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It`s Not Good Enough Vital Chelsea!

Saturday night I was away from the PC, the wife and I had gone away for the night, to enjoy each others company.

Those of you who have care of a young child will be aware that such moments are treasured, time gets lost in the hullaballoo that revolves around life with a young child in tow.

Sunday, it was back to normal, back in the chaos of the household, trying to juggle life`s necessities with a few pleasurable moments, one of which was the Arsenal game.

But my enjoyment of the game was marred by the antics of a few on our front page, namely those that continue to breed an air of negativity when it comes to getting behind the team.

Now, as you are probably all aware, I`m old school, I`ve been around the block a bit and during that journey I`ve seen the best and worse of our fine football club.

Continuing on an old school theme, I also tend to judge people by whether I`d, in a figurative way, want them next to me in the trenches, stood toe-to-toe in the face of the enemy in times of adversity.

Unfortunately, some of those who create that air of negativity are the last people I`d want by my side!

I`m still striving to comprehend how certain people who call themselves Chelsea fans can:-

1 - Hope the team loses because Torres starts.

2 - Hope that the same player picks up a bad injury so he doesn`t get played again.

3 - Infer they`re not bothering to watch the match now they know a certain player is in the starting eleven.

4 - Constantly berate a club legend who still has the name of our club etched into his heart.

5 - Bad-mouth players who are not even in the country and available to play for us at the moment.

Now I could go on and on, but you get the gist.

I could even go on and name the offenders but I`d hope they`re blushing now they`ve realized what they`ve done.

Yesterday DJDUTTS gave a few people a piece of his mind, quite rightly in my opinion, because I`m of the opinion that if you can`t get behind the team then you`ve no divine right to call yourself a Chelsea supporter.

This Wednesday evening we face a difficult trip as we attempt to rescue a Capital One Cup semi-final that has slipped away from us in the first leg. Retrieval of the situation will require an immense effort, now if we are to do so, wouldn`t it be better if we all pulled in a similar direction and we all got behind the team?

Because if we don`t display a united front it, in my view, makes us no different from the supporters of other clubs, and there was I thinking we were a class above them!

