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I don't think it's quite that simple
Commented on Burnley vs. Chelsea: Second Half Thread on Aug 19 2014, 8:33a
It does to me
Commented on Burnley vs. Chelsea: Second Half Thread on Aug 18 2014, 8:33p - 1 reply
No contact and no foul are not the same thing
Commented on Burnley vs. Chelsea: Second Half Thread on Aug 18 2014, 8:32p - 1 reply
Well, if he accidentally snagged his foot on the keeper then yes, it's a foul
Commented on Burnley vs. Chelsea: Second Half Thread on Aug 18 2014, 5:05p - 1 reply
You can blame a player for being run into with the sole purpose of falling down?
Commented on Burnley vs. Chelsea: Second Half Thread on Aug 18 2014, 5:01p - 1 reply
Well, my gut reaction was simulation but I agree that a yellow was rather harsh
Commented on Burnley vs. Chelsea: Second Half Thread on Aug 18 2014, 4:55p
So why didn't Costa lift his leg at all? Why is he falling to the ground over an arm that is flat on the ground?
Commented on Burnley vs. Chelsea: Second Half Thread on Aug 18 2014, 4:54p - 2 replies
Simulation isn't to "pretend contact" but to "pretend a foul"
Commented on Burnley vs. Chelsea: Second Half Thread on Aug 18 2014, 4:47p - 3 replies
How does a contact negate the "pretending" component?
Commented on Burnley vs. Chelsea: Second Half Thread on Aug 18 2014, 4:41p - 2 replies
Actually I'd say it looks like a dive to me
Commented on Burnley vs. Chelsea: Second Half Thread on Aug 18 2014, 4:11p - 2 replies
Actually, I probably came on a bit too strong
Commented on Schürrle: Should he start? on Aug 18 2014, 3:12p
You're spot on, I think
Commented on How do you tell if a player is good? on Aug 18 2014, 2:14p
The problem is that we don't have access to sufficiently detailed statistics
Commented on How do you tell if a player is good? on Aug 18 2014, 1:17p - 1 reply
Well, that discussion got well and truly killed by the moderation staff...
Commented on Mourinho confirms heightened expectations for new season, reminds that transfer market is still open on Aug 18 2014, 9:33a
Are you sure you're not overrating that key pass statistic a tiny bit?
Commented on Schürrle: Should he start? on Aug 18 2014, 12:13a - 1 reply
That was a good read, Collun
Commented on How do you tell if a player is good? on Aug 17 2014, 9:22a - 1 reply
Nah, that's ultimately just marketing at play, isn't it?
Commented on How do you tell if a player is good? on Aug 17 2014, 8:25a
And on the topic of Ramires, since I tend to be rather critical of him...
Commented on How do you tell if a player is good? on Aug 17 2014, 8:11a
He's saying that the case for Pogba is generally based on Pogba's reputation for being a fantastic midfielder rather than on Pogba's actual qualities as a midfielder
Commented on How do you tell if a player is good? on Aug 17 2014, 8:03a
for Hilario
Voted on Aug 17 2014, 7:57a
Disassociating statistics from their context and then raving about how they indicate a class act performer?
Commented on Mourinho confirms heightened expectations for new season, reminds that transfer market is still open on Aug 16 2014, 8:03a - 4 replies
No Subject
Commented on Premier League Predictions? WAGNH has 'em, Pt. II on Aug 14 2014, 11:50a
One thing I'm still not understanding one bit...
Commented on Victor Moses could be a surprise squad inclusion thanks to homegrown status on Aug 14 2014, 9:21a - 2 replies
Would you rather pay him to do something badly that you can't do over?
Commented on Mourinho flatly denies Benatia rumours on Aug 13 2014, 10:40a
for Willian - Why he is underrated
Voted on Aug 13 2014, 9:48a
You should be more specific
Commented on Chelsea vs. Real Sociedad, Preseason Friendly: Second Half on Aug 12 2014, 3:47p - 5 replies
That's a bit harsh
Commented on Chelsea vs. Real Sociedad, Preseason Friendly: Confirmed lineups on Aug 12 2014, 3:41p
Always with the assumptions...
Commented on Chelsea's four moments of absolute brilliance in the 2-1 win against Ferencvaros on Aug 12 2014, 8:15a
As I said, Varane would be nice but we may believe Zouma will become just as good
Commented on Chelsea's four moments of absolute brilliance in the 2-1 win against Ferencvaros on Aug 11 2014, 6:31p - 2 replies
If he didn't mind a drop in his wages then why would he be hard to move?
