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14 Jul 2018 13:11:44
Hey Ed001,

Do You know if any of the media speculation concerning Jorginho really wanting Man City has any truth to it.

I can't see a situation where a player is forced into joining a side He doesn't wish to so it all sounds like saving face from Man City to Me.

If however there is any truth to this, could We see an embarressing Mikel Obi situation from when it appeared Man. Utd had secured His services only for Him to wind up at Chelsea?

Thanks in advance.

Blue_Nose

{Ed001's Note - he does favour a move to City, but it is not a case of being forced to go elsewhere. He loves working with Sarri.}


1.) 14 Jul 2018 13:51:05
Cheers Ed001,

Thank for the clarification Mate.

Appreciated.

{Ed001's Note - to be honest, I don't know if he would have favoured Citeh had Sarri been in place initially. When he was instructing his reps about the move he wanted, Sarri was still Napoli manager.}


 

 

31 May 2018 13:49:07
I don't know how legitimate any of this really is and if I had read this from another Member I would have serious doubts about it's validity, so please take with a liberal pinch of salt.

I have been told by someone who works in the sports law field that Roman is looking for either investment or a buyer for Chelsea but dosn't want to leave the Club to just anyone / consortium.

There has been varying degrees of interest but only one has been deemed in the best interests of the Club and that is supposedly from Chinese Billionaire Jack Ma.

If any posters in the know or the Ed's can shed any light on this either way I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks in advance.

KTBFFH!

Blue_Nose

1.) 31 May 2018 14:16:44
Jack my is founder of Alibaba (those of u who run a business on Amazon will know ) and worth 42 billion dollars.


2.) 31 May 2018 14:24:21
i can see this happening.


3.) 31 May 2018 15:03:35
Jack Ma.


4.) 31 May 2018 23:44:42
be great if him an roman had a stake each we could finally challenge again transfer wise.


 

 

29 Apr 2018 18:35:19
Can any of the Ed's please confirm one way or the other if Luis Enrique will be offered the Chelsea Job at the Seasons end.

I'm sick of the Club making short term appointments and Enrique will be just that plus do a lot of damage along the way. I don't want to keep My ST if He's coming in as it's too costly.

Some info would be greatly appreciated.

Blue_Nose

{Ed001's Note - as far as I am aware no decision has yet been made as to what will happen then.}


1.) 29 Apr 2018 20:55:51
You would give up a Season Ticket on the back of a managerial appointment? Beggars belief mate. The waiting list is long and I'm sure a lot of fans would love to take it off you.


2.) 29 Apr 2018 23:53:21
Hey G8,

To be honest I've been having a terrible few days and I saw some articles linking Us strongly with Enrique and I just lost My sh*t.

I know how hard it is to get a ST and how many folks would give their right nutsack to get one but they are not cheap and I just felt really disillusioned with the thought of Luis Enrique taking charge.

The truth is I would prob never give up My ST lightly and it was just an over reaction but I hope and pray Enrique doesn't wind up at the Bridge.


3.) 29 Apr 2018 21:12:33
Cheers Mate, I appreciate You getting back so quickly.

I'm just really not feeling Enrique getting the role lol.

{Ed001's Note - no worries mate, I can understand that but I am not sure you have the players to make any long term appointment work anyway. The group above him are the important factor to maintain stability.}


4.) 30 Apr 2018 07:30:51
No worries Blue-nose, we all get frustrated at times. I actually have a feeling he is off to Arsenal as their new manager anyway.


5.) 30 Apr 2018 11:33:48
No way would Arsenal be stupid enough to appoint Enrique as manager. The Arse will be looking for a sensible, long-term appointment - unlike us!


 

 

08 Mar 2018 20:50:37
Hey Ed001,

Do You know if there is any truth to the rumours linking Luis Campos of Lille with a move to Chelsea in a Sporting Director role.

I remember reading We were linked with Him after Michael Emanalo left and the rumours seem to have resurfaced in some papers in the last day or so.

If there is any tuth to it, could You shed any light on His qualities for the role other than what I've already read and could there be any relation to a potential move for Leonardo Jardim as Head Coach in the Summer.

Thank You in advance.

Blue_Nose

{Ed001's Note - I don't know if you are still interested in him sorry. I know he was targeted when Emenalo left. All I know of him is that he is a scout, or rather was, who was highly regarded in terms of spotting young talent. He is given a lot of the credit for Monaco's recruitment in recent years, but it is difficult to be sure how much was actually down to him.}


1.) 09 Mar 2018 11:59:46
Thanks Ed, much appreciated.

Yeah pretty much what I had read and heard Myself regarding His previous role particularly at Monaco.

