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What about Delia Smith?

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She was cooking the books excellent! excellent! excellent!

 

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It is the season of good will, but that joke is unforgiveable. Bow your head in shame sir. :)

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This seems interesting. There's a number rumours over recent weeks and it's clearly brewing.

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/chelsea-confident-jose-mourinho-will-replace-rafael-benitez-8480152.html

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To repeat the words of Don Henley  "Don't look back you can never look back". banging head against wall

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To repeat the words of Don Henley  "Don't look back you can never look back". banging head against wall

In respect of Jose and Roman shouldn't it be "Don't Look Back In Anger" by Oasis.

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If true, I suspect that Mourinho's list of T&Cs will be rather, umm, long...  read this

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Must say I've been a critic of David Luiz but after the goal against Basle he still remains IMO an enigma.

Jose coming back to the Bridge? Can't see it. Would love him to return but I am getting a little fed-up of hearing 'will he, won't he...' discussions.

After tonight's victory, though, I'm one happy bunny. Smile

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Must say I've been a critic of David Luiz but after the goal against Basle he still remains IMO an enigma.

Jose coming back to the Bridge? Can't see it. Would love him to return but I am getting a little fed-up of hearing 'will he, won't he...' discussions.

After tonight's victory, though, I'm one happy bunny. Smile

 

I dont get the whole Jose thing, Roman didn't like his tactics, so got rid, now he does?  Smile

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plastic penguin wrote:

Must say I've been a critic of David Luiz but after the goal against Basle he still remains IMO an enigma.

Jose coming back to the Bridge? Can't see it. Would love him to return but I am getting a little fed-up of hearing 'will he, won't he...' discussions.

After tonight's victory, though, I'm one happy bunny. Smile

 

I dont get the whole Jose thing, Roman didn't like his tactics, so got rid, now he does?  Smile

I'm just bored of the whole media speculation. Clearly after the immense backlash following the Rafa's appointment Roman needs bloody good PR and, for that alone, Mourinho is ideal. Too many obstacles to cross to reappoint Jose: Money, Real pay-off, how much control the manager would have, "Mourinho players" not players preferred by the owner... the list is endless.

He loves Chelsea; the fans love Jose; the media gravitate to his charms. It certainly has the bones for reunion, but it's down to RA to put flesh on the bones.

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plastic penguin wrote:

gel wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

Must say I've been a critic of David Luiz but after the goal against Basle he still remains IMO an enigma.

Jose coming back to the Bridge? Can't see it. Would love him to return but I am getting a little fed-up of hearing 'will he, won't he...' discussions.

After tonight's victory, though, I'm one happy bunny. Smile

 

I dont get the whole Jose thing, Roman didn't like his tactics, so got rid, now he does?  Smile

I'm just bored of the whole media speculation.

Clearly after the immense backlash following the Rafa's appointment

Roman needs bloody good PR and, for that alone, Mourinho is ideal.

Too many obstacles to cross to reappoint Jose

 : Money, Real pay-off, how much control the manager would have, "Mourinho players" not players preferred by the owner... the list is endless.

He loves Chelsea; the fans love Jose; the media gravitate to his charms. It certainly has the bones for reunion, but it's down to RA to put flesh on the bones.

1. Me too

2. Toys out of prams

3. No he doesn't. He owns the club, and can do what he wants.

4. No there isn't. He's coming back, but will have a worse win per game ratio than Rafa

5. Still bored.

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plastic penguin wrote:

gel wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

Must say I've been a critic of David Luiz but after the goal against Basle he still remains IMO an enigma.

Jose coming back to the Bridge? Can't see it. Would love him to return but I am getting a little fed-up of hearing 'will he, won't he...' discussions.

After tonight's victory, though, I'm one happy bunny. Smile

 

I dont get the whole Jose thing, Roman didn't like his tactics, so got rid, now he does?  Smile

I'm just bored of the whole media speculation.

Clearly after the immense backlash following the Rafa's appointment

Roman needs bloody good PR and, for that alone, Mourinho is ideal.

