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A (Stamford) Bridge Too Far?

Aston Villa have been drawn away to Chelsea which could virtually guarantee the clash will be televised! Lets hope so, Chelsea charge something like £10 000 a ticket down at Stamford Bridge.

Still, this is the cup, there is no reason we can't go and give it our all and win, especially if Chelsea don't take the cup seriously. Must admit, it was the one tie I wouldn't have wanted though, was hoping for a home game!

Chelsea beat Blackburn in the 3rd round, Villa beat Leicester City in the last few minutes of extra time.

Ties to be played week commencing November 6th.

Notts County v Wycombe Wanderers
Tottenham Hotspur v Port Vale
Birmingham City v Liverpool
Chelsea v Aston Villa
Watford v Newcastle United
Chesterfield v Charlton
Southend United v Manchester United
Everton v Arsenal

The date has now been set for Wednesday 8th November, kick-off 7.45pm.

Ticket prices will be discounted in line with Chelsea's cup game policy. Phew, just £900 per ticket then!

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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday October 26 2006

Time: 9:50AM

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Not a bridge too far. nobody is invincible COME ON VILLA!!!
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26/10/2006 09:57:00

'Chelsea don't take the cup seriously'. Would that be the reason why they nominated such a strong team last night and José said that he had every intention of winning a cup that was crucial on the way to lifting our Premiership trophy in 2005? Dream on, Villans: we have every intention of taking this seriously and that means brushing your lot aside.
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26/10/2006 10:22:00

Chelsea official site says they've been drawn against Villa who ' knocked us out of the competition three years ago, during the last season under Claudio Ranieri. That game was at Villa Park. Chelsea were more successful in 1998, winning a League Cup tie 4-1 at the Bridge on the occasion of John Terry’s debut. The one other meeting in the competition was back in 1965 when we won a semi-final against Villa over two legs on the way to winning the competition.
The Fear
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26/10/2006 10:22:00

IF Chelsea don't take it seriously, IF IF IF. Read what I put. For a few years the 'top' teams haven't always taken it seriously in fact they've done a good deal to make a joke of it, I hope that is changing again now but it is just unfortunate that in this case you'll be progressing no further!
The Fear
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26/10/2006 10:27:00

Hark at the new money speaking by the way, brushing us aside? Didn't do that in the league did you? The arrogance of new money knows no bounds really does it?
The Fear
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26/10/2006 10:28:00

Hmm, who is calling who arrogant? I mean you say that there is no reason why your lot can't go on and win it. I'd say that there is a huge reason why you might not go on and win it, and that reason is the best team in the land today. P.S. if you're playing Liverpool this weekend, the very best of luck to your lot!
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26/10/2006 10:30:00

Wonder how long Euro has been blue.
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26/10/2006 10:52:00

The Fear said there's no reason why we can't go and give it our all and win (the game). Who could seriously argue with that. It's a one off cup game and anything can happen. We've already shown how difficult we are to beat this season! And as for being brushed aside, any real football fan knows that MON doesn't manage teams that get brushed aside. He manages teams that are well organised, committed and fight like hell. And that's what Villa will do at Stamford Bridge. Villa for the cup!
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26/10/2006 11:08:00

Dear Gordonsleftboot, congratulations on an original thought. Of course, the fact that my father was going to Chelsea in the late 1950s and took me to games in the early 1980s when the ground and team were appalling should not in any way alter your stereotype of every single Chelsea supporter being a Johnny Come Lately.
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26/10/2006 11:16:00

weve done it once before...angel skip past 2 and belt it in from 25 yards (again). Lucky its only over 1 leg and no replay it could maybe maybe maybe work in our favour. Euroblue we dont about what you think, go away
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26/10/2006 11:31:00

Weve done it once before it can be done...Angel to skip past 2 and bury it from 25 yards again (again). Lucky its not over 2 legs and no reply, it can only work in our favour Chelsea dont have 2 'off' days. Euroblue congratulations on supporting Chelsea i bet you werent this gobby 5 years ago though? MON has Mourinhio is his pocket and gabby will give Cole the run around all game, beware!!!
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26/10/2006 11:35:00

