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Better not be.
but then considering how few of this summer's transfer sagas yielded anything, it would be amusing
has signed a new contract.
I'm getting carried away by the mass suicides on Redcafe at the idea of them having a player who could match Ronnie, I think.
but I like fantasy land, it makes me happy.
And would therefore feel pissed off at the anti-climax.
Lampard sounds a good bet if it's not a player in.
I liked it
*press conference ends*
SSN are hyping this up but they've been so full of shit this summer it's been unreal.
I'm not having it.
They're opening a new shop, or something.
or robinho (hopefully)
or something boring.
pulling silly faces. And the press will lap it up without realising nobody's said anything.
Oh no, it's Pizarro, to Hull.
even if noone else did
suggestions they may have nicked Berbatov....
They're probably balls though. Right?
they might accumulate a mile's running between them.
so who knows? It would be a massive shock.
Kenyon bids 50billion for said player.
Same every year, innit?
I'd love that...
I'm going to cream my pants if this happens
and still playing in a council house? ;)
and they always know what news conferences are about.
Lampard can fuck off
but surely even you realise he's really importnat to us, even if getting him to sign has been a right royal pain in the arse.
are bigger than Chelsea.
clearly demonstrates otherwise.
for star players.
I mean Ballack was really coming into form at the end of the season and you have Deco too.
I'm not convinced Lampard's significantly better than those two (especially if his heart's not there).
If he went you'd cope, no problem...
that's on friday bud.
"Blues news special"
all i've seen on chelseafc.com is;
Chelsea TV will build-up to the first game of the season by offering all Sky Digital subscribers a chance to watch all things Blue for free on Friday 15th August, from 5pm
Blues News Special
An exclusive interview with a big Blues star.
i think it might just be a new stadium...
except it's Lampard's contract.
If you're so sure, you needn't worry. :-)
what do you think it is? i bet you one banana. i don't have money but i have bananas.
particularly with the Blues News (i) thing.
*prepares to receive banana*
can you send bananas in the post?
at 5pm tonight, with another go tomorrow morning.
the following announced:
*Lampard signs new contract
*Drogba is staying
*Kaka & Berbatov join the club
*Zola returns as assistant manager
*A new stadium is being built
*Pizzaro is leaving to go and play for Hull
*Scolari marries goat
*Kenyon announces that he had an amazing lunch
maybe not in that order
even the last 2, just for the comedy value. Someone should make up a fake press conference for the lols as a piss take.
that Joe Cole might be on his way to Villa once Chelsea sign Robinho.
Bloody transfer window, I wish they'd get shot of it if only to spare us the frenzied speculation and media bullshit.
I just made that up, but it's definitely true. Welcome home, Joe. Hope you're prepared to play for nothing.
Cole to Liverpool, which probably makes more sense.
I love Joe Cole & I hate Liverpool.
I've heard this one too
but I doubt we'd be able to sign him that quickly.
Even if Chelsea were prepared to offload Cole I just think bigger clubs than Villa'd make a move for him. And if Villa came in for him I reckon he'd stay.
He's been out the side before and forced his way back in so I wouldn't have thought he'd panick even if he isn't in Scolari's immediate plans.
Young's got to be pushing him very hard now. Needs regular football.
Essentially the only team outside the top 4 where he'd be at risk of not being first choice in the role he plays for England...
Might move to the right or play through the middle (personally, I think that's his best position), but he's not going to be kept out the side by Reo-Coker or Petrov.
but wouldn't he want to be playing regularly on the left if he wanted to improve his England chances?
if he played on the right regularly, I'd play him there ahead of Bentley/Beckham/Lennon no worries.
So would I.
he'd be a much better signing for them than Barry, so let's hope it doesn't happen.
wouldn't sell to liverpool.
I mean essentially the reason they'd not sell to Liverpool is they're rivals and there's a risk it could backfire on them.
