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Old 07-15-2016, 01:39 AM   #16
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and on another occasion he lost the CL final and the WC final in the same season........... poor lad.
To be fair, that's Oscar "El profesor" Ortega's infamously hard pre-season sessions. That guy is surely one of the best physical trainers in the world.
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Old 07-15-2016, 01:55 AM   #17
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Kante looks like he will stay most likely. So much talk about Chelsea transfers this off season and nothing getting done. Probably going to get outbid for Koulibaly by Everton too.
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Old 07-15-2016, 02:01 AM   #18
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Chelsea has a good squad it just needs a manager who can motivate them and get them to play properly again.

It will be hard to bring in truly top class players without Champion's league football.
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Old 07-15-2016, 03:09 AM   #19
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Chelsea has a good squad it just needs a manager who can motivate them and get them to play properly again.

It will be hard to bring in truly top class players without Champion's league football.
This is very true.
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Old 07-15-2016, 03:40 AM   #20
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This is very true.

If you pay astronomical wages you can do it eg Saudi/Chinese teams
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Old 07-15-2016, 03:42 AM   #21
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/foo...n-Subotic.html


Middlesbrough agree 8m deal for Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic
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Old 07-15-2016, 04:40 AM   #22
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Mark my words if Juve get Higuain they will not go further than the 1/8 final in the CL

They are replacing Morata who was inconsistent in regular but HUGE in big games with Higuain who is consistent in regular but A FRAUD in big games..
100mil on him and pjanic can also mean one thing.. pogba is gone..

so you have pogba and morata gone for higuain and pjanic.. two cancerous chokers.. good job juve

This may be true.
However, they still have time to prove themself in big games too.
Not that I hope it
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Old 07-15-2016, 04:46 AM   #23
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This is very true.
How come United dont have a problem bringing Ibra, Choketariyan and likely Pogba then?

Lets face it, nobody wants to go to Chelsea, they can only bring french league superstars like hazard few years ago and batshuayi now.. Money or CL doesnt make a club big. Chelsea will forever be small
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Old 07-15-2016, 07:23 AM   #24
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I'm nominating Bayer Leverkusen to come in 2nd place ahead of Dortmund this year.

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Old 07-15-2016, 07:31 AM   #25
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#Kante to @ChelseaFC is done ! Medical within 48 hours. 5-year-contract, 36m !


big blow for leicester.. im wondering what happens to mahrez now.. looks like mendy and musa might be their replacements and not actual depth.. not sure what leicester are doing
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Old 07-15-2016, 07:35 AM   #26
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#Kante to @ChelseaFC is done ! Medical within 48 hours. 5-year-contract, 36m !


big blow for leicester.. im wondering what happens to mahrez now.. looks like mendy and musa might be their replacements and not actual depth.. not sure what leicester are doing

Cashing in ...
They know last season was a miracle that won't happen again.
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Old 07-15-2016, 07:40 AM   #27
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LJJ, I've read good things about Steve van Beek and I liked what I saw on YouTube. Do you think he's gonna be a top tier defender?

Italian media say we have a new young defender coming in to Fiorentina from Eredivisie after Diks, the names thrown around are him, Kongolo, Andersen and Rekik.
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Old 07-15-2016, 07:42 AM   #28
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Cashing in ...
They know last season was a miracle that won't happen again.
it was a miracle but not exactly a fluke.. with some depth signings they could have challenged for top 4 or at least top 6..

havent checked the odds but im going to put some money on middlesbrough finnishing higher than leicester
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Old 07-15-2016, 07:48 AM   #29
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Great business by Chelsea. Kante could have moved to a CL-qualified club for 20 million, so Chelsea go ahead and offer 29 million. Leicester happy they at least get 45% extra, Chelsea beats everybody to the punch and still gets a relative bargain in this market.
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Old 07-15-2016, 07:53 AM   #30
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it was a miracle but not exactly a fluke.. with some depth signings they could have challenged for top 4 or at least top 6..

havent checked the odds but im going to put some money on middlesbrough finnishing higher than leicester

Top 6 is what I'm thinking too (even if they kept all their big players), I doubt they'll get a CL spot again.
So yeah, better to cash in.
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