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Merry Christmas Everyone

As Christmas Eve ebbs away and we head towards Christmas Day, I`d just like to say a few words.

As the editor of this site I think it`s fair to say I donate a lot of my spare time to keeping it on the straight and narrow and also composing the numerous articles that keep the site rolling along at a fair pace. In doing so, I probably, at times, neglect my family somewhat, although they`d never actually tell me that.

So, first on the list of thanks this year, for ensuring it has been another bumper twelve months on the site are my lovely wife Sharon, my children Ross and Charlie and my lovely grandson Mackenzie.

Second on the list are you lot. Without you lot this site wouldn`t be what it is. Okay, sometimes matters border on getting out of hand, but on the whole you are a decent lot, so, I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and it is everything you dream of.

I`d also like to thank those on the editorial team that have assisted me, including those who no longer have the time to generate articles like they used to, your spirit lives on in this site. I`d also like to thank Gabeu for his contributions since agreeing to join the team.

Finally, I`d like to thank Chelsea Football Club for providing the inspiration to keep this site active, apart from my gorgeous wife, they are the love of my life and I`m sure you`ll all agree with me when I say things don`t get any better than that wonderful night of 19th May 2012, in the Allianz Arena in Munich. For someone, who back in the eighties never dreamed we`d win a top flight title, let alone some distant thing called the Champions League, it provided, quite possibly, the night of my life.

God bless you all and enjoy your Christmas Day.

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Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday December 24 2012

Time: 3:46PM

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God bless you Merlin for all your hard work and the editorial team and I hope you all have a safe and Merry Christmas! My day would just not be the same without this site, so thank you everyone.
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24/12/2012 15:58:00

Uncle Merlin..yuletide greetings from across the big pond to you and yours. Thank you so much for all you do and on a personal note thanks for giving me the opportunity to be a part of the editorial team. It is a great honor that i cherish though i honestly dont feel i ever deserved. Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a blessed New year. KTBFFH.
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24/12/2012 16:25:00

One hell of a man MERLIN & u have just proved the old saying very true behind a good man is a great woman, happy xmas mate & family. KTBFFH
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24/12/2012 16:45:00

Uncle Merlin, the hard work you put in here are very well appreciated...thanks for giving us a platform to discuss our beloved and may the new year bring with it for you loads of good have a wonderful christmas with your Mrs., children and grand...we all love you!!
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24/12/2012 16:50:00

Respect to you merlin this site would never be the same without you. I would also like to say Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family. KTBFFH.
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24/12/2012 17:25:00

I just can't bring myself to say...enjoy tomorrow. Make the most of it, it's the best you're getting mate! :-)
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24/12/2012 17:49:00

A blissful & Merry Christmas to you and your family Merlin. The hard work you put on here cannot be ignored and wouldn't be possible without the Missus and the kids. As a family man I know how important family is,and its never easy to juggle family and work,but you my friend do an excellent job. Do take a break tomorrow,enjoy the Turkey and spend time with fam....And KTBFFH
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24/12/2012 19:16:00

Merry xmas to all VC those whom i ve quarrelled with and those who ve have quarrelled with me....we are all bounded with one spirit....which is to see our love beloved club grow from strength to strength. May the special blessings of xmas be upon u and your family members. Special shout out to all my naija brothers and sisters on the site..... Nothing do us o.... Naija Blue for live....CHR$
Chelz Akamz
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24/12/2012 19:30:00

