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The build-up

ChelseaAnalysis: Chelsea line-up vs. Newcastle: Cech – Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Terry, Bertrand – Mikel, Meireles – Ramires, Malouda, Sturridge – Torres.

BluesChronicle: Chelsea subs for Newcastle: Turnbull, Cole, Essien, Lampard, Mata, Kalou, Drogba.

benrumsbyPA: RDM proves he is a gambler by resting both Mata and Lampard tonight. Needs Malouda and Sturridge to pull their fingers out.

benrumsbyPA: We could have another mudbath here. As predicted on Sunday, the pitch has struggled to recover from the downpour against QPR.

OptaJoe: 12 – Newcastle have conceded a total of 12 goals in their last three Premier League games in London. Battered.

ChelseaRumours: What kind of service will Torres get tonight without Lampard, Mata & Kalou? As I see it, Meireles will have to step up.

The first half

BluesChronicle: Chelsea v Newcastle kicks off at Stamford Bridge. COME ON CHELSEA! Bolton v Tottenham kicks off at the Reebok in 15mins. COME ON LASAGNE!

ChelseaAnalysis: Torres chests it and passes it to Meireles who skies it.

ChelseaAnalysis: Lovely movement from Torres. Brought down and it’s a free-kick to Chelsea.

chelseafc: First yellow of the night goes to Tiote for a foul on Torres.

chelseafc: Meireles sends the resulting free kick into the arms of Krul.

BluesChronicle: All Chelsea so far in these early stages. Possession, as we well know, counts for nothing though.

ChelseaAnalysis: Ramires is down and is receiving treatment. Reckless challenge.

ChelseaRumours: Please don’t be injured Ramires.

benrumsbyPA: Tiote in danger of one of the earliest red cards ever after leaving Ramires in a heap. He’s okay to continue.

TheChelseaBlog: Unlucky, really positive from Torres again tonight.

ChelseaAnalysis: Torres nearly sets Sturridge up, but he doesn’t get a firm touch to it and it’s out for a goal-kick.

bridgeviews: Torres looking lively and confident again. Just played in Sturridge, who should have been braver on the shot, but scuffed it.

ChelseaAnalysis: Cech saves from Tiote, who should’ve been sent off.

henrywinter: Torres on fire. Tiote on tightrope. Booked for fouling Torres. Ben Arfa/Cisse/Ba increasing threat on counter. Raining (doesn’t it always?)

BluesChronicle: Torres, taste whetted at the weekend, fancies getting his name all over the scoresheet tonight. Hope he gets exactly what he wants.

BluesChronicle: GOAL: Chelsea 0-1 Newcastle. Cisse.

ChelseaRumours: Beautiful and undeserved goal by Cissé. 0-1.

benrumsbyPA: Pick that out. Cisse plants one right in the top corner after being given too much room to receive Santon pass.

BluesChronicle: Chelsea 0-1 Newcastle: Chelsea defence all at sea as Cisse flicks it up with one foot, and wellies home with other. Good goal.

bridgeviews: The Chelsea midfield is more than a little absent at the moment.

OptaJoe: 12 – Papiss Cisse has matched Alan Shearer by scoring 12 goals in his first 12 Premier League appearances. Emulation.

BluesChronicle: Though the line-up will be v different on Sat, that’s a warning: giving a top striker the freedom of the penalty area results in goals. Duh.

ChelseaAnalysis: Mikel flawless so far.

bridgeviews: I will not criticise Sturridge this early. I will not criticise Sturridge this early. I will not criticise Sturridge this early.

ChelseaAnalysis: Midfield missing a figure like Lampard. Sturridge inconsistent.

CarloFan: We have lost our way and playing too direct which doesn’t work with Torres.

ChelseaAnalysis: Ben Arfa is murdering us.

chelseafc: Lamps and Mata get a cheer as they warm up.

ChelseaRumours: Bertrand with his poorest game so far.

ChelseaRumours: Perfect turn and cross by Torres, free header for Malouda – off target.

ChelseaRumours: Ivanovic heads over. Good chance.

ChelseaRumours: Not saying Bertrand is bad, just not as impressive as against Arsenal for example.

