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  • in reply to: Summer 2022 Transfer Window #2101357

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    Looks like clubs are testing our ability to keep our best players. There are reports that suggested, that United, Liverpool, City, and Barcelona are looking for Mason Mount, the reports indicate those clubs want to take advantage of his low wages at Chelsea. Mason Mount is our best player, and he is a Cobham academy graduate, we need to keep him at all costs, even if it means breaking our salary structure. he is worth it, at 23 he has his best years ahead of him. and after rival clubs ridiculed us for not promoting youth within, to lose him to rial is terrible. he is a future Chelsea captain.

    Other reports are also suggesting that City and Real Madrid are also looking for Reece James. the reports suggest that City in particular is eying Reece James as a potential replacement for Walker. Again that should never happen in a million years. Reece James like Mason Mount is our future and is an academy graduate. The new owners have a few issues to solve.

    in reply to: The Sanctions Against Abramovich #2100953

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    It’s officially confirmed that Roman’s 19-year stewardship of Chelsea football club is over. and Todd Boehly has officially taken over the reins at Stamford Bridge. So when will the sanctions be lifted? or does it mean the sanctions are no longer in place once Roman is ousted?

    in reply to: The Sanctions Against Abramovich #2100048

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    It has been nearly three months since I announced my intention to sell Chelsea FC. During this time, the team have worked hard to find the right custodian for Chelsea FC that would be best positioned to successfully lead the Club into its next chapter.
    The ownership of this Club comes with great responsibility. Since I came to Chelsea nearly twenty years ago, I have witnessed first-hand what this Club can achieve. My goal has been to ensure that the next owner has a mindset that will enable success for the Men’s and Women’s team, as well as the will and drive to continue developing other key aspects of the Club, such as the Academy and the vital work of Chelsea Foundation.

    I am pleased this search has now come to a successful conclusion. As I hand over Chelsea to its new custodians, I would like to wish them the best of success, both on and off the pitch.

    It has been an honour of a lifetime to be a part of this Club – I would like to thank all the Club’s past and current players, staff, and of course fans for these incredible years.

    I am proud that as a result of our joint successes, millions of people will now benefit from the new charitable foundation which is being established. This is the legacy which we have created together.

    Thank you.

    Roman

    in reply to: Hello,Hello #2099996

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    Welcome back Nine, this forum has been a ghost plsce without your leadershipamd wisdom. You were missed very much. Hopefully we will see more posts from you now, that things are at crucial stage and the Boehly reign is about to commemce.

    in reply to: The Sanctions Against Abramovich #2098772

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    67,

    I’m not lying mate, ever since the sanctions started I have been on the edge. We hear conflicting reports every week. This is not in the hands of the club, the decision lies with the U.K government and how satisfied they are with the money not ending up in Roman’s pockets. Without the completion of this process, we are still in limbo, and that is what is putting many fans on the edge. Because we love and adore this club, and we can’t imagine it ceasing to exist.

    I would be delighted to see this process completed ASAP. I was reading that Roman’s Portuguese passport is the only issue that is the only remaining stumbling block to the U.K government’s approval of the deal. And there is a high expectation that the deal could be completed within the next 24 hours. Again this keeps me on the edge. Hopefully, this deal will be concluded without any issues this time.

    in reply to: Nike Chelsea kits #2098373

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    At the moment, my biggest worry lies off the pitch. I’m still worried about the takeover issue, despite Todd Boehly siging the agreement papers. It seems that we still don’t have the future of the club secured as at now, i was reading two conflicting reports, one saying the deal is on the verge of collapsing due to some disagreements between the UK government and Roman about where the 1.6 billion owed to Roman will go and which account it should go to, the reports suggest the government insists the money should be put to a frozen account, while Roman is insisting the money to be deposited to a company in NewJersey which the governnment suspected is linked to him.

    While the other reports are suggesting that an agreement is imminent and the parties have found a common ground, and the deal could be wrapped up with the next few days. So far we don’t know which one to believe. To be honest, rhese reports are driving me crazy.😪

    in reply to: Leeds United v.s Chelsea – Game Week 36 #2094177

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    I think people are overreacting here! Remember Tuchel hasn’t had the chance to assemble his own squad. He has been working with a squad assembled by another manager. And so far he hasn’t done any worse. we are the current European champions, any one of us would have taken that 18 months ago when he was appointed. Despite our poor form, we are still sitting third, with already 1-0 up against Leeds. a win tonight would all but seal our qualification to the Champions League next season.

    Antonio Conte is a coach that I respect and appreciate what he has done for this club, people are forgetting that under Conte in his first season, we had Hazard our best player, Costa a striker who knew how to score goals, Courtois a world-class keeper, and Kante in his prime. When you combine it you know the advantage he had. The appointment was an emergency one, we had a problem and we wanted an experienced world-class coach to take us out of trouble. And no one can say, he hasn’t taken us out of trouble.

    in reply to: The Sanctions Against Abramovich #2091824

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    Following speculation in media in relation to the sale of Chelsea FC, we would like to clarify the following points…
    Firstly, Mr Abramovich’s intentions in relation to gifting the proceeds from the Chelsea sale to charity have not changed.

