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Oh My God It's Rafa the Gaffer

The official site has confirmed that Rafael Benitez has been appointed as the interim manager of Chelsea Football Club.

The 52 year-old, Spaniard has been given a contract until the end of the season and will meet the players at Cobham tomorrow morning.

Suffice to say, the appointment of Rafa the Gaffer is the most disappointing, relating to management, in Roman`s reign.

I can`t help thinking, bugger me just what have the clowns done!




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The Journalist

Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday November 21 2012

Time: 7:42PM

Your Comments

BREAKING NEWS: Chelsea have announced Rafael Benitez as their new manager. #cfc
pego sama
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
TafChels
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
TafChels
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
TafChels
No player is bigger then the club? So when did Torres get bigger then Chelsea?
Lakupiippu
This is an unwelcome development. I see him getting sacked again as soon as torres fails to deliver.
torvicson
Why is there so much animosity? He won more than all other coached we had except for Mourinho... And he has beaten us in many encounters while he was at Liverpool. He cannot be that bad, can he?
ElMagicoNino
If we lose to Man city on Sunday, saaaack him asap!!!!
nahui
Never wanted to see the day that Benitez managed this club, but as far as 6 month caretaker-esque managers go, I think he'll be fine. It's not like there were many better options. Goal now has to be to secure top 4 and see if we can nick either the Club World Cup or a domestric trophy.
MDChelseaFan
Also, merlin, I've seen photos of you, and you are definitely fatter and older than Benitez, so it might be a good idea for you to use other language ;)
ElMagicoNino
Your article is so offensive it could only be published by someone that claims to be a moderator -- if it was not, it would be scrapped. I get your disappointment, and maybe Rafa is not the man, but a fat Spanish waiter? What was the last EPL club you managed Merlin? Oh that's right, you haven't.
Cape Town Spurs
lol - but I have a long memory and my loyalty to RDM shines through - mind you I would have preferred Harry boy to take temporary charge! Now run along and lick AVB's backside please!
merlin
MDChelseaFan - Exactly, I don' see what is wrong with having an experienced trophy-winning person as the interim manager.
ElMagicoNino
Hahahaha... This is gonna be fun
blueblood4life
Just watching Real Madrid vs. Man City and it just hit me - Chelsea just appointed the lad who sold Alonso to purchase Aquilani. Lmaoooo!!!!!!
KAKUfrank
Well bloody said Merlin! I'm not optimistic about the appointment in the slightest.
CalculatedKalou
Kakufrank - you are on my wave length mate!
merlin
ElMagicNino..He nearly relegated Inter...
CalculatedKalou
and you CalculatedKalou
merlin
And Maschcerano as well.
CalculatedKalou
@Kakufrank to be fair Alonso left on his own.he didn't sell him
blueblood4life
This isn't gonna end well...why is he interim manager? Can't you lot just get a manager for a couple of years? Starting to get embarrassing now, though RDM wasn't the right man but this is worse.
P.Avfc
Bloody Hell its really bad this appointment!
Drog_legend
Th Scousers are taking over our asylum!
merlin
On the brighter side, now Torres has no excuse for failure. As soon as he doesn't perform he should be sold. I don't like Benitez but he has been given the job, lets just surport him.
torvicson
Benayoun, Torres, Meireles, Benitez. Roman may as well have bought Liverpool!
CalculatedKalou
Merlin, you're absolutely in your right to write that article. Don't listen to the other clowns that tries to tell you not to. This gives me a sickening feeling to my stomach that we've stooped so low as a club.
grooove
yeah, lets cheer his name to the rafters! (I think not, some of us have long memeories)
merlin
2007 - did he not say that Chelsea fans lack passion, who would've known it would come back to bite him in the arse.
CalculatedKalou
that's the straw that breaKS THE CAMEL'S BACK FOR ME. I'M OFF TO WALK THE DOG. AFTER 42 YRS THAT'S THE END!
trueblue44
CalculatedKalou - you recall right!
merlin
Gotta take the bad with the good as a Chelsea fan. Can't thank Roman for his ambition and wallet when we win and curse him and claim to no longer support the team when he's ruthless. It's part of the total package
MDChelseaFan
Abramovich sacks the fan favourite, RDM, who won their first ever CL title and replaces him with Benitez who is hated by Chelsea fans. Odd meaning R.A is telling us to fans to FECK OURSELVES...#SO-SAD
bluebroda
Let's just say that Sunday, against Manchester City, should be very interesting!
merlin
I wonder just what goes on in the boardroom at Stamford Bridge! Rafa the Gaffer - feck me!
merlin
can anyone else hear Jose chuckling away in the distance?
merlin
we can do worse guys i.e. PEP! Now his our manager his got my full backing!!!! GO BENE GO! read somewhere that 1st thing he'll do is drop mikel and move luiz to DM.. if thats true then we might yet have pulled a master stroke!!!
pego sama
CalculatedKalou Actually hodgson was the one who sold Maschcerano
Lakupiippu
What if it works?
