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Why Roman Abramovich and other billionaire owners are good for football

Why Roman Abramovich and other billionaire owners are good for football - originally posted on Since Roman Abramovich brought Chelsea back in 2003 the club has constantly come under scrutiny for ‘buying success’ and the same goes for Manchester City who have now recently won their second Premier League since the owner bought the club. There is no doubt that the...
Via Soccerlens
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Romelu Lukaku looks to prove Jose Mourinho wrong at Everton

Action Images When the summer transfer window closed at the start of the season, Jose Mourinho claimed he was happy with his core of strikers.  Having refused to sell the out of favor Demba Ba to rivals Arsenal, Mourinho allowed the deadline-day loan of 20 year-old striker, Romelu Lukaku, to Everton.  Many critics and fans questioned the loan move, believing that the Belgian international...
October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Business of Soccer: Is Abramovich to Blame for Chelsea’s Problems?

Although they currently sit third in the EPL table, this season has been far from perfect for Chelsea. The most recent disappointment was the recent news that Pep Guardiola had snubbed the club’s advances and was heading to Bayern Munich. And on the pitch, they collapsed Wednesday and allowed relegation-fighters Southampton to come back and earn a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge. Ian...
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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Roman Abramovich lacks the minerals of a true leader

Roman Abramovich lacks the minerals of a true leader - originally posted on Soccerlens.comRoman Abramovich lacks the minerals Roman Abramovich may have made his fortune from trading in the world’s natural resources, but he distinctly lacks the minerals when it comes to managing resources of the human (footballing) variety. Following the cowardly, premature dismissal of the Champions...
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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Roman Abramovich’s Management Makes Little Sense, But Chelsea’s Results Don’t Lie

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...
November 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Why Guardiola will never sign for Abramovich

Why Guardiola will never sign for Abramovich - originally posted on Soccerlens.comSeconds after Wednesday’s sacking of Roberto Di Matteo, there was only one name on the lips of Chelsea supporters and at the end of hash tags the world over.  Having left arguably the best job – and certainly the best team – in the world, Pep Guardiola was suitably rested and quite possibly ready...
Via Soccerlens
November 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Di Matteo plays down Abramovich visit

Roberto Di Matteo has shrugged off the implications of Roman Abramovich's latest visit to Chelsea 's training ground, insisting he was more than happy to see the Russian there. Blues boss Di Matteo confirmed Abramovich was at the club's Cobham headquarters Thursday amid reports he had questioned players and coaching staff following Wednesday night's 2-2 Champions...
Via Fox Soccer
September 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Chelsea fire Andre Villas Boas as Abramovich backs player power

Chelsea fire Andre Villas Boas as Abramovich backs player power - originally posted on Soccerlens.comRoman Abramovich has sacked André Villas-Boas after a string of poor results that has left Chelsea fifth in the league table. Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at West Bromwich Albion left Chelsea three points behind Arsenal with 11 games to go. Villas-Boas’s assistant, Roberto Di Matteo...
Via Soccerlens
March 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Abramovich calls Blues summit meeting

Chelsea have confirmed Roman Abramovich met with Andre Villas-Boas and his players after the squad were hauled in on their day off following the club's defeat at Everton. The flight back from Saturday's 2-0 Barclays Premier League loss at Goodison Park saw manager Villas-Boas order his underperforming stars to turn up at the Blues' Cobham training headquarters on Sunday...
Via Fox Soccer
February 13, 2012  |  Discuss

AVB confident of Abramovich backing

Andre Villas-Boas is confident Roman Abramovich remains fully behind his Chelsea revolution despite the club crashing to their fourth defeat already this season. Blues boss Villas-Boas claimed billionaire owner Abramovich would not have paid a world record £13million to prise him from Porto this summer, only to sack him at the first sign of trouble. Abramovich's patience was...
Via Fox Soccer
November 21, 2011  |  Discuss
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