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Atmosphere at Chelsea – Booooo!

To ‘Boo’ or not to ‘Boo’ – that shouldn’t even be a question!

After hearing the ‘half time dissatisfaction’ from some sections of the Stamford Bridge crowd after a dismal first 45 minutes performance against West Brom, it got me thinking about why supporters feel the need to ‘Boo’ when things are not going as planned!?

Personally, I could never boo any player that wears the Chelsea shirt and, as much as I understand frustration creeping in to those watching, I was surprised to hear that most of the ‘booing’ was coming from season hardened supporters that attend week in, week out!

All I would say is ‘WHY?’

It doesn’t achieve anything positive, in fact, more could be said of the negative affect it has. Not only on the team but the media pick up on and all of sudden, we see headlines like “Spoilt Chelsea Supporters Boo Their Own Team!”.

Andre Villas-Boas himself said in a post game statement:

Our public wants us to be champions and we are listening to their demands but we need their support all the time.

‘Everybody must get involved and you must feel the presence of the public in a supporting way, not that they weren’t, but you need full support, a good environment, good commitment from the public and good empathy”

So, all I would say is, why not get behind the team (YOUR team!) and show a bit of support when things get tough, afterall, there is only another 36 league games to go!

You never know, we might actually win something this season, that would make a change eh!

“Win or Lose – Up the Blues”

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  1. Excellent piece.
    As a Chels fan living in exile in Manchester, the bulk of the games I go to are aways. Was at Stoke for the opening game and the support was excellent. I’ve just bought tickets for the Swansea game at the Bridge – it’s a treat for my nephew – and I can’t say I’m looking forward to it wth the same level of enthusiasm that draws me to away trips. Last time I was at the Bridge (and the previous few visits) I was surrounded by, for want of a better word, twats.
    And it’s not a Chelsea thing. Speaking to mates who follow Man U, City, Liverpoool, Bolton, they all say the same thing – most ‘suporters’ don’t know what it means to follow your team through thick and thin.
    Sometimes I despair.
    Still, could be worse, I could be a Tottenham fan!
    Win or lose, up the Blues…every time!
    KTBFFH

    Posted by mark harris | August 23, 2011, 1:14 pm
  2. well said. frankly i think its embarrassing to the least and the media will make meal out of it any day. What does it tell about our fans – they are plastic – or at least thats what everyone else would say. its all good when we are winning 6 up but if we go a goal down before half time its all of the sudden the end of days and the coach should be fired immediately. its about time we change our ways and start appreciating what we have. remember there at least 16 other teams in the EPL that would rather be where we are.

    KTBFFH

    Posted by suppahigh | August 23, 2011, 1:36 pm
  3. Totally agree mate, I was disgusted with the booing on Saturday. I often hear the old line, I pay my money it’s my right, I don’t buy it. Booing has never been about supporting, you pay your money to support, no one knows what sort of performance or result you will get.

    Celebrate when we are doing well and support when we aren’t.

    Posted by Loz | August 23, 2011, 2:15 pm
  4. It wasnt right…. All chelse nd 2 do is get formations rite lampard drogba anelka kalou are 2 old, get a mobile and fast playerz then expect Torres 2 shine

    Posted by Abraham | August 23, 2011, 2:45 pm
  5. We’ve tried those playerz and neva won CL. Torres is hungry 4 goals bt drogba is too big. Get Torres d passes and lets win big..

    Posted by Abraham | August 23, 2011, 2:49 pm
  6. I was at the Bridge on 4th of December 2010 to watch Chelsea Vs. Everton, i had travelled all the way from Australia (where i currently live) and was shocked by the behaviour of some of our “biggest fans, i’m here every week!”. These so called “fans” found it perfectly fine to moan, whinge, rant and rave about Salomon Kalou for the entire duration of the game, the most common rant was “Look how many chances he misses!!!” I sat and endured this for about 40 odd minutes before finally snapping and saying “Look, we’re here to support Chelsea, THE TEAM, not 10 players and boo Salomon Kalou. You moan about how many chances he wastes, let’s look at this from another angle and ask Would most players MAKE the chances that he missed? Probably not, so let’s be glad that he’s making the chances and hope that in time with CONSISTENT game time he might start finishing them ALL and we could really dominate. Now get behand them, or shut it, being negative does NOTHING but ruin the morale for other people who have come to the match!” This got applause from a fair few so the vocal minority give a bad impression on the majority, but people, if you have no intention of supporting the team, do us all a favour and don’t go, sit at home and yell at your TV all you like but don’t ruin it for others.

    Posted by TrueChelseaBlue | August 24, 2011, 12:18 am
  7. we seem to have a new kind of fan these days more intrested in being entertained than supporting the team

    Posted by jim | August 24, 2011, 7:32 am

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