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By Walter Broeckx
After our defeat against the team whose name may not be mentioned but whose supporters think it is a good idea to adopt the Paedophile Chant just when after years of complaint, Man United have taken the first tiny steps to ridding the club of it.
We lost, and the World once again stopped turning and the catastrophists came out of their cage. This was the impression I got.
To make things clear: I was in shock and I hated the fact that we lost against them for the first time in some 10 years and at this moment in time. But after a defeat instead of throwing everyone and everything out of the window I tried to take a step back, tried to forget who we played and tried to take a look from the distance and see what really was going on.
On this site a lot of fans came suddenly around and told that we should have bought, bought, bought and bought some more. That our team was not good enough, you know the usual things that comes above water whenever we face a defeat.
By a strange coincidence in the fixture list the club whose supporters think it is a good idea to sing the Paedophile Song had to play Chelsea a few days later than they played against us. So this was a good opportunity to see where we stand in regard of the other clubs.
When I gave some statistics this week some people had a go at me, and I have no problem with this because when you stick out your neck at times, you must be ready to take some comments. To be complete I took the liberty to give the most important match statistics from our game last week. And they go like this:
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Tottenham Hotspur v. Arsenal
5 Shots on Target 6
3 Shots off Target 9
7 Blocked Shots 8
4 Corners 6
65.3 Passing Success 81.2
29 Tackles 28
72.4 Tackles Success 75
33.6 Possession 66.4
37.9 Territorial Advantage 62.1
We lost 2-1 (sorry to remind you) but if you looked at the shots we had in total 23 shots and they had 15. We had more corners, we had more possession we had the territorial advantage. In short in every way we were the better team, we just lost because Gomes kept almost everything out of his goal with some amazing super saves. The keeper is part of a team.
So now let us take a look at the statistics of the ****** game against Chelsea.
Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea
8 Shots on Target 4
9 Shots off Target 4
6 Blocked Shots 5
13 Corners 4
76.5 Passing Success 83.8
26 Tackles 22
61.5 Tackles Success 63.6
39.5 Possession 60.5
48.1 Territorial Advantage 51.9
Chelsea also lost 2-1. Chelsea had 13 shots, Tottenham 23. Tottenham had 13 corners and Chelsea 4. Chelsea had more possession but that is about the only statistics they were better than Tottenham.
Now if you compare our statistics with that from Chelsea as they played the same team you can only see that we had far more shots on goal, more corners, more possession, our tackles success was better. In every way we had a better performance against ******** than Chelsea had.
The question that comes in to my mind is : How come that an almost complete Chelsea with all their best players on the field and with all their deputies in the squad, with their far better goalkeeper, with 2 regular centre backs, with their key midfielder Lampard in the game, with their best striker on the pitch could not win this game?
Chelsea a team that over the last years has done nothing else but buy, buy, buy and buy.
We had no Gallas, Vermaelen, Song, Cesc, Arshavin and most of the game no Van Persie, our best players this season. And still we did the same as an almost complete Chelsea.
I think it is about time that Chelsea sack their manager as he is clearly as bad as Wenger. They should throw out Abramovitch as he is the man in charge of it all, they should get rid of their players as they are totally useless and utter crap.
So I think it is about time that some fans try to have a look at more than just the defeat in it. We have no right to win every game, not even against *******, and this also is the same for Chelsea as we could see today.
And if I may add, this is also the same for Manchester City. The other team that in the last years has done nothing but buy, buy, buy and buy even more. They also do lose games and are 9 points behind us for the moment.
So yes, the defeat on Wednesday was hard to take but (and I almost get a cramp in my fingers when I write this) we must admit that ******* also has improved this season and is having a good season. It is hard to lose against them, but it is nothing to be ashamed for. Maybe they could do us a favor again next week and get some points at Old Trafford.