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30 Aug 2021 20:05:44
Good luck to Danny Drinkwater at Reading.

I assume this will be his last loan. Funny thing is, when he played against Bournemouth in pre-season he had a very good game.




30 Aug 2021 17:17:25
Bakayoko to Milan being reported as a loan with an OBLIGATION to buy.

God, I would hate to negotiate with that lady!


1.) 30 Aug 2021 18:09:34
And it can as high as 20m€! Brilliant work by Marina.

2.) 30 Aug 2021 18:37:53
Got some negotiating to do getting players in now. I’m hoping with Saul wanting assurances cech gets his wish and we get camavinga, I saw a comment along time ago about tchoumeni camavinga and another about there attitude, not sure what player it was who had bad attitude or concerns over attitude,

3.) 30 Aug 2021 20:08:07
I know it’s looking unlikely Matt but I think we will get both our targets tomorrow.

Wishful thinking perhaps!



20 Aug 2021 17:54:39
One outlet is suggesting we have agreed a fee with Barcelona for Moriba.




13 Aug 2021 22:19:29
Noises tonight that Michy may well be on his way to Besiktas.

If true, good luck to the lad.


1.) 14 Aug 2021 09:15:40
Tammy getting closer to Roma as well.
We need to clear out lots of players.

2.) 14 Aug 2021 09:38:22
We sure do Ashk but I think someone said we have moved on 23 players already. The management have been working hard.

3.) 14 Aug 2021 12:00:18
Yes Tom it has been a really good work by Marina and her team. There is a buy back clause for Tammy as well.
Kudos to Chelsea for finding good business.

4.) 14 Aug 2021 12:13:14
I think my only issue with this, Tammy leaving and Broja going on loan is we now have just one recognised striker for the season. If big rom has any lengthy spell out the side we’re back to Timo and Kai up top. Which is fine but it got us 4th last year, we want that top spot.

I’d have kept one of them, probably the young lad as back up. I know it’s about his development etc. but he’ll probably learn more being around big rom than he will fighting relegation with the Saints.

Anyway, I’m not one to be negative on here, squad is looking well balanced and I’m optimistic about what we can achieve this season.

Ps. If Marina wants to put the cherry on top of the cake and get us a DM, the lad Bissouma from Brighton is super talented ;)

5.) 14 Aug 2021 19:42:11
If only we could get rid of Drinkwater.

6.) 14 Aug 2021 23:26:08
Moaning Minnie Klopp going on about how Chelsea etc can afford to spend money on transfers: it’s quite simple we are selling and loaning out players. The fact that nobody wants to buy Liverpool‘a second string players is his problem.



03 Jul 2021 21:10:36
Come on Harry get me that hat trick.


1.) 03 Jul 2021 21:36:09
Would have been some goal but the keeper and now Southgate deny me a tasty return.

On the playing front, I’m disappointed he didn’t bring Chilwell on. That may be his last chance for some mins.

2.) 03 Jul 2021 22:43:45
Agreed TomB - why bring Trippier on at that scoreline when he needed to give Chilwell some minutes?

3.) 04 Jul 2021 05:09:52
i think SG doesn't need to give Chilly any minutes . he knows who he'd play . so its pointless bring on Chilly. 2 more games to go :)

4.) 04 Jul 2021 10:30:35
I’m obviously just a sentimental old fool but I think it wouldn’t have hurt to put any player with zero mins so far onto the pitch when you are 4-0 up.

In Chilly’s case it was made slightly worse by bringing on a RB.

I’m told that GS made some post match comments about how he regrets some players not getting mins.




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15 Sep 2021 22:24:36
The Spuds on Sunday look to be struggling to put out a competitive CB partnership.

Whoever they had put out I think Lukaku would have bullied them, now I just think he will create havoc.

I will be gutted with anything but a comfortable win.



1.) 16 Sep 2021 09:56:29
Won over by Lukaku I see. Remember a few of you weren’t in support of him coming back .

2.) 16 Sep 2021 11:25:45
I got persuaded by our fellow poster Matt, who assured me that his first touch had improved with his time in Milan.

He is still not Mark Hughes but it’s a lot better than it was that’s for sure.



14 Sep 2021 21:58:40
Not our best performance but we played against a well organised side who worked hard to close down the space between the lines.

We now have a player who only needs a couple of chances to score a goal and that makes a big difference.

All about winning these sort of games and qualifying for the knockout stages as quickly as possible.


1.) 15 Sep 2021 09:16:02
We continue to struggle to break down packed defences - tbh, I thought that Zenit deserved a point - Zenit certainly had the better chances.



14 Sep 2021 20:50:09
Not at the match tonight.

We have not played well in the first 45mins. Moving the ball far to slowly against a well organised side.

Mount has had a first 45mins to forget. Kovacic looks like the only player likely to open them up.

Also Christensen has become a solid, top class defender.

I would bring on Werner and Havertz on for Ziyech and Mount. I'm also not sure we need three at the back.


1.) 14 Sep 2021 22:01:03
Thank goodness for Rom. It’s great to have a striker who can get you out of trouble when we are playing badly. Mount has been poor all season. Reece is also very inconsistent. Christensen and Rudiger were good tonight. We need to step in up against Spurs.

2.) 14 Sep 2021 22:09:54
In the Euro finals the Italians worked out how to stop Mount and I said at the time that managers would take note of that.
He will now have to work extra hard to improve his game but he is a bright lad and I’m sure he will.

3.) 14 Sep 2021 22:22:57
Yes Tom let’s hope Mason can get back to form because as an attacking midfielder he needs to do more: he hasn’t got a lot of goals in him.

