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Clevemayer

Even Ancelotti gets it, why not you?!

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So if this is true even Carlo has gotten it right:

Carlo Ancelotti has urged former employers Chelsea not to make successor Andre Villas-Boas carry the can for the struggles of their "old" team.

Tuesday's Carling Cup defeat by Liverpool was new boss AVB's fifth loss in his last nine matches, and he now faces a make-or-break spell of three games in nine days against Newcastle, Valencia and Manchester City.

But Ancelotti, whose sacking in May opened the door for the 34-year-old Portuguese, said: "Villas-Boas cannot work miracles. This is an old team now.

"It is exactly the same team as the one I left, with the exception of Juan Mata and Raul Meireles.

"The problem is not Villas-Boas, it is with the team that he has.

"Andre is young and inexperienced, but he has done well and he is talented.

"I feel Roman (Abramovich) needs to give him time to sort it out and make his ideas work."

Ancelotti was axed as a consequence of his winter "bad moment" last season, when winning just 10 points from 11 games lead to the Blues ending the season empty-handed.

But he has told the club not to pull the trigger on Villas-Boas, even if Chelsea are knocked out of the Champions League by Valencia next Tuesday, insisting the squad, not the manager, is responsible for the recent run of results.

Italian Ancelotti has continued to live in London since leaving Chelsea, hoping for a return to the Premier League with another club in the capital.

His words may cause some disquiet among the players he left behind at Stamford Bridge.

The former AC Milan coach added: "The problem is in the organisation and with the players - all the things that they have to change to make it better.

"Maybe he does lack experience. But they knew that when they appointed him. He needs time."

While AVB has been given private support by the Chelsea hierarchy, that backing is in danger of disappearing if he cannot turn the club's season around.

And with suggestions that Villas-Boas' refusal to stick with a settled side is causing increasing concern, he appeared to be clutching at straws as he conceded his campaign is in danger of turning to dust, although he had no option but to deny the problem was with his squad.

Villas-Boas said: "I don't think this is the sign of an ageing team. It was our decision to stick with these players because we believe in them.

"We don't like being out of the Carling Cup, but now we have to look forward to the challenge we have ahead of us.

"And there are games in the Premier League where we must make the most of the December fixtures to get our challenge back on track.

"We've lost one competition, we're not looking good in the Premier League, but we believe we can go on a good run of games to take us to another position.

"Just because we've had this record recently doesn't mean it will continue to happen.

"We have to get the wins from the December fixtures to challenge for the Premier League if it's still available.

"Also, the FA Cup and Champions League remain for us, with a game against Valencia where we have to be at our best standard to beat them, because they are a team on a good run of form."

http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/news/Chelsea-Blame-old-players-not-Andre-Villas-Boas-for-bad-results-says-ex-manager-Carlo-Ancelotti-article836801.html

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Carlo Ancelotti is a legend no matter what!, he went through a lot of shit last season, with his dad dying, the players not being good enough. And even now he is speaking out when he could simply not say anything and leave us to our misery, thank you Carlo, and i hope this word really gets out to everyone and one in particuler, Roman Abramovich!.

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Carlo - A true gentleman who was treated with no respect. He speaks complete sense. Miracles are expected out of this aging squad.

Won the double,got us 2nd place and still got the flick..Poor bloke...and the eyebrow :D.

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It seems "king" knows more about our team than stupid read bearded:

Villas-Boas said: "I don't think this is the sign of an ageing team. It was our decision to stick with these players because we believe in them."

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^ I hope that he's just saying that to keep the players happy. He can't exactly come out & say the players are old they'll be sold next summer because then they won't put any effort in at all & we'll be well & truly fucked at the end of the season.

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^ I hope that he's just saying that to keep the players happy. He can't exactly come out & say the players are old they'll be sold next summer because then they won't put any effort in at all & we'll be well & truly fucked at the end of the season.

And it baffles me that some people still don't realize that

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^ I hope that he's just saying that to keep the players happy. He can't exactly come out & say the players are old they'll be sold next summer because then they won't put any effort in at all & we'll be well & truly fucked at the end of the season.

Thsts not true. It was his decision to not make an overhaul. During the pre-season he said he was impressed with the squad, and few changes was needed.

Everybody knows he has more control over transfer than Carlo. If we are with this current squad, its his fault.

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I really hope that what Andre has been saying recently was to motivate the team and give them belief and that january and most importantly summer transfer periods come he'll make the right moves, both in and out the club. So far he has shown us that he can judge a player well - Mata is incredible and looking at the prices today he was cheap. Oriol was a bargain, Meireles was cheap also and Courtois is one of the most talented young GKs. I want to see more of the same while some players (we all know who) leave.

King regards Carlo, good to hear you :)

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I do respect Carlo..

But it's his lack of spine that let me down. Meaning, his reluctance to stand up to our estranged board, cost him severely. That's his fault too.

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Thsts not true. It was his decision to not make an overhaul. During the pre-season he said he was impressed with the squad, and few changes was needed.

Everybody knows he has more control over transfer than Carlo. If we are with this current squad, its his fault.

Are you 100% sure about that?

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I have deep respect for this man. But did not show any interest in integrating our youth. He neglected kakuta even after the kid showed MoTM performane against Nicosia he tried to do same thing against Sturridge.

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"The problem is not Villas-Boas' date=' it is with the team that he has.[/quote']

Well, he didn't hold the same speech last year... This proves us that a manager can't speak his mind freely to journos.

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It's great to hear from him. And all he's said is true really. Glad to see that he supports AVB. And I bet AVB knows where the problems are, it's just that they will take some time to solve.

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I do respect Carlo..

But it's his lack of spine that let me down. Meaning, his reluctance to stand up to our estranged board, cost him severely. That's his fault too.

Didnt Jose do something like that?Or upset Roman just remember a time in January when we thought Jose was getting the sack...cant remember what had gone on some falling out of some kind apprantly...

I dont think our board is one you can stand up to..just seems concerns are inored and protest to far theres the door

As for what AVB said about the sqaud in summer....thats completly different.Things may work in pre season,players may play well but soon as it all gets underway then you see the cracks appeared which is what is happening now.If he doesnt overhaul or start to in January/Summer be worried but he was hardly gana come in and chuck out the big names stright away when he himself had just arrived

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