Commented on Chelsea's four moments of absolute brilliance in the 2-1 win against Ferencvaros on Aug 11 2014, 6:27p
Last year we barely had a proper striker, we used the infamous Rampard pivot for a long time, and we used a right back on the left
Commented on Chelsea's four moments of absolute brilliance in the 2-1 win against Ferencvaros on Aug 11 2014, 10:29a - 1 reply
I doubt Atletico would mind having him back if his wages wouldn't bankrupt them
Commented on Chelsea's four moments of absolute brilliance in the 2-1 win against Ferencvaros on Aug 11 2014, 10:21a - 1 reply
Because he'll only have one year of his contract left and taking a big wage hit to avoid retirement would likely mean greater long term income
Commented on Chelsea's four moments of absolute brilliance in the 2-1 win against Ferencvaros on Aug 11 2014, 10:19a - 1 reply
Oscar needs a break but he doesn't need to be a regular bench feature
Commented on Chelsea's four moments of absolute brilliance in the 2-1 win against Ferencvaros on Aug 11 2014, 10:11a - 1 reply
The scenario was a long term injury for one and a short term ban for another
Commented on Chelsea's four moments of absolute brilliance in the 2-1 win against Ferencvaros on Aug 11 2014, 9:30a - 1 reply
Actually, I'm wasting 36 mil since we're talking two seasons, but I'm hoping he'll take the hint and leave after spending one year with the kids, meaning we'll save nine mil and only flush away 27m
Commented on Chelsea's four moments of absolute brilliance in the 2-1 win against Ferencvaros on Aug 11 2014, 9:27a - 1 reply
Wait, so Oscar needs rest (and I'm sure you'll agree that Haz looked knackered too at the end) yet our attacking band rotates plenty?
Commented on Chelsea's four moments of absolute brilliance in the 2-1 win against Ferencvaros on Aug 11 2014, 9:22a - 1 reply
Then we've still got Ivan, Zouma, Ake, Azpi, Luis, Mikel, Ginkel, and Matic
Commented on Chelsea's four moments of absolute brilliance in the 2-1 win against Ferencvaros on Aug 11 2014, 9:11a - 1 reply
Actually, FFP doesn't mean we can't throw away Torres
Commented on Chelsea's four moments of absolute brilliance in the 2-1 win against Ferencvaros on Aug 11 2014, 9:09a - 1 reply
That works in theory but in reality it requires Mou to want to rotate enough to make everybody happy
Commented on Chelsea's four moments of absolute brilliance in the 2-1 win against Ferencvaros on Aug 11 2014, 9:02a - 1 reply
In fairness, we did play that game with two very young central defenders who played their first ever game together
Commented on Chelsea's four moments of absolute brilliance in the 2-1 win against Ferencvaros on Aug 11 2014, 8:46a - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on Chelsea's four moments of absolute brilliance in the 2-1 win against Ferencvaros on Aug 11 2014, 8:36a
What's the point of trying to solve the midfield crowding by using one more central defender?
Commented on Chelsea's four moments of absolute brilliance in the 2-1 win against Ferencvaros on Aug 11 2014, 8:35a - 1 reply
4-2-3-1 it is, then
Commented on Chelsea's four moments of absolute brilliance in the 2-1 win against Ferencvaros on Aug 11 2014, 8:28a
Can you name me a central midfield that is offensively impressive even with Torres as the striker?
Commented on Ferencvaros vs. Chelsea, Preseason Friendly: Confirmed lineups on Aug 10 2014, 4:09p
Except being good enough and being able to break into a squad while we're spending hundreds of millions on superflous star players aren't exactly the same thing
Commented on Ferencvaros vs. Chelsea, Preseason Friendly: Confirmed lineups on Aug 10 2014, 4:04p - 1 reply
And Reus, Ronaldo, Messi, Schweinsteiger, Vidal, and Neuer!!!
Commented on Ferencvaros vs. Chelsea, Preseason Friendly: Confirmed lineups on Aug 10 2014, 3:48p
Well, it almost doesn't matter if Torres makes those runs because few defenders worry about him anyway but...
Commented on Ferencvaros vs. Chelsea, Preseason Friendly: Confirmed lineups on Aug 10 2014, 3:42p
Three people, really
Commented on Ferencvaros vs. Chelsea, Preseason Friendly: Confirmed lineups on Aug 10 2014, 3:37p - 1 reply
It's hardly that simple
Commented on Romelu Lukaku to Everton: what it means for Chelsea's finances on Aug 4 2014, 2:42p
What would Lukaku gain from getting into a claim vs claim situation against Mourinho?
Commented on Romelu Lukaku to Everton: what it means for Chelsea's finances on Aug 4 2014, 2:39p - 1 reply
Yeah, that's the other curious part, but whether he was registered with us or not, he certainly wasn't registered for three seasons prior to the end of the season where he turned 21
Commented on Official: Oriol Romeu leaves on loan on Aug 4 2014, 1:22p - 1 reply
What does FFP have to do with this?
Commented on Official: Oriol Romeu leaves on loan on Aug 4 2014, 1:05p - 2 replies
He would've been U21 for three seasons, but he wouldn't have been with us for three seasons before the end of the season in which he turns 21
Commented on Official: Oriol Romeu leaves on loan on Aug 4 2014, 9:46a - 2 replies
He was 19 when we bought him so he couldn't have been owned by an English club for three seasons before the end of the season where he turned 21, could he?
