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i remember when it happened and the crap we took for sacking him. it was ridiculous, we sacked him because he was a junkie and unable to play anywhere near as good as he should have. yet the media decided we were in the wrong.

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A sad end to a sad affair really.

There was a period of about two months when it looked like Mutu was going to become a Chelsea legend. Some of those first few games he played for us at SB were fantastic. Sperz at home springs to mind. Very exciting times, just after Roman came and there was such a buzz and he was at the centre of it.

Then came the women and drugs icon_lol.gif

Fair play to him!

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Mutu ‘The Snake’ was a very exciting player to watch at Chelsea.

Ranieri loved him, and so did we!

He always looked so sharp, and dangerous. – His movement and pace were frightening, and he created *that* feeling whenever he got near the ball that something could happen.

Then came the dip, and I’m guessing most of the other squad knew he was up til all hours as well…

Shame. He had the potential.

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The drugs totally wrecked his Chelsea career. We did him and the game as a whole a big favour by sacking him, but got slated to the heavens for doing so.

Hopefully, us sacking him may have done him the world of good too, and make him realise the potential that he has.

I would hate to see a players career be cut short through drugs.

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The drugs totally wrecked his Chelsea career. We did him and the game as a whole a big favour by sacking him, but got slated to the heavens for doing so.

Hopefully, us sacking him may have done him the world of good too, and make him realise the potential that he has.

I would hate to see a players career be cut short through drugs.

Which is what I said. Nick Lowe wrote a song about it in the 70s. I bet someone names it in the next 5 minutes.

[spoiler:1j17qr3j]

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=-JJ7oGHwMTI

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.There was a period of about two months when it looked like Mutu was going to become a Chelsea legend. Some of those first few games he played for us at SB were fantastic. Sperz at home springs to mind. Very exciting times, just after Roman came and there was such a buzz and he was at the centre of it.

Ah I remember those days...

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an excellent footballer. and a great shame.

the most annoying thing is now watching him play on the left of a 433, and doing it it so well he'd easily walk into our side.

Interesting point, not sure where I am going with this, or whether I am actually suggesting anything.

But I remember a few years ago when we bought Mutu people said we should have bought Adriano or Eto'o, both of whom were available at the time. Adriano was looking the bomb for a while there and Eto'o, well we all know about Eto'o. Its funny how its all changed now though and perhaps Mutu was looking good for the money afterall (putting the drugs issue aside).

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I loved Mutu as a Chelsea player and wanted him to make a comeback and succeed badly, but I hate the way he treated our club as a good time party boat where he could take blow till all hours and then deny everything.

We were paying him a big wage, offered him help to kick his problems, and he said no. Im glad they cut and run, and now Im glad were going to make a real example of him. Lesson learned, kids. Dont fu*k with Chelsea football club, because there are no more bloody handouts

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theres a thread on the bbc forum and you should see some of the rubbish being printed by bitter fans of other teams. one even said " if i got caught doing drugs and was fired, my company wouldnt sue me" i pointed out that his company wouldnt hvae spent upwards of £20 million on him...

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We are now going to be the bad guys for rightly seeking back some of the small fortune Mutu cost us.

If a smaller club had taken the moral high ground on this issue it would be applauded for doing so at great financial risk.

We cant win.

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The thing with Mutu is that I started off a great player, what, 4 goals in his first 2-4 games, but then he just threw it away on drugs. I honestly think he would still be at Chelsea and he could've been a big success. Watching him yesterday for Romania made me realise this. I'm not saying he's better than Drogba but he would've been a big success as I said before.

He didn't seem as good as he was with us when I watched him for Fiorientina. He just didn't seem the same.

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your probably right. he would have done well with us. he has all the attributes to succeed in english football. quick, hard working, eye for goal. unfortunately he threw it all away and was very lucky to have got a second chance elsewhere. and i hate that kind of person. has everything going for them, doing something millions would give their left knacker for and blow it. players like him, barton etc dont deserve any sympathy at all.

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I really liked Mutu, and it was just a sad state of affairs that he got whacked out on Charlie! It's a horrible life to be part of, and I am glad that he seems to have kicked ahy habit he may have had in London. Seeing him now, you realise what a talent he was, and really what an astute signing. I think we paid rightly for the level of service he can provide. If he'd been given a good run for Chelsea, I feel he may have linked up well with Drogba, or even played nicely out wide. Possibly saving us a couple of unnecessary signings *cough* Sheva *cough*

Good to see he's back to the footy

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I doubt this will be a popular view but I think the club did wrong by sacking Mutu for his drugs offence. I am not for a second saying 'taking cocaine is fine and well and we shouldn't care about it' - just saying that I think the club could have been more supportive whilst at the same time sending out a message that it did not condone the taking of illegal drugs.

For example we could have given Mutu the option of going for professional help (at his own expense) and freezing his wages during his ban and made it clear that we expected him to sign a new contract which would give the club back the time of his ban.

At the time I suspected that certain people at the club weren't keen on Mutu and his offence gave them the perfect opportunity to show him the door.

There are many players in football who have done similar, and worse things, then Mutu and there clubs have stood by them. Sometimes I think the clubs were right to do it (i.e. Tony Adams and Paul Merson for example) and other times when I think they were wrong (i.e. Lee Bowyer and Joey Barton).

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I disagree and have said so on another thread. Mutu went seriously off the rails, let everyone connected with the club down badly, lied about his cocaine habit and thereby resisted the club's attempts to get him to pull himself together.

Any club relies on good discipline and a team ethic, and Mutu was prepared to breach his contract and let his teammmates and coaches down to pursue his habit. His displays in the second half of his were season were a disgrace, as he had the talent to be a star.

Man-management and looking after players in difficulty are essential to a well-run club, but I don't see why we should have acted differently, and in this case we were proved right. Players can't just think 'My club will sort me out if I hit the hard drugs and bugger up my career'. They have to know that they will be hit financially and many young players earning silly money need protecting from their worst instincts, if necessary by some pretty draconian sanctions like the sack and reimbursing the club for their losses. It was exactly what Mutu needed as he did sort himself out and rebuild his career, and hopefully what happened to him will deter others from going off the rails.

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