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Come On Chelsea - Get a Grip!

Come On Chelsea - Get a Grip!

Arsenal arrive at Stamford Bridge this Sunday, weather permitting and there`s no doubt they`ll provide a stern test.

They`ll arrive in SW6 with Chelsea in desperate form at home. The likes of Queens Park Rangers, Swansea and Southampton have seriously ruffled a few feathers.

The tabloid press are portraying an air of discontent over our famous home, desperate to report on how a crescendo of boos cascades down from the stands and of how attendances are falling.

And do you know what?

We`re playing right into their hands!

The press loves all this negativity and they`re loving the fact that the Stamford Bridge crowd have finally turned on Fernando Torres and as for attendances falling, they`re dancing in the street.

So let`s get a grip, let`s take a hold of reality and take a harsh look at where we are!

Currently, as things stand, we`re 3rd in the Premier League, we`ve still a chance of making the Capital One Cup Final (although the odds might be stacked against us), we`ve a damn good chance of at least reaching the 5th round of the FA Cup and we`re set to experience the challenge (being kind here) of the Europa League.

Okay, we`re out of the Champions League but, with due respect, we`re a club in transition, we`re a club that has accepted that the heroes of yesteryear need replacing and the owner has been good enough to stump up the readies.

In a season of transition anything can happen, results and fortunes can fluctuate, it`s part of the process of change. Okay, we might not win anything this year, it wouldn`t be the end of the world, it`s happened before and it`ll, no doubt, happen again.

But what is important, is that we all stick together, that we al adopt a united front, close ranks and give the team the support they damn well need, not indulge in mass bickering and turning on those who might be going through a bad patch.

So, this Sunday, get behind Chelsea Football Club, show how we are different to the others and just remember that if our situation, regarding continued participation in those competitions stated is seen as a shortfall, then imagine what it`d be like being a Spurs or Arsenal supporter with dust in the trophy cabinet!

