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What has your professional relationship with Mourinho given you?

I had three great years with him, especially on a personal level. I won every title there is in England, so I?m very satisfied with that. Unfortunately, I was injured many times during my time at Chelsea and I couldn?t create the impact I wanted. I think I had a very good first season, but from then on I was unlucky. I see this as a new start and a new challenge without injuries. I hope I can stay out of that dreaded infirmary room.

what a c*nt.

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Well . . . let's hope Bernd Schuster is the ideal man for him or he will be club hopping in awhile. There are some who left the EPL thinking things might have been better for them at Real Madrid. They can tell him how things went But then again, in Spain there is an association called "Divers Inc."l

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I think he'll do well- games are more open, and madrid will be a more attacking side than we have been in the past couple years. as long as it's not at our expense, I hope he gets over his injuries and becomes a success there.

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You never know, but I think we can be fairly confident Robben won't come back and haunt us.

If we ever play Madrid with him in the line-up, we just get Essien or JT to run up behind him and shout "boo". That should put him out of the game.

If we wanted to be really nasty we could send him a signed photo of Chopper Harris. That would make him hide under his bed for a fortnight.

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24 August 2007 07:48

Chelsea failed to show confidence in me, says Robben

By Jack Rashleigh in Madrid

Published: 24 August 2007

After being unveiled as a Real Madrid player yesterday, Arjen Robben claimed that Chelsea could have done more to keep him from leaving Stamford Bridge.

The Dutchman said: "For me it was a big relief when the final word came that I could join Real Madrid. After a while I felt I wasn't getting the confidence I needed from them [Chelsea]. That is when I started to change my mind about staying at Chelsea. If a club like Real show an interest, that makes things easy. You compare the feeling of confidence coming from Chelsea and from Real, and you go where you think you will be most happy"

Asked whether he felt Chelsea could have done more to keep him, he said: " In the early stages, yes."

[/b][/i]Those are NOT the kindest words one can speak of one's last club.

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Face it Arjen you honestly wasn't up for the fight. You didn't want to fight for your place now there's a bit of competition. You were not willing to break sweat for the cause and you were expecting an improved deal because JT the skipper just got one. He deserved it, you didn't.

You didn't get on with JM because he saw your potential and wanted to channel it in the right way, as he has done for Didier, Joe Cole and the recently reformed SWP, you didn't want to do the work.

You have the ability but not the attitude.

Pace of the Greyhound, heart of the Hare.

It's all about character with Jose, and over the time Robben just didn't show enough application. After what they did to their league winning manager last season, Real and Robben deserve each other in todays football climate.

(Saying that.....he's going to be a massive success in Spain.)

BUT - Sould we be worried that another flare player bits the dust?

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Just as was expected Robben has taken a pop at Jose.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2002 ... 57,00.html

Why do you read THE SUN !!!???

Good luck to Robben!

I hope Real`s physio`s and doctor`s should bring him more confidence and physiorooms are larger and more comfortable than Chelsea`s one.

I read almost all sources for info (look above). A friend of mine had whispered before the deal was sealed to look out for criticisms about the manager and/or club. Robben has made rumblings before now that he was not the happiest person at the club.

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I don't ever recall Robben grumbling to the press - his Dad maybe but not Robben. From what I have seen from some of the slightly more credible sources Robben hasn't spoken ill of the club at all. I think this is just the lowest levels of the media trying its hardest to churn out a bad news story about the club.

All in all the whole RObben transfer things has bene handeld pretty profesisonalyl by Chelsea and Robben - it is Real madrid and Robben's Dad that have been flapping their lips a little too much.

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What's to bet we end up going head to head against Madrid in the CL and that's the one game Robben is fit for and on song... icon_rolleyes.gif

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What's to bet we end up going head to head against Madrid in the CL and that's the one game Robben is fit for and on song... icon_rolleyes.gif

Management should know by now how to neutralise him. He may also star against the weaker sides like C. Ronaldo does and be a spectator in bigger games. Not withstanding Robben is an extremely good player he tends like most of that kind of player to become frustrated when things don't work out for him. He's not an Essien or Makalele or Terry who is resolute and determined to fight setbacks.

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What's to bet we end up going head to head against Madrid in the CL and that's the one game Robben is fit for and on song... icon_rolleyes.gif

I wouldn't lose any sleep over that.

Singing at us is not going to hurt anybody.

Unless Victoria Beckham is doing the singing.

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I think it is pretty natural for any player to be positive about their new club after a move - that is all Robben is doing.

Obviously, he wasn't 100% happy at his situation at Chelsea - if he was, he would still be here.

I genuinely hope he has an injury-free season with Madrid, and gets a chance to realise his full potential. The Spanish league will undoubtedly suit him a lot better than the Premiership, and it would not surprise me at all to see him do a lot better over there than Henry (lost-his-pace) does at Barca.

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Isn't it a bit early to judge Henry?

Yes it is too early to judge Henry (given he hasn't actually started a match yet).

But I wasn't judging him - I was stating my opinion/prediction for the season ahead.

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