BluesChronicle: Ba hits the bar!

chelseafc: Half time and Newcastle lead 0-1.

ChelseaAnalysis: Real changed needed at half-time. Sod the FA Cup, Newcastle are there for the taking.

BluesChronicle: HT: Chelsea 0-1 Newcastle. A moment of brilliance from Cisse decisive, but Blues looking well below par in general. Changes needed, Robbie.

The second half

chelseafc: 2nd half underway – Mata replaces Sturridge. Attendance 41,559.

BluesChronicle: Drogba warming up, and getting cheers from the Chelsea crowd. Time to bring him on?

BluesChronicle: Saw a poster in a cafe window earlier today saying ‘waitress wanted’. At least Meireles will have somewhere to go at the end of the season.

chelseafc: Cabaye sees yellow for fouling Ramires on 55 mins.

benrumsbyPA: Tiote’s flailing limbs almost land him in trouble again as he catches Mikel in the face.

BluesChronicle: Chelsea sub: Drogba on for Malouda.

benrumsbyPA: Mikel exacts instant revenge by leading with an arm in aerial challenge. Tiote staying down here.

chelseaoffside: That was a nasty elbow from Mikel. I hope Tiote is ok, but I don’t know.

BluesChronicle: Newcastle sub: Taylor on for Tiote.

TheChelsOrg: Mikel elbowed in head, gets up. Mikel elbows Tiote back, knocks him out. Mikel > Chuck Norris.

benrumsbyPA: Tiote being taken off on a stretcher wearing an oxygen mask after around four minutes of treatment. Looks very serious indeed.

BluesChronicle: Concern about that Tiote incident: replays show Mikel led with his elbow. If that’s violent conduct, he could be out for rest of season.

ChelseaRumours: Great to see both sets of supporters clapping Tioté off.

BluesChronicle: Also – replays show an awkward landing for Tiote. Hope he’s OK.

BluesChronicle: Goal at the Reebok: Bolton 1-1 Tottenham. C’MON CHELSEA – SORT IT OUT!

benrumsbyPA: Emotions running high here. Ba and Ivanovic have to be separated by the referee.

chelseafc: Newcastle sub: Ba replaced by Ameobi 74mins.

chelseafc: Chelsea sub: Meireles replaced by Lampard 77mins.

BluesChronicle: Goal at the Reebok: Bolton 1-2 Tottenham. VDV. Balls.

BluesChronicle: Goal at the Reebok: Bolton 1-3 Tottenham. Game over.

chelseafc: Drogba goes down in the box but ref not interested.

BluesChronicle: Expect LOADS on injury time to be added for that Tiote injury. 7-9mins is what I’m hearing.

chelseafc: Seems we used our quota of goals up against QPR.

BluesChronicle: Another goal at the Reebok: Bolton 1-4 Tottenham. Bolton officially rubbish.

benrumsbyPA: Off the line! Santon is in the right place to deny Terry’s header from a corner.

BluesChronicle: Newcastle sub: Obertan on for Ben Arfa.

BluesChronicle: 10mins added time.

ChelseaAnalysis: Newcastle parking it.

BluesChronicle: GOAL: Chelsea 0-2 Newcastle. Cisse.

bridgeviews: And we’re done.

henrywinter: Surely over now…majestic goal from Cisse, 13 in 12. Sensational. Sent curling half-volley over Cech. Outside of the boot. Brilliant.

benrumsbyPA: That is one of the most ridiculous goals you will ever see from Cisse. A 30-yard banana shot with the outside of the right foot.

chelseaoffside: Fuck me, that’s the goal of the season.

BluesChronicle: Chelsea 0-2 Newcastle: wonder goal from Cisse. Incredible curling shot from all of 35 yards. Special stuff. Unlike Chelsea tonight.

bridgeviews: Have to win the Champions League now…or it’s Thursday nights for us next year. Well, we’ve got a chance…

ChelseaRumours: Undone by 2 moments of brilliance in a game where we’ve dominated. Much like Barca vs us. Cisse… Incredible.

chelseaoffside: Hell, that’s one of the best goals I’ve ever seen now that I think about.

henrywinter: Good news….Tiote’s just arrived in the dug-out. Mark on head but seems fine.

