Saturday, 19 May 2012

A dark day for football


Money can certainly buy trophies, but can it buy you class, respect and dignity?  Not judging from Chelsea's performance tonight.  Another extremely lucky result from a side that played some of the most dire and defensive football possible, and it must be remembered that Roman Abrahmovich has had to manipulate billions to finance this pathetic little racket.

Roman Abrahmovich sums Chelsea Football Club up.  Here is a man who has made billions as a result of theft from his own people, he now throws around his money in a wanton fashion, he spends unsustainably and arrogantly, Chelsea are losing almost 100million a season at the moment, and then he achieves the most pathetic and hollow of victories.  This is a man who no one likes, people only feign an interest in him because of his money, I am sure the same can be said for the whores in his life too, and that includes his ex wife.

Football is in a very sorry state at the moment, there is no level playing field, Munich are a great club that is run in a healthy sustainable fashion, the very opposite of Chelsea, Manchester City are just like Chelsea expect they are losing even more money a year, about 200 million a year for City.

This is not sport, this is not competition, this is an unfair game where those with the most ill gotten gains are guaranteed success, while the honest clubs who break even are given no chance in such an unpleasant environment of unsustainable greed.  The honest viable clubs are being driven under by the likes of Chelsea and this is an utter disgrace.

Strangely I have sympathy with Tottenham fans, they have now been bumped out of the Champions League by Roman's classless chavs, and this is despite the fact that Tottenham are a club that has been managed responsibly and sustainably, just exactly the opposite of the shameful Chelsea Football Club.  Chelsea deserve no credit for their success, they have spent many hundreds of millions that has been stolen from the Russian people and that has not been earnt, they are a disgrace to football and sport in general.  Shame on Chelsea on this dark dark day for football.



139 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bitter prick.

Anonymous said...

Fuck off.

Anonymous said...

Can't you just be happy for Chelsea, at least spurs are out already. It's really sad and bitter that you have published this, jealousy makes you sound a fool.

Anonymous said...

Wow, how sporting of you.

Anonymous said...

agreed. even with the money, they have been out played all year in allmost every game.

just goes to show if you have a dump team but luck is somehow on your side you can win anything in football

chelsea just disproved karma

Anonymous said...

Sorry to say mate, but we've always known without spending we cannot attract the best players. Now we may not even keep our best players. Wenger has to decide how to change things. Also Chelsea had to wait a long time to win the Champions League, it didn't happen overnight. But enjoy the fact that we were in 18th position and ended ahead of Spurs who Lineker, Shearer, Lawrenson and Hanson said would challenge the Manchester clubs for the Premiership title.

Anonymous said...

It certainly isn't dark, its BLUE GOOSE!
Someone clearly upset that their team wasn't the first team from London to win a CL perhaps?

Anonymous said...

Sad wanker

Anonymous said...

this is a bad blog dude!!! your thoughts are very wrong....i'm a gooner!!! but just because another london club has won the UCL...you should not be jealousy on them by writing something you yourself have no clue!!! go get two more pints of stout and sleep off...

Anonymous said...

It only took them 9 years and £1 billion. Was it worth it?

Anonymous said...

sad little bastard

Anonymous said...

I totally Agree with this post. Fair play. And see that wanker terry was in a suit and then changes into his football strip, the wanker nearly fu#ked it up for the chavs in barca, lead by example? My arse,

George Graham said...

You deluded twat

Anonymous said...

Poor arsenal..season without trophy.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely bang on post mate
Gospel. Sick of the sight of that dirty thieving oligangster and this pathetic excuse of a club like you say multi multi millions to play like that. Wankers the lot of them

Anonymous said...

Sorry to say but as a fellow Arsenak fan you sound very bitter! As I have said on other blog sites after the semi-final at the Nou Camp, I wish we could defend half as good as Chelsea do!!!

Anonymous said...

congradulation chelsea from arsenal fan. If you are in need of manager I this do go too far. There are plenty in our backyard.

Danish Gooner said...

We have our own gangster in alisher,unfortunately he isnt allowed to use his dough.

Anonymous said...

Jealousy has made you a sore loser. Why dont you be contented with a UCL place and give the blues a chance to savour triump. Crying wont prevent money winning trophies,infact Chelsea&City will spend another £200M come summer. Chelsea forever,stand up for the champions you haters

Anonymous said...

Hahaaa....cant help laughing heheeee....the hatred in you is 'touchable'.it's immense;mammoth.can only be sorry for you...keep hating lol..

Anonymous said...

