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  • deadlydarcy
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    A point quite a few of us have made.

    and one you’ve spectacularly missed. 😂

    ransos
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    A point quite a few of us have made

    Woosh.

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    Caher
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    Best team won the league (Portsmouth). Reading will rebuild, get fined and finish in the coveted obscure mid table spot.

    DaveyBoyWonder
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    Lots of clubs are guilty of creative accounting practices

    Few were as successful as Citeh

    Successful on the pitch or successful at creating accounting? Or both?

    all a bit flat and predictable…..

    The English Premiership – best league in the world…

    DaveyBoyWonder
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    Glad to see Palace do well this year. FiL is a lifelong Palace fan so got a kinda soft spot for them and the impact Glasner has made has been incredible. Finish up with a top half finish and a 5-0 walloping of villa. Ace…

    cheers_drive
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    Pochitino leaves Chelsea by mutual consent. After a good end to the season I didn’t see that coming.

    That must seal it for Ten Hag’s fate

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    bigdaddy
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    Definitely didn’t expect that, but Chelsea!! 😂. Just when it starts to come together – they’ve done so well since jan!

    My son is a Chelsea fan, he’s livid 😂

    RickDraper
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    Chelsea make some very strange choices. They finished the season pretty well.

    dander
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    Finally off to United after being linked for about seven years? Wonder who Chelsea have lined up.

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    imnotverygood
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    That is just a completely bonkers decision. One step forward…

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    binners
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    Chelsea carry on the Abramovic principle and shoot themselves in the foot again just as Poch looked like he was getting it all together

    I personally welcome our new ex-Chelsea, ex-Spurs overlord 😃

    doris5000
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    Give it Lampard til the end of the (next) season?

    Seems like an odd decision. Over the last 10 games, Chelsea won more points than any team bar Citeh and the Arse. They’ve been on cracking form.

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    imnotverygood
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    I wonder if they have fallen out over selling Gallagher & Challobah plus a few other Academy gems

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    swdan
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    As an Ipswich fan I’m beginning to get a bit fed up with every vacant (or nearly vacant) spot being linked to McKenna. Yes he’s good but give us a season in the prem with him. I don’t doubt he’ll move onto bigger and better things but not just yet please.

    Caher
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    Poch to Liverpool? As an unexpected twist. Chelsea are mugs letting him go.

    imnotverygood
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    ^ I take it you mean Utd? Liverpool have only just announced employing Slot

    ElShalimo
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    De Zerbi to Chelsea?

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    binners
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    martinhutch
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    Di Zerbi’s release paid by an ‘unnamed club’, apparently. Presumably one which still has a game left this season.

    Getting rid of Poch is madness, but totally on brand for Chelsea.

    Klunk
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    grauniad reckon they are trying to poach the tractor boys manager. seems high risk :/

    binners
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    grauniad reckon they are trying to poach the tractor boys manager. seems high risk :/

    Sounds like the Graham Potter experiment part 2

    Repeat to fade…

    Who’d want to go to Chelsea? Unless you win the Champions League you’re getting sacked anyway.

    In fact, you can win the Champions League and still be sacked the next morning

    MoreCashThanDash
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    grauniad reckon they are trying to poach the tractor boys manager. seems high risk :/

    The League Manager of the Year?….nothing to see here, leave him alone!

    swdan
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    As above, he gets linked to everything at the moment – Brighton, United, Chelsea. Am a little bit nervous about it all but hopefully we can get him to stay for a season.

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    gobuchul
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    Chelsea are 3rd in the form table for the last 10 games.

    Madness.

    But I’m glad they did it.

    Horrible club and horrible fans.

    MoreCashThanDash
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    As above, he gets linked to everything at the moment – Brighton, United, Chelsea. Am a little bit nervous about it all but hopefully we can get him to stay for a season.

    We’re bound to lose him to a bigger club – he started coaching at Man U and he’ll want to work at a big club eventually, if only to make up for the time spent at Man U!

    One season in the PL please, maybe a couple of “upsets” against the big clubs, and then we can go back to Championship mediocrity.

    chestrockwell
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    McKenna is going, no doubt about it. The media to have too many stories of firm interest for it just to be speculation, they have been tipped off IMO.

