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    bjd got a reaction from 2211 in Jose Mourinho thread   
    Is the other thread locked now then ?
     
    I f**king loved Jose and will always consider him a legend, but anyone with half a brain cell should be able to see that this is for the best. It couldnt go on anymore.
     
    He'll get a rest and then be back to start his 3 year cycle somewhere else next Summer, whilst we pick up the pieces of this second coming. Its been toxic this season, worse than anything we've seen from him before. Its for the best, it really is....
     
    Thanks for everything Jose you loved us and we loved you. You cared, and thats why we loved you, i think even more than the trophies.. But one thing is for sure, there aint going to be a 3rd act.
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    bjd got a reaction from coombsie in Jose Mourinho thread   
    Is the other thread locked now then ?
     
    I f**king loved Jose and will always consider him a legend, but anyone with half a brain cell should be able to see that this is for the best. It couldnt go on anymore.
     
    He'll get a rest and then be back to start his 3 year cycle somewhere else next Summer, whilst we pick up the pieces of this second coming. Its been toxic this season, worse than anything we've seen from him before. Its for the best, it really is....
     
    Thanks for everything Jose you loved us and we loved you. You cared, and thats why we loved you, i think even more than the trophies.. But one thing is for sure, there aint going to be a 3rd act.
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    bjd got a reaction from Remodez in Jose Mourinho thread   
    Its impossible. Ive never bought into the 'dynasty' thing. And It simply cant happen with Jose.
     
    A brilliant manager but one with a shelf life.
     
    There will be no 'Mourinho dynasty' anywhere. His methods dicate this.
     
    In fact in this country i think we are obssessed with this type of thing because of Wenger and SAF. They are excpetions. 3-4 years in the norm for a football manager at any club these days no matter how big and how good you become... Look at Barcelona and Bayern for instance.
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    bjd got a reaction from gojo_ed in Jose Mourinho thread   
    Is the other thread locked now then ?
     
    I f**king loved Jose and will always consider him a legend, but anyone with half a brain cell should be able to see that this is for the best. It couldnt go on anymore.
     
    He'll get a rest and then be back to start his 3 year cycle somewhere else next Summer, whilst we pick up the pieces of this second coming. Its been toxic this season, worse than anything we've seen from him before. Its for the best, it really is....
     
    Thanks for everything Jose you loved us and we loved you. You cared, and thats why we loved you, i think even more than the trophies.. But one thing is for sure, there aint going to be a 3rd act.
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    bjd got a reaction from Uxanga in Jose Mourinho thread   
    Is the other thread locked now then ?
     
    I f**king loved Jose and will always consider him a legend, but anyone with half a brain cell should be able to see that this is for the best. It couldnt go on anymore.
     
    He'll get a rest and then be back to start his 3 year cycle somewhere else next Summer, whilst we pick up the pieces of this second coming. Its been toxic this season, worse than anything we've seen from him before. Its for the best, it really is....
     
    Thanks for everything Jose you loved us and we loved you. You cared, and thats why we loved you, i think even more than the trophies.. But one thing is for sure, there aint going to be a 3rd act.
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    bjd got a reaction from ashwin in Jose Mourinho thread   
    Its impossible. Ive never bought into the 'dynasty' thing. And It simply cant happen with Jose.
     
    A brilliant manager but one with a shelf life.
     
    There will be no 'Mourinho dynasty' anywhere. His methods dicate this.
     
    In fact in this country i think we are obssessed with this type of thing because of Wenger and SAF. They are excpetions. 3-4 years in the norm for a football manager at any club these days no matter how big and how good you become... Look at Barcelona and Bayern for instance.
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    bjd got a reaction from abramovich in Jose Mourinho thread   
    Is the other thread locked now then ?
     
    I f**king loved Jose and will always consider him a legend, but anyone with half a brain cell should be able to see that this is for the best. It couldnt go on anymore.
     
    He'll get a rest and then be back to start his 3 year cycle somewhere else next Summer, whilst we pick up the pieces of this second coming. Its been toxic this season, worse than anything we've seen from him before. Its for the best, it really is....
     
    Thanks for everything Jose you loved us and we loved you. You cared, and thats why we loved you, i think even more than the trophies.. But one thing is for sure, there aint going to be a 3rd act.
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    bjd reacted to PloKoon13 in Jose Mourinho thread   
    Incredibly upsetting moment. We all (including José himself) were incredibly invested in the ten-year legacy plan; to have it masterminded by a club legend, and one who was seemingly immune to failure offered us a promise of magnificent and lasting glory. To see that promise in complete ruin is extremely painful, but nonetheless I will always be grateful to José and the massive amount he has done for the club; for me he will forever be a club legend.
     
