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November 17, 2005

Russian Billionaire Abramovich Starts Probe into Chelsea’s Defeats: Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich shas ent a delegation to the club’s Surrey training ground to find out what has gone wrong, despite losing just three times all season, daily newspapers reported Thursday.

posted by jennifer to soccer at 05:09 AM - 8 comments

Awesome. This story is a perfect example of what is so great about football AND Russians - conspiracies galore! That said, "everyone at the ground" could mean a couple of hurt players and a few backroom staff, if it was a day off. And the quotes from Mourinho in the story are from right after the Man U game - I wonder if he actually had anything to say about the "investigation," or even knew it was happening.

posted by sakana at 08:25 AM on November 17

I hate him more than almost anyone...

posted by StarFucker at 09:37 AM on November 17

LOL. My god, does he actually expect to win every single game? Will he break John Terry's legs if they don't?

posted by trox at 09:49 AM on November 17

I guess this helps explain Mourinho's dossier on Wenger quotes too.

posted by scully at 10:27 AM on November 17

LOL. My god, does he actually expect to win every single game? Will he break John Terry's legs if they don't? As long as its after the world cup break away. I hate Mr. Roman too but at least he is pouring money into his club unlike a certain American.

posted by acesrt132 at 01:58 PM on November 17

Thanks for your first post jennifer. Whatever your opinion, both Mourinho and Abramovich have shaken up the EPL. whether this is a good or bad thing only history will judge. However the major worry is really if all the TV money over the last 10 years and now the Russian millions is sustainable. Most EPL clubs run huge deficits and are technically broke. The next TV rights package will be interesting.

posted by owlhouse at 09:00 PM on November 17

Whoops - That was meant to be thanks for jennifer's first post on soccer. Good to have another round ball person on SpoFi.

posted by owlhouse at 09:01 PM on November 17

Hear, hear! Welcome, jennifer!

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:27 AM on November 18

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