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    Money canít buy you cups


    "I bet he was well pissed off when Inter dumped Chelsea out of the Euro Champs. All that money, up to £160,000 a week, plopping into the pockets of Terry and Lampard and Drogba, being feted and cosseted, but doing no real work in return, showing no fire or energy, just take take take."


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    Money alone doesn't win cups, but it does help. You only have to look at Chelsea's pre and post Abramovich records.

    Author weakens his point by referring to Fulham as an example of a non-moneyed club too; before Al Fayed took over they were flitting between the second and third tiers and hadn't been in top flight for (I'd guess) 30 years. Uncle Mo might not have Roman's bottomless pit, but by any reasonable measure he's one of the super-rich.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Money alone doesn't win cups, but it does help. You only have to look at Chelsea's pre and post Abramovich records.

    Author weakens his point by referring to Fulham as an example of a non-moneyed club too; before Al Fayed took over they were flitting between the second and third tiers and hadn't been in top flight for (I'd guess) 30 years. Uncle Mo might not have Roman's bottomless pit, but by any reasonable measure he's one of the super-rich.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    More like third and fourth
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Money alone doesn't win cups, but it does help. You only have to look at Chelsea's pre and post Abramovich records.

    Author weakens his point by referring to Fulham as an example of a non-moneyed club too; before Al Fayed took over they were flitting between the second and third tiers and hadn't been in top flight for (I'd guess) 30 years. Uncle Mo might not have Roman's bottomless pit, but by any reasonable measure he's one of the super-rich.
    Even that's misleading.

    The most important person at any football club is the manager. Split the Abramovich era into with Mourinho and without him and I'd wager that there'll be a pretty wide gulf.

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    Actually IIRC Ranieri's last season wasn't that bad and he was the one who bought most of the team that went on to win the league under Mourinho - could it be they needed time to bed in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raghav View Post
    Money can't buy you cups

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178 View Post
    Actually IIRC Ranieri's last season wasn't that bad and he was the one who bought most of the team that went on to win the league under Mourinho - could it be they needed time to bed in?
    No it wasn't, and with the exception of Carvalho and Drogba, the spine of the team was either signed by Ranieri, or in the case of John Terry, developed by Ranieri.

    Still didn't win anything mind. That didn't happen until Mourinho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
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