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Vital Chelsea Boys Respond To Villans Questions

An interview with Sir Merlin of Vital Chelsea: An interview with a Chelsea fan

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The Chelsea boys have been doing us proud with good natured banter and football talk in the Vital Villa On Tour Match 7- Chelsea Vs Aston Villa >> Click Here with thanks to TuBBz

The_Legend_Of_Zola

Villa is a fixture that has worried me in recent years - the lads never seem to manage to deal with your game and it leads to good games for the neutrals but I'm sure you understand that I hate that! I'd love to be confident of a victory but I think we could well drop 2 points there...

1) Do You Honestly Think You Will Win The League This Season?

Too early to say we will but I certainly believe we can and should, with the team that we've got.

2) If You Could Have Any Player From Aston Villa Who Would You Take?

Tough one again. My favourite Villa player is Martin Laursen and I rate him very highly but I don't think I could pick him over Terry or Carvalho. So in terms of who would be best for the team, I'll have to agree with whoever said Young.

3) If You Had To Send One of Your 1st Eleven To B6 Who Would You Send Our Way?

Sidwell? :P Scott Sinclair on loan, if you'd play him. Or maybe Franco Di Santo on loan. (I know, it's cheating but...)

4) What Do You Think of The Managers of Both Teams?

Scolari seems like the natural progression from Mourinho. He is what I imagine Mourinho may become in 20 years time. Calmed down yet still intelligent and with that sense that he would do anything for his team.

Martin O Neill is also a great manager. I massively respect how he dealt with the Barry situation this Summer and he's built a formidable team without spending over the odds.

5) Would You Rather Win The European Cup & Get Relegated in The Same Season or Never Win the Thing?

To be honest, I rate the Premiership more highly than the Champions League anyway. I would like to win the CL obviously but I wouldn't trade a CL trophy for a Premiership one so I'm sure you can imagine my response to swapping one for a relegation!

And Finally

6) How Does it Feel To No Longer Be The Richest Club in The Premiership? HaHa Sorry Had To Ask That One

Great to be honest. I'm sure City fans are still over the moon but to be honest, I think there is a limit past which it doesn't matter how much more money you've got. Roman/the Sheik won't be spending billions on a player - that'd just make other clubs into potential future transfer rivals! And I'm also not sure that the same opportunity exists for them that did for us - the whole 'big 4' are stronger now than they were back then and clubs like Villa are also very strong and not easy to shift down the table.

BlindJak

1) Do You Honestly Think You Will Win The League This Season?

I believe it will be a Chels Utd 1-2 but as for what order… at this stage toss a coin for an answer because what ever order it is I expect it to be very tight.

2) If You Could Have Any Player From Aston Villa Who Would You Take?

Young. I love the way he plays and his pace and he also has an eye for goal.

3) If You Had To Send One of Your 1st Eleven To B6 Who Would You Send Our Way?

I still have an axe to grind with Drogba but have to confess that he`s essential to our team so would reluctantly keep hold. So Malouda who has not been impressive.

4) What Do You Think of The Managers of Both Teams?

It`s still to early to call re Scolari but his first impressions have been more than excellent. Funny, imaginative and respectful and also very good at his job. I respect O`Neill but have never been fond of managers who are over active on the touchline (Strachan being another).

5) Would You Rather Win The European Cup & Get Relegated in The Same Season or Never Win the Thing?

Now that`s an interesting question. I think I would rather my star burn brightly and fade than never burn at all. And we could always come back from relegation right?

And Finally

6) How Does it Feel To No Longer Be The Richest Club in The Premiership? HaHa Sorry Had To Ask That One

To be honest I`m happy with that. For one it should take some of the extreme amounts of negative press away from us, which will be a relief, and also I think it is good for the prem that we are not the only financially dominant club (of course it would be better still if there were no financially dominant clubs but two is better than one if you see what I mean). I`m looking forward to some healthy competition from Citeh though I don`t expect it until next year.

emigre

It's time for me to join on the fun:

1) Do You Honestly Think You Will Win The League This Season?

Don't know, hope would be the best word. It's a long season and certainly shaping to be one of more competitive seasons in a while (which is lovely to see). If we can shake off injury bug, we should prevail :)

2) If You Could Have Any Player From Aston Villa Who Would You Take?

Gabby

3) If You Had To Send One of Your 1st Eleven To B6 Who Would You Send Our Way?

This is a tough one, probably Paulo...

4) What Do You Think of The Managers of Both Teams?

O'Neal is a great manager, Villa is a different team with him.
Personally I love Scolari. His animated nature and his track record speaks for itself.

5) Would You Rather Win The European Cup & Get Relegated in The Same Season or Never Win the Thing?

