Thursday, 16 February 2012
Pressure on Abramovich - What will he do?
Roman Abramovich has had an "interesting" few days being back at Cobham hasn't he. Being present for the most part last week and taking an interest in training, to then watch the performance we gave on Saturday at Goodison and to then hear the Manager speak of not preparing the team properly must have been a real eye opener.
If I was the owner I would struggle with that statement from AVB, as supporters I think we all did knowing that he had been preparing the side with Roman there watching and listening to him say that.
Abramovich would have then seen first hand, the reported training ground bust up on Sunday as AVB cancelled the players day off and called them into Cobham for a bollocking. He would have also seen how the players "reportedly" reacted to AVB and gave him the same back!.
Alot is made of how much money Abramovich spends on Chelsea and managers in particular but we have to remember that he is doing it for the good of club, no one is bigger.
So after everything that has happened over the last few days, you have to wonder what Roman intends to do. I like many of you, would not have been surprised to hear of another managerial casualty at Chelsea this week but it hasn't happened so far.
However, with "reports" from so called "Chelsea sources" some of the established players have called for Roman to act and re-appoint Guus Hiddink to save our season but, it's being reported that Anzhi Makhachkala have offered Hiddink a massive £8m a year contract to take over as their manager and want an answer by the end of the week!.
Roman knows we are at our lowest point, he has seen first hand the tension at the training ground and would have watched certain performances from Chelsea this season and sees that we are a team struggling and a team that could potentially miss out on Champions League football this season.
He has invested in AVB, he wants him to take us forward and at the moment with two big games coming up in the FA CUP and Champions League, we have a chance (slim of course) of winning them. If we lose both ties we literally have no silverware yet again and could find ourselves without European football for the first time in years. This would have a major effect on our finances and attracting players to our club.
What will Roman do? Does he stick or does he twist?
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