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  1. I preferred him to Lukaku so I'm happy. His link up play with our attacking midfielders should be something to look forward too. With Batshauyi in his shadow, and with more games to play, we could have a really dynamic pair of strikers available.
  2. It could be the club itself BM but, because they're in the Champions League in 2017-2018 and got to the Final last season, players at the club that other clubs think are available, have to look at what they're getting into, if they do decide to move. Is there a chance of going one better at another club? What improvements have Juventus made to their squad? Have Chelsea, for instance, made significant progress in the transfer market thus far and does the existing squad look like they can win the Champions League? He'll get more money if he comes here, but is that his real motivation? I've heard nothing from Sandro to suggest he's looking for pastures new, only paper talk. If he does come, it will be an outstanding signing. Now Griezmann is a footballer and a half.
  3. 16 days into the summer transfer window and a fair amount of business has been carried out. The 'ins' are Caballero, Rudiger, Bakayoko and that kid from Exeter. The 'outs' are plentiful with Terry, Begovic, Solanke, Traore, Atsu, Chalobah and Ake all gone. 'Loaned out' so far are Loftus -Cheek, Aina, Abraham, Piazon, Kane, Collins and Pantic. The big name "probables" that look likely to leave are Matic (I'd still keep him) and Costa. Still a month and a half to go and 21 players have been given first team squad numbers including Charley Musonda Jr, who's got fantastic ability and pace and, bizarrely Kenedy who I thought would be one of the first out of the door, yet he's still there in favour of Ake. Probably Ake pushed for the move because he didn't want another season on the bench and Conte couldn't guarantee that he would be a regular starter. With Batshuayi looking likely as the only striker on the books, we need another top class striker for the next couple of seasons ( Morata or Aubameyang will suffice) until Tammy returns and cements his place in Chelsea folklore!
  4. Some of the fans are talking about it on shedend.com. He's still in Brazil etc. Whatever, all will be revealed very soon.
  5. Antonio Rudiger and Big Willy now at the club, so we're on a roll transfer wise! Back to pre season training today, and there are whispers that Costa won't be turning up and intends to go on strike. It will be interesting to see the body language of Conte as well. An interesting day in prospect.
  6. This was before the Premier league but Derek Smethurst, who was South African and was the first foreign born player to win a European championship in England, played a few games for Chelsea first team in the early '70's, before being transferred to Millwall.
  7. Andrew Flintoff?
  8. Bloody chickens!
  9. Fanfare of trumpets! Sky sources have announced that Chelsea are "in talks to sign Tiemoue Bakayoko and Alex Sandro". Well, we've been in talks for weeks to sign these two but, given the excitement in the Sky studios, it looks like that their signatures will be penned very, very soon. From what I've seen, they will be excellent additions to the squad. If we can get Thomas Lemar and Douglas Costa as well this transfer window, I'll be ecstatic.
  10. I'll wager the reason this highly combustible cladding and insulation was installed was: 1) It was cheaper than Rockwool Rockclad. 2) It was on the OUTSIDE of the building. Surely, if a fire starts there, it can be contained, they thought? But, with all the different agencies involved in the construction of this stuff throughout London, not one forsaw the catastrophic and fatal consequencies of a fire starting within the block and spreading through the windows, etc. to feed the tacky, ignitible crap, they sanctioned, outside.
  11. Yet Rockwool Rockclad was in the original specification in 2012. This ,according to the specification has "a high level of fire resistance and complies with European fire safety regulations." It appears that the this cheap and nasty polystyrene, and highly flammable' insulation has been included in the meantime. What with the gap between the existing structure and the cladding causing a 'chimney effect' allowing the fire to take hold very quickly and spread rapidly up the building, this was a disastrous and fatal decision. The question now arises, did the main contractor take it on himself to make this decision? Did the consultant or the architect give the green light? Did the local council sanction the change because they were trying to save money?
  12. No chance of me ever getting that. I was a 'Swivel eyed Smith, the goalie's nightmare' man.
  13. Ron Yeates.
  14. Yeah, yeah alright, don't rub it in!
  15. Normally, I can't remember what I did yesterday but I'll have a go. Gordon Banks..Leicester. Jack Charlton...Dirty Leeds. Jimmy Armfield...Blackpool. Ray Wilson...Everton. Bobby Charlton and Nobby Stiles...Man. Utd. Alan Ball...Everton. Martin Peters and Geoff Hurst... Yer 'Ammers. Roger Hunt... gawd knows, Sunderland?. Brian Labone...Everton.