that long-term manager we never had) is really now a false thing to believe in (or even aspire to?). Whether that's due to the ever increased professionalization of the sport or the money in it now, your guess is as good as mine but you can't deny that attachment to long-lasting managers
  10. Sounds like a position based on principle(/ethics?) rather than purely utilitarian concerns. Am I on the right track?Greece is actually getting increasingly worse :/ Glasgows been treating me fine through
  11. Thanks! Can't say if it will be for too long this time around. Must admit I was very surprised to see your vote in this thread's poll, especially given how you tended to support players/managers for a longer period than most, care to give me a quick rundown of your rationale?
  12. Super Frank or JT as player-manager would be acceptable. Keep hipster managers away from this club.
  13. A CL final or a relegation would have worked just as fine. I feel like I'm too old to be bothered about managerial BS anymore. That's modern football I guess.. It could only get worse if JT moves to the MLS or something instead of retiring here.
  14. Fucks sake Chelsea, a man can't take a 4 year hiatus without the club imploding..
  15. Do you see the world in absolutes? I know I don't. To attempt to give you an answer: Certainly to a degree. Yes he is. No, those words are too strong. Also, to tackle something I saw earlier in the thread. I could understand the sort of denial that is needed to say that the move makes no difference to someone but arguing that Lampard had no say in it is absurd. He's a multi-millionaire not a modern slave. Offtopic: Glad to see so many of you still active(ly lurking ) :tophat: Guess there's a certain sort that sticks around and another that bails.
  16. Sup' I see it's Term against the consensus again, not surprised that things haven't changed. I'm even less surprised by how, among familiar faces, I am again on the same side of the debate. On topic: I definitely need to give this time to sink in but I can't possibly agree with a "nothing has changed" sentiment. I'm disgusted and dissapointed. Most of all, as my time-period as a Chelsea fan concides perfectly with Lampard's stay at Chelsea, I am sad.
  17. Thanks Sounds like he's gotten a fair bit more defensive. Can't say that I mind but it's not as exciting as signing a top class box-to-box player.
  18. Anyone feeling charitable enough to point me to the best read regarding how he's developed since he left Chelsea? Call me weird but I can't muster much enthusiasm for a 2009 signing.
  19. 2nd straight game that Torres was my Motm. Of all the changes I expected under Mourinho I did not see that coming.
  20. Doesn't deserve being dumped to the vermin. Wish him all the best.
  21. I don't necessarily disagree, nor do I treat the following with anything less than extreme skepticism, but I think this might be an interesting read for you.
  22. Thank you for your valuable insight. Agree that it shows determination but in no way was that a sign of maturity, unless you somehow think that immaturity is more about holding back rather than being careless. In any case the decision to have him take the pen was immature, no matter who took it. :banghead: if true. But I will need source.
  23. Do we have any information on who was the absolute retard that decided that he was to take the last penalty? I have serious doubts Jose would instruct an emotional teenager to take the last pen so I can only assume he requested it.
  24. Got a serious man-crush on this guy. Willian has to be bloody phenomenal to take his spot.
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