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Danny Drinkwater

Post by Herts Clarets » Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:31 pm

Our former loanee struggling to get himself in the shop window it would appear...


BBC News - Danny Drinkwater: Chelsea midfielder produces highlights video to kick-start career
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54885688

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by Rileybobs » Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:32 pm

Do people still own VHS players?
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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by warksclaret » Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:40 pm

Think you'll find its Betamax

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by tiger76 » Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:58 pm

It says a lot that no-one has apparently expressed an interest in Danny Drinkwater, he had a chance at Burnley, and then at Villa last season, and he flopped at both, TBH I'd actually forgotten he was still at Chelsea collecting his 100k a week, I'm sure Frank would like to see the back of him, but sadly for him DD is contracted until 2022, so it looks like Chelsea will be forking out for sometime yet.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by dermotdermot » Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:49 pm

These contracts are unbelievable. In most walks of life, if someone doesn’t cut the mustard, they would just have to go. Footballers seem to be in a class of their own. To be able to draw down that sort of wage and do nothing is absurd.
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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by karatekid » Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:03 pm

A 3 minute video is all he has left. Very sad actually and such a shame for an undoubted talent when he wants it.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by Zlatan » Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:20 pm

If he had any sense he’d offer to play for free for a smaller club to prove his worth
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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by boatshed bill » Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:21 pm

Zlatan wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:20 pm
If he had any sense he’d offer to play for free for a smaller club to prove his worth
Except that he'd be a failure.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by Colburn_Claret » Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:30 pm

I should imagine when he hangs up his boots, he will be one of those characters that is suffering from demons.
He hasn't done himself any favours, and time must have run out for him to put things right.
From a football point of view it's quite funny, but on a humanitarian level its rather sad.
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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by Rowls » Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:51 pm

Hope he includes the CCTV footage in his video.
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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by Rowls » Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:54 pm

The Danny Drinkwater Video Special features:

Transcripts of Police interviews
Hospital reports & x-rays
Newspaper cuttings
Plus... all the highlights of his appearances vs Man City last season.
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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by Devils_Advocate » Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:39 pm

And to think we signed this clown last season

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by superdimitri » Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:41 pm

Sign him on!

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by tiger76 » Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:45 pm

Colburn_Claret wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:30 pm
I should imagine when he hangs up his boots, he will be one of those characters that is suffering from demons.
He hasn't done himself any favours, and time must have run out for him to put things right.
From a football point of view it's quite funny, but on a humanitarian level its rather sad.
He'll still have a PL winners medal to display, it's interesting to compare Drinkwater and Kante, the former has done little since that title win, well the latter has played a major role in another title triumph with Chelsea, and is still being linked to the major European teams, this highlights the difference in their mentalities, one was content with winning the PL, the other wanted to prove himself on a bigger stage, both of course ended up at Stamford Bridge, but that's where the similarities end.

Drinkwater hasn't done himself any favours, and like you CC, I can't see another club taking a punt on him, he's shown little to suggest he's up to the task of playing in the PL now. It's a pity but he won't be the first or the last to throw his career away after a promising start, I'm just glad that we only got him on a 6 month loan, if we'd have signed him to a 2/3 year deal, we'd have been saddled with a high earner who was bleeding our club dry.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by Stayingup » Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:45 pm

dermotdermot wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:49 pm
These contracts are unbelievable. In most walks of life, if someone doesn’t cut the mustard, they would just have to go. Footballers seem to be in a class of their own. To be able to draw down that sort of wage and do nothing is absurd.
Dont blame the player although hes a waste of space.The club and whoever hired him within it. Agent did a great job.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by tiger76 » Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:20 pm

Stayingup wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:45 pm
Dont blame the player although hes a waste of space.The club and whoever hired him within it. Agent did a great job.
Yep that's fair the clubs aren't forced to offer these 5 year contracts, or pay silly wages, fortunately for Chelsea they can absorb DD salary even if he's not offering them anything on the pitch.

I'll see DD and raise you Mesut Özil, another who's leeching from his club, but again they gave him the contract.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by Boss Hogg » Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:27 pm

‘Highlights’ video except there aren’t any highlights in the last 2 years. Loads of players can say they were once good. Loads of people in all sorts of walks of like can say the same. Clubs and employers need someone who is currently good ( and of course someone who can be ars*d)

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by Buxtonclaret » Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:39 am

dermotdermot wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:49 pm
These contracts are unbelievable. In most walks of life, if someone doesn’t cut the mustard, they would just have to go. Footballers seem to be in a class of their own. To be able to draw down that sort of wage and do nothing is absurd.
Something I imagine that you, and many others, have been saying for a long time.
Know I have.
It's obscene.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:40 am

Of course he can't play for anyone until January when the next window opens. But he's going to have to find a club sooner rather than later or his career will have well and truly gone down the pan.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by claptrappers_union » Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:45 am

ClaretTony wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:40 am
Of course he can't play for anyone until January when the next window opens. But he's going to have to find a club sooner rather than later or his career will have well and truly gone down the pan.
To be fair, he's probably made money at sitting in Chelsea's stand than he would've done having a more active playing career. He probably still thinks he is worth £100,000 a week though.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by BurnleyFC » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:08 pm

He’s not right in the head and is about League 1/2 level now.

