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Some Chelsea Fans, You Are Embarrasing

Right you lot, time for some tough words.

Actually, it's not 'you lot' as a whole, so I apologise, it's probably half of you. It seems the VC membership base is split whether the club should have appointed Rafa. Well here's a wake up call for you. Tough sh*t. It's happened. It's done. No point crying over spilt milk - it ain't going to change anything.

There is absolutely no one with the same level of experience and success that was willing to join Chelsea on what is basically a temporary contract until the end of the season. Roman has done what is best for the club, and there's nothing you can do about it.

Or is there?

I've heard pathetic comments about people boycotting games. What good is that going to do? Weaken our support? Yes. Less revenue for the club? Yes. This is beyond a joke. Not attending games just because Rafa has been appointed is pathetic and won't help our club in any way, shape or form. The best we can do at the moment is accept that Rafa has been appointed until the end of the season and we should get behind the club we love. That's what being a supporter is all about.

Oh, and here's the other one. What good is booing Rafa going to do? Absolutely sweet feck all. In fact, how can that possibly help when he's in charge until the end of the season and what he really needs, like the players do, is to hear and feel our support. Yes, our support - for the club, but not juvenile boos. It's sad. It's weak. It's damaging our team. It makes us look stupid. It makes future managers and players less likely to join to see how immature we are. We need to be in support of the club, whatever decisions they make. Booing isn't supporting. Yes, it's making your opinions heard, but the simple fact is, Rafa is here until the end of the season, let's help him, let's help the players, and help the club out, by showing our support to the club we love, not booing a manager who will be trying his best.

Zonal marking? Worried about it? If it doesn't work, why did Liverpool have one of the best defensive records in the league under Rafa? Stop clutching at straws to try an nail Rafa before he's started For pete's sake, he's been in the job a day - one bloody day - and we're already giving him grief. It's sad and embarrassing. Give the man a chance.

The truth is this. Rafa Benitez was the only manager that was available, that was willing to join us until the end of the season, the one that has both European and Premiership experience, and has a cv better than anyone else available - fact.

Deal with it people. Grow some balls. Have a cup of concrete and harden the feck up. This is about Chelsea. This is about the club we love, NOT Rafa. Yes he said his comments when he was in charge of Liverpool, but fair enough I say. He was doing everything he could to help Liverpool. Chelsea were the enemy. In fact, it takes a man of balls to come out and say what he said about us, but you have to realise, he was doing that in the best interest of Liverpool.

And now he's in charge of Chelsea. And I bet you he will be doing everything possible to help us as well. My request is simple - before you start avoiding Chelsea games and booing Benitez, grow up. Stop giving his crap before he's even started the job.

It's a simple idea - let's see what he can do for us before slating him.




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Writer: DJDUTTS Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday November 23 2012

