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Dark Clouds Gathering 4

Those who read my piece in this series part 3 from a few days ago will realize I am not in the least surprised by what transpired regarding the sacking of RDM. Much as I would like to start penning a new set of series called "Morning sun rising" the truth is that for Chelsea FC it is way more likely that a tempest is coming, not a great new dawn.

The sacking of RDM has the fan base at least on VC in two major camps. There are those who are celebrating this like they won the lottery and having wet dreams of Pep Guardiola joining us and rebuilding a Barca type dynasty here with trophies galore to follow and then there are the realists who from experience know that a club that operates a policy of a revolving door for managers that turns faster than the revolving doors in a busy departmental store is bobby trapped for failure. Time will tell who has got this right.

A quick word for those whose nirvana is that he got sacked…your delight is premature. He is in good company; Jose, Avram Grant, Carlo, even AVB..all have not done too badly since being fired by Roman..they all have jobs today…some way better jobs than when they were with Chelsea. RDM thanks for all you gave us I have no doubt there will be good jobs out there for you. Outside of Chelsea FC actually getting sacked by Roman as a coach qualifies as a badge of honor to be added to ones experiential CV. What this sacking does confirm though is in the small fraternity of quality club and even national coaches out there it is clear beyond doubt that no one in their right mind takes a job with Chelsea FC without getting a huge pay up front and also securing a huge severance pay in their contract. Only mercenary coaches will come to Chelsea FC- with no long term commitment and with contingency plans as to where to go next when as is inevitable they get the pink slip.

The other thing this sacking does is it will begin the mass exodus of everyone and everything connected with the last Golden generation at Chelsea FC. I learnt that even our lovely and highly competent team Doc Eva Caniero has tendered her resignation and it is now pretty much certain that Cole and Lamps will be on the first train of this evolving train wreck..even Mr Chelsea JT will now be thinking seriously of his options as his present contract nears it end. What it also means is that all those from the prior Golden generation having seen how one of their own (RDM) has been treated will steer clear of Chelsea FC in every shape or form unless and until the Roman era ends. So forget any involvement of former legends like Zola, Puyet, Desailly. Etc etc..they know now how Chelsea deals with past servants of the club..No one from the past who bleeds blue will come back to the present day Chelsea, only mercenaries seeking a quick pay day will.

Speaking of coaches it appears that Rafa Benitez will likely be the next person on the revolving shooting carousel we call our head coaching position. This is both good and bad. While both parties will play nice initially if this marriage happens it will be for all the wrong reasons with both sides having very different intents and expectations.

Rafa is a truly accomplished manager..he knows his stuff..his resume speaks for itself..he is no one team wonder like Pep. This guy has a record of top level achievement every where he has been whether you like him or not. He is one of very few coaches to have multiple la liga titles on his resume in the modern era without coaching Real or Barca, he has won the old UEFA cup, the Champions league and the World Club champions trophy. He has coached in England, Spain and Italy and has had success in all three..So the guy is quality. The problem is that Rafa will not play second fiddle to anyone and he has a personality that wont take crap from anyone. He will play nice for now to get the job but just look at how things turned out at Valencia, Liverpool and Inter and you know it is just a matter of time (I give it 6-9mths at the most) and Rafa will have made enemies with our board, with several players, with the media and finally with Roman. Unlike Carlo and RDM he is not going to play the role of good company man..Hell No!! He will be very vocal and loud about what he wants in terms of players and resources and will be very vocal and loud in the media when he does not get what he wants. Roman is making this appointment to use Rafa as a stop gap till he can get Pep but I am pretty certain this will blow up in his face because Rafa wont play that game..Rafa will leave on his own terms not Romans and he wont sign without having a huge pay guaranteed and an even larger severance package.

