PBP: Matchday 1: Chelsea vs. Burnley

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  1. Blueallthru

    Blueallthru Member+

    Chelsea
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    May 15, 2012
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    Well and truly ********ed.
     
  2. Blueallthru

    Blueallthru Member+

    Chelsea
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    May 15, 2012
    The Interwebz
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    Chelsea FC
    Pawson is giving this one away.
     
  3. Kerry Dixon's Boots

    Staff Member

    Jun 6, 2006
    77 degrees
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    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Conte sending a message to the board about needing more players?
     
  4. Kazuma

    Kazuma Member+

    Chelsea
    Jul 30, 2007
    Detroit
    Club:
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    Chances are Craig Paulson is the kind of person who feels he must show authoritah and he's letting this get to his head.

    And damn it.
     
  5. ArmanSLR

    ArmanSLR Member+

    Dec 12, 2009
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    Terrible challenge by Cahill. I think lots of refs would have gave him a yellow but it was a reckless tackle. Cahill is a liability when we have the ball... terrible start.

    Courtois poor on the goal.

    Michy showing why Conte never played him last season. He keeps losing possession.
     
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  6. Blueallthru

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    No yellow there for kicking the ball away?
     
  7. Yahtzee

    Yahtzee Member+

    Nov 4, 2013
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    You have paid zero attention to the way this league is refereed in the last several years if you can't comprehend that going in studs up, contact or not, is HIGHLY liable to result in a red. His challenge was absolutely idiotic and he has only himself to blame. Dumb as dirt, Rudiger or Andreas will displace him soon enough.
     
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  8. Blueallthru

    Blueallthru Member+

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    I pay attention plenty. Spare me your bullshit.
     
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  9. Doppel6

    Doppel6 Member

    Chelsea
    Aug 2, 2017
    And I think we'll be the better for it. Not much to base this off of, but I don't think that Cahill offers anything that either of them don't.
     
  10. Yahtzee

    Yahtzee Member+

    Nov 4, 2013
    Club:
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    Take your blue tinted glasses off and go watch it again. He is an idiot. Done with this conversation.

    Bats is having a mare.
     
  11. Miguel Alvarez

    May 12, 2006
    Off to a good start I hear..
     
  12. Blueallthru

    Blueallthru Member+

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    Nope
     
  13. Yahtzee

    Yahtzee Member+

    Nov 4, 2013
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    Agreed. I was waiting for Ake to get him off the starting XI last season.
     
  14. ArmanSLR

    ArmanSLR Member+

    Dec 12, 2009
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    It was reckless. A lunge of desperation. I can see why he gave a red. Cahill gave the ref a chance to send him off, so the blame is surely his.

    I really don't see any way we comeback and get 3 points. Michy has been absolute shit so far. He's lost the ball into him 7 times so far I've already counted.... only positive going forward is Willian.

    Rudiger looks good too.
     
  15. Bruckner283

    Bruckner283 Member+

    Apr 25, 2006
    Lake Of The Coheeries
    How can you forget when he has given the ball to the other team at every opportunity? He has been awful.
     
  16. mshankb

    mshankb Member

    Nov 15, 2004
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    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Not sure I would've given a red, but I think it was a justifiable decision, certainly not the outrage some are proclaiming.

    Now Alonso's yellow on the other hand was utterly ridiculous, as is the leniency shown to Burnley in comparison.
     
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  17. ArmanSLR

    ArmanSLR Member+

    Dec 12, 2009
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    Sigh. ********ing abysmal.
     
  18. Kazuma

    Kazuma Member+

    Chelsea
    Jul 30, 2007
    Detroit
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    No, commentator, it's the first game of the season. Not a tale of things to come.
     
  19. Kerry Dixon's Boots

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    Jun 6, 2006
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    Great finish. Conte has a job on at half time.
     
  20. nicephoras

    nicephoras A very stable genius

    Fucklechester Rangers
    Jul 22, 2001
    Eastern Seaboard
    Between the ref an the ludicrous Burnley finishing, this game couldn't be worse.

    Also, Michy has been awful.
     
  21. Kazuma

    Kazuma Member+

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    Jul 30, 2007
    Detroit
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    I can see it, but it's the inconsistency that's annoying.
     
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  22. Blueallthru

    Blueallthru Member+

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    What is Luiz doing there? Not a ********ing thing.
     
  23. Ninjatend0

    Ninjatend0 Moderator
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    Feb 10, 2007
    Denver, CO
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    cahill tackle was a bit reckless but he went more sideways to block, not straight in. studs were up but not facing forward. if every challenge that showed studs was sent off for the game would never finish with full squads. it was a yellow. but it doesn't really matter because the ref was intent from minute one to stamp his name on the game with the nothing burger yellow to Alonso. then went on a power trip.

    cahill was stupid to do what he did, but i don't think it's a straight red.

    as i'm typing chelsea have let in two. 3-0
     
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  24. Kerry Dixon's Boots

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    Jun 6, 2006
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  25. ArmanSLR

    ArmanSLR Member+

    Dec 12, 2009
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    And I thought it couldn't get any worse.
     

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