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Fulham Broadway

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  1. BlueLion. liked a post in a topic by Fulham Broadway in Ramires   
    Welcome to my world Mr Ramires.
    If I had a pound for every away trip I was so bolloxed that I didnt know what went on -I'd have about £50.
    Probably
  2. BlueLion. liked a post in a topic by Fulham Broadway in Ramires   
    Welcome to my world Mr Ramires.
    If I had a pound for every away trip I was so bolloxed that I didnt know what went on -I'd have about £50.
    Probably
  3. capriccioso liked a post in a topic by Fulham Broadway in General Transfer Talk   
    Apologies if already posted but the Telegraph seems to be straying into The Sun/goal.com territory with this Lion Witch and Wardrobe fantasy bowlocks especially when theres not a shred of evidence
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/chelsea/9166356/Chelsea-sizing-up-80m-summer-move-for-Real-Madrids-Cristiano-Ronaldo-and-Gonzalo-Higuain.html
  4. capriccioso liked a post in a topic by Fulham Broadway in General Transfer Talk   
    Too right -and if its the Ropey League next season we'll be seeking players from Sunderland and Villa not Ronaldo and Higuain
  5. Fulham Broadway liked a post in a topic by capriccioso in General Transfer Talk   
    Higuain would be a failure at this club. The golden rule for us with strikers is that he must under no circumstances cost more than 24 million pounds or he will turn out to be a flop.
    On a more serious note, I just don't think we need to spend 80 million on any one player, let alone a striker. Higuain's not that great anyway, he's no more than a 30 million pound player for mine.
  6. capriccioso liked a post in a topic by Fulham Broadway in General Transfer Talk   
    Apologies if already posted but the Telegraph seems to be straying into The Sun/goal.com territory with this Lion Witch and Wardrobe fantasy bowlocks especially when theres not a shred of evidence
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/chelsea/9166356/Chelsea-sizing-up-80m-summer-move-for-Real-Madrids-Cristiano-Ronaldo-and-Gonzalo-Higuain.html
  7. Fulham Broadway liked a post in a topic by Ollie in Your Chelsea FC Memories   
    Really good topic, don't know why i ignored it tbh. So many memories come to mind both good and bad from the ecstasy of the 2008 UCL Semi to the agony of the final which was just within a few weeks together. From the FA Cup final in 1994 to the revenge in 2007....too many memories!
    I remember when i was 10, we beat Newcastle on pens in the fa cup (95/96) at St James' it was too late for me to stay up so i went to bed when the 90 mins had finished. My dad left me a note in the morning saying we won on pens, he even noted down the order of the scorers and if they missed or scored, finishing with Newton scores, Chelsea win 4-2! i'll never forget that. Just like i'll never forget the year before getting knocked out on pens by Millwall and the year before that, the first ever Chelsea match i watched on TV, the 1994 FA Cup final against Man Utd where i cried like a baby lol. I remember not having Sky and having to press tele text to find out the scores, there were no pc's or phones or fuck all back then, just shows how much things have come on in the last decade. I love all the memories from my first few years being a Chelsea fan because those days were so different. Remember watching all the scores come through, seeing Chelsea 1-4 Man Utd, Liverpool 5-1 Chelsea etc etc, remember that Myers OG at Anfield? Fucking dick lol. Then we started progressing bit by bit. Such a huge turn around from 95-98
    The FA Cup has always been special for me because a lot of my early memories were from that. The 94 final, my first game i cried so much.... well i was only 7! Remember this Man Utd fan proper hammered the day after fall down the stairs down by the river, my dad always tells me about that lmao manc cunt. Then 94/95 Millwall.... went to a replay and they done us on pens thanks to Kasey Keller the yank bastard. 95/96 the pen shootout that i mentioned above but the 1 memory i have from that year was Duberry's shot against the bar in the semi against Man Utd, i mean fuck sake how much bad luck have we had against that team? In the final in 94, Peacock hit the bar in the first half, it was 0-0 at half time. In 96, the semi, Duberry hit the bar at 1-1 late in the day, we lost 2-1 because of Burleys infamous back pass that put Beckham through and he duly finished. Then 12 years later, more woodwork heartache against them in the UCL final.