What an absolute load of shit. You're either a top investigative journalist or all that about Abramovich, true or not, is obviously something you've pulled out your ass. And even it weren't it's totally ad hominem, a logical fallacy, whether you like him or not has nothing to do with them winning the world's best club competition. You can't buy good performances or nerves of steel. A case in point being the 50 million acquisition too scared to take a penalty tonight. No, I'm an Arsenal fan, but they fully deserve it. Drogba has been a force of nature in cup comps this season; Lampard too. Mata and Torres mostly anonymous. The worst thing is, you have a blog and people read it expecting the thoughts of an intelligent Arsenal fan...and you're quite clearly a moron who doesn't understand the game at all.

As an aside, has anyone ever seen more of a bottler than Robben? The guy has missed so many golden opportunities in both finals (WC2010) I've seen him in.

Anonymous said...

This really a sad little blog but I geuss you dont have much to look forward to but another season of pretty football, under-achievement and pityful excusesf rom your tragedy of a manage.

Anonymous said...

if you love Football, you have to agree, it is a sad day for Football, robery Italian style

Ad the Gooner said...

I don't think this is jealousy, I think teams like Chavski an Man Shitty are ruining the Epl an will the so called financial fair play rules change anythin ? I don't think so as it seems that they will cook the books as both these clubs are as corrupt as the owners are ! We honest clubs hav built up our success over several years, when your clubs blood money hav bought you a few wins over the last few years ! You don't deserve any of it and it will eventually turn the Epl into La Liga ! Shame on you soulless transparent so called football fans !

Anonymous said...

Absolutely correct in reference to Chelsea. Ill deserved 'success'. I look forward to next season if Di Matteo keeps his job. Will lose one game then he will be gone to be replaced by another 'name' who will last 6 months tops. Have no sympathy for the scum of the lane, they belong on Channel 5. Don't worry though the truth will out. COYG!!!

Louisville Gooner said...

Its amazing how many people on here support buying trophies. Its disgusting and terrible for the sport. I could never cheer for, support, or congratulate this behaviour. Great post.

Anonymous said...

I am a massive Gooner but you sir are a massive twat the spuds season has amounted to nothing! be glad of it... and yes i am sad that we didn't win it first. get over it

Anonymous said...

First London club to win CL

Anonymous said...

Hahahahahaha,this article just confirms that arsenal fans are very stupid,your an idiot for wasting my time to read this,I'm a nigerian boy and do you knw what we do to white idiots like you?we punch them.just jealous cos arsenal are asses..your a fish brain,we won the trophy and if your hurt by it you can kiss my ass.FISH BRAIN,rubbish article,your dad is disappointed in you.

Anonymous said...

True. And it's not Chelsea's fault we didn't adequately replace Fabregas or Nasri. It's not their fault we lost 8-2 to Man U. It's not their fault that we had the worst denfensive record of any of the top 4 teams. Also, imagine if it'd been Spurs instead? It's not their fault that we didn't spend or that we replaced great players with crap ones.

Louisville Gooner said...

Why are you on an Arsenal blog to begin with. And could you be any more retarded? I'm sure both of your parents are proud. Very classy.

Plattzky said...

You twat. So bitter. Guess you've seen the arse win the last trophy they'll ever win. Hang onto whatever makes you sleep at night.

Anonymous said...

As a child my grandmother taught me "never be envious of what someone has, for you never know how they come by it". We have to work a little harder and be smarter. This year is Man C n Chelsea's year. Tomorrow "who know's".

We all live to see the players Wenger give opportunities to, All one by one come back to "Piss on his head". Former generations would have said "Thank you".

Osse said...

Well Bayern are wankers as well. The comments about Dortmund that came out just shows how classless they are.
Dortmund for that matter are a club we can learn from since they have been able to overthrow big spending Bayern using young players and intelligent play!

Anonymous said...

Yup, RVP is a very expensive purchase, even for us the reported £5m signing fee, plus 3 seasons at £130,000 per week, makes a total cost of approx £25 million,for a player who will havelittle value at the end of his 3 season deal, when he will be entering his 33rd year. If a club, such as City, were to pay £25 million, plus say a 4 year deal at £250,000 per week, the total would be £77m, for an asset worth virtually nothing after 4 years. With the Financial regulations coming in, it makes little sense. As suggested RVP,mayindeed price himself out of the market. The doomsday scenario is that he gets injured during the euros & runs down his contract, leaving on a free. Personally, I would take anything above £25 million,replace him with Olivier Giroud & we have Podolski. Dublin Gunner!!!

Anonymous said...

I completely agree about money ruining the sport, but I disagree with basically everyone in the world that Barcelona or Byrn Munich are better teams than Chelsea. I guess I'm just a purist. If they are better, then why didn't they beat Chelsea?

I appreciate the discipline Chelsea demonstrated. I appreciate the way they kept their shape. Not just today, but even more so in both games against Barca.

