Chelsea thread


#585

No


#586

Chicken


#587

Trion you have arguments over the most ridiculous things haha


#588

The state of those posts i edited. Can ye please just quote the text of the response rather than re-posting the entire conversation?


#589

How?
He can’t even keep up with spurs and Liverpool who have new managers, compared to Wenger, and inferior squads.


#590

They just got lucky


#591

Hmm not sure I’d go with that being the only/key issue. They won the CL in 2000 and 2002 and La Liga in 2001 and 2003. There after they sold Makalele and their squad was very unbalanced as they often played Beckham as the DM and their star players were now running on old legs. Valencia and Deportivo were top European sides back then and Barce were reinvigorated.

Capello did bring in a defensive spine with Canavaro, Diarra and Emerson and top forwards like Van big nose and Reyes. He played a more pragmatic Italian defensive game, which wasn’t popular and despite winning the league he was sacked. So while it was down to Capello tactics and decisions prior to that Real’s team balance was poor and their rivals elite.


#592

standard


#593

Yeah, Chelsea are based on racism.


#594

I guess the kids today aren’t aware that Graham Rix is most definitely “one of ours” :grimacing:


#595

Chelsea can keep the racist nonce :smile:

Edit: this article is better than the BBC one, particularly if you want details about what was specifically said.

Truly appalling stuff


#596

Haha i’d actually forgotten about this. Embarrassing.

https://twitter.com/tomeurosport/status/994235428445327360?s=21


#597

https://twitter.com/SkySportsNews/status/996256543552270336


#598

Someone please explain


#599

What needs explaining? His squad number was 26 and he got subbed off in the 26th minute of his final game


#600

Oh didn’t know his squad number.


#601

Wonder what the odds are on skybet of Pochettino to be Chelsea’s next manager :thinking:


#602

Leave Tottenham for Chelsea? Don’t think so. He should replace Valverde at Barca.


#603

He hates Barca you know


#604

Pay him good money and he can forget his hate for Barca.