Monday, 5 March 2012

Sack John Terry!

Yesterday marked another tumultuous day in the history of Chelsea Football Club when the club decided to part ways with their under-fire manager, Andre Villas-Boas.  The expectations of a Chelsea manager from both the owners of the club and the fans is high but the problem of late has been the players or in particular one player, John Terry.

I'm no Chelsea fan, I've been a Liverpool supporter (and suffered as a result for years) but watching the situation at Chelsea unfold, it hasn't been that difficult to see a trend emerge.

John Terry needs to see Red.
Picture: London Evening Standard

The main issue Villas-Boas had during his brief stint at Chelsea was that he couldn't get the players to work with him.  If you look back at the days of Felipe Luiz Scolari, the Brazilian, he had much the same problem.  Now if you ask yourself, who is the Captain at Chelsea and who plays a pivotal role in influencing a lot of the player attitudes, it is indeed John Terry.

In fact Terry's quest doesn't end there:
  • He disrupted morale within the Chelsea team a few years ago when he had an affair with a team-mates wife.  
  • He's disrupted morale within the England team when he allegedly abused racially a team-mate (and thus made it very awkward for any England manager to play certain players alongside him).
  • It was because of him that England also lost a manager just months before the Euro 2012 Championships.  I suspect the English FA realized just how destabilizing a force John Terry was and thus decided to sack from his role at England captain only for that to backfire!

John Terry seems to hold a position of great influence as he's managed to create so much destruction within each playing setup he's been a part of and I'm surprised that as ruthless as Chelsea have been with waving good bye to eight managers in the last nine years, they haven't disposed of their club captain.  If Chelsea or England are to succeed, it's time to Sack John Terry!

P.S. I know it's been several months since my last blog post.  It's not that I've lost interest in running the blog. In fact it's quite the opposite.  I've had a lot to say but unfortunately been pressed for time and the blog has unfortunately been a victim of that.  I'm hoping to have more out on both the blogs I run this month so keep an eye out for it.