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  1. dansubrosa

    Super Frank Lampard

    Super Frankie!
    20 points
  2. Any of you lot that have been crying for Frank to be sacked on social media and are gonna celebrate this sacking aren't proper Chels and never will be. Don't know what it means to be a Chelsea fan.
    18 points
  3. coco

    Super Frank Lampard

    A message to any of our players scrolling through ...... On the quiet they'll be more than one player at this club who has conveniently used Lampard as an excuse to themselves for their own poor form. No names mentioned because that would just be guessing. Those days are gone. You all need to step up a gear or several now. Just because the new manager will have his honeymoon period, that won't mean you are excused piss poor form. If the fans were in the stadium it wouldn't be Frank getting booed.
    16 points
  4. Nibs

    Super Frank Lampard

    Was stunned when the news broke but I guess not surprised. Where our Club is concerned we should all be used to the soulless way it's run. It just wasn't to be with Lamps - not this time anyway. So the rumours are it's Tuchel to replace him. Could be Micky f**king Mouse for all I care - it doesn't really matter. I know the Club is bigger than any one person but when things like this happen it just makes you feel more detached than ever and as each season goes by I just feel a little less more for the club I've always loved. A Sad Day.
    12 points
  5. A troll is a troll but let's all try to respect others views. @slojo is clearly not a troll and is a consistent poster here. Just because he agrees with the sacking, makes him no less of a fan than those who wanted lamps to remain. This isn't a witch-hunt.
    12 points
  6. See that's the sort of glory-hunting nonsense that is at the root of all this. 5 points off top 4 and only 6 matches lost in the league all season and people like you see that as "going down the toilet". Self-entitled spoilt brat doesn't even come close,,
    12 points
  7. Dreadful decision but typical of the easy way approach we've come to expect from the Roman era. Back to the boom or bust cycle of hiring and firing managers every 10 months and say goodbye to regular minutes for the academy lads. Thanks (once again) for everything Frank. Was fun whilst it lasted.
    10 points
  8. COVID has let the board and Roman off massively here. Not having the fans in the stadium has made this 100 times easier for them. This would not have gone down at all well if the fans were attending games.
    10 points
  9. Jezz

    Super Frank Lampard

    Very sad day for the club. Never easy to part ways with a club legend in these circumstances. Despite our recent form slump, I think the club is in better shape going forward than when Frank first became head coach. The positives of Frank's coaching tenure: Several academy players made big strides under him (e.g. Mount, Abraham, James, CHO, Gilmour). Helped navigate the club through a tough period after losing Hazard and having a transfer embargo which handicapped it's ability to rebuild quickly. Finished top 4 last year despite having a transfer embargo, and made the FA Cup Final. A real shame we couldn't prevail in the final. The quality of the playing squad has improved, and set the foundations for his successor to move it forward in the right direction. It's a shame that he couldn't get them firing recently. Absolutely adore Frank. One of my favourite Chelsea figures and his legacy at the club will never be diminished. I really hope that Frank continues gaining more experience in the managerial craft and this experience doesn't deter him. I think he has all the hallmarks to be a great manager, and with more experience and wisdom down the line, I wouldn't be shocked to see him come back one day even if it's raw right now. Thank you for everything, legend! Gone, but never forgotten!
    10 points
  10. just

    Super Frank Lampard

    Spot on carlo. Your second paragraph is the key part and reading through all the comments this evening, something I don't think posters like Argo, slojo and a good few others will ever understand or truly relate to. Yes of course we will move on. Life is like that, but they are entirely, completely, missing the point. Next season Roman's new faddy fashionable manager may have Mbappe, Neymar and Varane playing in Blue and we win the Champions League against Madrid 3-0. Yeah, great. We will all enjoy that. But I can tell you now, hand on heart, 100%, that personally I would rather have a League Cup Final win over Tottenham, Arsenal, Liverpool, insert rivals name here, with Frank in charge and a sprinkling of our own home grown players. Old fashioned, unrealistic? I don't care. That would mean more to me. Because that to me would represent a club identity, a direction, an evolution. I could relate to that, savour that, identify with that far, far more.
    9 points
  11. I think some of us are tired of the modern game. Frank in charge, it was almost like the club had soul and heart. We could relate with the manager, we will back him through tough times, with the academy players coming through, it really was a beautiful thing to watch unfold. Now Frank has been hurled off and we get some German in, the club have suddenly become soulless, no heart again. We're a business, a machine rather than a local business who looks after its own. I'm just really disillusioned with the club after the sacking.
    9 points
  12. dkw

