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    We should get him and draft Omeruo in. Then, we'll have two 6'2 black beasts in our defence. Nwak's dream
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    (Original post by The Assassin)
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    We should get him and draft Omeruo in. Then, we'll have two 6'2 black beasts in our defence. Nwak's dream
    He is such a beast, the best thing is that he can do so much with the ball too
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    I hate arsenal :grumble: Walcott scored

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    At least Spurs beat ManU. This means I can buy some popcorn to accompany reading the ManU thread seeing all the glory hunters moaning and decorate 4th place as a trophy.
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    (Original post by mrmicrosoft)
    mourinho's a prick man.

    he ruined Kaka, and now he's trying to do it to Mata too.

    what is with him and players with four letters in their names, with a vowel being the second and fourth letter. I wonder Jose.

    narcissistic prick man. no one care about your four letter name, with a vowel being the second and fourth letter Jose.
    Lets hope you don't get Koke...
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    ""No funds for José Mourinho as Chelsea loss nears £50m" - Matt Hughes.


    Chelsea have abandoned their long-standing target of breaking even after recording a loss of £49.4 million for the year ending June 2013.

    The club will focus instead on restricting annual losses to comply with Uefas Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations, something they expect to manage despite a dramatic change in their financial fortunes; they posted a £1.4 million profit the previous year.

    It means that José Mourinho will not be given any significant transfer funds during the January window and may even have to sell players before he can buy next summer.

    Peter Kenyon, the former chief executive, set Chelsea a five-year target to stem the clubs losses when he was appointed in 2004, a target that they belatedly achieved 12 months ago, but the club has since prioritised complying with FFP while remaining competitive on the field.

    Under FFP, clubs losing more than €45 million (£37.4 million) over a two-year accounting period from 2011 to 2013 will face sanctions from Uefa, with punishments ranging from a fine or points deductions to suspension from European competition.

    Yet despite losing more than that in a single year, Chelsea are confident of compliance as investment in stadiums, other infrastructure, youth development and charitable foundations are exempted by European footballs governing body.

    The impact of FFP will become more significant in future years, however, with the level of acceptable losses falling to €45million (£37.4million) over a three-year period from 2013 and then €30million over the next three years. During this period Chelsea will budget for losses just inside Uefas limit rather than strive for profitability.

    Chelseas latest accounts reveal the extent of the clubs reliance on Roman Abramovich, as Uefa will permit any losses only if they are covered by an owner rather than loans, and the financial restrictions that Mourinho must operate under as he attempts to take more trophies to Stamford Bridge.

    Chelseas need for a top-class striker is obvious, but financing new signings could be contingent on offloading one or more of the squads biggest assets, such as Juan Mata or David Luiz, neither of whom has played regularly under Mourinho this season.

    The need for economy as Chelsea look to control their wage costs will also influence forthcoming contract talks with John Terry, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole, who have yet to be offered new deals despite being free agents at the end of the season and Mourinhos insistence that he wants them to stay.

    Chelseas seemingly altered financial position over the past 12 months is easily explained by the absence of two exceptional factors that combined to produce the first profit of the Abramovich era.

    The club made £18million last year from the cancellation of BSkyB shares in their digital media operation and, most significantly, earned £47.3million from winning the Champions League in May 2012, which led to a shortfall of approximately £30million the next year after Chelsea failed to qualify for the knockout stage of the competition only six months later.

    The combined £58million cost of signing Oscar and Eden Hazard last year is also reflected in the present results.

    There is positive news for the club elsewhere in their accounts, however, with turnover up to a record £255.8 million as a result of a 19 per cent growth in the clubs commercial income after new sponsorship deals with Audi, Delta Air Lines and Azimut Hotels.

    Chelsea also signed a ten-year sponsorship deal with adidas worth £300million last June that will be recorded in their 2013-14 accounts.

    Bruce Buck, the chairman, emphasised Chelseas commitment to FFP, although the club do have concerns about whether the regulations will be implemented with sufficient rigour by Uefa.

    Manchester City recorded losses of £97.9 million in their most recent accounts to December 2012 despite winning their first Barclays Premier League title that season, and, as they have continued to invest heavily on new players, are likely to require exemptions from Uefa to meet the £37.4 million loss limit.

    Arsenal and Manchester United are both profitable and so will not be troubled by FFP.

