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23 Aug 2018 22:19:31
The club I have supported for over fifty five years has gone through many changes and since RA took over the club I have been fortunate to see my beloved Chelsea win trophy after trophy.

I thank RA for bringing this success.

I'm grateful that under his leadership and his investment we are now a club that operates as a profitable entity.

The club have, I believe, only put season ticket prices ONCE under under his ownership.

Now comes my gripe; The fans of Chelsea spend tens of millions each year on things like tickets and merchandise and yet the offers us little to no communication.

I respect the right of RA to his privacy but surely our club should give us, as customers, some means of real dialogue.

I understand the need for secrecy when it comes to transfers but why not give us more than the rubbish we read in the papers.

There were programs on CTV that allowed questions to be asked about the club and this was helpful and informative. It took a lot of the misinformation about the club out of the headlines. This programme has now stopped.

I have sent several letters to the club asking questions and very rarely get a response. My question about away fans being in the Shed End was one such question.

I'm sure our club have regular conversations with it's other investors, so why not us fans? Who after all, are also investors in our club!

Everyone knows I'm a glass half full supporter but this is a subject that really upsets me! So, sorry for the moaning!

TomB

1.) 24 Aug 2018 00:30:16
Yes I hear you in Roman we trust just be happy for what he's given us you have seen a few years of lifting trophies and happy days home and away some of the best best managers in the world and great players just be happy for that, the business side you don't require to know and yes fans are a major part to play in the whole set up but what you have witnessed over the last 11 years has been worth every penny I know it has we've all love it.


2.) 24 Aug 2018 05:07:43
As my points out, I am and will always be grateful that RA is our owner.

Our club does tremendous work in the community and yesterday a fantastic foundation day was held at the training ground. Maybe the club is happy for this sort of work to be low profile but I’m proud my club makes the effort to deliver these things but I want people who are not Chelsea supporters to hear about these good works.

We are not unique as football club in doing these good works and we are not unique as a club in having poor communication with fans.

Lots of football clubs, in my opinion, have similar communication issues.

I just don’t understand why football fans are so often taken granted.


3.) 24 Aug 2018 16:19:57
Bring batesy back 😂.


4.) 24 Aug 2018 21:17:20
Couldn’t stand Mr Bates and I know I will be in a minority but I wasn’t a massive fan of Mathew Harding.

Bates did create the Chelsea Pitch Owners so he wasn’t all bad.

Please Chelsea, don’t take us fans for granted. Try and remember, as fans, we are not the enemy, we want to be closer to the club.


5.) 26 Aug 2018 21:47:42
Where else would you put the away supporters?

They were behind Jose in the East stand and he was the one who got them removed from there.


6.) 27 Aug 2018 15:26:49
That’s exactly the place they should move back to Adam.

The Shed is our history and our home!


7.) 03 Sep 2018 13:55:15
Yeah stick em in the east upper. I nearly fell over the side after a few pints there once or twice.


 

 

04 Jun 2018 16:56:43
Good luck Jodie. Hope you come back to the bridge someday.

TomB

1.) 04 Jun 2018 18:32:48
Will be great experience for him, huge loss for younger players, wish him nothing but the best him and frank. Plus will happily loan some these boys to derby, be following them this year.


2.) 04 Jun 2018 18:44:04
Hopefully with lamps and JT.


 

 

31 May 2018 15:38:12
I think Roman is looking to sell the club.
Our BP and the latest stadium news just adds weight to my theory but it is only a theory.

TomB

1.) 31 May 2018 17:08:17
I think so, officially withdraw from UK visa, got Israeli visa, pulled stadium plans as doesn’t want to invest money into uk. Been quiet on Chelsea front too, lack of interest maybe in last year or so,


2.) 31 May 2018 18:27:44
No smoke without fire, something is wrong. It's being one challenge after another as regards the stadium reconstruction. Now i read he isn't happy about the UK visa issues. Please for whatever reason it may be i pray it gets resolved cos I like Roman Abrahimovich as the Chelsea owner.


3.) 31 May 2018 23:43:11
maybe some sheikh might take over and challenge city.


 

 

24 May 2018 22:26:31
Having looked at the comments made by Sarri I can't believe our club would consider his appointment.
His comments are outrageous and disgusting.
He may well be a good football coach but I don't want that sort of person as manager of our club.

