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Benitez Blasts Fans

After our FA Cup victory at Middlesborough, Rafa Benitez had no problem speaking his mind when asked by the press about the constant abuse he's been getting from the Chelsea fans.

He responded by saying:

"I will leave at the end of the season. The fans are not helping us. They are damaging the image of the club. They have to support the team instead of wasting time making banners.

"The fans do not create a good atmosphere at Stamford Bridge. They have to realise they are making a big mistake.

"They are putting pressure on the players.

"They could be playing Europa League again next season and not the Champions League, but I am a professional and I will do my job.

"The manager is the manager, one month, seven months, it does not matter. You are the manager.

"The people who run the club will know I am trying to do my best.

'The fans are not helping us. They have to support the team. They need to get behind us and stop wasting time.'


I said this when he was appointed - booing him, abusing him, displaying crappy banners is only doing one thing. Creating a poisonous atmosphere at the Bridge and not supporting the players at all. It's also making us a laughing stock of football. For feck's sake, we all know he's only here until the end of the season - we're in a scrap for fourth place and Champions League football next season, which we all crave, let's SUPPORT the club and ENCOURAGE them. Let's not waste our time and effort on abusing a man who is only here for another couple of months. Any upheaval now will be bad. We need to pull together and unite as one until the end of the season when a permanent change can be made.

Benitez is right. It's creating a bad atmosphere. The mindless fans hurling vile abuse at him are wasting their time as they could be supporting the players on the pitch instead.

Unfortunately, some vile idiots are ruining the image of our club when their passion could be much better directed elsewhere. Like actually supporting us and helping us to finish fourth. We may even win the Europa League, the FA Cup as well - who knows.

But seriously folks, let's direct that passion into other channels please. We're over the whole 'Rafa out' thing - it's going to happen, so forget about it. Focus on the club please. Focus on supporting the players. Forget Rafa, he's gone soon. Do yourselves, the club, the players, and other Chelsea fans a favour and get behind us until the end of the season. As Rafa says, you're doing more harm than good at the moment.

There, that's my rant over.




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Writer: DJDUTTS Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 28 2013

