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About r.bartlett

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  1. Chelsea 5 Newcastle United 1

    Just to confirm we scored 5 and people moan about no clean sheet? 
  2. Chelsea 5 Newcastle United 1

    Wow just booking my taxi to the airport ( for pnw information only) and missed the 3 goals... 
  3. Jose Mourinho (Leaves For The Second Time)

    I thought we pressed hard and certainly don't call scoring in the 91st minute dour, most of our play was fairly positive 16 shots 5 on target is a reasonable number.   I also felt we were playing for draws during JM's time but we were so bad even at that we ended up losing 9 games. To me it felt the players had stopped playing for JM (the base reason(s) TBC) which was why he was got rid of. He could have been fired long before if he was judged on results alone so there was time for it to turn but the evidence suggests that wasn't happening. Worse, there wasn't any evidence that could happen under his reign. My old boss would always say "you're only as good as your last service call" on that basis no matter how good he was in the past or how good he may be in the future this season he wasn't. His off field tactics were wrong in this instance that's how it goes. The next set of players he may -or may not- get right, time will tell but if he does get it right elsewhere that is not proof he would have got it right this season if he'd remained. Football just isn't like that 
  4. Jose Mourinho (Leaves For The Second Time)

    RA possibly felt damned if you do etc. The team was heading to oblivion and he had to do something. The players who have turned around are making a statement that the issue wasn't (in their eyes) them but the manager. part of the issue I believe was JM would goad Costa to play dirty and he would defend them (his Real Madrid approach) Guus told him to stop all the silliness and go play football.  I also feel sorry for him (as much as I can for a multi millionaire for who most of the wounds were self inflicted)  but he's a big boy who knows the game. However in all honesty he's gone and whilst I may look out for him occasionally I really don't care where he goes unless it affects us as a club. I don't believe we are a rudderless ship nor that everything is Emenalo's fault either. Guus has steadied the ship ok we're not full steam ahead but we are much much better and when the time comes we'll announce a new manager :-)  
  5. Jose Mourinho (Leaves For The Second Time)

    few can resist  bargain ! :-)
  6. Jose Mourinho (Leaves For The Second Time)

    If I'm honest I expected to lose so I would have been on the board. ATM life is tricky as I'm about to relocate abroad so Net access is very difficult . Some fans seem to be still hankering for JM. The fact that he may -or may not- go to ManU and we end up playing them (which we will of course) could make it difficult for them is all I alluded too   I had hoped we'd be closer to the top 6 than we are but perhaps the issues were far worse than I'd feared. Who knows if JM would have turned it round. Personally if based solely on his past then a firm YES but based solely on this season, it seemed more likely not. We were starting to fall apart last time it went wrong and RA jumped in, this time it went on and on and on and yet the results, playing and everything about the club just wasn't turning round. I think people are starting to forget how bad we were only a few months ago. Which allows them to start altering their perception of the team from the start of the season. If I'm honest I much prefer this Chelsea now as a club than the Chelsea of JM reign. If that means I'm some sort of traitor so be it.  From my perspective with JM "when it's good it's very very good, when it's bad it's horrid" and at the end, it was more than horrid lets be honest
  7. Jose Mourinho (Leaves For The Second Time)

    As usual you miss the point, Not once did I snipe at 'our greatest manager' rather the fan boi's who still light a candle every night in the vain hope he'll come back again ..  
  8. Jose Mourinho (Leaves For The Second Time)

    To be honest that's just conjecture on your behalf. If you'd asked me last January if we'd be in a  relegation battle next year with JM I wouldn't have struggled to believe it.   I seem to have to reiterate this every time but I never once called for him to be sacked. I certainly didn't want him back the second time as I felt it was a mistake to go back . Something went spectacularly wrong and the evidence seems to point at JM being the focal point of the issue(s) That remains to be proven but I struggle to see any other possible alternative.    I suspect the board have been doing everything possible to get Pep and hung on till the final nail hit the coffin. That is in place so now we need to get someone in. We will. Not sure who but we will. In the meantime Gus is doing us proud considering. just as he did last time.
  9. Chelsea 1 Manchester United 1

    That was fun, people should remember like us ManU are actually a good side on the up turn so it was never going to be easy. Theirs was a great goal well taken as was Costa's. I did feel it wouldn't come but it did. Zouma (who I'm still not quite convinced ) looked like he could be out for a while but I haven't heard? Still a lot of work to do going forward but we must take the positives.
  10. Jose Mourinho (Leaves For The Second Time)

    Pat's in hell of a mess, we haven't lost since JM left , the team seems to be settling, players coming back from poor form, the press are leaving us alone. He can't quite compute why we're not bottom of the league by now..I wonder how he will cope if JM ends up at ManU and we play them..Tough call ahead for some I guess?
  11. Jose Mourinho (Leaves For The Second Time)

    I very much doubt it to be fair to him and you
  12. Transfer Talk Topic

    Can you expand on how are spending large amounts on players and suddenly getting poor(er) will stop them being arrested for fraud.. Doesn't quite make sense to me at least?
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    ta :-)
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    when I click this I get a list of topics which show the last post. How do I go straight to that post as when I click it I am taken to the start then I have to click last page to get to the post?   If that makes sense?   Richard