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Out Through the Exit Door

The fall from grace of Florent Malouda was both swift and without grace.

The Frenchman didn`t appear in a single first team game this season after a contract wrangle saw him fall out with the clubs hierarchy.

However, it appears that the thirty-two year old is now set to move on and, from quotes appearing in the Evening Standard, looks ready to resume a faltering career elsewhere, with Florent remarking,

"I had a problem to sort out with certain people. It's done. Now, I'm free. I'm going to be able to play again next season. I've been preparing all season long."

Here at Vital Chelsea we`d like to wish him all the best.

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

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Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 21 2013

Time: 6:02PM

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All the best to him, was very good till Carlo's time. But what an utter waste. No use to the team or himself. A whole year lost!!! Never understood this situation. He would have been more useful then Benayoun not to mention being named in the PL squad of 2012/2013 and simply blocking a slot. Crazy stuff!!
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21/05/2013 18:21:00

I've much 2 say about him bt lemie just him all da best!
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21/05/2013 18:30:00

Bit sad it ended like this really, he was more miss than hit but he did have a golden 18 month period during which he was tremendous for us and integral in delivering us more silverware. For that, Florent,I shall always be most grateful!
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21/05/2013 18:42:00

another munich hero exits..thank you for what you help us achieve here,wish you all the best in your next step
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21/05/2013 19:33:00

He had a phenomenal period from early 2009 to late 2010. Scored in 3 FA Cup Semi-Finals at Wembley and was incorrectly denied a goal against Everton in the 2009 FA Cup Final. Was definitely one of Chelsea 3 best players in their only League & FA Cup Double winning season and was Chelsea Top PL scorer in 2011. He's played in more CL Finals than John Terry and also has a World Cup Final on his CV. Notwithstanding how he has been treated this year he has repeatedly stated he has great memories of his time at Chelsea. He is still a very close friend of Didier Drogba and was in fact out in Turkey visiting him last weekend. 1 CL, 1 PL, 3 FA Cups, 45 goals & 44 assists in 5 (playing) years, not a bad return for his time at Chelsea.
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21/05/2013 20:43:00

all the best. he himself is to be blamed for this situation. his greediness made him stay here. but thats football these days. players are crazy about money as if they can't live without being millionaires.
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21/05/2013 20:48:00

ChampionBlue, It's not as simple as you are making out. Malouda asked Chelsea to be released from his contract after the CL Final. Chelsea refused to release him and told him to find a new club but insisted Chelsea should receive a transfer fee. It was at this point that Malouda pointed out that this would result in him losing a significant sum of money so, whilst he was happy to have his contract cancelled at no cost to Chelsea, he was not happy to take a large pay cut while Chelsea received a decent transfer fee. As Chelsea would not budge he said that rather than leave he would stay and see out his contract. On 1 September, after the transfer window closed, Chelsea banished him to train with the youth team. He caused absolutely no trouble training there and the youth team player all got on very well with him. By January Chelsea would have let him leave for nothing but by then Malouda had become determined, after the way he had been treated, to see his contract paid up in full so decided, as there was only 5 months to go, to see out his contract.
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21/05/2013 20:59:00

@CobhamBlue.. if what you ar saying is the truth that he wanted a free release then i take my words back. we shouldn't have insisted on fees. because we could have saved his final year wages which could have still been close to 5 million. because he was on more than or near to 80 k week. that counts upto 4.25 million. and would have been.decent.
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21/05/2013 21:34:00

Hopefully Torres is accompanying him through the exit door.
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21/05/2013 22:04:00

@ Syed I disagree - Benayoun would/did offer more than the laclusture Malouda we had. Remember how bad he was under AVB & RDM last season?? Benayoun was actally pretty decent when on loan to Arsenal, and only got very little game time upon arrivng back here. Benayoun actualy looked pretty bright too in our pre-season.. Im not Benayouns biggest fan though I think he cops more than his fair share of critiszims!
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21/05/2013 23:44:00

Superb player on his day.The opts stats say he was the best player in the entire premiership the season we did the double.Sad the way it all ended for him at Chelsea but now he can get on with the remainder of his career. Thanks for all the great memories Florent.
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21/05/2013 23:49:00

18 month legend, after that just ended up bein shooting from impossible angles. Good riddance.
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22/05/2013 02:50:00

Maybe Luiz will follow him.I can't see Jose putting up with mistakes like the Everton goal on Sunday and losing his man for Spurs second,no matter how much everyone likes him.
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22/05/2013 03:03:00

Arrivederci Monsieur FloMo. Merci.
HGH Magic
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22/05/2013 08:54:00

Arrivederci Monsieur FloMo. Merci.
HGH Magic
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22/05/2013 08:54:00

I hope he'll take torres with him! merci flomo for everything youve done for CFC
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22/05/2013 09:42:00

@crazy, I'm afraid that was a rather crazy-plastic comment to make, no?
HGH Magic
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22/05/2013 10:33:00

@THEBREEZE you are totally right mate, I like the guy, but he is a liability. No room for show ponies if Jose arrives. We will see if he has the concentration to change.
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22/05/2013 11:15:00

After all said and done, Malouda is still one player I wont want to see in an opposition attack in a match involving chelsea
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22/05/2013 22:08:00


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