The football world may not like it. You all might believe its an ugly way to win. But it's starting to look like Chelsea have come up with a formula that works. Barcelona is going to have to respect that and figure out how to unlock Chelsea's defense. This is the nature of football. This is the nature of sport. Tactics, formations and strategies evolve. Defenses learn how to cope and attackers must adjust to penatrate. It's happened before. It will happen again.

Anonymous said...

shouldnt you chelsea fans be out celebrating instead of reading arsenal blogs? True fans u r

Anonymous said...

Well said Sir!!

iswear gooner said...

I am an arsenal fan but I must state that you are a big disgrace to all of us (gooners). You sound like a piteful jealous guy. Roman loves the game and invested money . He spent over 2 billion over 8 years tpo get here. At least he genuinely loves the beautiful game.. he attends almost all chelsea home games. I read somewhere that our Bushmanov has more money than Roman yet he is only greedy and out to make money. You reap your rewards ! this is the 21st century and no one plays for charity., To be honest, if RVP were your brother would u advise him to stay and earn 120k in arsenal while a prick like adebayor earns 185k plus ! lets be honest, we as a team gotta change our policies to compete with the best. Congrats chelsea and to spurs fans, enjoy the thursday nights on channel 5

Anonymous said...

Life aint fair. Live with it. You have to even things up by making the right decisions over things in your control. Something Wenger and the board have failed to do.

Anonymous said...

I've been disillusioned with football for a while now, and after this season, i'm going to take a break from football for a while. It's not a sport anymore, just a competition to see who can get the richest owner to spend ridiculous amounts on players.

It's the way the majority of fans defend this policy and accuse those who are against it of being "bitter" that I can't fathom.

Killing the game at the moment, I hold out no hope that the Financial Fair Play will level the playing field, but until serious action is taken, things will only get worse.

Anonymous said...

THE MOST UNDESERVING WINNERS IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE HISTORY!!!!!

OUTPLAYED AND OUTCLASSED SINCE THE Q/F

THEY WON ONLY 2 GAMES OF THEIR LAST 6

GROTESQUE CLUB OF ANTI-FOOTBALL

Anonymous said...

Sad blog fellow gooner.

Anonymous said...

I can separate what I think is fair in terms of big money ruining the game vs. an appreciation for how Chelsea beat Barca and B. Munich tactically. I even think there were times against Barca where the Chelsea's style was beautiful. I enjoyed watching the way the whole team moved in sync like a single organism defending itself.

Having said that, Barca (and Arsenal) of course are more pleasing to watch, but it doesn't make them better. Arsenal would do well to pay attention. There may be a few teams in the EPL trying to emulate Chelsea's recent style under di Mateo.

Anonymous said...

I am a gonner. I dont see what is sad about this day. Chelsea won fair and square. The history book in 2 yrs does not reflect who was better but who won the champions league in 2011-2012 season. Forget about clubs breaking even to substain herself. What has arsene wenger being doing with the funds he gets annually for qualifying for the champions league over the years. Instead he purchases mediocre players. what happened to the cesc and nasri funds. Our defence is a shamble what has he done to address this. Sorry mate probably you woke up on the wrong side of the bed when you wrote this blog

Anonymous said...

We played for years under graham with this exact style ane we loved it, get over it boys they won. The fact that they didn't deserve it is irrelevant.

Anonymous said...

As an Arsenal fan i must say the person who posted this has no respect at least Chelsea won the CL something that Arsenal will never win as long as Wenger is manager

Anonymous said...

Disagree. We Gooners had our chance to win it but failed, so good on chelski - they beat Barca on the way too. I hate chelski, but you can't take their acheivement away, so congratulations to them. And keeping the scum out of the Cl is also a worthy acheivement.

Anonymous said...

I would be prepared to give Chelsea credit as a gooner because they an English team-but I don't like to see an outclassed team win any game. It was obvious after 10 minutes that the only way Chelsea would lift the cup was through pens. Lets be clear only terrible finishing and luck saved Chelsea from being well beaten. After beating Barcelona by luck and this lot they should enter the grand national-they could win that too.
Yes Chelsea you got the result but you didn't impress anyone with your performance-and no you didn't deserve it.

Anonymous said...

The truth has clearly upset the bandwagon jumpers. If Chelsea fans want to enjoy their glory, all well and good. But I defy any single one of them to put forward a logical argument as to how buying success can be good for the game of football.

Omglol said...

It is, dark day. The way Chelski got to the final was crazy, but to win it same way its disgusting. Shame for football.
But wtf that has to do with how much money they spend in the past?

Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard of libel laws? Don't forget, Arsenal were once called The Bank of England Team

Red Pat said...

