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What If?

What If?

I`ve been reading some of the Falcao to Chelsea rumours, and on another site, I marvelled at a comment from a fan, who said, "If Roman hadn`t spent $50 million on Torres, we could`ve had Falcao."

This profound thought made me think "what if?" So I ask you to roll back time to January 2011, and let us try to rewrite history.

January 2011

Fernando Torres asks for a transfer request to CFC, but Liverpool says no. Torres and Suarez, inspired by King Kenny, go on a scoring rampage. Liverpool makes it to the Europa final, but loses to Porto in a thrilling shoot out. They finish 5th in the league.

Chelsea FC, having run out of time to sign a new striker, welcomes David Luiz, who is an instant sensation. Drogba, citing malaria symptoms, looks unmotivated on the pitch, but Luiz performs a faith healing, and the team grinds out a 3rd place finish.

Carlo Ancelloti gets sacked.

Fall -Winter 2011

Roman hires Andres Villa Boas, who begs Porto to sell Radamel Falcao to his new club. Falcao hands in a transfer request, and Roman pays 50 million on transfer deadline day.

Fernando Torres is sold to Juventus, and Liverpool fans give him a hero`s sending off. He will go on to win the Serie A Golden Boot and league trophy.

Torres sends endless texts to Spanish player Juan Mata, who joins him at Juventus. Mata will double his value within 2 years (or triple for certain special clubs).

Falcao scores a hat trick on his debut at Stamford Bridge. The media focuses on a murderous looking Drogba sitting on the bench.

While Drogba prepares for Africa cup, Star publishes photos of a shivering Falcao wrapped in a snood at Cobham, with caption: "Falcao`s wife says, Barcelona or Bust!"

Falcao and Ferdinand engage in a famous hair pulling incident at Old Tradford. The Chelsea player receives a red card, and Sir Alex states at a post-match interview, that he did not see Ferdinand choke the striker.

Drogba gets his starting place back, and then goes crazy scoring goals and dominating the CL campaign.

Spring 2012

Chelsea wins the FA cup and finishes 5th place in the league.

Falcao scores the winning goal in the final minutes of the CL semi-final in Barcelona. In the ensuing celebration, David Luiz steps on Falcao`s toe, and the striker is ruled out of the CL final.

In Munich, Chelsea puts up a rock hard defence, but in the end, Thomas Muller is hailed the 1 goal hero. AVB is sacked.

Harry Redknapp, talking to reporters about Tottenham`s upcoming CL campaign, mentions that Falcao is an interesting player…

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Sylvia Moore
Date:Thursday October 11 2012
Time: 4:37PM


Chelsea Fc will still be Chelsea Fc
11/10/2012 16:46:00
Yeah @Chucks, Chelsea Fc will still be Chelsea Fc and I will still be a big Chelsea follower
11/10/2012 20:31:00
'what if' is for losers and depressd lots.
11/10/2012 20:59:00
i honestly fail to the see the point of this exercise in conjecture.
11/10/2012 22:46:00
Bull$hit talk! What a waste of time reading this.
Chelz Akamz
11/10/2012 23:06:00
Am I the only one who liked the article. Indulging in a bit of fantasy isn't necessarily a bad thing. Plus, it's well written. :-) Also, this article is much better than the ones talking about pivots and fulcrums.
12/10/2012 01:15:00
Hi Guys. Sorry if my ramblings sounded silly. It was a late night reaction to fans who whine about the past and begrudge the very players who've played their part to become Champions of Europe. I guess I was having an "It's a Wonderful Life" moment.
12/10/2012 04:42:00
prince china
12/10/2012 05:52:00
prince china
12/10/2012 05:52:00
What if you're not a chelsea fan??? Maybe you wouldn't have generated this.
12/10/2012 07:03:00
12/10/2012 07:04:00
Get a sense of humour. When someone writes an article and you don't like it, at least try encouraging the writer and not vice versa. A lot of time, energy was put into it. The least you can do is appreciate it
12/10/2012 07:50:00
What if Merlin didn't publish this article and it was some other 'hacker' instead?? What if the writer wasn't just high when he wrote this, but was high off some cheap crap not proper Mary-Jane?? What if....
12/10/2012 08:15:00
We just remain chelsea fans and chelsea fc remains the same but people will come and go (managers, CEO, Players, Fans etc)
12/10/2012 08:58:00
I can see that no premier league action this week-end is really getting to some people ey lol get a gf mate and if you do, go hang out with her...
Slippy G-19
12/10/2012 09:19:00
You people won't allow others to share their opinion anymore, because they will be afraid of your comments. If someone write an article you don't like then don't comment on it instead of you make insult comments.
12/10/2012 09:56:00
After all Merlin read it before published it. He published it before because he see something in it. I sent an article that Merlin doesn't publish and I respect him for that.
12/10/2012 10:00:00
I quite enjoyed reading this article. It made me appreciate FT a little more...esp being reminded that it was via his influence that Chelsea got Mata. In a team lacking creativity and pace I doubt Falcao would have been a hit + he would have to compete with Malouda, Drogs and the dude in the #8 shirt who would be right beside him in the box. Don't bash the author ppl cuz everyone does it on a daily basis...we all look back at what COULD have been. Just be glad for what the Almighty has allowed to happen and has in store.
12/10/2012 10:05:00
Sorry Man, if I... I respect your article..
12/10/2012 12:24:00
nice article... it was fun to read... liked the "Falcao and Ferdinand" part :)
The Persian
12/10/2012 12:48:00
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