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MHL 47

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  1. The Mourinho Thread

    I'd be genuinely surprised if cash was changing hands directly.However the 'politics' at play in both the FA and the PMGOL, might result in people being 'guided' down a path of actions, for say, the betterment of their career. The gold mine of the Champions League awaits those who tow-the-line. A referee gets over £5000 for officiating a group stage game in the CL. So if you do 6 group games, that's well over £30grand on top of your salary. These CL and PL refs are earning well over £100'000 per year, and taking their assistants with them as well on the wealth creation journey. If you can pick up a cheap copy of Mark Halsey's book, I recommend it. It lays out the political nature of 'professional' referees and politicking of the structure, the cliques and their lead mans style I.e. at that time and currently Mike Riley. Halsey slaughters Riley, accuses Poll of all sorts of stuff to ensure Poll remained the main man in refereeing at that time. My own take on Jose saying he congratulated Riley on achieving his objective is not directly to do with us but more to do with Liverpool.
  2. The Mourinho Thread

    That is a set of questions that the club should levy at the FA and PMGOL.The same linesman who disallowed a perfectly good goal for us the same game. Secondly why Riley met with Liverpool and would not meet us. The club should submit one of Jose's dossiers to the FA, relating to the choice of officials quoting the game where Dean was not permitted to referee a game involving Liverpool. If they didn't appoint Dean to a L'pool match because of any alleged direct influence on the fortunes of them and his living in the area, it works either way, especially if he and his scouse assistant make decisions in a game that they officiate in that cause their closest challengers harm. Jose should just hold his line of '"congratulations". If they fine/ban him for some sort of insinuation, Roman should get his lawyers on the case and tie them up in knots and cost them millions. Personally I hold both officiating bodies in complete contempt. Riley is a nasty bit of work, I've read two books now that slate him and from what I take from that it wouldn't surprise me one bit if he hasn't lobbied the FA to act, as regards Jose.
  3. The Mourinho Thread

    Alternative headline - "Morgan Schneiderlin disrespects Liverpool, by not mentioning them once in an interview, and not wishing for them to be the new PL champions"
  4. Chelsea v Sunderland

    Loads of variables that could possibly effect the outcome of the game. Negatives They'll get confidence from last nights result and have very few chances now to get themselves out of the mess they've got themselves intoWe've got a massive game to think 3 and a bit days later and manage the squad forWill they get momentum and belief from the result against Man CityTheir best results tend to be away from home and they perform generally better against the better sidesPositives They may be wearyWe've had a decent break following the Swansea matchWe're at homeWe're a better side, with better playersWe've a better managerThey'll have 1500 (tops, if past matches against them at SB are anything to go by) fansWe'll have 40000 fans and need every one of them to all behind the teamWe have an experienced manager in these scenariosHowever what should happen doesn't always and that's what makes football (especially in the PL) such a drug.
  5. The Mourinho Thread

    Since the mid 90's it's improved, and since 2004 improved even more. Right now there's just this small weakness away from home, especially in Europe.
  6. The Mourinho Thread

    I'm in the same looney bin as you then. They still sing about league titles they won 25-30 years ago, what would they be like with a win now, god forbid it.A draw on Sunday for them and a win for us would do, hurts both of them and we gain two points on both of them. In our hands with the scousers, we'd still need to beat them at their place and we still need City to lose a game. I'd say either of them has a 40% chance of winning the PL and we have a 20% chance. Those two away losses recently have done it for us.
  7. The Mourinho Thread

    I was at that game, they went ballistic. It was hilarious!! If I recall correctly it was the League Cup Final, wasn't it?It's amazing that the same thing is happening in the media over there as is happening here. It's bloody nauseating. Unfortunately their team has momentum and that counts for a lot, especially at this stage of the season. We've experience and that's a major plus, we've also got the best Manager, but the worst away form. City have the best squad. The scousers have just started to not thrash teams the way they were and I hope that City can put a brake on their momentum and put some negative thoughts into their heads.
  8. The Mourinho Thread

    I might have to emigrate if the scum from the top side of Stanley Park win it. Personally think we've lost one too many games to win the PL, lots to still play for though. Nice draw on Sunday might be the best result for us. I'm going to Swansea on Sunday, so won't be able to see it. If we can't win it, it's City everyday of the week for me.Starting to get the CL buzz again now though and seeing little coincidences like blue coloured CL accreditations for Lisbon (just like Cech said he saw in Munich, red in Moscow so felt uneasy). 2 goal deficits being overcome, Being the outsider of four in the semi's etc. We were the longest odds of the four in the UK betting markets yesterday.
  9. The Mourinho Thread

    I've been lurking about, just not posting much here. Been keeping my eye on you though, in here and somewhere else too! Would also be great to win it with Jose and in his homeland. Keep that blue flag flying high on your side of the water! "One team in Europe, there's only one team in Europe"
  10. The Mourinho Thread

    Jose will have the chance of a little 'payback' in the CL Semi, for the Copa Del Rey final defeat at the hands of Simeone last season. Let's hope it's the first of two, with a final victory over Real following it up. What a fitting 'welcome back to Chelsea season' this would be, especially given the previous semi-final experiences we've all had together.
  11. Juan Mata

    I think that saying Mata made mistakes is a little harsh on him. Maybe because many (including myself) were viewing his performances through blue tinted spectacles we didn't/couldn't/wouldn't see some of the weaknesses in his game. Jose obviously did and perhaps attempted to change Juan, but couldn't. Those weaknesses are becoming clear, especially now since he's playing for a rival. Probably exaggerated by Moyes inability to tactically adapt a role for him. It smacks of a 'panic' buy by Man Utd to me, unless there is a 'bigger picture' that no one can see at the present time. I genuinely feel for him as he served us well and seems like a thoroughly decent fella. He looks like a little boy lost right now. Last nights performance wasn't good, although again he wasn't helped by his teammates, who as soon as he got the ball ran away from him, expecting some sort of wonder pass each time.
  12. Chelsea v Galatasaray

    They have to score to go through, we don't. In my view that will shape the game. We'll be cautious and wait to exploit the spaces they leave in behind. One thing that might change that is if they score first and early. Not expecting a thriller, will probably be a very cagey affair, although it could possibly turn into a real stormer should events occur that allow it to be. Really looking forward to seeing DD again and offering as personal a thanks as I can for his efforts for us and in particular for that one unforgettable and emotionally charged night back in May 2012. It's almost two years ago now, the emotions and memories are still so vivid. I'm not sure any event in the future will have the same outburst of feelings as that one did.
  13. Chelsea v Spurs

    A few more for you: Keith Weller Colin Lee Frode Grodas Mark Falco And Kerry Dixon spent some time there as a youth, they deemed him as not good enough & the rest is history. Must be wary of them, they're statistacally the best team in the league away from home, 29 of their points coming from away games. Conversely they don't have a great record at sides in the top half of the table, played 13, won 4, drawn 3 and lost 6 with a minus 13 GD (alot of these from their games against Man City!). Against bottom half teams they're best in the league again. A dangerous side with the almost obligatory "always scores against us" individual, this time it's Adebayor. I get the feeling that we'll need to score more than the one goal if we are to win this one, we might need 3 in my opinion.
  14. The Mourinho Thread

    It can take a season, ala Ramires
  15. The Mourinho Thread

    Just changed that a little Possibly he's not fit enough and tactically needs some work?