Time: 5:02AM

Your Comments

I am predicting a sack very soon,as early as today.He does not know how to conduct himself in tough situations.
cfc250
SPOT ON DJDUTTS. Glad someone speaks sense.
StamfordBlueBoy
Rafa has not told nothing wrong about fans...whatever he told about fans are 100% true...better we fans turn our focus and energy in supporting the team rather than showing our dissent to the Interim Manager.
Blu_run
Instead of keeping his mouth shut and work to show something good on pitch, he keeps saying "we had a fantastic game", "we are improving", "torres will score", "we will qualify for the cl", and all this rubbish. Now you are history senor. Good riddance. At last, I am (officially) relieved, you are leaving us! Adios!
Blu
Blu - what's he meant to say? We're crap? We're not improving? We won't qualify for CL? Don't be an idiot.
StamfordBlueBoy
This pathetic excuse as a manager is making me laugh. FSW is clearly want RA to sack him early before may so that he could have a excuse to serve for the next job interview. If he stays until the season end there is no way he will even achieve top 4. So after this the waiter's footballing carrier is over. No club will even come 100km close to him with any job. Also the FSW worshipers should get this on their mind. This RANT of him is clearly PRE PLANNED and CALCULATED. HE just delivers it after a win so that he can go out and claim how much hindrance cfc job is and how he did a great job in the unfortunate circumstances. Loty of fans like me @Desmand @KAKUFrank etc are saying this from the get go of his SB excuse. FSW is a horrible human being and even more pathetic $hit manager. Does anybody think his rant will help the SB? NO it will incense the fans even more so we will lose or draw our next match at home and he wont need to answer anybody why he failed to make top4 with this squad like in the seasons end. He already did the damage 90% now he wants out that he can blame it all on the next manager bcz technically we are still on the top4. So the (unt waiter is trying to get out.
BlueAndWhiteArmy
^^^ instead of him stringing up wins, he is busy mouthing off to the media, what fan would be moronic enough to boo him if their team is winning and playing well, he'll win to day, he'll draw tommorow, he'll lost to in the next game and win again in the next one, some fools will be saying we should support him, how can chelsea fc support constant mediocrity? We were not playing poorly under rdm, we were not booing the players under him either, the players play their hearts out and the fans sing their lungs out under rdm, what did roman and his cohorts do? They fired him on his first run of a bad patch and fostered a hated personality on us, its like u being allergic to cats and someone close to u knowing that, but still asks u to pet and pat the blimey cat despite ur allergies!!! Feck it!
Desmondadonis
"A horrible human being", "A (unt waiter", wow - you're exactly the sort of moron we're talking about. You don't even know him and you call him a (unt waiter and a horrible human being. You are low life scum.
StamfordBlueBoy
The annoying thing that is making fans angry is not I'm being our manager alone, but the laughing stock he made us look like among rival fans, we bought players for over 80+ millions but we are struggling to beat the bradfords and readings with the pragues of this footballing world week in week out!! How can we condone that, we have not been like this since the turn of 1995, city lose, man ut lose, but when do they do it as consistently as rafa made us do now?
Desmondadonis
And what good is abusing him at every minute of the game when time could be better spent SUPPORTING the players? We could be singing and encouraging the lads on the pitch - but no, some idiots abuse rafa despite the fact he's leaving soon anyway. Think about it!
StamfordBlueBoy
espnfc.com/news/story/_/ id/1357497?cc=5739 www.mirror.co.uk/sport/ football/news/chelsea-interim-manager-rafa- benitez-1734602
Desmondadonis
If the fans supported the team and ignored the Manager it'd @least get the team playing better especially at home. DJDUTTS is 100% spot on with his comments after that equally 100% correct Rafa rant. Ignore Rafa, support the team SIMPLE
@Mq
Well said DJDUTTS. I am also fed up with these so-called "Chelsea fans". We have enough press-inspired turmoil surrounding Stamford Bridge without adding to it from our own so-called fans. I feel the same about the CPO people as well. Shut the feck up and SUPPORT THE TEAM and stop feeding the press with exactly what they want - controversy and strife.
OldShedBoy
He's right.
ElMagicoNino
How about rafa shutting the feck up and concentrating on making top 4 with a talented team that can be managed by a decent manager to make top 4 without breaking into sweat!!.........
Desmondadonis
@StamfordBlueBoy, instead of labelling our fans as "idiots", "morons" etc., think again what Rafa has done for us and what exactly he is doing now. Just facts: when rdm left us, we were 5 pts behind utd. And in all competitions (except from cl). Now we are 19pts behind. Is it fans' blame? I am not saying that our fans are RIGHT to boo him. They are WRONG. I repeat: THEY ARE WRONG TO BOO HIM. I am one of those fans, who once he was appointed, I said: "ok, lets give him support and time to work. Lets forget about the past, and get behind him and the players.". But, when I saw our team to play bad football, not to create chances, to lose points at the end, not to improve, getting out from the league cup easily, and in general to show that they are not capable of achieving something good this season, ok I said "enough is enough". Now, what Rafa is trying to do, is completely unfair. And now, don't be fooled. He is a clever man. He did exactly the same, at liverpool, he did exactly the same at inter. He realised that we are not good enough, we might not manage to qualify for the cl, we might get out from the fa cup, AND he decides "now it's the right time to blame everyone but to myself!". Perfect. "It's the fans", "it's the title given to me", "it's the agenda" blah blah. I can recall some of his quoted a couple of months ago, when he was trying to cajole roman to keep him longer than this season. And now "roman is to blame for the "interim" "??? Give us a break Rafa. Work. And watch your mouth. That is what I meant in my post earlier. I am not expecting to say "we are crap", and "we will not qualify for the cl next season". I am old enough to judge him. I want results as all of us. I want good football as all of us. I repeat they were wrong to boo him. But they don't manage Chelsea Football Club. He is in charge. And, in my opinion, he works with a brilliant squad! And it's pathetic to look at the table and this team to be 19 pts below the top.
Blu
I would say it doesn't help booing the team. But still, Rafa out! We do not want him here. He's clueless!
true2blue
the team just won after god knows how difficult we have been, why rant at this kind of time, he's destroying us, the sooner this over the better, sack him now Roman, now!
chelsea44
@StamfordBlueBoy i am not here for history lessons and your praise. Lot and lot of fans like me even before he took our job knows that he is horrible human being(Show me a single manager in the entire history to 'INSULT' the entire opposition fans.You cant.)If you cant look past his petulant and pathetic rant i dont know what to say. This guy is clearly PRE PLANNED this whole saga of his appointment. JUST look at his excuse after excuse for each and everthing. This pathetic $hit is in the job for 3 months now YETi cant see even a single quote of him mentioning CFC as 'WE'. When he talks about the scouse $hit's he will always use the words liverpool fans and great. But just show me a single quote he was given that he even mentioned the club's name? Its always like "this is a top club" ""One of the top team" Which top team this $hit is talking about. I am not spending my hard earned money to support this club.I will never take $hit from the FSW. So take your advice somewhere and lecture it. I know how to support my team. I will never support the FSW even if he wins all the available trophies under the sun.
BlueAndWhiteArmy
@Desmondadonis What annoys me most is there is lot of new wave of morons here who just comes here to to register and leave some comments and run away. If you look at the new names these fans are just here for the pathetic attention of seeing their name on the screen than anything else. Supporting FSW is the worst thing anybody could do for chelsea. His rant is pre planned and well calculated. He knows fully well that nobody in their right mind will come anywhere near him if fails to finish in top4. He knows 100% now he cant finish in top 4. So he comes up with his inter like rant and daring RA to sack him. This is the same as INTER. After winning the CWC he dedicated it for liverpool fans? How pathetic is that.
BlueAndWhiteArmy
Benitez clearly feels the stress as he has failed to gain the respect of the players and that is all his own doing. He has never had much respect from the fans who have mostly been reserved. The title interim has nothing to do with the success you're going to have. You build your own success. We remember having Guus Hiddink here as an interim manager and he didn't have a problem with it. He was a success and will never be forgotten. He way with the players and his tactics deserved the respect of everyone. The Rafa rant is an insult to us everyone and especially to the board. Why is he still here?
1970Blue
"I am spending my hard earned money to support this club" Not this pathetic excuse as a manager and human being in general. He is not good enough. He is horrible at his job. He is horrible at owning up for his past mistakes. He is horrible to say about the fans now especially. Do you know WHY? BCZ now even if he is sacked 2morrow finishing in TOP 4 is nothing from a guarantee. FSW has pre planned the full thing. Take the job. We were in 5 competitions on that time. With easy trophies in CC and CWC he thought about winning those 2 easy trophies and ask for the new contract or look for RM job. He comes in here and completely *****ed up the whole season and now he has the nerve to abuse the fans once again? I will say 100 times FSW is a horrible human being and complete $hit manager. If anyone has a problem with it then i dont care.
BlueAndWhiteArmy
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/chelsea/9899047/Full-transcript-of-Rafael-Benitezs-rant-after-Chelseas-FA -Cup-victory-over-Middlesbrough.htm...for anyone who cares, this is the full transcript of Rafa's rant...I am flabagasted..I dont know what to type or say...Hopefully we are able to end the season in a decent way either with Rafa as Interim manager or without him.....emotions are boiling all over the place..maybe we can all calm down a bit...
layorh12
@Desmondadonis i am waiting for the daily lecture from the @EAF(excuse as a fan) about how great FSW is and how we all should support the FSW.
BlueAndWhiteArmy
I am very sorry, but this article and the manager have two things in common - very rude and wrong.
KAKUfrank
I don't see what is wrong with what he said tbh. What most of us forget is, Rafa is human like we all, he may loose control atimes, he is just fed up of all these. He is even trying to calm fans by saying he will leave next season. He knows that if he fails here his chances of geting a job with a big club will decrease, he is battling for his own career, dont you get it, he wants to do his best but fans are not helping matters. All he is saying is "forget about me and lets help this team make top 4, I will leave as soon as the season is over"
SameX
@layorh thank u for that link, now to buttress ur points I'll post another link that paints the same picture, from a manager that says he wants to win over the fans, for a manager that says he understands what is wrong with the team when he took over, he made the team more shiet. How can anybody sane in the head expect us to asslick him? m.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/21611064
Desmondadonis
Rafa coming out to rant about d supporters now is just a calculated attempt to cover his mediocrity. Like I said in my comment in one of the articles that top four is going to be difficult for us now, he is realising that the job of securing top four is getting unrealistic by the day considering the way we are playing now so he is looking for an excuse. Are the supporters just booing him now? The boos has been there since day one , when asked the the arrogant fool said 'he will win the supporters over with the football he will serve' has he been able to do that? RDM was sacked after the games against Juventus and Wesbrom because we lost, but do you guys know how many scoring chances we created in those matches? We only lost because we don't have good strikers to convert the chances, but now we struggle to create goal scoring chances against Middlesborough and co and some idiots will come here and tell me to get behind that manager? You must definitely be on some strong stimulant. NOTE: getting behind the team means supporting the manager, if booing the FSW means we won't qualify for CL next season, so be it (at least some seasons back AC Milan, Inter even Bayern didn't qualify and they came back as better teams). So nobody should come here and teach us how to support our team, if the board and RA can't see, we can because we are here before they came and we (I) 'will always be here till Life gets out of me' but for now am going to boo till that scum of a coach is booted out.
sojofjand
I am certain that even if Rafa keeps getting his tactics wrong, If the fans support the team fully and our players make up their minds to win every game, we will go very far. I am tired of tactics tbh, we won the UCL against a strong Bayern side with a depleted CFC team, Ryan played @LW, we started the "slow" Lamps-Mikel combo in the pivot, Mata was not fully fit, Cahill and "playful" Luiz were just coming back from injury, Bosingwa!!! Lol! Was @RB. But we won because we believed and played our hearts out. Thats it! No matter who starts, we can always win, if we believe and support the team.
SameX
@samex, fair enough, we all react, what about the jibe at roman and the peeps who are feeding him? The jibe on the interim manager title? Is that justified too? Hiddink was interim, RDM was interim, they didn't biatch about it, this was the same thing he did at inter, exactly the same thing that *****sssed moratti off the repugnant slimeball
Desmondadonis
@KAKUfrank I have been saying this for a long long time. This FSW is a rude and unpleasant guy in nature not to mention horrible manager. Now after completely destroying our season and the club is in a free fall for finishing in 5 to 8 now he comes out and abusing the fans once again in a pre planned rant. FSW want CFC to sack him now. BCZ if he stays here there is no way he could get a single job(even as a ball boy) in football for even another 50 yrs. That much horrible things he has done in the past 3 months. He was un employed for 2 1/2 years post inter. BCZ he was found out big time in inter. Now he is repeating the same act at cfc now. Not everything is lost yet. Sack this $hit now and appoint Adi vivesh and holland as managers with help from the guys like JT FL AC PC we will finish at top 4 easily. Just write off the fa cup and EL and play the reserves and concentrate fully on PL. With FSW at the helm i dont even have 5% confidence of us finishing in top 4.
BlueAndWhiteArmy
While I think the booing and general anger towards Benitez isn't helping, this is a bit rich from him. It seems a lot like he's trying to find someone else to blame for his horrible leadership. It also looks like he desperately wants to look like he's going to leave voluntarily instead of actually getting sacked for failing to get results. And of course the media are falling over themselves to make us the reason we're going down- anything to slight CFC. I wasn't happy he was appointed, but he became our manager and because of that I bit my tongue. This rant didn't make me sympathetic to him or look to place the blame on my fellow fans- it just made me angrier. Look at this statement: "If we cannot achieve what we expect to achieve, that is to be in the top four and be in the Champions League for next year, I will leave; they will stay in the Europa League." That statement shows right there how little he cares. Our team, our players, our club mean nothing to him. He's basically admitting that tanking us has no effect on him. After this ridiculous behavior I'd say we should sack him now so that we have a chance of CL next year, but who would replace him? The truth is he should have kept his mouth shut and tried to make his point by winning matches. Disgraceful to try to hide his failings by blaming the fans.
WithFalling
How can any Chelsea supporter not see what was wrong with what he said? He has just taken a swing a supporters who have spent their hard earned money to travel to Middlesborough on a cold Wednesday night in February! By saying what he said do you think he's going to make things better? If he is still the manager on Saturday - surely he won't be - the atmosphere at Stamford Bridge will be by far the most poisonous yet. He has made a bad situation worse, much worse. His has, presumably deliberately, made his position untenable. Looks like Avram until the end of the season!!!!
CobhamBlue
How horrible could it be to continously gettin booed/insulted/ridiculed by your own fans week after week??how many of you can do a good job under such circumstances in your workplace??..how many top club boo their managers continously??here we are singin derogatory songs/chants,rainin insults on a man who is suppose to come help us..whichever way u look at it,he is spot on with the 'rant' but i dont think the timin is right.afterall he is human i wonder how tough it is to work in condition tantamount to hell,he's gat to crack at some point.