    His first spell was magic and took us to heights we could never previously have dreamed of. I'm far from a veteran Chelsea fan, and the worst I've ever really experienced of us was the bottom half of the Premier League, but in my childhood I never dreamed that I'd see us win the league. To see it happen so soon, so spectacularly, and two years in a row was a time of unthinkable joy.
     
    His second spell started beautifully; I remember well how good it felt to have one of our own, arguably the most talented manager in the world, return home after the horrible experience of instability and infighting that was the 2012/13 season under Benitez. I didn't necessarily have expectations of us romping home with the title (although in the spring we were mighty close), but the feel-good factor was a blissful break from the previous year; add to that the great moments we had: Torres' last minute winner against City, Eto'o's hat trick against Man Utd, tactically embarrassing City away, blitzing Tottenham 4-0, the legendary 6-0 humiliation of Arsenal, and hilariously ruining Steven Gerrard's legacy in the 2-0 at Anfield.
     
    Then of course came the title win, an absolute romp. We [ostensibly] fixed all the holes in the first XI quickly and effectively, and then strolled to the title. The first few months were sensational, we were tearing teams apart. We even beat Tottenham in the League Cup Final! Another magnificent contribution from José to immortal Chelsea legend.
     
    But despite the pain of this decision, and the wonderful memories, I think this was the right move, for both parties. It was painful to watch José flailing around desperately, casting blame on everyone from the players to the medical staff to the summer transfers. It really was unpleasant to see him in such a position of weakness, the target of every schadenfreude-loving journalist and opposition fan (the latter being more understandable). I want to see him go on and succeed (ideally abroad). He thrives entirely on winning; I don't want to see him fail, I certainly don't want to see him fail here, and it was becoming increasingly clear that he had no ideas or strategies to stop what was becoming increasingly inevitable failure at the end of the season.
     
    I kept the faith for as long as I could justify, but after the Leicester game the evidence overwhelmed me and I really gave up all hope of José being able to turn this around. Previously I suspected a fitness issue, but that would have been resolved by now. Such a long-term, widespread and dramatic downturn in form (to the point that we are not only underperforming, but we are below a total shambles of a Newcastle side in the table) suggests something is horribly wrong behind the scenes. It may well not be something as dramatic as a full-on factional war or mutiny in the dressing room, but at some point José completely lost the ability to instruct and motivate these players (and let's face it, our squad is at absolute worst the third-best in the league), and that is ultimately his job; thus the responsibility for our failure this season lies at his door.
     
    No other manager would have been given this much time or this much leniency - Robbie D was sacked having won the Champions League six months previously, when we were third and four points off the top of the league! (With a worse squad no less) As a result I don't particularly understand the fury being directed at the board - they were as patient as they possibly could have been, suggesting they have learned their lesson of the past decade, but unfortunately José's position had become untenable and this is the right move for us and him. The board have done the right thing; if they appoint Hiddink (i.e. recognising that the fans might want a familiar face associated with good memories rather than a lame duck like Ramos), it suggests a certain understanding of the fondness we have for José and that we are the ones who matter.
     
    To be honest I have no doubt in my mind that any future slumps and missteps will see the return of the recriminations and pining for José we used to see before he returned, but I don't think that will be particularly helpful. I also hope whoever is appointed as José's temporary and permanent successor (assuming they are not the same person) receives the full support of the fans. Kicking off and creating a negative atmosphere at the Bridge will help us achieve nothing. The disgraceful behaviour the club showed during Robbie/Benitez fiasco warranted a reaction - this is not that.
     
    It is incredibly sad, I will never forget what José has done and won for us. I wish him a return to his usual stamping ground of the very elite of world football as soon as humanly possible. Thank you José!
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    bjd got a reaction from jack h in Jose Mourinho thread   
    Its impossible. Ive never bought into the 'dynasty' thing. And It simply cant happen with Jose.
     
    A brilliant manager but one with a shelf life.
     
    There will be no 'Mourinho dynasty' anywhere. His methods dicate this.
     
