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12 Feb 2018 22:18:04
Ed001, might not be Chelsea related, but going to ask here anyway as it relates to one of my favorite players right now.

I love Icardi as a striker. There are very few players that can match his intelligent movement and anticipation, and even fewer can match his finishing. He's absolutely sublime at scoring goals, and I've got no doubt he'd be a fantastic buy for any top club.

Now for the question. Ed002 stated that 2 clubs were/ are interested in buying Icardi. Real Madrid appears to be one. Ed001, would you happen to know who the other club is?
I remember a couple of summers ago (might be 2 years ago) that Ed002 said that Icardi was Chelsea's preferred striker target. I didn't get why at the time, but I've started following him since then and it's bloody obvious to me now :-P That's why I'm asking, could Chelsea be that other club interested in buying Icardi?

We desperately need some more quality in attack, that's for sure. So if you could help me out on this one I'd really appreciate it. Thanks, and have a good one, Ed001.

Jackson

{Ed001's Note - I believe that they are still interested yes, but it is Juventus I think are the other team as they spoke to his wife (who his agent) on a number of occasions about buying him. I agree with you he is a sublime player but he can be a bit of a problem for the team behind the scenes. There are a lot of reasons why Inter are a mess, but he has been one of the biggest dressing room problems all along, even before he stole his teammate's wife.}


1.) 13 Feb 2018 06:41:29
Hmm I was hoping he had improved on that part (character) since he's been made captain? Shame.
And do Juve really need to hoard all of Serie A's best players?! They're going all Bayern on their league, buying the other clubs' best players.

I appreciate the reply, Ed. I don't pop by that much anymore since I've started working. But still very thankful for all your knowledge and wisdom over the years.

{Ed001's Note - congrats on the job mate, far more important to earn your living after all. I hope it goes well for you.}


2.) 13 Feb 2018 12:16:27
Been working for exactly 3 months now. It's been a tough transition from university life :-P But it is interesting, and it funnily enough it gives perspective. I'm much calmer when watching Chelsea these days. Even when we're getting clobbered by sides like Watford and Bournemouth I'm not getting all worked up. Getting a job made it easier for me to accept that in the end Chelsea winning or losing won't change much :-)

Thanks, Ed! I'll try to pop by every once in a while. You guys remain the football legends ;-)

{Ed001's Note - give it another 3 months and the footie will become more important as it will be the escape from the grudgery of having to earn a living for a change ;-)


3.) 13 Feb 2018 15:27:19
Congrats Jackson may you be blessed with many happy hours in your job. Edo01 Thx for the hard work mate. really impressed with all the comments latelly and welcome back Edoo2.Give them Hell if the stalkers come with crap. Having happy thoughts about Chelsea giving it all in the last couple of matches of the year. Crunchtime is now. I for whould be hapoy with a top 4 finish and think that we will do so.


4.) 13 Feb 2018 21:38:43
Hahaha thank you!


 

 

29 Dec 2017 08:51:00
Bad news for Chelsea it seems. Apparently Eden's father has confirmed that Eden has rejected our offer of a contract extension and wants to wait and see whether Madrid will get involved for a summer move.

Losing Eden would break my heart. He's one of the few players that seems to play to enjoy himself and entertain the fans. Not all focused on stats etc. like many others. There's no one that could replace him. Truly, I'd be devastated if he leaves. And for the first time ever, I have to say it doesn't look good :- (.

Jackson

1.) 29 Dec 2017 10:49:24
Tbh if it happens then there is nothing we can do and we will have to accept losing a world class player.

But given how much Neymar went for then it should be easy mathematics for real madrid. Are they willing to pay that sort of fee? In any event, I would take Isco and Asensio as minimum requirement with any deal.


2.) 29 Dec 2017 11:10:26
Hazard is just shy of 27, signing a new contract with us now is cementing (as much as is possible) the best years of his career with us. This is probably the most significant decision of his career and it is only natural that he would keep his options open. He might not get a chance to sign for Real again.