As regards Pep though, those whose wet dreams revolve around this guy and who think "Anyone Roman wants he gets". I hate to burst your bubble but if Pep has half a brain cell left in his brain (and I think Pep for all his limitations and strengths is a very smart guy) why would he come to Chelsea? He is now a mercenary for hire and guess what Roman as wealthy as he is does not have the fattest wallet anymore. Chelsea FC are certainly not anyone`s idea of a well run football club administratively nor anyone`s idea of a stable club. Just across the highway in Manchester is a club that is much closer to a finished product, has an even wealthier owner who has never been shy to spray crazy money, who have a bonafide, accomplished football director that pep has worked with in the past , who have a better track record of actually keeping coaches for a length of time and whose owner is not a meddlesome Football manager wannabee but actually lets true football people do the major decision making. Pep has no job right now, Roman has been courting him for years and has offered him astronomical, unspeakeable salary offers..why hasn`t he accepted? He could come right now if he wanted to.The reason is obvious; he is smart enough to see a coming train wreck from afar. Mancini has made it clear he has no real allegiance to city..he has openly said he has 6-7 potential job options he could walk into today were he to leave city. I think both parties are just waiting for the season to play itself out. Mancini will probably leave at the end of the season and Pep will become the next City boss. Then what happens to Romans well laid out dreams?

I will close this with a final somber note. To those who feel all is well and this latest sacking amounts to moving in the right direction, i say this; "remember Liverpool". They had their own champions league miracle; the miracle of Istanbul then felt the world was at their feet, discarded some of their best veterans, lost other quality players, and then discarded the coach who got them there (Benitez ..what irony)..they then went on a coaching firing and hiring carousel much like what Roman specializes in and where are they today? Struggling to remain a regular fixture in the Europa league so as not to lose all relevance in Europe. Those who sneer, "that can never happen to Chelsea!!" Well that is what the Liverpool fans said back then; bad decisions and policy at the highest levels got them to the mess they are in now and I fear we are headed in that dangerous direction. Just throwing money around like a drunken sailor does not amount to sound policy for a football club or any other enterprise. I fear a tempest is coming for Chelsea FC. I like some others who are in the Chelsea project for the long haul will remain through thick and thin but for those whose sole affiliation to Chelsea FC is for glory, glitter and trophies you want to consider exiting the train now. KTBFFH.

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Writer: GabeU Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday November 21 2012

Time: 2:46PM

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Woah woah woah. You're telling me that our doctor has resigned? Where did you see this? I'll be extremely *****ed if that's true.
Doctor Eva is Gone....oh my God....back to the scrotum saturation of our bench with no hint of'll all be balls from now on....
Rafa failed miserably at Inter...with Eto'o in his team, I don't think he will succeed at CFC...this sacking is only worth it if we get Pep...which won't mean success I just want him to get his chance here (and I know he will fail as he only knows Barca)
Glory awaits us GabeU...for all his faults, Roman is exceedingly ambitious, hence his ruthless streak...we're gonna be okay, so will RDM, so will Eva the fine Blue, loved how she used to cheer our goals.
There is absolutely no doubt in my that PEP will flop! MARK my WORDS his no morinho, what we should be thinking about right now is someone with solid premeir league knowlege like a manager who's brought 2 teams that should have been relegated back in the premier league or a manager who's Turned a mid table team into a top 4 team(just ask AVB on whether spurs are top 4 matirial!!).. guess such a manager doesn't exist /0\ ..... wait a mintue their is ONE AND HIS NAME IS AARRRYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!
pego sama
Who cares, after all the money Roman spend, we cant be playing like this. Roman is and I fully support him. There was too much invested ans Robbie got his chance and lost the plot
Through thick and thin. KTBFFH
***** how do u know eva left?
Gabeu, I rarely differ in my opinion with ur comments and I won't add much to what u have outlined in this well thought out article, kudos to u mate and I hope we get it right for all our sakes, rafa benitez is a no no for me, it won't work, I prefer a coach in the mould of bielsa, hiddink who will develop players and who won't be scared of benching the million pounds pricetag players if they are not cutting it, we need a manager who would change a game with one or 2 subs, we need a manager that will be thirsty for success, we need a manager that will stand up to roman and we need a manager that will play good football, the point is, there are only a few managers that match all this description and they are already coaching one team or the other.