Time: 7:59AM

Your Comments

@DJDUTTS I am going to keep this simple. I totally agree. KTBFFH !!!!
Zolander
totally agree with u djdutts..he's our manager now and we must support him and more importantly our team...lets put chelsea fc ahead of everyone...we have an important game coming up on weekend and if we win we have a good shot at the league cause till feb we dont have to face any top 4 club so tht gives us a good run at the league..as for europe lets keep our hopes up....
blueblood1905
Harsh but very true.I agree
bluekid
I totally agree and have, myself, said this to all the 'haters' since he was appointed. And who knows... could we finally see the £50m paid for Torres coming good? I for one, hope so!
ChelseaChampions
So, so true. I was flabbergasted to see men in their 40s, 50s and maybe even 60s whining around and throwing tantrums like spoilt little brats. Even the admin of this site. Disgusting. I am not Benitez' biggest fan, but I think he can organize our defense and teach them proper pressing, which is exactly what we need! As far as I am concerned, he should get a fair chance, so good luck to him.
ElMagicoNino
I agree..... I have actually just submitted an article very similar to this one.
NicciBoy
Lol@Elmagico...... I know we dont have like him, but let's just support him for the sake of CFC and our young, fragile players. If we fans are not careful, this may lead to the end of Roman's era @Chelsea, it is as sensitive as that.
SameX
Dont care. Who are you to dictate to me how I should feel about the man? I do not like him and I will never support him. Love Chelsea, hate Rafa. Now you deal with that.
THAT No.9
That No.9 - so you're saying that your hate for Rafa is bigger and more important than your love for Chelsea??? Seriously mate, crawl under a rock and disappear. If that's how you feel, then you clearly don't care about us.
djdutts
Simple as ABC! did i like RDM as our manager? No but i supported him till his last minute here. No fan will be happy with any opposition manager who undermined their passion for the club they love and support but we have to understand that what he said then was meant to get the scousers behind him. Put yourself in his shoes, would you do same? Yes because you have to please your employers. I 'm mostly disappointed by the way the most popular figure on VC led the Anti-Benitez campaign because i believe he has the experience to make these angry fans see the other side of life. All these people including Roman could leave chelsea fc one day but can we?
munich Glory
By the way THAT No.9, I'm not dictating to you how to FEEL, just how to SUPPORT. Thanks Ash :)
djdutts
so u think it is wrong for us to hate a man who has shown absolutely no respect for us.he spat in our face.and u think we should support him just becoz he was made the manager by cfc.at least show for once what u want.and the truth is none of us wanted benitez.i hate anyone who disrespects cfc.
blueskywalker
I have no problem with Rafa and i actually respect him for saying what he said about us because he was defending his club at the time. How many times did Mourinho whined up opposition fans and managers? No one complained then! I think this is a good appointment and im convinced we will win 3 of the 5 trophies. League Cup, World club cup and Uefa Cup. Rafa has a track record winning trophies especially Cup competitions and we will all love it if he whines opposition fans to benefit us! GET OVER IT!
MrDax
@ djdutts - "you clearly don't care about us" - there you go again playing thought police. My vehement opposition to Rafa is EXACTLY because I care. As far as I'm concerned, the sooner he is shown the door the better, because IMO he will ruin the club. Now in case you havent noticed, we live in a democracy and everyone is entitled to their own point of view, so please please please, stop bloody trying to dictate to me how I should feel...!!!
THAT No.9
...or how to express my support for that matter. In my eyes, opposing that mercenary IS supporting my club
THAT No.9
@DJDUTTS - I think you're missing a very significant issue here. Firstly yes, you're right that booing Rafa will do no good. There is no point in taking our frustration out on him as it's not his fault. This situation is not Rafa's making, so yes, booing him would be stupid. Yes we support the club and always will no mattter what, but you must allow fans to demonstrate their frustration at decisions/circumstances such as this. How can you say Roman has done what's best for the club? Did he not just sack Di Matteo? He made the best out of a terrible situation which he created himself, how is that doing what;s best for the club? You need to understand the frustration this has heaped upon many loyal fans. Without the fans, the club would be nothing, so when a club legend who won the CL 6 months ago, who was doing well in the season is unjustly sacked, and a man who has been hated by fans since 2004 is hired to replace him without any sort of explanation or justification, you need to realise that this will be seen as totally unnacceptable by many. We are all Chelsea fans yes, regardless of who is in charge, but we don't follow a name, we follow club, a team, an image. With what has happened in the last few days, only the name remains. The character of theclub has changed and you need to acknowledge that many are more than *****ed off at this and have a right to protest it. We do not want to see terrible decisions rewarded, which is why a small part of me wants to see Man City thrash us on Sunday. I've been a Chelsea fan for roughly 15 years and I don't intend to stop anytime soon, ever in fact. But that doesn't mean I have to sit idley by and watch this horror show. And I think you, and a few othes need to realise that. The abuse towards Benitez could be deemed unnecessary, but the abuse towards Abramovich, Gourlay and Buck isn't, and at the moment, I don;t feel like giving them any money. I still support Chelsea, but i'm in no mood to give those ********s £50 on Sunday. They don't flippin' deserve it!
hazzabee
haven't seen an article truer in while....thanks DJ :)
@Mq
@djdutts I don't normally go against comments, but seriously u lack basic ethics and morales, if u don't u'll know everything is not justified under the sun, u are nothing but a rafa apologist, fair points that we don't need to boo him or call him a spanish waiter since he became cfc's boss, but u are trying to tell the fans to forgive and forget when the offender have not asked to be forgiven, have he come out and apologize publicly? He arrogantly said he'll win the fans over with winning, there is no honour with winning without ethics and morals, why was adriano booed for his goal against nordjaelland? His coach was disappointed too, why was chelsea always the black dog despite our trophies and wins? We are hated bcos the public view us as a threat to football codes and conducts. Speak for urself and don't dare insult peeps for their opinions mate
Desmondadonis
And by the way, as much as his comment about us rankle, its not the main reason I'm so opposed to his presence in our dugout (although it does add to it). Its simple becasue I think he is a terrible coach. A man who fluked his way to two trophies and was put on a pedestal by the liverpool-loving hacks in the press. A self obssessed ego-maniac who was finally found out at the end of his Liverpool tenure and at Inter. There's a reason no-one would touch him for two years.
THAT No.9
BRAVO! Good article there DUTTS. I've been here for a very long time and have said on many other threads that for his previous comments I despise Benitez. He didn't help himself with that shocking press conference last night... No Apology for previous comments. Kept talking about how "I want to win 5 trophies" not WE want to win 5 trophies. "The fans will support me because I am the manager and that is best for the team"..... I shiver thinking about those words.... BUT....BIG BUT.....He's RIGHT. He is the manager. He is what's best for the team in this situation. He could actually improve things on a technical and footballing level. For these reasons I will not boo or undermine him whilst he's in charge at the Bridge. I still think he has a lot to prove in this position before people will cheer for him (both in personality and on the pitch), but I will still support what he is doing until it becomes clear that he is harming this club (something I hope never comes to pass).
Bizarre_Blue
That is ur opinion, while i love the team i also have the right to feel OFFENDED when INSULTED. Rafa is an ENEMY in SHEEP'S CLOTHING and for that i hate him SIMPLE.
torvicson
Oh by the way, if you feel it's an embarrassment to feel hurt towards rafa, I also think ur INSENSITIVITY to other fans feeling is an EMBARRASSMENT.
torvicson
Rafa has signed an 18th month deal with an opt out at the end of the season, but he could continue for longer #Chelsea @chelseafc — Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) November 21, 2012
Blu_run
Rafa was offered the job eight days ago, so the midweek Champions League defeat had nothing to do with Di Matteo's dismissal #Chelsea — Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) November 21, 2012
Blu_run
The deal is worth around 3m per year #Chelsea @chelseafc — Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) November 21, 2012
Blu_run
Bizarre_blue, after ur comment yesterday, I was willing to forgive the guy and just see what he'll do as our manager and I still am, but the man did not apologize at all, no apologies, what kind of coach is that? Mourinho even wished the weasle well!
Desmondadonis
I don't like Rafa either, but I'll support the team and the club and it won't stop me from watching games... If i had a chance to go to the game, I'd still go. Rafa will be gone in the summer and that's that.
Tiraspol
The RDM regime would have gone tits up in a few weeks and Roman was smart enough to recognise it. The only problem here is that he appointed RDM against his wishes. Rafa is more experienced and tbh will do better than RDM in the EPL thats the truth. I suppose if Rafa does great will Roman still go for Guardiola> RDM will be nicely compensated in financial terms and now has a better CV than this time last year. Roman does well for the The Chels. 10 trophies since he arrived here doesnt lie!
eddy_theeel
I, with 6 of my friends, will be in Stamford Bridge this sunday to support my Chelsea Football Club and Rafael Benitez. [hope they win]. I, with 6 of my friends, might be seeing some fans booing Rafael Benitez. I, with my friends, believe they booing their club for the best of the club [from their own perspectives] I, with my friends, believe that Roman also do whatever he thinks the best for the club So I, with my friends, can't wait to see this kind of "Bharatayuda" and to know where all of this war will bring the club. oya, I, with my friends, supported this Chelsea from 1994, where manure was very strong with their 92' boys, I couldn't see we win Premier League at that time, but I don't know. . . I just love this club... Once Roman came, I, with my friends, smile. . . .
OneRoman
most of us were clamoring for the sack of rdm and needing a better manager with better tactics and what have you. we have rafa now and you still moan about him? God bless you djdutts for this article. you are so spot on, i love chelsea to bits and if rafa is ready to role his sleeves and fight for us then i am backing him 100 percent. get behind rafa and the team or get the **** off