TomB

1.) 25 May 2018 12:33:40
Finally, some sense on Sarri. Thank you TomB. I've been arguing with the plastics and fanboys on social media about his vile comments for a couple of weeks. You could argue that Conte arrived with the match-fixing allegations, but the club must have got assurances from him that he would be cleared on appeal as he was innocent. Sarri is an impending PR disaster and total embarassment in waiting followed by FA bans and suspensions. Bonanza time for the press here.


2.) 25 May 2018 12:50:01
tom b, i agree 100 percent on your point. if we sack conte it has to be allegri for me louis enrique not a hope any he won easy titles as Barcelona coach cause he had messi saurez at his peak an neymar dat doesn't make him a good mAnagerfor me.


3.) 25 May 2018 15:28:53
I agree with you on Sarri, bearing in mind what is happening with a couple of our former youth coaches, I can believe that we would seriously entertain Sarri. When Conte leaves (this looks extremely likely) I'm sure we can make a wiser choice. I would like to see somebody prepared to give opportunities to RLC, Hudson-Odoi, Ampadu etc. If that means a couple of years without a trophy, then so be it. We need a sustainable future, not just chucking money at it year upon year.


4.) 25 May 2018 16:43:09
Spot on Robster.


5.) 25 May 2018 19:42:04
Great shout robster we’ve such a great academy be such a waste to not see them boys given a chance at making it.


 

 

21 May 2018 12:09:00
Sometime ago I posted that Conte was 75% likely to stay. This came from the same source who told me Conte would see out this season at Chelsea.
Last week I asked a question about a pre FA cup board meeting and if this was a usual practice. I guess that question was impossible to answer.
This morning I got a call from the usual source and was told if now looks as if Conte's contract will be terminated.
Strange how things change so quickly in football and it makes me realise how difficult a task the Ed's have!

TomB

1.) 22 May 2018 21:50:32
TomB, given that your the man with all the info, can you tell us who Chelsea are after in terms of their managerial position. Surely you ain't Ed2 in disguise right lol?


2.) 22 May 2018 22:20:34
I’m certainly not Ed in disguise.
I do know a fairly senior person at the club reasonably well and I have asked him about certain ongoings.
He did tell me that Conte would be seeing out the season and he also recently told me that it was very likely Conte would be our manager next season. Within about two weeks that changed to goodbye Conte.
I did ask him about any preferred candidates and he told me something along the following lines.
“The situation is changing by the hour and he is not sure who the manager will be”
Basically Shak, he hasn’t got a scooby doo.
I want Conte to stay so I’ve had a small bet on him to be our manager next season.
If it’s not Conte, I have a sneaky feeling it’s going to be an old player of ours and the current Fulham manager.
I can’t see it being Sarri for the reasons already given on this site and if it’s Poch I will be gutted.


3.) 22 May 2018 23:49:38
Appreciate your reply TomB, thanks.

I just have a feeling that it MIGHT be Sarri. I say that because apparently he has allegedly rejected the approach from Zenit and Napoli have pretty much agreed a deal with Carlo and so it leave she him free potentially. It just makes me think that he might waiting for something to happen with Chelsea and I know Chelsea have approached him about the job previously! However, my guess could be totally wrong and if it is then it is due to the reasons explained here.

Jokanovic seems a decent shout but I think he would be a risky choice and the club probably won't go ahead. But I do agree, Chelsea board seem to be mulling their brains over this one And with all the names mentioned it is obvious that they haven't made a choice yet.


 

 

 

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31 Aug 2018 13:33:47
Will someone please tell Sarri to stop picking his nose!

TomB

1.) 31 Aug 2018 13:52:44
Not being funny if we win the league, you’ll pick it for him.


2.) 31 Aug 2018 21:05:54
Andrew, if we win the league this year I will happy to pick more than his nose!


 

 

26 Aug 2018 11:23:24
Today's Times report that RA is looking to sell Chelsea could well be true and you would think that as the club successfully sued The Times for libel the last time they printed this story they would would make sure of their facts.

I hope RA doesn't sell but if he did, I would think every fan would be very disappointed.

TomB

 

 

25 Aug 2018 13:52:30
Beast wishes to Tony Cascarino with his recovery from brain surgery. Good luck mate!

TomB

 

 

12 Aug 2018 21:08:26
Good luck to Ola Aina and Bakayoko for their season loans.

I think there respective clubs both have options to buy.

