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12 Jan 2020 13:03:34
How do my fellow posters feel about this Kante going to Madrid story?

I can't believe we would sell him in this window but who knows. I guess it's all about the price!

Any input from the Eds would be appreciated.

TomB

{Ed002's Note - Whoever has told you that Kante is leaving this month is teasing you Tom.}


1.) 12 Jan 2020 15:39:18
I think, be it to Madrid or elsewhere, he'll move on in the summer - and I wouldn't blame him if he did.

I don't think he really fits into our current system, I've said before that he's a world class round peg in a square hole. Plus, for him, I'd imagine the opportunity to play for someone like Madrid or Juventus is tempting - surely it would be for any player? He's won everything in England - the opportunity to go and do so in another top league, at another top club, must be tempting.

Best of luck to him if he does leave.


2.) 12 Jan 2020 17:19:13
Thanks for the reply Ed and thank god for that.


3.) 12 Jan 2020 18:20:18
Kante is a world class player and will forever be a legend for us. I think he deserves his exit if he wants to try something new. I couldn't disagree with your post J.

Next year he will be 29 years and it will be the perfect time to sale him and recoup some money.


4.) 12 Jan 2020 18:59:56
Keep at all costs and get players to fit around him. His world class. Only world class player we have, make captain too,

{Ed047's Note - to right, he’s incredible


5.) 12 Jan 2020 20:57:08
Fabian Ruiz - kante.


6.) 12 Jan 2020 21:12:53
We might need more than one player to replace Kante Matt.

If he goes and I hope he doesn’t he will be a big loss.


7.) 12 Jan 2020 22:34:07
Matt, I did something I don’t usually do. I checked out the player you mentioned as a replacement for Kante. He does look like a very good player.


8.) 12 Jan 2020 23:10:22
I meant to play beside him, kante AND Ruiz,


9.) 13 Jan 2020 08:01:31
Understood Matt but the lad looks like a player!


10.) 13 Jan 2020 08:58:33
I think Kante has many years left in him and why would we not want to keep him? We have a lot of young players at the club and they NEED great role models. Who could be a better role model than Kante?

Jorghino I have a lot of respect for. He drives a lot of what the team does. He is dedicated. He communicates and he leads. Communication he knows is important and he learnt English so that he can do that well. Ahaon, a role model, for our younger emerging players.


11.) 13 Jan 2020 11:08:35
Good points celery.


 

 

13 Dec 2019 00:42:50
I suppose it depends how posters and fans view Willian but other than a couple of details it looks like he is signing a new contract and it could be a two year deal.

TomB

1.) 13 Dec 2019 08:55:50
grest servant to us and happy to see him stay with us.


2.) 13 Dec 2019 10:25:44
Sell on value, doesn’t leave on a free, good news.


3.) 14 Dec 2019 09:08:43
He's having a decent season. There's no guarantee Sancho would perform (for £100m) in the Premier League, Boga is performing well but in a disappointingly poor quality Italian league and Zaha is inconsistent in the league already. I've previously said it's time for him to move on, maybe I was wrong.

There wouldn't be much experience in the wing and forward positions after Giroud and Pedro leave. If for no other reason than that, keeping him makes some sense.


 

 

07 Dec 2019 17:17:59
I'm told that Lamps wants two players in this window. All I know is they are both left footed.

I can't see it being Chilwell unfortunately.

TomB

1.) 07 Dec 2019 17:54:35
Ake maybe tom?
Think we need a commanding cb maybe that will be rudi when he’s back but we’re conceding some really sloppy goals
Haven’t seen the game today anyone come out with any credit or just a poor team performance?


2.) 07 Dec 2019 17:54:58
Who told you that?


3.) 07 Dec 2019 20:34:31
My Dad Kepa!


4.) 07 Dec 2019 20:59:17
Weird family you’ve got with Jorginho you’re love child as well must be proud.


5.) 07 Dec 2019 22:48:14
Keep up with the posts Frankie .


6.) 07 Dec 2019 22:56:24
Danny, I guess Ake could be one of them.


7.) 08 Dec 2019 06:11:22
IMO I don't really rate Ake and I would rather we go for an experienced and established CB this time. We already have a lot of squad players and only need starters. We need to do a Van Dirk like Liverpool.
Again I think we should also consider players with physical characteristics hence forth. We're often bullied by teams and that's unlike Chelsea which was our hallmark.


8.) 08 Dec 2019 07:17:02
Thanks for the reply Tom 👍🏻
I like ake ilo I know he’s not the biggest where Zouma is more physical but not commanding like you say Van Dijk but maybe some like koudabily would be the answer for us.


9.) 08 Dec 2019 10:36:08
I doubt KK will move from Napoli and I doubt chelsea are linked with him anymore. He will be 29 next summer and will Chelsea invest so much money on a 29 year old? History says no.

Sancho will be a real target in Janyary and Ake is the other. I think Lamps needs to see Rudiger before he koves for Ake though.


10.) 08 Dec 2019 15:18:12
From what I’m hearing there’s a bit of a war going on at Napoli between the owner and players and I’ve read he may be open to letting Koulibaly go.


 

 

17 Jan 2019 16:50:29
Looks like Higuaín will soon be signing and should be available for the Arsenal game.

TomB

1.) 17 Jan 2019 17:36:34
Would be good to have him on the bench. Think we'll start with a false 9 either way.


2.) 17 Jan 2019 19:09:55
hopefully

CHO Pedro and HAZARD.


3.) 17 Jan 2019 20:19:37
weely if he won't sign a new contract why would sarri bother having any time for him? cho.


