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  1. Will Ferrell is part owner of LAFC and is apparently an enthusiastic fan, so I think that might contravene your rules? I'm sure there's no shortage of other celebrity Chelsea fans, though.
  2. He is, what, 5 years older now though. Fingers crossed he's back asap but perhaps it's time to just get a deal for Edouard done now and see which out of him, Nacho and Ayoze can step up in Vardy's absence.
  3. My worries with Eriksen would be: 1) His last season-and-a-half to two seasons haven't been good at all. There are mitigating circumstances, namely Mourinho's style of football and Inter not really suiting him. But is he in a rut or is it a longer term thing? 2) He's played a lot of football since a very young age. Apart from being an absolute freak of nature, it's widely regarded that Vardy's longevity is partly down to not coming through the traditional way. Has Eriksen burnt out young? There's no doubt Eriksen's a special talent. If he can reproduce his t
  4. I wonder how many people will peace this comment together?
  5. I can see this happening if Under goes back to Roma early for them to loan out elsewhere. I do like the look of Under but it's looking increasingly like his time here isn't going to be so fruitful. Still, we're only half a season down and he's had to build Premier League sharpness and then contend with injury, so he could still come good when things get really busy and competitive when the Europa League starts back up again. But if Under is going to go back to Roma this month (or even stay for the season but have very little chance of us making the deal permanent), Thau
  6. It's the little hand movement from Jake Humphrey as well
  7. Possibly. Not the most composed though. Getting sent off when your team has just gone a goal down isn't a great look.
  8. Haha the commentator didn't even acknowledge he made a mistake when he screamed Gundogan's name
  9. Saying we'd never win the Champions League is like saying we'd never win the Premier League or laughing when Vichai said we wanted to be in the top 5 within 3 seasons. Every team is always more likely not to win the competition they enter at the start of a season. That's why you never see a team odds on to win a trophy at the start of a season. It's always easier and the safer bet to say X team will not win Y trophy. It's always more likely that we will never win the Champions League. But if we start qualifying for it regularly then one day we really could. We're a very
  10. I guess Ings sees himself as having only one more shot at playing CL football. I think Man City could probably do with him actually and he'd get approx 1,000,000 tap-ins per season there. If we were to make a move we'd do so knowing most of the fee won't be recouped. We'd only do that if expecting that he would help us to reach the CL/win trophies, enhancing the club's coffers and brand. Which could happen. I think he's good enough to have that kind of impact. But, the injury record will always be a sticking point, even now when he's largely been fit for quite some time
  11. It's 7.30am and I'm already out of rep points for the day, so here, have this
  12. Getting Ricky on the pitch bodes well. Having his pace and energy to bring on in Albrighton's position is a big plus. Also, it gives us the option to bed him back in while Castagne and Justin are still killing it. Starting him at RB against Brentford might well be the icing on the cake if he's ready.
  13. Fitting them all in as well will be tough. It's already tight enough. They'll drop points based on fatigue alone.
  14. To be fair he did slate Chelsea's defending for the first.
  15. Odegaard's asked to leave Real. Has the exact kind of profile we usually look for. However, it could mean we're overstocked in certain areas unless we sell or only ever play Perez wide or as a striker. I imagine there will be a lot of competition for him too.
  16. The Christmas scheduling really screwed us for the Palace game didn't it. At full strength, we would've absolutely gubbed these.
  17. I know this is turning into a goal fest but I get the feeling that if either of these teams just somehow took over Odion Ighalo's loan until the end of the season, it'd give either of them the shot in the arm they need up front.
  18. Great to see all round, that. KDH keeps getting regular football at a club that appreciates him and where he's settled and enjoying his time there, and three of the best teams in the division want him in their sides. Bodes well for us next season, hopefully he can make the step up. Nice to see we have a good relationship with Football League clubs like Luton, Barnsley, etc.
  19. Vestegaard being out is a massive boon to our defence at set-pieces, and Redmond and Djenepo are both quality so them being out are plusses for us too. I do feel guilty about being relieved that a player's out because of Covid but obviously not having Ings is a real blow to them. But Walcott and Adams are both in good form. It'll be a tricky game that they'll be well up for. They'll want to put that 9-0 thing to bed won't they, even though they've already beaten us since then. I don't dislike Southampton by any means. I'm full of admiration for what they did
  20. I know he's a Spurs player but Reguilon is so good. He's up there with Robertson in my opinion.
  21. I know it's not to be relied upon, but looking at Wikipedia, I believe the 'de Pfeffel' part of his name comes from his great-grandmother's surname (his father Stanley's mother's mother). His surname Johnson seems to come from his grandfather (Stanley's father) who changed his name from Osman Kemal to Wilfried Johnson. Osman was the son of Ali Kemal, a liberal politician (among other things) who was at one point the Minister of the Interior for the Ottoman Empire. Following the male line right through, Boris's surname should be 'Kemal'. It looks like 'de Pfeffel' is als
  22. I'm struggling to understand how that isn't to be honest
  23. If he approaches this as he approaches a game of football, cancer won't know what's hit it. Best wishes Sol and get well soon.
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