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The 7th Baron Bartok
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As for the news of his replacement:

Avram, a bitch!

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I do find it amusing how many people seek to belittle him because his teams don't play the open and expansive football they prefer.

He ever set out his stall to do anything but win things with monotonous regularity so criticising him is a bit like saying giraffes are ok except for their long necks.

Does anyone really think Mourinho would have survived for more than 3 years had his team being playing dazzlingly entertaining football but not actually winning stuff ?

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Mourinho's departure, despite five trophies in three seasons, is no surprise as his position has been undermined by his paymaster for well over a year.

Avram Grant is merely a foot soldier who will try to get the best out of a bunch of mercenaries. I won't wish him or Chelsea any luck whatsoever.

As for Jose, well the world is his lobster. A substantial pay off means he will be in no immediate rush to return to management and he is hardly a shrinking violet so we won't have seen the last of him. A lucrative media career beckons, maybe a book or two, who knows?

The comparisons to the late Brian Clough are becoming increasingly apparent though - the scene is set for a Damned Utd II where he spends 45 days at Man United (just to get one up on Brian) during which he tries to offload Ryan Giggs (see J Giles) and buddy up with Paul Scholes (see B Bremner - 'so many times did you play for Portugal Mr Mourinho'). There will also be an interview on Sky Sports were Jose tries to justify his actions to Sir Alex while Jeff Stelling mediates.

Then a comeback at an unfancied club in the lower leagues who are sworn enemies of Chelsea. He will turn them into European champions within four seasons and retire 10 years later with cirrhosis and die prematurely after Chelsea rename the Matthew Harding stand and Leeds rename the Revie stand after the late great Jose Mourinho.

Just a thought.

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The 7th Baron Bartok
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Very good 4 bobs. I so hope that all happens (well, except for the cirrhosis bit).
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Dr. Hofzinser
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Please let Chelsea be challenging for the championship this season. Please.

Why do you want them to be challenging for the championship?

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amusing line by martin samuel:

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Abramovich’s demands are simple. He wants his players to win every trophy in sight, while balancing the ball on their noses like sea lions.
as for the grant/venables thing, that's what the israeli national team press officer said, though it was clear his own relationship with grant was never good.

abramovich toured europe watching grant's israel team in the WC06 qualifiers. i don't know what impressed him so much, but it probably wasn't their football - they were ten donkeys and yossi benayoun. in style they were maybe a bit like mourinho's porto, except they drew rather than won all their tight games. but grant always paid special attention to RA and this seems to have paid off.

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It was good to see so many of the highly paid football journalists, with all their exclusive sources, predicting this turn of events in yesterdays papers...
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The club is delighted that in Avram we have an experienced man who can come in immediately at this difficult time to help deliver our objectives. In Steve we have a Chelsea man and he will be a crucial part of the management team going forward.
Schoolboy error from the communications team, there. It's "...an experienced man who can come in immediately at this difficult time to help achieve our deliverables."

At least they used "going forward," though.

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I think the key factor in Grant's favour is that he is pliant and will accede to Roman's every whim.
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I was thnking more about them challenging derby for a place in it.
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Are Chelsea the new Hearts?
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I can see a massive implosion coming on at Chelsea. It will not be pretty, but it'll be very funny.
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It was good to see so many of the highly paid football journalists, with all their exclusive sources, predicting this turn of events in yesterdays papers...
ha. in fairness, not many of them are paid as well or have as many chelsea sources as peter "jose is the key to glory" kenyon.

i'm sure avram g will happily bend over backwards for whatever roman desires. he didn't get to where he is in life by telling billionaires where to go.

the problem they have is that any chelsea manager has to win at least as much as mourinho or he'll be a laughing stock. you saw how roman reacted to the second goal they let in at the villa, when everyone turned around to rubberneck his pain in the directors' box. despite his detachment, he can't bear to be the object of ridicule. but ridicule is what chelsea will get every time they don't win a game - especially if, as seems certain, their latest patsy coach doesn't have them playing galactic football.

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This is a sad day for English football, nay World football, he was truly the "Manager of our hearts"...
Yeah, it does seem to be going that way a bit. Crap novelty fountain to commemorate him, anyone?
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