    Then we started winning trophies!! The 97 FA Cup final against Boro was emotional because it had been so long since we won anything and after all the near misses in the previous few years, we finally had a run where we played everyone shit! (woo). I hadn't had to wait long but for my dad and his family waited ages. I watched the final in Brighton in a pub called 'The Hob Goblin' remember the day so well, watched it with my dad, grandad and uncles, was an awesome day, Di Matteo's goal after just 42 seconds will be one of the greatest memories of all time and steady Eddie sealed the deal from a piece of Zola magic. Then we went on a bit of a roll, the season after we beat Boro again in the League Cup final and then won the cup winners' cup against Stuttgart and the super cup against Real Madrid, what a spell! The best thing about winning the League Cup (was the Coca Cola cup back then) was the fact that we beat Arsenal in the Semi and not only did i fucking hate them from an early age, but they were bidding to be the first team to do the domestic treble. Was brilliant to beat them, and Di Matteo's goal... WHAT A HIT SON! Love that goal. All our goals were unstoppable that day. We beat em 5-0 at Highbury the season after too, was fucking brilliant.
    The Champions League.... In the 98/99 season, the Champions League qualification places went from 2 teams to 3. We had a great season, battling out with Man Utd and Arsenal all the way for the title before narrowly missing out and coming 3rd, ah yeah that reminds me, GUPPY YOU CUNT!! But it was a great season and beating Leeds meant we had qualified for the Champions League for the first time. Back then there were 2 groups to get out of and then the knockout stages would begin. We had a qualifier against Skonto Riga which i went to, we drew 0-0 away then beat them 3-0 at home, Chris Sutton scored ffs! We ended up getting to the quarter finals where we drew against Barcelona. In one of the most memorable nights ever, we beat Barca 3-1 in the first leg at home and then they beat us 3-1 at their place. It went to extra time and they found 2 goals to finish us off 5-1 and 6-4 on aggregate but the squad came home as heroes. We then suffered a bit in the league and lost out to the UCL places for a few years until 2002/2003 where we had a great season. The top 4 qualified then and we needed a draw at home on the final day of the season against Liverpool at the Bridge to secure Champions League football for the 03/04 campaign. If Liverpool won, it would've been them who took 4th place so the match was huge. We went 1-0 down early but goals from Desailly and Gronkjaer helped us win 2-1 and we had done it! Another great memory, that game.
    In July of that year (2003), Billionaire Russian Roman Abramovich bought the club from Ken Bates and paid off our debt which was around £100m and then we just went up to the highest level. He pumped lots of money into the club and we then challenged everything. We came 2nd in the league in 2004, won the League in 2005 then again in 2006 to become only the 2nd team in Premier League history to win back to back titles and were suddenly a team finishing in the top 2 every year and challenging the Champions League. We were a level 1 team, in 2005 we were the best team in europe in the coefficient stats, it was amazing but one thing was missing.... We wanted to win the Champions League.
    Now when you're talking about memories, The UCL (Uefa Champions League) has provided us with many. Bridge vs Arsenal, Beating Lazio away 4-0, Beating Barca 4-2 and then Bayern 4-2. The Semi against Liverpool in 2008, then the quarter against them in 2009 that finished 4-4 and knocking Juve out in the same year there have been some stunning moments but we just could not win it! No matter how well we played, something was stopping us from going all the way.
    In 2004 we got to our first Semi Final, losing the 1st leg to Monaco 3-1. A 2-0 win at the Bridge would have got us to our first final. We went 2-0 up thanks to a Grokjaer fluke and super Frankie Lampard, but just before half time, Ibarra scored with his hand and we went into half time 2-1 up. The players just didn't show up in the second half and Morrientes scored a second for the visitors and our Champions League dream was over. In 2005 we was knocked out but a goal from Luis Garcia that was NOT over the line, 2006 we were knocked out because of a harsh red card in the first leg against Barca for Del Horno. They won 2-1 and the 1-1 in the second leg wasn't enough. In 2007 we got knocked out on penalties to Liverpool. In 2008 we finally got to the final, avenging Liverpool in the Semi but as was our luck, we hit the post with 15 minutes to go, Drogba got sent off for a little slap, Lampard hit the post in Extra Time and then in the Penalty shootout, Terry infamously slipped on the winning penalty and hit the post. Anelka had his spot kick saved and we lost again. In 2009 we got knocked out against Barcelona thanks to a goal with seconds to go after we had at least 3 blatant penalty appeals turned down. We just were not allowed to win this tournament at all. Further defeats to Inter and Man Utd followed before an amazing 2011/2012 campaign.
