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No Smoke Without Fire!

No Smoke Without Fire!

The square peg in the round hole, or should that be the rather rotund figure in the wrong place, continues to feel the wrath from the terraces.

Yesterday, the Chelsea faithful sung a little-ditty about Rafa getting sacked and having a party, so it would appear the animosity towards the former Liverpool boss is still very prevalent.

Rafa, in the media yesterday, whipped up his own little storm by intimating that he hadn`t been in direct contact with Roman Abramovich for some twenty days, or since we beat Arsenal at Stamford Bridge, whilst the tabloid media were insistent that if we lost to Wigan Rafa would be clearing his desk.

After the victory over Wigan, a victory which some believe has only delayed the probable fate that awaits the Spaniard, Rafa tried to round on his critics with the following comment,

"Nobody is in contact with the owner to find out if he says this or that. It`s just speculation."

Rafa, have you ever heard of that quaint old English saying about there being no smoke without fire?

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Sunday February 10 2013
Time: 10:43AM


Rafa to merlin:there are some fires which does not emit smoke.
10/02/2013 11:04:00
Rafa is the boss and if the players stop making stupid mistakes,Swansea, Reading,we'll keep winning.
10/02/2013 12:06:00
I am disgusted that buck didn't deliver that glowing sack letter that is in his pocket to him, I guess the flattering score line stayed roman's hand. Just using ba as a 90mins or 80 mins sub to torres says it all about the gaffer, I fear what our season will end up like under him, I hope the likes of lamps, cech, cole and john terry will put in a shift for us to make top 4, with rafa as our coach I don't see us gaining top 4 with his guile or nous, over to the players
10/02/2013 13:06:00
It obvious some folks arent happy we won yesterday,they prioritise the sackin of the manager over victory..
10/02/2013 13:57:00
27000 people....
10/02/2013 19:21:00
What's funny is, should Rafa say he spoke to Roman after a match we didn't win there'll be speculation that he'll be sacked (recall those "Roman visits Cobham" reports??) and now, when he says he hasn't spoken to Roman suddenly his job is under threat.....Damned if you do, damned if you don't
11/02/2013 06:32:00
It's a pity KEN the same ppl claim to "love" Chelsea but don't celebrate victories. I hope we beat Man$hitty and claim 2nd place end season, so Rafa's given the job permanently and he builds the team. Those who don't love Chelsea then can go....
11/02/2013 06:34:00
Lmao@mq,'becareful what u wish for' else the bigwits would pounce on u any moment from now,remember rdm's sackin hasnt been avenged yet...some of them dont even care if we won or lost,all they care about is the sacking of the manager.
11/02/2013 07:24:00
Mq rafa given job permanently..haha..thats wont happen in thousand years at chelsea...the guys is tacticall clueless and he is still here at chelsea thats itself is a big achievement for you think seriously think fan will take him you wanna go through the same torture and the circus we are going through now...the guy is looser big time...he wont be appointed here thats 200% sure...let see wether he last this season also...
11/02/2013 08:31:00
if we beat Man$hitty to 2nd place, win the FA Cup and Europa Cup still think he won't stay SHLOK?? What are our alternatives right now, more-so if he achieves the mentioned goals??
11/02/2013 08:34:00
I dont care as far as we win matches enough to get us through the top 3....I pray that the next managerial appointment is able to integrate 1 youth academy product every year into first team and at the same time ensure the top3 finish.
11/02/2013 08:42:00
I agreed with both Mq and Bllu_run that we just hope for top 2 if possible... As for permanent, I wouldn't mind to let RB if there isn't any good alternative... The next manager must given time and opportunity to recall those loaned youngsters.... It will be great if we could get Guus as our Technical Director and Ballack to replace Zenden....
11/02/2013 10:44:00
yaa MQ you day dream a lot i think so...thats why you said those above thing about us winning fa and europa if we win anything out of those...still dont want him here...he is not the right thing... with him here there will be a lot of negativity which will be going around over our club...chelsea and rafa will always be a disater waiting to happen...this season he showed how bad tacticall person he is...nor he can manage the dressing room nor he can motivate the dont have to be footballing expert wther something will work or not...with rafa it wont happen...not ood for for alternaties there wil be football you wont run out of will get one after another...people think we wont get a good manager in future... dont worry we will and be a better one..
11/02/2013 11:01:00
well said Ken FC. the bad blood btwn the fans and Rafa is so much that even winning matches don't guarantee he won't be booed. All the same, a win is a win and i will take it over the sack for now. @ Mq while your comments can be tolerated, don't push it. You loudly advocated for this BUFFOON to be employed and the other IMBECILE sacked ( your word). Guess what, we are now 10 points behind the leader than when the IMBECILE was in charge. I would rather have Gus Poyet than let this imposter stay more than a day after the season.
11/02/2013 11:11:00
@mq - if for some bizarre reason, FIFA turn around the CWC result and award it to CFC due to betting irregularities in Brazil...& we then go ahead and win the FA cup and Premier league and Europa cup, even if we win all these trophies and Rafa does what he should have done on day 1 and apologises to the CFC fans for things he shouldnt have said in the past... RAFA will still leave CFC on May 19 and not one day can take that to the bank ol chap
11/02/2013 11:50:00
DWONDER....Rafa has, with Saturdays win, now taken more points than RDM (with 2 extra games LoL)
11/02/2013 12:34:00
LoL JOHNNY and SHLOK all I'm saying is prepare for the "worst" because it could happen, who knows what Roman thinks?? I'm "ready" for anything, even Jose returning (against my wishes)
11/02/2013 12:35:00
@MQ What worse could happen at chelsea when we have FERNANDONT SCORRES RAFA with Malouda all at the same time and at same place i.e chelsea
11/02/2013 12:50:00
11/02/2013 13:48:00
Yawns...... With rafa the best he can achieve this season is top 3, and that will be due to the players raising their game and not his tactical nous (which is in existent, even u mq who have an undisputed low IQ is better than him tactically which says a lot about the manager :-)).... Yawning loudly*... Can someone say something more sensible and not bore us to death with this wishful thinking?
11/02/2013 16:16:00
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