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Chelsea = Hypocrites

Chelsea = Hypocrites

Upon William Gallas' arrival at Ashburton Grove, the French defender said he was looking forward to being cheered on by 'the best set of fans in the country.

Ok, so maybe he was just trying to win over the ever present Gooners by saying all the right things, but the blue bunch over there at 'Vital Chelsea Towers' (honestly how annoying is that?) dared to question the standard of our support by suggesting, and I quote 'he`s seriously having a giraffe!'

Now last night I sat bored with nothing much better to do, so I decided to watch the Chelsea game. So imagine my surprise when I switched on the ol' goggle box at ten past eight to find plenty of empty seats in the ground. 'Surely the kick off hasn't been delayed' I thought to myself, and imagine how I laughed when I realised it hadn't.

This team are the, and I use the term loosely, the top team in England and they can't even sell out the first Champions League game of the season.

The lack of attendee's wasn't the only thing that caught my eye last night either. The thought crossed my mind that even though the crowd was a small one, the Chelsea faithful still seemed to be in good voice, I couldn't quite understand what they were singing, but loud nonetheless, that was until I realised all the noise was coming from the Bremen fans when Ballack was felled and up went the jeers. Only when Essien scored the opener did I hear anything more than a small round of applause. They were embarrassingly out sung.

Indeed the Chelsea fans were so quiet, when Ballack took the penalty (I didn't have full view of the TV at the time) I honest to god, swear on my mothers life, thought he had missed.

Ok, so Highbury was not the loudest stadium in the world, but since the move to AG, the noise level has improved ten fold, and Carling Cup aside, we have ALWAYS sold out our matches.

Indeed the Chelsea members of the vital network have hinted that should our 'poor run' continue, we too will have a few empty seats in the ground. To me however this seems unlikely seen as we have recently 'sold out' a CL qualifier in which we were already 3-0 up, and league games against Watford and Sheffield United without it even going on general sale.

In the extremely unlikely event that for some reason or other we had 7000 empty seats at our new home because of a poor run of form, that would still be a whopping 23,000 more than the Champions of England managed to muster up when they are in the best form of their life.

Hypocritical is putting it politely, I believe the word embarrassment is a more apt description.

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Date:Wednesday September 13 2006
Time: 3:57PM


So that's what happens when you are sat at home with nothing to do! You need to get out more! Mind you some of the observations you make are spot on about our No. 1 team!
13/09/2006 16:05:00
I'd been on the 6-2 shift and couldn't be botherd undertaking the more pleasant task of scrubbing the gusset of the local tramp's longjohns!
13/09/2006 16:09:00
...Backed by Arabs, run by a Frenchman, not an Englishman on the pitch perhaps an Arsenal fan could tell me whether or not I will have to take my passport to get into the new stadium...
13/09/2006 16:12:00
Theres certainly no danger of them having to build a new ground for all their fans! Wonder if Liverpool will be able to raise £215m for their new one? I am sceptical.
13/09/2006 16:16:00
0 owned by mostly Brits I think you'll find
13/09/2006 16:17:00
or backed by filthy Russian money, run by a paranoid portugese, and infested with thick, greedy Englishman. Coupled with "***** ground, no fans", I know where I'd rather be...
A Magic Hat
13/09/2006 16:18:00
You bunch of sad punters were on about ticket prices being too high for the Feyenoord friendly and I pointed out that less tickets sold at higher prices benefit the club more than cheaper ones at a lower price. You lot were convinced cheaper tickets would've resulted in a sell out crowd. What do you think now?? The Russian is setting his prices based on 75 -80% capacity, coz you can't fill a 42,000 seater stadium. How do you only sell just over 32,000 tickets for a c/l group match against Bremen with players like Frings, Borowski, Klasnic, Klose, Diego etc. Pathetic. You're welcome to our former #3, you fit well together, Judas'.
13/09/2006 16:19:00
As Gazzap has pointed out, the roots of our club are as English as they come, and the Hill-Woods have been a major part of this club for years and years. The money which we recieve from Fly Emirates is soley for sponsorship, and as it seems your memory is very very short, this is the sponsorship money comes from the exact same company that funded Chelsea for all those years. Complain much then did you? I think not. Just more proof that you are the biggest bunch of hypocrites around!!
13/09/2006 16:22:00
Rocky - I've finished me shift. Noticed you're posting - not gone to Hamburg mate, would have thought you'd fancied a night in the Reeperbahn :-)
13/09/2006 16:38:00
I strongly suggest that you take out a dictionary and look up the definition of the word 'hypocrite'. You might find that your use of the word is completely wrong. At no time did Merlin declare that Chelsea fans were the best in the country or that Stamford Bridge is a cauldron of noise. His only comment was that to describe your lot as 'the best fans in the country' was laughable. Indeed, you agree that Arsenal fans are a tad quiet. So in what way are Chelsea hypocrites? That's before we start on the fact (obviously lost on you) that the Vitals Chelsea site is not a representation of Chelsea FC, so your title is totally misleading. All in all, a very poor effort. A bit like your start to the season.
13/09/2006 16:39:00
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