He is probably one of only two (including Kante) irreplaceable players in our squad, but if he does leave (like Lampard, Drogba etc. ) then the show will go on.


3.) 29 Dec 2017 11:40:48
Exactly. Big decision for Hazard and for our club. Do we look to sell for a big fee now? Or do we let him see out his contract by which time he will be 29, 6 months shy of 30. Who knows real interest may go away by then and he may eventually commit himself to us.


4.) 29 Dec 2017 15:20:14
Yeah I know. If he signs an extension then he's tying himself to Chelsea for the rest of his prime. I'd love nothing more! I just can't think of a player that could replace him.


5.) 29 Dec 2017 21:55:42
Sorry but Azpi is irreplaceable as well.


6.) 29 Dec 2017 22:45:30
Errrm with terry drogba ivanovic Cole Lampard cech all left in last few years azpi is one of the few “ leaders “
We have left. Somebody who would play striker or GK if asked and give 100%, literally the most under appreciated players we have ( with Courtois ) hazard is superb but with his money we could add threat to left AND RIGHT, Courtois we could in throaty replafe with oblak who is similar standard, conte harder to replace but replacing a highly consistent and dedicated leader I don’t think we can replace, LB RB CB WB.


7.) 29 Dec 2017 23:53:13
Hazard out, Sanchez in while you hide time finding a longer term replacement? Hazards great but there are times through the season you carry him. For the right money I don’t think he’s ve all that big a loss to you guys.


8.) 30 Dec 2017 00:29:52
leon bailey of leverkusen could be 1 to snap up if your not talking about crazy money . look at salah another 1 who came an went an coming back to haunt us like lukaku de bruyne an salah all at 3 of our title rivals sickening to see us continuing to let us leave all these stars go through the gap. buzzing christensen has stepped up for us finally youth been given a run an taking the chance . rlc for me is too lazy . ampadu an musonda clarke salter maybe are the 1s wed like to push next.


9.) 30 Dec 2017 09:20:57
Really want to see Clarke Salter get a decent loan, maybe one of the promotion chasing Championship clubs. If you read some of the comments JT has made about the lad it's clear he has a very bright future.


10.) 30 Dec 2017 14:03:22
just because jt said nice things don't mean he's going to be a star how many nice things werw said about many youg talents who have all came an gone. its up to him to show he's good enough in training an when he gets a chance. david luiz might be out the gap what u guys think.


11.) 30 Dec 2017 20:26:11
Agree with some of the above. If Hazard and courtois want to go, then there is no point standing in there way. It’s then about getting the right money. If they go to Madrid then Madrid have a few players they could throw into the mix, as long as sick note Bale isn’t one of them.
So it’s now a waiting game, hopefully if they are going we will do our business early in the summer window so the new players get a proper pre season.


12.) 31 Dec 2017 00:24:52
true its just so important for us if we sell hazard or tibo we need to replace them with elite players like a griezman or dybala etc.


 

 

13 Dec 2017 15:05:43
Ed001, would you happen to know which English club has held talks regarding Asensio? I think I've read Ed002 stating that it isn't United, nor Arsenal, and not Pool either. So I'm guessing City or Chelsea. And between those two, I'd say Chelsea is more likely as City have a wealth of attacking options already :-P

If you can help, thanks a million. If you can't, no worries :) I haven't been thinking about transfers too much up till now (started my first job a couple of weeks ago, and I must say it's a pretty efficient distraction from all things Chelsea haha), but over the past week I've started to realize that we're halfway through December, and the January window is getting closer. Hoping for Sandro for sure, as he's awesome, plus Alonso can't keep this up for a whole season.

Jackson

{Ed001's Note - I believe you have it spot on with it being City regarding Asensio. They were certainly very very keen on him and Pep loves him.

