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  • Colyn Colyn May 16, 2012 09:17 Flag

    Dalglish & Clarke in Boston

    Would you honestly want Abramovich as an owner? I'm not so sure myself. Ok he's lifted Chelsea into a position where they can and have won trophies but on the face of it the future looks a bit bleak to me unless Abramovich wants to pile even more money in.

    It doesn't sit right with me that the marks of Chelsea's succes are Terry, Lampard, Drogba and a few others. Yes they should be remembered and applauded but what happens as they start to decline? The management, club set up, ideals and philosophies are all lost or don't even exist.

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    • I'd take his money, but agree the rest of what he brings I'd rather do without. Put it this way, if Roman was our owner we'd not have discussions about whether Carroll or Henderson were good buys and should Kenny, DC or anyone else be accountable for them, because when it comes to big transfers Roman buys based on his personal whim rather than trust managers or directors of football to take responsibility.

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      • Opps thats should've read.. "Granted they gave him far more time than Abramovich would've"..

      • Yes thats too true Steer.. Abramovich would buy players he likes thehn tell the manager make it work .. If he can't the manger is usually the one fired..

        Abramovich is a hostile owner in the sense that he doesn't trust the manager (who he hires to do the job of managing the team).. Which I thought is the point of a manager? You hire a proffessiional manager who knows how to buy players, and selects them for the seccess he feels would be best for the club..
        Thing is as our owners become more knowledgeable about football would they do the same? We've seen that they didn't trust KD in the long term.

        Granted they gave him far more time than Abramovich did. As Abramovich would've sacked KD in the first few months if he didn't like the results he was seeing..

    • He'd pump in more money for a start. A new stadium could on the way to being built? Better players would be here.

      However we know Abramovich has an impatient streak in him, that if the manager doesn't win the title every season they're sacked..