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May 23, 2012, 11:52 AM
Location: Stanwell, Middlesex
Team(s): Crewe Alexandra, Nantwich Town, Ashford Town (Middx), Venezia
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|This might seem like heresy coming from a Spurs fan but I too prefer watching Arsenal to Chelsea. I've also come to dislike Chelsea intensely.
Yet again I agree with you. I'd go further and say that Arsene Wenger was the manager we should have had, with his football philosophy and style. As for Chelsea...I've always disliked them more than Arsenal, except in the early 70s, when they were both disgusting, for different reasons. It started for me in 1967, when all the people at primary school that I disliked wanted Chelsea to win the FA Cup Final, through the obnoxious 'flash 70s', through the racist 80s (anyone disputing this should read about Paul Canoville, the first black player to play for them http://www.kickitout.org/538.php) right through to today, with Terry and Cole (he seems to have matured in the last couple of years, IMO). I actually quite like Drogba, terrific player, he just plays for the wrong team. Abramovitch is for me merely a symbol for a lot of clueless (about football) chairmen, it's just that he has more money than most, and is an extremely ruthless businessman. Ironic being in charge of Chelsea that he has Jewish origins. I went to Stamford Bridge to watch the FA Youth Cup Final a couple of years ago and saw a lot of the old Chelsea crew, with their sons.... it's going to be there for a while yet. My hope is that at some point Abramovich will get bored and pull his money out. I'll drink to that!
Maybe now that he has achieved his "dream" of winning the Champions League he will decide that there is nothing else to win with Chelsea.
Could it be that their biggest trophy to date signals the start of their demise?
I'm a man of many anoraks.....