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  • #41252
    nine nine nine
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    According to Sky Sports News. Great news if true. Seems like Roman might be getting his mojo back!?

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    #41255
    Chucky McChuckfaceChucky McChuckface
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    Please explain why this is great, even for the die hards, or why Roman is getting his “mojo” back?

    Cech was a very decent goalie, don’t get me wrong, and the sort of player most fans of most clubs like as he isn’t a dick (even if he did play for Chelsea and the Goonies, which does kinda make him a dick! πŸ™‚ ), but it’s nothing but a gamble with some decent PR attached to it for the first 6 months…

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    #41258
    nine nine nine
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    Chelsea need an intelligent football person with gravitas on the Board Cech fits that brief perfectly and he’s a Club legend.

    Roman seemed to have taken his eye off the ball recently this is the first sign from a Chelsea fans perspective that he might be getting his eye back on the ball. ?

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    #41260
    Nike19Nike19
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    Good News, Well Done and Good Luck to both Chelsea and Petr Cech.

    We have an industry of Mass Pundits and fewer venturing into something else albeit coaching and Management. Sporting Director is a different avenue altogether, and I’m hoping for Cech, the right level of training and support is there.

    Generally speaking, the Football Industry needs to do more to offer players information, advice and guidance on what they can do after Professional Football.

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    #41264
    Chucky McChuckfaceChucky McChuckface
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    I think “club legend” status is considerably overused by fans when a club legend takes over a completely different role in a club. Just because he’s liked, doesn’t mean he’s going to be good at a new job!

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    #41265
    Nike19Nike19
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    Cech’s a well-liked well received professional in my eyes. He was truly number 1 and part of one of the best Chelsea Teams circa 2004-05, and 2005-06. He should be a Club Ambassador in my view.

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    #41267
    nine nine nine
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    Nil, Sporting Director is a much bigger role for him and he has always had a great relationship with Roman in fact it was that relationship that got him is move to Arsenal against Jose’s wishes if you remember.

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    #41268
    nine nine nine
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    Chucky,come on mate if Club legend fits any player it fits Petr Cech.

    But you’re right he will be judged on the job he does from this Summer and not his achievements as a Chelsea player.

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    #41269
    Nike19Nike19
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    Nine, wasn’t aware of the mate, but I’m truly glad for Cech he’s been given this great opportunity. You’re right too about the possibility of a feel-good-factor reignited into the Club.

    If Sarri does leave, would the Club bring back Lamps or would that be too soon?

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    #41273
    nine nine nine
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    That’s a really good question Nil.

    There are lots of rumours circulating personally I think Frank needs a bit more time but if the transfer ban sticks and we have to strengthen the squad via our best young players and that might become a future strategy for the Club too then probably Frank and Jody would be the ideal pairing.

    To be honest I think despite question marks against Sarri it would be tough on him to sack him given a 3rd place finish and 2 Cup Finals but hand on heart I’m not sure he’s the right man for Chelsea and I’ve only ever felt that way over Avram Grant.

    A key part of Frank to Chelsea in the Summer might imo be whether Frank himself feels ready for the role now too.

    But will Sarri go and if he does there are one or two interesting possible alternatives other than Frank personally I think it might be a bit too soon for him but I wouldn’t rule it out.

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    #41279
    Anonymous
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    “Great news if true”

    I would also seriously question how this is great news. It’s no good to have a sporting director in there who doesn’t know how to do the job. Chech’s career so far has not prepared him for negotiating with clubs and players, or directing the scouting team etc.

    For this to be anything but a disaster, he’ll have to be a natural. What are the odds of that? Pretty unlikely.

    Lampard as a manager at least have some chance of turning out to be a good appointment.

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    #41282
    Chucky McChuckfaceChucky McChuckface
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    Puppy, you miss read that completely, my post at 9:04.

    I meant it amuses me when a club legend (any club, any legend) takes on a completely different role in a club and fans get all “wound-up” about it based on his playing days. Being a “legend” is the only reason these players ever get these jobs… nothing to do with actual ability…

    He might be great, who knows, but it’s nothing other than a gamble with decent PR for the fans…

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    #41287
    nine nine nine
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    Chucky, of course untried in the role but he brings bags of football experience to the role and frankly I would rather he was making decisions on player ins and outs at Chelsea rather than Marina who might be a great negotiator but is not a football person.

    Importantly he also has a very good relationship with Abramovich and will have his ear. From the perspective of Chelsea fans is everything we wanted and needed in that role which has been unfilled for almost 18 months.

    Also importantly it’s almost certainly an Abramovich appointment which points to his hands being back in the tiller.

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    #41289
    Chucky McChuckfaceChucky McChuckface
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    That’s one way of looking at it, does tick a lot of “optimistic” boxes… πŸ™‚

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    #41290
    Nike19Nike19
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    “I would also seriously question how this is great news. It’s no good to have a sporting director in there who doesn’t know how to do the job. Chech’s career so far has not prepared him for negotiating with clubs and players, or directing the scouting team etc.”

    My reply to that: who’s made the decision to appoint Cech in this role? Have they just done this out of a whim with their eyes closed? Or does he really need business credentials?

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    #41291
    sean the sailor
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    Cech is a Chelsea legend. Cl abd ninerous trophies. Best keeper in the play one stage aswell

    Bizarre time for this to come out considering he will probs be in goal in the final?

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    #41292
    Chucky McChuckfaceChucky McChuckface
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    Guys, was never suggesting he wasn’t a legend (even if it was Chelsea and Goonies!)…

    Saying just because HE IS A LEGEND, doesn’t mean he’s going to do a superb job in his new role!

    Are we clear now??!?!?!?!? πŸ™‚

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    #41294
    nine nine nine
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    It will be a Roman decision Nil. Which is also good news imo. Cech has got a great background in football at Club and international level he knows how the Club works he’s very intelligent and enjoys a good relationship with Roman.

    Cech lacks experience in doing the role but he can grow into it.

    It may not work out Pep and ZZ might not have worked out when Barca and Real appointed them as Managers but Cech is a lot more than we’ve got in the Boardroom already providing much needed football nous which is something that’s been badly missing at Board level at Chelsea for a long while.

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    #41302
    Nike19Nike19
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    Nine, I’ve not seen this sort of appointment in Football mate, so I don’t really know. My whole thing was to look at it for all the reasons or good points outlined on here for Somebody Very Credible to take up an opportunity and be supported as far as Training, Technicalities and Processes involved.

    Cheers

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    #41303
    Anonymous
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    Nine, all respect towards you when I say this but I think you’re not seeing this correctly. You see a legend going into an important role but this guy has no idea how to do this job.

    You will question that statement but it’s entirely true. His experience as a footballer has prepared him for about 5% of that job, at best. Honestly , it’s a completely different skillset.

    I would be furious if Gerrard were given that role at Liverpool. To me, it says that the people above him don’t know enough about things on their level to make these choices. The Chelsea board have got to go, if they want to perform on the level that they used to.

    I see man Utd and Chelsea becoming less significant over the next few seasons. You can’t make awful choices like this and expect to keep up with the other 4. They will be left behind and a new big 4 will form.

    Unless they correct this at the right levela nd fire the people making these totally stupid decisions.

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