UK time is: 01:28:56
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Think On This Sir Alex!

Something for the old-boy to mull over!

Whilst the footballing world pays homage to one of the greatest managers the game has known, Sir Alex Ferguson, as he disappears (well not for another game at least) into the sun-set, we`d like to point out a few things.

We believe it should be pointed out that whilst Sir Alex contemplates retirement, the name of Chelsea Football Club will haunt him!

It transpires that Chelsea were:-

The last team to beat Manchester United, in the Premier League, at Old Trafford with Sir Alex in charge.

The last team to knock Manchester United out of the FA Cup whilst Sir Alex was in charge.

The last team to knock Manchester United out of the League Cup whilst Sir Alex was in charge.

And, we believe,

The last team to beat Manchester United in the Community Shield whilst Sir Alex was in charge.

I think you`ll agree that`s not a bad quartet!

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

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

The Journalist

Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 12 2013

Time: 6:35PM

Your Comments

Last man to knock him out of the CL : Jose Mourinho, who's coming to... Chelsea. GOOD BYE SIR ALEX.
His won more trophies than your club has won throughout its entire history. Somehow I doubt the name Chelsea will come back to haunt him.
a bit of banter mate and it is he's not his!
I've seen this before on another site a couple of days ago, but Sir Alex can rest assured that Chelsea will always pose a big threat to the likes of ManU and Barca. I'm a bit sad however that Sir Alex decided to retire this year, i was getting excited to see him lock horns for the last time with JM for the pl title... Could it be that his decision was partly based on the fact that JM would pose a big threat to him next season i.e. dethrone him before he could win another title???
The other site jumped the gun cos if Swansea won today it wouldn't be a famous quartet would it!
Sir Alex decided to leave the Didier's way-Champion. You never know what the Special One had in store for him (i believe he's on his way to Stamford Bridge). He was sure next season would be a different story altogether.
If Mancini leaves City and is replaced by Pellegrini (as being rumored), with Sir Alex already out of the picture. Are we half way to winning the title next season already? and Who will be next nemesis of JM and Chelsea???
false pride.
The Blue Indian
"@premierleague: Sir Alex Ferguson: "I don't think Wayne Rooney was keen to play simply because he's asked for a transfer. But we won't sell him." #MUFC"
Chelsea has the best record against Man U in Sir Alex era in premier league. I think it's 14 wins 13 draws
@Tiraspol - pellegrini was our back up, but who knows he could have been No.1 choice for Roman!! Only Roman knows! Who knows if there even is a deal with Jose or it's gonna go through!!
7.01pm Sir Alex Ferguson tells the BBC that whether Wayne Rooney stays is no longer his decision. 'We have refused it (Rooney's transfer request). He should go away and think it over. It is not my decision now. 'He is not happy he has been taken off a few times this season.' 6.55pm Gary Neville on Sky Sports: 'Rooney's got an agent and friends and they need to give him the right advice. There's only one club where he should be playing football.'--------------------------For me getting Rooney is a big gamble now, will have a lot of baggage and guilt with him , exactly sinilar to Torres and Liverpool. We should steer clear...........
If Lukaku won't get a change to lead our line next season, I'd imagine he would want to leave our club on a permanent basis. This is exactly why CFC need to thing long and hard before buying another "Trojan Gift". Same goes with Thibaut Courtois, who needs to come back to us and put pressure on Cech. What a summer we're heading towards...
*change=chance, *thing=think, i need to start re-reading my comments lol
Fergie saying they won't let a player leave! How many times have we heard that in the past then there sold. Beckham and Ronaldo both were told publicly they were not going. I think we will see Wayne Rooney sold to the highest bidder before the end of July. Hopefully Chelsea
syed230183_chelseafc, Chelsea is the only PL team with a winning record against Fergie. 14 wins & 13 defeats. Mata's goal last week was the decisive goal that swung it in our favor.
@cobham thanks for that.--------- Rooney has deep emotional ties to Man U more deeper than say Torres had at Liverpool. I am not sure if he can adjust to the craziness and the intense media scrutiny that will be on him!! man U is a very stable environment, with very few changes.............
i read it 4rm giles smith column on chelsea site on thur. i luv it just d way it is.
loved this article Merlin... thanks...... another thing to brag about when arguing with a ManU fan lol
The Persian
Wahey us :)
Oh i know it's only a laugh and joke merlin, please don't mistake my comment as anything other than a laugh and joke. I was more interested as to what would be thrown back because I though I hit it out of the park with that one ;) Also mr grammar officer I think you'll find you're mistaken. 'He's' being short for 'he is' wouldn't make any sense in my sentence e.g. "He is won more trophies...", thus it's 'his' :P to the rest of VC I'm not trying to spark a grammar nazi debate, just replying to merlin so please refrain from replying to me.
The more I think about it the more I can see rooney at chelsea don't know why.i think he's burnt his bridges once too often he's defo on his way out of united
Chelsea ken
TheFamousNo7 - pardon me but I thought "He's" can also be short for "He has"........ correct me if I'm wrong...
The Persian
Lmao @TheFamous, sorry I couldn't help but correct u further. "He's" can either stand for "he is" or "he has"! Depends on the context. Got it? Heck, some even stretch it further to include "he was".
The dope HGH
TheFamousNo7 - I also have another question, why Vital Man U have only a few members, despite Man U having a huge fan base ?
The Persian
we were always the scourge of manure. fact. nobody else can boast the number of points we took off them. and what's more going back to the pre RA era we won on numerous occasions, especially at OT. make no mistake about it we were the scourge of manure in SAF's reign . our name can only spell bad memories for him. how proud that make's me.
We've got some more on Fergie's ManUre yet. We also deflowered the brand new Wembley, in 2007, by defeating 'em 1-0 to win the FA Cup!
The dope HGH
Pardon me for foolishly using the possessive 'his' and not the contraction 'he's' but hey, doesn't change the fact I'm yet to hear a good bit of banter thrown back at me ;)
It's just a pity he never managed outside Britain and tried managing a big club.
As a Spurs fan Im genuinely worried about the possibilities open to Chelsea. Squad is looking strong (so long as Lukaku gets his rightful place leading the line), and with Jose possibly coming back the future looks bright. If you hold onto the star men and appeas the fans by giving Lampard a new contract you'll all be pushing in the same direction. With the adition of Schurrle and if Essien can be the player he was you'll be laughing.
Off topic: About Lampard breaking the record, in one way i Think it was sad that it was just now the he broke it. It have really come in the shadows off Wigan winning the fa cup or ferguson retireing. Lampard really never gets the deserve he should from the media.
Remember the league double over Utd in '94, glorious! Both 1-0 with Gavin Peacock the scorer. Then we made it to the Cup final that very year against... of course, Man Utd! It was written in the stars, Gavin let fly from distance, the ball dipped and... came back off the cross bar. We went on to lose 4-0. B*llox!
Ref had to help them even in that one, 2nd pen was never a penalty in a million years!
Chelsea and Barca are the only two candidates for sides that have got the better over Fergie's Manchester United! On balance, we probably haven't because of that fateful night in Moscow but we've done bloody well, especially considering the quality of our club for many of Fergie's years in charge!
And of course Ferige knows full well he got very, very lucky that night in Moscow when the better team on the night (for all but the first half) lost due to a hugely unlucky slip!
how many times did jose beat old red nose with porto. chelsea and RM.? or how many times did red nose beat jose? the answer is once in about 16 attempts.that was a 1-0 in a league game over chelsea. best manager ever i think not!

