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Fulham Broadway

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  1. The Mourinho Thread

    On R 5 last night - ''I want to return to Chelsea one day, thats for sure'' Here are the highlights of that interview: SPOONY: I'm used to calling the top man at a football club 'the manager', but you're head coach at Real Madrid. Do you like being a manager or do you prefer to be called coach? MOURINHO: In my relationship with my players I had everything. I had the traditional Portuguese 'Mr', I had 'the guv', I had 'the boss', 'coach' and 'Jose'. SPOONY: Which is your favourite? MOURINHO: You know, 'the guv' was the one I took. I think it was Damien Duff, the first one to call me that, and I took a few weeks to understand the dimension. What matters for me is that it remains forever. Even today Frank Lampard and John Terry call me 'boss' and I'm not the boss anymore. SPOONY: When we see you on the touchline or in a press conference, it would very much appear that those things don't matter to you. But sitting here speaking to you now, you hold these things very dear and close to you. MOURINHO: These are the things that matter for me. I read a book from one of the most important coaches in the history of university sports, John Wooden, a basketball coach at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles), and one of the things he says is that the most important thing in all of this is 'the man'. The human relation. The best coach is the one who puts in everything. SPOONY: Is winning everything? MOURINHO: No, winning is not everything. But winning is more important than any one of us. Sometimes you have the feeling during the match that a player cannot improve, and you can read the situation - he didn't start well, but he has the conditions to finish well - but sometimes you feel immediately the team started bad, the players are bad, and you have to make some changes. If the result goes completely against you, you have to take some decisions and some risks and everyone's afraid of that. SPOONY: You hold Sir Alex Ferguson in very high regard? Sir Alex on Mourinho in 2009 "I got on very well with him at Chelsea and I think it was a loss to the game when he went. I actually enjoyed watching him on the television. I thought he was good. He was cocky and confident but it was good for the game. Right away he came in and said, 'I'm the Special One', and we all thought, 'Who is this?' and his team thought, 'We'd better win here'. He came to Chelsea and made that declaration himself. Don't forget he was self-anointed. People then sat up but his achievements are there to be recognised." MOURINHO: Of course. My first contact with him was not one to forget because Porto beat Manchester United in the Champions League. After the match he was knocking on our dressing room door with Gary Neville, and they wanted to congratulate our dressing room. So that was a moment when I understood that when the win is deserved, you have to respect the winners and you have to know to enjoy a little bit the happiness of the others. It happened with Bayern Munich last season when we (Real Madrid) lost the semi-final on penalties, and at the end of the match it was not a drama for me. I was also in their dressing room. I remember that day of Porto-Man United, and it was the start of my relationship with the greatest manager of British football. SPOONY: Would you go back to Chelsea? MOURINHO: I will go where people really want me. But I have to repeat always this: I'm with Real Madrid, I very much want to be, I have a new contract, I'm not thinking about leaving. The day I leave is when I want to go. But yes, I want to go back one day, that's for sure. SPOONY: People always say Barcelona are the greatest club side that we've ever seen in this generation, yet Real Madrid won La Liga. You must be proud? MOURINHO: We won, and we won with nine points difference. They didn't win, and they didn't win because they had a bad season, because sometimes big teams have a bad season where they lose points. They had 91 points, and with 91 points you are the champion of every Liga. The point is, Real Madrid had 100 points. We beat every record in the league in Spain and so we won because we were tremendous, because we've had an incredible season. SPOONY: What drives you? What keeps you so motivated? MOURINHO: The club above everything. When I go to a club, I wear the shirt, I feel the shirt like my first one or my last one, I feel the fans as part of myself, I create internal links with fans. I become immediately one of them, and I feel that I am one of them with a privileged position to fight for the club and to try to bring to all of them happiness. SPOONY: Is this what happens when there's a potential problem between yourself and an owner, in that they don't always see it from the fans' point of view? MOURINHO: You go through my career since day one until now and I've never had problems with clubs and owners. At Chelsea, I didn't want to stay and let things go into a direction where we were all feeling it was not the best direction. We felt that was the best decision, because in this moment we are friends. There are no problems between me and Roman (Abramovich, Chelsea owner). Mourinho's trophy haul Porto (2002-04): Primera Liga (2003, 2004), Champions League (2004), Uefa Cup (2003), Portuguese Cup (2003), Portuguese Super Cup (2003). Chelsea (2004-07): Premier League (2005, 2006), FA Cup (2007), League Cup (2005, 2007), Community Shield (2005). Inter (2008-10): Serie A (2009, 2010), Champions League (2010), Coppa Italia (2010), Italian Super Cup (2008). Real Madrid (2010 to date): La Liga (2012), Copa del Rey (2011). When people know me they understand that if sometimes I'm not an easy person to work with it's because I fight for my people, for the best conditions for the players and I fight for the club and I fight for the fans, and I become a fan. SPOONY: Sir Bobby Robson is a national treasure in the UK and you were his right-hand man. How much did you learn from him? MOURINHO: I was lucky. I was lucky because he took me in when I was really young. I spent something like five years with Sir Bobby, and of course he was very important for me. But again, if you ask me to say the most important things with Sir Bobby and why did I learn a lot, I keep the person. I forget everything about football and I keep the person. SPOONY: You've signed a new contract until 2016 at Real Madrid, but the accusation in the past is that you're just about winning trophies, and not bothered about young players coming through. So what is your master plan for Real Madrid? MOURINHO: You know, first of all the challenge was to come here and to win, and to stop that domination of Barcelona in the Spanish league. We did it, and I could say 'job done', but we want not to win in an isolated way - we want to keep winning. Real Madrid was the biggest club of the last century because of results, and we want Real Madrid to go in the same direction in the 21st century. SPOONY: And just before I let you go, do you see yourself one day managing an international side? Would you manage an international side that wasn't Portugal? MOURINHO: In this moment I don't see it because it's a completely different kind of job. In the club we play 60 matches a season, in an international team we play maybe 10, so it's a job I don't want to have in this moment. But it's a job that makes people full of pride, especially if you do it with your own country, and I will do it with Portugal because I think Portuguese people wouldn't understand if I do it with another country. I don't imagine myself in the World Cup playing against Portugal. SPOONY: Managing England against Portugal in the semi-finals MOURINHO: It would be dramatic
  2. Politics & Stuff