Rafa HAD a good CV, in a different era of football. It wasn't his sacking that ran down Liverpool; it was his SIGNINGS! He hasn't the faintest how to put together a squad nowadays. Plus, his time in Italy was anything but a success. I can't fathom how anyone would say otherwise. It's preposterous. I think we have to accept we now have an Italian model. Coaches (not really even managers) will come and go. Any stability will be from the Director of Football. And, to my surprise, Emenalo has done a very good job in that role. Even if Pep comes in he won't last any longer than Carlo did.
RDM is not the first neither the last.. Roman is too ambitious to be patient. Soldier go Soldier Come!!! If not 4 AVB there won't be RDM.. Remember???
we're fu**ed. We allow the media to run our club telling us when to sack our. Am totally disappointed at our 'management' (roman). Anyone who succeeds RDM will face the same big problem RDM face which is the depth of our squad. They're worn out. Believe me, no coach is going to hit the ground running with this depleated squad.
Time will tell who has got this right. - We've sacked 3 Champions League managers (Jose, Carlo and RDM); and 1 world cup winning manager (Scolari). Every manager who has come here from their previous job has been sacked. The odds are Pep will be sacked between 6 months and 2 years. Not good.
@Desmond: I looooove Bielsa. But can you imagine him at Chelsea?!? He's a control freak. He would not take kindly to Roman or his "aides" interfering in even the smallest ways. And I don't think Roman would tolerate that.
there is a huge hype surroundingGuardiola as he inherited a very talented squad already winning league and CL titles... the Barca-Way is not dependent on the dominance of 1 factor alone eg. coach, its a philosophy built and nurtured from youth-level upwards and there is a real 'family-element' to their success bred from the confidence therein to play a very highline thru' every game (even when ahead).... Abramovich is not a football-man, he is a rich man using football to open doors (unsuccessfully in this country at least) to the top-tables of European high-society and Establishment. his tactic is really to create dramas that ensure his presence in the Media and enjoy it.... he, like many many others, will think that Pepe will be an instant panacea and the Barca-Way will be duplicated, but when you look at the club-culture of buying success rather than investing in development, it is the opposite to Barca in large (yes, they do buy bignameplayers too but not excessively) and therefore will lead to a very different conclusion.... but at least it leads to more chances for Roman to 'be famous' by keeping that revolving-door of managers and players well utilised..
Benitez flunked at Inter Milan though. Remember Bale tearing up Maicon. Only Rafa could manage such. Bielsa? Are you kidding me. He lost his first 5 last season and is still on a bard record. His method needs patience and our owner doesn't have that. He will be sacked in December.
...some way better jobs than when they were with Chelsea...beside Mourinho, name me a Manager who's had or still has a better job than Managing the players we had (given their reputations)
Arry ?......
As a Fulham supporter for the FIRST time EVER I feel for you Chelsea boys. Champs league title (gutted that night) and Fa Cup (even more gutted as all we have is Intertoto) and yet your Owner has the patient of a certain dead WW2 german dictator.....NONE. Actually the comparisons are similar. They both dont trust anyone and any slip up and you're for the chop. I think it is Disgrace that a club legend, who won the FA cup as a player and picks up the pieces of a sacked clip board manager, and guides them, all be it with lady luck on hand in a big way, to the promised land!! I think he deserved another 2 years and then at that point see if he is still up for it or all parties go their separate way. Atleast there is dignity all round. Roman A will distroy your club. Like pompey it will all come crashing down, when he has had enough and walks away. Well not to worry as there will always be little old fulham. The oldest club in London to carry the west london banner. Di Mateo for the QPR job!!!
Well, RDM certainly deserves a full year but as we know, failure is notan option here, especially not making it from the CL group stage. I think he was sacked because the board fears we may not qualify from group stage if he remains, AVB got us through group stage and was sacked, so the sack was expected after yesterday's humiliation...
and for those prophesying doom for chelsea, my advice to you is that you should cool down............ relax and just watch as everything unfold.. This is Chelsea!
