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Chelsea Fan's Opinion On Villa Win

1) So, fair result on Saturday? Any complaints?

Plenty! I wanted three points! How dare you expose our weaknesses from set pieces, how dare Freidel expect our one-on-one strikers to hit the ball straight at him! Seriously, we’ll play a lot worse and win! I guess Villa Park remains our bogey ground, one win in the last decade – doh!

2) The penalty... nailed on certainty I'm sure you'd agree?

As John McEnroe would say – “You cannot be serious!” We had four even more nailed on penalties against Barcelona and have you heard us moan about it! Awarding it would have been particularly harsh.

3) What did you make of the ref, being as he was on your side I'd assume you quite liked him but blimey, wasn't he slow?!

Are you Alex Ferguson in disguise! I couldn’t believe how your lot was getting so sarcastic; give the lad a chance he was a stand in after you poisoned Steve Bennett with a flu-inducing cup of tea soon after he arrived!

4) For me seeing John 'I would love a blue badge to park in disabled spaces' Terry so upset was lovely, I noticed on a blog a Chelsea fan having a laugh at the toddler tantrum when the second goal went in, did it make you chuckle even ever so slightly? To be fair though, instead of blaming the other players, should he not look at himself also? Some of his play acting, although funny, was a bit over the top surely?!

It showed he cared unlike some out there! It might have been a touch funny but not a patch on Anelka mugging O’Neill on the touchline now that was funny.

5) Wide open league, despite the fact obviously as a Chelsea fan you want to win every game, but it is getting more interesting isn't it? Maybe the top four isn't as solid as it once was?

It’s still early days but like you say it would be nice to have four or five closing in on the perennial winners Manchester United. Crying shame (not) to see Liverpool struggling though!

6) Honest opinions on Villa? Must admit from my point of view I came out delighted as it appeared to be a totally deserved win with no controversial decisions in our favour.

You worked hard, you started well and Carew, late on, could have made it 3-1 if his feet were two sizes bigger. But saying that if we’d have taken our chances we’d have been out of sight. What’s happened to Ashley Young though?

7) Where will you finish this season and where will Villa finish?

I hope we finish top of the pile and in the first few weeks of the season I was fairly confident but the last two away games have dented that belief. With the pack closing in on the big four there may not be much between the top six or seven this year and there’s no reason, with the pace you have in your side, of being there or thereabouts.

8) Anything to add? Despite the result, hope you had a good trip up, did you sample any of the pies?!?!

Champions League this week, remind me what it’s like to win the big trophy! My lad and his mate took my ticket in the end due to illness in the household, he cursed about the train fare, he cursed about how long it took to get home, he cursed about the result, he cursed our defending, he cursed our woeful luck but he did say your ground was sick! The youth of today, never happy, even when he’s spending my money! As for the pies, not worthy of a mention from the 16 year old casual!

With thanks to the ever helpful Merlin from Vital Chelsea.




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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday October 19 2009