    We struggled through the group needing to beat Valencia to qualify which we did, we struggled through the 2nd phase, overcoming Napoli after a 3-1 first leg defeat. Our season was going so badly that in between the first and second Napoli game, Andre Villas Boas was sacked and Di Matteo was promoted from number 2 to number 1 as the caretaker manager. He led us to an amazing turn around against Napoli prevailing 4-1 AET and then past Benfica before getting Barcelona yet again. We got battered in the first leg but somehow won 1-0. We then went 1-0 down in the 2nd leg, Terry got sent off for a petulant knee to Sanchez and then we conceded again, it was all over, surely. We're gonna get smashed now, 2-0 down, 1 man down and playing the best team in the world in their own arena. We somehow came back, Lampard threaded a ball through to Ramires in first half stoppage time, he chipped over Valdes and the score was 2-1, we're going through, madness. Heaps of pressure from Barca in the second half, we sat back and defended for our lives. Drogba gave away a penalty, a trip on Fabregas. Surely Messi would now kill this tie and end his goal-less run against Chelsea. Nope... he hit the bar, it was still us going through, then Messi hit the post with a few minutes to go. The pressure was unrelenting then Torres came on for a tired Drogba. A cross blocked by Cole, Barca players appeal for handball, Cole whacks clear. Torres was on his own, all the Barcelona players were in the Chelsea half trying desperately to get the decisive goal and didn't notice Torres continuing his run after losing the ball previously. Torres ran through, rounded Valdes and stroked trhe ball into an unguarded net and we were through in the most unbelievable game ever against all odds. We were in the Champions League Final for a second time.
    Once again, the odds were against us. Chelsea vs Bayern Munich, in Bayern Munich's own stadium. Terry, Ivanovic, Meireles and Ramires all suspended, we were down to our bare bones. Bayern dominated most of the game but we held out very well. Cahill and Luiz who had just come back from 2 month layoffs were at the heart of the defence and we defended brilliantly unlit a lapse from the ever reliable Ashley Cole let Muller rise to head Bayern 1-0 up in the 83rd minute. Surely this was it, our luck had run out and we were going to fall agonisingly short again. Torres comes on for Kalou and wins a corner almost immediately. Mata whips it in right on Drogba's head and he powers beyond Neuer and once again we had risen from the dead. Extra time again, 1-1 full time. JUst a few minutes into extra time, Drogba gives away a penalty, tripping Ribery. Just like in the Camp Nou, Drogba gives a pen away late and we were facing elimination again. The pressure was unbelievable, especially as it was ex Chelsea hero Arjen Robben to take it. He stepped up and Cech guessed right to save and we were still alive, somehow. Almost like Deja vu from the Camp Nou. Full time, AET 1-1 so that meant what we all dreaded.... Penalties. It was bad enough but to have a penalty shootout against Germans in their own stadium was something nobody wanted, especially as they had beaten Real Madrid on penalies in the previous round in Madrid. Oh... and they had their end too. The nerves were ridiculous, nothing can compare to how nervous i was as it was about to start. Mata missed our third. It was 3-2 to them after 3 each. Cech saved from Olic, it was back all square. Ashley Cole scored which meant that if Schweinsteiger missed, we would step up to win. Cech saved from the German and Didier Drogba, Terry-eque from 2008 had the duty to score the penalty to win Chelsea the Uefa Champions League for the first time in their history. He took a 2 step run up, it was basically a walk up. There was a brawl in the pub i was in but i could only stare at the screen. Drogba scored and we had done it! After all the hurt from 2004-2009 it was all behind us now and could finally call ourselves European Champions. No matter what happens now, we can say we're seen Chelsea rule Europe and to make it sweeter, we knocked Tottenham into the Europa League because of our poor league form, we didn't finish in the top 4 so we needed to win it to qualify. Talk about win it at the right time! Drogba then decided that he had done what he came to do and left meaning he had won us the Champions League with his last kick in a Chelsea shirt. What a legend.
    I could write a whole book on my Chelsea supporting history in truth and it's only been going for 17 and a bit years! Obviously this new Chelsea since Roman took over is like a different world to what we were before but now we really are a top level side, a big world force and trophies and top players are easier to come by now and not few and far between. To be honest, even Football is completely different now and that's why it's important to remember as far back as you can because it will never be like that again. Money now dominates the sport and although it made football a lot better, it is killing the genetics of the game and making it harder for home grown players to break through. A London derby full of Londoners and a Scouse derby full of scousers is a distant memory but the love we have for our team stays the same, even if that's not quite the same with today's players.
    Anyway... other random memories
    - Tromso in the snow
    - Cup Winners' Cup semi comeback against Vicenza
    - Lampards penalty in the 2008 Semi vs Liverpool.
    - Matthew Harding's tragic death after Bolton away
    - Drogba's amazing scoring record in semi's and finals
    - JFH hat-trick against Tottenham and beating Tottenham 4-0 twice in 3 days
    - Essien vs Barca
    - Welcome to Hell, Galatasaray 0-5 Chelsea UCL 99/00
    - Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea, 06/07 we had just lost the title but what an emotional and proud day when Jose and the players went to the fans at the end. 1-1 with 10 men too.
    There's too many memories and there will be a hell of a lot more to come. Let's hope we can have some more amazing ones in seasons to come. I didn't want to write that much but it's hard to put things in short when there is such a massive story behind each event. We've came from the doldrums and the darkest possible places in the English football ladder to rule England and rule Europe. WHAT A JOURNEY!!
