Found November 23, 2012 on NESN.com:
Roman Abramovich’s madness has a method. His method has a madness. The Russian billionaire believes that anything is possible with vision, determination and resources. His tenure as Chelsea FC’s owner has largely proven this to be true. Abramovich purchased the English soccer club in 2003, wiping out its debt and status as outsiders among the Premier League elite in one fell swoop. Chelsea  became a league champion within two years of Abramovich’s arrival. It it took less than a decade to reach the pinnacle in Europe. The Blues have won 10 major trophies under the oligarch’s stewardship, including three sips from the golden chalice of Premier League supremacy and one touch of the holy grail — the European Cup. In that same period, Manchester United, the standard-bearer of success in the Premier League era, has won nine major honors. Abramovich has poured over a billion pounds into the club, and the trophy haul speaks for itself. The Blues even managed to turn a profit last season, a...
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