Tuesday, 17 June 2008

New Comedy Act arrived at the Bridge

The major talking point of the week – Luiz Felipe Scolari becomes the new Chelsea manager.

The next jester has arrived in Roman Abramovich’s comedy club and let us sees how long he will last?

Avram Grant’s dry wit did not fend well with good friend Abramovich, Jose Mourinho’s comedy genius just got a bit too personal.

Peter Kenyon is always used as a pathetic and pity laugh, especially the way he wore his, undeserved, champion’s league losers medal with such pride. Why does he get one? It must add to the comedy.

I think the people at Chelsea should remember that this is Football ran in touch with a business. It is not a millionaire’s playground. They should not play God; they should listen to those who are important: the fans.

Big Phil as now taken the reigns and has a difficult act to follow with Grant taking his side to the Champions League final and too second in the league behind eventual winners Manchester United.

The side need discipline, I agree. More players should want to play for the shirt rather than the substandard size of their wallet.

Many changes will be made this summer.

Claude Makelele should leave, especially the pathetic so-called performances he has endured for France recently.

Forgotten man Steve Sidwell will move with Chelsea making a quick fire profit, now that sounds rare. He would have flourished under Mourinho but it was not to be.

Shaun Wright-Phillips will be another and will have many takers.

Didier Drogba may stay but deep lying wounds take a long time to heal.

Frank Lampard desire to play abroad may leave a huge void to fill.

Those coming in will be interesting, so many rumoured.

David Villa, Deco, Fernando Torres, Ricardo Quaresma, Gareth Barry, Kaka, Ronaldinho, the list goes on.

Chelsea is definitely a worldwide comedy act who has everyone laughing; they may be the most hated club in Europe.

The players, which have, came with a high price and gone to better themselves has been laughable by many rights. Juan Sebastian Veron, Arjan Robben, Damien Duff, Hernan Crespo, Adrian Mutu, Asier Del Horno, Mateja Kezman, Cardoso Tiago to name a few.

Stability is essential and is needed for constant future success. Scolari has admitted he is only here for four or five years and that is not how it should work. How can you build foundations for success? They are just going to buy quick fire, short-term options in hope that they can work.

Mark Hughes should have been handed that job with a ten-year contract and with a ten-year plan. Continuity and trust equals success. Ask Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger, and David Moyles. Look what they have achieved. Blackburn were on their way to provide a good platform for future success. Hughes may have jumped ship for more money but at Manchester City, he will have the finance to put his plans into order and fulfil his desires and visions. He will make a success of an underachieving club.

Wenger had to rebuild his side many times to redevelop their style and desire. His eleven years at Arsenal has brought success of the highest magnitude. He has laid the foundations for future success, a policy aimed at youth and a range of impressive scouting networks. He turned Arsenal into what they are today.

Ferguson struggled at the beginning when he took over Manchester United in 1986, from Aberdeen. Only winning the FA Cup in 1990 saved his job after fans were calling for his dismissal. In this age, Ferguson would have properly have lasted only a season or two before getting the boot but after 22 years he has been there most successful manager. Because he was given time and he transformed the club from the board downwards and now look what he has accomplished, two European Cups and ten Premierships. Not bad asking really.

David Moyles has transferred Everton’s fortunes and even finished above Liverpool to clinch an unlikely Champions League spot. He has regularly qualified for the UFEA Cup and, even though he has not won anything, he achieved major success in the youth side and helping them to be in a position to move to a new stadium.

This is certainly no laughing matter.

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