Every cloud has a silver lining GABEU keep that in mind…Firstly, clearly emotions are all over the place right now with plenty hurt by what Roman’s done and few others, myself included, relieved that we’ve saved ourselves from a Dalglish scenario (having a legend run the club below where it’s supposed to be) but if we think rationally, trace this back to the start I’m sure we’ll all agree RDM clearly was unwanted for this position. It’s evident from the length of time it took to appoint RDM and the signing of players before appointing him that he clearly was a “what the hell” type of appointment, the kind you do not because you want to but because you fear the ramifications if you don’t, especially if your first option doesn’t agree. RDM wasn’t wanted for this position. Once you understand that, I’m sure you’ll feel better.
Ancelotti successful?? what has he won, his star-studded team can't even dominate the Ligue that a WAY better job?? doesn't look so
rafa no way.... we dont want that sack of potato here already we have two rejects from liverpool and we well know how they turn out to be.....and roman wants another one to add into it.....has roman lost his mind in making rafa our coach...he is turning chelsea into man....for that blondie what we will do...i hope all the chelsea supporter booo torres when he takes the pitch on sunday....that arse hole sucksssss big tym....
It’s not to say the RDM is entirely useless or worthless, FAR FROM THAT. He’s a great man with evidently great man-management skills, but to manage a top club at first ask with demands was a bridge too far. The teams heroics last season under his tutelage were nothing short of miraculous. We can debate all day whether this is true but think of this, if it weren’t that he wasn’t lucky then why does the club not rate him as highly as a Champions League winner is supposed to be?? Do they hate him, despise his demeanour, and dislike his personality?? I don’t think so, I just believe he either couldn’t communicate his ‘mission’ to the board or he simply didn’t have a solid 1 and that became his demise. If you don’t have a “plan” or you cannot expound on it effectively then the board (and Roman) question your credentials and either 1 of those scenarios put paid to RDM’s tenure as Manager of Chelsea FC.
Moving to Benitez, he flopped at Inter but where the players ever behind him to start with? Taking over a team assembled and led to glory by your nemesis without having a solid budget to buy your own players will inevitable lead to failure, so I’m cautious in apportioning that horrendous ‘era’ entirely to him. While @ Liverpool though, he did build a good squad while facing probably the worst board 1 can have, where the main shareholders are squabbling. He led his club to 2nd place but lost some players the following season, and while some of his purchases were suspect, the fact that the club went broke probably means he had a lesser budget but that’s just my opinion, you are welcome to have your own.
Now to Pep, the man plenty on VC members love to hate. What Barca has achieved under Pep is not only well known but widely acknowledged as the greatest a football team can accomplish, ofcourse pending what Tito does during his tenure. That said, Pep has had the ‘benefit’ of managing the best players in the world and the 1 player just about everyone see’s to be the cause of Ronaldo’s unhappiness. I recall a time when people would say a win is a win, or you only beat that which is in front of you so in the same context, you only manage the players you have to the best of your abilities and that’s what Pep has done rather astoundingly. Mourinho has the next best squad (if not overall better in depth than Barca) but Madrid is hardly been anywhere near being the top of Europe, proving it takes more than players to achieve success. To further clarify what Barca’s done under Pep, in the past 5 years they’ve either won the Champs League or lost in the semi’s to the eventual winner, and if that’s not phenomenal perhaps we need some ‘objective’ and not personalized perspective. Barca has achieved more as a group under Pep than Mourinho (the Chelsea “god”) has achieved with an equivalent or slightly lesser squad. How many times Madrid even reached the semi’s since the worlds “best”(according to some) player and Manager combined forces?? Point is, you need more than players to be successful.