EuroBlue it must be nice to be on a site that has people posting on it, I did look on the Chelsea site this morning to see the reaction of the Chelsea Vital Members to getting drawn against Villa in the cup, I did notice it was a little slow, your always welcome here to discuss Football, our meeting in the cup and how much you will be spending in the transfer market. Why not join Vital Villa as a member and join the great Debate. :-)
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26/10/2006 11:35:00

Thanks for the offer, col8. Since I'm already a site contributor for Vitalschelsea, I'll pass it up though. Let's face it: at the Chelsea site I'm paid shedloads and you couldn't possibly afford me.
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26/10/2006 11:52:00

lol, like that response. I'm sure the longer standing Chelsea fans can't stand the new chelski lot who I'm sure tell everyone they were there in the 1900's !!
The Fear
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26/10/2006 11:57:00

I'm sure every forum has a member, who all the other members are embarrased by. I'm only guessing but I think EuroBlue could be the Chelsea member who the other Chelsea members think "Oh god, just put a sock in it"
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26/10/2006 12:33:00

Well if we meet Manure in the next round then maybe we will be playing the best team in the land today... look at the Premiership table.
Hoss The Villain
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26/10/2006 12:33:00

One piece of good news is that Chelsea have a policy of pricing domestic cup games cheaply at £25 so you won’t have to pay to much to come to ours.
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26/10/2006 12:55:00

we got a chance we deserved a point when we played, they will have a different squad out for the cup and pay the price for it!
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26/10/2006 12:58:00

You lot looked pretty good at the Bridge on your recent visit, but I think we are now beginning to play some better football. Robben has hit his stride and Joe Cole is back, should be a good game, but I know what outcome I would bet on!
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26/10/2006 12:59:00

BTW, I think with the discount the tickets will only be £800 each!
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26/10/2006 12:59:00

We've got a good chance, we just need a repeat showing of our performance down there a few weeks back, plus an additional break or two.
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26/10/2006 13:40:00

anyone know where Chelsea eat at before games?....we could slip something in their grub to make them worked for the gunners?
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26/10/2006 13:50:00

Chelsea...pah piece of piss...bring on the big guns such as Man united...
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26/10/2006 13:59:00

would realy love to attend the match, It will be wonderful to watch us go through to the next round, anyone know where I can get a mortgage quickly????? UTV
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26/10/2006 14:21:00

Is that Stamford bridge at the top? Didnt recognise it with a roof and no barbed wire. Amazing what a few roubles can buy. Everything but a history and a European cup.
silkie villain
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26/10/2006 14:26:00

If we have any real ambition to win this cup then at some point we will have to beat one of the "big" teams. Why not now when we are undefeated and have already held them once in their own back yard? I say, "Bring it on!!"
Villain Of The North
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26/10/2006 15:33:00

Come down to SW6 boys, with reduced admission for the Carling Cup you have no excuse for not taking a full allocation.
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26/10/2006 17:12:00

Merlin, is that the same 'full allocation' that you took to Blackburn on Tuesday???? Maybe it would be worth indicating if you were one of the 1300 away fans, bearing in mind your 15% allocation entitled you to 4500 tickets. And considering you got less than 33,000 for a Champions League game this season are you really in a position to comment on attendances. In fact in that week you had the second lowest crowd for a Champions League game in Europe. As for who will win the game ...... who knows? Chelski have spent over £300 million in recent years but that wasn't enough to beat a team that cost less than Shevchenko, a few weeks ago. So you are favourites, no doubt. However football has a habit of surprising people. Remind us how Charlton got on against you last season in this competition, at the Rouble Arena?
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27/10/2006 09:37:00

Ripped, VOTH nice! time for your spanking Chelski, lets be havin ya, UTV
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27/10/2006 10:59:00

Kinda refreshing that the Kensington Kickers are worried about little ol Villa in that little cup, thought they had bigger fish to fry. They make me laugh. Dont matter how big or succesful we get under this new regime lets pray our fans dont end up like them tw***.
silkie villain
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27/10/2006 12:58:00


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