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Leeds the tools to hurt teams, they press and harry incessantly in such a way they'll pick up some points. But they do look fragile as fuck, the moment Cash scored the wheels fell off.

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2 hours ago, Mike1812 said:

Fuck sake

 

 

They sung it a lot and shamefully Norwich banned any Ukraine flags etc (I assume to not give the scummy Chelsea fans an excuse to fight) albeit the club did change the club colours on the big screen to a very blue looking green and yellow.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Naysonymous said:

This really should be six or seven.  Leeds have just downed tools. 


Worse home performance of the season by far.  We are fucked as I think Burnley are better then us.

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29 minutes ago, Waggo said:


Worse home performance of the season by far.  We are fucked as I think Burnley are better then us.

 

There's not a lot of evidence that anyone is worse than us. Feeling confident about Norwich?

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22 minutes ago, kensei said:

 

There's not a lot of evidence that anyone is worse than us. Feeling confident about Norwich?

I could see them scoring at least 2 past us. When's the last time we actually scored?

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2 hours ago, Mike1812 said:

Second this

 

 

I think Rodrigo could be forgiven. He's been unlucky - at the tail end of last season he had a run of good games and looked like he was going to settle. He has been unlucky with injuries both to himself and the team stopping him getting settled. Reckon he'll go back to Spain or to Italy and we'll lament why he was never that good for us.

 

Last summer was risky. January was suicidal.

 

10 minutes ago, Mike1812 said:

I could see them scoring at least 2 past us. When's the last time we actually scored?

 

The two against United? Luck has been terrible though, if we'd put away half of the chances we made Bielsa would still be manager. Defense is still appalling but being up in a few would have stopped the heads dropping.

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Nope not confident at all about getting a result of any kind against Norwich, but whatever they do against us though won’t be enough to save them.  Watford look as good as gone too, so I think it is between us and Burnley for the last spot, and right now they have more fight in them than we do.

 

Same old story with Leeds always trying to do it on the cheap.  It was obvious to anyone with half a brain we needed to bring players in during the January window, just to cover for the injuries if nothing else.  But no we get fed bullshit that Bielsa is happy to play 14 years old instead, and Bamford will be back to change everything, then Phillips etc etc.  

 

Board have only themselves to blame if they take us back down.

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9 hours ago, kensei said:

 

There's not a lot of evidence that anyone is worse than us. Feeling confident about Norwich?

 

If Norwich play like the first half against Chelsea then an easy win for Leeds, second half performance and id fancy them to beat Leeds - thats Norwich’s season long issue tho and every club knows if you start fast and put the game beyond them its a nice 3 points.

 

 

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The Chelsea fans are doing a good job of convincing me that it'd actually be best to wind up the club altogether.

 

It really is amazing what fans will defend and excuse.

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13 hours ago, ryodi said:

Chelsea are about to return to their pre Abromovich era, whoever takes over isn’t going to be as free spending as he was.


They’re in whole heap of trouble - according to my die-hard Chelsea mate they run at a loss every year even with Abramovich topping them up, and worldwide merchandising, ticket sales and about 15 players off the books out on loan. It’s a big job for anyone who wants to take over to reverse that trend - Abramovich has been on Bruce Buck’s case for years to make them self-sustaining and he still hasn’t managed it, which may make them a much less attractive proposition to anyone expecting to make money out of the acquisition, like a consortium or a Western businessman. And every week this goes on, without the top-ups and revenue, it’s going to get worse and worse. I recall that they were close to going into administration when Bates sold them to Abramovich in the first place, and that could be the reality again if they can’t at least overturn some parts of the ruling.

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15 minutes ago, Jammy said:


They’re in whole heap of trouble - they run at a £150m per year loss even with Abramovich topping them up, alongside worldwide merchandising, ticket sales and about 15 players off the books out on loan. It’s a big job for anyone who wants to take over to reverse that trend - Abramovich has been on Bruce Buck’s case for years to make them self-sustaining and he still hasn’t managed it, which may make them a much less attractive proposition to anyone expecting to make money out of the acquisition, like a consortium or a Western businessman. And every week this goes on, without the top-ups and revenue, it’s going to get worse and worse. I recall that they were close to going into administration when Bates sold them to Abramovich in the first place, and that could be the reality again if they can’t at least overturn some parts of the ruling.

What a shame hey 😊😊

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A couple of years ago, Harry Redknapp said that football fans would cheer for Saddam Hussein if he won them football matches. I think he was on to something.

 

Of course, the fact that he was saying this as a bizarre way to illustrate some point he was making about how Mauricio Pochettino should manage Arsenal somewhat undermines his position as a sage, but even a stopped clock tells the right time twice a day.

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32 minutes ago, SaintAnselm said:

He should have never been allowed to buy Chelsea in the first place, the guy is about as shady as they come and its not like its ever been a secret either.


There have been plenty of articles saying stuff like “Well, I was told in 1999 that Abramovich made his money from sending kids into uranium mines” without explaining why they are only mentioning it now.

 

Like I said elsewhere, when these people find out about the owners of Man City and Newcastle, it’s going to blow their minds.

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Newcastle fans were cheerleading that real piece of shit taking over their club. Fans can be disgusting and think of morals, rule of law, humanitarianism etc as just inconvenient obstacles if trashing them means their club will be successful. 
 

If Hitler was regenerated as an oil billionaire and brought a club a good section of the support would become holocaust apologists. 
 

Maybe that makes me cynical of football fans but Chelsea, City and Newcastle haven’t shown me otherwise. 

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1 hour ago, Jammy said:

They’re in whole heap of trouble - according to my die-hard Chelsea mate they run at a loss every year even with Abramovich topping them up, and worldwide merchandising, ticket sales and about 15 players off the books out on loan.


And getting the largest share of the Premier League TV money and winning the richest prize in club football.

 

They are hardly alone in that but Europe’s top clubs making huge losses despite getting every single money table tilted in their favour is another thing that governing bodies are happy to ignore.

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4 minutes ago, Naysonymous said:

Best case scenario is a decline to the last fifteen years Arsenal have had then? I can’t see them imploding, but I can’t see Chelsea being bankrolled by a third sugar daddy. 


I guess that all depends on what they can have overturned. Three of their starting XI are out of contract this summer, and they have no way of negotiating new ones or signing players to replace them, even if they had the money to do so.

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One of those 'that can't be true' stats on football weekly; of the entire Ligue 1 wage budget, 40% of it is Psg's. 

 

Leonardo bursting into the referee's room aggressively, is there anyone who watched that game, Psg fans included, who thought they were harshly treated by the ref. 

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I'm sure theres a politically acceptable morally bankrupt billionaire that can prop up the Premier League's product by ensuring Chelsea are in their rightful CL position. Perhaps there's a legitimate businessman in Colombia, or a community leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo, or maybe Nestlé fancy a football team.

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2 hours ago, Jammy said:

Three of their starting XI are out of contract this summer, and they have no way of negotiating new ones or signing players to replace them, even if they had the money to do so.


They might have to recall a few of their 20-odd loanees. Conor Gallagher could actually be a plus for them.

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