Too many obstacles to cross to reappoint Jose

 : Money, Real pay-off, how much control the manager would have, "Mourinho players" not players preferred by the owner... the list is endless.

He loves Chelsea; the fans love Jose; the media gravitate to his charms. It certainly has the bones for reunion, but it's down to RA to put flesh on the bones.

1. Me too

2. Toys out of prams

3. No he doesn't. He owns the club, and can do what he wants.

4. No there isn't. He's coming back, but will have a worse win per game ratio than Rafa

5. Still bored.

2&3) It is a genuine depth of feeling not only within Chelsea but the media at the time. No prams and no toys. To quote Rafa himself: "FACT!" RA may own the club but he dropped a huge coconut, and I know of some Chelsea season ticket holders who won't renew next season, regardless of the new manager: "FACT!".

4) Let's wait and see: "FACT!"

FWIW I think Rafa is doin' a good job. His season, however, will only be deemed as successful if he wins the Europa Cup and finishes in the top four. If he achieves neither I fear the s***e will hit the fan big time. "FACT!"

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plastic penguin wrote:

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plastic penguin wrote:

Must say I've been a critic of David Luiz but after the goal against Basle he still remains IMO an enigma.

Jose coming back to the Bridge? Can't see it. Would love him to return but I am getting a little fed-up of hearing 'will he, won't he...' discussions.

After tonight's victory, though, I'm one happy bunny. Smile

 

I dont get the whole Jose thing, Roman didn't like his tactics, so got rid, now he does?  Smile

I'm just bored of the whole media speculation. Clearly after the immense backlash following the Rafa's appointment Roman needs bloody good PR and, for that alone, Mourinho is ideal. Too many obstacles to cross to reappoint Jose: Money, Real pay-off, how much control the manager would have, "Mourinho players" not players preferred by the owner... the list is endless.

He loves Chelsea; the fans love Jose; the media gravitate to his charms. It certainly has the bones for reunion, but it's down to RA to put flesh on the bones.

 

Yep, it is a crazy situation.  I don't get the whole Lampard situation either!  Torres looks rubbish most of the time, I think you could do with some quality forwards in the summer.

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plastic penguin wrote:

gel wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

Must say I've been a critic of David Luiz but after the goal against Basle he still remains IMO an enigma.

Jose coming back to the Bridge? Can't see it. Would love him to return but I am getting a little fed-up of hearing 'will he, won't he...' discussions.

After tonight's victory, though, I'm one happy bunny. Smile

 

I dont get the whole Jose thing, Roman didn't like his tactics, so got rid, now he does?  Smile

I'm just bored of the whole media speculation. Clearly after the immense backlash following the Rafa's appointment Roman needs bloody good PR and, for that alone, Mourinho is ideal. Too many obstacles to cross to reappoint Jose: Money, Real pay-off, how much control the manager would have, "Mourinho players" not players preferred by the owner... the list is endless.

He loves Chelsea; the fans love Jose; the media gravitate to his charms. It certainly has the bones for reunion, but it's down to RA to put flesh on the bones.

 

Yep, it is a crazy situation.  I don't get the whole Lampard situation either!  Torres looks rubbish most of the time, I think you could do with some quality forwards in the summer.

Indeed I don't understand the issue they have with Frank. His record is as good as any striker in the league. Torres is a huge disappointment. The same thing happened when they signed Shevchenko. Cost huge amounts of money and flopped. You're right about needing recognised strikers. If it wasn't for Mata and Hazard (out of the younger players) they would nearer mid table. They've been sensational.

As regards Mourinho I'm trying to keep a pragmatic view: Media speculation is just that. Speculation.

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Chelsea managers:

The optimist - brings a thermos.

The pessimist - leaves the car running to keep the heater going.

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RE: Is Juan Mata the new Zola?

This is a rhetorical question.

With all the football headlines over recent times about oversea's players only playing for a club for the big bucks (QPR  springs to mind ) and not really giving it their all, there are a number of non-homegrown players that are willing to "bust a gut" in the Premiership. Mata, along with Van Persie,  opitomises the 'beautiful game: No off-field shinanigans but let their game do all the talking.

Well done, chaps.  

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