BlueCowboy
HARK NOW HEAR THE CHELSEA SING - IT'S ZONAL MARKING FOR US NOW - GAWD HELP US!
merlin
I started writing this post for a different thread before Benitez was confirmed as interim coach so have added this intro & left the rest. I know that his appointment has divided opinion & in all honesty I imagine most would have preferred just about anyone else, given our recent battles with the scousers, but maybe he got up our nose because he was actually quite good at his job? Regardless, the future is what matters & for now lets hope Benitez becomes a club legend in a short space of time, I personally would sup with the Devil himself if it brought success to my beloved blues. I agree with all the good things others have said about Robbie & he will forever have the accolade of being the first Chelsea manager to win the big one, though I hope he's not destined to be the only one, at least not for very long. If I'm honest I'm not surprised, Gardiola's sabbatical coupled with RDM's CL win backed our owner into a corner where he really only could appoint Robbie, & I guess Roman doesn't enjoy not feeling 100% in control. That we have under performed in recent weeks is undeniable though who is mostly responsible is debatable; RDM getting selection/ tactics/ substitutions wrong or players not carrying out instructions? I'd definitely rule out the players not being good enough, albeit with a couple of exceptions. But the person I blame the most is whoever decided that we could operate till at least January with only 2 strikers, meaning we were only ever an injury or suspension or loss of form away from disaster, and the person who decided we could manage without the proven experience of both Essien & Mirielles in center midfield, making it difficult for the coach to change shape during a game. The trouble is I don't know who this person (or people) is/ are. It might be Robbie, or Michael Emeleano, or Bruce Buck, it might just be Roman; I hope I live long enough to find out.
analooish
Ron Gourlay and Bruce Buck are so fecking out of touch with Chelsea fans. So out of touch. They better pray this doesn't end well. @Merlin, I wrote a long article about Rafa, but can't suggest it because it is too long. How can I send it to you to publish?
KAKUfrank
In terms of available options this is a great appointment for you guys. Experienced, successful and can start straight away. He's brave to take it on to be honest - the way you guys treat your managers is an absolute disgrace. Good luck Rafa! YNWA
The Bagman
send it to JUVENILED40@HOTMAIL.COM as a text in the e-mail
merlin
The Bridge needs its voice, we need to tell Rafa Beneathuz to do one.
Pantisocrates
This is very hard for me to accept.
TafChels
anyone else expecting an influx of Spanish nobodies in the January transfer window?
merlin
Why didnt the board think about the fans before they made this decision. dammit not him
TafChels
and his #2 will be?
merlin
TafChels - If they heard what the fans had to say, they would have had to appoint 10 managers every month!
ElMagicoNino
Am so disappointed.we have been made d laughing stock of d Epl.tank u Abrahamo'dick'.Tank u very much.
Bluegiant
Iv never seen you this angry b4 Merlin but i fully understand you, im also MAD!!!!!!!
TafChels
So Liverpool has moved to London.
Luna
like minds think alike-----------Chair of the Chelsea Supporters Group, Trizia Fiorellino, on 5 live Sport: "I am gobsmacked. Chelsea pulled the rug from under Roberto Di Matteo, which was just ludicrous. Now they have got in someone of Benitez's calibre, who is a poor manager. Nobody has wanted to employ him for two years. What does that tell you? In England he won two things, both on penalties. Di Matteo did that in 20-odd games, it didn't take four years. Benitez has a propensity for zonal marking, which doesn't work in the Premier League. He is the wrong choice for Chelsea and the fans do not want him."
merlin
TafChels - angry, I'm.............................
merlin
Well fingers crossed on rafa, I'll support him from now till sunday when I will have a clear opinion of him and reassess him, I hope u guys won't say its too soon to judge him by then (or else na thunder go fire una) http://www.soccerway.com/coaches/rafael-benitez/110679/ Link on rafa's career.
Desmondadonis
now here's a thought considering Citeh's CL predicament..Gary Lineker, Match of the Day presenter "The way this is going, if Abramovich had waited until tomorrow he could've appointed Mancini."
merlin
I am disguisted by the board's actions.I cannot ******** stand the greesy face of this Spanish dago and when I recall his "successful period" in Italy I am terryfied of the thought that this fatso is going to be our new manager.I feel we should have been more patient with Di Mateo,we were in a period of transition and it was normal to have ups and downs.Just look at City and United,they were kicked out of the CL last season in an embarassing fashion and Mancini nad SAF kept their jobs.It is true that we didn't play well against Juve nut they were not accidently undefeated for 49 games in a row.They 've been playing together for some time and they have already good team chemistry.Anyway,I will support Benitez from now on,because whether we like it or not ,he is now our coach and we have to support him,because it is in the best interest of the club.But the club has committed two unforgivable disgraces with the fans and I will remember it for quite a long period of time!
