March 16, 2012
— Andre Villas boas sacked, AVB sacked, chelsea fc, David Luiz AWOL, Football Acronyms, Football Film, Football Initials, John Terry Race Row, Love Actually, Roberto Di Matteo, RVP Hattrick, Super Frank Lampard
by Emelie Okeke
CFC wanted AVB. AVB liked the EPL, its excessive pay, and the posh standard of life in the capital of the UK. FCP adored AVB, but could not refuse CFC’s GBP. AVB brought in RDM, perhaps to appease DD and JT. AVB’s season started FAB, with victory over WBA at SB. With new arrivals blending in, all seemed well, especially in the UCL. However, with Nando MIA, and young gun JOM and old boy Super FL out of the first team, fans were not exactly going OTT over AVB’s dream. Then CFC travelled to OT to play MUFC, where SAF met AVB. The initial loss for CFC and AVB saw end-to-end action aplenty, prompting SAF to reference the NBA. Then came the derby defeat to QPR. Sparks flew and red cards, too. A race row meant huge ramifications for CFC, the PFA and, eventually, the FA. With JT’s mind awry, and DL as good as AWOL, and CFC’s form went into freefall. AFC crossed the Thames, inflicting a first SB defeat for AVB, with RVP netting three. The SB faithful were far from OK, with poor results continuing through to 2011’s final day, culminating in a NYE defeat at SB to AV, masterminded by AMC. Still, an unbeaten January steadied the ship for AVB. An FAC win at QPR marked a new course, with the thickskinned JT’s heroics driving the frenzied crowd hoarse. However, February revived doubts over SB, and MU’s fightback from DOA fuelled SAF’s glee. With an end to DS’s scoring spree, worries over JT’s knee, NA and A left on the free, one each to SSFC and PSG, and Super FL contemplating mutiny, CFC were at crisis point upon their arrival in Napoli. There, they were thrashed, undone by Lavezzi and Cavani. Roman’s silence had many believing his confidence in AVB was shaken, with the BBC and ITV none too happy for their calls to be forsaken. The final straw was defeat at WBA, coupled with a revived AFC pushing CFC out of the qualification spots for UCL. Thus it came to be that CFC no longer wanted AVB. For now, RDM steps into the fray, but the permanent boss is still TBA. Roman did tell off Super FL, JT and DD, yet only one man picked up his P45 at 13:00 GMT on 04/03. Football management: it’s not as simple as ABC.