ojvmata
I insist that any argument about Benitez should only be based on his credentials and abilities as a coach and not for wht he did or did not do to CFC as a Liverpool coach. Cmon guys... lets snap out of this nonsense. its the same as saying you wont support a player(falcao for example if he comes to Chelsea tomorrow) just because he scored and celebrated some fine goals against us. Benitez was only carrying out his duties as Liverpool manager period. He owes Chelsea fans no apologies. We can only hope that he brings the same kind of Passion to CFC.
Realmike
It is so ridiculously easy to take the so-called "high horse" and talk about how real fans should just get on with it and support the club. But, I am afraid, real fans put a huge part of their life and soul into this club, and therefore, spent 5 years absolutely hating Benitez and everything he said. Those feelings can not just go away, as the board should know. But as I have said many times on this site already, it is the board's decision making that is the most worrying, and that is why i am really angry. I have spent god knows how much following Chelsea home and away for 25 years, god knows how long on news sites following every twist and turn of the club, and god knows how many hours post games either elated or thoroughly depressed about our club. But now, for the first time, I am seeing a club that DOES NOT CARE ABOUT ITS FANS. He picked the one person that would divide fans more than any without a second thought. And however much some of you say lets juts support our club because that is what "proper fans" should do, it simply isnt that easy. Deal with it. You are the kind of people that when we are playing our home games at Heathrow, managed by Abramovich's son, with the odd game being held in Russia just for fun, will be saying "lets just get on with it and support the club". Where does it end.
foreverblue
Sorry guys, as I a die hard Chelsea supporter I'll always give my full support to CFC but not Rafa, that Fat Spanish Waiter. I will not forget what's said to us & how he's tried to humiliate us. Its my right of choice. Will never support him but will always be a True Blue, for this sake, I will not support him... Let him eat his own puke of words...
shaf86
@ one roman, God bless you for that comment. You are not going to boo the manager neither are you going to boycott the game but you could understand why won't do like you. But for someone to call the fans an Embarassment for being angry (just like the writer of this article has done), that person is also an embarrasment for his insensitivity towards the feeling of others.
torvicson
please foreverblue.. please show your anger.. it's totally not uncommon for the loyal 25-year fans.. nw, I, as well, was the one who Benitez termed plastic flag, but no.. I was not angry.. Banter is good.. make us compete.. nw please show your anger at the bridge this sunday, and I would show you my support toward Chelsea and Benitez.. let the others judge what kind of supporters we are.. but only us know how much love we have for Chelsea Football Club..
OneRoman
* you could understand why others won't do like you*
torvicson
Great feckin article brother. You should write more often
ForeverChels
@zilo, hating RB is fine m8, I mean f*, we all do to some degree or another, yea? You shouldn't be so myopic to call another blue faithful's article 'crap'. But, it is your opinion so be it... I bet if you and I were at a pub together we'd get along fine, but, to insinuate that you can't wait 'till next season when RB is sacked is feckin' disgusting. Who do you support m8? And, I guess, a more important question is who is more important: CFC, or your feelings towards RB..?
ForeverChels
Im embarrasing then! and so are alot of the fans I was talking to In Turin. Im not as embarrassing as the people who run OUR club. Jose shouldn't have been sacked, Carlo should not have been sacked and RDM should not have been sacked. The Clattenburg thing was handled terribly too. This is our club not Roman's club. Employing the FSW is disrespecting us, we hate him and he is not even that good. What I would like to know from the fans who support everything they do is , what could the club do for you to show dissent, move to Slough, make tickets £100 each, have a Jimmy Saville statue ala Michael Jackson and Fulham???? Sometimes you have to show the club who is the real boss, even Bates gave us Gullit when he wanted Graham!
god1zola25
I couldnt agree more@djdutts,thanks for the article...Mourinho said many things against ronaldo,sir old red nose and manUre but today he manages ronaldo and has been tipped to replace sir old red nose(when he retires).this things are part of the job and a duty he owes to his employer(liverpool),anyone in rafa's shoes would do the same..and am glad he is with us to fight for our goal at a time we need all the help we could get..comon guys lets get behind the team which includes the manager....KTBFFH
Ken4CFC
Btw, I don't condone putting down and insulting Merlin, let alone anybody else. He is what every person on the web should strive to be; unbiased & respectful yet unapologetic about his feelings. The man is a legend, and if anyone says different like that ElMagicNiño cu*t just send him my way.
ForeverChels
RdM did not deserve the sack. It was just a matter of time before he got things back on track. That being said i will certainly continue to support Chelsea & the new gaffer.
ZeeNut
Nice 1 Ken..
ForeverChels
@ZeeNut, b/c I'm bored m8, how long would you have given RDM? Personally, I would have seen our outcome vs. Man City and the spirit shown therein. Your thoughts?
ForeverChels
Abramovich should pay all the fans to watch games now, that is what he is nbest at, shouldnt he? Pay compensations to managers, hiring new caretaker at gigantic salary, and then ask the financial man to convert all of his out of pocket wastages into club's shares, to make sure the account is in green state. Now, pay us, as surely you are gonna pay for this mistakes. Poor Chelsea, poor us.
Gaban
ForeverChels, you have no idea what that appointment did to me emotionally. I called the article crap because, the man has no right to tell a full grown man like me who has been with this team through hell and high water "how to support" my team. My team is Chelsea. I still support them. Heck I will even be seated an hour before the game on sunday but I WILL NEVER ACCEPT BENITEZ as the coach. It doesn't matter how long he stays or how many trophies he wins. Can you imagine the outrage form Barca fans if Jose is announced as their coach today? That's how bad it is. I rarely post here but those that know me, will attest to the fact that I don't call for any coach to get sacked or badmouth any player (except Torres of course and that was since the QPR game) but this is a huge Travesty to me. Wait until Abramovich moves this club to Alaska before you understand how out of touch this club is with their fans. No respect whatsoever.
zilosxp
@Gaban, I am in strong favor of pay based on performances. For instance, a scaled pay structure would reward a striker for so many goals/assists/pass completion, etc. This would prevent a Malouda situation where the lad is on generous wages doing feck all. To the point, the more you work hard and perform the more you'll get paid. IDK the intricacies of imposing such a mandate altho it would be rather intriguing knowing players just can't 'accept' their paycheck w/ minimal effort. Your thoughts?
ForeverChels
@torvicson,if booing(and mobilising others to do same to) a manager who has barely started work or boycottin games(and urging others to do same) because of a managerial appointment is not embarrassment,then what is it??
Ken4CFC
@zilo, mate I agree with you, but what ELSE can we do as CFC fans?? The appointment f*ng *****ed me off to no doubt, but, feck man, let's get on with things and focus on tomorrow. One day at a time. I agree, Buck & Gourlay have their heads up their asses but *****, what can we do? Honestly m8.
ForeverChels
Freedom of speech
zolas_apprentice
@zilo, I'm the same way, rarely post; unless something really *****ES me off. @Ken, good point
ForeverChels
You know, I don't like Pep too. But I sure won't be this bitter if he was appointed. Rather I will just be eager to see what 'magic' he can do. Robbie should have been allowed to get past the new year at least. I mean its not as if we were 4 points outside of the Top 4 already (which was the target at the start of the season before our blistering start raised the bar for every one).
zilosxp
I'm behind Rafa 100% he did a fine job at Liverpool and even took them to second in the EPL. I think the problem most Chelsea fans have with Rafa is not the man himself but the reason why he was brought in and of course that would be to try and bring the best out of Torres which alot of Chelsea fans don't really wanna see happening given his latest form dip... honestly I'm one of them but that's a whole different topic I don't wanna go in to right now... I read in the press that training was intense yesterday and I hope we will have a good game against the citizens ...
suppahigh
Disagree about waiting until the new year. You may not agree w/ me, but that's ok. I backed RDM until the day he got released however I had a gut feeling **** wasn't right after the West Brom game. Who would you have gone w/ as interim, zilo?
ForeverChels
In a way this is quite amusing to me. Carlo had his supporters and his detractors. It caused division when he was eventually fired, but more and more people were on the "Sack Carlo" bandwagon towards the end. AVB came along as the new "chosen one" and again had his supporters and his detractors, but towards the end more and more people were on the "Sack AVB" bandwagon. RDM came in as a fan favourite and people got behind him and managed what will go down in history as a miracle Champ League win (forget the FA Cup as Hiddink already pulled that one out of the hat). However, more and more people had begun to question RDM's tactical awareness. You need to remember that his loss of a two goal lead vs Juve and a few other questionable tactical decisions have shown that he isn't a great technical manager, which is what all great clubs need. What he did have was the "home grown" feel. He is one of ours. A club legend. That always carries you so far (Dalglish for example!), but I don't think anyone can deny looking back across the match-day threads and see a decline in the "tactical" support shown to RDM. When was the last time someone came out and said RDM is making the RIGHT decisions but they aren't paying off (certainly people were saying that about AVB around Nov/Dec last year and look at how that ended). So we arrive in a position when the owner/board start to see the same questionable results and lower on-pitch morale of players that they saw two years ago and last year and look at how each of those seasons ended. They make the hard decisions that we as fans thankfully don't have to make. Did RDM have the ability to turn around a falling morale? Did he have the ability to claw back 7 points deficit if we would have gone on to likely lose against City? Did he have that rabbit in the hat to amaze us all again? Here's the kicker... NONE of us will ever answer those questions as we just don't know. The club had the choice of taking a risk (which has failed twice in two years = precident) or to make the tough decision to upset the apple cart and bring in someone they see as "fire-fighting" appointment. Like it or not, I do back this decision to change RDM at this moment as I did not feel he could turn around this situation. I feel sad to lose another manager and even sadder that this man is a club legend, and even sadder still that it was Benitez that we picked to fight our fires, but the most worrying thing for me is that I understand why we have done this. I can see the logic in this decision. I might not agree with this in my heart, by I do agree with it in my head. I just hope that the risk pays off and we're not left looking back thinking "we should have kept RDM".
