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31 Aug 2021 10:27:17
I just wondered if anyone knew what was happening with Barkley, is he likely to get a loan somewhere on deadline day?

Also, Charly Musonda? I know he was working his way back to full fitness and took part in early pre season sessions but since then it's all gone a bit quiet?


{Ed002's Note - Chelsea are looking to sell Ross Barkley but it is likely now that they will need to consider a late off of a loan. Nothing will happen with CM until he is fit.}

1.) 31 Aug 2021 11:18:08
Thanks Ed and thanks for all your time and info over the transfer window. Hope today goes well and isn’t too crazy for you.

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04 Oct 2020 01:44:13
Well looks like CHO is on his way to Bayern. Can't help but think it's a big mistake, I know we have options but Werner clearly isn't a winger and Mount is also wasted out there which leaves just Pulisic.

If reports are true letting Tomori go will also be suspect unless we plan to keep Rudiger but I'd still take Tomori in our starting 11 over the others.

I feel a lot of mistakes are starting to happen which could cost Frank. Barkley, yes he won't start but he's a good option from the bench. I hope I'm wrong but to me this stinks of the AVB season where it had so much promise but bad decisions cost us.


1.) 04 Oct 2020 07:10:22
I don’t think he will leave Dan.

2.) 04 Oct 2020 07:24:10
Not sure where you’ve got your info from. But can’t see CHO going anywhere. Rudiger will go - just like Luiz went last year.

Which mistakes are you talking about exactly?

And comparing this to AVB’s season - 🤣🤷🏻‍♂️.

3.) 04 Oct 2020 08:07:53
Werner needs to be played up top. Mount is no winger. We Ziyech to come back, and Pulisic is back. Cho is back up to Ziyech and Pulisic. I think we still need another winger let alone letting cho leave!

4.) 04 Oct 2020 11:48:02
Simon Johnson said he is staying.

5.) 04 Oct 2020 12:23:40
Quick reminder that AVB season ended in us winning the champions league.

6.) 05 Oct 2020 22:25:21
If it wasn’t happening I think Lamps would have said so in his interview. If was lose CHO we down to Pulisic as our only natural winger. We can’t keep wasting Werner out there.

Mistakes would be allowing Rudi to leave in a season where we have the CV situation and also we could potentially play about 50 games. Letting Barkley go who is one of our only natural goal scoring midfielders. I think we’re cutting the wrong players lose.

I referenced AVB as that was the year we were tipped to challenge playing this attacking football and also the year we signed Lukaku, De Bruyne, Mata and Courtios.



29 Sep 2020 14:45:33
Really hoping the rumours of Zouma leaving aren't true. I know he's not the best on the ball but he's probably the best at defending.

I'd sooner let Christensen leave if I'm honest. I think he's had his chances over the years and hasn't really progressed too much.

Looking forward to the game tonight. I'd like to see Tomori and Chilwell get a start. I'd also like to see Werner start down the middle as I think he's wasted on the left.


1.) 29 Sep 2020 15:42:46
Zouma is our best CH in my opinion dan and I would be amazed if we let him go. Christensen has been playing well and Tomori is all promise and pace.

2.) 29 Sep 2020 15:47:45
Christensen is doing well at the moment too, why would you let him go now that he’s beginning to show good maturity in his game? How a player peaks differs individually. I agree with you that Zouma should stay this season and I also think that Christensen should stay this season too if Chelsea isn’t looking to sign another CB.

3.) 29 Sep 2020 15:48:06
Been saying it all season, he should be in the team 🤷🏽‍♂️.

4.) 29 Sep 2020 15:58:27
Dan we think alike mate 👍.

5.) 29 Sep 2020 19:11:12
He's good I agree but his lack of confidence on the ball is kinda concerning. I say let him and AC stay this season, if they don't do well we can let them go next season.

6.) 01 Oct 2020 02:57:47
Reason i'd let AC leave over Zouma is because he's simply too weak, same reason i don't like Jorginho as a DM. Both players get bullied consistently whenever they come up against physical players.



08 Sep 2020 16:56:13
Seems Tomori is heading to Everton on loan. I find that a bit disappointing if I'm honest. Would sooner have let Christensen go.

Was looking forward to a Silva/ Tomori partnership.