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

Date:Monday January 21 2013
Time: 4:34PM


Your flogging a dead horse merlin. Young fans especially arm chair fans are a totally different breed of supporter. Most are brought up on post roman times and don't have much of an affiliation with the club. Good they support Chelsea are we need fans all over the world but how some rip players apart and hope they get injured or we lose is a joke.
21/01/2013 16:52:00
Great Jon Uncle Merlin. the oracle has spoken..i hope it has the desired effects..i can only hope.
21/01/2013 16:57:00
get behind the team....
21/01/2013 17:07:00
Indeed - the new breed have different values and expectations...but none of this is an excuse for constant negativity (like i used to say in the old days, if you aint got anything good to say, then just zip it...)...i'm starting to think that we have some Spurs fans on here pretending to be KTF
21/01/2013 17:09:00
Everything you've written is true, Merlin--and we both know it's why this site has suffered over the years. The more successful CFC gets, the more it attracts "fans" who honestly believe that the club owes them for their time. All of the idiocy that ensues stems from that basic lapse in reasoning. So let's be clear: CFC owes us nothing. If you can't support your club, jog on. You won't be missed in the least, I promise you that.
21/01/2013 17:17:00
Well said Merl....especially to the "legends" of VC whom I've seen publicly celebrate the club facing a predicament i.e. when Pep chose Bayern over us, you'd swear some ppl wish the club to fail *smh
21/01/2013 17:19:00
how backward are speech is there 2 stay.plz merlin, if u dont want scrutny of cfc players ban articals supporting legends as they make others inferior.for the legends worth mention like cech cole and maybe terry who is fighting 4 a place should let the new players take on.this include overated lamps n torres.
21/01/2013 17:20:00
I'd name a few but they know themselves...not saying I'm a saint but some ppl must learn to first remove the "forest" from their eyes before they try removing the "log" in mine ;)
21/01/2013 17:20:00
Cmon guys this is a chat room if we all have the same opinion it will be a very boring chat room. Am an old school chelsea fan and go watch the game still enjoy reading different people's views on different topis on vital chelsea. I don't condone negativity but let ppl Express their opinion pls.
21/01/2013 17:22:00
Sadly I fear this will fall on deaf ears. I think we've all witnessed first hand the level of ignorance and stupidity shown on the front page for quite some time. I've said for over two years that anyone who cares to back up what they say with reasoned facts will always get my attention for debate even if I completely disagree with them, but those who perpetually spew out the same negative droll are the same people I waste no time with anymore. The depressing thing is that regardless of how much I had to do, I still used to find time to visit the site and treated it like my "quiet place" away from the choas of my job. These days the site is just full of bickering and mindless drivel. Depressing, especially for those who work so hard to keep it going.
21/01/2013 17:24:00
Lmaooooo @ Cfc250.....
21/01/2013 17:29:00
mzee69.You disrespect Lampard.Its as simple as that.You just disrespected him by calling him "overrated".Many other guys question Lampard,but you,FV and a few guys disrespect him which is pi$$ing off the editor.
21/01/2013 17:29:00
Who's FrLamp?
21/01/2013 17:31:00
cfc250, stop being so negative.
21/01/2013 17:33:00
Some people on here are an utter disgrace . I was absolutely disgusted with the bull I was reading yesterday and most match days for the last 2 years I must add .These so called fans are an absolute joke ,they ******** disgust me . They know who they are and there an embarrassment to everything Chelsea . There spoilt little brats who've been fed with a silver spoon ,have absolutely no concept whatsoever of what it means to support a club . They think they have a right to air there views because as they put it "their Chelsea fans " like the rest of us ??? Well I'm sorry lads ,your nothing like me or other decent members of this site . Your a bloody joke and your bringing this site to its knee's . If you are so negative on Chelsea forum's about everything Chelsea than god knows what yiz are like in the real world when "debating" with ur mates who support other clubs . You give genuine Chelsea fans a terrible rep and know wonder we've become known as plastic fans ,its because of slimy turncoats like you's . There's no need to name names because you's know who you are but please ,if your gonna "support" Chelsea Football Club you do it like a man and take the good with the bad ,warts and all .Its ff****ing simple . Grow up you spoilt little plastics. Rant over......
21/01/2013 17:35:00
Agreed with every word of the articles! And those are the reasons why I seldom come here now. We won, they complained. We draw, they complained more. We lost, they wanted to killed every player in the team. Unbelievable!!
I am Number 7
21/01/2013 17:35:00
Nice call mr merlin,thats exactly the air of negativity a few of us had to perceive repeatedly yesterday..some moanin even before a ball was kicked,some wish we lose because a player is startin,others wished he gets injured..its good u ve make the call for serenity here but like they say variety is the spice of life,the difference in ideology is what make VC thick,but we all have to keep it civil and support the team...its a pity your plea will likely not be adhered to
21/01/2013 17:39:00
I`ll repeat what I have said earlier. Without Fernando Torres Chelsea would not have won the Champions League. Remember Benfica away, Barcelona away and then who got the corner that resulted in Drogbas goal in Munich. Without the input from Torres, that magical night in Germany would never of happened. OK he might not be the player he was, but he represents Chelsea Football Club and we should support every player who pulls on the blue shirt. Did any of you actually see David Mitchell play . . . . Now he was bad. So come on Chelsea fans, you don`t realize how lucky we are, you`ve had your moans, you`ve had your boos, now its time to get behind the club that you supposedly love.
21/01/2013 17:40:00
Trust MQ to make this all about himself and his obsession with Pep Guardiola. Fella read Merlin's admonition again because it appears once again you have totally missed the had absolutely nothing to do with Pep Guardiola who except in your mind has absolutely nothing to do with our club. If to you Pep joining Bayern means our clubs failure, then thats on you and you are more than welcome to jog along and join him there. I know that the vast majority of the VC clientelle wouldn't shed a tear if that happened. Since you clearly missed the plot let me summarize it for you; Merlin is admonishing us all to support our team, its players and yes our coach through thick and thin no matter their failings and shortcomings. To be constructive and fair in our criticisms rather than being inflammatory and wishing them ill just so we can look good and be able to say "i told you so". That is the point here..the Pep ship has sailed get over it.
21/01/2013 17:44:00
i love it here...if not for the 'robust' discussion and the sheer entertainment value i derive here by reading ludicrous things such as 'good riddance Frank' which almost always draws a seething anger from me, i would not know the happiness i get from defending the great man...frank lampard must stay...that is all we need to focus on actually...getting roman to change his mind and keeping frank....we need him guys we really really do....another articlr on this behemoth of man is due....
21/01/2013 17:50:00
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