    Super Frank Lampard

    Well, Chelsea fans might as well give up on ever seeing Academy players progress into first team players now, give up on managerial stability based on patience and an acceptance it takes time to grow a team etc. We are now, and always will be a club based on turmoil. Lets see Tuchels first team he picks but I will be surprised if the likes of Mount, James, Abraham will get much time going forward.
    9 points
  13. coco

    Super Frank Lampard

    Ridiculous decision, last season he was tasked the almost impossible and came good, this season he's had 4 months with a new attack, and 3 months with a new defence.
    9 points
  14. Wanted to leave it a few hours before I commented about it as it’s news nobody wanted to hear when we first appointed him. Personally I think him leaving is the best decision for the team going forward, I feel he has a lot to learn as a manager and the more time went on it became apparent to me this wasn’t the place to do it. We have so many talented players in our squad and Lampard just didn’t seem to know what to do with them. The guy is an absolute hero and his legend at the club has been in no way diminished in my eyes by this, I hope he goes elsewhere, becomes a massive success and ideally comes back further down the line and leads us to success.
    8 points
  15. 8 points
  16. dkw

    Good Luck Frank

    Yeah good luck in the future, disgraceful decision.
    8 points
  17. Imran_CFC

    Super Frank Lampard

    Supporting Chelsea is like being in love with a beautiful woman with a toxic personality You know you're going to get hurt bad at times.
    8 points
  18. dkw

    Super Frank Lampard

    If true then thats me done with this season.
    8 points
  19. Argo

    Super Frank Lampard

    Just looked at the Jose thread when he was sacked, similar stuff. Blaming player's, claiming no one got the club like he did, how we've ruined our chance to get something meaningful, people saying they're becoming numb etc Within a year we were all chanting "Antonio Antonio Antonioooooo"!!!
    7 points
  20. just

    Super Frank Lampard

    Gutting but totally unsurprising given our owner. As everyone is quick to remind us, we should always be grateful for his wallet. Until the end of eternity. Without him we would be Brentford or Leyton Orient, apparently. And those yearning for a long term vision for the club, for a sense of footballing identity. Please, please stop with the yearning. This IS Roman's long term vision, this is his sense of club identity. We can't complain. We pick up trophies every few years. That's what it's all about. Tottenham, West Ham and Arsenal fans would all swap places with us in a heartbeat, apparently. Hire, fire, bring in the next big name, European flavour of the moment, contender please. If it is a "name" who doesn't stand on the side lines in a track suit with a face like a slapped arse, is all we should hope for really. To expect our owner to give time to a young, not "big name" manager who has never managed in Italy/Germany/Spain or utilised a "regista" is completely unrealistic. Even if that young manager was one of our greatest ever players, loves the club, understands the club, understands the fans, understands the history, understands the rivalries, understands the passions involved, understands the importance of being one of our own. Because Roman never has, and never will, feel all those things, like we do and Frank does.
    7 points
  21. Agree with the sentiments Personally I would've been able to live with the decision had Lampard been given until the end of the season, if we didn't win any silverware and we missed out on top 4 and the board decided to pull the trigger. Letting him go under these circumstances mid season just does not sit right with myself.
    7 points
  22. dansubrosa

    Super Frank Lampard

    I have to say, today is very hard to take. As hard as the day we lost the champions league final. Definitely the hardest managerial sacking for me. I really believed Lampard would turn it around and end up being our long term manager. It’s really hit me by surprise and I am devastated.
    7 points
  23. Me - regardless of who the manager is (except for the fat spanish twat) at the halfway point of the season, having only lost 6 matches all season, 5 points behind Liverpool in fourth, still in the Champions League and with a promising FA Cup schedule, I can see no reason at all to pander to the media, twatter idiots or, frankly, a whole load of glory hunters. So no, it isn't Lampard specifically, it's the process and the short-sightedness. And I also notice that we have a large number of brand new members, the majority of whom have signed up in the last couple of days being quite vociferously anti-Lampard, and also a whole load of longer-serving members who haven't posted for ages when we were winning, but have crawled out of the woodwork now we are in a bit of a slump to slate the manager and crow about him getting sacked. w**kers, all of them. I have a respect for a lot of our forum members who have been consistent in their view that Frank was not the right man for the job, or was struggling but I detest these buggers who either have signed up to be snide c**ts or have come back now we have a problem to be the same. You know who you are.
    7 points
  24. Slojo