Ken4CFC
Forget rafa,and support the team he would leave at the end of the season,stop wastin your time makin inflammatory banners,make supportive banners(team)
Ken4CFC
I have an exam tomorrow,but I'll celebrate and get drunk if FSW is sacked.Big hugs to everyone if that happens.
cfc250
Finally Tubby is getting the message. He has had two rants really, the fans and the interim label. So once again, his arrogance makes his relationship with the fans even worse, and now he criticises the owner and Board for his job title. The arrogance of this man is astounding. He is very quick to self-promote and never misses a chance to talk in the third person about a 'good manager' when he is obviously talking about himself. But I have never heard him take responsibility for his own actions, not once whether off-field comments or, more importantly, when he completely fecks up a game, sometimes even before it has started!!!
BlueABS
If u would spend your hard earn money to travel to middlesborough on a cold friday night just to sing derogatory songs/chants against the manager u better stay at home,we need supporters not protesters
Ken4CFC
Ken4CFC.I initially didn't mind Rafa,but he is a $hit manager.Pathetic man-management.Absolutely clueless when the team is going through a tough time.I asked KAKU,Desmond and others to support him and see what he does.But he is $hit.We won't finish in the top four if he stays.He cannot handle things in tough circumstances.
cfc250
Our away supporters are truly hard-core, the best in the land and have been for a long, long time. Huge respect to every one of them. Tubby's rant just goes to show what a despicable man he is, he should be talking about a welcome win, not this c**p.
BlueABS
Ken4FC - that truly is b*ll*x what you just said
BlueABS
Twitter talks......"@db_bad: RDM asked press to blame him after failing to make knockout stages in CL. Rafa blames his short comings on the fans, the board & media #CFC"
Desmondadonis
@CobhamBlue I am saying it again and again. FSW has pre planned the whole thing. His complete job with CFC. For all those FSW supporters first go and READ the full interview about what he said. Dont read here and there and come to conclusions. READ IT FULLY first. His whole CFC job is a ACT from the get go. No club was giving him a job so he was jobless for almost 3 years. Some idiot at CFC thought fire RDM and hire RB when anybody who has slight football knowledge know that "Good managers dont stay our of job for long". So FSW comes in with winning 2 easy trophies in CC and CWC in 2 months against east opposition. But he comes in and completely *****ed up everything with in that 2 months. Now he is abusing the fans again to make the club sack him before he finish outside top 5 with this ridiculously talented group of players.
BlueAndWhiteArmy
Well gents, there's two sides on this and both are right. Most fans don't want rafa here, and they're right. The guy is poison and a horrible personality. BUT we knew we were stuck with him most likely and pleas went out from one side of the fan base for the other to stop the booing and support the team. This never happened and the atmosphere at this club has became a disgrace. Everyone is on their high horses about being 'true' fans and even the most intelligent posters on here have been blinded by this bitter situation. We are now the biggest joke of a club in Britain and it's as much the fault of some of our fans as it is rafa, as it is our board, as it is our players. No one is faultless here. I hope some people will take some responsibility for their actions, but somehow I highly doubt it....
Bizarre_Blue
Ken4CFC, Wrong he is the most hated manager in Chelsea's history. He knew that before he took the job. The Chelsea supporters have to make it clear to him he is not wanted and he better not for a minute think about staying next season - he originally wanted too. He hasn't even improved the team, which obviously hasn't helped. I'm not saying he is a terrible human being, but he should never have been Chelsea manager and every true Chelsea supporter knows that. He is destroying our club (along with Torres).
CobhamBlue
How many times has Arse-anal fans sang (you don't know what you're doing) to Arsene Wenger this season? Does that make him to take a swipe at the fans? We have a joke as a coach.
sojofjand
"@KelechiNwagwu: Poor selections, poor and late substitutions, poor tactics, inability to read games well, inability to under-mind opponents- #RafaClueless"
Desmondadonis
cfc250,we just have to endure till the end of the season,he might be ***** here but a great support could be the difference between UCL or EL footie for us..gettin a new manager now is 50/50 it could work and it could equally backfire and get worse.we are stucked with this man til May so lets stop supplyin him with ammunition to defend himself
Ken4CFC
"@KelechiNwagwu: Rafa Benitez is simply a stupid man. Who wants such a Chelsea hater here? Excuses excuses excuses. #*****OffBenitez #CFC"
Desmondadonis
There is no 'blame' to be attached to the fans, the blame goes in one direction only ...... and that's squarely at Roman (& the Board). Fans are trying to cajole Roman to take responsibility for this **** appointment, they must be wondering where Roman has suddenly got this new found patience.
BlueABS
Thank you CobhamBlue and that's what irritates me with his statements and this articles as well as the hypocrites claiming support the players. He is an incompetent manager. His arrogance and rudeness makes it worse. ""They could be playing Europa League again next season and not the Champions League, but I am a professional and I will do my job." For your info Rafa, we went from fighting for the title to fighting for top 4 under you so it is your fault we are fighting for Europa league you incompetent dude****.
KAKUfrank
"@Liverfool_FC: I see Benitez has blamed everyone else but himself for his failures at Chelsea. I wonder where he picked that up? #NeverHisFault"
Desmondadonis
"@ChelseaXtremist: In a wierd way.... Benitez was speaking the truth yesterday....just d part about 'interim'.... Foolish af"
Desmondadonis
No we don't have to suffer this until May, I would prefer our youth team coach coming in as 'interim' rather than live through this with Tubby. Sack him NOW and take our chances. Tubby will not get us top 4, the games become all important for all teams now in the final run-in, no game is a given.
BlueABS
why are we after a guy who we all hate??? Why dont we spend our time and effort to support guys we love??? I hope during ElSackicko, we dont see a banner on Rafa, but see lot of banners on Chelsea, CL, legends, etc....No Point in booing Rafa...he is gone at end of the season or before that....If we keep booing, both of us will end as losers...Rafa may not get a job he wants, we will at Europa League and add the insult of finishing below Spurs & Arsenal for 2nd consecutive year...thats a terrible feeliing which i dont want to experience
Blu_run
"@Mourinhoesque: I would take Grant now. I would also not be angry with Steve Holland as interim. Just get the virus out of Chelsea" "@HudsonHawk7519: Benitez,"decision to give him the title 'interim manager' as a massive mistake". His right. How can we call him a MANAGER? #RafaOut #cfc"
Desmondadonis
@cobhamblue,we all agree that his appointment was a big mistake to start with but we cant dwell on that now,we should move on.unfortunately we are stucked with him,just a few months he would be gone..its time to support the team and forget about rafa
Ken4CFC
So then it's ok for Liverpool fans to do the same to Roy Hodgson and nobody says a word, because they are the most passionate fans in the world. I can't see how fans booing is remotely affecting the performance on the pitch. Clearly the players are playing like they don't want to work under Benitez. Is that our fault? He knew what he was walking into when he took the job, the title interim- would he prefer caretaker that sounds so much nicer. The whole club has made a massive mistake, I think they've realised it, I will question emenalo's job role, he connived his way onto the bench as Carlo's assistant, he didn't identify the likes of mata, hazard, Oscar, azpilicueta, Romeu, lukaku, that was avb who have those names, he clearly knows nothing about this club to be suggesting Benitez to abramovich- and I'm disappointed in abramovich for listening to him given that this recent history has happened whist he owns the club. Why does roman have to listen to such moronic people. If roman had made his own decisions and not taken the advice of those around him who are only out to make names for themselves, we may have had someone else as manager. So my gripe is with emenalo and roman for listening to him. Benitez is making excuses he can't back up with evidence- his shortcomings are the downfall the players are walking all over him except for 1, I wonder who that could be now hmmmm.
Blue1989
In fact it's bloody avram grants fault for brining him here in the first place.
Blue1989
Benitez MUST go NOW. The fans have been behind the players, there's only one maggot at the bridge and his big mouth is now insulting everyone; RA, Players, fans, staff even his tubby self. ~~~~~~~~ As always beni will never admit his failings , it will always be the fault of others. Tubby couldn't motivate a pr1ck in a brothel. Just imagine having to work with the slime ball everyday :( ~~~~~~~~ Roman they shoot horses, put us all out of our misery.
Pantisocrates
As I said before, why not ignore Rafa and support the team?? It's not doing Chelsea any favors by constantly spewing insults, especially in our home games. IGNORE him and focus on supporting the team. Rafa's right to rant, he speaks the truth but unfortunately for those inclined towards negativity, they'll never see it that way
@Mq
He's 100% right with what he says. Chelsea fans are just as much to blame for the bad performances. Starting to remind me of Blackburn fans last season. What a joke of a club Chelsea is becoming, an absolute laughing stock.
marksparko
@kencfc, that's nonsense. He should never have accepted here before he took the job so why do he take it? He took it because he didn't have any other choice and not that rubbish excuse some clueless fans buy into such as waiting for a big club. Speaking of work, will you work for colleagues, a boss and subordinates who don't want you?
KAKUfrank
All those saying "I'd rather have the youth manager" etc is the appointment to your benefit or the teams benefit?? So you'd be comfortable seeing an inexperienced Manager get smacked and the club sliding down the table, all because you can't stand Rafa "personally"?? Whatever happened to the "big picture"?? Guess it's why success evades majority and enables minority, those willing to overlook their individual benefit for "greater" good
@Mq
There is 0% right about Tubby, some so called fans are so gullible.
BlueABS
Feck off MQ!!! Go and support Bayern, or wherever Tubby turns up next season (if he gets lucky)
BlueABS
@Mq Aren't we already getting smacked and sliding down the table?
true2blue
@MQ - with you, it's personal, you sad excuse of a Chelsea fan. With Tubby, it's more than personal, he is just $hit at what he does. Some professional huh?
BlueABS
Few attain success with progress while plenty simply regress, all because when it's decision-making time the "plenty" allow personal and emotional attachments to influence their decisions. Emotions, personal attachments and "feelings" NEVER sustain success (as proven under RDM) you can fluke it once, but retention will never be
@Mq
@EAF Here comes our leader @EAF with his ususl 'insights'. All hail the leader of cfc fans Excuse As a Fan. Where is your usual passionate 'defense' of your greatest coach of all time FSW? EAF wanted his lover boy PEP before now he wants FSW to finish us off completely. ALL HAIL @EAF
BlueAndWhiteArmy
....@Mq Aren't we already getting smacked and sliding down the table?...what makes you so sure it wouldn't be worse under RDM or the youth manager, hell even Grant??
@Mq
Boy oh boy it seems are goin ballistic about the truth bein told,am beginin to fear the worse for our season cos am smeltin blood here and nothing would unite the fans more than to see rafa's back,its best for both party to just part ways,pay penalty for our mistakes by forgetin about the UCL,and start from the scratch next season(if we dont make it UCL),that way everyone would be happy again!!
Ken4CFC
Any objective observer will tell you, for all his faults, Rafa is right about certain "fans" and judging by the insults here (directed at me) for speaking (well typing) profoundly, intelligence and success clearly evades plenty :)
@Mq
@BlueABS How the hell you could abuse our leader @EAF mate. If you argue against our leader of fans @EAF('Excuse As a Fan') then you will be banned by uncle @merlin. All hail @EAF
BlueAndWhiteArmy
Rafa clearly has a problem with banners, wouldn't you love to round his house at Christmas and birthdays!
Blue1989
@EAF Excuse As a Fan. Take your excuses and go with your coach FSW and destroy barca or bayern or city. Please leave us alone @EAF .Will you please take the great coach FSW and greatest striker ever @blondegirl. CFC will be eternally grateful for you @EAF if you are able to pull it off. All hail the destroying power of @EAF and his coach FSW
BlueAndWhiteArmy
Rafa clearly has a problem with banners, wouldn't you love to round his house at Christmas and birthdays!
Blue1989
@EAF now like his greatest coach of all time FSW our leader @EAF comes out with all guns blazing with Excuses Excuses. Excuse as a Fan and Excuse as a coach. Great combination. Go and destroy barca or bayern @EAF
BlueAndWhiteArmy
the way rafa blasts the supporters and the board in the bbc interview will almost surely result in the sack. can't imagine roman accepts this behaviour. now on to a positive note, if there is one at the moment, in the dutch newspaper guus hiddink has stated that he will continue as coach, rather than stepping down as he still loves the day to day work. might in the end there will be a manager that has our full support. we just have to wait and see i think. recalling some mentions of a slow midfield, i think yesterday the perfect combination played the pivot with Ramires and nathan ake. we should continue these two for a few games. KTBFF
HaraldBlue
@Mq, if you are saying Rafa is correct that the fans hate him then yes he is correct. But he was WRONG to take a swing at the fans & the club. He should have waited until he left and then let rip. But as is usual with Rafa he is getting his excuses in early to excuse his uselessness. Looks like he might be out before the Pope after all. I think the pope resigns at 8pm tonight. Come on Rafa you can do it!!
CobhamBlue
Talking about ignoring someone @mq, when we all know how it is difficult to ignore you, how do u expect us to ignore rafa when ignoring u is a more herculean task? Rotflmaooooo!!!
Desmondadonis
I dont understand how any body cant realize the truth my beloved leader @EAF is 'speaking' here(Well 'typing'). Come and 'analyze' guys. We are all should learn about how to be a manager from FSW and how to be a fan from our leader @EAF. Like our leader says any analytic 'observer' will say that it is all the fault of 'fans'. We cant do better than his great coach 'FSW'
BlueAndWhiteArmy
@Desmondadonis how dare you to say you will not ignore ''FSW'' mate. How dare you will argue with our spiritual leader @EAF. If @EAF says something 'analytically' then we should all follow 'excuse as a fan' and 'excuse as a coach'. Dont 'ignore' our leaders great views on 'FSW'
BlueAndWhiteArmy
Rhetoric is the easiest option for the foolish BLUEANDWHITE :)
@Mq
the fanss have the right to rant against rafa...in the end they are the one who is paying the money for watching the match...players come and go and so do the manager its the fans who stay still the last...so to complain about fans is totally idiotic...rafa is a useless coach everyone knows with him we wont go forward with him...if he is interin also that doesnt means we have to support him...the fans have got only one way to show the board and roman that the decesion of appointing rafa is totally wrong..so if they use this medium of using banner and going against rafa by singing and etcc etc...than its their right to use that medium...roman and his muppet should know that fans wont take every decesion of their in a positive way...i hope they do continue it in each and every match...
shlok27
I'm laughing off my head right now. Finally, the Gaffer has broken. How many days has he lasted (who is counting). The guy is not far from right. But he brought this on himself. If he had appologised initially as demanded, it would've been a different story alltogether. With his latest remarks, the guy is calling for the sack. Should he be given his demands?
emperorzert12
Why not ignore Rafa and support the team? Because it is NOT possible. When he sets the team up the way he does because he is incompetent, who do we point fingers at for the losses or draws? You hypocrites are also the same clowns that will be hauling insults at Lampard, Terry, Mikel, Ramires and Moses after such losses and you are here preaching support the team? HYPOCRITES!!!!!!!!!!
KAKUfrank
rather than complaining rafa should concertrate on how to improve his useless tactics...rafa knows from the start that he would get all the abuse if he joins chelsea from the fans...then why he is complaining now...he knew it its a job that will get all the criticism from fans and media...and why he is complaining now...its us who should complain about not him...he is trying to shift the focus on fan on his failure at chelsea rather than raising his hand that he commited a mistake...this guy is a total joke and is making our club a laughing stock..
