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Facts and Opinions

I am well aware that this site exists to allow all our fans, wherever they are in the world, to express an opinion and I love reading the many diverse, often well reasoned ones that get posted on here.

What I don't enjoy is reading all the negative, so called opinions, usually presented by their authors as fact, or at least leaving little doubt that the writer is 100% certain he's correct and making all too clear that no way is anyone else's counter opinion going to get any sort of consideration.

Enough of opinions for now in this article, let`s have some REAL FACTS!

Fact 1 - Mata is going, (subject to terms and a medical) and to Manure at that. I don't like it, I want to keep him but, I've wanted to keep every half decent player that's ever pulled on our shirt, even if we'd already signed a better replacement, I wanted to keep them, just in case someone got injured, or just to stop a rival getting him, or I liked the colour of his eyes....- OK, so that last one's a lie but you get the message.

Fact 2 - Salah is signing for us (again subject to terms and a medical) - Personally I like it, he looked a very decent player v us in the last couple of years, his club scoring record is decent for a midfielder and even better for his national side, suggesting he may prosper when playing with better team mates. Now I don't know how many of those games for Egypt were against good opposition, I don't even know whether Egypt are a better side than Basle but, and here's

Fact 3 - I bet Jose knows, because I guarantee the club's scouts have done their job and passed that knowledge to Jose. And do you know what? Fact 3 is really the only one that matters and we should be celebrating that. The Special One left us last time, in no small measure due to a breakdown in his relationship with Roman - the bringing in of Avram Grant being the most public display of that. But the word is that both Roman and Jose have changed and now have a great working relationship. Long may it continue because IN MY OPINION, or is it .................

FACT 4 - Jose Mourinho at Chelsea = trophies won or at the very least genuinely challenged for. And for a fact, I love that. What's your opinion?

