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Yeah, I know my "not quite being impressed" with Willi is getting old
Commented on The Luke Shaw saga will end before the World Cup on Apr 16 2014, 2:27p
It's only outrageous because people want to be outraged
Commented on The Luke Shaw saga will end before the World Cup on Apr 16 2014, 2:21p - 1 reply
Another midfielder of Matic's ilk will make a lot of big guys cry on a regular basis
Commented on The Luke Shaw saga will end before the World Cup on Apr 16 2014, 1:57p - 1 reply
Well, we've got a history for paying too much for people, don't we?
Commented on The Luke Shaw saga will end before the World Cup on Apr 16 2014, 1:44p - 2 replies
You're quite right that Shaw isn't really "worth 30 mil"
Commented on The Luke Shaw saga will end before the World Cup on Apr 16 2014, 1:40p - 2 replies
Who could we realistically get that's all that much of an upgrade over Luiz?
Commented on The Luke Shaw saga will end before the World Cup on Apr 16 2014, 1:32p - 2 replies
Azpi isn't an answer for that left side, though
Commented on The Luke Shaw saga will end before the World Cup on Apr 16 2014, 1:28p
This
Commented on The Luke Shaw saga will end before the World Cup on Apr 16 2014, 1:24p
Where can the money be better spent?
Commented on The Luke Shaw saga will end before the World Cup on Apr 16 2014, 1:20p - 3 replies
Except we didn't have 22 world class players back then
Commented on We're about to find out whether Financial Fair Play has teeth on Apr 15 2014, 11:38a - 2 replies
I doubt we'd do it as much as you seem to think
Commented on We're about to find out whether Financial Fair Play has teeth on Apr 15 2014, 11:18a - 1 reply
If you realize it can't possibly work then you and I have a very different understanding of the word "ideal"
Commented on We're about to find out whether Financial Fair Play has teeth on Apr 15 2014, 11:15a - 2 replies
A few more things
Commented on We're about to find out whether Financial Fair Play has teeth on Apr 15 2014, 11:14a - 1 reply
In fairness, City does tend to play with two of those four in the lineup
Commented on We're about to find out whether Financial Fair Play has teeth on Apr 15 2014, 10:39a - 1 reply
More options is good, but there's a practical limit to how many options we need
Commented on We're about to find out whether Financial Fair Play has teeth on Apr 15 2014, 10:34a - 1 reply
If he's not playing anyway then who gives a damn about him not scoring ten goals a season?
Commented on We're about to find out whether Financial Fair Play has teeth on Apr 14 2014, 11:33p - 1 reply
You win more by having a third world class striker that you rarely ever use and who will no doubt be furious at the end of the season and need replacing?
Commented on We're about to find out whether Financial Fair Play has teeth on Apr 14 2014, 10:45p - 1 reply
It's only hyperbole if it's an intentional exaggeration :-)
Commented on Man of the Match Demba Ba saves the day for the second time in five days on Apr 14 2014, 10:42p - 1 reply
I know, but it's more the general principle :-)
Commented on We're about to find out whether Financial Fair Play has teeth on Apr 14 2014, 10:11p
I agree completely
Commented on We're about to find out whether Financial Fair Play has teeth on Apr 14 2014, 10:03p - 2 replies
What's the point of having three world class strikers for one spot?
Commented on We're about to find out whether Financial Fair Play has teeth on Apr 14 2014, 9:48p - 2 replies
The same applies to all the teams, though
Commented on We're about to find out whether Financial Fair Play has teeth on Apr 14 2014, 9:42p - 1 reply
I don't think it's against EU law to ban a club from registering new players
Commented on We're about to find out whether Financial Fair Play has teeth on Apr 14 2014, 9:22p - 1 reply
Would you take Rami-Matic over Ginkel-Matic or Luiz-Matic? How about Mikel-Matic?