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

Date:Friday January 18 2013
Time: 1:06PM


Admirable sentiments - but your article should be aimed at Roman & the board. I expected a season of transition and possibly not winning a trophy, but did think we cshould have had enough to have won the Super Cup & World Club Championship. I was even ready to welcome Guardiola as it was obvious that Robbie was only filling in. What I didn't expect was Robbie to be sacked after a few bad games to then appopint the Spanish waiter. For a lot of Chelsea fans it was one sacking to far and now Roman has to live with it
18/01/2013 13:35:00
You are right mate. Most of us have been waiting for this (transition) but it looks like we weren't ready for the consequences it comes with. I remember when old red nose said in 2009 that our team was too old to compete at highest of levels and most of us agreed with him somehow. We should support our team through thick and thin. We are BLUE and we'll always be BLUE. Let's support this team. These guys are young and some of them have never seen brutal sacking of managers before. Please i beg all Chelsea fans to support our team. It's embarrassing the way we are being destroyed at home by every visiting team. Wake up guys!
18/01/2013 13:41:00
Exactly what I've been saying for ages mate. Booing players and Rafa is as much use as mud flaps on a tortoise. Get behind the team!
18/01/2013 13:42:00
Wow article Uncle Merlin, just wow! This is needed from a well respected member of the editorial crew. I hope the fans agree with this. Wait a minute, let's assume the board and RB (asa many others) believe our home form isn't bad as a result of fan's unhappiness, won't supporting once (hopefully getting a win with such) make 'em have a rethink? Just saying we should get behind the team now and see what happens after.
18/01/2013 13:47:00
i echo your sentiments 100% Merlin...lets stop with the counter productive negative energy at the Bridge...Cmon Blues fans....Lets GO
18/01/2013 13:49:00
Thumbs up @merlin,thank u for this article,its exactly what me and a few others have been sayin for a while now,lets all support the team through thick and tin and not turnin against them at any slight setback,they need our support now more than ever
18/01/2013 14:05:00
Thumbs up @merlin,thank u for this article,its exactly what me and a few others have been sayin for a while now,lets all support the team through thick and tin and not turnin against them at any slight setback,they need our support now more than ever
18/01/2013 14:06:00
Yes...thank you Merlin for your leadership and support...It is tough sometimes considering we have both an owner with a Gazillion $$$ and whom has the organizational skills of Justin Bieber...its like a 13 year old that doesn't know how to handle his money.
18/01/2013 14:19:00
I knew it wouldnt be too long before the half wits arrived on here with their classless comments...
18/01/2013 14:25:00
I'm definitely sure the atmosphere will be better against the Gooners. It was better in midweek against Southampton until things went downhill. One thing I'm pretty sure of is,we like things the hard way,we get less complacent when its a harder opposition and put up a top performance. The story of our season so far,its been a roller coaster ride. Top performance one week,shambles the other week. Ill be at the bridge on sunday and be singing my hearts out as usual,hopefully the snow doesn't hinder movement. Come on Chels!!
18/01/2013 14:51:00
I can remember writing a few comments to the effect of getting behind Rafa and the team when he took the helm knowing all too well that prolonged negativity directed towards him at home would fester, and create an environment which could only lead to poor results. Good effort, but I'm afraid if people haven't learned the lesson in this article by now then they never will.
18/01/2013 15:30:00
Rafa or no Rafa, we are still the BLUES. We shouldn't forget that. He's just here for a little while so let's remain who we are (CHELSEA) and support our team lest we become a laughing stock.
18/01/2013 15:38:00
@ BOTUM....hear hear
18/01/2013 15:55:00
cfc funs are hypocrates.those previous seasons were shouting 4 young they want the old deadwoods to retire here.again they cried 4 player power sacking managers but now its the funs doing that.cmon cfc funs give rafa that support rdm got after bundling us out of ucl and poor epl result,then compare the two dudes.
18/01/2013 16:11:00
JohnnyOz - I beg your pardon...I am a full wit....
18/01/2013 16:59:00
People are getting things twisted the fan were not booing at Stamford bridge on Wednesday, A lot of ppl come on this site talking about supporting the team talking about a lot negativity at the bridge you forget that the fans that go watch Chelsea pay a lot of money to watch the games. Pls let's be a bit considerate, roman needs to sort himself out .
18/01/2013 18:07:00
I honestly hope the fans would listen to this plea and at least be sensible for the sake of the club they claim they love...... We drew against Southampton and almost every fan, especially here on VC ran riot as if something unheard of has happened.... People are just giving themselves unnecessary stress, accept it, we are in a difficult moment, just support the boys.... instead of booing, use the energy to encourage the boys even when they are loosing, boo the opposition team and players, let our young players on the pitch feel relaxed and comfortable, not expecting to be booed for every wrong step they make... let's do this for 3 consecutive games and let's see if there would be any difference or not.... Stop the booing of FT and Rafa.... If we choose to boo then we shouldn't lament when results don't favour us....
18/01/2013 18:15:00
so, because they pay a lot of money to go watch the games their mission there has to be to cntribute to the downfall of a sruggling team in a difficult period.... Are they the only ones paying a lot to watch Chelsea.... some fans are not at SB but they also spend a lot on cable just because they wanna watch chelsea.... if your mission at SB is to boo then sit at home and keep your money.....
18/01/2013 18:22:00
news is that chelsea.will be playing in away make them that feel they are playing away....not at home...and rafa will be donning rdm mask to get away from fans boos...
18/01/2013 18:50:00
The hard fact is that the fans have stopped booing rafa as they use too, but the truth is rafa gives them the chance to continue, another coach will want to impress the fan with his performance as he promised, but he renegade on that, fans are now wondering why rdm was sacked when the replacement have a woeful record than rdm, so I understand their frustrations, but for the sake of the young players and a top 3 finish this season, we need to get behind the team and just bear the stench of rafa till that faithful day when he leaves which is about 4 months to go now
18/01/2013 19:04:00
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