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Danny Drinkdriver

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by bluebell, Jan 13, 2020 at 20:56.

  1. bluebell

    bluebell Very Active Member

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    Shockingly shit! Chelsea will have to transfer the player for free if they're to get him off their books. Whoever signed him needs sacking
     
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    Intriguing
     
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    mark1975 Moderator Moderator

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    He wasn't shit, he was a good player, but like Scott Parker and loads before him, he went to that shithole to languish on their bench and completely halt any progress, and now it's too late.
     
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  4. Frogfish

    Frogfish Gone to Redcafe Member

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    It's tragic really. He was an excellent player at Leicester, match in match out, an integral cog in their PL winning team. I really liked him at that time. Chelsea fucked him up. Maybe he can get his fitness back but part of that is certainly on him. Not a mentality monster perhaps.
     
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    Lets be honest, he was made to look good in that Leicester side by Kante Mahrez & Vardy.

    With the former 2 actually going on to prove their worth by winning titles with other clubs.
     
  6. manwithnoname

    manwithnoname Bravo old man. Bravo. Member

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    He was very obviously the lesser light in that team, and the genuine talent was Kante in the midfield.
     
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    hmmmmm1 Well-Known Member

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    Kante made him look good. Bang average player who had a purple patch for a season or 2. That with a shit attitude means he is unlikely to improve. He is on over 100k a week so I’m sure he sleeps well every night
     
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    keniget Part of the Furniture Member

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    The over-use of "Mentality Monster" is like nails down a chalkboard.
     
  9. Frogfish

    Frogfish Gone to Redcafe Member

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    Haha stop being a miserable git.
     
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    Markeh Very Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, we should switch to attitude astronaut for a bit
     
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    To be labeled SHIT when you're contract comes to an end this summer does not bode well for future earnings. He is 30, I can only think about Moyes being stupid enough to go for him or he goes down to the Championship and I can't imagine anyone paying more than 20k per week
     
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    Like many, Scott Parker and now Drinkwater have hit their ceiling at the club before the big move. Saying goes, big fish in a small pond. He's alright, but he is never top 4 level sort of player (not unless he got Klopp to motivate him... haha).
     
  13. manwithnoname

    manwithnoname Bravo old man. Bravo. Member

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    I always quite liked Parker, certainly a better player than Drinkwater, but similar trajectory is some ways.

    All that said, not ONE person looked at that Leicester title-winning team and thought "That Drinkwater is the talent there" as it was painfully obvious it was Kante, Vardy and Mahrez.
     
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    Someone at Chelsea did, they forked out almost £35m for him and £100k in wages
     
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    manwithnoname Bravo old man. Bravo. Member

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    Well, they clearly didn't think he was THE talent, as they bought Kante first.
     
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    £25m in wages over five years. His contract runs until summer 2022 when he’ll be 32
     
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    Scott Parker was a good player and had done it for a number of years at Charlton before disappearing at Chelsea. Shaun Wright Philips was another another
     
  18. manwithnoname

    manwithnoname Bravo old man. Bravo. Member

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    Parker joined Chelsea when they were one of the best teams in Europe and had the likes of Makelele and Lampard, and he was never given much of a chance.

    He was decent at West Ham and Spurs and was a player we could have used, especially given we suffered the likes of Lucas for a decade.
     
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    He apparently has a drink and gambling problem, which has co-incided with his rapid decline, he was banned from driving last year for drink driving related offences as well as being involved in a few scuffles outside night clubs
     
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    He gets beaten up outside clubs too.
     

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