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  • faux-C 12 Jun 2013 22:56:04 9,640 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Yeah, no-one is pompous enough to write like that are they?!
    While I don't think the letter is real, Ian Ayre is definitely pompous enough to write like that.
  • The-Bodybuilder 13 Jun 2013 00:05:02 14,439 posts
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    ascue wrote:
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    This is the same club that made noise about wanting Van Persie and a host of other top strikers, and ended up with Nicky B.
    *snort*

    Speaking of TGSTEL, has he buggered off yet?
    Seems like Arsenal have accepted every offer for him, all 5 of them. Some lowly teams in there, with the best bids from borussia Monchengladbach and Beskitas. This offers coming from someone neo rejected Schalke last season as "too low". Humbling times indeed.

    Also made noise about now preferring to play all the time for a team "just below the top clubs" rather than on the bench for a top club.
  • The-Bodybuilder 13 Jun 2013 00:09:06 14,439 posts
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    Also, the idea of Chelsea buying Matic for 1.5mil, selling him in exchange for Luiz (who they're now willing to sell) and now wanting to buy him back yet are quoted 25mil (sold with no buy-back clause) just shows how much of a joke club they are, along with their "academy".

    Utter joke.
  • Syrette 13 Jun 2013 00:29:25 44,219 posts
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    Hang on, that's just a rumour.

    Can't believe I'm defending that club, but still.

  • The-Bodybuilder 13 Jun 2013 08:47:34 14,439 posts
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    I'm just going on the fact Matic himself kinda confirmed interest but said he'd rather play for another year rather than return back.
  • THFourteen 13 Jun 2013 08:52:25 34,470 posts
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    Because englsih players are shit, nobody wants to buy them back
  • mcmonkeyplc 13 Jun 2013 10:05:15 39,567 posts
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    Nothing interesting happening here.

    Move on.

    CHAMPIONS!

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • roz123 13 Jun 2013 10:58:12 7,113 posts
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    Good goal from Mata and Cazorla
    http://youtu.be/8K4TZ_rOjHA
  • TheHammerite 13 Jun 2013 11:01:45 1,530 posts
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    @The-Bodybuilder

    According to some rumors Mata is on his way out. It's probably best to avoid the tabloids.
  • THFourteen 13 Jun 2013 11:52:54 34,470 posts
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    SPURS IN FOR BARRY
    Spurs have a problem when it comes to their midfield beyond Mousa Dembele and Sandro, for next in line is the slow Tom Huddlestone and the slooooooow Scott Parker.

    With that in mind, they have a target in place to sort that problem out - Gareth Barry. Ahem.

    The Daily Express reports that Barry could be part of a mini clearout when Manuel Pellegrini finally arrives at Manchester City, and Spurs will be waiting with a 4million bid for the midfielder.
    snigger
  • Dougs 13 Jun 2013 11:55:41 69,511 posts
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    roz123 wrote:
    Good goal from Mata and Cazorla
    http://youtu.be/8K4TZ_rOjHA
    And that's why I love tiki taka - when the opportunity is there, and it all comes together, it looks ace.
  • Lamb 13 Jun 2013 12:54:13 475 posts
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    Help me understand, are donuts contraband? :D

    The Hungry One: New Chelsea boss Mourinho fills up on doughnuts at Heathrow

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2340652/Jose-Mourinho-eats-doughnuts-Heathrow-Airport.html
  • billythekid 13 Jun 2013 13:34:10 11,397 posts
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    Schurrle to Chelsea is done subject to medical. Replacement for Moses I'd think.
  • Dougs 13 Jun 2013 13:36:49 69,511 posts
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    So much for Jose pulling out and giving De Bruyne a chance!
  • SFD 13 Jun 2013 13:38:18 512 posts
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    Cabaye isn't good enough for a top 4 side IMO. Spurs, maybe.
  • billythekid 13 Jun 2013 13:42:17 11,397 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    So much for Jose pulling out and giving De Bruyne a chance!
    I reckon he still will, either him or Marin will get the squad spot. Doubt both will be kept.
  • Deleted user 13 June 2013 13:54:30
    I like Cabaye as a player, although not so keen on his sightly dirty/petulant side.

    He's have been a good replacement for Modric a year ago, but between Dembele, Sigs, Dempsey and Holtby I'm not quite sure where he'd fit in now.
  • Deleted user 13 June 2013 14:02:15
    Dempsey yes, total squad player. Suspect he'd be happy with that as well.

    Sigs though is young and really showed some quality towards the end of the season. He's certainly not one to build the team around in that position, but I still think he has the potential to become quite important for us.

    As for having three in the middle, yes, but that's only even going to work once we've got a proper bang-em-in striker. Which I hope to god we finally get this summer. We would have strolled into the top four with one last season.
  • TheHammerite 13 Jun 2013 14:05:46 1,530 posts
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    Can't understand why Marin has barely featured for Chelsea yet. He's looked good when he's played.
  • Deleted user 13 June 2013 14:16:31
    On Cabaye being a bit inconsistent, it really seems to be a common theme with Newcastle. So many of their players look like world-beaters on their day, but don't bring it to enough games.

    Is it possible it's a managerial/coaching issue?
  • King_Edward 13 Jun 2013 14:19:35 11,471 posts
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    @kalel

    But we've tried so many managers and couches! :)

    It think it may depend on the player in question. Cabaye is genuine quality suffering a duo in form. Sissoko? 3 game flash in the pan.
  • President_Weasel 13 Jun 2013 14:19:40 9,661 posts
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    TheHammerite wrote:
    Can't understand why Marin has barely featured for Chelsea yet. He's looked good when he's played.
    Neither of their last two managers has had any interest in the long or even medium term. One of them was a Chelsea old boy squeezing the last out of the old generation of players and the other was told as he came in that he was the interim manager, and was getting good results almost to spite Abramovich.
    Neither of them had any incentive to develop the team for the future or bring youngsters through that weren't going to make an immediate impact.
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