4.) 15 Sep 2021 09:32:13
Seriously? You guys:girls watched that game last night and singled out Mason’s performance! Wow.
I thot defensively Zenit were excellent and in possession very slick. Their combinations were sharp and often had up to 4 players involved to get them out of situations. In the final third they were poor. During the game I commented to my son that surely this is the best that Zenit can play and they did have the two best chances of the game. (goal apart, which was brilliant by Rom) As for Chelsea, Ziyech was awful again. The defence and GK were good. Kova was bright, MM was no worse than Alonso or Jorginho, who was towing his caravan around the pitch, he usually keeps that for PL duty. In fact for the late miss by Xenit Jorginho was stuck in the mud it was embarrassing. If that is Xenit’s level then as far as I am concerned 1-0 is fine, no issues. But anyone wanting MM off the pitch needs medical help. ? funny old game as someone once said.

5.) 15 Sep 2021 10:21:06
As some posters know I’m a massive Mount fan but I will always call it as I see it. He was poor in the first 45mins but better in the second 45mins especially when Havertz came on.

Kovacic was my MOM followed by Christensen and Rudiger.

Jorginho was ok, a comment that applies to one or two other players.

6.) 15 Sep 2021 16:53:48
Mount was shocking in the first half without doubt.
Kovacic was the pick followed closely by AC and Rudi.
A lot of players played OK including Jorghi/ Alonso/ Reece/ Azpi
The poorest performance over 60 mins was Ziyech with Mason improving 2nd half.
Lots to work on and improve but I was impressed with Zenit who were a tough nut to crack.
In games like these we need our creative players to be in top form which they weren't.
Thank goodness we have Rom this season.

7.) 15 Sep 2021 20:05:14
Was at the game and MM didn't do much first half other than what he does, works really hard, chases tirelessly. Ziyech contributed less.

Interesting how being there and watching on TV give different opinions, thought Rudiger was MOM, got us out of trouble a couple of times and marshalled well. Mate who watched on TV said Kova.



12 Sep 2021 17:53:38
That looks a bad one for young lad Elliott. Never a good sign when they don't show the replays.

Shame looks a real talent. Speedy recovery young man.


1.) 13 Sep 2021 13:55:15
Agreed Tom, well said. Do hope he will make full recovery. I guess that one can hope that medical and sport science advances make this more likely nowadays for young footballers injured in this way. But this is obviously not a guarantee in all cases. For instance, even though he is playing in the top flight again, I haven't been convinced that RLC has ever got back to his pre-injury form, and fear he may not. Do think all decent football supporters of whatever team hope for the best whatever team an injured lad plays for.

2.) 13 Sep 2021 15:48:33
I guess it could be said that CHO has lost a yard since his injury as well.



12 Sep 2021 04:52:14
Saul had a poor 45mins in Chelsea blue.

Some good news, he is solid in the air, is reasonably quick and has a good left peg.

He will have learnt a lot in that game and I would start him in midweek but on the left hand side.


1.) 12 Sep 2021 11:59:41
I think he’d of learnt more from that game than if it was comfortable and he strolled around,

2.) 12 Sep 2021 12:36:54
Saul just looked like he thought he could have all day on the ball yesterday, I'm sure it was quite a shock to him the way he was swamped and pressured non stop.

Hopefully he learns from yesterday, but I'm sure he'll do fine in the UCL. Just needs to adjust to the pace of the Prem, he looked like a fish out of water yesterday!

3.) 12 Sep 2021 23:09:03
Let’s give Saul a chance; I was at the game yesterday and I think he is a decent player: he did lose possession a lot because he was obviously not used of the intensity of the PL. However, let’s not get on our high horses about the PL, European clubs have been winning the Champions League and European international teams the Euros and World Cup in recent years. I’d rather watch Inniesta than Kalvin Phillips any day.

4.) 13 Sep 2021 12:13:10
I see Saul doing very at Chelsea.

5.) 13 Sep 2021 15:50:39
I’ve said several times I think Saul will do well for us this season.

As far as I’m concerned he just had a bad 45mins and I would start with him again this week.




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16 Sep 2021 20:34:59
Thanks as always for the clarification Ed.

All seems pretty straightforward to me!




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06 Sep 2021 22:07:45
Agents have a duty to do the best for their client.

He could just as easily be after a new contract from us with higher wages by saying what he is saying. I treat it all as a silly game that all agents play!




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31 Aug 2021 10:15:07
RJ, why on earth would TT walk?

He got the CF he wanted and it’s well documented we have tried to make signings that would bolster the squad and hopefully improve it.

If the club can’t reach an agreement on player valuation then they are absolutely correct to walk away.

TT is a big boy he knows the rules and he knows the effort the club has put into signings this window.


{Ed002's Note - He is simply trolling the site.}



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30 Aug 2021 20:11:50
I think it may be Leicester Bobby.




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30 Aug 2021 20:08:07
I know it’s looking unlikely Matt but I think we will get both our targets tomorrow.

Wishful thinking perhaps!





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16 Sep 2021 21:26:47
They sure did Matt, unfortunately for them!




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16 Sep 2021 18:47:54
I believe James has served his ban so can be picked. I think he will start because I assume Son will start for the Spuds.

I would like Chilwell to start but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Alonso start again.

I think Lukaku will give their CB’s a really tough game.

I want Kante to start but my guess is he will be on the bench.




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16 Sep 2021 11:25:45
I got persuaded by our fellow poster Matt, who assured me that his first touch had improved with his time in Milan.

He is still not Mark Hughes but it’s a lot better than it was that’s for sure.




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16 Sep 2021 03:33:01
If only Kante could start every game!




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15 Sep 2021 21:14:58
For years I was in The Shed upper but now in the Mathew Harding upper. So far very pleased to have made the change Jimbo.

Sadly, I’m now generally only going to the Premiership games!