1.) 08 Sep 2020 17:22:35
Well he won't get much playing time since we have Zouma, AC, Rudi and Silva. Even Dave can play as a RCB too.
So I think it's a nice loan. He would improve under Carleto.

2.) 08 Sep 2020 19:12:28
I think he could have partnered Silva, but if he has to go on loan then this is a positive one. Everton are looking like they'll be competitive this season.

3.) 08 Sep 2020 23:06:09
Agree that he stands to benefit more from the possibility of getting minutes there rather than being the likely 4th choice defender here. It’s easy to say we want to sell X and Y player but it doesn’t work that easily and this has been made all the more difficult by C.V.’s implications on club finances.



07 Sep 2020 22:00:44
According to Romano, we should get Mendy in the next few days. Interestingly he stated that Rice is next on the list. he's not been wrong about much this far.

Imagine topping the window off with Rice. What a window!


1.) 07 Sep 2020 22:13:47
Any Ed’s have opinion on mendy as a player?

2.) 08 Sep 2020 14:48:08
Someone did an overview of Mendy using three different websites featuring top 30 keepers -
Shot Stopping. 3rd
Aerial Ability 1st
Leaving the line/ Sweeper keeper 25th
Passing 17th
The passing is weaker as he was one of the highest using launch balls in the list.
Overall a significant step up from Kepa.

3.) 08 Sep 2020 21:22:24
out of intrested who was number 1 in shot stopping.

4.) 09 Sep 2020 13:11:09
I can tell you who it wasn’t, Wheely haha.




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02 May 2022 08:13:47
And. cue the Tuchel out comments.

How can fans come on social media and moan that Lukaku wasn't played? He hasn't had a decent game since Arsenal, when was that like September? He's been absolutely disgraceful for 98% of the season so far and that's just on the pitch.

What do you want Tuchel to do exactly, play a back 4 so we can be more attacking for you but then get beat 3-0 on the counter and then you'll complain about that as well!

You're seeing right now exactly how bad we would have been all season under another manager, just that Tuchel has covered it up with good management most of the season.

You're acting like we don't create chances, we create plenty but we just don't finish them. How's that down to the management?

Lads, pep and klopp ain't coming, we've got the next best thing and even that isn't good enough for you.

There's being fickle and then there's being an expletive!


1.) 02 May 2022 10:16:33
Not just lukaku it’s the boring slow inactive football we play you will see in summer the signings we make and who wants to join then you will blame it on the new owners. Think about it we have only signed lukaku under tuchel.

2.) 02 May 2022 10:31:11
I don’t think anyone had issue with lukaku not starting, or starting recently, but the game yesterday we were being bullied physically, havertz wasn’t having any luck v Mina, yesterday we needed someone big and strong,

3.) 02 May 2022 10:58:47
Nib and Matt, the majority of fans/ posters wanted Lukaku signed (I didn’t) and there was also some glee when we appeared to get a good deal from AM to sign Saul.

The Lukaku one is a mystery to me as we signed him without realising either what his strengths are or having the players to compliment those strengths. Anyway, whatever the reasons he also didn’t also help himself with that article when in international duty.

Saul had a shocker first game against Villa and has only been used sparingly but he has shown signs of improvement and I would have played him more particularly recently.

As mentioned in a pre match post I would have started both Lukaku and Pusilic in front of Werner and Havertz yesterday. ’

TT in the face if it he will be our manager for next season and I will support him because I think he is the right choice for our club.

I think lots of players will leave this window. We will sign three or four and bring back what looks like some talented loan players. All clubs will be trying to improve their squad not least City and Liverpool, we have to hope our new players take us to the next level.

4.) 02 May 2022 11:24:36
I was very pleased with lukaku signing, and after his first 5 games I was feeling smug, now I see a €100m problem we will need to build around or offload,

5.) 02 May 2022 11:59:27
Matt three things on Lukaku:-

1) I take zero joy in Lukaku having a poor season.

2) it’s not all Lukaku’s fault.

3) A lot of teams play a low block against us and against City and Liverpool neither of those teams play a player like Lukaku and maybe that’s another reason why we haven’t played him. Of course that just begs the question, why did we sign him?

6.) 02 May 2022 12:03:25
Dan, we supposedly signed Lukaku for the finishing and when that doesn’t happen why would anything be different from last season?

