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13 Jun 2019 22:38:48
Sky in Italy says that Juventus have reached an agreement with Chelsea for Sarri.

obinna 123

1.) 14 Jun 2019 07:38:48
Good luck to him! Hopefully we can get lampard now. Iv wanted him since last season, to the people that say he shouldn’t be our manager he’s a legend and should stay that way, what a load of old cobblers! People who wouldn’t class him as a legend if he failed as the manger should go back to support Utd! We have all been crying out for youth to be giving a chance lampard and Jody Morris would 100% do that. For the first time in years they wouldn’t be to much pressure on the manger with our transfer ban, lampard is the only man I would want managing us, I think he’s earned a shot.


2.) 14 Jun 2019 10:19:27
I, like you, would like us to appoint Lamps if possible, I'd like us to give him time to work with the team and do his job, within reason, regardless of results, clearly if we lose all of our games we may need to rethink. One point is though that we all seem to be saying that appointing Lamps and Jody will mean we give youth a chance. is that guaranteed? If he does come in I don't see him suddenly throwing in 6 or 7 youngsters. Regardless of who takes over, due to the ban, we will need to integrate more of youth/ fringe players. I guess what I'm trying to say is let's just get behind whoever the next manager is and whatever team he picks, everyone's an expert and could do a better job, having a different opinion is everyone's right, abusing a manager or player is never acceptable. Let's get behind whoever, whenever. Come on the Chels.


3.) 14 Jun 2019 16:37:12
Spizzy, I don’t think there should be any guarantees.

My guess is we will have fresh players (CHO, RLC, Rudi and James) ready to play towards the end of September. They have to win their place back in the team by impressing in training and when given a chance there performances.

We will win the League comfortably!

COME on MY MIGHTY BLUES.


4.) 14 Jun 2019 19:21:41
TomB

Obviously! Never on doubt.


5.) 14 Jun 2019 21:22:45
Spot on Spizzy!


 

 

05 Jun 2019 23:28:44
* Seems Chelsea have agreed a deal with Real Madrid for Eden Hazard according to Fabrizio Romano whom I think is very reliable.

* Chelsea indeed appealed to CAS (which comes with freezing the ban) but there's growing fears around the club that if Chelsea lost the appeal, the ban could be extended to 3 transfer windows that's according to Matt Law.

obinna 123

1.) 06 Jun 2019 15:44:27
What is the source of us appealing to CAS? I feel like we are just going to take the ban, but this could change a lot if we did appeal.

We could be spend happy and target players like Icardi, Pepe etc. It could also signal a change of heart with our decision to back Sarri, meaning that he may opt to stay instead of heading to Juve. It could also hint that a manager like Allegri is incoming rather than super Frank.

Just feel like an appeal to CAS is opposite of everything I've read in the last weeks and could potentially implicate us having some major major news upcoming. I apologize for being skeptical Obinna (:


2.) 06 Jun 2019 16:13:53
Matt, the source of Chelsea appealing to CAS is Matt Law of the Telegraph. We appealed to CAS but haven't moved to get the ban frozen (pending when the judgment of the appeal to CAS arrives) cos of fear that if we loose the appeal to CAS, the ban might be extended to three seasons (cos of trying to delay the ban) .

To be honest, asides Kovacic's transfer, I am not expecting any activity in this transfer window or the winter transfer window at least till we get the judgement from CAS.


3.) 06 Jun 2019 16:51:45
Why do we need to request the ban frozen when the appeal is us saying “ we are not guilty “ and the punishment is the ban? They can’t punish us until proven ( again ) we are guilty,


4.) 06 Jun 2019 17:15:41
Obinna, if we successfully get the ban frozen, I think we will make a strong push for 2-3 signings to revamp our team. I fully believe that we have our targets identified and have held informal talks if the expectation is to buy during the CAS investigation. If I'm wrong, which I very well could be, then I think the club wants to get the ban over with ASAP.