Simeon23
The guy is just so uninspiring. I hope you people who called for RDM's head are happy now, look what we've got, a man who makes Avram Grant look like an inspiring greek god. The guy is so out of touch with the fans as I pointed out earlier in 2007 he said we "lacked passion" Well lets prove him wrong then guys! He uses the pathetic zonal marking which has proved time and time again to be ineffective. Just everything about him wants me to punch him i the face, and I am generally calm wen it comes to matters like this. There is absolutley no link between the fans and the heirachy of the club, nobody has an idea what they are doing.
CalculatedKalou
can't we have a special position in the board that represent's the fans... I mean there's Bruce Buck and Ron Gourlay,can't we have a third guy?? someone chosen by the supporters and will actually deliver the supporters aspiration and thought's...someone who can actually keep the balance and give alternative solution to the thought's of the current board..
jay-cisc
@ cape town spurs - keep to urself. The only thing that is offensive is that a manager like Rafa can take the reigns at chelsea. He is a fat spanish waiter - it is often hard to shake off the negativity that is directed at us based on some of the actions at players. I cannot shake this off. I am gutted. Rafa is a piece of s@@@. I will never support him... This is insult to injury after losing to juve and potentially losing our spot in the cl. Di Matteo is a Chelsea legend and a classy man. This is tasteless and classless - for the first time, I am thoroughly embarrased to wear the badge on my body. I love chelsea, I'll support our boys, but I will NEVER be able to accept this decision. If there isn't a supporter backlash to this appointment at the bridge, I'll be disappointed even more than I am currently.
parker26
what! and tell it as it is...........i doubt it
merlin
Analooish hear hear! - May not like Benitez but he does have experience and if anyone can get the team to play to Torres strengths its going to be him. Have supported chelsea for 43 years and in that time have had a lot of bad times - despite that I will support CFC until I shuffle off this mortal coil - so Benetiz is our new manager - ergo I have to support him!
johnboyblue
Better pray it ends well rather.
KAKUfrank
I'm looking forward to hearing the opinion of all those who called for Robbie to be sacked, all gone quiet from them hasn't it?
CalculatedKalou
Abramovich never wanted RDM. That was clear. 2 years ago the notion of RDM managing Chelsea was ludicrous anyways so it's not like anyone should be utterly shocked. Loved Robbie, don't think he deserved to be let go but ultimately it never seemed to be in the cards from the beginning.
MDChelseaFan
I have to say that as much as I loved Robbie I saw this coming - he was never really wanted by the board because (IMO) they did not think tactically he was up to the job - an opinion I shared - despite this I really hoped he would prove them (and me) wrong but it was not to be. If I can't have Jose back (and lets face it there is still a chance for that) - then I will take someone who has experience, has crossed swords with the likes of Big Red Nose and is not afraid of players with big reputations! Bring on Sunday!!
johnboyblue
so who will he be working with? Not Eddie Newton I'd imagine and Steve Holland, I suspect not!
merlin
This is a man that making this RIDICULOUS STATEMENT "Chelsea fans lack passion." No matter what he do here I will never forgive him for say that about the fans of this club. Screw you Rafa
BluesArmy
its a good signing hope he did well
habbo
@ merlin, certainly non of us want rafa but what choice do we have? It's obvious we the fans has no say in our beloved CHELSEA FC.
torvicson
Anyway hope the club do well under him
BluesArmy
He'll probably bring some random Spanish guy who can't speak a word of English. It's an embarrassment honestly.
CalculatedKalou
What does Roman want? Attractive football and consistent results. Get both of those things or you're gone. Simple as that. Until these 5-6 match winless streaks stop cropping up halfway into each season, managers will continue to be canned.
MDChelseaFan
I'd take Warnock over this tubby fecker, ssooo disappointed. Hopefully Torres has until end of Jan to prove his worth and the he can feck off as well.
ten men
we don't but thats no reason to keep silent
merlin
Romans Dream of having chelsea play TikiTaka has destroyed the club!
Lakupiippu
@merlin benetez is far better than hury and @kaku are u the president of chelsea? Stop making errors i do respect u alot
habbo
first im going to shave my french beard.
Mia Maynard
When I heard talk of rafa as our gaffer, it reminded me of his lacklustre performance against milan in the champions league final in 2007, it was as terrible as barca man utd final, I remember his buys too, such a wastrel, but he has some positives too, and that's in the champions league with his famous comeback, we are definitely in for a long season aint we, I'll assess and be reassured with his performance against citeh. If he beats them, he has my support till the nest game, lols
Desmondadonis
The only advantage of Benitez is that I will not be upset when he gets the sack :)
Lakupiippu
Seriously what can Rafa do that Redknapp or Grant couldn't just for 6 months?!
CalculatedKalou
I wonder where the club would be had Ancelotti not had Torres forced upon him January 2011?
