The Burden Of Expectation

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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  2. N says:

    Although I agree that the hiring and firing of managers at such a rate is ridiculous, I can’t help but feel that Grant’s sacking was probably the right move.
    Sources in the press are of course rife with fantasy but you couldn’t help but notice, emanating from within the team, the notion that Chelsea were ‘succeeding’ not because of Grant but in spite of him.
    If we take as a given that managers need plenty of time to build up a decent team then we must also consider the possibility that this year’s nearly-success could simply be inertia from the Mourinho and Ranieri years.

  3. bookies offers says:

    got a sneaky feeling we might see rijkaard get the chelsea job now, although sven might surprise aswell

  4. n says:

    I think Sven would be a bizarre choice given Abramovich’s constant whining for “beautiful” football and Sven’s anal approach to the game.

  5. Anonymous says:

    You know what would be hilarious?

    Abramovich finally flipping and going on a “my toys” adventure, managing the team himself. I mean, he apparently makes enough demands as it is…

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