Jose: Chelsea fans are soft

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Jose's new book;

Most of the black community are fans of Arsenal, the Jewish community support Tottenham, in the most disadvantaged area of London they're fans of West Ham, and Fulham are a small club but with a strong nucelus of fans. And then comes Chelsea, a cosmopolitan club, with fans famous around the world, like Bryan Adams, Claudia Schiffer and Chelsea, the daughter of former president Bill Clinton.

And there's a common denominator among them all - they're foreigners, which fits in with the general profile of the fan of the club. Whoever is a foreigner and leads a life above the means of the average citizen is a fan of Chelsea because Chelsea have the most expensive tickets, the most expensive meals, their social life around the game is more important than that of other clubs.

Because they have that spending powerm the Chelsea fan is more 'society' and, of course, that's reflected in the stadium, with the support they give the team.

It's the soft sort of fan who doesn't get behind the team a lot, who don't organise themselves into fan groups, with the cheering on that is characteristic of the image of English football.

They create a different atmosphere because a lot of our fans also go to the opera, the theatre, other types of shows that don't lend themselves to lots of shouting. That's the Chelsea fan. That's why Chelsea have some difficulty in asserting themselves as a great club of English football.

Chelsea are still not a big, traditional club. They're not a club like Arsenal. They're not like Man Utd or Liverpool, who have left their mark on English and European football, or even Tottenham, who picked up a lot of fans with their fantastic team of the Eighties.
:lol: It's great to see one of their greatest managers have a go at them.
 
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It's comments like the last paragraph which make me think there's a real chance he'd accept this job if he was offered the right amount of money.

Apart from the whole 'parked bus' saga (which was heat of the moment anyway), he's actually always been very pleasant about the club and the fans. Even when the nob jockey ran on the field to hit Lampard, he never really slated us.

I know he's out of our league really and probably not too good for us in terms of the style still sort of demanded by Spurs fans, but i can really see him being tempted if the right offer came at the right time.
 

Bill_Oddie

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I'd like to have seen him come out with that in the Shed 20 years ago. Not many of them were 'society'.
 
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It's comments like the last paragraph which make me think there's a real chance he'd accept this job if he was offered the right amount of money.
Yes. He's got a very very soft spot for us (that's not an invitation, bomber). I'd love to see him here.
 

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Of the current beauty parade, the leader ahead of Ramos. Actually, they're the only two candidates I can think of. I really do believe he has a lot of regard for Spurs; downside is, he's obviously pretty chummy with Jol and will know all about the shit flying around behind the scenes. He may feel he's had quite enough of that at Chelsea.
 

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Well, it will be refreshing to have him appointed and given total control. Stops us Spurs fans from getting confused over who's to blame for our current predicament; Levy, DC, or BMJ. One target makes it easier for us fickle fans to decide who to hate (or love?). :razz:
 

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It's comments like the last paragraph which make me think there's a real chance he'd accept this job if he was offered the right amount of money.

Apart from the whole 'parked bus' saga (which was heat of the moment anyway), he's actually always been very pleasant about the club and the fans. Even when the nob jockey ran on the field to hit Lampard, he never really slated us.

I know he's out of our league really and probably not too good for us in terms of the style still sort of demanded by Spurs fans, but i can really see him being tempted if the right offer came at the right time.
I long for the day when we're actually capable of parking a bus again :cry:
 

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I don't even think it's a question of "might" with him.

We can only try by offering the control and money he would deem acceptable.
Agreed. I think Mourinho is just one of life's winners. He'll piss a lot of people off on his way, but in the end he gets the results.
 
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