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Scolari Sacked - It's Gone Horribly Wrong There

Remember the August sunshine? Pretty hard to recall that a few months ago the land was bathing in light, not in snow.

Optimism was aplenty everywhere and while United were basking in Double glory, the pretenders stepped up confidently in the hope that this would be their year. Chelsea were tipped to be dominant on the back of... I don't know what.

Fergie could not understand why an ageing squad is supposed to improve spectacularly, and neither could many United fans. We were the European and English champions yet Chelsea were tipped to run away with it because they added an over-the-hill primadonna to their ranks and appointed a man with no experience of managing a European club side as manager.

Of course Scolari could have done well and indeed he started well enough but his shortcomings were revealed very soon and now, after some particularly pathetic performances since the winter's kicked in, he's sacked. His reign is now labelled as a false dawn which it was indeed.

Now it's difficult to imagine why anyone predicted that Chelsea would dominate the league. Any ideas?

Goodbye, Big Phil or whatever the expectant journalists called you in the first few weeks. It's all gone horribly wrong - after yesterday's victory at West Ham not even the most optimistic (deluded) Chelsea fans can believe that they are still in the title race. Instead of dominating, they went into decline. Unexpected?




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The Journalist

Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday February 9 2009

Time: 5:10PM

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JUST PRAY WE CAN MAKE THE CHAMPS LEAGUE NEXT SEASON. BEST WE CAN HOPE FOR.
SMOKIEJACK
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09/02/2009 17:35:00

Yup Horrible.its Crisis and you all can laugh
Saimon_blues
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09/02/2009 18:07:00

Funny isnt it? Every one got on Fergie's bad because he allegedly said Chelsea's squad was 'too old'. Which isnt even what he said but the point he was making still turned out to be valid after all!
ForeverUnited
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09/02/2009 18:35:00

don't worry. the more realistic amongst us gave up title hopes somewhere in december. you can gloat. for now. you look dangerous (i've been saying that since december) and unstoppable now. but it's been that kind of season. not done and dusted yet. and something tells me it won't be something of a miracle if villa pull off the unexpected. more like divine justice. but gloat for now. next season is a new one. we're chelsea fans, not rats aboard a sinking ship.
johnny come lately
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09/02/2009 20:25:00

unfair to be honest. People need to be paitent these days, something alot of people lack.
Paulinho
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09/02/2009 23:06:00

pretty short sighted to think that the chelsea decline is down to just the manager.
skylab
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10/02/2009 12:56:00

Mr.Abramovic the creator,Mr.Abramovic the destroyer.
abmutd
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13/02/2009 17:26:00

 

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