The Official Chelsea Thread [Vol 3]

The Official Chelsea Thread [Vol 3]

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unident

6,359 posts

28 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Well I’m hoping it starts with an FA Cup for you. As much as I find the whole Abramovich discussion bizarre, it still won’t trump my dislike of one particular club.

fourstardan

1,983 posts

121 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Honestly do despair at the tosh being posted in this thread.

Get a life and move on.

aeropilot

27,677 posts

204 months

Wednesday 11th May
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unident said:
it still won’t trump my dislike of one particular club.
In that we do agree...!!

Edited by aeropilot on Wednesday 11th May 14:22

TwigtheWonderkid

38,344 posts

127 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Got my cup final ticket. Not convinced it's going to be a positive outcome.

smn159

9,265 posts

194 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Depends which of our teams turns up I suppose.

They didn't look that great against Villa in the first half yesterday (but still won anyway...)

blue al

593 posts

136 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Just throwing it out there ….

But if Roman hadn’t siphoned billions out of the Russian economy and wasted it west London
Wouldn’t Putin had even more tax dollars to spend on his military?

Puts all the money we have wasted on crap players in a different light

A Winner Is You

23,849 posts

204 months

Wednesday 11th May
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2 up and in control against a 10 man relegation team? Yeah, this going to be a nervy 30 minutes.

Dblue

3,107 posts

177 months

Thursday 12th May
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First cup final for me since United in 2018.
Dawned on me that it's pretty entitled behaviour to not bother to go to FA Cup finals after how much it meant to me and us back in the 90's. 94 ended badly but god I was excited to finally get to one - first of my adult life and 97 remains one of my most cherished days ever.

And after missing 3 of the last 4 (All of which we lost) I am there on saturday. Lucky charm returns - no point in Liverpool coming now wink

A Winner Is You

23,849 posts

204 months

Thursday 12th May
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Well it actually was comfortable in the end, and all but secures top 4. Hopefully Lukaku can take this form into the final, and that Leeds go back to the Championship.

smn159

9,265 posts

194 months

Thursday 12th May
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A Winner Is You said:
and that Leeds go back to the Championship.
Booing Kovacic as he limped off after that ludicrous tackle was not the mark of the classiest fans

A Winner Is You

23,849 posts

204 months

Thursday 12th May
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smn159 said:
A Winner Is You said:
and that Leeds go back to the Championship.
Booing Kovacic as he limped off after that ludicrous tackle was not the mark of the classiest fans
Not the smartest lot either........

https://twitter.com/CarefreelewisG2/status/1524546...

monty999

987 posts

82 months

Thursday 12th May
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I’ll be watching the final from a bar over here in Gran Canaria from behind a pint with one eye closed. If it starts badly I’ll be off back to the pool, I’m sure there’ll be lots of confident scousers around to wreck my holiday, unfortunately not too confident for a good day, god I hope I’m wrong 🙄

GT03ROB

11,600 posts

198 months

Saturday 14th May
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So Cup Final day it is. Oh for those innocent days of bygone years when it was the only live game on a year, other than England/Scotland in the Home Internationals.

We would start watching the TV build up at 9am, there would be Cup Final It's a Knock out, numerous bits of tat, we'd be there as the teams left their hotels, ride on the coaches with them to the stadium, watch as they'd take to the pitch in cheap shiny suits soaking up the atmosphere, then it would be "abide with me", before we'd cheer on the plucky underdog.

In '94 it was amazing, Chelsea in a cup final.....wow just wow.. first i was old enough to remember....only the 4th time in 80 years. We'd done the double over Utd, it was our time. The disappointment of that 2nd half was crushing.

Today... 5th final in 6 years. It's just not the same. Victory will still be sweet, but defeat won't be the end of the world it felt in 94.

Portofino

3,296 posts

168 months

Saturday 14th May
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GT03ROB said:
So Cup Final day it is. Oh for those innocent days of bygone years when it was the only live game on a year, other than England/Scotland in the Home Internationals.

We would start watching the TV build up at 9am, there would be Cup Final It's a Knock out, numerous bits of tat, we'd be there as the teams left their hotels, ride on the coaches with them to the stadium, watch as they'd take to the pitch in cheap shiny suits soaking up the atmosphere, then it would be "abide with me", before we'd cheer on the plucky underdog.

In '94 it was amazing, Chelsea in a cup final.....wow just wow.. first i was old enough to remember....only the 4th time in 80 years. We'd done the double over Utd, it was our time. The disappointment of that 2nd half was crushing.

Today... 5th final in 6 years. It's just not the same. Victory will still be sweet, but defeat won't be the end of the world it felt in 94.
Thanks for bringing those days back up, had completely forgotten that the whole day was televised!

Todays game, I think if Lukaku is hungry, which he seems to have been lately, then I can see him bullying Van Dyk & getting a couple.

He’s the key to us winning. I can see it happening as well.





A Winner Is You

23,849 posts

204 months

Saturday 14th May
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Something I have learned as I get older is you can never replicate that childhood sense of wonder when it comes to things like a cup final. I remember the 94 one well, the excitement of the buildup, watching my Dad's VHS of the 70's final whilst he told us what it felt like to be there and see us lift it, and whilst he was the only one who had a ticket the rest of my family had a big get together to watch it. Then we duly get smashed. I've never watched the game since and whilst I seem to recall a dodgy penalty, they were likely just a much better team. Obviously, since I was living in Kent my class was full of United and Liverpool fans, who were all waiting at the school gates on Monday morning to laugh at me.

But that said, the rise of European football means it has definitely declined in importance and almost always won by the same few teams anyway, as shown by the fact it's not the last game of the season. If there's a good chance of winning something else or being there next year, a final defeat doesn't hurt as much as if it were a once in a generation opportunity.

Swampy1982

2,999 posts

88 months

Saturday 14th May
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A Winner Is You said:
Obviously, since I was living in Kent my class was full of United and Liverpool fans,
roflrofl

A Winner Is You

23,849 posts

204 months

Saturday 14th May
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Swampy1982 said:
A Winner Is You said:
Obviously, since I was living in Kent my class was full of United and Liverpool fans,
roflrofl
Not even hyperbole, I remember some Gillingham fans, one Arsenal, one Shrewsbury and everyone else was United or Liverpool.

Pinkie15

777 posts

57 months

Saturday 14th May
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Nice TV build up on bbc with the 1970 highlights, then the 2012 win over Liverpool.

Forgot Liverpool missed a hatful of chances (Andy Carroll was ste). If only Salah & Mane were as bad.

Just heading off down pub. Everything crossed for this evening.

smn159

9,265 posts

194 months

Saturday 14th May
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I’ll be amazed if we don’t concede before half time

RichB

47,116 posts

261 months

Saturday 14th May
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A shame Chelsea aren't in their proper blue strip. You'd think all blue vs all red would work for such a traditional game.