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Out with the old and in with the new!

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by U10891573 16 September 2009
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Thank you Peter Kenyon for the changes you have made to Chelsea FC and best of luck in your future endeavours.

I think Ancelotti's arrival and Peter Kenyon's departure means that we are actually starting to have a more positive image for the neutrals now.

Many people that think of Chelsea just think of a club that has spent millions to deliver success, when in fact they seem to forget the history of Chelsea and the days of the 70s when we were underdogs heading into most matches with fantastic away support and very well respected by the media and public.

I think a lot of people have been suprised and impressed with Ancelotti thus far and the fact he has inherited a supposedly 'ageing squad' and spent very little and is getting the best out of the squad.

Peter Kenyon had some good times and bad times at the club, notibly the Ashley Cole incident and from then on the club was portrayed in a very negative light.

I thrive off the fact we are hated, but I think the image of CFC is beginning to change in a positive way. For instance many people are actually backing us to win the Champions League this year.

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posted Sep 22, 2009

Oh dear BerriesDaddy, i guess your'e another armchair fan that just reads the paper and watches the news and knows nothing about football! There was life at Chelsea before Abramovich you know?! He purchased the club in 2003 - we won the FA cup in 97 and 2000, league cup in 98, european cup winners in 98, euro super cup 98 and got to the champions league semi and finsihed runner up in the premier league all before Abramovich arrived - may be a good idea to check your facts before making daft predictions....

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posted Sep 22, 2009

Take anyone's money out of the club and they would be less successful, are you an absolute clown completely blinded by bitterness. Chelsea had already began to become a successful club before Abramovich arrived( qualifeid for the C.L.) and it's likely that it would have been someone else if it wasn't him. It's the most coveted location in Britain for eff's sake...west end and London's Attractions are down the road and it's a damn sight less grimey than many other London club's locations. Kenyon was needed to do the devil's work to develop a commercial brand and to attract new talent...Man United, Barca, Real Madrid, Bayern etc. have been doing it for years and when Chelsea started, it rattled many peoples cages and to be honest Kenyon was responsible for plenty of media attention...but there is no such thing as bad advertising. Chelsea are now London's premier club and without doubt challenging Man United for supremacy in THE Epl and also on the commercial front. Their brand of blue has become the most recognisable globally and an alternative to the likes of Juventus..Real...United. etc. Chelsea need to win the Champions league and this is going to be difficult when you clearly have such talents as Overbo presiding over matches, but the main thing is we continue to challenge and be seen. A big club attracts players because of it's current standing and potential not simply because of it's history...otherwise top players would be joining Blackpool or Forrest..no disrespect but it's about the History you are creating and going to create more so than your past when it comes to business and players. Chelsea have plenty to offer and it's in a good location and has the respect of anybody with half a brain. So for what it's worth, thanks Mr kenyon, you had a thankless job but you did raise our profile and also raised many eyebrows but you were completely right when you branded Chelsea's biggest critic's as Hypocrites who simply didn'y want to share the spoils at the top table.....move over you mugs

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posted Sep 22, 2009

Take the Russian money out of the equation and Chelsea would only be a mid-table side, pushing for occasional cup glory...funnily enough, just like they were before the Russian take over...and Kenyon's impact...absolutely nothing - CFC success is a house of cards waiting to crumble when Ambrovich gets bored and moves on....

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Another know nothing. Chelsea were playing CL football before Roman came. His investment unlike other clubs has been immense in every area of the club not just the first team squad.

The ground is superb (small but excellent), training/rehabilitation facilities second to none, burgeoning ladies and youth teams. A nascent academy a huge community reach all overt he south east of england but especially Surrey and SW London.

And if RA was going to wander off I think he would have already done so. But as it happens around half of the balance sheet debt is converted to equity. Chelsea despite posting monster losses have one of the strongest balance sheets among the top teams in Europe and no interest bearing debt to service. United for example have a little under a Christian Ronaldos worth of interest and fees to pay per year on the Glazers acquisition debt.

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posted Sep 22, 2009

ive got enough time for peter kenyon sure he's telling us what we want to hear sure he has taken a massive pay check but its what us fans wanted a successful club with a good fan base and winning trophys, I would like to thank Peter Kenyon for all his efforts.

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posted Sep 22, 2009

Kenyon seems to be getting a lot more stick than he should. You could argue his record in the transfer market as far as value is poor (though this wouldn't have been exclusivley his doing) as a Man Utd fan 28m Veron and 28m Ferdinand where terrible deals (Ferdinand has proven his worth but given the finacial trouble on the horizon for Leeds at the time hwe could easily have paid up to half that amount). Off the pitch he's turned Chelsea into one of the biggest, most recognisable, best supported and revenue generating football clubs on the planet... and in the period of time he's done it that's pretty impressive. He's a suit and not really there to be judged of performances on the pitch but more so performance off it. Man Utd's commercial performance during his term improved significantly.

Some of the stick is valid, some not... overall I'd imagine most major clubs would be after him with the track record he's had commercially if not on football matters.

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posted Sep 22, 2009

Kenyon is a fool. What did he do ????

<laugh>

Delusions of Grandeur. At most all he did was get a few extra shirt sales in Asia <ok>

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posted Sep 22, 2009

Chelsea do seem to have become a workable business now. Since summer 2006 squad investment looks to fall well within turnover and although Roman's billions still underpin the ability to pay Terry & Lampard so handsomely and keep creditors from the door, everything seems stable whilst he is at the helm. Chelsea are now comfortably established as one of England's top two clubs.

The only problem would be if RA decided to walk but there doesn't seem much motivation for that. Whatever he'd get for CFC would be pennies compared to the amount of personal wealth he has. It's the equivilant of an every day person buying a season ticket

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posted Sep 22, 2009

For instance many people are actually backing us to win the Champions League this year.
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Care to name these people?

As for Kenyon a cusy job at Norcwich city is beckoning.

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posted Sep 22, 2009

I can't stand this man so would be happier if was disappearing completely from the club. He's nothing but a cheeseball - i can't write anything stronger here unfortunatley.

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