CalculatedKalou
RAFA BENITEZ AS LIVERPOOL COACH “We don’t need to give away stupid plastic flags to our fans to wave, our supporters are always there with their hearts and that is all we need. Its the passion of the fans that helps us to win matches, not flags. Chelsea fans lack passion.” This quotation is still proudly displayed on the walls of Melwood, Liverpool’s training ground, showing the scorn Benitez felt towards the fans of the club he is now the manager of.
BluesArmy
the guy did win the champions league with liverpool.....
CFCTalal
how long is the contract?
Blue_Mel
And now all those who has been calling for Sturridge to get to play, well you can completely forget about that now.
Lakupiippu
welcome benitez love to see ur face soon
habbo
k.chelski
Blue-Mel..It's until the end of this season thank goodness!
CalculatedKalou
This is a Joke. We've become Torres FC. This can only be the actions of a spoilt russian billionaire. I don't believe we should blame the board, buck or Gourlay... This is not the actions of a normal man. Fool
pancake
Ok...so we got Tubby as the interim manager...and the key word here folks is INTERIM....So, since we have to live with him...maybe Tubby can set us up in a 4-3-3 or look at a different formation. The pivot with Mikel/Ramires does not work at all against teams that press. Saw that yesterday against Juve. So, maybe Tubby has an idea to increase speed of play in the midfield. Maybe Tubby has some ideas..but if I were Mikel I think I would be a little nervous right now....
lamarochs
Blue_Mel Until end of the season. But there is also another premier league manager whos contract expire at the end of the season. DAVID MOYES. Rather have him then overated Pep
Lakupiippu
OH GAWD, NOT ANOTHER TIE TO LIVERPOOL..... NO FEKIING WAY, OMFG, WTF IS THIS WORLD COMING TO!!! He'll destroy our beloved club!!! This has got to be the last fecking chance that Torres will ever get in a blue shirt!!! Can't believe this is happening!!!
Tiraspol
And this man will now has the honour to win World Club Cup that RDM work for, same thing he done when join Inter after Jose departed
BluesArmy
@all in VC be happy and welcome him
habbo
Also, merlin, I've seen photos of you, and you are definitely fatter and older than Benitez, so it might be a good idea for you to use other language ;) ElMagicoNino older? i think not! fatter, feck off, you seen me lately?
merlin
Habbo....You must be joking! Surely you know who he is??
CalculatedKalou
whoever is in charge when we play West Brom away next season might be a little nervous!
merlin
hahhahaha @ merlin, you tell him!!! next season West Brom and our first game vs. Manure!!!
Tiraspol
I have got to say I am shocked by the decision RA and the board have taken. I've been a Chelsea Fan for 30 years and have never felt so out of touch with the club. The board just does not care 1 bit what the fans think anymore. Were all just becoming a stream of income for RA and the board to play their games.
HillStreetBLUE
We building Liverpool fc in london.nice job chelseafc board! Cant believe this! We gonna start buying anything spanishable.
Krested Kal-el
I have got to say I am shocked by the decision RA and the board have taken. I've been a Chelsea Fan for 30 years and have never felt so out of touch with the club. The board just does not care 1 bit what the fans think anymore. Were all just becoming a stream of income for RA and the board to play their games. HillStreetBLUE it's taken you this long to realise that?
merlin
Or any other Liverpool reject.
CalculatedKalou
Pepe Reina in January maybe?
CalculatedKalou
THE SADDEST DAY IN CHELSEA'S HISTORY...
Ess...DaBison
merlin - Yeah, I've seen you. From my airplane to Edinburgh last weekend, that's how fat you are! You like it that way?
ElMagicoNino
Nigel Spackman, BBC Radio 5 live CHELSEA APPOINT BENITEZ "I thought Chelsea's performance last night was poor and it's been a poor run of results. You won't find many Chelsea fans happy with an appointment of an ex-Liverpool manager. Maybe he has been brought in to get the best out of Torres. He is the interim manager but if he does a good job maybe he will get it for longer. Benitez has got a great CV and a good record, but the only way he will win the Stamford Bridge crowd over is getting the results. Now he had to focus on trying to win the Premier League." ...........................................and hell will freeze over first!
merlin
merlin - I couldn't tell your age from looking at a photo, but you definitely do look older than Benitez. And uglier.
ElMagicoNino
isn't it past your bedtime?
merlin
As much I am disappointed by this, I can only say "WELCOME TO CHELSEA FC" to Rafa (hard to take). I hope to see on how you work with the squad in the future and especially in that City game on Sunday.
The Psychic Blue l9l
merlin, i guess i never wanted to believe it! I think Bluesarmy post on rafa's reference to Chelsea fans says it all! and then they go and make him our Manager! unbelievable. Good luck RDM, your were a legend as a player and a legend as a manager winning CFC the CL, your better off out of it!
HillStreetBLUE
AS LONG AS HE GIVES WHAT THE FANS WANT AND DO THE RIGHT THING FOR THE CLUB, I DON'T GIVE A TOSS WHO HE WAS IN THE PAST. THIS IS OUR PRESENT AND FUTURE.
The Psychic Blue l9l
I don't think RA is making any money of CFC, he's probably invested WAY MORE, then he's received as income!!! Roman and board just reacted in a knee jerk reaction, and those usually don't end well... We're becoming a club that is making records in every single way possible. First we win CL with an interim coach, then next season we don't even get out of groups (another record), and then sacking him right after a month of bad results, lol.... and we're bringing in none other then a manager from our arch rivals in..... its like... Hi, can i get a couple of new records to go?, Oh yes, and extra disappointment with that also... lol, FML, Today is a dark day for CFC indeed...
Tiraspol
Really? Rafa Benitez is our coach? OMFG I never thought this day would come. This is an offense to the fans. I will never support this guy, never ever. I will support chelsea but not him. He is such a BAD coach! Haven't we seen what he done to liverpool? And then to Inter? OMG... If Abramovich wants Guardiola why didn't we stick with RDM until the end of the ******** season?
Carloss86
merlin - Oh, how creative, if you can't become a professional idiot, you should consider a career in entertainment!
ElMagicoNino
i thought you were doing that t yourself
merlin
ElMagicoNino, are you a Chelsea FC fan or a Torres fan? You seemed to have switched from Looserpool to Chelsea in 31st January 2011, 11:34pm to be exact.
The Psychic Blue l9l
merlin - Just trying to prove to you how cheap and immature your article was and how superficial your opinion on Benitez is. One wouldn't expect that from your age group ;)
ElMagicoNino
Dear Sir Merlin. I have sent the article.
KAKUfrank
well, we can't complain, he is one of the best we can get for now..... at least till summer...
Latunvic
why not? i dislike the *****, enough said - read the READ THIS AND WEEP article and enlighten yourself!
merlin
Emmm Merlin...I doubt that's u mate. Did someone get through your account,you seem utterly *****ed,very much unlike u chap.
nelyvanile
Benitez is ****, what's so difficult to understand about that?
CalculatedKalou
Of course we can complain.. We had no need to fire RDM if we hadn't Guardiola to take over.. We are not even out of the UCL yet.. I can't believe this.. And I can't stand Torres anymore..
Carloss86
i guess we are going to sign about 5 mediocre players 4 evry gd one. (riera,babel,aurelio,aquillani,morientes=torres)
Humza_96
Can't say I'm overly enthusiastic but at the end of the day he's the Chelsea manager so I guess we have to give him a chance. I wouldn't worry too much about his insults from 5 or 6 years ago. Liverpool were a big club 7 years ago but Chelsea are a much bigger club than Liverpool now. It'll be his job to make sure it stays that way.
CobhamBlue
"We don`t need to give away stupid plastic flags to our fans to wave, our supporters are always there with their hearts and that is all we need. It`s the passion of the fans that helps us to win matches, not flags. Chelsea fans lack passion."
KAKUfrank
Elmagnico can u shut it and show some respect...Many of us are utterly *****ed,and go long way back to know this is basically a *****ty decision from the board.
nelyvanile
Not the ideal choice but I guess I will have to throw in my support to him no matter what.
Elbowz
Managerial drama season/episode 9 is just about to begin. Of the first eight episodes, the second(jose), five(hindink) and six(carlo) episodes were best and most enjoyed series.... But the last episode(robbie) was the classic that will out live the rest. Roman has gambled once more....will this be the one that will backfire terribly right back on our faces.... Only time will tell. I'm not optimist for once and wont want my emotions toll with again for now. However the fan in me will always make sure am behind my team cheering them on no matter who is in charge or who is on the pitch. Keeping the blue flag flying high!!
Chelz Akamz
i guess the torres love-in is all set to continue unabated... Gonna spend our matchdays getting drunk & not expecting anything that way there can be no disappointment. Who knows maybe now we will get a chance to see marin
Gondo
Things may surprisingly turn for the better with this appointment. However if they don't, then I fear we are in for a serious explosion.
NBianco
He is as *****ed off as you Nely. First I heard you say you ain't backing Rafa at all. I doubt anyone will back Wenger after all he has said about Chelsea and the owner. It is also shows how out of touch and classless the Board and Owners are.
KAKUfrank
merlin - Why? Because you're the mod and admin of this site, and it's not necessarily one your tasks to encourage the use of inappropriate and abusive language! That's why!
ElMagicoNino
*one of your
ElMagicoNino
wtf? elmagicnino tells you all you need to know. former liverpool fan that joined as torres signed. just 1 question: If benitez is so good why has he been jobless for 2 years? I mean pep was jobless for 1 day before RA contacted him. even avb found a job quicker and he was a *****
Humza_96
THE SADDEST DAY IN CHELSEA'S HISTORY... Ess...DaBison - blimey you can't have been a chelsea fan for long lol - and as for pancake you have a very very short memory if you think having a go at Roman is fair - no-one has put as much money into my beloved club as he has!! With the exception of Bates who saved us from the developers all those years ago (thanks Ken!) he has been the one that has given us all this glory in the last 7-8 years in fact on Sky today they compared the number of trophies won by Chelsea and Man Utd over the period of Roman's ownership - guess what we have won more than big nose even with the change of managers!
johnboyblue
Owner* is.
