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Chelsea Show Real Class



Tonight it seems that we have further confirmation that Ashley Cole has joined the perfect club for him. Cole, a man of impeccable character, has joined a club which simply oozes class and strong ethical sensibilities. To exemplify this, Chelsea have issued the following statement.

'Chelsea believes it is important for our supporters to be made aware of the full facts regarding William Gallas and the lack of respect he showed to the fans, the manager and the club,' read a statement on the club's official website.

'Despite leaving he continues to attack Jose Mourinho and this cannot be left unchallenged.

'Chelsea made William Gallas a very substantial and attractive new contract offer to stay towards the end of last season. This was rejected.

'The issue was purely one of money, despite his public comments that he wanted a new challenge, to play abroad and so forth. These were just a smokescreen to cover up the fact he was hawking himself to the highest bidder.

'Having failed to secure his demands, his position became increasingly intransigent and unacceptable.

'He initially refused to play against Liverpool in the FA Cup semi-final last season in an effort to force an increased contract offer.

'As is now well-documented he refused to join up with the team in Los Angeles during pre-season, despite agreeing the dates for his return as the other World Cup players did, with the club.

'When Jose Mourinho generously offered him a way back into the 'family' after the American tour, this was thrown back in the Chelsea manager's face.

'The manager told him that, even if he did not agree a new contract but returned to the 'family' and abided by the rules, he would still select the best players available and would not punish him playing-wise.

'However despite meetings to try to resolve the problems Gallas made it clear to Jose Mourinho he would never play for Chelsea again.

'Before the first game of the season against Manchester City, when only four defenders were available and John Terry was doubtful with an injury, he refused to play.

'He went on to threaten that if he was forced to play, or if he was disciplined and financially punished for his breach of the rules, that he could score an own goal or get himself sent off, or make deliberate mistakes.

'Clearly this was a totally unacceptable situation for the manager, the team and the club. So a collectively-agreed solution in Chelsea's interests had to be found, hence his departure.

'Chelsea has a wage structure in place that is valued not only on the contribution of the player to the manager and the team, but also on a player's respect for the club and contribution to the promotion and image of the club off the field. Every player is expected to play their part in this.

'William Gallas rarely recognised these responsibilities. He also failed to recognise the role Jose Mourinho and Chelsea played in helping him become a double Premiership champion for a player whose only league title prior to that had been in the French Second Division.'

How insecure does a club have to be to engage themselves in a public slagging match that would be better suited to the playground?

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Date:Monday September 4 2006
Time: 10:14PM

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Rest assured a lengthy article will be written by myself on this matter tomorrow in which I will vent my full spleen. Needless to say, if ever a statement encapsulated the image of a club, this is it!
Little Dutch
04/09/2006 22:20:00
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I couldn't agree more. The actual content of the statement (though laughable) is of secondary importance, the fact that they would choose to issue it at all is the strongest indication yet that Chelsea is fundamentally insecure and those who run the club are of low character indeed.
GunnerBlood
04/09/2006 22:29:00
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Chelsea, what an absolute spaff of a club. Never in all my puff have I read such a petulant, childish and classless statement as that. They'll never live this down. Oh to be a Chelsea fan tonight!
BlackRed
04/09/2006 22:30:00
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I like the wage structure comment, pure class there! I don't think we need to get into a slanging match with chelsea, people are smart enough to see how we have handled the departure of Cashley Mole, releasing a nice little statement on the clubs website, and leaving it at that. Bring on Gallas, he will be immense for our club. just hope he can score the winner at stamford bridge, after nutmegging cole in the process!!!!
OzDan
04/09/2006 22:30:00
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Why can't they let sleeping dogs lie?
sandgroanun
04/09/2006 22:36:00
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What a complete joke of a club. They also fail to realise that with each statment made againsy Willie G, he becomes more and more of a hero to us Gooners!!!
Rocky7
04/09/2006 22:45:00
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Just contrast to that.. with all the back stabing Cole did to Arsenal, Wenger had only good wishes and good words for him. Thats called class.
bhadoria
04/09/2006 22:48:00
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unbelievable. they are unbelivable thats all i can say. they sound like little children that regret giving us their best defender or they just cant stand him being happy
abdleb
04/09/2006 22:50:00
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R.I.P Chelsea Football Club. 1905-2006. That club is dead and it's never coming back.
Little Dutch
04/09/2006 22:54:00
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what can you say about it - by relasing this statement, they just drag their bloated fetid carcass further through the mud. I wouldnt be surprised if players (with scrupals and a sense of decency) were put off going there... however cashcowcole wasn't, i'm sure he's sipping on his gin and juice, counting his wad regardless, cos he can't read... »»Arsene Knows««
Wingston75
04/09/2006 23:18:00
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