Actually you should have signed Mark Hughes as he was looking for an ambitious club when he left fulham, not AVB!! mayhem ha ha ha. Im loving the circus your owner brings to Chelski
I’m not saying if Pep were appointed we’d be automatic winners (even RDM couldn’t guarantee that) I’m not saying Pep will automatically have us playing tiki-taka (not the only way to play great football, see Dortmund for instance) but all I’m saying is with Pep, we have some1 who’s faced pressure at the highest level and either succeeded or narrowly failed. If you think he hasn’t had pressure, try fielding a talented team against a side that will defend throughout, man-marking or doubling on your best player, what do you do but set up your team in a way that allows for more attacking options to try getting that crucial goal. Compare that with RDM who, when under pressure, decided to defend from the onsert (didn’t even attempt having some balance) and was roundly beaten. You can say if’s and but’s but bottom line is he failed defensively. Had he been more positive perhaps he’d have leeway, perhaps he’d have even managed to get something but we’ll never know because he’s gone now. I’d bet he couldn’t justify that line-up to Roman hence his swift sacking, there can be no room for mediocrity in the pursuit of success. Whatever you feel after this is entirely you but I can say this, a man’s loyalties lie where he spends his money. Evidently Roman wouldn’t spend for RDM (buying Moses over a much needed starting RW) but I can say should Pep come, I’m 100% sure he’ll get a budget to buy the players he wants (more than RDM) and that, lads, will ensure Pep doesn’t suffer the fate RDM suffered. Money buys players, players play for the Manager, it’s the way the world works
I hope Pep tells Roman to stick the job where the sun dont shine personally, the only worse job than manager of chelsea is current pm
I think that if hiring Benitez will have its positive short-term effect.For one he is a manager who has balls.But what I am worried about is that he is in love with our Torresita and there is no way he could ever bench him immediately,which will be shameful.Di MAteo jst came to the realisation that Torres was not good enough and we now have to go through the same ol' process to see an obvious thing again.After the current development we are highly unlikely to get Falcao,which means probably that Sturridge is out,because Rafa will stick to his beloved number 9 guy, and we will probably be joined by Schurle.However,no matter how bad are our feelings towards a certain figure,I feel that he could have an excellent effect on the situation in our dressing room.I am talking about Harry Redknapp.You know,when he joint Spurs they were miserable,at the wrong part of the table and more than a knee deep in ****.Moreover,he is on very good terms with Frank,who as we know could have a major effect on the mood in the dressing room.Another,probably good option will be Fabio Capello.Although he is in charge of Russia at the moment,he might be available in the short term and he is not having his good reputation accidently.He is not affraid to say to people with more power than him and he will be very much respected in the dressing room due to the support he gave to Terry,which at the end cost him his job.
RDM obviously brought this upon himself, u dont play a defender as a midfielder in a must win game against a side with quality midfield/attack and expect not too ge sacked, it was never goona have a happy ending... RDM failed to realize that cos u won CL with Betrand starting as a midfielder doesn't mean it was a smart idea. The only way we could have won Juve is to take over the midfield and play peetrating wingers.... not by playing Azpi as midfielder.. Playing 11 defenders doesn't stop u from conceding goals....
Benitez would only be a 6month option anyway, and he may be able to change the tactics to maximise Torres - when at Poo together FT was the no.1 striker around.... oh he might want more column inches short-term and go for Arry (there was noise there a yr ago)...
Canerio gone?!?! Noooooooooooooes
Well said article as always g man
i suppose benitez would do for a while, it would be amusing at least. but in terms of in the summer (or sooner) if we cannot get pep I'd hope we'd at least get dear Guus.
Spot on Gabeu
Joachim Low is the right option. I just love the guy. He'll give all the chelsea players a kick up the arse.
I have always wondered whether people who talk about Mq a double speak and lacking basic ability to recall events over exaggerate. but i have seen first hand the kind of small mindedness that make some people abhor this guy on the site. Just yesterday after the game, he openly call for a certain IMBECILE ( in bold caps) to be sacked as he is not fit to be a manager in a club like chelsea. now overnight, the imbecile is not entirely useless or worthless but a GREAT MAN with evidently GREAT man-management skills.. Jesus Christ........ obviously you will prefer benitez from your posts and i hope he will not become another imbecile in 2 months time.
