Date:Friday January 18 2013
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!
Date:Friday January 18 2013
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