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What a Wasted Opportunity!

What a Wasted Opportunity!

Yesterday, transfer deadline day, will go down in history as the day Chelsea Football Club just buried their heads in the sand and prayed that what we already have will ensure we finish in the top four.

It was the day that the only deal involving any of our playing staff, as far as I can make out, saw Patrick Bamford go to MK Dons on loan. There were, shamefully, no incoming deals to fix our inadequacies, just a shut your eyes and hope mentality.

All season we`ve been insisting that the back-up keepers cannot step in and fill in for Petr Cech. So what do we do, we chase Jack Butland, a young keeper with great potential, only to be told he`s not interested and in the end preferred to join Stoke City.

We totally ignore the fact that in a defensive midfield position we`re seriously lacking and we totally ignore the fact that due to the absence of Victor Moses (away on African Cup of Nations duty) that we seriously lack width.

Now I`m still not sure who actually runs the transfer scenario within the walls of Stamford Bridge (but I have my suspicions), but I`m of the opinion that results, over the coming weeks will show that yesterday was the day the dream died, a wasted opportunity, a head in the sand time - you mark my words!



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Writer:Merlin
Date:Friday February 1 2013
Time: 9:11AM

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I believe we can safely conclude that Rafa hasnt got the backing of Roman. I also think Roman is simply waiting for the summer and he only hasnt sacked him cos no one else would be stupid enough to take the job right now. This whole scenario explains why Young players are worried of what might happen to them if they come to Chelsea and thats the main reason Butland did not come i think. We as a club are very unstable and thats always been a concern.
3nity
01/02/2013 09:37:00
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I feel we are being punished by roman. Dnt kw why, bt your guess is as mine.
Tugay08
01/02/2013 09:42:00
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I agree Tugay...Roman has put us on time-out like some naughty little toddlers lool...a little bit myopic that imo! These are the days of FFP tho', even citeh didnt do any business..
JohnnyOz
01/02/2013 09:50:00
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Manure never do this. They always have more then enough players for the season. Park Ji Sung, Fletcher weren't regulars but they were always there. Roman really makes it difficult for his managers.
foreign_viewer
01/02/2013 09:57:00
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Spot on Merlin. Even if the Board is reluctant to brng in new players cos we will hv a new coach in the summer, they shld have at least sort out our DM. I advocated that we buy Diame who is a superb B2B/ DM and play him as a lone DM. This would have automatically freed up lampard and ramries from the pivot. Lampard can come in for mata in the CAM role and ramires can play in a variety of postions and thus give the coach more options in the team. I pray this (head in the sand; hope for the best policy) doesn't backfired badly but if it does, fan should endeavour to stick the blame on the right heads. Roman and the Board. They allfailed Us.
Dwonder
01/02/2013 10:07:00
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Our totally inept board making the club look like a joke.
Elbowz
01/02/2013 10:18:00
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oppurunity was not wasted i think the whlole taleneted player which we had bougt this summer got wasted due to some foolish decesion that our board has taken regarding appointing manager....i think during pre season i tought we had enough players to challenge for the title including epl and we started with a bright spark also...one wrong decesion and the whole season went upsde down...i hope our board learn from this type of mistake they commited this season and i hope they corect all the wrong decesion they had made during this summer...next season before appointing any manager first get rid of all deadwoods and the deadjungle i.e torres thats should be the first priority of chelsea next season and nothing else...
shlok27
01/02/2013 10:57:00
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IM GUTTED WE DID NO BUSINESS, NOT SO MUCH INCOMING! BUT OUTGOIN! BUY ONE GET 2 FREE! BUY TORRESS AND ID GLADLY THROW IN A YOSSI AND A RAFA!!
SMOKIEJACK
01/02/2013 11:22:00
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The only interpretation i seem to make of this is that the board along with Roman has already set sight on a new manager who might not fancy Rafa's signings. Kind of targeting in the minimum to make the top 4 and start afresh in the summer with a new manager who would make his desired choices to build a team based on the 'would be established' philosophy. The best option would have been to avoid expenses and bring back some relevant loanees.
Ohans
01/02/2013 11:22:00
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hahaha buy one get 2 free like shlok once said..
JohnnyOz
01/02/2013 11:33:00
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I believe singning fellaini could have fixed whatever problems we have FOR NOW until the next transfer, now we have a chance of possibly slipping, lets hope hazard oscar moses azpil continue bulding chemistry and really step up and become cement in this team so we can fill in the gaps next transfer...... i am just of the believing purchasing fellaini would fancy any incoming manager and enable him different strategies
Bain^DoggZ
01/02/2013 11:48:00
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AND ***** OFF TORRES THE TRUE AND ONLY REASON WE HAVE BEEN MEDIOCRE
Bain^DoggZ
01/02/2013 11:50:00
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Guys hang on,put on your sit belts,its going to be a bumpy ride till the summer. *Deep sigh*
nelyvanile
01/02/2013 12:15:00
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SMOKIEJACK lol. I see your capslock is still dodgey.
traykidd
01/02/2013 12:15:00
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Roman aint going to shell out for players for a manager who aint going to be here next season,so thats Rafa pretty much gone.now what we need is a good manager get him in as soon as season ends buy players move players on take a look at players out on loan and back the new man,sounds simple doesnt it ha ha we will c cfc
herefordchelsea
01/02/2013 13:16:00
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i don't believe that the reason we didn't buy this window is because roman dodn't want to bank roll rafa. if someone was lined up our interm tub would not be a factor on whether that player signed or not. there are, i believe many and varied reasons for the non purchase at this time one being our exact targets aren't available right now. there's also the matter of who is european tied. since it's inception i have always held the belief that january is NOT the time to buy as ,quite simlpy the best options are not available in january. see five under 21 players leaving as of today in conor clifford, adam philip, ben gordon, james ashton and rohan ince.
trueblue44
01/02/2013 13:44:00
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I agree. I believe Roman is waiting for the imput from the next manager to be hired this summer. I also believe that he doesn't trust the board(Emenelo)...as much... either. So he has elected to wait till this summer..
lamarochs
01/02/2013 13:48:00
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we lost season in summer when we let mereiles and essien go and did not buy replacements.
Blue India
01/02/2013 13:55:00
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the non replacement of essien and mereiles (and arguably mceachran) was a huge error which left us badly lacking in CM. the likes of emelano has to stand up and take the blame for this but don't hold your breath!
trueblue44
01/02/2013 14:22:00
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i think.. this summer, we does not only need good manager, we also need to fix the board members and overall structure of the board
ChampionBlue
01/02/2013 14:33:00
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