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  1. Standard member Daemon Sin
    I'm A Mighty Pirate™
    19 Sep '07 23:56
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/chelsea/7003912.stm

    Looks like the Captain's not going down with the ship this time...
  2. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    20 Sep '07 00:09
    Originally posted by Daemon Sin
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/chelsea/7003912.stm

    Looks like the Captain's not going down with the ship this time...
    I'm interested to see why. Mourinho's habit of storming out of clubs is making him a liability. Something was obviously amiss this season.
  3. 20 Sep '07 04:50
    Its Going to be strange knocking them out of the champions league without him
  4. Subscriber invigorate
    Only 1 F in Uckfield
    20 Sep '07 06:41
    I will miss his press conferences.
  5. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    20 Sep '07 07:31
    Originally posted by invigorate
    I will miss his press conferences.
    Maybe he'll continue them...in Tottenham. It's the same city, Jol is under pressure and he seems to like English football. Do Tottenham fans tend to dislike him?

    Would certainly be interesting to see him try to take Tottenham to the CL next year.
  6. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    20 Sep '07 08:32
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7gJJyltwnA
  7. Standard member rhb
    Ginger Scum
    20 Sep '07 10:07
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Maybe he'll continue them...in Tottenham.
    Could happen.

    Spurs fans are deluded though if they think they're a big club!

    Anyone here the Arsenal fans pretending to be spurs fans on 6-0-6 last night? Quality!
  8. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    20 Sep '07 13:26
    Originally posted by rhb
    Could happen.

    Spurs fans are deluded though if they think they're a big club!

    Anyone here the Arsenal fans pretending to be spurs fans on 6-0-6 last night? Quality!
    I think that Mourinho is a great opportunity for Spurs. The only problem is his salary or if he definitely wants to quit England. I'd be over the moon if the man came to coach our National team, but I find it unlikely.

    Mourinho is well established in London, his kids have adapted well (apparently) and his wife also seems to like it. Not moving from London is a great advantage that Spurs have over other clubs. It's a club with ambition but that has somewhat under-achieved or, at best, kept the status-quo at fifth.

    I, for one, would love to see him there. It's about time the big four got seriously challenged and I don't think City will manage to keep the pace to enter top-four on a regular basis (or even this season for that matter).
  9. 20 Sep '07 13:47
    Originally posted by Palynka
    I'm interested to see why. Mourinho's habit of storming out of clubs is making him a liability. Something was obviously amiss this season.
    Aren't we all. I'd say mutual consent was accurate though. If Mourinho thought he'd be sacked he could have sat tight and waited for the chop, then he'd get fully paid up and the Chelsea fans would only have the board to blame. It seems Chelsea wanted rid of him but didn't want to sack him so that they didn't look like the bad guys to the fans and players.

    Seemingly they managed to undermine Mourinho by bringing in Grant (who Mourinho did not want or like) last summer. You could say it started by buying Shevchenko and Ballack (again, neither was wanted by JM) the previous summer - but why were the knives out for him then after 2 titles in 2 seasons? I reckon it started with the refusal to purchase defensive cover last January. Chelsea had stopped playing the attractive football that they had in JM's first 2 seasons (ironically, by trying to fit Sheva and Ballack into the team) and Abramovich had noticably started to miss a few games at the Bridge. Apparently there was a big bust up at the time and I reckon RA decided then that he wanted shot of Mourinho.

    After realising how bad it would look, I reckon he decided to make Mourinho's life hell until he was willing to accept the offer of mutual consent. Enter Grant as Director of Football.

    I don't like the guy very much but he's a very good coach and a huge personality and I hope he stays in the Premiership.
  10. Standard member cadwah
    ¯\_(^.^)_/¯
    20 Sep '07 18:04 / 1 edit
    I think that Abramovich is lining Rafa up for the job, It would be nice to see what he could do at a big club.
  11. 20 Sep '07 18:44
    Originally posted by cadwah
    I think that Abramovich is lining Rafa up for the job, It would be nice to see what he could do at a big club.
    ****TUMBLEWEED*****
  12. 20 Sep '07 18:50
    What I can't figure out is how did that gormless Abramovich ever have the nouse to earn all his money in the first place. I mean, taking over a club with a small fan-base, often wasting millions on players, providing the biggest wage bill a football club has ever seen, and now seemingly having to pay Jose millions to go after he recently signed a new contract. A bit dim?
  13. 20 Sep '07 20:20
    Originally posted by Palynka
    [b]The only problem is his salary
    ... like he needs the money?

    Rumour has it that he's getting a 25M 'pay-off'!!!

  14. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    20 Sep '07 20:40
    Originally posted by blade68
    ... like he needs the money?

    Rumour has it that he's getting a 25M 'pay-off'!!!

    If indeed he's asking for a 25M payoff, I'm sure a bullet with his name in Cyrillic is much less expensive.
  15. 20 Sep '07 22:23
    Originally posted by Palynka
    I think that Mourinho is a great opportunity for Spurs. The only problem is his salary or if he definitely wants to quit England
    "Finally on my wife's and children' s behalf we thank the great professionalism of their school teachers and the beauty of so many friends." JM (Today)

    Doesn't sound like he's staying in England!