I think it's essential to have Football People as a sounding board between Coach and the Board but whether He's the rite person who knows.

Thanks again Mate.

{Ed001's Note - I don't know either, he is highly regarded as a scout.}


 

 

19 Jan 2018 20:33:07
Hi Ed001,

Would You be able to confirm either way if Chelsea FC really are interested in or negotiating for any of the absolute dross We've been linked with recently?

Dzeko is a quality player and for Me the only question mark is His age but Carroll and Crouch would be actually Criminal.

I'm hoping You can shed some light on this and any other info You may have on Chelsea's pursuit of a Striker.

Thanks in advance.

Blue_Nose

{Ed001's Note - well there must have been genuine interest in Carroll as he had asked to be allowed to join you before his ankle problem was discovered. I don't know about Crouch, he does have an offer to consider from another Prem side, but I don't know which one. The BBC certainly believe it to be Chelsea though. Dzeko yes, during talks with Roma the question was floated as to his availability. It is perfectly possible Crouch was just seen as a short term, cheap and homegrown answer to tide you over until the summer.}


1.) 20 Jan 2018 07:17:56
Crouch and dross in the same sentence? Are you having a laugh, the man has 22 goals in 44 games for England!


2.) 20 Jan 2018 09:50:55
hes 36 why? 😣😣.


3.) 20 Jan 2018 11:12:30
A stop gap until summer. When NEW manager comes in. (Simeone and he brings Costa back with him 🤣🤣)


4.) 20 Jan 2018 15:31:15
Thanks for the reply Ed001, appreciated.

I used to quite like Crouch years back and seems a thoroughly nice fella but Yes I consider Him absolute dross in the hear and now Standard. lol.

KTBFFH!


 

 

 

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14 Jul 2018 13:27:07
Thirdly Sarri's ideas and coaching is likely to take some time to really work. If We don't get off to a flyer how long before the Fans, Media, Players and Owner start to panic and start longing for Sufferball again.

I hope everything works out though, I really do.

KTBFFH!

Blue_Nose

1.) 14 Jul 2018 14:31:17
Good point
Everybody should show patience for once. It took Guadiola couple of seasons to show his magic. It may take longer for Sarri to show us what’ he’s all about. I too wonder how long are we prepared to wait for his transformation and success. Maybe if he doesn’t win anything at his first season. will stay. Coz if you win big trophiy in your first season at CHELSEA? You’re a Gonna.


 

 

14 Jul 2018 13:24:31
Secondly whilst Sarri supposedly isn't one for making demands to the Club over signings and gets on with what He has You don't want to be shackling Him before He starts by losing Courtois, Kante and Hazard before a ball is kicked in anger.

Our success this Season depends as much on Our better players commiting and staying as Sarri's Tactics and work on the training ground.

Thirdly.

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14 Jul 2018 13:20:16
I'm pleased the whole Head Coach debacle has come to an end but I still have some genuine concerns.

Firstly Sarri is a very tactical coach, in the Guardiola mould and Our Players seemingly don't appear to like being worked too hard. Whilst the type of football Sarri's Napoli side produced is quite different to Conte's Chelsea it still involves as much coaching and positional work.

Blue_Nose

 

 

04 Apr 2018 16:19:34
R. I. P Butch - Legend

Really sad news with the passing of Ray Wilkins today. I understand He hadn't been to good recently but this is still a massive shock.

A really great player who was ahead of His time with His game and playing style.

How England could do with a player of that ilk today.

Everyone is saying it, A Great Player but an even Greater Man.

R. I. P Ray, You'll be missed Fella.

Blue_Nose

 

 

03 Mar 2018 19:01:43
Hey Folks,

Just a random question and apologies if people find it crass whilst We currently have a Head Coach and before the Season has concluded to but I am really interested to know the thoughts and feelings of the posters on here concerning Our Managerial situation.

So here goes, would You stick with Antonio Conte going into next season and if He does move on who would You look to appoint and why.

I would love to hear Ed001's views on this to if possible.

Looking forward to Your replies.

KTBFFH!

Blue_Nose

{Ed001's Note - I would have to say I would let him go because no coach should be so publicly critical of his employers. We know he is not picking the players, but he is a coach, so get on with coaching and stop moaning! Plus there is the Italy job there, so you can get some compo from them for letting him go there with minimum fuss and go and get someone else.