TomB

1.) 12 Aug 2018 21:24:48
I just wonder with Milan’s financial state will the buy Bakyoko at end of the season. I did like him but was never going to take the role of kante and wasn’t good enough to play box to box, hope he bosses it it Milan,


2.) 12 Aug 2018 22:14:20
Hope it works out for him in Milan. With an option to buy, i assume we can't then decide to keep him after the one year, if Milan want to buy him .


 

 

09 Aug 2018 20:02:58
As I understand it, a standard loan between English clubs can be made until the 31st August.

Also, a club can make a standard loan for a player until the 31st August with an agreement to buy at the next Window.

Maybe if any of the Ed's are still awake they could confirm this?

TomB

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17 Sep 2018 12:55:43
Hudson Odoi will get plenty of chances as the season progresses.

In my opinion, Pedro and Willian have been ok so far this season, so Hudson Odoi will have to be at his best when given chances to dislodge them at the moment.

I have already given my views about our keeper on the Banter pages!

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16 Sep 2018 11:18:47
Lads, I’ve only just got over the stress and tension of the last transfer window. I can’t handle the the January window just yet!

I’m happy to rejoice in our wonderful start to the season and seeing Hazard playing with such freedom is just our joy!

Can I also say how impressed I always am with the global football knowledge of my fellow Chelsea fans and football fans in general.!

TomB

 

 

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27 Aug 2018 15:26:49
That’s exactly the place they should move back to Adam.

The Shed is our history and our home!

TomB

 

 

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24 Aug 2018 21:17:20
Couldn’t stand Mr Bates and I know I will be in a minority but I wasn’t a massive fan of Mathew Harding.

Bates did create the Chelsea Pitch Owners so he wasn’t all bad.

Please Chelsea, don’t take us fans for granted. Try and remember, as fans, we are not the enemy, we want to be closer to the club.

TomB

 

 

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24 Aug 2018 05:07:43
As my points out, I am and will always be grateful that RA is our owner.

Our club does tremendous work in the community and yesterday a fantastic foundation day was held at the training ground. Maybe the club is happy for this sort of work to be low profile but I’m proud my club makes the effort to deliver these things but I want people who are not Chelsea supporters to hear about these good works.

We are not unique as football club in doing these good works and we are not unique as a club in having poor communication with fans.

Lots of football clubs, in my opinion, have similar communication issues.

I just don’t understand why football fans are so often taken granted.

TomB

 

 

 

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18 Sep 2018 21:26:23
Was a good goal but we can’t sign all of the players supporters want.

I might be wrong but at the moment I think we’ve got the biggest squad I can remember and we unbeaten in five.

We also have lots of players out on loan who may well have good season with their respective clubs and will therefore deserve a chance.

For me, ’the time for dreaming is not now. Let’s at least wait until the next window is upon us!

TomB

 

 

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17 Sep 2018 09:41:56
I always want a team to win the game before they play us. Particularly if it’s a lower team.
I must have a reason but I can’t remember why!
Maybe just a silly superstition of mine!

TomB

 

 

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17 Sep 2018 09:39:10
Let’s hope so Loko because if he does my guess is we will win yet another Premiership.

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16 Sep 2018 12:16:11
Matt, Kane is a top player but I’m not sure he is the type of centre forward that Sarri likes but I’m also not sure Morata is either.
Giroud looks like a Sarri type of player and that’s why I’ve already stated Tammy could have got some games for us this year.
I can't see Michy ever working under Sarri.

TomB

 

 

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16 Sep 2018 11:03:12
C1955, I agree totally about Luiz looking shaky yesterday but I think with the amount of games coming up other defenders will be given a chance and they have to stake their claim.
I’m with you on Kepa as well but I guess it’s to soon to be sure about his quality. When we signed him I did the usual thing and searched all the platforms that showed his performances.
The problem I found was that nearly all the sites seemed to show him making wonder saves. With none showing his week points.
My view is, he is a fantastic shot stopper and very quick to recover his position, he is good coming off his line with one in ones and he is comfortable with both feet. He generally stays on his line for crosses and nearly always punches rather than catches.
The lad has big boots to fill with our last few keepers all being top class.

TomB