Didier Drogba in The Chelsea Forum Posted December 8, 2004 · Report reply I know that everybody is entitled to their opinions, and to voice them. But really, this constant nit-pickingof our players is getting beyond a joke. So, now it's Drogba's turn. A week ago, it was Robben, who was transformed from a genius into a dunce, on the back of a couple of "quiet" games. Before that it was "what's wrong with Duff?". Gudjohnson's had a turn, same with Kezman. Parker, Cole, Ferreira, Bridge, at different times. Cech had a poor game a few week's ago, and it brought out the "bring back Carlo" brigade. Poor bloody Geremi cops it whether he's playing, or not! As Nilesy said, these guys aren't robots - they are men, who play football for a living. As such, they will not set the world alight every time they take the field. Not possible. Nobody does, or ever has done. Is Drogba worth 24 mill? Personally, I don't think anyone is, but if that was the market value at the time, then so be it. It shouldn't really concern anybody what the actual amount of money spent on a player was, as long as Chelsea FC were happy to pay it. The only thing that should matter, is what the guy delivers for our team, on the field. And that, gentlemen, we won't know until the season finishes. And yes, silky,you're spot-on - if Drogba nets at the same ratio as the "lazy" Crespo, then I will be more than happy! In fact, I'd be happy if all our strikers were that "lazy".