TerrenceTheCat: RDM got it badly wrong tonight starting with Malouda, Meireles & Mikel.

OptaJoe: 13 – Papiss Cisse has equalled the PL record of 13 goals in a player’s first 12 apps in the competition (M Quinn & K Phillips). Incredible.

Full time

chelseafc: Full time here at the Bridge and it’s a disappointing 0-2 defeat to Newcastle with two very special Cisse goals.

BluesChronicle: FT: Chelsea 0-2 Newcastle. Two supreme Cisse goals mean Chelsea now need miracles for 4th. Champions League: gotta win it to be in it.

BBCSport: Newcastle win 2-0 at Chelsea to move four points clear of the Londoners in the race for Champions League places.

The press reports

The Daily Telegraph, Henry Winter: “On a night when Papiss Cissé scored an unbelievable goal for Newcastle that defied physics, Chelsea realised that their chance of qualifying for next season’s Champions League almost defies mathematics. They probably now need to win the final against Bayern Munich to qualify.”

The Guardian, Kevin McCarra: “With the FA Cup final against Liverpool to come, Roberto Di Matteo sought balance. Fernando Torres was included but Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole, Juan Mata and Didier Drogba were all named among the substitutes. It was a balancing act in more than one sense since Chelsea did not wish to see their form topple when a finish in the top four would offer a route to next season’s Champions League if they do not become holders by beating Bayern Munich.”

The Official Chelsea FC Website: “Chelsea suffered a frustrating home defeat thanks to a superb Newcastle display at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.”

The goals

19′ Cisse 0-1
90+4′ Cisse 0-2

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  • Blue_MikeL

    Loss, bitter loss. However, let’s be honest with ourselves we have lost our fourth place long time ago, when we have drawn against Spurs and Fulham.   

  • whistler_wizard

    I’d love it if Le’Arse finish 4th and we win the CL title. Looooove it! (in King Kev’s style).

  • Fiftee

    You need read no further than Meireles, Malouda and Mikel to get an idea why we chuffed up.

    As inspiring as an unexpected follow-through in a wet-suit. In a Ted Rodgers (sp?) style, it’s a case of 3-2-1 who’ll still be here next season from those names.

    • whistler_wizard

      Exactly. Its like Liverpool’s midfield this season.

    • Blue_MikeL

      Playing Malouda behind Torres and Ramires on the left was bad idea, but RDM had to make changes we are playing one game too many.  
      and one more thing congratulations are coming to TSO for becoming La Liga Champion!

    • limetreebower

      Mikel.

  • limetreebower

    Can’t really blame the selection.

    Congratulations to Newcastle, honestly. I’ve been interested to see what all the fuss was about, and on that evidence they’re an admirable team. Particularly impressed by the steadiness of the younger defenders, Williamson and Perch.

    Bertrand did well again. He certainly wasn’t the weak link.

    The head still says that it would do us a lot of good to be out of the CL next year and forced to play our European games against Pizhny-Hlub and HKFT ten Hootsche, but, alas, it will of course be a nightmare to lose that final now. Sigh.

    Weird season.

  • mark_25

    Is it wrong of me to think this defeat is a blessing in disguise?

    After Sunday’s games 4th place might be impossible which means for the final league games versus Liverpool and Blackburn we can rest everyone, including Cech, and avoid any fresh injuries in addition to Cahill / Luiz and the four suspensions.

    We’ve blown this league campaign but the season still has the potential to be the most glorious.  I’m happy to hang on to that dream and play Ron Gourlay and the rest of the admin team for the last two games.

    • Dylbo Baggins

      Despite enjoying the roller coaster that has been the last 10-15 games and the pursuit of Champions League football next season, I’m not too fussed by the result. At the end of the day we lost 4th well before last nights game. And, we were undone by 2 freakishly good goals. Can’t beat ourselves up too much about that.

      As Mark said, we move on and play Ron et al for the last 2 games. I, for one, would quite like to see Eva Carneiro bossing the midfield in the last 2 games. 

      If we win the CL final then we have the added bonus of knocking Spurs (probably) out of the top 4 (how satisfying would that be after bollocking them in the Fa cup?) and if we don’t win then we get to see what direction the club is going to move in next- something i’m really looking forward to.