Commented on Man of the Match Demba Ba saves the day for the second time in five days on Apr 14 2014, 9:12p - 3 replies
There's a long way to go before either run out of cash
Commented on We're about to find out whether Financial Fair Play has teeth on Apr 14 2014, 8:23p - 6 replies
Nah, that's too short term to look at things
Commented on We're about to find out whether Financial Fair Play has teeth on Apr 14 2014, 8:05p
If it comes to a spending contest between Roman and Mansour then we'll probably lose
Commented on We're about to find out whether Financial Fair Play has teeth on Apr 14 2014, 8:01p - 2 replies
You'd rather we have too much for the next five years?
Commented on Chelsea linked to Everton defender on Apr 14 2014, 3:20p - 1 reply
I wouldn't
Commented on Demba Ba saves the day as Chelsea squeak past Swansea City on Apr 13 2014, 10:05p
I don't think "incredibly clinical" is a particularly accurate description of Eto'o's finishing under any circumstances
Commented on Demba Ba saves the day as Chelsea squeak past Swansea City on Apr 13 2014, 9:53p - 1 reply
for Why is this even being discussed??? Oscar at Chelsea Forever!
Voted on Apr 13 2014, 2:43p
for Liverpool
Voted on Apr 13 2014, 2:42p
His reasoning is spot on, though
Commented on Swansea City 0 - Chelsea 1: Initial reaction and community rating form on Apr 13 2014, 1:42p - 1 reply
That's a pretty good reason, actually
Commented on Swansea City vs. Chelsea: Second Half Thread on Apr 13 2014, 1:11p
Just needs a good deal of polish
Commented on Swansea City vs. Chelsea: Second Half Thread on Apr 13 2014, 12:53p
Why?
Commented on Swansea City vs. Chelsea: Second Half Thread on Apr 13 2014, 12:49p - 1 reply
Cows go "muuuuh"
Commented on Swansea City vs. Chelsea: Second Half Thread on Apr 13 2014, 12:41p
We should be playing better
Commented on Swansea City vs. Chelsea: Second Half Thread on Apr 13 2014, 12:07p - 1 reply
That's a bit harsh on both of them, isn't it?
Commented on Swansea City vs. Chelsea: Second Half Thread on Apr 13 2014, 12:06p
The solution to a packed defense is rarely to overload on strikers
Commented on Swansea City vs. Chelsea: Second Half Thread on Apr 13 2014, 12:02p
Take shots that are actually on goal?
Commented on Swansea City vs. Chelsea: Second Half Thread on Apr 13 2014, 12:01p
Indeed
Commented on Ranking the best possible Champions League finals on Apr 12 2014, 10:27a
Atletico beat us 4-1 in the supercup in 2012.
Commented on Chelsea draw Atletico Madrid for the 2014 Champions League semifinal on Apr 11 2014, 10:33a - 2 replies
I'm sure you weren't actually unsure of what I meant, David
Commented on Mo Salah vs. Stoke City on Apr 7 2014, 2:27p - 2 replies
Damn, I make that mistake of not bringing enough stamina with me every single time I even contemplate running :-(
Commented on Brace yourselves for BS: noted Mourinho-critic's new book comes out Thursday on Apr 7 2014, 1:22p - 1 reply
If you run the same stretch enough times then eventually your form improves - the first outcome is fatigue while eventually it's barely shortness of breath
Commented on Brace yourselves for BS: noted Mourinho-critic's new book comes out Thursday on Apr 7 2014, 11:47a - 1 reply
If the argument is a religious code of morality then its credibility generally comes from the source (the divine inspiration) rather than from logic
Commented on Brace yourselves for BS: noted Mourinho-critic's new book comes out Thursday on Apr 7 2014, 10:47a
Many talents have had dung for brains and failed to reach their potential
Commented on Mo Salah vs. Stoke City on Apr 7 2014, 10:22a
If you ask me, the line is as bad as that rubbish about the definition of insanity being to repeat an action and expect a different outcome
Commented on Brace yourselves for BS: noted Mourinho-critic's new book comes out Thursday on Apr 7 2014, 9:53a - 1 reply
And who gets to decide who the bad people are and how much badness should happen to them?
