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I know we had a player sent of and were away to Manu, who lets be fair, haven't started this season at all well.

But we never managed 1 shot on target for the entire match.

It maybe entertaining for the sides who roll us over, but leaving the stadium as a winner is more of a buzz than a loser who missed 8 chances!!!

A loser who doesn't create a chance, well it doesn't entertain me!!!

To all those who didn't like Jose's style of football congratulations, you've got what you wanted!

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I think the bloke might need a bit more than one game. How things turn so quickly - we got used to being near invincible under Mourinho - the players, the fans - everyone. But that was going back a while. For a fair bit of last season and since the start of this, the special one appeared to have lost his touch.

As I say, Grant should really be given a bit more time before we start making judgements but I for one don't feel like giving him time. Already can't stand the bloke and have no confidence in him whatsoever.

It's a nightmare.

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Just back from OT and a night on the tiles in Manchester (which was a lot better than the game !!!)

I feel like I've had a death in the family.

I was not hugely impressed by the style of our football under JM but at least we looked professional, up for a fight, with spirit, determination and massive support home & away.

Most of the above is now missing and the support will disappear too soon as everybody is feeling at such a low ebb.

When I found out about JM's DISMISSAL (bollocks to mutual consent), I was not suprised. It had been coming and possibly best for all concerned, should have happened in May.

But now, with this imposter for a proper Manager/Coach I feel desolate. If we had brought in Lippi, Hiddink, Wenger etc etc straight away, we would have had a gesture of the Club's (Owner's) real intent to continue with our aspirations of becoming one of the Elite Clubs in World football. But with the appointment of this muppet, we have overnight become the laughing stock of football. This to me, sums up the very real likelihood that we are now nothing but a millionaires plaything, and not used to NOT getting his own way, he has changed things to make sure he does. When he fu**s it all up totally, he will bugger off and flog the Club to the highest (or should that be lowest) bidder.

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he will bugger off and flog the Club to the highest (or should that be lowest) bidder.

Hope he does it sooner rather than later!

Me too. We just might have a chance of getting a professional business orientated person running things instead of the egotistical meglamaniac who currently holds the reins.

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So mixed at the moment. On the one hand I was getting fed up with Mourinho's reign and duller than dull football, but on the other hand I didn't want us to lose our most successful manager ever. And now we have Grant I bloody know who I'd prefer to be in charge.

And what about Roman? Is he really tinkering as much as we are being led to believe? If so what is the answer? Do we have demonstrations telling him to f**k right off? ( and I do think that if enough supporters voiced their anger over a period of time, he would take his money and go). But then what? Will we be the next Leeds and become the complete laughing stock (we're already getting laughed at, but that will be nothing if we carry on going down hill at the rate we are going).

So put up with Roman and his cronies and just hope for the best or hope we get lucky?

I really don't know.

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I have never been more depressed to be a Chelsea fan. They are a massive part of my life and I have watched them for nearly 40 years home & away. I've been there for the barren years and through the 80's and early 90's in the widerness. I didn't care.

Maybe its just that I am now a lot older and a bit wiser but I really do fear for our future following the goings on this last week. I dont think that the Observer article is far off the mark, the Club is in absolute turmoil behind the scenes. Anybody who witnessed the debacle of the press conference must see that.

I, like Jack feel like simply walking away !! I won't though as too much of my life (and money) is invested in this Club.

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If you want to walk then walk. I love what Mourinho bought to Chelsea, but at the end of the day im a Chelsea fan, not a Jose Mourinho fan. If the board beleive the parting of ways was the best decision, then regardless of whether I agree or not, I will cross my fingers and hope they are right.

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I sympathise with your concerns Coombsie but it will inevitably take a while for the dust to settle after the turmoil of the last few weeks. I agree the club managed this situation terribly. If they really wanted Jose out they should have sorted it out properly in the summer and named an acceptable replacement. My fear is that Roman sees Avram Grant as just that. If so it will go one of 2 ways:

1) Grant will do a Les Reed and be fired pretty quickly (10-15 games). A proper replacement will then be brought in to salvage the remainder of the season. This season will be a write off and we can then try to rebuild for next season.