shlok27
Whether or not Rafa gets sacked after this is up to Roman, but Rafa was right about the fans being VERY MYOPIC because it's done the team MORE DAMAGE than good. There's no reason or evidence RDM could've done better, the same RDM who was HUMILIATED in the Cup Winners Cup and the Champs League. He was a recipe for disaster, good thing those with foresight saw and acted likewise. Ofcourse the fickle-minded will not understand that, No, they just want to win but not go through a process of building towards the win. The greatest "con" in the Roman era was the cultivation of an attitude of entitlement coupled with lack of patience, suddenly ppl thought they were entitled to everything good and successful and if they didn't get that they blamed everything and everyone else instead of supporting the good intentions of what the club is trying to achieve.
@Mq
... what we do to our manager ...dosnt matter? whether we run our beloved club into the ground dsnt mtter ..! the only thing that matters is what Rafa said as a Liverpool manager...its the hitory ofour club that matters....dosnt matter if we we relegated becaus ethe team play crap..nothing matters except us petty fans behaving like kids because of petty issues..thats the only thing matters..............OR AT LEAST THATS WHAT I GOT TOLD WHEN I TOLD CERTAIN FANS HERE TO STOP BEING PETTY! ..` THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS IS THE FANS VENTING THEIR CHILDLIKE ANGRY RANTS AT RAFA....well now they have their just desserts ...let those fans continue with their rants and suffer their consequences...
Blue_Mel
The club has made mistakes, as any club will @ some point (ManUre @ the beginning of their sustained success, we are the "re-alignment" of our policy's for long-term sustainability) but you won't appreciate the steps being taken to address those faults why, because of Rafa?? How many times must the "experts" tell you that there was no1 at the time available and with the experience Rafa had, we certainly weren't about to continue being managed by a man who didn't have an idea how to manage a top club, it's like asking a blind man to walk you through a dark alley without a walking stick.
@Mq
...Why not ignore Rafa and support the team? Because it is NOT possible...what's "impossible" about not carrying a "Rafa out" banner @ the bridge, or insulting the manager throughout the match regardless of the result (win or not) what's "impossible" about applauding the players, changing that vociferous insult-filled chanting towards a more productive "player-praising" or motivating language and tone?? What's impossible about encouraging the team to go for the win regardless of who's standing in the dugout?? Get a grip lad, don't let stupidity overtake reason to support your warped ideology about possibilities KAKU
@Mq
@kaku,he is here now,what can we do for the good of our team??is booin/abusin/ridiculin him the way to go??considerin the fact he is not here for the longterm..as for the work issue,i would take the job if i have no other choice with the hope of winnin my subordinates and colleagues over in the short term,i would do my best and the end product would depend on their corperation,if they environment get poisonous and i do a crappy job,the whole company suffers,i walk away after my contract but if the atmosphere is conducive then every one reaps the dividends
Ken4CFC
@mq, they say this in one of the languages known here "MAY THUNDER FIRE YOU FOR PREACHING THE WORD SUPPORT!!!!!! You hypocritical spineless coward, u dare preach support!! When we have innumerable articles that documented your vituperations against RDM, against lampard, ashley cole, terry, moses, and mikel. Aiye e o de ni da!!
Desmondadonis
The rant even continues to depict the flaws of this coach which shows on the pitch - POOR JUDGEMENT. Firstly, Chelsea just announced fans will be allowed to bring in BANNERS subject to fire hazard, blah blah. 2.) West Brom or as JohnnyOz termed it, "ElSackicko" is on Saturday. 3.) Steve Clarke is coming to town - a Chelsea favorite. His judgement is just poor and arrogance is irritating. WORST OF ALL, he thinks it is the fan's fault we went from fighting for the title to fighting for Europa League when it was his incompetence....HE IS TERRIBLE. The players know it isn't them they are booing BUT ***** Rafa. They were no goals in the 1st half and by the time Chelsea fans started showing up with Rafa Out Banners in our attacking section, Ramires and co got motivated and scored....Lmaoooo!!!!!!! Sack the excuse. He is already making excuses in case he doesn't make top 4.
KAKUfrank
@emperor ..you are an imbecile ... do you not recognise the effects that being anti - the manager (regardless of who it is) is destroying the image of the club and the results of the team..you dont own the club , you are not responsible for the results of the club ..the one who IS - is the one who pays RAFAS wages - the one who has appointed him....get behind ROMAN and the club ..and shut the FK up
Blue_Mel
...When he sets the team up the way he does because he is incompetent, who do we point fingers at for the losses or draws?...if your "set-up" as a Manager leads to you leading 2nil but eventually drawing 2-2 after conceding 2 goals in the last 5 minutes of the game, is it still only and solely the managers fault?? Talk about being a hypocrite *smh
@Mq
I woke up on a lighter mood after going to bed *****ed with Rafa's comments,and then i wake up to this article,calling fans who stuck to their guns and passion 'morons'...When rumours were flying around about Rafa becoming our next manager,fans showed their displeasure,banners were raised and fans made it clear Rafa was not wanted at the club. He knew what he was walking right into,he knew what he was going to be getting slated,he was confident he would win fans over with his performance...After the win against Villa (8-0) when he was asked about the atmosphere...He said '"The atmosphere doesn't affect the players. We are professionals and we concentrate on our job." Now its fans fault? Some even go as far as criticizing the fans who traveled to the riverside,maybe you have no idea who the traveling support are to the club. They are the hardcore Chelsea fans,they spend their hard earned money to support the team over land and sea,and we sit behind our computers to criticize their passion. Yes we have passed the stage of hooliganism in football,like it was in 1976-84,this fans make their passion known through songs and chants. So how does a game played away from home affect the team now? You had about 1900 Chelsea fans out singing the 20,000 boro fans with the 'Champions of Europe chants' and occasional 'We don't care about Rafa all we care about is Chelsea FC' was pretty much what was chanted against Rafa...Is that not what Rafa expected. You know your co-workers don't like you,you know they will never support you...But you take the job regardless and feel when you get a good job done they will come around...And then you complain later that you're not getting the support,as it affect your productivity level. We brought this on ourselves with the stupid decision made at the beginning...Its not coincidence Rafa criticized the Liverpool board after he was sacked,took a jab at Moratti after he won the CWC,which ultimately led to his sack,and now he takes a jab at the fans,and board just after a good win(Typical)... There's a huge amount of passion involved at CFC,we are not plastics,when we love you,we love you till death,if we dislike you we show no regrets...like we say in the old days...Love your club,despise your enemy.
nelyvanile
@EAF i may be 'Rhetoric'.Its mainly bcz i am not even reading the pathetic $hit comments from you as a 'fan'. I am not even shed a single tear for your FSW bcz he dont care about my club. You as a fan is the worst thing that could happen to CFC and your lover boy FSW was the worst thing that happened for CFC as a coach. @EAF and @FSW is a marriage made is heaven. Only problem is you both were at CFC. Both will be better off at RM or barca. BCZ unlike us you just go anywhere like a bitch. But i must give you one thing you(EAF) and your buddy(FSW) both are going to destroy my beloved club.
BlueAndWhiteArmy
@Ken4CFC, Rafa doesn't get boo'd till his stupidty comes out on the pitch......
KAKUfrank
Ignorance is surely in some fans DNA, most of u make it sound as if the whole of stamford bridge stands up in unison and sing rafa out, a minority of the fans sing those songs and it is when the game is over or when he is being an arse with his substitutions... Stop looking for excuses to absolve him of his incompetence!!
Desmondadonis
@Mq, you are a disgusting hypocrite so please feck off. Your ignorance as usual comes out. I am not going to turn this to an RDM vs Rafa debate since as usual you are a disgusting clown with rubbish reasoning and flawed opinions. Rafa is the worst manager under Abramovich's reign and it is not the fans fault. Get that in your stupid skull. So the RAFAOUT banners affects Lampard, Mata and co. Feck out with that nonsense. The guy is incompetent. I hope when he is finally sacked or gone, you are gone too. I am tired of your reading your posts on this website.......or anywebsite for that matter.
KAKUfrank
...You hypocritical spineless coward, u dare preach support!! When we have innumerable articles that documented your vituperations against RDM, against lampard, ashley cole, terry, moses, and mikel.....PRAISE THE TEAM AND IGNORE RAFA what's so difficult about that?? No1 says' don't criticize Rafa where he's wrong, but don't blame him solely for it either the way you doing so DESMOND. Have you ever seen me with a "Lamps out, Moses out, Cashley out" banner?? I criticize the players when they wrong, and RIGHTLY so, I'll even say they not good enough for the club but nowhere will you see me wishing the club loses because of those players, NOWHERE. I'll still support the team, and praise those worth praising but I WILL NEVER WISH THE TEAM LOSE BECAUSE OF THE SAID PLAYERS and as for RDM, aren't you the 1 who (before the Juve game) was "praising" me for acknowledging RDM was doing a good job especially in the PR aspect (about the John Terry racism story)....bottom line, I praise where worthy and criticize with reason, but I WILL NEVER WISH THE TEAM FAILURE because of the said individuals
@Mq
@MQ. How many times did you blame David Luiz and co for any of RDM's draws or losses? If you don't have an answer, please don't post any further comments to me. I am tired of listening to your stupidity......
KAKUfrank
The thing is what did rafa expect when he took the job a bed of roses? He must of known what he was letting himself for when he took it. No one made him take the position but ye @djdutts let's get behind the team but there will always be a small minority that won't change their opinion they pay their money unfortunately can't change it
Chelsea ken
What an "intelligent" comment KAKU it deserves no response from "foolish" me :)
@Mq
Isn't there a significant portion calling for Jose to quit in Madrid and also Chelsea? Wasn't AVB boo'd? Wasn't Carlo boo'd? "Instead of wasting time making banners" How many times did any of them direct comments to the fans??????
KAKUfrank
I'm convinced jose is coming back just have that gut feeling the more I think about it
Chelsea ken
@KAKUfrank @Desmondadonis How dare both of you guys can criticize my beloved leader @EAF. He is an excuse as a fan. FSW is a excuse as a manager. But if you just use the name @EAF insted of his screen name it will give the much needed punch in the balls for this guy excuse as a fan. Please dont use his screen name. Use the name suits him @EAF. This name suits him more than anything. If we use this name more and more he will finally go away or stop his rubbish or even start supporting barca. All @EAF want is seeing his name in the screen and fans like us using his name again and again. So better use the name that suits him better than his original name give by their parents. @EAF
BlueAndWhiteArmy
Thank you @Mq. Please don't respond......
KAKUfrank
...How many times did you blame David Luiz and co for any of RDM's draws or losses?....I'll answer this 1: I've written 3 articles about David Luiz, since he became a Chelsea player, on his abilities as CB and in those articles I've made salient points about the games he's cost us in. I've written 2 articles about Lamps not being good enough, and I've highlighted the reasons for that reasoning. Add the number of comments I made about the Lamps/Mikel/Ramires combo in the middle and how it's not good enough, you'll know I've always commented about players not doing their jobs properly, so where's the "hypocrisy" in that?? I called RDM an imbecile after the Juve game, where he set-up the team for failure by trying to have us playing defensive football with a plethora of attacking-oriented players and we lost 0-3, what was wrong there??
@Mq
Now I won't respond :)
@Mq
Too true @kakufrank never
Chelsea ken
its difficult over netherlands to voice an opinion from behind the tv screen, but i certainly could understand the reaction when rafa was first appointed. however it has been going on far too long and the team seems to have struggles because these reactions. so lets get behind the team, now that rafa has decided that the end is near for him. lets get positive and start cheering the team from first to last minute at the bridge. back to last night, it looks like we might have found the solution for the pivot, with both ramires and nathan ake having a great game. give them a chance to show their possibilities for some more games. that way super frank can come in as a second half substitue for oscar, haard or mata. finally, one of our former coaches (guus hiddink) has stated in a dutch newdspaper that he wants to continue as coach, contrary to his original plans of stepping down after this season with anzhi. maybe with his experiences and a younger coaches and the crop of players we have we can become a real force once again.
HaraldBlue
There is a great irony in all this. The reason Benitez is receiving all this vitriol and hatred is because he said Chelsea supporters were fake, passionless fans. He has found out to his cost they are not.
CobhamBlue
Maybe DJDUTTS and some EAFs should read this article about David Johnstone who travelled 500 miles for this Boro game on this link. Maybe you'll know how it feels to travel that long on a cold night and then hear this rubbish from this incompetent sack of nonsense. 9.59pm: Back to the car now - see ya later Riverside - your boys did well but the gulf in class was clear to see - a great stadium and friendly stewards - all in all a good visit. 10.07pm: The picture shows some stuff billowing out of an industrial chemical factory next to the Riverside Stadium - it stinks of paint or something like that around here - that's why Boro are known as 'The Smogmonsters'. 10.09pm: Rafa Benitez has just been interviewed on 5 Live and sounded like he was blaming the supporters for our poor form - howls of laughter in the car! 10.23pm: Benitez has got it seriously wrong - the supporters are shouting for the players and supporting the team but he wouldn't say anything to make ammends for what he said at Liverpool - this has been his own doing. 10.55pm: Chelsea supporters have been singing about having a party when Rafa leaves the club - judging by some of the phonecalls I've received in the last hour or so, it sounds like it has already started. Midnight: At Woodall services and FOUR coaches of Chelsea supporters have just pulled in. Everybody has heard about the interim manager's rant and they seem extremely pleased! 200 Chelsea supporters singing: 'We don't care about Rafa, he don't care about us, all we care about is Chelsea FC!' The staff in the services don't know what's hit them!!! Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2285230/Super-Chelsea-supporter-David-Johnstone-documents-journey-Middlesbrough-FA-Cup-tie.html#ixzz2MBJUEej9
KAKUfrank
Rafa blames the board,the players,the fans,the opposition approach...but exempt himself.
nelyvanile
And now here are some proof of your follies, u directly said u don't want rdm u lying scum. I agree we say things in the heat of the moment but your own personal attacks on players and managers until rafa is appalling, I guess u found a kindred spirit in rafa, perhaps he is ur kin, ur dad perhaps? www.chelsea.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp? a=529535 www.chelsea.vitalfootball.co.uk/ article.asp?a=529279 www.chelsea.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp? a=529227 www.chelsea.vitalfootball.co.uk/ article.asp?a=528191 www.chelsea.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp? a=529050 www.chelsea.vitalfootball.co.uk/ article.asp?a=529044 www.chelsea.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp? a=529113 www.chelsea.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp? a=529721
Desmondadonis
There's a wally with a brolly on the prowl! God don't let it be Steve mclaren.
Blue1989
You have been attacking RDM before he took over permanently and thereon the links are above you lying scum!
Desmondadonis
