Originally Posted by Rush
Obviously. Theres no question you are in a better spot as a result of winning the CL but look at it, AVB had you guys hovering around 4th anyway and got you guys into the knockout stages. The situation right now is fairly similar to when AVB got fired except he had a less talented squad and all the older players against him b/c he was dumb. Those older players have been fucked off for the most part, so whats your excuse for likely not getting out of the group? Do you hang this entirely on RDM like you did with AVB?
AVB had us hovering around 4th spot. Roberto Di Matteo has us hovering around 1st spot.
Yes, AVB got us through to the knockout stages. That's something he has over the man who actually won the competition for us I guess
My excuse for not getting out of the group? Not good enough this year. Tactically, RDM did not get it wrong. He just didn't have a Drogba this year. Tactically, AVB got it wrong consistently. And never thought he was wrong, thus never learned.
I was prepared to give RDM time, because of his achievements last season and what he showed he was building towards this season.
All AVB showed me last year was that he was a stubborn, impatient fool.