Matt, I am not sure how the request to suspend the ban works. I don't think that there is any way that we get through this without a 2 window punishment. I think it'll be up to the club when we serve it however (serve now or after the appeal) . I still find it a bit odd that we can sign players younger than 16, which is probably what got us in this mess in the first place!


5.) 06 Jun 2019 17:57:58
From what I've gathered freezing the ban isn't difficult or complicated, I think the issue is losing the appeal to CAS after we must have gotten the ban frozen; that would mean more punishment (3 suspended transfer windows), honestly 3 transfer windows would be very costly.
There are a lot of factors that the club might have considered or is considering but one thing that I am guessing is that most of our transfer targets are in high demand (other clubs too that have money to spend are interested in them) that means, getting them in this window will mean paying so much but if we are patient till next season we would have been able to: incorporate some of our young players, change the ones that don't blend in and also get some of our transfer targets at a descent price.
There are actually a lot of good reasons why we should just sit out this transfer ban. Honestly, it could affect us cos other teams, would have fortified in those two windows (worst case scenario, we might not qualify for the UEFA champions league next season) but I think going forward, we will be at an advantage. In football nothing is certain and you never can tell but I think the best thing is sign Kovacic and sit out this ban, if CAS favours us, then maybe we can use the winter transfer window but if not we wait till next season.


6.) 06 Jun 2019 18:15:51
If we got the ban froze then invested this summer, we could sign players now long term targets who arrive in next window. Like we did with Pulisic, be helpful hey, but yeah I’m not sure on it all except other clubs got through this yet we seem to be punished more so.


7.) 06 Jun 2019 18:42:05
I really enjoy hearing the different perspectives and I anxious to see what the true outcome will be. Ominous times ahead, but I think we'll manage. For all we know, this ban could totally restructure the club for the better!


8.) 06 Jun 2019 21:53:57
Matt_24. I think this ban will very much shape our 3rd 'era' under Roman - the 1st being pre Champions League win; the 2nd being post Champions League. the Eden Hazard era, I suppose!


 

 

30 May 2019 17:53:36
Emrehan Gedikli, heard he's still a teenager but he's also one hell of a goal scorer; and it seems Chelsea are interested. If he's a from Bayer Leverkusen, I would really like Chelsea to push for him cos they have been producing some exceptional players in the last few years.

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18 Jan 2019 09:50:59
Hi Ed001, good morning, I heard that we are looking at Lobotka of Celta Vigo as an alternative to Leandro Paredes, Is there any truth to this and how do you rate Lobotka relative to Leandro Parades?
Thanks.

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{Ed001's Note - I don't know about the alternative to Paredes, other than he is someone that you have scouted through the season and before. He is highly regarded and, from what I have seen, a really good passer of the ball. I know PSG were considering him, had lots of looks at him but decided to go with a French player. He can play a more attacking midfield role, behind the forwards or a deeper role as a deep-lying playmaker as well as the kind of role Barkley etc are playing, so his versatility would be useful.

I really couldn't compare the 2 as I have not seen them play enough to do so.}


1.) 18 Jan 2019 11:50:15
Thankyou Ed, much respect.

{Ed001's Note - welcome mate.}


2.) 18 Jan 2019 13:57:54
It seems Leandro Parades is a really good player and whom Sarri wants (besides his age is good- 24years) Not every day does a club gets such a midfielder easily (as a first team player or as backup) . I am forced to say that we often tend under price ourselves out of good players. The club should get this deal wrapped up quickly so he doesn't opt for PSG whom I read- has already made a good bid for him.


3.) 18 Jan 2019 15:15:55
I don't make decisions for the club but I will be pissed off if we fail to sign Paredes. He's the kind of player we need to often release the attacking players. He also has experience for his age.