So here we are AGAIN. Under Carlo the fan base divided and insults were hurled between brothers (and sisters). Under AVB the fan base divided and again those inults got hurled between US. RDM towards the end also divided the fan base, less insults this time but division still remained. Finally now we have Rafa who divided the support from the very start, but insults between each other must surely now have reached the worst they have ever been. If I sit one side and boo rafa I'm called out for not supporting the club but in my mind I'm showing that rafa is not the way forward and in my heart I know that this is the right course of action for the good of the club. But if I sit here and stay silent about rafa, instead choosing to cheer MY players and MY club then I am a hypocrite and rafa apologist that doesn't have the balls to stand up and give my opinion? Congratualtions gentlemen, we have just become Liverpool mark 2. No side will ever be convinced that they are wrong in their actions and that is the sad thing. The club has reached breaking point where no matter what happens SOME fans will never be happy. I swear there are people who want the club to go backwards into fighting to stay in the premier league just so they can stand up with a smug smile and say "Look at me, I'm still here! I'm a true fan". It's this level of "FANATIC" that we are dealing with now. On the other side you have the new type of fan who tries their hardest to support the club in whatever way they can. They know rafa is no good but still want to support the club in the best way they know how. You cannot change the mindset of a FANATIC and nor can you make someone who "just doesn't get it" understand the fanatical point of view. I will rank this up there as one of the darkest days in our club's history. The day that the fans became so disconnected in their support for this club that they failed to see the most fundamental fact of them all..... WE ALL STILL SUPPORT THE CLUB IN THE BEST WAY THAT WE KNOW HOW.
Bizarre_Blue
The aim of those articles on the players was not to shift the blame of the losses from the coach to the players, but to foster an agenda which in Luiz's case was to move him from CB to DM and in Lampard's case, you just want him thrown OUT of the club. You still blamed RDM for the losses and draws so don't try and hide behind some agenda written article to try and justify anything. In Rafa's case, you blame it 100% on the players and excuse the coach. That's still hypocrisy!!!!
KAKUfrank
@Mq u are soooooooo idiot n hope u learn how to avoid dat
the_blues
Rafa Benitez is to hold a meeting with the Chelsea officials today after comments made after the Middlesbrough game
nelyvanile
lets go straight to de point @Mq u are out of ass
the_blues
@KAKUfrank @Desmondadonis Use his name guys @EAF when you replying. That way he will know you are replying to him but he cant answer bcz his ego wont allow it. Excuse As a Fan
BlueAndWhiteArmy
There were fans who wanted to cry when carlo was sacked bizarre, there were fans who wanted to cry when mou was sacked, there were fans who were really upset with the way we sacked AVB and there are fans who were angry when RDM was sacked, rafa benitez is not in the same class as this people, and the clueless manager made it worse by taking pot shots at fans, we all know what everybody said when this issue started 4 months ago, we are even more worse off than that moment.
Desmondadonis
@HaraldBlue, Ake faced Boro who didn't really pressure us. The moment they started pressuring due to another stupid substitution, Boro started breathing down our necks. He could handle some of it. But in this difficult time towards the end of the season, I am not sure if Ake will be ready for such difficult run.
KAKUfrank
Nice nelyvanile. Hopefully he is SACKED!!!!!! I don't mind Avram Grant as far as Steve Holland and co are handling him instructions such as starters, subs and formations.....
KAKUfrank
And for DJDutts and co, did you read the full transcript: Benitez said: “They gave me the title of interim manager which is a massive mistake." He also took a shot at Roman and co. Please sack him. Enough is really enough!!!!!!!
KAKUfrank
No matter how we look at it, the blame will evolve back to rafa, why accept a job with the interim tag and revolt at the title after 4 months? and after the 4 months when he sees that he can't do what he boasted to do in a few games, he started lashing out!! Was he forced to sign for us? We were against his appointment before Robbie was appointed and he knows what he is up against
Desmondadonis
....You have been attacking RDM before he took over permanently and thereon the links are above you lying scum!....I SAID I STOPPED INSULTING RDM AROUND THE JOHN TERRY ISSUE WHERE I ACKNOWLEDGED HOW GOOD HIS HANDLING WAS DESMOND FFS LEARN TO READ
@Mq
@Bizzare...I obviously understand where both sides are coming from,but to criticize fans who show their displeasure for Rafa is what irks me. They say Hey! This is how to support your club...bla bla bla. I don't tell tourist fans who obstruct my view at games,standing to take pictures at every action rather than cheering the team,how to support a club they made hours of flight to see from Asia,Africa,Europe e.t.c.
nelyvanile
@Kaku,whether he is booed before,during or after the match is irrelevant,the players have ears and feelings they are humans like u and i..they feel the negativities too
Ken4CFC
...PRAISE THE TEAM AND IGNORE RAFA what's so difficult about that?? No1 says' don't criticize Rafa where he's wrong, but don't blame him solely for it either the way you doing so DESMOND. Have you ever seen me with a "Lamps out, Moses out, Cashley out" banner?? I criticize the players when they wrong, and RIGHTLY so, I'll even say they not good enough for the club but nowhere will you see me wishing the club loses because of those players, NOWHERE. I'll still support the team, and praise those worth praising but I WILL NEVER WISH THE TEAM LOSE BECAUSE OF THE SAID PLAYERS and as for RDM, aren't you the 1 who (before the Juve game) was "praising" me for acknowledging RDM was doing a good job especially in the PR aspect (about the John Terry racism story)....bottom line, I praise where worthy and criticize with reason, but I WILL NEVER WISH THE TEAM FAILURE because of the said individuals................>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>THAT WAS MY COMMENT DESMOND ffs get some1 to explain English to you
@Mq
In any case, Rafa is not staying permanently at the club (he may be sacked by Sat) but the negativity at the stadium is appalling. IT IS POSSIBLE to ignore Rafa, he doesn't talk to directly to fans after all, so stick to supporting the team and let Rafa be. Insulting him causes a poisonous environment that not only affects him but the players also
@Mq
well its true that siniging songs abt firing rafa isnt going to help the team or raise their morale on the pitch ..
haji ahmed
Guys.Relax.Just want to ask you a simple question.MQ or Rafa?Which one is the more idiotic of the two?I would like to see who wins.
cfc250
He is not even talkin about the whole fan,ofcos there are fans who support the team unconditionally,he is talkin of the group of fans who keep singin derogatory songs and inflammatory banners at the expense of the team's condition
Ken4CFC
@desmondadoni, don't be stupid, how dare you curse ur fellow fan, is uncalled for, hope you don't lose the respect out there. Am totally with kencfc,samex, mq. tubby is human afterall, how many of us can stand that, instead of us taking a swipe at RA who appointed a so called clueless manager, some deluded fans are busy criticising tubby. Now let me get this clear to you, tubby has nothing to lose, and if chelsea failed to qualify for uCL, that's chelsea loss for sure not tubby. Instead of booing gaffer, why can't we just support those lads, we have a very young team, who really needs a total support of their fans not slating manager every now and then. Tubby is here to stay till end of season at least. Hope that's known. Sometimes some chelsea fan do disappoint me afteral. We have turned ourselves into laughing stock!!!
jayb
Sorry mate. That excuse is hogwash. Even a young coach in AVB GOT BOOED (worse than CFC supporters do) by Spurs fans at the beginning of the season and he dug in and won important games through his competence. Benitez is clearly incompetent and this excuse of boos affecting the players is nothing short of hiding behind his incompetence.
KAKUfrank
@Kaku...spot on about Ake...I tot David luiz has been very poor in the last two matches he really does lack that positional disclipline required for a CDM and that really showed yesterday...asides the fact that he lost soo many balls in dangerous areas, defensively his positional on the defensive side of things was soo poor that he put the young talented Ake under immense pressure....Ramires and Ake compliemented each other quite nicely though..although its only against a championship side currently low on confidence, I still think in an ldeal scenario. Ake showed he is good enough to start certain matches in the first team against bottom table teams...and Luiz cant be his partner..he is too indsciplined.
layorh12
Benitez has the lowest league win percentage for almost 2 decades at Chelsea!!!!!!!!! Add that to his arrogance, I wonder what some folks (not all) are smoking on here. #RAFAOUT.
KAKUfrank
At some point we need to start giving our youngsters confidence by allowing them play in the first team...Ake is good enough...he was matured enough to know that when you have the chance to play as a young player for a team as big as chelsea...its important to keep simple at first to gain some good confidence...I seriously like the lad.
layorh12
In the link I posted u were wishing the team failure prior to the game against bayern, u even made a bet with two of us that chelsea players are not going to show up and play well on that day, wanna deny that too? And u didn't stop insulting RDM u lying****, u continued till rafa's appointment, the archives are there to proof u are a lying scum of the earth sorry excuse for a chelsea fan
Desmondadonis
He's been summoned by Chelsea officials likely means he's been sacked. Hopefully.
KAKUfrank
@jayb, don't even intrude into nothing u know of, when the insufferable human is taking pot shots, who among u lot is telling him to calm down? When he is being esposed as a fraud, u'll keep snarling protectively over him as if he is one helpless ra*****
Desmondadonis
The decision to employ Rafa was brought in by Emenalo, who should now accept that his candidate was a very bad choice. Somehow Roman has too much trust on his advisers who don't know what they are doing. Replace Emenalo with Guus.
1970Blue
Exposed*
Desmondadonis
We are now a laughing stock of world football,1 or 2 derogatory chants and inflammatory banners against the manager in each and every game,this whole action reminds me of a certain 'blackburn rovers' and we know how it ended at the lancashire,dont we?
Ken4CFC
He has blamed AFCON, blamed the schedule, blamed the board, blamed the fixture pile up, blamed injuries, blamed John Terry's knees and the fans....What's he going to blame next for his incompetence?
KAKUfrank
RDM= an imbecile by @mq's reasoning, RDM= a manager that Is not fit to manage chelsea, Lampard= a waste of space, moses,mikel,oscar=are best as chelsea subs, at a time you even called him a donkey, now all of a sudden the atmosphere is poisonous at the bridge and in here? How about you being the reason for the negative atmosphere In here? How about going through the archives and seeing how u have been the master of negativity on here, perhaps you are being a bad influence on the normally rational mind in here.
Desmondadonis
Waiting for the good news.
cfc250
This was obvious from the get go...Rafa was never going to be accepted...So what is happening now doesn't surprise me,it was made clear from the beginning. The only people that are shocked and feel otherwise about the fans treatment of Rafa are obviously those who believed in his abilities to turn things around.
nelyvanile
@Ken4CFC, we'll be fine once he is sacked. Why should the most incompetent manager in 2 decades still be managing till the end of the season? He's been knocked out of 2 competitions already and has the worst league form in 2 decades...
KAKUfrank
You'll lie that u didn't call lukaku a donkey? You'll lie that u didn't call marin and most chelsea player useless? Now talking about poisonous atmosphere............. I am sorry guys if u are unhappy about this thread, I try so hard to ignore @mq and by articles I have been writing recently and times past as u can see in some of the links posted, he is difficult to ignore even when u are in a good mood. My apologies once again. No more replies
Desmondadonis
"The only people that are shocked and feel otherwise about the fans treatment of Rafa are obviously those who believed in his abilities to turn things around." - Very true.
KAKUfrank
Rafa has nothing to lose in this drama, he knows this and this is why he's not worried about having a rant.. Salvaging something from this season by making top 3 is more important than any other thing, if we can achieve that with all these distractions, fine, if not, the fans can help by reducing the distractions... Quoting Pat Nevin from his "Sound Affects" column, "...The fans can also affect the outcome more than they know..".... I don't think this drama is having a positive effect on the club, but it appears some fans are more interested in picking up a fight with Rafa than the general good of the club.. To me, this fight is not against Rafa, it's against Chelsea, as Rafa didn't appoint himself and will be gone very soon... All in all, finishing top 3 is all I want, I careless about how we achieve it....
Latunvic
@kaku and layorh12, i still think it is worth a try with ake, maybe not against united or so, but against mid-table opposition at least. only then we can see his real potential. we have hardly seen a talented youngster from the academy given a real run in the side and thats the way to gain experience. and it has nothing to do with me being dutch as well -:)
HaraldBlue
Kaku,the only similarity between avb and rafas' case that they are both ex managers of rival club
Ken4CFC
@Kaku...it looks imminent now. Reports saying a meeting will be held later today,let's see how the day pans out.
nelyvanile
@Latunvic. The same Rafa when asked about the atmosphere after the 8-0 mauling of Villa said; "The atmosphere doesn't affect the players. We are professionals and we concentrate on our job." ...All of a sudden the fans are to blame for the teams poor performance even at away games? Truth be told the man is looking for a scape goat.
nelyvanile
a house divided ......Matthew 12:25
Blue_Mel
To be fair...the boo's and Anti Rafa chants aren't as vibrant as they first were. Its toned down a lot,and its the perfect time to say hey! Fans chants and atmosphere are responsible for our loses but not responsible for our wins.
nelyvanile
Looks like you lot didn't like one of the presents your sugar daddy got for you........ even though you are higher in the league now than you ended last season!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
4everaspur
@nely the same thing I wrote earlier, I didn't hear anything about boos and chants for over 2 weeks except the fans clapping at the 16 minute, so how come the fans are to blame suddenly?
Desmondadonis
Lol @blue mel thanks for that,got me embracin my bible...its exactly whats happenin to us!
Ken4CFC
....Benitez has the lowest league win percentage for almost 2 decades at Chelsea!!!!!!!!! Add that to his arrogance, I wonder what some folks (not all) are smoking on here.....LoL....don't speak about stuff you know very little about (aka quit assuming) it's actually AVB that has the lowest win percentage>>>>>>>>http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2285599/Rafa-Benitez-attacks-Chelsea-fans-banners-agenda-Roman-Abramovich-calling-interim-manager--VIDEO.html
@Mq
@nelyvanile, My opinion on the atmosphere issue is not based on what Rafa said or has to say about it..., I just feel there is no way the continuous chants, boos, banners, etc.. is not going to either directly or indirectly create an atmosphere that will work against the team... Anyway, at this stage of the drama, it's best to let Rafa leave, to at least return a normal atmosphere and enable us fight for top 3 without any more unnecessary distractions.....
Latunvic
4erevaspur, keep the taunts coming, your taunts propelled us to win the UCL, pls keep it coming!! We might have something to cheer afterall
Desmondadonis
OH DESMOND, DESMOND, DESMOND, weren't we talking about the atmosphere in the stadium?? Because that's where the negativity is most prevalent lad. Do you think Rafa was referring to VC in his rant??...LoL....get over yourself, and fyi I do not deny ridiculing players but as I said, I DID SO WITH VALID REASONS which I always explained. My gripe your "treatment" of Rafa (which attracts my responses) is failure on your part to be objective, always blaming him solely. Recall I said "No1 says' don't criticize Rafa where he's wrong, but don't blame him solely for it either the way you doing so" what's so difficult in you understanding that??
@Mq
Rafa will leave in any case, those @ the stadium are better off ignoring him and focusing on the players. Is that so "difficult" to ask for??
@Mq
I agree Latunvic!
nelyvanile
Oh God @Mq!!!!!!! Why are you so foolish???? The stat in the link you provided is FOR ALL competitions. My statement clearly said LEAGUE WIN???? I have implored you to stop responding to me because of things like this. I am done responding to your stupidity. Hopefully when he is sacked today, you will leave also.......
KAKUfrank
Mq your stats are wrong...If ure talking of league wins...Rafa Benitez (46.7%) has the lowest league win percentage of all Chelsea managers since Glenn Hoddle (1993-1996).
nelyvanile
.... I needed cheering up today..! You should post it on Vital Chelsea and point out to them that after PL game 27 last year they sacked him and after PL game 27 this year Spurs go above them. jacobslad....Read more: http://www.spurs.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=7514630#ixzz2MBk2Ymfc