For me there are a few alternatives but Nagelsmann (before Bayern get him) or Sarri are the standouts. Failing that it would be Allegri, Gasperini or Jardim. Actually, come to think of it, I would have Jardim in the standouts. Oh Marcelino would be a decent choice too. The one I would never consider is Luis Enrique, he is bloody mental. I was in Spain for 6 months while he was in charge of Barca and he was more of an anchor on the team than anything and his comments were just bizarre. He did not impress at all.}


1.) 03 Mar 2018 20:31:47
Thanks for the reply Ed. I enjoy reading Your views and opinions on Players, Managers and The Game in general.

I personaly like Conte and will be forever grateful for His achievements last and who knows this season to but I agree that He is coming across as someone who appears and more importantly sounds like He is trying to engineer a way out of the Club. I understand it's frustrating when You're not competing as You would want and possibly not getting the players You wish to have but ultimately You can't always get the player/ s You desire for a variety of reasons but You still have a job to do and are very well paid to do so to. If He wants away then the Club shouldn't stand in His way because I don't think any good will come from that.

As for who I would look to replace Him with I'm really not sure as I feel that if Chelsea had a clearly defined Philosophy (I'm assuming they don't) apart from to Win, it would be easier to say x, y or z would be a good fit. As things stand there seems, atleast to Me to be no real rhyme or reason to Our Managerial appointments. This is particularly worrying to Me moving forward as We are no longer the biggest fish in the pond so to speak so I feel a different approach is probably needed.

And I do recognise We have been very successful doing things Our way and recently to. I just think it's going to get much harder with City and United's financial clout to compete for the Top Honours.

{Ed001's Note - thank you mate. Interesting reply. I had not really thought about it but you make a very good point, I can't think of any real reasoning to the appointments either. Jose was moved on as more exciting football was wanted, but he was brought back despite still playing negative football. Surely you have to decide on your principles and then stand by them? If you want attractive football, then you have to stick with it or you will end up with a team set up for one style but being coached to play a differing one and that does not work well.}


2.) 03 Mar 2018 21:03:49
Thanks again Ed.

That is basically My point, if the Club no longer wish or are capable of blowing the other Clubs out of the water when it comes to signing players this is absolutely understandable and completely fine but the Club have to realise that it will become harder to Win the real Top Trophies, not impossible but tougher and therefore their patience with Head Coaches needs to improve as they are allowed to implement a Vision and Plan for the Squad moving forward.

I personaly would like to see Us play a more adventurous, aggressive, attacking style of play in general so would actually be in favour of someone less pragmatic (not suicidal football ofcourse) .

I look at Our 7 league defeats this Season and they were all games really We should have been getting something from with the exception of City who taught Us a bit of a footballing lesson on the day. And here's the thing that irks Me the most about it, is people say We have a better defence than the likes of Liverpool yet We still lost them not purely because of poor defending but because We didn't dominate Our opponents, put fear into them and score the goals that make the defending less crucial.

Even a side that rarely concedes has to create chances and score goals to Win Matches which We don't do enough of.


3.) 03 Mar 2018 23:37:16
I agree with a lot of what you have to say blue nose. I've been one of those who've defended conte and liked that he is relatively honest for a manager. However, like ed001 points out, he's overly critical of the board in public. I'm starting to think that's hurting the cause and he doesn't seem nearly as invested as last season.

For a long time I felt the media were driving him out, and maybe that's a cause of it, but I'm starting to feel like maybe it'd be best for everyone if we part ways.

Jardim, sarri seem solid, not sure if nagelsmann would transfer over well, but he's young and exciting. Really hope Enrique isn't a serious option, his media relations were terrible at Barcelona, I can't imagine how bad it'd be in England.

{Ed0333's Note - why do you care if your manager isn’t nice to the media surely you want a guy whose a winner and Enrique is certainly that. I would move heaven and earth to get Nagilsmann because he is gonna be a phenom. He truly is special and with money to spend he will be a tour de force.


4.) 04 Mar 2018 06:45:06
Great views guys,
i for one think that when the board looks for a new manager, they look for one special quality and that is a winning mentality. One who has done it in the past at the very top level.

that is the foundation that have been built in by RA and JM when he came in first. We had Ballack Terry Drogba . international captains who had one clear goal . to win

we can continue to go down that road with Luis Enrique

RM (? ) CM (Milinkovic-Savic) ST (? )
and we are with a fighting chance next season for the title.

{Ed001's Note - Enrique does not have a winning mentality. He is a nut job mate. Seriously. Me ma loves him because he just makes insane and inane comments all the time but it caused so much friction he was driven out of Barca because of it.

Surely Chelsea need to establish a way of playing, rather than just a winning mentality? Otherwise you will just end up being constantly up and down, rather than a consistent winner.}


5.) 04 Mar 2018 09:04:33
We need to get Nagelsmann before Arsenal snap him up - I know they're interested and, to be honest, I think he would be a perfect fit for the Arse.