    Super Frank Lampard

    That's your problem right there then if you associate that with blatant trolling and disrespect. I love Frank, but I just don't think he's the right man for the job and I try my best to seperate player from manager, and as a manager he just isn't good enough (in my opinion). I'm not coming across smug about it, I'm not gloating or even laughing about the situation, it's sh*t that it's come down to this.
    7 points
  25. When have I ever said anything like that? Or insulted Frank? You can strawman my arguments all you want but none of it is true and quite frankly you've gone down in my books for even suggesting that... Just because I disagree with you on the managerial situation. I get that it's not a nice time and all, and emotions are running high but I'm not behaving like a troll and insulting a club legend during a very hard time.
    7 points
  26. I completely agree. I'm not from London, not even English, but supporting Chelsea is not a decision I made. I support Chelsea because as a 6-year-old in 1970, when I kicked a ball with my mates, in my head I was wearing blue and called Peter! It is a visceral thing. In the 80s when I would get the bus to the ferry, and then the train from Holyhead, then the bus to the ground, to see us beaten 1-4 by Oxford, it was still the best day of the year just to get a chance to stand with other supporters and sing myself hoarse. Then Abromovich arrived and everything changed. We started winning and of course I celebrated while not really liking the style of football or the ethos of the club, in particular the nastiness that Jose brought. That changed with the Champions League win, for sure the best night of my life, thanks to MIke, a kind member of this forum who got me the ticket. It felt like a victory for the club and its supporters with a decent man at the helm and a team full of legends. When Frank was appointed it felt like we had become Chelsea again. It wouldn't have mattered to me if we finished 4th bottom this season I think we should have stood by Frank. The club would have survived, and as as a supporter for whom supporting a club is not to fulfill a vicarious desire to be a winner. my love for the club would have survived too. I am sick to my stomach this morning. This was our chance to show that the club could retain its soul. I just feel so sad.
    7 points
  27. dansubrosa

    Good Luck Frank

    Forever one of us.
    7 points
  28. GYBLUE

    Super Frank Lampard

    Imagine what Tammy, Reece, Mason and Billy Gilmour are thinking now as chances are they will be gone and not given the time they need to develop in the squad. Frank was a work in progress, we all know that but he should have been given to the end of the season at least
    7 points
  29. Slojo

    Super Frank Lampard

    Love Frank as a bloke and wish him all the best, but I think this is the right move by the Board if so. I think it's the right decision going forward.
    7 points
  30. dellaw

    Good Luck Frank

    all the best
    6 points
  31. 6 points
  32. Same, it's become very draining. Why would anybody want to see that knowing that he would inevitably be sacked? With or without silverware, no coach has a long term future at the club. Terry could one day come in and win league titles and a Champions League title and he will be sacked the next season if we are struggling to get into the top 4. I'm the same, and if I am being honest, I have felt disillusioned with the club and football in general for a few years now. I just can't get in the mood when I know what's around the corner. There was a brief period last season when Lampard was appointed that I felt positive about football again, but it didn't last long and now that he has been sacked, football just feels empty too me. Then you add sh*t like covid which has basically sucked all life out of football and most things in life, the constant rule changes, VAR, the blatant cheating that is going unpunished and ignored in the sport all around the world, and bullsh*t like United and Liverpool trying to set up a breakaway from domestic football......all of this takes it's toll. I think the last time I really enjoyed football was in 2014-15. There has been a few high moments since then, but even the highest moments like winning the league and F.A cup with Conte and Europa League with Sarri hasn't been enough to improve how I feel about the game. It's not just about success for me, it papers over the cracks for a little while, but the problems with the club and football are still there which brings my mood back down again fairly quickly. I do wonder how people stay positive and optimistic about the sport these days. What exactly is there to be optimistic about?
    6 points
  33. mm24

    Super Frank Lampard

    Well I can understand that the board backed players like Cole, Drogba, Lampard, Terry, Cech etc. but if they chose to back Rudiger over Lampard then they're just stupid haha
    6 points
  34. dkw

