Following Tottenham's 5-3 defeat of Chelsea on New
Year's Day, Jose Mourinho went all moody and had a go at the ref.
|Mourinho World must be a wonderful
place. It is a place where nothing is ever your fault and there is
always someone else to blame.
When Chelsea come to town, their manager doesn't so much park the bus, but push anyone else underneath it if it gets him off the hook. And for that reason, he can never be regarded as one of the greats of football management, whatever he has on his CV in terms of trophies. Respect in football has to be earned and his arrogance and rudeness rules him out on those grounds.
His standing among his peers may be high, but among fans outside of SW15 there are few who think he is the canine cohones. His theatrics, both here and in Spain when he managed Real Madrid, put him on a level where he sinks to Sunday league level, trying to wind people up on and off the touchline, with his cod psychology that is supposed to win his side favour, but which back-fires on him spectacularly.
Only he, with riches within his squad that other sides might only dream of, can moan about having to play injured players or that the referee influences matches to such an effect that they can only get eight of 22 shots on target.
With Tottenham playing Chelsea at their own game, even an early goal failed to prevent Spurs taking his team apart in a manner that has not been seen for some time. And Paul Merson can stuff his prediction where the sun don't shine, saying Spurs were waiting to be thrashed. Not so clever now Gooner are you ?
But will the Chelsea manager or the ex-Arse man offer any praise for Tottenham ?
Guess not, as they are both all fuss
and bluster. Smoke and mirrors don't come into it, as these two put
up a smokescreen that would rival that left after the New Year's Eve
fireworks on the River Thames. Whatever the real reason for
the slaughter that they were put to by Spurs, the boss will hide
behind his Mum's apron to make sure the fickle finger of fate
doesn't point at him, when he either thought bit was a formality in
picking up the three points or he seriously got his tactics wrong.
In my view, the man is nothing more than a bully and a coward (I
know that is a bit tortologous, but I like to think that even he is
able to be both more than anyone else). Happy to fire off
shots at anyone who gets in the way of him achieving what he thinks
he is due, but without realising that in the real world (as he found
out at Real), not everything falls into his Mourinho World view, as
others have ambitions of their own and can achieve them in a more
“Where were you when you were crap ?”
Spurs fans sang to the rapidly emptying away section at the Lane
(not that the homeward bound Chelsea fans would know, as most of
them have only known glory). More apposite might be “Where will you
be when you are crap again ?”
Well, the old saying goes, “It takes one to know one.”
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