I know hindsight is a wonderful thing but it’s flabbergasting that both us and Aston Villa gave him another chance in the Premier League only last year. He was so far off the standard required it’s almost comical.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by jojomk1 » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:13 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:40 am
Of course he can't play for anyone until January when the next window opens. But he's going to have to find a club sooner rather than later or his career will have well and truly gone down the pan.
Fulham or WBA may be desperate enough in Jan

Let's hope they are and we aren't

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:38 pm

jojomk1 wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:13 pm
Fulham or WBA may be desperate enough in Jan

Let's hope they are and we aren't
We won't be

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by ZizkovClaret » Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:45 pm

Send him to Joey at Fleetwood. If nowt else it would fill some column inches

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:59 pm

dermotdermot wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:49 pm
These contracts are unbelievable. In most walks of life, if someone doesn’t cut the mustard, they would just have to go. Footballers seem to be in a class of their own. To be able to draw down that sort of wage and do nothing is absurd.
It wokrs both ways and the club offered that contract. Why should he walk away from it.

On the subject of Danny Drinkwater. For all the negative press he gets I saw him recently at Chester Aquarium (queue joke of feeding him to the sharks). I didnt go over (social distancing and given he was with his family) but to me he looked like a normal guy, spending time with his family and being a decent dad with his little one.

Granted he has had some off the field issues.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by Garnerssoap » Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:53 pm

I wish my career was in tatters

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by Zlatan » Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:02 pm

ZizkovClaret wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:45 pm
Send him to Joey at Fleetwood. If nowt else it would fill some column inches
In all honesty that would probably solve his problems once and for all... :D

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by aggi » Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:02 pm

dermotdermot wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:49 pm
These contracts are unbelievable. In most walks of life, if someone doesn’t cut the mustard, they would just have to go. Footballers seem to be in a class of their own. To be able to draw down that sort of wage and do nothing is absurd.
On the flip side I don't think many clubs would be happy to sign rolling contracts where players could leave and sign for another club on a free when they were playing well. You can't have it both ways.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by boatshed bill » Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:06 pm

Zlatan wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:02 pm
In all honesty that would probably solve his problems once and for all... :D
That rather depends what his "problems" are ;)

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by edlass » Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:41 pm

It's such a shame. When we signed him I was so genuinely excited. That kind of excitement where my wife gets annoyed because nothing else makes me that happy. (not since the joey Barton signing).

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by tiger76 » Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:59 pm

DD returned to the Chelsea fold as their under-21 side lost 4-3 at Bristol Rovers tonight, how much has the mighty fallen, he won't be playing in the Papa John's Trophy again this season though, as defeat tonight sent Chelsea out, Billy Gilmour also played for Chelsea tonight, glad he's returning to action I really rate this kid.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:15 pm

I’ll forever be grateful to him for putting a shot wide of the target against us at Watford in 2011. That was the day jdrobbo challenged me to get as many Elton John song titles as I could into my match report.

So thank you DANIEL.
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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by fidelcastro » Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:53 am

ClaretTony wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:15 pm
I’ll forever be grateful to him for putting a shot wide of the target against us at Watford in 2011. That was the day jdrobbo challenged me to get as many Elton John song titles as I could into my match report.

So thank you DANIEL.
Was that the same game, and even the same shot that went wide, that IanMcL claimed Lee Grant should've saved?

:D

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by Herts Clarets » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:52 am

Was that the 1-3 game in Feb 2011? If so it was the game where my neighbour opened the scoring for us with an own goal. It was a bit of a rocket, man....

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by ClaretTony » Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:35 am

fidelcastro wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:53 am
Was that the same game, and even the same shot that went wide, that IanMcL claimed Lee Grant should've saved?

:D
That's the one

Grant 4 - should have saved the shot in the first minute (the one that went wide)
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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by Claret Till I Die » Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:33 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:15 pm
I’ll forever be grateful to him for putting a shot wide of the target against us at Watford in 2011. That was the day jdrobbo challenged me to get as many Elton John song titles as I could into my match report.

So thank you DANIEL.
He did admit later that he was wrong but refused to apologise. It's would appear that sorry seems to be the hardest word.
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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by ClaretTony » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:11 pm

Claret Till I Die wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:33 pm
He did admit later that he was wrong but refused to apologise. It's would appear that sorry seems to be the hardest word.
I got that one in after they scored the own goal that left goalkeeper & defender at odds. Neither said anything because sorry .......

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by Woodleyclaret » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:24 pm

Perhaps he could go to Leeds
Paddy Poshboy was shite for us but cant stop scoring for them

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by Bordeauxclaret » Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:22 pm

Sent off for Chelsea today.
Going well for him again.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by wilks_bfc » Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:32 pm

Bordeauxclaret wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:22 pm
Sent off for Chelsea today.
Going well for him again.
Lost his head after being in receiving end of a bad challenge but should have known better with his experience against the u23s

https://twitter.com/thfchxrry/status/13 ... 51557?s=21
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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by Dyched » Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:25 pm

The lad he kicked out out is only 16 apparently. Tbh though, looks like he warranted a good kicking after that challenge.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by arise_sir_charge » Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:58 pm

Horrific tackle, I think most would have done what Drinkwater did.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by Vegas Claret » Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:02 pm

looked like a perfectly timed sunday league challenge to me, play on !

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by tim_noone » Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:05 pm

What's good enough for Dwight's good enough for Danny.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by tarkys_ears » Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:13 pm

Taught the little turd a lesson at least.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by Burnley1989 » Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:24 am

arise_sir_charge wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:58 pm
Horrific tackle, I think most would have done what Drinkwater did.
This...

Shocker of a challenge, lucky he didn't snap his ankle. I'd say most players would have reacted if they could get up, I know I would.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater

Post by groove » Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:32 am

The commentary sounds like a carry on sketch 😀

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