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Mourinho Completely Lost The Plot

Jose Mourinho launched a scathing attack on Cristiano Ronaldo - the only reason I can see for it is that he's gone totally insane now.

I don't know whether Mourinho lacks any kind of subtlety or the pressure has cracked him up completely but his comments are getting more and more mad as the season wears on.

After claiming we were on the receiving end of refereeing favours, Jose now wants Cristiano Ronaldo to side with him and throw mud at his own team. Unsurprisingly, the young winger refused to do so, prompting another memorable outbreak from his compatriot.

'I really don't want to be dragged into Mourinho's complaints over referees - everybody knows how he is,' Ronaldo said, quite sensibly.

'He always has to say something because he can't admit his failures.

'We have to think about the game in Milan. We have a good squad and I think we are on course.'

An adequate response if there ever was one but Mourinho was unhappy with it. He restraint himself from delivering an attack on Sir Bobby Charlton but chose the easy target who had been vilified all too often before.

'If he says it's a lie Manchester United have conceded some penalties this season which have not been awarded against them he's lying,' Mourinho told RTP TV.

'Ronaldo is a great player, perhaps the best in the world. But he needs to be mature enough to accept you cannot argue against facts.

'And if you lie then you may never reach the level which he aspires to as a footballer.'

Jose, two things. First, Ronaldo did not say anything like that. He just said that he did not want to be drawn into a debate. I do not deny that reindeers have a sexual life but I'm not interested in it as I have other things on my mind.

Second, 'you need to be mature enough to accept facts'. Like the fact that penalties won't be given, not even at Stamford Bridge, when the player handles the ball outside of the box. If you think that was a penalty yesterday, then you're lying Jose and if you lie you may never reach the level which you aspire to as a manager.

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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday April 26 2007

Time: 5:09PM

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he's a **** full stop.
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26/04/2007 17:11:00

Total egomaniac, prob jealous Ronaldo has had a bit of press coverage over the last week or so. Why does he insist on self-promotion
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26/04/2007 17:15:00

he prob wishes he signed ronaldo, instead he has robben & SWp, you can't compare them.. two are over priced and over rated, the other is a little winker !
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26/04/2007 18:56:00

dont forget duff in that list too he hasnt made the any buys better then ronaldo
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26/04/2007 21:21:00

You either agree with him or you're lying. mental.
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26/04/2007 21:35:00

Who knows what was actually said? More tabloid drivel to distract everyone from the contests at hand!
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27/04/2007 14:56:00

what about when he lied about meeting cashley in that hotel, or sneaking into the dressing room when banned, or when he slandered the people at Reading over the Cech injury. how honest is all of that?
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27/04/2007 15:35:00

1) he clearly lied about Cashley, bad! 2) Do you really believe the bs about his being in the dressing room? If so you need to get out more. 3) Cech nearly died, I think JM was frustrated that things didn't go more quickly. I bet you wish Fergie had been more vociferous when Alan Smith's ambulance was attacked by scousers. Finally, I DO wish he would be a bit quieter, unfortunately it's all part of the package. Take anything JM says with a handful of salt.
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27/04/2007 19:01:00

Youre missing one important part here tho, we dont care if you like him or not, hes ours and we keep winning and winning and winning, so moan and whinge all you want, we simply cant be arsed to care.
Blue is the colour
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27/04/2007 19:56:00

Toal and utter bottle job at the bridge today. Roman's axe starting to get sharpened again...
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28/04/2007 15:58:00

Mourinho was completely right about calling ROnaldo a liar and the other part of his point is proven today. Chelsea can't get handball decisions in their favour however blatant it is. Point proven for the umpteenth time.
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28/04/2007 18:28:00

What about Stubbs handling the ball inside the box? In your case it was still outside the box, Squiddy...
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28/04/2007 22:30:00

Are you Keegan in disguise! His rant about pens was easily on par with mr "il love it if we beat them" Keegan.
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29/04/2007 09:20:00

too true, iceman
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29/04/2007 12:59:00


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