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Redknapp: only a 'dope' can fail at Chelsea

Postby NickKIELCEPoland » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:49 pm

Discussion question; what is your definition of succeeding/failing?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20887933
Redknapp says that a manager has to be a 'dope' to fail at Chelsea.

It's all a question of the definition of success.

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-winning a trophy is enough to be called a success, no matter with which club

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-at Southampton winning any available trophy would be a success, but at Chelsea, 4 seasons and no league title would be a failure.

I personally think the Definition 1 is out-dated, and that the vast majority of us subscribe to Definition 2.
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Postby mrtz » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:58 pm

Really depends on expectations. Burden of expectation has plagues Chelsea after Mourinho set such a high standard. It's what Abramovich expects - nothing less - and Mourinho himself couldn't save his own job when he couldn't reach the lofty expectations.

Abramovich expects them to win or at least be one of the few teams left fighting for the competitions they are in. Crashing out of the Champions League unable to defend their title as well as a poor league run was deemed unacceptable and he sacked DiMatteo.

Clearly many Chelsea fans didn't feel the same way and they were riding high on the double win last season as well as an outside shot at the league and being favorites for the two domestic cups.

Unfortunately for them, their not the ones who sign the checks and it's Abramovich's opinion that matters at the end of the day.

As far as my expectations and definition of success for Liverpool, strong cup runs and an improvement in the league while trimming the wage budget and fostering youth players would be in my criteria for this season.

So, say we reach the FA Cup and Europa League final and win one of them and crack the top 5 in the league, it would be successful. Sterling and Suso have come through the ranks, while Henderson and Downing are improving under Rodgers' system. I'd deem our campaign successful if we reach those, and stability is the key. You grow from that, and success is redefined next season. Maybe we're at a place where we should be challenging for a top 3 spot. My definition of success is drastically different now compared to 2008, and it will probably change next year. Success is circumstantial for a club that is as volatile as Liverpool. A club like Manchester United has the right to have tighter definitions of success.
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