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Chelsea stars devastated by Wilkins sacking

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07:24 AM ET 11.12 | Chelsea's players are still reeling after club legend Ray Wilkins was brutally sacked during a reserve game Thursday. No explanation was given for the abrupt departure of the 54-year-old assistant coach, who was in the dug out for the 1-0 win over Fulham on Wednesday night. However, it emerged Thursday night that boss Carlo Ancelotti had been fully aware of the club's decision. All traces of Wilkins were ruthlessly wiped out from the club's website within an hour of his lunchtime dismissal by chief executive Ron Gourlay. When Gourlay also broke the news to the club's players, they were said to be "completely stunned."

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November 12, 2010  07:51 AM ET

can't wait to hear the story on this.

November 12, 2010  08:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

can't wait to hear the story on this.

It's probably something ridiculous

November 12, 2010  08:57 AM ET

Spammers are loving the soccer T&Rs these days aren't they?

November 12, 2010  09:11 AM ET

WTF?!? 8 of the 10 posts are from these d0uchebags??? (Spammers, not mods, they are easily confused).

November 12, 2010  09:12 AM ET

Man, there better be a damn good explanation for this move. This won't go over well otherwise and could really impact the dressing room.

November 12, 2010  09:13 AM ET
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That's what happens when you play Bayern II.

Now it all makes sense.

November 12, 2010  09:15 AM ET

Any word on Mo Edu's knee?

November 12, 2010  09:17 AM ET

Moreno and Eskandarian will be guest assistant coaches for the U-20 camp. Is Jaime def hanging up the boots?

November 12, 2010  09:21 AM ET

El Clasico moved to Monday Nov 29!! excellent I will be back from turkey day to set the DVR!!

I know this stinks for some of you as you may now not be able to watch it. but i would have been on a plane anyway, so WAHOO!

November 12, 2010  09:23 AM ET

I love how he was "ruthlessly sacked!" this rivals the stirring drama you only find on BBC's MI5

November 12, 2010  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Moreno and Eskandarian will be guest assistant coaches for the U-20 camp. Is Jaime def hanging up the boots?

There wasnt much left in the tank anyways.

November 12, 2010  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Any word on Mo Edu's knee?

http://tinyurl.com/269338e

November 12, 2010  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#23):

http://tinyurl.com/269338e

Danka

November 12, 2010  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#20):

El Clasico moved to Monday Nov 29!! excellent I will be back from turkey day to set the DVR!!I know this stinks for some of you as you may now not be able to watch it. but i would have been on a plane anyway, so WAHOO!

I'll be at work hating life....

November 12, 2010  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#25):

I'll be at work hating life....

oh me too but at least I'll be able to set my DVR ... which is, and i think we can all agree, is what's most important here ;P

November 12, 2010  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#24):

Danke

fixed

November 12, 2010  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#27):

fixed

Danka

November 12, 2010  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#27):

fixed

Or should I say merce

November 12, 2010  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#29):

Or should I say merci

de nada

 
November 12, 2010  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#30):

de nada

Jenki

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