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I think all their Club, Manager, Board and Fans all know what is happeneing, there are people like Danny 99, that utter tool RomansEurope...They argue against it, they get all hot under the collar as do other Chelsea fans, whos only arguments are: "Ra Ra Ra we are the champions Ra ra ra Man Ure Hee hee!! USA Ho Hoo!! Balance of Power... Back to back titles... Next stop the world! We are Chelsea! La la.. you cant be right cos we are Chlesea fanssssss...." Yaawwwn.
Ahem. Well, does anyone else think that while Chelsea have been going on about how good they are & naming the day they will win a title (and getting it Wrong) United and Arsenal have been quietly getting there teams together, creating spirit and hunger that can haul back an 18 point lead to 7 maybe 4?? and convincingly reach a CL Semi Final. You can say what you want Chelsea fans, you have your opinion... But i think that next year, you may not even get 3rd : )
Arsenal and United will be the team at the top next year... New Grounds and Fabulous young players that are developing and are just about ready to come into the first team. Chelsea of course will buy half team again this summer, but how can that work long term??? Answer: It wont.
If we dont nick it this year...No Probs..We will win it next year by a decent margin andi think just ahead of Arsenal.
What do you all think Reds??
This'd be predictable like Roy Keane's bandwagon would it?
For a ground of its size there should be at least some life ... even in one section would be nice. The bulk of the noise always comes from the away fans who outsing United fans every time. I've been to the San Siro, the Nou Camp, Munich's Olympic Stadium, to name a few of Europe's sizeable grounds and the noise and passion can be unbelievable. OT however, is just dull. The only other Premiership grounds in this country that come close are Highbury, the Cottage and Villa Park. Passionless, boring stadiums with no life ... shame on the fans of those clubs.
ps. I've been to OT on at least 10 occasions (yaaaaaaaaawn!)
As a Chelsea fan, scared isn't quite the right word, but there is still probably some work to do to win the league. United have done very well to recover the lost ground, although it is really 12 points back to 7, rather than 18. In the last couple of months, Chelsea have been the third best team in the country, I think, and it has been the amazing consistency of the first twenty games which has kept us at the top. It's still hard to see us not winning the league but we need to recapture some of that form if we are to get the double.
This weekend is very important for Chelsea. If we can beat Bolton, then I'm sure we'll beat Everton, and that will mean that not losing to United at Stamford Bridge will win us the league, whatever else United do. I don't believe we will lose to United at the Bridge. I think it will be a tight game as it was at Old Trafford, but we'll win it. Even if United won that one, Chelsea will still win the league with two or three wins from their other four matches.
Fergie is winding up the mind games but I'm reminded of last season. He kept trying it on then too but every time he predicted Chelsea were just about to crack they kept winning and it was United who slipped up. Who thinks United will get maximum points from Tottenham, Middlesbrough and Chelsea? Not me.
Overall, Chelsea management and team are experienced enough to not to get wound up at this point, and to just concentrate on each next match. I believe Chelsea will win the league comfortably. But in the extremely unlucky event that they don't, and United overhauling them, as well as Chelsea having thrown it away, even a Chelsea fan would have to say United deserved it.
As for next year, I predict Chelsea first, United second again. Arsenal are much weaker than even last year and I can't see a new ground helping results in the first season. United are strong at the front, but weaker at the back and after Chelsea have splurged another couple of hundred million replacing Crespo and Makelele and Del Horno you won't be anywhere near catching us next year either.
PS Be pleased for us, it's been an even longer wait than your league famine was.
I'm frightened by your post.
I don't think Chelsea are frightened of other clubs. Would we think that MU was frightened of other clubs? Wary perhaps. Maybe the word you were looking for was "intimidated" ?
United have done very well this season to manage to be so consistant after a mediocre start. Re-inforcing the defence rather than midfield was, I think, inspirational. The old man has done very well again, and to think of all the "crisis" talk last year. Chelsea have been excellent throughout, just winding down a little maybe since January. I think that it will be a closer season in 2006-2007, I just hope that there will be at least three teams fighting it out till the end with United winning. What else can you dream or hope for? You need the challengers to keep you on your toes and help prepare you for the CL. I think Chelsea will thrash Bolton this Saturday personally and I'm not Portuguese.
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I would love it to be a 3 horse race next year and maybe MU and the Gooners will push Chelsea harder. The problem for these two teams is that Chelsea will continue to strengthen their squad by the inclusion of such acquisitions as Ballack, Schevchenko and Ashley Cole - three world class players. MU and Gooners will struggle to keep up.
As far as the CL goes, I would much rather win 5 Premierships on the trot than 5 CL's any day of the week. I think that winning the Premiership is a harder achievement by far. It truly shows who the best team in the land is. The CL, although good, has a large element of luck in it and any number of teams can win it ... as demonstrated by the last two winners.
Any team on their day, however, cannot win the Premiership. You have to be consistent and play at a high level for the whole season, i.e. 38 games. Knock out competitions of any form do not indicate this which is why mid table teams can win these cups. However, finals of any sort always make for a great atmosphere and it's good day out for the fans.
ps. I have never thought you were Portugese.
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