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Call YourSelves True Blues?

Call YourSelves True Blues?

Ever since Roberto Di Matteo's shock sacking as Chelsea manager, there was bound to be hostility towards the next manager in charge.

But when that manager was announced to be Rafael Benitez most Chelsea fans went into rage. For me he wasn't the most ideal manager to come and take over our club in our situation at the time, but I learnt to accept it.

But many Chelsea fans are still seeing red whenever his name is mentioned. If you remember when we faced United (and were cheated by Mark Clattenburg) even though we lost, the atmosphere at Stamford Bridge was incredible and the Chelsea fans kept singing until the last whistle.

But now it seems that all it takes to change the atmosphere completely is a couple of losses and a few draws but the Stamford Bridge that used to erupt; has now turned into a hostile environment that lacks passion and want for our team to succeed.

If you were real fans that really loved our team, you wouldn't be on here calling our current manager 'Tubby', or sit here abusing Fernando Torres, whether you wanted here or not, and for those attending our home matches, booing the team off and abusing the manager. Do you see any other fans doing this?

You can abuse me with your comments below, but it's true. Next time you want to go and abuse our manager or a player think about what you`re doing and the negative energy you`re surrounding our team with. And if you want to continue booing and abusing, don't EVER call yourselves True Blues again.

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

Date:Tuesday January 22 2013
Time: 1:03PM


hmmmm i agree for the most part with your article @Emelia, especially wrt to negativity on here and booing at home games (which is directed at the manager but the ill feeling gets lost when the team havent won). However i disagree that we cannot call Rafa Benitez Tubby, we still dont like the guy but i dont think that should translate into booing our team at home....RB is a stop gap and we should support him and the team whilst his interim status lasts, but thats as far as it goes for me...He is still the "Tubby Spanish waiter" to us and i hope he does well for the team but he has to go at the end of the season
22/01/2013 13:20:00
I'm with u on this, Emelia
22/01/2013 13:25:00
LOL JohnnyOz@Tubby Spanish waiter.HAHAAHAAA!!!We have had similar articles.I don't understand whats the point of another one.SameX and KAKU were quarreling.We have had this debate before.Your article,with all due respect,won't make any difference to the supporters or haters of Benitez.Consider me as a mixed breed of a supporter and a hater.
22/01/2013 13:25:00
I think we should all take a look at how Southampton behaved last night vs Everton. They lost a manager who was considered to be "the one". Adkins had performed miracles for the club and the axe was swung on his time at the club. How did the fans react? Booing the new manager? Booing the owner? NOPE. They cheered on their boys and it showed in the way the team performed. I see people saying that our dreadful home form under Rafa is not due to the booing, but for me I think it plays a massive part. There is no other explanation for why we play so well away and so poorly a home. When the fans are behind the team we play well. If things falter for a second the fans turn and the team plays worse and worse. Like it or not, we're stuck with Rafa until the summer. Until then I say get behind the team and cheer on the boys!
22/01/2013 13:39:00
Spot on B_B
22/01/2013 13:46:00
Does Soton have a bad history with their new manager ? ... We have a bad history with with RB. Hence the boos...
Strapping Blue
22/01/2013 13:50:00
I agree, Emelia! Fans at the Bridge should GET OVER IT...and support the team! The booing and negative crap can't help but affect the boys on the field. If I could be there, I wouldn't be booing Torres, Benitez or anyone on our team.
22/01/2013 13:51:00
..But yeah.... I don't like RB and i guess I never will, but I still don't boo to him...
Strapping Blue
22/01/2013 13:52:00
.. I just wish we could find a solution to the Torres problem. It's getting so frustrating...sigh..
Strapping Blue
22/01/2013 13:54:00
@ strapping blue - i honestly feel your pain re Torres (playing him always feels like we're playing without a striker and not evern a false nine) but i think we just need to be patient with him and RB till the end of the season... I would be very very surprised if either FT9 or RB starts next season fact i'm willing to bet my car that Torres will be gone in the summer
22/01/2013 14:06:00
I love chelsea and i would continually support the club no matter what. What i don't love is these scouser rejects who have infiltrated our camp (thanks to roman) and i earnestly wish they leave asap......#No appologies
22/01/2013 14:07:00
Yep, RB and Torres will leave in the summer. I believe it too. I just couldn't stop laughing when benitez said, that torres was a KEY PLAYER for us in the Arsenal game :D " He created space for others.. " Come on ! Seriously ?! Ok, he sometimes makes good runs, but it doesn't really matter, because he can't control the ball, pass, or shoot !
Strapping Blue
22/01/2013 14:20:00
Emelia,no one needs to abuse you. You have stated your opinion and you have every right to do so. What we will do is respond with our opinions and thats about it. Rafa will always be Tubby,The spanish waiter or whatever we decide to tag him! He is a proud egoistic person and the fact that we have 2 scouser rejects pulling our beloved club into the mud fills me with rage. If i pay my hard earned cash for a ticket,make the journey to Fulham station,buy a pie and a beer at an expensive rate as it is being sold at the grounds,only to realise that we have lost the match due to the incompetency of Tubby,i will not be happy. You only have to experience it to know how bad it feels. I dont like him,i will never like him but i dont hate him either. Plus cmon,you cant deny the fact that he does look like
22/01/2013 14:25:00
Atimes when I see the way tubby pockets on the touch line when we are losing and doing nothing to change the terrible displays of the boys, and torres when he just does nothing for 90 minutes, I feel they are agents sent by pool, cos its so frustrating!!!! But I guess u are right, we shouldn't boo, but rafa should never bring ba on in the 82nd minute for torres anymore
22/01/2013 14:30:00
I feel this lad is another daniel sturridge in the making, he'll leave us and perform wonderfully well wherever he is loaned to
22/01/2013 14:40:00
You are right about that, Desmondadonis. Torres has had enough time to prove himself. We still have a chance to save our season, but that means no more torres in the starting 11... I just don't think that's gonna happen. Hope i'm wrong...
Strapping Blue
22/01/2013 14:40:00
Well let's be clear on a few things; As humans we tend to react to certain scenarios/events differently. Passion actually means an emotions such as love, joy, hatred, or anger. Its not that fans that Boo rafa are less passionate of the club they just react to their anger and hatred for him differently. Does that make them less of a fan? No. Some people get slapped on the face,they turn the other cheek,some get slapped on the face they leave a fist on ur face,some get slapped on the face,and they react by shooting u with a Revolver. Some fans react differently to emotions,and as a fan of the club for decades i don't Boo and never have (don't have the energy In the past,I use to be disgusted by tourist fans who spend their time taking pictures,don't care if we are losing or wining,don't bother to cheer the team...they are there laughing and enjoying their time regardless of what's happening on the pitch. Over time I've learnt to understand its their excitement and passion that brought them here in the first place,and we are a big club now and are attracting fans all over the world. Would I call them less of a fan? No. We are Chelsea FC and we are one...bounded by the passion and the blue blood that runs in our veins. Let's not further cause divisions that already exist by saying some are true fans and some are not. Bottom line we all Love this Club.
22/01/2013 14:46:00
well said Nely.... i.e. apart from the Spurs, Arsenanal & manure fans on this site in disguise hahaha - i reckon there are quite a few
22/01/2013 14:54:00
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha 'real fans' !!! OMG that is just priceless... I cant recall ever meeting a real Chelsea fan... Added to the fact that most of them support City now... But seriuosly thanks for the laugh hunny! lol real fans...
22/01/2013 15:35:00
0 Here goes Tubby again - not sure we need this the night before a big game against Swansea :(
22/01/2013 15:43:00
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