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Time to Face FACTS: Have your Say!

Hi all,

Those of you on Twitter will have noticed I'm sure the online petition to get Rafa Benitez removed from the Chelsea dugout.

For those who have not seen it -

Have your say - if you agree.


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Date:Friday January 25 2013
Time: 6:27PM


LOL, that's GREAT. If I tweeted, I'd tweet.
25/01/2013 18:38:00
My sig added, well done mate! Now maybe we should start one against the FA.
25/01/2013 18:41:00
Removing him is fine and good (never should have been hired in the first place), but the obvious question: who replaces him? It's the club's lack of thinking ahead that's put us in this mess to begin with.
25/01/2013 18:42:00
The tea lady would do batter than Tubby. Sorry to be so flippant, but like many others, I am getting a little fed up with the shananigans surrounding my beloved Club at the moment.
25/01/2013 18:44:00
on my way to partake of this very noble event..m off..!
25/01/2013 18:55:00
Well let me offer a dissenting voice here (and i think the voice of reason). If Rafa must go at least wait till the end of the season. Rest assured releasing Rafa now will do us absolutely no good. Can you imagine our young players state of mind as it one season they have had to learn two different sets of systems, values and football philosophies..and you now want to bring in a third person at this business end of the season...that is a recipe for disaster. The only frame of reference i can offer to show you how bad this could go is to look at where Inter ended up when they changed coaches thrice in one season just 1.5yrs ago..It did not go well. The best thing the board could have done to help our team now would have been to recall some loanees to inject some much needed fresh air into the squad (like Josh, KDB and Lukaku) and then got one or two key transfers in to address obvious areas of weakness in the squad while improving our squad depth. It does not appear any of these will be done. To go after Rafa as the solution to our problems is just to seek a convinient scape goat the same way Roman and the board did with RdM..i would be shocked if we got any quality experienced coach to take the job with such ill timing and then we will end up with having to maybe promote one of the youth coaches (maybe Adi) to interim...we all know how interims fare under Roman. Everyone out there will give Rafa the benefit of the doubt knowing our checkered history with firing managers on a whim and he will get a new job and move on. Lets not mention that sacking Rafa prematurely will also further poison the coaching waters for us when we go searching in the summer. It will make getting any quality coach all the more difficult..have we learnt nothing from the way the Guardiola debacle ended? For once Roman and his Amigos need to get a clue and stop repeating the same tired knee Jerk response actually expecting a different result..some people call that practice lunacy.
25/01/2013 19:02:00
stick JT and Lamps in temporary charge!
25/01/2013 19:05:00
what about Jupp Heynckes (just age factor) or Rijkaard in the summer
25/01/2013 19:05:00
sack him and hire who?? *smh*....some reasoning
25/01/2013 19:07:00
@GabeU...there is nothing absolutely nothing that points to the fact that if rafa stays we will make top 4...evidence since he took over points to that fact...he has emotions investments in our clubs...the results dont move him..good or bad...all he says every single time is we are scoring more and conceding less...the guy is an absolute joke!!...I know that signing the petition wont achieve much as I honestly do think he will be sacked until the end of the season (Roman must be feeling kinda embarassed now i think..and he wont wanta look like a total jerk...the season is already messed up)...but then signing the petition sure made me feel better as a fan....Tubby(ish) is rubbish!!
25/01/2013 19:08:00
sorry ***he has NO emotional investments
25/01/2013 19:09:00
so many typos...***i hohestly do NOT think he will be sacked until the end of the season..
25/01/2013 19:10:00
Merlin is right ! Lets make JT and Lamps player- managers !
Strapping Blue
25/01/2013 19:13:00
denverblue Heynckes will retire in the summer. thats why bayern went for guardiola
25/01/2013 19:15:00
@mq ,your head is gonna fall of . Every single post for the last 2 months has *smh* after it . You must be like a nodding dog at this stage LOL
25/01/2013 19:16:00
@Zola...sooooo funny...looooool.....@mq=rotwyler...that will be some scene!!!!....ROTFLMAO.......
25/01/2013 19:19:00
layorh12 Agree, When Rdm got the sack we were 1 point behind the league leaders no we are 11 points. Why do so many bealive that we are guarented top 4? Even spurs have got closed to us
25/01/2013 19:19:00
To me i think the link is rubbish.what will it achive,nothing,.Rafa has won us big games and the team is playing well,what are those fickle funs want.we have small squad but are trying.some are not good even on bench.even fergie plus the fa will win nothing with that squad.spare us the crap next time editor.
25/01/2013 19:23:00
@Mzee...Rafa has won us big games...but also cost us important ''small'' games and 3 cups (CWC, COC and BPL (when he took over we were only 5 points behind manure now its 11)) ....does it make any sense?...he does not deserve to be here...he is full of all manner of excuses when tactically he is simply not good enough...if we had brought in Hiddink on an interim basis we both know results will probably be different...maybe we'd have won CWC and on our way to COC finals...the truth is the pattern of results will be the same whether Tubby (FSW) spends six months or 5 seasons (Gid forbid)...he doe not have it in him to be is a disease that he has been nursing since his liverpool days...clearly the sickness is still with him....I know the petition does not change much in that I honestly do not think Tubby will be sacked till the summer, but what stuffs like the petition does is it makes the club know that the hate for Tubby is still very much intact as far as the fans are concerned and under no reason should he stay beyond his interim tenure...cant wait for May...
25/01/2013 19:33:00
cfc funs are too expectant and big mouth who think club like cfc can have any manager.rdm luck took him nowhere.looks as he struggles to get job of cfc class.know it in ur head rafa is at par with the mou ancelloti sepp klopp etc.but those u name will never take us even top ten.
25/01/2013 19:56:00
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