Rob_of_Medway

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  • Birthday 06/03/1956

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  1. A better example would have been to rest him for the friendly match with Tanzania, what with having just played 2 games in 3 days... They would have been prouder, and had less internal strife, if the Europeans had used tribal boundaries.
  2. Link to report Yep we should have rested our leading goal scorer over the Xmas period to get him in tip-top condition for the African Nations Cup. How inconsiderate of us. Lets hope the Ivorians now give him a couple of weeks well earned rest...
  3. We finished the match in Bordeaux with 10 men. 9 came over to applaud/thank the travelling fans. One couldn't be arsed. He's even sticking his tongue out at us at the top of this page...
  4. Thanks for looking Bridgejunky. I spent some time searching the 'net but not even google could solve this one.
  5. I thought he played against us that season too, but I vaguely remember it being the away match (not certain though). But if it was a night match, as you recall, that would've been at Stamford Bridge because we played them midweek early in the season. And Neil Barnett thinks neither game. If my old programmes weren't buried away in the loft I'd be able to find the answer...
  6. We've always had our boo-boys....Peter Houseman was the first I can remember and plenty have carried the 'honour' since, Graham Wilkins, Tony McAndrew, Darren Wood, Dave Mitchell being some of the worst abused. Having boo-boys is a tradition of football fans generally, I don't accept it's more prevalent at Chelsea (if that's what you meant). In fact the targetting of certain players eased off considerably between the mid-nineties and mid-noughties as our cup runneth over with trophies, world class players and scintillating football. But then we got too successful...I blame that Portugese fella...and too many fans got spoilt, or had only arrived with the good times, and the whingeing at team and individual performances over the past 2 or 3 years has been shocking. But again, the 'spoilt-by-success' mentality is hardly a uniquely Chelsea phenomenon. As for Drogba, his situation is different from that of the traditional boo-boy. Even his detractors recognise his immense talent, but the perception is of someone earning £100k a week but never appearing wholly committed to the club off the pitch and acting like a big girl's blouse* far too often on the pitch. I'll leave others to continue arguing ad infinitum as to whether those perceptions are true...I just make the point it's not a Darren Wood situation. *British fans will (reluctantly) tolerate big girl's blouse tendencies in will-o'-the-wisp wingers or creative midfield maestros, but in a big strapping centre-forward....[sharp intake of breath]
  7. It was Miroslav Stoch. The best Chelsea player on the night.
  8. Yeah an enjoyable evening. I was looking forward to seeing Kakuta and although he had a few nice touches I was a little disappointed, although that's probably credit to the Villa defence. The player who caught my eye was Miroslav Stoch - he was the one player who troubled Villa's defence all night and all our best moments - the goal, hitting the post, the Kakuta headed chance - all stemmed from him beating his man and putting over quality crosses. Chant of the night? West Stand, West Stand give us a song... Good to see a few Villa fans there to spice the atmosphere up.