Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Two-faced Chelsea

Chelsea has won the English Premier League this season and they do thoroughly deserve it.

There is no denying that they have been the best team throughout the 2004/2005 season, with defending champions Arsenal and Manchester United performing poorly in comparison.

However, that congratulations comes with plenty of bitterness, because it was their manager, Jose Mourinho, who was the one who started Blackburn Rovers' poor media image, which happened after Rovers' 1 - 0 loss earlier this year.

Mourinho first of all refused to shake hands with fellow manager Mark Hughes after the match, instead opting to ignore him, while blasting Blackburn's style of play in his post-match press conference, referring to it in a very derogatory way, as a "special attitude".

Of course, as I have already stated twice before (in "Media thuggery" and "No-one likes us, we don't care"), such treatment dished out by the media to Blackburn, especially in recent weeks, has been thoroughly undeserved, and so I am left quite bitter by their win.

In addition, Mourinho has managed to make Chelsea a hated club amongst many other football supporters for his over-the-top arrogant antics this year, including his "be quiet" hand signal to Liverpool fans in this year's English League Cup final.

4 Comments:

At Tuesday, May 03, 2005 4:27:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To deny the obvious and say that Blackburn were not over physical in the game with Chelsea is to be in complete denial of what happened. Mark Hughes wanted and got more resolve out of his players. The tactics Blackburn employed for the match included over watering the pitch prior to kick off and they they tried to intimidate/test the Chelsea players in particularly Robben and Duff. Chelsea to there credit saw off the challenge on the pitch. One of Mourino's jobs as a manager is ensure that his players are offered a level of protection bt referee's and we all know that you cannot inpune the decisions of the referee so he made comments about the opposing coach who I assume he felt had instructed his players to do a professional job i.e to do what it takes to get a result and survive. Mark Hughes has done that and the best of luck to Blackburn in the future

 
At Wednesday, May 04, 2005 2:49:00 pm, Blogger James No. 7 said...

Anonymous said: "To deny the obvious and say that Blackburn were not over physical in the game with Chelsea is to be in complete denial of what happened. Mark Hughes wanted and got more resolve out of his players."

They were not overly physical, but played a physical game in which no red cards were handed out.

Anonymous said: "The tactics Blackburn employed for the match included over watering the pitch prior to kick off..."

So do Chelsea.

Take, for example, this quote from an observant Rovers fan a few days after the game:

"An interesting comment was made on Sky today by Martin Tyler, just before the start of the Chelsea v Man City game."

"He made mention of Moaninho's whinging regarding Rovers watering of the pitch and stated that Chelsea only turned the sprinklers off an hour before kick-off today."

Oops!

 
At Thursday, May 05, 2005 6:45:00 am, Blogger weenie said...

Mourinho's ego took a severe battering last night and serves him right. His arrogance beggars belief.

 
At Saturday, May 07, 2005 12:54:00 am, Blogger Ishan said...

Rafa Benitez wins that battle of the tacticians. Mourinho, as usual, ungracious in defeat. As you rightly say, Chelsea fast climbing my 'Most Hated' list.

 

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