2) Grant will prove his detractors wrong and do a half decent job. He has a top squad of players so this is not impossible if he is able to inject some belief. In this scenario best I can see for this season would be top 4 and possibly a cup.

Either way it looks as though we are lumbered with Grant for the foreseeable future and as always the majority of fans will get behind the club when we need them the most. Even if crowds drop this season it will be the fair weather football tourists that we lose on the whole so good riddance.

Regarding the future after Roman we really shouldn't be another Leeds. Our club has the best location in English Football and the value of the property alone would attract many wealthy investors. Leeds may have decent support but they were hardly an attractive option compared with some of the more fashionable locations.

Worst case scenario I think is that we lose most of this team that was built up by Ranieri and then Jose. In that scenario we would have to rebuild. Perhaps we should bring back Ranieri then. He seemed to have a great knack of building teams.

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I sympathise with your concerns Coombsie but it will inevitably take a while for the dust to settle after the turmoil of the last few weeks. I agree the club managed this situation terribly. If they really wanted Jose out they should have sorted it out properly in the summer and named an acceptable replacement. My fear is that Roman sees Avram Grant as just that. If so it will go one of 2 ways:

1) Grant will do a Les Reed and be fired pretty quickly (10-15 games). A proper replacement will then be brought in to salvage the remainder of the season. This season will be a write off and we can then try to rebuild for next season.

2) Grant will prove his detractors wrong and do a half decent job. He has a top squad of players so this is not impossible if he is able to inject some belief. In this scenario best I can see for this season would be top 4 and possibly a cup.

Either way it looks as though we are lumbered with Grant for the foreseeable future and as always the majority of fans will get behind the club when we need them the most. Even if crowds drop this season it will be the fair weather football tourists that we lose on the whole so good riddance.

Regarding the future after Roman we really shouldn't be another Leeds. Our club has the best location in English Football and the value of the property alone would attract many wealthy investors. Leeds may have decent support but they were hardly an attractive option compared with some of the more fashionable locations.

Worst case scenario I think is that we lose most of this team that was built up by Ranieri and then Jose. In that scenario we would have to rebuild. Perhaps we should bring back Ranieri then. He seemed to have a great knack of building teams.

Point 1) is probably right so ?900 on a season ticket for a season finished by October is f*cking me off no end . Not that I wouldn't have still got one but it was obvious to all he Jose was a dead man walking even after the Cup Final win

Point 2) Not a chance he will be out in 4 games . The backbone of the team don't want him

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Point 2) Not a chance he will be out in 4 games . The backbone of the team don't want him

Really?..........

I have no quotes directly attributable to any of the players at Chelsea where they state they don't want Avram Grant as manager of Chelsea (if there are any, please bring them to my attention now). One could just as easilly come out with a statement like "the backbone of the team wanted Mourinho out and are happy with Avram Grant as manager".

Grant may or may not be a good manager or the right manager for Chelsea, but I haven't seen any real reasoning as to why your statement is any more likely to be accruate than the one I just came up with.

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For Christ sakes Qaz have you ever actually read a player's contract? I seriously doubt it because if you had you would know that there are provisions in same that seriosuly control what a player's dealings with the media are. Simply put, admissions (apart from reading from a script that the club has prepared for you) made by players as to current events within a club are either selectively but anonomously leaked by the player who has developed a relationship with a press figure or never made in the first place because of sanction. Moreover, one of the usual terms of a player's contract stipulates that the player will at all times acknowledge and warrant the authority of the manager and coaching staff from time to time in respect to matters that pertain to management and the club and termination clauses can usually if not always be triggered by press admissions that can damage the club or impeach its authority. Players these days are as much ambassadors for the club as out and out footballers and their agents are always at pains to inform them that they must toe the line at all times as their current and future (shortish) careers and livelihoods will be jeopardised by indiscretions with the press. For example, when you read "statements" from Riccy and Kalou that were "put out" in recent days and very shortly after Jose was sacked I trust that you weren't confused that those comments were anything but damage control statements authored by Kenyon's office were you? Perhaps you were. In which case what can I say?!?

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