03 Jun 2024 18:51:01
It was a one of tweet Ed 001/ 002 but someone has posted that Liverpool along with a few other PL teams and European teams have an interest in Chelsea's Trevoh Chalobah, obviously Eds I think he's a great player and would suit Liverpool as a CB or even a DM and I'm guessing he could be an elusive Home Grown player to boot, is this a stater or once again just Twitter/ X bull.

{Ed001's Note - I have no idea but I can't see why we would be interested when we have plenty of centre backs.}

1.) 03 Jun 2024
03 Jun 2024 20:23:52
Chalobah is about as mediocre as it gets. Mid table player if ever I saw one.

2.) 03 Jun 2024
03 Jun 2024 21:05:04
Chalobah is a bit of an Aldi Joe Gomez tbh.

3.) 03 Jun 2024
03 Jun 2024 21:44:27
Mid table, in possibly the highest league standard in the world, rates a ‘mediocre’ these days. If you look through the binoculars you might just see reality about to disappear over the horizon.

4.) 03 Jun 2024
03 Jun 2024 23:05:46
Depends on what your ambitions are WDW, if you want to finish 10th or below, Chalobah is your man. I’m guessing you’re pining for the likes of Downing, Cole, Konchesky and Lambert.

5.) 04 Jun 2024
04 Jun 2024 00:13:59
The ambition is still the same as it has been for 60 years Victor.

Win the next game we play and do it with maximum effort and to the best of our capabilities, hopefully playing exciting football that is fun to watch

In my time, I’ve been very fortunate to watch us regularly play great football against all comers, at the highest level attainable and I was lucky enough to watch through the 70’s and 80’s and again, for a brief period in 2019

And d’you know what - when we achieve that level of football we even manage to win stuff

And d’you know what else? We took what you would no doubt dismissively call mediocre players time and time again and the management and coaching staff turned them into much better players.

Ambition is about building a squad where the sum of the whole is greater than the sum of the parts and not providing controversial soundbite uninformed / unqualified opinions as absolute fact (apologies if you have your UEFA badges by the way) .

While you constant criticism often has an element of truth buried somewhere underneath the insulting commentary you fail, without fail, (geddit), to ever offer the slightest inkling that our coaching staff might see things that perhaps forum board members may not notice that they (coaches) can significantly improve on.

6.) 04 Jun 2024
04 Jun 2024 01:08:04
We're going to be linked with a million people, Sid. It's just that time of the year mate. Only things I believe nowadays is what Ed1 and Ed2 say, you may want to keep off x, it's full of utter nonsense as are the other social media sites.

7.) 04 Jun 2024
04 Jun 2024 02:29:26
Great player? Over the last 2 seasons he can barely get in one of the worst Chelsea teams this century.

8.) 04 Jun 2024
04 Jun 2024 03:46:48
Just seen a post on the Utd thread, I was bored and took a gander, a poster asked Ed001 about this player and this is his reply, glad to see I’m not the only one that can see potential there, I bet VV and the like will change their minds now and Salah mate I agree 100% but there is no harm in asking

Ed001's Note - I like him myself, if he was choosing a centre-back to keep out of Chelsea's bunch, he would be the one I would pick for the right-side. Good technically, good in the air, quick enough too. The main thing he lacks is confidence, so he really needs a leader alongside him to bring out the best in him. That is why he improved massively playing alongside Thiago Silva. Put him alongside Martinez and he would grow into an excellent Premier League centre-back I think. He is still a bit raw and inconsistent, but a lot of that is down to facing some really good players in the Prem that force a defender into places they are not used to going. More experience should iron out a lot of that, but even the best can have off days or players that they just cannot cope with at all. Vidic had his Torres for example. But Chalobah is physically imposing, strong, technically very good and fully capable of playing out from the back, it is the mentality that needs most work. Again a lot of that is inexperience, but the shambles at Chelsea certainly has not helped him. Of late though, he has shown signs of settling into the Prem and growing into a very good centre-back. }.

