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  1. oldgit

    THE England thread

    Is he one of the Men in Black then?
  2. oldgit

    THE England thread

    I see Harry Kane is going out on a limb by saying that "England can win the World Cup"....."I believe we can win it - anyone can (mind how you go mate, people might think you're some sort of judge). "I cannot sit here and say we cannot win it because we could do." Replace the "can" and "could" with "will" and "would" and this statement might have made me sit up and take notice. But no, just the usual hackneyed b****cks from the mouths of idiots as fodder to the masses. I'm surprised there wasn't a "I hope so" somewhere in the piece.
  3. oldgit

    Chelsea Fc Thread

    The managerial merry-go -round continues. Ancelotti has signed a two year contract to become Napoli's coach. Sarri has received an offer to manage Zenit St. Petersburg. Will he accept it or will he, as all the media expects, become the coach at Chelsea? Could it be that Conte has patched things up with the board though? Could it be Abramovich's visa delay holding things up on an announcement? Could there be a wild card in the shape of Jardim? Could Eddie Howe sneak up on the rails and surprise everybody? (No, he's English, Abramovich only signs farangs). Michael Ballack's name has appeared for the new Director of Football role. That would be something! Chelsea? Silent as the grave, as per usual and not giving anything away. They'd better get a move on though, because this is a packed close season with plenty going on.
  4. oldgit

    Chelsea Fc Thread

    Abramovich is still waiting for his visa to be renewed since April. Why now after all these years residing in the UK? It's no doubt, due to the increased tension between the governments of the UK and Russia. He's known to be very 'pally' with Putin. If this goes on, Abramovich WILL pull the plug. It's in his nature that no one, not even the government, f***ks around with him. This could get messy for us with the new redevelopment of the Bridge in danger, Then there's the question of a prospective new manager. Who would want to come to a club in limbo? Then there's some players contract issues to be resolved. If Abramovich was to be refused entry for good, there should be a few interested parties that would purchase a successful club like Chelsea.
  5. oldgit

    Chelsea Fc Thread

    So have we all BM. Slightly less stressful as I get older but still, a painful experience especially when were on the ropes, as we were for the best part of the game.I was convinced that 1-0 wasn't going to be enough, because we were falling back far too deep. But it became an impenetrable Blue Wall, because the back three and Courtois were excellent, while Kante and Bakayoko were energetic and commited in the tackle. Hazard was the stand out performer though. We won the Cup but it was all down to endurance rather than style. Hazard's post match interview laid it on the line to the Chelsea board when he said "We won but we didn't play well because we had to defend too much". And that means Fabregas, Alonso and Moses offensively, aren't good enough and need replacing.
  6. oldgit

    Chelsea Fc Thread

    Isn't Joe Lewis a billionaire or is he back working on the "barra?'
  7. oldgit

    Chelsea Fc Thread

    I see Hazard doesn't employ a scumbag, bloodsucking agent. Good on him.
  8. oldgit

    Chelsea Fc Thread

    Don't make me laugh. Your club takes the cake when it comes down to the art of bottling.The Sky Sports Super Sunday Premier League 2017/2018 advert. says it all. Here's the content in case you can't bear to look at it: Chelsea........Reigning champions, 5 times Premier League titles. Man. Utd.....13 Premier League titles. Arsenal........3 Premier League titles. Liverpool......44 Major trophies. Man. City......2 Premier League titles. Leicester......Premier League Champions 2015/2016 Spurs..........."Er, what we got for Spurs? Nothing? Oh b****cks, stick down anything. Harry Kane Golden Boot 2016/2017 that'll do it."
  9. oldgit

    Chelsea Fc Thread

    I've just seen Conte's pre match interview. He sounded like he'd lost a tenner and found a penny. Interesting that Barkley is playing, with a nice bit of pace in midfield at last. What attitude we show is key to our performance. Win the game and see what happens at Anfield, although our record at St. James's Park isn't that inspiring lately.
  10. oldgit

