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Soccer Report Extra Podcast: Episode 63 – Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead!

Written by on March 6, 2012 | 4 Comments »
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After an exciting weekend of results across Europe, the big story that has everyone’s attention concerns the goings-on at Chelsea. The ‘Old Boys Club’ at Stamford Bridge got their wish; Andre Villas-Boas is out, and now (one has to assume) Mr. Abramovich’s message to the players is ‘it’s time to put upski or shut upski’ (loose Russian translation). Now, can Chelsea salvage something from the season under the temporary leadership of Roberto Di Matteo, or are sights already set on finding the next ‘new man, with a new vision’ for next year.  

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4 responses to “Soccer Report Extra Podcast: Episode 63 – Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead!”

  1. Ed Gomes says:

    Maybe the best pic ever for a piece. The only problem is that Abram and AVB should have been in the crystal ball alwith Lamps and Terry watching over / manipulating them. More fitting, no.

  2. Gilian says:

    I’ve never been clear on this: why did Mourihno leave Chelsea?

    Agree w/Eoin on the soap opera aspect of the Premier League, though I must admit that this one of the things about it that got me watching.

    Great pod, as always!

  3. Andre says:

    I totally agree David Moyes should be the next Chelsea manager. Not only is he a good fit for what they need, but Chelsea are an attractive club to him. He has taken Everton as far as he can and Chelsea offer more resources and opportunities. This is important because really… why would someone like Pep want that job? The men at the very top of the profession canb’t look at what happened to Mourinho, Scolari, Ancelotti, etc and be enticed.

  4. Ed Gomes says:

    Mourinho left because Abram was forcing some players on him that he didn’t want. He also realized, way back then, that the club needed to be turned over with fresh faces/players. Terry had the owners ear, so he riled some of them up and next thing you know Mourinho was out.
    Keep in mind that Lamps would most likely have stayed. Mourinho liked him. Drogba cried when Mourinho left.

    Looking back, it was the best thing that could have happened to Mourinho. He was able to become this mercenary manager that came in and won. He was able to get it done at Inter and might still at Real.
    As for Chelsea, that was the beginning of Abram listening to the players and it’s buried him and the club.

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