Chelsea F.C [2007-2008] Thread

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Filipower

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Yeah pede that's the one, keep your eyes on the kid :D he's actually a friend of mine..he said they were 2nd in the league, right? (well, the 1st was Arsenal, which is no shame because Arsenal's youth are very good)

also, to give you an idea, the Portuguese u16 NT's last 2 games were against Romania. in the first one, Aliu only played 7 minutes, we won 1-0. In the second, he started and played almost the whole game: we won 4-1, he scored twice. The kid is a bomb, one might not notice him at first, he's kind of small and all, but he is, and will be if he keeps at it, an amazing player (Y)
 

Filipower

Bunburyist
Sky Sports News understands Chelsea have agreed a deal with Carlo Ancelotti following talks with the Milan coach's representatives.

Chelsea are homing in on their new manager after sacking Avram Grant less than two weeks ago after just eight months in charge.

The Premier League runners-up are understood to have narrowed down their short list for the job to two names.

Blackburn Rovers manager Mark Hughes, who is also interesting Manchester City, is one of the Blues' targets to replace Grant.

The other contender is an overseas coach and Chelsea have made a renewed attempt to prise Ancelotti away from the San Siro.

Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani revealed at the weekend that the club had turned down Chelsea's request to hold talks with Ancelotti.

However, Sky Sports News understands that the Blues have met with the Italian's representatives and agreed terms over taking charge at Stamford Bridge.

A deal with Milan is still to be reached and the concerted push to appoint Ancelotti looks likely to lead to Hughes joining City.

Sven Goran Eriksson, Frank Rijkaard, Guus Hiddink, Luiz Felipe Scolari and Roberto Mancini are among the names to have been linked with the Chelsea position, but it now appears owner Roman Abramovich has settled on Ancelotti.

Can it be?....no word on the official site
 

Deni_Rossonero

Senior Squad
Because Ancelotti still has to accept the offer.
PLEASE DON'T TAKE CARLETTO FROM US!!!! NOT AFTER 7 YEARS!!
I'd hate to resent Chelsea on both Sheva and Carletto!
 

pede54

Team Captain
MikeyM;2532073 said:
Thanks guys (Y)

I'm planning on taking my mum to the Aldershot Chelsea game because she's a big Chelsea fan.

Yay....good ol' mum. Mikey, why didn't you follow your obviously intelligent mum in your choice of club to support? C'mon man, you know it makes sense.:innocent_smile_1:

Yeah Fili, Aliu is pretty amazing already.

The Ancellotti reports have been denied by Chelsea and Milan a short while ago. The media stirring the crap again.

Honestly, as if we are the sort of club to tap anyone up. Perish the thought.:browsmiley:
 

Mandieta6

Red Card - Life
Life Ban
I lost track due to him moving to QPR and then Shef Wednesdaym but, what's going on with Sahar? I realise no chance of him breaking into the squad next season, but what do you think, pede, does he have what it takes? I'd kill myseld if all 3 Israelis leave.
 

pede54

Team Captain
Now get a grip there Mandieta6 old mate. I think Sahar will make it. Let the new coach cast his eye over the boy, and he could be in the squad this season. He is already on the fringe, so it's just one small step up. His loan spells have done him good though. He's improved a lot and he is even hungrier to start for Chels than he ever was.

It must be frustrating for the guy, but he's got his head down and worked his socks off. He does deserve a look in this season I think.
 

pede54

Team Captain
Whispers going around the Bridge, that Zico is in the frame for the managers job.

Then again it seems that Zico has stated that he would love to work in the Premier League......or the Italian League.....or the Portuguese League.....or.... or... or......!

I suspect the guy is just letting the rest of Europe know that he is available.
 

dipset

Reserve Team
mannnnnn we need LAMPS to SIGN AN EXTENSION, he is so vital. Why the hell is Kenyon stalling? If we can afford to offload Mourinho, Avram Grant with hefty compensation packages surely we can afford to hand Lamps wage increase. Unbelievable.
 

dipset

Reserve Team
For the manager we shoulda had a run at Hughes, im very dissappointed. Zico would definitely bring the attacking and flair. Wonder whats going to happen with our managerial situation.
 

bertie

Club Supporter
dipset;2532678 said:
mannnnnn we need LAMPS to SIGN AN EXTENSION, he is so vital. Why the hell is Kenyon stalling? If we can afford to offload Mourinho, Avram Grant with hefty compensation packages surely we can afford to hand Lamps wage increase. Unbelievable.
you are so right!
 