I repeat this transfer window is massive if we want to remain at the top and I have no doubt we will make the window a success.



29 Apr 2022 21:30:47
Last night clearly shows the difference between the top 2 and us. Both of them would have scored 4 or 5 against a poor united.

We're just not ruthless enough, so frustrating.

I don't think I can watch Lukaku anymore, the sooner he's gone the better for everyone including himself. We'd have been far better off just keeping Tammy, he'd have got us 10-15 goals this season.

On a positive note I thought James was outstanding. I also thought Kante looked on his way back to his best although their midfield weren't exactly good.


1.) 30 Apr 2022 10:24:07
I agree with almost all you say here Dan though I do think RL should be given a couple more starts in next game or two to see if he can show something either worth keeping or that might attract buyers!



20 Apr 2022 22:03:02
Shocking home performance yet again. Think that's us back in the fight for top 4.

Badly missed Rudiger and Kova.

Kante looks shot, injuries seem to have caught up with him. RLC probably should have got a rest after the past week.

I don't blame TT for making changes, we've had a tough week but James at CB doesn't work, wasting his attacking talents.

Quicker we can get the league over with the better. All these games seem to have took there toll, we look knackered.


1.) 20 Apr 2022 22:35:10
Definitely a tired performance plus strange combos on left and right plus no Kova and below par Kante hugely weakens midfield.



10 Apr 2022 11:02:52
Good response yesterday after a poor week, I know Southampton weren't at their best but you can only beat what's in front of you.

Pleased for Timo. I know he lacks a bit of composure but he works his socks, gets into great positions and deserved his goals.

Personally, I think we look a lot more of a threat with him in the side. Even if he's not scoring his pace worries teams, runs in behind and his movement creates a lot of space for others.

He needs to start on Tuesday for me.




06 Apr 2022 21:54:30
Done by 2 lots of poor defending and a shocker from Mendy. That's our Champions League run over for another year.

I can't believe they put in a display against Brentford like they did and then went and did the same tonight, appalling!

They want to book their ideas up, very poor week. Securing Top 4 as soon as possible is a must now, starting with a win at the weekend.


1.) 06 Apr 2022 21:57:28
I hope not dan. I have a feeling we will give them something to think about at there place.

2.) 06 Apr 2022 22:31:42
Individual errors and poor finishing tonight. Never mind. we move on. Let's hope for a miracle next week.
However on other news Bohley was there tonight. Hope he noticed we need a DM I. e RICE lol.

3.) 06 Apr 2022 22:40:15
Fingers crossed Wheely!

4.) 07 Apr 2022 00:13:12
Miracles are not needed. We just need two goals!

Put it this way, Barcelona hit Real Madrid for 4 goals a couple of weeks ago at the Bernabéu.

The tie is not over yet, if we can play to our usual high levels and score 1st then we can turn this around! #Believe.

5.) 07 Apr 2022 08:53:22
To be honest, while we were poor last night, I don't think it's all doom and gloom.

As has been said, individual errors with some poor defending obviously cost us.

On the flip side, Chelsea made chances too. Lukaku with a couple of bad headers Havertz caused problems. Courtois made a couple of good saves too, the James freekick and the Azpi shot.

Matter on inches is all. Granted, we'll need to be better, but really, we can't be worse!

6.) 07 Apr 2022 09:09:59
The defense needs to tighetn up again, and that means a tighter midfield too. 7 goals conceded at home in two games v poor and not all down to Mendy, though his shocker (and Rudiger's non-tackle) at start of second half put us in deep trouble last night. Yet if Lukaku had taken the two chances he had, one quite easy, situation couold have been rescued.

Yes, not all completely lost yet, though TT says it is.

But also question of who TT picks for away game v Southampton on Saturday and what the mood in the suqad will be if a third defeat in a row?

7.) 07 Apr 2022 10:42:02
I saw three main issues last night:
1. Their attack in having a world class striker in form, scoring opportunities that we simply would have been unable to convert.
2. Our defence in being too slow to recover when hit on the break resulting in last ditch panic defending and errors.
3. Their pressuring and aggressiveness in midfield forced our mistakes.