    Chelsea Til i die.
  8. Ollie liked a post in a topic by Fulham Broadway in Your Chelsea FC Memories   
    Seeing dirty Leeeds on the end of a 3-7 scoreline last night rang a few bells and I can just about remember us on the right end of a 3-7 .....
    http://thechels.info/wiki/Orient_3-7_Chelsea_(1979-80_Second_Division)
  9. Ollie liked a post in a topic by Fulham Broadway in Your Chelsea FC Memories   
    Seeing dirty Leeeds on the end of a 3-7 scoreline last night rang a few bells and I can just about remember us on the right end of a 3-7 .....
    http://thechels.info/wiki/Orient_3-7_Chelsea_(1979-80_Second_Division)
  10. Fulham Broadway liked a post in a topic by capriccioso in Your Chelsea FC Memories   
    I can't find a video of it; but Jose Mourinho's press conference where he named the entire Barcelona team, and mindfucked Rijkaard into naming that exact team was brilliant
    I have found a link though; http://www.joe.ie/ho...worst-0015081-1
    Edit: I've found a video from I'm On Setanta Sports

    It starts at the 3 minute mark.
  11. Madmax liked a post in a topic by Fulham Broadway in Fernando Torres   
    Brilliant performance.
    If he scores a few more I reckon we should loan him out to Genk
  12. capriccioso liked a post in a topic by Fulham Broadway in Salomon Kalou   
    I cant wait for him to return to be honest.
    At least he gives 100%. and 15 goals a season
    Just imagine what he'd be like with a brain.....
  13. Fulham Broadway liked a post in a topic by Blue Armour in Fernando Torres   
    True, whatever people say about Sturridge, he can still make an impact for the team with just a few explosive runs...
    But, I suspect the City defense will be watching him more guardedly in this match, after what happened in the reverse fixture.
  14. Madmax liked a post in a topic by Fulham Broadway in Fernando Torres   
    Brilliant performance.
    If he scores a few more I reckon we should loan him out to Genk
  15. Madmax liked a post in a topic by Fulham Broadway in Fernando Torres   
    Brilliant performance.
    If he scores a few more I reckon we should loan him out to Genk
  16. Madmax liked a post in a topic by Fulham Broadway in Fernando Torres   
    Brilliant performance.
    If he scores a few more I reckon we should loan him out to Genk
  17. TomCFC liked a post in a topic by Fulham Broadway in Fernando Torres   
    Thats going to be his Stamford Bridge epitaph. At least he wasnt getting dogs abuse like he was at Brum and WBA, people were actually cheering his work ethic last night. Can do his confidence no harm...
  18. Fulham Broadway liked a post in a topic by coolhead23 in Daniel Sturridge   
    Winger or striker, wide player or clinical finisher, football is played with 11 men on the field, for a player to be good/best he needs to play like a team player and adapt into positions which he has been given. Danny boy tends to get selfish lot of times (which has got him the goals) which kills off the attacking momentum which was created. Simple example, first goal that we hit yest against Napoli: look where Raimers releases the ball, perfect. Now put Danny boy in that situation and he would dribble it all the way to the box, then pass or try cutting inside, shoot. In both cases we lose out the attacking momentum which was built.
    He really has to first think about the team and i m sure that would really make him a better player.
  19. Fulham Broadway liked a post in a topic by Badboy in Stamford Bridge thread   
    We can't even sell out Stamford Bridge, they are sell match tickets in the box office to random people without memberships lol, chill out Roman !
  20. Sheva. liked a post in a topic by Fulham Broadway in Fernando Torres   
    How come hes sooooo good on FIFA ?
  21. Fulham Broadway liked a post in a topic by CHOULO19 in Fernando Torres   
    Ballotelli on twitter: Torres averages 1.6 goals per manager.
  22. Sheva. liked a post in a topic by Fulham Broadway in Fernando Torres   
    How come hes sooooo good on FIFA ?
  23. capriccioso liked a post in a topic by Fulham Broadway in Stamford Bridge thread   
    Thats true Peace. At the moment we really need a 60 000 seater, it'll be full to the rafters when we're playing Rotheram and Shrewsbury
  24. Fulham Broadway liked a post in a topic by Peace. in Stamford Bridge thread   
    Gourlay and co should rather concentrate on splashing cash on players, rather than on this stadium. Because if we don't fix our problemS right now, in a few years Stamford Bridge would be too much big for us... Such a shame they have $$ in their eyes.
  25. OReillyD36 liked a post in a topic by Fulham Broadway in Peter Osgood   
    Six Years Today...
    Time flies but his memory lives on :blue scalf: