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gotta say Chelsea are favourites to win the title now.
check out that screamer from James too #oof!
genuinely think he's a sociopath
He's just a dick
but this is a fallacy produced and popularized by action movies. Most sociopaths are exactly like Pearson: cold, impatient and irritable, because they cannot see the point of being polite to other people.
He presumably does have something going for him, because Leicester have played decently all season and he's obviously never lost that dressing room. Fear, probably.
but fuck what a goal: https://youtu.be/JXqrLtKGrGk?t=1m14s
(not trolling, it actually is - the whole flick-up-with-one-touch-then-volley thing)
but then Suarez scored about 20 goals against us in like 3 games, all of them total worldies, so it's hard to remember exactly
Or even if they lose but Arsenal fail to win.
He's still young though so time will tell
I know their form has dipped, but they basically won the title in the first half of the season so *shrug*
but as royts says, costa and fabregas have been the difference for chelsea/the title
Chelsea are better than Arsenal, should've won the league last year but bottled it, and Liverpool & City have taken massive steps back.
If Sanchez played for Chelsea and Fabregas & Costa played for Arsenal, Chelsea would win the league and Arsenal would finish 2nd.
Chelsea need Costa more than they need Sanchez, they already have Hazard who does roughly the same thing
He's a very eye-catching player and hugely talented, but I don't think the gap between Arsenal and Chelsea is so huge as to discredit their best players. You might as well say Danny Ings is player of the year.
it's not as if Costa or Fabregas have it easy by playing for a better team. Buying a striker or a playmaker who instantly slots in and does consistently well is hard for any team. Chelsea are going to win the league, having come third last season - the best Arsenal can do is beat last season's points tally by 3 (which they won't do). Surely best signing is about having the most impact on your team's fortunes?
just saw a line which could've come from a still_here post and thought I'd lay a friendly hand on your shoulder.
Good luck getting those digestive crumbs out.
No idea what will happen to him and us when he returns to Chelsea
Pearson: "Are you flexible enough to get your head in the sand? My suspicion would be no."
Reporter: "Probably not"
Pearson: "You can't. I can, you can't"
Good ol' flexible Nige.
Wonder what the players make of things like this?
so he's probably completely unfazed. Everyone else is living in constant fear for their lives
is still one of my favourite signings of all time. Up there with Juninho's second spell at Boro'.
Always assumed he was quite old by that point, but just checked Wikipedia in case I'd imagined the whole thing and he was 25!
and Emmanuel Olisadebe
I still can't believe that Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano signed for West Ham
in favour of Hayden Mullins and Nigel Quashie
first goal was against WHam on the 23rd April in 2011. That would have been a week ago today...
Saw that Chelsea did well in the Youth Cup but also feel like he's let lots of great young players go (Antony Grant, Joss McEachran, Lukaku, etc).
Is he ever gonna believe in bringing the youth through or will he just buy it in and phase it in bit by bit? Seems like they're piling loads of cash and time into it but it never comes to much to outsiders like me?
Been in five of the last six finals and the only one they missed was after we knocked them out in the semis. Not a single chance that any of them will make it at Chelsea though as they will never, ever be given a chance.
Something something DanielKelly.
cash pumped into youth teams doesn't count against FFP. but when you sell them as 19/20 year olds for £5-10m each it adds to the transfer pot your allowed to spend. Bamford and Chalobah likely to go this summer for around £15m total
There's obviously a desire from high up to start producing players and, seeing as it's about a decade since Roman pumped a load of money into the academy, the current youth side are the first generation that could conceivably have come through the new set-up, so you never know.
Do have to wonder if somebody as risk averse as Mourinho is ever really going to be committed to the idea though.
*As a side note, does anyone else miss the days of 4 or 5 paragraph long defensive rants from DK? :(
he was as needlessly defensive as his team at the Emirates
is essentially a background operation used to support the financial outlay on the first team. As a_p mentions it costs them nothing FFP-wise to pour money into the academy, so any sales they make out of it is profit. Meanwhile they octopus up as many promising young players around Europe as they can before farming them out on loan to virtual feeder clubs like Arnhem and Middlesborough. Barring the odd Kurt Zouma most of these lads will get nowhere near Chelsea's first team - they are bought primarily for the profit that will almost always be accrued when they reach the stage they can make a difference to a Wolfsburg-tier club, and secondarily to keep them out of the hands of clubs that could feasibly challenge them.
Even when they make a mistake and get rid of someone that it turns out could make a difference for them, like Matic, they are in a position now where they can simply sell one or two other assets to snap him back up again, still ending up in profit at the end of the day. It's a zero-risk policy that rots the rest of football, thereby suiting the club's philosophy to the core.
David Brent interviews Nigel Pearson:
An absolute thing of beauty. Fuming
It's clear that Ronaldo decided long ago that his heart was at Old Trafford, but that he must first break Real's scoring record before he returns home.
Thus every missed goal or stolen opportunity simply prolongs his Real Madrid nightmare.
Fuck you, Frank Yallop
Kinda weirds me out that, with all the constant medical check ups that they must be subject too, pro footballers can still just collapse and die of heart failure without the risk having been detected.
*I am not a doctor and have no idea how these things work.
even getting properly screened doesn't guarantee you'll be diagnosed