4.) 18 Jan 2019 18:17:16
I hope it doesn't become another Antonio Conte's experience of broken promises for Sarri (less than a year after been employed by Chelsea) . Sarri said that he needs a replacement for Fabregas- hopefully one midfielder has to come in (question is- who? And how is the player? ) .
Read that Inter Milan too is close to an agreement for Barella- another player that Sarri wants.
The funny thing is that when Chelsea now decides to spend- you see them pay £100 million for another Drinkwater.


5.) 19 Jan 2019 05:56:55
Ed001,
Is the parades deal going to be hijacked by psg . if so, who are alternatives looked at for the fabregas role.

Also, can you confirm if outgoings like Cahill Moses Drinkwater will be subject to others coming in . And will it be in this window? Or will younger academy players be given a chance?

Thanks.

{Ed001's Note - I don't think it would be hijacking, no deal has yet been agreed for him, so it would simply be them getting a deal done. Though I still think they are more likely to sign Gueye from Everton, for some reason. Not sure why as he is not good enough but there you go.

Cahill, Moses and Drinkwater are surplus regardless of incomings. If they can be moved on, they will be, even if no one comes in. I expect at least 2 of them to go in January, probably all 3, though it might mean loans initially.

As for academy players, Sarri will continue as he has been doing. The use of the academy is not his strength but he will have them in and around the first team.}


6.) 20 Jan 2019 06:36:16
Ed001, I think PSG are looking to sign two midfielders in the next two windows. One who is a B2B like Doucoure or Gueye and a DLP like Paredes, Weigl, Lobotka or FDJ. They will have only Verratti and Nkunku as their two midfield options next season.

PSG might have a strong attacking lineup, but their midfield and defense is poor. If they buy two MFs along with a LB and a RB, and sell Neymar to raise money, I think they would have a much more balanced squad.


7.) 20 Jan 2019 22:29:15
Are there any more players in the academy that can play for even Championship teams and excel. Sarri can't even use CHO.


 

 

22 Nov 2018 13:31:55
Hi Ed; How's your day? Any truth to Chelsea being interested in a Lyon player called Houssem Aouar?
If true, how do you rate the guy?
Have a good evening.

obinna 123

{Ed001's Note - not as far as I know, I know some English clubs looked at him but felt he was a bit slow and not up to the physicality of the Prem.}


1.) 22 Nov 2018 13:58:52
Surprised they thought he was slow, I watched most Lyon games last year and the kid has some immense potential. Definitely one to keep an eye on.

{Ed001's Note - depends on what they mean by slow, could be slow of thought or slow of understanding instructions.}


2.) 22 Nov 2018 14:22:41
Thankyou Ed, Kentonio- a lot of people are saying good things about him (Houssem Aouar) .


3.) 22 Nov 2018 15:42:38
A lot of people who watched the French league also said good things of Bakayoko. French league is a pub league. 1 team dominates, the others are crap. Probably on par with the Scottish leagues,


4.) 22 Nov 2018 16:00:47
Eden Hazard, Didier Drogba, Ngolo Kante, Thierry Henry etc. were all from the French league.


5.) 22 Nov 2018 16:14:48
Disagree with Adams comment. Load of tosh.


6.) 22 Nov 2018 19:49:01
Obina and you're point being? Bakayoko was made to look good in a poor league, got found out in 2 different leagues in 2 different countries.


7.) 22 Nov 2018 19:34:52
Our greatest striker ever came from the French league 🤦🏼‍♂️ There’s some fickle fans 😂.


8.) 22 Nov 2018 21:52:56
the French league was stronger back then until a little country decided to buy PSG and turn the league into a crap one. Its hardly made the league stronger has it? Fickle hardly mate, just don't get hyped up like you Fifa lot who think you know everything because you've signed him on a game. or watched him for one season. Bakayoko, Fabinho (liverpool) both look out their depths in this league.


9.) 22 Nov 2018 21:54:23
Totally agree Obinna some fans need to take a trip down memory lane before they comment. Let’s not forget Essien either.


10.) 22 Nov 2018 22:20:21
Kingkante, its truly quite a long list.