I devoted a certain week of my internet surfing in finding out how fun and busy other Vital sites are as i visited quite a handful of them. After that little survey,i came to appreciate Vital Chelsea even more. And it aroused my curiousity as to why VC is so engaging and ,obviously, worlds apart from the other vital club sites,and why the helpless addiction to VC. It all revealed a great mind overly in love with the club, Chelsea, and demostrating his passion in keeping up a gathering point for individuals that share the passion for a beloved club. Little wonder he updates the site at every reception of any meaningful article and when there's none,he improvises brilliantly with topical issues that always make for a good read that ultimately pave way for delightful discussions. Thanks Uncle Merlin. No doubt,the lively atmosphere of VC is a true reflection of an unrivalled passion shared by the Blue Nation. Am glad to associate with to you lots and from Uncle Merlin,to his ever supportive missus and every VC member,quite alot of eggheads in here, i wish y'all a pulchritudinous Christmas celebration!!
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24/12/2012 19:39:00

Cheers Sir Merlin & have a day off tomorrow
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24/12/2012 19:46:00

Merlin, a wonderful and merry Christmas to you and your family, also wishing you a joyful new year in advance. Thanks so much for your good work and selfless commitment to this site, God bless you! Merry Christmas to every member of this site, the editors and all Chelsea fans out there, wish you all a joyful and prosperous new year in advance. Please stay safe guys, don't party too hard and don't drive drunk... Please call a friend, call a cab or call me.....! Cheers!
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24/12/2012 19:48:00

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24/12/2012 20:06:00

Merry Christmas Merlin, a big thank you once again. I wish ur Christmas will be made even better when d boys in Blue deliver us a big box of 3 points on boxing day. God bless u real good.
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24/12/2012 21:05:00

Uncld Merlin,Merry Xmas to you and your family.
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24/12/2012 21:41:00

Just decent??? Only joking. I feel like we all do take the editorial team, and particularly Merlin, for granted. It's true that when contribution is low, Merlin is in there filling the space with post after post of interesting and debate-provoking articles. For us this site is just here when we type the URL in, but there's so much we don't see and don't appreciate. This may sound like i'm sucking up, but here's to Uncle Merlin! By far and away the best Vital-football MOD out there! Merry Christmas one and all. I hope everyone here has a fantastic few days, and here's to a great Christms period and subsequent 2013 to our boys in blue!
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25/12/2012 01:27:00

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Merlin! Thank you for making this fabulous site possible! And a Merry Christmas to all my fellow Blues friends and compatriots. May it be a fruitful and prosperous New Year for our beloved Blues!
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25/12/2012 02:49:00

Merry christmas to everybody at vital chelsea, wishing u a wonderful xmas, to merlin, keep the good work coming, ur contributions bring so much joy to fans who come here to interact evryday, my regard to ur family. Have a wonderful day
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25/12/2012 04:41:00

well said sentiments exactly though more beautifully articulated.....merry xmas to all....may the Good Lord keep you and yours safe and content...
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25/12/2012 05:07:00

Spurs agree to sign Sneijder!!! Santa I didn't ask for that!!
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25/12/2012 06:58:00

Merry xmas to you and your family Merlin. Great job your doing keeping the articles rolling. and i wouldn't forget what seems to be your highlight for me this year when i saw your emotion when RDM was sacked and we hired tubby. it was odd for me to see that emotional part of you. Anyways enjoy with your family this festive season and do give them your time + am still expecting my gift :-)
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25/12/2012 07:54:00

Merry Christmas !! May God Bless You & Your Families, Merlin & Gang.
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25/12/2012 11:31:00

Merry christmas Merlin, God bless you and your family. Keep up the good work
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25/12/2012 12:57:00

a very merry christmas to all VC members.
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25/12/2012 15:54:00

Thank you so much Merlin for all that you do for this site. Merry Christmas to you and your family and my Vital chelsea family
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25/12/2012 17:42:00

Merry Christmas everyone and Compliment of the Season.
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25/12/2012 21:30:00

good times to us all
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25/12/2012 23:57:00

Cheers Merlin. Best to you and yours as we celebrate our many blessings.
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26/12/2012 06:49:00

Over here, we celebrate X-MAS according to the eastern church calender, that is on 7th of January. Any ways I would like to wish you guys a merry x-mas and a happy new year:) KTBFFH!!!
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