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View Eaglecoops's Profile Eaglecoops Flag CR3 23 Jan 23 3.14pm Send a Private Message to Eaglecoops Add Eaglecoops as a friend

Originally posted by sydtheeagle

While I don't think Gallagher is coming back, I don't agree that it was never on. I think there are reasons why it might have happened and there's probably still a very slim chance that it could.

First, Conor has been given plenty of opportunities to make a Chelsea shirt his own this season and if we're honest, he hasn't made the impact he'd have liked to. The simple fact that Chelsea is desperately trying to sign additional midfielders right now tells you that.

Second, presently, Chelsea is in a flux. They're in the process of a sweeping squad turnover, deciding who they want to keep and who they don't. Part of the decision-making has been giving players like Gallagher plenty of playing time in the first half of this season, to weed out who to keep and who to let go. To me, there's not much evidence now that Conor is likely in the "central to our future plans" column. Rather, Chelsea may have reached the conclusion that they've seen enough and are happy to let him go.

Third, no doubt Conor wants to have a future at Chelsea but if the points above are right (and they might be), it's not his choice. If Potter tells him "look, I'm happy to move you on and if you stay you're going to have a marginal role in my squad" then it's quite likely he'll accept a move. Most players won't sacrifice their careers, even if it means leaving their boyhood club. Of course, he could say "no, I'm not going anywhere. I'll stay and fight for a place" but really, once a boss has told you he doesn't want you, the writing is on the wall. So a lot of this boils down to whether Potter believes Conor is integral to what he wants to do at Chelsea. Looking at the sort of players Potter has traditionally built sides around, I'm not sure Conor fits the profile.

Four, for the most part, all of us are pragmatic. When our dreams don't pan out, we replace them with new dreams. It's the nature of the human beast. Conor may even conclude that the best way to build a future at Chelsea is to go somewhere like Palace and rip up trees for a couple of seasons. He'll get far more chances to make an impression at Chelsea (as was the case last season) starting every week for Vieira than he will sitting at the far end of Graham Potter's bench. He may be reluctant to accept that, but if he's given no choice...

So there are reasons, and good ones too, why he might yet leave Chelsea and join another club. I think what Conor wants is relatively unimportant in this debate. It boils down to what Graham Potter wants because, Chelsea being Chelsea, that's what the club is likely to get.

I can think of plenty of players over the years who were happy to just sit on the bench and pick up the occasional medal by being a bit part player in a successful team or even just bench warm for the money. For example, Riedewald hasnít stayed with us for the game time he gets thatís for sure.

 

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 23 Jan 23 3.19pm Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

They are supposedly looking at a couple more midfielders and with the amount of players that they have bought someone may have to be sacrificed from the squad of 25

That's the only consideration I would have thrown in ME. Perhaps even look to loan him out again if they keep buying and therefore it looking unlikely he'd get much game time? All just speculation from myself nothing based in evidence or fact.

 


Now Zaha's got a bit of green grass ahead of him here... and finds Ambrose... not a bad effort!!!!

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View Croydon-Trucker's Profile Croydon-Trucker Flag Cahir 23 Jan 23 5.56pm Send a Private Message to Croydon-Trucker Add Croydon-Trucker as a friend

Time to give up on Gallagher now i think, No harm either [Link]

 


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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Too far from Selhurst Park 23 Jan 23 5.56pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

The issue is how many 1st team squad players will Chelsea have come the last couple of days of this window, and how many of them are medium to long term injuries.

There will be good players who will be excluded from their PL squad (but might be in their Champions League one?)

Chelsea won't want players simply sitting around not getting any game time. Therefore, who do they want to sell (and can successfully offload) and who do they want to loan out? And, in which category will Conor be put?

If he goes, I can't see them selling or loaning him out to a rival for a top 4 (or even top 6 place). He might be sent abroad. I don't expect him to come back here on loan BUT it isn't totally inconceivable.

Edited by doombear (23 Jan 2023 5.57pm)

 

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View Elphers40's Profile Elphers40 Flag Northants 23 Jan 23 9.33pm Send a Private Message to Elphers40 Add Elphers40 as a friend

Originally posted by Croydon-Trucker

Time to give up on Gallagher now i think, No harm either [Link]

Yes please! Weíre like the sad nerdy kid pining over the best looking bird at school - who only really has eyes for the fit guy.

It was time to move on when it didnít happen before the World Cup - time to spend our money (if we have some) elsewhere.

 

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View The Dolphin's Profile The Dolphin Flag 24 Jan 23 7.09am Send a Private Message to The Dolphin Add The Dolphin as a friend

I agree with your wise comments Elphers - it wasn't and isn't ever going to happen.

Edited by The Dolphin (24 Jan 2023 7.10am)

 

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View sydtheeagle's Profile sydtheeagle Flag England 25 Jan 23 8.41pm Send a Private Message to sydtheeagle Add sydtheeagle as a friend

It's reaching the point where I hope we sign him just to make this bloody story go away. I've had it up to here with it.

One more time: Do I think we'll sign him before the window closes? No, not a chance.

Would I be surprised if we signed him before the window closes? No, not at all.

Our transfer strategy is ridiculous. A ridiculous ending would almost be predictable.

 


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hope he remembers to take some thermals for life in the NE!

 

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View sydtheeagle's Profile sydtheeagle Flag England 25 Jan 23 10.30pm Send a Private Message to sydtheeagle Add sydtheeagle as a friend

Originally posted by doombear

hope he remembers to take some thermals for life in the NE!

I'm not so sure Newcastle is in play. For one thing, they appear to be actively pursuing Anthony Gordon and I can't imagine they'd sign both him and Gallagher. It'd be either/or. And for another, they're already stretching FFP rules. They may have money, but there's a limit to what they can spend.

 


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View Dubai Eagle's Profile Dubai Eagle Online Flag 26 Jan 23 6.43am Send a Private Message to Dubai Eagle Add Dubai Eagle as a friend

Also as someone earlier said Chelsea may well not want to see him go to a direct top 6 competitor -

Originally posted by sydtheeagle

I'm not so sure Newcastle is in play. For one thing, they appear to be actively pursuing Anthony Gordon and I can't imagine they'd sign both him and Gallagher. It'd be either/or. And for another, they're already stretching FFP rules. They may have money, but there's a limit to what they can spend.

 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 26 Jan 23 8.08am Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by Elphers40

Yes please! Weíre like the sad nerdy kid pining over the best looking bird at school - who only really has eyes for the fit guy.

It was time to move on when it didnít happen before the World Cup - time to spend our money (if we have some) elsewhere.

Yes, we are 'The Inbetweeners' among football fans.

 


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