As for Alex Sandro, you might have to settle for someone else now PSG have joined the party.}


1.) 13 Dec 2017 15:33:28
Oh crap, no it seems I got it wrong then regarding Asensio :-P I thought it would've been Chelsea! Silly me, I should've known.

And man, if Sandro ends up leaving Juve and doesn't join Chelsea I'll be so pissed. Push for him all summer, he wanted to leave as well, and then when they might let him leave he'd join another club? That's just cruel. I swear to God, PSG and City (and United) are ruining the whole transfer market. They just barge in, offer double whatever you offer, and end up getting the players.

{Ed001's Note - the question is, do you join them or carry on as you are?}


2.) 13 Dec 2017 15:51:18
Carrying on as we are leads to a sustainable and healthy organization. Problem is, carrying on as we are will lead to 0 titles in my opinion. Our squad is good in my opinion, and it needs only about 3 major buys to make it outstanding:
- Milinkovic-Savic or Goretzka --> basically all action midfielder that is both good on the ball and can influence the game defensively.
- Sandro --> top class left wingback (I like Alonso a lot, but sometimes you just need that burst of pace and athleticism on the flanks to create chaos) .
- Asensio/ Martial/ Brandt/ Dybala/ Isco/ Fékir/ . --> a top class attacking option to play opposite Hazard. Hazard is absolutely world class, but we've never had some to pair him with that is close to him in ability. We need that in order to not be overly reliant on Eden.

Defense otherwise is just fine with Christensen playing like an absolute stud already, and Zouma still out on loan. RLC can also come back to reinforce the CM options if Conte prefers a 352 or 433 even (basically 3 man midfield) . And Tammy's impressed me, so he can come back as well if we want another striker.

But there's the issue. Guys like Sergej, Sandro, Asensio, Dybala, Isco. we won't get them as we won't get into a bidding war with the state-backed clubs (PSG and City) and United. We'll never get them, and have to settle for Willian/ Pedro/ Drinky level players. All good, solid players. But just not top class. I don't know what the right move is, sticking to the plan or just go balls out in the transfer market. I guess sticking to the plan could lead us to moral victories at least ;-)

{Ed001's Note - building a team like that can still win titles and other trophies, which brings in extra income, which can be invested to buy better players. The problem is you have wasted so much on just making money with signings that the club has forgotten that they should be buying players to win trophies.}


3.) 13 Dec 2017 16:09:55
I don't know if you can still build a title-winning team like that, Ed001. In order to improve to the top level in European football we don't need further good players, we need more special players. Guys like Kante, Eden, Courtois, Christensen. They're special. We need more of that. But I fear that with the way prices have gone up we just won't be able to get those. Pool are going to get 100m + for Coutinho? That's just mental. He's a good player, but he's not top class for me. If that kinda player is worth that much, what price would a guy like Sergej require?

Chelsea won't get those players I fear. Unless we get them just before they break out, but with unproven players you never know how they pan out. We could of course trust our own special youth players, but then we seem hesitant to do that as well (though Conte seems to have taken a liking to young Ampadu) . It's frustrating. But through it all, I'll obviously keep supporting the club, whatever decisions they make. Just sucks to see guys like Ousmane Dembele, Dybala, Mbappe, Neymar all moving to other big clubs that are willing to spend huge money.

{Ed001's Note - that is the point, you have the youth players but you aren't using them. You have the ingredients but instead of putting them in the pot you are taking the easy route of slinging a ready meal in the microwave.}


4.) 13 Dec 2017 16:42:24
I suppose we started all this when abramovich took over. Just paid silly money to get the players we wanted, this of course attracted the Middle East big money, who have no qualms about paying what Is needed to get what they want.


5.) 13 Dec 2017 17:07:01
Love the analogy, Ed :) and I agree. However, not many of our youngsters are as special as Christensen. RLC and Tammy might be. Dujon Sterling is a guy I'd give a chance as wingback as well if we can't get Sandro in January. Tailormade for the position, and if anyone's got a burst of pace it's him.

