JOHN TERRY: Would you give him a new deal?
There is plenty that will talked about when this season finishes as we look back at a season that...
There is plenty that will talked about when this season finishes as we look back at a season that promised so much but delivered so little. From the change of manager to results, performances and the positives we can take from it. One other thing has been constant and hasn't done us any favours and that's the uncertainty that has surrounded the club and plagued our season.
Whether it's the new manager, Frank Lampard's contract situation as he continues to try and beat Bobby Tambling's record or the situation with John Terry, it's been a season like no other.
Last term for example, we knew Didier Drogba's contract was coming to an end but because he was playing in virtually every game and he spoke of waiting until the end of the season, it never really became an issue. Didier delivered as he has done over the years and played a key role in the success we had last term. For the likes of John Terry and Frank Lampard it seems we are now in situation this season when we cannot say or feel the same.
Key players, leaders and part of the backbone of the most successful era in our clubs history, both of them had to sit on the bench at Wembley and miss their first semi final out of 34 in their time at Chelsea and it must have hit them hard.
There is an argument that Rafa Benitez has picked up from where AVB had started when it comes to these two and has steam rolled the transition of the football team without the two mainstays of our club and our core. It's a concerning time.
I have already spoken in detail about Frank Lampard but it's time to turn to John Terry and at 32 with a season left on his current deal, he has to start thinking of the future whether he wants to or not.
Terry said this week:
Alot depends on the new manager that is appointed in the summer as to the situation with Terry. I personally still believe he is the best defensive centre back we have at the club and still hold the biggest influence around the club and on the football pitch. Countless times this season we have missed the voice at the back to give people a kick up the arse and to organise and we have suffered from it.
From the first name on the team sheet to someone that under Benitez, finds themselves supporting the team from the bench, John Terry has to be concerned at his position. He isn't as quick as he used to be and has had more injuries in recent seasons that ever before.
In saying that, to this day, I would pick John Terry in my starting eleven week in, week out.
At 32, John Terry has a year left on his current contract so will be 33 when the deal expires at the end of next season. He has won it all as our Captain and could add to that with the Europa League this term.
So, I am going to ask YOU the Chelsea fan reading this the following questions and would like to hear from as many of you as possible:
Would you give John Terry a new deal this summer for two years taking him to 2015 or would you decide against it? Why?
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