6.) 04 Mar 2018 15:04:35
I’ve not seen or heard anything of this Nagelsmann what is it that makes him a good choice for us?
As for direction of the club imo the manager should be told they’ve got time to intergrate the youth and try to play an expansive type of football admittedly we don’t seem to have the spending power as much as the others which I’m ok with as we’ve got to fund the new stadium
Really good read from the other posters and great input from the Ed’s as usual.


7.) 04 Mar 2018 23:43:46
Ed0333, not sure where you got that I’d care about a ‘nice’ coach- I don’t. Rather it’s that I think a manager’s interaction with the media affects their job, and I think Enrique’s eccentricities reflect some shortcomings in a position where communication is critical.

{Ed0333's Note - the most successful manager in Premiership history was an absolute asshole with the press. Do you think united fans cared if he was the media darling? I think not. Who cares if Enrique is ‘eccentric’ with the media he’s a winner and that’s what should matter.


8.) 06 Mar 2018 19:48:20
Ed0333, You're not getting it. I don't care about a nice manager or a media darling, I just want someone who doesn't go off the rails, because that shows they don't have a good handle on the situation. For example - early Mourinho was great, while the last season of Mourinho was ineffective and a distraction.
I believe a manager has to be an effective communicator to have sustained success. But since I'm not privy to a manager's interaction with the players or board, their handling of the press is the closest insight I get. Take Ferguson, as you point out. Great manager, masterful handling of the press. On the other hand look at Enrique. A bit of a nutter. Sure he was a good player and had some success coaching Barcelona (but who wouldn't with Messi, Neymar and Suarez) . He must have some skill to have gotten as far as he has, but I don't think he's cut out for a managerial position like Chelsea's.
As to being a winner and that's what matters, I disagree with you there. There's a long list of successful players who never made it as manager and vice versa. I don't rate Enrique's stint with Barcelona, given the resources he had, highly enough to overlook the red flag of his public appearances.

{Ed0333's Note - “Had some success coaching Barcelona”..... He won 9 trophies in 3 seasons..lol. You don’t rate that? There was the small matter of 2 La Ligas titles and a Champions League in that haul. Are you crazy for not appreciating that feat? If Klopp won 9 trophies in 3 seasons at Liverpool I wouldn’t care if he was off with the press. You clearly have no idea what your talking about and your point holds no credence with me. Maybe one of the other editors will indulge your bunkum but I’m certainly not going to. Your club is not the juggernaut it used to be your gonna lose your coach and probably your best player in the summer you could do a lot worse than Luis Enrique. He’s a winner has pedigree has a footballing philosophy buy oh yes I forgot he doesn’t treat the press nicely so he must be a c***. Scolari, Jose, Conte, Villa Boas were/are all prickly with the press you still hired them.


 

 

 

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14 Jul 2018 13:51:05
Cheers Ed001,

Thank for the clarification Mate.

Appreciated.

Blue_Nose

{Ed001's Note - to be honest, I don't know if he would have favoured Citeh had Sarri been in place initially. When he was instructing his reps about the move he wanted, Sarri was still Napoli manager.}


 

 

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10 Jun 2018 01:38:13
Blue Lions TV?

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09 Jun 2018 13:00:46
Hey BlueisthecolourSW6,

It's unusual that the Newspaper have gone as far as naming names, however it's a newspaper (I use the term news lightly) and considering the newspaper in question I'm calling BS.

It's a story that will get people talking, particularly under the current Political Climate so it's good for business.

There are already Chelsea Fans getting excited about the prospect of an even wealthier person taking over the Club and some of these same people will be kicking off if and when Roman doesn't bankroll Us to the tune of hundreds of millions in the Summer Window. Citing Roman has lost His ambition, He's holding Us back etc etc, blah blah blah.

Anyway onwards and upwards as always.

KTBFFH!

Blue_Nose

 

 

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29 Apr 2018 21:12:33
Cheers Mate, I appreciate You getting back so quickly.

I'm just really not feeling Enrique getting the role lol.

Blue_Nose

{Ed001's Note - no worries mate, I can understand that but I am not sure you have the players to make any long term appointment work anyway. The group above him are the important factor to maintain stability.}


 

 

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29 Apr 2018 23:53:21
Hey G8,

To be honest I've been having a terrible few days and I saw some articles linking Us strongly with Enrique and I just lost My sh*t.

I know how hard it is to get a ST and how many folks would give their right nutsack to get one but they are not cheap and I just felt really disillusioned with the thought of Luis Enrique taking charge.