Ok, "seeing Liverpool as a threat" and "being scared of them" aren't the exact same things but they're close...
definitely, and they're getting stronger...they're hulking up.
as long as they have rafa benitez they will not win the premiership.
but certainly I think Benitez has failed to make the right signings at times.
or focus on the premiership. it seems to him the champions league is the most important competition.
in that Liverpool have proved they can get to CL finals and certainly up 'til now they've never had a strong enough squad to challenge for the Premiership and win. If they got Cole and another top-class wide player I reckon they would now have enough (tho' I'm not sure about full-back options...)
Benitez is well aware that his squad hasn't been strong enough to win the Premiership so he's concentrated on the Champions League, not that anyone at Liverpool would come out and say that they're simply not good enough.
and the curse is lifted. we know how to beat them in europe now, we just need to get avram back to help out big phil.
what a well calculated victory. Arsenal wouldn't beat us over 2 legs, they've not got the physical strength.
isn't going anywhere
He must be involved, the force is strong this afternoon.
Go focus on your own team then. Ronaldo re-signing for Utd wouldn't exactly be earth shattering either.
tapping his pencil and puffing his cheeks waiting for something to do.
Talks are at a far advanced stage then Kaka, Berba etc.
If I were a betting man, i'd plump for the Lampard story. However, if it's not a new signing, I hope it's Gianfranco coming back in some capacity - would be amazing!
that it'll be a player signing as i'm sure that would have leaked somewhere what with all the travel and medicals involved and whatnot.
even though i kinda hope it is as this is the singular most exciting thing that has happened to me today.
for Marian Pahars and Peter Fear. You heard it here first
slinging their United and Liverpool shirts in the bin and replacing them with Pahars/Fear Chelsea replicas. Just the signings Kenyon is looking for imo.
The Fear > Essien
as Peter Fear the other day - the guy is a local legend in my town.
just for Pocketmouse's reaction
so it wouldn't be that bad.
would be what actually happened
"we understand it is to do with the future of Frank Lampard".
It is a bit of an oxymoron
because they're hanging round at the press conference location and inevitably information is leaked at some point. It will be Lampard on a new contract. No doubt about it. And the way they've been presenting it, they've been pretty sure of that since the initial announcement.
1st TEAM COACH.
DONT TELL ME THIS COULDNT BE INCREDIBLE.
BIG PHIL, YOUR MOUSTACHE, IT IS THE CRAZY
MUST HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THE BACK OF THE PITCH. DROGBA LOOK A LITTLE FATTY.
and do all the post match interviews. priceless.
says frankie lampard has signed a new deal...
Scolari sacked. wtf?
please tell me you're joking.
So Lampard joins Ronaldo and Adebayor in doing a U-turn because they couldn't pressure a move to another club. I bet the bastard will be kissing his ring.
i'll send you it in the post. what's your address?
so you can come round and stab me for beating you fair and square? Not falling for that one again.
A MAJOR NEWS CONFERENCE to reveal a player has signed a new contract, with WORLD EXCLUSIVES on Chelsea TV.
But small time, innit? Big clubs don't make such a big fucking deal over retaining their players.
Man Utd have been pretty vocal on wanting to keep Ronaldo - they seem to care about that and don't shut up about it.
Nothing like it in fact. There's been little coming out of the club officially, bar the occasional 'he's going nowhere', and regardless, that's a different situation.
When Carrick and Brown signed new contracts, there was no great big 'IMPORTANT' stuff shoved all over the media - it was sorted and then announced, no fuss. I don't even think there was this kind of circus when Keane was 6 months off going years back.
I'm not having a go at Chelsea, just Kenyon. He's ridiculously small time, right down to that crap going up ahead of the team with a grin on his face in Moscow, like he's some equal to Bobby Charlton.
Their intial stance (not giving astronomical 5 year contract to a 29 year old player) was a very sensible one and, as DK had said early in the thread, suggested no player is bigger than the club.
Giving him the contract suggests the opposite is true and pretty needlessly in this case.
although the contract is too long for a player of his age, which I thought was the issue in the first place.
No report seems to say, but they all suggest he had to 'compromise'
instead of a £140'000. Poor, poor man.