Zakov

Senior Squad
wow, just back from vacation in Jordan and the circus starts again.....
lost internet connection for 13 days and followed the news in through tv pics in Jordan(arabic didn't make any sense to me)......
well, just have to say thanks Avram. He did well for us and he is a great bloke to have as a manager. Proved me wrong completely with his great attitude throughout the season. Maybe a nearly season, but a great and exciting one. Cheers Avram, good luck in the future,m8 ;)

Whats the word about Clarkey, I hope he stays despite the apparent dismissal of Henk. Can't see any manager in the reckoning to be honest.
hehee, for sentimental reasons, maybe Zola?? :D
 

pede54

Team Captain
Don't be taken in by our predictable media. Between them they are building a picture in peoples minds, that every manager that Chelsea ALLEDGEDLY aproach, are turning them down flat.

First up, it's the media who spread the stupid fabrications and rumours concerning likely candidates for the job, and when the manager in question comes out and says, "I'm not going to Chelsea", our wonderful media then report that Chelsea have been snubbed once again, therefore creating the impression that Chelsea are clutching at straws and are just about willing to hire anyone who will take the job.

Peter Kenyon might be a king size knob, but he or Roman are not so thick that they would sack a manager WITHOUT already having someone ready to take over.

Just because Chelsea are not willing to discuss the matter or divulge the mans name to the media, this has resulted in yet another episode of the " Lets Humiliate Chelsea Show ".

Chelsea issued a staement almost 2 weeks ago in which they said that, no information will be forthcoming on this subject until they decide the time is right.

That's where we are right now. The media know nothing, and they do not like that. So they come up with yet another name of someone that Chelsea have no interest in at all. This person issues a denial, and the next headline reads "Chelsea snubbed again". Complete and utter bullsh1t.

Hughes was never in the running for the job. Not ever. Maybe one day in the distant future but not right now. He needs to prove himself more in my opinion. I hope he does well at City 'cos I like Sparky, and he has always been a Chelsea fan after all.

Lamps will sign, and there is no delay in his signing. He and Chelsea are in the middle of discussions right now, and when it's sorted he will sign. He wants to stay and Chelsea want him to stay. So thats sorted.

Essien has said today that he will be staying at Chelsea, whoever might come in for him. He says he has no intention of leaving the club, and has never even considered it.

Steve Clarke has been assured that there will always be a place for him at Chelsea if he wants it. Clarkey does fancy having a go at management though, and has been approached by a few smaller clubs to be their coach. He will decide for himself what he wants to do. Chelsea have told him that they want him to stay.
 

Zakov

Senior Squad
of course we're all aware of what u mentioned pete, ;)...
regarding any matters involving our club, once its confirmed by us then i'll believe it.....

I don't have any doubts about Lamps or Essien, the way they played with us shows how happy they are and how much they love the club even during difficult times.....
But I don't like the fact that our upper management went back on their word that Avram was going to continue managing regardless of him winning a trophy or not this season.

Well, once the Euros end, we'll have a more clearer picture of what our team will be like.

Honestly, I'd like to see Franco(Zola) involved in our club at some point in the future.
 

treble41

Senior Squad
Bad news about Drogba possibly leaving but hopefully Milan won't meet his ridiculously high salary demands and we should earn more for him than we payed if it does go. But it's still encouraging because they don't wanna sell Schev meaning he's very much part of the squad. I think Schev if he does find his form will be an even bigger goal scorer than Drogba. Maybe it'd help incorporate Anelka into the squad.

I dunno any striker (not considering older ones like Toni) who we would sign from any big team in Euro except maybe Benzema based on his performance.

Boswinga was a monster for Portugal's defence yesterday, he'll fit into the Prem perfectly with his strength. Ferreira would be more of a weaker link in their team but I guess he's gonna stick around hopefully with Bridge (need 4 full-backs with our injuries). We couldn't sign Lahm and we couldn't sign Alves but we have Boswinga now who some would prefer so it goes to show that it works out well in the end.
 

Deni_Rossonero

Senior Squad
Yeah, it looks like he might come. I'd be glad to see him here as I admire him a lot, but you shouldn't worry i think Chelsea will buy a more than adequate replacement, IMO if Drogba goes to Milan Eto'o or Villa will come to Chelsea. If not Drogba might stay or go to Inter, Eto'o to Milan and Villa to Chelsea, I believe that this summer those three players will be moving between these three clubs, :). In any case i believe every outcome is a positive one for all parties including Barca who'll have the money to invest in a new striker.
 
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