February 18, 2018, 02:50:21 PM

Poll

Sign his new contract

Yes.
111 (24.1%)
No.
80 (17.4%)
Will wait to see what happens with the new management position.
89 (19.3%)
He's already on his bike and he's off.
181 (39.3%)

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Author Topic: Ross Barkley. Will he, or won't he?  (Read 30032 times)

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January 05, 2018, 04:02:31 PM
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Waltzer


The unfortunate timing of his injury lost us the £20m more than any machiavellian masterplan.



He still could have signed, nothing would have stopped it, he didnt fail a medical, he said he wanted to keep his options open, he did cost us 20 million


January 05, 2018, 04:06:58 PM
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Juanito


Or William

I think he is a better player than Barkley yet can’t get a regular spot at Chelsea, so don’t see how much game time Ross will get.

January 05, 2018, 04:10:26 PM
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Ari


Or William

When Mourinho was having a bad time at Chelsea it was one player who never let him down in terms of playing up to his abilities and that was William.  He is probably (or was) one of the best players in the world at a time.  I would take him to Everton if I could choose.


January 05, 2018, 04:12:44 PM
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pjk


Isn't his name Willian? The last couple of posts are starting to convince me it's William.
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January 05, 2018, 04:17:45 PM
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Ross


He still could have signed, nothing would have stopped it, he didnt fail a medical, he said he wanted to keep his options open, he did cost us 20 million

Spurs have been for a long while his destination of choice but they clearly hesitated when his hamstring went ping, Chelsea saw a late alternative to Chamberlain once he’d turned them down and made an offer that took Barkley and his agent by surprise and at which point stalled them for whatever reason (probably given the previous year long speculation about Spurs and the planning of the move) hoping they’d be back for him now. In the interim either Chelsea have become more palatable after consideration or Spurs interest has cooled given they could actually continue to wait out the final 6 months and get him for nothing in the summer.

Without his hamstring going he would have definitely been off last summer.
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January 05, 2018, 04:18:29 PM
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I would have taken Loftus-Cheek in part-exchange in the summer. No chance of getting him now he's on loan elsewhere but he looks to have the potential to be a player with the skills we lack in abundance. It's these type of players we still need to have on our radar to spot and develop, not just go for overpriced established talent just because we have a few quid now
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January 05, 2018, 04:19:48 PM
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Macca77


Spurs have been for a long while his destination of choice but they clearly hesitated when his hamstring went ping, Chelsea saw a late alternative to Chamberlain once he’d turned them down and made an offer that took Barkley and his agent by surprise and at which point stalled them for whatever reason (probably given the previous year long speculation about Spurs and the planning of the move) hoping they’d be back for him now. In the interim either Chelsea have become more palatable after consideration or Spurs interest has cooled given they could actually continue to wait out the final 6 months and get him for nothing in the summer.

Without his hamstring going he would have definitely been off last summer.

Sky sources are saying Spurs ended their interest in Barkley a while ago

January 05, 2018, 04:24:38 PM
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Ross


Sky sources are saying Spurs ended their interest in Barkley a while ago

Sky sources are usually 90% incorrect on transfer speculation.
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January 05, 2018, 04:26:56 PM
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Cereal Killer


Sky sources are usually 90% incorrect on transfer speculation.

Almost all media are shit with transfer speculation, they throw out as much as possible in the vain hope a couple come off which they can big up and try and make out they know what they're talking about, whilst conveniently forgetting the ton of stories that were baseless and incorrect

January 05, 2018, 04:28:24 PM
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bigl1cks


The unfortunate timing of his injury lost us the £20m more than any machiavellian masterplan.



Stop trying to make excuses for him. He's sold us down the river.
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January 05, 2018, 04:28:40 PM
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Mick 1995

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Spurs have been for a long while his destination of choice but they clearly hesitated when his hamstring went ping, Chelsea saw a late alternative to Chamberlain once he’d turned them down and made an offer that took Barkley and his agent by surprise and at which point stalled them for whatever reason (probably given the previous year long speculation about Spurs and the planning of the move) hoping they’d be back for him now. In the interim either Chelsea have become more palatable after consideration or Spurs interest has cooled given they could actually continue to wait out the final 6 months and get him for nothing in the summer.

Without his hamstring going he would have definitely been off last summer.

you've utterly missed his point. Or, have seen it but decided to argue for the sake of arguing.

yes, without the hamstring he would have been off last summer.
People are saying he should have been off last summer anyway.

HE chose to rehab at Everton. HE cancelled the move to Chelsea.
Now, 6 months later he is going to Chelsea.

It was clear by Chelsea's reaction to him binning them that they were happy to take him injured.

January 05, 2018, 04:32:12 PM
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Spurs have been for a long while his destination of choice but they clearly hesitated when his hamstring went ping, Chelsea saw a late alternative to Chamberlain once he’d turned them down and made an offer that took Barkley and his agent by surprise and at which point stalled them for whatever reason (probably given the previous year long speculation about Spurs and the planning of the move) hoping they’d be back for him now. In the interim either Chelsea have become more palatable after consideration or Spurs interest has cooled given they could actually continue to wait out the final 6 months and get him for nothing in the summer.

Without his hamstring going he would have definitely been off last summer.

How about an alternative that he gets £10m out of the £2m0 they have saved as a signing fee? That's just a plausible as the story you have made up above.
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January 05, 2018, 04:32:23 PM
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Ross


Stop trying to make excuses for him. He's sold us down the river.

No need to make any excuse for him, he’s made his choices and he’s off.
you've utterly missed his point. Or, have seen it but decided to argue for the sake of arguing.

yes, without the hamstring he would have been off last summer.
People are saying he should have been off last summer anyway.

HE chose to rehab at Everton. HE cancelled the move to Chelsea.
Now, 6 months later he is going to Chelsea.

It was clear by Chelsea's reaction to him binning them that they were happy to take him injured.

Would you make a life changing career choice in one day Mick after what looks like a year of planning and your life heading in a different direction?
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January 05, 2018, 04:34:06 PM
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Mick 1995

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Well, if you think the day he went to London to have a medical was the very first he heard of Chelsea's interest then you are massively naive.

January 05, 2018, 04:39:03 PM
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Well, if you think the day he went to London to have a medical was the very first he heard of Chelsea's interest then you are massively naive.
They have been after in since he was about 13
I remember a youth coach saying he told Everton he would swap his entire team for Barkley


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