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Drogba: Greatest Respect For Gallas

Drogba: Greatest Respect For Gallas

After the deadline day shennanigans and the aftermath that was accusations of William threatening to score an own goal, Didier Drogba of all people has stepped up to the plate and defended his friend.

Chelsea's Josie Moaninho had claimed that Gallas refused to play and threatened that if he was forced he would get sent off or score and own goal, a claim which Gallas dismissies completely.

But Drogba says Billy is nothing but a professional.

'What I remember is that he gave 100% of himself from the first minute with Chelsea until the last. William is someone for whom I have the greatest respect.'

'He stayed true to his values.

After a bitty start to his Premiership career, and his diving antics, Drogba himself is due a little more respect.

After being boo'ed by the Stamford bridge faithful, the big Ivorian now battles to stay on his feet (Blackburn away was it?) and seems to be reaping the rewards this season.

Credit where credit is due all round then eh!

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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Friday October 20 2006
Time: 9:14AM

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Through gritted teeth I say hats off to Drogba for the change in his attitude this season. Scored a couple of scorchers and as you have said he now tries to stay on his feet and is reaping the rewards. His goal against Liverpool this season was a perfect example, if that had been last season he'd have thrown himself on the deck before getting a shot away.
hatespur
20/10/2006 09:30:00
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he turned himself from a diving moaner into a seasoned premiership player and a lot of credit is due to him for that. we need someone like that to partner Henry. Ade and RVP are just not quite at that level, though I still have high hopes for Ade in particular.
gazzap
20/10/2006 09:46:00
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Adebayor is almost identical to how Drogba was when he first joined Chelsea, but with a little bit of extra skill on the ball. He will come good.
Rocky7
20/10/2006 09:47:00
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Adebayor is also a fair bit younger than drogba so i fully expect him to get better & better. This season already he seems to work in a more sensible way rather than just chasing after everyone as he did last season. Rvp on the other hand is a lost hope, he may have great ball skills but he is selfish & apart from one or two decent games he contributes little.
Ashburton Gooner
20/10/2006 11:50:00
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Actually another player (ex arsenal) that deserves a lot of respect for pulling his game together is David Bentley. He is finally living up to the hype after a few very poor seasons.
Ashburton Gooner
20/10/2006 11:52:00
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I would reither have Drogba, big match winning stricker than TH14 who is after his own goal, scoring 20..30 goals against average teams and Arsenal end up fighting season after season for fourth place. Since that man arrived at Chelsea, this club became a nightmare for Arsenal, Liverpool and Manu.
vitdacnet
20/10/2006 12:15:00
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drogba has indeed come on in leaps and bounds so far this season, mor like the player who first rose to prominence whilst at marseilles. Ade is looking very promising now, RVP concerns me - in that i am worried that he may not make it, and i dearly hope that he does, he is *so* near to being a phenomenal striker for us, i feel, it's that extra 2 per cent needing to be travelled for him to get there, i really hope he makes it... »»Arsene Knows««
Wingston75
20/10/2006 12:38:00
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good on Drogba for coming out with this statement ... at the end of the day Gallas has moved on , both clubs got what they want from the deal and both clubs are benifitting IMO ..
dazednconfuzed
20/10/2006 13:43:00
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Drogba has to be the most improved player in the Premiership by a mile and its good he's come out and backed Gallas in public.
LondonGooner
20/10/2006 14:44:00
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why would you lie and say you's prefer drogba to henry?...
theking13
20/10/2006 17:20:00
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