KAKUfrank
looks like hes gna win us the club world cup (bcos of RDM) and the carling cup (bcos of RDM) looks like its us arsenal and spuds for 3/4th spot for CL qualification
Humza_96
We buy the tickets and sing the songs and there's nothing we can do. I'm dead inside. Seeing Benitez standing there in Chelsea blue will a dagger through my blue heart. A message to Chelsea FC farewell for now until my heart has time to fix. I was sure our love was eternal.
JohnC80
don't desert just because a harlot has entered the building!
merlin
Hey merlin quick question for you chief. Did my article post? If it was deemed rubish or just too many articles can you let me know please. Didnt want to spam by sending again :)
Clingy
clingy - loved it but the JT its would get me hung!
merlin
Agreed Merlin - players and managers come and go if your a true blue you still support the club
johnboyblue
i just found something good about him: when he focuses on the league he tends to do well. think about it he won the laliga with valencia. and at liverpool he always used to do that stupid rotation thing which cost him league points. but the 1 season (08/09) wherre he went all out for the PL and said F off to the other competitions liverpool were pretty damn good and deserved to win the title
Humza_96
@Kaku. Its honestly a hard pill to swallow,Daspecial1 is pretty ticked off as well...
nelyvanile
OMFG MEXES SCORED A CRAZY OVERHED KICK. watch it on youtube
Humza_96
Daspecial1 is disgusted. OLASAL is disgusted, but keeping it inside him. I am sure the moment Rafa loses, he will explode.
KAKUfrank
and can you blame them? NO!
merlin
I hate this apointmen im so fecked of right now more putting up with elflopio who i hate big time and the fat spanish waiter argh it just gets worse so not happy sooner hes gone the better , more garbage from loserpool wtf is wrong with our club arhhhhhh, i hope the fans show there dissatisfaction at the next home game
trouty_killer
Merlin is actually drunk, he will get over it by tomorrow and remove all his comments. Lol!
SameX
Ok well at least i made you smile captain merlin. I think after the rafa announcement a smile is worth a lot. Seems the younger fans cant quite understand just how awful the appointment is! Where is mq by the way? Lol
Clingy
noooooooooo what happendddd ? can't believe this.............i think dropping torres while having orderss to play him costd him his job but feck u roman this is nuts
kam.kh
Merlin is actually drunk, he will get over it by tomorrow and remove all his comments. Lol! SameX LOL - I WISH I WAS!
merlin
Guys, lets calm down, Like it or not Rafa is our manager and there is nothing we can do about it. Its Roman's call, he owns the club, lets support him.
SameX
@kaku if you are president what will u do ?
habbo
Roman has spent 10% of his gross wealth on cfc. Which is for him is huge and we thank him. However i have 50 quid in my savings account and have spent untold amounts on strips. Games merchandice tv etc. Us fans are in this just as much as an owner is. The owner can change but true fans will be there always
Clingy
Guys, lets calm down, Like it or not Rafa is our manager and there is nothing we can do about it. Its Roman's call, he owns the club, lets support him.
SameX
merlin go to bed its ok
habbo
He gave JM a really tough time, he made stars out of players like Alonso, Arbeloa, Gerrard, Macherano, Torres. He got to 2CL finals and a semi-Final in 6 seasons. The Liverpool board refused to give him enough cash so he had to go for crapy cheap players like Babel, Aquilani etc to replace sold players. Imagine the kind of stars he will bring in with Romans cash. He has even gotten better since then and may end up surprising everyone.
SameX
He likes the concept of a genuine deeplying playmaker and will definitely have eyes on some quality young CF and Midfielders around Europe, our board will first evaluate such players to know if they are really quality players before bidding for them, so we do not end up with crapy players.
SameX
as with all other managers... i will judge him on results...only trouble is he wont get chance to beat Robbie !!!
Blue_Mel
"the stone the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstoner" this might end up being Rafa Benitez story with us. As for me, I give him my full support. I forgive for whatever he has said in the past because I know he said it cos he hated JM.
SameX
f him f him royally. he has said fu to me as a fan and i say fu right back to him. hows that for passion. looks like gene hackman playing that villian lol
Clingy
he looks like the penguin from batman
Humza_96
Hahaha.... take it easy guys...