      If we scrape into the Champions league next year then I worry that we will just plug the leaks for another year of chasing the elusive CL cup rather than moving forward.

      • Desmond

        I think that Roman has seen with his own eyes (as opposed to having boardroom smoke blown up his rear) what the team needs. Although none of us can comprehend the gilded life he leads in which he has the final word, he is at heart a football fan. Would winning the CL make him feel he has accomplished what he came to do? Or would he want more and splash the cash to make Chelsea stronger?
        Some wiser head on this blog said that folks with that much money will find ways around the FFP rules coming in. If that’s the case, then the future is bright and I don’t think winning or losing Big Ears will change the intended direction of the club.
        Yesterday’s game had the same feel as the last couple of games in 04/05…they didn’t actually mean much in terms of getting somewhere and as you said, we were undone by fabulous goals.
        Of course, leaving Pool with yet another false dawn AND possibly knocking Spurs out of the CL for next year should give any Chelsea fan the warm glow of a successful season. Having the CL cup in the cabinet won’t hurt either.
        Finally, for the image you raised in my mind with “I, for one, would quite like to see Eva Carneiro bossing the midfield….” I would like to say thank you.

      • Blueboydave

        Ouch!

        The image of Big Ron Gourlay and the fragrant Eva playing a double pivot in midfield is now burnished on my eyeballs :-)

        Seems an appropriate response to the nonsense of the fixture schedules though, as 4th will probably be even mathematically gone by the time we kick-off on Tuesday.

    • Petew

      Yes, very much agree and thought exactly the same.

      I think the squad prioritised cups over league a long time ago (think I said that after Napoli even, or  City). they know they haven’t got the legs to fight on three fronts, especially with none of the five above us having to play as many big, draining games as frequently as we have. 

      The fixture congestion was monumental and was going to seriously damage our chances of even competing in Munich, let alone winning. the fact we can know put our feet up (in a manner of speaking) for two weeks is brilliant. And who cares if we don;t qualify for the CL anyway, it’s ridiculous to think it is the be all and end all of everything., don’t believe the propaganda….

      • Ryan

        Can anyone tell me if Papiss Cisse is one of the best strikers I have ever seen or just one lucky bastard?

        • Cunningplan

          That second goal was a bit of a fluke, but it was a superb strike, he could try that another 999 times and not even get close to scoring. His first goal was pure class, but what’s the betting he’ll struggle to get close to that form next season, just as Newcastle will struggle to reach the dizzy heights they have this season.
          I think Citeh are going to have a torrid time on Sunday, but if they can sneak a win then they’ll deserve the title, because they’ll sure hammer QPR and send them back to where they really belong.

          • Ryan

            I was going to say I bet he won’t be scoring like that when we buy him for £40million! It just seems like everything is going for him at the minute. Even when they got hammered he was a bit unlucky not to score a couple (hit the bar, then the post about 10 mins later). Unbelievable run he is on. £10million they paid for him. They paid £15million for Alan Shearer all those years ago!

      • GrocerJack

        I know we often dont see eye to eye on things, such is the beauty of debate but i’m with you on the importance of CL football. For a start you’re rewarded for next season with the money, so it would only hit us the season after when we finish nowhere because we aint in it . And yes, I’m all for resetting the winning run last night rather than Saturday or the 19th. 

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  • Blue_MikeL

    Chelsea’s official video game partner EA Sports has used their FIFA 12 game engine to simulate Saturday’s FA Cup Final between the Blues and Liverpool.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gFsrUZcza3w#! 

    • Ososdeoro

      That EA thing is ridiculous. It’s sunny.

      • Blue_MikeL

        true but that is the only mistake there.

  • http://primaryaccount.blogspot.com/ WorkingClassPost

    Watched and quite enjoyed until it looked as though Spuds were going to drop points, in which case I’d have been as sick as the proverbial, but as it turned out, no real harm done to us or Tiote, whose recklessness was monumental. If ever the old joke defence of “He hit my fist with his face, m’lud” could be applied, it was then.

    Good football and possession for the most part, but some of our passing looked really tired. We usually over-hit when our passing goes astray, but some of those balls didn’t even have enough steam to reach their intended recipients.