11.) 23 Nov 2018 01:37:16
I agree mate I find it quite disturbing the lack of knowledge some apparent Chelsea fans have on here already. Doesn’t matter what league you’re from there’s class and average players in each one.


12.) 23 Nov 2018 07:59:24
Adam is one of those fans. No point wasting your breath.

He says 1 team dominates, however only recently Monaco won the league.

Mbappe, Neymar, mendy, B. Silva, Fekir etc etc. The list is endless. Get your head out mate.


13.) 23 Nov 2018 09:50:36
Yes and they all dominate the champions league don’t they?


14.) 23 Nov 2018 09:54:53
Neymar hardly made himself in the French league you whopper. He learnt his trade in brazil, then Spain and now a piss easy league in France.

I think you’re all missing the point. Some players look good in a poor league and then get found out in stronger leagues. Not going to go through every player who has made the transition from one league to another. But there are players who look good and can make the step up, others can’t.


15.) 23 Nov 2018 10:13:13
Oh such a strong league. PSG already 13 points ahead. Played 13 won 13. Monaco 7 points. 19th place. Brilliant comparison. Even our below average players look good in the French league. Joey barton anyone. just because a player looks good playing in that league doesn’t mean he’s good enough for Chelsea.

{Ed001's Note - you could say the same about a player playing in any team outside the top 6 in England....}


16.) 23 Nov 2018 12:06:20
In What way have PSG dominated in the champions league? They’ve done nothing considering the money they’ve spent. Lyon have some fantastic young players there. Fekir, Aouar, N’Dombele and Ferland Mendy could all go on to become world class one day.


 

 

 

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26 Jun 2019 18:21:21
Guys; please for most of you that live in Europe (Spain esp) Can the Spanish Daily called Marca be trusted? They are saying that Chelsea are close to agreeing a deal for Mateo Kovacic.

obinna 123

{Ed001's Note - no, they are a mouthpiece for Madrid and you can't even trust the date in it. Marca is a tabloid akin to the worst in England.}


1.) 26 Jun 2019 18:27:49
Thanks Ed001, what about Mundo Deportivo, can they be trusted too? Cos they are all in on Kovacic story.

{Ed001's Note - they will no doubt be reporting that 'Marca said....' as that is the way it works these days.}


2.) 26 Jun 2019 18:35:03
Yes you are correct.

{Ed001's Note - sadly they all do this now.}


3.) 26 Jun 2019 18:37:24
Thanks man.

{Ed001's Note - very welcome.}


 

 

20 Jun 2019 10:18:44
Before now, the perception of Chelsea is that: It is one of those clubs that many players wants to com to, stay and many don't want to leave. Tbh, that perception is changed drastically; i don't know what seems to be the reason for this. These days, you see players not wanting to sign deals without assurances, agents of Players talk uncontrollably to the press, players and agents of players (of certain positions) giving the club conditions cos they don't want the club to bring in players in the same position cos of fear of competition. I honestly don't like this new identity that the. club is taking-up.

obinna 123

1.) 20 Jun 2019 13:01:13
That’s football now a days not just our club.


2.) 20 Jun 2019 13:32:43
Good post Obinna. I think you will find that there has been a power shift. I think what Man City are now is what we were. Players at City don't talk about leaving unless they ain't playing.


3.) 20 Jun 2019 16:16:31
You are right CFCShak, you spoke my thoughts. Tbh, it's making Chelsea look very mediocre, we are like what Arsenal used to be. It's not a good thing cos. Imagine Hudson Odoi that is just a kid looking like he's holding Chelsea to ransome (everyone's seriously freighting for him to sign a new deal) ; I believe if we were a bit of what we were maybe Eden Hazard might not have left for Real Madrid; Jorginho's agent comments (the other day) seemed to cause a huge ripple in the press and the club; the club looks like it can no longer compete for top players (with certain clubs that we were far ahead-of before- both in the EPL and in Europe) ; Chelsea now shy away from buying the best players cos we feel they are expensive (when there's actually no quality player that's cheap in the market) ; our hiring and firing of coaches now looks like an endemic incurable disease; the list continues. I must be honest that it's bad the brand of the club going forward.