{Ed001's Note - and Kenedy looks a decent back up too, it is time for the club to trust them as back ups, at least. You have a first choice player for every position, so you can take that little bit of risk as they are only a back up.}


6.) 13 Dec 2017 18:00:30
That "ready meal" ED01 has one the premiership title twice in the last 3 years! Lol.

{Ed001's Note - yes but it is always short term fixes that mean the ingredients you have already are going off. Ake, De Bruyne and so on. While you are doing ready meals, the Manchester clubs have hired chefs and given them their pick of fresh ingredients to cook with. How long can you compete with that?}


7.) 13 Dec 2017 20:53:00
To be fair, I think Chelsea have got themselves one of the best chefs as well. But you're right, he hasn't got the luxury of being able to pick out the finest ingredients and seasonings. Too expensive for us :-P.


8.) 13 Dec 2017 23:40:10
Ed001, I'd be shocked if he went to PSG. They already have FFP problems, plus Yuri as backup and Kurzawa. Surely Kurzawa wouldn't be happy with a bench role?

{Ed001's Note - he probably wouldn't be but they do not see him as good enough in the long term.}


9.) 14 Dec 2017 03:37:32
Who is Sergej? You’ve named them alongside some of the best players in the world but I have absolutely no idea who Sergej is?

{Ed001's Note - Milinkovic-Savic, top class midfielder who can play as a holding mid, central mid or attacking mid. He is very reminiscent of Matic at his best but turned up to 11.}


10.) 14 Dec 2017 10:02:38
Fine player.


11.) 14 Dec 2017 10:03:42
Mateja Kezman is his agent.


12.) 21 Dec 2017 22:43:24
Haha a chelski fan moaning about being outspent. Brilliant.


 

 

03 Dec 2017 15:04:24
Ed001, I'm going to ask you as I know Ed002 has stopped posting on here and I respect that decision.

So I was wondering whether you know of any plans at Chelsea regarding Alex Sandro. He's been dropped for some important games this season, most recently against Napoli (just this weekend) . And apparently he's been well below his level of the past 2 seasons.
Could we see Chelsea moving for him in January again? Alonso can't play the whole season like this, getting minimal rest. So we need another wingback/ fullback for that left side. And we know Chelsea wanted Sandro. Now it seems Sandro isn't completely happy at Juve (not signing a new contract there and not playing at his best) . Do you think Juve would be willing to deal in January?

Thanks for any info you could provide us with, Ed001. I think I speak for everyone on here in saying that we would greatly appreciate some news on Chelsea.

Jackson

{Ed001's Note - I know both Chelsea and Sandro would like to make the deal, Juve are the only sticking point and they are in a bit of a mess this season so might be happy to make a deal. I don't know what they are thinking though, so I can only guess on their side from the info I have. There are quite a few issues behind the scenes there, it really would not be a surprise if Sandro was allowed to leave.}


1.) 03 Dec 2017 16:40:30
Thanks for the update, we do miss 002 thou and 99% us appreciated his insight. We know it’s not gospel as things can change so quickly with targets players etc so let 002 we want him back.


2.) 03 Dec 2017 17:14:19
Thanks for that, Ed001. I appreciate you taking the time to reply :)
A January deal would probably be difficult as they'd likely want a replacement. But it's good to read that Sandro wants a move as well.

{Ed001's Note - he wanted to leave in the summer and things are difficult at Juve this season, as has been shown by their results, so it is little wonder he wants out.}


3.) 03 Dec 2017 17:22:59
Thank you Ed.


4.) 03 Dec 2017 18:45:04
Imagine how much he’d improve us. I’d love us to sign Alex Sandro. The only other were lacking then is just goals from midfield really.

{Ed001's Note - maybe buy the Benevento keeper for late goals?}


5.) 03 Dec 2017 22:49:45
well the trolls have proved themselves to be useless, having failed to provide any information in ed02s absence. They cannot criticise ed02 because they are as much use as a bar of chocolate in a sauna.