@Mq
Long live AVB^^^^^he was called "useless" and "clueless" by the sack-brigade, who now calling for the sacking of another manager. LoL I love it when life proves who's right eventually
@Mq
.....Oh God @Mq!!!!!!! Why are you so foolish???? The stat in the link you provided is FOR ALL competitions. My statement clearly said LEAGUE WIN???? I have implored you to stop responding to me because of things like this. I am done responding to your stupidity. Hopefully when he is sacked today, you will leave also.......my bad then KAKU no excuses there :)
@Mq
www.chelsea.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=531891 www.chelsea.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=531852 www.chelsea.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=531764 www.chelsea.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=531853 Enjoy it!!!!!!!!!!!!
Desmondadonis
The biggest 'issue' is that some viewed RDM as some kind of "Chelsea Pep" given the obvious envy- derived- jealousy as well as desire to emulate the whole "club legend player becomes legend Manager" hence it was always difficult to suggest he wasn't suitable nor capable from the start. It became obvious during RDM's tenure that he simply couldn't handle a club of Chelsea's magnitude but still they persisted backing a clear disaster waiting to happen. RDM was never going to be like Pep, he didn't (doesn't) have the technical aptitude nor the desire to excel while "ground breaking" case in point, look what happened when he faced the "big teams" you could see the players we on auto-pilot, there was no technical direction but individual talent alone driving the team and once teams became aware of ways to limit that talent influence, he resorted to defense-first hoping not to concede but "nick" a goal (as per usual) and it failed miserably. The same people who said Pep had no plan B were busy blaming players only, overlooking the evident flaws in their "favorite" but it would soon reveal itself just who was the biggest problem, the Manager. If you cannot get your player (s) performing 1 way why not innovate, why persist with the same set-up when the "vital cog(s)" are clearly not functioning effectively?? @Mq This is were Benitez is a breathe of fresh air because with him you get some1 who has won at the highest level while playing decent football with a vastly inferior team than the teams Chelsea has since Roman took over. I'm sure Benitez will do something better and pull the club out of the hole that was fast becoming an abyss @Mq These are excerpts from one of the articles posted above. All hail @mq!!!!!!
Desmondadonis
So what DESMOND?? Did I deny saying the above^^^??
@Mq
Hahaha@ Des.
nelyvanile
Rafa in Instabul 3nil down in the 1st half, "get more offensive"...RDM going to Juve needing a draw, "get defensive, don't concede" RDM facing Barca, Bayern and Benfica, "get defensive and don't conceded a goal 1st"...NUFF said :) @Mq Wenger hasn't won nothing since my young brother was born, Mourinho has a vast of talent but has only won a Copa Del Rey and La Liga. Who the fu(k are they to chide Rafa when they've done nothing worth noting in the same era?? LoL empty vessels make the most noise don't they @Mq
Desmondadonis
AVB - coached 27. Won 13 Drew 7 and Lost 7. Benitez. Coached 15. Won 7 Drew 4 and Lost 4. Go to premierleague.com and it's there. Before you end up looking stupid as usual, read properly. Don't come back win your rubbish explanation. Always stupid when you try to sound smart.
KAKUfrank
Sorry for the insult after your bad. You need to stop winding people up,
KAKUfrank
so the whole conversation lead us one point that "RAFA SUCKKKS BIG TIME"...
shlok27
RDM had and still has failure written all over him (no "big club" will hire him) and that won't change until he learns how to sustain success without garbage football. Rafa has experience at the highest level, pity he couldn't sustain winning at Chelsea (we won, drew and lost almost equally)however the club is safer now than it was with RDM who embarrassed in the Champs League, Cup Winners Cup and was setting the club for failure when he publicly said "I think we have to sacrifice offensive options" in a team that's already playing with 6 defensive players. He was NEVER going to be a success at Chelsea, last season he took us to P6 but was helped with AN OVERDOSE of luck in the Champs League, not forgetting the controversy in the FA Cup. Do us a favor DESMOND as you are so obsessed with my comments, draw up those where I predicted that 1) RDM would be sacked by November, 2) Moses wasn't going to make much difference to Chelsea because he's sub not starting material, 3) Considering versatility, we were indeed better off getting a more versatile Moura than Oscar who is good but unfortunately not versatile 4) That we did need a 2nd goal scoring winger/2nd striker (Hulk) who would help "incase" Torres flopped, which he did and we didn't have additional options till Jan, 5) That AVB would be successful at Spurs, proving he was a good manager but certain players undermined him
@Mq
....AVB - coached 27. Won 13 Drew 7 and Lost 7. Benitez. Coached 15. Won 7 Drew 4 and Lost 4. Go to premierleague.com and it's there. Before you end up looking stupid as usual, read properly. Don't come back win your rubbish explanation. Always stupid when you try to sound smart....eh, what explanation now??
@Mq
...Rafa in Instabul 3nil down in the 1st half, "get more offensive"...RDM going to Juve needing a draw, "get defensive, don't concede" RDM facing Barca, Bayern and Benfica, "get defensive and don't conceded a goal 1st"...NUFF said :) @Mq Wenger hasn't won nothing since my young brother was born, Mourinho has a vast of talent but has only won a Copa Del Rey and La Liga. Who the fu(k are they to chide Rafa when they've done nothing worth noting in the same era?? LoL empty vessels make the most noise don't they @Mq....allow me to make additions to that, Jose's through to the final so probably make that 2 Copa Del Rey's, and 1 La Liga with all the talent in the world, don't forget to add "possible" sacked by season end for a very averse players/Cups ratio. Rafa's fate yet to be determined :)
@Mq
@TelegraphSport: Rafa latest by @pkelso: #CFC back Benitez to continue. Board acknowledge pressure he faces. He'll take training today http://t.co/cUr3V66bEz. He hasn't been sacked.
KAKUfrank
But he's definitely out by May then regardless of results KAKU so the fans (at the stadium) just gotta ignore him and focus on the players, showing support and encouragement to the players. They have to make the bridge a "comforting home" for the players, and that also means ignoring Rafa
@Mq
Couldn't disagree more DJDUTTS. I made my feelings about Benitez very clear in the first game against City and haven't booed since, I don't think it helps but to blame the fans for the spectacular slide downwards since his appointment is highly offensive and very, very stupid. He took over a team that, despite being in transition to a completely new style and with a few new players, was playing well coasting to top 3. We might even have challenged for the title but now, we are hurtling towards finding ourselves in a genuine battle just to secure a Europa League spot and this with a squad of talent second only to Man City in the Prem in my opinion. Yet so arrogant is this horrible man that none of it is his fault, the worst managerial record at Chelsea for years is all down to the fans. Shameful. Why the Hell is he still there? He must have some pretty dodgy photos of Roman because I can't think of one other reason. At best, Benitez is a very poor Manager. At worst, he is a deluded, super arrogant fool who can't even keep his mouth shut for 6 months in return for the hundreds of thousands of pounds he is being paid. He doesn't give a damn because at the end of the day, he will walk away thinking that he would have won the Quadruple with Chelsea next season if only he'd been allowed to, such is his brilliance. Incredible.
SpanishBlue
@Kaku are we finally learning..I mean the board..
layorh12
I am actually saving u more agony by not posting all the pathetic stuffs u post and just bring out those excerpts so u can still say it to our face that benitez is an upgrade to RDM LOL
Desmondadonis
Nor can he handle pressure. He always does this, comes out flailing wildly and swinging random punches at anyone and everyone but himself like some kind of demented cretin. Please Roman, put us all out of our misery.
SpanishBlue
By the way, I said jovetic or schurrle should be added to our squad and u said we are fine with torres and u rained abuses on me in that article, I would not post that here, but I just want to tell u to shut up and learn, no need to puff about as if u are dining with roman and imaginary gods who gives a glimpse of what the future is like, when there is an article follow the normal process, say what u think on the article as everybody does, not wind people up and look so foolish after being found out, I am waiting for u to return from the premierleague site. What a pathetic show in here, pathetic and I apologize on my part again.
Desmondadonis
And if the fans are not helping by making their feelings clear, then how the Hell does he think this ridiculous and embarrassing tirade helps? So we can add "hypocrite" to add to the long list of inadequacies!
SpanishBlue
Rafa have now made it clear that the survival of our season lies in our hands but not his. More obvious is the fact the he is destined to leave us by the end of the season. I 'm imploring every true chelsea fan who not only spare some hours out of his/her tight schedules but money to go support the team to please ignore Rafa and his weakness just to save our season. I can understand your grievances but we are not doing the club any good by the constant abuse directed at Rafa instead of supporting our team till season end. Rafa has come and Rafa will go but chelsea fc and the fans will remain.
munich Glory
And if i may ask how is it possible to ignore rafa and support the players ?
Don capon
Disappointing from the board... He ought to get the boot. Now we have another tense 2 months to wait, I hope we heave a collective sigh of relieve by MAY.
Desmondadonis
@munichglory, I pray we support the team as we have been doing already and try not to boo rafa, but rafa on his own part too should not wind us up with broken promises, poor team selections, inadequate substitutions and stupid post match analysis, then we'll be just fine. Being a supportive chelsea supporter is easy when ur team is playing decent football.
Desmondadonis
@MQ : "Long live AVB" ?? LOL! Given enough time, that clueless muppet would have relegated us! we were on a downward spiral till RDM steadied the ship. The Chelsea job was just too big for him, his tactics and substitutions cost us too many games. his press conferences were erratic, the likes of hansen & neville were toying with that imbecile. he was seen crying in cobham the day he was sacked lol.. just doesn't know how to deal with pressure,, spuds were nowhere near us when RDM was in charge, our fans were singing "tell us andre what's the score" when we trashed them @ the lane. they would have stayed away had we kept RDM. :)
blus4eva
@Don capon...It totally baffles me...I guess the players choose the starting line up,formation,tactics,strategy,and subs...
nelyvanile
So the club has decided to continue with Rafa.. with the atmosphere likely to get more hostile now; more banners, chants, abuses and maybe some fans beginning to throw objects at Rafa now... are we not going to jeopardize any flicker of chance we have to finish top 3.... I just hope the boo boys will always wait till final whistle before doing their thing... Let's see how this goes....
Latunvic
Roman and his three amigos should also take resposibility for the mess we are in today. The continuing whoring of managers have clearly shown that team coaching is the our problem but those who are administering football at chelsea fc. How can you explain sacking a manager (Ancelotti) who won you two trophies in his very first season? How can you explain sacking a young and vibrant AVB who was completely outplayed in the dressing room politics of Lampard and co? Was the management's decision to sack AVB right, even though we won two trophies after him? What was RDM's offence? Perhaps wining the FA and UCL or been 4points behind manure. Why was Benitez appointed in the first place? Did he appoint himself? Roman and the board are the real and biggest problem confronting chelsea, not in finances but in administration.
munich Glory
I dont know hw can one still defend rafa. rafa is incompetent which showed from his comment. what he said when he first came that he will win the supporters heart and bring glory now he cant get results and now he turning agaisnt fan blaming that they are reason for his failure. well done rafa hiding ur short comings by putting the blame on fans. what irked was this comment"If we cannot achieve what we expect to achieve, that is to be in the top four and be in the Champions League for next year, I will leave; they will stay in the Europa League." that showed his true colors. he doesnt care where chelsea will be , he just want to make his CV better. if he made a calculated attempt as he knows he wont achieve romans's target so now putting blame on fans (small section) and board. i was laughing when he says he is a professional and now he says his failure because of the booing of these minority fans. give me a break. get lost u clueless man. we had enough of this drama.
arun.superstar18
I think once a month one of the board members invites us THE FANS to a forum, whereby we all sit in a room and give them our views in a sensible environment. Much like what that guy at Blackburn does. It won't happen of course as they are far too arrogant and obnoxious to actually give us a thought, in their eyes we should be grateful just to watch our club each week and accept their decisions. It's more than that, we could quite easily play at the bridge with 40,000 seats, but we don't we support our club,our players and our owner, what we don't support are the decisions that they make. I think we've been exceptionally tolerant of their decisions over the last 10 years, we've got on with it, now though its different we've finally had enough and we are showing it and I'm pleased, I hope they can learn lessons from that. I don't think the atmosphere is effecting the players, they just don't want to play under Benitez simple as that. As soon as emenalo is gone the better, what an imbecilic decision he has made. Even if Ron and buck stay there needs to be a football man on our board, whether its guus, fabio, desailly, wise or even van gaal, someone please knock these people's heads into gear. I'm really worried that these people are going to be here next season and still things won't of changed. Perhaps it's good for us a couple of seasons out of Europe, it would be a slap in the face for everyone, and maybe it will lead us to a brighter future. These decisions will come back to bite us in the rear.
Blue1989
@Mq if u say that RDM never has the experience of managing the a big club then what RB has the experience of ruining three clubs in a period of 10 years. i would a take a person having less experience than a manager who has experience to ruin a club.
arun.superstar18
avb actually got more percentage points in the premier league than what rdm did last season where u finished 6th-the champions league simply masked this-so you now are fighting for top 4 ,this is an improvement from last season,but you deluded thickos think you are better than this ,well you are not,and chopping and changing managers wont alter this
ghulamville
Good job @desmond because this season under RDM we played best football . now we are playing boring football with this much creative football. and still @mq is not saying a single word about but repeating hw RDM played a defensive football last season when we didnt have this much creative player. this shows what his agenda is. how much he hares RDM. and blaming the atmosphere for results rather than RB inefficiency.
arun.superstar18
It doesn't really matter what AVB is achieving at Spurs. He wasn't right for Chelsea last season. He was too young and too inexperienced to deal with established players like Drogba, Terry, Lampard & Cech. That's why it was lunacy to sack Carlo. AVB came into Chelsea in 2011 and told Drogba he was FINISHED. 9 months later Drogba's last 4 goals for Chelsea were 1 v Barcelona CL SF, 1 v Spurs FA Cup SF, 1 v Liverpool FA Cup Final, 1 v Bayern Munich CL Final. When you disrespect a player like Drogba like that, is it any wonder he lost the dressing room.
CobhamBlue
@Desmond, the fans needs to be extra careful because of the situation on ground. Yes, Benitez's team selections have been obviously and apallingly inappropriate considering the amount of talents we 've got in the team, but who knows wether his inappropriate selections is being motivated by the constants abuses he is getting from the fans? I think Benitez have decided to do the 'I DON'T CARE, after all I WILL LEAVE BY THE END OF THE SEASON'. We shouldn't allow that to happen because he has got nothing to loose. Let us play safe by supporting our team for the purpose of finishing in the top 4.
munich Glory
@ghulamville i dont know which club u support. but will u accept a person as ur manager who questioned ur support to the club and branded plastics blames loses and draws to booing when it was his incompetence to understand the situation and make necessary changes. this is the same person who said we are professional and it wont affect our confidence and now suddenly he takes a u turn and blames fans to mask his short comings.
