Not quite sure where to begin to be honest.
Just because we’re paranoid, it doesn’t mean they’re not out to get us.
Yes, I can hear you lot already, here she goes again with her talk of conspiracies and agendas etc. this isn’t about conspiracies as such, it’s far more subtle than that.
Most Chelsea fans won’t have had any issue with Matic ‘s two yellow cards – what we object to is the quite staggering inconsistencies we witnessed during the match. Not that you’ll hear of the constant West Ham fouls allowed by the referee, nor of their surrounding the ref demanding Matic be sent off (not that the official actually needed any encouragement) – West Ham committed ten fouls, Chelsea committed twelve – yet they get one booking and we get seven? Then let’s look at the disallowed goal – prior to the popular TV highlights package programme we all tune into on a Saturday night, I saw a screenshot from a foreign channel which showed that Fabregas was (just) on for the disallowed goal, yet when we watch aforementioned TV programme, the footage has been frozen one frame further – allegedly showing a West Ham knee making him off. If it took a number of freeze frames to try and distinguish whether he was offside or not and pundits still couldn’t agree how could the lino have given offside – where was the benefit of the doubt?
The fact of the matter is that Chelsea and Mourinho are being treated differently by the FA and referees – whether that is circumstance of their own past actions is neither here or there. Imagine if Mourinho had grabbed a player around the throat as Nigel Pearson did – does anyone really believe he would have escaped punishment? Be honest now. How about if Jose had pushed Wenger and not the other way round? Mourinho was fined £10,000 for bringing the game into disrepute by using “sarcasm” in a post-match interview – even though the FA admitted that his comments did not call into question the integrity of the referee – yet Wenger, can call a referee weak and naïve and not be penalised – where is the consistency?
And let’s not even get into the fact that an Arsenal fan is often on the FA boards meting out bans and fines to Arsenal’s rivals….
Some (including some Chelsea fans) may say “well why doesn’t he just shut up” – but why should he? Why should he let these constant injustices go – it’s not within his character to do so – and I for one am glad that he keeps demonstrating what a polluted, out-of-touch, bunch of megalomaniacs the FA have become.
All that said, I am beginning to get genuinely concerned about Mourinho’s state of mind at the moment.
He is obviously in a high pressure job, and I imagine being a manager under Abramovich ramps up the pressure immeasurably too. The performance of the team will be causing anxiety & consternation in equal measures – you then have the English media baiting you at every turn, the governing bodies picking you out for particular attention and rumours of a rat in the dressing room. This coupled with a gravely sick parent and rumours of further issues in his private life and you see a man on the edge.
The really sad thing is that the press seem to want him to break down – what a story that would be – picking over the remnants of a broken man – pontificating as to what could have possibly sent him over the edge.
This latest “storm” – where the papers have virtually insinuated that he assaulted a child merely for asking for an autograph – is a case in point. The truth is that two teenagers followed him for 20 minutes while filming him and constantly tried to interrupt him while he was making a private phone call. He at no time shoved, pushed or assaulted anyone – he simply tried to get past them and away from their intrusive behaviour. Just because you are the manager of Chelsea, it does not mean you are fair game in every aspect of your private life and if it was anyone else than Jose there would be universal agreement on this.
Unfortunately there are too many people who take personal delight in anything that can be used as a stick to beat Mourinho with and equally there are those within Chelsea who are more concerned with our “image” than any actual facts or mitigating circumstances – and for that reason I believe that the end is nigh as far as Jose’s second term at Chelsea is concerned.
A manager that the club did not truly back in the transfer market and a manager who has been badly let down by his players – some of whom are already making noises about leaving in the summer – yes, I’m looking at you Hazard. Particularly galling as his form is part of the problem – rather than standing up and be counted he’s fluttering his eyelashes in the direction of Madrid and using the French press to do it. Well no matter how good he is, we don’t need a player with no fight and no loyalty.
That goes for the fans too – the support at West Ham was superb – no booing, no shirking – just total full-blooded support – but if you are one of the bed-wetters crying all over social media, do us all a favour, stay at home – we only need those for the stomach for a fight. We should all be standing united behind the manager – fans, players, club – I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, he has delivered more than most of us could have ever dreamed of – we owe him – we do not, should not – turn out back on one of our own.
Posted by Trizia
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