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  • Euro 2024

    Are you in Chelmsford too?
    I lived half an hour away 23 years ago. Am I in?
    Sounds like you need to start the ‘lived half an hour away 23 years ago’ club.
  • Euro 2024

    Alderz and I both live in Chelmsford. We meet up for coffee about once a month and talk about the rest of you
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  • Summer Transfers 2024

    I read something about Chelsea being prepared to pay two thirds of Sterling’s wages should he leave. He’d be a great signing
    Erm, haven't you got something better to do today than post here? Wishing you and your bride a wonderful day and a long, healthy and happy life together 🥂🥂🥂🎉🎉🎉.
  • Summer Transfers 2024

    Don’t worry he’s still Julen From the block
    I heard he's going to make a guest head coach appearance on Love Island fo cement his legend status....
  • Summer Transfers 2024

    I think the model is there to ensure that the overall strategy can outlast each manager that comes and goes.

    With the more traditional set up, a manager would want to bring in his own players, but with the turnover nowadays it's just not feasible to keep overhauling your squad every couple of years. Under the more modern model, a DoF, or Technical Director, whatever you want to call them, sets the overall strategy based on a longer-term plan and hires a head-coach to do the on-field stuff.

    It's no coincidence that Lopetegui has come in under the title of Head Coach; his interview touches on what I've said above and he will try to get through best out of the players that Steidten brings in.

    Of course, in an ideal world you'd see Head Coach and TD on the same page in terms of strategy and the players involved anyway, and I've got no doubt that if Lopetegui has a specific idea of who he might want, this will have been discussed between the two of them. Mutual trust and respect is key in this relationship, as it is between the football people and the board; hopefully we have that and will see a successful window.
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    What Buffy Said ⤴️ 👏
    Have a wonderful day Alderz 🍾
  • Euro 2024

    Not shocked you didn't notice it, just surprised you walked past it. 😂
  • Euro 2024

    You know if it was us, they'd be having a countrywide celebration!
  • Euro 2024

    So are the Germans that good ,Or Scotland that bad
    Both, being a West Ham fan as well, I'm used to it😭🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