Can’t account for the mendy unforced error as that’s just one of those things. At times in the first half I thought we looked like we were dominating possession (especially leading up to our goal) but our slow build up play allowed them to drop in deep and get compact. Jorgi was a big culprit as whenever he got the ball he slowed the game down. Saying that, mount, pulisic, or lukaku (and Havertz with more) convert some of their early chances and it’s a different result.

Still think we can turn it around but will be difficult as they can now simply pick us off on the break again. Let’s hope it goes for us in the return leg.

8.) 07 Apr 2022 12:24:54

Your three points are well made.

1) it’s not as if Benzema should be a surprise. In fact it was him who caused loads of trouble last season.

2) I was critical of Christensen and Silva for the first two goals. On reflection the first was also a static midfield issue that didn’t pick Benzema up when he ran from deep. Also with James halfway up the pitch Christensen was always likely to get exposed.

3) We should be able to cope with most teams that press. It happens virtually every week in the Premiership.

We missed chances and some very poor defending from a very passive team performance particularly in the first half.




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11 May 2022 13:20:36
Spot on Tom.

If we can clear out some of the fringe players, freshen it up with the returning loans and add a couple of quality players we’ll be in a good place again. I’m taking real quality, Rice or Tchouameni, Kounde etc.

It’s been a long old season, what with extra games, CV, Lukaku being a diva, contract issues and of course the sanctions…I’ll be glad to get these last few games out the way and go again next season.




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31 Aug 2021 11:18:08
Thanks Ed and thanks for all your time and info over the transfer window. Hope today goes well and isn’t too crazy for you.


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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 ;)




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05 Oct 2020 22:25:21
If it wasn’t happening I think Lamps would have said so in his interview. If was lose CHO we down to Pulisic as our only natural winger. We can’t keep wasting Werner out there.

Mistakes would be allowing Rudi to leave in a season where we have the CV situation and also we could potentially play about 50 games. Letting Barkley go who is one of our only natural goal scoring midfielders. I think we’re cutting the wrong players lose.

I referenced AVB as that was the year we were tipped to challenge playing this attacking football and also the year we signed Lukaku, De Bruyne, Mata and Courtios.




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11 Sep 2020 08:54:36
I think we'll need him. The season could become very disjointed in terms of CV, more regular fixtures and multiple competitions.

Usually teams like to work with small squads of 22ish players. I think this season teams will have slightly larger squads of 26.





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20 May 2022 10:01:01
If you look at the stats across the season, creating chances ain’t the problem it’s finishing them. We had another 19 last night, 1 goal!

Lukaku, Pulisic, Ziyech, Odoi, Werner all need replacing. None of them based on this season are good enough or even consistent enough.

You can see why TT calls it a rebuild, we need about 6 players : (.




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14 May 2022 23:01:35
We lost on pens, nothing anyone can do about that.

Yet another so called fan trolling the manager. Yet nothing is said about the missed chances etc.

Lost 3 finals and also won 3, including the biggest one of all. The hate Is getting boring now! I didn’t see Liverpool or city sacking their managers after a season and now look at them.




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07 May 2022 17:59:55
Come one then lads what’s the answer, let’s hear it?

Sack the manager, give a new one £150m, he fails and then we’re back to square one but less £150m?

Leave a striker on who doesn’t close down or hold the ball up when we’re trying to keep the other team in their own half but it’s ok, he scored?

Play a right sided centre back at left back, even though he’s been awful since Easter?

Play the kids and not anyone who is leaving in the summer?




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13 Apr 2022 08:07:25
Werner was out on his feet and needed to come off. As for Kante, he lost possession for both their goals, it wasn’t taking him off that cost us…

I think over the 2 legs it was just about individual mistakes which we had plenty of and individual quality that they had at the right moments.

I’m proud of them for last night, we were fantastic and in that mood we’d beat any team in the world in a single game, just a shame it was 2 legs.

Let’s not start blaming managers. TT got it spot on as he often does. For what he’s had to cope with this season, we’re still making finals of cups and in top 3…he deserves a new deal and to be backed in the summer.




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10 Mar 2022 14:26:55
Completely agree mate. If it takes this to make it all stop then so be it.

Our fans were fans before RA ( I hope) and will be fans long after. I’m actually positive about our future, hopefully a clean slate!


{Ed014's Note - 100% Dan