I can't believe you are getting stick about this post! I am a passionate Gooner who has spent thousands and I mean thousands supporting the team home and away. Why would any self respecting Arsenal fan want to congratulate one of the most vile football clubs in the world, playing the most negative football, winning the Champions League!!??!
Ashley Coles disgraceful and childish comments at the final whistle? Drogba, a great player but a dispicable cheat, not to mention the morally corrupt john terry!!!! All those responses who are questioning the bloggers personal attack on Abramovitch should read the whole of their newspapers and not just the sports page! I 100% agree!!!

Anonymous said...

Many congratulations to Spurs on Europa qualification. Last night the Blues had belief something that's been missing from our game for some time now .I love watching Germans get beat in their back yard too, small pay back for the last world cup!

Anonymous said...

ARSENAL WILL NEVER WIN ANYTHING WITH WENGER!!!! Just fuck off and stick that class and dignity in emirates trophy cabinet!!!! It's called an UGLY WIN YOU DICK!!! We , the arsenal fans are tired of these claims about class with no trophies... Wenger should go!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

IT IS TRUE, MONEY CAN BUY TROPHIES,ARSENAL CAN ONLY GO INTO DECLINE IF THEY DO NOT KEEP UP, THE OLD DAYS ARE GONE.

freddie_boy said...

This is a well written and thoughtful post. It has predictably attracted a lot of abuse none of which addresses or refutes the basic premise of the article.

Anonymous said...

I think you reflect Wenger's attitude to top flight football, makimg excuses to cover your own ineptitude. If arsenal is being run as a business enterprise with profit as the primary aim, then I'm afraid it is the arsenal fans who are being robbed. How can you be angry with a man who puts his money into what he enjoys without any finacial reward and yet, you have billionaires sitting in your board who put in peanuts for the same exercise and rip the fans of millions. Who is robbing who? I think you've been paid by the thieving billionaires in arsenal board to write this and cover their greed. But if you sincerely believe what you wrote, then arsenal belongs to the lower divsions, not the EPL, where football is played for its own sake.

Anonymous said...

For all those complainin of big spendin clubs, how r players bought? The buyin team quotes a price, if its low the sellin team rejects. Fact is, it is the sellin team dat is drivin prices of players too high, dnt blame thos who wanna invest. Didn't Arsenal hold out on Fabregas n Nasri until huge amounts wer on offer? Its clear Arsenal can never win champs league the way the club is run, why do u thnk T. Henry left 4 Barca to b able to win CL?

1979gooner said...

Amusing to see the Chelsea fans in denial, you are just like Man City fans, you get angry when confronted with reality and truth, you are in denial at the fact that clubs like you and City are wrecking football as a competitive sport.

The large number of neutral fans who feel the same speaks for itself, money like Abrahmovich's is killing the game.

Chelsea are losing millions and millions year by year, this won't change, it will continue and if Roman ever decides to leave, you will be up shit creek without a paddle.

It is a sad year for football with City and Chelsea winning the two big trophies, a sad dark day.

Anonymous said...

You may want to put "allegedly" or some such legal get-out clause in your accusations otherwise you'll have either some Chelsea lawyers knocking on your door or you'll have some Russian hitman come and ask you nicely to edit your blog post!

Anonymous said...

If UEFA have the balls to enforce their rules,then Chelsea and City will not be in the Champions League soon.
Honestly,I love watching Arsenal play,and wiinning or losing games isn't the end of the world for me,and trophies aren't the reason I follow the club anyway.
In saying that,I'd truly rather our club be run the way it is than to sell its soul merely to win trophies.
The way City and Chelsea have gone but their business is disappointing,but they've broken no rules so are to be congratulated.
Blame the rule makers,ot those taking advantage of them.
Scott.

Anonymous said...

It's true

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but we have a multi billionire as a chairman but the difference is our's has bought the club for his own personal benefit and has put in a single dollar from his vast wealth.
Is this better?
London is the best City in the world it's only right that the city should win the Champions league, only problem is it will never be us under this set-up.

usmanov please save us!

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Anonymous said...

not*

Anonymous said...

"It is said money cannot buy you love, just Trophies n more enemies".

Anonymous said...

You lot giving him stick are dick heads this is sport not banking, Chelsea and man city are like poeple on benefits who don't look for a job as they are happy to live off other people, if you can afford something you can have it, this is not success from run and building a club and a team this is bought not earned. As they can not afford the players and salaries therefore should not have them players at their clubs. No disrespect to the players they done what they are paid to do and well done to them but the benefit clubs get no respect from me as a Arsenal support or a sports fan as they are like drugs cheats in the 100 meters you can't run that fast shouldn't be in the race but they on drugs so they can now its wrong.

Anonymous said...