9.) 04 Jun 2024
04 Jun 2024 04:58:25
Just think lads, if VV had anything to do with transfers at Liverpool, this would be the scenario, these players wouldn’t be with us VVD, Robertson, Nunez (Ron would be delighted), Endo, Mac, Szoboszlai (all came from mediocre teams or cheap transfers) and these players would be transfer listed.

Salah (can’t run), Trent (can’t defend), Diaz (he’s dad wants Barca), Jota (always injured), Gomez (can’t play) and Konate (made of crisps to coin his phrase) which would and I quote we’d have a team full of "the likes of Downing, Cole, Konchesky and Lambert".

10.) 04 Jun 2024
04 Jun 2024 07:52:28
We have had worse players over the years for sure. We have won the champions league with worse and I 100% subscribe to it being about how a player fits into a Team/ Squad as priority over individual attributes. In fact, some over compensating individual attributes (over compensating inability to be a team player) can do much harm.

Oh and with worse players in our squad I don’t actually think we have ever finished lower than 8th (and then only a few times) since we returned to the top flight in the 60’s? 10 or below just is not a likelihood! We all want to be #1 though of course. I always trust the judgement and wait to see the player as part of a team before criticising or applauding a transfer tbh.

11.) 04 Jun 2024
04 Jun 2024 09:19:48
it has come to the stage that VV's posts are so full of unremitting negativity that when I see his name attached to a post I give it a miss.

{Ed002's Note - He is very clearly the least knowledgable person on the site - most of his posts are no more than trolling.}

12.) 04 Jun 2024
04 Jun 2024 09:20:20
Amazing. Chalobah. What a terrible shout.

He’s bang average.

13.) 04 Jun 2024
04 Jun 2024 11:12:15
A Chelsea supporting friend of mine is a big fan of Chalobah and can't understand why he doesn't feature more.

Given his age, pace and strength he looks to be a very good prospect. Whilst no one would be shouting from the rooftops if he was bought, he ticks a lot of boxes.

14.) 04 Jun 2024
04 Jun 2024 11:14:34
The people I believe on transfers are ed01 and ed02.

Ed02 is the most knowledgeable person we have and are lucky to get given their insights. Something I appreciate as big reds fan.

15.) 04 Jun 2024
04 Jun 2024 13:14:13
I don't think VV is a troll though. He's just an extremely passionate fan, especially when it comes to transfers. I don't agree with a lot of his views but that doesn't mean he can't voice them out. At the very least, he is consistent with what he has been saying.

{Ed002's Note - His more abusive posts simply get deleted.}

16.) 04 Jun 2024
04 Jun 2024 13:18:41
Kemlyncat, same here mate I usually skip when I see his posts, he's one of a few, I won't read. I read his post above purely because of what you said lol, you baited me to read his post damn you! :)

17.) 04 Jun 2024
04 Jun 2024 16:43:36
VV Preferred Line Up (from the past) :

Pegguy Arphexad
Torben Piechnik
Paul Konchesky
Julian Dicks
Antonio Nunez
Jean Michel Ferri
Christian Poulsen
Bernard Diomede
Sean Dundee
El Hadj Diouf.

18.) 04 Jun 2024
04 Jun 2024 20:41:49
Bog standard, you've just given me nightmares over that lineup especially with 1 CB, I'd have had Kvarme in for Dicks, Degen in for Josemi and try to find a place for Jimmy Carter (probably holding the half-time oranges)

19.) 05 Jun 2024
05 Jun 2024 01:56:38
My apologies Ed, didn't know that his posts get abusive. In that case, I take back what I said. Being passionate should never cross the line to being abusive and if it has, it is right that it isn't voiced out in the first place.

20.) 05 Jun 2024
05 Jun 2024 07:14:40
Those saying Chalobah hasn’t managed to get into a rubbish Chelsea team for the last 2 years are just ignorant. He was injured for 90% of this season and played pretty much every game after he came back from injury for the last 10 games or so. The year before he played in 6 CL games and 25 PL games.

21.) 06 Jun 2024
05 Jun 2024 23:56:24
Hmmm - 90% Of season injured = hard pass.

We don’t need sicknotes.