    "From the very beginning of the current ownership of Chelsea Football Club, a long-term objective was financial sustainability, and the subsequent implementation of Financial Fair Play by Uefa and by the Premier League has brought that to the top of the agenda for football clubs," Buck said.

    "We are pleased therefore that we will meet the stipulations set down by Uefa in their first assessment period, and by our own analysis we are progressing from a commercial viewpoint as well as continuing to add trophies to our collection, which we never lose sight of as our most important goal."

    Chelsea's rich tapestry

    Peter Kenyon, the incoming chief executive, set Chelsea a five-year plan for breaking even when he arrived at the club in 2004, but the club have been unable to wean themselves off Roman Abramovichs largesse.

    The Russian owners huge spending spree led to Chelsea making a loss of £88million for the period covering his first season at the club in 2003-04, which increased further to £140million, then a record, the year after.

    Chelseas turnover has increased dramatically from £75million to £255.8 million as they have become a leading global player in ten years under Abramovich, but owing to the owners penchant for paying off managers at huge cost as well as investing heavily in new players, they have struggled to break even.

    The club did make a £1.4million profit after last years Champions League triumph, but will now focus on complying with Financial Fair Play."
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    (Original post by little_tom)
    I honestly wish you lot gave youth a chance in your own team, rather than letting other managers develop them? How else are you going to make the next Terry/Lampard character at this club without giving youth a chance. You have a very good academy, and its seriously worrying that your Ramsey/Wilshere/Barkley equivalents are kicking the ball in Holland or the Championship rather than getting PL experience.
    You know what would happen though. Journalists will moan that we're abusing the loan system because we're 'stockpiling' on kids. At least they're getting game time. Not sure how many minutes of Premier League action Zaha has had at Man Utd, but I actually forgot he played for them because I've never seen him play on highlights etc. unless he's had an injury or something.
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    (Original post by mrmicrosoft)
    mourinho's a prick man.

    he ruined Kaka, and now he's trying to do it to Mata too.

    what is with him and players with four letters in their names, with a vowel being the second and fourth letter. I wonder Jose.

    narcissistic prick man. no one care about your four letter name, with a vowel being the second and fourth letter Jose.
    He didn't ruin Kaka. Kaka got injured after the World Cup and lost his pace. Mourinho playyd him when he was fit, but it got to the point where Real Madrid had got used to playing without Kaka that it was unfair to drop Ozil just because Kaka became fit again. Simple.
    Real Madrid did fine without Kaka since they had Ronaldo and a whole host of other players. Ronaldo is one of those players that you can't drop even if he doesn't track back. He has loads of energy and he wins a team so many games on his own.

    There are some players that if they're fit, they go straight back into the team. Ronaldo and Messi have earned that privilege. You could say other players like Iniesta, Ribery and Bale have the same privilege to some extent.

    Mata, as good as he is, isn't in the same category. He may have been our best player in the last 2 years, but Mourinho has found a way for Chelsea to function without him. I feel bad for Mata as he's done nothing to deserve his fate atm, but Mourinho seems to know what he's doing. Chances are he'll go in the summer for 30-35 million. We have players like Piazon and Thorgan who are 5/6 years younger that'll be happy playing as much as Mata has and have even more scope for improvement.

    I'm not 100% happy with what's going on but if he knows what he's doing and things are working out fine, who are we to question him?
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    (Original post by 9MmBulletz)
    He didn't ruin Kaka. Kaka got injured after the World Cup and lost his pace. Mourinho playyd him when he was fit, but it got to the point where Real Madrid had got used to playing without Kaka that it was unfair to drop Ozil just because Kaka became fit again. Simple.
    Real Madrid did fine without Kaka since they had Ronaldo and a whole host of other players. Ronaldo is one of those players that you can't drop even if he doesn't track back. He has loads of energy and he wins a team so many games on his own.

    There are some players that if they're fit, they go straight back into the team. Ronaldo and Messi have earned that privilege. You could say other players like Iniesta, Ribery and Bale have the same privilege to some extent.

    Mata, as good as he is, isn't in the same category. He may have been our best player in the last 2 years, but Mourinho has found a way for Chelsea to function without him. I feel bad for Mata as he's done nothing to deserve his fate atm, but Mourinho seems to know what he's doing. Chances are he'll go in the summer for 30-35 million. We have players like Piazon and Thorgan who are 5/6 years younger that'll be happy playing as much as Mata has and have even more scope for improvement.