It's painful to watch the media celebrate this as a sporting victory. Surely they would be more respected if they took a stand against clubs like these? After all, they're in the position to make Uefa put a stop to it.
Sky's hyping and glamorising of Man City's title win was particularly disgusting.


"Fish Brains" kid - Support your local team and get an education.

Anonymous said...

Bayern and every other team the Chavs versed deserved to beat them. At the end of the day every gooner knows who's the best team in London and eventually karma will bite Chelsea hard. At least Torres did not score...

Anonymous said...

Why are there so many Chelsea fans reading an arsenal blog? Do you seriously have nothing better to do? Why don't you leave us and go celebrate winning an undeserved trophy

Keiran said...

I don't have any complaints about the way Manchester City or Chelsea are run. At the end of the day, it's their own business, but as a Tottenham fan, I am enormously proud of the way the club is run. We don't spend ridiculous amounts on transfers. Plus, Levy has a pretty tight wage structure and refuses to be held to ransom when it comes to contract negotiations. It is disappointing to finish fourth and yet it still isn't enough for a place in the Champions League, but I'd take a season like ours over scrapping for survival and being in a financial mess any day of the week.

Anonymous said...

pretty much sums up the way I've been thinking,

what a miserable year for football.

contrast the Chelsea style to that of Barcelona and convince yourself that a cup means anything.

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Anonymous said...

Football as you want it ceased to exist when the premier league and sky T.V. came onto the scene, which virtually guaranteed the status quo of Liverpool, Chelsea Man U and Arsenal always qualifying for the champs league. Where you harping on about the rights of Man City, Aston Villa, Everton etc etc to exist on a level playing field back then? I doubt it. English/European football sold its soul to money a long time ago. Get used to it and start spending or else win nothing. Either way shut up moaning like a woman, you won fuck all again, thought you would be used to it by now.

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Anonymous said...

im a gooner, but this article is a load of shit. they grafted and they won the champions league on merit. well done to them. who cares if they spent a bomb. you still have to perform and they did! you should be happy an english team won it (unless its spurs lol)

Crimson said...

Chelsea showed fight and a never say die attitude. I am a Arsenal fan and I wish we had that belief. Stop being a hater because Wenger's lost the plot.

gooner4life55 said...

I'm a lifelong gooner and quite frankly I'm ashamed to be remotely associated with comments like this from a fellow fan. Hey we're all entitled to our opinions, and as much as I wanted us to be the first London team to win it we haven't. And if our lads had half the bottle backbone of some of those Chelsea players we would have won more trophies in the last 7 years. Pretty football is fine to a point, but I yearn for some of the George Graham type football that saw us win things. It's been a while since we've celebrated anything, and if we post rubbish like this, then we're going to turn into bitter and delusional Liverpool fans.

Anonymous said...

Jesus, I'm a Gooner but you're just an embarrassment. I didn't want Chelsea to win, but just have to swallow it - not get all bitter and twisted like you.

Arsenal have more than enough money to compete. The only difference between Chelsea and Arsenal is that Abramovic puts his hand in his pocket and Kroenke doesn't. Whose fault is that?

This self-sustaining model is a load of horsecrap. Arsenal have a £140m wage bill - much higher than Bayern Munich who made it to the final and probably deserved to win.

Anonymous said...

I too am a Gooner and no fan of the Chavs but credit where it is due. They showed effort and a willingness to scrap - qualities we have shown on occasion but not nearly enough. They rode their luck for sure but so what? Also, to refer the the Spuds admirable self sustaining model when they are bank rolled by a tax dodging billionaire in self imposed exile (at least Abramovich lives in the UK)is laughable. Well done to the Chavs - if nothing else, the have shown how far we have fallen when all we can do is celebrate the failings of the Spuds.

Anonymous said...

Hear hear, the whores comment seems a little strong

Anonymous said...

Reading Aresnal blogs have provided the needed icing on the cake.

Thanks for not disappointing.

And enjoy your 3rd spot while it lasts... you are going to be another liverpool next year.

Anonymous said...

before u call people sad who has the bottle to tell the way things are and call him names u should think people like chelsea and manchester shity and all the teams who spend money out there means are killing football because of them there will never be any fairy tale there never another nottingham forest or derby county or another brian clough think what u r saying thanks for being a moron who is sporting unfair football thanks for killing small teams u realy sad morons

Anonymous said...

Chelsea is not good enough to finish 8th in the EPL next season.

1979gooner said...

Agree on the comments on the PL.

Basically we have a choice, do we want a high standard and competitive league like the Bundesliga for example, but it will not be as rich and it will not have as many world stars.

Or do we want all the money, but a less competitive league in which the big clubs dominate far more and the smaller clubs have far less chance to have an impact.

