“What I gotta do to make you love me?…”
Be honest wherever you sit on the RAFA-ISSUE you have to admit he missed a big call that Sunday in Japan … bring home the bacon and daddy will always keep the family happy.
Even when there are discontented pupils the “DON” commands respect ~ if the family are taking their cut and for the 0’so blue CHELSEA family that big old World Club Cup would have been a notable prize to put on the mantle … Plenty of the unrelenting would still have toted the banners, sung the songs, grieved over poor Robbie and waited their time to spring a coup at the top that might just – even bring José riding back into town with his full gun-toting entourage wearing crombies and mufflers and including ‘that guy in the wooly hat’.
If Roman fails to lure Pep, fresh from his NY sabatical, to the traumas and intrigue of Chelsea management, with our diabolical ‘war crimes against managers’ record, pre and post Mr Abramovich, then Rafa could conceivably end up as the longest-serving manager since Dave Sexton ~ You never know!
Chelsea FC do have that way about them.
Cue : Avram Grant ironically being the 1st to take us to a final and then ‘poor Robbie’ eventually being the one to lead us to the promised land of European Glory … AND he didn’t even have a beard, a movember, wear a cross or even have any hair … ye Gods!!!
The bizarre is telling me right now as I look at fat Rafa, the Spanish waiter sat on our bench, wearing our badge and telling our players what to do and how to play … that YES of course, it was bound to happen … our destiny, our karma, our future … we are to be finally led into the ‘promised land’ flowing with milk and honey … win more trophies than even José amassed … come to a place of managerial rest and harmony … the press applauding our great play … no more ugly newspaper stories or court cases … take our place in the bastions of football legend in our brand spanking new 70,000 seater Stamford Bridge Stadium … Roman is offering our manager a 5 year extension on his contract … and its all because – No, not of Glen, Ruud, Gianfronco, Claudio, José, Avram, Gus, Luis, Carlo, André, Robbie – NO, its Rafa and yes of course he has got a beard even though it’s not a long flowing one and of course I forgot this too – we even have a player called Moses … ye Gods.
Always look on the bright side of life !!!… sing it Rafa … sing it !!!