    Super Frank Lampard

    Can people stop posting stuff from the Athletic as though its a factual history of the incidents, its a bunch of journalists trying to make money from clicks on the internet. They have no amazing insight into the goings on at our club, many of their "journalists" are twatter f**kwits for gods sake.
    6 points
  35. dkw

    Super Frank Lampard

    Perfectly put, I fully agree with this. We will now end up with a bloated squad of players we cant get rid off as the next manager brings in his players, and in 2 years time we will just repeat the cycle once more with no route for the young players to break through as the manager needs to keep highly paid international players happy. Lampard was our chance of breaking that cycle and instead of having some patience and belief the trigger has been pulled and we just carry on the same.
    6 points
  36. WhiteWall

    Super Frank Lampard

    I'll admit that I have criticised the football and the management capabilities of the entire backroom team this season. I am certainly no plastic fan, 55 years old and been a fan since League Cup final day 1972 (Fking lost that day as well!!). I am disappointed in Frank not being successful here but i am not surprised. I will support whoever comes in for the next couple of years until they are sacked as well. For me the issue is not the manager, its not the players, its not the board. For me its the whole ethos around modern day football. The truth is, its all sh!t. There is no pass and run football because nobody wants to run. We come up with ridiculous formations because blokes stand 25 feet apart instead of 40. There is no pattern, no style, no DNA. Our team is exactly the same as every other team playing the same sh!t boring possession based football that has no tempo and no enterprise. 85% possession and 1 shot on target, woop-de-fking-do. Happy to be a dinosaur here. i hate possession football. It's sh*t and boring unless the opposition is woeful. In a competitive league pacy counter attacking football is far more entertaining to watch. I don't want it to be about the manager, or the board, or the next bloke up. Because the whole fri88ing game that I love has gradually turned to the dullest beige due to this poxy generation. Next manager. Bobby Robson of the 80's Ipswich. Anybody that has a blueprint of stylish entertaining and attractive football. Hell i don't even care that much about the winning, i just want to be able to stomach a full 90 minutes of football instead of the sterile rubbish every team seems to be serving up to us lately. Oh and don't get me started on how every pass, every assist is brilliant, fantastic, outstanding. The pitches are better, the players are more athletic and fitter. There is more media attention and more money being pumped into the product. So why is it so bl00dy boring to watch. Take the fans out of a stadium and it suddenly becomes apparent how rubbish this "style" is. Yes, i'm a dinosaur and the dinosaurs all died out in the end. Mind you the thing about us old dinosaurs, at least every one knew we were fking here in the first place. I am disappointed Frank because you were a great footballer and a club legend. But in reality i am just a spectator and a fan of the club for the majority of my life and for a long time time you, along with a number of your predecessors have rarely entertained me. I hope the next bloke does, but i am not holding my breath.
    6 points
  37. 100% Mate. The club has become a f**king joke, full of glory supporters, if this is how you treat a Chelsea Legend then good luck to them. I hope he goes on to be a roaring success where ever he goes, Chelsea dont deserve him.
    6 points
  38. TomCFC85

    Super Frank Lampard

    When I saw the news, my heart sunk. Regardless of where we are or trophies won, Lampard will always be a successful manager in my eyes. Tammy, James and Mount and to a lesser extent Tomori, CHO and Gilmour were all integrated into the first team. Yes, we had a transfer ban but I couldn't think of a better role model and club figure than Lampard to do it. I think Frank handing the captaincy to Mount yesterday was a beautiful and poetic thing. I don't believe we will give up on these young players because they've saved us many a time when the supposedly mature players didn't
    6 points
  39. Did not see it coming to be fair, I thought the board would pull the trigger after the Leicester game, but seeing they did not, I genuinely thought Lamps would be given the full season. I'm not from England, but Lamps, JT, Drogba were the core of the club I fell in love with more than 15 years ago, seeing a Chelsea through and through get sacked today was a truly sad moment for me. I wanted Lamps to be a hit here, but the decision today we all kind of saw it coming for some time, although we did not want this to happen. It's been more than a month since we've been looking very poor by our standards and only God knows what happened after that long unbeaten run where we lost against an Everton team that never should have lost against given they were missing many first team players and were poor overall and then we lost v Wolves from a winning position. That is when everything got broken and the cherry on the cake was the Arsenal match where, as much as I love Lampard, I was truly disgusted by the attitude and the lack of hunger and tactics. I wanted Lamps to succeed here, but the atmosphere lately was simply toxic, Jose Mk II vibes, lots of things must have happened behind the scenes for the past weeks. I did not want him to be sacked, but somehow it was bound to happen sooner rather than later. Good luck Frank, always a Chelsea legend!
    6 points
  40. dansubrosa