4.) 17 Jan 2019 21:16:49
Pedro, Hazard and CHO would form our best attack, but think Sarri will favour Willian. Especially as both he and Pedro scored last game. Here is to hoping that Higuain brings back the best of Hazard - we need him scoring like he was at the beginning of the season.


 

 

13 Jan 2019 13:23:19
It looks like Michy is going on loan to Monaco until the end of the season.

Hope it goes well Michy.

TomB

1.) 14 Jan 2019 10:58:52
Like the guy. Hope he does well.


 

 

 

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16 Jan 2020 20:06:36
So pleased Reece James has signed a new contract.

Looks to have very bright future.

TomB

1.) 16 Jan 2020 20:14:41
If we can sort out Tariq too, RB is sorted for 5 years at least.


2.) 16 Jan 2020 20:23:46
Fantastic news Tom. I was waiting for this one to be announced because his the real deal for me. He will be one of the very best in the world soon.


 

 

11 Jan 2020 09:10:50
If the Lamptey signing a new contract rumours are true, that will be a good January window signing.

I've been a big fan for some time, 'so I will be very happy.

TomB

1.) 11 Jan 2020 11:14:39
Get him and James signed up long term and I'll be delighted if that's our only January business.


 

 

05 Jan 2020 19:09:09
Only seen the game on some crab feed today. IMO, James had a good game, along with CHO. I also thought RB had a good second half.

Michy had a poor game, maybe his thoughts are elsewhere.

Quite a few of our players needed mins, so I'm sure it will help them and the team with lots of games to come.

TomB

 

 

03 Jan 2020 16:19:36
I don't trust statistics to judge a player. I don't trawl videos to watch a player and I have no idea what Fifa manager is!

I try to judge players on games I've seen.

So, for me the best defender at the Bridge so far this season was Chilwell. The two best midfielders were Rice and Grealish

I've not been overly impressed with any Premiership forward so far this season.

My guess is we will sign none of the above players and that's fine with me.

TomB

1.) 03 Jan 2020 18:54:48
Hey Tom, love your comments but this one is a bit odd.

So you don’t judge players by stats, or videos or Football manager but you judge them on their performance at the bridge where we have been below par?!

I don’t think that’s such a great way to look at things either, following your logic we’d have ended up with Papis Cisse, Charlie Adam and Dan Gosling. No disrespect just trying to fully understand how you « judge » players .

Cheers.


2.) 03 Jan 2020 19:47:01
Haha, always like your post ELI and you make a fair point by I do only like judging players when I can see them live.

I wouldn’t have picked any of the player’s you’ve mentioned and I’m struggling to remember my best players from the away teams for last season.

Oh and I never take offence about constructive criticism or comment.


3.) 03 Jan 2020 22:00:21
Gents the comments in this post did make me chuckle. ELI I can see where your coming from but I think Tom's been a season ticket holder for a long time so probably has seen the same opposition players many times for his judgement. I must say Grealish is a top player. Love the way he glides past players. He would be phenomenal.


4.) 04 Jan 2020 10:03:04
Cheers to the both of You. I fully understand what you mean Tom, I also don’t follow stats to judge players I do try and follow them all through the season to see how they fair .
Glad the site is still running strong with the like of Shak and yourself along with a few others. Let’s hope this decade brings more joy to us blues.


 

 

02 Jan 2020 22:09:10
IMO, the Eds must have the collective patience of saints to put up with this transfer crap.

It's only the second day and my head hurts!

TomB

{Ed047's Note - ed02 alone must have the patience of at least 25 saints!


1.) 02 Jan 2020 22:59:54
Haha tell him we appreciate him and the information.

{Ed047's Note - 👍🏼


2.) 03 Jan 2020 02:09:46
We totally appreciated them and their patience.


 

 

 

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13 Jan 2020 11:08:35
Good points celery.

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13 Jan 2020 11:07:29
The funniest rumour I’ve seen so far was from a rag that said Christensen was being sold to make room for Ake. The very next day the same rag said the club is negotiating a new contract with the same player.

They haven’t got a scooby doo!

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13 Jan 2020 08:01:31
Understood Matt but the lad looks like a player!

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12 Jan 2020 22:34:07
Matt, I did something I don’t usually do. I checked out the player you mentioned as a replacement for Kante. He does look like a very good player.

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12 Jan 2020 21:12:53
We might need more than one player to replace Kante Matt.

If he goes and I hope he doesn’t he will be a big loss.

TomB

 

 

 

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16 Jan 2020 17:17:10
God bless Olive and all that sail with her!

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15 Jan 2020 22:03:07
I agree totally with the above posts.

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12 Jan 2020 22:23:07
We are bang average this season but still a lot better than Arsenal or Spurs.

All three teams are work in progress. I think we also need less of an overhaul than you and Spurs but MA has now got you quickly introduce the PG tag team fouling routine.

Banter aside, I think MA will be good for you but I’m not so sure about Jose and Spurs but then again he does have a habit of winning trophies.

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12 Jan 2020 23:09:22
Did he play in the final last year? I can’t remember!

All about opinions and you certainly not alone in thinking he isn’t a Premiership player but when I get to a game and see him play, I just love it.

Putting aside I never thought I would see a player slower than Cesc.

The way he makes space to receive the ball reminds me so much of the late great Butch Wilkins and he just looks to keep the play simple and the ball moving. I rate him but I do have a habit of looking at players differently to some fans!

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12 Jan 2020 22:04:51
You wait and see how he bosses the show against Spurs and Arsenal over the next few weeks.

TomB