I would prefer the former.

Anonymous said...

This

Anonymous said...

You miss the point of the article - what is there to respect about Chelsea's 'success'?

desmond said...

Somebody posted this link on a Chelsea blog....It actually makes me smile to read this sour grapes drivel.
Wow, bitter much?

Enjoy another season of great success Arsenal and it now pains me to say I actually supported you over Barca...goodwill towards you has disappeared and now replaced by the enjoyment of knowing you can only ever be the second club to win the CL....

Anonymous said...

How far we have fallen? We finished three places higher than them if you di not notice.

Anonymous said...

How bitter and twisted are you,the best you can do is cheer on 3rd or 4th. Roman is a fan and puts his money in, your owners are trying to turn football and to checks and balances. Our win was about passion and do or die, qualities clearly your way cannot buy! As an aside FA Cup 2005 your last victory by penalties, who was the best team that day??
You are clinging on to 2nd best London team just, it was a travesty I wasn't you we put out. Get used to being also rans because when Tottenham over take you your heading for mid table medoicracy in a nice stadium!

Anonymous said...

I must admit it appears that virtues such as honour,honesty,humility,and grace have been strangled in football. It is not exclusive to Chelsea but is rife across the whole game. Abromavich et al value success as it is an indication of power and prowess, a compensation for deep rooted fears that are inevitably based in some form of gender dysphoric insecurity. These insecurities are a powerful dynaminc and in reality football now worships at the throne of fear. On that basis your observations are pertinent and spiritually alarming. A shadow has crept across football and we have allowed it to happen, even at Arsenal. Chelsea and Man city are merely symptoms of a spiritual and moral malaise affecting our society. Jumpers for goal posts anyone?

Pablo said...

I too am ambivalent about the post. Not about the game, which I enjoyed. I thought Chels would loose to the (but for the terrible shooting) better Bayern. Don't care they're the Ist London team. How infantile can you get. Not because Cole said that’s why he joined Chels. Be honest, he’s been a great player, & over the years, we missed him. But if they had not won? Vindication is hindsight. If there's bitter tone to the post, it's because we don’t want smug, delusional fans while others do better for reasons not beyond our control. No, we have to reflect on having a CL football spot after one the weakest sides in recent years, & that we might be fall short of expectations we should set ourselves.
We need a quality squad with depth. Each position is one where everyone is challenging for a place. This requires either development or buying players. In the former, we seem until recently not to have been successful, though there are exceptions. Have Chels been better? No. They seem to have been more successful in buying &/or attracting players, mainly due to the inflated prices they are willing to pay, & where our ability to get value for money is not as strong as it once was. There are a few exceptions to this: Koscielny (Arteta doesn’t count because of his age) & of course, we hope, Podolski. The jury is out on Mertesacker & Gervihno, who I think will improve.
Games are often a result of near misses & sometimes character.
Winning comes down to winning, not just being the better team, I know someone will say. No one else could have scored the goal but Drogba; every good team has, or should have, someone like that; & penalty shootouts , well, they are just line that. What if Muller had not been taken off (surely in hindsight a mistake), what if someone else but the lamentable Robben had not taken the penalty—there are so many ifs & buts, & I do no think it comes down the Chels's character. Think back over a year ago. Arsenal had its best striker unfairly sent off; Messi (this time) scored a dubious penalty; & then a last minute Bendtner fluff (or last ditch Macherano interception). We were a toenail from qualifying for the next round. Had we won, people might have praised us for having luck & character. We didn’t have luck, & but under the circumstances we had character.
Chels in effect has two squads. But they came that close to not wining it despite their money & players. What if they had not? Might Ambramovich ditched Chels? We don’t know, but you see the danger of failure by the standards they had set themselves when so much money has been invested: two missed penalties & a penalty shoot out away from success or failure!
Mourhino’s achievement was with Porto not Chels or Inter (in both he showed his genius). With Chels & Inter he had keys to the vault. We don’t, or choose not to. We cannot afford their or City’s players, & shouldn't take the prices they set. If I agree about character & Wenger's (in)ability to consistently instill & harness it (hopefully Bould will do that next year), it should be with the best players that we have or can get; about bringing out the best of the limitations like Moyes, & until such time that the FFP kicks in. If it never does, then we just keep trying. If we try the Chels- Man City model we’ll be sunk. At the end of the day, only one team can win, & this time it was Chels; good on them, but they will not do it again. Money cannot buy you success all of time. Just ask Madrid, Barcelona, ManU, Bayern & even Chels but for a penalty miss.

Anonymous said...