    Since the initial announcement, Mr Abramovich’s team has identified senior representatives from UN bodies and large global charitable organizations who have been tasked with forming a Foundation and setting out a plan for its activities. The lead independent expert has had conversations with Government representatives presenting the structure and initial plans.

    Mr Abramovich has not been involved in this work and it has been managed independently by experts with years of experience working in humanitarian organizations.

    Secondly, Mr Abramovich has not asked for any loan to be repaid to him – such suggestions are entirely false – as are suggestions that Mr Abramovich increased the price of the Club last minute. As part of Mr Abramovich’s objective to find a good custodian for Chelsea FC, he has however encouraged each bidder throughout this process to commit investing in the Club – including in the Academy, Women’s team, necessary redevelopment of the stadium as well as maintaining the work of Chelsea Foundation.

    Following sanctions and other restrictions imposed on Mr Abramovich by the UK since announcing that the Club would be sold, the loan has also become subject to EU sanctions, requiring additional approvals. That means that the funds will be frozen and subject to a legal procedure governed by authorities. These funds are still earmarked for the Foundation. The Government are aware of these restrictions as well as the legal implications.

    To be clear, Mr Abramovich has no access or control of these funds and will not have any access or control of these funds following the sale. Despite the changing circumstances since his initial announcement – he remains committed to finding a good custodian for Chelsea FC and making sure the proceeds go to good causes.

    Spokesperson for Mr Abramovich

    There you have guys. The media like to destablise Chelsea.

    in reply to: Everton vs Chelsea – The Frank factor #2089379

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    Aindro,

    The only reason why i would want Ziyech over Werner is that Ziyech shoots from outside the box and Werner doesn’t. Granted Everton will sit back and have as many players behind the ball as possible, amd that is where Werner always struggles. But with Ziyech he is a better option in such tight defenses. He can shoot from outside, he can give a perfect cross or pass. I feel this game is not for Werner. We need players who can drag their defenses out of position. And Ziyech could be one for this game.

    in reply to: Manchester United at Old Trafford – Thursday night #2088891

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    That is our strongest line up that i would have selected. I hope we don’t make any silly mistake. I would also like to see Reece James and Alonso play higher up the pitch to support our attack. My only fear is Jorginho.

    in reply to: Chelsea vs Real Madrid – Champions league night #2082487

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    I think before we scored the 3 goals, we had been under no pressure, but as soon as we have scored the third goal which put us in the driving seat, we started to feel thw pressure, amd Real we undee less pressure. And that has been our first undoing.

    Our subs didn’t affect the game the Real Madrid subs made immediate impact. I’m not a fan of Pulisic, i think i scores a goal every once in a while, and disappears. He has had enough chances, we need to cash him now, we had Hudson Odio who i feel is a better all round player.

    Timo Werner is starting to look like the striker that we all hoped he could be, another goal tonight is a step in the right direction. But Havertz was quite tonight and should have been taken off instead. The two up top suits Werner IMO. Here is me hoping he scores regularly and saves us money. He has qualities that suit the premier league.

    Time ti regroup and face Palace, it will never be an easy game, with the travel and playing 120. Hope the lads are ready.

    in reply to: Chelsea vs Real Madrid – Champions league night #2082383

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    Alonso at LB with Werner in front of him is a bit risky IMO. But Tuchel is paid to coach this team. This is a game without any pressure, so why not try formations? We need to have one eye in the Semi Final game at Wembley.

    in reply to: 999 Enforced Break. #2078997

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    Best of luck and speedy recovery Nine. This forum will surely miss your calm and measured posts,and how you pulled us into the correct line whenever we drift out of topic. Hopefully you will come back stronger.

    in reply to: Chelsea vs Brentford – at the Bridge #2078227

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    It has been a poor first half, Werner and Havertz in particular are poor. Plus Kante is limping. I hope Tuchel introduces Kovacic and Lukaku at half time. We need to gain control in midfield. Plus move Mount on the left wing. Or an alternative will be Kante for Reece James and we move to 3-5-2 with Havertz and Lukaku up top, Ziyech ib behind.

    in reply to: Chelsea vs Brentford – at the Bridge #2078154

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    It’s 4-3-3 ladies and gentlemen. Alonso As a LB al is a concern for me, but i trust Tuchel anyway. Both Jorginho and Kovacic on the bech with Loftus Cheek and Mount either side of Kante. And the front 3 are also intresting. Ziyech was always expected to start, but Werner is a surprise starter. And King Kai is starting. Let us hope the players are focused.

    in reply to: Chelsea vs Brentford – at the Bridge #2077991

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    I think Tuchel has had weeks he has worked with some of his squad. My guess is, Jorginho will start the game of the bench, because of the Brentford physicality, and I don’t think Reece James will play.

