speaking of chelsea, i think ranieri did all the hard work and now mourinho turned up and claimed the credit. admittedly, mourinho is a great manager but many forget that it was ranieri that got the likes of terry and lampard to become top class players.
a lot of people like that one lah. wear the jersey of the team, speak loud loud when team win but know nuts. long time ago, got this friend of friend who kept talking about how great man utd was and cantona damn solid blah blah blah. would you believe when i mentioned gary pallister and mark hughes, he looked blank? they are key players on the same team! he think football is badminton issit, one man play one. didn't even know his hero cantona was from leeds...hah! i thought he always play for man u one??!!but look at some MU fans, who had followed beckham and now only buying Real Madrid Jersey No 23 ??
some out of a sudden become Chelsea fans ? Ask some of them whether they know who is Veiri....they said "no idea". but that was the manager that brought Chelsea most trophies. ???
turned me off supporting man u even if i intended to. now he probably chelsea or arsenal fan liao......
i thought vialli, ravanelli and zola are the 3 italians that really made the epl world class. before that, epl teams were never really up there with the european giants but when these guys came in, more and more foreign players came streaming in. and whether you like it or not, man utd's champions league win made english soccer the force it is now. suddenly, all the world realised that the epl teams are a force to be reckoned with.
speaking of serie a players, i am a big fan of shevchenko, maldini and my all time favourite player, Baggio! (roberto lah, not dino). the divine pony tail was the epitome of a real pro. he played at a 100% and is an asset to any team he played for (except maybe with inter but i felt he was unfairly treated then). and also genaro gattuso, i always felt his contributions were often under-rated but he's a really vital player and would be an asset if somehow liverpool can sign him (dream dream)