Time: 5:08PM

Your Comments

I share your grief over Liverpool. As for Ashley Young, he is 23, he'll have his down times (this season so far we've only had glimpses) it is all up to him, he has everything at his feet, as long as he realises he isn't a superstar yet and he keeps working hard, I'm sure he'll continue to progress. Gabby went off the boil last season but has worked so hard over the summer and now this season, that he really is leading the way and being a good role model to the other youngsters. A man wiser than I (they do exist, just not many!!) said once you have 'made it' the hard work begins. The likes of Beckham, Zola and now apparently Ronaldo, despite great skill and great fortunes, always stayed behind when other players had gone home to practice.
The Fear
cheers for doing the interview by the way Merlin, very much appreciated.
The Fear
I share your grief over Liverpool. As for Ashley Young, he is 23, he'll have his down times (this season so far we've only had glimpses) it is all up to him, he has everything at his feet, as long as he realises he isn't a superstar yet and he keeps working hard, I'm sure he'll continue to progress. Gabby went off the boil last season but has worked so hard over the summer and now this season, that he really is leading the way and being a good role model to the other youngsters. A man wiser than I (they do exist, just not many!!) said once you have 'made it' the hard work begins. The likes of Beckham, Zola and now apparently Ronaldo, despite great skill and great fortunes, always stayed behind when other players had gone home to practice.
The Fear
cheers for doing the interview by the way Merlin, very much appreciated.
The Fear
my pleasure - good luck for the rest of the season!
merlin
A good egg that Merlin character.
coeur_de_lion
my pleasure - good luck for the rest of the season!
merlin
A good egg that Merlin character.
coeur_de_lion
I thought it was a penalty first time, then I looked at the replay. Bosingwa went for the ball and missed. Gabby went for the ball and missed. No-one touched the other. Good decision. Of course, Gabby appealed because he was embarrassed. If it was Drogba you'd have called him a diving cheat. No chance Gabby was a diving cheat I suppose. Of course not.
Squiddy
I thought it was a penalty first time, then I looked at the replay. Bosingwa went for the ball and missed. Gabby went for the ball and missed. No-one touched the other. Good decision. Of course, Gabby appealed because he was embarrassed. If it was Drogba you'd have called him a diving cheat. No chance Gabby was a diving cheat I suppose. Of course not.
Squiddy
So the handful of Gabby's left sleeve didn't happen then? Or the scissor tackle around his legs? Stonewall Penalty.
heathfieldroad1874
So the handful of Gabby's left sleeve didn't happen then? Or the scissor tackle around his legs? Stonewall Penalty.
heathfieldroad1874
Think Squiddy may have his blue tinted glasses on!!
johnmurphy3112
Think Squiddy may have his blue tinted glasses on!!
johnmurphy3112
Obvious penalty, I must say too. Graham Poll even thinks it should be red carded.
Knowone
Obvious penalty, I must say too. Graham Poll even thinks it should be red carded.
Knowone
would that be before or after three yellow cards?
merlin
would that be before or after three yellow cards?
merlin
Maybe it would be a red card but allow him to stay on the pitch. Anyway you need less humour cos your team is quite funny. Fancy having a diamond system that stops your gems from shining!
RiF
Maybe it would be a red card but allow him to stay on the pitch. Anyway you need less humour cos your team is quite funny. Fancy having a diamond system that stops your gems from shining!
RiF
No, none of those things happened, except in your imagination. Gabby kicked Bosingwa's leg with the ball out of reach. He went down and appealed, as if something must've caused him to miss - except there was nothing. People with something to claim about might have tugged their own shirt to emphasise what he was claiming for. He didn't because he just missed. a dive in any other words. In any case, Graham Poll thinking it should be a red card is proof in itself that it wasn't a penalty.
Squiddy
No, none of those things happened, except in your imagination. Gabby kicked Bosingwa's leg with the ball out of reach. He went down and appealed, as if something must've caused him to miss - except there was nothing. People with something to claim about might have tugged their own shirt to emphasise what he was claiming for. He didn't because he just missed. a dive in any other words. In any case, Graham Poll thinking it should be a red card is proof in itself that it wasn't a penalty.
Squiddy
Might have tugged their own shirt - what the are you on? There is a clear tug on the shoulder of Gabby as Boswinga tries to get the ball. Everyone else saw it but you, so I suggest you get your eyes tested. Or are you Arsene Wenger?
heathfieldroad1874
Might have tugged their own shirt - what the are you on? There is a clear tug on the shoulder of Gabby as Boswinga tries to get the ball. Everyone else saw it but you, so I suggest you get your eyes tested. Or are you Arsene Wenger?
heathfieldroad1874
"arsene squiddy"
Doug4ever
"arsene squiddy"
Doug4ever
Top guy Merlin, good luck for the rest of the season
young_jonah
Top guy Merlin, good luck for the rest of the season
