Can anyone remember that scene from from FIRST BLOOD 2 , when Rambo was tortured , and forced by the Russians to radio base ( Wolf Den ) and confirm he had been caught as a spy in vietnam ? When he finally caved in to their demands , what he said to his boss - Murdoch , on whose orders it was to "abort the mission " abandoning him , and evidence that would have ultimately proved there were American soldiers left behind in Vietnam : " Murdoch " , Rambo called over the radio..... , "am coming to get you !! " cue mayhem , as Rambo smashed his way out of captivity .
I am sure Abramovich would relate to that scene assuming the climax of the plot i am envisaging comes true - A REAL MADRID VS CHELSEA champions league final . Watch out Jose, your old chums would have a nice slice of your bum in munich - pay back time, baby !! i can imagine The Chelsea benefactor conceiving , with a wry smile when Captain John Terry holds aloft the greatest prize in European football.
Pay back ? yes , for Jose Mourinho has said in the past : he won " a lot of trophies ", and Chelsea a " few" since he departed Stamford Bridge . Mourinho has always alluded Abramovich made a mistake sacking him , and Chelsea have been worse of for it . Probably true , but hypothetically , the stage is being prepared for the Blues and Abramovich to stick-it to their former manager , and say : " we got the one major prize you never could give us " . In addition , they would have stolen the thunder of the truculent Portuguese . We all know how Real Madrid covet The Champions League , and if Mourinho fails to win it this season due to a Chelsea triumph in the final , Abramovich would have gotten even with Mourinho for his jibes before the Champions League semi-final 2 years ago while the latter was still Inter Millan's Manager .
Get real , i hear you blurt ! But strange things do happen in soccer - remember the Danes winning Euro 92 when they were a last minute replacement for Yugoslavia ! More recently , in 2004 , we witnessed Otto Rahhagel inspire the Greeks to an unexpected victory in The European championship . If the Chelsea players dare to dream to the same proportion as their elevated performances lately , they can make their owner's dreams come true. On paper , they are the weakest of the 4 semi-finalists , and cannot match the pedigree of Madrid , Barcelona , nor Bayern Munich. But under Roberto Di Mateo , they have regained a lot of the elements they had under Mourinho's tutelage . Notably , being solid , and difficult to beat. I know Chelsea have to first get past the wounded Barcelona , and if they are unlucky to face a Barca backlash tomorrow night , then this hypothesis would remain just that. But i do have a hunch we are set for some of the most un-usual set of circumstances this illustrious competition has seen.
As for Real , i am almost certain they are going to breeze past Bayern on wednesday night . Madrid's fire power is simply awesome , and the Bavarians shall wilt at The Bernabeu . Jose Mourinho's team have power , pace , and goals.... and the special one has transformed them into a side with an extra-ordinary desire to win . That is till they match-up with Chelsea in the final . Unlikely events lay in wait .