CHELSEA FANS - YOU HAVE TO READ THIS!
Suggs recorded Chelsea's famous FA Cup final song back in the day with the words "The only place to be every other Saturday...
Suggs recorded Chelsea's famous FA Cup final song back in the day with the words "The only place to be every other Saturday". After what has happened to the club "We all adore" it seems as though Stamford Bridge isn't something we look forward to at the moment as far as the press and media are concerned.
Chelsea's home has been described by parts of the media as "Toxic" due to the recent frustrations aimed at the Chelsea hierarchy, Rafa Benitez and Fernando Torres and have stated that players "dread making mistakes at the Bridge these days because of the reaction from the crowd".
How do you people feel about that? Are they right?
It's important to remember here that Chelsea supporters pay monies week in, week out to see their team play. They are the heartbeat of the football club and we have every right to have an opinion.
It's the same in life in general. Each and every single one of us has an opinion and is entitled to do so and as we know, not everyone has an opinion that is the same.
Why can't we make our feelings known? Why can't we show our frustrations? Imagine the Bridge being a quiet place with people just sitting in their seats, watching in silence?
Everyone has an instinct and everyone knows what is right and wrong. When Roman Abramovich made the appointment of Rafa Benitez as Interim Manager, he must have known the general opinion amongst the supporters. With the speculation of Benitez and the ongoing reports, Chelsea's men in charge would have been privy to the sense of opinion but went ahead with the appointment regardless.
The reaction from Chelsea fans would not have been a surprise to anyone "upstairs" believe me!. As you will hear from the Chelsea faithful on match days: 'We don't care about Rafa, he doesn't care about us. All we care about is Chelsea FC". It says it all really doesn't it.
Rafa Benitez has said that by winning games, the supporters will gradually change our opinions of him but being honest, I couldn't care less about him. He is only here to use Chelsea as a stepping stone, putting himself back in the shop window for a possible move to Real Madrid in the summer.
With being knocked out of the Champions League as the holders creating history was a disaster. Losing the UEFA Super Cup in the manner we did was embarrassing and travelling all that way to Japan to go on and lose the Club World Cup didn't help things.
Once again, I don't think that the people "upstairs" would be surprised at our reaction.
I would like to point out to everyone concerned, we are the current European Champions. We won the biggest club competition in the world and expected so much this season. We stand proud and sing the fact that we are and having to watch what has happened before our eyes is not acceptable.
To sit there and witness two home defeats in the space of a week to QPR of all people and then to Swansea at somewhere that used to be a "fortress" is just ridiculous for a team with the players we have and why can't we show our frustrations?
If anything with Fernando Torres, the Chelsea fans have supported him from day one until recently. He has been here two years, made 100 or so appearances and has struggled to adjust to life at Chelsea for one reason or another. Week in, week out we have been right behind him, built him up when he has felt down and supported him and he knows that.
However, whether Rafa Benitez is telling the truth or not is down to personal opinion about Torres' performance against Swansea. It was the first time that the majority of us began to see the same as the small minority that had been apparent for a while amongst the supporters. He never seemed to care, want the ball or had pride in the shirt.
Why was it so wrong to show our frustrations at someone who earns more in a month that all of us do in a year? Why can't we complain when someone we have stood by for so long doesn't seem to want to give it everything?
We have seen three performances away from the Bridge in recent weeks that have been outstanding. Leeds away (5-1), Southampton away (4-1) and Stoke away (4-0) and it seems that we can't do any wrong away. Is that because the players feel at ease and much more comfortable?
Is it now time to stop and get behind the team and the manager at Stamford Bridge? Do you feel that we have made our point but it's time to move on? Do you feel that the fans reactions have been noted or have we just been wasting our time? Most importantly of all, do you feel that it HAS affected our players and they "dread" playing at the Bridge these days?
So what do you think Chelsea fans?
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