6.) 03 Dec 2017 21:40:16
Nah Ed001, we'll just get either Goretzka or Sergej :-P I'm a fool for hoping.

{Ed001's Note - you never know mate, but I would have thought Drinkwater could add goals, he scores a few and I would expect Bakayoko to do so as well once he settles in.}


7.) 04 Dec 2017 06:25:16
Both are regularly getting into good positions when we're playing a 3 man midfield. Just the finishing touch's been lacking :)


8.) 04 Dec 2017 08:07:30
Sid1; please give it a rest, I think the quarrel is quite enough.


9.) 04 Dec 2017 08:13:37
I think Drinkwater is better in midfield at this moment than Baka. Maybe after a season in the Prem Baka will show more skill on the ball infront of goal. our mid is awesome at the moment. Adding Loftus next season we will be stronger.


10.) 04 Dec 2017 15:08:36
Real seem to reluctantly be open to selling Asensio, we should definitely try to get him if we can.


11.) 11 Dec 2017 19:46:04
Good player.


 

 

19 Jul 2017 19:46:40
Props to the club for getting Morata in so swiftly. Excellent work and we know have 2 quality strikers to work with this season: Michy and Morata.

Now please help me out, Ed001. Matic has been training individually and has not gone with the club on tour, so he's probably going. Chalobah's sold. We've only got 3 central midfielders right now, of which 1, Bakayoko, will be injured to start the season. So it's basically Cesc and Kante. Are the club looking to sign another midfielder (Goretzka or Kovacic maybe? ), or will they use Baker or Pasalic as a 4th option? It's a real area for concern, and I sincerely hope you can help me out.

Anyways, great job on the pages. I hope life is treating all of the Eds well.

Jackson

{Ed001's Note - I expect one more to come in, though I would personally like to see some of the youngsters given the chance.}


1.) 20 Jul 2017 07:15:57
Depends on how Conte rates them I guess. I like both Pasalic and Baker, though Baker might be a little too weak defensively to start in a midfield 2. HIs quality on the ball is undeniable however. Pasalic could do a job in there I'm pretty sure. He's got those Lampardesque late runs into the box to score off of. I'd be happy with either or both staying this season, provided Conte trusts them.

Do you know of any particular players the club are looking to get this summer then? There aren't many good midfielders available for decent money, and like you said I'd rather see a young guy get a chance over a middling player.

{Ed001's Note - I don't right now. It is difficult to keep track of every club unfortunately, sorry.}


2.) 20 Jul 2017 08:44:59
I understand, Ed. Thought it was worth a shot asking you. No worries :-) We'll find out in the coming weeks I guess. If Baker and Pasalic are loaned/ sold then the club surely have another CM signing lined up.

For now I'll just be hoping we can somehow use Matic to maybe facilitate a Sandro buy from Juve. He still hasn't signed an extension with Juve, so it doesn't seem like he wants to stay there at all costs.

{Ed001's Note - that would fill the left side but empty the middle....}


3.) 20 Jul 2017 09:20:28
The way I see it, Matic is on his way out no matter what happens right now. The individual training, him not going on tour. There must be a move on the cards for him. And I've just seen a report that Pasalic might be joining Spartak Moskow on loan (under Conte's former technical director Carrera), so either Baker is staying as 4th choice midfielder or we buy a new CM. And with Conte not trusting Fabregas in some games, I have a hard time believing he'll trust Baker in CM.

If we get Sandro at least that's the wingback positions sorted out. If we then get another CM (so hoping for Kovacic or Goretzka) then our squad is looking really good.


 

 

 

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28 Jan 2018 15:28:41
Good display and result. On to the next round!

Also delighted to see Ampadu come on and again just looking like he belongs at PL level. And that at just 17 years of age. Fantastic talent, and I honestly like him most in a defensive midfield role.
Fantastic as well to see Hudson-Odoi getting his debut. One of the most talented youngsters we've ever had, and he showed it when he came on. Immediate energy, and some good pass-and-move play. We shouldn't mess up with him. He could very well be a world beater in the future.