Bizarre_Blue
@zilo,so we have to wait till we are entirely out of the top4 before we put things right,huh??
Ken4CFC
Gr8 post suppa. However, RB appointment spurs hate from old followers b/c of his actions and words towards us years back. Has everything to do w/ the man, mate. The biggest challenge facing us fans is us swallowing our pride (eventually) for the betterment of the club. Hard pill to swallow.
ForeverChels
Thanks @foreverChels...completely agree with you @Bizzare Blue
Ken4CFC
^ course. Who would you have gone w/ Ken, as interim manager?
ForeverChels
djdutts you cant insist your opinion on others....if you dont have problem with it than its ok for you....dont make other people to accept the decesion...if they wanna hate let them hate if they wanna boo rafa let them... they pay the money to watch the game its their money nots roman....if roman agrees on something it doesnt means we have to be agree on that...a club is know by its fan....and if fans are not there then there is no roman not his money also...fans comes first..
shlok27
live and let live. i love my my club. cfc is my club. if satan himself was coaching i would never boo...unless if what was done to rdm was done to zola...maybe rdm is someones zola and they are as angry as i would be...let them express this anger. but i am sure if rafa goes on a tear the anger will subside. good luck to the team...condolences my fellow blues brothers. i feel your pain...but do not be like @Mq and start wishing for our demise...i beg you not to do that.
Gian-Franco/Luca
Wow, site poll is saying 75% of ppl are 'pleased' w/ RB's appointment w/ only 8% saying they are 'gutted'. The way articles and comments have been going I would've guessed the values would've been flip-flopped. Wish we could code a site poll which ONLY allowed CFC members to vote to disallow Sperms to vote
ForeverChels
true @ForeverChels but like he said himself yesterday he was just standing up for the club that was employing him and protecting his players ... sir. Alex has been doing the same for years and the united fans love him. the main thing will be for him to get on well with the players especially Terry as I don't think Lamps holds much weight these days and get the early results the rest for me is water under the bridge
suppahigh
anyway i trust roman will seek to make ammends in the window...he is like that...he punches then follows up with a hug...expect 100 million outlay in jan.
Gian-Franco/Luca
To those hypocrites calling any body that disagrees with them a"post RA fan" or "plastic" or "glory hunter", Chelsea has become an international brand and its fan base has grown to become a worldwide brotherhood under the love of football, most of its fans (I'm sure 90% of them across the globe) came to love the club after Roman bought it and brought it to the international venue. So if you believe just because you are a SB regular your opinion should be given more emphasis here at VC than, say, a man in some south Asian country who scarifies his well earned good night sleep every week to watch Chelsea play, you can go and feck yourselves because the club has out grown your sorry a$$.
zosBlue
Nightmarish and surreal. Rafa being sold to Chelsea fans. Makes you wonder what you possibly could have done to deserve this.
Carefree_1990
Yep
ForeverChels
Club's soul on sale for a meager 100 million? That cheap, really?
Carefree_1990
zosBlue you are a legend... :)
suppahigh
Actually, this article is PATHETIC!!!!!!!!!!!
KAKUfrank
Rather, this article is a PILE OF POOP!!!!!!!!!!
KAKUfrank
why KAKU are you one of them who are "gutted" by his appointment
suppahigh
Totally OUT OF TOUCH!!!!! Just get over it. The fans that despise Benitez doesn't mean they DO NOT SUPPORT THE CLUB. Anyone who thinks that IS STUPID. Do people who criticize or dislike Torres NOT support the club? Do people who can't stand Malouda not support the club? Do people who can't support David Luiz HATE the club? Do fans who refuse to sell their CPO Shares NOT support Chelsea? The fans that do not support Benitez DO NOT support him. Those of you who back him and slam others for not supporting him is ridiculous. Linking the non-support to no supporting the club IS ALSO STUPID. The same way you are telling those fans to get over BENITEZ'S APPOINTMENT IS THE SAME WAY YOU SHOULD GET OVER TELLING THE FANS TO BACK BENITEZ.....
KAKUfrank
lol KAKU you are upset
suppahigh
Well after the pi$$ taking over the last 48 hours, quite a few of my mates from other teams have now changed their tune a little.... Apparently we are still a joke of a club run by a Russian playboy with more money than sense, but now they are saying that they are a little worried about about us appointing Rafa and what that could mean about our club for the rest of the season. Two die-hard scouser mates began with ripping into me about "another Liverpool reject, are you that desperate to copy our history"; now it's turned to "to be honest I wish we'd never got rid of Rafa, him leaving lead to the shambles we're in now". A big Man Utd fan thought it hilarious that we'd had more managers in recent years than Torres has scored goals... He's now saying that Liverpool under Rafa were a worry for everyone and he was pleased to see him leave. Quite nervous about him back and even more so that it's at our club with so much talent available. Everton season ticket holder saying the same thing... Hated him at Liverpool but good manager and should do well for us. Finally the only person who hasn't stopped taking the mick is a Spurs fan. He works in sports science and did some research on Liverpool's Champ League win and has previously defended Rafa in arguments with me, but this time around he's too busy laughing at us (to be fair I did the same when they appointed AVB!)
Bizarre_Blue
Clearly some of us are just more passionate about Chelsea, otherwise this article would not have been written. This is a ******** fiasco and is extremely embarassing, hiring benitez.. nothing could be worse after what happened. The Chels will still be around but there is no chance in hell I am EVER supporting Benitez. That ******** useless tub of spanish lard.
carefreeblue
SPOT ON KAKU.....FANTASTIC...
shlok27
At the end of the day some people will put up with the appointment and reserve their discontent to show public backing for the boys on the pitch. Others will not and boo at the match. I personally feel you should do whatever you want before and after the match, but whilst those boys are on that pitch you should cheer your heart out in support regardless of how you feel about the manager. From kick-off to final whistle those players deserve to hear our support. I don't care how many people "HATE Rafa" or how many people are "Rafa Apologists". Those lads are our players and represent our club. Booing during the game-play is disrespectful to those putting in a shift on that field. Outside of game-time is a different story and feel free to do what you think is right regardless of which side of the fense you sit. You have to remember that one man doesn't make a club. Booing when our lads are trying to play is demoralising and therefore destabilising to the club. I fear that there are to many people who won't see past their own feelings towards one man (or four!) and show the due support to our soliders on the field!
Bizarre_Blue
What is really the price of success? There are other clubs around the world raking in trophies as well, many successful on several levels several times more than us. The least we deserve here is a real answer. Why did I wake up on the morning of the 21st and heard RDM's gone? Previously there have been occasions when dispensing with a manager has been necessary. We didn't need an article like this then, telling us to back the next manager. The way Carlo was given his marching orders were tbh totally classless as well, but Carlo, while loved by many of us, a perfect gentleman etc, was not after all a club legend, he did not score that goal at Wembley in 1997. Why was this man, under whose stewardship we had our greatest night treated so shabbily? Those calling the shots owe us an answer, and pronto.
Carefree_1990
Rafa is no match for a chelsea caliber....roman has turned chelsea into a mad mad circus...we are now 24*7 surrounded by controversies one goes and other comes....what a club we have become now....a laughing stock we have become...i will support chelsea and tht right nobody can steal from me...but roman madness dream of turnng chelsea into barcelona is now turning into a liverblue nightmare....
shlok27
@ForeverChels,there is none better than benitez at the moment,even if there is,would they accept an 'interim' til the end of the season??..so for footballin reasons,the appointment of benitez was spot on,and i support the decision
Ken4CFC
@ForeverChels,there is none better than benitez at the moment,even if there is,would they accept an 'interim' til the end of the season??..so for footballin reasons,the appointment of benitez was spot on,and i support the decision
Ken4CFC
Spot on...djdutts...can anyone remember mourinho's comment on ronaldo wen he was here and what he said when he's at real...its called supporting your team/players/coaches etc...so shhh and let the big man work cos he's sure better than RDM...
Teebhat
Totally agree with kaku. This is the internet not north korea and people have the right to protest and you probably have seen more intense hatred for rubbish things on this site itself. So you probably think the blackburn fans who boycotted the games and booed steve keans were wrong as well. Not liking the manager is your right as a fan, do you think people dislike rafa because he is the chelsea manager, we dislike rafa because he is rafa, the fact that he is chelsea manager changes nothing about what he has said about us in the past. An believe me those who dislike rafa would love to be proved wrong. I hope Rafa suceeds and I am wrong but you cant predict he will be a sucess at chelsea and neither can i predict he will fail. That is what we call an opinion my friend and everyone has a right to that. You see i wont write a article slamming you for supporting Rafa because i believe you have the right to support Rafa.
ktm_blues
This issue is far more serious than Chelsea moving their home. Or is it a cheap attempt to get back at the fans who stymied that move? Some of you are clearly so enamored by the trophies and the s***** that you don't see the bigger picture; this was not a random man, this bloke was part of the fabric of the club. I watched him play. You, I hope, were around when he played. For me, this issue goes far beyond just getting Rafa in.
Carefree_1990
