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post #3196 of 4307
Rafa at Chelsea is comedy gold.

Chelsea is a clown car. They were very lucky to win the CL, never should have been there were it not for the ineptitude of other teams. RA is the shittiest owner on the planet.

9 managers in 9 years. Mother of god.
post #3197 of 4307
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Rafa at Chelsea is comedy gold.
Chelsea is a clown car. They were very lucky to win the CL, never should have been there were it not for the ineptitude of other teams. RA is the shittiest owner on the planet.
9 managers in 9 years. Mother of god.
Except he's turned a middle-of-the-road club into a 2x EPL, 1x CL, multiple time FA & Carling Cup winning club. So, yeah...
post #3198 of 4307
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Except he's turned a middle-of-the-road club into a 2x EPL, 1x CL, multiple time FA & Carling Cup winning club. So, yeah...

i agree he's not the worst but honestly the amount he spent over the past decade that's really not much of a return on investment ...
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Except he's turned a middle-of-the-road club into a 2x EPL, 1x CL, multiple time FA & Carling Cup winning club. So, yeah...

yep, none of which would have happened without him in all likelihood. Think how different things would have been if Roman had bought Fulham, Spurs, Charlton, etc instead.

also Chelsea won the league 3x under the Russian not just 2x, seems long ago though.


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i agree he's not the worst but honestly the amount he spent over the past decade that's really not much of a return on investment ...

how is the Farsenal return on investment going?nest.gif





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sorry had to do that smile.gif
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how is the Farsenal return on investment going?nest.gif





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sorry had to do that smile.gif

lol well if you have to ask ... we're actually in a surplus in the transfer market since 2006 or so, new stadium is paid off, and well under the fair play limits that will never actually be enforced. new sponsorship deal with adidas puts us above most clubs too (finally, after that joke of a rushed deal that was worth less than crystal palace...)

so if in the next 10 years, roman's oil firms are reappropriated by the USSR, manU debts are called in, the sheikh gets bored and sells mancity for pennies to the residents of manchester, etc etc., we will be in prime position to take over the EPL teacha.gif
post #3201 of 4307
We might be seeing the emergence of quite the star in El Shaarawy. He appears to be backing up if not stepping up last year's promising moments.
post #3202 of 4307

Man City out = Awesome. Bye.

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i agree he's not the worst but honestly the amount he spent over the past decade that's really not much of a return on investment ...
It was not a question of return on investment (which would be looking at success from Roman's POV), but a question of Roman's effect on Chelsea, which has been undeniably positive.
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It was not a question of return on investment (which would be looking at success from Roman's POV), but a question of Roman's effect on Chelsea, which has been undeniably positive.

yeah but that can be said for other clubs that got a sudden injection of billions with uncontrollable spending habbits on top players. mancity from anonimty to EPL champions, PSG from battling relegation to a title contender and in quarters of CL, Madrid during Franco era and bed buddies with spanish banks during perez ownership, i just don't think it's anything unique to abramovich but his cash. if anything a less mentally unstable owner would have achieved a great deal more with these resources
post #3205 of 4307

Don't know if it's be mentioned. But Podolski's goal/play today was just unreal.

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yeah but that can be said for other clubs that got a sudden injection of billions with uncontrollable spending habbits on top players. mancity from anonimty to EPL champions, PSG from battling relegation to a title contender and in quarters of CL, Madrid during Franco era and bed buddies with spanish banks during perez ownership, i just don't think it's anything unique to abramovich but his cash. if anything a less mentally unstable owner would have achieved a great deal more with these resources
Again, it's not really a question of any unique quality of Roman's, other than the fact that he's consistently poured millions upon millions into the club. Compare pre-Roman CFC to post-Roman CFC and the results are undeniable: Chelsea has become a much more successful, larger, more relevant club under Roman's ownership.
post #3207 of 4307
yeah but isn't that kinda just stating the obvious confused.gif

anyway, hard to pick a goal of the day but either of these would surely be up there

absurd and audacious, but injured one minute later foo.gif
post #3208 of 4307

What about spain huh?

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Cech was a world class keeper. He just makes too many boneheaded mistakes now. So while he's still very good on his day, I expect to see Courtois between the sticks at Stamford Bridge in the not-too-distant future.
Honestly though, you could make a graph like that for pretty much every national team: England, US, France, etc.
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We might be seeing the emergence of quite the star in El Shaarawy. He appears to be backing up if not stepping up last year's promising moments.

Him linking up with Verratti for the national team will be icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Immense talent. Also of note for Milan is De Sciglio, who is flying under the radar and has been excellent. Future looks bright for the NT.
post #3210 of 4307
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Rafa at Chelsea is comedy gold.
Chelsea is a clown car. They were very lucky to win the CL, never should have been there were it not for the ineptitude of other teams. RA is the shittiest owner on the planet.
9 managers in 9 years. Mother of god.

They have been very very lucky ...

RA has spenf a fortune making quite a good team to be fair but he is a businessman ..

No quick results and the door.
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