16th May 2019 at 5:27 pm #41044
I’ve started this thread in the realisation that it will probably be primarily myself and Stevo who post on it.😊
Could UEFA have found a more ridiculous and inaccessible venue for the Final than the Olympic Stadium in Baku which is incredibly inaccessible from London which is the rationale from UEFA for giving both Finalists an allocation of only 6,000 tickets.
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It’s a disgrace that they have chosen this location. It just goes to show how out of touch the people are who makes these decisions.
We need to do away with UEFA. Im deadly serious.17th May 2019 at 2:06 am #41062
Nothing should surprise you with UEFA mate, it’s almost like they try to out-stupid themselves. They are in A grade when it comes to stupidity.17th May 2019 at 6:04 am #41063
Honestly don’t think UEFA or FIFA have made a decision recently that hasn’t been money/commercial orientated. Can’t remember any that benefits the teams, the players or certainly not the fans. The Champions League final ticket allocation was bad enough but holding this final in Baku is unbelievably stupid.
The governing bodies need a complete revamp with footballing people in place that are interested in developing the game and the experience for fans rather than watching their bank balance grow. It’s disgusting how fans are treated and they should know without them there would be no football.17th May 2019 at 8:04 am #41064
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Looking forward to the game.
Thought emery was very brave in 2nd leg v Valencia to play ozil, laczette and Aubapymang together
Hazard is the usual worry especially down miles wing. Good young player but his weakness is his defending
Hard one to call actually17th May 2019 at 9:06 am #41065
i just hope for a good game where both teams play well and of course Arsenal snatch an exciting win!17th May 2019 at 9:55 am #41066
Me too Stevo minus the Arsenal win. 🙂 Would really like to see Hazard leave on a high but I’m worried injuries are beginning to effect us badly.
We’ve lost three major players to serious injury in a period of a few weeks and Kante remains 50/50. But they all give an opportunity to someone else so I’m still hoping.17th May 2019 at 11:40 am #41067
Just read about RLC injuring his Achilles in a friendly match in the States. Big miss for Chelsea as he was on form I believe prior. But the question has to be asked why were Chelsea playing a friendly? Did they need to do it to keep fitness levels up? If so could they not just do a less competitive behind closed doors match?
Fantastic that this will be Cech’s final match of a great career and against Chelsea of all teams. What a match to bow out with.17th May 2019 at 2:11 pm #41069
threeps, Bit deeper than just a friendly (see below) great cause but bad timing and it’s resulted in a very serious injury for Lotus Cheek just when he was hitting some real form for Chelsea and was to be confirmed in Southgate’s England squad.
But a player can get an injury like this in training and we have to get on with it.
The Final Whistle on Hate.
“The New England Revolution and Chelsea FC have announced the complete list of beneficiaries ahead of the ‘Final Whistle on Hate’ charity match at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday May 15.
The Blues have teamed up with the Revolution as part of our ‘Say No to Antisemitism’ campaign to highlight the on-going rise of hate crimes around the world and are working together to harness the power of sport in bringing people together to tackle hate and prejudice in all its forms.
The initial idea for the match was developed by club owners Roman Abramovich and Robert Kraft in light of a global rise in antisemitic activity
All proceeds from the match will be donated to the 15 specified organisations, each of which are dedicated to combating antisemitism and discrimination. In addition, both owners will each donate $1 million in support of the cause.
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Ah thanks Nine didn’t know that, although still questionable timing. Pity for the lad he was on form.17th May 2019 at 5:01 pm #41074
threeps, agreed mate as per my first line above and I suspect that hasn’t escaped Roman’s notice either.
Shame the lad was coming into his own and it’s a really bad one allegedly a year out?17th May 2019 at 6:45 pm #41082
I read 6 months, so maybe back at Christmas. Tearing your Achilles sounds bloody painful!17th May 2019 at 7:06 pm #41092
threeps, I haven’t seen that I hope that’s the case. Yhe Op went well according to Loftus Cheek and the Club. But allegedly it was a full rupture either way it’s a long road back for the lad a bit like Ox.Cheers 99917th May 2019 at 7:29 pm #41099
They’re tricky those ones, wasn’t that the issue that former Goonie had, Santa somebody, had issues for years with his one…
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