Commented on Brace yourselves for BS: noted Mourinho-critic's new book comes out Thursday on Apr 7 2014, 9:38a - 1 reply
He has a tendency to dribble by knocking the ball forward and running onto it
Commented on Mo Salah vs. Stoke City on Apr 7 2014, 8:56a - 2 replies
Justified fear, it seems
Commented on Arsene Wenger is scared of Romelu Lukaku on Apr 6 2014, 9:31a - 1 reply
I agree with the last part, but I don't get the first part
Commented on Chelsea 3 - Stoke City 0: Initial reaction and community rating form on Apr 5 2014, 4:07p - 2 replies
I don't think De Bruyne looked poor as much as he simply looked like a bad fit with Mou's chosen tactics
Commented on Chelsea 3 - Stoke City 0: Initial reaction and community rating form on Apr 5 2014, 3:53p
None taken :-)
Commented on Chelsea 3 - Stoke City 0: Initial reaction and community rating form on Apr 5 2014, 3:45p
Yeah, it's not exactly a simple science to figure out when players are ready
Commented on Chelsea 3 - Stoke City 0: Initial reaction and community rating form on Apr 5 2014, 3:45p - 1 reply
Too late
Commented on Chelsea 3 - Stoke City 0: Initial reaction and community rating form on Apr 5 2014, 3:38p - 2 replies
I'm not sure I'm grinding any axes
Commented on Chelsea 3 - Stoke City 0: Initial reaction and community rating form on Apr 5 2014, 3:34p - 2 replies
I prefer to think of myself as a cautiously optimistic realist
Commented on Chelsea 3 - Stoke City 0: Initial reaction and community rating form on Apr 5 2014, 3:14p - 2 replies
I don't disagree
Commented on Chelsea 3 - Stoke City 0: Initial reaction and community rating form on Apr 5 2014, 3:12p - 1 reply
How about two games against Chelsea and two games against Schalke?
Commented on Chelsea 3 - Stoke City 0: Initial reaction and community rating form on Apr 5 2014, 3:11p - 2 replies
Salah is a kid who has played mainly in an unimpressive Swiss league for the local top team and for an Egyptian national team that isn't exactly facing top tier opposition
Commented on Chelsea 3 - Stoke City 0: Initial reaction and community rating form on Apr 5 2014, 3:01p - 3 replies
Depends on the number of Championship games, I'd say
Commented on Chelsea 3 - Stoke City 0: Initial reaction and community rating form on Apr 5 2014, 2:48p - 1 reply
There'd be cover if we wanted there to be cover and it's not like we couldn't start Kalas out on the right back and move him central once his nerves calm down
Commented on Chelsea 3 - Stoke City 0: Initial reaction and community rating form on Apr 5 2014, 2:43p - 1 reply
Salah has a handful of CL games against mostly other mediocre or worse teams
Commented on Chelsea 3 - Stoke City 0: Initial reaction and community rating form on Apr 5 2014, 2:41p - 1 reply
An individual mistake by Salah almost got costly twice
Commented on Chelsea 3 - Stoke City 0: Initial reaction and community rating form on Apr 5 2014, 2:38p - 2 replies
Except for all the crap passes and pointless dribbles he also made, which we're forgetting because of the narrative set by his goal and Stoke's passive defending
Commented on Chelsea 3 - Stoke City 0: Initial reaction and community rating form on Apr 5 2014, 2:35p - 3 replies
One thing I find interesting
Commented on Chelsea 3 - Stoke City 0: Initial reaction and community rating form on Apr 5 2014, 2:33p - 5 replies
Would be if you replaced Lamps and Salah with Ramires and Oscar
Commented on Chelsea vs. Stoke City: Lineups & Game Thread on Apr 5 2014, 1:21p
Yeah, the shot was really at the center of the goal, but at least it was reasonably hard and on goal
Commented on Chelsea vs. Stoke City: Lineups & Game Thread on Apr 5 2014, 1:14p
The problem is that we'd get wrecked in central midfield by the opposition
Commented on Lukaku has no feud with Mourinho, is concentrating solely on Everton at the moment on Apr 5 2014, 10:17a
I can't see Costa playing (65 x 90 = ) ~6000 minutes as our striker next season
Commented on Lukaku has no feud with Mourinho, is concentrating solely on Everton at the moment on Apr 5 2014, 9:47a - 1 reply
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