Essien wants to go to Chelsea.

Discussion in 'Manchester United' started by mhtwins113, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. mhtwins113

    mhtwins113 Member

    May 9, 2005
    Club:
    Lincoln City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Essien a Red Devil at Heart

    http://soccernet.espn.go.com/feature?id=336192&cc=5901

     
  2. SirManchester

    SirManchester Member+

    Apr 14, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Re: Essien a Red Devil at Heart

    Ronaldinho said something similar a couple of summers ago.
     
  3. Achtung

    Achtung Member

    Jul 19, 2002
    Chicago
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Essien a Red Devil at Heart

    Well, what Dinho said wasn't quite the same, IIRC. Still, if he actually feels this way about the club, it could bode well if we were to bid. Besides, with an idol like Eric Cantona, can you really go wrong? ;)
     
  4. StrikerCW

    StrikerCW Member

    Jul 10, 2001
    Perth, WA
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Essien a Red Devil at Heart

    Better start warming up his Kung Fu, he can kick his way to Manchester.
     
  5. benni...

    benni... BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 23, 2004
    Chocolate City
    Re: Essien a Red Devil at Heart

    This gives me a great feeling. If we could get him, and he doesnt flop, then i think we are ok in terms of tranfers.

    If he comes through, i think he will open up the game for Scholes and other attackers.

    What is IIRC by the way.
     
  6. triplelake

    triplelake New Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Bay Area, California
    Re: Essien a Red Devil at Heart

    It will be tough for him to play for Chelsea or any other English teams after this.
     
  7. StrikerCW

    StrikerCW Member

    Jul 10, 2001
    Perth, WA
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Essien a Red Devil at Heart

    If I Recall Correctly.

    And if we get Essien, I will have a great day and consume much liquid.
     
  8. StrikerCW

    StrikerCW Member

    Jul 10, 2001
    Perth, WA
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Essien a Red Devil at Heart

    Chelsea will take anyone, doesn't matter about team loyalty. :(
     
  9. Achtung

    Achtung Member

    Jul 19, 2002
    Chicago
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Essien a Red Devil at Heart

    Well, not necessarily. Players like Solskjaer, Denis Irwin, and Norman Whiteside, despite being Old Trafford legends, grew up cheering for none other than Liverpool FC. Roy Keane is well-known to have cheered for Celtic as a boy. It's nice to think that as a professional footballer, the team you've supported your whole life is where you'll end up some day, but it just doesn't work out like that too often. If Chelsea offer more money, he could well end up in blue nonetheless. I just think that if the story is true, it'd fit well into the recent string of SAF's signings.
     
  10. HjkF50

    HjkF50 New Member

    May 1, 2005
    NOVA
    Re: Essien a Red Devil at Heart

    just hope we dont get in a bidding war with chelsea
     
  11. listen_up_fergie

    listen_up_fergie New Member

    Mar 3, 2005
    Montreal
    Re: Essien a Red Devil at Heart

    Heehee...of course not.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. triplelake

    triplelake New Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Bay Area, California
    Re: Essien a Red Devil at Heart

    If the Glazier family has been monitoring this board, they know what they need to do to get the support of the fans - buy Essien or Gerrard.
     
  13. listen_up_fergie

    listen_up_fergie New Member

    Mar 3, 2005
    Montreal
    Re: Essien a Red Devil at Heart

    Actually, this board represents a very small section of the United fanbase. Most Bigsoccer United fans are against signing Owen, but a poll by a United fanzine showed that 60% of the fans who voted would welcome Owen at Old Trafford.
    In fact, if Glazer really wanted the support of the fans, he would've just stayed the ******** away.
     
  14. triplelake

    triplelake New Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Bay Area, California
    Re: Essien a Red Devil at Heart

    I think we are against buying Owen only if it means that RVN needs to leave. I wouldn't mind getting Owen for under 5 million pounds.
     
  15. mhtwins113

    mhtwins113 Member

    May 9, 2005
    Club:
    Lincoln City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Essien a Red Devil at Heart

    i think owen is a phenomonal striker who should be given more respect and PT in the spanish captial. that said, WE DONT NEED HIM. we have 4 world class strikers on the books already (5 if you count ole) who can all pick up the scoring mantle quite well assuming we dont have another season in which only the strikers seemingly get injured, and lets be honest the odds of ALL FOUR strikers missing huge time again because of injury are not too good, which will help us a lot. our need is essien who is precisely the engine to get our midfield properly running again
     
  16. cachundo

    cachundo Katie Meyer Fan Club

    Feb 8, 2002
    at the Four Seasons (Total Landscaping)
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    These articles insinuating that Essien is a Red [or is it really the Blues?] at heart is just his agent's tactic to snag the most important color. That of green.
     
  17. mhtwins113

    mhtwins113 Member

    May 9, 2005
    Club:
    Lincoln City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Essien a Red Devil at Heart

    just did a search, nowhere in that article does it mention the word "agent" or "representative" which i would infer means these are his thoughts to a large extent. is it partially a money grab? sure, what isnt? but at the same time, i honestly do think he likes the club and would prefer to play here all things being equal.
     
  18. skeeta

    skeeta Member

    Apr 21, 2005
    Central London
    Re: Essien a Red Devil at Heart

    Roy Keane said on MUTV a couple months ago that he only supports Spurs
     
  19. nicephoras

    nicephoras A very stable genius

    Fucklechester Rangers
    Jul 22, 2001
    Eastern Seaboard of Yo! Semite
    Re: Essien a Red Devil at Heart

    What is it that Arjen Robben's father said? That Robben would only go to Chelsea over his dead body? And yet here he is, alive and well. :)
     
  20. Teso Dos Bichos

    Teso Dos Bichos Red Card

    Sep 2, 2004
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    Re: Essien a Red Devil at Heart

    I heard that Roman still has a contract out on him. :eek:
     
  21. jayro75

    jayro75 Member

    Sep 8, 2004
    Re: Essien a Red Devil at Heart


    When's the last time Robben's father was seen???? ;)
     
  22. Dark Savante

    Dark Savante Member

    Apr 24, 2002
    Become the Tea Pot!!
    Re: Essien a Red Devil at Heart

    Must spread ....

    LOL
     
  23. blackpool fc mark

    blackpool fc mark New Member

    Oct 1, 2003
    BLACKPOOL
    Re: Essien a Red Devil at Heart

    I hardly think Utd have 4 World class strikers, Rooney and RVN could be classed as World Class, but Smith and Saha??!?

    Behave ya self
     
  24. Dark Savante

    Dark Savante Member

    Apr 24, 2002
    Become the Tea Pot!!
    Michael Essien has stated his desire to leave French champions Lyon and join Chelsea as soon as possible.

    http://skysports.planetfootball.com...sien+wants+Chelsea+move&channel=football_home

    Sorry, I've gotta laugh. What kind of coercion methods are they using at Guantamen...err Chelsea these days? All of a sudden he's 'desperate' to join Chelsea..LOL . Fair play, hopefully this paves the way to Ballack or Baptista for us - reports he is staying in Spain are not even being reported in the Spanish press. Therefore it's bullsh!t from the UK media.

    I'm sorry if this Essien 'news' is upsetting to anyone but, let's be realistic, he was never coming here once we

    A) Showed the player ABSOLUTELY ZERO interest i.e not even making a bid for him.

    B) Remained silent throughout Chelsea's whole process

    So it is no great shakes. Let's just hope the club are going to know roll out the red carpet for Ballack, eh? Without that special addition we are not winning the league next season.
     
  25. Teso Dos Bichos

    Teso Dos Bichos Red Card

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