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    swdan
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    One season in the PL please, maybe a couple of “upsets” against the big clubs, and then we can go back to Championship mediocrity

    Absolutely, I’m under no illusions that were too small for his ambition and ability but I’d like one season in the PL to see what he can do. I suspect we’ll get relegated and he can go off to bigger and better things then.

    DaveyBoyWonder
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    A right premiership merry-go-round this summer with managers. De Zerbi gone so Brighton need a new boss, Poch gone, Ten Bob clinging on for dear life, Klopp gone, Pep getting bored of his oil money funded domination, McKenna being poached, Glasner being touted for bigger jobs already, the bald fraud at Leicester being linked with Chelsea I saw earlier, Spurs fans supposedly unhappy with Ange, who will replace Southgate – Howe?, Lopetgui (sp?) coming in at West Ham….

    dander
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    It would be typically Chelsea to go for someone like Glasner, or Iraola, off the back of half a season of good work.

    Any Chelsea fans on here?

    cheers_drive
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    Just listened to football daily on BBC sounds. Alex Scott didn’t hold back on her thoughts about the Chelsea ownership.

    pothead
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    It looks like Dan Ashworth has dropped a bit of a clanger in his move to Man Utd if this mornings press reports are true

    theotherjonv
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    I’ve just been reading highlights of the season on Twitter and this is fab

    https://x.com/HLTCO/status/1793207419939537265

    (whole thread is pretty good too)

    https://x.com/HLTCO/status/1793204448942039463

    martinhutch
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    EDIT: Not even Utd would give their manager the heave-ho three days before the FA Cup final, would they?

    PrinceJohn
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    Looks like Plymouth are planning to get relegated from the Championship next season by planning on hiring Rooney as manager

    martinhutch
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    I can’t understand why he might want to be located in Plymouth, or why they want someone like him there.

    He doesn’t even need the payoff for getting the sack before Christmas.

    ElShalimo
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    Utd famously sacked van Gaal just after winning the final but Rooney said that he knew and the players all knew well before the game

    Rooney actually commented on how professional Van Gaal was despite knowing he was gone.

    ETH probably has a similar arrangement – keep your head down, your mouth shut and you can walk away with a bag of magic beans

    argee
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    The ManU scenario is puzzling for me, reality is there’s not many managers on the market who are capable and in form to replace ETH, so you’d think give the guy another season and see what he can do, but the flip side is i’ve yet to work out what his tactics are, there is no structure over the games, they have a great squad of players, yes they had injuries, but no matter the team, they had the same weaknesses, the same counter attacking style that was more about individuals rather than teamwork, etc, etc.

    I know he’s not a bad manager, he’s won stuff and managed good teams on the park, but it’s an absolute head scratcher last season at ManU, you can’t put it all on the manager, but it was weird watching a big team soaking up pressure from smaller clubs and hitting on the break, hoping a Garnacho or Bruno could get a shot off.

    Caher
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    Imagine being over of your club’s greatest ever players, finishing second and then getting booted out.  Football’s weird.

    dander
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    argee – you’ve mentioned United’s great squad a few times. Seriously? As soon as there’s a few injuries it shows the lack of depth.

    Defence – Varane past it, Maguire. Wan Bissaka  and Lindelof not good enough. Shaw and Martinez are decent, but made of paper maiche.

    Midfield – Casemiro, as per Varane, Real would not have let them go if they could still cut it. Amrabat useless, Eriksen not fit enough. Fernandes and Mainoo are about the only quality they have, Mount good if he gets fit.

    Up front Hoijlund is raw, Garnacho promising and Rashford good if he can be bothered but his career is passing him by. Antony! Sancho decent but ETH fell out with him.

    Squad is top 6 at best, maybe pushing for 4th if everyone was fit. Overachieved last year I guess.

    susepic
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    Sounds like the Graham Potter experiment part 2

    Some speculation in local Sussex rags that the GP experiment pt2 = Potter returning to BHA………🤔

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