Commented on Official: Oriol Romeu leaves on loan on Aug 4 2014, 9:33a - 1 reply
Only people born in 1993 or later count as U21 this season
Commented on Official: Oriol Romeu leaves on loan on Aug 4 2014, 9:29a
He wasn't brilliant at the beginning of last year, though
Commented on Werder Bremen 3-0 Chelsea: Initial reaction on Aug 3 2014, 3:45p
So you'd be fine with us winning a final by having a player do a Pepe on their keeper the moment they use their last substitution?
Commented on Werder Bremen vs. Chelsea, Preseason Friendly: Lineups & Game Thread on Aug 3 2014, 1:14p
It's not that simple, though
Commented on Werder Bremen vs. Chelsea, Preseason Friendly: Lineups & Game Thread on Aug 3 2014, 1:00p
Mikel allows the other players to focus slightly more on going forward since he's reliably going to stay back
Commented on Werder Bremen vs. Chelsea, Preseason Friendly: Lineups & Game Thread on Aug 3 2014, 12:43p - 1 reply
He was expensive and we didn't really need him anyway
Commented on Pellegrini confirms Lampard set for Manchester City loan on Aug 2 2014, 7:29p - 1 reply
And Lampard is a senior citizen with sod all pace who almost certainly isn't going to reinforce City much at all
Commented on Pellegrini confirms Lampard set for Manchester City loan on Aug 2 2014, 7:25p
Might as well ask who the best footballer in the world is
Commented on Mourinho: Fabregas the 'missing piece' of the Chelsea puzzle on Aug 2 2014, 7:10p - 2 replies
Willian is horribly toothless as a winger and Hazard is rather Mata-like as a #10
Commented on Mourinho: Fabregas the 'missing piece' of the Chelsea puzzle on Aug 2 2014, 7:01p - 1 reply
Selling Lukaku doesn't really give us an actual need for a striker that only occasionally is an improvement to playing 10 v 11
Commented on Atletico Madrid confirm they aren't landing Fernando Torres, deny that Joao Miranda is leaving on Aug 1 2014, 10:21a - 1 reply
So explain this to me
Commented on Mourinho: 'We are outside the market now' on Jul 31 2014, 11:21a - 4 replies
18, the man says
Commented on Mourinho confirms that Fernando Torres will remain with the Chelsea squad on Jul 31 2014, 11:17a - 4 replies
I mostly agree with everybody else about both questions
Commented on Romelu Lukaku has agreed a five-year deal with Everton, according to reports on Jul 30 2014, 5:02p - 1 reply
Until Costa picks up an injury. Then we've got the same problem we had last season. :-(
Commented on Official: Romelu Lukaku joining Everton on Jul 30 2014, 4:43p - 1 reply
Name a few better strikers that are also just 21 years old
Commented on Official: Romelu Lukaku joining Everton on Jul 30 2014, 4:42p - 3 replies
You're complaining about having a guy we could make 28 mil on sit on the bench while advocating that one of Oscar, Cesch, Matic and Vidal be used as a sub?
Commented on Official: Romelu Lukaku joining Everton on Jul 30 2014, 4:38p
You're assuming that Lukaku insisted on playing 90 minutes for each and every one of those 60 or so games we play per season
Commented on Romelu Lukaku has agreed a five-year deal with Everton, according to reports on Jul 30 2014, 4:17p
Back then we didn't have a whole lot of better alternatives and he managed to not be at his typical (largely useless) self
Commented on Romelu Lukaku has agreed a five-year deal with Everton, according to reports on Jul 30 2014, 4:03p - 1 reply
We're going to look like idiots every time Torres is on the pitch regardless of what happens
Commented on Romelu Lukaku has agreed a five-year deal with Everton, according to reports on Jul 30 2014, 3:35p - 1 reply
Courtois is a bit of an exception
Commented on Romelu Lukaku has agreed a five-year deal with Everton, according to reports on Jul 30 2014, 3:30p - 1 reply
Because Özil was totally at the same stage in his career that Lukaku is, right?
Commented on Romelu Lukaku has agreed a five-year deal with Everton, according to reports on Jul 30 2014, 3:09p
So was that a "yes, we're better with Torres as second choice striker" or a "no, but we might buy someone good and to hell with squad registration issues"?
Commented on Romelu Lukaku has agreed a five-year deal with Everton, according to reports on Jul 30 2014, 1:09p - 1 reply
Do you think he'd leave if he was convinced he'd get the chance here?
Commented on Romelu Lukaku has agreed a five-year deal with Everton, according to reports on Jul 30 2014, 1:04p - 1 reply
Suppose we've earned 15 mil on selling Lukaku
Commented on Romelu Lukaku has agreed a five-year deal with Everton, according to reports on Jul 30 2014, 1:01p - 1 reply
Sure, Lukaku is better than Ba
Commented on Romelu Lukaku has agreed a five-year deal with Everton, according to reports on Jul 30 2014, 12:57p
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