4.) 20 Jun 2019 17:16:05
Assuming we don’t ask for a suspension of the transfer ban, there is NO Chelsea transfer news other than utilising/ bringing back our loan players.

The media continue with its efforts to create stories about us but I guess that’s their job!

I’m not happy with the historical manager merry go round but the club can certainly say it’s brought us success.

A quiet year and another Premiership Title would be very welcome as far as I’m concerned.


5.) 20 Jun 2019 17:17:37
That is one of your worst posts ever obinna! and you post a few. The negativity from you is quite extrordinary.


6.) 20 Jun 2019 17:51:49
How many trophies have we won, we won't be held ransom and will not stop anyone going who doesn’t want to be at the club, that makes us less powerful, ( really ) I don’t think so., sane is already moaning and I bet there’s a few more there hazard was always going to be fair and all the best to him.


7.) 20 Jun 2019 19:48:45
Obinna Nwanne m, the unfortunate thing here is that some of us who claim to love Chelsea more never see anything wrong with us fast becoming a mediocre club. Maybe some are too used to pre Roman era when we are not such a big team in contesting for trophies. The decline is obvious and anyone who dare to say it is considered as being negative.
We didn't become the Chelsea we were in recent years by this approach and IMO we may not be as big if we tow this line. We must invest on a few world class players to sustain our place among the big clubs. Then complement with other good players and a few academy players who really earned their place. I'm more interested in Chelsea winning trophies than giving out positions players who are not ready to challenge for spots in the team. ATM few of our players can get a regular game in any of the big teams even in the EPL. Maybe only Kante and that's a huge statement.


8.) 20 Jun 2019 20:07:19
We'll always be a very attractive club to players, that perception hasn't changed at all for me. We're the most successful club in England over the past decade. Players have always wanted assurances before signing deals and agents the same when negotiating for their players. That's not a problem that just involves us it's something every big club has to deal with. Nothings changed much at all. My issue was we seemingly had this policy of we wouldn't let someone leave unless they're replaced instead of looking to the youth or loanees. That can be put on the current managers we've had and just not the board as well though. But it's lead to us wasting money on players that weren't necessarily needed and could've been put towards a position that did need strengthening. I think we're going in a good direction with the changes we're making at the club. Having Lampard and Jody back to have that connection with the youth set-up will help us massively. It'll give our talented youth chances to fill positions instead of going out and buying them which will help us spend more money on top players for positions that are needed.


9.) 20 Jun 2019 20:34:33
G8, the 'beauty' of mediocrity is that you see nothing wrong and you see your present situation as OK until you hit rock bottom and can't come back up. Thankyou very ilo nwanem.


10.) 20 Jun 2019 20:39:04
I wonder how many teams would like to be as mediocre as us? We have won a pot every season for the last three years and we will be back in the Champions League next season.

City have raised the game to a new level in the same way we did in the early Roman years but we will come again. We will be competitive next season even if we don’t look to postpone the transfer ban.


11.) 20 Jun 2019 21:13:24
Tomb and Nibby; there are feats (trophies/ achievements) that Chelsea have achieved (that is great) which we can boast with to other clubs, but I feel what actually makes the difference is: Can you boast to yourself of the same feats (in private) looking at what other clubs are doing at the moment? I think we should read the Manchester United script and learn from it. Besides, I respect the fact that we have a ban.


12.) 20 Jun 2019 23:27:53
LondonBlues90, your post is a good one.


13.) 20 Jun 2019 22:58:35
The Manchester United script? Pay any fee, any wage and have Sanchez sat on the bench earning £500,000k a week? All whilst missing out on top four? I'll give that script a miss Obinna, thanks.


