i wont argue semantics with you Twilight. I just dont think you know much about it is all. I really just dont get Chelsea fans in general. United, sure. They've been brilliant for 2 decades. Arsenal? Absolutely. The invincibles. Liverpool? Yeah, rich fan base dedicated to history (isnt that what sports are about? history, unified and passionate fan base?). City? Quite exciting 5 years from them, have sort of a "Seahawks" appeal to them at the moment. But Chelsea? its like latching on to a pimp just to get the hookers for free.
Brief history, Liverpool didnt "fade away". Jesus they won the CL final in 2005, and appeared in the final again in 2008. They were 4 points off the title in 2009. If anything, they recently faded for a short period of time. Its been an ugly 4 years, which makes this year far more rewarding.
I get it, its easy to assume Liverpool fans live in the past because of the title count. personally I dont know many fans who arent constantly talking about their trophy cases, in any sport. You dont think United fans do? The idea that any fan base "expects" to win is part of, well, being a fan. Liverpool fans were slated on this board for expecting a strong season back in August, and look where they are now. Presumption is part of it. I can tell you're a bit new to the whole thing. Most Chelsea fans are. They really started winning in the late 1990s. It is what it is.
As for a comparison to 9er fans, come on. Chelsea is San Francisco, UK. Douchebag, thug fans with a despicable sense to them at matches, following a ridiculous manager who is constantly putting his players under pressure with his antics. Until 10 years ago Chelsea was basically Spurs. Gullit gave them a nice start, then a Russian steel magnate purchased the club and throws billions at its problems, a point not loss on its arrogant, ignorant fan base. Liverpool fans are 9er fans? right. have a look in the mirror sweetie. makeups running. classy to the end, singing through moments of silence all that. Get in their Twilight...
Yep, Jose is a players coach. Mata sure thought so. As did Alonso, Benzema and Ronaldo. Hazard now apparently. He took over a club that spent more money than anyone in the PL and immediately stated they couldnt win a title. Atta boy Jose, the "Special One" indeed...Thats why the best players in the world ousted him from Real and his best players at Chelsea were on record following the Madrid loss stating, as Hazard puts it "we arent set up to play football". Sounds so much like Harbaugh youd think they went to a training together. I've no problems with his in game tactics or his desire to be an attention whore. I coach the game and understand the requirements to winning. Sometimes its pretty, many times its not. But dont be ridiculous. He's a nuisance. The self appointed "Special One" He knows it, the world knows it, and Chelsea fans only embrace it to their own means. Whores in the fullest.
(Players coach? "When the comments come from a player like Eden it's normal because he's not the kind of player to sacrifice himself for the team," said Mourinho.
"He's not mentally ready to look to his left-back and leave his life for him."
Mourinho added: "Normally you get these kind of comments from players like him, from players that can't resolve a problem like we had in the first goal.
"If you see the first goal of Atletico you completely understand where the mistake was and why we conceded that goal."-- class act. still cant take responsibility for his own failure in that game. but happy to take credit for Gerrards slip. I'm sure players love it when their manager takes all the credit)
So congrats. You support a club backed by a billionaire, supported by arrogant douches and managed by the Portuguese Jim Harbaugh.
Trust me, i'm not mad about it. I'm just glad i'm not you. I'd rather have the last 4 years of Liverpool than the last 10 years of Chelsea.