I disagree. My behind-the-scenes knowledge of my lifelong (since age of 7) team has been patchy to say the least. My fiancee bought me 'The Miracle of Istanbul' - a good read which highlighted many of the points you raised but it's good to read messages like yours if only to show up the infantile posts left on our threads.
Mightyred left a msg saying at the end that Chelsea deserve better. My mouth dropped but then I remembered the Chelsea team with Vialli and Zola, et al (was Abramovich involved back then?). They played some amazing football which was thrilling to watch.