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[Football] Potter [NOT] at Chelsea

Potter at Chelsea

  • I want him to fail

    Votes: 365 48.2%
  • I want him to succeed

    Votes: 73 9.6%
  • He's gone. I'm indifferent. Graham who?

    Votes: 320 42.2%

  • Total voters
    758


Tyrone Biggums

Well-known member
Jun 25, 2006
13,498
Geelong, Australia
Nice rhetoric but he didn't actually leave the club for dead. Mr Bloom and his men were handsomely compensated for Potter's departure, always with a smug grin on the other side of their face, in the knowledge that we had a short list of potential top quality replacements. He left us in fantastic shape is the truth.

#gosbts

Bloom left us in good shape, not Potter.

It took a proper high quality manager to unlock the teams true potential.
 




GT49er

Well-known member
Feb 1, 2009
47,325
Gloucester
Smug grin? You think Bloom was happy to see Potter go and take the entire coaching staff with him, partway through the season?

And how much longer would it have been before De Zerbi would have been snapped up by another club? A matter of weeks, in alll probability.
Absolutely - Potter's star was at its zenith when he was poached by Chelsea. In spite of some post-departure posturing, I don't believe anyone, from Bloom down to the most idle armchair fan leapt to their feet shouting 'Thank f*** he's gone!' Anyone who says they did is, quite frankly, a liar (or an idiot).
Yes, we seem to have come through that crisis with flying colours with knobs on - but it was still fortuitous that RDZ was out of a job at the time.
 
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lasvegan

Well-known member
Jan 30, 2009
1,968
Sin City
Bloom left us in good shape, not Potter.

It took a proper high quality manager to unlock the teams true potential.

i agree in part, but to be fair Potter left us in good shape but De Zerbi really is unlocking the teams true potential.

Would Bloom have fired Potter to hire De Zerbi if he hadn’t left? Succession planning is working out rather well though…
 




BN41Albion

Well-known member
Oct 1, 2017
6,520
Decent man? I'll tell you who Is a decent man. Potter walked away from this club and took our entire group of coaches with him. De Zerbi - on the other hand - stayed in war- torn Ukraine until all of his Shakhtar players had got out of the country or made it to safety.

Potter has no honour and doesn't deserve another thought.
A very different scenario. I love RDZ, but I am under no illusion that he wouldn't do the same as GP if offered a similar opportunity at a CL club. Anyone who thinks otherwise is, frankly, a mug.
 




Neville's Breakfast

Well-known member
May 1, 2016
13,423
Oxton, Birkenhead
Smug grin? You think Bloom was happy to see Potter go and take the entire coaching staff with him, partway through the season?

And how much longer would it have been before De Zerbi would have been snapped up by another club? A matter of weeks, in alll probability.
Yes. Bloom is a gambler. He had a back up plan which he had been working on for a while. It wasn’t as if he started to think about Potter’s replacement the day after he left. Football is a ruthless and unsentimental business away from the emotional outpouring of fans.
 










Feb 23, 2009
23,535
Brighton factually.....
In all honesty let’s face it, we all hate Chelsea and we and the rest of the world know, they can buy anyone or anything they want. With the depth of squad they currently have even witch injuries any half decent manager should be able to get top four. We all know Chelsea and Potter are not building a project, they are doing what big clubs do, getting around financial fair play.
 
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Swansman

Pro-peace
May 13, 2019
22,320
Sweden
i agree in part, but to be fair Potter left us in good shape but De Zerbi really is unlocking the teams true potential.

Would Bloom have fired Potter to hire De Zerbi if he hadn’t left? Succession planning is working out rather well though…
Pretty unlikely with the team being 4th in the league, winning 9 out of the last 15 games.
 


Justice

Dangerous Idiot
Jun 21, 2012
19,592
Born In Shoreham
Absolutely - Potter's star was at its zenith when he was poached by Chelsea. In spite of some post-departure posturing, I don't believe anyone, from Bloom down to the most idle armchair fan leapt to their feet shouting 'Thank f*** he's gone!' Anyone who says they did is, quite frankly, a liar (or an idiot).
Yes, we seem to have come through that crisis with flying colours with knobs on - but it was still fortuitous that RDZ was out of a job at the time.
:wave:
 


Hugo Rune

Well-known member
NSC Patron
Feb 23, 2012
22,231
Brighton
In all honesty let’s face it, we all hate Chelsea and we and the rest of the world know, they can buy anyone or anything they want. With the depth of squad they currently have even witch injuries any have decent manager should be able to get top four. We all know Chelsea and Potter are not building a project, they are doing what big clubs do, getting around financial fair play.
There will be surely be some bargains from Chelsea to be had this summer. Their squad will need a trim, especially as they’ll not be able to increase the amount of international loans they currently have (8).

We might be in the driving seat as I suspect they owe us a lot of money, it might be more convenient for them just writing off debt rather than trying to get other clubs to pay up.

Top of the list would be Colwill who is surely too good for us to sign. But, we might be sniffing about other players as we have down before with Lamptey and Gilmour.

For info, we have 7 players on international loans, so could send out one more next season but there will be a maximum of 6 the following season under new FIFA rules.

 


DavidinSouthampton

Well-known member
NSC Patron
Jan 3, 2012
16,801
I'm over the fact he left now and pleased he got the win tonight, I realise I'm not part of the cool anti Potter gang who are enjoying the death theats to somebody who started the way we are playing now and thanks to massive upgrades in all what we have lost we have benefitted from him going.

Besides it gives them more games to play to help us in April when we play them.
Irrespective of what anyone thinks of Potter, I don’t get how anybody can say enjoying death threats and the like is “cool”. Immature, nasty, moronic yes, but not cool.

For my part, any success he has reflects well on us, because we gave him the chance at the top table, where he did well for us - highest ever Premier league position. If he fails at Chelsea, that’s Chelsea’s problem….. and failure.
 




Green Cross Code Man

Wunt be druv
Mar 30, 2006
20,007
Eastbourne
Irrespective of what anyone thinks of Potter, I don’t get how anybody can say enjoying death threats and the like is “cool”. Immature, nasty, moronic yes, but not cool.
Nobody here has said anything of the sort so I am frankly bemused that this line keeps being peddled. Unless I am misunderstanding you of course.
 


DavidinSouthampton

Well-known member
NSC Patron
Jan 3, 2012
16,801
Nobody here has said anything of the sort so I am frankly bemused that this line keeps being peddled. Unless I am misunderstanding you of course.
I don’t think you’re misunderstanding me.
I haven’t registered large numbers of people revelling in the death threats.
But my main point was to question why anybody might think it cool to do so.
There are plenty of people on here who still hold a grudge against Potter, which I don’t and never did, but not to the point of rejoicing in death threats.
 


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