I am sharing my thoughts and trying to make head-or-tail of this. I firmly believe that start of the season Gourlay & Buck (with Roman's backing) gave Robbie an edict - you will play Torres very game whilst fit. FT has been a major source of embarrassment to the fee payed by the Club. I reckon Robbie dropped FT because he had had enough of his mis-firing antics, and instantly put him on collision course with the Board. His gamble didn't pay off, we lost to WBA and then to Juve. This in the midst of pretty calamitous defending which in itself is a separate issue that needs sorting. To my mind the catalyst has been Torres, and the result is the classic not toeing the company line scenario. If this is true, then the fingers should point to the Board more than Robbie in persisting with FT to avoid egg on their collective wallets. The only true word that MQ has uttered on this Forum is what he says above in that the Board never wanted RDM as permanent manager, they certainly did not expect him to win the CL which changed the balance. Even then it took them ages to appoint RDM and only when Pep could not be secured. Most of us agree that RDM deserved to be given the chance, and most were ecstatic with the new Chelsea start of this season, but the new style has a major flaw in the propensity to ship goals far to easily. In time this will have been sorted, but really and truly, did the Board, and just as importantly everyone of us fans expect us to win every game, to go through the rigours of a game pretty much every 4 days or so without there being ups and downs and very much tweaking until we got it right. FFS, this is a team in transit and developing a new and different way of playing. That in itself intimates some major traumas as much as major highs. The man in charge of this transition was doing a pretty damn fine job up until the ManUre debacle, which was not in anyway of his doing, and it's all gone a bit pear-shaped since. Not drastically so, we are still 3rd and easily within touching distance of the top place, especially if we were to beat City on Sunday. I am just, once again, very disappointed with Roman and the Board at what appears to be a knee-jerk reaction. They had better have a master plan, because they are going to look very foolish when the top targets in managers think twice before taking the poisoned chalice that is CFC Manager. Even Pep must wonder whether it would be worth the grief if it doesn't work out. I bet his severance pay will be at an amount unheard of before. And I wouldn't mind betting that it also will come into play.
Guillem Balague ‏@GuillemBalague Rafa Benitez will be the next Chelsea manager
God bless you GabeU, pity the cry babes in here, there is a saying in my country " a dog that will get lost will never hear the hunters whistle" God help CFC.
If GabeU is online, please send me contacts. Need to send you an article on Rafa. But the suggest article box doesn't let me publish because it is too long. Also plead with you to help edit and add or subtract additional points as you see fit.
As for an interim manager (because Pep will not come straight away) I can actually see the irony of the Board wanting to appoint Tubby. They will think that this is the only manager that can get their golden boy firing again and save the huge embarrassment that is FT of today. That is why I think FT is the catalyst to all this going on now. That would also be the worst appointment ever and the only saving grace about it is that it would probably only be temporary.
BlueABS Benitez Confirmed
Dwonder - MQ tailors his 'arguments' for one reason only - attention seeking / self-glorification. Read his comments above, already he is saying that Pep might not be a success if he comes, which is his safeguard against his hero failing. Up to this point, he has always argued that Pep is the ONLY way forward and the ONLY one capable of leading this Club on. Double-speak as you pointed out.
No official sources on Eva Carneiro's sacking just twitter speculation.
Chelsea Rumours ‏@ChelseaRumours Oh and do calm yourselves - from what I’ve heard, Eva Carneiro is still at the club.
Here is the profile link for rafa benitez guys, educate urself b4 been fed hogwash from fans that use dailymail or wiki pedia as their source of gathering facts.
Rafa went to Inter after Mourinho had drained that team. The players were finished. All past it. That's what Mourinho does. He doesn't plan for the future. Look at the unbalanced squad he left at Chelsea.
Well fingers crossed on rafa, I'll support him from now till sunday when I will have a clear opinion of him and reassess him, I hope u guys won't say its too soon to judge him by then (or else na thunder go fire una) Link on rafa's career.
