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19 Mar 2019 07:47:59
Hi Ed, I believe we have been in the dark concerning happenings in the club since you left. All we have seen here are mere speculations and no substance from somebody in the know. Please can you clear some air in some areas you feel should bring us to speed.
Uncertainties loom large at Chelsea ranging from the transfer ban, future of some key players, future of the coach, Dof, potential incoming transfer targets, the future of RA especially after visa issues with the British government, and even the proposed stadium expansion.
It's fine if you are not disposed to discuss these at this time but I only feel we have missed a lot since you last updated us comprehensively.
Have a nice day.

{Ed002's Note - (a) Chelsea want FIFA to hear the appeal for the fine and the ban before the end of June, meaning regardless of the result they should be clear to conduct business in the summer - as if they lose they can request an arbitration hearing which will almost certainly suspend the ban. There is however a major issue still being dealt with. (b) There is nothing specific regarding players - some will leave in the summer regardless. (c) There is interest in Sarri from another side and Chelsea would not stand in his way if he wanted to leave. (d) There remain a couple of people that the club are interested in as Director of Football, but both need convincing and responsibilities to be made clear. (e) Mr Abramovic has rejected one offer for the club from Jim Ratcliffe in recent months and discussions about the tie up with another side will lead to a further offer being made. But yes, the issue with the government persecuting Mr Abramovic and six others is causing a lot of problems. (f) The redevelopment of the stadium is an entirely separate matter and unrelated to all of this.}

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19 Mar 2019 11:11:33
All of these sorted out could make the club head in the right direction again. We need more Chelsea past players within the club. Ballack for me should be DOF immediately and can at least plan for the future. If Sarri does leave I wouldn’t be bothered but I’d like Steve Holland in charge with perhaps Morris as his assistant. The club has been a shambles since he left. It’s too early for Frank let him learn his trade. I’d love Ballack in as DOF then I’d like to see us try quality again. The likes of Jovic, Pepe, Skriniar and Mendy would be my picks.

19 Mar 2019 11:17:42
Can't thank you enough for your updates. Cheers.

19 Mar 2019 11:48:25
Very good to get this info Ed002 much appreciated. Will obviously much hope that the FIFA appeal will be held before end of June and that the other serious matters will have a positive resolution.

{Ed002's Note - The club and The FA have both requested FIFA to do that.}

19 Mar 2019 11:59:44
Thank you Ed002.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

19 Mar 2019 13:13:01
Great information there Ed002, thank you for that. I appreciate you have probably said as much as you can about the ownership situation so that might make my question above slightly redundant now.

19 Mar 2019 14:34:07
Cheers Ed.

19 Mar 2019 14:35:50
Thanks Ed002. Well apreciated.

19 Mar 2019 16:59:09
ed thanks for this, what do you mean tie up with another side will lead to another offer? will radcliffe make another offer or someone else and what tie up? thanks alot.

{Ed002's Note - You need to read the entire sentence, not part of it. There will be another offer from Jim R.}

19 Mar 2019 18:41:25
i see thanks ed, has roman got a price in mind he would accept? or does he not want to sell? thanks.

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea if Mr Abramovich "has a price in mind".}

19 Mar 2019 19:04:58
Thanks for that update ed002! Made my day! Can I ask why the FA have asked FIFA to make a promo decision on the ban? I can understand the club wanting a prompt decision, but I don't understand how it effects the FA.

{Ed002's Note - Because The FA were also punished and could get repeat fines if other clubs are punished for the same issue.}

19 Mar 2019 19:40:47
Are other clubs being investigated for the same issue? Or am I reading too much into it?

{Ed002's Note - Similar and related issues.}

19 Mar 2019 19:57:42
Thank you for the insight!



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