    Chelsea Fc Thread

    With 79 per cent of the play in and around their penalty area, and with Huddersfield having 10 men behind the ball, plus at least 7 of our team camped not far away, it was like Piccadilly Circus on a Friday night. Space was at a premium and with Huddersfield continuing the fight and momentum they gained at City, it would have taken a magician to find the key to unlock their defence. That 'magician' was supposed to be in the shape of the snail, but where was the killer pass to open their defence that people keep telling me he has "in his locker"? His delivery was slow, obvious and consistently misplaced. Chelsea's three worst performers on the day were Caballero (quite an accolade considering his workload), Fabregas and Alonso who did nothing to open up space for the playmakers like Willian, Pedro and Hazard but, when receiving the ball, consistently ran inside thereby compressing the already limited space even further. However, it could have been so different if Rudiger had prodded home that sitter, after the flick on from Azpilicueta early on. Before the game, I had few issues with Conte's team selection other than the worry that Christensen would be outmuscled by Depoitre. We needed movement and pace in attack to combat their static centre backs so the selection of Morata, Willian and Pedro made sense, obviously preferring Hazard to be there but he'd run himself ragged against Liverpool. Emerson would have been my choice all day long over Alonso and Fabregas wouldn't be in my team, let alone Chelsea's. A fit and mobile Barkley would have been ideal but it seems like Conte would prefer him to be in a leper colony than his squad.
  11. oldgit

    Chelsea Fc Thread

    I've just noticed an interview between Eden Hazard and Sky, where he stated that "his love for Chelsea is bigger than his desire for Champions League football." That's not surprising, because he has often said that his main priority is his family, who are settled here and do not want a change. Another reason could be that he's excited by the well publicised proposed arrival of Maurizio Sarri next season, who's preferred style of play is a long way off Conte's more pragmatic approach. His latest outburst against the Napoli president, challenging the club to sack him if they're not satisfied with him, sounds like he's looking to pastures new. That's not to say that I want a change but it looks like Conte and the board are at an impasse now. Sarri is said to be even more 'bolshie' than Conte but the club are still said to be in unofficial negotiations with his advisor, his son, to sort the fine details. If he comes, he's got a job on his hands, not only with our forced move to another ground while the Bridge is being developed but also to sort out from the present playing staff, who will adapt to his high energy and pressing style of play.
  12. oldgit

    Chelsea Fc Thread

    Hudson - Odoi is a real talent and Loftus Cheek has the skill and the pace to nail down one of the midfield slots. In my opinion, he's playing out of position at Palace, probably because Hodgson prefers the steadying influence of Milivojevic and Cabaye in the middle of the park although he does link up well with Zaha .For that reason, he isn't involved as much in the game as he should be. I would much rather see him controlling things, more of the role that Pogba plays, rather than flitting around on the periphery of the play.
  13. oldgit

    Chelsea Fc Thread

    Yes, let nobody tell me that Hazard isn't the b****cks. He was brilliant, taking on two and three players and getting away, but it's a travesty he didn't have the support to back up his good work. We're very fortunate to have him at the club. Bakayoko showed glimpses of his early season form and had a sound game. His confidence was shot to pieces but he looked much more assured here. The back three was solid and compact with Kante covering every blade of grass, yet again, but we need to improve our midfield because we won this game on attrition and hard work. It was hard on the eye considering we were at home. If we can ally the hard work ethic with some more pace in midfield, which doesn't mean we have to go searching outside the club, we'll have a terrific team.
  14. oldgit

    Chelsea Fc Thread

    I wonder if you'd get more sense from the wombat if you stuck the didgeridoo somewhere else?
  15. oldgit

    Chelsea Fc Thread

    Alonso's back from his ban but shouldn't walk back into the team based on Emerson's performances so far. If he does, it will be a kick on the bo****ks for Emerson and, if Conte stays on next season, a cue for him to leave in the summer. He's a good, pacy skilful player and has been very disciplined at left wing back in the team and deserves a run in the team.
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