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right, I admit last week in the heat of my anger over the jose sacking I called avram a fat nobody...some could say that wasn't too far off the mark albeit a little blunt, but I just think we should now get behind the team and that includes avram...on saturday we should roar out jose's name in support of his time at the club not in a negative way against grant...the guy is not as good looking as jose, not as charismatic, not as qualified, but unlike jose he is the chelsea manager now.

I'm still gutted that Jose has gone, but roman made that decision and i doubt if avram played that big a part in it...the problems went on long before he arrived...

I'm not saying that he will take us to the title or the champs league but we should at least give him a chance...after all we don't exactly want him to fail do we? cos if he does it means chelsea have failed too.

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Amen Brother Brit!!

I am not a Roman fan, or a Jose fan, or a Grant, Claudio, Luca, Ruudy, Porterfield, Hoddle, Webb, Hollins etc etc etc fan.

First and foremost I am a Chelsea fan - all these people will come and go eventually and what will be left is the club, the fans, the memories and the future.

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Agree. And to be fair he hasn't done a bad job so far.

He didn't have much time to prepare before the ManU game and we had the ref against us the entire game so it's not a surprise we lost considering also that we haven't impressed so far. Still we fought rather hard against Manure and that's something.

Against Hull we were going to win, we all kinda knew that, but it wasn't an old 1-0 and then fall back and defend. We kept going and so did Hull. 4 goals is really good and with a bit of luck it could have been a few more. So we played well there.

Avram Grant might not be the most handsome to look at (compared to Jos? he looks terrible) but that has nothing to do with how the team plays. I say let's give the guy a few more games before we start judging him.

So far so good icon_wink.gif

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I think trying to get around to supporting Grant is just a case of time leading to acceptance.

I don't think Grant is the man to take us on to further great success but I don't think he will be a disaster either.

I think he is a pawn in Roman's power play with Jose who surely would have gone shortly any way. Their relationship clearly had broken long before Grant came along and they never really healed.

It's like going through anything emotionally upsetting - you go through stages of anger, despair, sadness (well some do) and then finally comes gradual acceptance as time passes.

I've moved from the anger/despair of earlier this week when I first heard the news to simply sadness that Jose is no longer there running up and down the touchline in that coat of his with his brown loafers looking mean, moody and magnificant. Hopefully in a month or so I will have moved on to acceptance albeit still laced with often thinking of "what might have been" if Jose had been managing the team.

Grant's our coach now whether we like it or not and to support the team you have to support him too - even if it does not bring you any joy to do so.

I have to agree the guy's looks are a bit of a shock to the system after looking at Jose all day long - poor bloke what a comparison to have to live up to!

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I'm not interested in supporting Grant, but at the same time I've got no interest in getting on his case. I support Chelsea and if Chelsea winning means Grant starts to get plenty of praise then I'll suffer that. There are though two things that so far I have not liked about him; 1) he didn't go into training on the day before the manure game (his first bloody game in charge), because it was a Jewish holiday. What will happen when we have an important game on a Jewish holiday??? 2) He seems to be, and I could be proved wrong a "yes" man for RA.

But as I say I'll be supporting the team and you can't do that if you're slagging off the players or the manager.

Avram Grants Blue and White Army.........>Avram Grants....well okay that's a bit far just at the moment.

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1) he didn't go into training on the day before the manure game (his first bloody game in charge), because it was a Jewish holiday. What will happen when we have an important game on a Jewish holiday???

Steve Clarke will be put in charge.

I'd be suprised if his appointed to the spot long term anyway. Judging about what Capello said about Van Basten, it seems to be Arnesen who is pulling the strings at the club, not Grant.

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He sounds a lot better than he looks, you've got to give him that. And while I still don't believe his appointment to be anything but short term, there is no reason to actively hate the bloke, or even get on his back just because he's not Jose, or even because he's a friend of Roman's.

Back to that press conference: how comfortable would you have felt sitting between Kenyon and Buck?

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DOn't PM it, we all want to know what's going on???

God knows?

Was PM'd and a bit of backtracking was done.

Sofa Manager wants me to call him a muppet so we are all square icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif

But dont have time for all that caper.

Very strange.

Nevermind.

You muppet!!

Short memory, but never mind mate, as PM'd, maybee one of these days we can meet for a beer or 7.

And another thing. Your recent affirmation regarding supporting the team and Grant is a very pleasant improvement from

"I will booo Avram Grant!"

As I said. Square.

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I did say I would booo Avram Grant but later on said on the (second page) ........

'I bow down to the words of wisdom!

You are right,on second thoughts I wont be booing the Manager......Theres no point in giving him stick.

However we will be letting our feelings known at both United and Fulham.

Looking forward to Sunday!

Shame we dont have Le Saux and Flo to bring off the bench for Sunday (like Ranieri's first game)'

You have obviously have been waiting to say something.

I wont bother to say what I think and getting kicked off of here.

But I do think its slightly strange and cowardly to wait to have a swipe at someone when they dont know what they have done.