Jackson

1.) 28 Jan 2018 15:49:01
Spot on. Newcastle poor at the back but workman like and Pedro and Hazard worked their socks off and Alonso for all his weaknesses, what a free kick that was.
From his first game Ampadu looked like he was a natural and I think Conte thinks as much. Hudon-Odoi and Musonda both have that little something special that many of those we have sent packing/ loaned did not have.


2.) 28 Jan 2018 16:15:22
at last some positivity on this page, I reallt miss your input on here jackson.


3.) 28 Jan 2018 17:10:53
Also, let's not forget about Michy who played quite well today! I also think Zappacosta was much better than he's been at other times - if only we could get a bit more consistency we would do much better - hopefully it'll come in the last half of the season!


4.) 28 Jan 2018 18:17:26
What does everyone think of Musonda going to Celtic that’s the rumour doing the rounds I personally would love to see him get more game time with us an injury to Willian hazard or Pedro and we’re very light on numbers.


5.) 28 Jan 2018 18:33:42
rubbish loan move. such a weak league. pointless.


6.) 28 Jan 2018 19:14:15
Aw thank you, LRDlt! Life's been really busy since I've started my first job, so I don't have much time for the interwebz these days. After today's match I was just so damn happy, I had to post :-D A good win AND 2 promising 17 year olds playing? I'm in Valhalla haha.


7.) 28 Jan 2018 19:26:34
That’s why I’m not so Dissapointed if we can’t spend big money again Jackson because we have the most talented group of youngsters we’ve ever had
He needs game time wheely just should be with us imo.


 

 

18 Jan 2018 12:21:43
Ed001, got a question if you're around. It's not transfer related.

What do you make of Kante's evolution at Chelsea? Do you think he's improved a lot since Leicester? I've been amazed at how good his technique has come on over the past year. He's really comfortable on the ball now, and still as lively on defense as ever.

Cheers, mate.

Jackson

{Ed001's Note - I don't know if he has really improved as much as it seems or he just has more opportunity to show how good he actually is now and his confidence is growing. Either way he has improved massively, which takes some doing when he was such an excellent player to begin with!}


 

 

31 Dec 2017 14:54:03
Ed001, first of all I'd like to wish you a happy New Year! Hope your 2018 may be full of love, friendship and good health :-)

And once again I would like to ask you for a favor. With Ed002 rightly declining to provide our page with information we turn to you, our savior, in our time of need lol :-P January is about to start, and I was just wondering whether you've got any Chelsea related information (regarding targets or maybe players going out) . I suppose Sandro will still be of interest if Juve are willing to deal in January, but perhaps the club would look to add a striker as well? Morata can't play every game, and with Conte seemingly unable to trust Michy I do think we desperately need another attacker (an out-and-out striker or a versatile attacker) .
Maybe also a push for Goretzka so we don't get left behind? He can't be that expensive and would fit our 352 perfectly.

Thank you for any help, Ed001.

Jackson

{Ed001's Note - I have not got anything yet as I have been taking a few days off to spend with family. We are out for new years eve now mate. They go back home on the 2nd so i will be back to normal after that.}


1.) 31 Dec 2017 17:31:08
Oh I completely understand, Ed. Best wishes to you and your family.

{Ed001's Note - cheers mate, happy new year to you and all the posters.}


 

 

24 Sep 2017 14:07:27
Good win yesterday. Unsurprisingly we looked much more in control after the introduction of Fabregas and Hazard. Stoke were applying pressure, but apart from lofting balls in the box from set pieces they didn't really create anything. I think that's a testament to our defensive play as Stoke really possess a lot of quality attacking players.