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

Date:Friday January 24 2014
Time: 7:26AM


exactly my thoughts...roman and jose are on thesame page now. roman was very happy seeing us rape man u even when we werent at our long may it continue...
24/01/2014 07:55:00
Why give them Mata and not have not wishing him luck there,hope he gets injured or become another kagawa....... That may be harsh but that's how i feel..... Mtcheew
24/01/2014 08:08:00
Why give them Mata and not have not wishing him luck there,hope he gets injured or become another kagawa....... That may be harsh but that's how i feel..... Mtcheew
24/01/2014 08:09:00
Why give them Mata and not have not wishing him luck there,hope he gets injured or become another kagawa....... That may be harsh but that's how i feel..... Mtcheew
24/01/2014 08:09:00
"Why give them Mata and not have rooney" - I don't understand why everyone is so puzzled by this. Jose doesn't want Mata, Moyes wants Rooney. It really is that simple. Chelsea cannot and will not build it's plans around another team not having a specific player. Jose is building the team to face anything that can be thrown against it.
24/01/2014 08:53:00
Hernandez wants out at Manu lets go for him
24/01/2014 09:01:00
Wat a fuuny video....
24/01/2014 09:09:00
Salah can be a very good player but he is not consistent enough. He is only 21 so that is be to be expected. If Chelsea can up his consistency levels we will have a very good squad player, if we can't we will probably sell him on to a mid-level club for roughly the same money we paid for him. It is always a gamble when you buy young players in the £10-15m category.
24/01/2014 09:11:00
The disappointing thing, is that the club will come out with a statement saying that `Mata asked to leave to go to Man United`. Trying to shift the whole thing on to the player and away from the club. That will no doubt be part of the clubs acceptance that the deal goes through with the player. As if to say to the fans that there is nothing we could do about it . . . . watch this space. Our best player over the last 2 years, should never under any circumstances be sold to the rival club that we have been competing with over the last 10 years. Mata should have been sold abroad. It saddens me to say, that the club that I love is run by muppets who have no concept of how to run a football club, except to just continually throw money at it.
24/01/2014 09:34:00
Selling Mata to our fiercest opponent of the Roman Era is the main stinking thing about this deal. We are helping them come out of the hole that they are in. Many top players were shunning United/avoiding United. This is a morale boosting signing for them. A Major sign of intent from Moyes and the United board. Respect of the United Players towards Moyes may increase after this signing. The fans might get off their back a bit. We have given them Mata for 6-8 million more than what they paid Everton for Fellani. Ridiculous. I hope in the long run, we will be in a better shape than United. I want them not to make the top 4. Can't forget the EGGS that the United Fans were Throwing at US after we Lost to them In the Champions League Final. Worst Fans in my book. Worse than Arsenal, Liverpool, Spurs, Barca fans in my book … lol.
24/01/2014 09:46:00
We all got to move on now. KTBFFH and keep your heads up mates.
24/01/2014 09:48:00
Jose's Interview at 12:30 is one of the most anticipated interviews of the season. Waiting for the press conference.
24/01/2014 09:49:00
well said london fc and good article
24/01/2014 10:01:00
Yes, mata leaving is a sad thing, but that do not stop us from looking forward...People dont trust emenalo's decision earlier, not they dont trust Manager's decision also...Whats the use of keeping Mata on bench....its a loss loss for both parties...
24/01/2014 10:17:00
Jose will no doubt say that Mata wanted to join Man United and therefore there was nothing we could do. Too bad, we should never have sold our best player to Man United under any circumstances. Sell him abroad. Roman you have been ill informed yet again. Every season without fail, the club make short sighted, stupid decisions of one kind or another, largely because of the non football people surrounding our owner. Manchester City on the other hand have brought in a team of professionals who were instrumental in creating the Barcelona blueprint. As a club they will be miles ahead of us in the next 5 years. Meanwhile we plod on with a group of Romans friends, Michael Emenalo, Bruce Buck and Ron Gourlay our previous stadium manager who have no football experience whatsoever. Is it any surprise that these things keep happening. Never mind, why not just throw some more money at another average player, that will sort out the problem wont it. We have no foundations as a club after 10 years of ownership, as said earlier, we just roll on with one 6 month plan after another.
24/01/2014 10:18:00
great deal 4 all d parties. it pay us as i dont tink we av eva sell a player 4 such amount of money. it pays united bcos dey need 2 sign big players & it pays Mata bcos he need playin time as we r in d world cup year. though i am not happy abt it but i want 2 believe JM knws wot he is doin & he has d backin of d board bcos 2 me Mata is untouchable at CFC.
24/01/2014 10:31:00
You cant put this on Roman and the board Mourinho has made Mata's position untenable its all on him. Trying to make this about the board is stupid its quite apparent Jose has the say as he did with stopping Ba going to Arsenal. People on here have been asking the board to let the manager have full control and this is what is happening I cant see Emenalo or the board being happy about this deal at all, I genuinely believe any other manager would have built the team around Mata not marginalize him and treat him like a leper and not even talk to Juan about why he wasn't in the team. Jose didnt want Juan and basically forced him out thats all if Benitez had done this everyone would be asking for his head.
24/01/2014 10:45:00
Best player? He was not even making to the playing 11. Yes was our best in last 2 seasons, but look where we finished in those 2 years in the league. Now we are playing without him and the results are much better. In Jose's system we are hardly going to miss him. It is very unusual that a bench warmer can bring 40m to the club. I don't get this moaning and groaning here.
Keyser Soze
24/01/2014 10:50:00
I don't understand this line of our league position 2 seasons ago with Mata playing. It is total BS. We are 3rd because Eto and Torres have scored against Man City, Liverpool and Manchester United. How many goals did our strikers score against them at home last season? ZERO. Without Torres's and Eto's goals, we will be 5th behind Pool and fighting with Spurs. The reason we are fighting for the title is our strikers FORM. Not because of dropping Mata.....
24/01/2014 11:12:00
Keyser soze blaming matter solely for where we finish in those two season is rather unfair, have you forgoten the sulking torres?, have you forgoten the drogba's malaria episode, what of the inconsistent kalou and malouda, let's not even talk about david luiz and ivanovic{despite his zeal in the shirt} howlers,cech too is not a saint in this drama...and as for not being in the current 1st 11,that's the managers decision..atleast we all know how the fat one handled terry's case last season.
Ige Bosun
24/01/2014 11:19:00
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