Try talking to John Terry and Didier Drogba about sporting behaviour and then come back and post your comments. Chelsea FC are the complete antithesis of fair play (financial or otherwise) and deserve no credit whatsoever. If a League 1 sid had put up that sort of a performance to scrape a trophy, fair enough, but CFC are one of the most expensively assembled sides in the world...pathetic!

Anonymous said...

You are a moron. It's not about jealousy, it's about standards which are reflected in an immoral society, where unworthy multi millionaire scumbags are constantly rewarded. If you think Chelsea's victory is a good thing then it is you who has no clue.

Anonymous said...

Good English! Irony?

Anonymous said...

Ooh, I once heard a latin phrase and now must shoehorn it into every conversation to make myself sound intelligent...who are you, Joey Barton?!
Why look down on divers, cheats and odious lying scumbags, when you can chastise someone for being a "bottler". Clearly being nervous or lacking in confidence are much more abhorrent characteristics, deserving of scorn.
John Terry's inclusion in the England squad is enough for me to hope they get knocked out in the group stage of the Euros...and I'm English.

Anonymous said...

Gooners missing the point. Chelsea winning puts them even further ahead of us now....this is not good. Spurs who were unlucky not to finish above us would have still been on par with us even if they had made CL.

Anonymous said...

Being a massive Gooner I remember the George Graham years, how we won trophies by being a fantastic defensive team !!! Show some class yourself and give those Chelsea players some credit. Our current Arsenal team could do with some of their team first ethic. And as for the money issue, aren't we all screaming at Wenger to spend the cash to strengthen our team / squad ??

Anonymous said...

Sonish:
I agree with you completely

Anonymous said...

Syed:

Shut the heck up you loser!!! Chelsea are winners :D you're just jealous you dog!

Anonymous said...

Jehanzeb:
I think Liverpool should win the UCL next year!

Anonymous said...

Shujah:
I agree with Sonish!

Anonymous said...

Shujah:
I agree with Jehanzeb!

Anonymous said...

Shujah:
I agree with Syed!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Shujah

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Anonymous said...

Chelsea won't bother . Winning the cl is what counts not how you win it.Btw does anybody know MU were battered/savaged/ravaged but yet won the cl 1999. Football is about winning.
If you can win in style,good,if not forget it and concentrate on winning.

Anonymous said...

I'll keep posting YOU PRICK

Anonymous said...

Bloody hell what a sad misguided fool you are. There are so many holes in your self-righteous rant, it's actually not worth the bandwidth to respond. I'll just say one thing the FFP rules are a joke, all UEFA are doing is to keep the status quo for the top teams. Real Madrid and Barca are massively in debt, and considering Madrid have had some of their debts written off in handouts from the Spanish govt. yeah that's a level playing field isn't it?
You have a rich alleged Russian gangster as well, but you also have a stupid French manager who won't spend the money.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

LOL!
Carry on watching pretty football and looking at your balance sheet.
What a load of cry-baby bitter jealous nonsense.

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely hilarious. Seriously, you've outdone yourself here with your outstanding levels of bitterness and bile.

Anonymous said...

Champions of Europe - don't need to add any more you poor deluded fool.

Anonymous said...

Ridiculous. You don't beat barcelona over two legs, then bayern in the final by just being lucky. Chelsea have done it by defending extremely well in the semis and the final - but thn I guess that's something you don't see much of having to watch Koscielny & the clown brigade at the back week in week out. Joker.

Anonymous said...

Lets not forget that Arsenal's biggest achievement ("the incredibles") was in fact acheived by cheating... Pires against Portsmouth anyone?

Anonymous said...

There are some self righteous pricks about. Arsenal have been feeding this load of bollocks about their glorious youngsters coming through for years and winning them trophies but it hasn't happened. Over the years Arsenal have bought players like any other club. Why? To try and win things. Without Van Persie they would not be in the champions league next year.So Arsenal paid their way to get into the champions league. Think back to when Arsenal actually won anything and you will find a squad of players of which many were brought in from other clubs. So Arsenal have also used money to buy their way to top. Doesn't matter how much it's still the same. All clubs that are succesfull do it, but when its Chelsea it a fucking crime. We all know why that is. For years the so called big clubs had it all their own way and now Chelsea and Man City are playing them at there own game and they are as bitter as fuck. Hard fucking luck.

Anonymous said...

goonderber here .. because arsenal is gunderful .. yeah?

Man, you are a man after my own heart for having the courage to capture this charade perfectly.

Man, you spoke the whole truth and nothing but the truth, never mind accusations of being bitter. In fact, such accusations are a cheap short anyone can cling to.

But the truth is the truth is the truth .. This was like smash and grab .. no much skill in display, yeah some gutsiness (which I grudgingly respect)..