    Some good individual performances, and Torres looked particularly lively, but it was the game that we probably guessed was coming, and better last night than when it really matters.

    The pies seemed to want (need) it more than us. 

    And those goals.

  • GrocerJack

    Friends, dear friends, The Podding Shed Episode 14 (there will be no episode treize) is in the can and ready from tomorrow morning. 

  • limetreebower

    STOP PRESS

    RUMOURS OF TEUTONIC SENSE OF HUMOUR DEFICIENCY CONIRMED UNTRUE

    From the Grauniad website’s article on our new German signing:

    ‘Having fun is part of the Marin family,'” he says. “Amid all the
    seriousness and the absolute will to win, I need a bit of fun in
    everything I do. A little joke here, a gag here, that is what I know
    from since I was little. Sometimes my father phones me up, just to tell
    me a joke. The telephone call lasts for about a minute. We both laugh,
    and then we hang up.”

    • Ososdeoro

      Well, as long as he doesn’t blow up the locker room or bring a gun to Cobham, that’s good news.

  • Agh57

    I’m with the others in respect of the Champions League. I could live without it if needed. My real concern is the increasing emergence from the darker recesses of my mind of the thought that we will end up with nothing. It started yesterday morning and seems to be getting stronger. *cue the old quote from “Clockwise” about hope/despair*

    • GrocerJack

      You are not alone. Any self respecting masoch…….I mean Chelsea fan is already harbouring similar thoughts.

      it’s the hope that kills us….

      • Andy

        Yep agreed the fear is creeping in. Also have to sit next to 2 liverpool fans all day today, and the prospect of the gloating come tuesday is too much to bear.

        • mark_25

           keep hold of your wallet and mobile

    • Cunningplan

      I’m currently drafting a letter to Geneva to ask for a new mandate to the “Convention” with regard the torture Uefa inflicts upon us poor fans. I don’t think it’s too much to ask for special treatment, and heavily biased Chelsea loving officials on the 19th.

      And just a quick note to say it’s my birthday and wedding annivesary tomorrow, and my birthday wish is for a Liverpool win. Damn you’re not supposed to tell people your wishes because they don’t come true, ah well!

  • Blue_MikeL

    Hi guys, I have a question to ask. Who is this bloke, which I see quite often close to RDM during the game. It is not Eddie Newton, hence the question.  

    • Ryan

      Steve Holland. Assistant First Team Coach. Moved up from coaching the reserves at the start of the year I think. Hope that helps mate.

      • Blue_MikeL

        He seems to advise RDM quite a lot and looks like more knowledgeable number two than Newton.

        • Ryan

          Well he does have more experience than Newton and has been around the set-up longer. Eddie is a Chelsea boy though and maybe can relate to the players a bit more. Newton was with RDM at West Brom so he is his boy. This is just speculation on my part. I really have no idea if Eddie Newton is a tactical mastermind or not but it seemed like RDM brought him in to remind some of the players what it means to play for Chelsea and how far the club has come since Newton was playing. All just my opinion though.

          • Blue_MikeL

            thanks! I am wearing one of my lucky Chelsea shirts since morning!!
            KTBFFH!!!!

  • http://www.chelseafcblog.com Der_Kaiser

    Come 9pm on Saturday evening, much of North London will be up on bricks.

  • Gleb

    Hey everyone, I have a serious question.

    I couldn’t follow the news for the last couple of days and was very surprised to learn Woy had been appointed England manager. Why not Harry? What happened? Was there any reason given? 

    • Blue_MikeL

      Probably Harry decided not to leave Spurs and FA approached Woy.

    • Ryan

      No reason given. Roy was the only person interviewed for the job. I suspect that the FA realise that whoever is appointed it will probably end in tears so might as well appoint Roy cheaply rather than Harry (for £10million compensation) and avoid doing business with Levy (remember Modric-£40million!!!). FA had their fingers burnt with Capello and probably don’t want to repeat the experience. Fair enough really. England are going to win fuck all regardless of who the manager is. Why waste money appointing Redknapp when he is really no better than Hodgson?

