richard

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    Music (all sorts), playing the guitar electric/acoustic, cooking, sailing, art, being a dad and Grandad...darn now I feel old. 7 grand children with another on the way and too many other things to mention. Last but not least, I love football and watching the champions... CFC!
  1. Would JT have taken the penalty had Drogba finished the match? I think the answer to that is a resounding no. Super sulk Anelka wouldn't have had to step up either because Drogs would have sealed it. However that's all hypothetical because unfortunately he was wallowing in his own self pity back in the dressing room. Unbelievable end to the perfect game.
  2. I'll agree he's been a very good player for us, but amazing? No, 'amazing' is a few planes higher and he ain't on that particular plane yet. I think he could be amazing but his antics let him down all the time. At the end of the day, when the big boys needed to step up to the mark he was still having his nappy changed. He let all his team mates down and the supporters. He should have known to stay away from Vidic who had goaded him before the game. However, I don't blame him alone. Through the whole incident, JT should have led by example and got on with the game, but instead started it all. What a nonsense over a throw in. It wasn't like we had the moral high ground having done it to them earlier! But it seems like a disease with Chelsea players at the moment. Discipline has gone out the window and needless yellow/red cards are earned through the unnecessary and habitual need to start something out of nothing. I hope that whoever takes over from Grant will get to grips with the whole issue of discipline on the pitch. But my lasting thoughts of Drogba will be that he failed the team and the club when they needed him most.......on the big stage
  3. I think you've got it wrong. Despite his two goals against Liverpool which took us to the final, when he needed to keep his discipline, he failed miserably. It wasn't as if we weren't in with a chance and had lost the final 4-0...maybe I could understand that. But the match was there to be won and his petulant slap on vidic at that critical point in the match was totally deplorable and any good he'd done before that was imo wiped off the slate with that slap. The man might be a good player but he isn't a great player and certainly not in the class of Torres or a host of other strikers. JT shouldn't have had to bear the responsibility of taking that penalty. Drogba should have stepped up and he wasn't there to do it. He was there on the great day but was found wanting. I would go as far as to say that he handed the cup to United. I hope he goes asap and good riddance.
  4. Drogba left out?....Big no for me. Who else in the squad has his power and ability to cause the oppo defence to soil themselves? We've got to take the chance and he'll have to behave himself; not go in too hard, not get involved in disputes over free kicks and not constantly rabbit at the ref. Just score and assist with goals. It can be done as Paul Scholes showed the other night.
  5. Can't see it mate. Caution will be the end of it for you, and waiting for a late winner?.........we're the masters of that if you hadn't noticed it this season. Anyway you're getting ahead of yourself. First things first....you've got to equalise before even contemplating a winner, so you'll have to push up on us at some point. Quick counter from us, 2-0 up game over. ;) Whatever, another nailbiting experience.
  6. Great to hear that JT wants to stay in this country *and at the Bridge* for the rest of his career. With contract talks having broken down he says there is still two years left on his contract. He stated that if it isn't sorted by then he will have to think about moving on. That begs the question. who might he go to next ....United? Arrgh...perish the thought.
  7. From Sunday Times http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/foo...icle1687370.ece
  8. Oops...apologies :) Though I do agree with litchy cfc that it's not possible to make every delivery count. Playing in every game as he does, there's also bound to be a dip in form from time to time.
  9. Must have been watching a different match to you. He set Drogs goal up too. No pleasing some people I guess
  10. I find this laughable. As a penalty taker he's fine..as for his free kicks, I'm finding myself hard pressed to think of one that hasn't hit the fourth tier of the stand behind. He even composes himself like a rugby player when squaring up. Hope he's still taking them when they visit SB. Really happy for Frank to keep taking ours. Apart from the odd one or two, his delivery is the best. Wouldn't mind Ballack taking a few more either.
  11. I can't...Where's Mikel?
  12. He's 24 now Paul and no longer at home. I reckon it may take more time than I thought.
  13. He's the captain of the national team for pete's sake ...of course he's not going to be quiet. He admitted that the team didn't play well, he couldn't cover that up with any kind of plaster and to be fair to him, he didn't try. He said the right thing to back the team and the coach. He needed to address the inordinate amount of abuse early on in the game and I believe it took a lot of courage for him to do it. I thought he dealt with it well. I think JT has a great respect for the fans The team are going through a bad patch, they need skipper and coach to be positive in public. Well done JT
  14. If, when the final whistle goes, they feel like venting their collective spleens that would probably be a better time to do it wouldn't it? At least they would know the final result and can react accordingly. On the other hand, if they're going to moan about it all the way through the game, why not just stay at home? I noticed within the crowd, as the players went off at half time, many who were not booing. They may have been totally cheesed off but at least they didn't partake in the worse kind of non support a fan can offer. Booing really is a pointless exercise and true supporters have nothing to do with it. Also there's a difference between having a say and abuse.
  15. Sure, they can show it in whatever way they choose, but is it sensible to boo them? Didn't they travel all that way to show support? From what I heard from JT he said the fans had a right to their opinion but they should wait until after the match to show it, not 20 mins into the game, which is a fair comment. Jamie Redknapp commented that booing the players was totally counterproductive. I agree with him. I know fans pay a lot of cash to see the team but tbh they'd be better to stay away than vent their frustration with boos during the game. Booing never helps. So yes, I think JT was right to be seething. Though England had a dire game, they still won.