young_jonah
whats with the penalty debate? last i heard the final whistle had blown. 2-1 to villa.
leftfoot
whats with the penalty debate? last i heard the final whistle had blown. 2-1 to villa.
leftfoot
Indeed it was 2-1 to Villa, we're just correcting angry Chelsea fans that hate to think another team who spent less than half the cash is mugging them off!
jsmccue
Indeed it was 2-1 to Villa, we're just correcting angry Chelsea fans that hate to think another team who spent less than half the cash is mugging them off!
jsmccue
Isn't Rooney slightly younger than Ash? Age is no excuse for him now anyway, he is resting on his laurels or simply not developing as a player. As I have said many times before, he has a mountain to climb if he wants to make the World Cup next summer.
Saurat
Isn't Rooney slightly younger than Ash? Age is no excuse for him now anyway, he is resting on his laurels or simply not developing as a player. As I have said many times before, he has a mountain to climb if he wants to make the World Cup next summer.
Saurat
Arsene doesn't see what happened. I saw it clearly and from every angle. "He fell over". He didn't indicate what part of the challenge brought him down (by tugging his own shirt) because there wasn't one. Lucky to get away without a yellow card for simulation. Cheating diver.
Squiddy
Arsene doesn't see what happened. I saw it clearly and from every angle. "He fell over". He didn't indicate what part of the challenge brought him down (by tugging his own shirt) because there wasn't one. Lucky to get away without a yellow card for simulation. Cheating diver.
Squiddy
Oh Squiddy! behave yourself, it was a pen, you are the ONLY person I have come across who thinks otherwise, and I include a fair few Chelski fans in that as well, cheers for the write up Merlin, you are indeed a gent Sir, Illness in the household! I trust everyone is well, or was it just a sick feeling in your stomach from a premonition of what was to be at VP?
steff_the_villan
Oh Squiddy! behave yourself, it was a pen, you are the ONLY person I have come across who thinks otherwise, and I include a fair few Chelski fans in that as well, cheers for the write up Merlin, you are indeed a gent Sir, Illness in the household! I trust everyone is well, or was it just a sick feeling in your stomach from a premonition of what was to be at VP?
steff_the_villan
so, let me get this right, its not a penalty unless the fouled player indicates why it was a penalty? So basically you're saying the players now have to tell the ref when they've been fouled? yeah, that'll work
lurman
so, let me get this right, its not a penalty unless the fouled player indicates why it was a penalty? So basically you're saying the players now have to tell the ref when they've been fouled? yeah, that'll work
lurman
ps, ash is the cheating diver in our team. gabby doesn't have the intelligence to dive
lurman
ps, ash is the cheating diver in our team. gabby doesn't have the intelligence to dive
lurman
What's happened to Ashley Young? Two assists not enought for you?
olofthegreat
What's happened to Ashley Young? Two assists not enought for you?
olofthegreat
What's happened to Frank Lampard more like...one assist at least!!!
olofthegreat
What's happened to Frank Lampard more like...one assist at least!!!
olofthegreat
No, I'm saying if there was no contact and the even the player didn't know how he was brought down, then only a diving cheat like him would claim a penalty.
Squiddy
No, I'm saying if there was no contact and the even the player didn't know how he was brought down, then only a diving cheat like him would claim a penalty.
Squiddy
There was no contact except for Bosingwa wrapping his arms and legs all over him . He's had more contact with Gabby than i had with my wife over the last 23 years .
Doug4ever
There was no contact except for Bosingwa wrapping his arms and legs all over him . He's had more contact with Gabby than i had with my wife over the last 23 years .
Doug4ever
I dont think i have ever seen Gabby take a dive ..... But Ballacks?
Doug4ever
I dont think i have ever seen Gabby take a dive ..... But Ballacks?
Doug4ever
Strange the video doesn't show any contact then - unless you want to include Gabby kicking Bosingwa's leg, which is the real reason he went down. Now we're getting somewhere.
Squiddy
Strange the video doesn't show any contact then - unless you want to include Gabby kicking Bosingwa's leg, which is the real reason he went down. Now we're getting somewhere.
Squiddy
It was a pen, end of, now dry your eyes squiddy
villapeach
It was a pen, end of, now dry your eyes squiddy
villapeach
World — Population: 6,706,993,152 .. 6,706,993,150 people think it should be a pen . Kevin Friend and Squidly Dont
Doug4ever
World — Population: 6,706,993,152 .. 6,706,993,150 people think it should be a pen . Kevin Friend and Squidly Dont
Doug4ever
F'kin 'ell how boring is this "It was a Pen / It wasn't a Pen" debate. WHO CARES. WE STILL WON with or without the pen. JT is a big baby - CL Final anyone? VP is Sick (That's yoot speak for "quite nice actually").
Adam Deuce
F'kin 'ell how boring is this "It was a Pen / It wasn't a Pen" debate. WHO CARES. WE STILL WON with or without the pen. JT is a big baby - CL Final anyone? VP is Sick (That's yoot speak for "quite nice actually").
Adam Deuce
 

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