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Jose is back. Stamford Bridge gave him a tumultuous welcome ovation. He is back where he is loved…He is One of us…He is the Special One turned the Happy one.
For all of us that knew our new found courtship with the European Football Authorities and the respect that has been accorded us started with this man…should please Stand Up!
Roman Abramovich has proven times without number that he loves the club…and there is no way possible to love a club without her fans. He exposed us to Jose…cut him off when he wasn’t following instructions, then signed him back when Jose himself has shown maturity.
Our first competitive game is a step out of the old block [30-35 mins of intensive direct footballing to garner necessary points, then dooddling about to ensure saved fitness for upcoming schedules and ensuring clean sheets], ie, vintage Jose ensemble.
We are far from having an established first team, as the club’s board has ensured that depth won’t be a problem this very season, and also Jose had shown signs of rotation, albeit till the very first team squad selects itself.
Say what you will, most managers with Mata and Luiz and Azpilicueta and Moses and Mikel would field them at the very first competitive game of the season…to ensure that if all fails, he wouldn’t be blamed for selection. But not Jose.
Instead our NKOTB trio of Van Ginkel, Kevin de Bruyne and Andre Schurrle all tasted important confidence building minutes to increase their appetite for competitiveness in a loaded squad of talents, but not assured quality.
Also, Jose has noticed Oscar’s talent even more than Robert Di Matteo did…he played him where he maybe the most potent in a Blues’ shirt. His defensive capabilities may see us looking at a new Mata’s positioning and versatility to improve his all round game.
The hype on Jose’s return maybe quelled by the lack-lustre 2nd half outing which seems to be that the midfield [our anathema last season] is once again over-run. On the bright side, it showed a cohesive defense, albeit against lesser quality attacking of the Hull City Tigers players, with all due respect.
But as I said, this is vintage Jose…getting the job done…and ensuring it remains that way.
Welcome back the impregnable Stamford Bridge! Welcome back Jose Mourinho!
We are happy.
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