Why did we need Benitez at the first place? What did RDM do? Fail to win 4 matches in a row in the BPL? Of which only one, arguably was which he should 100% have won vs the scouse at the Bridge? Why was this even necessary? Why was a season that was going so well thrown in such complete disarray that even a top four finish is in doubt?
Carefree_1990
fact of RDM: 1. Champions League winner; 2. FA Cup winner; 3. 6th in 2011/2012 BPL table; 4. Community Shield Runner-up; 5. Europe Super Cup Runner-up; 6. in a brink of Champions League 2012/2013; 7. 3rd in Premier League so far..... he is my legend but that is his fact.. please correct me..
OneRoman
The battle line is drawn, RA has crossed the forbidden line, The board has embarassed the fans and made the club a laughing stock. This is the time for them to feel our wrath starting on sunday with the Fat Spanish Waiter. Prepare for battle and take your positions. If you are not going to join us in expressing our displeasure at the board or the coach, you better stay the hell out of our way otherwise we'll count you as an enemy. To hell with Rafa and his EMBARASSING disciples.
torvicson
i'll take it am in trance or something.i can't believe banitez is our coach.i hope when i wake up he's gone,and forever.gosh...
valachi
This is were Benitez is a breathe of fresh air because with him you get some1 who has won at the highest level while playing decent football with a vastly inferior team than the teams Chelsea has since Roman took over. I'm sure Benitez will do something better and pull the club out of the hole that was fast becoming an abyss
@Mq
The biggest 'issue' is that some viewed RDM as some kind of "Chelsea Pep" given the obvious envy-derived- jealousy as well as desire to emulate the whole "club legend player becomes legend Manager" hence it was always difficult to suggest he wasn't suitable nor capable from the start. It became obvious during RDM's tenure that he simply couldn't handle a club of Chelsea's magnitude but still they persisted backing a clear disaster waiting to happen. RDM was never going to be like Pep, he didn't (doesn't) have the technical aptitude nor the desire to excel while "ground breaking" case in point, look what happened when he faced the "big teams" you could see the players we on auto-pilot, there was no technical direction but individual talent alone driving the team and once teams became aware of ways to limit that talent influence, he resorted to defense-first hoping not to concede but "nick" a goal (as per usual) and it failed miserably. The same people who said Pep had no plan B were busy blaming players only, overlooking the evident flaws in their "favorite" but it would soon reveal itself just who was the biggest problem, the Manager. If you cannot get your player(s) performing 1 way why not innovate, why persist with the same set-up when the "vital cog(s)" are clearly not functioning effectively??
@Mq
To all those using Jose Mourinho and Ronaldo's case as an excuse why we should swallow all the ***** thrown at us by Bernitez, you forgot something. Jose Mourinho was man enough to appologise to Ronaldo about those comments but what the Bernitz do? He manouvered all the questions without a single APPOLOGY. Call me embarrassing for being angry but that is my opinion and if you are not okay then go kill yourself.
torvicson
Rafa in Instabul 3nil down in the 1st half, "get more offensive"...RDM going to Juve needing a draw, "get defensive, don't concede" RDM facing Barca, Bayern and Benfica, "get defensive and don't conceded a goal 1st"...NUFF said :)
@Mq
QPR's Fernandez is much smarter than Gourlay and Buck in that they appointed Harry Redknapp instead of Benitez. Now QPR might even overtake Chelsea later on this season!
Blue Day
Whether you like it or yes the man is here to stay...dont tell me you are a better fan than roman because you come on here and bash your mouth...the man supports with his cash while also coming down to watch matches...you spoilt lot should be glad you have an owner who has the best interest of the club ay heart...IN ROMAN I TRUST KTBFFH
Teebhat
Djdutts...Totally respect u mate,but if someone else had written this article,ill be throwing my washing machine at em. You are totally entitled to ur opinion but never ever call someone's emotions embarrassing...Decades as a Chelsea fan i have supported this club trough thick and thin,and nothing will stop or derail that. Its not just about Rafa,its the disrespect shown to fans,and the total ineptitude of our board and owner in decision making. Am not a zombie fan who goes to games and just celebrate goals or cheer,I let my emotions out on a plate...I scream at luiz to get back into position,I scream at Torres to shoot d ******** ball,I blow out at Rami to run on his bike 'Run rami Run' ...So yes I have a say in the club,and I have the right to show my displeasure at the lack of respect shown to me(Chelsea). Rafa is our manager doesn't make him 'Chelsea FC'...We support Chelsea FC not Rafa,and who says booing Rafa makes u less of a fan...I am passionate about the club and concerned about the affairs of the club...Roman can probably buy a stadium outside london,and we have no say because we are supposed to Cheer the club since its embarrassing to show displeasure...Screw that bullcrap Oh yeah!! For some of us Chelsea is more than a Club,its become part of our everyday life,Annual budgets,and a huge part of my family as all my kids are die hard CFC fans both old and young...Emotions run deep,I loved and adored Robbie and hated the way he was treated,the sack was imminent,but some little respect for a legend is deserved. But no that wasn't enough he got replaced by a coach who feels,we as fans are all about trophies,win them trophies and they'll shut up....
nelyvanile
As a Chelsea fan I would support everyone from the managment of the club,even Rafa.But as a person I would never respect him because he backs from the word he's given.It seems that two years away from work have been enough for him to forget everything he did for Liverpool,including the feud with our club's supporters.But my point is that he has lost his self-respect,he has humiliated himself in front of the whole goddamn world and I think that is enough for me to bury the hatchet.
Simeon23
I dont get some us here,we have been blinded by the cloud of hatred,we we hate benitez yes but the enemy is on our side now and would be for a while whether we like it or not..some have even misunderstood the article,the author is not compellin anybody to love/like benitez,he simply wants us to desist from embarrasin actions such as booing him(automatically booing the team,chelseafc) or boycottin games..some are even planning a personal attack..comon guys we(chelseafc) have been through a lot in past few weeks,dont make it worse...
Ken4CFC
I can understand how people will say yeah Rafa was the best choice and available choice...We are so concerned with the present the Future of the club means *****? Rafa is obviously interim and will get sacked soon enough,another manager comes with a different style and tactics,youth development stalls...So what exactly are we trying to build...what exactly is the Clubs identity right now? What is the future of our Lads on loan?
nelyvanile
You know, I don't like Pep too. But I sure won't be this bitter if he was appointed. Rather I will just be eager to see what 'magic' he can do. Robbie should have been allowed to get past the new year at least. I mean its not as if we were 4 points outside of the Top 4 already (which was the target at the start of the season before our blistering start raised the bar for every one).
zilosxp
I dont get some us here,we have been blinded by the cloud of hatred,we we hate benitez yes but the enemy is on our side now and would be for a while whether we like it or not..some have even misunderstood the article,the author is not compellin anybody to love/like benitez,he simply wants us to desist from embarrasin actions such as booing him(automatically booing the team,chelseafc) or boycottin games..some are even planning a personal attack..comon guys we(chelseafc) have been through a lot in past few weeks,dont make it worse...
Ken4CFC
Wenger said he was shocked Rafa took the job,Mourinho could stop chuckling when asked about the appointment, It simply shows that Rafa has lost the little thats left of his self respect! Now dont get me wrong,i believe he will try his best and hope to get the job full time come may and that means he will try and do whats best for the team in terms of winning games/trophies. But nothing worries me more than a MAN losing his self respect. Im not mad at Benitez,im only sorry for him,he's been thru a lot in the last 3years but what annoys me is the Board!! They believe we are nothing and our views dont count for nothing. Well,we will be heard on Sunday! LOUD AND CLEAR but BEFORE AND AFTER THE GAME!
3nity
I think people will start to accept Rafa only if he wins us some games. But I don's see him winning a majority of fans unless he wins a big 1. Soon the result will start to go bad there will be certain fans who would boo him. You can't stop everyone. Accept it or not, appointing Rafa is a bad move.
Keyser Soze
Wenger hasn't won nothing since my young brother was born, Mourinho has a vast of talent but has only won a Copa Del Rey and La Liga. Who the fu(k are they to chide Rafa when they've done nothing worth noting in the same era?? LoL empty vessels make the most noise don't they
@Mq
3nity, that is the point. People are hurt because the board has ignored the fans' sentiment. It is not Benitez's fault that our board decided to hire him. I read a line somewhere..who is more desperate, Chelsea or Benitez? Its a tough question. But, I got a feeling come May, Benitez would be more benefited being our manager than us.
Keyser Soze
@Mq: "empty vessels make the most noise don't they". Funny, if that line can fit on any person then its YOU.
Keyser Soze
winning is the best medicine for this...we are all collectively no match for roman...no need to alienate the goose that lays the golden eggs. i am hurt to. but do not disrespect roman guys. i implore you to not do that as he may become disillusioned. we will win. we will do what we always do. i just hope rdm is okay as i know how much he loves cfc...which is why mosg are angry i guess. but self implosion is not the answer. now is the time to come together and rally behind our team who also won ucl for us.
Gian-Franco/Luca
winning is the best medicine for this...we are all collectively no match for roman...no need to alienate the goose that lays the golden eggs. i am hurt to. but do not disrespect roman guys. i implore you to not do that as he may become disillusioned. we will win. we will do what we always do. i just hope rdm is okay as i know how much he loves cfc...which is why mosg are angry i guess. but self implosion is not the answer. now is the time to come together and rally behind our team who also won ucl for us.
Gian-Franco/Luca
LoL KEYSER LoL even louder LoL
@Mq
Damn phone browser..
zilosxp
@3nity, please answer me this. who do you think was available with Rafa's pedigree, willing to join us JUST FOR SIX MONTHS?
zosBlue
THE MOST STUPID ARTICLE EVER!!!
torvicson
