Robert, in the short term yes I take a little pleasure. Chelsea at the beginning of the season looked to me to be the odds on favorite to take the title, so having the compitition implode is no bad thing for me. Also, while I did have respect for Jose, I was never a fan. Guess its all about point of view, but I just could not take his after game comments. But I did enjoy the colour he brought to the league, and all banter aside, he is a talented manager.
But my comments are looking at the long term. I'm not a natural Chelsea hater. Growing up (80's)I had quite a few Chelsea fan friends, and it was hard not to feel sorry for them. But I always had respect for them as I saw them as true football fans following their team through the thin part of "thick and thin". I also see Chelsea as one of the big names in English Football, so don't want longterm harm to come to your club. No matter who you support, I dont' think we want to see another Leeds happening.
I really wanted to get the Chelsea fans perspective, as I'm not close to the club, and don't know more about Roman than what the press print. Also, at the end of the day the club is the fans, so while the rich owners may pull the strings, its the fans that really count, so I wanted to hear their voice.