    In fact in this country i think we are obssessed with this type of thing because of Wenger and SAF. They are excpetions. 3-4 years in the norm for a football manager at any club these days no matter how big and how good you become... Look at Barcelona and Bayern for instance.
  10. Like
    bjd got a reaction from charierre in Jose Mourinho thread   
    Is the other thread locked now then ?
     
    I f**king loved Jose and will always consider him a legend, but anyone with half a brain cell should be able to see that this is for the best. It couldnt go on anymore.
     
    He'll get a rest and then be back to start his 3 year cycle somewhere else next Summer, whilst we pick up the pieces of this second coming. Its been toxic this season, worse than anything we've seen from him before. Its for the best, it really is....
     
    Thanks for everything Jose you loved us and we loved you. You cared, and thats why we loved you, i think even more than the trophies.. But one thing is for sure, there aint going to be a 3rd act.
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    bjd reacted to timetowaste in Jose Mourinho thread   
    Jose has managed to turn a team of champions into a team that's a point off relegation at Christmas. I love Jose as much as the next fan but this was the right call, we can't just keep buying a new team every time Jose has the players turn against him. The board would have sacked anybody else long before now and you can't say we didn't give him a chance but it's getting worse and worse.
     
    The bloke is a legend and the greatest coach we have ever had, but it's all gone sour and I couldn' t see any way back for him an obviously the board felt the same.
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    bjd got a reaction from Celery1989 in Jose Mourinho thread   
    Is the other thread locked now then ?
     
    I f**king loved Jose and will always consider him a legend, but anyone with half a brain cell should be able to see that this is for the best. It couldnt go on anymore.
     
    He'll get a rest and then be back to start his 3 year cycle somewhere else next Summer, whilst we pick up the pieces of this second coming. Its been toxic this season, worse than anything we've seen from him before. Its for the best, it really is....
     
    Thanks for everything Jose you loved us and we loved you. You cared, and thats why we loved you, i think even more than the trophies.. But one thing is for sure, there aint going to be a 3rd act.
  13. Like
    bjd got a reaction from Little Boy Blue in Jose Mourinho thread   
    Is the other thread locked now then ?
     
    I f**king loved Jose and will always consider him a legend, but anyone with half a brain cell should be able to see that this is for the best. It couldnt go on anymore.
     
    He'll get a rest and then be back to start his 3 year cycle somewhere else next Summer, whilst we pick up the pieces of this second coming. Its been toxic this season, worse than anything we've seen from him before. Its for the best, it really is....
     
    Thanks for everything Jose you loved us and we loved you. You cared, and thats why we loved you, i think even more than the trophies.. But one thing is for sure, there aint going to be a 3rd act.
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    bjd got a reaction from LeSocks in Jose Mourinho thread   
    Is the other thread locked now then ?
     
    I f**king loved Jose and will always consider him a legend, but anyone with half a brain cell should be able to see that this is for the best. It couldnt go on anymore.
     
    He'll get a rest and then be back to start his 3 year cycle somewhere else next Summer, whilst we pick up the pieces of this second coming. Its been toxic this season, worse than anything we've seen from him before. Its for the best, it really is....
     
    Thanks for everything Jose you loved us and we loved you. You cared, and thats why we loved you, i think even more than the trophies.. But one thing is for sure, there aint going to be a 3rd act.
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    bjd reacted to Nibs in Jose Mourinho thread   
    Thanks for the memories Jose. The good ones that is which thankfully far outweigh the bad.
     
    It seems we cannot help being a bit of a car-crash of a club, but we are one of many and despite who comes and goes, there will always be Chelsea FC.
     
