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Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread 

Post#61 » by treiz » Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:49 am

Double Helix wrote:I hate how close the Hulk rumors seemed weeks ago and still nothing. Reminds me of Modric all over again. Still super happy about Hazard though.


Not sure because during the Brazil-Argentina they kept referring to Hulk as the new Chelsea signing.
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Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread 

Post#62 » by 5DOM » Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:09 am

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Double Helix wrote:I hate how close the Hulk rumors seemed weeks ago and still nothing. Reminds me of Modric all over again. Still super happy about Hazard though.


Not sure because during the Brazil-Argentina they kept referring to Hulk as the new Chelsea signing.


Were you watching the GolTV feed? The whole time I was watching, I was wondering how they always seem to get the worst commentators to work for them.
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Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread 

Post#63 » by 5DOM » Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:08 pm

http://www.chelseafc.com/page/LatestNew ... 82,00.html

Di Matteo signs a two year contract. Sensible appointment
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Post#64 » by Ill » Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:51 pm

It'll be interesting to see how he tries to maintain decent playing time for everyone next season. Either way, I like the guy, so hopefully we have a successful season next year.
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Post#65 » by treiz » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:20 pm

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Double Helix wrote:I hate how close the Hulk rumors seemed weeks ago and still nothing. Reminds me of Modric all over again. Still super happy about Hazard though.


Not sure because during the Brazil-Argentina they kept referring to Hulk as the new Chelsea signing.


Were you watching the GolTV feed? The whole time I was watching, I was wondering how they always seem to get the worst commentators to work for them.


It was actually ESPN commentary
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Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread 

Post#66 » by treiz » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:23 pm

5DOM wrote:http://www.chelseafc.com/page/LatestNews/0,,10268~2810782,00.html

Di Matteo signs a two year contract. Sensible appointment


Finally

Ill wrote:It'll be interesting to see how he tries to maintain decent playing time for everyone next season. Either way, I like the guy, so hopefully we have a successful season next year.


I don't think there would be much rotation to be honest, Di Matteo since Swansea and Wes Brom has always been a guy who finds an XI and sticks to it. I hope he does learn to rotate because we've seen from Spurs and City this year the problems with sticking to an XI throughout the year
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Post#67 » by Ill » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:38 pm

Well, I guess it depends how he can manage the ego's.

Strikers/Centre Forwards: Torres/Sturridge/Lukaku

Wingers: Mata/Marin/Hazard/Malouda

Mid: Lampard/Miereles/Mikel/Essien/Ramires/Romeu

Defense: Terry/Cole/Cahill/Luiz/Ivanovic/Betrand

Who am I missing here? possibly Hulk I guess?

Seems like he's going to have to rotate to keep a lot of players happy.
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Post#68 » by treiz » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:19 pm

Missing Ferreira, and Hutchinson

He needs to rotate, with the World Club Cup as well we need to make sure that we're fresh throughout the season. I don't think ego would be an issue, everybody loves Di Matteo and they seem to like playing for him. I'm sure they'll understand that rotation needs to happen a lot next year.
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Post#69 » by Westbrook » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:57 am

Fellow Chelsea fan here.

Fixtures for next season have been released:

http://www.chelseafc.com/page/LatestNew ... 13,00.html

First two months:

Sat Aug 18 Wigan Athletic A

Sat Aug 25 Newcastle United H

Sat Sep 1 Reading H [to be rearranged due to our participation in the European Super Cup]

Sat Sep 15 Queens Park Rangers A

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Sat Sep 29 Arsenal A
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Post#70 » by treiz » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:23 am

Just had a bid rejected from Wigan for Victor Moses

Really?
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Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread 

Post#71 » by Westbrook » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:02 pm

treiz wrote:Just had a bid rejected from Wigan for Victor Moses

Really?

Yes, we offered €7MIL for him I think and they rejected it. They are looking for €12-13 MIL.
We are also intereted in Jovetic and Hulk for quite long time.
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Post#72 » by Andre3822 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:38 pm

Midfield needs to improve.

I feel bad for Essien, pre-injuries, he was easily a top 5 player in the world.
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Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread 

Post#73 » by Westbrook » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:13 pm

Andre3822 wrote:Midfield needs to improve.

I feel bad for Essien, pre-injuries, he was easily a top 5 player in the world.

Yes, he was monster pre-injuries, to bad he is not the same player again. He can still be a role player until his contract is up.
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Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread 

Post#74 » by lukekarts » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:40 pm

Essien was never a top 5 player, but he was pretty good, maybe a top 5-10 midfielder. He's had bad luck with injuries though, so this year will be make or break.

Hopefully we close the Hulk transfer soon, and who knows, maybe Moses. I'd be happy with that.
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Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread 

Post#75 » by 5DOM » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:00 pm

It looks like Malouda could leave for Brasil. I always felt he got too much stick from the fans, but this is probably the best decision for both him and the club. Was the best winger in the country for a short time and played a role in both our Double campaigns. Not bad.
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Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread 

Post#76 » by 5DOM » Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:45 pm

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sp ... -boss.html

Spurs keep on giving. Good move by the Board who are obviously used to these things now lol
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Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread 

Post#77 » by lukekarts » Mon Jul 2, 2012 10:04 am

Under normal circumstances, I'd not want AVB to fail, because he deserves another chance somewhere.

But damnit I hope the Spurs players have no respect for him and they start the season in a horrible slump. It would annoy me so much if AVB came good for them.
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Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread 

Post#78 » by 5DOM » Thu Jul 5, 2012 6:52 pm

Luiz didn't make the Olympics squad. YES

Great news considering JT's possible suspension
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Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread 

Post#79 » by Slava » Sat Jul 7, 2012 4:42 am

:lol: is that Gasol clowning Hakeem in your sig? That must be the lowest point in his career.
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Re: Official Chelsea FC Thread 

Post#80 » by 5DOM » Sat Jul 7, 2012 12:38 pm

Must have been, yeah lol
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