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So has AVB lost the plot...what happened to free speech?

Chelsea's super-sensitive manager Andre Villas-Boas has had lead pundit Tommy Langley removed from his own club’s TV channel for criticising the Portuguese’s hardline treatment of disenchanted players.

Former club favourite Langley was told he was no longer required at Chelsea TV after he described AVB as ‘vindictive’ for allegedly not allowing Nicolas Anelka and Alex to park their vehicles in the first-team car park after they had been banished from the squad for handing in transfer requests.

Read more: http://www.dailymail...l#ixzz1h8ClWK1N

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First of all this is the Daily Mail. Secondly the story contains no quotes whatsoever from either AVB, the club, or Langley. There may be some truth in it but until I see an official statement from either Langley or the club I'm going to be sceptical. Interesting timing from the Mail trying to stir things up a couple of days before the big match agains Spuds.

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Power and control.

Now, who was it that said that? And how has his career progressed?

Hey, I just read it like you did. I agree it's the Mail hardly a credible newspaper but it is in print, I don't think AVB has done himself any favours with the ink stained wretches lately but he might need them at sometime during his career...what's the saying....'keep your friends close and your enemies closer'?

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The tabloids were always going to fight back.

But that said, it's a little like questioning the government on state run television (not the Beeb obviously) you can't expect to have a job for too long. That's the case no matter what you think of AVB's actions regarding Alex and Anelka, which personally I dislike immensely.

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hmm there has to be some truth to it cause it would be one tall story if totally dreamed up. Possibly exaggerated but I doubt there is nothing to it at all.

This is probably accurate. I'm sure there's something at some level to the story but I'm sure it's blown way out of proportion.

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I honestly dont think that 1. AVB watches chelsea tv and 2. has the say as to who is on it. Chelsea tv are always changing who is on it.

You might be surprised about him watching it. After all, he took exception to Gary Neville saying that he "wouldn't want to be a Chelsea player" in the build up to the Valencia game. He said that barely an hour before kick off and AVB was objecting to it within an hour of the final whistle. It suggests to me that he keeps very close tabs on all TV coverage.

He'll have a breakdown if he doesn't try and switch off from the press. I'm glad for AVB that he isn't in Steve Kean's shoes. He'd be doing a Gary Speed!

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I think it's very, very interesting what he's doing here. There is no doubt that AVB is a very clever man and the way this is going, he seems to be following the footsteps of a certain manager in Manchester who does these things very, very well. I quite like it. He's stamping his authority on the club, making it run in the image he wants it to run. If he keeps us improving through this transition and picks up a trophy or two during it, I can see him being in charge for a very, very long time. He's going the right way about doing things for the long term by my view. He seems to be trying to take the things that Ferguson does well and the things that Mourinho does well, throwing in what Guardiola does well and come up with what he sees as the perfect long term manager. He's going to learn some lessons along the way and the press' fight back may be one of them, but I'm looking forward to him staying here for a long time.

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I think it's very, very interesting what he's doing here. There is no doubt that AVB is a very clever man and the way this is going, he seems to be following the footsteps of a certain manager in Manchester who does these things very, very well. I quite like it. He's stamping his authority on the club, making it run in the image he wants it to run. If he keeps us improving through this transition and picks up a trophy or two during it, I can see him being in charge for a very, very long time. He's going the right way about doing things for the long term by my view. He seems to be trying to take the things that Ferguson does well and the things that Mourinho does well, throwing in what Guardiola does well and come up with what he sees as the perfect long term manager. He's going to learn some lessons along the way and the press' fight back may be one of them, but I'm looking forward to him staying here for a long time.

If this story is true or has some truth to it I am still not comfortable silencing your critics, this is not North Korea. However, that being said you don't want people in your own organization publicly slamming management, that needs to be done behind close doors, 'never air your dirty laundry in public'. Criticism and listening to ideas will make AVB grow..if he listens...it seems in this particular case that he won't tolerate being told he is wrong...whether he is right or not by cutting off Anelka and Alex completely from any any association with the first team. I wouldn't expect any other public statement from CFC other than to back their manager anyway, regardless of whether the story has merit or not.

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Well, FFS, Dicky, it's in the Mail, along with all the other stuff, so it must be true! Keep up, you northern twat!

Sorry, my mistake.

DAMN HIM AND HIS BEING HORRIBLE AND STUFF!!!!

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I dont , but i cant see them making that one up ,hope im wrong .

Yeah, like that story about forcing the players to celebrate with the bench? They took the words "celebrate" and "bench" and fabricated something out of thin air!

AVBs war with the press was something many people cautioned against a few months ago. Having another one of these ridiculous fables to deal with every week is just part of the fallout.

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Yeah, like that story about forcing the players to celebrate with the bench? They took the words "celebrate" and "bench" and fabricated something out of thin air!

AVBs war with the press was something many people cautioned against a few months ago. Having another one of these ridiculous fables to deal with every week is just part of the fallout.

Also, how many times has roman sue`d newspapers and won now? is it 4 or 5 times. I`m actually amazed someone cant believe e news outlet would make something up.

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I think it's very, very interesting what he's doing here. There is no doubt that AVB is a very clever man and the way this is going, he seems to be following the footsteps of a certain manager in Manchester who does these things very, very well. I quite like it. He's stamping his authority on the club, making it run in the image he wants it to run. If he keeps us improving through this transition and picks up a trophy or two during it, I can see him being in charge for a very, very long time. He's going the right way about doing things for the long term by my view. He seems to be trying to take the things that Ferguson does well and the things that Mourinho does well, throwing in what Guardiola does well and come up with what he sees as the perfect long term manager. He's going to learn some lessons along the way and the press' fight back may be one of them, but I'm looking forward to him staying here for a long time.

Agreed.

As I said, power and control. Anyone who read the Keane story posted here from the Times will understand what's going on.

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