  • Blue_MikeL

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17958598

    Chelsea make offer to buy Battersea Power Station

    Chelsea have made a bid to buy Battersea Power Station and redevelop it into a 60,000 capacity stadium as part of their plans to move from Stamford Bridge.

  • ChrisE

    Quote from Jamie Carragher on BBC:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17933659

    “No disrespect to Chelsea, but their supporters aren’t like ours. In my opinion, clubs which have that traditional core of working-class fans are always going to be more passionate about football. They get involved in the game a lot more and create a much better atmosphere. I’m not trying to be disrespectful to them when I say that, I think it’s just a fact.”

    I agree with the first sentence whole-heartedly!

  • ChrisE

    Battersea Bid Announced:

    http://www.chelseafc.com/page/LatestNews/0,,10268~2759942,00.html

    • Radicalevan

      Don’t quite know what “provide a unique architectural backdrop to a world-class stadium” means but I would love those chimneys to be the corners of a new stadium. Talk about an iconic location…

      • Blue_MikeL

        This is what our website says:

        “Following feedback from fans, our initial plans include a 15,000-all seated one-tier stand behind the south goal, likely to be the biggest one-tier stand in football.”  Having such a tribune behind the goal where regularly the most hard core fans are sitting will create a great atmosphere during the game. Now regarding the look:
        “Working with architects and planning experts we have developed a plan to preserve all the significant aspects of Battersea Power Station. The four iconic chimneys and wash towers along with the Grade II* listed west turbine hall and control room will be restored and retained in their original locations” So chimneys are going to be used and will create very interesting view!!!  

      • GrocerJack

        Frankly, as much as love the bridge, this does sound like something very exciting and iconic. if we have to move, then lets make it something special and the chimneys etc would be spectacular. 

  • limetreebower

    No more walking to the ground for me (Putney) then.

    Mind you, by the time any stadium actually gets built I’ll probably be in a mobility scooter. Just right for bombing through Battersea Park.

  • Agh57

    My grandad worked at Battersea Power Station from before the war until his retirement in 1972. I’d quite like to see it happen to be honest!

    • GrocerJack

      Polarising decision, but our ground is no more special than Highbury was, or Anfield is…..and I’m a tad tired of a society that doesn’t value new architecture projects. I think this has all the signs of being something spectacular like the Allianz Arena. The current Stamford bridge, need I remind people is like Triggers broom……
      http://goo.gl/yho5j

      • Agh57

        I can understand people not wanting the ground to move too far, but they’re never going to move it too far as they need it to be in London as it’s part of the “brand” ( (c) Mr Gourlay). If we get it and if it’s done properly it could become really iconic because of what it’s incorporating and because of the location.  The CPO was set up by Bates as (i) he wasn’t going to put his money into protecting the club; and (ii) to prevent the stadium being sold off and not being replaced (the possible result being the end of CFC).

        A somewhat different set of circumstances apply at present as far as I can see. And we probably need it to comply with the FIFA fair play business (an awful lot of losses could be contained in a project of that size!)

        • Ososdeoro

          New stadium doesn’t count towards FFP rules.

  • Agh57

    In honor of tomorrow’s game (and the fact I’ve just acquired a slide scanner), I’ve finally got round to setting up an avatar. Me in my first Chelsea kit circa 1979. You’ve no idea how hard it was to get hold of one of those in Burton on Trent at that time. *crosses fingers and hopes it all uploads after such self indulgence*

  • http://primaryaccount.blogspot.com/ WorkingClassPost

      “Sometimes my father phones me up, just to tell
    me a joke. The telephone call lasts for about a minute. We both laugh,
    and then we hang up.”

    That must be some joke, but you think he’d be feed-up hearing it by now.

  • Cunningplan

    I’ve just seen the trailer for the Graham Norton show this evening and….. Drogs is one of the guests, should be interesting.

    • http://primaryaccount.blogspot.com/ WorkingClassPost

      Oh shit. Does this mean that I have to watch that Norton twit?
      Guess there’s a first time for everything.

  • Cunningplan

    Just been doing my final lurking around some Poo blogs before kick off and came up with this little gem.
    I’m even more convinced now that they really are a deluded lot, and have ideas way above their station in life.