Latunvic
To Those Who Hate Benitez.. **** YOU ALL.. To those thät questions Roman's Decisions... Go join QPR... To Those thät Hate Torres.. Go Hug Transformer.. Why can't we build our team play around a £50m buy???barca are playing around Messi. Chelsea was around Drogba. Liverpool around Suarez. Man.u around RVP. A.madrid around Falcao.. Tell he why we can do same around Torres???????????????
chuks09
Merlin,go to bed and dream of rafael benitez lol
obimikelisdbest
Chelsea Till I Faint!!!
chuks09
**** him and **** Chelsea after 43 years I'm done with them! Written to the club to cancel everything I have with them
unclezillion
because torres isnt like any of those players you describe. For one thing they all remember where the goal is and that is the problem
Clingy
I hope the fans show their disaproval at stamford bridge in the next game... I feel sick because of this appointment..
Carloss86
chelsea till you faint? don't suppose i can punch you in the head then can i? lol
Clingy
chuks09 are you comparing Messi, RVP, Suarez to TORRES???? Omg im not even gonna try to give you reasons why that is a fail.
Carloss86
Haha. Funny. What, the board and the owner expect Torres to bang in all the goals now?I just dont care anymore. I wish I had not once supported Torres in Blue, nevertheless I did. Well, that's what a proper fan would do I guess. The board sacked Carlo and AVB for not being able to get the best out of Torres. They even forced out Anelka and Drogba so that he can be the main man, shockingly leaving us with just two strikers this season. What next ?Sell Oscar, Mata and Hazard for failing to assist him? I just dont care, with the current setup of our board in place, there is no way the club would hear the fans' voices. One thing for sure, I'll keep supporting the Blues, through thick and thin. KTBFFH
Gaban
09 - maybe the number stands for his IQ ? Oo
Clingy
habbo go home, you are drunk
mountaineerfly
yeeeeeeeeeeeesssss,benitez!!! i am a spurs fan and in may some chelski fans said i should enjoy thusday nights, well hope you do to, because draw between juve and shaktar is certain to happend hahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahaha suckers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and now benitez the destroyer is manager,my good the best news in decades:)
kols76
Do I get a prize for that?
Blue Day
Starting lineup for Manchester City match: Fernando Torres, ...
Blue Day
Chelsea, the new binlickers
van der haart lane
go home chuks, you are drunk
mountaineerfly
Hope Benitez won't change the colour of our shirts to red.
Blue Day
Drogbas coming back
Humza_96
chuks09 - because Torres is shet mate !...... Torres is shet ;-)
The Persian
Is it not kind of hypocritical that all those who did not support the RDM appointment and AVB sacking were seen as cretins who should be banned and lacked any football knowledge. Those same people are now throwing their toys out the pram at Rafa's appointment and RDM'S dismissal. Funny old game lol.
Anarchy
After heavy defeats I tend to have a self imposed media blackout for 24 hours to try to block it all out. At 9.30 I switched onto sky sports news to find out the City score. It would appear I woke up in April. I'm still not entirely sure that this is some elaborate wind up contrived by a few wags just getting there own back on me for excessive champions league gloating. Maybe a shower might make this go away.
Nevinlegend
som heresadi benitez had to take cheep players as aquillani, he did cost something like 20mill, and keane 20mill alnso and gerrard was stars before benitez. just thinkon all the bad players he bought, babbel, degen,josemi etc,etc. my toillet is named chelsea fc. so i can take a ***** o chelsea ever day, after day, after day , ad infinitum!!!!
kols76
***** it... I'm a blue..... I support Chelsea...... don't mind who's in charge as long as we win....... I support Rafa from now till he gets the sack.......... *Whispering* : "psssst..... hey guys.... I wish he gets fired after City game"
The Persian
funny feeling it'll be okay. but let us see. life goes on.
Gian-Franco/Luca
Cmon Raffa prove the doubters wrong bring out the big guns
Uskok
cmon mateo had to hit the bricks that was inevitable he was even smiling after the sack thats just wierd
Uskok
Did Torres Bought Himself??? No. Did He sack the Coach??? No. As long Benitez is A Chelsea Coach.. My 200% Support is with Him.
chuks09
johnboyblue---tell me a day worse in the last 19 years
Ess...DaBison
Crazy, Crazy,Crazy instead of Benitez why not Kenny Dalglish and turn CFC to Liverblue. Really SAD
sojofjand
Rafa Benitez? Hell NO!
sojofjand
I hope return of Rafa can help Torres back in form.
FaithJava
im 50 50 on this maybe rafa is not for chelsea but he has won trophies and knows torres well to build around him and i think he will turn the back 4 around ... at liverpool most of his games were under 2.5 ...tight 1-0 2-0 wins or tight losses... he might be the corner stone for chelsea after all..