The truth is I would prob never give up My ST lightly and it was just an over reaction but I hope and pray Enrique doesn't wind up at the Bridge.

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14 Jul 2018 21:46:48
Lets be honest, it doesn't matter how much We recieve if Hazard should be sold We will not be able to replace Him directly.

Football is about opinions ofcourse but I believe there are only a small handful of players as good as or better than Hazard. I would say Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar and Bale.

Of those Ronaldo has just moved to Juve and is more of a Striker these days, Messi will be impossible to pry away from Barca, Neymar would cost the GDP of a medium sized country and wouldn't entertain the Prem and Bale I couldn't see coming to Chelsea if He did return to England plus His injury record is a major concern.

Beyond these Guys, everyone else are inferior to Hazard imo.

Still no use crying over spilt milk and if He does go We'll just have to get on with it.

KTBFFH!

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03 Mar 2018 21:03:49
Thanks again Ed.

That is basically My point, if the Club no longer wish or are capable of blowing the other Clubs out of the water when it comes to signing players this is absolutely understandable and completely fine but the Club have to realise that it will become harder to Win the real Top Trophies, not impossible but tougher and therefore their patience with Head Coaches needs to improve as they are allowed to implement a Vision and Plan for the Squad moving forward.

I personaly would like to see Us play a more adventurous, aggressive, attacking style of play in general so would actually be in favour of someone less pragmatic (not suicidal football ofcourse) .

I look at Our 7 league defeats this Season and they were all games really We should have been getting something from with the exception of City who taught Us a bit of a footballing lesson on the day. And here's the thing that irks Me the most about it, is people say We have a better defence than the likes of Liverpool yet We still lost them not purely because of poor defending but because We didn't dominate Our opponents, put fear into them and score the goals that make the defending less crucial.

Even a side that rarely concedes has to create chances and score goals to Win Matches which We don't do enough of.

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03 Mar 2018 20:31:47
Thanks for the reply Ed. I enjoy reading Your views and opinions on Players, Managers and The Game in general.

I personaly like Conte and will be forever grateful for His achievements last and who knows this season to but I agree that He is coming across as someone who appears and more importantly sounds like He is trying to engineer a way out of the Club. I understand it's frustrating when You're not competing as You would want and possibly not getting the players You wish to have but ultimately You can't always get the player/ s You desire for a variety of reasons but You still have a job to do and are very well paid to do so to. If He wants away then the Club shouldn't stand in His way because I don't think any good will come from that.

As for who I would look to replace Him with I'm really not sure as I feel that if Chelsea had a clearly defined Philosophy (I'm assuming they don't) apart from to Win, it would be easier to say x, y or z would be a good fit. As things stand there seems, atleast to Me to be no real rhyme or reason to Our Managerial appointments. This is particularly worrying to Me moving forward as We are no longer the biggest fish in the pond so to speak so I feel a different approach is probably needed.

And I do recognise We have been very successful doing things Our way and recently to. I just think it's going to get much harder with City and United's financial clout to compete for the Top Honours.

Blue_Nose

{Ed001's Note - thank you mate. Interesting reply. I had not really thought about it but you make a very good point, I can't think of any real reasoning to the appointments either. Jose was moved on as more exciting football was wanted, but he was brought back despite still playing negative football. Surely you have to decide on your principles and then stand by them? If you want attractive football, then you have to stick with it or you will end up with a team set up for one style but being coached to play a differing one and that does not work well.}


 

 

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11 Jan 2018 21:27:56
I totally agree with Your last sentence, it's just a way of maintaining the Status Quo as far as I'm concerned.

I'm not against financial fair play as such but there has to be a better, fairer way of achieving it.

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11 Jan 2018 19:29:29
Hey Gianfranco, glad You enjoyed the article.

I don't think there is any doubt that Man City are having plenty of money pumped in, in My opinion in the form of sponsors etc. outside of market value.

I think the reason that Chelsea don't do that anymore is simply because Roman no longer wants to plough huge amounts into the Club from His own personal fortune and also the Club are far stronger financially than when He purchased the Club from Uncle Ken.

Clubs such as United, Bayern, Barcelona and Real have huge revenue in comparison to Chelsea and also the Noveau Riche sides City and PSG have far deeper pockets than even Roman. He can't be expected to keep competing with those Clubs from His own personal wealth imo.

I think the Club need to keep growing the income streams at the Club in order to remain competitive and I assume they are always trying to achieve that.

It is frustrating seeing certain Clubs close deals quickly and seemingly pay whatever is required but prices have been spiralling out of control and I don't think it's sustainable. We as a Club need to be smarter with how We conduct Our business.

Blue_Nose