arun.superstar18
@arun, that is what I am harping about in my arguments against him, why set double standards? Under RDM we played well but lacked a finisher, and the board sacked him, under RDM we were playing good football but we were getting beaten by established sides who have completed their transition, I berate rdm vocally too at that time for his inexperience in some games, but acting like a born again saint here is why I keep shunning him bcos when he is been found out he still doesn't want to eat the humble pie that.1) he was wrong about Rafa, 2) we play better football under Rafa, 3) rdm is better than rafa,4) rdm would have made us a better team by now if he was allowed to finish his project the way he deem fit, 4) if rdm was our manager we'll be a united fan by now. Atleast when cole and terry were having problems with the media, he took it off them the way he could
Desmondadonis
@munich glory, the truth is I have agreed to take that stance awhile ago when I know within me that rafa is not just a good fit for us, but the constant stuffs that are his errors that are being swept under the rug by his admirers are the stuffs that irks me, then I ask them why weren't u supporting rdm this way? The only person that is doing what he is doing now at that time is the only person I'll apologize tom (I mean defending RDM at that time and now defending rafa as he did back then is the only honest person)
Desmondadonis
@ghulamville : AVB ---> games in charge:40, wins:19, draws:11, losses:10, win percentage:47.5%, TROPHIES:0 RDM ---> games in charge:42, wins:24, draws:9, losses:9, win percentage:57.1%, TROPHIES:2, Even ranieri has a better win percentage than AVB (53.5) and he took charge of 200 games (most of which b4 roman).. AVB was the worst manager of the roman era up until rafa came along lol. He ll do well with you lot because your mediocre status suits him better, but at chelsea he was the wrong manager at the wrong place at the wrong time! simple.
blus4eva
Rafa should hopefully be sacked today. I blame the person that appointed him. Rafa's trouble at Chelsea is his own doing. You dont take a job if your bosses,colleagues and customers(direct or indirect) do not like you!!!!! He took it,He said he could change the minds of fans with wins. Lets be honest,as much as we hate the man,If he was half as good as he claimed to be,we would ignore him and support the team. Hell some fans will start liking him. But once again,Ranta Benitez has been found out and like GabeU said,he isnt the type to go down fighting. He blamed the board for putting the ''interim tag'' to his job. But what he fails to realise is,Interim or not,We dont like him,we dont rate him and unfortunately,he's proved us right!!! Hell i dont care if Rafa gets the job permanently,I just want my team to win and win good. Rafa said he could do it,he's not been able to do it and now he is blaming everyone but himself. Typical Rafa!!!! And to everyone that says we dont pay their salaries,THE SIZE OF A FAN BASE DETERMINES HOW MUCH THE CLUB MAKES. TICKET SALES,SHIRT SALES AND DEALS WITH SPONSORS ARE ALL DETERMINED BY HOW BIG YOUR FAN BASE IS!!! Then you wonder why people like Guillem Ballague go on skysports and spit rubbish saying the fans are to blame for everything thats happening. Not too surprised, coming from A staunch Anti Mourinho campaigner and Barca supporter who undermined Mourinho even when he destroyed Barca at the Nou camp.
3nity
Rafa's got his faults no doubt, chief among them is the style of football in most matches and the baffling substitutions. I mentioned , a while back, how he's disappointed me. Funny you not bringing that up DESMOND. I don't condone rubbish football ARUN and I've said it before, I'll repeat once more, Rafa's disappointed me. I expected better from him, I actually thought he'd have enough to galvanize the squad into a decent winning run that could've/should've seen us closer if not above Man$hitty but he's failed to do that. I can only hope we make the top4, God knows we need that spot
@Mq
Anyone interested in having a whip round ? Once the final sum is achieved, we will post the total and choose a location. 3 ONE WAY TICKETS SOMEWHERE IN THE WORLD, FOR BENITEZ, EMENALO and MQ ! Lets get rid of the 3 idioiots.
Blueheart9
@desmond agree ur points. even though i RDM has some shortcomings,i still backed him till his last game but guys like @MQ saying that his philosophy is ***** and advocating for a man who has ruined 2 clubs in three years and successfully making another club in to that category. and i lost count hw many times the opposing manager has outsmart him tactically. if RDM was shown door for having a bad moment for 1 month then RB should also sacked. what difference it will make when he is going by may. if rafa sacked atleast SB will back to his best. i can confidently say that holland can do a better job than this man with this squad. RDM is a gentleman and till now he has not spout a bad word about chelsea or roman. here a man who within 3 months started blaming fans and board for to mask his shortcomings.
arun.superstar18
Rafa would have made things easier by coming out and saying things to appease the SB faithful at the beginning. I'm sorry is only a 3letter word but it goes a long way. But he instead decided to show how thick skinned he is.....I am proud of those 1900 fans that paid through this stupid economy to get down there in that freezing confition and still make their voices heard! Now you can sit behind your computer at home and criticize them and spew all sorts of rubbish.....the fact is,they made a difference. WHAT DIFFERENCE HAVE YOU MADE?????
3nity
@mq what improvement u can show under RB which we havent shown in RDM. dont say we are organised because we are conceding goals now also. our attacking play has become boring and tactically RB is *****. he hasnt won any big match. he was outplayed by even a league 1 manager. he is clueless man spouting nonsense. what guarantee u can give that if RB was there we wont loose to juve 3-0 when we easily lost to man city 2-0 which could have worse.
arun.superstar18
Rafa would have made things easier by coming out and saying things to appease the SB faithful at the beginning. I'm sorry is only a 3letter word but it goes a long way. But he instead decided to show how thick skinned he is.....I am proud of those 1900 fans that paid through this stupid economy to get down there in that freezing confition and still make their voices heard! Now you can sit behind your computer at home and criticize them and spew all sorts of rubbish.....the fact is,they made a difference. WHAT DIFFERENCE HAVE YOU MADE?????
3nity
...@mq what improvement u can show under RB which we havent shown in RDM. dont say we are organised because we are conceding goals now....no1 is sure what would've happened under RDM lad, the standout memories for me is the 4-0 drubbing by Athletico and the 3-0 loss to Juve, matches which we were embarrassingly outplayed you can't even lay blame to individual player errors. Probably the board see's it like I do (why else would they retain Rafa if he were that incompetent)
@Mq
to those members who are blaming roman as an impatient guys i would like to share a link and hopefully this will at least enlighten some of them http://www.weaintgotnohistory.com/2013/2/27/4035098/coach-firing-club-fact-or-fiction
arun.superstar18
I 've got nothing personal with Emenalo, but the role he played in the appointment of Rafa clearly showed that his thought about chelsea fc and it fans is no different from from Benites'. He wouldn't have made the move for Rafa's appointment had he share the same feelings with chelsea fc fan over Benitez's jibes of years ago. Blame Emenalo for bringing an enemy into our camp.
munich Glory
To support a manager is easy for footballing fans, just string a coupla wins and play exciting football and even the hardened hearted ones will respect u, they might not like u but they'll respect u, that is what I am saying again, but it seem peeps want us to like and respect rafa forcibly, it won't happen until he proves himself worthy
Desmondadonis
Rafa would have made things easier by coming out and saying things to appease the SB faithful at the beginning. I'm sorry is only a 3letter word but it goes a long way. But he instead decided to show how thick skinned he is.....I am proud of those 1900 fans that paid through this stupid economy to get down there in that freezing confition and still make their voices heard! Now you can sit behind your computer at home and criticize them and spew all sorts of rubbish.....the fact is,they made a difference. WHAT DIFFERENCE HAVE YOU MADE?????
3nity
this is the thing rafa forgets to mention, we and i mean me as i have been to 5 home games where rafa has been in charge and we only start really getting on his back when we are awful and his team selection,subs and general managing has us paying crap! we dont start at the beginning of games boo'ing and jeering. we get behind the team and cheer the players and sing songs. its when we start under performing and i dont jst mean miss placing passes i mean when we were awful against QPR bad! thats when we start venting how much we really hate this FSW who has to be the worst tactician i have actually ever seen manage CFC. so before he starts moaning at the fans he should look in the mirror and realise he is a vey very poor manager and the fans and players dont like him. his tactics and subs are always wrong apart from one time with oscar scoring and his bloody press conferences where he bangs on and on every single week about the same things,intensity this and intensity that! well your the manager mate teach them this in training and guess what you might actually see it in practice on the pitch!! theres a thought for you you FSW.....has he been sacked yet?
Dave-David
If 4-0 of athletico is standing out, and a 3-0 to juve, both teams are strong and have completed their transition, shakter is even stronger than us for reasons known to even 15 years old who knows their football, but how can we mention those performance (though painful) over the likes of QPR,reading,brentford,southampton,swansea, corinthians and city... How can that be mentioned in the same breath?
Desmondadonis
^^^@Desmond anybody who Thinks Rafa with his baggage of experience will do better than RDM in those matches against Athletico, Sharktar and Juve., based on what he has shown us soo far with his rafalution abilities is extremely deluded and stupid...Tubby is not an upgrade on RDM end of...if we had left RDM, things could not have been worse than it is now in terms of our overall position relating to results....except that the fans will still be singing...Chamopions of europe, only one Dimatteo!!, fantastic atmosphere carefree.....thats the blunt truth
layorh12
Rafa would have made things easier by coming out and saying things to appease the SB faithful at the beginning. I'm sorry is only a 3letter word but it goes a long way. But he instead decided to show how thick skinned he is.....I am proud of those 1900 fans that paid through this stupid economy to get down there in that freezing confition and still make their voices heard! Now you can sit behind your computer at home and criticize them and spew all sorts of rubbish.....the fact is,they made a difference. WHAT DIFFERENCE HAVE YOU MADE?????
3nity
@layorh that fact is what "u know who" doesn't want to acknowledge that he is wrong, he came out just now to say he is disappointed, why isn't it I am disappointed that rdm can't do better than I thought, he said Rdm was an imbecile, this freaking guy is saying rdm is an imbecile while saying someone who haven't done zilch for the club is disappointing him, rdm=imbecile says him, rafa=disappointing by his reasoning, logic?
Desmondadonis
Rdm won us trophies as a player, he broke his leg while playing for us as a player, he won us two major trophies as a manager and is rebuilding our team with an admirable style of free flowing attacking display........ Fast forward he made some decisions which were an act of being inexperienced which is expected and accepted and he was fired. FINE!! the expert called this faithful servant an imbecile!! , they replaced him with rafa benitez, an abuser of chelsea, an abuser of the fan, an abuser of our legends who he is now expecting to save his beacon, a manager that says he won't ever manage chelsea, who ruined the team we are trying to build, who got us worse off than we were, who might make us lose top 4, and he says he is disappointing? What arrogance!!! acknowledge u are wrong mate, acknowledge that RDM is better than the con artist and impostor we have amidst us then we'll know u are truly repentant and not trying to show u were right by predicting RDM being fired!!!
Desmondadonis
....acknowledge u are wrong mate, acknowledge that RDM is better than the con artist and impostor we have amidst us then we'll know u are truly repentant and not trying to show u were right by predicting RDM being fired....if I say I'm disappointed in Rafa is that not "acknowledging" defeat?? Okay then Mr "expert" I was wrong about Rafa, I thought he'd do better than what we currently going through. I am sorry....happy now??
@Mq
As for RDM, I admire his personality (he seems a nice guy) but I'd certainly NEVER want him running anything I rely on for happiness (maybe besides PR) because it'd end in MASSIVE disaster for my emotions. He may be a "nice guy and club legend, but a good Manager HE IS NOT and unless he adopts a more "hungrier" attitude he will never be a top Manager. Such "nice guys" are okay at Mk Dons or some club like that, not at a big club that needs a tenacious and inventive manager. He had NO tactical variation, it was bound to end in disaster, you could see by the performance as soon as teams identified that to stop Chelsea just close down Hazard & Mata. AND NO HE IS NOT BETTER THAN RAFA 2 sides of the same coin if you ask me, both are clearly not good enough to sustain success (more disappointed in Rafa though, he's achieved plenty but clearly in another football era)
@Mq
"The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart." @Robert Green Ingersoll
@Mq
If Rafa really believes that the toxic atmosphere is what's hurting CFC, how does he think his comments will be perceived? They will only make that toxicity worse. He's a hypocrite and, more to the point, has done nothing to command our respect. Roman was wrong for hiring in the first place, but the fans are NOT WRONG for voicing their dissent. That's my opinion.
RadioactiveD
from all he said, he kept repeating that if we do not qualify for d champions league, its nt his fault n d fans shld hold themselves accountable for it. I think he has lost his plot n can not do anything 2 change d situation so hes reverting 2 his all popular rafa is blameless **** n trying 2 shift d blame on d fans. Rubbish, I tink he shld be sacked nw as I wld prefer we have no manager dan have one who is nt ready 2 take responsibility 4 d team. If we do not finish in top 4, I'll leave n they (Chelsea) ll be in d europa league...........Classic rafa
Bunmiemich
If Rafa did a better job as a manager, the toxicity itself would become less of an issue. Funny thing about winning--people tend to forget even if they don't forgive. All Rafa is doing is deflecting his bad performance onto the fans. I think it's crazy that anyone would take his side on the issue.
RadioactiveD
from all he said, he kept repeating that if we do not qualify for d champions league, its nt his fault n d fans shld hold themselves accountable for it. I think he has lost his plot n can not do anything 2 change d situation so hes reverting 2 his all popular rafa is blameless **** n trying 2 shift d blame on d fans. Rubbish, I tink he shld be sacked nw as I wld prefer we have no manager dan have one who is nt ready 2 take responsibility 4 d team. If we do not finish in top 4, I'll leave n they (Chelsea) ll be in d europa league...........Classic rafa
Bunmiemich
Changing whilst being found out, in the links posted u were ejaculating about rafa tactical nous and that he is better than RDM, u cited his CV and comeback from 3-0 against ac milan as great achievements and downplayed robbies feat to overturn a 3-1 win and win 4-1, that is not a mean feat either...m YOU ARE WRONG, YOU ARE CLUELESS, YOU DON'T HAVE FORSIGHT, YOU OBVIOUSLY DON'T DIDDLY SQUAT ABOUT FOOTBALL!! Concede that nobody gets it right in football not even sir fergie than ur stupid "I and roman think in the same line afterall bullcrap" and stop quoting ur betters by quoting ingersol. Its good u are exposed this way, now we can rest in peace for awhile before u become irritating again. And thank God its past office hours.
Desmondadonis
Chelsea.vitalfootball.co.uk=mq against the world .loool
AMENS
we all knw that rafa is a clue less chicken who doesnt give a damn about chelsea , but this vocal expression of out hatred against him aint gonna help the team in anyway
haji ahmed
we should all get behind the team but i for one thinks we are not safe with rafa.
pego sama
Yo..wassap guys? What's with all these heated arguments, has he left?He should have already lol
Gaban
Its getting interesting. Guillem Ballague claims Rafa was originally offered an 18month contract but rejected it and said he would rather want something just to the end of the season. According to Guillem,it was Rafa who suggested the ''end of season'' clause on his contract and not the board. The question then is,Why did the board add the tag ''Interim'' if they actually offered him an 18month contract in the 1st place?? Why did he admit to being an interim in those press conferences? Why has he just come out now to slate the board about a tag he has been comfy with since November? If he wasnt fine with the term ''interim'',why did he sign the damn contract??? Guillem should just crawl back to whatever hole he came from! How does this guy make a living?? spitting lies on sky!!! My GOD!!!