One thing though. Crouch's tackle was a bad one. Easily as bad as Luiz' last weekend, and might've even been worse. How come it's mainly our players getting sent off for that type of challenge though? Cahill and Luiz were rightly sent off. But Crouch only gets a yellow? Same with Gueye's tackle on Cesc, Dier and Vertonghen's tackles against us. Where are the red cards when opposition players perform similar tackles?

I know there's no campaign or anything against us. But it is baffling how our opponents don't seem to get punished the same way as we do.

Jackson

1.) 24 Sep 2017 15:40:43
Agree totally, Jackson. I would say that Crouch's tackle on Fab was worse than Luiz - and Mark Hughes is going on that Alonso should have been sent off!
Also, Match of the Day didn't show the Crouch tackle and didn't even mention it in the post-match discussion. But it's lovely Peter Crouch, isn't it?! Crouchie and his robot dance - don't want to talk about one of the most disgraceful fouls of the season - not our Crouchie - disgusting bias.


2.) 24 Sep 2017 17:16:23
Every win is a good win especially when you win 4:0 away, it has to be good win.
I don't who and who, but both Manchester clubs have 3 points more than us. But that's not a problem. The problem is that both clubs are impressive and confident. If we end up in top four this season that will be huge success. Simply competition is more difficult this season.


3.) 24 Sep 2017 17:49:03
Let's believe that there's no campaign against us but from the way pundits are analysing and criticizing Chelsea this season, u can't completely say that there's no campaign against us (cos its sickening and boring) . I just hope the referees aren't caving into the pundits criticisms of and making it worse for us on the pitch.

A lot of the pundits don't want Chelsea to win the league but I guess we will prove them wrong. 😜.


4.) 24 Sep 2017 18:06:38
Trouble is we have had this conspiracy theory for few years. We do come off worse. I didn't see crouch tackle but I think back to vertongans tackle. However the players we have had sent off deserved it. All we ask for is consistency. The interesting ones will be when we come up against city and Utd. See how we are treated then. Personally I think it is more about we have problems with 3 poss 4 referees.


5.) 25 Sep 2017 09:37:30
The standard of refereeing in the Prem is truly awful.
Mike Oliver is the only above average referee and the executive who manage the referees never put forward any reasons for the poor standards and lack of consistency that go on week after week.
If the club, manager or player complain they are given a fine. The standards won't rise unless they except valid criticism and work on a plan to improve their standards!


6.) 25 Sep 2017 14:05:25
We need video evidence - a video ref would have taken 1 video replay to see that Crouch should be sent off - 30 secs at most.


7.) 25 Sep 2017 16:41:17
Video referees are a must for severe tackles and penalties nothing else or the game will lose its flow. Rugby is somewhat different being a stop, start game.


8.) 25 Sep 2017 18:17:16
Miss Wood the video ref has been used in rugby for many years and yes it does disrupt the play a bit but if they allow play to continue for advantage reasons till it stops and then go back to check the footage. It will be giod for the game in my opinion even if it counts against us it still doeant matter cause foorball promotes fairplay.


 

 

17 Sep 2017 15:30:59
Olliver was Arsenal's MOTM today. Pathetically biased display by a supposedly neutral factor in the match. Their CBs were allowed to do anything they liked to Morata. Morata fouls a guy once and complains a bit and gets booked. Kolasinac complains and doesn't get booked because it'd have meant him having to go off.

Luiz' red was deserved as it was reckless and dangerous, but I do understand the frustration that probably led him to doing it as Arsenal got away with damn near everything yet we kept getting called for the tiniest of fouls.

After the sending off Hazard was looking like actually storming breaking away on the counter and there weren't many Arse defenders back. Olliver quickly blew his whistle for an imaginary foul.

And the best part is that Olliver and his team will not come under any scrutiny and won't have to do any explaining as the red was the correct call and he handed out a couple of yellow to Arsenal players at the end when it didn't really matter anymore. It'll seem like he was fair and consistent, which is a load of BS.

Conte got it wrong with the starting XI as both Rudiger and Bakayoko should've started. But Olliver really gave us little chance to score today by letting them foul Morata over and over.