Chelsea1975
Rafa won't last! He'll get sacked before the season is over and he'll be embarrassed all over again. Torres will be given to any team for free just to get him off our wage bill.
ddrogba
Ooh stop it. This is rediculous, Rafa is a damn good coach and we should all get behind him, shame on anyone putting their petty feelings ahead of Chelsea FC. I for one will always support Chelsea that means the manager. Shame on all of you, how dare you even suggest giving Rafa hell, so what. He will still be Chelsea manager till the end of the season at least. What he said was said as a Liverpool manage and should be left to those days, we will only embrass our selves and make the team nervous when we need to beat City. How dare you try and get people to support a stupid caus. There more important matters than your trivial and juvenile mentality. Chelsea is more important than you, Rafa and any other fan who support any stupid ideas like yours.
faara23
Riera,degen,dossena,babel,poulsen,ngog,diouf,aquilani,el zhar,voronin etc, those are the players rafa bought!!! With untold millions and they are such a waste! We are in for a stormy transfer come january, I am sure.
Desmondadonis
@chucks you deserve a standing ovation from my MIDDLE FINGER! U moronic idiot! F u ck you! F u ck Roman F u ck Torres and F u ck Benitez!...and F u ck any other person whose even thinking of replying.
Krested Kal-el
did we just fire a chelsea legend for a man who so effeciently personifies hatred for chelsea.if it was pep then sacking rdm could have been a little bit understandable but benitez.really?
blueskywalker
RDM said: "It was an honour for me to be appointed manager of a club that I loved playing for and one that is so close to my heart. I am extremely proud of the successes and trophies that we were able to bring to the club in recent months. "Lifting Chelsea's first Champions League trophy, in Munich, was the best achievement in club history and without doubt the highlight of my career to date, both as a player and manager. It is a memory I will treasure for the rest of my life. "I have a deep and unreserved passion for Chelsea Football Club and I would like to sincerely thank all of the staff, my players and of course the Chelsea fans, for their tremendous and unconditioned support in the intense time I have been the manager at the Bridge. I wish all of them every success for the rest of the season and beyond."
Krested Kal-el
Now that it is a done deal, we need to give our new manager all our support and lay to rest our love for RDM and the achievements he gained in the time he was our manager.
Kendemsblue
Nice speech by di matteo, he loves the club genuinely.
Desmondadonis
i hope the fan come in full support at the stadium and show their angers towards the board by booing rafa the joker and torres his muppet...i hope it happens....rafa appointment is a disgrace to chelsea...
shlok27
Speechless... I only hope Roman's decision is right this time. To stay sane i better slang it out by saying 4Q FT9, 4Q RDM for loosing to Juv, 4Q Roman for the sack and the new apointment but hey! I'm a chelsea fan, let's hope the decision is FECKIN GREAT at the end.
Hardtackle
Though we are all embarrassed by the whole news but lets try nd be a Chelsea "SOLDIER" and complain later. We av been on this bus b4. Lets hope 4 atleast 3 trophies this time.
Hardtackle
Cant believe you are all so upset. You know what you are (Rich mans play thing) So just suck it up. In Rafa you trust.
iceman10
http://www.goal.com/en/news/1717/editorial/2012/11/22/3546992/chelsea-fans-dont-deserve-misunderstood-genius-benitez
chuks09
Someone was sacked before RDM took over, same has happened to him.. Life Goes On.
chuks09
Beside, RDM was never my favourite when he took over!!!
chuks09
http://www.goal.com/en/news/1717/editorial/2012/11/22/3547227/revealed-how-terry-torres-proved-key-to-di-matteos-chelsea
chuks09
What a bunch of clueless f.ckwits, AS long Chelsea win, I don't give a flying f.ck who is the manager! Ultimately it's about the club, the support for the club and the success or failure of the club. Manager's are merely the cogs in the wheel along with the playing staff. I'm a Chelsea fan, that what really matters, not any particular individual as they come and go. Lets not delude ourselves, without RA's intervention we would have gone the way of Leeds Utd in all probability...
Teds Maybank Holiday
SameX Benitez bought 87 player when he was the manager for liverpool. So 5 player was good. FANTASTIC!!!!!!!
Lakupiippu
Merlin, can you take advantage of your anger and ban this useless chuk09; heis so unintelligent. While at it, kindly suspend mq for all the crap he said about RDM and not having the courage to comment here. Elmagic whatever you must be an idi*t, a born Bas***d for coming here to say such crap about a well respected member of this forum. Without the likes of him, you won't be here as I doubt you can put together a single article. That aside, let's take this in a matured way,..support uncle rafa in order to get CFC to progress and hope he gets swapped at the end of the season. RDM; all true CFC fans love you.
elemzy
Merlin, can you take advantage of your anger and ban this useless chuk09; heis so unintelligent. While at it, kindly suspend mq for all the crap he said about RDM and not having the courage to comment here. Elmagic whatever you must be an idi*t, a born Bas***d for coming here to say such crap about a well respected member of this forum. Without the likes of him, you won't be here as I doubt you can put together a single article. That aside, let's take this in a matured way,..support uncle rafa in order to get CFC to progress and hope he gets swapped at the end of the season. RDM; all true CFC fans love you.
elemzy
Hope we bounce back and le others follow.
Kendemsblue
We need the wins like yesterday
Kendemsblue
 

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