LOL at Gian-franco..If we disillusion Roman what will happen??? Absolutely feck al!!! He will pack up his russian roubles and leave and before he is even done packing some richer lad from Malaysia or Dubai will buy the clun for 10times the amount he's spent!!! We are already a very big club and with or without Roman we'll still be big. I'm sure some people also thought we'll go under if Ken Bates left..
zilosxp
@Zosblue...the 6 months is a freaking mirage...he signed an 18months contract,with option till the end of the season. He can decide to stay put after the season ends or leaves...
nelyvanile
@MQ-- Done nothing worth noting?? Mourinho is arguably the best manager in the world right now-FACT! Wenger has been at a top club for a very long time and even though he hasnt won anything in the last few years,There is absolutely no doubt that he has done a fantastic job at Arsenal with the kids! Developing talent and all that! HOW DARE YOU COMPARE THOSE 2 TO RAFA???
3nity
ForeverChels, I wouldn't mind anyone coaching us for the 6months. I won't have bat an eyelid if it was Redknapp, Blanc, Rijkaard heck even feckin Grant!! But having said that,there was absolutely no reason to sack Robbie so early. So, I would have stuck with him till end of the season after giving him a striker in January.
zilosxp
My feelings for Benitez will depend largely on the success he gets for us. But as of right now, the board gets no love from me for sacking Di Matteo and bringing in Rafa. The reason being the manner in which this was done and the status of RDM at the club, and how quickly the board ***** all over it. From that perspective, I wholeheartedly am against Rafa's appointment
maka4chelsea
3nity, no point arguing with @Mqr. He is as thick as Rafael Benitez.
Keyser Soze
As far as suddenly wholeheartedly supporting Rafa is concerned, then with all due respect DJDUTTS (and i do respect your longstanding contributions to this site), I find it hypocritical. The reason fans disliked him to such an extent all this while was because he disrespected the club. For whatever reason he did so, he did it. Him being Chelsea coach now doesn't change that fact that at the time, he meant every word. So if fans are against the idea of supporting him now, I can more than understand their point of you
maka4chelsea
@ Gian-Franco--- We have already imploded mate! Trust me,Roman is gonna leave at some point and what happens when he does? He cant keep doing this for the next 10 years,He will get tired of it all and decide to sell or something(Not sure) But what if he sells or just decides to go? What happens to the CLUB? So,to all you ''fans'' asking us to be Zombies and just respect and follow Roman without questions,Look in the mirror and ask yourselves,what happens when he gets tired and decides to go? HE WAS ON HIS WAY TO BUY SPURS WHEN HE SAW US REMEMBER? SO PRIOR TO THAT,HE WASNT EVEN A FAN!!!
3nity
Guys I can hardly believe some of the comments above.... There are people calling others "not true fans because you accept Rafa as a manager". Others countering by saying "NOT supporting Rafa means you aren't a true fan as you aren't following the club". One even suggested that if this debate was in the pub instead of on a forum then someone would be put in hospital? Jesus boys and girls, if there's one thing that has brought us all here in the first place it's because we love this club and want to see the best for us all? I understand people are very upset over this appointment. I understand others see this as making the best of a bad situation, but turning on each other is not the answer. My first post on this thread praised DUTTS for the article. Maybe I should clarrify that.... I agree that no-one should turn their back on the club over this appointment, and people that do don't deserve to call themselves fans, but I also agree that people who are really against this appointment deserve to be heard with their protests. Before the game boo, hiss, burn Rafa's image, whatever makes you think you're showing protest, but once that whistle blows and we're playing the match for heavens sake show our boys some support. Cheer the players, cheer the club. At the end of the match go back to boos, hisses, whatever; but at least show the lads some respect during match time. As for this forum, there are too many people on both sides who are name calling and playing "keyboard warrior". If I was in the pub with any of you, I'd debate/argue/disgree, on numerous issues, but as fellow Chelsea fans I'd still buy you a pint, and cheer on the boys during the match. Anyone who can no longer say the same should seriously consider how that makes them look. "I'm boycotting matches", "I won't support the team with Rafa incharge", "I'll never forgive Torres". Seriously guys.... Take a look in the mirror and if you REALLY feel that strongly AGAINST the club, then maybe you really do need to reconsider calling yourself a fan of the club. Also the same applies to those who are belittling the passion shown by those against this decision. Everyone has a right to an opinion and to speak up if they have a problem. Calling someone an enemy of the club for feeling hurt in this situation is way off. Try having a little mutal respect for your fellow fans
Bizarre_Blue
But I do understand what you are arguing as well. It is in the benefit of the club to be supportive of the players and the manager at all times, as well as to keep the revenue coming. That said, if you're preaching Tolerance for Rafa... then perhaps you should learn tolerance towards those who won't show him any
maka4chelsea
...Done nothing worth noting?? Mourinho is arguably the best manager in the world right now-FACT...that's debatable but I get where you coming from 3NITY but it doesn't deviate that for all the talent he's had for 3 season's running he hasn't been "top", winning just Copa del Rey and La Liga last season. I guess that means there's some1 better, some1 who's won more :) but you don't hear him effectively ridicule other Managers. Gladly most of "his" team are gone else I'm sure they'd be a purposeful mutiny
@Mq
maka, exactly. I don't see any sense sacking RDM at this point and hiring Rafa just to warm the bench for Pep to come. RDM could have done that. This move will be justified only if we win either PL or CL under Rafa.Otherwise this whole thing is nothing but absolute mess. It also underlines how madly this club is being run.
Keyser Soze
btw I'm NOT comparing Mourinho & Wenger to Rafa, I'm just saying people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. Mourinho should speak when he's won something "significant" (Champs League + La Liga) because given his team, drawing with Dortmund (outplayed) Man$hitty is laughable. As for Wenger LoL...need I say more??
@Mq
@Bizarre_Blue: Keyboard warrior isn't exactly new here... The optimist in me believes that even in the event of a pub fist fight, we'd still get up, brush ourselves up, buy each other pints and cheer on our boys in the match.
maka4chelsea
@zosBlue-- Honestly,it should be very obvious to everyone concerned that the only reason Rafa got this job was cos he was desperate! Desperate to get any job at all. The guy was sinking into an abyss. Before RDM got the job,he was practically begging and clamoring for the job and i want you to give this a thought,why did they not appoint him then? Cos they know the fans and players did not want him,FACT! He was in negotiations with us back then but he wanted a 3year contract and we only wanted to offer him a 12month rolling contract,he was stewing over it when Roman decided to go with RDM. So how does someone holding out for a 3 year contract come to accept an 7month contract? Desperation my friend.
3nity
Ah @MAKA, the optimist in me hopes that we'd never get to a fist fight in the first place ;)
Bizarre_Blue
i will never support Benitez just because a Russian gave him a job. He is a pr*ck of the highest order.
unclezillion
I'll tell you who are embarrassing! its those that discard history and roll over just because a rich Russian says so. effng sheep the lot of you
unclezillion
zilox....roman is the best owner...do not kill the goose...it lays golden eggs.
Gian-Franco/Luca
... He did what's best for the club........ I take your point about supporting chelsea - ur absolutely right, but roman did what's best for the club.... Don't ppush it. The only thing that roman has done for the betterment of the club iis invest. Just about every other action he has taken has been meddling in affairs that should be left to the board. He sacked mourinho, he sacked. Ancelotti, he sacked Di Matteo - 3 of our clubs most successful managers
parker26
@MQ-- You are straying away from the point of our argument my friend. Mourinho is PROVEN even if he doesnt win a thing this season or the next! He has won everywhere he's been and he's made a name for himself in football. For all of Pep's brilliance,Until he goes to another club and does ''a mourinho'' ,Mou still comes before him and for all his EGO,Mourinho still respects his seniors eg Fergie. 2-Wenger, believe it or not is a LEGEND!! If Barcelona did not appoint Tito,Wenger would have been in line for that job and that says a lot! They are gonna have a statue of him built outside the Emirates one day! Those 2 have every right to question or ridicule Rafa's appointment if need be cos they have attained that status. What im saying incase you still dont get it is,those 2 can throw stones all they want cos ,regarding what they have achieved,they live in steel houses my dear!!
3nity
feck wenger and rio.....they should shut the eff up....wenger needs to win something...mou can say whatever he wants...i will welcome him to sb b4 pep...but wenger can go feck himself next our burgeoning trophy cabinet..
Gian-Franco/Luca
Think about it,even our own players are talking about Pep. Basically,they are just waiting for him to come at the end of the season. Where does that leave Rafa? Even Rafa knows Roman is only interested in Pep. He's never spoken to Roman,yet Roman calls Pep a lot. The only positive i see in this is that, Rafa wants to use us as a stepping stone to the next job(typical mercenary style) and in the short term,its good for the club as we MIGHT win some trophies or atleast try but what happens when Pep goes to city or somewhere else? Oh incase you havnt heard,City is richer than we are and mancini is leaving!!
3nity
@ Gian-Franco-- Lmao.loooool.
3nity
...You are straying away from the point of our argument my friend. Mourinho is PROVEN even if he doesnt win a thing this season or the next! He has won everywhere he's been and he's made a name for himself in football...while I agree somewhat, right now which club do you see choose Mourinho over Pep besides Madrid?? I'm not saying Mourinho is $hit but it's very rich coming from him to ridicule Rafa, head to head he hardly beat Rafa with a better assembled squad. It's known worldwide that Mourinho buys success which makes you wonder what he'd do with the budget Rafa had (or vice-versa)..................Get this right plz, I'm NOT saying Rafa is better than Mourinho but Mourinho hasn't worked in the environment Rafa has thrived in (Valencia & Liverpool) so his jibes are ludicrous, legend or not, he hasn't exactly endowed himself with glory at Madrid so best he achieves the necessary success before jibing some1 else
@Mq
As for Wenger...LoL....no comment :)
@Mq
