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To all you out there, who are criticizing Chelsea about the way they play, stick a sock in it (and I hate Chelsea). As a reds fan, I hear this all the time; oh there so defensive, oh there games so boring, all they play is the long ball or counter attack, etc.. Speaking as a coach, my main priority is to win the game, not entertain the fans. To win the game I look at my players, the opposition, and make my game plan from that, not what I think the fans want to see. Ask any chelsea fan if they would rather win a cup or competition, or be entertained while losing. I think its sour grapes for most of you because you didnt have a team in the cup or your team lost.
I would have expected something better from a 'coach'. In this present climate, football has become an entertainment industry on entertainment salaries and as a paying , customer, I expect to see at least some entertainment from any team that I had parted money with to see. Being a gooner I am fortunate to see a lot of fantastic football when the boys play (despite the obvious disappointments when we lose)but despite chelski supposedly having a world class midfield and lampards ability to come onto the pitch for only 2 minutes of most games, they are a boring long ball team looking to lump the ball over the center of the park onto the drogs head. Arsenal where regarded as boring when they used this tactic but why are chelsea supposedly not just because their sqaud consists of half a billion pounds worth of ' talent'
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First off, I didn't say it wasn't boring, I said the coach probably doesnt care. Based on your statement of entertainment wages for players, you dont get the financing to pay for those players by losing (unless your first name happens to be Roman). Are you a fair weather fan? Are you saying that if Arsenal were only mediocre and could not match up with the top teams in regards to players, and they had to resort to being tacticians (aka...longball and counterattack) that you would not root for them because it wasnt entertaining? Like I said, i am not making an argument for chelsea, I cant stand them. But liverpool gets accused of the same thing, and speaking as a liverpool fan I dont care how they win, as long as they do. The coach has an obligation to his own fans, not the other fans of teams that are not playing in a specific game.