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Chelsea Articles

In the (not so) bleak midwinter (Wednesday December 24 2014)

A Merry Christmas to Vital Chelsea Members (Wednesday December 24 2014)

More Exit Talk for Chelsea`s Salah! (Wednesday December 24 2014)

Name the Starting XI - West Ham (h) (Wednesday December 24 2014)

Matic - Chelsea Play Like a Team! (Wednesday December 24 2014)

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! (Wednesday December 24 2014)

Mourinho Praises Terry (Tuesday December 23 2014)

Is It an Omen? (Tuesday December 23 2014)

Physical But Fair? (Tuesday December 23 2014)

Archived Chelsea Articles

List All Vital Chelsea Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. kolagold25 153
2. Bharath Narayanan 111
3. BlueMIA 70
4. StamfordDLion 60
5. BOTUM 55
6. Tambling 54
7. Michael Reid 47
8. Seabourch 46
9. DeepBlue1 40
10. merlin 37

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Stoke 0 - 2 Chelsea
Chelsea 2 - 0 Hull City
Newcastle 2 - 1 Chelsea
Chelsea 3 - 0 Spurs
Sunderland 0 - 0 Chelsea
Chelsea 2 - 0 WBA

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 17 13 3 1 +25 42
2. Man City 17 12 3 2 +22 39
3. Man Utd 17 9 5 3 +12 32
4. West Ham 17 9 4 4 +10 31
5. Southampton 17 9 2 6 +15 29
6. Arsenal 17 7 6 4 +9 27
7. Spurs 17 8 3 6 -1 27

Breaking League News

Redknapp - We Need A Solution Against Arsenal
Q.P.R. : 24/12/2014 18:11:00
Sunderland Behind Us, Manchester United Ahead
Newcastle : 24/12/2014 17:56:00
Pellegrini Looking For Ninth Win
Man City : 24/12/2014 17:40:00
Manchester city Get Winter Training Camp
Man City : 24/12/2014 17:33:00
In the (not so) bleak midwinter
Chelsea : 24/12/2014 17:30:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Chelsea v West Ham?
Suggested By:  merlin
Home win! 50%
Away win! 30%
Draw! 20%