@3nity.... I've wondered the same myself. What if Pep ends up at City? Waht if Pep does no better than Carlo or even AVB at this club? What do we do if the dream future the club keeps shooting for turns out to be another nightmare? I know that right now if you give me any choice in the world I'd bring back Jose. He's a proven manager with experience of this club and this league, and I firmly believe he could do the business here again. Pep has been a great manager so far. He's took Barcelona to become the best team in the world (arguably), but could he really do it here too? Part of me doubts that he could pull off the same trick again. In a way I'm glad that I'm not the one making the decisions around here. Or if I was I'd want a bloody big payrise to be handling such risky decisions!
Bizarre_Blue
@3nity, educate them mate, educate them!!! When mourinho was a rookie coach for a top club of porto's stature, how much was his budget? He won in style and that is what gave him the name the special one, mourinho have beaten pep in a one off final, and benitez beated mourinho man- o- man- o once and that is discounting luiz garcia's ghost goal. please don't let anybody feed us hogwash as football in here we aint dumb or a lying sheit!!!
Desmondadonis
@ Bizarre_Blue......lol.:) The best we can do now is just support our boys to the end of the season and watch things unfold. If benitez really starts winning,even some of our players will start liking him especially the spanish contingent. So the best thing to do is what how it plays out and for now just support the team till may. Not the board or the coach,THE TEAM of which i am a very VOCAL 12th member!!!!
3nity
@bizarre_blue, I wrote an article similar to that earlier today, what if pep doesn't work with our owners hunger for instant success, won't he work away? Football aint football manager, we are not going to be winning everything, but the first aim for this club is a good public image,2. Development of youth,3. A notable attacking playing style and finally success and with all this things to be achieved, we need PATIENCE and roman doesn't have that in his dicco.
Desmondadonis
@Desmond...its funny how people think Jose started at Chelsea! SMH. Btw,even with money,some people yet fail!!!! Sparky and Mancini are 2 good examples! need i say more?
3nity
Love this article. Roman brave decisions has brought loads of trophies with it. let stick together and support RAFA and the team. come end of the season I am pretty sure we will be celebrating a trophy or 2.
jollyheart Torres
Looking at the Comment by Jollyheart, I can only shake my head in disgust. Not surprised that its mostly people with 'Torres' as their handle that likes this appointment. When he still fails to start scoring, what will happen? Turn our home kit to red maybe? Clowns.
zilosxp
@ZILO Let's not go the Cardiff route ;)
Bizarre_Blue
Talk about embarrasing Chelsea fans, there's a few of them on here if I'm honest. Clueless.
zolas_apprentice
True Talk
chuks09
here you go Benitez lovers! http://www.byfarthegreatestteam.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Melwood.jpg zolas_apprentice you are nothing but a sheep! lol
unclezillion
@ Teebhat. you spot on. Despite what mourhino said abt CR. the are working together for the best of the team. Everyone gat do what they have to do to protect their interest. That was what he was doing then that is what I will be expecting him to do why still employ be Chelsea.
jollyheart Torres
I see alot of comment we did need to sack Mou, Carlo, RDM. Do u guys remember it was his decisions to bring them in in the place? He took him 2 yrs to get Carlo but for Roman let him go after 2 season properly he wasn't really the coach he had expected. RDM was good with looking the achievements of last season but he won't be consider for the job if not for the situation. We have to recognised and applaud Roman for giving the chance if the 1st place. Roman looking at the YouTube clip of him at the final make believe he has the best interest of the team at heart. He was passiontae as any Chelsea fan out there kicking he feet at every chelsea missed chances.
jollyheart Torres
@ zilosxp for you to say top 4 finish was Chelsea target was an statement. you don't invest so much money and be happy with a top 4 finish. RDM was given the chance to probe himself with the type of players that came in but it seems things wasn't going well. Roman has demonstrated that he know when to step in and we have won aleast a trophy when it happened. He deserve lot of credits than he is getting mate.
jollyheart Torres
For those who would cross the line and racially abuse Benitez on sunday..pray i dont sit anywhere near you because i wont hesitate reportin you to the authorities..chelseafan or not
Ken4CFC
ojvmata, who are the most of us? except a few deluded individuals like you and Mq, most fans and players were behind RDM and wanted him to be given a chance. @ Djdutts. Quit acting like the Site's shrink and get a life. So people should now switch off their dislike for Rafa and immediately erase from their memories is comments about them cos he is our new manager? Yes the hard truth is that whatever we do notwithstanding he is the manager until Roman says otherwise and Roman does not give a *****t about our feelings but you have no right to ram it down anybody's throat. This is not Siberia or lubyanka.
Dwonder
http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11668/8273438/Sir-Alex-Ferguson-could-not-resist-taking-a-dig-at-new-Chelsea-boss-Rafael-Benitez There are some good interesting reads too in the comment section. Very interesting and unbiased if truth be told. Let's read and learn
Desmondadonis
@Mq what are you talking about mate.. Please inform yourself better. Mourinho worked at Leiria, a VERY modest club in Portugal, and made them finish 5th place (their highest finish in history). He also worked at Porto and made them win the UEFA cup and the Champions League without a very big budget. After those experiences he worked with big budgets because he had that option, I mean, if you could choose between working with a big budget or a low budget which one would you choose? That doesn't mean that he didn't do very well when he worked with low budgets...
Carloss86
Great article and I also agree with Bizarre_Blue
johnboyblue
KaKu Frank grow up mate!
johnboyblue
@3nity are u drunk?
the_blues
@JOHNNYGIRL, grow down mate and go to bed.....
KAKUfrank
@3nity are u drunk?
the_blues
@kaku can somebody gives him a light slap
the_blues
@kaku plz buy your own team and do the right things for them, oh this guy is disgraced
the_blues
The funny thing about this is Roman DID NOT and HAS NOT spoken to Rafa. That's how much the owner SUPPORTS and REGARDS the manager that is expected to WIN the remaining 5 trophies this month.
KAKUfrank
@DJDUTTS have not said he doesn't understand why some fans are not in support of Rafa and so angry with his appointment, he is simply saying grow out of it... It's just like saying you will go mad if we sign a player from an opposition team and who scored against us so many times, kissed the badge of his then team and insulted chelsea while he was playing for that team... You have a right to run mad about it but you shouldn't run mad for too long..... I tottally agree with this article. Yes, It's normal and very understandable for some fans to be *****ed off, but some people are just going to the extreme and making things look very silly and childish... Moreover, RA and the club management who signed Rafa are also chelsea fans... The only way I'll get this is to read news about some fans who commited suicide cos we signed Rafa, at least we've heard stories of fans who hung themselves cos their team lost a match, that is the ultimate way to blood support and protest, not silly cries on the net......
Latunvic
@ the_blues....Lol..why have you asked if im drunk??
3nity
Lol.funny comments.the fat spanish waiter is one arrogant dude.let's see how things will go starting from sunday
obimikelisdbest
this season rather.......
KAKUfrank
I can't say I'm overly enthusiastic about all this, but I don't think you can say the appointment of Rafa will only have been worthwhile if we win the league. Roman was obviously worried at the way A. Madrid, Shakhtar, Juventus and to a lesser extent Man Utd & WBA ripped us to shreds. The early season league form has evaporated and we are struggling to beat anyone (partly due to a massively under performing Torres - an issue that must be addressed). I would imagine Roman was again worried we wouldn't qualify for the Champions League and I would have thought Rafa's main job will be to make sure we finish no worse than 3rd. If we were to win the league Roman would end up with the same problem he had with RDM.
CobhamBlue
New topic.New articles please.
cfc250
Rafa wants money thats all he hates us...even if we accept him i dont think "OUR" players will accept him
yash_blue
http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11668/8273305/Transfer-news-Internacional-striker-Leandro-Damiao-hints-at-Premier-League-move
Desmondadonis
http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11668/8273305/Transfer-news-Internacional-striker-Leandro-Damiao-hints-at-Premier-League-move
Desmondadonis
Just the article I've been waiting for. This place was like a mental asylum for a few days where even the editor of the site joined the sick party. Ridiculous stuff. I never wanted Rafa's appointment but now that he is in, GO RAFA, GO CHELSEA!
Fernando.9.Torres
Rafa will be ok - although he looks a pr**k in our white training kit - Perhaps he may talk Alonso into joining us in January!!
Dixons-Betting-Slip
If owner supports and regards the manager he should leave all his appointments and come have a coffee with the new gaffer and give a pat on his back and take him around the city and go back huh? There is something called delegation. And the delegates could be assigned to take care of lot of things.
Fernando.9.Torres
Oh yea. Forgot this. Since all the delegates under Roman are 'clowns' according to the Jose Mourinho's and Florentino Perez's of this forum, Roman himself should've come to greet Rafa. My bad. Sorry for my foolish post before this. I'm off. :)
Fernando.9.Torres
@Desmond.I have deactivated my Twitter account for a few days.Everything is getting hectic.Can't spare a minute these days.Will catch you on VC,when I get time.:-)
cfc250
Someone's been taking a ride on his high horse...
k.chelski
our board was not stupid before but now they are acting like one.. their idotic decesion has made chelsea today a laughing stock.....how can you ignore fan sentiments yaa agree roman has money and he has done lot for chelsea but without chelsea fan where is chelsea and roman stands....roman money will get all the players in the world but there is no value for that players if there is not a single fan in the stadium...the fan represent the club not roman money yaa roman money will bring us some trophy and make us happy...but if tomorrow roman is not there the club will still run....but without fans the club cant run nor do roman....fans are club soul of the club...and if you ignore fan sentiments it wont be long enough that your empire wont long last....yaa roman wants chelsea to suceed but he has to take fans sentiments into consideration also...you cant ignore fans feeling for the club because you are owner of the club....roman and fans had to go hand in hand for the betterment of future of chelsea...we need long term fixture not short term...and roman has to understand it or else it would be too late...we wont realise now but in the future it will cost us dear...