14.) 21 Jun 2019 01:27:03
No J., that isn't what I meant by the Manchester United script (you misunderstand me completely) ; I meant the script of how Manchester United went from being very successful to this present state. We need to ask ourselves how ManU got to this point where it seems like they keep spending heavily but nothing seems to be working.
J., what you have just said about Manchester united is one of the negative consequence of the point that I am trying to make.


15.) 21 Jun 2019 13:18:31
Teams have dominant periods We have, Arsenal have, Utd have and now it’s City’s turn. People with long memories will even recall how dominant the Scousers were.

IMO our investment in a top class youth system will eventually hold us in good stead.


16.) 21 Jun 2019 21:03:01
The route Chelsea are trying to take is the complete opposite to that of United. Believe it or not Chelsea are desperate to be as self sufficient as possible, building a squad around graduates of the youth team and, where the quality isn't coming through in certain positions, look to spend wisely to fill those gaps with quality signings. One of the consequences of chopping and changing managers recently has been that, unlike before when new managers generally picked up Mourinho's first team and tactics, we've signed players that fit certain tactics but then taken on new managers who insist on completely different tactics. We need a consistent core to build around. Hopefully with Lampard, Cech, etc. we'll have that.

Sir Alex Ferguson's time at United was the polar opposite to now. He quickly realised that sustained success was next to impossible, identifying that the need to rebuild was natural for a successful team. He didn't panic when his United had a down year or two, he simply looked at where the re-build was required; also identifying that a strong core of the squad coming through the youth system made for a much more effective rebuild. When he left, and United hit a slump, the club panicked and tried to spend their way out of trouble; they're now in a lot of trouble.


 

 

11 Jun 2019 17:46:04
All we as fans do is hope that the board or management of the club will take the right decision. Tbh, I don't think that letting two key players (ie Hazard and Kovacic) leave a team with no similar or capable replacement (s) is a good decision. Hazard's transfer is understandable but I don't think it is a wise decision not keep Kovacic (esp if we want to keep the team-blend and our good football culture going) . Losing two important players from a team that finished third in the EPL and won the Europa league (when we can lose one and have one) is not a wise decision, similar thing happened when we lost Diego Costa and Matic without capable replacements. I hope we aren't setting ourselves up again?

obinna 123

1.) 12 Jun 2019 06:50:42
We have a PL title winner and a french title winner available at no cost.
Why spend £30/ 40m for someone who contributed little in the season?
And supposing we returned to playing 4231 where would we fit in Bakayoko/ Barkley/ Drinkwater/ Kante/ Jorg allowing for Lofty/ Mount to play middle of the three?
If we are to spend anything it should be on a striker IF and only if we can get someone significantly better than we have Giroud/ Tammy/ Bats.


2.) 12 Jun 2019 09:11:57
We have already bought Pulisic - we are tying up a contract with CHO - we have Bakayoko returning and Mount / Reece James as possibilities. Not to mention Batshuayi / Pasalic / Morata (unlikely) / Abraham / Dasilva / Zouma etc - I think we'll be ok!


3.) 12 Jun 2019 09:16:06
Tend to agree and think that especially with transfer ban shadow there we must keep Kovacic who played v well in Baku and if gaining more consistency in second season could become a very important player for us.


4.) 12 Jun 2019 11:03:55
Very good points Turvey and you other lads are IMO putting up sound arguments.

I don’t think (subject to the ban) we would be spending big money in this window. I know we have looked at CFs but let’s not buy just for the sake of it.

It could well be better to take the ban on the chin for this window.


 

 

06 Jun 2019 22:19:56
When I see Ross Barkley play for England, he seems a different players from the Barkley that plays at Chelsea.

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1.) 06 Jun 2019 23:00:28
Not for me, he plays with a little more freedom going forward but that's it. Under the slightest bit of pressure he turns into a rabbit caught in the headlights. The guy has good attributes in his game but in a system which involves playing out of pressure he struggles when in a CM position. If you can keep him closer to the opposition box rather at CM then you'll get the best out of him. It's why he looked good at Everton playing in the CF role just behind Lukaku.