Pointless,but im sure you feel better. clap2.gif

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I did say I would booo Avram Grant but later on said on the (second page) ........

'I bow down to the words of wisdom!

You are right,on second thoughts I wont be booing the Manager......Theres no point in giving him stick.

However we will be letting our feelings known at both United and Fulham.

Looking forward to Sunday!

Shame we dont have Le Saux and Flo to bring off the bench for Sunday (like Ranieri's first game)'

You have obviously have been waiting to say something.

I wont bother to say what I think and getting kicked off of here.

But I do think its slightly strange and cowardly to wait to have a swipe at someone when they dont know what they have done.

Pointless,but im sure you feel better. clap2.gif

*UUUFFFFF* I got that of my chest.

I do, thank you.

Let's just say it was a tad of an overreaction from you in that thread.

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I was in the Lowery hotel in manchester on Sunday morning and low and behold so was

the Chelsea squad and backroom staff.

I managed to get a word with Joey Cole and SWP before they went onto the lawn out back

and done some stretching and light warming up before they travelled to the ground.

I must admit it wasn't an in depth conversation with either of them and i was still a little

lashed up from the previous night, but both of the lads seemed quite positive when speaking

of Grant and the ideas he has (might have been abit of creeping).

Grant himself was only about 10feet away from us for some part of the time and seemed to get

on realy well with the backroom staff that were there, laughing and joking around with them, and

we got the feeling (pleasantly suprised too) that the whole set up seems to be in quite high spirirts.

i just hope for the sake of Chelsea (fans and players) that Grant can do a decent job.

Good Luck

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I was in the Lowery hotel in manchester on Sunday morning and low and behold so was

the Chelsea squad and backroom staff.

I managed to get a word with Joey Cole and SWP before they went onto the lawn out back

and done some stretching and light warming up before they travelled to the ground.

I must admit it wasn't an in depth conversation with either of them and i was still a little

lashed up from the previous night, but both of the lads seemed quite positive when speaking

of Grant and the ideas he has (might have been abit of creeping).

Grant himself was only about 10feet away from us for some part of the time and seemed to get

on realy well with the backroom staff that were there, laughing and joking around with them, and

we got the feeling (pleasantly suprised too) that the whole set up seems to be in quite high spirirts.

i just hope for the sake of Chelsea (fans and players) that Grant can do a decent job.

Good Luck

Mmmmmmmmmm interesting. Did they have anything to say about Jose Mourinho?

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I was in the Lowery hotel in manchester on Sunday morning and low and behold so was

the Chelsea squad and backroom staff.

I managed to get a word with Joey Cole and SWP before they went onto the lawn out back

and done some stretching and light warming up before they travelled to the ground.

I must admit it wasn't an in depth conversation with either of them and i was still a little

lashed up from the previous night, but both of the lads seemed quite positive when speaking

of Grant and the ideas he has (might have been abit of creeping).

Grant himself was only about 10feet away from us for some part of the time and seemed to get

on realy well with the backroom staff that were there, laughing and joking around with them, and

we got the feeling (pleasantly suprised too) that the whole set up seems to be in quite high spirirts.

i just hope for the sake of Chelsea (fans and players) that Grant can do a decent job.

Good Luck

To be honest mate, i was just so excited about the game and to be in the same hotel as the team i didn't even think to

ask about him, plus like i said with Grant not to far away, it didn't seem appropriate.

Mmmmmmmmmm interesting. Did they have anything to say about Jose Mourinho?

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right, I admit last week in the heat of my anger over the jose sacking I called avram a fat nobody...some could say that wasn't too far off the mark albeit a little blunt, but I just think we should now get behind the team and that includes avram...on saturday we should roar out jose's name in support of his time at the club not in a negative way against grant...the guy is not as good looking as jose, not as charismatic, not as qualified, but unlike jose he is the chelsea manager now.

I'm still gutted that Jose has gone, but roman made that decision and i doubt if avram played that big a part in it...the problems went on long before he arrived...

I'm not saying that he will take us to the title or the champs league but we should at least give him a chance...after all we don't exactly want him to fail do we? cos if he does it means chelsea have failed too.

Utterly agree, I hope the crowd do sing Jose's name out one more time for the first home game without him but then sadly that has to stop and we must get behind the team.

I can't say I think anything of Grant one way or another even after the MU and Hull games - I'm just going to give him time.

I can never adore him the way I did Jose - not with those looks! And his personality sadly is pretty underwhelming as well.

But never mind that will not make any difference out there on the pitch, so despite what has happened which I firmly think should NOT have happened - it has happened and we just have to get on with it and get behind the team AND Grant - although I think I will just stick with getting behind the team for now, appreciating Grant may take longer.

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Still a little sceptical about the appointmentment being long term but to be honest i quite like him.The players seem to like him and i hope it goes well for him(because that means chelsea are doing well).If he is long term i think he'll need time because i don't think we've been playing well for about 18 months now and it would be unfair to judge him on a couple of games.ps 3-1 tomorrow sheva first goal!

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