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No Change on Over-30 Policy!

No Change on Over-30 Policy!

If newspaper reports are correct then Chelsea Football Club are sticking firmly to their guns when it comes to renewing contracts for those that fall into the over 30 category.

With both Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole in the last season of their current deals, it looks as if the club is not for wavering on its policy of only awarding one year contracts to players in the aforementioned age group, even if their status might suggest a compromise can be met.

One tabloid has gone out on a limb to confirm such talk by printing comments from a club source that say,

"Frank and Ashley are still very important to Chelsea but if they stay it will be on the club`s terms."

"Didier held out for more than one year last season and was given a take-it-or-leave-it offer."

"The owner has made it clear that the same will apply to Frank and Ashley."

It all points towards an interesting couple of months don`t you think!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Wednesday October 10 2012
Time: 1:03PM


It has me slightly worried. Although this policy may be a sound one. It does seem to cause trouble Everytime one of our over 30 players asks for an extension. The logic is sound but personally I think someone of Cole's quality deserves a 2 year extension at least. But with a bit of luck, we'll start to players warm to the idea of just the one year extension as Giggs has at United
10/10/2012 13:27:00
It's the way to go in my opinion. We can't say we lack quality in the positions they hold, we do. And if need be we can go to the market (especially for Frank's replacement). We need a 'controllable' young team. I've never loved the player power thing which is so evident in our club and to eliminate it the old guard must be shipped out slowly by slowly. This doesn't mean i don't appreciate their service. In fact i do and it will be terrible not have them around but i think it's the way to go.
10/10/2012 13:37:00
I'm 100% with this stance from the club, there are gems out there who if given the chance I'm sure would put Cashley to shame just as Oscar makes Lamps look like garbage (not that he wasn't close to being garbage already) we will find a replacement that will make us forget this fear people have of selling players whop were once performers...either they accept 1 year extension (mainly Cashley, Lamps can leave now for all I care, we nolonger need him) or else they go
10/10/2012 13:41:00
Yes, Ashley should get 2 years contract. He is still in top condition. Lampard will leave at the end of this season.
Keyser Soze
10/10/2012 13:58:00
I agree with the club policy on this and have opined that repeatedly but i think the cheap shots Mq felt compelled to throw into his comments regarding Ashley Cole and lampard are uncalled for and rather juvenile. Be that as it may i see that both Roman and our board are getting more sophisticated in the art of renewing an aging side and doing it is a steady but determined and concerted fashion. I give them full marks for this. PVA better start getting his act together as well as Josh..they may need to be recalled in the near future to be back ups for Ryan and Ramires respectively as they grow into first teamers for us.
10/10/2012 14:19:00
The policy needs flexibility especially with these two great servants and great players, cone on Roman get your cheque book out, these are loyal highly respected champions league winners, you dont win sod all with 11 great players, these players with tons of experience are essential over a whole campaign, carefree
10/10/2012 14:22:00
10/10/2012 14:22:00
you can forget about PVA & McEachran playing for us @GABEU because they will be deemed not good enough or not 'outstanding' already there are calls for Sturridge to be sold because "he's not good enough" the same player that scored endlessly for Bolton and scored 10+goals in the 1st half of last season (outscored Torr-Mentor with lesser games played)
10/10/2012 14:24:00
let's cash in on the 'money man' Cashley :)
10/10/2012 14:25:00
disloyal and disrespectful as ever @mq. somethings never change do rhey!
10/10/2012 14:37:00
10/10/2012 14:37:00
truth hurts, moreso when blatantly spoken TRUEBLUE...Cashley came to us for the moola, he said so himself
10/10/2012 14:40:00
and all the rest, makele included didn't?
10/10/2012 14:41:00
Giggs always sign a year with Man utd for the past 5 years, but he still play for them. Not wrong with a year deal for 30+years, they can always get another year if they perform well. Malouda case will not allow the club to change their stance on this
10/10/2012 14:48:00
@Mq we did not win the CL last season because of new signings such as Mata and Luiz... we won the CL thanks to players like Drogba, Lampard, Cole etc... that gave 100% for us the fans to have something to brag about. Now they are ''Garbage'' and ''Cashley".. humm. as much as i understand what the club is trying to achieve by not giving players over the age of 30 contracts longer that one year i also understand that there should be some exceptions. i'm not sure if you understand this but loyalty goes both ways and if you expect someone to be loyal to you and give you 100% you have to show loyalty too. i employ people in my business and i can tell you that thats not the way to treat a worker that has been giving all to you for 10 years
10/10/2012 14:51:00
give me a break SUPPA because Torr-Mentor got the corner that led to the goal, till that point we had nothing to show we were coming back into the game...Cashley came for the moola above anything else, and if the shoe fits he's gta wear it
10/10/2012 14:53:00
also it will send the wrong message to all other player that are nearing 28-29 years and are still preforming at their peak
10/10/2012 14:53:00
again i have people working for me and they earn alot... thus said i know if if someone offered them more they would leave no love lost, but do i really wanna loose some of my best people just because of some policy
10/10/2012 14:57:00
Hmmm.. The door is open. Champion League winners or not rules are rules.
10/10/2012 14:59:00
If they has faith in themself they'll sign it
10/10/2012 15:00:00
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