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Unpopular opinions!

Edit: I will include some of the more interesting answers in the OP.

My unpopular opinions:

1) I wish Hazard well, but I don't think he will be particularly successful at Real Madrid. Firstly, his track record in the champions league has been poor, and whilst it hasn't helped playing in an average Chelsea; he is in a similar position at Real, who currently are very far from their best. Secondly, the expectations of playing at Real will be too much for him - you've just got to look at the crazy level of criticism Bale receives. Also, as a personality he is a bad fit - from all accounts he lives a quiet life, which might be at odds with the lavish Galactico lifestyle. He would have been a far better fit at Barcelona or Bayern Munich tbh.

2) We've always been a possession based team, or at least for the past 5 seasons we've been. People make out Sarri's possession football is completely alien to the club; it's not. We played possession football most of the time under Mourinho, Conte and RDM. Conte especially encouraged our team to build slowly from the back, RDM and Mourinho had their teams play narrow with short 1-2 pass and move. A lot of the slow football we've been watching has been there for the past several seasons - this would always be an issue for us during periods of poor form. Additionally, besides our time under Conte, our counter attacks have always left a lot to be desired. The only real big changes this season is a) we are better at keeping the ball, and b) we're a lot better at pressing. However, we are much worse at managing games.

3) This might be a little strange one: whilst I'm in support of Lampard becoming our manager next season - his appointment would highlight exactly what is wrong with the club. Nepotism is not good for building a clubs infrastructure - time and time again we've seen Abrahamovic appoint people unqualified for roles in big positions of power. Marina Granovskaia his former PA is the clubs director, Petr Cech is DOF - hes hired previous mates of his Emelano and Avram Grant in big jobs. Lampard as manager would be again just apart of this scatter gun approach. I know this is common in the work place, but it is also entirely worthy of criticism. Having said that I would welcome Lampard back.

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Wahl:

4) I'd be worried about Lampard as Chelsea manager due to his lack of experience. I don't think he'll know how to deal with things if things start going wrong like they did for Sarri last season. The only thing he has going for him is his legendary status at Chelsea maybe demanding some respect from his players that some managers didn't get.

Just seems like a really risky move if we appoint Lampard. If it goes wrong it's just a waste of time.
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Kunta Kante

5) As I guess an advocate of youth, this is an unpopular opinion but no harm imo to give Abraham and James another top flight loan before bringing them into the squad.
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DL:

6) Whenever a famous person dies i don't get the need of the internet to suddenly start morning them if they didn't know them outside of passing or impact therelife in anyway.

I mean don't get me wrong every death is sad but ultimately thousands of people die worldwide every day. However these days you get say an actor dying and this place alone has about 10 articles on it when I bet 90% of people on here didn't know the person or barely acknowledged them while they were alive.

posted on 9/6/19

Lol...

You guys have derailed this thread on your own. Half of these comments are about Wahl, and he commented with a fairly uncontroversial post

posted on 9/6/19

The irony....

posted on 9/6/19

comment by F♯ A♯ ∞ (U16342)
posted 13 minutes ago
Lol...

You guys have derailed this thread on your own. Half of these comments are about Wahl, and he commented with a fairly uncontroversial post
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Missing the point, he could make the best post in 606 history, damage is already done.

And trying to get back more onpoint does unpopular have to remain Chelsea related or could be about anything?

posted on 9/6/19

comment by DL11 (U21614)
posted 44 seconds ago
comment by F♯ A♯ ∞ (U16342)
posted 13 minutes ago
Lol...

You guys have derailed this thread on your own. Half of these comments are about Wahl, and he commented with a fairly uncontroversial post
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Missing the point, he could make the best post in 606 history, damage is already done.

And trying to get back more onpoint does unpopular have to remain Chelsea related or could be about anything?
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Can be anything, I don't mind

posted on 9/6/19

Whenever a famous person dies i don't get the need of the internet to suddenly start morning them if they didn't know them outside of passing or impact therelife in anyway.

I mean don't get me wrong every death is sad but ultimately thousands of people die worldwide every day. However these days you get say an actor dying and this place alone has about 10 articles on it when I bet 90% of people on here didn't know the person or barely acknowledged them while they were alive.

posted on 9/6/19

comment by DL11 (U21614)
posted 6 minutes ago
Whenever a famous person dies i don't get the need of the internet to suddenly start morning them if they didn't know them outside of passing or impact therelife in anyway.

I mean don't get me wrong every death is sad but ultimately thousands of people die worldwide every day. However these days you get say an actor dying and this place alone has about 10 articles on it when I bet 90% of people on here didn't know the person or barely acknowledged them while they were alive.
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Agree with this.

What springs to my mind the most was Princes Diana's death. The reaction was completely crazy!

posted on 9/6/19

comment by F♯ A♯ ∞ (U16342)
posted 1 hour, 7 minutes ago
Lol...

You guys have derailed this thread on your own. Half of these comments are about Wahl, and he commented with a fairly uncontroversial post
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That is because you changed tact on the thread and decided to defend him. Hence leading some of us to remind you why there is a large majority view on this forum agst him.

posted on 9/6/19

1) I wish Hazard well, but I don't think he will be particularly successful at Real Madrid. Firstly, his track record in the champions league has been poor, and whilst it hasn't helped playing in an average Chelsea; he is in a similar position at Real, who currently are very far from their best. Secondly, the expectations of playing at Real will be too much for him - you've just got to look at the crazy level of criticism Bale receives. Also, as a personality he is a bad fit - from all accounts he lives a quiet life, which might be at odds with the lavish Galactico lifestyle. He would have been a far better fit at Barcelona or Bayern Munich tbh.
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If you'd said that two years ago I'd have completely agreed with you. Now I think he's actually the perfect complement to the Galatico lifestyle at that club, the odd fit but the right fit. I don't envision him improving his stats in terms of goals/assists to break the 20 barrier in either category, but his teammates will absolutely love his unselfish approach on the pitch. The real question is when will be start declining.

Completely agree with #3 btw. I'd even add to it by saying it reflects the impulsive nature by which we appoint our managers more than any other we've made in the past, yet another demonstration of why we'll never be able to evolve our identity until Roman's out of the picture (not necessarily a bad thing, just a fact). Targeting Lampard as I see it has two major plus points, (1) placates the fans, (2) emphasizes a priority on youth by giving them a Chelsea legend as boss to directly look up too. Two points fans will naturally be behind, but when has the club ever truly given a damn about those things? Hence, what's the guarantee they won't change their minds again this time next year? And the cycle of instability continues.....

posted on 9/6/19

I'd even add to it by saying it reflects the impulsive nature by which we appoint our managers more than any other we've made in the past, yet another demonstration of why we'll never be able to evolve our identity until Roman's out of the picture (not necessarily a bad thing, just a fact). Targeting Lampard as I see it has two major plus points, (1) placates the fans, (2) emphasizes a priority on youth by giving them a Chelsea legend as boss to directly look up too. Two points fans will naturally be behind, but when has the club ever truly given a damn about those things? Hence, what's the guarantee they won't change their minds again this time next year? And the cycle of instability continues.....
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Great point.

I would also add that Lampard has not nearly done enough in football to guarantee patience. There is going to be a lot of scepticism from the start, and those voices will only get louder if he under achieves. So there is no guarantee that the fans and clubs will patient with him; the club was hardly patient with RDM tbh...

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