And you all loved him, especially when he was carrying on his vendettas against other clubs. Such short memories.CFC1 said:He does indeed. He's a bitter, twisted old man. He bought Chelsea for £1 (and debts) back in the early 70's, did a great job of stabilising us and moving us slowly forward BTW, and Roman paid him off with a reported £13mil golden handshake! He should be enjoying his retirement in his South of France penthouse ionstead of carrying on his petty vendettas.
I too await Chelski's eveidence as bemused as LeedsThe Guardian said:On August 2 Bates held a press conference to discuss his tapping up allegations and recalled a conversation he had with the Chelsea director Eugene Tenenbaum. He said Tenenbaum made a reference to some people taking Chelsea for "a bunch of schmucks from Siberia", to which Bates replied, "if you carry on behaving the way you are, you'll be taken for a bunch of shysters from Siberia"
I didn't attack Abramovich!LFC_SL said:Quite puzzled about an attack on the man who rescued Chelsea
LFC_SL said:....Still, bringing charges the severity of tapping up youngsters isn't to be taken lightly
Quite agree. There was a dark rumour at one point he was trying to buy into Arsenal in the late 80s', and it led to some excellent lampooning of his demented antics by the fanzines. The best one being his volte face on fences. One minute telling us they should be electrified, the next week (literaly) they were a menace! What a guy.CFC1 said:WTF? We've done nowt wrong, according to that article... "We approached Leeds, and were refused... then there was a window of opportunity which we acted upon......"
Bates is a mad, bad man and it is strange that after decades fighting with and slagging off the FA and more latterly, the PL when he was at Chelsea, he now wants to cosy up with them to try to get back at Abramovich!
The_kUrGaN said:..Innocent Party ??.....don't make me laugh !!!