2.) 06 Jun 2019 23:07:15
Different managers get players to perform differently. Plus managers install conidence in players and southgate is renowned for that!


3.) 07 Jun 2019 07:55:57
Agree London. He never was good with the ball under pressure hence why he struggled under Sarri. His a different style of player.


 

 

21 May 2019 16:44:38
Who thinks Reece James can play as Right winger in this Chelsea squad?

obinna 123

1.) 21 May 2019 17:01:36
Not me!


2.) 21 May 2019 17:46:35
Why would you put him at RW when we're in dire need of a RB?


3.) 21 May 2019 17:50:04
Why on earth would you play one of the most promising young right backs in the Country out of position?


4.) 21 May 2019 18:30:53
Maybe RWB but preferably RB.


5.) 21 May 2019 21:29:06
Finally get a brilliant all round RB in the squad and you want to shift him up to the wing. Oh my .


6.) 22 May 2019 00:23:41
RB clearly his best position. If you had to change that he’s more suited to CM than a winger, played in midfield a few times for Wigan.


7.) 22 May 2019 09:50:27
And Azpi to play as our main striker!


 

 

 

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25 Jun 2019 14:10:35
TomB, it looks like you are our Captain America on the site: Fearless, never backs down and can fight all day. Your optimism is really infectious (and that's very good) .

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18 Jun 2019 08:56:51
If I were you Matt, I won't expect anything from Chelsea. The future is very pregnant and no one knows what it will give birth to.

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17 Jun 2019 17:12:13
That's a good one from the club. Thanks Ed.

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06 Jun 2019 17:57:58
From what I've gathered freezing the ban isn't difficult or complicated, I think the issue is losing the appeal to CAS after we must have gotten the ban frozen; that would mean more punishment (3 suspended transfer windows), honestly 3 transfer windows would be very costly.
There are a lot of factors that the club might have considered or is considering but one thing that I am guessing is that most of our transfer targets are in high demand (other clubs too that have money to spend are interested in them) that means, getting them in this window will mean paying so much but if we are patient till next season we would have been able to: incorporate some of our young players, change the ones that don't blend in and also get some of our transfer targets at a descent price.
There are actually a lot of good reasons why we should just sit out this transfer ban. Honestly, it could affect us cos other teams, would have fortified in those two windows (worst case scenario, we might not qualify for the UEFA champions league next season) but I think going forward, we will be at an advantage. In football nothing is certain and you never can tell but I think the best thing is sign Kovacic and sit out this ban, if CAS favours us, then maybe we can use the winter transfer window but if not we wait till next season.

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06 Jun 2019 16:13:53
Matt, the source of Chelsea appealing to CAS is Matt Law of the Telegraph. We appealed to CAS but haven't moved to get the ban frozen (pending when the judgment of the appeal to CAS arrives) cos of fear that if we loose the appeal to CAS, the ban might be extended to three seasons (cos of trying to delay the ban) .

To be honest, asides Kovacic's transfer, I am not expecting any activity in this transfer window or the winter transfer window at least till we get the judgement from CAS.

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26 Jun 2019 18:37:24
Thanks man.

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26 Jun 2019 18:35:03
Yes you are correct.

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26 Jun 2019 18:27:49
Thanks Ed001, what about Mundo Deportivo, can they be trusted too? Cos they are all in on Kovacic story.

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{Ed001's Note - they will no doubt be reporting that 'Marca said....' as that is the way it works these days.}


 

 

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26 Jun 2019 18:02:47
Not the kind of signing I want from Chelsea- now that Hazard has been sold. So good luck to him.

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25 Jun 2019 14:13:24
Bandy204, I thought Athletico Madrid did such deal when they got Vitolo?

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{Ed002's Note - No. The Vitola transfer was pre-agreed.}