    Posted on May 5, 2012 @ 7:35 am by dougle
     
    Hey ho on the last leg of the 5.00am waking
    toddler slot ( all you daddies just know it too). The sun’s up as well
    as the son. It’s Saturday and we’re about to take on the plastics which
    will always have the ring of “good vs evil” to me about it.

  • NorthernVA

    Ovrebo. Check. Barcelona. Check. Ghost goal. Cech.

  • limetreebower

    Good wins!

  • Cunningplan

    I’ll sum that game up in eight words….
    What a fucking save, and Ha Ha Liverpool!

  • Fiftee

    Before I get too inebriated, the pints I wanted to raise from the win today are / were :

    – ITV seem to fucking hate us. Or, at least, have to court controversy with every game they so half-arsed broadcast. Granted, in real-time, there was a moment of controversy with Carrolls header but that was cleared up straight away. Why the need to carry on with it? Why the need for Gabriel Twat Badger Clarke to ask everyone of it crossed the line? It didn’t. We all know that. Twunt.

    -Ramires. Yeah, good goal dickhead. Just proves how much we’ll miss you in Munich.

    -Ivanovic. Yeah, great last-ditch block first half and all round decent defending. Just proves how much we’ll miss you in Munich.

    Bosingwa. Dog-shit for Liverpools goal. A shoe-in for Munich. Unless we start with 10 which is probably better.

    -Drogs. Only man to score in 4 FA Cup finals. A-maz-ing. Take a bow. Great finish.

    -Pools midfield. I’d be driven mad to have talent like Suarez, Gerrard, Bellamy (Carroll?) and have to watch Downing, Henderson and Spearing work out what that round white thing is for an hour every match.

    -RDM. For me, he’s got to be given the job. It may well all go AVB in exactly 12 months time, but is there really anyone that much better?

    • http://primaryaccount.blogspot.com/ WorkingClassPost

      Just finished watching the highlights, and they’re still going on about the non-goal, despite the clearest of replays showing that it barely got an edge over the inside of the line, that’s almost a full ball’s width from being a goal. 

      So disappointed were they by the evidence, that they’ve gone and concocted some dodgy computer generated overhead view which makes it look nearly over, wtf is that all about? 

  • eismcsquare

    Who cares about the non-goal. It was never in, it was never given. Carroll can cey heaven, but tonight belonged to us.

    Drogba and Ramirez, one who ruled the past and rules the present, the other who represents the future. I am crying with joy of what the future holds.

    Now let’s finish the job, the unfinished business, show that clown Platini who is the best, give a great send off to whoever is leaving, and prepare for what’s in store for us in the future.

  • Cunningplan

    Er.. where is everyone, are you all nursing hangovers?

    • Blue_MikeL

      yes….

    • GrocerJack

      A  monstrous one CP

  • bluebayou

    I will get a report done this evening folks. Sorry for the delay. But then a fine wine matures with time. Mind you other foodstuffs get mouldy and inedible if not consumed fresh…….

    Great day out it must be said.

    • http://primaryaccount.blogspot.com/ WorkingClassPost

       
      Guess everyone’s waiting for your post to comment on.

      No pressure there, then.

      I was so miffed with the ITV coverage, that I tivo’d the ESPN replay to get an alternative version of events, and, that’s right, it’s just as crap.

      Is Battersea Power Station in France, or Belgium or somewhere?

      The commentary is so biased, it’s as if poo were playing against overseas opposition – it’s poo this, poo that, poo up your poxy arse!

      Got pissed off and stopped watching, but I’ll need to go back and finish the recording, cos there’s always something of interest to find out, like now only Everton have lost more FA Cup finals than Poo.

      So that’s what they mean by having more history.

  • Fiftee

    Swansea with nothing to play for at Old Trafford, so McEachran is obviously on the bench.

    What a pointless loan. Would have played more if he’d stated here.

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    Still feeling kinda warm and cuddly after yesterday, so joined the family who are all watching Britain’s Got Talent. I can now confirm that there is an Alternative Universe.

  • bluebayou

    I’ve finally done the blog piece. Nick is in deepest Cornwall but I’m sure it will appear soon.

    Once again sorry for the delay.

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