PS: Fab was just bad, as was Willian.

Jackson

1.) 17 Sep 2017 15:51:23
Couldn't agree more, one of the worst jobs I've seen in a very, very long time. And I usually think he's one of the better refs - no more! Fab didn't have a good day no, but he came close a couple of times after short corners, and please don't forget THAT pass to Pedro, which should've been an early 1-0.


2.) 17 Sep 2017 15:51:54
Thank you Jackson, Conte starting eleven was wrong.


3.) 17 Sep 2017 21:52:03
Oh come on just because we didn't win don't blame the referees. We weren't that good and Morata threw himself to the floor at the littlest of contact.


 

 

 

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13 Feb 2018 21:38:43
Hahaha thank you!

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13 Feb 2018 12:16:27
Been working for exactly 3 months now. It's been a tough transition from university life :-P But it is interesting, and it funnily enough it gives perspective. I'm much calmer when watching Chelsea these days. Even when we're getting clobbered by sides like Watford and Bournemouth I'm not getting all worked up. Getting a job made it easier for me to accept that in the end Chelsea winning or losing won't change much :-)

Thanks, Ed! I'll try to pop by every once in a while. You guys remain the football legends ;-)

Jackson

{Ed001's Note - give it another 3 months and the footie will become more important as it will be the escape from the grudgery of having to earn a living for a change ;-)


 

 

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13 Feb 2018 06:41:29
Hmm I was hoping he had improved on that part (character) since he's been made captain? Shame.
And do Juve really need to hoard all of Serie A's best players?! They're going all Bayern on their league, buying the other clubs' best players.

I appreciate the reply, Ed. I don't pop by that much anymore since I've started working. But still very thankful for all your knowledge and wisdom over the years.

Jackson

{Ed001's Note - congrats on the job mate, far more important to earn your living after all. I hope it goes well for you.}


 

 

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17 Jan 2018 21:36:43
Emerson had a fantastic season for Roma last season, before getting injured in May. He only returned last month for them, and has played one or two games since then.

For under 25m he'd be a fantastic buy in my opinion. We can't compete with PSG if they're going for Sandro. Emerson would be a very good alternative, if his health isn't an issue of course.

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10 Jan 2018 21:17:14
PSG probably willing to bid about 30m more for Sandro. We're never getting another world class player like this. It's all a bit sad.

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23 Feb 2018 11:52:07
Bailey himself has stated in the past that he wants to play for Chelsea. Plus we actually do have a need for him, unlike United, City, Spurs, Arsenal.
If we really want him we should pay up and we'll get him.

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28 Jan 2018 19:14:15
Aw thank you, LRDlt! Life's been really busy since I've started my first job, so I don't have much time for the interwebz these days. After today's match I was just so damn happy, I had to post :-D A good win AND 2 promising 17 year olds playing? I'm in Valhalla haha.

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10 Jan 2018 21:19:26
Haha I know but apparently you hinted at that head coach getting Jose's dream job next season. And I don't suppose that dream job is at Chelsea :-P

But alright of if you don't want to discuss it.

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10 Jan 2018 17:26:00
I might be pushing my luck here a bit, but worth a shot. Could you maybe shed some light on the coaching situation at Chelsea, Ed002? On the Pool page apparently you mentioned Conte perhaps being offered Mourinho's dream job for next season (or at least something like that) . Would that be PSG's head coaching job?
And if Conte were to leave after this season are there any particular coaches Chelsea would look to to replace him perhaps?

Don't want to bother you, Ed002, and I respect your decision not to provide info regarding transfers. But I hope you could maybe give us something on the coaching situation. I'd be forever grateful :)

Jackson

{Ed002's Note - Chelsea has a head coach.}


 

 

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31 Dec 2017 17:31:08
Oh I completely understand, Ed. Best wishes to you and your family.

Jackson

{Ed001's Note - cheers mate, happy new year to you and all the posters.}