Monday, September 24, 2007

Did anyone else notice who was sitting with Abramovich?

Well, next stop is Rumor Central. Did anyone else notice who was sitting with Roman Abramovich at the game versus Manchester United yesterday? None other than Dutch national coach and former Ajax and AC Milan star Marco van Basten.

Means nothing you say? He was there by someone else’s invite you say? When has a national team manager ever come to a game and sat behind the owner who was looking down the barrel of an ordinary manager and not have it mean something?

If Marco van Basten was there to see Dutch players, then I don’t know who save for Edwin van der Sar or Salomon Kalou who hardly played. No, friends, if Avram Grant can’t make it happen you can bet Chelsea have shown the world their cards and made it clear who they have in mind to replace him.

That director’s box can sure tell a story. Against Rosenborg ‘ol Roman sat there and laughed it up with a little cutie. Yesterday, everyone (even van Basten) jumped to attention when Roman applauded, the most comic being how he was the only one clapping when Shevchenko came off and everyone suddenly started clapping as well. As Mel Brooks said, “it’s good to be the king“.



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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought they were going to target van Basten over the summer

9/24/2007 1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kalou is Dutch is he? That's a new one on me. He's from the Ivory Coast!

9/24/2007 2:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Van Basten was in the United Directors box, sitting with United directors, because he is an ambassador for Nike. The invite was there months ago. He's been to Old Trafford many times in the last two years.

Kalou applied for Dutch citizenship last year and was refused an accelerated passport. He'll get a Dutch passport next year. Van Basten described him as the future of the Dutch National Team.

9/24/2007 2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um, if thats true, why was he behind Roman? If thats true, he should be alot smarter than that to show up there

9/24/2007 3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you write an article, get your facts right!

Kalou is Ivorian and he will be playing in the African Nations Cup in January.

He is not eligible to play for the Netherlands!

Enough said!

9/25/2007 6:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Van Basten was one of six or seven managers in the directors box. Sven was also on that row of seats and McLaren one row down. Talking to Tannenbaum at one stage was Mircea Lucescu and Takis Lemonis from Olympiacos was shaking hands with Abramovich at half time. None of this means anything. You expect to see a lot of coaches at a top class match.

9/25/2007 12:03 PM  
Blogger Rio said...

I raise both hands for ruud gullit.

9/25/2007 3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another sports writer (wannabe) who gets facts wrong. What's new?

9/26/2007 2:29 AM  

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