    CAREFREE.
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    bjd got a reaction from Backbiter in Our New Stadium   
    Utter nonsense. And insulting too.
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    bjd got a reaction from PloKoon13 in Our New Stadium   
    Utter nonsense. And insulting too.
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    bjd reacted to Van Butsen in Our New Stadium   
    Most traditions and culture are born from the rest of the world mate, very few (if any) cultures have existed in the same way for thousands of years.  USA have an unbelievable sporting culture both from supporters and the fact they are competitive in just about every sport there is.
    Which stadiums do you think are uninspiring? 
    I can think of so many fantastic NFL and baseball stadiums
    Edit: Not to mention college stadiums
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    bjd got a reaction from youlots in Ruben Loftus-Cheek   
    Tough one. He didn't do too much wrong but we have to be honest in that we looked a lot stronger in the second half with Matic.
    I guess Jose felt Villa would pressure us more than they actually did, and that as time went on if we were only up by one goal the pressure would be on the players to see it out in the face of a Villa onslaught and maybe felt it best to take RLC out of the equation - the priority yesterday was about the 3 points and nothing more after all.
    I don't know. Great to see Mourinho start him though. A proper first yesterday. Be interesting to see when his next start is now...
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    bjd got a reaction from bluedave in Ruben Loftus-Cheek   
    Tough one. He didn't do too much wrong but we have to be honest in that we looked a lot stronger in the second half with Matic.
    I guess Jose felt Villa would pressure us more than they actually did, and that as time went on if we were only up by one goal the pressure would be on the players to see it out in the face of a Villa onslaught and maybe felt it best to take RLC out of the equation - the priority yesterday was about the 3 points and nothing more after all.
    I don't know. Great to see Mourinho start him though. A proper first yesterday. Be interesting to see when his next start is now...
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    bjd got a reaction from dkw in Ruben Loftus-Cheek   
    Tough one. He didn't do too much wrong but we have to be honest in that we looked a lot stronger in the second half with Matic.
    I guess Jose felt Villa would pressure us more than they actually did, and that as time went on if we were only up by one goal the pressure would be on the players to see it out in the face of a Villa onslaught and maybe felt it best to take RLC out of the equation - the priority yesterday was about the 3 points and nothing more after all.
    I don't know. Great to see Mourinho start him though. A proper first yesterday. Be interesting to see when his next start is now...
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    bjd got a reaction from PedroMendez in Ruben Loftus-Cheek   
    Tough one. He didn't do too much wrong but we have to be honest in that we looked a lot stronger in the second half with Matic.
    I guess Jose felt Villa would pressure us more than they actually did, and that as time went on if we were only up by one goal the pressure would be on the players to see it out in the face of a Villa onslaught and maybe felt it best to take RLC out of the equation - the priority yesterday was about the 3 points and nothing more after all.
    I don't know. Great to see Mourinho start him though. A proper first yesterday. Be interesting to see when his next start is now...
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    bjd got a reaction from ForeverCarefree in Ruben Loftus-Cheek   
    Tough one. He didn't do too much wrong but we have to be honest in that we looked a lot stronger in the second half with Matic.
    I guess Jose felt Villa would pressure us more than they actually did, and that as time went on if we were only up by one goal the pressure would be on the players to see it out in the face of a Villa onslaught and maybe felt it best to take RLC out of the equation - the priority yesterday was about the 3 points and nothing more after all.
    I don't know. Great to see Mourinho start him though. A proper first yesterday. Be interesting to see when his next start is now...
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    bjd reacted to barak81 in Diego "the guv'nor" Costa   
    The issue with Diego is that since day one his card has been marked. He looks like a bad guy from a western, and he plays on the edge of the rules. Personally I have no problem with his antics. I think he has a winners mentality and that why even when he's not getting goals he's in the team. 
     
    However lets be honest, he  is never going to get a fair break from ref's. He is able to coax opposition to breaking the rules but they rarely get punished because its diego. If he had a face like Agureo I'm sure he might get more. So where does it leave us. Is keeping him with the reputation and constant scrunity worth it? This isn't the first and it won't be the last 3 game ban.
     
    I don't blame Costa, but the reality is the reallity and it does affect us 
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    bjd reacted to Davey Baby in Our New Stadium   
    Here we see how much bigger the new stadium will be than the current one.
    The current stands are in black, the extra footprint of the new stands is in blue, so we can see they all take up more land than the current ones (apart from maybe the West), the red is those parts of the stadium or village whose footprint isn't covered by the new stands, and the green is the remainder of the new stadium which will be taking up land which currently has nothing on it.
    We can see that the new stadium would completely cover the footprint of the current stadium and complex, and then take up a lot more land besides. We can also see that the North and South stands will see the biggest increases in capacity, for not only will they take up more land but they will also be significantly higher than they are now. The North Stand will be a higher construct and the South Stand will be the same height as the apartments and hotels behind the current South Stand, therefore the stand itself will be considerably higher. I believe the South Stand will more or less double in capacity to around 12k.
    The East and West Stands will be more or less the same height as they are now, with the East seeing an increase in capacity and the West more or less staying the same. This is my understanding.
    We have to also factor in the fact the pitch will be 4 metres lower than it is now, I believe.
    The bits in yellow that you see on the top and bottom right are separate buildings to the rest of the complex. They are the leisure complex behind the North Stand and the hotels in the main entrance as you walk in on your right. They will all be demolished.

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