I'd rather win then be relegated :)

And Finally

6) How Does it Feel To No Longer Be The Richest Club in The Premiership? HaHa Sorry Had To Ask That One

Actually great! It feels that there is less pressure now.. Mancs will find out very fast that cash in not the only thing you need to win :)

captnTERRYfic

6) How Does it Feel To No Longer Be The Richest Club in The Premiership? HaHa Sorry Had To Ask That One


Frankly speaking no bad feelings. As we already had a team with superstars capable of winning titles. We are still capable of getting better players....

If Roman feels that a player is value for money to the club, he will buy and won't wait until last day to get him. He won't care whether its City or Town or villa come into the middle...

Above all we are still richest club in the top four in EPL and richer than most other clubs in the Europe. So its an irrelavant question to ask.

May be you can ask this to a ManU fan as they are mostly going to be irate with the S**teh money............

Osgood_Spirit

1) Do You Honestly Think You Will Win The League This Season?


if we can keep a healthy squad then yes, we can, but it would be delusional to think we are guaranteed the prem.

2) If You Could Have Any Player From Aston Villa Who Would You Take?

Ashley Young

3) If You Had To Send One of Your 1st Eleven To B6 Who Would You Send Our Way?

on current form, probably malouda, although anelka would also be a good candidate.

4) What Do You Think of The Managers of Both Teams?

O'Neil is a smart man with a smart team, Scolari is new, first impression's are great, but it is the long run that counts, but I have faith that Big Phil can get the job done, then in a few years we can see Zola back here in the hot seat at the bridge

5) Would You Rather Win The European Cup & Get Relegated in The Same Season or Never Win the Thing?

Yes, it would hopefully be only one season down there though. 'The boy's in second division, we wont be ere for long!'

And Finally

6) How Does it Feel To No Longer Be The Richest Club in The Premiership? HaHa Sorry Had To Ask That One

Doesn't change all that much for me, will be interesting to see how city do however, all it really means for us is that all the press saying, ' Chelsea prepares mega bid' will turn into 'city prepares for mega bid'

timcfc

1) Do You Honestly Think You Will Win The League This Season?


Fairly confident we will this season

2) If You Could Have Any Player From Aston Villa Who Would You Take?

Probably Ashley Young - he's the sort of pacy player we could do with

3) If You Had To Send One of Your 1st Eleven To B6 Who Would You Send Our Way?

Tricky one this, but although he's improved, it would have to be Malouda

4) What Do You Think of The Managers of Both Teams?

I like Martin O'Neill. He's slowly built a very good team and is a good old fashioned manager. Very animated on the touchline too which I think shows that he really does love the game still. As for our own LFS, I think so far he's been great. Not only with the team, but with his approach to the press. A breathe of fresh air. Both seem to be very good man-managers too.

5) Would You Rather Win The European Cup & Get Relegated in The Same Season or Never Win the Thing?

Haha... we've been relegated before so I guess it wouldn't be too much of a problem.,... lol

6) How Does it Feel To No Longer Be The Richest Club in The Premiership? HaHa Sorry Had To Ask That One

We're still considerably richer than yow.... lol

Mutters, a man of few words it seems!

1) Do You Honestly Think You Will Win The League This Season?

No sweat

2) If You Could Have Any Player From Aston Villa Who Would You Take?

Agbonlahor

3) If You Had To Send One of Your 1st Eleven To B6 Who Would You Send Our Way?

Anelka

4) What Do You Think of The Managers of Both Teams?

Top Guns

5) Would You Rather Win The European Cup & Get Relegated in The Same Season or Never Win the Thing?

Nowt

6) How Does it Feel To No Longer Be The Richest Club in The Premiership? HaHa Sorry Had To Ask That One

Relieved!

Again, with thanks to the Chelsea boys and most especially our very own TuBBz.

Vital Villa On Tour Match 7- Chelsea Vs Aston Villa >> Click Here with thanks to TuBBz




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Date:Sunday October 5 2008

Time: 11:21AM

Your Comments

Great feature, really enjoyable getting the banter without the abuse!
The Fear
i like the interview given by the 2nd last guy! all the best chelsea!
Gruck
Be nice to get a draw today , good bunch of lads the Chelsea fans are.
chris the villan
You're not too bad yourselves :-)
merlin
I really enjoyed it.
Fan of Blues
do you still like us now we've given you a footy lesson? Long live Big Phil Scolari!
merlin
Fair play to Chelsea, out played!
Villa4Europe
Cheers guys - I really liked the idea of this thread.
The_Legend_Of_Zola
Only get abuse from pretentious clubs....
col8
Great banter with the Chelsea boys on Tubbz thread. They showed they are a class above the Spuds fans, well done lads.
jonah
This is what genuine banter should all be about. It adds so much to the site when its all done in the right way. I'm changing my mind about Chelsea lads, says someone who had a few run-ins with The Shed back in the bad old days.
glensider
Admittedly, on the day, Chelsea were a class above. We didn't show, we weren't allowed to.
glensider
 

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