The fact remains that Chelsea do not run a sustainable football club, and their owner is just flaunting his illgotten wealth. In an ideal world, maybe we ought to be talking jail terms instead of buying up a trophy albeit with oodles of luck and a desperate lack of style.

Turn the tables round, and I would still never want to see that prick (cole) wear these hallowed colours .. nor, his new and wimpy counterpart, Nasri ..

Enjoy your trophies while they last .. That is all I can say, but it is indeed one of the saddest of days for football ..

Anonymous said...

Dry your eyes mate - at last LONDON has the trophy .

DanAde said...

what pathetic, bitter rubbish.

Arsenal, United and co would have loved chelsea to remain how it was in the 2000 thousands.. winning small trophies here and there may be a big cup in europe or the fa cup once in a while.. but to acutally become champions and become kings on Europe? never.

we needed the money and it has brought us success. look at madrid and barca. the spanish clubs with so much history, how much do they spend? are they ruining football also? over 80mil pounds on a single player in ronaldo and 50 mil on kaka another 35 on benzema and chelsea are ruining football?

how about 40 mil on fabregas, 35 on villa, 30 on mascherano, 35 on sanchez? but yet chelsea is ruining football right? get farking real. didn't here wenger complaining about how barcelona were the enemies of football after coming in for fab and offering stupid money.

football is the way these players make a living and if you have the talent to make a lot of money and be successful while doing so you will. I certainly have no problem with it..

you want to call our players cheats? and calling them horrible human beings? drogba not only being one of the best center forwards ever in the league, helped stop a civil war in his country and is building several hospitals there and you question him? Oh because he goes down easily?

like the entirety of the arsenal squad from years past till now?

Please do fark off and try and win a trophy after 8 years.

Anonymous said...

In an idea world, classy clubs like bayern, barca, arsenal deserve this trophy more than your chelskis, real madrids, mancity's .. we should be celebrating the extent of human creativity and achievement, not how much glitter can be purchased cheaply by flashing around ill-gotten wealth.

It is a reflection of the inconsistencies of the western world and philosophy ..

Anonymous said...

DanDe, you are missing the point .. even with their expenses, Barcelona mostly balances the books because they generate enough revenue .. and they play really entertaining, creative and exciting football .. they do bring up most of their core team through their academies ..

Class is class .. flukey luck backed by classless grunt cannot quite compete with that .. sorry to have to burst your bubble .. and this is not about being bitter .. It is the simple truth .. and you have classless grunt boys like terry and cole in the core of your team as proof of lack of class

Anonymous said...

And do you know why Barca can balance their books to a certain extent. It's because them and RM get the lions share of the TV money because they negotitate seperately. At least the money is shared out equally here. And you ask the spanish how they feel about level playing fields when it's a duopoly in Spain.
And don't go on about class when you have a manager who constantly refuses to shake hands of other managers when he loses.

Give me players with spirit and grunt anyday they win you things.

Anonymous said...

Barca does not come into a match (against anyone) park their buses in their goal, and proceed to play a desperate game of avoid all goals and hope for a lucky break ...

Barca builds play, entertains paying and grateful fans, and does not rely on luck .. Even with this title, chelsea can never still ever have the class and history of arsenal or barcelona or bayern .. FACT !!!!!d

Anonymous said...

Getting Gooners riled up. Lovely. Do you honestly think any Chelsea fan gives a flying fuck? Bitterness gets you nowhere and you wouldn't be complaining if a Russian billionaire bought your club. Pipe down. Cunt.

Anonymous said...

Park the bus LOL since when has defence been any less relevant than attack. Arsenal were renound for the defensive back four with Adams Winterburn etc. They are still used as a template for todays defensive coaching, to disrespect any defensive display is to disrespect your heritage and history. How the fuck can you have a sensible intelligent discussion with an Arsenal fan when you come out with garbage like that, grow up!

Anonymous said...

I think Wenger needs to buy this when it's released
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Anonymous said...

Your talking about class and you called his ex wife a whore, fuck off twat

Anonymous said...

What a load of disturbed deluded thinking, seriously get some professional help, you need it.

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable nonsense, you bang on about alleged corruption with Roman, and here's a club that had a proven crook at it's heart with Henry Norris. The only saving grace is that the only team he screwed over was Spurs.
LOL LOL LOL LOL

Anonymous said...

Fuck off you goon! The gooners should sport a green kit next season, green with envy!!!! What has your supposedly pretty football won you. Absolutely nothing!!! You loser!!!

Anonymous said...

You pathetic bitter human being have no idea what you are talking about.

Anonymous said...

Aahhh, bless....are the mighty Gunners a little upset?
Cheer up, one day you may become the SECOND London team to win the CL.
Enjoy yet another cupless year when maybe you will again turn on each other...

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