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Snooping Around: Chelsea Blogs
By Sammy the Snake
Disclaimer: My best friend, a genuinely nice guy, is a Chelsea supporter. He calls me and congratulates me every time the Gunners win. When Chelsea drop points, I call him and rub it in his face. What can I say, I’m not that nice!
I have wondered for a really long while about why anybody would support Chelsea. I can’t see any rational reason unless they lived in the 200m vicinity of Stanford Bridge, and are paid in free tickets by the Russian mafia. A Chelsea fan can’t be much of a glory-hunter as they have only been successful for the past few years (although I don’t know any long term Chelsea fans). I can’t understand supporting a team called Chelsea but located in Fulham. A team owned and operated as a rich man’s play thing.
My initial search took me to TheChelseaBlog.org, and I must admit I was mildly surprised by the professional look of the site. It’s a tidy little blog with frequent posts (about 3 per day). Most articles are news related, so there’s little opinion expressed here. This is how the site introduces itself:
“TheChelseaBlog.org is an honest insight to the World of Chelsea FC. Not always pretty, sometimes rather cynical, but always realistic.”
But there’s no substance to this blog. The best they could do was a “Wenger vs. Ancelotti” article, a lot like “Monster vs. Aliens”, quite short in words and ideas:
“…the very personal nature of Wenger’s project at the Gunners shows his own frustration at recent defeats…Contrast this to Ancelotti, a man who is undoubtedly well aware that he has no role to play at the club other than to ensure that the team is playing the best football it can and you can see why one is relaxed and the other feels such a personal pressure. It is perhaps this overarching desperation to succeed that has taken hold of Wenger and transferred on to his team, in the process making them continually susceptible to caving into psychological pressure and subsequently failing…”
So after collecting a total grand sum of 4 points from the past 15, Mr. Lotti is relaxed! The guy had to come out publicly and deny resigning from his position, his assistant was kicked out without his knowledge, and he’s singing in the rain? Is he under pain killing medication? Has he heard of Ranieri, Mourinho, Grant, Scolari? Are you telling me he has no clue why they were fired? He just had to deny that Guardiola is to replace him, and he’s taking it easy?! Is Darling Carlo as thick as he looks? Maybe he’s had a bit too much Vodka and has lost his senses! Is he on brain laxative? Perhaps he’s dead?!
Here, though, is the major shocker: Each article has received a maximum of 2 or 3, responses from the reading public! No discussion, no argument, no interaction! As if the articles aren’t worth reading. Perhaps the Russian mafia prefers a silent audience, or may be there aren’t that many Chelsea fans to begin with!
Partly discouraged, partly bored, I moved on for more blogs, looking for some hot stuff. Chelsea.theoffside.com offers me very little. A MoTM article (maximum 150 words) after each game is the best you can find around here. There’s a link for “Rant Box: New Castle v. Chelsea”, but there’s no article. Just 24 comments (8 from the same person), mostly showing their mild disgust at the way things are going for their team. Many hate mails for Ashley Cole, one calling for Ancelloti to get the boot. Most comments are one-liners like “I’m extremely disappointed”. Oh Wow, how perceptive! It’s like a bunch of “Dark Prices” (Yes! Just like our very own). The entire Chelsea universe is made up of sad and lonely people!
Moving on to bridgeviews.co.uk, and I quote, this is “the thinking fan’s Chelsea blog”. Oh I didn’t realize thinking is a rarity among Chelsea fans! There’s a grain of truth in this blog, they have an article called “Ancelloti gossip: there’s no smoke without fire at Chelsea”. So at least they’re smarter than the Italian version of Dumb & Dumber. I also like another article called “No excuses for Chelsea’s insipid Sunderland battering”. The articles go on and on without making a point. The most amazing point however is that there are only a couple of comments per article. Helloooo! Anybody there?
You may be surprised but that’s it! The world of Chelsea is quiet and boring. There is basically one rule in this weird world created by Mr. Abro, “If you deny it, it’s doesn’t exist”. And the sad little fans of Chelsea keep quiet because they know they have no say whatsoever.
The life of a Chelsea fan is truly blue these days.
Nice win on Villa the other day, anyway, eh…
Sammy The Snake
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