3nity
Yo..wassap guys? What's with all these heated arguments, has he left?He should have already lol
Gaban
@MQ whereas rafa has been exemplary in his tactical decisions.
blueirishman
the results havent been god enoguh. does he expect the fans to sit back and sympathise with the incompetent buffoon who insulted them? was poor at liverpool, milan and now chelsea (didn't pay attention when he was at valencia)
blueirishman
I always want Chelsea to win and I’m pleased to see them in the next round of the FA Cup.“I’m not making banners and going to the stadium to go against the manager because I would want the manager to get the support." - gus poyet
haji ahmed
the results havent been god enoguh. does he expect the fans to sit back and sympathise with the incompetent buffoon who insulted them? was poor at liverpool, milan and now chelsea (didn't pay attention when he was at valencia)
blueirishman
IM OVER RAFA IM CAREFULLY WATCHING WHICH PLAYER OR PLAYERS CAN RISE ABOVE THIS AND BECOME THE NEWWWWWWWWW LEADERS OF THIS "EVOULTION"............ the chelsea of old is dying off before our eyes who will step up and take us forward?
Bain^DoggZ
Its getting interesting. Guillem Ballague claims Rafa was originally offered an 18month contract but rejected it and said he would rather want something just to the end of the season. According to Guillem,it was Rafa who suggested the ''end of season'' clause on his contract and not the board. The question then is,Why did the board add the tag ''Interim'' if they actually offered him an 18month contract in the 1st place?? Why did he admit to being an interim in those press conferences? Why has he just come out now to slate the board about a tag he has been comfy with since November? If he wasnt fine with the term ''interim'',why did he sign the damn contract??? Guillem should just crawl back to whatever hole he came from! How does this guy make a living?? spitting lies on sky!!! My GOD!!!
3nity
DailyMail................................................................................................Perhaps it is wishful thinking, but Rafa Benitez genuinely believes Roman Abramovich will admire him for standing up for himself in such dramatic fashion. The temptation is to regard Benitez's outburst against Chelsea executives and supporters after Wednesday's FA Cup win as a man cracking up under pressure and wishing for his P45. In fact, as Liverpool fans will appreciate, it was a pre-planned attack, intended to strengthen his own position for the rest of the season. Benitez does not believe his 'rant' will cost him his job. Amazingly, the Spaniard is convinced Abramovich will take his side over the poisoned title 'interim manager.' Benitez spent today preparing for Saturday's Premier League game against West Brom as normal and was not anticipating a fateful phone call from his boss. He considers his relationship with Abramovich as good and his vitriol was meant to be aimed at other senior officials at the club, notably chief executive Ron Gourlay and director of football Michael Emenalo. They were the targets when he said after a 2-0 win at the Riverside: 'It was a mistake to call me the interim (manager) from the start. I cannot change the titles and the perceptions now.' The former Liverpool and Inter Milan boss, who confirmed he would leave at the end of the season, felt he had to come clean about his situation and make a plea for unity among the fans as the only way to save Chelsea's wretched campaign by finishing in the top four and winning either the FA Cup or Europa League. Benitez has been taken aback by the poor quality and attitude of the Chelsea squad he inherited from Roberto Di Matteo – and he blames Emenalo for that. He wanted to make a bid for his former player Javier Mascherano, currenly out of favour at Barcelona, in January and bring back Romelu Lukaku and Nathaniel Chalobah from loan spells at West Brom and Watford respectively. The lopsided nature of Chelsea's squad has left them with only two senior strikers and Benitez does not believe Brazilian playmaker Oscar is suited for Premier League football yet or that John Mikel Obi or Ramires are good enough. He is also dismayed at the starry attitude of some Chelsea players. Having rescued David Luiz's season by playing him as a holding midfield player, Benitez was disappointed the Brazilian then sulked by being asked to return to the centre of defence to help the team at Manchester City on Sunday. With John Terry not considered fit enough to up against Sergio Aguero, Luiz was given a chance to help Benitez but acted like a primma donna. The continual back-biting inside Chelsea has stressed Benitez more than the fans' reaction, who have made it clear they haven't liked him from day one. But by announcing he will not be at Stamford Bridge next season, Benitez hopes those supporters can now get behind the club for the remaining weeks of the season – and thinks Abramovich will stick by him.
CobhamBlue
@cobhamBlue, Dailymail wrote this? If it is true that rafa made those statements, let me ask, what does he expect? Bring chalobah back from loan to sit on the bench as he sat Marin, Ake,piazon and at a time oscar on the bench? Bring lukaku back so he can rot on the bench while torres keeps fluffing chances? This is inter milan 2.0. If it true that rafa made those statements, but I doubt if he truly did
Desmondadonis
What a *****! What an arrogant mug. Well you just dig your own grave,Chelsea FC is fans obsession and you feel you'll get a path on the back this saturday...well get ready fro the hostility.
nelyvanile
Its getting interesting. Guillem Ballague claims Rafa was originally offered an 18month contract but rejected it and said he would rather want something just to the end of the season. According to Guillem,it was Rafa who suggested the ''end of season'' clause on his contract and not the board. The question then is,Why did the board add the tag ''Interim'' if they actually offered him an 18month contract in the 1st place?? Why did he admit to being an interim in those press conferences? Why has he just come out now to slate the board about a tag he has been comfy with since November? If he wasnt fine with the term ''interim'',why did he sign the damn contract??? Guillem should just crawl back to whatever hole he came from! How does this guy make a living?? spitting lies on sky!!! My GOD!!!
3nity
Its getting interesting. Guillem Ballague claims Rafa was originally offered an 18month contract but rejected it and said he would rather want something just to the end of the season. According to Guillem,it was Rafa who suggested the ''end of season'' clause on his contract and not the board. The question then is,Why did the board add the tag ''Interim'' if they actually offered him an 18month contract in the 1st place?? Why did he admit to being an interim in those press conferences? Why has he just come out now to slate the board about a tag he has been comfy with since November? If he wasnt fine with the term ''interim'',why did he sign the damn contract??? Guillem should just crawl back to whatever hole he came from! How does this guy make a living?? spitting lies on sky!!! My GOD!!!
3nity
I have no idea why that post came twice. @Cobhamblue---I am sure Rafa did not say those things to that reporter from the daily mail. They are having a field day,the press. Everyone is dissecting and picking out different points from that stupid rant!!!!
3nity
Laudrup on #cfc boo's ; ’ he only thing I will say is it has absolutely nothing to do with the results. It’s my opinion,’ he said. ‘When people are booing at the stadium when they win then it has nothing to do with the results. 'It is something to do with emotion and feelings which is an important part of football. The relationship there has nothing to do with results.’
nelyvanile
We are all interim managers,it doesnt matter what you are called. You are here to do a job and its at the end of the day you have to do that job not withstanding what they call you. It makes no difference. If you take a job at a club like chelsea,you know what comes with the job and thats that ------Steve Clarke,WestBrom Head Coach.
3nity
@desmond this another classic Daily mail joke/lie. i for once dont believe what they have printed. if he thinks oscar is not PL quality then his head need to be checked. my god this man is pulling us in to more shambles. i would even appoint an Egyptian mummy as a coach than this man.
arun.superstar18
We are all interim managers,it doesnt matter what you are called. You are here to do a job and its at the end of the day you have to do that job not withstanding what they call you. It makes no difference. If you take a job at a club like chelsea,you know what comes with the job and thats that ------Steve Clarke,WestBrom Head Coach.
3nity
Coming from a manager,who has acknowledged it has nothing to do with results...Rafa is basically throwing excuses about,and am kind of disappointed some people a towing his line of reasoning.
nelyvanile
@nelyvanile even laudraup understands why CFC fans boos at RB still some of our VC members defends RB is pathetic.
arun.superstar18
The Guardian 23 September 2007..................................................................................................Jose Mourinho's relationship with John Terry has broken down completely over the Chelsea and England captain's central role in his departure from Stamford Bridge last week. The Champions League-winning coach was replaced on Thursday by Avram Grant, a former Israel national team coach with no experience of club management outside his own country. According to many Chelsea sources, Grant will defer on football matters to owner Roman Abramovich, who has already started to take a hands-on role with the first team. Mourinho holds Terry responsible for charges levelled by Chelsea's board of directors that he had lost the support of his playing staff after Tuesday's Champions League draw with Rosenborg - a match that was followed by club owner Roman Abramovich lecturing a senior professional on his on-field tactics behind Mourinho's back. Half an hour before the Group B fixture, claims a dressing-room source, Terry told one of Mourinho's assistant coaches that he had 'things on my mind'. Only the intervention of a team-mate put him in the right state of mind to take part in the pre-match warm-up, for which Terry arrived late. Midway through the first half Rosenborg scored, after Miika Koppinen beat Terry at a set piece. When Mourinho then directly criticised the centre back's defending at half time, Terry refused to accept responsibility for the goal or even to respond to his manager. Earlier on Tuesday, Terry had been informed that Mourinho had gone to the club's medical department to ask whether there was any physical reason for the player's sub-standard performances in matches this season. Mourinho hoped to find an explanation for a significant decline in Terry's play following an operation to remove a disc from the defender's spine in December. Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon was made aware of the dispute and, according to the dressing-room source, presented the information to an emergency board meeting on Wednesday as evidence that the manager had lost the trust of key players. The club subsequently asked Mourinho for his resignation, which he refused to tender, but ultimately settled on dismissal by 'mutual consent'. Later on Wednesday, Mourinho sent Terry a text message sarcastically thanking him for talking to the club's hierarchy. On Friday, several first-team regulars apparently took their captain to task during a 50-minute team meeting called by Terry in the aftermath of Mourinho's dismissal. Ashley Cole, Didier Drogba and Florent Malouda are believed to have accused him of not doing enough to keep Mourinho at the club. Terry is England's best-paid footballer after agreeing a five-year, £131,000-a-week contract this summer. In initial negotiations he had requested a 'limitless parity' clause to ensure he was the club's biggest earner for the duration of a proposed nine-year term. According to a Chelsea insider Terry also wanted - and was refused - a contractual option for him to manage the club at the end of his playing career. As far-fetched as that request might be, Abramovich's actions in the aftermath of the Rosenborg draw were equally bizarre. In front of the entire Chelsea team, but while Mourinho was occupied with press conference duties, the Russian billionaire decided to hand out an impromptu tactics lesson to Michael Essien. Employing striker Andriy Shevchenko as translator, he instructed midfielder Essien, player of the year last season, to hit passes wide rather than through central areas where the Norwegians had compressed play. Abramovich is expected to take an increasingly hands-on role in the team following the appointment of Grant to replace Mourinho and, according to several sources, will effectively select the side. In a press conference on Friday, Grant insisted he would not tolerate interference but declined to respond when asked who was the most important individual at Chelsea. 'Look, the owner gives the financial support,' Grant said. 'I'm not going to make remarks.' The 52-year-old is already the subject of significant discontent among a first-team squad predominantly still loyal to Mourinho. Grant, though, is confident he will bring not only more silverware to Chelsea but a more attractive brand of football and said on Friday that he had no problems with the playing staff. 'There's a very good relationship with the players,' he said. 'I like their attitude, how they want to win all the time, even if the last result wasn't like that, but the relationship is good.' ..............................................................................................................................Could Roman be taking over again next week?
CobhamBlue
The man is arrogant like said in another thread wen he took the job an apology would have gone a long way but mr rafa the proud man and disruptive manager doesn't really care wot we fans think. We keep talking about the fans booing him, it's just a few section of fans booing rafa I wud say 2 percent of the fans. The question is do the players like him or his training methods or do they know wot rafa really wants of them on the pitch? The fan supported during avb reign but we were still a bad situation, my point is if the manager is clueless there is little the fans can do.
Pila12
We are all interim managers,it doesnt matter what you are called. You are here to do a job and its at the end of the day you have to do that job not withstanding what they call you. It makes no difference. If you take a job at a club like chelsea,you know what comes with the job and thats that ------Steve Clarke,WestBrom Head Coach.
3nity
And they say player power is not responsible for managerial dismissals
Ken4CFC
I have to say I don't always agree with @mq but on this occasion he is spot on when he says to ignore Rafa and support the team, I think we can all agree that Rafa is not our ideal choice,but he's here and it's something we have to overlook for the good of the team and get behind the boys on the pitch!
Splint1976
He is right!!! And since when sheep knows what is a good manager.
NikolaTesla
It seems Rafa was angry with Emenalo, Gourlay...they didnt sanction the players he wanted...it is told that he wanted Maschareno from barca, recall Lukaku & Chalobah...But these were rejected....I would say that if this is true, then we made a mistake....Maschareno would be great addition to us, would have plugged a BIG hole in our midfield...he is not a regular at barca and is struggling there
Blu_run
Also, it is told that Rafa is not convinced of Mikel & Ramires in double pivot...he also doesnt feel oscar is yet fit for PL rough game
Blu_run
If it's true about Rafa asking for Mascherano, then the return of the players on loan it shows that for all his faults, he still has a good sense of understanding on the clubs short-comings (from the player-personnel perspective) I mean we all know Ramires is energetic but rather poor in the pivot, as for Mikel the least said about him the better.
@Mq
I agree (somewhat) about Oscar but for different reasons, mine being that he's not as versatile as you'd like for £25Mil (including add-on's) he is effectively Mata's sub and unless Mata get's injured, is rested or played out of position that's the only game time Oscar get's in his "preferred" position. He offers very little versatility and is an expensive sub at £25Mil BUT now that he's here, perhaps Rafa should try him in the pivot, who knows??
@Mq
David Luiz sulking at moving to CB?? He must be loving that pivot position....seems I do know a thing or 2 about football after all :)
@Mq
..."in the links posted u were ejaculating about rafa('s) tactical nous and that he is better than RDM..."@Desmondadonis that statement there my brother, had me in stitches...@Mq is petulant, which is okay coz so am I...but he is a hypocrite of the highest order...songs shall be written about his legend in the art of hypocrisy...
Gian-Franco/Luca
..."in the links posted u were ejaculating about rafa('s) tactical nous and that he is better than RDM..."@Desmondadonis that statement there my brother, had me in stitches...@Mq is petulant, which is okay coz so am I...but he is a hypocrite of the highest order...songs shall be written about his legend in the art of hypocrisy...
Gian-Franco/Luca
 

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