    I'm not 100% happy with what's going on but if he knows what he's doing and things are working out fine, who are we to question him?
    Nah you're looking too much into it. With someone like Mourinho it simply comes down to the four letter names, and the vowel placements.

    Note how he had a preference of Ozil because the vowels in his name were the first and third letters, not second and fourth like Jose...
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    (Original post by mrmicrosoft)
    Nah you're looking too much into it. With someone like Mourinho it simply comes down to the four letter names, and the vowel placements.

    Note how he had a preference of Ozil because the vowels in his name were the first and third letters, not second and fourth like Jose...
    Hazard
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    Makelele

    I'm not going to argue with you because you clearly are trying to wind people up
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    To be fair, he was an obvious troll and I'm sure he's trolled this thread before with this username.

    I have a feeling he's a reincarnation of another user too.
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    (Original post by bammy jastard 27)
    To be fair, he was an obvious troll and I'm sure he's trolled this thread before with this username.

    I have a feeling he's a reincarnation of another user too.
    Nah I saw how vexed Mata was Mou subbed him, and I was just like what you doing man, this guy carried Chelsea for years, give him an effin chance!!

    Players like Mata and Luiz were in top-top form last season (that long shot against Fulham though:coma:), and it' just sad to see them regress so much from last year.

    Remember the rumours in summer of Luiz to Barca, and Mata out, and all of you guys were like 'what? That'll never happen! He'd be crazy to do that!'. Doesn't look that too unlikely now tbh.

    And re: Luiz I was really hoping now that Chelsea has a long term manager who can really put some time into the team, he would be converted into a CDM, and starting there regularly, as he can be a joy to watch and has that troll factor too

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    Hi guys I would like to see Chelsea- galatasaray cl knockout match which take places in London on 18th march 2014. Could you tell me how I could get a ticket for this match? Thanks.
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    (Original post by mrmicrosoft)
    Remember the rumours in summer of Luiz to Barca, and Mata out, and all of you guys were like 'what? That'll never happen! He'd be crazy to do that!'. Doesn't look that too unlikely now tbh.

    And re: Luiz I was really hoping now that Chelsea has a long term manager who can really put some time into the team, he would be converted into a CDM, and starting there regularly, as he can be a joy to watch and has that troll factor too

    Luiz to barca still looks unlikely, Luiz gets good gametime, him and Cahill share for gametime.

    Mata, still unlikely. Especially in january. De Bruyne will probably leave us, if we sell mata in the same window we'll be short in players in that position. With Luiz, just no. Not going to happen.
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    RIP Bertrand Traores Chelsea career.
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    (Original post by yigit58)
    Hi guys I would like to see Chelsea- galatasaray cl knockout match which take places in London on 18th march 2014. Could you tell me how I could get a ticket for this match? Thanks.
    The tickets aren't on general sale yet but if you're not a member you're going to need to be very quick to stand a chance. Keep a close eye on the Chelsea FC website for when tickets become available.
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    (Original post by bammy jastard 27)
    RIP Bertrand Traores Chelsea career.
    didn't know he was an AMF. thought he was a CM all this time
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    (Original post by 9MmBulletz)
    didn't know he was an AMF. thought he was a CM all this time
    That just tops it all off. Was talking about him going on loan to Vitesse.
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    Thought he was a CM too :facepalm:. His career was over before it even began.

    SSN reports the KDB is set to leave. Expected really although I do hope we can attempt some kind of player swap + money (even if it isn't likely!)

    Kakuta is going to be sold. I assume a lot of this youngster dealings are to increase our revenues to deal with the potential negative effects of FFP. Although strangely I do see one of Piazon/Thorgan having a future here.
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    It's a good plan tbh but somewhat risky. We use those profits to help with FFP, it works out, then we don't have a problem.

    Since the likes of Piazon, thorgan are doing well on loan, we may as well keep this up. Porto have been doing it for years anyway, only that they play their players in their first team.
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    (Original post by bammy jastard 27)
    It's a good plan tbh but somewhat risky. We use those profits to help with FFP, it works out, then we don't have a problem.

    Since the likes of Piazon, thorgan are doing well on loan, we may as well keep this up. Porto have been doing it for years anyway, only that they play their players in their first team.
    I assume if we offload Mata (prob in the summer) and KDB, we'll raise 50 mill to get a striker. Then we can call back Piazon and Thorgan (who seem the best of our loanees atm) as well as Chalobah and we'll have a good team for next year, with little need for new faces.
 
 
 
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