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Honour for Ramires

Honour for Ramires

In a season the mercurial Lionel Messi won zilch, nothing - personally and with club - for the first time since his meteoric rise to superstardom shook the world like some freak tsunami vicious enough to send the great Ronaldinho cascading from southern Europe to the strait of Brazil in all his great sexiness, albeit not without aid from one Man Friday Catalan named Pep Guardiola, Brazilian midfielder Ramires Santos do Nascimento, known in England simply as Ramires, has finally won a personal honour in a Chelsea shirt since his arrival at the club from Portugal in the summer of 2010.



For netting just 1 goal from his 51 shots, the Brazilian beat challenges from West Ham's Andy Carroll; Spurs' trio of Roberto Soldado, Andros Townsend and Paulinho; and teammate, Fernando Torres to win the dubious Sodden Boot award for the just concluded 2013/14 campaign - an award set up by StatsBomb.com that recognizes footballers for the poorest
shots-to-goal ratio, which by the way can be hard work at times.



According to StatsBomb.com, only players who take up to 50
shots-a-season are eligible for the gong, and on behalf of Vital Chelsea this is a toast for 51 hearty hurrays to our wily Samba Boy extraordinaire.



Surely.



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

Writer:Josh_Mou
Date:Sunday May 18 2014
Time: 9:46PM

Comments

0
he's a CM not a ST. comparing him to torres/soldado/carroll makes no sense.
Humza_96
18/05/2014 22:37:00
0
Rarely hits the mark or makes the keeper work.
StamfordDLion
19/05/2014 00:48:00
0
He's not even a CM. He's a defensive winger. That's it. Squad player at best. CFC would be better off selling and cashing in now while his value is still relatively high.
lamarochs
19/05/2014 00:57:00
0
He must be one of the worse passers of a football in the Premiership.He had a terrible season,but probably covered more ground than any other player.I wouldn't be too upset if he was sold along with Mikel,Luiz,Ba,Lukaku,Piazon and Torres.
THEBREEZE
19/05/2014 08:05:00
0
It's interesting to read that a player that has played the best part of 200 games for Chelsea in 4 years is called a squad player. Every manager we have had since 2010 has started him week in, week out. He is NOT a squad player.
CobhamBlue
19/05/2014 10:44:00
0
Unfortunately he is not a squad player Cobham. Looking at his performances, he ought to be in the bench. Why does he even bother to shoot when he is so abysmal.
StamfordDLion
19/05/2014 11:25:00
0
Why does he even bother to shoot when he is a SO Called Defensive Midfielder?
StamfordDLion
19/05/2014 11:26:00
0
Every manager we have had since 2010 has started him week in, week out, if the managers were so great roman wouldnt av sacked them. I wud sell ramires if i had the chance , football is not just running,
Gabriel Ofunuel
19/05/2014 12:51:00
0
Roman sacked Jose Mourinho & Carlo Ancelotti 2 of the best managers in Europe. Ramires's passing can be wayward and his shooting wild - although if he hadn't had a go in Barcelona it is safe to say we would never have won the Champions League. He also scored the opening goal in the 2012 FA Cup Final. He is getting too many suspensions for stupidity at the moment BUT he hassles and harries opponents constantly and has played a significant part in Chelsea's success over the past 4 years.
CobhamBlue
19/05/2014 13:34:00
0
He really can't be expected to hit the back of the net when he can't hit wide-open teammates in the middle third of the pitch can he? I love his effort and engine, but then again a decent Rat Terrier can do the same. His lack of discipline became more and more of an issue as the season progressed indicating something else was amiss. We can and should expect better for our Club.
rockhead
19/05/2014 17:29:00
0
Thank you for your past contributions … But you will not help Chelsea move upwards in the future I reckon.
StamfordDLion
19/05/2014 18:28:00
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