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I know, I know. £20M on a player who is a carbon copy (sort of) of Gallss just a tincey wincey bit bettter. Waste of money in my opinion. But as you've probably guessed from that, I think Carvalho is slightly better than Gallas. Only just mind.
I'd be tempted to put Gallas at right back instead of Ferreira mind.
Also...Smertin...he's been playing well....could be a valuable asset in midfield...maybe even ousting Makelele?????
and how long did you have to wait for that win
Highly (and I mean that, objectively) promising youngsters such as Andrew Davies (broke his leg last season just as he was getting into the first team (with Southgate and Ehiogu)), Stewart Downing (will definately play for England one day), Stuart Parnaby and James Morrison have all played first team roles, and more of last seasons team will do this year.
The point I'm trying to make, but am finding it difficult to because I seem intent on throwing hundreds of brackets in everywhere, is that nothing made me feel happier than seeing home grown lad Stewart Downing play against Fulham last season and absolutely decimate them. I felt strangely proud to see Stuart Parnaby play against Ryan Giggs and makrk him out of the game. To see Andy Davies make a vital error was saddening, but the way he picked himself up afterwards was somewhat inspirational.
Basically, the point I'm trying to make, but am finding it difficult to because I seem intent on mentioning as many Boro related incidents as I can, is homegrown players make the fans happy. A good youth system is the making of a football club and the day Boro go into Europe with 1, 2, 3, 4, or even 5 Boro born lads in the first team squad will be the finest in this club's and the town's history.
We are not an exceptional place. It's not as if we are the only place in the country with talented youngsters - but are we the only club that makes good use of them? There's certainly not many of them.
There are thousands of good young players out there, but they can't get better, and they can't get scouted if there isn't a good youth system. With good coaching and good facilities, we could produce another 10 Wayne Rooneys and Steven Gerrards.
I remember this guy from when he toured with New Zealand in 2002, seemed a good player. Other rumors that seem to be hot at the moment are -
Hape to Saints / Hull
Thorman to Huddersfield (apparantly a done deal)
P.Sculthorpe to Wigan (yea right!)
Paul King to Leeds Rhinos
Ellis (Wakefield) to any of the "big 5"
Long to Wigan / Hull (yea right!)
Fittler to Warrington
The best one had to be the Stacey Jones to Hull thing. The Hull Daily Mail and many other newspapers reported it as a done deal and look what happened there! The same sort of thing happened with Henry Paul to Hull last year to the point that the club actually issued an official denial because it was dominating the local paper.
Ellis is very unlikely to go to Saints. He is contracted until 2005, meaning Saints would have to pay mega bucks to get him. Money they don't have. ' Uncle Ian talks balls' has already said he cannot replace Gleeson with a player of similar quality.
Like I said, Wigan will sign another big name player
but this is the new india you see, we never give up, and we get victories from nowhere, the NW final was so pleasing cos it was 2 young players doing it for india.
also the odi series in pakistan, we were 2-1 down and in the 4th odi we needed to win to stay alive, pak scored 293, we needed 294 to win and were 91-3 or something, and dravid and kaif took us comfotably home from nowhere, cos we looked like losing that game
and in the final game VVS laxman scored a ton to help us win, the most pleasing thing about the ne team india is that it isnt just sachin putting his hand up now, everybody is standing up to be counted, dravid has changed his ODI game completely, sehwag is the most destructive bat in asia according to jayasuriya, laxman scored 3 odi hundreds in a week and we all know wat he has done vs australia and then ppl like yuvraj and kaif who finish innings so well and field like demons
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Edit: Just read down the forum and spotted you all talking about making one of these sites! Come play with me
Maybe...but wasn't it worth it....think about how you felt when you lost that match....then imagine how good i felt
you've got sooooo many players now
feel sorry for the likes of Parker, Joe Cole and Johnson who all signed and will really struggle to play now
Zidane is clearly the type of player that can change the outcome of the game by his acts. he scores some terrific goals in matches where the tension is at its utmost!!
henry hasn't yet showed a lot in the greatest Competitions such as C. League or World Cup.
But Henry's advantage is that unlike Zidane he is still somehow young, whilst the latter has already most of his career as a football player behind him.
Hello all footie fans....
Just thought I'd start a thread for Chelsea fans..about Chelsea.
Talk about news of Chelsea and your opinions...as well as anything else you wanna talk about
First things first....Chelsea have signed Carvalho for about £20M!!!
What are your views on this....??
This is like CM 03/04 but with unlimited money.
3-4-3?! Look at the players - it's 3-0-7!
So do I. Back to the foreign club *sighs*
When I was younger I had literally hundreds of them - I had all the Liverpool team, all the Man Utd team, all the England team, selected others, and all the Boro players they did. I haven't bought any for ages, although I did get some Microstars for easter once, which was nice.
Anyway, having just been on the Corinthians main website I see they're releasing a special Boro Carling Cup Winners edition pack, which looks great (if you're interested its on the homepage towards the bottom).
All this and the fact that this season's Juninho has been 'dirty sanchezzed'.
I dunno...still got Lampard, Terry and Bridge as the backbone of the team...and i have a feeling Cole will play more than just a bit part this season.
May be Kenyon ought to do something about this? When Peter and Roman saw the England game I wonder if this has any bearings with Chelsea?