shlok27
This is the most idiotic article I have ever read on this site, imagine a fan slighted by an idiot saying it doesn't matter now that he is the coach? To all true fans this is a slap on our face and we must make RA realise how painful this decision is on sunday it doesn't mean we don't love the club but let's show we can't just be pushed around any how. All the fools saying that we should move on, it not that we are not going to move on but the issue is our club has been the laughing stock of the whole premiership and we need to let the owner and board realise that. Imagine supporting the club with my hard earn money and some idiot calling my bluff? Av not been so annoyed with the club in my entire 23 years of supportership not even when my idol Mourinho left but to employ that fat Spanish waiter is way unacceptable. Chelsea till I die but to tubie jump off a moving train!!! @DJDUTTS can u deal with that?
sojofjand
http://www.chelseafc.com/news-article/article/2989583/title/benitez-first-impressions
Keyser Soze
Absolutely NOT Fernando.9.Torres. He will arrange a meeting with the coach and even a phone call like he has done in the past with Carlo Ancelotti, Mourinho, AVB, and like he is doing with Pep. Unless you only started supporting the club after we signed Torres, you'd know Roman discusses things like tactics, potential players and management style etc...with any coach he is interested in. He didn't discuss this with RDM and he didn't bother with it with Rafa. When he is interested, he meddles in. When he is NOT, he doesn't bother and this affects his relationship with the coach.
KAKUfrank
Go to bed @Kaku,,,It is getting too much, ha! You are disappointing me tbh, Just move on for God's sake.
SameX
I was never the biggest supporter of RDM; his success was mostly down to senior players who took their last shot at grabbing the UCL, while the points/ game in the league was actually lower than AVB's. Now, with a host of new players to form into a team, RDM's lack of experience was exposed, and Roman did well to act. But couldn't he have found anyone else? It's fun to watch clourful characters such as 'Tubby' and Redknapp back in the EPL, but I'd prefer not to see their ugly faces in CFC. (Indeed, with 'Arry in Qp-harr-harr-harrr we'll really get that good, dirty local rivalry that the "afternoon tea" events with Fulham never amounted to.) Even if these coaches (and Fergie or Wenger) are good at what they do, they're too associated with the "enemy's" recentior history that their appointment will automatically dillute this club's sense of identity. And a proper Chelsea manager should have a certain flair/ arrogance/ vanity to him, certainly not being fat (even RDM's baldness felt a bit wrong), don't you agree? Anyway, I dislike 'Tubby' and don't mind letting him know that, but this dislike must be conveyed in a manner that doesn't come across as criticism of the team or Abrahmovitj. And hopefully he'll be gone by next summer and we'll get The Special One, Guardiola or Joachim Lööw.
Maestrinho
I just got up from the bed SameX. I have moved on. You CLOWNS should move on from telling people to move on for whatever sakes.......
KAKUfrank
Hahaha - Mq agreed with this article. That tells you the quality of its content.
ddrogba
Great article all the people saying he showed no respect to chelsea why would he. HE WAS THE MANAGER OF LIVERPOOL!!!!!!! Does nobody get that what was he supposed to do talk about how great chelsea was and how much he would love to leave Liverpool and go to chelsea. That's the worst excuse to hate someone I have ever heard he was getting his team and the fans pumped up and behind him just like every other coach does. And as far as this turning into a horror show the only horror show was that garbage I had to watch against juve. I would've rather watched paint dry
Pantera98
WE GONNA BEAT MAN *****TY UP ON SUNDAY!!!! Benitez is gonna do well for 7months cos he wants the job,then we r gonna chuck him in the bin like we always do but this is gonna be a very popular sacking!! hahaha
3nity
Love the article. Whether or not you were happy to see RDM go and whether or not you thought Rafa was the best man for the job, it's irrelevant now. He's here and the club continues on as it always will. At the very least we need another top 4 finish this year and hopefully some good runs in all the cups so let's support the team to the fullest regardless of our feelings about the temporary manager.
MDChelseaFan
I want the best for Chelsea. I also strongly believe in doing the right thing. I appreciate honesty. I reckon the West Brom dressing room row was much more than we know. I have no problem with RDM leaving & I think RA has done a great job, til now. ~~ RB has been unemployed for two years, he was 5*****e at Inter. He built the antithesis of Sexy football at L'pool. He slagged off my club Chelsea and my fans/peers on numerous occasions. He proved himself to be far from a man, more a tubby little whinge scum. He IS UNFIT for our job. ~~~~~~~~~ However my bigger fear is for RA, we've all watched/read/heard about power corrupting, about those in positions of absolute power losing their marbles. For RA to have appointed RB, maybe this demonstration of "I don't give a damn, its my club I do whatever I want regardless" is the 1st sign of RA losing the CFC plot. His appointment makes no sense. It's like appointing Emenalo, why? why not get someone who can hold his own, knows his business? ~~~ Why ram this RB/maggot man down all our Chelsea throats? ~~ It could be the beginning of the end of RA's love affair. RB ain't going to turn on the sexy football now is he now. Torres ain't going to change his spotty little butt cheeks, he's well past it, RB ain't gonna turn him around. Euphemistically RA needs a holiday and a change of faces, the yes men brigade need to go Gourlay/Emenalo & cronies. ~~~ Support the blues by all means, cheer, sing, dance and shout. But when that final whistle blows, remember who you are, your integrity as a Blues fan and give RB, the tubby maggot hell, scream, boo,rant and shout, tell him he ain't one of us and he can go farhk imself.
Pantisocrates
I DON'T CARE WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE MANAGER OF CHELSEA, I'LL SUPPORT HIM AS LONG AS HE IS CHELSEA MANAGER. I DON'T CARE AT ALL IF HE IS RAFA BENITEZ OR RED NOSE, I WILL SUPPORT MY CLUB WHEN IT IS IN A CRISIS. ITS TRUE THAT WE HATED BENITEZ FOR WHAT HE SAID, BUT I DON'T THINK BENITEZ AS A PERSON HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT. HE WAS A MANAGER AND A PROFESSIONAL AND HE DID WHAT HE HAD TO DO. OUR JOSE MOURINHO DID THAT TOO. DO YOU REMEMBER WHAT MOU SAID ABOUT US WHEN HE WAS THE MANAGER OF REAL MADRID. WAS HE SUPPORTIVE OF CHELSEA THEN??? DO U HATE MOU FOR THAT???? FRIENDS PLEASE DON'T BOO OUR NEW MANAGER IN THE BRIDGE, PLEASE. WE ARE NO PLASTIC FANS, WE ONLY WANT OUR CLUB TO WIN, AND WE LOVE OUR CLUB SO MUCH. I KNOW SOME OF YOU MAY HAVE THE FEELING THAT THE CLUB IS TAKING US THE FANS FOR GRANTED THAT WE WOULD SUPPORT WHATEVER DECISIONS THEY TAKE. I DON'T THINK THE CLUB IS ALWAYS RIGHT, BUT WE ARE PASSIONATE FANS, WHO WON'T STOP SUPPORTING OUR CLUB FOR DECISIONS TAKEN BY A BUNCH OF CLOWNS INCLUDING ROMAN.
The Blue Indian
SO PLEASE FRIENDS FORGIVE OUR CLUB IF IT PAINED YOU BUT CONTINUE TO SUPPORT OUR CHELSEA AS YOU HAVE BEEN. DON'T BOO. BE IN THE BRIDGE AND CHEER OUR PLAYERS. I M FROM A SMALL VILLAGE OF KERALA STATE IN INDIA SO I CAN NOT BE IN LONDON TO SUPPORT CHELSEA. BUT MY MIND IS ALWAYS THERE. YOU DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH IT PAINS TO SEE OUR FELLOW FANS FIGHTING EACH OTHER BECAUSE OF THIS APPOINTMENT. PLEASE STOP IT VC MEMBERS. WE ARE FAMILY.
The Blue Indian
GOOD ARTICLE>>>>GUYSSS..GET BEHIND THE TEAM..RAFA IS FAR SUPERIOR THAT DIMATTEO IN TERMS OF TACTICS , STUDIES ETC...I MA SURE CHELSEA WILL IMPROVE..ITS JUST A MATTER OF TIME....WHEN AVB GOT SACKED WE DIDNT CRY..SO IT SHUD BE THE SAME WITH DIMATTEO ALSO...IN FACT DIMATTEO GOT SOME 3 EXTRA MONTHS.....GET BEHIND RAFA..GET BEHIND CHELSEAAA.....COMMON GUYSS....
Prince_Mathew02
@The Blue Indian....AM ALSO FRM GODS OWN COUNTRY....:)))))) GET BEHIND RAFA>>FIGHT FOR CHELSEA...DONT BOOO..PLEASEE...
Prince_Mathew02
I think people have to realize that football is a business now and manager change clubs and they are within the right to defend their club or the fans when they are in charge. I don't see any difference between what Rafa said and the way Jose celebrated E'to's goal against us in the champions league... For all the things JM says that he loves chelsea..this & that... If he joins either mancs club I am sure he will do that same thing..... As much as I didn't like Rafa when he was at Liverpool.. mostly because he always had a way to beat us... I think we should get behind the guy and give him a chance... I don't see anything else the club could have done as no one was available except Rafa (obviously without paying compensation) on a short contract... RDM was always going to be a failure and if we had stick to him and let this rot continue, I am sure the fans also would be calling for his head and it might be too late like it happend with AVB for our league position... If we are not going to be in Champions League next season, I don't think we will be any position to attract managers let alone players...
gankrish
Actually agrees. We need to learn to forget since there are many things if you follow then, you will never be the person you wants to be in future
Kendemsblue
@thechelseaview: Some media reports suggest Benitez has already had a bust up with 2 senior players in the squad. This season is going to be sooo long.
nelyvanile
Aaah!the media are at it again,dont believe everything you read;rafa only gave his opinion about the future of 2 senior players,but its been misinterpreted by the media
Ken4CFC
Nely.Its nonsense.
cfc250
We are where we are. If you think you'll prove yourself to be 'real' fan by chanting against our (like it or not) manager and the owner who saved us from bankruptcy, you are deluded. By all means voice your opinions amongst Chelsea fans, but talk of boycotts and so on is a disgrace.
londonfc
@cfc250. Got on twitter this morning,and that was the first thing I saw...n am like oh *****!!! Good to know its bull*****.
nelyvanile
The annoying thing is that some people come here prophesying doom and threatening to abandon chelsea...... ask them why? they tell u cos we signed Rafa.... really! and most of these people will come here claiming to be and feeling like self acclaimed the best, most patriotic and committed Chelsea fan ever... will call some people here plastic and uncommitted fans for voicing their opinions and now you feel you have a sensible reason to be rebels all in the name of showing disapproval... Of course people can show their frustrations and disapproval but not the way and extent some here have taken it... Like I said before, until one of such people hangs himself at SB, It won't make perfect sense... what better way of communicating a message or expressing love, commitment and devotion to a cause....
Latunvic
Looks imminent ashley and lamps will be leaving in the summer...saw images of the official PSG twitter saying "English left back Ashley Cole will become a Red and Blue player this summer" http://pic.twitter.com/2VEytOjJ.
nelyvanile
It was later deleted obviously...
nelyvanile
 

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