    Super Frank Lampard

    Lampard is Chelsea and should have been given more time to turn things around. The next few games look winnable and he should have been allowed to turn it around. Tuchel on the other hand will just be another mercenary manager who will only stay here for a couple of years max, if we get lucky. Rinse and repeat. Frank was our best chance to go long term and I think he really should have been given the season, yesterday was positive and the most optimistic I've felt for weeks, it felt like we were on the brink of turning our fortunes around. Yes he is inexperienced but how else is he going to get experience? We knew that when we hired him so we should have been prepared for an upturn and downturn in form. And then the club does this.
    6 points
  41. dansubrosa

    Super Frank Lampard

    We are absolutely classless. I've never disliked the board so much, not since the day we sacked Ancelotti in the tunnel. Classless.
    6 points
  42. jack h

    Super Frank Lampard

    Disgusting from the club, such a dirty move. Haven't read too many opinions on here yet but this makes us look so bad, sacking the clubs greatest ever player after a fantastic season and little over a month of poor form which was preceded by a 17 game unbeaten run! Scandalous. I dread to think what this means for the careers of Mount, Abraham, Reece James, CHO and Gilmour. Coming here was a bigger risk and greater show of faith for Frank then it was for the club at the time. He dug the club out of a pit of its own making from then and he absolutely deserved to see the season out at the very, very least! I'm not articulate enough to put into words how pissed off I am with this, the manner of Carlo's sacking was bad and the lack of faith shown in Robbie in 2012 was just as bad if not worse, this tops them! P.s. that Athletic article is riddled with inconsistencies and contradictions, should be treated as the worthless gutter press trash that it probably is.
    5 points
  43. Yeah but not on here because we have some class on here you know,
    5 points
  44. coco

    Good Luck Frank

    The loyal's salute you, take a break Frank, remove the knife carefully and get the smile back on our face.
    5 points
  45. Gol15

    Good Luck Frank

    Thank you Frank for pushing our academy players to the next level, thank you for managing to improve our squad despite the difficult situation that the club has been going through. Thank you for making the cornerstone for the future.
    5 points
  46. Jezz

    Good Luck Frank

    Well said. Wish him all the best for the future. I want him to see him continue in management and have success. Who knows, one day he might return to the club.
    5 points
  47. enigma

    Super Frank Lampard

    I give Tuchel 2 seasons before rinse and repeat. Pathetic way to run a club. Either you stick with a long term project or leave and sell up to somebody with more patience. I'm grateful for Roman, but I don't support Abramovich. I support Chelsea FC.
    5 points
  48. abister1

    Super Frank Lampard

    Only a stupid business man will see his business going down the toilet and not do what he can to rescue it, especially when the management in place have not shown the capability to get the business to thrive. Not from history, past performance or current performance. Anybody that honestly thought the appointment of Lampard was our attainment of managerial bliss is a joker and to all the old timers that feel betrayed, sickened, fed up, are done...... so many funny things I've read from you lot. From your downright condescending tones to other posters, challenging their credibility as Chelsea fans because they prefer to look at the facts and make a call on them rather than emotions and blind hope to taking the moral high ground. You can get on your sanctimonious high horses and ride into the sunset. Frank should go and learn his trade more. No team in current top 10 would have hired him so all those saying Chelsea have used him when no one would touch us and dumped him now we have money to spend, it goes both ways. He was always going to be a failure at Chelsea ultimately because he was ill equipped for the role but we have done a world of good to his future career prospects as having it on his CV ex manager of Chelsea basically is a foot in the door for most jobs at his level.
    5 points
  49. The Swan

    Super Frank Lampard

    If this true then it is a poor decision. Talking about not building for the long term. Southampton lost 9.0 at home last season and had the sense to stick with their manager. The board need to get behind Frank and see this through. I feel this is a low point.
    5 points
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