    in reply to: Chelsea vs Brentford – at the Bridge #2077988

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    I was reading that the protests are at 12:30 pm UK time, and the game kicks off at 5 pm, I’m not sure if that can have any negative impact on the player’s state of mind, but I understand that something has to be done before it’s too late. As for the selection, I don’t think Pulisic will play, because he has only returned on late Thursday. And I don’t think Reece James will start in this game, especially when we have Real Madrid in midweek.

    in reply to: Nick Candy etc. #2077986

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    Moos,

    I know you thrive on controversial subjects like some of your friends, and I was always reluctant to answer you directly on this important subject. But by saying ” you can’t believe anyone normal would want the Saudis as our owners, the Ricketts are a 1000 times better choice”, but let me tell you one, Until their disqualification, the Saudi bid remained the most popular bid among the Chelsea fans. and it’s only when they were no longer an option is when Tod Boehly become our best option.

    Unlike the Rickets family, they do not have 3-4 members of their family accused of Racism, Islamophobia, as well as Homophobia, whilst the fourth family member mocked the Covid-19 disease. At least the Saudis do not carry that problem. We have Muslim Fans and players, we have black fans and players, we have an LGBTQ+ fan base, and our club is active in promoting equality.

    Also, such owners will create media fuss, I have always known there was a media bias against Chelsea. Chelsea was labelled the dirty Russian money and other phrases. Imagine if the Rickets Family own this club, how many divisions can they cause. Chelsea Football Club is at the forefront of fighting against any form of discrimination, so whoever is the owner of the club will set the precedent.

    We will have difficulty attracting commercial deals in the future and will have difficulty retaining our current partners. Many companies will cut us off for fear of facing a backlash against their governments, and the public.

    So, I’m asking why should we take all of those problems? or is it because they enjoy a good relationship with Raine Group? Those fans are right to protest, although I would have loved to be after the game for fear of unsettling the team. But anyway we need to show our displeasure peacefully. And you know the owner was forced to sell by the U.K government, so they need to give the club the time needed to find the right owners who are acceptable to the most important people who are the fans. Because without the fans, Chelsea Football Club is no more.

    in reply to: Nick Candy etc. #2077910

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    Then again, the problem isn’t about the father only. Three other members of that family who are involved in this bid have historically discriminated against others. One member is said to have told a group of black people that is why I have a problem with you people. another member is also said to be homophobic. and the third member has also mocked people who suffered Covid-19.

    ‘1/ Pete Ricketts – ‘The problem I have with you people’ when addressing black community leaders back in 2020.

    ‘2/ In leaked emails, Joe Ricketts claimed that Muslims were enemies and that Islam is a ‘thing of evil’ and ‘not a religion’. The leaked emails also included denouncing Islam as a cult and mocking racist jokes.

    ‘3/ Todd Ricketts referred to COVID-19 as the ‘Kung-flu’ weeks before President Trump’s rally.

    ‘4/ Pete Ricketts is also against same-sex marriage, which massively contradicts Chelsea FC’s work with the LGBTQ+ community.

    ‘When speaking in 2013 about Laura Ricketts, a leader in Chicago’s ‘gay rights movement’ he said: ‘My sister is gay, but I disagree with her on this issues’.

    ‘5/ Despite Pete reportedly not being directly on the board, his public viewpoints being related to Chelsea FC and tarnishing the club’s image is a great concern.

    In my opinion, that is too damaging to take, and the club, especially those who make the decisions need to be careful with how they choose. Equality is the central pillar of this club, and such owners don’t deserve to own this club. Either way, I don’t know why we should go for such a problem when we can avoid it.

    in reply to: Nick Candy etc. #2077485

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    The issue isn’t about the racism row of their father. there are other reasons that we should stay clear of these Rickets family. I was reading that they are politically related to Donald Trump (Former U.S president) who is facing multiple scandals at the moment. I was reading that the Rickets family have been one of his biggest campaign donors, picture this the media won’t miss the opportunity to ask Thomas Tuchel questions related to that subject, and the last we would want is Thomas Tuchel answering questions related to Trump’s politics. In that sense, I want us to stay clear of them. I think Todd Beohly is the best person to own the club, I wouldn’t care about that Spurs fan, that is a lesser problem than, the baggage that the Rickets family are carrying.

    Whoever the owner of our club is will set the precedent for our club and how it will be seen globally. Because football is a global issue as we have millions of fans around the globe, I wouldn’t want our club to be seen as a club that stands for discrimination, when Roman spent considerable resources and time-fighting discrimination. My hope is, that the U.K government will listen to the fans, we are heading into dangerous waters if the club doesn’t listen to the fans. I remember the former Liverpool owners and how they have made Liverpool suffer and the fan unrest that distracted the club. We are also witnessing how the Glazers are making United suffer.

    I’m not feeling comfortable at the moment with these Rickets family. My preference was the Saudis, if they are rejected, then Todd Beohly all day long for me. I’m not buying their apology and their PR meetings with Paul Canoville. There are more to this than meets the eye.

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