    No didn't know this -do now https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/oct/06/saudi-crush-protests-iran Yeah think I read it has the widest disparity between rich and poor that and the amount of weapons bought from Germany, US, UK, etc. I am old enough to remember one example when Thatcher sent her idiot son Mark (managed to get lost in the desert in the Dakar rally) as 'sales rep' for a multi million pound arms deal to KSA and his ''commission'' was 20 million, Dodgy as fuck.
  3. Politics & Stuff

    This is true, and lets not forget the House of Saud is despised by hundreds of millions of Muslims, as they are seen as not representing Islam, are Western stooges, corrupt and (conveniently forgotten by Trump and the UK administrations) as supplying 15 of the 19 9/11 attackers
  4. The European Leagues & Competitions Thread V2

    Not that surprising. The whole Ajax squad cost half of what Yernited paid for Pogba
  5. Politics & Stuff

    Yeah I think (well we're told so) the authorities are doing covert work on this - but maybe @Manpe has a point, theres just too many to keep an eye on. The other radicalisation factor is that you can watch Arab videos online of atrocities by Assad, Russia , the US, UK etc whereby there are uncensored mutilations and killings of Muslim children by US and UK bombings. Stuff that we don't watch, but can turn a disaffected young Muslims head. So a root cause is the Western adventures in Iraq, Afghanistan, etc which also needs to be addressed ...cue @Choulo19.....
  6. 26. John Terry

    Get on the Daily Mail and log in -theres loads of cunts slagging him off
  7. Politics & Stuff

    Think you're right Manpe. People are getting desensitised to the attacks- I mean its 10 years since 7/7 London bombings and after every attack it's the same mantra ''they wont divide us'', candlelit vigils, ''hope not hate'' etc. Then a few months down the line another atrocity. Rinse, repeat. To me, there needs to be a pro active stance in rooting out the wankers that tell these disaffected Muslim youth that they can atone for their weed smoking, alcohol and 'western ways' by blowing apart a load of Kuffirs and have eternal paradise. Fucking mental cult.
  8. Politics & Stuff

    Bomb at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester -means the audience was mainly 10-16 year old girls. 22 dead, 60 injured by a suicide bomb. Sounds like he walked in at the end which is easy to do. Lots of little girls carrying pink balloons. Just had to listen to some poor lady on radio who's been looking for her daughter all night. Absolute shitcunts
  9. Juan Cuadrado

    We can do better
  10. The English Football Thread

    Pep manager of the year http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/antonio-conte-lma-manager-year-10463924 They must be smoking crack at the Daily Mirror
  11. Five Years Ago

    Cant believe its five years today
  12. Five Years Ago

    Just remembered how crucial Cechs penalty save from Robben was
  13. The English Football Thread

    Yids always crumble when it matters like they did against us, Liverpool and Wet Ham. Just like Arsenal do -must be something in that North London water....
  14. The Conte Thread

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39854061 Going a bit off topic -how'd we get here ? Oh yeah the Sun saying Conte wasn't up to the job -clowns
  15. The English Football Thread

    If Man U had bought a decent midfielder for @30 million instead of Pogba they could have bought some more refs
  16. The Conte Thread

    Yeah they should sack him, -did you see they likened mixed race Ross Barkley to a gorilla ?? FFS. their ''journalism'' isn't even 'gutter press', more like sewer press
  17. The Conte Thread

    Conte not up to the job, Luiz a big flop and panic buy, and five other reasons why Chelsea have no chance of winning the league https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/premierleague/1801349/seven-reasons-chelsea-wont-win-premier-league-far-from-manchesters-standards-david-luiz-is-a-flop-and-no-hungry-young-stars/ ...or another reason why The Sun is a fucking pile of shite
  18. Problem changing pages

    and me ! Refreshing sorts it
  19. 23. Michy Batshuayi

    Cant get the Batshuayi song out of my head !
  20. Chelsea 4-3 Watford

    Chris Sutton generally can be dismissed, Ruud talks knowingly sometimes and Pat Nevin I find worthy of of attention -seems to speak a bit of sense, and he was saying something about resting players and stuff along those lines coming back from West Brom, but I was so drunk. How he is on the same R5 programme as Robbie Savage though astounds me...
  21. Politics & Stuff

    True- this is probably the last manifesto with clear cut ideological policies - Corbyn being old school. Now the probabilities are that he has no chance, like Bernie Sanders, but it's funny how May is suddenly trying to appeal to the disenfranchised. Youre right so many people tend to vote on the shallowest of whims, it's personality and style nowadays that sways voters http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/labours-leaked-manifesto-and-the-tyranny-of-tina/19807#.WRlK9YWcH4d
  22. Politics & Stuff

    Its funny how the MSM are screaming hysterically -its communism ! Socialism !! -basically it's nationalisation of a few utilities that we already owned that the tories sold off to their chums, and some Keynsian economics, policies already adopted by other European states
  23. West Brom Tickets

    Loads of West Brom were selling them outside for £100-150 -that's why it kicked off in the Birmingham street end
  24. He can do what he likes, he's earned it