Lets see what people here will start saying when we start to play better and win. Give the guy a chance. He is not a liverpool legend for no reason. He did what a lot of managers failed to do and that is winning la liga with valencia. Not to mention a cl medal too. Lets see. People seem to forget that the idiots who bought the club ruined it not him. He still has january to buy. and this wont be based on a budget that was truly constricted by a board whom their main concern was to penetrate the english market for a short term profit. Its roman. He is a wise business man and this will prove to be a very good acquisiton.
I hope Pep NEVER comes.
in da difficult position of wishing rafa to succeed so pep won't come.
Rafa Benitez???
Right now, everyone of us here is reacting purely on emotions right now. We will come to terms with this a day or two. All the sackings so far by Roman has been a good thing for us. He has sacked the managers at the right time. Why not us believe in that this time around??? is it bcos RDM won the CL & FA Cup or bcos he is a Chelsea player or fan favourite??? I somewhat saw us going towards liverpool direction. Appoint a old legend as manager, show great turnaround...appoint him permanent manager, back him in summer market and then see the team finishing in top 8. I fear the current trend of us would have led us to that stage. Lose CL at group stage, dont qualify for next CL...ring a bell. We have a perfect example of liverpool...
why do you always personalize your comments about me instead of Chelsea BLUEABS?? I said RDM is/was a good Man-manager bu that's it, never once did I say he was the best Manager for Chelsea, actually since day 1 I've been against his appointment hence I'm the most hated on VC. As for "tailoring" my comments if you don't understand context then you best desist from appearing foolish, because in all I've said I've never wavered in my belief that RDM was never good enough for Chelsea and based on his cameo role, he'll NEVER be. He has no tactical ability whatsoever, he appears too placid to be taken seriously, he only has good man-management skills and that's it, which won't even cut at "mid" clubs like West Brom hence he was sacked, best he goes to MK Don's or the likes....
Rafael is not here to stay, so relax.
If you know the definition of imbecile you'll see it actually defines RDM. Calling some1 an imbecile is basically saying their intelligence is flawed, which is very much in line with my perception of RDM having absolutely NO tactical nous nor ability, that has no bearing on my opinion about his man-management skills DWONDER so you talk about me being "double-minded" is laughable because since day 1 RDM was appointed I've been hated for insisting he wasn't good enough. It takes more than man-management skills to manage a top club, hell even a "mid" club like West Brom sacked him because they saw he wasn't good enough for them, MK Don's type of Manager where football is primarily "letting the lads express themselves" not where you need tactical ability. based on his cameo tenure he'll never Manage a 'top' or 'mid' level club unless he attains an intelligent assistant
Let’s keep the debate about what GABEU was saying, let’s not personalize the forum PLZ *smh*
Interim amangers have proved to be a hit at chelsea and no matter how much we hate the idea, we are the same people who will be singing the name of Rafa as the permanent manager.
Kendemsblue, its my wish for him to succeed! So I hope he does well, time will tell
when i first heard the news of RDM sacking i was very frustrated because once again we become a laughing stock. but then i took a closer look of our current problem and RDM as a manager. RDM has same problem that chelsea has i.e running out of steam by winter. if u look closer RDM previous job at WBA he had a good start with the team(after first BPL match) till november where he started loosing the control of the team he won only 3 games in 13 games and WBA fell from 5th to just above relegation which prompted the chariman to sack WBA. fast forward at chelsea we had the best start since 2005-06. then november came everything fell apart. if u look his stats now he has won only 2 from 8 games which is getting closer to what he has achieved at WBA before the sack. i felt that we were having another free fall like last 2 years. and things went out of control after juve match and RDM couldnt do anything to turn the bad moments. so yes we can abuse roman all day but once u head become a little cooler think what RA has done will be done by u also if u were the owner.
the common thing in RDM sacking was that the team is leaking goals. even i amused how pathetic our defense become after ManU. i m deeply disappointed at RDM sacking and i love till end becuase he was such good person that i wished he stayed here for atleast 5-7 years. but the way team was going down by every week i think RA didnt have any other option.
@Desmond, the manager promises smiles to the fans after the game on sunday. I hope he is true to his words and the so called slump will really not affect us this time round since it is like it is countered before it takes much of a damage

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