Blue Is The Colour

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last twelve hours, you’ll be fully aware that Chelsea have sacked Jose Mourinho. Coming hot on the heels of the Brian Clough link that I put up on here last night, it counts as one of the madder decisions of the last few years or so. The tensions between Roman Abramovich and Jose Mourinho had been building for some time. Mourinho had been unhappy at the decision to bring players such as Andriy Shevchenko and Michael Ballack to Stamford Bridge without his consent, and their tepid start to this season is being widely viewed as the straw that broke the camel’s back. There are so many issues at play here that it’s difficult to know where to start. Firstly, one would question whether one defeat in six matches and being two points off the top of the table is really much of a “disaster”. It has been a slow start, for sure, but Mr Abramovic should probably look at Spurs if he wants to know what a “slow” start to the season looks like. They were poor against Rosenberg in the European Cup on Tuesday night, and they also suffered the rare indignity of being booed off the pitch by a pitiful crowd of 24,000 (note to G14 – this is what will happen if you ever try to start...

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