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Gallas Hits Back

Gallas Hits Back

Currently training with the French squad, Gallas has issued a statement in response to Chelsea attempt to improve their reputation as corporate low-lifes. He proves to be eloquent and concise, avoids the same type of sniping and like the rest of us is more shocked with the fact that they have done this rather than what they actually said.

William Gallas has denied Chelsea's claims that he threatened to score an own-goal, if he was selected by the club.

The France international finally ended his spell with The Blues on Thursday's transfer deadline day, as he moved to London rivals Arsenal as part of a deal that saw left back Ashley Cole head to Stamford Bridge.

In a surprise move, which The Blues claim was to inform supporters regarding their reasons for selling Gallas to The Gunners, the Premiership champions claim he refused to play against Liverpool in last season's FA Cup semi-final.

They also state that the 29-year-old threatened to score an own goal, get sent off or make deliberate mistakes if Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho opted to select him.

Gallas, however, rejected Chelsea's claims and accused the West Londoners of having a lack of class and 'hiding behind false accusations'.

'I am surprised and shocked by these remarks,' Gallas said. 'I never said that I would score an own goal.

'I was very firm in my will to leave, that is clear, and I will explain at the appropriate time why.

'If people want to hide behind these eccentric charges to explain my departure instead of assuming their responsibilities in front of their supporters, then they can do.

'But I am not sure that it misleads many people. I spent five years at Chelsea. During those five years, I always gave my best and showed how much I was honoured to wear the shirt.

'All this is very, very petty on behalf of Chelsea. But at the same time, coming on behalf of its new leaders, that does not surprise me.

'Even if Chelsea has much money, its new leaders lack class.'

The head of the nail has been firmly hit.


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Date:Tuesday September 5 2006
Time: 9:20AM

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My one question is, why is this not the right time for him to reveal why he left?
Mikeyblue
05/09/2006 09:33:00
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Firmly hit indeed. Gallas is a quality player, he will do very well at Arsenal, his playing style suits you.
POMPEYMEV
05/09/2006 09:33:00
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Does anyone actually believe that he threatened to score an own goal and get himself off to the self proclaimed special one, who in turn still plays him in the F.A Cup semi-final??? Absolute rubbish, and just another example of the lack of humility and class currently occupying Stamford Bridge.
hatespur
05/09/2006 09:33:00
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Have you considered the possibility that he didn't want to be associated with your grubby little club anymore which has in recent times acted as though they are not subject to the same rules as the rest of us, has scant regard for young talented footballers who sit warming the bench, has a manager whose egomania will ultimately cause the team to implode and whose corporate bosses has the ethical fibre of Attila the hun? Are any of these reasons ringing any bells?
GunnerBlood
05/09/2006 09:38:00
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Take a prostitute winning the lottery. Take Chelsea.
hatespur
05/09/2006 09:43:00
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hahaha should have known i would have got a pile of bile from you lot! SBTIL!!!!
Mikeyblue
05/09/2006 09:48:00
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Which part of what I said do you take issue with exactly?
GunnerBlood
05/09/2006 09:49:00
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Mikeyblue, can you HONESTLY say that you are happy with the classless way that your club is being run?? I know many Chelsea fans who aren't.
hatespur
05/09/2006 09:51:00
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TO ALL YOU GUNNERS! THIS IS THE BEST SIGNING YOU HAVE MADE SINCE HENRY!! TROURE AND GALLAS ARE UNPASSABLE IN DEFENCE. I HATE TO SAY IT BUT YOU GUNNERS DO NOT REALISE IT!
cockeril
05/09/2006 09:52:00
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Yes we do realise it and so do Chelsea. That is your explanation of the bitterness in today's press.
hatespur
05/09/2006 09:55:00
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