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Chelsea v Man City

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Postby specnur » Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:51 am

The two big spending, champions league bottlers bringing the league to international shame go head to head!
WIth two of the most overrated managers in football at the helm who knows what will happen and who cares?
I just hope it's a 0-0 draw and they slide down the table!
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Postby Hams » Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:33 pm

Did you know that Chelsea have won 20 times against Man City in the Premier League; only Tottenham (23) have been on the end of more defeats from the Blues.

Any more comments or predictions?
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Postby Tipster » Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:44 pm

I'm going for a DRAW in this one. 3-3 and 2-2 are the bets I've put on. Would have to go for 3-3 if any, as things will be different under a new manager. Maybe not enough time to get things sorted. Not enough organisation.

OSCAR, RAMIRES, and Luiz for Chelsea.

DZEKO, and Tevez for City
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Postby Hams » Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:30 pm

Line ups

Chelsea:
Cech; Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, David Luiz, Cole; Ramires, Mikel; Mata, Oscar, Hazard; Torres.

Subs: Turnbull, Ferreira, Cahill, Bertrand, Romeu, Marin, Moses.

Manchester City:
Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany, Nastasic, Kolarov; Y Toure, Barry, Silva, Milner; Dzeko, Ageuro.

Subs: Pantilimon, Maicon, Nasri, Garcia, Kolo Toure, Tevez, Balotelli.
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Postby Hams » Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:31 pm

Torres is back in the starting line up for Chelsea.

Looking forward to watching this one and hope we don't get another 0-0 draw!
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Postby NickKIELCEPoland » Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:43 pm

Rafa is a genius;
2010: World Club Champion with Inter
2008-09: Premier League runner-up with Liverpool
2007-08: Champions League semi-finalist with Liverpool
2006-07: Champions League runner-up with Liverpool
2005-06: FA Cup winner with Liverpool
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Postby Hams » Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:51 pm

HT

Chelsea 0-0 Man City
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Postby NickKIELCEPoland » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:21 pm

If anyone thinks that there is something slightly odd about Chelsea fans booing Benitez, this is the odd thing that you may not be able to put your finger on; fans in this situation (when a new manager has just arrived) usually boo the club owner rather than the manager.
Chelsea fans cannot say a bad word about Abramovich, since if it wasn't for him they wouldn't have won the league and Champions League, so they aim their frustration directly at the manager, instead. Simple psychology. I'm unusual in this respect, since I wouldn't want Abramovich to own my club (Newcastle). What I want is to be proud of my club, and I don't think Chelsea have done anything to be proud of for many many years, since any fool can pay money that leads to trophies. But, I'm unusual in this respect, and I can perfectly well see that most Chelsea fans cannot wish for Abramovich to leave, and will therefore vent all the criticism at Rafa.

Chelsea fans will never again enjoy any pleasure that they wouldn't have had before Abramovich arrived. That period is over, no matter how many CLs they win.
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Postby Hams » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:18 pm

FT

Chelsea 0-0 Man City

I'm sorry to admit it but I fell asleep during the 2nd half but it looks
like I didn't miss anything given that Chelsea only had 1 shot on target during the 90 minutes!

This was the first time I can ever remember home fans actually booing their new manager before his first game in charge.

Any more thoughts on todays bore draw?
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Postby NickKIELCEPoland » Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:10 pm

The Chelsea fans are trying to kid us that they are treating Rafa in that way because of some silly comments he made in the past. It's obvious that they are venting frustration on him that they cannot vent on their owner since he is the 'founder of their feast'. I'm not blaming Chelsea fans, other clubs' fans would be the same, if they were owned by someone who had so obviously given them trophies that other owners couldn't provide.

By the way, doesn't this situation just prove that money doesn't buy happiness in football?

They won the Champions League, and can win the league this year, and are still owned by the man who brought them those honours, yet they are still no happier than the fans of other clubs.

Abramovich has created a monster, which now demands Champions League wins, instead of thanking him graciously for them. Is he really going to hang around much longer. I mean, in your youth, didn't you use to get bored with playing Football Manager once you had won the league 10 times?

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